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Tax for self employed Publication 15-A - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 15-A, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/pub15a. Tax for self employed What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Tax for self employed  The social security tax rate is 6. Tax for self employed 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Tax for self employed The social security wage base limit is $117,000. Tax for self employed The Medicare tax rate is 1. Tax for self employed 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Tax for self employed There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Tax for self employed Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Tax for self employed Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Tax for self employed Withholding allowance. Tax for self employed  The 2014 amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $3,950. Tax for self employed Same-sex marriage. Tax for self employed  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Tax for self employed For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. Tax for self employed R. Tax for self employed B. Tax for self employed 201, available at www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. Tax for self employed html. Tax for self employed Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refunds or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. Tax for self employed Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. Tax for self employed R. Tax for self employed B. Tax for self employed 432, is available at www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. Tax for self employed html. Tax for self employed Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Tax for self employed . Tax for self employed  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Tax for self employed 45%, you must withhold a 0. Tax for self employed 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Tax for self employed You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Tax for self employed Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Tax for self employed There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Tax for self employed All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Tax for self employed For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Tax for self employed For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Tax for self employed gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Tax for self employed Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. Tax for self employed  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. Tax for self employed Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Tax for self employed For more information, visit IRS. Tax for self employed gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. Tax for self employed COBRA premium assistance credit. Tax for self employed  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. Tax for self employed For more information, see COBRA premium assistance credit in Publication 15 (Circular E). Tax for self employed Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Tax for self employed  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Tax for self employed Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Tax for self employed If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Tax for self employed Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Tax for self employed EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Tax for self employed Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Tax for self employed For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in Publication 15 (Circular E). Tax for self employed To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Tax for self employed eftps. Tax for self employed gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Tax for self employed Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Tax for self employed You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. Tax for self employed  If you have been filing Forms 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return (or Forms 941-SS, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return—American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U. Tax for self employed S. Tax for self employed Virgin Islands, or Formularios 941-PR, Planilla para la Declaración Federal TRIMESTRAL del Patrono), and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. Tax for self employed You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941 before you may file this form. Tax for self employed For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. Tax for self employed gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Tax for self employed Employers can request to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944. Tax for self employed  If you received notice from the IRS and have been filing Form 944 but would like to file Forms 941 instead, you must contact the IRS to request to file Forms 941. Tax for self employed You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944 before you may file these forms. Tax for self employed For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. Tax for self employed gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Tax for self employed Aggregate Form 941 filers. Tax for self employed  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 941), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 941. Tax for self employed Aggregate Forms 941 can only be filed by agents approved by the IRS under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax for self employed To request approval to act as an agent for an employer, the agent must file Form 2678, Employer/Payer Appointment of Agent, with the IRS. Tax for self employed Aggregate Form 940 filers. Tax for self employed  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 940), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 940 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. Tax for self employed Aggregate Forms 940 may only be filed by agents acting on behalf of home care service recipients who receive home care services through a program administered by a federal, state, or local government. Tax for self employed To request approval to act as an agent on behalf of home care service recipients, the agent must file Form 2678 with the IRS. Tax for self employed Electronic filing and payment. Tax for self employed  Now, more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing and paying their federal taxes electronically. Tax for self employed Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make filing and payment easier. Tax for self employed Spend less time and worry about taxes and more time running your business. Tax for self employed Use e-file and the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to your benefit. Tax for self employed For e-file, visit www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/efile for additional information. Tax for self employed For EFTPS, visit www. Tax for self employed eftps. Tax for self employed gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Tax for self employed Electronic submission of Forms W-4, W-4P, W-4S and W-4V. Tax for self employed  You may set up a system to electronically receive any or all of the following forms (and their Spanish versions, if available) from an employee or payee. Tax for self employed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Tax for self employed Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. Tax for self employed Form W-4S, Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay. Tax for self employed Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. Tax for self employed For each form that you establish an electronic submission system for, you must meet each of the following five requirements. Tax for self employed The electronic system must ensure that the information received by the payer is the information sent by the payee. Tax for self employed The system must document all occasions of user access that result in a submission. Tax for self employed In addition, the design and operation of the electronic system, including access procedures, must make it reasonably certain that the person accessing the system and submitting the form is the person identified on the form. Tax for self employed The electronic system must provide exactly the same information as the paper form. Tax for self employed The electronic submission must be signed with an electronic signature by the payee whose name is on the form. Tax for self employed The electronic signature must be the final entry in the submission. Tax for self employed Upon request, you must furnish a hard copy of any completed electronic form to the IRS and a statement that, to the best of the payer's knowledge, the electronic form was submitted by the named payee. Tax for self employed The hard copy of the electronic form must provide exactly the same information as, but need not be a facsimile of, the paper form. Tax for self employed For Form W-4, the signature must be under penalty of perjury, and must contain the same language that appears on the paper version of the form. Tax for self employed The electronic system must inform the employee that he or she must make a declaration contained in the perjury statement and that the declaration is made by signing the Form W-4. Tax for self employed You must also meet all recordkeeping requirements that apply to the paper forms. Tax for self employed For more information, see: Regulations sections 31. Tax for self employed 3402(f)(5)-1(c) (for Form W-4), and Announcement 99-6 (for Forms W-4P, W-4S, and W-4V). Tax for self employed You can find Announcement 99-6 on page 24 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 1999-4 at www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb99-04. Tax for self employed pdf. Tax for self employed Additional employment tax information. Tax for self employed  Visit the IRS website at www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/businesses and click on the Employment Taxes link under Businesses Topics. Tax for self employed Telephone help. Tax for self employed  You can call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line with your employment tax questions at 1-800-829-4933. Tax for self employed Help for people with disabilities. Tax for self employed  You may call 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, heard of hearing, or have a speech disability) with any tax question or to order forms and publications. Tax for self employed You may also use this number for assistance with unresolved tax problems. Tax for self employed Furnishing Form W-2 to employees electronically. Tax for self employed  You may set up a system to furnish Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, electronically. Tax for self employed Each employee participating must consent (either electronically or by paper document) to receive his or her Form W-2 electronically, and you must notify the employee of all hardware and software requirements to receive the form. Tax for self employed You may not send a Form W-2 electronically to any employee who does not consent or who has revoked consent previously provided. Tax for self employed To furnish Forms W-2 electronically, you must meet the following disclosure requirements and provide a clear and conspicuous statement of each requirement to your employees. Tax for self employed The employee must be informed that he or she will receive a paper Form W-2 if consent is not given to receive it electronically. Tax for self employed The employee must be informed of the scope and duration of the consent. Tax for self employed The employee must be informed of any procedure for obtaining a paper copy of his or her Form W-2 and whether or not the request for a paper statement is treated as a withdrawal of his or her consent to receiving his or her Form W-2 electronically. Tax for self employed The employee must be notified about how to withdraw a consent and the effective date and manner by which the employer will confirm the withdrawn consent. Tax for self employed The employee must also be notified that the withdrawn consent does not apply to the previously issued Forms W-2. Tax for self employed The employee must be informed about any conditions under which electronic Forms W-2 will no longer be furnished (for example, termination of employment). Tax for self employed The employee must be informed of any procedures for updating his or her contact information that enables the employer to provide electronic Forms W-2. Tax for self employed The employer must notify the employee of any changes to the employer's contact information. Tax for self employed You must furnish electronic Forms W-2 by the same due date as the paper Forms W-2. Tax for self employed For more information on furnishing Form W-2 to employees electronically, see Regulations section 31. Tax for self employed 6051-1(j). Tax for self employed Photographs of missing children. Tax for self employed  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax for self employed Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax for self employed 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 for self employed Introduction This publication supplements Publication 15 (Circular E). Tax for self employed It contains specialized and detailed employment tax information supplementing the basic information provided in Publication 15 (Circular E). Tax for self employed This publication also contains tables for withholding on distributions of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. Tax for self employed Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, contains information about the employment tax treatment of various types of noncash compensation. Tax for self employed Ordering publications and forms. Tax for self employed   See Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications in Publication 15 (Circular E) and How To Get Tax Help , later, for more information on how to obtain forms and publications. Tax for self employed Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 515 Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 1635 Employer Identification Number: Understanding Your EIN Comments and suggestions. 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Tax for self employed 1. Tax for self employed   Importance of Records Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Benefits of Recordkeeping Kinds of Records To Keep How Long To Keep Records Introduction A farmer, like other taxpayers, must keep records to prepare an accurate income tax return and determine the correct amount of tax. Tax for self employed This chapter explains the benefits of keeping records, what kinds of records you must keep, and how long you must keep them for federal tax purposes. Tax for self employed Tax records are not the only type of records you need to keep for your farming business. Tax for self employed You should also keep records that measure your farm's financial performance. Tax for self employed This publication only discusses tax records. Tax for self employed The Farm Financial Standards Council has produced a publication that provides a detailed explanation of the recommendations of the Council for financial reporting and analysis. Tax for self employed For information on recordkeeping, you can purchase and download Financial Guidelines for Agricultural Producers at www. Tax for self employed ffsc. Tax for self employed org. Tax for self employed For more information, contact Countryside Marketing, Inc. Tax for self employed in the following manner. Tax for self employed Call 262-253-6902. Tax for self employed Send a fax to 262-253-6903. Tax for self employed Write to: Farm Financial Standards Council N78 W14573 Appleton Ave. Tax for self employed , #287 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Tax for self employed Topics - This chapter discusses: Benefits of recordkeeping Kinds of records to keep How long to keep records Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses See chapter 16 for information about getting publications. Tax for self employed Benefits of Recordkeeping Everyone in business, including farmers, must keep appropriate records. Tax for self employed Recordkeeping will help you do the following. Tax for self employed Monitor the progress of your farming business. Tax for self employed   You need records to monitor the progress of your farming business. Tax for self employed Records can show whether your business is improving, which items are selling, or what changes you need to make. Tax for self employed Records can help you make better decisions that may increase the likelihood of business success. Tax for self employed Prepare your financial statements. Tax for self employed   You need records to prepare accurate financial statements. Tax for self employed These include income (profit and loss) statements and balance sheets. Tax for self employed These statements can help you in dealing with your bank or creditors and help you to manage your farm business. Tax for self employed Identify source of receipts. Tax for self employed   You will receive money or property from many sources. Tax for self employed Your records can identify the source of your receipts. Tax for self employed You need this information to separate farm from nonfarm receipts and taxable from nontaxable income. Tax for self employed Keep track of deductible expenses. Tax for self employed   You may forget expenses when you prepare your tax return unless you record them when they occur. Tax for self employed Prepare your tax returns. Tax for self employed   You need records to prepare your tax return. Tax for self employed For example, your records must support the income, expenses, and credits you report. Tax for self employed Generally, these are the same records you use to monitor your farming business and prepare your financial statements. Tax for self employed Support items reported on tax returns. Tax for self employed   You must keep your business records available at all times for inspection by the IRS. Tax for self employed If the IRS examines any of your tax returns, you may be asked to explain the items reported. Tax for self employed A complete set of records will speed up the examination. Tax for self employed Kinds of Records To Keep Except in a few cases, the law does not require any specific kind of records. Tax for self employed You can choose any recordkeeping system suited to your farming business that clearly shows, for example, your income and expenses. Tax for self employed You should set up your recordkeeping system using an accounting method that clearly shows your income for your tax year. Tax for self employed See  chapter 2. Tax for self employed If you are in more than one business, you should keep a complete and separate set of records for each business. Tax for self employed A corporation should keep minutes of board of directors' meetings. Tax for self employed Your recordkeeping system should include a summary of your business transactions. Tax for self employed This summary is ordinarily made in accounting journals and ledgers. Tax for self employed For example, they must show your gross income, as well as your deductions and credits. Tax for self employed In addition, you must keep supporting documents. Tax for self employed Purchases, sales, payroll, and other transactions you have in your business generate supporting documents such as invoices and receipts. Tax for self employed These documents contain the information you need to record in your journals and ledgers. Tax for self employed It is important to keep these documents because they support the entries in your journals and ledgers and on your tax return. Tax for self employed Keep them in an orderly fashion and in a safe place. Tax for self employed For instance, organize them by year and type of income or expense. Tax for self employed Electronic records. Tax for self employed   All requirements that apply to hard copy books and records also apply to electronic storage systems that maintain tax books and records. Tax for self employed When you replace hard copy books and records, you must maintain the electronic storage systems for as long as they are material to the administration of tax law. Tax for self employed An electronic storage system is any system for preparing or keeping your records either by electronic imaging or by transfer to an electronic storage media. Tax for self employed The electronic storage system must index, store, preserve, retrieve and reproduce the electronically stored books and records in legible format. Tax for self employed All electronic storage systems must provide a complete and accurate record of your data that is accessible to the IRS. Tax for self employed Electronic storage systems are also subject to the same controls and retention guidelines as those imposed on your original hard copy books and records. Tax for self employed The original hard copy books and records may be destroyed provided that the electronic storage system has been tested to establish that the hard copy books and records are being reproduced in compliance with IRS requirements for an electronic storage system and procedures are established to ensure continued compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Tax for self employed You still have the responsibility of retaining any other books and records that are required to be retained. Tax for self employed The IRS may test your electronic storage system, including the equipment used, indexing methodology, software and retrieval capabilities. Tax for self employed This test is not considered an examination and the results must be shared with you. Tax for self employed If your electronic storage system meets the requirements mentioned earlier, you will be in compliance. Tax for self employed If not, you may be subject to penalties for non-compliance, unless you continue to maintain your original hard copybooks and records in a manner that allows you and the IRS to determine your correct tax. Tax for self employed For details on electronic storage system requirements, see Rev. Tax for self employed Proc. Tax for self employed 97-22. Tax for self employed You can find Rev. Tax for self employed Proc. Tax for self employed 97-22 on page 9 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 1997-13 at  www. Tax for self employed irs. Tax for self employed gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb97-13. Tax for self employed pdf. Tax for self employed Travel, transportation, entertainment, and gift expenses. Tax for self employed   Specific recordkeeping rules apply to these expenses. Tax for self employed For more information, see Publication 463. Tax for self employed Employment taxes. Tax for self employed   There are specific employment tax records you must keep. Tax for self employed For a list, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Tax for self employed Excise taxes. Tax for self employed   See How To Claim a Credit or Refund in chapter 14 for the specific records you must keep to verify your claim for credit or refund of excise taxes on certain fuels. Tax for self employed Assets. Tax for self employed   Assets are the property, such as machinery and equipment, you own and use in your business. Tax for self employed You must keep records to verify certain information about your business assets. Tax for self employed You need records to figure your annual depreciation deduction and the gain or (loss) when you sell the assets. Tax for self employed Your records should show all the following. Tax for self employed When and how you acquired the asset. Tax for self employed Purchase price. Tax for self employed Cost of any improvements. Tax for self employed Section 179 deduction taken. Tax for self employed Deductions taken for depreciation. Tax for self employed Deductions taken for casualty losses, such as losses resulting from fires or storms. Tax for self employed How you used the asset. Tax for self employed When and how you disposed of the asset. Tax for self employed Selling price. Tax for self employed Expenses of sale. Tax for self employed   The following are examples of records that may show this information. Tax for self employed Purchase and sales invoices. Tax for self employed Real estate closing statements. Tax for self employed Canceled checks. Tax for self employed Bank statements. Tax for self employed Financial account statements as proof of payment. Tax for self employed   If you do not have a canceled check, you may be able to prove payment with certain financial account statements prepared by financial institutions. Tax for self employed These include account statements prepared for the financial institution by a third party. Tax for self employed These account statements must be legible. Tax for self employed The following table lists acceptable account statements. Tax for self employed IF payment is by. Tax for self employed . Tax for self employed . Tax for self employed THEN the statement must show the. Tax for self employed . Tax for self employed . Tax for self employed Check Check number. Tax for self employed Amount. Tax for self employed Payee's name. Tax for self employed Date the check amount was posted to the account by the financial institution. Tax for self employed Electronic funds  transfer Amount transferred. Tax for self employed Payee's name. Tax for self employed Date the transfer was posted to the account by the financial institution. Tax for self employed Credit card Amount charged. Tax for self employed Payee's name. Tax for self employed Transaction date. Tax for self employed    Proof of payment of an amount, by itself, does not establish you are entitled to a tax deduction. Tax for self employed You should also keep other documents, such as credit card sales slips and invoices, to show that you also incurred the cost. Tax for self employed Tax returns. Tax for self employed   Keep copies of your filed tax returns. Tax for self employed They help in preparing future tax returns and making computations if you file an amended return. Tax for self employed Keep copies of your information returns such as Form 1099, Schedule K-1, and Form W-2. Tax for self employed How Long To Keep Records You must keep your records as long as they may be needed for the administration of any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax for self employed Keep records that support an item of income or a deduction appearing on a return until the period of limitations for the return runs out. Tax for self employed A period of limitations is the period of time after which no legal action can be brought. Tax for self employed Generally, that means you must keep your records for at least 3 years from when your tax return was due or filed or within 2 years of the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Tax for self employed However, certain records must be kept for a longer period of time, as discussed below. Tax for self employed Employment taxes. Tax for self employed   If you have employees, you must keep all employment tax records for at least 4 years after the date the tax becomes due or is paid, whichever is later. Tax for self employed Assets. Tax for self employed   Keep records relating to property until the period of limitations expires for the year in which you dispose of the property in a taxable disposition. Tax for self employed You must keep these records to figure any depreciation, amortization, or depletion deduction and to figure your basis for computing gain or (loss) when you sell or otherwise dispose of the property. Tax for self employed   You may need to keep records relating to the basis of property longer than the period of limitation. Tax for self employed Keep those records as long as they are important in figuring the basis of the original or replacement property. Tax for self employed Generally, this means as long as you own the property and, after you dispose of it, for the period of limitations that applies to you. Tax for self employed For example, if you received property in a nontaxable exchange, you must keep the records for the old property, as well as for the new property, until the period of limitations expires for the year in which you dispose of the new property in a taxable disposition. Tax for self employed For more information on basis, see chapter 6. Tax for self employed Records for nontax purposes. Tax for self employed   When your records are no longer needed for tax purposes, do not discard them until you check to see if you have to keep them longer for other purposes. Tax for self employed For example, your insurance company or creditors may require you to keep them longer than the IRS does. Tax for self employed Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications