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2010 taxes Publication 575 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionThe General Rule. 2010 taxes Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). 2010 taxes Civil service retirement benefits. 2010 taxes Social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. 2010 taxes Tax-sheltered annuity plans (403(b) plans). 2010 taxes Ordering forms and publications. 2010 taxes Tax questions. 2010 taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New 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), 408, 408A, or 457(b) plans). 2010 taxes However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. 2010 taxes Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. 2010 taxes See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. 2010 taxes Reminders Future developments. 2010 taxes  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 575, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 2010 taxes irs. 2010 taxes gov/pub575. 2010 taxes In-plan Roth rollovers. 2010 taxes   Starting in 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 expanded the rules for in-plan Roth rollovers to include more taxpayers. 2010 taxes For more information, see In-plan Roth rollovers under Rollovers, discussed later. 2010 taxes Photographs of missing children. 2010 taxes  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2010 taxes Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 2010 taxes 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. 2010 taxes Introduction This publication discusses the tax treatment of distributions you receive from pension and annuity plans and also shows you how to report the income on your federal income tax return. 2010 taxes How these distributions are taxed depends on whether they are periodic payments (amounts received as an annuity) that are paid at regular intervals over several years or nonperiodic payments (amounts not received as an annuity). 2010 taxes What is covered in this publication?   This publication contains information that you need to understand the following topics. 2010 taxes How to figure the tax-free part of periodic payments under a pension or annuity plan, including using a simple worksheet for payments under a qualified plan. 2010 taxes How to figure the tax-free part of nonperiodic payments from qualified and nonqualified plans, and how to use the optional methods to figure the tax on lump-sum distributions from pension, stock bonus, and profit-sharing plans. 2010 taxes How to roll over certain distributions from a retirement plan into another retirement plan or IRA. 2010 taxes How to report disability payments, and how beneficiaries and survivors of employees and retirees must report benefits paid to them. 2010 taxes How to report railroad retirement benefits. 2010 taxes When additional taxes on certain distributions may apply (including the tax on early distributions and the tax on excess accumulation). 2010 taxes For additional information on how to report pension or annuity payments on your federal income tax return, be sure to review the instructions on the back of Copies B, C, and 2 of the Form 1099-R that you received and the instructions for Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b (Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b or Form 1040NR, lines 17a and 17b). 2010 taxes A “corrected” Form 1099-R replaces the corresponding original Form 1099-R if the original Form 1099-R contained an error. 2010 taxes Make sure you use the amounts shown on the corrected 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Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). 2010 taxes Civil service retirement benefits. 2010 taxes   If you are retired from the federal government (regular, phased, or disability retirement) or are the survivor or beneficiary of a federal employee or retiree who died, get Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. 2010 taxes S. 2010 taxes Civil Service Retirement Benefits. 2010 taxes Publication 721 covers the tax treatment of federal retirement benefits, primarily those paid under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). 2010 taxes It also covers benefits paid from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). 2010 taxes Social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. 2010 taxes   For information about the tax treatment of these benefits, see Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. 2010 taxes However, this publication (575) covers the tax treatment of the non-social security equivalent benefit portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, tier 2 benefits, vested dual benefits, and supplemental annuity benefits paid by the U. 2010 taxes S. 2010 taxes Railroad Retirement Board. 2010 taxes Tax-sheltered annuity plans (403(b) plans). 2010 taxes   If you work for a public school or certain tax-exempt organizations, you may be eligible to participate in a 403(b) retirement plan offered by your employer. 2010 taxes Although this publication covers the treatment of benefits under 403(b) plans and discusses in-plan Roth rollovers from 403(b) plans to designated Roth accounts, it does not cover other tax provisions that apply to these plans. 2010 taxes For that and other information on 403(b) plans, see Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations. 2010 taxes Comments and suggestions. 2010 taxes   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2010 taxes   You can 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2010 taxes 9. 2010 taxes   Figuring Net Profit or Loss Table of Contents Introduction Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Not-for-Profit Activities Introduction After figuring your business income and expenses, you are ready to figure the net profit or net loss from your business. 2010 taxes You do this by subtracting business expenses from business income. 2010 taxes If your expenses are less than your income, the difference is net profit and becomes part of your income on page 1 of Form 1040. 2010 taxes If your expenses are more than your income, the difference is a net loss. 2010 taxes You usually can deduct it from gross income on page 1 of Form 1040. 2010 taxes But in some situations your loss is limited. 2010 taxes This chapter briefly explains two of those situations. 2010 taxes Other situations that may limit your loss are explained in the Instructions for Schedule C, line G and line 32. 2010 taxes If you have more than one business, you must figure your net profit or loss for each business on a separate Schedule C. 2010 taxes Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year (line 41 of your Form 1040 is a negative number), you may have a net operating loss (NOL). 2010 taxes You can use an NOL by deducting it from your income in another year or years. 2010 taxes Examples of typical losses that may produce an NOL include, but are not limited to, losses incurred from the following. 2010 taxes Your trade or business. 2010 taxes Your work as an employee (unreimbursed employee business expenses). 2010 taxes A casualty or theft. 2010 taxes Moving expenses. 2010 taxes Rental property. 2010 taxes A loss from operating a business is the most common reason for an NOL. 2010 taxes For details about NOLs, see Publication 536, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. 2010 taxes It explains how to figure an NOL, when to use it, how to claim an NOL deduction, and how to figure an NOL carryover. 2010 taxes Not-for-Profit Activities If you do not carry on your business to make a profit, there is a limit on the deductions you can take. 2010 taxes You cannot use a loss from the activity to offset other income. 2010 taxes Activities you do as a hobby, or mainly for sport or recreation, come under this limit. 2010 taxes For details about not-for-profit activities, see chapter 1 in Publication 535, Business Expenses. 2010 taxes That chapter explains how to determine whether your activity is carried on to make a profit and how to figure the amount of loss you can deduct. 2010 taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications