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Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Publication 560 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSEP plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SIMPLE plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Qualified plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Ordering forms and publications. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Tax questions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 560, such as legislation enacted after we release it, go to www. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans irs. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans gov/pub560. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans What's New Compensation limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  For 2013 the maximum compensation used for figuring contributions and benefits increases to $255,000. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans This limit increases to $260,000 for 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Elective deferral limit for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  The limit on elective deferrals, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $17,500 for 2013 and remains at $17,500 for 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans These limits apply for participants in SARSEPs, 401(k) plans (excluding SIMPLE plans), section 403(b) plans and section 457(b) plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Defined contribution limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  The limit on contributions, other than catch-up contributions, for a participant in a defined contribution plan increases to $51,000 for 2013. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans This limit increases to $52,000 for 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SIMPLE plan salary reduction contribution limit for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  The limit on salary reduction contributions, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $12,000 for 2013 and remains at $12,000 for 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  A plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to make catch-up contributions in addition to elective deferrals and SIMPLE plan salary reduction contributions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The catch-up contribution limitation for defined contribution plans other than SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The catch-up contribution limitation for SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The catch-up contributions a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The catch-up contribution limit. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans See “Catch-up contributions” under Contribution Limits and Limit on Elective Deferrals in chapters 3 and 4, respectively, for more information. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans All section references are to the Internal Revenue Code, unless otherwise stated. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Reminders In-plan Roth rollovers. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  Section 402A(c)(4) provides for a distribution from an individual's account in a 401(k) plan, other than from a designated Roth account, that is rolled over to the individual's designated Roth account in the same plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans An in-plan Roth rollover is not treated as a distribution for most purposes. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Section 402A(c)(4) was added by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and applies to distributions made after September 27, 2010. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans For additional guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans R. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans B. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 872, available at  www. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans irs. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans html. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans In-plan Roth rollovers expanded. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  Beginning in 2013, a plan with designated Roth accounts can permit a participant to roll over amounts into a designated Roth account from his or her other accounts in the same plan, regardless of whether the participant is eligible for a distribution from the other accounts. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Section 402A(c)(4) was amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans For more information, see Notice 2013-74, 2013-52 I. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans R. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans B. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 819, available at www. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans irs. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar11. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans html. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Credit for startup costs. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The credit equals 50% of the cost to set up and administer the plan and educate employees about the plan, up to a maximum of $500 per year for each of the first 3 years of the plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You can choose to start claiming the credit in the tax year before the tax year in which the plan becomes effective. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You must have had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you for the preceding year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans At least one participant must be a non-highly compensated employee. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The employees generally cannot be substantially the same employees for whom contributions were made or benefits accrued under a plan of any of the following employers in the 3-tax-year period immediately before the first year to which the credit applies. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans A member of a controlled group that includes you. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans A predecessor of (1) or (2). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The credit is part of the general business credit, which can be carried back or forward to other tax years if it cannot be used in the current year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans However, the part of the general business credit attributable to the small employer pension plan startup cost credit cannot be carried back to a tax year beginning before January 1, 2002. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You cannot deduct the part of the startup costs equal to the credit claimed for a tax year, but you can choose not to claim the allowable credit for a tax year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans To take the credit, use Form 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Retirement savings contributions credit. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  Retirement plan participants (including self-employed individuals) who make contributions to their plan may qualify for the retirement savings contribution credit. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The maximum contribution eligible for the credit is $2,000. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans To take the credit, use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans For more information on who is eligible for the credit, retirement plan contributions eligible for the credit and how to figure the credit, see Form 8880 and its instructions or go to the IRS website and search Retirement Topics-Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Photographs of missing children. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Introduction This publication discusses retirement plans you can set up and maintain for yourself and your employees. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans In this publication, “you” refers to the employer. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans See chapter 1 for the definition of the term employer and the definitions of other terms used in this publication. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans This publication covers the following types of retirement plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SEP (simplified employee pension) plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Qualified plans (also called H. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans R. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 10 plans or Keogh plans when covering self-employed individuals), including 401(k) plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans offer you and your employees a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You can deduct contributions you make to the plan for your employees. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct contributions you make to the plan for yourself. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You can also deduct trustees' fees if contributions to the plan do not cover them. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Earnings on the contributions are generally tax free until you or your employees receive distributions from the plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Under a 401(k) plan, employees can have you contribute limited amounts of their before-tax (after-tax, in the case of a qualified Roth contribution program) pay to the plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans These amounts (and the earnings on them) are generally tax free until your employees receive distributions from the plan or, in the case of a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, completely tax free. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans What this publication covers. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   This publication contains the information you need to understand the following topics. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans What type of plan to set up. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans How to set up a plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans How much you can contribute to a plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans How much of your contribution is deductible. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans How to treat certain distributions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans How to report information about the plan to the IRS and your employees. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Basic features of SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The key rules for SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans are outlined in Table 1. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SEP plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   SEPs provide a simplified method for you to make contributions to a retirement plan for yourself and your employees. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Instead of setting up a profit-sharing or money purchase plan with a trust, you can adopt a SEP agreement and make contributions directly to a traditional individual retirement account or a traditional individual retirement annuity (SEP-IRA) set up for yourself and each eligible employee. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SIMPLE plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   Generally, if you had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation last year, you can set up a SIMPLE plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The two types of SIMPLE plans are the SIMPLE IRA plan and the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Qualified plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   The qualified plan rules are more complex than the SEP plan and SIMPLE plan rules. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans However, there are advantages to qualified plans, such as increased flexibility in designing plans and increased contribution and deduction limits in some cases. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Table 1. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Key Retirement Plan Rules for 2013 Type  of  Plan Last Date for Contribution Maximum Contribution Maximum Deduction When To Set Up Plan SEP Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Smaller of $51,000 or 25%1 of participant's compensation. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 2 Any time up to the due date of employer's return (including extensions). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans SIMPLE IRA and SIMPLE 401(k) Salary reduction contributions: 30 days after the end of the month for which the contributions are to be made. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 4  Matching or nonelective contributions: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Employee contribution: Salary reduction contribution up to $12,000, $14,500 if age 50 or over. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   Employer contribution:  Either dollar-for-dollar matching contributions, up to 3% of employee's compensation,3 or fixed nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 2 Same as maximum contribution. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Any time between 1/1 and 10/1 of the calendar year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   For a new employer coming into existence after 10/1, as soon as administratively feasible. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Qualified Plan: Defined Contribution Plan  Elective deferral: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 4   Employer contribution: Money Purchase or Profit-Sharing: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  Employee contribution: Elective deferral up to $17,500, $23,000 if age 50 or over. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   Employer contribution: Money Purchase: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 2  Profit-Sharing: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 2  25%1 of all participants' compensation2, plus amount of elective deferrals made. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   By the end of the tax year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Qualified Plan: Defined Benefit Plan Contributions generally must be paid in quarterly installments, due 15 days after the end of each quarter. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans See Minimum Funding Requirement in chapter 4. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Amount needed to provide an annual benefit no larger than the smaller of $205,000 or 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans By the end of the tax year. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans 1Net earnings from self-employment must take the contribution into account. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals in chapters 2 and 4 . Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  2Compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  3Under a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans  4Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans What this publication does not cover. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   Although the purpose of this publication is to provide general information about retirement plans you can set up for your employees, it does not contain all the rules and exceptions that apply to these plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans You may also need professional help and guidance. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   Also, this publication does not cover all the rules that may be of interest to employees. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans For example, it does not cover the following topics. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The comprehensive IRA rules an employee needs to know. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans These rules are covered in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The comprehensive rules that apply to distributions from retirement plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans These rules are covered in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans The comprehensive rules that apply to section 403(b) plans. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans These rules are covered in Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Comments and suggestions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax exemptions for disabled veterans Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 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Home Office Deduction

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If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes. 

Simplified Option

For taxable years starting on, or after, January 1, 2013 (filed beginning in 2014), you now have a simpler option for computing the business use of your home (IRS Revenue Procedure 2013-13, January 15, 2013). The standard method has some calculation, allocation, and substantiation requirements that are complex and burdensome for small business owners. This new simplified option can significantly reduce recordkeeping burden by allowing a qualified taxpayer to multiply a prescribed rate by the allowable square footage of the office in lieu of determining actual expenses.

Regular Method

Taxpayers using the regular method (required for tax years 2012 and prior), instead of the optional method, must determine the actual expenses of their home office. These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation. Generally, when using the regular method, deductions for a home office are based on the percentage of your home devoted to business use. So, if you use a whole room or part of a room for conducting your business, you need to figure out the percentage of your home devoted to your business activities.

Requirements to Claim the Deduction

Regardless of the method chosen, there are two basic requirements for your home to qualify as a deduction:

1. Regular and Exclusive Use.

You must regularly use part of your home exclusively for conducting business. For example, if you use an extra room to run your business, you can take a home office deduction for that extra room.

2. Principal Place of Your Business.

You must show that you use your home as your principal place of business. If you conduct business at a location outside of your home, but also use your home substantially and regularly to conduct business, you may qualify for a home office deduction. For example, if you have in-person meetings with patients, clients, or customers in your home in the normal course of your business, even though you also carry on business at another location, you can deduct your expenses for the part of your home used exclusively and regularly for business. You can deduct expenses for a separate free-standing structure, such as a studio, garage, or barn, if you use it exclusively and regularly for your business. The structure does not have to be your principal place of business or the only place where you meet patients, clients, or customers.

Generally, deductions for a home office are based on the percentage of your home devoted to business use. So, if you use a whole room or part of a room for conducting your business, you need to figure out the percentage of your home devoted to your business activities.

Additional tests for employee use. If you are an employee and you use a part of your home for business, you may qualify for a deduction for its business use. You must meet the tests discussed above plus:

  • Your business use must be for the convenience of your employer, and
  • You must not rent any part of your home to your employer and use the rented portion to perform services as an employee for that employer.

If the use of the home office is merely appropriate and helpful, you cannot deduct expenses for the business use of your home.

For a full explanation of tax deductions for your home office refer to Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home. In this publication you will find:

  • Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses (including special rules for storing inventory or product samples).
  • Types of expenses you can deduct.
  • How to figure the deduction (including depreciation of your home).
  • Special rules for daycare providers.
  • Tax implications of selling a home that was used partly for business.
  • Records you should keep
  • Where to deduct your expenses (including Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home (PDF), required if you are self-employed and claiming this deduction using the regular method).

The rules in the publication apply to individuals.

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