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File my 2011 tax return for free PURPOSE This revenue procedure provides guidance to mortgage loan holders, loan servicers, and borrowers who are participating in the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) and Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home Affordable Modification Program® (HAMP®). File my 2011 tax return for free Under HAMP, a borrower may be eligible for principal reduction of the outstanding balance of a qualifying mortgage pursuant to the program’s Principal Reduction AlternativeSM (PRA). File my 2011 tax return for free In appropriate cases, HAMP has been offering the PRA as part of a HAMP loan modification since the last quarter of 2010. File my 2011 tax return for free Current plans call for HAMP to continue accepting new borrowers through the end of 2013. File my 2011 tax return for free The Internal Revenue Service (Service) is providing this guidance to address the tax consequences for borrowers (HAMP-PRA borrowers) who are participating in the PRA and the reporting obligations for participating mortgage loan holders and servicers. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 2. File my 2011 tax return for free BACKGROUND—HAMP AND THE HAMP PRINCIPAL REDUCTION ALTERNATIVE . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 To help distressed borrowers lower their monthly mortgage payments, Treasury and HUD established HAMP for mortgage loans that are not owned or guaranteed by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). File my 2011 tax return for free A description of the program can be found at www. File my 2011 tax return for free makinghomeaffordable. File my 2011 tax return for free gov. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 Under HAMP, a participating loan servicer, acting on behalf of the mortgage loan holder, must consider a sequence of modification steps for each eligible borrower’s mortgage loan until the borrower’s monthly payment is reduced to a monthly payment amount determined under the HAMP guidelines. File my 2011 tax return for free These steps include a reduction in the mortgage loan’s interest rate, an extension of the mortgage loan’s term, and a reduction in the mortgage loan’s principal balance. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 In some cases, the unpaid principal balance of the modified mortgage loan is divided into (1) an amount that bears stated interest and that is used to calculate the borrower’s new monthly mortgage payment (the “Non-forbearance Portion”), and (2) a forbearance amount, which does not bear stated interest and on which periodic payments of stated principal are not required. File my 2011 tax return for free The stated principal of the forbearance amount is due upon the earliest of the borrower’s transfer of the property, payoff of the balance on the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan, or maturity of the mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free However, as noted in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 of this revenue procedure, a HAMP-PRA borrower sometimes may not have to pay all or a portion of the forbearance amount. File my 2011 tax return for free (The forbearance amount associated with a HAMP-PRA principal reduction is called the “PRA Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free ”) . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 If a mortgage loan is being considered for a HAMP modification and the amount owed on the mortgage loan is greater than 115 percent of the value of the property, then the servicer must consider whether principal reduction under PRA should be used as part of the HAMP modification. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 05 The first step toward a HAMP modification is a trial period plan, in which the borrower’s monthly mortgage payment is set at a monthly payment amount determined under the HAMP guidelines. File my 2011 tax return for free The trial period plan effective date is the due date for the first of the reduced payments that are to be made under the trial period plan. File my 2011 tax return for free (It is the first day of either the first or the second month after the servicer transmits the trial period notice to the borrower. File my 2011 tax return for free ) In general, the trial period is three months, and, during this period, the borrower must satisfy certain conditions before the changes to the terms of the mortgage loan become permanent (the “Trial Period Conditions”). File my 2011 tax return for free Specifically, depending on the borrower’s trial period payment history, the borrower’s compliance with HAMP and servicer guidelines, and his or her satisfaction of all other Trial Period Conditions, the borrower will be offered a permanent modification of the terms of the mortgage loan, including monthly mortgage payments that are lower than those under the old mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free Until the effective date of a permanent modification, the terms of the existing mortgage loan continue to apply. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 06 After the mortgage loan is permanently modified under HAMP, if the modified mortgage loan is in good standing on the first, second, or third annual anniversary of the trial period plan effective date (the “Three-year Period”), the servicer must reduce the unpaid principal balance of the mortgage loan on the respective anniversary date by one-third of the initial PRA Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free (The servicer allocates the entire reduction to the remaining PRA Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free ) In general, if a HAMP-PRA borrower’s mortgage loan is in good standing and if the HAMP-PRA borrower pays in full the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan prior to the reduction of the entire PRA Forbearance Amount, the servicer must reduce the remaining outstanding principal balance of the mortgage loan by the remaining PRA Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 07 In connection with every HAMP loan modification, the HAMP program administrator (acting on behalf of the federal government) provides incentives to the borrower, the servicer, and the investor (that is, the holder of the mortgage loan). File my 2011 tax return for free If a HAMP loan modification includes a PRA principal reduction, the HAMP program administrator makes additional incentive payments to the investor. File my 2011 tax return for free These additional incentives are called “PRA Investor Incentive Payments” and are generally spread over three years. File my 2011 tax return for free The size of the PRA Investor Incentive Payments depends on the amount of principal reduced, the loan-to-value ratio at the time of the HAMP modification, and the loan’s payment history before the modification. File my 2011 tax return for free The PRA Investor Incentive Payments range from 18 to 63 percent of the principal amounts reduced. File my 2011 tax return for free For purposes of this revenue procedure, the excess of the initial PRA Forbearance Amount of a mortgage loan over the aggregate PRA Investor Incentive Payments scheduled to be paid with respect to that loan is called the “PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free ” . File my 2011 tax return for free 08 A PRA Investor Incentive Payment is earned by the investor on each date on which the servicer reduces the unpaid principal balance of the mortgage loan by a portion of the PRA Forbearance Amount (generally, on the first three annual anniversaries of the trial period plan effective date). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 09 If a HAMP-PRA borrower’s early payment in full of the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan accelerates the reduction of the remaining PRA Forbearance Amount (described above in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 of this revenue procedure), the remaining PRA Investor Incentive Payments from the HAMP program administrator are also accelerated. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 10 If, prior to completion of the Three-year Period, a mortgage loan ceases to be in good standing because of the HAMP-PRA borrower’s payment history, then the remaining PRA Forbearance Amount is not further reduced and is due when the HAMP-PRA borrower transfers the property, the HAMP-PRA borrower refinances, or otherwise pays off the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan, or the mortgage loan matures. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 3. File my 2011 tax return for free BACKGROUND—APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 Under § 61 of the Internal Revenue Code, except as otherwise provided in subtitle A, gross income means all income from whatever source derived, including income from discharge of indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 61(a)(12). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 Under § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3 of the Income Tax Regulations, if a debt instrument undergoes a significant modification, then the modification results in an exchange of the original debt instrument for the modified debt instrument. File my 2011 tax return for free In general, an agreement to change a term of a debt instrument is a modification at the time the borrower and holder enter into the agreement, even if the change in term is not immediately effective. File my 2011 tax return for free However, if the change is conditioned on reasonable closing conditions, a modification occurs on the closing date of the agreement. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3(c)(6). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 Under § 108(e)(10), in the case of a debt-for-debt exchange (including a deemed exchange under § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3), the borrower is treated as having satisfied the original debt instrument with an amount of money equal to the issue price of the new debt instrument. File my 2011 tax return for free If the amount of debt satisfied in this manner exceeds that issue price, the borrower realizes discharge of indebtedness income on the exchange. File my 2011 tax return for free See also § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 61-12(c). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 The issue price of a non-publicly traded debt instrument issued for non-publicly traded property generally reflects the amount of principal that the borrower is required to pay to the holder of the instrument. File my 2011 tax return for free If a borrower has the ability to avoid paying certain amounts (including principal) without violating the terms of the instrument, the payment schedule for the instrument is generally determined based on an assumption that the borrower will avoid any requirement to make those payments. File my 2011 tax return for free See, e. File my 2011 tax return for free g. File my 2011 tax return for free , §§ 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1272-1(c)(5) and 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1274-2(d). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 05 Under § 108(a), gross income does not include any amount that but for § 108(a) would be includible in gross income by reason of the discharge (in whole or in part) of a taxpayer’s indebtedness if (1) the indebtedness discharged is qualified principal residence indebtedness that is discharged before January 1, 2014, or (2) the discharge occurs when the taxpayer is insolvent. File my 2011 tax return for free Section 108(a)(1)(E) and 108(a)(1)(B). File my 2011 tax return for free (Although § 108 contains other exclusions as well, this revenue procedure focuses on these two exclusions because they are the most likely to apply to the greatest number of HAMP-PRA borrowers. File my 2011 tax return for free ) . File my 2011 tax return for free 06 Under §§ 108(h) and 163(h)(3)(B), qualified principal residence indebtedness is any indebtedness that is incurred by a borrower to buy, build, or substantially improve the borrower’s principal residence and is secured by that residence. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 07 Qualified principal residence indebtedness also includes a loan secured by the borrower’s principal residence that refinances qualified principal residence indebtedness, but only to the extent of the amount of the refinanced indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free See §§ 108(h) and 163(h)(3)(B)(i). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 08 The maximum amount of discharged indebtedness that a borrower may exclude from gross income under the qualified principal residence indebtedness exclusion is $2,000,000 ($1,000,000 for a married individual filing a separate return). File my 2011 tax return for free Under § 108(h)(4), if only part of the discharged indebtedness is qualified principal residence indebtedness, then the exclusion applies only to the amount of the discharged indebtedness that exceeds the amount of the loan (determined immediately before the discharge) that is not qualified principal residence indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 09 Under § 108(a)(3), the insolvency exclusion applies to the lesser of the amount of the debt discharged or the amount by which the taxpayer is insolvent immediately before the discharge. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 10 Section 108(d)(3) provides that, for purposes of the insolvency exclusion, a taxpayer is insolvent to the extent that the taxpayer’s total liabilities exceed the fair market value of all of the taxpayer’s assets immediately before the discharge of indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free Under § 108(a)(2)(C), the qualified principal residence indebtedness exclusion takes precedence over the insolvency exclusion when both exclusions apply to discharged indebtedness, unless the taxpayer elects to apply the insolvency exclusion. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 11 If an amount is excluded from gross income as a discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness, the taxpayer must reduce the basis of the taxpayer’s principal residence. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 108(h)(1). File my 2011 tax return for free If a discharged amount is excluded from gross income because the taxpayer was insolvent when the discharge occurred, the taxpayer must reduce certain tax attributes (possibly including basis). File my 2011 tax return for free See § 108(b). File my 2011 tax return for free For further discussion of income from the discharge of indebtedness, the qualified principal residence indebtedness exclusion, the insolvency exclusion, and other exclusions from gross income that may apply, see Publication 4681, Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments (for Individuals). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 12 Taxpayers who exclude any discharged amounts from gross income report both the exclusion and the resulting reduction in basis or other tax attributes on Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment). File my 2011 tax return for free See Form 982 instructions and Publication 4681. File my 2011 tax return for free This form is to be filed with the tax return for the taxable year in which the amount is discharged but is excluded from gross income. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 13 Governmental payments made to or on behalf of individuals or other persons are included within the broad definition of gross income under § 61 unless an exception applies. File my 2011 tax return for free See Notice 2003-18, 2003-1 C. File my 2011 tax return for free B. File my 2011 tax return for free 699, and Rev. File my 2011 tax return for free Rul. File my 2011 tax return for free 79-356, 1979-2 C. File my 2011 tax return for free B. File my 2011 tax return for free 28. File my 2011 tax return for free However, if disbursements are made by a governmental unit to individuals in the interest of the general welfare (that is, are generally based on individual or family need) and the disbursements do not represent compensation for services, then the amounts disbursed are excluded from the income of the recipient (general welfare exclusion). File my 2011 tax return for free See Rev. File my 2011 tax return for free Rul. File my 2011 tax return for free 2005-46, 2005-2 C. File my 2011 tax return for free B. File my 2011 tax return for free 120, and Rev. File my 2011 tax return for free Rul. File my 2011 tax return for free 75-246, 1975-1 C. File my 2011 tax return for free B. File my 2011 tax return for free 24. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 14 Under § 451 and § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 451-1(a), a taxpayer that uses the cash receipts and disbursements method of accounting includes income in gross income when the taxpayer actually or constructively receives the income. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 15 Section 6041 requires every person engaged in a trade or business (including the United States and its agencies) to (1) file an information return (Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, is used for this purpose) for each calendar year in which the person makes, in the course of its trade or business, payments to another person of fixed or determinable income aggregating $600 or more, and (2) furnish a copy of the information return to that other person. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 6041(a) and (d) and § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6041-1(a)(1) and (b). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 16 Section 6050P requires applicable entities (including the United States and its agencies, financial entities, and any organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money) to (1) file an information return (Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, is used for this purpose) for each calendar year in which it discharges indebtedness of another person of $600 or more, and (2) furnish a copy of the information return to that other person. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 6050P(a)-(c) and §§ 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6050P-1(a) and 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6050P-2(a) and (d). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 17 Section 6721 imposes penalties with respect to information returns required to be filed with the Service. File my 2011 tax return for free These penalties apply in the case of a failure to timely file an information return, a failure to include all required information on the return, or the inclusion of incorrect information on the return. File my 2011 tax return for free Section 6724(d)(1) includes Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-C in the term “information return. File my 2011 tax return for free ” . File my 2011 tax return for free 18 Section 6722 imposes penalties with respect to payee statements required to be furnished to payees. File my 2011 tax return for free These penalties apply in the case of a failure to timely furnish a payee statement, a failure to include all required information on the statement, or the inclusion of incorrect information on the payee statement. File my 2011 tax return for free Section 6724(d)(2) includes in the term “payee statement” copies of Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-C that are required to be furnished to taxpayers. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 4. File my 2011 tax return for free FEDERAL INCOME TAX TREATMENT . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 Because a HAMP modification with a PRA principal reduction is a significant modification, it results in a deemed debt-for-debt exchange in which the HAMP-PRA borrower satisfies the old mortgage loan by issuing a new one. File my 2011 tax return for free See § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3. File my 2011 tax return for free At the time of the modification, therefore, under § 108 and this revenue procedure, the HAMP-PRA borrower realizes discharge of indebtedness income equal to any excess of the adjusted issue price of the old mortgage loan (which was satisfied in the deemed exchange) over the issue price of the new (post-modification) mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free See also § 61(a)(12) and § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 61-12(c). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 A HAMP-PRA borrower has the ability to avoid payment of the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount. File my 2011 tax return for free Because the HAMP-PRA borrower has this ability, that amount should not be taken into account in determining the issue price of the new mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free Because the issue price of the new mortgage loan does not include the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount, the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount contributes to the excess of the adjusted issue price of the old mortgage loan (which was satisfied in the deemed exchange) over the issue price of the new mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 On the other hand, the investor has not given up its right to receive the remainder of the PRA Forbearance Amount, because the HAMP program administrator is expected to make those payments on the HAMP-PRA borrower’s behalf by making the PRA Investor Incentive Payments. File my 2011 tax return for free Because the remainder of the PRA Forbearance Amount is payable in this manner, that remainder is included in the issue price of the new mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 The Trial Period Conditions are reasonable closing conditions that must be satisfied before the changes to the terms of the mortgage loan become permanent. File my 2011 tax return for free Therefore, for purposes of § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3, the date of the modification is the date of the permanent modification. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 05 Unless an exclusion applies, the HAMP-PRA borrower includes in gross income the discharge of indebtedness income described in section 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 01 of this revenue procedure for the taxable year in which the permanent modification occurs. File my 2011 tax return for free Under certain conditions, however, section 6 of this revenue procedure permits a borrower to report the discharge of indebtedness under HAMP-PRA over the Three-year Period. File my 2011 tax return for free The qualified principal residence indebtedness exclusion under § 108(a)(1)(E) and the insolvency exclusion under § 108(a)(1)(B) are two exclusions that may apply to the discharge. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 06 The PRA Investor Incentive Payment is treated as a payment on the mortgage loan by the HAMP program administrator on behalf of the HAMP-PRA borrower. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 07 To the extent that the HAMP-PRA borrower uses the property as the HAMP-PRA borrower’s principal residence or the property is occupied by the HAMP-PRA borrower’s legal dependent, parent, or grandparent without rent being charged or collected, the HAMP-PRA borrower excludes from his or her gross income under the general welfare exclusion the PRA Investor Incentive Payments that the HAMP program administrator makes to the investor in the mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free This is consistent with Rev. File my 2011 tax return for free Rul. File my 2011 tax return for free 2009-19, 2009-28 I. File my 2011 tax return for free R. File my 2011 tax return for free B. File my 2011 tax return for free 111, which addressed the treatment of Pay-for-Performance Success Payments. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 08 To the extent that the HAMP-PRA borrower uses the property as a rental property or holds the property vacant and available for rent, the HAMP-PRA borrower includes PRA Investor Incentive Payments in gross income. File my 2011 tax return for free If the HAMP-PRA borrower uses the cash receipts and disbursements method of accounting, then the HAMP-PRA borrower includes a PRA Investor Incentive Payment in gross income in the taxable year in which it is applied as a payment on the HAMP-PRA borrower’s mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 09 As described in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 09 of this revenue procedure, if a HAMP-PRA borrower pays in full the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan while the loan is in good standing and prior to completion of the Three-year Period, that payment accelerates both the reduction in the remaining PRA Forbearance Amount and the PRA Investor Incentive Payments from the HAMP program administrator. File my 2011 tax return for free To the extent that the HAMP-PRA borrower is described in section 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 07 of this revenue procedure, the HAMP-PRA borrower excludes from his or her gross income under the general welfare exclusion the accelerated PRA Investor Incentive Payments. File my 2011 tax return for free To the extent that the HAMP-PRA borrower is described in section 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 08 of this revenue procedure, the HAMP-PRA borrower includes in income in the year of the acceleration the remaining amount of the PRA Investor Incentive Payment. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 5. File my 2011 tax return for free INFORMATION-REPORTING OBLIGATIONS . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 Under § 6050P, the investor is required to file a Form 1099-C with respect to a borrower who realizes discharge of indebtedness of $600 or more. File my 2011 tax return for free A copy of this form is required to be furnished to the borrower. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 As stated in sections 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 01 and 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 of this revenue procedure, the HAMP-PRA discharge of indebtedness is realized at the time of the permanent modification of the mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 An investor is an applicable entity that is required under § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6050P-1 and this revenue procedure to issue a Form 1099-C for discharge of indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free Under § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6050P-1(b)(2)(F), the permanent modification of a mortgage loan is an identifiable event. File my 2011 tax return for free Identifiable events determine when Forms 1099-C have to be issued. File my 2011 tax return for free Thus, the Form 1099-C is issued for the calendar year in which the permanent mortgage loan modification occurs. File my 2011 tax return for free This rule under § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 6050P-1(b)(2)(F) applies even if, under section 6 of this revenue procedure, the HAMP-PRA borrower chooses to treat the HAMP-PRA discharge as being realized at the times when the unpaid principal balance of the new mortgage loan is reduced. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 The investor (or the loan servicer acting on behalf of the investor) reports the full amount of the discharge on the Form 1099-C regardless of whether some or all of the amount is excludible from income under the qualified principal residence indebtedness exclusion, the insolvency exclusion, or any other exclusion that may apply. File my 2011 tax return for free That discharged amount will generally be the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount (which does not include the amounts expected to be satisfied by PRA Investor Incentive Payments). File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 05 To the extent that PRA Investor Incentive Payments are made on behalf of a HAMP-PRA borrower who is described in section 4. 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File my 2011 tax return for free The payment is subject to the information reporting requirements of § 6041, as described in section 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 15 of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free Accordingly, the HAMP program administrator is required to issue a Form 1099-MISC reporting the PRA Investor Incentive Payment. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 6. File my 2011 tax return for free HAMP-PRA BORROWERS’ REPORTING OF DISCHARGES OF INDEBTEDNESS UNDER HAMP-PRA . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 In general. File my 2011 tax return for free The HAMP-PRA program began in the last quarter of 2010, and since that time there has been uncertainty about whether the amount of the discharge of indebtedness should be reported in the year of the permanent modification or over the Three-year Period (when the unpaid principal balance on the new mortgage loan is reduced). File my 2011 tax return for free As a result, some HAMP-PRA borrowers have been reporting the discharge of indebtedness under HAMP-PRA over the Three-year Period. File my 2011 tax return for free Given the temporary nature of the program and the issuance of this guidance after participation in the program has begun, in the interests of equitable and sound tax administration, HAMP-PRA borrowers may report discharges of indebtedness under HAMP-PRA under the rules in this section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free A HAMP-PRA borrower may choose to report discharges of indebtedness under HAMP-PRA pursuant to the rules in this section 6 only if the borrower applies the same borrower option under section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure consistently to the taxable year of the permanent modification and to all subsequent taxable years. File my 2011 tax return for free Thus, a HAMP-PRA borrower may not choose a borrower option under section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure if a statute of limitations has expired for any of the taxable years that are necessary for consistent application of that option. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 HAMP-PRA borrower options. File my 2011 tax return for free A HAMP-PRA borrower may treat the HAMP-PRA discharge as being realized in either of the following ways— (1) One hundred percent of the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount at the time of the permanent modification; or (2) One third of the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount on each of the first three annual anniversaries of the trial period plan effective date (described in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 of this revenue procedure), when, as required by the terms of the new mortgage loan, the servicer reduces the unpaid principal balance of the new mortgage loan. File my 2011 tax return for free If some or all of the reduction in the unpaid principal balance is accelerated (as described in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 of this revenue procedure) because the HAMP-PRA borrower prepays the Non-forbearance Portion of the mortgage loan, then the HAMP-PRA discharge represented by the amount of the reduction that was accelerated is treated as being realized at the time of the accelerated reduction. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 HAMP-PRA borrowers who choose to realize the HAMP-PRA discharge at the time of the permanent modification. File my 2011 tax return for free (1) If a HAMP-PRA borrower chooses to treat the HAMP-PRA discharge as being realized at the time of the permanent modification, then for the taxable year in which the permanent modification occurs, the HAMP-PRA borrower reports on Form 982 the amount, if any, of the discharge that is excluded from gross income and includes in gross income any remaining discharge. File my 2011 tax return for free (2) If a HAMP-PRA borrower’s mortgage loan was permanently modified under HAMP in 2010 or 2011, and if the borrower was reporting the discharge of indebtedness using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(2) of this revenue procedure, then the borrower may change to reporting the discharge of indebtedness using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure by filing a 2012 Form 982 with the borrower’s timely filed (with extensions) 2012 income tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free This section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 03(2) applies only if the change to reporting the discharge using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure does not change the borrower’s federal income tax liability (including any change in federal income tax liability due to a change in basis or tax attributes (under § 108(h)(1) or § 108(b))) for any taxable year prior to the borrower’s 2012 taxable year. File my 2011 tax return for free To make this change, the borrower must— (i) Compute the amount of discharge of indebtedness that would be included in income under § 61(a)(12) or excluded from gross income under § 108, basing the computation of the discharge on the facts as of the year of the permanent modification; and (ii) Report on a 2012 Form 982 the reduction in basis or tax attributes (under § 108(h)(1) or § 108(b)) due to the permanent modification that the borrower would have reported on the Form 982 for the taxable year of the permanent modification, minus any reductions due to the permanent modification that the borrower actually reported on Forms 982 for taxable years prior to 2012. File my 2011 tax return for free (3) Example. File my 2011 tax return for free The following example illustrates the application of section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 03(2) of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free In 2010, B’s basis in B’s principal residence was $330,000. File my 2011 tax return for free In 2010, B’s mortgage loan on the principal residence is permanently modified under HAMP-PRA. File my 2011 tax return for free B realized $30,000 of cancellation of indebtedness from the permanent modification, all of which qualifies for the exclusion from income for qualified principal residence indebtedness under § 108(a)(1)(E). File my 2011 tax return for free The trial period plan effective date also fell in 2010. File my 2011 tax return for free B’s federal income tax return for 2010 was consistent with B’s reporting this discharge of indebtedness using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(2) of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free That is, B’s 2010 return did not include income from discharge of indebtedness under HAMP-PRA, nor did the return contain a Form 982 reporting exclusion of any such discharge of indebtedness. File my 2011 tax return for free The next year, B reported on line 10(b) of the 2011 Form 982 that B filed with B’s 2011 federal income tax return a $10,000 reduction in basis in the principal residence. File my 2011 tax return for free For 2012, B chooses to change to reporting the discharge of indebtedness using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free Thus, B files a 2012 Form 982 with B’s timely filed (including extensions) 2012 federal income tax return, and on line 10(b) of that form, B reports a $20,000 basis reduction in the principal residence ($30,000 basis reduction that B would have excluded from income in 2010 using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure, minus the $10,000 basis reduction that B reported on B’s 2011 Form 982). File my 2011 tax return for free (4) If a HAMP-PRA borrower reports the entire HAMP-PRA discharge using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure, and if that HAMP-PRA borrower’s mortgage loan ceases to be in good standing during the Three-year Period as described in section 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 10 of this revenue procedure, then some or all of the anticipated reductions in the PRA Adjusted Forbearance Amount will not take place. File my 2011 tax return for free Because the amount of these anticipated reductions was not included in determining the issue price of the new mortgage loan that, pursuant to § 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 1001-3, the HAMP-PRA borrower is deemed to issue in satisfaction of the old mortgage loan, the issue price of the new mortgage loan was understated. File my 2011 tax return for free Under these circumstances, the discharge of indebtedness income determined as of the date of the permanent modification will have been overstated. File my 2011 tax return for free (5) The Service will not challenge a HAMP-PRA borrower who is described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 03(4) of this revenue procedure and who takes the following corrective measures: (i) If a HAMP-PRA borrower included any of the discharge of indebtedness in gross income, the HAMP-PRA borrower may file an amended return that does not include the amount of the discharge of indebtedness that was previously reported as gross income but that, because of the HAMP-PRA borrower’s failure to keep the new mortgage loan in good standing, was not ultimately discharged. File my 2011 tax return for free The amended return should be for the taxable year in which the income was included (that is, the year of the permanent modification), provided the applicable statute of limitations remains open for that taxable year. File my 2011 tax return for free (ii) If the HAMP-PRA borrower did not include any of the discharge of indebtedness in gross income (that is, if the HAMP-PRA borrower excluded all of it), the HAMP-PRA borrower may file a new Form 982 that the Service will treat as superseding the earlier Form 982. File my 2011 tax return for free The new Form 982 will reflect the revised reduction in basis or in tax attributes (under § 108(h)(1) or § 108(b)). File my 2011 tax return for free The new Form 982 should be the Form 982 for the year of the permanent modification and should be filed with the return for the taxable year in which the HAMP-PRA borrower’s mortgage loan ceased to be in good standing. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 HAMP-PRA borrowers who choose to treat the HAMP-PRA discharge as being realized on the dates on which the unpaid principal balance of the mortgage loan is reduced. File my 2011 tax return for free (1) If a HAMP-PRA borrower chooses to realize the HAMP-PRA discharge at the times that the unpaid principal balance on the new mortgage loan is reduced, instead of at the time of the permanent modification, then the HAMP-PRA borrower’s federal income tax returns for the taxable year that contains the permanent modification and for the subsequent taxable years must not treat any of the discharge as being realized at the time of the permanent modification and must treat the entire HAMP-PRA discharge as being realized in the amounts—and at the times—of the reductions in the unpaid principal balance. File my 2011 tax return for free Except as described in the last sentence of this paragraph, therefore, the income tax return for the year of the permanent modification must include no gross income from—nor report on Form 982 an exclusion of—any amount of the HAMP-PRA discharge. File my 2011 tax return for free Instead, the HAMP-PRA discharge is included in gross income (or is reported on Form 982 as excluded from gross income) in the subsequent years in which the unpaid principal balance is reduced. File my 2011 tax return for free If the first such reduction occurs in the year of the permanent modification, however, then the amount of any such reduction is reflected as an inclusion or exclusion on the federal income tax return for that year. File my 2011 tax return for free (2) A HAMP-PRA borrower who has been using the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(1) of this revenue procedure may change to the method described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 02(2) but must comply with the consistency and open-year requirements described in section 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 01 of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 7. File my 2011 tax return for free PENALTY RELIEF FOR 2012 . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 The Service will not assert penalties under § 6721 or § 6722 against an investor for failing to timely file and furnish a 2012 Form 1099-C as required by section 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 03 through 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 and section 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure with respect to discharge of indebtedness resulting from HAMP-PRA permanent modifications that take place during calendar year 2012 if the following requirements are satisfied: (1) Not later than February 28, 2013, a statement is sent to the HAMP-PRA borrower containing the following: (a) The HAMP-PRA borrower’s name, address, and taxpayer identification number; and (b) The date and amount of the discharge of indebtedness (as described in sections 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 01 through 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 of this revenue procedure) that is required to be reported for 2012. File my 2011 tax return for free (2) Not later than March 28, 2013, a statement is sent to the Service. File my 2011 tax return for free It must be in the form of a single statement that separately lists for each HAMP-PRA borrower the information specified in section 7. File my 2011 tax return for free 01(1) of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free The statement should be sent to the Service at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Center Stop 6728AUSC Austin, TX 73301 . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 The Service will not assert penalties under § 6721 or § 6722 with respect to any Forms 1099-MISC for 2012 that sections 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 and 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure require to be filed with the Service and furnished to taxpayers. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 Section 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 03 and 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 of this revenue procedure, below, describes penalty relief regarding Forms 1099-C and 1099-MISC for 2010 and 2011. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 8. File my 2011 tax return for free SCOPE AND EFFECTIVE DATE . File my 2011 tax return for free 01 This revenue procedure applies to all borrowers, investors, and servicers who participate, or have participated, in the HAMP-PRA, regardless of when the permanent modification occurs. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 02 Section 5 of this revenue procedure is effective for Forms 1099-C and 1099-MISC due or filed after January 24, 2013. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 03 Because of the effective date in section 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure, an investor is not subject to penalties under § 6721 or § 6722 on the grounds that the investor failed to timely file and furnish a 2010 or 2011 Form 1099-C as described in section 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 03 through 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 of this revenue procedure (or on the grounds that the investor filed or furnished a 2010 or 2011 Form 1099-C that is inconsistent with section 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 03 through 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 04 of this revenue procedure), provided that the investor demonstrates a good faith attempt to comply with the requirements of § 6050P and that the failure was not due to willful neglect. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 04 Because of the effective date in section 8. File my 2011 tax return for free 02 of this revenue procedure, the Service will not assert penalties under § 6721 or § 6722 on the grounds of a failure to timely file and furnish a 2010 or 2011 Form 1099-MISC, as described in section 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 06 of this revenue procedure. File my 2011 tax return for free SECTION 9. File my 2011 tax return for free DRAFTING INFORMATION The principal authors of this revenue procedure are Ronald J. File my 2011 tax return for free Goldstein of the Office of Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration); Shareen S. 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File my 2011 tax return for free 1. File my 2011 tax return for free   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. File my 2011 tax return for free Exceptions. File my 2011 tax return for free Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. File my 2011 tax return for free Identical wagers. File my 2011 tax return for free Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. File my 2011 tax return for free Underreported interest or dividends. File my 2011 tax return for free Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. File my 2011 tax return for free This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. File my 2011 tax return for free The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. File my 2011 tax return for free Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. File my 2011 tax return for free Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. File my 2011 tax return for free Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. File my 2011 tax return for free See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. File my 2011 tax return for free If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. File my 2011 tax return for free You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File my 2011 tax return for free Military retirees. File my 2011 tax return for free   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. File my 2011 tax return for free Household workers. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. File my 2011 tax return for free A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. File my 2011 tax return for free   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. File my 2011 tax return for free If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File my 2011 tax return for free Farmworkers. File my 2011 tax return for free   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. File my 2011 tax return for free Differential wage payments. File my 2011 tax return for free   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. File my 2011 tax return for free Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. File my 2011 tax return for free The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. File my 2011 tax return for free Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. File my 2011 tax return for free The amount you earn in each payroll period. File my 2011 tax return for free The information you give your employer on Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. File my 2011 tax return for free How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). File my 2011 tax return for free Whether you want an additional amount withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free See Exemption From Withholding , later. File my 2011 tax return for free Note. File my 2011 tax return for free You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer should have copies of the form. File my 2011 tax return for free If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. File my 2011 tax return for free If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. File my 2011 tax return for free See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. File my 2011 tax return for free Employee also receiving pension income. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. File my 2011 tax return for free However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. File my 2011 tax return for free Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. File my 2011 tax return for free See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. File my 2011 tax return for free Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. File my 2011 tax return for free See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. File my 2011 tax return for free Table 1-1. File my 2011 tax return for free Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. File my 2011 tax return for free Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. File my 2011 tax return for free If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. File my 2011 tax return for free gov. File my 2011 tax return for free You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. File my 2011 tax return for free If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. File my 2011 tax return for free If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. File my 2011 tax return for free Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. File my 2011 tax return for free See Table 1-1 for examples. File my 2011 tax return for free Note. File my 2011 tax return for free You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. File my 2011 tax return for free When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. File my 2011 tax return for free You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. File my 2011 tax return for free You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. File my 2011 tax return for free There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. File my 2011 tax return for free See Table 1-1. File my 2011 tax return for free There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. File my 2011 tax return for free How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. File my 2011 tax return for free irs. File my 2011 tax return for free gov/individuals. File my 2011 tax return for free If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. File my 2011 tax return for free Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. File my 2011 tax return for free For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. File my 2011 tax return for free How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Requesting an additional amount withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. File my 2011 tax return for free Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. File my 2011 tax return for free Complete a new Form W-4 if the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5: Is more than you want to pay with your tax return or in estimated tax payments throughout the year, or Would cause you to pay a penalty when you file your tax return for 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. File my 2011 tax return for free Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you have this additional amount withheld from your pay each payday, you should avoid owing a large amount at the end of the year. File my 2011 tax return for free Example. File my 2011 tax return for free Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). File my 2011 tax return for free Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). File my 2011 tax return for free His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. File my 2011 tax return for free Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. File my 2011 tax return for free He gives the completed form to his employer. File my 2011 tax return for free What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. File my 2011 tax return for free If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. File my 2011 tax return for free   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. File my 2011 tax return for free For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. File my 2011 tax return for free This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. File my 2011 tax return for free You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free Example. File my 2011 tax return for free Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. File my 2011 tax return for free Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. File my 2011 tax return for free In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. File my 2011 tax return for free They expect to file a joint income tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. File my 2011 tax return for free They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. File my 2011 tax return for free They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. File my 2011 tax return for free They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Both claim the same number of allowances as before. File my 2011 tax return for free How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free There are two ways to do this. File my 2011 tax return for free You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. File my 2011 tax return for free To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. File my 2011 tax return for free Increasing the number of allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. File my 2011 tax return for free On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. File my 2011 tax return for free If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. File my 2011 tax return for free Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. File my 2011 tax return for free The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 11. File my 2011 tax return for free Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). File my 2011 tax return for free The number to the right of this range is 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7. File my 2011 tax return for free Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). File my 2011 tax return for free However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. File my 2011 tax return for free You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. File my 2011 tax return for free Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. 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File my 2011 tax return for free If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. File my 2011 tax return for free Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. File my 2011 tax return for free It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. File my 2011 tax return for free For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. File my 2011 tax return for free ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. 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File my 2011 tax return for free income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. File my 2011 tax return for free Single. File my 2011 tax return for free   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. File my 2011 tax return for free You are single. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. File my 2011 tax return for free Married. File my 2011 tax return for free   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. File my 2011 tax return for free You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married and either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien who has chosen to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. File my 2011 tax return for free You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. File my 2011 tax return for free You usually can use this filing status if your spouse died within the previous 2 years and you provide more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the entire year that was the main home for you and your child whom you can claim as a dependent. File my 2011 tax return for free However, you must file a new Form W-4 showing your filing status as single by December 1 of the last year you are eligible to file as a qualifying widow or widower. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information on this filing status, see Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child under Filing Status in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. File my 2011 tax return for free Married, but withhold at higher single rate. File my 2011 tax return for free   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. File my 2011 tax return for free This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. File my 2011 tax return for free To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). File my 2011 tax return for free Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. File my 2011 tax return for free Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. File my 2011 tax return for free You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. File my 2011 tax return for free How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free Whether you have income from more than one job. File my 2011 tax return for free What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. File my 2011 tax return for free Whether you will file as head of household. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are married (filing jointly), it also depends on whether your spouse also works and claims any allowances on his or her own Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. File my 2011 tax return for free Form W-4 worksheets. File my 2011 tax return for free    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. File my 2011 tax return for free The worksheets are for your own records. File my 2011 tax return for free Do not give them to your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are married and will file a joint return, complete only one set of worksheets for you and your spouse, even if you both earn wages and each must give Form W-4 to your employers. File my 2011 tax return for free Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. File my 2011 tax return for free Also, use the worksheets on page 2 of the form to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions and adjustments to income, and for two-earner or multiple-job situations. File my 2011 tax return for free If you want to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for certain tax credits, use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4, even if you do not have any deductions or adjustments. File my 2011 tax return for free   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. File my 2011 tax return for free The worksheets will help you figure the maximum number of withholding allowances you are entitled to claim so that the amount of income tax withheld from your wages will match, as closely as possible, the amount of income tax you will owe at the end of the year. File my 2011 tax return for free Multiple jobs. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. File my 2011 tax return for free Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. File my 2011 tax return for free You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. File my 2011 tax return for free You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. File my 2011 tax return for free Married individuals. File my 2011 tax return for free   If both you and your spouse are employed and expect to file a joint return, figure your withholding allowances using your combined income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. File my 2011 tax return for free Use only one set of worksheets. File my 2011 tax return for free You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you and your spouse expect to file separate returns, figure your allowances using separate worksheets based on your own individual income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. 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File my 2011 tax return for free   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. File my 2011 tax return for free However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free national. File my 2011 tax return for free It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. File my 2011 tax return for free Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. File my 2011 tax return for free Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. File my 2011 tax return for free Exemptions. File my 2011 tax return for free Only one job. File my 2011 tax return for free Head of household filing status. File my 2011 tax return for free Child and dependent care credit. File my 2011 tax return for free Child tax credit. File my 2011 tax return for free Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). File my 2011 tax return for free   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free Self. File my 2011 tax return for free   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. File my 2011 tax return for free Spouse. File my 2011 tax return for free   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. File my 2011 tax return for free Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. File my 2011 tax return for free Dependents. File my 2011 tax return for free   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free Only one job (worksheet line B). File my 2011 tax return for free    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free You are single and you have only one job at a time. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. File my 2011 tax return for free Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. File my 2011 tax return for free If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). File my 2011 tax return for free   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information, see Publication 501. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Reduction of personal allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. File my 2011 tax return for free Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Worksheet 1-1. File my 2011 tax return for free Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. File my 2011 tax return for free   2. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter your expected AGI 2. File my 2011 tax return for free       3. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. File my 2011 tax return for free       4. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. File my 2011 tax return for free       5. File my 2011 tax return for free Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the result as a decimal 5. File my 2011 tax return for free   6. File my 2011 tax return for free Multiply line 1 by line 5. File my 2011 tax return for free If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. File my 2011 tax return for free   7. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract line 6 from line 1. File my 2011 tax return for free The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. File my 2011 tax return for free     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). File my 2011 tax return for free   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. File my 2011 tax return for free Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. File my 2011 tax return for free For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. File my 2011 tax return for free   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File my 2011 tax return for free Child tax credit (worksheet line G). File my 2011 tax return for free   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. File my 2011 tax return for free   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. File my 2011 tax return for free   An eligible child is any child: Who is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free citizen, U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free national, or U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are a U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free citizen or U. File my 2011 tax return for free S. File my 2011 tax return for free national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. File my 2011 tax return for free   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. File my 2011 tax return for free   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. File my 2011 tax return for free   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File my 2011 tax return for free Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). File my 2011 tax return for free    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. File my 2011 tax return for free If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. File my 2011 tax return for free However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. File my 2011 tax return for free Example. File my 2011 tax return for free On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. File my 2011 tax return for free On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. File my 2011 tax return for free Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. File my 2011 tax return for free You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. File my 2011 tax return for free Not itemizing deductions. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). File my 2011 tax return for free   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. File my 2011 tax return for free Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. File my 2011 tax return for free AGI. File my 2011 tax return for free   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Phaseout of itemized deductions. File my 2011 tax return for free   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Your deduction is not limited. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free  ❑ Yes. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract line 2 from line 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 3. File my 2011 tax return for free       4. File my 2011 tax return for free Multiply line 3 by 80% (. File my 2011 tax return for free 80) 4. File my 2011 tax return for free       5. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter your expected AGI 5. File my 2011 tax return for free       6. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. File my 2011 tax return for free   7. File my 2011 tax return for free Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. File my 2011 tax return for free Stop here. File my 2011 tax return for free Your deduction is not limited. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free  ❑ Yes. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract line 6 from line 5. File my 2011 tax return for free 7. File my 2011 tax return for free       8. File my 2011 tax return for free Multiply line 7 by 3% (. File my 2011 tax return for free 03) 8. File my 2011 tax return for free       9. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. File my 2011 tax return for free     10. File my 2011 tax return for free Subtract line 9 from line 1. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. File my 2011 tax return for free     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). 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File my 2011 tax return for free Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. File my 2011 tax return for free Self-employed health insurance deduction. File my 2011 tax return for free Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. File my 2011 tax return for free Alimony paid. File my 2011 tax return for free IRA deduction. File my 2011 tax return for free Student loan interest deduction. File my 2011 tax return for free Jury duty pay given to your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free Reforestation amortization and expenses. File my 2011 tax return for free Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. File my 2011 tax return for free Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. File my 2011 tax return for free Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. File my 2011 tax return for free Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. 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File my 2011 tax return for free   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . File my 2011 tax return for free Example. File my 2011 tax return for free You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. File my 2011 tax return for free Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. File my 2011 tax return for free Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). File my 2011 tax return for free In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7. File my 2011 tax return for free Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7. File my 2011 tax return for free Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. File my 2011 tax return for free Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). File my 2011 tax return for free   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). File my 2011 tax return for free Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. File my 2011 tax return for free   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. File my 2011 tax return for free See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. File my 2011 tax return for free Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). File my 2011 tax return for free    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. File my 2011 tax return for free If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. File my 2011 tax return for free Example. File my 2011 tax return for free If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. File my 2011 tax return for free 32. File my 2011 tax return for free Drop the fraction (. File my 2011 tax return for free 32) and enter “1” on line 8. File my 2011 tax return for free Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). File my 2011 tax return for free Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). File my 2011 tax return for free   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). File my 2011 tax return for free Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). File my 2011 tax return for free Enter that number on line 2. File my 2011 tax return for free However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. File my 2011 tax return for free ”    Table 1-3. File my 2011 tax return for free Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. File my 2011 tax return for free  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $440,001 – 490,000. File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free . File my 2011 tax return for free 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 9 $490,001 and over 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 5 b. File my 2011 tax return for free  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $430,001 and over 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 5 c. File my 2011 tax return for free  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 9 $460,001 and over 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 5 d. File my 2011 tax return for free  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. File my 2011 tax return for free 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. File my 2011 tax return for free 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 9 $245,001 and over 2. File my 2011 tax return for free 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. File my 2011 tax return for free If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. File my 2011 tax return for free   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. File my 2011 tax return for free Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. File my 2011 tax return for free Other amounts owed. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. File my 2011 tax return for free The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. File my 2011 tax return for free To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. File my 2011 tax return for free You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. File my 2011 tax return for free You cannot use a fiscal year. File my 2011 tax return for free You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. File my 2011 tax return for free To figure this limit, count all calendar days that you are employed (including weekends, vacations, and sick days) beginning with the first day you are on the job for pay and ending with your last day of work. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. File my 2011 tax return for free You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. File my 2011 tax return for free You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. File my 2011 tax return for free To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. File my 2011 tax return for free ) since the beginning of the year. File my 2011 tax return for free Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. File my 2011 tax return for free Go to www. 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File my 2011 tax return for free The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. File my 2011 tax return for free No Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. File my 2011 tax return for free Repaying withheld tax. File my 2011 tax return for free   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. File my 2011 tax return for free Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. File my 2011 tax return for free If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. File my 2011 tax return for free IRS review of your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. File my 2011 tax return for free There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free See Penalties , later. File my 2011 tax return for free   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. File my 2011 tax return for free   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. File my 2011 tax return for free If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. 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File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. File my 2011 tax return for free   At any time, either before or after the lock-in letter becomes effective, you may give your employer a new Form W-4 that does not claim complete exemption from withholding and results in more income tax withheld than specified in the lock-in letter. File my 2011 tax return for free Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. File my 2011 tax return for free   Additional information is available at IRS. File my 2011 tax return for free gov. File my 2011 tax return for free Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. File my 2011 tax return for free Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. 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