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1040ez Download1040ez download Publication 560 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSEP plans. 1040ez download SIMPLE plans. 1040ez download Qualified plans. 1040ez download Ordering forms and publications. 1040ez download Tax questions. 1040ez download Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 560, such as legislation enacted after we release it, go to www. 1040ez download irs. 1040ez download gov/pub560. 1040ez download What's New Compensation limit increased for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download For 2013 the maximum compensation used for figuring contributions and benefits increases to $255,000. 1040ez download This limit increases to $260,000 for 2014. 1040ez download Elective deferral limit for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download The limit on elective deferrals, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $17,500 for 2013 and remains at $17,500 for 2014. 1040ez download These limits apply for participants in SARSEPs, 401(k) plans (excluding SIMPLE plans), section 403(b) plans and section 457(b) plans. 1040ez download Defined contribution limit increased for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download The limit on contributions, other than catch-up contributions, for a participant in a defined contribution plan increases to $51,000 for 2013. 1040ez download This limit increases to $52,000 for 2014. 1040ez download SIMPLE plan salary reduction contribution limit for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download The limit on salary reduction contributions, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $12,000 for 2013 and remains at $12,000 for 2014. 1040ez download Catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download The catch-up contribution limitation for defined contribution plans other than SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download The catch-up contribution limitation for SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. 1040ez download The catch-up contributions a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. 1040ez download The catch-up contribution limit. 1040ez download The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. 1040ez download See “Catch-up contributions” under Contribution Limits and Limit on Elective Deferrals in chapters 3 and 4, respectively, for more information. 1040ez download All section references are to the Internal Revenue Code, unless otherwise stated. 1040ez download Reminders In-plan Roth rollovers. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download An in-plan Roth rollover is not treated as a distribution for most purposes. 1040ez download Section 402A(c)(4) was added by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and applies to distributions made after September 27, 2010. 1040ez download For additional guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. 1040ez download R. 1040ez download B. 1040ez download 872, available at www. 1040ez download irs. 1040ez download gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. 1040ez download html. 1040ez download In-plan Roth rollovers expanded. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download Section 402A(c)(4) was amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. 1040ez download For more information, see Notice 2013-74, 2013-52 I. 1040ez download R. 1040ez download B. 1040ez download 819, available at www. 1040ez download irs. 1040ez download gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar11. 1040ez download html. 1040ez download Credit for startup costs. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download You can choose to start claiming the credit in the tax year before the tax year in which the plan becomes effective. 1040ez download You must have had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you for the preceding year. 1040ez download At least one participant must be a non-highly compensated employee. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download You. 1040ez download A member of a controlled group that includes you. 1040ez download A predecessor of (1) or (2). 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download To take the credit, use Form 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. 1040ez download Retirement savings contributions credit. 1040ez download Retirement plan participants (including self-employed individuals) who make contributions to their plan may qualify for the retirement savings contribution credit. 1040ez download The maximum contribution eligible for the credit is $2,000. 1040ez download To take the credit, use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions. 1040ez download 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). 1040ez download Photographs of missing children. 1040ez download The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040ez download Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download Introduction This publication discusses retirement plans you can set up and maintain for yourself and your employees. 1040ez download In this publication, “you” refers to the employer. 1040ez download See chapter 1 for the definition of the term employer and the definitions of other terms used in this publication. 1040ez download This publication covers the following types of retirement plans. 1040ez download SEP (simplified employee pension) plans. 1040ez download SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plans. 1040ez download Qualified plans (also called H. 1040ez download R. 1040ez download 10 plans or Keogh plans when covering self-employed individuals), including 401(k) plans. 1040ez download SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans offer you and your employees a tax-favored way to save for retirement. 1040ez download You can deduct contributions you make to the plan for your employees. 1040ez download If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct contributions you make to the plan for yourself. 1040ez download You can also deduct trustees' fees if contributions to the plan do not cover them. 1040ez download Earnings on the contributions are generally tax free until you or your employees receive distributions from the plan. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download What this publication covers. 1040ez download This publication contains the information you need to understand the following topics. 1040ez download What type of plan to set up. 1040ez download How to set up a plan. 1040ez download How much you can contribute to a plan. 1040ez download How much of your contribution is deductible. 1040ez download How to treat certain distributions. 1040ez download How to report information about the plan to the IRS and your employees. 1040ez download Basic features of SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans. 1040ez download The key rules for SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans are outlined in Table 1. 1040ez download SEP plans. 1040ez download SEPs provide a simplified method for you to make contributions to a retirement plan for yourself and your employees. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download SIMPLE plans. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. 1040ez download In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. 1040ez download The two types of SIMPLE plans are the SIMPLE IRA plan and the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. 1040ez download Qualified plans. 1040ez download The qualified plan rules are more complex than the SEP plan and SIMPLE plan rules. 1040ez download However, there are advantages to qualified plans, such as increased flexibility in designing plans and increased contribution and deduction limits in some cases. 1040ez download Table 1. 1040ez download 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). 1040ez download Smaller of $51,000 or 25%1 of participant's compensation. 1040ez download 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation. 1040ez download 2 Any time up to the due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download 4 Matching or nonelective contributions: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040ez download Employee contribution: Salary reduction contribution up to $12,000, $14,500 if age 50 or over. 1040ez download Employer contribution: Either dollar-for-dollar matching contributions, up to 3% of employee's compensation,3 or fixed nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation. 1040ez download 2 Same as maximum contribution. 1040ez download Any time between 1/1 and 10/1 of the calendar year. 1040ez download For a new employer coming into existence after 10/1, as soon as administratively feasible. 1040ez download Qualified Plan: Defined Contribution Plan Elective deferral: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040ez download 4 Employer contribution: Money Purchase or Profit-Sharing: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). 1040ez download Employee contribution: Elective deferral up to $17,500, $23,000 if age 50 or over. 1040ez download Employer contribution: Money Purchase: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. 1040ez download 2 Profit-Sharing: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. 1040ez download 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation2, plus amount of elective deferrals made. 1040ez download By the end of the tax year. 1040ez download Qualified Plan: Defined Benefit Plan Contributions generally must be paid in quarterly installments, due 15 days after the end of each quarter. 1040ez download See Minimum Funding Requirement in chapter 4. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download Based on actuarial assumptions and computations. 1040ez download By the end of the tax year. 1040ez download 1Net earnings from self-employment must take the contribution into account. 1040ez download See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals in chapters 2 and 4 . 1040ez download 2Compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. 1040ez download 3Under a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. 1040ez download 4Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. 1040ez download What this publication does not cover. 1040ez download 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. 1040ez download You may also need professional help and guidance. 1040ez download Also, this publication does not cover all the rules that may be of interest to employees. 1040ez download For example, it does not cover the following topics. 1040ez download The comprehensive IRA rules an employee needs to know. 1040ez download These rules are covered in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). 1040ez download The comprehensive rules that apply to distributions from retirement plans. 1040ez download These rules are covered in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. 1040ez download The comprehensive rules that apply to section 403(b) plans. 1040ez download These rules are covered in Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). 1040ez download Comments and suggestions. 1040ez download We 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