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How do i file my taxes from 2012 10. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Retirement Plans, Pensions, and Annuities Table of Contents What's New Reminder IntroductionThe General Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Civil service retirement benefits. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012 How To Report Cost (Investment in the Contract) Taxation of Periodic PaymentsExclusion limited to cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Exclusion not limited to cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Simplified Method Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsLump-Sum Distributions RolloversIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and Beneficiaries What's New For purposes of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan (for example, 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408A, or 457(b) plans). How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Reminder Starting in 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 expanded the rules for in-plan Roth rollovers to include more taxpayers. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see Designated Roth accounts discussed later. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of distributions you receive from: An employee pension or annuity from a qualified plan, A disability retirement, and A purchased commercial annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 What is not covered in this chapter. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The following topics are not discussed in this chapter. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The General Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012   This is the method generally used to determine the tax treatment of pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans (including commercial annuities). How do i file my taxes from 2012 For a qualified plan, you generally cannot use the General Rule unless your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information about the General Rule, see Publication 939, General Rule for Pensions and Annuities. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). How do i file my taxes from 2012   Information on the tax treatment of amounts you receive from an IRA is in chapter 17. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Civil service retirement benefits. How do i file my taxes from 2012    If you are retired from the federal government (regular, phased, or disability retirement), see Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. How do i file my taxes from 2012 S. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Civil Service Retirement Benefits. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Publication 721 also covers the information that you need if you are the survivor or beneficiary of a federal employee or retiree who died. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 575 Pension and Annuity Income 721 Tax Guide to U. How do i file my taxes from 2012 S. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Civil Service Retirement Benefits 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Form (and Instructions) W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. How do i file my taxes from 2012 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts General Information Designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   A designated Roth account is a separate account created under a qualified Roth contribution program to which participants may elect to have part or all of their elective deferrals to a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan designated as Roth contributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Elective deferrals that are designated as Roth contributions are included in your income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, qualified distributions are not included in your income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Publication 575 for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 In-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are a participant in a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan, your plan may permit you to roll over amounts in those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The rollover of any untaxed amounts must be included in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Publication 575 for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 More than one program. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive benefits from more than one program under a single trust or plan of your employer, such as a pension plan and a profit-sharing plan, you may have to figure the taxable part of each pension or annuity contract separately. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your former employer or the plan administrator should be able to tell you if you have more than one pension or annuity contract. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Section 457 deferred compensation plans. How do i file my taxes from 2012    If you work for a state or local government or for a tax-exempt organization, you may be able to participate in a section 457 deferred compensation plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your plan is an eligible plan, you are not taxed currently on pay that is deferred under the plan or on any earnings from the plan's investment of the deferred pay. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You are generally taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible state or local government plan only when they are distributed from the plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You are taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible tax-exempt organization plan when they are distributed or otherwise made available to you. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Your 457(b) plan may have a designated Roth account option. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If so, you may be able to roll over amounts to the designated Roth account or make contributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Elective deferrals to a designated Roth account are included in your income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified distributions from a designated Roth account are not subject to tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012   This chapter covers the tax treatment of benefits under eligible section 457 plans, but it does not cover the treatment of deferrals. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on deferrals under section 457 plans, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For general information on these deferred compensation plans, see Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Disability pensions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you retired on disability, you generally must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. How do i file my taxes from 2012    You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on the credit for the elderly or the disabled, see chapter 33. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Report the payments on Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b, or on Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Disability payments for injuries incurred as a direct result of a terrorist attack directed against the United States (or its allies) are not included in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information about payments to survivors of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For more information on how to report disability pensions, including military and certain government disability pensions, see chapter 5. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Retired public safety officers. How do i file my taxes from 2012   An eligible retired public safety officer can elect to exclude from income distributions of up to $3,000 made directly from a government retirement plan to the provider of accident, health, or long-term disability insurance. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers in Publication 575 for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Railroad retirement benefits. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Part of any railroad retirement benefits you receive is treated for tax purposes as social security benefits, and part is treated as an employee pension. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information about railroad retirement benefits treated as social security benefits, see Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information about railroad retirement benefits treated as an employee pension, see Railroad Retirement Benefits in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Withholding and estimated tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The payer of your pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, annuity, or deferred compensation plan will withhold income tax on the taxable parts of amounts paid to you. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can tell the payer how much to withhold, or not to withhold, by filing Form W-4P. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you choose not to have tax withheld, or you do not have enough tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive an eligible rollover distribution, you cannot choose not to have tax withheld. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Generally, 20% will be withheld, but no tax will be withheld on a direct rollover of an eligible rollover distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Direct rollover option under Rollovers, later. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For more information, see Pensions and Annuities under Tax Withholding for 2014 in chapter 4. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified plans for self-employed individuals. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Qualified plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. How do i file my taxes from 2012 R. How do i file my taxes from 2012 10 plans. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified plans can be set up by sole proprietors, partnerships (but not a partner), and corporations. How do i file my taxes from 2012 They can cover self-employed persons, such as the sole proprietor or partners, as well as regular (common-law) employees. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Distributions from a qualified plan are usually fully taxable because most recipients have no cost basis. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you have an investment (cost) in the plan, however, your pension or annuity payments from a qualified plan are taxed under the Simplified Method. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information about qualified plans, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Purchased annuities. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive pension or annuity payments from a privately purchased annuity contract from a commercial organization, such as an insurance company, you generally must use the General Rule to figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information about the General Rule, get Publication 939. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Also, see Variable Annuities in Publication 575 for the special provisions that apply to these annuity contracts. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Loans. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you borrow money from your retirement plan, you must treat the loan as a nonperiodic distribution from the plan unless certain exceptions apply. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This treatment also applies to any loan under a contract purchased under your retirement plan, and to the value of any part of your interest in the plan or contract that you pledge or assign. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This means that you must include in income all or part of the amount borrowed. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Even if you do not have to treat the loan as a nonperiodic distribution, you may not be able to deduct the interest on the loan in some situations. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For details, see Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on the deductibility of interest, see chapter 23. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Tax-free exchange. How do i file my taxes from 2012   No gain or loss is recognized on an exchange of an annuity contract for another annuity contract if the insured or annuitant remains the same. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, if an annuity contract is exchanged for a life insurance or endowment contract, any gain due to interest accumulated on the contract is ordinary income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Transfers of Annuity Contracts in Publication 575 for more information about exchanges of annuity contracts. How do i file my taxes from 2012 How To Report If you file Form 1040, report your total annuity on line 16a and the taxable part on line 16b. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your pension or annuity is fully taxable, enter it on line 16b; do not make an entry on line 16a. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you file Form 1040A, report your total annuity on line 12a and the taxable part on line 12b. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your pension or annuity is fully taxable, enter it on line 12b; do not make an entry on line 12a. How do i file my taxes from 2012 More than one annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive more than one annuity and at least one of them is not fully taxable, enter the total amount received from all annuities on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a, and enter the taxable part on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If all the annuities you receive are fully taxable, enter the total of all of them on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Joint return. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you file a joint return and you and your spouse each receive one or more pensions or annuities, report the total of the pensions and annuities on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a, and report the taxable part on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Cost (Investment in the Contract) Before you can figure how much, if any, of a distribution from your pension or annuity plan is taxable, you must determine your cost (your investment in the contract) in the pension or annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your total cost in the plan includes the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts you paid. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This includes the amounts your employer contributed that were taxable to you when paid. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Cost does not include any amounts you deducted or were excluded from your income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 From this total cost, subtract any refunds of premiums, rebates, dividends, unrepaid loans that were not included in your income, or other tax-free amounts that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your annuity starting date is the later of the first day of the first period for which you received a payment or the date the plan's obligations became fixed. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Your cost in these accounts is your designated Roth contributions that were included in your income as wages subject to applicable withholding requirements. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your cost will also include any in-plan Roth rollovers you included in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Foreign employment contributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you worked in a foreign country and contributions were made to your retirement plan, special rules apply in determining your cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Foreign employment contributions under Cost (Investment in the Contract) in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Taxation of Periodic Payments Fully taxable payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Generally, if you did not pay any part of the cost of your employee pension or annuity and your employer did not withhold part of the cost from your pay while you worked, the amounts you receive each year are fully taxable. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must report them on your income tax return. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Partly taxable payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you paid part of the cost of your pension or annuity, you are not taxed on the part of the pension or annuity you receive that represents a return of your cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The rest of the amount you receive is generally taxable. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You figure the tax-free part of the payment using either the Simplified Method or the General Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your annuity starting date and whether or not your plan is qualified determine which method you must or may use. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and your payments are from a qualified plan, you must use the Simplified Method. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Generally, you must use the General Rule if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan, and you cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you had more than one partly taxable pension or annuity, figure the tax-free part and the taxable part of each separately. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity is paid under a qualified plan and your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you could have chosen to use either the General Rule or the Simplified Method. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Exclusion limit. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity payments that you can exclude from your taxable income over the years. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Once your annuity starting date is determined, it does not change. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you calculate the taxable portion of your annuity payments using the simplified method worksheet, the annuity starting date determines the recovery period for your cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 That recovery period begins on your annuity starting date and is not affected by the date you first complete the worksheet. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Exclusion limited to cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude over the years as a recovery of the cost cannot exceed your total cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Any unrecovered cost at your (or the last annuitant's) death is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on the final return of the decedent. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Exclusion not limited to cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity starting date is before 1987, you can continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you chose a joint and survivor annuity, your survivor can continue to take the survivor's exclusion figured as of the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The total exclusion may be more than your cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Simplified Method Under the Simplified Method, you figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment by dividing your cost by the total number of anticipated monthly payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For an annuity that is payable for the lives of the annuitants, this number is based on the annuitants' ages on the annuity starting date and is determined from a table. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For any other annuity, this number is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Who must use the Simplified Method. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You must use the Simplified Method if your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and you both: Receive pension or annuity payments from a qualified employee plan, qualified employee annuity, or a tax-sheltered annuity (403(b)) plan, and On your annuity starting date, you were either under age 75, or entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Guaranteed payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Your annuity contract provides guaranteed payments if a minimum number of payments or a minimum amount (for example, the amount of your investment) is payable even if you and any survivor annuitant do not live to receive the minimum. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If the minimum amount is less than the total amount of the payments you are to receive, barring death, during the first 5 years after payments begin (figured by ignoring any payment increases), you are entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012 How to use the Simplified Method. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Complete the Simplified Method Worksheet in Publication 575 to figure your taxable annuity for 2013. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Single-life annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012    If your annuity is payable for your life alone, use Table 1 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter on line 3 the number shown for your age at the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Multiple-lives annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity is payable for the lives of more than one annuitant, use Table 2 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter on line 3 the number shown for the combined ages of you and the youngest survivor annuitant at the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012   However, if your annuity starting date is before 1998, do not use Table 2 and do not combine the annuitants' ages. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Instead you must use Table 1 and enter on line 3 the number shown for the primary annuitant's age on the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Be sure to keep a copy of the completed worksheet; it will help you figure your taxable annuity next year. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Example. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill Smith, age 65, began receiving retirement benefits in 2013, under a joint and survivor annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill's annuity starting date is January 1, 2013. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The benefits are to be paid for the joint lives of Bill and his wife Kathy, age 65. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill had contributed $31,000 to a qualified plan and had received no distributions before the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill is to receive a retirement benefit of $1,200 a month, and Kathy is to receive a monthly survivor benefit of $600 upon Bill's death. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill must use the Simplified Method to figure his taxable annuity because his payments are from a qualified plan and he is under age 75. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Because his annuity is payable over the lives of more than one annuitant, he uses his and Kathy's combined ages and Table 2 at the bottom of the worksheet in completing line 3 of the worksheet. How do i file my taxes from 2012 His completed worksheet is shown in Worksheet 10-A. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Bill's tax-free monthly amount is $100 ($31,000 ÷ 310) as shown on line 4 of the worksheet. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Upon Bill's death, if Bill has not recovered the full $31,000 investment, Kathy will also exclude $100 from her $600 monthly payment. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The full amount of any annuity payments received after 310 payments are paid must be included in gross income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If Bill and Kathy die before 310 payments are made, a miscellaneous itemized deduction will be allowed for the unrecovered cost on the final income tax return of the last to die. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted- gross-income limit. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Worksheet 10-A. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Simplified Method Worksheet for Bill Smith 1. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter the total pension or annuity payments received this year. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a 1. How do i file my taxes from 2012 14,400 2. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter your cost in the plan (contract) at the annuity starting date plus any death benefit exclusion*. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier 2. How do i file my taxes from 2012 31,000       Note: If your annuity starting date was before this year and you completed this worksheet last year, skip line 3 and enter the amount from line 4 of last year's worksheet on line 4 below (even if the amount of your pension or annuity has changed). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Otherwise, go to line 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012         3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter the appropriate number from Table 1 below. How do i file my taxes from 2012 But if your annuity starting date was after 1997 and the payments are for your life and that of your beneficiary, enter the appropriate number from Table 2 below 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 310     4. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Divide line 2 by the number on line 3 4. How do i file my taxes from 2012 100     5. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Multiply line 4 by the number of months for which this year's payments were made. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your annuity starting date was before 1987, enter this amount on line 8 below and skip lines 6, 7, 10, and 11. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Otherwise, go to line 6 5. How do i file my taxes from 2012 1,200     6. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter any amounts previously recovered tax free in years after 1986. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This is the amount shown on line 10 of your worksheet for last year 6. How do i file my taxes from 2012 -0-     7. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Subtract line 6 from line 2 7. How do i file my taxes from 2012 31,000     8. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 7 8. How do i file my taxes from 2012 1,200 9. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Taxable amount for year. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Subtract line 8 from line 1. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter the result, but not less than zero. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b 9. How do i file my taxes from 2012 13,200   Note: If your Form 1099-R shows a larger taxable amount, use the amount figured on this line instead. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you are a retired public safety officer, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers in Publication 575 before entering an amount on your tax return. How do i file my taxes from 2012     10. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Was your annuity starting date before 1987? □ Yes. How do i file my taxes from 2012 STOP. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. How do i file my taxes from 2012  ☑ No. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Add lines 6 and 8. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This is the amount you have recovered tax free through 2013. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You will need this number if you need to fill out this worksheet next year 10. How do i file my taxes from 2012 1,200 11. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Balance of cost to be recovered. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Subtract line 10 from line 2. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If zero, you will not have to complete this worksheet next year. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The payments you receive next year will generally be fully taxable 11. How do i file my taxes from 2012 29,800 TABLE 1 FOR LINE 3 ABOVE   AND your annuity starting date was— IF the age at annuity starting date was. How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 before November 19, 1996, enter on line 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 after November 18, 1996, enter on line 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 55 or under 300 360 56–60 260 310 61–65 240 260 66–70 170 210 71 or older 120 160 TABLE 2 FOR LINE 3 ABOVE IF the combined ages at annuity starting date were. How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012   THEN enter on line 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 . How do i file my taxes from 2012 110 or under   410 111–120   360 121–130   310 131–140   260 141 or older   210 * A death benefit exclusion (up to $5,000) applied to certain benefits received by employees who died before August 21, 1996. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Who must use the General Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You must use the General Rule if you receive pension or annuity payments from: A nonqualified plan (such as a private annuity, a purchased commercial annuity, or a nonqualified employee plan), or A qualified plan if you are age 75 or older on your annuity starting date and your annuity payments are guaranteed for at least 5 years. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you had to use the General Rule for either circumstance just described. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You also had to use it for any fixed-period annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you did not have to use the General Rule, you could have chosen to use it. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your annuity starting date is before July 2, 1986, you had to use the General Rule unless you could use the Three-Year Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you had to use the General Rule (or chose to use it), you must continue to use it each year that you recover your cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Who cannot use the General Rule. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You cannot use the General Rule if you receive your pension or annuity from a qualified plan and none of the circumstances described in the preceding discussions apply to you. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Who must use the Simplified Method , earlier. How do i file my taxes from 2012 More information. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For complete information on using the General Rule, including the actuarial tables you need, see Publication 939. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments Nonperiodic distributions are also known as amounts not received as an annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 They include all payments other than periodic payments and corrective distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Examples of nonperiodic payments are cash withdrawals, distributions of current earnings, certain loans, and the value of annuity contracts transferred without full and adequate consideration. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Corrective distributions of excess plan contributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Generally, if the contributions made for you during the year to certain retirement plans exceed certain limits, the excess is taxable to you. How do i file my taxes from 2012 To correct an excess, your plan may distribute it to you (along with any income earned on the excess). How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on plan contribution limits and how to report corrective distributions of excess contributions, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Figuring the taxable amount of nonperiodic payments. How do i file my taxes from 2012   How you figure the taxable amount of a nonperiodic distribution depends on whether it is made before the annuity starting date, or on or after the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If it is made before the annuity starting date, its tax treatment also depends on whether it is made under a qualified or nonqualified plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If it is made under a nonqualified plan, its tax treatment depends on whether it fully discharges the contract, is received under certain life insurance or endowment contracts, or is allocable to an investment you made before August 14, 1982. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The annuity starting date is either the first day of the first period for which you receive an annuity payment under the contract or the date on which the obligation under the contract becomes fixed, whichever is later. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Distribution on or after annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive a nonperiodic payment from your annuity contract on or after the annuity starting date, you generally must include all of the payment in gross income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Distribution before annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive a nonperiodic distribution before the annuity starting date from a qualified retirement plan, you generally can allocate only part of it to the cost of the contract. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You exclude from your gross income the part that you allocate to the cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You include the remainder in your gross income. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive a nonperiodic distribution before the annuity starting date from a plan other than a qualified retirement plan (nonqualified plan), it is allocated first to earnings (the taxable part) and then to the cost of the contract (the tax-free part). How do i file my taxes from 2012 This allocation rule applies, for example, to a commercial annuity contract you bought directly from the issuer. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Distributions from nonqualified plans are subject to the net investment income tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See the Instructions for Form 8960. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For more information, see Figuring the Taxable Amount under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Lump-Sum Distributions This section on lump-sum distributions only applies if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If the plan participant was born after January 1, 1936, the taxable amount of this nonperiodic payment is reported as discussed earlier. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A lump-sum distribution is the distribution or payment in one tax year of a plan participant's entire balance from all of the employer's qualified plans of one kind (for example, pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plans). How do i file my taxes from 2012 A distribution from a nonqualified plan (such as a privately purchased commercial annuity or a section 457 deferred compensation plan of a state or local government or tax-exempt organization) cannot qualify as a lump-sum distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The participant's entire balance from a plan does not include certain forfeited amounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012 It also does not include any deductible voluntary employee contributions allowed by the plan after 1981 and before 1987. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information about distributions that do not qualify as lump-sum distributions, see Distributions that do not qualify under Lump-Sum Distributions in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you receive a lump-sum distribution from a qualified employee plan or qualified employee annuity and the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936, you may be able to elect optional methods of figuring the tax on the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The part from active participation in the plan before 1974 may qualify as capital gain subject to a 20% tax rate. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The part from participation after 1973 (and any part from participation before 1974 that you do not report as capital gain) is ordinary income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You may be able to use the 10-year tax option, discussed later, to figure tax on the ordinary income part. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Use Form 4972 to figure the separate tax on a lump-sum distribution using the optional methods. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The tax figured on Form 4972 is added to the regular tax figured on your other income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This may result in a smaller tax than you would pay by including the taxable amount of the distribution as ordinary income in figuring your regular tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 How to treat the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you receive a lump-sum distribution, you may have the following options for how you treat the taxable part. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Report the part of the distribution from participation before 1974 as a capital gain (if you qualify) and the part from participation after 1973 as ordinary income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Report the part of the distribution from participation before 1974 as a capital gain (if you qualify) and use the 10-year tax option to figure the tax on the part from participation after 1973 (if you qualify). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Use the 10-year tax option to figure the tax on the total taxable amount (if you qualify). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Roll over all or part of the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Rollovers , later. How do i file my taxes from 2012 No tax is currently due on the part rolled over. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Report any part not rolled over as ordinary income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Report the entire taxable part of the distribution as ordinary income on your tax return. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The first three options are explained in the following discussions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Electing optional lump-sum treatment. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You can choose to use the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment only once after 1986 for any plan participant. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you make this choice, you cannot use either of these optional treatments for any future distributions for the participant. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Taxable and tax-free parts of the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012    The taxable part of a lump-sum distribution is the employer's contributions and income earned on your account. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You may recover your cost in the lump sum and any net unrealized appreciation (NUA) in employer securities tax free. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012   In general, your cost is the total of: The plan participant's nondeductible contributions to the plan, The plan participant's taxable costs of any life insurance contract distributed, Any employer contributions that were taxable to the plan participant, and Repayments of any loans that were taxable to the plan participant. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must reduce this cost by amounts previously distributed tax free. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Net unrealized appreciation (NUA). How do i file my taxes from 2012   The NUA in employer securities (box 6 of Form 1099-R) received as part of a lump-sum distribution is generally tax free until you sell or exchange the securities. How do i file my taxes from 2012 (For more information, see Distributions of employer securities under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 ) Capital Gain Treatment Capital gain treatment applies only to the taxable part of a lump-sum distribution resulting from participation in the plan before 1974. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The amount treated as capital gain is taxed at a 20% rate. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can elect this treatment only once for any plan participant, and only if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Complete Part II of Form 4972 to choose the 20% capital gain election. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see Capital Gain Treatment under Lump-Sum Distributions in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 10-Year Tax Option The 10-year tax option is a special formula used to figure a separate tax on the ordinary income part of a lump-sum distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You pay the tax only once, for the year in which you receive the distribution, not over the next 10 years. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can elect this treatment only once for any plan participant, and only if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The ordinary income part of the distribution is the amount shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-R given to you by the payer, minus the amount, if any, shown in box 3. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You also can treat the capital gain part of the distribution (box 3 of Form 1099-R) as ordinary income for the 10-year tax option if you do not choose capital gain treatment for that part. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Complete Part III of Form 4972 to choose the 10-year tax option. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must use the special Tax Rate Schedule shown in the instructions for Part III to figure the tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Publication 575 illustrates how to complete Form 4972 to figure the separate tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Rollovers If you withdraw cash or other assets from a qualified retirement plan in an eligible rollover distribution, you can defer tax on the distribution by rolling it over to another qualified retirement plan or a traditional IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For this purpose, the following plans are qualified retirement plans. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A qualified employee plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A qualified employee annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan). How do i file my taxes from 2012 An eligible state or local government section 457 deferred compensation plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Eligible rollover distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Generally, an eligible rollover distribution is any distribution of all or any part of the balance to your credit in a qualified retirement plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information about exceptions to eligible rollover distributions, see Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Rollover of nontaxable amounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution (such as your after-tax contributions) made to another qualified retirement plan that is a qualified employee plan or a 403(b) plan, or to a traditional or Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The transfer must be made either through a direct rollover to a qualified plan or 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover or through a rollover to a traditional or Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you roll over only part of a distribution that includes both taxable and nontaxable amounts, the amount you roll over is treated as coming first from the taxable part of the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Any after-tax contributions that you roll over into your traditional IRA become part of your basis (cost) in your IRAs. How do i file my taxes from 2012 To recover your basis when you take distributions from your IRA, you must complete Form 8606 for the year of the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see the Form 8606 instructions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Direct rollover option. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You can choose to have any part or all of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to another qualified retirement plan that accepts rollover distributions or to a traditional or Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you choose the direct rollover option, or have an automatic rollover, no tax will be withheld from any part of the distribution that is directly paid to the trustee of the other plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Payment to you option. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If an eligible rollover distribution is paid to you, 20% generally will be withheld for income tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, the full amount is treated as distributed to you even though you actually receive only 80%. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You generally must include in income any part (including the part withheld) that you do not roll over within 60 days to another qualified retirement plan or to a traditional or Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 (See Pensions and Annuities under Tax Withholding for 2014 in chapter 4. How do i file my taxes from 2012 )    If you decide to roll over an amount equal to the distribution before withholding, your contribution to the new plan or IRA must include other money (for example, from savings or amounts borrowed) to replace the amount withheld. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Time for making rollover. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You generally must complete the rollover of an eligible rollover distribution paid to you by the 60th day following the day on which you receive the distribution from your employer's plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 (If an amount distributed to you becomes a frozen deposit in a financial institution during the 60-day period after you receive it, the rollover period is extended for the period during which the distribution is in a frozen deposit in a financial institution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 )   The IRS may waive the 60-day requirement where the failure to do so would be against equity or good conscience, such as in the event of a casualty, disaster, or other event beyond your reasonable control. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The administrator of a qualified plan must give you a written explanation of your distribution options within a reasonable period of time before making an eligible rollover distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). How do i file my taxes from 2012   You may be able to roll over tax free all or part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan that you receive under a QDRO. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you receive the distribution as an employee's spouse or former spouse (not as a nonspousal beneficiary), the rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can roll over the distribution from the plan into a traditional IRA or to another eligible retirement plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Rollovers in Publication 575 for more information on benefits received under a QDRO. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Rollover by surviving spouse. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You may be able to roll over tax free all or part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan you receive as the surviving spouse of a deceased employee. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can roll over a distribution into a qualified retirement plan or a traditional or Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For a rollover to a Roth IRA, see Rollovers to Roth IRAs , later. How do i file my taxes from 2012    A distribution paid to a beneficiary other than the employee's surviving spouse is generally not an eligible rollover distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, see Rollovers by nonspouse beneficiary next. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Rollovers by nonspouse beneficiary. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are a designated beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse) of a deceased employee, you may be able to roll over tax free all or a portion of a distribution you receive from an eligible retirement plan of the employee. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The distribution must be a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to your traditional or Roth IRA that was set up to receive the distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The transfer will be treated as an eligible rollover distribution and the receiving plan will be treated as an inherited IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on inherited IRAs, see What if You Inherit an IRA? in chapter 1 of Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Retirement bonds. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you redeem retirement bonds purchased under a qualified bond purchase plan, you can roll over the proceeds that exceed your basis tax free into an IRA (as discussed in Publication 590) or a qualified employer plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You can roll over an eligible rollover distribution from a designated Roth account into another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you want to roll over the part of the distribution that is not included in income, you must make a direct rollover of the entire distribution or you can roll over the entire amount (or any portion) to a Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information on rollovers from designated Roth accounts, see Rollovers in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 In-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are a plan participant in a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan, your plan may permit you to roll over amounts in those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The rollover of any untaxed amounts must be included in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Designated Roth accounts under Rollovers in Publication 575 for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Rollovers to Roth IRAs. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You can roll over distributions directly from a qualified retirement plan (other than a designated Roth account) to a Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You must include in your gross income distributions from a qualified retirement plan (other than a designated Roth account) that you would have had to include in income if you had not rolled them over into a Roth IRA. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You do not include in gross income any part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan that is a return of contributions to the plan that were taxable to you when paid. How do i file my taxes from 2012 In addition, the 10% tax on early distributions does not apply. How do i file my taxes from 2012 More information. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For more information on the rules for rolling over distributions, see Rollovers in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Special Additional Taxes To discourage the use of pension funds for purposes other than normal retirement, the law imposes additional taxes on early distributions of those funds and on failures to withdraw the funds timely. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Ordinarily, you will not be subject to these taxes if you roll over all early distributions you receive, as explained earlier, and begin drawing out the funds at a normal retirement age, in reasonable amounts over your life expectancy. How do i file my taxes from 2012 These special additional taxes are the taxes on: Early distributions, and Excess accumulation (not receiving minimum distributions). How do i file my taxes from 2012 These taxes are discussed in the following sections. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If you must pay either of these taxes, report them on Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, you do not have to file Form 5329 if you owe only the tax on early distributions and your Form 1099-R correctly shows a “1” in box 7. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Instead, enter 10% of the taxable part of the distribution on Form 1040, line 58 and write “No” under the heading “Other Taxes” to the left of line 58. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Even if you do not owe any of these taxes, you may have to complete Form 5329 and attach it to your Form 1040. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This applies if you meet an exception to the tax on early distributions but box 7 of your Form 1099-R does not indicate an exception. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Tax on Early Distributions Most distributions (both periodic and nonperiodic) from qualified retirement plans and nonqualified annuity contracts made to you before you reach age 59½ are subject to an additional tax of 10%. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This tax applies to the part of the distribution that you must include in gross income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For this purpose, a qualified retirement plan is: A qualified employee plan, A qualified employee annuity plan, A tax-sheltered annuity plan, or An eligible state or local government section 457 deferred compensation plan (to the extent that any distribution is attributable to amounts the plan received in a direct transfer or rollover from one of the other plans listed here or an IRA). How do i file my taxes from 2012 5% rate on certain early distributions from deferred annuity contracts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If an early withdrawal from a deferred annuity is otherwise subject to the 10% additional tax, a 5% rate may apply instead. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A 5% rate applies to distributions under a written election providing a specific schedule for the distribution of your interest in the contract if, as of March 1, 1986, you had begun receiving payments under the election. How do i file my taxes from 2012 On line 4 of Form 5329, multiply the line 3 amount by 5% instead of 10%. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Attach an explanation to your return. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Distributions from Roth IRAs allocable to a rollover from an eligible retirement plan within the 5-year period. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If, within the 5-year period starting with the first day of your tax year in which you rolled over an amount from an eligible retirement plan to a Roth IRA, you take a distribution from the Roth IRA, you may have to pay the additional 10% tax on early distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You generally must pay the 10% additional tax on any amount attributable to the part of the rollover that you had to include in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The additional tax is figured on Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see Form 5329 and its instructions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on qualified distributions from Roth IRAs, see Additional Tax on Early Distributions in chapter 2 of Publication 590. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Distributions from designated Roth accounts allocable to in-plan Roth rollovers within the 5-year period. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If, within the 5-year period starting with the first day of your tax year in which you rolled over an amount from a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan to a designated Roth account, you take a distribution from the designated Roth account, you may have to pay the additional 10% tax on early distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You generally must pay the 10% additional tax on any amount attributable to the part of the in-plan rollover that you had to include in income. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The additional tax is figured on Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see Form 5329 and its instructions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For information on qualified distributions from designated Roth accounts, see Designated Roth accounts under Taxation of Periodic Payments in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Exceptions to tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012    Certain early distributions are excepted from the early distribution tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If the payer knows that an exception applies to your early distribution, distribution code “2,” “3,” or “4” should be shown in box 7 of your Form 1099-R and you do not have to report the distribution on Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If an exception applies but distribution code “1” (early distribution, no known exception) is shown in box 7, you must file Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter the taxable amount of the distribution shown in box 2a of your Form 1099-R on line 1 of Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 On line 2, enter the amount that can be excluded and the exception number shown in the Form 5329 instructions. How do i file my taxes from 2012    If distribution code “1” is incorrectly shown on your Form 1099-R for a distribution received when you were age 59½ or older, include that distribution on Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Enter exception number “12” on line 2. How do i file my taxes from 2012 General exceptions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The tax does not apply to distributions that are: Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments (made at least annually) for your life (or life expectancy) or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) of you and your designated beneficiary (if from a qualified retirement plan, the payments must begin after your separation from service), Made because you are totally and permanently disabled, or Made on or after the death of the plan participant or contract holder. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Additional exceptions for qualified retirement plans. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The tax does not apply to distributions that are: From a qualified retirement plan (other than an IRA) after your separation from service in or after the year you reached age 55 (age 50 for qualified public safety employees), From a qualified retirement plan (other than an IRA) to an alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, From a qualified retirement plan to the extent you have deductible medical expenses that exceed 10% (or 7. How do i file my taxes from 2012 5% if you or your spouse are age 65 or older) of your adjusted gross income, whether or not you itemize your deductions for the year, From an employer plan under a written election that provides a specific schedule for distribution of your entire interest if, as of March 1, 1986, you had separated from service and had begun receiving payments under the election, From an employee stock ownership plan for dividends on employer securities held by the plan, From a qualified retirement plan due to an IRS levy of the plan, From elective deferral accounts under 401(k) or 403(b) plans or similar arrangements that are qualified reservist distributions, or Phased retirement annuity payments made to federal employees. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Pub. How do i file my taxes from 2012 721 for more information on the phased retirement program. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified public safety employees. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are a qualified public safety employee, distributions made from a governmental defined benefit pension plan are not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You are a qualified public safety employee if you provide police protection, firefighting services, or emergency medical services for a state or municipality, and you separated from service in or after the year you attained age 50. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Qualified reservist distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   A qualified reservist distribution is not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012 A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution (a) from elective deferrals under a section 401(k) or 403(b) plan, or a similar arrangement, (b) to an individual ordered or called to active duty (because he or she is a member of a reserve component) for a period of more than 179 days or for an indefinite period, and (c) made during the period beginning on the date of the order or call and ending at the close of the active duty period. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must have been ordered or called to active duty after September 11, 2001. How do i file my taxes from 2012 For more information, see Qualified reservist distributions under Special Additional Taxes in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Additional exceptions for nonqualified annuity contracts. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The tax does not apply to distributions from: A deferred annuity contract to the extent allocable to investment in the contract before August 14, 1982, A deferred annuity contract under a qualified personal injury settlement, A deferred annuity contract purchased by your employer upon termination of a qualified employee plan or qualified employee annuity plan and held by your employer until your separation from service, or An immediate annuity contract (a single premium contract providing substantially equal annuity payments that start within 1 year from the date of purchase and are paid at least annually). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Tax on Excess Accumulation To make sure that most of your retirement benefits are paid to you during your lifetime, rather than to your beneficiaries after your death, the payments that you receive from qualified retirement plans must begin no later than your required beginning date (defined later). How do i file my taxes from 2012 The payments each year cannot be less than the required minimum distribution. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Required distributions not made. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If the actual distributions to you in any year are less than the minimum required distribution for that year, you are subject to an additional tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The tax equals 50% of the part of the required minimum distribution that was not distributed. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For this purpose, a qualified retirement plan includes: A qualified employee plan, A qualified employee annuity plan, An eligible section 457 deferred compensation plan, or A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan)(for benefits accruing after 1986). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Waiver. How do i file my taxes from 2012   The tax may be waived if you establish that the shortfall in distributions was due to reasonable error and that reasonable steps are being taken to remedy the shortfall. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See the Instructions for Form 5329 for the procedure to follow if you believe you qualify for a waiver of this tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 State insurer delinquency proceedings. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You might not receive the minimum distribution because assets are invested in a contract issued by an insurance company in state insurer delinquency proceedings. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your payments are reduced below the minimum due to these proceedings, you should contact your plan administrator. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Under certain conditions, you will not have to pay the 50% excise tax. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Required beginning date. How do i file my taxes from 2012   Unless the rule for 5% owners applies, you generally must begin to receive distributions from your qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the year that follows the later of: The calendar year in which you reach age 70½, or The calendar year in which you retire from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, your plan may require you to begin to receive distributions by April 1 of the year that follows the year in which you reach age 70½, even if you have not retired. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you reached age 70½ in 2013, you may be required to receive your first distribution by April 1, 2014. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Your required distribution then must be made for 2014 by December 31, 2014. How do i file my taxes from 2012 5% owners. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are a 5% owner, you must begin to receive distributions by April 1 of the year that follows the calendar year in which you reach age 70½. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You are a 5% owner if, for the plan year ending in the calendar year in which you reach age 70½, you own (or are considered to own under section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code) more than 5% of the outstanding stock (or more than 5% of the total voting power of all stock) of the employer, or more than 5% of the capital or profits interest in the employer. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Age 70½. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You reach age 70½ on the date that is 6 calendar months after the date of your 70th birthday. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For example, if you are retired and your 70th birthday was on June 30, 2013, you were age 70½ on December 30, 2013. How do i file my taxes from 2012 If your 70th birthday was on July 1, 2013, you reached age 70½ on January 1, 2014. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Required distributions. How do i file my taxes from 2012   By the required beginning date, as explained earlier, you must either: Receive your entire interest in the plan (for a tax-sheltered annuity, your entire benefit accruing after 1986), or Begin receiving periodic distributions in annual amounts calculated to distribute your entire interest (for a tax-sheltered annuity, your entire benefit accruing after 1986) over your life or life expectancy or over the joint lives or joint life expectancies of you and a designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). How do i file my taxes from 2012 Additional information. How do i file my taxes from 2012   For more information on this rule, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Form 5329. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You must file Form 5329 if you owe tax because you did not receive a minimum required distribution from your qualified retirement plan. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Survivors and Beneficiaries Generally, a survivor or beneficiary reports pension or annuity income in the same way the plan participant would have. How do i file my taxes from 2012 However, some special rules apply. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Publication 575 for more information. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Survivors of employees. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If you are entitled to receive a survivor annuity on the death of an employee who died, you can exclude part of each annuity payment as a tax-free recovery of the employee's investment in the contract. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You must figure the taxable and tax-free parts of your annuity payments using the method that applies as if you were the employee. 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How do i file my taxes from 2012    If the retiree was reporting the annuity payments under the Simplified Method, the part of each payment that is tax free is the same as the tax-free amount figured by the retiree at the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This amount remains fixed even if the annuity payments are increased or decreased. How do i file my taxes from 2012 See Simplified Method , earlier. How do i file my taxes from 2012   In any case, if the annuity starting date is after 1986, the total exclusion over the years cannot be more than the cost. How do i file my taxes from 2012 Estate tax deduction. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If your annuity was a joint and survivor annuity that was included in the decedent's estate, an estate tax may have been paid on it. How do i file my taxes from 2012 You can deduct the part of the total estate tax that was based on the annuity. How do i file my taxes from 2012 The deceased annuitant must have died after the annuity starting date. How do i file my taxes from 2012 (For details, see section 1. How do i file my taxes from 2012 691(d)-1 of the regulations. How do i file my taxes from 2012 ) Deduct it in equal amounts over your remaining life expectancy. How do i file my taxes from 2012   If the decedent died before the annuity starting date of a deferred annuity contract and you receive a death benefit under that contract, the amount you receive (either in a lump sum or as periodic payments) in excess of the decedent's cost is included in your gross income as income in respect of a decedent for which you may be able to claim an estate tax deduction. How do i file my taxes from 2012   You can take the estate tax deduction as an itemized deduction on Schedule A, Form 1040. How do i file my taxes from 2012 This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit on miscellaneous deductions. 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Updated: Common Input Issues

Many common issues are easy to resolve by following the instructions below. The most frequent issue involves data entry errors.  Please review your return closely before e-filing.  Because Free File Fillable Forms is basic, you must follow the instructions exactly and enter data only on the lines indicated.

Below you will find a few more general tips for successful e-filing and then some more specific issues currently trending for Free File Fillable Forms:

General Tips

  • Many issues can be resolved by simply using the “tab” key which ensures you will see all the data boxes. For example, when you use the tab key, you will see the MI box for your middle initial on the top of the Form 1040.
  • Use the state drop down box in the address field and enter zip code in appropriate box.
  • Check all your data entries before attempting to e-file.
  • Check your social security numbers for accuracy.  Is your dependent’s SSN correct? Is your SSN correct on the Form W2, Box A, Employee’s SSN?
  • Do not use zero “0” in any field unless instructed to do so.
  • If you’re getting a refund by direct deposit, double check your financial account and routing numbers; the routing number must be nine digits.  Be sure to select checking or savings. 
  • Check your withholdings; make sure your W-2 statement withholdings match the amount on your 1040.
  • Check the withholding amount entered Step 2, Section 1 and make sure it equals the amount in Step 2, Section 2, Box A.
  • Verify your identity. Do not guess at your prior year Adjusted Gross Income. This is the most common error we see. If you don’t remember your AGI, you must get an electronic filing PIN at IRS.gov or call 1-866-704-7388.
  • If your filing status is Married Filing Jointly, make sure to include all information for your spouse, especially Step 2 requirements for identify verification and signing the return electronically.
  •  Whenever you’re entering your information on a form or schedule in Free File Fillable Forms and you have a question, just select the button, "Instructions For This Form," at the bottom of the screen.

Specific Issues

I didn’t get the email confirming that my Free File Fillable Forms return was accepted or rejected

  • First, check your email spam/junk folder. 
  • If it’s not there, take the following steps: Return to your Free File Fillable Forms account. (Either through IRS.gov/freefile or freefilefillableforms.com.) 
  • Select “Get E-File Status” from upper left column. If there is no status update, log-on to your account and review your return for accuracy  
  • CAUTION: Make sure to place the current date ("Today's Date") in Step 2, Section 4, Signing This Year's Return
  • Next, select  “E-File Now” button to resubmit.  
  • If your return was successfully e-filed, you will receive 2 emails: one from freefilefillableforms.com saying it was received and a second one from freefilefillableform.com saying it was accepted or rejected by the IRS. If you do not receive these two emails, you have not successfully transmitted your return.

I got this message: Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed schema validation

This currently is the second most common error we see, and it’s not as scary as it sounds. You will receive this message when there is a data entry error. This is a simple correction.

  • First, your message will identify the form and line number where the error occurred on your return.
  • Look for one of two key phrases in the error message.
  • If you see the phrase “is expected” that means you left blank a required field.
  • If you see the phrase “not facet-valid with” that means you made an entry in the wrong format, i.e. you used a number where it should be blank, or used a description not allowed in the field.
  • For more information, see our Rejected return help page.

“Do the Math” won’t work

Most often, your form is missing data that the program considers necessary to perform the calculation. Use the “tab” key and double check your entries.

Here's a list of some common problems taxpayers have encountered and possible solutions. 

  • 1040 (Form) Line 44 Tax - You must look up your tax in the tax tables and follow the IRS instructions to manually enter an amount on this line.  Don’t forget this step.
  • Schedule 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit, Lines 9, 11, 12 and 13 - You must complete all the prior required lines, including the buttons on line 6, before these lines will calculate.   Check your entries before you e-file.
  • Form 8863, Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits, Line 15 - You are required to complete Part 1. If instructed to put a zero on a line, you must put a zero on that line.
  • Schedule A, Itemized Deductions
    • Line 23 - The amount for this line is populated from the amount(s) you enter in the grey areas under the words, ‘list type and amount’. There are two lines under these words and two fields on each line. The first field is for a description of the ‘Other Expense’ deduction and the second field is for the amount. Enter the description and corresponding amount and ‘Do the math’ will calculate an amount for line 23.
    • Line 29 - Don't forget to manually enter the total amount for your Itemized Deductions on line 29 of the Schedule A.  Line 29 is not a Do the Math calculated field.  Select the “Yes” or “No” button for line 29 and follow the Schedule A instructions for entering an amount on the line 29.  If your answer is No,  Is Form 1040 line 38 over $150,000, then add up all the column amounts, lines 4 through 28, on the Sch A and enter the total amount on line 29.  Check your math.  If  your answer is Yes, line 38 of the Form 1040 is over $150,000 refer to the Itemized Deductions Worksheet for line 29 (page A-13) and then enter the amount you figured on line 29.  After you enter your amount on line 29, then select “Do the Math.”  The amount on line 29 will then transfer and update Line 40 of Form 1040.
  • Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business Lines 3, 4, 5, and 7 - You must enter the business entity information (A-J) before the lines will calculate.
  • Schedule C-EZ Net Profit or Loss from Business Line 3 - You must enter the business entity information (A-G) before “Do the Math” will calculate.
  • Schedule E, Supplemental Income and Loss, Line 23a, b, etc. - Many lines will not calculate until Part 1 of the form is complete. 

I Can’t Find the Form I need

First, review the list of available Forms You Can Use. You can learn how to add some forms to your return by following the instructions below.

  • Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property -  You must Add the Form 4562 from the “add” button on your Schedule C and/or Schedule E.  You can NOT add the Form 4562 from the “add/view" button.  
  • Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations- Add this form from the “add” button on your Schedule C.
  • Form 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home- Add this form from the “add” button on your line 30 of the Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business
  • Form 8863, Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits) -
    1. Part III on page 2 for each student for whom you are claiming either credit must be completed before you complete Parts I and II on Page 1.  Some taxpayers can’t find the add button for page 2.  Just go to the top of page 1 of the Form 8863 and click on the add button next to the statement click to enter student information on page 2. 
    2. Make sure you use"Do the Math" for computing line 15 of page 1 of the Form 8863.
    3. Make sure you use the tab key for entering the student’s first name and the last name on line 20. Entered the first name in the first grey field and then use the tab key to enter the last name in the grey field to the right. 
  • Form 8949, Sales and other Dispositions of Capital Assets- Don’t forget to add Page 2 to complete this form.  Complete the Form 8949 before you complete your Schedule D. On the Schedule D, complete lines 1b, 2, 3, 8b, 9, and 10. You may add multiple copies of the Form 8949 if you need additional space to report sales and exchanges of your capital assets.
  • Add Forms W2, W2G and 1099-R in Step 2, Section 1.
  • All other Form 1099’s, including SSA 1099, 1099 INT, 1099 MISC etc. are not available as individual forms in Free File Fillable Forms because you do not have to e-file these statements to IRS.
  • BUT make sure to include all other income from Form 1099 including SSA 1099, 1099 INT, 1099 MISC etc. on your Form 1040. Don’t forget to include your federal withholding amounts from these other Form 1099s in Step 2 Section 2 Box B.

I Can’t Print My Return?

  • If you are having trouble printing and you are using Internet Explorer 8.0 you must upgrade your Internet browser or switch to another computer to print your information.  
  • If you can't print, search for 'print' in General FAQs (PDF) for additional information. Remember, always print your return for your records after you successfully e-file.

I am having problems with my 16a and 16b entries for pensions and annuities on the Form 1040

  • Find your total pension or annuity amount on your Form 1099-R and enter it on line 16a of your Form 1040.
  • Then, enter the taxable portion in 16b to the far right under the column of the Form 1040 where you are entering all of your amounts.
  • Do not enter your taxable amount after “b Taxable amount”.   This “b Taxable amount” field is only reserved for the text: “ROLLOVER”, “PSO”, and “ROLLOVER AND PSO” - Refer to the 1040 instructions to see if either of these 3 descriptions apply to you.
  • When your total pensions and annuities equal your taxable amount, “Do the Math” will automatically remove your amount on line 16a.
  • When your total pensions and annuities is greater than your taxable amount, “Do the Math” will display the total on line 16a and taxable amount you entered to the right of 16b.     

I am getting an error on Line 21, "Other income" on the Form 1040 - List type and amount

  • In certain situations, the form instructions may prompt you to enter information next to a line.   There are 2 parts for you to enter: 1) the description type in the first grey box and then 2) a corresponding amount in the second grey box.  Don’t enter descriptions or $ amounts in the grey fields unless the instructions tell you too.  Generally, leave these fields blank and don't enter a zero or '0" amount unless the instructions tell you too.
  •  Use line 21 of the Form 1040 to report any other taxable income not reported elsewhere on your return or on other schedules.  Make sure you enter the type and then the amount for the Other income to the left of the amount on line 21.  Enter the type of income in the first grey field and then enter the amount in the second grey field.   After you enter the amount in the second grey field, select "Do the Math" and the amount you entered to the left in the grey field will transfer to line 21.   Don't forget to enter the type of other income such as gambling winnings or jury duty pay in the first grey field to the left of the amount.  And if one of your other income description types is net operating loss (NOL), make sure you enter a negative sign "-" before the amount.  To view a list of description types for other income examples on line 21, refer to page 28 of the Form 1040 instructions.  Free File Fillable Forms will automatically display the description type in all upper case letters after selecting Do the Math.

Refer to the tutorial for basic tips before your start Free File Fillable Forms. These tips will improve your chances to successfully e-file without getting errors.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Feb-2014

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