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1040x 20111040x 2011 Publication 80 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Calendar Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 80 (Circular SS), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/pub80. 1040x 2011 What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. 1040x 2011 The social security tax rate is 6. 1040x 2011 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. 1040x 2011 The social security wage base limit is $117,000. 1040x 2011 The Medicare tax rate is 1. 1040x 2011 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. 1040x 2011 There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. 1040x 2011 Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. 1040x 2011 Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. 1040x 2011 Change of responsible party. 1040x 2011 . 1040x 2011 Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. 1040x 2011 Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. 1040x 2011 If the change in the identity of your responsible party occurred before 2014, and you have not previously notified the IRS of the change, file Form 8822-B before March 1, 2014, reporting only the most recent change. 1040x 2011 For a definition of “responsible party”, see the Form 8822-B instructions. 1040x 2011 Same-sex marriage. 1040x 2011 For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040x 2011 For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. 1040x 2011 R. 1040x 2011 B. 1040x 2011 201, available at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. 1040x 2011 html. 1040x 2011 Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refund or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. 1040x 2011 Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. 1040x 2011 R. 1040x 2011 B. 1040x 2011 432, is available at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. 1040x 2011 html. 1040x 2011 Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. 1040x 2011 In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. 1040x 2011 45%, you must withhold a 0. 1040x 2011 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. 1040x 2011 You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. 1040x 2011 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. 1040x 2011 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. 1040x 2011 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. 1040x 2011 For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Employment and Payments , in section 12. 1040x 2011 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. 1040x 2011 Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. 1040x 2011 The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. 1040x 2011 Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. 1040x 2011 For more information, visit IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. 1040x 2011 Outsourcing payroll duties. 1040x 2011 Employers are responsible to ensure that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. 1040x 2011 The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. 1040x 2011 If you choose to outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties (that is, withholding, reporting, and paying over social security, Medicare, FUTA, and income taxes) to a third-party payer such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, visit IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and enter “outsourcing payroll duties” in the search box for helpful information on this topic. 1040x 2011 Residents of the Philippines working in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). 1040x 2011 The IRS will not assert that an employer has understated liability for social security and Medicare taxes because they failed to treat services performed before January 1, 2015, in the CNMI by a resident of the Philippines as employment as defined under Internal Revenue Code section 3121(b). 1040x 2011 For more information, see Announcement 2012-43, 2012-51 I. 1040x 2011 R. 1040x 2011 B. 1040x 2011 723, available at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar15. 1040x 2011 html. 1040x 2011 CNMI government employees now subject to social security and Medicare taxes. 1040x 2011 Beginning in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012, CNMI government employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. 1040x 2011 COBRA premium assistance credit. 1040x 2011 The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. 1040x 2011 See COBRA premium assistance credit in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. 1040x 2011 You can get Publication 15 (Circular E) at IRS. 1040x 2011 gov. 1040x 2011 You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. 1040x 2011 If you have been filing Forms 941-SS and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941-SS, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. 1040x 2011 You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941-SS before you may file this form. 1040x 2011 For more information on requesting to file Form 944 visit IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. 1040x 2011 Federal employers in the CNMI. 1040x 2011 The U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Treasury Department and the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation entered into an agreement under 5 USC 5517 in December 2006. 1040x 2011 Under this agreement, all federal employers (including the Department of Defense) are required to withhold CNMI income taxes (rather than federal income taxes) and deposit the CNMI taxes with the CNMI Treasury for employees who are subject to CNMI taxes and whose regular place of federal employment is in the CNMI. 1040x 2011 Federal employers are also required to file quarterly and annual reports with the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. 1040x 2011 For questions, contact the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. 1040x 2011 Change of address. 1040x 2011 Use Form 8822-B to notify the IRS of an address change. 1040x 2011 Do not mail Form 8822-B with your employment tax return. 1040x 2011 Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. 1040x 2011 You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. 1040x 2011 Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). 1040x 2011 If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. 1040x 2011 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. 1040x 2011 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. 1040x 2011 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. 1040x 2011 For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in section 8. 1040x 2011 For more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit the EFTPS website at www. 1040x 2011 eftps. 1040x 2011 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 (U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call) or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). 1040x 2011 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. 1040x 2011 Electronic filing and payment. 1040x 2011 Using electronic options can make filing a return and paying your federal tax easier. 1040x 2011 Use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make deposits or pay in full, whether you rely on a tax professional or prepare your own taxes. 1040x 2011 You can use IRS e-file to file certain returns. 1040x 2011 If there is a balance due on the return, you can e-file and e-pay in a single step by authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) from your bank account while e-filing. 1040x 2011 Do not use EFW to pay taxes that are required to be deposited. 1040x 2011 Visit the IRS website at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/efile for more information on filing electronically. 1040x 2011 For more information on paying your taxes using EFW, visit the IRS website at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/e-pay. 1040x 2011 A fee may be charged to file electronically. 1040x 2011 For EFTPS, visit www. 1040x 2011 eftps. 1040x 2011 gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 (U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call). 1040x 2011 For electronic filing of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, Wage and Tax Statements; W-3SS, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements; and W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, visit www. 1040x 2011 socialsecurity. 1040x 2011 gov/employer. 1040x 2011 If you are filing your tax return or paying your federal taxes electronically, a valid EIN is required. 1040x 2011 If a valid EIN is not provided, the return or payment will not be processed. 1040x 2011 This may result in penalties and delays in processing your return or payment. 1040x 2011 Electronic option for filing Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. 1040x 2011 Employers in American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, and the U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Virgin Islands can now use the Social Security Administration's W-2 Online service to create, save, print, and submit up to 50 Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI at a time over the Internet. 1040x 2011 Form W-3SS will be generated automatically based on your Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. 1040x 2011 For more information, visit Social Security Administration's SSA website at www. 1040x 2011 ssa. 1040x 2011 gov/bso/bsowelcome. 1040x 2011 htm. 1040x 2011 Credit or debit card payments. 1040x 2011 For information on paying your taxes with a credit or debit card, visit the IRS website at www. 1040x 2011 irs. 1040x 2011 gov/e-pay. 1040x 2011 However, do not use credit or debit cards to make federal tax deposits. 1040x 2011 Hiring new employees. 1040x 2011 Record the number and name from each new employee's social security card. 1040x 2011 An employee who does not have a social security card should apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. 1040x 2011 See section 3. 1040x 2011 Reporting discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944) and Forms W-2. 1040x 2011 File Schedule D (Form 941), Report of Discrepancies Caused by Acquisitions, Statutory Mergers, or Consolidations, to explain certain wage, tax, and payment discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944), and Forms W-2 that were caused by acquisitions, statutory mergers, or consolidations. 1040x 2011 For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 941). 1040x 2011 Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) online. 1040x 2011 You can apply for an EIN online by visiting IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and clicking on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. 1040x 2011 Dishonored payments. 1040x 2011 Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. 1040x 2011 The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. 1040x 2011 However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. 1040x 2011 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. 1040x 2011 For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. 1040x 2011 Private delivery services. 1040x 2011 You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to send tax returns or payments. 1040x 2011 The list includes only the following: DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. 1040x 2011 Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. 1040x 2011 United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. 1040x 2011 M. 1040x 2011 , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. 1040x 2011 For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. 1040x 2011 gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. 1040x 2011 Your private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. 1040x 2011 Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. 1040x 2011 O. 1040x 2011 boxes. 1040x 2011 You must use the U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. 1040x 2011 O. 1040x 2011 box address. 1040x 2011 Recordkeeping. 1040x 2011 Keep all records of employment taxes for 4 years. 1040x 2011 These should be available for IRS review. 1040x 2011 There is no required format for such records, but they should include your EIN; the amounts and dates of all wage payments (including fringe benefits) and tips reported; the names, addresses, and occupations of employees receiving such payments and their social security numbers; copies of returns filed; dates of employment; and the dates and amounts of deposits made. 1040x 2011 Farm employers must keep a record of the name, permanent address, and EIN of each crew leader. 1040x 2011 See Farm Crew Leaders in section 2. 1040x 2011 Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). 1040x 2011 Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. 1040x 2011 Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. 1040x 2011 See Regulations sections 1. 1040x 2011 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. 1040x 2011 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). 1040x 2011 Photographs of missing children. 1040x 2011 The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040x 2011 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040x 2011 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. 1040x 2011 Calendar If any date for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. 1040x 2011 A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. 1040x 2011 However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. 1040x 2011 See Deposits on Business Days Only in section 8. 1040x 2011 For any filing due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” requirement if the envelope containing the return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Postal Service on or before the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service on or before the due date. 1040x 2011 See Private delivery services under Reminders. 1040x 2011 The following are important dates and responsibilities. 1040x 2011 Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. 1040x 2011 By January 31. 1040x 2011 Furnish wage and tax statements to employees. 1040x 2011 Give each employee a completed Form W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. 1040x 2011 See section 10 for more information. 1040x 2011 File Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, with the IRS. 1040x 2011 If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. 1040x 2011 U. 1040x 2011 S. 1040x 2011 Virgin Islands employers only must file Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. 1040x 2011 Pay or deposit (if more than $500) any balance of the tax due. 1040x 2011 If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. 1040x 2011 File Form 944 with the IRS if you were notified by the IRS to file Form 944 instead of quarterly Forms 941-SS. 1040x 2011 If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. 1040x 2011 By February 28. 1040x 2011 File paper wage and tax statements with the Social Security Administration (SSA). 1040x 2011 File Copy A of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI, and Form W-3SS with the Social Security Administration (SSA). 1040x 2011 For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 next. 1040x 2011 By March 31. 1040x 2011 File electronic Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI with the SSA. 1040x 2011 Visit the SSA's Reporting Instructions & Information webpage at www. 1040x 2011 socialsecurity. 1040x 2011 gov/employer for more information. 1040x 2011 By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. 1040x 2011 File Form 941-SS with the IRS. 1040x 2011 If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. 1040x 2011 Do not file Forms 941-SS for these quarters if you have been notified to file Form 944 and you did not request to file quarterly Forms 941-SS. 1040x 2011 Deposit FUTA tax for the quarter (including any amount carried over from other 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