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Taxact 2011 login 4. Taxact 2011 login   General Business Credits Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Business Credits How To Claim the Credit Introduction Your general business credit for the year consists of your carryforward of business credits from prior years plus the total of your current year business credits. Taxact 2011 login In addition, your general business credit for the current year may be increased later by the carryback of business credits from later years. Taxact 2011 login You subtract this credit directly from your tax. Taxact 2011 login Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) 3800 General Business Credit 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Taxact 2011 login Business Credits All of the following credits are part of the general business credit. Taxact 2011 login The form you use to figure each credit is shown in parentheses. Taxact 2011 login You will also have to complete Form 3800. Taxact 2011 login Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit (Form 8911). Taxact 2011 login   This credit applies to the cost of any qualified fuel vehicle refueling property you placed in service. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8911. Taxact 2011 login Alternative motor vehicle credit (Form 8910). Taxact 2011 login   For more information, see Form 8910. Taxact 2011 login Biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels credit (Form 8864). Taxact 2011 login   For more information, see Form 8864. Taxact 2011 login Biofuel producer credit (Form 6478). Taxact 2011 login    For more information, see Form 6478. Taxact 2011 login Carbon dioxide sequestration credit (Form 8933). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is for carbon dioxide which is captured at a qualified facility and disposed of in a secure geological storage or used in a qualified enhanced oil or natural gas recovery project. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8933. Taxact 2011 login Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips (Form 8846). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is generally equal to your (employer's) portion of social security and Medicare taxes paid on tips received by employees of your food and beverage establishment where tipping is customary. Taxact 2011 login The credit applies regardless of whether the food is consumed on or off your business premises. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8846. Taxact 2011 login Credit for employer differential wage payments (Form 8932). Taxact 2011 login   This credit provides certain small businesses with an incentive to continue to pay wages to an employee performing services on active duty in the uniformed services of the United States for a period of more than 30 days. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8932. Taxact 2011 login Credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services (Form 8882). Taxact 2011 login   This credit applies to the qualified expenses you paid for employee childcare and qualified expenses you paid for childcare resource and referral services. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8882. Taxact 2011 login Credit for increasing research activities (Form 6765). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is designed to encourage businesses to increase the amounts they spend on research and experimental activities, including energy research. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 6765. Taxact 2011 login Credit for small employer health insurance premiums (Form 8941). Taxact 2011 login   This credit applies to the cost of certain health insurance coverage you provide to certain employees. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8941. Taxact 2011 login Credit for small employer pension plan startup costs (Form 8881). Taxact 2011 login   This credit applies to pension plan startup costs of a new qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plan (including a 401(k) plan), SIMPLE plan, or simplified employee pension. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans). Taxact 2011 login Disabled access credit (Form 8826). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is a nonrefundable tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide access to persons who have disabilities. Taxact 2011 login You must pay or incur the expenses to enable your business to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8826. Taxact 2011 login Distilled spirits credit (Form 8906). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is available to distillers and importers of distilled spirits and eligible wholesalers of distilled spirits. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8906. Taxact 2011 login Empowerment zone employment credit (Form 8844). Taxact 2011 login   You may qualify for this credit if you have employees and are engaged in a business in an empowerment zone for which the credit is available. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8844. Taxact 2011 login Energy efficient appliance credit (Form 8909). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is available for manufacturers of eligible appliances. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8909. Taxact 2011 login Energy efficient home credit (Form 8908). Taxact 2011 login   This credit is available for eligible contractors of certain homes sold for use as a residence. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Form 8908. Taxact 2011 login Indian employment credit (Form 8845). Taxact 2011 login   This credit applies to qualified wages and health insurance costs you paid or incurred for qualified employees. 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Taxact 2011 login 1. Taxact 2011 login   Traditional IRAs Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Introduction Who Can Open a Traditional IRA?What Is Compensation? When Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened?Individual Retirement Account Individual Retirement Annuity Individual Retirement Bonds Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Employer and Employee Association Trust Accounts Required Disclosures How Much Can Be Contributed?Limit. Taxact 2011 login When repayment contributions can be made. Taxact 2011 login No deduction. Taxact 2011 login Reserve component. Taxact 2011 login Figuring your IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Reporting the repayment. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login General Limit Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit Filing Status Less Than Maximum Contributions More Than Maximum Contributions When Can Contributions Be Made? How Much Can You Deduct?Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Taxact 2011 login Are You Covered by an Employer Plan? Limit if Covered by Employer Plan Reporting Deductible Contributions Nondeductible Contributions Examples — Worksheet for Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013 What if You Inherit an IRA?Treating it as your own. Taxact 2011 login Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets?Transfers to Roth IRAs from other retirement plans. Taxact 2011 login Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer Rollovers Transfers Incident To Divorce Converting From Any Traditional IRA Into a Roth IRA Recharacterizations When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets?Contributions Returned Before Due Date of Return When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions)IRA Owners IRA Beneficiaries Which Table Do You Use To Determine Your Required Minimum Distribution? What Age(s) Do You Use With the Table(s)? Miscellaneous Rules for Required Minimum Distributions Are Distributions Taxable?January 2013 QCDs treated as made in 2012. Taxact 2011 login 2013 Reporting. Taxact 2011 login Additional reporting requirements if you made the election to treat a January 2013 QCD as made in 2012. Taxact 2011 login One-time transfer. Taxact 2011 login Testing period rules apply. Taxact 2011 login More information. Taxact 2011 login Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable Figuring the Nontaxable and Taxable Amounts Recognizing Losses on Traditional IRA Investments Other Special IRA Distribution Situations Reporting and Withholding Requirements for Taxable Amounts What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes?Prohibited Transactions Investment in Collectibles Excess Contributions Early Distributions Excess Accumulations (Insufficient Distributions) Reporting Additional Taxes What's New for 2013 Traditional IRA contribution and deduction limit. Taxact 2011 login  The contribution limit to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be increased to the smaller of the following amounts: $5,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Taxact 2011 login If you were age 50 or older before 2014, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be the smaller of the following amounts: $6,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? in this chapter. Taxact 2011 login Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Taxact 2011 login  For 2013, if you were covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA is reduced (phased out) if your modified AGI is: More than $95,000 but less than $115,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er), More than $59,000 but less than $69,000 for a single individual or head of household, or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. Taxact 2011 login If you either lived with your spouse or file a joint return, and your spouse was covered by a retirement plan at work, but you were not, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $178,000 but less than $188,000. Taxact 2011 login If your modified AGI is $188,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login See How Much Can You Deduct? in this chapter. Taxact 2011 login Net Investment Income Tax. Taxact 2011 login  For purposes of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan (for example, 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 457(b) plans, and IRAs). Taxact 2011 login However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. Taxact 2011 login Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. Taxact 2011 login See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. Taxact 2011 login What's New for 2014 Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Taxact 2011 login  For 2014, if you are covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA is reduced (phased out) if your modified AGI is: More than $96,000 but less than $116,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er), More than $60,000 but less than $70,000 for a single individual or head of household, or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. Taxact 2011 login If you either live with your spouse or file a joint return, and your spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work, but you are not, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $181,000 but less than $191,000. Taxact 2011 login If your modified AGI is $191,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login Introduction This chapter discusses the original IRA. Taxact 2011 login In this publication the original IRA (sometimes called an ordinary or regular IRA) is referred to as a “traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login ” A traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth IRA or a SIMPLE IRA. Taxact 2011 login The following are two advantages of a traditional IRA: You may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to it, depending on your circumstances. Taxact 2011 login Generally, amounts in your IRA, including earnings and gains, are not taxed until they are distributed. Taxact 2011 login Who Can Open a Traditional IRA? You can open and make contributions to a traditional IRA if: You (or, if you file a joint return, your spouse) received taxable compensation during the year, and You were not age 70½ by the end of the year. Taxact 2011 login You can have a traditional IRA whether or not you are covered by any other retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login However, you may not be able to deduct all of your contributions if you or your spouse is covered by an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login See How Much Can You Deduct , later. Taxact 2011 login Both spouses have compensation. Taxact 2011 login   If both you and your spouse have compensation and are under age 70½, each of you can open an IRA. Taxact 2011 login You cannot both participate in the same IRA. Taxact 2011 login If you file a joint return, only one of you needs to have compensation. Taxact 2011 login What Is Compensation? Generally, compensation is what you earn from working. Taxact 2011 login For a summary of what compensation does and does not include, see Table 1-1. Taxact 2011 login Compensation includes all of the items discussed next (even if you have more than one type). Taxact 2011 login Wages, salaries, etc. Taxact 2011 login   Wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, bonuses, and other amounts you receive for providing personal services are compensation. Taxact 2011 login The IRS treats as compensation any amount properly shown in box 1 (Wages, tips, other compensation) of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, provided that amount is reduced by any amount properly shown in box 11 (Nonqualified plans). Taxact 2011 login Scholarship and fellowship payments are compensation for IRA purposes only if shown in box 1 of Form W-2. Taxact 2011 login Commissions. Taxact 2011 login   An amount you receive that is a percentage of profits or sales price is compensation. Taxact 2011 login Self-employment income. Taxact 2011 login   If you are self-employed (a sole proprietor or a partner), compensation is the net earnings from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) reduced by the total of: The deduction for contributions made on your behalf to retirement plans, and The deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment taxes. Taxact 2011 login   Compensation includes earnings from self-employment even if they are not subject to self-employment tax because of your religious beliefs. Taxact 2011 login Self-employment loss. Taxact 2011 login   If you have a net loss from self-employment, do not subtract the loss from your salaries or wages when figuring your total compensation. Taxact 2011 login Alimony and separate maintenance. Taxact 2011 login   For IRA purposes, compensation includes any taxable alimony and separate maintenance payments you receive under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. Taxact 2011 login Nontaxable combat pay. Taxact 2011 login   If you were a member of the U. Taxact 2011 login S. Taxact 2011 login Armed Forces, compensation includes any nontaxable combat pay you received. Taxact 2011 login This amount should be reported in box 12 of your 2013 Form W-2 with code Q. Taxact 2011 login Table 1-1. Taxact 2011 login Compensation for Purposes of an IRA Includes . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login Does not include . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login   earnings and profits from property. Taxact 2011 login wages, salaries, etc. Taxact 2011 login     interest and dividend income. Taxact 2011 login commissions. Taxact 2011 login     pension or annuity income. Taxact 2011 login self-employment income. Taxact 2011 login     deferred compensation. Taxact 2011 login alimony and separate maintenance. Taxact 2011 login     income from certain  partnerships. Taxact 2011 login nontaxable combat pay. Taxact 2011 login     any amounts you exclude from income. Taxact 2011 login     What Is Not Compensation? Compensation does not include any of the following items. Taxact 2011 login Earnings and profits from property, such as rental income, interest income, and dividend income. Taxact 2011 login Pension or annuity income. Taxact 2011 login Deferred compensation received (compensation payments postponed from a past year). Taxact 2011 login Income from a partnership for which you do not provide services that are a material income-producing factor. Taxact 2011 login Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments reported on Schedule SE (Form 1040), line 1b. Taxact 2011 login Any amounts (other than combat pay) you exclude from income, such as foreign earned income and housing costs. Taxact 2011 login When Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? You can open a traditional IRA at any time. Taxact 2011 login However, the time for making contributions for any year is limited. Taxact 2011 login See When Can Contributions Be Made , later. Taxact 2011 login How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? You can open different kinds of IRAs with a variety of organizations. Taxact 2011 login You can open an IRA at a bank or other financial institution or with a mutual fund or life insurance company. Taxact 2011 login You can also open an IRA through your stockbroker. Taxact 2011 login Any IRA must meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. Taxact 2011 login The requirements for the various arrangements are discussed below. Taxact 2011 login Kinds of traditional IRAs. Taxact 2011 login   Your traditional IRA can be an individual retirement account or annuity. Taxact 2011 login It can be part of either a simplified employee pension (SEP) or an employer or employee association trust account. Taxact 2011 login Individual Retirement Account An individual retirement account is a trust or custodial account set up in the United States for the exclusive benefit of you or your beneficiaries. Taxact 2011 login The account is created by a written document. Taxact 2011 login The document must show that the account meets all of the following requirements. Taxact 2011 login The trustee or custodian must be a bank, a federally insured credit union, a savings and loan association, or an entity approved by the IRS to act as trustee or custodian. Taxact 2011 login The trustee or custodian generally cannot accept contributions of more than the deductible amount for the year. Taxact 2011 login However, rollover contributions and employer contributions to a simplified employee pension (SEP) can be more than this amount. Taxact 2011 login Contributions, except for rollover contributions, must be in cash. Taxact 2011 login See Rollovers , later. Taxact 2011 login You must have a nonforfeitable right to the amount at all times. Taxact 2011 login Money in your account cannot be used to buy a life insurance policy. Taxact 2011 login Assets in your account cannot be combined with other property, except in a common trust fund or common investment fund. Taxact 2011 login You must start receiving distributions by April 1 of the year following the year in which you reach age 70½. Taxact 2011 login See When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) , later. Taxact 2011 login Individual Retirement Annuity You can open an individual retirement annuity by purchasing an annuity contract or an endowment contract from a life insurance company. Taxact 2011 login An individual retirement annuity must be issued in your name as the owner, and either you or your beneficiaries who survive you are the only ones who can receive the benefits or payments. Taxact 2011 login An individual retirement annuity must meet all the following requirements. Taxact 2011 login Your entire interest in the contract must be nonforfeitable. Taxact 2011 login The contract must provide that you cannot transfer any portion of it to any person other than the issuer. Taxact 2011 login There must be flexible premiums so that if your compensation changes, your payment can also change. Taxact 2011 login This provision applies to contracts issued after November 6, 1978. Taxact 2011 login The contract must provide that contributions cannot be more than the deductible amount for an IRA for the year, and that you must use any refunded premiums to pay for future premiums or to buy more benefits before the end of the calendar year after the year in which you receive the refund. Taxact 2011 login Distributions must begin by April 1 of the year following the year in which you reach age 70½. Taxact 2011 login See When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) , later. Taxact 2011 login Individual Retirement Bonds The sale of individual retirement bonds issued by the federal government was suspended after April 30, 1982. Taxact 2011 login The bonds have the following features. Taxact 2011 login They stop earning interest when you reach age 70½. Taxact 2011 login If you die, interest will stop 5 years after your death, or on the date you would have reached age 70½, whichever is earlier. Taxact 2011 login You cannot transfer the bonds. Taxact 2011 login If you cash (redeem) the bonds before the year in which you reach age 59½, you may be subject to a 10% additional tax. Taxact 2011 login See Age 59½ Rule under Early Distributions, later. Taxact 2011 login You can roll over redemption proceeds into IRAs. Taxact 2011 login Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) A simplified employee pension (SEP) is a written arrangement that allows your employer to make deductible contributions to a traditional IRA (a SEP IRA) set up for you to receive such contributions. Taxact 2011 login Generally, distributions from SEP IRAs are subject to the withdrawal and tax rules that apply to traditional IRAs. Taxact 2011 login See Publication 560 for more information about SEPs. Taxact 2011 login Employer and Employee Association Trust Accounts Your employer or your labor union or other employee association can set up a trust to provide individual retirement accounts for employees or members. Taxact 2011 login The requirements for individual retirement accounts apply to these traditional IRAs. Taxact 2011 login Required Disclosures The trustee or issuer (sometimes called the sponsor) of your traditional IRA generally must give you a disclosure statement at least 7 days before you open your IRA. Taxact 2011 login However, the sponsor does not have to give you the statement until the date you open (or purchase, if earlier) your IRA, provided you are given at least 7 days from that date to revoke the IRA. Taxact 2011 login The disclosure statement must explain certain items in plain language. Taxact 2011 login For example, the statement should explain when and how you can revoke the IRA, and include the name, address, and telephone number of the person to receive the notice of cancellation. Taxact 2011 login This explanation must appear at the beginning of the disclosure statement. Taxact 2011 login If you revoke your IRA within the revocation period, the sponsor must return to you the entire amount you paid. Taxact 2011 login The sponsor must report on the appropriate IRS forms both your contribution to the IRA (unless it was made by a trustee-to-trustee transfer) and the amount returned to you. Taxact 2011 login These requirements apply to all sponsors. Taxact 2011 login How Much Can Be Contributed? There are limits and other rules that affect the amount that can be contributed to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login These limits and rules are explained below. Taxact 2011 login Community property laws. Taxact 2011 login   Except as discussed later under Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit , each spouse figures his or her limit separately, using his or her own compensation. Taxact 2011 login This is the rule even in states with community property laws. Taxact 2011 login Brokers' commissions. Taxact 2011 login   Brokers' commissions paid in connection with your traditional IRA are subject to the contribution limit. Taxact 2011 login For information about whether you can deduct brokers' commissions, see Brokers' commissions , later, under How Much Can You Deduct. Taxact 2011 login Trustees' fees. Taxact 2011 login   Trustees' administrative fees are not subject to the contribution limit. Taxact 2011 login For information about whether you can deduct trustees' fees, see Trustees' fees , later, under How Much Can You Deduct. Taxact 2011 login Qualified reservist repayments. Taxact 2011 login   If you were a member of a reserve component and you were ordered or called to active duty after September 11, 2001, you may be able to contribute (repay) to an IRA amounts equal to any qualified reservist distributions (defined later under Early Distributions) you received. Taxact 2011 login You can make these repayment contributions even if they would cause your total contributions to the IRA to be more than the general limit on contributions. Taxact 2011 login To be eligible to make these repayment contributions, you must have received a qualified reservist distribution from an IRA or from a section 401(k) or 403(b) plan or a similar arrangement. Taxact 2011 login Limit. Taxact 2011 login   Your qualified reservist repayments cannot be more than your qualified reservist distributions, explained under Early Distributions , later. Taxact 2011 login When repayment contributions can be made. Taxact 2011 login   You cannot make these repayment contributions later than the date that is 2 years after your active duty period ends. Taxact 2011 login No deduction. Taxact 2011 login   You cannot deduct qualified reservist repayments. Taxact 2011 login Reserve component. Taxact 2011 login   The term “reserve component” means the: Army National Guard of the United States, Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard of the United States, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service. Taxact 2011 login Figuring your IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login   The repayment of qualified reservist distributions does not affect the amount you can deduct as an IRA contribution. Taxact 2011 login Reporting the repayment. Taxact 2011 login   If you repay a qualified reservist distribution, include the amount of the repayment with nondeductible contributions on line 1 of Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login   In 2013, your IRA contribution limit is $5,500. Taxact 2011 login However, because of your filing status and AGI, the limit on the amount you can deduct is $3,500. Taxact 2011 login You can make a nondeductible contribution of $2,000 ($5,500 - $3,500). Taxact 2011 login In an earlier year you received a $3,000 qualified reservist distribution, which you would like to repay this year. Taxact 2011 login   For 2013, you can contribute a total of $8,500 to your IRA. Taxact 2011 login This is made up of the maximum deductible contribution of $3,500; a nondeductible contribution of $2,000; and a $3,000 qualified reservist repayment. Taxact 2011 login You contribute the maximum allowable for the year. Taxact 2011 login Since you are making a nondeductible contribution ($2,000) and a qualified reservist repayment ($3,000), you must file Form 8606 with your return and include $5,000 ($2,000 + $3,000) on line 1 of Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login The qualified reservist repayment is not deductible. Taxact 2011 login Contributions on your behalf to a traditional IRA reduce your limit for contributions to a Roth IRA. Taxact 2011 login See chapter 2 for information about Roth IRAs. Taxact 2011 login General Limit For 2013, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA generally is the smaller of the following amounts: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation (defined earlier) for the year. Taxact 2011 login Note. Taxact 2011 login This limit is reduced by any contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan (generally, a pension plan created before June 25, 1959, that is funded entirely by employee contributions). Taxact 2011 login This is the most that can be contributed regardless of whether the contributions are to one or more traditional IRAs or whether all or part of the contributions are nondeductible. Taxact 2011 login (See Nondeductible Contributions , later. Taxact 2011 login ) Qualified reservist repayments do not affect this limit. Taxact 2011 login Examples. Taxact 2011 login George, who is 34 years old and single, earns $24,000 in 2013. Taxact 2011 login His IRA contributions for 2013 are limited to $5,500. Taxact 2011 login Danny, an unmarried college student working part time, earns $3,500 in 2013. Taxact 2011 login His IRA contributions for 2013 are limited to $3,500, the amount of his compensation. Taxact 2011 login More than one IRA. Taxact 2011 login   If you have more than one IRA, the limit applies to the total contributions made on your behalf to all your traditional IRAs for the year. Taxact 2011 login Annuity or endowment contracts. Taxact 2011 login   If you invest in an annuity or endowment contract under an individual retirement annuity, no more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) can be contributed toward its cost for the tax year, including the cost of life insurance coverage. Taxact 2011 login If more than this amount is contributed, the annuity or endowment contract is disqualified. Taxact 2011 login Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit For 2013, if you file a joint return and your taxable compensation is less than that of your spouse, the most that can be contributed for the year to your IRA is the smaller of the following two amounts: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or The total compensation includible in the gross income of both you and your spouse for the year, reduced by the following two amounts. Taxact 2011 login Your spouse's IRA contribution for the year to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login Any contributions for the year to a Roth IRA on behalf of your spouse. Taxact 2011 login This means that the total combined contributions that can be made for the year to your IRA and your spouse's IRA can be as much as $11,000 ($12,000 if only one of you is age 50 or older or $13,000 if both of you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login Note. Taxact 2011 login This traditional IRA limit is reduced by any contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan (generally, a pension plan created before June 25, 1959, that is funded entirely by employee contributions). Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Kristin, a full-time student with no taxable compensation, marries Carl during the year. Taxact 2011 login Neither of them was age 50 by the end of 2013. Taxact 2011 login For the year, Carl has taxable compensation of $30,000. Taxact 2011 login He plans to contribute (and deduct) $5,500 to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login If he and Kristin file a joint return, each can contribute $5,500 to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login This is because Kristin, who has no compensation, can add Carl's compensation, reduced by the amount of his IRA contribution ($30,000 − $5,500 = $24,500), to her own compensation (-0-) to figure her maximum contribution to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login In her case, $5,500 is her contribution limit, because $5,500 is less than $24,500 (her compensation for purposes of figuring her contribution limit). Taxact 2011 login Filing Status Generally, except as discussed earlier under Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit , your filing status has no effect on the amount of allowable contributions to your traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login However, if during the year either you or your spouse was covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction may be reduced or eliminated, depending on your filing status and income. Taxact 2011 login See How Much Can You Deduct , later. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Tom and Darcy are married and both are 53. Taxact 2011 login They both work and each has a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login Tom earned $3,800 and Darcy earned $48,000 in 2013. Taxact 2011 login Because of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit rule, even though Tom earned less than $6,500, they can contribute up to $6,500 to his IRA for 2013 if they file a joint return. Taxact 2011 login They can contribute up to $6,500 to Darcy's IRA. Taxact 2011 login If they file separate returns, the amount that can be contributed to Tom's IRA is limited by his earned income, $3,800. Taxact 2011 login Less Than Maximum Contributions If contributions to your traditional IRA for a year were less than the limit, you cannot contribute more after the due date of your return for that year to make up the difference. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Rafael, who is 40, earns $30,000 in 2013. Taxact 2011 login Although he can contribute up to $5,500 for 2013, he contributes only $3,000. Taxact 2011 login After April 15, 2014, Rafael cannot make up the difference between his actual contributions for 2013 ($3,000) and his 2013 limit ($5,500). Taxact 2011 login He cannot contribute $2,500 more than the limit for any later year. Taxact 2011 login More Than Maximum Contributions If contributions to your IRA for a year were more than the limit, you can apply the excess contribution in one year to a later year if the contributions for that later year are less than the maximum allowed for that year. Taxact 2011 login However, a penalty or additional tax may apply. Taxact 2011 login See Excess Contributions , later, under What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes. Taxact 2011 login When Can Contributions Be Made? As soon as you open your traditional IRA, contributions can be made to it through your chosen sponsor (trustee or other administrator). Taxact 2011 login Contributions must be in the form of money (cash, check, or money order). Taxact 2011 login Property cannot be contributed. Taxact 2011 login Although property cannot be contributed, your IRA may invest in certain property. Taxact 2011 login For example, your IRA may purchase shares of stock. Taxact 2011 login For other restrictions on the use of funds in your IRA, see Prohibited Transactions , later in this chapter. Taxact 2011 login You may be able to transfer or roll over certain property from one retirement plan to another. Taxact 2011 login See the discussion of rollovers and other transfers later in this chapter under Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets . Taxact 2011 login You can make a contribution to your IRA by having your income tax refund (or a portion of your refund), if any, paid directly to your traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or SEP IRA. Taxact 2011 login For details, see the instructions for your income tax return or Form 8888, Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases). Taxact 2011 login Contributions can be made to your traditional IRA for each year that you receive compensation and have not reached age 70½. Taxact 2011 login For any year in which you do not work, contributions cannot be made to your IRA unless you receive alimony, nontaxable combat pay, military differential pay, or file a joint return with a spouse who has compensation. Taxact 2011 login See Who Can Open a Traditional IRA , earlier. Taxact 2011 login Even if contributions cannot be made for the current year, the amounts contributed for years in which you did qualify can remain in your IRA. Taxact 2011 login Contributions can resume for any years that you qualify. Taxact 2011 login Contributions must be made by due date. Taxact 2011 login   Contributions can be made to your traditional IRA for a year at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your return for that year, not including extensions. Taxact 2011 login For most people, this means that contributions for 2013 must be made by April 15, 2014, and contributions for 2014 must be made by April 15, 2015. Taxact 2011 login Age 70½ rule. Taxact 2011 login   Contributions cannot be made to your traditional IRA for the year in which you reach age 70½ or for any later year. Taxact 2011 login   You attain age 70½ on the date that is 6 calendar months after the 70th anniversary of your birth. Taxact 2011 login If you were born on or before June 30, 1943, you cannot contribute for 2013 or any later year. Taxact 2011 login Designating year for which contribution is made. Taxact 2011 login   If an amount is contributed to your traditional IRA between January 1 and April 15, you should tell the sponsor which year (the current year or the previous year) the contribution is for. Taxact 2011 login If you do not tell the sponsor which year it is for, the sponsor can assume, and report to the IRS, that the contribution is for the current year (the year the sponsor received it). Taxact 2011 login Filing before a contribution is made. Taxact 2011 login    You can file your return claiming a traditional IRA contribution before the contribution is actually made. Taxact 2011 login Generally, the contribution must be made by the due date of your return, not including extensions. Taxact 2011 login Contributions not required. Taxact 2011 login   You do not have to contribute to your traditional IRA for every tax year, even if you can. Taxact 2011 login How Much Can You Deduct? Generally, you can deduct the lesser of: The contributions to your traditional IRA for the year, or The general limit (or the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit, if applicable) explained earlier under How Much Can Be Contributed . Taxact 2011 login However, if you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan, you may not be able to deduct this amount. Taxact 2011 login See Limit if Covered by Employer Plan , later. Taxact 2011 login You may be able to claim a credit for contributions to your traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see chapter 4. Taxact 2011 login Trustees' fees. Taxact 2011 login   Trustees' administrative fees that are billed separately and paid in connection with your traditional IRA are not deductible as IRA contributions. Taxact 2011 login However, they may be deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Taxact 2011 login For information about miscellaneous itemized deductions, see Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions. Taxact 2011 login Brokers' commissions. Taxact 2011 login   These commissions are part of your IRA contribution and, as such, are deductible subject to the limits. Taxact 2011 login Full deduction. Taxact 2011 login   If neither you nor your spouse was covered for any part of the year by an employer retirement plan, you can take a deduction for total contributions to one or more of your traditional IRAs of up to the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or 100% of your compensation. Taxact 2011 login   This limit is reduced by any contributions made to a 501(c)(18) plan on your behalf. Taxact 2011 login Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Taxact 2011 login   In the case of a married couple with unequal compensation who file a joint return, the deduction for contributions to the traditional IRA of the spouse with less compensation is limited to the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if the spouse with the lower compensation is age 50 or older), or The total compensation includible in the gross income of both spouses for the year reduced by the following three amounts. Taxact 2011 login The IRA deduction for the year of the spouse with the greater compensation. Taxact 2011 login Any designated nondeductible contribution for the year made on behalf of the spouse with the greater compensation. Taxact 2011 login Any contributions for the year to a Roth IRA on behalf of the spouse with the greater compensation. Taxact 2011 login   This limit is reduced by any contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan on behalf of the spouse with the lesser compensation. Taxact 2011 login Note. Taxact 2011 login If you were divorced or legally separated (and did not remarry) before the end of the year, you cannot deduct any contributions to your spouse's IRA. Taxact 2011 login After a divorce or legal separation, you can deduct only the contributions to your own IRA. Taxact 2011 login Your deductions are subject to the rules for single individuals. Taxact 2011 login Covered by an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login   If you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan at any time during the year for which contributions were made, your deduction may be further limited. Taxact 2011 login This is discussed later under Limit if Covered by Employer Plan . Taxact 2011 login Limits on the amount you can deduct do not affect the amount that can be contributed. Taxact 2011 login Are You Covered by an Employer Plan? The Form W-2 you receive from your employer has a box used to indicate whether you were covered for the year. Taxact 2011 login The “Retirement Plan” box should be checked if you were covered. Taxact 2011 login Reservists and volunteer firefighters should also see Situations in Which You Are Not Covered , later. Taxact 2011 login If you are not certain whether you were covered by your employer's retirement plan, you should ask your employer. Taxact 2011 login Federal judges. Taxact 2011 login   For purposes of the IRA deduction, federal judges are covered by an employer plan. Taxact 2011 login For Which Year(s) Are You Covered? Special rules apply to determine the tax years for which you are covered by an employer plan. Taxact 2011 login These rules differ depending on whether the plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Taxact 2011 login Tax year. Taxact 2011 login   Your tax year is the annual accounting period you use to keep records and report income and expenses on your income tax return. Taxact 2011 login For almost all people, the tax year is the calendar year. Taxact 2011 login Defined contribution plan. Taxact 2011 login   Generally, you are covered by a defined contribution plan for a tax year if amounts are contributed or allocated to your account for the plan year that ends with or within that tax year. Taxact 2011 login However, also see Situations in Which You Are Not Covered , later. Taxact 2011 login   A defined contribution plan is a plan that provides for a separate account for each person covered by the plan. Taxact 2011 login In a defined contribution plan, the amount to be contributed to each participant's account is spelled out in the plan. Taxact 2011 login The level of benefits actually provided to a participant depends on the total amount contributed to that participant's account and any earnings and losses on those contributions. Taxact 2011 login Types of defined contribution plans include profit-sharing plans, stock bonus plans, and money purchase pension plans. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Company A has a money purchase pension plan. Taxact 2011 login Its plan year is from July 1 to June 30. Taxact 2011 login The plan provides that contributions must be allocated as of June 30. Taxact 2011 login Bob, an employee, leaves Company A on December 31, 2012. Taxact 2011 login The contribution for the plan year ending on June 30, 2013, is made February 15, 2014. Taxact 2011 login Because an amount is contributed to Bob's account for the plan year, Bob is covered by the plan for his 2013 tax year. Taxact 2011 login   A special rule applies to certain plans in which it is not possible to determine if an amount will be contributed to your account for a given plan year. Taxact 2011 login If, for a plan year, no amounts have been allocated to your account that are attributable to employer contributions, employee contributions, or forfeitures, by the last day of the plan year, and contributions are discretionary for the plan year, you are not covered for the tax year in which the plan year ends. Taxact 2011 login If, after the plan year ends, the employer makes a contribution for that plan year, you are covered for the tax year in which the contribution is made. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Mickey was covered by a profit-sharing plan and left the company on December 31, 2012. Taxact 2011 login The plan year runs from July 1 to June 30. Taxact 2011 login Under the terms of the plan, employer contributions do not have to be made, but if they are made, they are contributed to the plan before the due date for filing the company's tax return. Taxact 2011 login Such contributions are allocated as of the last day of the plan year, and allocations are made to the accounts of individuals who have any service during the plan year. Taxact 2011 login As of June 30, 2013, no contributions were made that were allocated to the June 30, 2013, plan year, and no forfeitures had been allocated within the plan year. Taxact 2011 login In addition, as of that date, the company was not obligated to make a contribution for such plan year and it was impossible to determine whether or not a contribution would be made for the plan year. Taxact 2011 login On December 31, 2013, the company decided to contribute to the plan for the plan year ending June 30, 2013. Taxact 2011 login That contribution was made on February 15, 2014. Taxact 2011 login Mickey is an active participant in the plan for his 2014 tax year but not for his 2013 tax year. Taxact 2011 login No vested interest. Taxact 2011 login   If an amount is allocated to your account for a plan year, you are covered by that plan even if you have no vested interest in (legal right to) the account. Taxact 2011 login Defined benefit plan. Taxact 2011 login   If you are eligible to participate in your employer's defined benefit plan for the plan year that ends within your tax year, you are covered by the plan. Taxact 2011 login This rule applies even if you: Declined to participate in the plan, Did not make a required contribution, or Did not perform the minimum service required to accrue a benefit for the year. Taxact 2011 login   A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. Taxact 2011 login In a defined benefit plan, the level of benefits to be provided to each participant is spelled out in the plan. Taxact 2011 login The plan administrator figures the amount needed to provide those benefits and those amounts are contributed to the plan. Taxact 2011 login Defined benefit plans include pension plans and annuity plans. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Nick, an employee of Company B, is eligible to participate in Company B's defined benefit plan, which has a July 1 to June 30 plan year. Taxact 2011 login Nick leaves Company B on December 31, 2012. Taxact 2011 login Because Nick is eligible to participate in the plan for its year ending June 30, 2013, he is covered by the plan for his 2013 tax year. Taxact 2011 login No vested interest. Taxact 2011 login   If you accrue a benefit for a plan year, you are covered by that plan even if you have no vested interest in (legal right to) the accrual. Taxact 2011 login Situations in Which You Are Not Covered Unless you are covered by another employer plan, you are not covered by an employer plan if you are in one of the situations described below. Taxact 2011 login Social security or railroad retirement. Taxact 2011 login   Coverage under social security or railroad retirement is not coverage under an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Benefits from previous employer's plan. Taxact 2011 login   If you receive retirement benefits from a previous employer's plan, you are not covered by that plan. Taxact 2011 login Reservists. Taxact 2011 login   If the only reason you participate in a plan is because you are a member of a reserve unit of the Armed Forces, you may not be covered by the plan. Taxact 2011 login You are not covered by the plan if both of the following conditions are met. Taxact 2011 login The plan you participate in is established for its employees by: The United States, A state or political subdivision of a state, or An instrumentality of either (a) or (b) above. Taxact 2011 login You did not serve more than 90 days on active duty during the year (not counting duty for training). Taxact 2011 login Volunteer firefighters. Taxact 2011 login   If the only reason you participate in a plan is because you are a volunteer firefighter, you may not be covered by the plan. Taxact 2011 login You are not covered by the plan if both of the following conditions are met. Taxact 2011 login The plan you participate in is established for its employees by: The United States, A state or political subdivision of a state, or An instrumentality of either (a) or (b) above. Taxact 2011 login Your accrued retirement benefits at the beginning of the year will not provide more than $1,800 per year at retirement. Taxact 2011 login Limit if Covered by Employer Plan As discussed earlier, the deduction you can take for contributions made to your traditional IRA depends on whether you or your spouse was covered for any part of the year by an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Your deduction is also affected by how much income you had and by your filing status. Taxact 2011 login Your deduction may also be affected by social security benefits you received. Taxact 2011 login Reduced or no deduction. Taxact 2011 login   If either you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan, you may be entitled to only a partial (reduced) deduction or no deduction at all, depending on your income and your filing status. Taxact 2011 login   Your deduction begins to decrease (phase out) when your income rises above a certain amount and is eliminated altogether when it reaches a higher amount. Taxact 2011 login These amounts vary depending on your filing status. Taxact 2011 login   To determine if your deduction is subject to the phaseout, you must determine your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) and your filing status, as explained later under Deduction Phaseout . Taxact 2011 login Once you have determined your modified AGI and your filing status, you can use Table 1-2 or Table 1-3 to determine if the phaseout applies. Taxact 2011 login Social Security Recipients Instead of using Table 1-2 or Table 1-3 and Worksheet 1-2, Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013, later, complete the worksheets in Appendix B of this publication if, for the year, all of the following apply. Taxact 2011 login You received social security benefits. Taxact 2011 login You received taxable compensation. Taxact 2011 login Contributions were made to your traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login You or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Use the worksheets in Appendix B to figure your IRA deduction, your nondeductible contribution, and the taxable portion, if any, of your social security benefits. Taxact 2011 login Appendix B includes an example with filled-in worksheets to assist you. Taxact 2011 login Table 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Effect of Modified AGI1 on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work If you are covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction. Taxact 2011 login IF your filing status is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI) is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login THEN you can take . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login single or head of household $59,000 or less a full deduction. Taxact 2011 login more than $59,000 but less than $69,000 a partial deduction. Taxact 2011 login $69,000 or more no deduction. Taxact 2011 login married filing jointly or  qualifying widow(er) $95,000 or less a full deduction. Taxact 2011 login more than $95,000 but less than $115,000 a partial deduction. Taxact 2011 login $115,000 or more no deduction. Taxact 2011 login married filing separately2 less than $10,000 a partial deduction. Taxact 2011 login $10,000 or more no deduction. Taxact 2011 login 1 Modified AGI (adjusted gross income). Taxact 2011 login See Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) , later. Taxact 2011 login  2 If you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, your filing status is considered Single for this purpose (therefore, your IRA deduction is determined under the “Single” filing status). Taxact 2011 login Table 1-3. Taxact 2011 login Effect of Modified AGI1 on Deduction if You Are NOT Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work If you are not covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction. Taxact 2011 login IF your filing status is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI) is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login THEN you can take . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) any amount a full deduction. Taxact 2011 login married filing jointly or separately with a spouse who is not covered by a plan at work any amount a full deduction. Taxact 2011 login married filing jointly with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work $178,000 or less a full deduction. Taxact 2011 login more than $178,000 but less than $188,000 a partial deduction. Taxact 2011 login $188,000 or more no deduction. Taxact 2011 login married filing separately with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work2 less than $10,000 a partial deduction. Taxact 2011 login $10,000 or more no deduction. Taxact 2011 login 1 Modified AGI (adjusted gross income). Taxact 2011 login See Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) , later. Taxact 2011 login  2 You are entitled to the full deduction if you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year. Taxact 2011 login For 2014, if you are not covered by a retirement plan at work and you are married filing jointly with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $181,000 but less than $191,000. Taxact 2011 login If your AGI is $191,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for a contribution to a traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login Deduction Phaseout The amount of any reduction in the limit on your IRA deduction (phaseout) depends on whether you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Covered by a retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login   If you are covered by an employer retirement plan and you did not receive any social security retirement benefits, your IRA deduction may be reduced or eliminated depending on your filing status and modified AGI, as shown in Table 1-2. Taxact 2011 login For 2014, if you are covered by a retirement plan at work, your IRA deduction will not be reduced (phased out) unless your modified AGI is: More than $60,000 but less than $70,000 for a single individual (or head of household), More than $96,000 but less than $116,000 for a married couple filing a joint return (or a qualifying widow(er)), or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. Taxact 2011 login If your spouse is covered. Taxact 2011 login   If you are not covered by an employer retirement plan, but your spouse is, and you did not receive any social security benefits, your IRA deduction may be reduced or eliminated entirely depending on your filing status and modified AGI as shown in Table 1-3. Taxact 2011 login Filing status. Taxact 2011 login   Your filing status depends primarily on your marital status. Taxact 2011 login For this purpose, you need to know if your filing status is single or head of household, married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately. Taxact 2011 login If you need more information on filing status, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Taxact 2011 login Lived apart from spouse. Taxact 2011 login   If you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and you file a separate return, your filing status, for this purpose, is single. Taxact 2011 login Modified adjusted gross income (AGI). Taxact 2011 login   You can use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login If you made contributions to your IRA for 2013 and received a distribution from your IRA in 2013, see Both contributions for 2013 and distributions in 2013 , later. Taxact 2011 login    Do not assume that your modified AGI is the same as your compensation. Taxact 2011 login Your modified AGI may include income in addition to your compensation (discussed earlier) such as interest, dividends, and income from IRA distributions. Taxact 2011 login Form 1040. Taxact 2011 login   If you file Form 1040, refigure the amount on the page 1 “adjusted gross income” line without taking into account any of the following amounts. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Student loan interest deduction. Taxact 2011 login Tuition and fees deduction. Taxact 2011 login Domestic production activities deduction. Taxact 2011 login Foreign earned income exclusion. Taxact 2011 login Foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Taxact 2011 login Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815. Taxact 2011 login Exclusion of employer-provided adoption benefits shown on Form 8839. Taxact 2011 login This is your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login Form 1040A. Taxact 2011 login   If you file Form 1040A, refigure the amount on the page 1 “adjusted gross income” line without taking into account any of the following amounts. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Student loan interest deduction. Taxact 2011 login Tuition and fees deduction. Taxact 2011 login Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815. Taxact 2011 login This is your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login Form 1040NR. Taxact 2011 login   If you file Form 1040NR, refigure the amount on the page 1 “adjusted gross income” line without taking into account any of the following amounts. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Student loan interest deduction. Taxact 2011 login Domestic production activities deduction. Taxact 2011 login Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815. Taxact 2011 login Exclusion of employer-provided adoption benefits shown on Form 8839. Taxact 2011 login This is your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login Income from IRA distributions. Taxact 2011 login   If you received distributions in 2013 from one or more traditional IRAs and your traditional IRAs include only deductible contributions, the distributions are fully taxable and are included in your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login Both contributions for 2013 and distributions in 2013. Taxact 2011 login   If all three of the following apply, any IRA distributions you received in 2013 may be partly tax free and partly taxable. Taxact 2011 login You received distributions in 2013 from one or more traditional IRAs, You made contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013, and Some of those contributions may be nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login (See Nondeductible Contributions and Worksheet 1-2, later. Taxact 2011 login ) If this is your situation, you must figure the taxable part of the traditional IRA distribution before you can figure your modified AGI. Taxact 2011 login To do this, you can use Worksheet 1-5, later. Taxact 2011 login   If at least one of the above does not apply, figure your modified AGI using Worksheet 1-1, later. Taxact 2011 login How To Figure Your Reduced IRA Deduction If you or your spouse is covered by an employer retirement plan and you did not receive any social security benefits, you can figure your reduced IRA deduction by using Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013. Taxact 2011 login The Instructions for Form 1040, Form 1040A, and Form 1040NR include similar worksheets that you can use instead of the worksheet in this publication. Taxact 2011 login If you or your spouse is covered by an employer retirement plan, and you received any social security benefits, see Social Security Recipients , earlier. Taxact 2011 login Note. Taxact 2011 login If you were married and both you and your spouse contributed to IRAs, figure your deduction and your spouse's deduction separately. Taxact 2011 login Worksheet 1-1. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Modified AGI Use this worksheet to figure your modified AGI for traditional IRA purposes. Taxact 2011 login 1. Taxact 2011 login Enter your adjusted gross income (AGI) from Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37, figured without taking into account the amount from Form 1040, line 32; Form 1040A, line 17; or Form 1040NR, line 32 1. Taxact 2011 login   2. Taxact 2011 login Enter any student loan interest deduction from Form 1040, line 33; Form 1040A, line 18; or Form 1040NR, line 33 2. Taxact 2011 login   3. Taxact 2011 login Enter any tuition and fees deduction from Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19 3. Taxact 2011 login   4. Taxact 2011 login Enter any domestic production activities deduction from Form 1040, line 35, or Form 1040NR, line 34 4. Taxact 2011 login   5. Taxact 2011 login Enter any foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing exclusion from Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18 5. Taxact 2011 login   6. Taxact 2011 login Enter any foreign housing deduction from Form 2555, line 50 6. Taxact 2011 login   7. Taxact 2011 login Enter any excludable savings bond interest from Form 8815, line 14 7. Taxact 2011 login   8. Taxact 2011 login Enter any excluded employer-provided adoption benefits from Form 8839, line 28 8. Taxact 2011 login   9. Taxact 2011 login Add lines 1 through 8. Taxact 2011 login This is your Modified AGI for traditional IRA purposes 9. Taxact 2011 login   Reporting Deductible Contributions If you file Form 1040, enter your IRA deduction on line 32 of that form. Taxact 2011 login If you file Form 1040A, enter your IRA deduction on line 17 of that form. Taxact 2011 login If you file Form 1040NR, enter your IRA deduction on line 32 of that form. Taxact 2011 login You cannot deduct IRA contributions on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Taxact 2011 login Self-employed. Taxact 2011 login   If you are self-employed (a sole proprietor or partner) and have a SIMPLE IRA, enter your deduction for allowable plan contributions on Form 1040, line 28. Taxact 2011 login If you file Form 1040NR, enter your deduction on line 28 of that form. Taxact 2011 login Nondeductible Contributions Although your deduction for IRA contributions may be reduced or eliminated, contributions can be made to your IRA of up to the general limit or, if it applies, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit. Taxact 2011 login The difference between your total permitted contributions and your IRA deduction, if any, is your nondeductible contribution. Taxact 2011 login Example. Taxact 2011 login Tony is 29 years old and single. Taxact 2011 login In 2013, he was covered by a retirement plan at work. Taxact 2011 login His salary is $62,000. Taxact 2011 login His modified AGI is $70,000. Taxact 2011 login Tony makes a $5,500 IRA contribution for 2013. Taxact 2011 login Because he was covered by a retirement plan and his modified AGI is above $69,000, he cannot deduct his $5,500 IRA contribution. Taxact 2011 login He must designate this contribution as a nondeductible contribution by reporting it on Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login Repayment of reservist distributions. Taxact 2011 login   Nondeductible contributions may include repayments of qualified reservist distributions. Taxact 2011 login For more information, see Qualified reservist repayments under How Much Can Be Contributed, earlier. Taxact 2011 login Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login   To designate contributions as nondeductible, you must file Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login (See the filled-in Forms 8606 in this chapter. Taxact 2011 login )   You do not have to designate a contribution as nondeductible until you file your tax return. Taxact 2011 login When you file, you can even designate otherwise deductible contributions as nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login   You must file Form 8606 to report nondeductible contributions even if you do not have to file a tax return for the year. Taxact 2011 login    A Form 8606 is not used for the year that you make a rollover from a qualified retirement plan to a traditional IRA and the rollover includes nontaxable amounts. Taxact 2011 login In those situations, a Form 8606 is completed for the year you take a distribution from that IRA. Taxact 2011 login See Form 8606 under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable, later. Taxact 2011 login Failure to report nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login   If you do not report nondeductible contributions, all of the contributions to your traditional IRA will be treated like deductible contributions when withdrawn. Taxact 2011 login All distributions from your IRA will be taxed unless you can show, with satisfactory evidence, that nondeductible contributions were made. Taxact 2011 login Penalty for overstatement. Taxact 2011 login   If you overstate the amount of nondeductible contributions on your Form 8606 for any tax year, you must pay a penalty of $100 for each overstatement, unless it was due to reasonable cause. Taxact 2011 login Penalty for failure to file Form 8606. Taxact 2011 login   You will have to pay a $50 penalty if you do not file a required Form 8606, unless you can prove that the failure was due to reasonable cause. Taxact 2011 login Tax on earnings on nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login   As long as contributions are within the contribution limits, none of the earnings or gains on contributions (deductible or nondeductible) will be taxed until they are distributed. Taxact 2011 login Cost basis. Taxact 2011 login   You will have a cost basis in your traditional IRA if you made any nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login Your cost basis is the sum of the nondeductible contributions to your IRA minus any withdrawals or distributions of nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login    Commonly, distributions from your traditional IRAs will include both taxable and nontaxable (cost basis) amounts. Taxact 2011 login See Are Distributions Taxable, later, for more information. Taxact 2011 login Recordkeeping. Taxact 2011 login There is a recordkeeping worksheet, Appendix A. Taxact 2011 login Summary Record of Traditional IRA(s) for 2013 , that you can use to keep a record of deductible and nondeductible IRA contributions. Taxact 2011 login Examples — Worksheet for Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013 The following examples illustrate the use of Worksheet 1-2, Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013. Taxact 2011 login Example 1. Taxact 2011 login For 2013, Tom and Betty file a joint return on Form 1040. Taxact 2011 login They are both 39 years old. Taxact 2011 login They are both employed and Tom is covered by his employer's retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Tom's salary is $59,000 and Betty's is $32,555. Taxact 2011 login They each have a traditional IRA and their combined modified AGI, which includes $5,000 interest and dividend income, is $96,555. Taxact 2011 login Because their modified AGI is between $95,000 and $115,000 and Tom is covered by an employer plan, Tom is subject to the deduction phaseout discussed earlier under Limit if Covered by Employer Plan . Taxact 2011 login For 2013, Tom contributed $5,500 to his IRA and Betty contributed $5,500 to hers. Taxact 2011 login Even though they file a joint return, they must use separate worksheets to figure the IRA deduction for each of them. Taxact 2011 login Tom can take a deduction of only $5,080. Taxact 2011 login He can choose to treat the $5,080 as either deductible or nondeductible contributions. Taxact 2011 login He can either leave the $420 ($5,500 − $5,080) of nondeductible contributions in his IRA or withdraw them by April 15, 2014. Taxact 2011 login He decides to treat the $5,080 as deductible contributions and leave the $420 of nondeductible contributions in his IRA. Taxact 2011 login Using Worksheet 1-2, Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013, Tom figures his deductible and nondeductible amounts as shown on Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013—Example 1 Illustrated. Taxact 2011 login Betty figures her IRA deduction as follows. Taxact 2011 login Betty can treat all or part of her contributions as either deductible or nondeductible. Taxact 2011 login This is because her $5,500 contribution for 2013 is not subject to the deduction phaseout discussed earlier under Limit if Covered by Employer Plan . Taxact 2011 login She does not need to use Worksheet 1-2, Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013, because their modified AGI is not within the phaseout range that applies. Taxact 2011 login Betty decides to treat her $5,500 IRA contributions as deductible. Taxact 2011 login The IRA deductions of $5,080 and $5,500 on the joint return for Tom and Betty total $10,580. Taxact 2011 login Example 2. Taxact 2011 login For 2013, Ed and Sue file a joint return on Form 1040. Taxact 2011 login They are both 39 years old. Taxact 2011 login Ed is covered by his employer's retirement plan. Taxact 2011 login Ed's salary is $45,000. Taxact 2011 login Sue had no compensation for the year and did not contribute to an IRA. Taxact 2011 login Sue is not covered by an employer plan. Taxact 2011 login Ed contributed $5,500 to his traditional IRA and $5,500 to a traditional IRA for Sue (a Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA). Taxact 2011 login Their combined modified AGI, which includes $2,000 interest and dividend income and a large capital gain from the sale of stock, is $180,555. Taxact 2011 login Because the combined modified AGI is $115,000 or more, Ed cannot deduct any of the contribution to his traditional IRA. Taxact 2011 login He can either leave the $5,500 of nondeductible contributions in his IRA or withdraw them by April 15, 2014. Taxact 2011 login Sue figures her IRA deduction as shown on Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013—Example 2 Illustrated. Taxact 2011 login Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013 (Use only if you or your spouse is covered by an employer plan and your modified AGI falls between the two amounts shown below for your coverage situation and filing status. Taxact 2011 login ) Note. Taxact 2011 login If you were married and both you and your spouse contributed to IRAs, figure your deduction and your spouse's deduction separately. Taxact 2011 login IF you . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your  filing status is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your modified AGI is over . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login THEN enter on  line 1 below . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login       are covered by an employer plan single or head of household $59,000 $69,000     married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $95,000 $115,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     are not covered by an employer plan, but your spouse is covered married filing jointly $178,000 $188,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     1. Taxact 2011 login Enter applicable amount from table above 1. Taxact 2011 login   2. Taxact 2011 login Enter your modified AGI (that of both spouses, if married filing jointly) 2. Taxact 2011 login     Note. Taxact 2011 login If line 2 is equal to or more than the amount on line 1, stop here. Taxact 2011 login  Your IRA contributions are not deductible. Taxact 2011 login See Nondeductible Contributions , earlier. Taxact 2011 login     3. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 2 from line 1. Taxact 2011 login If line 3 is $10,000 or more ($20,000 or more if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan), stop here. Taxact 2011 login You can take a full IRA deduction for contributions of up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) or 100% of your (and if married filing jointly, your spouse's) compensation, whichever is less 3. Taxact 2011 login   4. Taxact 2011 login Multiply line 3 by the percentage below that applies to you. Taxact 2011 login If the result is not a multiple of $10, round it to the next highest multiple of $10. Taxact 2011 login (For example, $611. Taxact 2011 login 40 is rounded to $620. Taxact 2011 login ) However, if the result is less than $200, enter $200. Taxact 2011 login         Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan, multiply line 3 by 27. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. Taxact 2011 login 275) (by 32. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. Taxact 2011 login 325) if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login All others, multiply line 3 by 55% (. Taxact 2011 login 55) (by 65% (. Taxact 2011 login 65) if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login 4. Taxact 2011 login   5. Taxact 2011 login Enter your compensation minus any deductions on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 27 (deductible part of self-employment tax) and line 28 (self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans). Taxact 2011 login If you are filing a joint return and your compensation is less than your spouse's, include your spouse's compensation reduced by his or her traditional IRA and Roth IRA contributions for this year. Taxact 2011 login If you file Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, do not reduce your compensation by any losses from self-employment 5. Taxact 2011 login   6. Taxact 2011 login Enter contributions made, or to be made, to your IRA for 2013, but do not enter more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login If contributions are more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), see Excess Contributions , later. Taxact 2011 login 6. Taxact 2011 login   7. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Compare lines 4, 5, and 6. Taxact 2011 login Enter the smallest amount (or a smaller amount if you choose) here and on the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR line for your IRA, whichever applies. Taxact 2011 login If line 6 is more than line 7 and you want to make a nondeductible contribution, go to line 8 7. Taxact 2011 login   8. Taxact 2011 login Nondeductible contribution. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 7 from line 5 or 6, whichever is smaller. Taxact 2011 login  Enter the result here and on line 1 of your Form 8606 8. Taxact 2011 login   Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013—Example 1 Illustrated (Use only if you or your spouse is covered by an employer plan and your modified AGI falls between the two amounts shown below for your coverage situation and filing status. Taxact 2011 login ) Note. Taxact 2011 login If you were married and both you and your spouse contributed to IRAs, figure your deduction and your spouse's deduction separately. Taxact 2011 login IF you . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your  filing status is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your modified AGI is over . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login THEN enter on  line 1 below . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login       are covered by an employer plan single or head of household $59,000 $69,000     married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $95,000 $115,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     are not covered by an employer plan, but your spouse is covered married filing jointly $178,000 $188,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     1. Taxact 2011 login Enter applicable amount from table above 1. Taxact 2011 login 115,000 2. Taxact 2011 login Enter your modified AGI (that of both spouses, if married filing jointly) 2. Taxact 2011 login 96,555   Note. Taxact 2011 login If line 2 is equal to or more than the amount on line 1, stop here. Taxact 2011 login  Your IRA contributions are not deductible. Taxact 2011 login See Nondeductible Contributions , earlier. Taxact 2011 login     3. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 2 from line 1. Taxact 2011 login If line 3 is $10,000 or more ($20,000 or more if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan), stop here. Taxact 2011 login You can take a full IRA deduction for contributions of up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) or 100% of your (and if married filing jointly, your spouse's) compensation, whichever is less 3. Taxact 2011 login 18,445 4. Taxact 2011 login Multiply line 3 by the percentage below that applies to you. Taxact 2011 login If the result is not a multiple of $10, round it to the next highest multiple of $10. Taxact 2011 login (For example, $611. Taxact 2011 login 40 is rounded to $620. Taxact 2011 login ) However, if the result is less than $200, enter $200. Taxact 2011 login         Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan, multiply line 3 by 27. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. Taxact 2011 login 275) (by 32. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. Taxact 2011 login 325) if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login All others, multiply line 3 by 55% (. Taxact 2011 login 55) (by 65% (. Taxact 2011 login 65) if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login 4. Taxact 2011 login 5,080 5. Taxact 2011 login Enter your compensation minus any deductions on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 27 (deductible part of self-employment tax) and line 28 (self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans). Taxact 2011 login If you are filing a joint return and your compensation is less than your spouse's, include your spouse's compensation reduced by his or her traditional IRA and Roth IRA contributions for this year. Taxact 2011 login If you file Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, do not reduce your compensation by any losses from self-employment 5. Taxact 2011 login 59,000 6. Taxact 2011 login Enter contributions made, or to be made, to your IRA for 2013, but do not enter more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older). Taxact 2011 login If contributions are more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), see Excess Contributions , later. Taxact 2011 login 6. Taxact 2011 login 5,500 7. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Compare lines 4, 5, and 6. Taxact 2011 login Enter the smallest amount (or a smaller amount if you choose) here and on the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR line for your IRA, whichever applies. Taxact 2011 login If line 6 is more than line 7 and you want to make a nondeductible contribution, go to line 8 7. Taxact 2011 login 5,080 8. Taxact 2011 login Nondeductible contribution. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 7 from line 5 or 6, whichever is smaller. Taxact 2011 login  Enter the result here and on line 1 of your Form 8606 8. Taxact 2011 login 420 Worksheet 1-2. Taxact 2011 login Figuring Your Reduced IRA Deduction for 2013—Example 2 Illustrated (Use only if you or your spouse is covered by an employer plan and your modified AGI falls between the two amounts shown below for your coverage situation and filing status. Taxact 2011 login ) Note. Taxact 2011 login If you were married and both you and your spouse contributed to IRAs, figure your deduction and your spouse's deduction separately. Taxact 2011 login IF you . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your  filing status is . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login AND your modified AGI is over . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login THEN enter on  line 1 below . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login . Taxact 2011 login       are covered by an employer plan single or head of household $59,000 $69,000     married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $95,000 $115,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     are not covered by an employer plan, but your spouse is covered married filing jointly $178,000 $188,000     married filing separately $0 $10,000     1. Taxact 2011 login Enter applicable amount from table above 1. Taxact 2011 login 188,000 2. Taxact 2011 login Enter your modified AGI (that of both spouses, if married filing jointly) 2. Taxact 2011 login 180,555   Note. Taxact 2011 login If line 2 is equal to or more than the amount on line 1, stop here. Taxact 2011 login  Your IRA contributions are not deductible. Taxact 2011 login See Nondeductible Contributions , earlier. Taxact 2011 login     3. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 2 from line 1. Taxact 2011 login If line 3 is $10,000 or more ($20,000 or more if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan), stop here. Taxact 2011 login You can take a full IRA deduction for contributions of up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) or 100% of your (and if married filing jointly, your spouse's) compensation, whichever is less 3. Taxact 2011 login 7,445 4. Taxact 2011 login Multiply line 3 by the percentage below that applies to you. Taxact 2011 login If the result is not a multiple of $10, round it to the next highest multiple of $10. Taxact 2011 login (For example, $611. Taxact 2011 login 40 is rounded to $620. Taxact 2011 login ) However, if the result is less than $200, enter $200. Taxact 2011 login         Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and you are covered by an employer plan, multiply line 3 by 27. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. Taxact 2011 login 275) (by 32. Taxact 2011 login 5% (. 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Taxact 2011 login If contributions are more than $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), see Excess Contributions , later. Taxact 2011 login 6. Taxact 2011 login 5,500 7. Taxact 2011 login IRA deduction. Taxact 2011 login Compare lines 4, 5, and 6. Taxact 2011 login Enter the smallest amount (or a smaller amount if you choose) here and on the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR line for your IRA, whichever applies. Taxact 2011 login If line 6 is more than line 7 and you want to make a nondeductible contribution, go to line 8 7. Taxact 2011 login 4,100 8. Taxact 2011 login Nondeductible contribution. Taxact 2011 login Subtract line 7 from line 5 or 6, whichever is smaller. Taxact 2011 login  Enter the result here and on line 1 of your Form 8606 8. Taxact 2011 login 1,400 What if You Inherit an IRA? If you inherit a traditional IRA, you are called a beneficiary. 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