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Fillable form 1040x 6. Fillable form 1040x   Dual-Status Tax Year Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Year Income Subject to Tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers Exemptions How To Figure TaxIncome Tax Credits and Payments Forms To File When and Where To File Introduction You have a dual-status tax year when you have been both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Fillable form 1040x Dual status does not refer to your citizenship; it refers only to your resident status in the United States. Fillable form 1040x In determining your U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x income tax liability for a dual-status tax year, different rules apply for the part of the year you are a resident of the United States and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Fillable form 1040x The most common dual-status tax years are the years of arrival and departure. Fillable form 1040x See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Fillable form 1040x If you are married and choose to be treated as a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x resident for the entire year, as explained in chapter 1, the rules of this chapter do not apply to you for that year. Fillable form 1040x Topics - This chapter discusses: Income subject to tax, Restrictions for dual-status taxpayers, Exemptions, How to figure the tax, Forms to file, When and where to file, and How to fill out a dual-status return. Fillable form 1040x Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 575 Pension and Annuity Income Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x Individual Income Tax Return 1040-C U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x Departing Alien Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040-ES (NR) U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals 1040NR U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1116 Foreign Tax Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Fillable form 1040x Tax Year You must file your tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Fillable form 1040x If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Fillable form 1040x A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Fillable form 1040x If you have previously established a regular fiscal year (12 consecutive months ending on the last day of a month other than December, or a 52–53 week year) and are considered to be a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Fillable form 1040x Income Subject to Tax For the part of the year you are a resident alien, you are taxed on income from all sources. Fillable form 1040x Income from sources outside the United States is taxable if you receive it while you are a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x The income is taxable even if you earned it while you were a nonresident alien or if you became a nonresident alien after receiving it and before the end of the year. Fillable form 1040x For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x trade or business. Fillable form 1040x (The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income. Fillable form 1040x ) Income from sources outside the United States that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States is not taxable if you receive it while you are a nonresident alien. Fillable form 1040x The income is not taxable even if you earned it while you were a resident alien or if you became a resident alien or a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizen after receiving it and before the end of the year. Fillable form 1040x Income from U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x sources is taxable whether you receive it while a nonresident alien or a resident alien unless specifically exempt under the Internal Revenue Code or a tax treaty provision. Fillable form 1040x Generally, tax treaty provisions apply only to the part of the year you were a nonresident. Fillable form 1040x In certain cases, however, treaty provisions may apply while you were a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x See chapter 9 for more information. Fillable form 1040x When determining what income is taxed in the United States, you must consider exemptions under U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x tax law as well as the reduced tax rates and exemptions provided by tax treaties between the United States and certain foreign countries. Fillable form 1040x For a further discussion of tax treaties, see chapter 9. Fillable form 1040x Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers The following restrictions apply if you are filing a tax return for a dual-status tax year. Fillable form 1040x 1) Standard deduction. Fillable form 1040x   You cannot use the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Fillable form 1040x However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Fillable form 1040x 2) Exemptions. Fillable form 1040x   Your total deduction for the exemptions for your spouse and allowable dependents cannot be more than your taxable income (figured without deducting personal exemptions) for the period you are a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x 3) Head of household. Fillable form 1040x   You cannot use the head of household Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet. Fillable form 1040x 4) Joint return. Fillable form 1040x   You cannot file a joint return. Fillable form 1040x However, see Choosing Resident Alien Status under Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Fillable form 1040x 5) Tax rates. Fillable form 1040x   If you are married and a nonresident of the United States for all or part of the tax year and you do not choose to file jointly as discussed in chapter 1, you must use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing separately to figure your tax on income effectively connected with a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x trade or business. Fillable form 1040x You cannot use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing jointly or single. Fillable form 1040x However, you may be able to file as single if you lived apart from your spouse during the last 6 months of the year and you are a: Married resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or Married U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x national. Fillable form 1040x  See the instructions for Form 1040NR to see if you qualify. Fillable form 1040x    A U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x national is an individual who, although not a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizen, owes his or her allegiance to the United States. Fillable form 1040x U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x nationals include American Samoans and Northern Mariana Islanders who chose to become U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x nationals instead of U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizens. Fillable form 1040x 6) Tax credits. Fillable form 1040x   You cannot claim the education credits, the earned income credit, or the credit for the elderly or the disabled unless: You are married, and You choose to be treated as a resident for all of 2013 by filing a joint return with your spouse who is a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizen or resident, as discussed in chapter 1. Fillable form 1040x Exemptions As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Fillable form 1040x Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Fillable form 1040x Special rules apply to exemptions for the part of the tax year you are a nonresident alien if you are a: Resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x national, or Student or business apprentice from India. Fillable form 1040x For more information, see Exemptions in chapter 5. Fillable form 1040x How To Figure Tax When you figure your U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x tax for a dual-status year, you are subject to different rules for the part of the year you are a resident and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Fillable form 1040x Income All income for your period of residence and all income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence, after allowable deductions, is added and taxed at the rates that apply to U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizens and residents. Fillable form 1040x Income that is not connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence is subject to the flat 30% rate or lower treaty rate. Fillable form 1040x You cannot take any deductions against this income. Fillable form 1040x Social security and railroad retirement benefits. Fillable form 1040x   During the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Fillable form 1040x (See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Fillable form 1040x )   During the part of the year you are a resident alien, part of the social security and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits will be taxed at graduated rates if your modified adjusted gross income plus half of these benefits is more than a certain base amount. Fillable form 1040x Use the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to help you figure the taxable part of your social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits for the part of the year you were a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x If you received U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x social security benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the Social Security Administration will send you Form SSA-1042S showing your combined benefits for the entire year and the amount of tax withheld. Fillable form 1040x You will not receive separate statements for the benefits received during your periods of U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x residence and nonresidence. Fillable form 1040x Therefore, it is important for you to keep careful records of these amounts. Fillable form 1040x You will need this information to properly complete your return and determine your tax liability. Fillable form 1040x If you received railroad retirement benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will send you Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, and/or Form RRB-1099-R, Annuities or Pensions by the Railroad Retirement Board. Fillable form 1040x If your country of legal residence changed or your rate of tax changed during the tax year, you may receive more than one form. Fillable form 1040x Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for dual-status aliens. Fillable form 1040x Credits As a dual-status alien, you generally can claim tax credits using the same rules that apply to resident aliens. Fillable form 1040x There are certain restrictions that may apply. Fillable form 1040x These restrictions are discussed here, along with a brief explanation of credits often claimed by individuals. Fillable form 1040x Foreign tax credit. Fillable form 1040x   If you have paid or are liable for the payment of income tax to a foreign country on income from foreign sources, you may be able to claim a credit for the foreign taxes. Fillable form 1040x   If you claim the foreign tax credit, you generally must file Form 1116 with your income tax return. Fillable form 1040x For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1116 and Publication 514. Fillable form 1040x Child and dependent care credit. Fillable form 1040x   You may qualify for this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse so that you can work or look for work. Fillable form 1040x Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Fillable form 1040x   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart. Fillable form 1040x   The amount of your child and dependent care expense that qualifies for the credit in any tax year cannot be more than your earned income for that tax year. Fillable form 1040x   For more information, get Publication 503 and Form 2441. Fillable form 1040x Retirement savings contributions credit. Fillable form 1040x   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Fillable form 1040x You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than $29,500. Fillable form 1040x Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Fillable form 1040x For more information, see Publication 590. Fillable form 1040x Child tax credit. Fillable form 1040x   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Fillable form 1040x   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Fillable form 1040x 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). Fillable form 1040x Is a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizen, a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x national, or a resident alien. Fillable form 1040x Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Fillable form 1040x Lived with you more than half of 2013. Fillable form 1040x Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Fillable form 1040x Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Fillable form 1040x An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Fillable form 1040x An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Fillable form 1040x   See your form instructions for additional details. Fillable form 1040x Adoption credit. Fillable form 1040x   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Fillable form 1040x This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Fillable form 1040x To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with the U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x income tax return that you file. Fillable form 1040x   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Married Persons Not Filing Jointly in the Form 8839 instructions). Fillable form 1040x Payments You can report as payments against your U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x income tax liability certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Fillable form 1040x These include: Tax withheld from wages earned in the United States, Taxes withheld at the source from various items of income from U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x sources other than wages, Estimated tax paid with Form 1040-ES or Form 1040-ES (NR), and Tax paid with Form 1040-C, at the time of departure from the United States. Fillable form 1040x Forms To File The U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x income tax return you must file as a dual-status alien depends on whether you are a resident alien or a nonresident alien at the end of the tax year. Fillable form 1040x Resident at end of year. Fillable form 1040x   You must file Form 1040 if you are a dual-status taxpayer who becomes a resident during the year and who is a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x resident on the last day of the tax year. Fillable form 1040x Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Fillable form 1040x Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a nonresident. Fillable form 1040x You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Fillable form 1040x Nonresident at end of year. Fillable form 1040x   You must file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ if you are a dual-status taxpayer who gives up residence in the United States during the year and who is not a U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x resident on the last day of the tax year. Fillable form 1040x Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Fillable form 1040x Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a resident. Fillable form 1040x You can use Form 1040 as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Fillable form 1040x   If you expatriated or terminated your residency in 2013, you may be required to file an expatriation statement (Form 8854) with your tax return. Fillable form 1040x For more information, see Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Fillable form 1040x Statement. Fillable form 1040x   Any statement must have your name, address, and taxpayer identification number on it. Fillable form 1040x You do not need to sign a separate statement or schedule accompanying your return, because your signature on the return also applies to the supporting statements and schedules. Fillable form 1040x When and Where To File If you are a resident alien on the last day of your tax year and report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Fillable form 1040x If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Fillable form 1040x In either case, file your return with the address for dual-status aliens shown on the back page of the Form 1040 instructions. Fillable form 1040x If you are a nonresident alien on the last day of your tax year and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year if you receive wages subject to withholding. Fillable form 1040x If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Fillable form 1040x If you did not receive wages subject to withholding and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than June 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Fillable form 1040x If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 6th month following the close of your tax year. Fillable form 1040x In any case, mail your return to:  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service  Austin, TX 73301-0215 If enclosing a payment, mail your return to:  Internal Revenue Service  P. Fillable form 1040x O. Fillable form 1040x Box 1303 Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 If the regular due date for filing falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Fillable form 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Fillable form 1040x 1. Fillable form 1040x   Definitions You Need To Know Table of Contents Other options. Fillable form 1040x Exception. Fillable form 1040x Certain terms used in this publication are defined below. Fillable form 1040x The same term used in another publication may have a slightly different meaning. Fillable form 1040x Annual additions. Fillable form 1040x   Annual additions are the total of all your contributions in a year, employee contributions (not including rollovers), and forfeitures allocated to a participant's account. Fillable form 1040x Annual benefits. Fillable form 1040x   Annual benefits are the benefits to be paid yearly in the form of a straight life annuity (with no extra benefits) under a plan to which employees do not contribute and under which no rollover contributions are made. Fillable form 1040x Business. Fillable form 1040x   A business is an activity in which a profit motive is present and economic activity is involved. Fillable form 1040x Service as a newspaper carrier under age 18 or as a public official is not a business. Fillable form 1040x Common-law employee. Fillable form 1040x   A common-law employee is any individual who, under common law, would have the status of an employee. Fillable form 1040x A leased employee can also be a common-law employee. Fillable form 1040x   A common-law employee is a person who performs services for an employer who has the right to control and direct the results of the work and the way in which it is done. Fillable form 1040x For example, the employer: Provides the employee's tools, materials, and workplace, and Can fire the employee. Fillable form 1040x   Common-law employees are not self-employed and cannot set up retirement plans for income from their work, even if that income is self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Fillable form 1040x For example, common-law employees who are ministers, members of religious orders, full-time insurance salespeople, and U. Fillable form 1040x S. Fillable form 1040x citizens employed in the United States by foreign governments cannot set up retirement plans for their earnings from those employments, even though their earnings are treated as self-employment income. Fillable form 1040x   However, an individual may be a common-law employee and a self-employed person as well. Fillable form 1040x For example, an attorney can be a corporate common-law employee during regular working hours and also practice law in the evening as a self-employed person. Fillable form 1040x In another example, a minister employed by a congregation for a salary is a common-law employee even though the salary is treated as self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Fillable form 1040x However, fees reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, for performing marriages, baptisms, and other personal services are self-employment earnings for qualified plan purposes. Fillable form 1040x Compensation. Fillable form 1040x   Compensation for plan allocations is the pay a participant received from you for personal services for a year. Fillable form 1040x You can generally define compensation as including all the following payments. Fillable form 1040x Wages and salaries. Fillable form 1040x Fees for professional services. Fillable form 1040x Other amounts received (cash or noncash) for personal services actually rendered by an employee, including, but not limited to, the following items. Fillable form 1040x Commissions and tips. Fillable form 1040x Fringe benefits. Fillable form 1040x Bonuses. Fillable form 1040x   For a self-employed individual, compensation means the earned income, discussed later, of that individual. Fillable form 1040x   Compensation generally includes amounts deferred in the following employee benefit plans. Fillable form 1040x These amounts are elective deferrals. Fillable form 1040x Qualified cash or deferred arrangement (section 401(k) plan). Fillable form 1040x Salary reduction agreement to contribute to a tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b) plan), a SIMPLE IRA plan, or a SARSEP. Fillable form 1040x Section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan. Fillable form 1040x Section 125 cafeteria plan. Fillable form 1040x   However, an employer can choose to exclude elective deferrals under the above plans from the definition of compensation. Fillable form 1040x The limit on elective deferrals is discussed in chapter 2 under Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension (SARSEP) and in chapter 4. Fillable form 1040x Other options. Fillable form 1040x   In figuring the compensation of a participant, you can treat any of the following amounts as the employee's compensation. Fillable form 1040x The employee's wages as defined for income tax withholding purposes. Fillable form 1040x The employee's wages you report in box 1 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Fillable form 1040x The employee's social security wages (including elective deferrals). Fillable form 1040x   Compensation generally cannot include either of the following items. Fillable form 1040x Nontaxable reimbursements or other expense allowances. Fillable form 1040x Deferred compensation (other than elective deferrals). Fillable form 1040x SIMPLE plans. Fillable form 1040x   A special definition of compensation applies for SIMPLE plans. Fillable form 1040x See chapter 3. Fillable form 1040x Contribution. Fillable form 1040x   A contribution is an amount you pay into a plan for all those participating in the plan, including self-employed individuals. Fillable form 1040x Limits apply to how much, under the contribution formula of the plan, can be contributed each year for a participant. Fillable form 1040x Deduction. Fillable form 1040x   A deduction is the plan contributions you can subtract from gross income on your federal income tax return. Fillable form 1040x Limits apply to the amount deductible. Fillable form 1040x Earned income. Fillable form 1040x   Earned income is net earnings from self-employment, discussed later, from a business in which your services materially helped to produce the income. Fillable form 1040x   You can also have earned income from property your personal efforts helped create, such as royalties from your books or inventions. Fillable form 1040x Earned income includes net earnings from selling or otherwise disposing of the property, but it does not include capital gains. Fillable form 1040x It includes income from licensing the use of property other than goodwill. Fillable form 1040x   Earned income includes amounts received for services by self-employed members of recognized religious sects opposed to social security benefits who are exempt from self-employment tax. Fillable form 1040x   If you have more than one business, but only one has a retirement plan, only the earned income from that business is considered for that plan. Fillable form 1040x Employer. Fillable form 1040x   An employer is generally any person for whom an individual performs or did perform any service, of whatever nature, as an employee. Fillable form 1040x A sole proprietor is treated as his or her own employer for retirement plan purposes. Fillable form 1040x However, a partner is not an employer for retirement plan purposes. Fillable form 1040x Instead, the partnership is treated as the employer of each partner. Fillable form 1040x Highly compensated employee. Fillable form 1040x   A highly compensated employee is an individual who: Owned more than 5% of the interest in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, regardless of how much compensation that person earned or received, or For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than $115,000 (if the preceding year is 2012, 2013, or 2014) and, if you so choose, was in the top 20% of employees when ranked by compensation. Fillable form 1040x Leased employee. Fillable form 1040x   A leased employee who is not your common-law employee must generally be treated as your employee for retirement plan purposes if he or she does all the following. Fillable form 1040x Provides services to you under an agreement between you and a leasing organization. Fillable form 1040x Has performed services for you (or for you and related persons) substantially full time for at least 1 year. Fillable form 1040x Performs services under your primary direction or control. Fillable form 1040x Exception. Fillable form 1040x   A leased employee is not treated as your employee if all the following conditions are met. Fillable form 1040x Leased employees are not more than 20% of your non-highly compensated work force. Fillable form 1040x The employee is covered under the leasing organization's qualified pension plan. Fillable form 1040x The leasing organization's plan is a money purchase pension plan that has all the following provisions. Fillable form 1040x Immediate participation. Fillable form 1040x (This requirement does not apply to any individual whose compensation from the leasing organization in each plan year during the 4-year period ending with the plan year is less than $1,000. Fillable form 1040x ) Full and immediate vesting. Fillable form 1040x A nonintegrated employer contribution rate of at least 10% of compensation for each participant. Fillable form 1040x However, if the leased employee is your common-law employee, that employee will be your employee for all purposes, regardless of any pension plan of the leasing organization. Fillable form 1040x Net earnings from self-employment. Fillable form 1040x   For SEP and qualified plans, net earnings from self-employment is your gross income from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) minus allowable business deductions. Fillable form 1040x Allowable deductions include contributions to SEP and qualified plans for common-law employees and the deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Fillable form 1040x   Net earnings from self-employment does not include items excluded from gross income (or their related deductions) other than foreign earned income and foreign housing cost amounts. Fillable form 1040x   For the deduction limits, earned income is net earnings for personal services actually rendered to the business. Fillable form 1040x You take into account the income tax deduction for the deductible part of self-employment tax and the deduction for contributions to the plan made on your behalf when figuring net earnings. Fillable form 1040x   Net earnings include a partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss (other than separately stated items, such as capital gains and losses). Fillable form 1040x It does not include income passed through to shareholders of S corporations. Fillable form 1040x Guaranteed payments to limited partners are net earnings from self-employment if they are paid for services to or for the partnership. Fillable form 1040x Distributions of other income or loss to limited partners are not net earnings from self-employment. Fillable form 1040x   For SIMPLE plans, net earnings from self-employment is the amount on line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE plan for yourself. Fillable form 1040x Qualified plan. Fillable form 1040x   A qualified plan is a retirement plan that offers a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Fillable form 1040x You can deduct contributions made to the plan for your employees. Fillable form 1040x Earnings on these contributions are generally tax free until distributed at retirement. Fillable form 1040x Profit-sharing, money purchase, and defined benefit plans are qualified plans. Fillable form 1040x A 401(k) plan is also a qualified plan. Fillable form 1040x Participant. Fillable form 1040x   A participant is an eligible employee who is covered by your retirement plan. Fillable form 1040x See the discussions of the different types of plans for the definition of an employee eligible to participate in each type of plan. Fillable form 1040x Partner. Fillable form 1040x   A partner is an individual who shares ownership of an unincorporated trade or business with one or more persons. Fillable form 1040x For retirement plans, a partner is treated as an employee of the partnership. Fillable form 1040x Self-employed individual. Fillable form 1040x   An individual in business for himself or herself, and whose business is not incorporated, is self-employed. Fillable form 1040x Sole proprietors and partners are self-employed. Fillable form 1040x Self-employment can include part-time work. Fillable form 1040x   Not everyone who has net earnings from self-employment for social security tax purposes is self-employed for qualified plan purposes. Fillable form 1040x See Common-law employee and Net earnings from self-employment , earlier. Fillable form 1040x   In addition, certain fishermen may be considered self-employed for setting up a qualified plan. Fillable form 1040x See Publication 595, Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen, for the special rules used to determine whether fishermen are self-employed. Fillable form 1040x Sole proprietor. Fillable form 1040x   A sole proprietor is an individual who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself, including a single member limited liability company that is treated as a disregarded entity for tax purposes. Fillable form 1040x For retirement plans, a sole proprietor is treated as both an employer and an employee. Fillable form 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications