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Amend your tax return Publication 926 - Main Content Table of Contents Do You Have a Household Employee? Can Your Employee Legally Work in the United States? Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes?Social Security and Medicare Taxes Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax? What Do You Need To Know About the Earned Income Credit? How Do You Make Tax Payments? What Forms Must You File?Employee who leaves during the year. Amend your tax return Filing options when no return is required. Amend your tax return What Records Must You Keep? Can You Claim a Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses? How Can You Correct Schedule H?Adjust the overpayment. Amend your tax return Claim for refund process. Amend your tax return How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Do You Have a Household Employee? You have a household employee if you hired someone to do household work and that worker is your employee. Amend your tax return The worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but how it is done. Amend your tax return If the worker is your employee, it does not matter whether the work is full time or part time or that you hired the worker through an agency or from a list provided by an agency or association. Amend your tax return It also does not matter whether you pay the worker on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, or by the job. Amend your tax return Example. Amend your tax return You pay Betty Shore to babysit your child and do light housework 4 days a week in your home. Amend your tax return Betty follows your specific instructions about household and child care duties. Amend your tax return You provide the household equipment and supplies that Betty needs to do her work. Amend your tax return Betty is your household employee. Amend your tax return Household work. Amend your tax return   Household work is work done in or around your home. Amend your tax return Some examples of workers who do household work are: Babysitters, Caretakers, House cleaning workers, Domestic workers, Drivers, Health aides, Housekeepers, Maids, Nannies, Private nurses, and Yard workers. Amend your tax return Workers who are not your employees. Amend your tax return   If only the worker can control how the work is done, the worker is not your employee but is self-employed. Amend your tax return A self-employed worker usually provides his or her own tools and offers services to the general public in an independent business. Amend your tax return   A worker who performs child care services for you in his or her home generally is not your employee. Amend your tax return   If an agency provides the worker and controls what work is done and how it is done, the worker is not your employee. Amend your tax return Example. Amend your tax return You made an agreement with John Peters to care for your lawn. Amend your tax return John runs a lawn care business and offers his services to the general public. Amend your tax return He provides his own tools and supplies, and he hires and pays any helpers he needs. Amend your tax return Neither John nor his helpers are your household employees. Amend your tax return More information. Amend your tax return   More information about who is an employee is in Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Amend your tax return Can Your Employee Legally Work in the United States? It is unlawful for you knowingly to hire or continue to employ an alien who cannot legally work in the United States. Amend your tax return When you hire a household employee to work for you on a regular basis, you and the employee must complete the U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Amend your tax return No later than the first day of work, the employee must complete the employee section of the form by providing certain required information and attesting to his or her current work eligibility status in the United States. Amend your tax return You must complete the employer section by examining documents presented by the employee as evidence of his or her identity and employment eligibility. Amend your tax return Acceptable documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are listed on Form I-9. Amend your tax return You should keep the completed Form I-9 in your own records. Amend your tax return Do not submit it to the IRS, the USCIS, or any other government or other entity. Amend your tax return The form must be kept available for review upon notice by an authorized U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Government official. Amend your tax return Two copies of Form I-9 are contained in the Handbook for Employers (Form M-274) published by the USCIS. Amend your tax return Call the USCIS at 1-800-870-3676 to order the Handbook for Employers; or you may download the handbook at www. Amend your tax return uscis. Amend your tax return gov. Amend your tax return If you have questions about the employment eligibility verification process or other immigration-related employment matters, contact the USCIS Office of Business Liaison at 1-800-357-2099. Amend your tax return You also can visit the USCIS website at www. Amend your tax return uscis. Amend your tax return gov to get Form I-9. Amend your tax return For more information, see Employee's Social Security Number (SSN) in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Amend your tax return Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes? If you have a household employee, you may need to withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes, pay federal unemployment tax, or both. Amend your tax return To find out, read Table 1. Amend your tax return You do not need to withhold federal income tax from your household employee's wages. Amend your tax return But if your employee asks you to withhold it, you can. Amend your tax return See Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax, later. Amend your tax return If you need to pay social security, Medicare, or federal unemployment tax or choose to withhold federal income tax, read Table 2 for an overview of what you may need to do. Amend your tax return If you do not need to pay social security, Medicare, or federal unemployment tax and do not choose to withhold federal income tax, read State employment taxes, next. Amend your tax return The rest of this publication does not apply to you. Amend your tax return State employment taxes. Amend your tax return   You should contact your state unemployment tax agency to find out whether you need to pay state unemployment tax for your household employee. Amend your tax return For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Department of Labor's website at www. Amend your tax return workforcesecurity. Amend your tax return doleta. Amend your tax return gov/unemploy/agencies. Amend your tax return asp. Amend your tax return You should also determine if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Amend your tax return    Table 1. Amend your tax return Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes? IF you . Amend your tax return . Amend your tax return . Amend your tax return THEN you need to . Amend your tax return . Amend your tax return . Amend your tax return A– Pay cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014 to any one household employee. Amend your tax return Withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes. Amend your tax return The taxes are 15. Amend your tax return 3%1 of cash wages. Amend your tax return Your employee's share is 7. Amend your tax return 65%1. Amend your tax return   (You can choose to pay it yourself and not withhold it. Amend your tax return ) Your share is 7. Amend your tax return 65%. Amend your tax return   Do not count wages you pay to— Your spouse, Your child under the age of 21, Your parent (see Wages not counted, later, for an exception), or Any employee under the age of 18 at any time in 2014 (see Wages not counted, later, for an exception). Amend your tax return B– Pay total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2013 or 2014 to household employees. Amend your tax return Pay federal unemployment tax. Amend your tax return The tax is 6% of cash wages. Amend your tax return Wages over $7,000 a year per employee are not taxed. Amend your tax return You also may owe state unemployment tax. Amend your tax return   Do not count wages you pay to— Your spouse, Your child under the age of 21, or Your parent. Amend your tax return 1In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Amend your tax return 45%, you must withhold a 0. Amend your tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Amend your tax return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return Note. Amend your tax return If neither A nor B above applies, you do not need to pay any federal employment taxes. Amend your tax return But you may still need to pay state employment taxes. Amend your tax return Table 2. Amend your tax return Household Employer's Checklist You may need to do the following things when you have a household employee. Amend your tax return   When you hire a household employee: □ Find out if the person can legally work in the United States. Amend your tax return  □ Find out if you need to pay state taxes. Amend your tax return When you pay your household employee: □ Withhold social security and Medicare taxes. Amend your tax return  □ Withhold federal income tax. Amend your tax return  □ Decide how you will make tax payments. Amend your tax return  □ Keep records. Amend your tax return By February 2, 2015: □ Get an employer identification number (EIN). Amend your tax return  □ Give your employee Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Amend your tax return By March 2, 2015 (March 31, 2015, if you file Form W-2 electronically): □ Send Copy A of Form W-2 to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Amend your tax return By April 15, 2015: □ File Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes, with your 2014 federal income tax return (Form 1040, 1040NR, 1040-SS, or Form 1041). Amend your tax return  If you do not have to file a return, file Schedule H by itself. Amend your tax return Social Security and Medicare Taxes The social security tax pays for old-age, survivors, and disability benefits for workers and their families. Amend your tax return The Medicare tax pays for hospital insurance. Amend your tax return Both you and your household employee may owe social security and Medicare taxes. Amend your tax return Your share is 7. Amend your tax return 65% (6. Amend your tax return 2% for social security tax and 1. Amend your tax return 45% for Medicare tax) of the employee's social security and Medicare wages. Amend your tax return Your employee's share is also 7. Amend your tax return 65% (6. Amend your tax return 2% for social security tax and 1. Amend your tax return 45% for Medicare tax). Amend your tax return In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Amend your tax return 45%, you must withhold a 0. Amend your tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Amend your tax return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Amend your tax return gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Amend your tax return Generally, you can use Table 3 to figure the amount of social security and Medicare taxes to withhold from each wage payment. Amend your tax return You are responsible for payment of your employee's share of the taxes as well as your own. Amend your tax return You can either withhold your employee's share from the employee's wages or pay it from your own funds. Amend your tax return If you decide to pay the employee's share from your own funds, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. Amend your tax return Pay the taxes as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Amend your tax return Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Amend your tax return Social security and Medicare wages. Amend your tax return   You figure social security and Medicare taxes on the social security and Medicare wages you pay your employee. Amend your tax return   If you pay your household employee cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014, all cash wages you pay to that employee in 2014 (regardless of when the wages were earned) up to $117,000 are social security wages and all cash wages are Medicare wages. Amend your tax return However, any noncash wages you pay do not count as social security and Medicare wages. Amend your tax return   If you pay the employee less than $1,900 in cash wages in 2014, none of the wages you pay the employee are social security or Medicare wages and neither you nor your employee will owe social security or Medicare tax on those wages. Amend your tax return Cash wages. Amend your tax return   Cash wages include wages you pay by check, money order, etc. Amend your tax return Cash wages do not include the value of food, lodging, clothing, and other noncash items you give your household employee. Amend your tax return However, cash you give your employee in place of these items is included in cash wages. Amend your tax return State disability payments treated as wages. Amend your tax return   Certain state disability plan payments that your household employee may receive are treated as social security and Medicare wages. Amend your tax return For more information about these payments, see the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040) and the notice issued by the state. Amend your tax return Wages not counted. Amend your tax return   Do not count wages you pay to any of the following individuals as social security or Medicare wages, even if these wages are $1,900 or more during the year. Amend your tax return Your spouse. Amend your tax return Your child who is under the age of 21. Amend your tax return Your parent. Amend your tax return Exception: Count these wages if both the following conditions apply. Amend your tax return Your parent cares for your child who is either of the following. Amend your tax return Under the age of 18, or Has a physical or mental condition that requires the personal care of an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in the calendar quarter services were performed. Amend your tax return Your marital status is one of the following. Amend your tax return You are divorced and have not remarried, You are a widow or widower, or You are living with a spouse whose physical or mental condition prevents him or her from caring for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the calendar quarter services were performed. Amend your tax return An employee who is under the age of 18 at any time during the year. Amend your tax return Exception: Count these wages if providing household services is the employee's principal occupation. Amend your tax return If the employee is a student, providing household services is not considered to be his or her principal occupation. Amend your tax return Also, if your employee's cash wages reach $117,000 (maximum wages subject to social security tax) in 2014, do not count any wages you pay that employee during the rest of the year as social security wages to figure social security tax. Amend your tax return Continue to count the employee's cash wages as Medicare wages to figure Medicare tax. Amend your tax return If you provide your employee transit passes to commute to your home, do not count the value of the transit passes (up to $130 per month for 2014) as wages. Amend your tax return A transit pass includes any pass, token, fare card, voucher, or similar item entitling a person to ride on mass transit, such as a bus or train. Amend your tax return If you provide your employee parking at or near your home or at or near a location from which your employee commutes to your home, do not count the value of parking (up to $250 per month for 2014) as wages. Amend your tax return If you reimburse your employee for transit passes or parking, you may be able to exclude the reimbursement amounts. Amend your tax return See Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, for special requirements for this exclusion. Amend your tax return Withholding the employee's share. Amend your tax return   You should withhold the employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes if you expect to pay your household employee cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014. Amend your tax return However, if you prefer to pay the employee's share yourself, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. 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Amend your tax return 45%, you must withhold a 0. Amend your tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Amend your tax return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Amend your tax return 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. Amend your tax return For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Amend your tax return gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Amend your tax return Example. Amend your tax return On February 13, 2014, Mary Brown hired Jane R. Amend your tax return Oak (who is an unrelated individual over age 18) to care for her child and agreed to pay cash wages of $50 every Friday. Amend your tax return Jane worked for the remainder of the year (a total of 46 weeks). Amend your tax return Mary did not give Jane a Form W-4 to request federal or state tax withholding. Amend your tax return The following is the information Mary will need to complete Schedule H, Form W-2, and Form W-3. Amend your tax return See the completed examples of Form W-2 and Form W-3 for 2014 at the end of this publication. Amend your tax return Total cash wages paid to Jane $2,300. Amend your tax return 00 ($50 x 46 weeks)       Jane's share of:     Social security tax $142. Amend your tax return 60 ($2,300 x 6. Amend your tax return 2% (. Amend your tax return 062))         Medicare tax $33. Amend your tax return 35       ($2,300 x 1. Amend your tax return 45% (. Amend your tax return 0145)) Mary's share of:     Social security tax $142. Amend your tax return 60  ($2,300 x 6. Amend your tax return 2% (. Amend your tax return 062))           Medicare tax $33. Amend your tax return 35  ($2,300 x 1. Amend your tax return 45% (. Amend your tax return 0145)) Amount reported on Form W-2 and Form W-3:   Box 1:Wages, tips $2,300. Amend your tax return 00   Box 4: Social security tax withheld 142. Amend your tax return 60   Box 6: Medicare tax withheld 33. Amend your tax return 35 For information on withholding and reporting federal income taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Amend your tax return Not withholding the employee's share. Amend your tax return   If you prefer to pay your employee's social security and Medicare taxes from your own funds, do not withhold them from your employee's wages. Amend your tax return The social security and Medicare taxes you pay to cover your employee's share must be included in the employee's wages for income tax purposes. Amend your tax return However, they are not counted as social security and Medicare wages or as federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Amend your tax return Example. Amend your tax return In 2014 you hire a household employee (who is an unrelated individual over age 18) to care for your child and agree to pay cash wages of $100 every Friday. Amend your tax return You expect to pay your employee $1,900 or more for the year. Amend your tax return You decide to pay your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes from your own funds. Amend your tax return You pay your employee $100 every Friday without withholding any social security or Medicare taxes. Amend your tax return For social security and Medicare tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $100. Amend your tax return For each wage payment, you will pay $15. Amend your tax return 30 when you pay the taxes. Amend your tax return This is $7. Amend your tax return 65 ($6. Amend your tax return 20 for social security tax + $1. Amend your tax return 45 for Medicare tax) to cover your employee's share plus $7. Amend your tax return 65 ($6. Amend your tax return 20 for social security tax + $1. Amend your tax return 45 for Medicare tax) for your share. Amend your tax return For income tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $107. Amend your tax return 65 ($100 + the $7. Amend your tax return 65 you will pay to cover your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes). Amend your tax return Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax The federal unemployment tax is part of the federal and state program under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) that pays unemployment compensation to workers who lose their jobs. Amend your tax return Like most employers, you may owe both the federal unemployment tax (the FUTA tax) and a state unemployment tax. Amend your tax return Or, you may owe only the FUTA tax or only the state unemployment tax. Amend your tax return To find out whether you will owe state unemployment tax, contact your state's unemployment tax agency. Amend your tax return For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Department of Labor's website at www. Amend your tax return workforcesecurity. Amend your tax return doleta. Amend your tax return gov/unemploy/agencies. Amend your tax return asp. Amend your tax return You should also find out if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Amend your tax return The FUTA tax is 6. Amend your tax return 0% of your employee's FUTA wages. Amend your tax return However, you may be able to take a credit of up to 5. Amend your tax return 4% against the FUTA tax, resulting in a net tax rate of 0. Amend your tax return 6%. Amend your tax return Your credit for 2014 is limited unless you pay all the required contributions for 2014 to your state unemployment fund by April 15, 2015. Amend your tax return The credit you can take for any contributions for 2014 that you pay after April 15, 2015, is limited to 90% of the credit that would have been allowable if the contributions were paid by April 15, 2015. Amend your tax return (If you did not pay all the required contributions for 2013 by April 15, 2014, see Credit for 2013, later. Amend your tax return ) Note. Amend your tax return   If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, payments are considered timely if made by the next business day. Amend your tax return The term “legal holiday” means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Amend your tax return Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Amend your tax return Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Amend your tax return Note. Amend your tax return   The 5. Amend your tax return 4% credit is reduced for wages paid in a credit reduction state. Amend your tax return See the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040). Amend your tax return Do not withhold the FUTA tax from your employee's wages. Amend your tax return You must pay it from your own funds. Amend your tax return FUTA wages. Amend your tax return   Figure the FUTA tax on the FUTA wages you pay. Amend your tax return If you pay cash wages to all of your household employees totaling $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2013 or 2014, the first $7,000 of cash wages you pay to each household employee in 2014 is FUTA wages. Amend your tax return (A calendar quarter is January through March, April through June, July through September, or October through December. Amend your tax return ) If your employee's cash wages reach $7,000 during the year, do not figure the FUTA tax on any wages you pay that employee during the rest of the year. Amend your tax return For an explanation of cash wages, see the discussion on Social security and Medicare wages under Social Security and Medicare Taxes, earlier. Amend your tax return Wages not counted. Amend your tax return   Do not count wages you pay to any of the following individuals as FUTA wages. Amend your tax return Your spouse. Amend your tax return Your child who is under the age of 21. Amend your tax return Your parent. Amend your tax return Credit for 2013. Amend your tax return   The credit you can take for any state unemployment fund contributions for 2013 that you pay after April 15, 2014, is limited to 90% of the credit that would have been allowable if the contributions were paid on or before April 15, 2014. Amend your tax return Use Worksheet A to figure the credit for late contributions if you paid any state contributions after the due date for filing  Form 1040. Amend your tax return Worksheet A. Amend your tax return Worksheet for Credit for Late Contributions 1. Amend your tax return Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 22   2. Amend your tax return Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 19   3. Amend your tax return Subtract line 2 from line 1. Amend your tax return If zero or less, enter -0-   4. Amend your tax return Enter total contributions paid to the state(s) after the Form 1040 due date   5. Amend your tax return Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 4   6. Amend your tax return Multiply line 5 by . Amend your tax return 90 (90%)   7. Amend your tax return Add lines 2 and 6   8. Amend your tax return Enter the smaller of the amount on line 1 or line 7 here and on Schedule H, line 23   Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax? You are not required to withhold federal income tax from wages you pay a household employee. Amend your tax return You should withhold federal income tax only if your household employee asks you to withhold it and you agree. Amend your tax return The employee must give you a completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Amend your tax return If you and your employee have agreed to withholding, either of you may end the agreement by letting the other know in writing. Amend your tax return If you agree to withhold federal income tax, you are responsible for paying it to the IRS. Amend your tax return Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Amend your tax return Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Amend your tax return Use the income tax withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E) to find out how much to withhold. Amend your tax return Figure federal income tax withholding on wages before you deduct any amounts for other withheld taxes. Amend your tax return Withhold federal income tax from each payment of wages based on the filing status and exemptions shown on your employee's Form W-4. Amend your tax return Publication 15 (Circular E) contains detailed instructions. Amend your tax return Wages. Amend your tax return   Figure federal income tax withholding on both cash and noncash wages you pay. Amend your tax return Measure wages you pay in any form other than cash by the fair market value of the noncash item. Amend your tax return   Do not count as wages any of the following items. Amend your tax return Meals provided to your employee at your home for your convenience. Amend your tax return Lodging provided to your employee at your home for your convenience and as a condition of employment. Amend your tax return Up to $130 per month for 2014 for transit passes you give your employee (or for any cash reimbursement you make for the amount your employee pays for transit passes used to commute to your home if you qualify for this exclusion). Amend your tax return A transit pass includes any pass, token, fare card, voucher, or similar item entitling a person to ride on mass transit, such as a bus or train. Amend your tax return See Publication 15-B for special requirements for this exclusion. Amend your tax return Up to $250 per month for 2014 for the value of parking you provide your employee or for any cash reimbursement you make for the amount your employee pays and substantiates for parking at or near your home or at or near a location from which your employee commutes to your home. Amend your tax return   See Publication 15 (Circular E) for more information on cash and noncash wages. Amend your tax return Paying tax without withholding. Amend your tax return   Any income tax you pay for your employee without withholding it from the employee's wages must be included in the employee's wages for federal income tax purposes. Amend your tax return It also must be included in social security and Medicare wages and in federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Amend your tax return What Do You Need To Know About the Earned Income Credit? Certain workers can take the earned income credit (EIC) on their federal income tax return. Amend your tax return This credit reduces their tax or allows them to receive a payment from the IRS. Amend your tax return You also may have to give your employee a notice about the EIC. Amend your tax return Notice about the EIC. Amend your tax return   Copy B of the 2014 Form W-2 has a statement about the EIC on the back. Amend your tax return If you give your employee that copy by February 2, 2015 (as discussed under Form W-2 under What Forms Must You File, later), you do not have to give the employee any other notice about the EIC. Amend your tax return   If you do not give your employee Copy B of the Form W-2, your notice about the EIC can be any of the following items. Amend your tax return A substitute Form W-2 with the same EIC information on the back of the employee's copy that is on Copy B of the Form W-2. Amend your tax return Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Amend your tax return Your own written statement with the same wording as in Notice 797. Amend your tax return If a substitute Form W-2 is given on time but does not have the required EIC information, you must notify the employee within one week of the date the substitute Form W-2 is given. Amend your tax return If Form W-2 is required but is not given on time, you must give the employee Notice 797 or your written statement about the 2014 EIC by February 2, 2015. Amend your tax return If Form W-2 is not required, you must notify the employee by February 7, 2015. Amend your tax return   You must give your household employee a notice about the EIC if you agree to withhold federal income tax from the employee's wages (as discussed earlier under Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax?) and the income tax withholding tables show that no tax should be withheld. Amend your tax return Even if not required, you are encouraged to give the employee a notice about the EIC if his or her 2014 wages are less than $46,997 ($52,427 if married filing jointly). Amend your tax return How Do You Make Tax Payments? When you file your 2014 federal income tax return in 2015, attach Schedule H (Form 1040) to your Form 1040, 1040NR, 1040-SS, or 1041. Amend your tax return Use Schedule H to figure your total household employment taxes (social security, Medicare, FUTA, and withheld federal income taxes). Amend your tax return Add these household employment taxes to your income tax. Amend your tax return Pay the amount due by April 15, 2015. Amend your tax return For more information about using Schedule H, see Schedule H under What Forms Must You File, later. Amend your tax return You can avoid owing tax with your return if you pay enough tax during the year to cover your household employment taxes, as well as your income tax. Amend your tax return You can pay the additional tax in any of the following ways. Amend your tax return Ask your employer to withhold more federal income tax from your wages in 2014. Amend your tax return Ask the payer of your pension or annuity to withhold more federal income tax from your benefits. Amend your tax return Make estimated tax payments for 2014 to the IRS. Amend your tax return Increase your payments if you already make estimated tax payments. Amend your tax return You may be subject to the estimated tax underpayment penalty if you did not pay enough income and household employment taxes during the year. Amend your tax return (See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for information about the underpayment penalty. Amend your tax return ) However, you will not be subject to the penalty if both of the following situations apply to you. Amend your tax return You will not have federal income tax withheld from wages, pensions, or any other payments you receive. Amend your tax return Your income taxes, excluding your household employment taxes, would not be enough to require payment of estimated taxes. Amend your tax return Asking for more federal income tax withholding. Amend your tax return   If you are employed and want more federal income tax withheld from your wages to cover your household employment taxes, give your employer a new Form W-4. Amend your tax return Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each paycheck on line 6. Amend your tax return   If you receive a pension or annuity and want more federal income tax withheld to cover household employment taxes, give the payer a new Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or a similar form provided by the payer). Amend your tax return Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each benefit payment on line 3. Amend your tax return   See Publication 505 to make sure you will have the right amount withheld. Amend your tax return It will help you compare your total expected withholding for 2014 with the combined income tax and employment taxes that you can expect to figure on your 2014 tax return. Amend your tax return Paying estimated tax. Amend your tax return   If you want to make estimated tax payments to cover household employment taxes, get Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals. Amend your tax return You can use its payment vouchers to make your payments by check or money order. Amend your tax return You may be able to pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or credit card. Amend your tax return For details, see the form instructions and visit IRS. Amend your tax return gov. Amend your tax return    You can pay all the employment taxes at once or you can pay them in installments. Amend your tax return If you have already made estimated tax payments for 2014, you can increase your remaining payments to cover the employment taxes. Amend your tax return Estimated tax payments for 2014 are due April 15, June 16, and September 15, 2014, and January 15, 2015. Amend your tax return Payment option for business employers. Amend your tax return   If you own a business as a sole proprietor or your home is on a farm operated for profit, you can choose either of two ways to pay your 2014 household employment taxes. Amend your tax return You can pay them with your federal income tax as previously described, or you can include them with your federal employment tax deposits or other payments for your business or farm employees. Amend your tax return For information on depositing employment taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Amend your tax return   If you pay your household employment taxes with your business or farm employment taxes, you must report your household employment taxes with those other employment taxes on Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return, Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, or Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, and on Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. Amend your tax return See Business employment tax returns, later. Amend your tax return    The deduction that can be taken on Schedules C and F (Form 1040) for wages and employment taxes applies only to wages and taxes paid for business and farm employees. Amend your tax return You cannot deduct the wages and employment taxes paid for your household employees on your Schedule C or F. Amend your tax return More information. Amend your tax return   For more information about paying taxes through federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments, and figuring the estimated tax penalty, see Publication 505. Amend your tax return What Forms Must You File? You must file certain forms to report your household employee's wages and the federal employment taxes for the employee if you pay any of the following wages to the employee. Amend your tax return Social security and Medicare wages. Amend your tax return FUTA wages. Amend your tax return Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Amend your tax return For information on ordering employment tax forms, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Amend your tax return Employer identification number (EIN). Amend your tax return   You must include your employer identification number (EIN) on the forms you file for your household employee. Amend your tax return An EIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS. Amend your tax return It is not the same as a social security number. Amend your tax return    You ordinarily will have an EIN if you previously paid taxes for employees, either as a household employer or as a sole proprietor of a business you own. Amend your tax return If you already have an EIN, use that number. Amend your tax return   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Amend your tax return Go to IRS. Amend your tax return gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Amend your tax return You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Amend your tax return Form W-2. Amend your tax return   File a separate 2014 Form W-2, for each household employee to whom you pay either of the following wages during the year. Amend your tax return Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Amend your tax return Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Amend your tax return You must complete Form W-2 and give Copies B, C, and 2 to your employee by February 2, 2015. Amend your tax return You must send Copy A of Form W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, to the SSA by March 2, 2015 (March 31, 2015, if you file your Form W-2 electronically). Amend your tax return Electronic filing is available to all employers and is free, fast, secure, and offers a later filing deadline. Amend your tax return Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at www. Amend your tax return socialsecurity. Amend your tax return gov/employer for guidelines on filing electronically. Amend your tax return Employee who leaves during the year. Amend your tax return   If an employee stops working for you before the end of 2014, you can file Form W-2 and provide copies to your employee immediately after you make your final payment of wages. Amend your tax return You do not need to wait until 2015. Amend your tax return If the employee asks you for Form W-2, give it to him or her within 30 days after the request or the last wage payment, whichever is later. Amend your tax return Schedule H. Amend your tax return   Use Schedule H to report household employment taxes if you pay any of the following wages to the employee. Amend your tax return Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Amend your tax return FUTA wages. Amend your tax return Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Amend your tax return File Schedule H with your 2014 federal income tax return by April 15, 2015. Amend your tax return If you get an extension to file your return, the extension also will apply to your Schedule H. Amend your tax return Filing options when no return is required. Amend your tax return   If you are not required to file a 2014 tax return, you have the following two options. Amend your tax return You can file Schedule H by itself. Amend your tax return See the Schedule H instructions for details. Amend your tax return If, besides your household employee, you have other employees for whom you report employment taxes on Form 941, Form 944, or Form 943 and on Form 940, you can include your taxes for your household employee on those forms. Amend your tax return See Business employment tax returns, next. Amend your tax return   Employers having the options listed above include certain tax-exempt organizations that do not have to file a tax return, such as churches that pay a household worker to take care of a minister's home. Amend your tax return Business employment tax returns. Amend your tax return   Do not use Schedule H if you choose to pay the employment taxes for your household employee with business or farm employment taxes. Amend your tax return (See Payment option for business employers, earlier. Amend your tax return ) Instead, include the social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes for the employee on the Form 941 or Form 944 you file for your business or on the Form 943 you file for your farm. Amend your tax return Include the FUTA tax for the employee on your Form 940. Amend your tax return   If you report the employment taxes for your household employee on Form 941, Form 944, or Form 943, file Form W-2 for that employee with the Forms W-2 and Form W-3 for your business or farm employees. Amend your tax return   For information on filing Form 941 or Form 944, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Amend your tax return For information on filing Form 943, see Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide. Amend your tax return Both of these publications also provide information about filing Form 940. Amend your tax return What Records Must You Keep? Keep your copies of Schedule H or other employment tax forms you file and related Forms W-2, W-3, and W-4. Amend your tax return You must also keep records to support the information you enter on the forms you file. Amend your tax return If you must file Form W-2, you will need to keep a record of your employee's name, address, and social security number. Amend your tax return Wage and tax records. Amend your tax return   On each payday, you should record the date and amounts of all the following items. Amend your tax return Your employee's cash and noncash wages. Amend your tax return Any employee social security tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Amend your tax return Any employee Medicare tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Amend your tax return Any federal income tax you withhold. Amend your tax return Any state employment taxes you withhold. Amend your tax return Employee's social security number. Amend your tax return   You must keep a record of your employee's name and social security number exactly as they appear on his or her social security card if you pay the employee either of the following. Amend your tax return Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Amend your tax return Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Amend your tax return You must ask for your employee's social security number no later than the first day on which you pay the wages. Amend your tax return You may wish to ask for it when you hire your employee. Amend your tax return You should ask your employee to show you his or her social security card. Amend your tax return The employee may show the card if it is available. Amend your tax return You may, but are not required to, photocopy the card if the employee provides it. Amend your tax return   An employee who does not have a social security number must apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Amend your tax return An employee who has lost his or her social security card or whose name is not correctly shown on the card may apply for a replacement card. Amend your tax return    Employees can get Form SS-5 from any Social Security Administration office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Amend your tax return    You also can download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. Amend your tax return socialsecurity. Amend your tax return gov/online/ss-5. Amend your tax return pdf. Amend your tax return How long to keep records. Amend your tax return   Keep your employment tax records for at least 4 years after the due date of the return on which you report the taxes or the date the taxes were paid, whichever is later. Amend your tax return Can You Claim a Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses? If your household employee cares for your dependent who is under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not capable of self-care, you may be able to take an income tax credit against some of your expenses. Amend your tax return To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Amend your tax return If you can take the credit, you can include in your qualifying expenses your share of the federal and state employment taxes you pay, as well as the employee's wages. Amend your tax return For information about the credit, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Amend your tax return How Can You Correct Schedule H? If you discover that you made an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), the forms used to correct the error depend on whether the Schedule H was attached to another form or whether it was filed by itself. Amend your tax return Schedule H attached to another form. Amend your tax return    If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040-SS, file Form 1040X, Amended U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Individual Income Tax Return, and attach a corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return If you filed Formulario 1040-PR, file a Form 1040X and attach a corrected Anexo H-PR. Amend your tax return If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1041, U. Amend your tax return S. Amend your tax return Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, file an “amended” Form 1041 and attach a corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Amend your tax return Write “CORRECTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), in dark, bold letters. Amend your tax return In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in Part III of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041. Amend your tax return Schedule H filed by itself. Amend your tax return   If you discover an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR) that you filed as a stand-alone return, file another stand-alone Schedule H with the corrected information. Amend your tax return You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Amend your tax return Write “CORRECTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), in dark, bold letters. Amend your tax return In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in a statement attached to the corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return If you have an overpayment, also write “ADJUSTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) or “REFUND” (or “REEMBOLSO”) in the top margin, depending on whether you want to adjust your overpayment or claim a refund. Amend your tax return (See Overpayment of tax, later. Amend your tax return ) When to file. Amend your tax return   File a corrected Schedule H when you discover an error on a previously filed Schedule H. Amend your tax return If you are correcting an underpayment, file a corrected Schedule H no later than the due date of your next tax return (generally, April 15 of the following calendar year) after you discover the error. Amend your tax return If you are correcting an overpayment, file a corrected Schedule H within the refund period of limitations (generally 3 years from the date your original form was filed or within 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later). Amend your tax return Underpayment of tax. Amend your tax return   You must pay any underpayment of social security and Medicare taxes by the time you file the corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return Generally, by filing on time and paying by the time you file the return, you will not be charged interest (and will not be subject to failure-to-pay or estimated tax penalties) on the balance due. Amend your tax return However, underreported FUTA taxes will be subject to interest. Amend your tax return Overpayment of tax. Amend your tax return    You may either adjust or claim a refund of an overpayment of social security and Medicare taxes on a previously filed Schedule H. Amend your tax return However, if you are correcting an overpayment and are filing the corrected Schedule H within 90 days of the expiration of the period of limitations, you can only claim a refund of the overpayment. Amend your tax return Adjust the overpayment. Amend your tax return   If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, adjust your return by indicating on line 22 of the Form 1040X or on line 29a of the Form 1041 that you would like the overpayment applied to your estimated taxes on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, Form 1040-PR, Form 1040-SS, or Form 1041 for the year in which you are filing the corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, adjust your return by writing “ADJUSTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). Amend your tax return If you adjust your return, you will not receive interest on your overpayment. Amend your tax return If the corrected Schedule H will be filed within 90 days of the expiration of the refund period of limitations, you may not adjust the return and must claim a refund for the overpayment. Amend your tax return You may not adjust your return to correct overpayments of FUTA tax. Amend your tax return Claim for refund process. Amend your tax return   If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, claim a refund by indicating that you would like the overpayment refunded to you on line 21 of the Form 1040X or line 29b of the Form 1041. Amend your tax return If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, claim a refund by writing “REFUND” (or “REEMBOLSO”) in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). Amend your tax return You will receive interest on any overpayment refunded, unless the overpayment is for FUTA tax because you were entitled to increased credits for state contributions. Amend your tax return Required repayment or consent. Amend your tax return   If you previously overreported social security and Medicare taxes, you may adjust your overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection of employee tax. Amend your tax return You reimburse your employees by applying the overwithheld amount against taxes to be withheld on future wages. Amend your tax return You may claim a refund for the overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection or you have obtained consents from your employees to file the claim for refund for the employee tax. Amend your tax return Include a statement that you repaid or reimbursed your employees, or obtained their written consents in the case of a claim for refund, in Part III of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041 or the stand-alone corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return Filing required Forms W-2 or Forms W-2c. Amend your tax return   Whether you previously underreported tax or overreported tax, you will generally be required to file Form W-2, or their territorial equivalents (if none was previously filed), or Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, to reflect the changes reported on your corrected Schedule H. Amend your tax return Additional Medicare Tax. Amend your tax return   Generally, you may not correct an error in Additional Medicare Tax withholding for wages paid to employees in a prior year unless it is an administrative error. Amend your tax return An administrative error occurs if the amount you entered on Schedule H is not the amount you actually withheld. Amend your tax return For example, if the Additional Medicare Tax actually withheld was incorrectly reported on Schedule H due to a mathematical or transposition error, this would be an administrative error. Amend your tax return   Any underwithheld Additional Medicare Tax must be recovered from employees on or before the last day of the calendar year in which the underwithholding occurred. Amend your tax return Any excess Additional Medicare Tax withholding must be repaid or reimbursed to employees before the end of the calendar year in which it was withheld. Amend your tax return Additional information. Amend your tax return   For more information about correcting errors on a previously filed Schedule H, see page 4 of Form 944-X, Form 944-X: Which process should you use? (substitute “Schedule H” for “Form 944-X”) and the Instructions for Form 944-X (or Formulario 944-X (PR)). Amend your tax return Also, visit IRS. Amend your tax return gov. Amend your tax return How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Amend your tax return Free help with your tax return. Amend your tax return   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Amend your tax return The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 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Amend your tax return If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Amend your tax return Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Amend your tax return The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Amend your tax return These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Amend your tax return Walk-in. Amend your tax return   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Amend your tax return Products. Amend your tax return You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 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Amend your tax return   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Amend your tax return Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Amend your tax return Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Amend your tax return Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Amend your tax return We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amend your tax return   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Amend your tax return   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Amend your tax return If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Amend your tax return Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Amend your tax return Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Amend your tax return Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Amend your tax return Sample W-2 Form This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend your tax return Please click the link to view the image. Amend your tax return Webtitle: Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement and Form W-3 Transmitttal of Wage and Tax Statemtents Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Office of the Attorney General

Website: Office of the Attorney General

Address: Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division
Gateway Professional Center
1050 E. Interstate Ave., Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574

Phone Number: 701-328-3404

Toll-free: 1-800-472-2600

TTY: 1-800-366-6888

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Department of Financial Institutions

Website: Department of Financial Institutions

Address: Department of Financial Institutions
2000 Schafer St., Suite G
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204

Phone Number: 701-328-9933

TTY: 1-800-366-6888 (ND)

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Insurance Department

Website: Insurance Department

Address: Insurance Department
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320

Phone Number: 701-328-2440

Toll-free: 1-800-247-0560 (ND)

TTY: 1-800-366-6888

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Securities Department

Website: Securities Department

Address: Securities Department
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave., 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0510

Phone Number: 701-328-2910

Toll-free: 1-800-297-5124 (ND)

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Public Service Commission

Website: Public Service Commission

Address: Public Service Commission
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 408
Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

Phone Number: 701-328-2400

Toll-free: 1-877-245-6685

TTY: 1-800-366-6888 (ND)

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