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1040a 2012 tax return Publication 907 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040a 2012 tax return Tax questions. 1040a 2012 tax return Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 907, such as legislation enacted after this publication was published, go to www. 1040a 2012 tax return IRS. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/pub907. 1040a 2012 tax return    Introduction This publication gives you a brief introduction to certain parts of the tax law of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. 1040a 2012 tax return It includes highlights about: Income, Itemized deductions, Tax credits, Household employers, and Business tax incentives. 1040a 2012 tax return You will find most of the information you need to complete your tax return in your form instruction booklet. 1040a 2012 tax return If you need additional information, you may want to order a free tax publication. 1040a 2012 tax return You may also want to take advantage of the other free tax help services that the IRS provides. 1040a 2012 tax return See How To Get Tax Help , at the end of this publication, for information about getting publications, forms, and free tax services. 1040a 2012 tax return Comments and suggestions. 1040a 2012 tax return   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040a 2012 tax return   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040a 2012 tax return NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 1040a 2012 tax return Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 1040a 2012 tax return   You can send your comments from www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/formspubs/. 1040a 2012 tax return Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. 1040a 2012 tax return   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 1040a 2012 tax return Ordering forms and publications. 1040a 2012 tax return   Visit www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 1040a 2012 tax return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040a 2012 tax return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 1040a 2012 tax return   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 1040a 2012 tax return gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 1040a 2012 tax return We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 1040a 2012 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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1040a 2012 tax return Publication 560 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSEP plans. 1040a 2012 tax return SIMPLE plans. 1040a 2012 tax return Qualified plans. 1040a 2012 tax return Ordering forms and publications. 1040a 2012 tax return Tax questions. 1040a 2012 tax return Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 560, such as legislation enacted after we release it, go to www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/pub560. 1040a 2012 tax return What's New Compensation limit increased for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return  For 2013 the maximum compensation used for figuring contributions and benefits increases to $255,000. 1040a 2012 tax return This limit increases to $260,000 for 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return Elective deferral limit for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return  The limit on elective deferrals, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $17,500 for 2013 and remains at $17,500 for 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return These limits apply for participants in SARSEPs, 401(k) plans (excluding SIMPLE plans), section 403(b) plans and section 457(b) plans. 1040a 2012 tax return Defined contribution limit increased for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return  The limit on contributions, other than catch-up contributions, for a participant in a defined contribution plan increases to $51,000 for 2013. 1040a 2012 tax return This limit increases to $52,000 for 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return SIMPLE plan salary reduction contribution limit for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return  The limit on salary reduction contributions, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $12,000 for 2013 and remains at $12,000 for 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return Catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return  A plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to make catch-up contributions in addition to elective deferrals and SIMPLE plan salary reduction contributions. 1040a 2012 tax return The catch-up contribution limitation for defined contribution plans other than SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return The catch-up contribution limitation for SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. 1040a 2012 tax return The catch-up contributions a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. 1040a 2012 tax return The catch-up contribution limit. 1040a 2012 tax return The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. 1040a 2012 tax return See “Catch-up contributions” under Contribution Limits and Limit on Elective Deferrals in chapters 3 and 4, respectively, for more information. 1040a 2012 tax return All section references are to the Internal Revenue Code, unless otherwise stated. 1040a 2012 tax return Reminders In-plan Roth rollovers. 1040a 2012 tax return  Section 402A(c)(4) provides for a distribution from an individual's account in a 401(k) plan, other than from a designated Roth account, that is rolled over to the individual's designated Roth account in the same plan. 1040a 2012 tax return An in-plan Roth rollover is not treated as a distribution for most purposes. 1040a 2012 tax return Section 402A(c)(4) was added by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and applies to distributions made after September 27, 2010. 1040a 2012 tax return For additional guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. 1040a 2012 tax return R. 1040a 2012 tax return B. 1040a 2012 tax return 872, available at  www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. 1040a 2012 tax return html. 1040a 2012 tax return In-plan Roth rollovers expanded. 1040a 2012 tax return  Beginning in 2013, a plan with designated Roth accounts can permit a participant to roll over amounts into a designated Roth account from his or her other accounts in the same plan, regardless of whether the participant is eligible for a distribution from the other accounts. 1040a 2012 tax return Section 402A(c)(4) was amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. 1040a 2012 tax return For more information, see Notice 2013-74, 2013-52 I. 1040a 2012 tax return R. 1040a 2012 tax return B. 1040a 2012 tax return 819, available at www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar11. 1040a 2012 tax return html. 1040a 2012 tax return Credit for startup costs. 1040a 2012 tax return  You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan. 1040a 2012 tax return The credit equals 50% of the cost to set up and administer the plan and educate employees about the plan, up to a maximum of $500 per year for each of the first 3 years of the plan. 1040a 2012 tax return You can choose to start claiming the credit in the tax year before the tax year in which the plan becomes effective. 1040a 2012 tax return You must have had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you for the preceding year. 1040a 2012 tax return At least one participant must be a non-highly compensated employee. 1040a 2012 tax return The employees generally cannot be substantially the same employees for whom contributions were made or benefits accrued under a plan of any of the following employers in the 3-tax-year period immediately before the first year to which the credit applies. 1040a 2012 tax return You. 1040a 2012 tax return A member of a controlled group that includes you. 1040a 2012 tax return A predecessor of (1) or (2). 1040a 2012 tax return The credit is part of the general business credit, which can be carried back or forward to other tax years if it cannot be used in the current year. 1040a 2012 tax return However, the part of the general business credit attributable to the small employer pension plan startup cost credit cannot be carried back to a tax year beginning before January 1, 2002. 1040a 2012 tax return You cannot deduct the part of the startup costs equal to the credit claimed for a tax year, but you can choose not to claim the allowable credit for a tax year. 1040a 2012 tax return To take the credit, use Form 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. 1040a 2012 tax return Retirement savings contributions credit. 1040a 2012 tax return  Retirement plan participants (including self-employed individuals) who make contributions to their plan may qualify for the retirement savings contribution credit. 1040a 2012 tax return The maximum contribution eligible for the credit is $2,000. 1040a 2012 tax return To take the credit, use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions. 1040a 2012 tax return For more information on who is eligible for the credit, retirement plan contributions eligible for the credit and how to figure the credit, see Form 8880 and its instructions or go to the IRS website and search Retirement Topics-Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit). 1040a 2012 tax return Photographs of missing children. 1040a 2012 tax return  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040a 2012 tax return Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040a 2012 tax return 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. 1040a 2012 tax return Introduction This publication discusses retirement plans you can set up and maintain for yourself and your employees. 1040a 2012 tax return In this publication, “you” refers to the employer. 1040a 2012 tax return See chapter 1 for the definition of the term employer and the definitions of other terms used in this publication. 1040a 2012 tax return This publication covers the following types of retirement plans. 1040a 2012 tax return SEP (simplified employee pension) plans. 1040a 2012 tax return SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plans. 1040a 2012 tax return Qualified plans (also called H. 1040a 2012 tax return R. 1040a 2012 tax return 10 plans or Keogh plans when covering self-employed individuals), including 401(k) plans. 1040a 2012 tax return SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans offer you and your employees a tax-favored way to save for retirement. 1040a 2012 tax return You can deduct contributions you make to the plan for your employees. 1040a 2012 tax return If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct contributions you make to the plan for yourself. 1040a 2012 tax return You can also deduct trustees' fees if contributions to the plan do not cover them. 1040a 2012 tax return Earnings on the contributions are generally tax free until you or your employees receive distributions from the plan. 1040a 2012 tax return Under a 401(k) plan, employees can have you contribute limited amounts of their before-tax (after-tax, in the case of a qualified Roth contribution program) pay to the plan. 1040a 2012 tax return These amounts (and the earnings on them) are generally tax free until your employees receive distributions from the plan or, in the case of a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, completely tax free. 1040a 2012 tax return What this publication covers. 1040a 2012 tax return   This publication contains the information you need to understand the following topics. 1040a 2012 tax return What type of plan to set up. 1040a 2012 tax return How to set up a plan. 1040a 2012 tax return How much you can contribute to a plan. 1040a 2012 tax return How much of your contribution is deductible. 1040a 2012 tax return How to treat certain distributions. 1040a 2012 tax return How to report information about the plan to the IRS and your employees. 1040a 2012 tax return Basic features of SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans. 1040a 2012 tax return The key rules for SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans are outlined in Table 1. 1040a 2012 tax return SEP plans. 1040a 2012 tax return   SEPs provide a simplified method for you to make contributions to a retirement plan for yourself and your employees. 1040a 2012 tax return Instead of setting up a profit-sharing or money purchase plan with a trust, you can adopt a SEP agreement and make contributions directly to a traditional individual retirement account or a traditional individual retirement annuity (SEP-IRA) set up for yourself and each eligible employee. 1040a 2012 tax return SIMPLE plans. 1040a 2012 tax return   Generally, if you had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation last year, you can set up a SIMPLE plan. 1040a 2012 tax return Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. 1040a 2012 tax return In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. 1040a 2012 tax return The two types of SIMPLE plans are the SIMPLE IRA plan and the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. 1040a 2012 tax return Qualified plans. 1040a 2012 tax return   The qualified plan rules are more complex than the SEP plan and SIMPLE plan rules. 1040a 2012 tax return However, there are advantages to qualified plans, such as increased flexibility in designing plans and increased contribution and deduction limits in some cases. 1040a 2012 tax return Table 1. 1040a 2012 tax return Key Retirement Plan Rules for 2013 Type  of  Plan Last Date for Contribution Maximum Contribution Maximum Deduction When To Set Up Plan SEP Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040a 2012 tax return Smaller of $51,000 or 25%1 of participant's compensation. 1040a 2012 tax return 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation. 1040a 2012 tax return 2 Any time up to the due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040a 2012 tax return SIMPLE IRA and SIMPLE 401(k) Salary reduction contributions: 30 days after the end of the month for which the contributions are to be made. 1040a 2012 tax return 4  Matching or nonelective contributions: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040a 2012 tax return Employee contribution: Salary reduction contribution up to $12,000, $14,500 if age 50 or over. 1040a 2012 tax return   Employer contribution:  Either dollar-for-dollar matching contributions, up to 3% of employee's compensation,3 or fixed nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation. 1040a 2012 tax return 2 Same as maximum contribution. 1040a 2012 tax return Any time between 1/1 and 10/1 of the calendar year. 1040a 2012 tax return   For a new employer coming into existence after 10/1, as soon as administratively feasible. 1040a 2012 tax return Qualified Plan: Defined Contribution Plan  Elective deferral: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040a 2012 tax return 4   Employer contribution: Money Purchase or Profit-Sharing: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040a 2012 tax return  Employee contribution: Elective deferral up to $17,500, $23,000 if age 50 or over. 1040a 2012 tax return   Employer contribution: Money Purchase: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. 1040a 2012 tax return 2  Profit-Sharing: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. 1040a 2012 tax return 2  25%1 of all participants' compensation2, plus amount of elective deferrals made. 1040a 2012 tax return   By the end of the tax year. 1040a 2012 tax return Qualified Plan: Defined Benefit Plan Contributions generally must be paid in quarterly installments, due 15 days after the end of each quarter. 1040a 2012 tax return See Minimum Funding Requirement in chapter 4. 1040a 2012 tax return Amount needed to provide an annual benefit no larger than the smaller of $205,000 or 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. 1040a 2012 tax return Based on actuarial assumptions and computations. 1040a 2012 tax return By the end of the tax year. 1040a 2012 tax return 1Net earnings from self-employment must take the contribution into account. 1040a 2012 tax return See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals in chapters 2 and 4 . 1040a 2012 tax return  2Compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. 1040a 2012 tax return  3Under a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. 1040a 2012 tax return  4Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. 1040a 2012 tax return What this publication does not cover. 1040a 2012 tax return   Although the purpose of this publication is to provide general information about retirement plans you can set up for your employees, it does not contain all the rules and exceptions that apply to these plans. 1040a 2012 tax return You may also need professional help and guidance. 1040a 2012 tax return   Also, this publication does not cover all the rules that may be of interest to employees. 1040a 2012 tax return For example, it does not cover the following topics. 1040a 2012 tax return The comprehensive IRA rules an employee needs to know. 1040a 2012 tax return These rules are covered in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). 1040a 2012 tax return The comprehensive rules that apply to distributions from retirement plans. 1040a 2012 tax return These rules are covered in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. 1040a 2012 tax return The comprehensive rules that apply to section 403(b) plans. 1040a 2012 tax return These rules are covered in Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). 1040a 2012 tax return Comments and suggestions. 1040a 2012 tax return   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040a 2012 tax return   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040a 2012 tax return NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 1040a 2012 tax return Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 1040a 2012 tax return   You can send your comments from www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/formspubs. 1040a 2012 tax return Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback. 1040a 2012 tax return ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 1040a 2012 tax return Ordering forms and publications. 1040a 2012 tax return   Visit www. 1040a 2012 tax return irs. 1040a 2012 tax return gov/formspubs to download forms  and publications, 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