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Irs tax forms 1040x 1. Irs tax forms 1040x   Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Application ProceduresForms Required Required Inclusions Miscellaneous Procedures Rulings and Determination LettersEffective Date of Exemption Revocation or Modification of Exemption Appeal ProceduresAppeals Office Consideration EO Technical Consideration Administrative Remedies Appeal to Courts Group Exemption LetterCentral Organization Application Procedure Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption Introduction If your organization is one of the organizations described in this publication and is seeking recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS, you should follow the procedures described in this chapter and the instructions that accompany the appropriate application forms. Irs tax forms 1040x For information on section 501(c)(3) organizations, go to Section 501(c)(3) Organizations chapter 3. Irs tax forms 1040x If your organization is seeking exemption under one of the other paragraphs of section 501(c), see chapter 4. Irs tax forms 1040x Topics - This chapter discusses: Application procedures that generally apply to all organizations discussed in this publication, including the application forms; Rulings and determination letters (approvals/disapprovals); Appeal procedures available if an adverse determination letter is proposed; and Group exemption letters. Irs tax forms 1040x Application Procedures Oral requests for recognition of exemption will not be considered by the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x Your application for tax-exempt status must be in writing using the appropriate forms as discussed below. Irs tax forms 1040x Forms Required If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption from federal income tax, it must use a specific application prescribed by the IRS in Revenue Procedure 2013–9, sec. Irs tax forms 1040x 3. Irs tax forms 1040x If your organization is a central organization with exempt status, see Group Exemption Letter , later. Irs tax forms 1040x All applications must be signed by an authorized individual. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x   File Form 1023 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(3) Corporations, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty for children or animals, 501(e) Cooperative hospital service organization, 501(f) Cooperative service organization of operating educational organizations, 501(k) Certain organizations providing child care, 501(n) Charitable risk pools, and 501(q) Credit counseling organizations. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a). Irs tax forms 1040x    File Form 1024 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(2) Title holding corporations, 501(c)(4) Civic leagues, social welfare organizations, 501(c)(5) Labor, agricultural, or horticultural organizations, 501(c)(6) Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x , 501(c)(7) Social clubs, 501(c)(8) Fraternal beneficiary societies, orders, or associations, 501(c)(9) Voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations, 501(c)(10) Domestic fraternal societies, orders, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x , 501(c)(12) Benevolent life insurance associations, mutual ditch or irrigation companies, mutual or cooperative telephone companies, 501(c)(13) Cemetery companies, 501(c)(15) Mutual insurance companies or associations, 501(c)(17) Trusts providing for the payment of supplemental unemployment compensation benefits, 501(c)(19) A post, organization, auxiliary unit, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and 501(c)(25) Title holding corporations or trusts. Irs tax forms 1040x  Form 8718, User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request, must also be sent along with Form 1024. Irs tax forms 1040x Letter application. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(11), (14), (16), (18), (21), (22), (23), (26), (27), (28), or (29), submit a letter application with Form 8718. Irs tax forms 1040x See Required Inclusions for the information to include with the letter application. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 1028. Irs tax forms 1040x   Use Form 1028 if your organization is a farmers’ cooperative seeking recognition of exemption under section 521. Irs tax forms 1040x You must also submit Form 8718. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 8871. Irs tax forms 1040x    Use Form 8871 if you are a political party or campaign committee for a candidate for federal, state or local office seeking to be treated as tax-exempt under section 527. Irs tax forms 1040x See Political Organization Income Tax Return , later. Irs tax forms 1040x    Some organizations do not have to use specific application forms. Irs tax forms 1040x The application your organization must use is specified in the chapter in this publication dealing with your kind of organization. Irs tax forms 1040x It is also shown in the Organization Reference Chart, later. Irs tax forms 1040x Power of attorney. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your organization expects to be represented by an individual such as an attorney, CPA, officer or other person authorized to practice before the IRS, whether in person or by correspondence, you must file a Form 2848 with your exemption application. Irs tax forms 1040x The power of attorney must specifically authorize an individual to represent your organization. Irs tax forms 1040x You cannot name an organization, firm, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x as your representative. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, can be used for this purpose. Irs tax forms 1040x The categories of individuals who can represent you before the IRS are listed on the form. Irs tax forms 1040x Non-exemption for terrorist organizations. Irs tax forms 1040x   An organization that is identified or designated as a terrorist organization within the meaning of section 501(p)(2) is not eligible to apply for recognition of exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x User fee. Irs tax forms 1040x   The law requires the payment of a user fee for determination letter requests such as your application for recognition of tax-exempt status. Irs tax forms 1040x If you are filing Form 1023, user fee information is included in Part XI. Irs tax forms 1040x If you are required to apply for recognition of exemption by submitting Form 1024, a letter application, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x and you must pay a user fee, you should use Form 8718 to figure the amount of your user fee and to pay it. Irs tax forms 1040x Your payment must accompany your request. Irs tax forms 1040x The IRS will not process a request unless the fee has been paid. Irs tax forms 1040x    For the current user fee amount and processing time for applications go to IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x gov and select “Charities and Non-Profits” from the buttons near the top. Irs tax forms 1040x Then select the underlined link “How to Apply To Be Tax-Exempt” for the latest user fees or I want to check the status of my application for more information. Irs tax forms 1040x You can also call 1-877-829-5500. Irs tax forms 1040x Required Inclusions Employer identification number (EIN). Irs tax forms 1040x   Every exempt organization must have an EIN, whether or not it has any employees. Irs tax forms 1040x An EIN is required before an exemption application is submitted. Irs tax forms 1040x Information on how to apply for an EIN by using one of the following methods can be found at Employer ID Numbers (EIN): Online— This is the preferred method for requesting an EIN. Irs tax forms 1040x The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. Irs tax forms 1040x By telephone at 1-800-829-4933, from 7:00 a. Irs tax forms 1040x m. Irs tax forms 1040x to 7:00 p. Irs tax forms 1040x m. Irs tax forms 1040x local time, Monday through Friday. Irs tax forms 1040x The EIN is provided over the phone to an authorized individual. Irs tax forms 1040x By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Irs tax forms 1040x If the faxed Form SS-4 includes the taxpayer's fax number, a fax will be sent back with the EIN within four (4) business days. Irs tax forms 1040x    Use only one method for each entity so you do not receive more than one EIN for an entity. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you previously applied for an EIN and have not yet received it, or you are unsure whether you have an EIN, please call our toll-free customer account services number, 1-877-829-5500, for assistance. Irs tax forms 1040x Organizing documents. Irs tax forms 1040x   Your application should include a copy of the organizing or enabling document that is signed by a principal officer or is accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized individual certifying that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original or meets the requirements of a conformed copy. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your organizing or enabling document are articles of incorporation, include evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Irs tax forms 1040x (For example, a stamped “Filed” copy dated by the Secretary of State is prima facie evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Irs tax forms 1040x ) A copy of the articles of incorporation can also be submitted with a written declaration signed by an authorized individual indicating the copy is complete and was filed and approved by the state, including the date filed. Irs tax forms 1040x Bylaws. Irs tax forms 1040x   Bylaws alone are not organizing documents. Irs tax forms 1040x However, if your organization has adopted bylaws, include a current copy. Irs tax forms 1040x The bylaws need not be signed if submitted as an attachment. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your organization's name has been officially changed by an amendment to your organizing instruments, you should also attach a conformed copy of that amendment to your application. Irs tax forms 1040x    Bylaws may be considered an organizing document only if they are properly structured (includes name, purpose, signatures, and intent to form an organization). Irs tax forms 1040x Conformed copy. Irs tax forms 1040x   A conformed copy is a copy that agrees with the original and all amendments to it. Irs tax forms 1040x If the original document required a signature, the copy should either be signed by a principal officer or, if not signed, be accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized officer of the organization. Irs tax forms 1040x With either option, the officer must certify that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original. Irs tax forms 1040x A certificate of incorporation should be approved and dated by an appropriate state official. Irs tax forms 1040x Attachments. Irs tax forms 1040x    When submitting attachments, every attachment should show your organization's name and EIN. Irs tax forms 1040x It should also state that it is an attachment to your application form and identify the part and line item number to which it applies. Irs tax forms 1040x Original documents. Irs tax forms 1040x   Do not submit original documents because they become part of the IRS file and cannot be returned. Irs tax forms 1040x Description of activities. Irs tax forms 1040x   Your application must include a full description of the proposed activities of your organization, including each of the fundraising activities of a section 501(c)(3) organization and a narrative description of anticipated receipts and contemplated expenditures. Irs tax forms 1040x When describing the activities in which your organization expects to engage, you must include the standards, criteria, procedures, or other means that your organization adopted or planned for carrying out those activities. Irs tax forms 1040x   To determine the information you need to provide, you should study the part of this publication that applies to your organization. Irs tax forms 1040x The appropriate chapter will describe the purposes and activities that your organization must pursue, engage in, and include in your application in order to achieve exempt status. Irs tax forms 1040x   Often, your organization's articles of organization (or other organizing instruments) contain descriptions of your organization's purposes and activities. Irs tax forms 1040x   Your application should describe completely and in detail your past, present, and planned activities. Irs tax forms 1040x Financial data. Irs tax forms 1040x   You must include in your application financial statements showing your receipts and expenditures and a balance sheet for the current year and the 3 preceding years (or for the number of years your organization was in existence, if less than 4 years). Irs tax forms 1040x For each accounting period, you must describe the sources of your receipts and the nature of your expenditures. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you have not yet begun operations, or have operated for less than 1 year, a proposed budget for 2 full accounting periods and a current statement of assets and liabilities will be acceptable. Irs tax forms 1040x Exempt status established in application. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your application and its supporting documents show that your organization meets the requirements for tax-exempt status under the Code section you applied, the IRS will issue a favorable determination letter or ruling. Irs tax forms 1040x Miscellaneous Procedures To help in processing your application, be sure to attach all schedules, statements, and other documents required by the application form. Irs tax forms 1040x If you do not attach them, you may have to resubmit your application or you may otherwise encounter a delay in processing your application. Irs tax forms 1040x Incomplete application. Irs tax forms 1040x   If an application is not complete and does not contain all the required attachments found under Required Inclusions, the IRS may return it to you for completion. Irs tax forms 1040x The IRS may keep the application and send a letter requesting the missing information if most of the information has been received. Irs tax forms 1040x   If the IRS returns the application or requests additional information from you, that application will be considered filed on the date the substantially completed application is postmarked, or if no postmark, received at the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x   Generally, the user fee will not be refunded if an incomplete application is filed. Irs tax forms 1040x   Additional information may be requested if necessary to clarify the nature of your organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Application made under wrong paragraph of section 501(c). Irs tax forms 1040x   Occasionally, an organization appears to qualify for exemption under a paragraph of section 501(c) that is different from the one for which the organization applied. Irs tax forms 1040x If the application was made on Form 1024, which applies to more than one paragraph of section 501(c), the organization can be recognized as exempt under any paragraph to which the form applies if the organization has agreed to have its application considered under that paragraph. Irs tax forms 1040x It must also supply any additional information required for the application under the new paragraph. Irs tax forms 1040x Different application form needed. Irs tax forms 1040x   If a different application form is required for your organization, the IRS will so advise your organization and will provide the appropriate application form for your convenience in reapplying under that paragraph, if you wish to do so. Irs tax forms 1040x Although supporting information previously furnished need not be duplicated, you must provide any necessary additional information required for the application. Irs tax forms 1040x If your reply is not received within a limited time, your application will be processed only for the paragraph under which you originally applied. Irs tax forms 1040x   When a specific application form is needed for the paragraph under which your organization qualifies, that form is required before a letter recognizing exemption can be issued. Irs tax forms 1040x This includes cases in which a determination letter is modified to recognize an organization's exempt status under a paragraph other than the paragraph under which it originally established exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x IRS responses. Irs tax forms 1040x   Organizations that submit a complete application will receive an acknowledgment from the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x Others will receive a letter requesting more information or returning an incomplete application. Irs tax forms 1040x Applicants also will be notified if the application is forwarded to EO Technical Office for consideration. Irs tax forms 1040x These letters will be sent out as soon as possible after receipt of the organization's application. Irs tax forms 1040x Withdrawal of application. Irs tax forms 1040x   An application may be withdrawn at any time before the issuance of a ruling or determination letter upon the written request of a principal officer or authorized representative of your organization. Irs tax forms 1040x However, the withdrawal will not prevent the information contained in the application from being used by the IRS in any subsequent examination of your organization's returns. Irs tax forms 1040x The information forwarded with an application will not be returned to your organization and, generally, when an application is withdrawn, the user fee paid will not be refunded. Irs tax forms 1040x Requests for withholding of information from the public. Irs tax forms 1040x   The law requires many exempt organizations and private foundations to make their application forms and annual information returns available for public inspection. Irs tax forms 1040x The law also requires the IRS to make available for public inspection, in accordance with section 6104 and the related regulations, your approved application for recognition of exemption (including any papers submitted in support of the application) and the ruling or determination letter (discussed later, under Rulings and Determination Letters . Irs tax forms 1040x )   Any information submitted in the application or in support of it that relates to any trade secret, patent, process, style of work, or apparatus, upon request, can be withheld from public inspection if the IRS determines that the disclosure of such information would adversely affect the organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Your request must: Identify the material to be withheld (the document, page, paragraph, and line) by clearly marking it “Not Subject To Public Inspection. Irs tax forms 1040x ” Include the reasons for your organization's position that the information is of the type that can be withheld from public inspection. Irs tax forms 1040x Be filed with the office where your organization files the documents in which the material to be withheld is contained. Irs tax forms 1040x Where to file. Irs tax forms 1040x   Send your application for exempt status and Form 8718, (if required) to: Internal Revenue Service PO Box 12192 Covington, KY 41012-0192   Your application will be considered by EO Determinations, who will either issue a favorable determination letter to your organization, issue an adverse determination letter denying the exempt status claimed in the application, or refer the case to the Exempt Organizations Technical Office (EO Technical). Irs tax forms 1040x    Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. Irs tax forms 1040x You can request miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033 with Form 8940. Irs tax forms 1040x Nonexempt charitable trusts also file Form 8940 for an initial determination of section 509(a)(3) status or change to their type. Irs tax forms 1040x See Form 8940 and instructions for more information. Irs tax forms 1040x Requests other than applications. Irs tax forms 1040x Requests other than applications for recognition of exemption or Form 8940 (for example, requests for rulings involving feeder organizations, application of excise taxes to activities of private foundations, taxation of unrelated business income, etc. Irs tax forms 1040x ) should be sent to: Internal Revenue Service  Attention: EO Letter Rulings PO Box 27720 McPherson Station Washington, DC 20038 These requests, similar to applications for recognition of exemption previously discussed, must be accompanied by the appropriate user fee. Irs tax forms 1040x The schedule for user fees, including those for requests other than applications, can be found in Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. Irs tax forms 1040x R. Irs tax forms 1040x B. Irs tax forms 1040x 237. Irs tax forms 1040x Referral to EO Technical. Irs tax forms 1040x   EO Determinations will refer to EO Technical any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Irs tax forms 1040x EO Determinations can request technical advice on any technical or procedural question that cannot be resolved on the basis of law, regulations, or a clearly applicable revenue ruling or other published precedent. Irs tax forms 1040x An organization can request that an issue be referred to EO Technical for technical advice if it feels that a lack of uniformity exists as to the disposition of the issue or if an issue is so unusual or complex as to warrant consideration by EO Technical. Irs tax forms 1040x If a determination letter is issued based on technical advice from EO Technical regarding qualification for exemption or foundation status, no further administrative appeal is available on the issue that was the subject of technical advice. Irs tax forms 1040x Reminder. Irs tax forms 1040x   The law requires payment of a user fee for determination letter requests. Irs tax forms 1040x Go to IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x gov/Charities and select Current User Fees-Exempt Organizations to find the required payment. Irs tax forms 1040x Payment must accompany each request. Irs tax forms 1040x Rulings and Determination Letters Elimination of the advance public charity status. Irs tax forms 1040x   New regulations eliminate the advance ruling process for a section 501(c)(3) organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Under the new regulations, a new section 501(c)(3) organization will be classified as a publicly supported organization and not a private foundation if it can show when it applies for tax-exempt status that it reasonably can be expected to be publicly supported. Irs tax forms 1040x The new rules no longer require the organization to file Form 8734, Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period, after completing its first 5 tax years. Irs tax forms 1040x See Elimination of the Advance Ruling Process . Irs tax forms 1040x An organization must describe fully the activities in which it expects to engage. Irs tax forms 1040x This includes standards, procedures, or other means adopted or planned by the organization for carrying out its activities, expected sources of funds, and the nature of its contemplated expenses. Irs tax forms 1040x When an organization does not supply the information previously mentioned under Application Procedures , or fails to furnish a sufficiently detailed description of its proposed activities to permit a conclusion that it will clearly be exempt, a proposed adverse determination letter or ruling may be issued. Irs tax forms 1040x Adverse determination. Irs tax forms 1040x   A proposed adverse ruling or determination letter will be issued to an organization that has not provided sufficiently detailed information to establish that it qualifies for exemption or if the information provided establishes that it does not qualify for exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x An organization can appeal a proposed adverse ruling or determination letter. Irs tax forms 1040x See Appeal Procedures , later. Irs tax forms 1040x Effective Date of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption is usually effective as of the date of formation of an organization if, during the period before the date of the ruling or determination letter, its purposes and activities were those required by the law. Irs tax forms 1040x (See Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3 for the special rule for organizations applying for recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3). Irs tax forms 1040x ) Upon obtaining recognition of exemption, the organization can file a claim for a refund of income taxes paid for the period for which its exempt status is recognized. Irs tax forms 1040x If an organization is required to alter its activities or substantially amend its charter to qualify, the ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption will be effective as of the date specified in the letter. Irs tax forms 1040x If a nonsubstantive amendment is made, such as correction of a clerical error in the enabling instrument or the addition of a dissolution clause, exemption will ordinarily be recognized as of the date of formation if the activities of the organization before the ruling or determination are consistent with the exemption requirements. Irs tax forms 1040x A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption cannot be relied on if there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, the purpose, or the method of operation of the organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Also, a ruling or determination letter cannot be relied on if it is based on any inaccurate material factual representations. Irs tax forms 1040x Revocation or Modification of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption may be revoked or modified by: A notice to the organization to which the ruling or determination letter originally was issued, Enactment of legislation or ratification of a tax treaty, A decision of the United States Supreme Court, Issuance of temporary or final regulations, or Issuance of a revenue ruling, a revenue procedure, or other statement published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin or Cumulative Bulletin. Irs tax forms 1040x When revocation takes effect. Irs tax forms 1040x   If the organization omitted or misstated a material fact, operated in a manner materially different from that originally represented, or, with regard to organizations to which section 503 applies, engaged in a prohibited transaction (such as diverting corpus or income from its exempt purpose), the revocation or modification may be retroactive. Irs tax forms 1040x Material change in organization. Irs tax forms 1040x   If there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, purpose, or method of operation of the organization, revocation or modification will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that material change. Irs tax forms 1040x Relief from retroactivity. Irs tax forms 1040x   If a ruling or determination letter was issued in error or the IRS changed its position after issuing a letter or ruling, and if section 7805(b) relief is granted, retroactivity of the revocation or modification ordinarily will be limited to a date not earlier than that on which the original ruling or determination letter was modified or revoked. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information on requesting section 7805(b) relief, see Revenue Procedure 2013-4, 2013-1 I. Irs tax forms 1040x R. Irs tax forms 1040x B. Irs tax forms 1040x 126, sec. Irs tax forms 1040x 13 (or later update). Irs tax forms 1040x Foundations. Irs tax forms 1040x   The determination of the effective date is the same for the revocation or modification of foundation status or operating foundation status unless the effective date is expressly covered by statute or regulations. Irs tax forms 1040x Written notice. Irs tax forms 1040x   If an EO area manager concludes, as a result of examining an information return or considering information from any other source, that a ruling or determination letter should be revoked or modified, the organization will be advised in writing of the proposed action and the reasons for it. Irs tax forms 1040x   The organization will also be advised of its right to protest the proposed action by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Irs tax forms 1040x The appeal procedures are discussed next. Irs tax forms 1040x Appeal Procedures If your organization applies for tax-exempt status and EO Determination decides your organization does not qualify, your organization will be advised of its rights to protest the determination by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Irs tax forms 1040x This process does not apply to determinations issued by EO Technical. Irs tax forms 1040x Your organization must submit a statement of its views fully explaining its reasoning. Irs tax forms 1040x The statement must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the adverse determination letter and must state whether it wishes Appeals Office consideration. Irs tax forms 1040x Representation. Irs tax forms 1040x   A principal officer or trustee can represent an organization at any level of appeal within the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x Also, an attorney, certified public accountant, or individual enrolled to practice before the IRS can represent the organization. Irs tax forms 1040x   If the organization's representative attends a conference without a principal officer or trustee, the representative must file a proper power of attorney or a tax information authorization before receiving or inspecting confidential information. Irs tax forms 1040x Form 2848 or Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, as appropriate (or any other properly written power of attorney or authorization), can be used for this purpose. Irs tax forms 1040x These forms can be obtained from the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information, see Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney. Irs tax forms 1040x Appeals Office Consideration EO Determinations will consider the statement protesting and appealing (hereinafter appealing) the adverse determination and decide if the information affects its determination. Irs tax forms 1040x If the appeal does not provide a basis to reconsider its adverse determination, it will forward the appeal and case file to the Appeals Office. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information about the role of the Appeals Office, see Publication 892, Exempt Organization Appeal Procedures for Unagreed Issues. Irs tax forms 1040x The appeal should include the following information. Irs tax forms 1040x The organization's name, address, daytime telephone number, and employer identification number. Irs tax forms 1040x A statement that the organization wants to protest the determination. Irs tax forms 1040x A copy of the letter showing the determination you disagree with, or the date and symbols on the determination letter. Irs tax forms 1040x A statement of facts supporting the organization's position in any contested factual issue. Irs tax forms 1040x A statement outlining the law or other authority the organization is relying on. Irs tax forms 1040x A statement as to whether a conference at the Appeals Office is desired. Irs tax forms 1040x The statement of facts in item 4 must be declared true under penalties of perjury. Irs tax forms 1040x This may be done by adding to the protest the following signed declaration:   “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the statement of facts presented in this protest and in any accompanying schedules and statements and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Irs tax forms 1040x ”           Signature. Irs tax forms 1040x   If the organization's representative submits the appeal, a substitute declaration must be included, stating: That the representative prepared the appeal and accompanying documents, and Whether the representative knows personally that the statements of fact contained in the appeal and accompanying documents are true and correct. Irs tax forms 1040x Be sure the appeal contains all of the information requested. Irs tax forms 1040x Incomplete appeals will be returned for completion. Irs tax forms 1040x If a conference is requested, it will be held at the Appeals Office, unless the organization requests that the meeting be held at a field office convenient to both parties. Irs tax forms 1040x The Appeals Office, after considering the organization's appeal as well as information presented in any conference held, will notify the organization of its decision and issue an appropriate determination letter. Irs tax forms 1040x An adverse decision can be appealed to the courts (discussed later). Irs tax forms 1040x The Appeals Office must request technical advice from EO Technical on any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Irs tax forms 1040x If an organization believes that its case involves such an issue, it should ask the Appeals Office to request technical advice. Irs tax forms 1040x Any determination letter issued on the basis of technical advice from EO Technical cannot be appealed to the Appeals Office for those issues that were the subject of the technical advice from EO Technical. Irs tax forms 1040x EO Technical Consideration If an application is referred to EO Technical for issuance of a ruling and an adverse ruling is issued, the organization will be informed of the basis for the conclusion, its right to file a protest within 30 days, and its right to have a conference with EO Technical. Irs tax forms 1040x Administrative Remedies In the case of an application under section 501(c)(3), all of the following actions, called administrative remedies, must be completed by your organization before an unfavorable ruling or determination letter from the IRS can be appealed to the courts. Irs tax forms 1040x The filing of a substantially completed application Form 1023 or group exemption request under section 501(c)(3) (described earlier in this chapter) or the filing of a request for a determination of foundation status (see Private Foundations and Public Charities in chapter 3). Irs tax forms 1040x In the case of a late-filed application, requesting relief under Regulations section 301. Irs tax forms 1040x 9100 regarding applications for extensions of time for making an election or application for relief from tax (see Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3). Irs tax forms 1040x The timely submission of all additional information requested to perfect an exemption application or request for determination of private foundation status. Irs tax forms 1040x Exhaustion of all administrative appeals available within the IRS, including protest of an adverse ruling issued by EO Technical in the case of an exemption application. Irs tax forms 1040x The actions just described will not be considered completed until the IRS has had a reasonable time to act upon the appeal or protest, as the case may be. Irs tax forms 1040x An organization will not be considered to have exhausted its administrative remedies before the earlier of: The completion of the steps just listed and the sending by certified or registered mail of a notice of final determination, or The expiration of the 270-day period in which the IRS has not issued a notice of final determination and the organization has taken, in a timely manner, all reasonable steps to secure a ruling or determination. Irs tax forms 1040x 270-day period. Irs tax forms 1040x   The 270-day period will be considered by the IRS to begin on the date a substantially completed Form 1023 or group exemption request is sent to the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x See Application Procedures , earlier, for information needed to complete Form 1023. Irs tax forms 1040x   If the application does not contain all of the required items, it will not be further processed and may be returned to the applicant for completion. Irs tax forms 1040x The 270-day period, in this event, will not be considered as starting until the date the application is remailed to the IRS with the requested information, or, if a postmark is not evident, on the date the IRS receives a substantially completed application. Irs tax forms 1040x Appeal to Courts If the IRS issues an unfavorable determination letter or ruling to your organization and you have exhausted all the administrative remedies just discussed, your organization can seek judicial remedies. Irs tax forms 1040x For example, if your organization has paid the tax resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a refund in a U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x District Court or the U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x Court of Federal Claims. Irs tax forms 1040x Or, if your organization elected not to pay the tax deficiency resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a redetermination of the tax deficiencies in the United States Tax Court. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information on these types of suits, get Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund. Irs tax forms 1040x In certain situations, your organization can file suit for a declaratory judgment in the U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x District Court for the District of Columbia, the U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x Court of Federal Claims, or the U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x Tax Court. Irs tax forms 1040x This remedy is available if your organization received an adverse notice of final determination, or if the IRS failed to make a timely determination on your initial or continuing qualification or classification as an exempt organization. Irs tax forms 1040x However, your exempt status claim must be as: An organization qualifying under section 501(c)(3), An organization to which a deduction for a contribution is allowed under section 170(c)(2), An organization that is a private foundation under section 509(a), A private operating foundation under section 4942(j)(3), or A cooperative organization that is exempt from tax under section 521. Irs tax forms 1040x Adverse notice of final determination. Irs tax forms 1040x   The adverse notice of final determination referred to above is a ruling or determination letter sent by certified or registered mail holding that your organization: Is not described in section 501(c)(3) or section 170(c)(2), Is a private foundation as defined in section 4942(j)(3), or Is a public charity described in a part of section 509(a) or section 170(b)(1)(A) other than the part under which your organization requested classification. Irs tax forms 1040x Favorable court rulings - IRS procedure. Irs tax forms 1040x   If a suit results in a final determination that your organization is exempt from tax, the IRS will issue a favorable ruling or determination letter, provided your organization has filed an application for exemption and submitted a statement that the underlying facts and applicable law are the same as in the period considered by the court. Irs tax forms 1040x Group Exemption Letter A group exemption letter is a ruling or determination letter issued to a central organization recognizing on a group basis the exemption under section 501(c) of subordinate organizations on whose behalf the central organization has applied for recognition of exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x A central organization is an organization that has one or more subordinates under its general supervision or control. Irs tax forms 1040x A subordinate organization is a chapter, local, post, or unit of a central organization. Irs tax forms 1040x A central organization may be a subordinate itself, such as a state organization that has subordinate units and is itself affiliated with a national (central) organization. Irs tax forms 1040x A subordinate organization may or may not be incorporated, but it must have an organizing document. Irs tax forms 1040x A subordinate that is organized and operated in a foreign country cannot be included in a group exemption letter. Irs tax forms 1040x A subordinate described in section 501(c)(3) cannot be included in a group exemption letter if it is a private foundation described in section 509(a). Irs tax forms 1040x If your organization is a subordinate controlled by a central organization (for example, a church, a veterans' organization, or a fraternal organization), you should check with the central organization to see if it has been issued a group exemption letter that covers your organization. Irs tax forms 1040x If it has, you do not have to file a separate application unless your organization no longer wants to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs tax forms 1040x If the group exemption letter does not cover your organization, ask your central organization about being included in the next annual group ruling update that it submits to the IRS. Irs tax forms 1040x Central Organization Application Procedure If your organization is a central organization with affiliated subordinates under its control, it can apply for a group exemption letter for its subordinates, provided it has obtained recognition of its own exemption before or concurrently with the group exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x You should make the application for such subordinates by letter instead of submitting either Form 1023 or 1024. Irs tax forms 1040x This procedure relieves each of the subordinates covered by a group exemption letter from filing its own application. Irs tax forms 1040x A central organization obtains its own recognition of exemption by sending its application to the IRS address shown on Form 8718 or Form 1023. Irs tax forms 1040x If the central organization has previously obtained recognition of its own exemption, it must indicate its employer identification number and the date of the letter recognizing its exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x It need not forward documents already submitted. Irs tax forms 1040x However, if it has not already done so, the central organization must submit a copy of any amendment to its governing instruments or internal regulations as well as any information about changes in its character, purposes, or method of operation. Irs tax forms 1040x Employer identification number. Irs tax forms 1040x   The central organization must have an EIN before it submits a completed exemption or group exemption application. Irs tax forms 1040x Each subordinate must have its own EIN, even if it has no employees. Irs tax forms 1040x When submitting its group exemption application, the central organization must provide an EIN for each subordinate organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Information required for subordinate organizations. Irs tax forms 1040x   In addition to the information required to obtain recognition of its own exemption, the central organization must submit information for those subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs tax forms 1040x The information should be forwarded in a letter signed by a principal officer of the central organization setting forth or including as attachments the following. Irs tax forms 1040x Information verifying that the subordinates: Are affiliated with the central organization at the close of its annual accounting period; Are subject to its general supervision or control; Are all eligible to qualify for exemption under the same paragraph of section 501(c), though not necessarily the paragraph under which the central organization itself is exempt; Are not private foundations if the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3); Are all on the same accounting period as the central organization if they are to be included in group returns; and Are organizations that have been formed within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission of the group exemption application if they are claiming section 501(c)(3) status and are subject to the requirements of section 508(a) and wish to be recognized as exempt from their dates of creation (a group exemption letter may be issued covering subordinates, one or more of which have not been organized within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission, if all subordinates are willing to be recognized as exempt only from the date of application). Irs tax forms 1040x A detailed description of the purposes and activities of the subordinates, including the sources of receipts and the nature of expenditures. Irs tax forms 1040x A sample copy of a uniform governing instrument (such as a charter or articles of association) adopted by the subordinates, or, in its absence, copies of representative instruments. Irs tax forms 1040x An affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge, the purposes and activities of the subordinates are as stated in (2) and (3), above. Irs tax forms 1040x A statement that each of the subordinates has provided a written authorization to the central organization, signed by an authorized officer of the subordinate, agreeing to be included in the group exemption (see also New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included , later in this section). Irs tax forms 1040x A list of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter to which the IRS has issued an outstanding ruling or determination letter relating to exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x If the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3) and is subject to the provisions of the Code requiring that it give timely notice that it is not a private foundation (see Private Foundations in chapter 3), an affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge and belief, no subordinate to be included in the group exemption letter is a private foundation as defined in section 509(a). Irs tax forms 1040x For each subordinate that is a school claiming exemption under section 501(c)(3), the information required by Revenue Ruling 71-447, 1971-2 C. Irs tax forms 1040x B. Irs tax forms 1040x 230 and Revenue Procedure 75-50, 1975-2 C. Irs tax forms 1040x B. Irs tax forms 1040x 587 (these requirements are fully described in chapter 3, under Private Schools ; see also Schedule B, Form 1023). Irs tax forms 1040x For any school affiliated with a church, the information to show that the provisions of Revenue Ruling 75-231, 1975-1 C. Irs tax forms 1040x B. Irs tax forms 1040x 158, have been met. Irs tax forms 1040x A list of the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs tax forms 1040x A current directory of subordinates may be furnished instead of the list if it includes the required information and if the subordinates not to be included in the group exemption letter are identified. Irs tax forms 1040x New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included. Irs tax forms 1040x   A new organization, described in section 501(c)(3), that wants to be included in a group exemption letter must submit its authorization (as explained in item number 5, earlier, under Information required for subordinate organizations ) to the central organization before the end of the 15th month after it was formed in order to satisfy the requirement of section 508(a). Irs tax forms 1040x The central organization must also include this subordinate in its next annual submission of information, as discussed later, under Information Required Annually . Irs tax forms 1040x Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter is based on the following conditions. Irs tax forms 1040x The continued existence of the central organization. Irs tax forms 1040x The continued qualification of the central organization for exemption under section 501(c). Irs tax forms 1040x The submission by the central organization of the information regarding its subordinate organizations that is required annually (described under Information Required Annually). Irs tax forms 1040x The annual filing of an information return (Form 990, for example) by the central organization if required. Irs tax forms 1040x The continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter as to a particular subordinate is based on these four conditions, as well as on the continued conformity by the subordinate to the requirements for inclusion in a group exemption letter, the authorization for inclusion, and the annual filing of any required information return for the subordinate. Irs tax forms 1040x Information Required Annually To maintain a group exemption letter, the central organization must submit annually, at least 90 days before the close of its annual accounting period, all of the following information. Irs tax forms 1040x Information about all changes in the purposes, character, or method of operation of the subordinates included in the group exemption letter. Irs tax forms 1040x A separate list (that includes the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of the affected subordinates) for each of the three following categories. Irs tax forms 1040x Subordinates that have changed their names or addresses during the year. Irs tax forms 1040x Subordinates no longer to be included in the group exemption letter because they no longer exist or have disaffiliated from or withdrawn their authorization to the central organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Subordinates to be added to the group exemption letter because they are newly organized or affiliated or because they have recently authorized the central organization to include them. Irs tax forms 1040x An annotated directory of subordinates will not be accepted for this purpose. Irs tax forms 1040x If there were none of the above changes, the central organization must submit a statement to that effect. Irs tax forms 1040x The same information about new subordinates that was required in the initial application for group exemption. Irs tax forms 1040x (This information is listed in items 1 through 10, under Information required for subordinate organizations. Irs tax forms 1040x , earlier. Irs tax forms 1040x ) If a new subordinate does not differ in any material respects from the subordinates included in the application for group exemption, however, a statement to this effect may be submitted in lieu of detailed information. Irs tax forms 1040x The organization should send this information to:   Ogden Service Center  Mail Stop 6271 Ogden, UT 84404-4749 Submitting the required information annually does not relieve the central organization or any of its subordinates of the duty to submit any other information that may be required by an EO area manager to determine whether the conditions for continued exemption are being met. Irs tax forms 1040x Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption A group exemption letter no longer has effect, for either a particular subordinate or the group as a whole, when: The central organization notifies the IRS that it is going out of existence, The central organization notifies the IRS, by its annual submission or otherwise, that any of its subordinates will no longer fulfill the conditions for continued effectiveness, explained earlier, or The IRS notifies the central organization or the affected subordinate that the group exemption letter will no longer have effect for some or all of the group because the conditions for continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter have not been fulfilled. Irs tax forms 1040x When notice is given under any of these three conditions, the IRS will no longer recognize the exempt status of the affected subordinates until they file separate applications on their own behalf or the central organization files complete supporting information for their reinclusion in the group exemption at the time of its annual submission. Irs tax forms 1040x However, when the notice is given by the IRS and the withdrawal of recognition is based on the failure of the organization to comply with the requirements for recognition of tax-exempt status under the particular subsection of section 501(c), the revocation will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that failure. Irs tax forms 1040x The notice, however, will be given only after the appeal procedures described earlier in this chapter are completed. Irs tax forms 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs tax forms 1040x 10. Irs tax forms 1040x   Self-Employment (SE) Tax Table of Contents Who Must Pay SE Tax?Special Rules and Exceptions Figuring Earnings Subject to SE Tax Farm Optional Method Using Both Optional Methods Reporting Self-Employment Tax The SE tax rules apply no matter how old you are and even if you are already receiving social security and Medicare benefits. Irs tax forms 1040x Who Must Pay SE Tax? Generally, you must pay SE tax and file Schedule SE (Form 1040) if your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more. Irs tax forms 1040x Use Schedule SE to figure net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x Sole proprietor or independent contractor. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you are self-employed as a sole proprietor or independent contractor, you generally use Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040) to figure your earnings subject to SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x SE tax rate. Irs tax forms 1040x    For 2013, the SE tax rate on net earnings is 15. Irs tax forms 1040x 3% (12. Irs tax forms 1040x 4% social security tax plus 2. Irs tax forms 1040x 9% Medicare tax). Irs tax forms 1040x Maximum earnings subject to self-employment tax. Irs tax forms 1040x    Only the first $113,700 of your combined wages, tips, and net earnings in 2013 is subject to any combination of the 12. Irs tax forms 1040x 4% social security part of SE tax, social security tax, or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax. Irs tax forms 1040x   All of your combined wages, tips, and net earnings in 2013 are subject to any combination of the 2. Irs tax forms 1040x 9% Medicare part of SE tax, social security tax, or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax. Irs tax forms 1040x   If your wages and tips are subject to either social security or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax, or both, and total at least $113,700, do not pay the 12. Irs tax forms 1040x 4% social security part of the SE tax on any of your net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x However, you must pay the 2. Irs tax forms 1040x 9% Medicare part of the SE tax on all your net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x Special Rules and Exceptions Aliens. Irs tax forms 1040x   Generally, resident aliens must pay self-employment tax under the same rules that apply to U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x citizens. Irs tax forms 1040x Nonresident aliens are not subject to SE tax unless an international social security agreement in effect determines that they are covered under the U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x social security system. Irs tax forms 1040x However, residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa are subject to self-employment tax, as they are considered U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x residents for self-employment tax purposes. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information on aliens, see Publication 519, U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x Tax Guide for Aliens. Irs tax forms 1040x Child employed by parent. Irs tax forms 1040x   You are not subject to SE tax if you are under age 18 and you are working for your father or mother. Irs tax forms 1040x Church employee. Irs tax forms 1040x    If you work for a church or a qualified church-controlled organization (other than as a minister or member of a religious order) that elected an exemption from social security and Medicare taxes, you are subject to SE tax if you receive $108. Irs tax forms 1040x 28 or more in wages from the church or organization. Irs tax forms 1040x For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Irs tax forms 1040x Fishing crew member. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you are a member of the crew on a boat that catches fish or other water life, your earnings are subject to SE tax if all the following conditions apply. Irs tax forms 1040x You do not get any pay for the work except your share of the catch or a share of the proceeds from the sale of the catch, unless the pay meets all the following conditions. Irs tax forms 1040x The pay is not more than $100 per trip. Irs tax forms 1040x The pay is received only if there is a minimum catch. Irs tax forms 1040x The pay is solely for additional duties (such as mate, engineer, or cook) for which additional cash pay is traditional in the fishing industry. Irs tax forms 1040x You get a share of the catch or a share of the proceeds from the sale of the catch. Irs tax forms 1040x Your share depends on the amount of the catch. Irs tax forms 1040x The boat's operating crew normally numbers fewer than 10 individuals. Irs tax forms 1040x (An operating crew is considered as normally made up of fewer than 10 if the average size of the crew on trips made during the last four calendar quarters is fewer than 10. Irs tax forms 1040x ) Notary public. Irs tax forms 1040x   Fees you receive for services you perform as a notary public are reported on Schedule C or C-EZ but are not subject to self-employment tax (see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040)). Irs tax forms 1040x State or local government employee. Irs tax forms 1040x   You are subject to SE tax if you are an employee of a state or local government, are paid solely on a fee basis, and your services are not covered under a federal-state social security agreement. Irs tax forms 1040x Foreign government or international organization employee. Irs tax forms 1040x   You are subject to SE tax if both the following conditions are true. Irs tax forms 1040x You are a U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x citizen employed in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands by: A foreign government, A wholly-owned agency of a foreign government, or An international organization. Irs tax forms 1040x Your employer is not required to withhold social security and Medicare taxes from your wages. Irs tax forms 1040x U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x citizen or resident alien residing abroad. Irs tax forms 1040x    If you are a self-employed U. Irs tax forms 1040x S. Irs tax forms 1040x citizen or resident alien living outside the United States, in most cases you must pay SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x Do not reduce your foreign earnings from self-employment by your foreign earned income exclusion. Irs tax forms 1040x Exception. Irs tax forms 1040x    The United States has social security agreements with many countries to eliminate double taxation under two social security systems. Irs tax forms 1040x Under these agreements, you generally must only pay social security and Medicare taxes to the country in which you live. Irs tax forms 1040x The country to which you must pay the tax will issue a certificate which serves as proof of exemption from social security tax in the other country. Irs tax forms 1040x   For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs tax forms 1040x More Than One Business If you have earnings subject to SE tax from more than one trade, business, or profession, you must combine the net profit (or loss) from each to determine your total earnings subject to SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x A loss from one business reduces your profit from another business. Irs tax forms 1040x Community Property Income If any of the income from a trade or business, other than a partnership, is community property income under state law, it is included in the earnings subject to SE tax of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Irs tax forms 1040x Gain or Loss Do not include in earnings subject to SE tax a gain or loss from the disposition of property that is neither stock in trade nor held primarily for sale to customers. Irs tax forms 1040x It does not matter whether the disposition is a sale, exchange, or an involuntary conversion. Irs tax forms 1040x Lost Income Payments If you are self-employed and reduce or stop your business activities, any payment you receive from insurance or other sources for the lost business income is included in earnings subject to SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x If you are not working when you receive the payment, it still relates to your business and is included in earnings subject to SE tax, even though your business is temporarily inactive. Irs tax forms 1040x Figuring Earnings Subject to SE Tax Methods for Figuring Net Earnings There are three ways to figure your net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x The regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x The nonfarm optional method. Irs tax forms 1040x The farm optional method. Irs tax forms 1040x You must use the regular method unless you are eligible to use one or both of the optional methods. Irs tax forms 1040x Why use an optional method?    You may want to use the optional methods (discussed later) when you have a loss or a small net profit and any one of the following applies. Irs tax forms 1040x You want to receive credit for social security benefit coverage. Irs tax forms 1040x You incurred child or dependent care expenses for which you could claim a credit. Irs tax forms 1040x (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax forms 1040x ) You are entitled to the earned income credit. Irs tax forms 1040x (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax forms 1040x ) You are entitled to the additional child tax credit. Irs tax forms 1040x (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax forms 1040x ) Effects of using an optional method. Irs tax forms 1040x   Using an optional method could increase your SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x Paying more SE tax could result in your getting higher benefits when you retire. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you use either or both optional methods, you must figure and pay the SE tax due under these methods even if you would have had a smaller tax or no tax using the regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x   The optional methods may be used only to figure your SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x To figure your income tax, include your actual earnings in gross income, regardless of which method you use to determine SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x Regular Method Multiply your total earnings subject to SE tax by 92. Irs tax forms 1040x 35% (. Irs tax forms 1040x 9235) to get your net earnings under the regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x See Short Schedule SE, line 4, or Long Schedule SE, line 4a. Irs tax forms 1040x Net earnings figured using the regular method are also called actual net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x Nonfarm Optional Method Use the nonfarm optional method only for earnings that do not come from farming. Irs tax forms 1040x You may use this method if you meet all the following tests. Irs tax forms 1040x You are self-employed on a regular basis. Irs tax forms 1040x This means that your actual net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more in at least 2 of the 3 tax years before the one for which you use this method. Irs tax forms 1040x The net earnings can be from either farm or nonfarm earnings or both. Irs tax forms 1040x You have used this method less than 5 years. Irs tax forms 1040x (There is a 5-year lifetime limit. Irs tax forms 1040x ) The years do not have to be one after another. Irs tax forms 1040x Your net nonfarm profits were: Less than $5,024, and Less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of your gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Net nonfarm profits. Irs tax forms 1040x   Net nonfarm profit generally is the total of the amounts from: Line 31, Schedule C (Form 1040), Line 3, Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Box 14, code A, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) (from nonfarm partnerships), and Box 9, code J1, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B). Irs tax forms 1040x   However, you may need to adjust the amount reported on Schedule K-1 if you are a general partner or if it is a loss. Irs tax forms 1040x Gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x   Your gross nonfarm income generally is the total of the amounts from: Line 7, Schedule C (Form 1040), Line 1, Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Box 14, code C, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) (from nonfarm partnerships), and Box 9, code J2, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B). Irs tax forms 1040x Figuring Nonfarm Net Earnings If you meet the three tests explained earlier, use the following table to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the nonfarm optional method. Irs tax forms 1040x Table 10-1. Irs tax forms 1040x Figuring Nonfarm Net Earnings IF your gross nonfarm income is. Irs tax forms 1040x . Irs tax forms 1040x . Irs tax forms 1040x THEN your net earnings are equal to. Irs tax forms 1040x . Irs tax forms 1040x . Irs tax forms 1040x $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x More than $6,960 $4,640 Actual net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x   Your actual net earnings are 92. Irs tax forms 1040x 35% of your total earnings subject to SE tax (that is, multiply total earnings subject to SE tax by 92. Irs tax forms 1040x 35% (. Irs tax forms 1040x 9235) to get actual net earnings). Irs tax forms 1040x Actual net earnings are equivalent to net earnings figured using the regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x Optional net earnings less than actual net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x   You cannot use this method to report an amount less than your actual net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x Gross nonfarm income of $6,960 or less. Irs tax forms 1040x   The following examples illustrate how to figure net earnings when gross nonfarm income is $6,960 or less. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 1. Irs tax forms 1040x Net nonfarm profit less than $5,024 and less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Ann Green runs a craft business. Irs tax forms 1040x Her actual net earnings from self-employment were $800 in 2011 and $900 in 2012. Irs tax forms 1040x She meets the test for being self-employed on a regular basis. Irs tax forms 1040x She has used the nonfarm optional method less than 5 years. Irs tax forms 1040x Her gross income and net profit in 2013 are as follows: Gross nonfarm income $5,400 Net nonfarm profit $1,200 Ann's actual net earnings for 2013 are $1,108 ($1,200 × . Irs tax forms 1040x 9235). Irs tax forms 1040x Because her net profit is less than $5,024 and less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of her gross income, she can use the nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings of $3,600 (2/3 × $5,400). Irs tax forms 1040x Because these net earnings are higher than her actual net earnings, she can report net earnings of $3,600 for 2013. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 2. Irs tax forms 1040x Net nonfarm profit less than $5,024 but not less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Assume that in Example 1 Ann's gross income is $1,000 and her net profit is $800. Irs tax forms 1040x She must use the regular method to figure her net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x She cannot use the nonfarm optional method because her net profit is not less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of her gross income. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 3. Irs tax forms 1040x Net loss from a nonfarm business. Irs tax forms 1040x Assume that in Example 1 Ann has a net loss of $700. Irs tax forms 1040x She can use the nonfarm optional method and report $3,600 (2/3 × $5,400) as her net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 4. Irs tax forms 1040x Nonfarm net earnings less than $400. Irs tax forms 1040x Assume that in Example 1 Ann has gross income of $525 and a net profit of $175. Irs tax forms 1040x In this situation, she would not pay any SE tax under either the regular method or the nonfarm optional method because her net earnings under both methods are less than $400. Irs tax forms 1040x Gross nonfarm income of more than $6,960. Irs tax forms 1040x   The following examples illustrate how to figure net earnings when gross nonfarm income is more than $6,960. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 1. Irs tax forms 1040x Net nonfarm profit less than $5,024 and less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of gross nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x John White runs an appliance repair shop. Irs tax forms 1040x His actual net earnings from self-employment were $10,500 in 2011 and $9,500 in 2012. Irs tax forms 1040x He meets the test for being self-employed on a regular basis. Irs tax forms 1040x He has used the nonfarm optional method less than 5 years. Irs tax forms 1040x His gross income and net profit in 2013 are as follows: Gross nonfarm income $12,000 Net nonfarm profit $1,200 John's actual net earnings for 2013 are $1,108 ($1,200 × . Irs tax forms 1040x 9235). Irs tax forms 1040x Because his net profit is less than $5,024 and less than 72. Irs tax forms 1040x 189% of his gross income, he can use the nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings of $4,640. Irs tax forms 1040x Because these net earnings are higher than his actual net earnings, he can report net earnings of $4,640 for 2013. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 2. Irs tax forms 1040x Net nonfarm profit not less than $5,024. Irs tax forms 1040x Assume that in Example 1 John's net profit is $5,400. Irs tax forms 1040x He must use the regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x He cannot use the nonfarm optional method because his net nonfarm profit is not less than $5,024. Irs tax forms 1040x Example 3. Irs tax forms 1040x Net loss from a nonfarm business. Irs tax forms 1040x Assume that in Example 1 John has a net loss of $700. Irs tax forms 1040x He can use the nonfarm optional method and report $4,640 as his net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x Farm Optional Method Use the farm optional method only for earnings from a farming business. Irs tax forms 1040x See Publication 225 for information about this method. Irs tax forms 1040x Using Both Optional Methods If you have both farm and nonfarm earnings, you may be able to use both optional methods to determine your net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x To figure your net earnings using both optional methods, you must: Figure your farm and nonfarm net earnings separately under each method. Irs tax forms 1040x Do not combine farm earnings with nonfarm earnings to figure your net earnings under either method. Irs tax forms 1040x Add the net earnings figured under each method to arrive at your total net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x You can report less than your total actual farm and nonfarm net earnings but not less than actual nonfarm net earnings. Irs tax forms 1040x If you use both optional methods, you can report no more than $4,640 as your combined net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax forms 1040x Example. Irs tax forms 1040x You are a self-employed farmer. Irs tax forms 1040x You also operate a retail grocery store. Irs tax forms 1040x Your gross income, actual net earnings from self-employment, and optional farm and optional nonfarm net earnings from self-employment are shown in Table 10-2. Irs tax forms 1040x Table 10-2. Irs tax forms 1040x Example—Farm and Nonfarm Earnings Income and Earnings Farm Nonfarm Gross income $3,000 $6,000 Actual net earnings $900 $500 Optional net earnings (2/3 of gross income) $2,000 $4,000 Table 10-3 shows four methods or combinations of methods you can use to figure net earnings from self-employment using the farm and nonfarm gross income and actual net earnings shown in Table 10-2. Irs tax forms 1040x Method 1. Irs tax forms 1040x Using the regular method for both farm and nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Method 2. Irs tax forms 1040x Using the optional method for farm income and the regular method for nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Method 3. Irs tax forms 1040x Using the regular method for farm income and the optional method for nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Method 4. Irs tax forms 1040x Using the optional method for both farm and nonfarm income. Irs tax forms 1040x Note. Irs tax forms 1040x Actual net earnings is the same as net earnings figured using the regular method. Irs tax forms 1040x Table 10-3. Irs tax forms 1040x Example—Net Earnings Net Earnings 1 2 3 4 Actual  farm $ 900   $ 900   Optional  farm   $ 2,000   $ 2,000 Actual nonfarm $ 500 $ 500     Optional nonfarm     $4,000 $4,000 Amount you can report: $1,400 $2,500 $4,900 $4,640* *Limited to $4,640 because you used both optional methods. Irs tax forms 1040x Fiscal Year Filer If you use a tax year other than the calendar year, you must use the tax rate and maximum earnings limit in effect at the beginning of your tax year. Irs tax forms 1040x Even if the tax rate or maximum earnings limit changes during your tax year, continue to use the same rate and limit throughout your tax year. Irs tax forms 1040x Reporting Self-Employment Tax Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure and report your SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x Then enter the SE tax on line 56 of Form 1040 and attach Schedule SE to Form 1040. Irs tax forms 1040x Most taxpayers can use Section A—Short Schedule SE to figure their SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x However, certain taxpayers must use Section B—Long Schedule SE. Irs tax forms 1040x If you have to pay SE tax, you must file Form 1040 (with Schedule SE attached) even if you do not otherwise have to file a federal income tax return. Irs tax forms 1040x Joint return. Irs tax forms 1040x   Even if you file a joint return, you cannot file a joint Schedule SE. Irs tax forms 1040x This is true whether one spouse or both spouses have earnings subject to SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x If both of you have earnings subject to SE tax, each of you must complete a separate Schedule SE. Irs tax forms 1040x However, if one spouse uses the Short Schedule SE and the other spouse has to use the Long Schedule SE, both can use the same form. Irs tax forms 1040x Attach both schedules to the joint return. Irs tax forms 1040x More than one business. Irs tax forms 1040x   If you have more than one trade or business, you must combine the net profit (or loss) from each business to figure your SE tax. Irs tax forms 1040x A loss from one business will reduce your profit from another business. Irs tax forms 1040x File one Schedule SE showing the earnings from self-employment, but file a separate Schedule C, C-EZ, or F for each business. Irs tax forms 1040x Example. Irs tax forms 1040x You are the sole proprietor of two separate businesses. Irs tax forms 1040x You operate a restaurant that made a net profit of $25,000. Irs tax forms 1040x You also have a cabinetmaking business that had a net loss of $500. Irs tax forms 1040x You must file a Schedule C for the restaurant showing your net profit of $25,000 and another Schedule C for the cabinetmaking business showing your net loss of $500. Irs tax forms 1040x You file Schedule SE showing total earnings subject to SE tax of $24,500. Irs tax forms 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications