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Can a tax return be amended 1. Can a tax return be amended   403(b) Plan Basics Table of Contents What Is a 403(b) Plan? What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?Excluded. Can a tax return be amended Deducted. Can a tax return be amended Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan?Ministers. Can a tax return be amended Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? This chapter introduces you to 403(b) plans and accounts. Can a tax return be amended Specifically, the chapter answers the following questions. Can a tax return be amended What is a 403(b) plan? What are the benefits of contributing to a 403(b) plan? Who can participate in a 403(b) plan? Who can set up a 403(b) account? How can contributions be made to my 403(b) account? Do I report contributions on my tax return? How much can be contributed to my 403(b) account? What Is a 403(b) Plan? A 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is a retirement plan for certain employees of public schools, employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, and certain ministers. Can a tax return be amended Individual accounts in a 403(b) plan can be any of the following types. Can a tax return be amended An annuity contract, which is a contract provided through an insurance company, A custodial account, which is an account invested in mutual funds, or A retirement income account set up for church employees. Can a tax return be amended Generally, retirement income accounts can invest in either annuities or mutual funds. Can a tax return be amended We use the term “403(b) account” to refer to any one of these funding arrangements throughout this publication, unless otherwise specified. Can a tax return be amended What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?  There are three benefits to contributing to a 403(b) plan. Can a tax return be amended The first benefit is that you do not pay income tax on allowable contributions until you begin making withdrawals from the plan, usually after you retire. Can a tax return be amended Allowable contributions to a 403(b) plan are either excluded or deducted from your income. Can a tax return be amended However, if your contributions are made to a Roth contribution program, this benefit does not apply. Can a tax return be amended Instead, you pay income tax on the contributions to the plan but distributions from the plan (if certain requirements are met) are tax free. Can a tax return be amended Note. Can a tax return be amended Generally, employees must pay social security and Medicare tax on their contributions to a 403(b) plan, including those made under a salary reduction agreement. Can a tax return be amended See chapter 4, Limit on Elective Deferrals , for more information. Can a tax return be amended The second benefit is that earnings and gains on amounts in your 403(b) account are not taxed until you withdraw them. Can a tax return be amended Earnings and gains on amounts in a Roth contribution program are not taxed if your withdrawals are qualified distributions. Can a tax return be amended Otherwise, they are taxed when you withdraw them. Can a tax return be amended The third benefit is that you may be eligible to take a credit for elective deferrals contributed to your 403(b) account. Can a tax return be amended See chapter 10, Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) . Can a tax return be amended Excluded. Can a tax return be amended   If an amount is excluded from your income, it is not included in your total wages on your Form W-2. Can a tax return be amended This means that you do not report the excluded amount on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended Deducted. Can a tax return be amended   If an amount is deducted from your income, it is included with your other wages on your Form W-2. Can a tax return be amended You report this amount on your tax return, but you are allowed to subtract it when figuring the amount of income on which you must pay tax. Can a tax return be amended Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan? Any eligible employee can participate in a 403(b) plan. Can a tax return be amended Eligible employees. Can a tax return be amended   The following employees are eligible to participate in a 403(b) plan. Can a tax return be amended Employees of tax-exempt organizations established under section 501(c)(3). Can a tax return be amended These organizations are usually referred to as section 501(c)(3) organizations or simply 501(c)(3) organizations. Can a tax return be amended Employees of public school systems who are involved in the day-to-day operations of a school. Can a tax return be amended Employees of cooperative hospital service organizations. Can a tax return be amended Civilian faculty and staff of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Can a tax return be amended Employees of public school systems organized by Indian tribal governments. Can a tax return be amended Certain ministers (explained next). Can a tax return be amended Ministers. Can a tax return be amended   The following ministers are eligible employees for whom a 403(b) account can be established. Can a tax return be amended Ministers employed by section 501(c)(3) organizations. Can a tax return be amended Self-employed ministers. Can a tax return be amended A self-employed minister is treated as employed by a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Can a tax return be amended Ministers (chaplains) who meet both of the following requirements. Can a tax return be amended They are employed by organizations that are not section 501(c)(3) organizations. Can a tax return be amended They function as ministers in their day-to-day professional responsibilities with their employers. Can a tax return be amended   Throughout this publication, the term chaplain will be used to mean ministers described in the third category in the list above. Can a tax return be amended Example. Can a tax return be amended A minister employed as a chaplain by a state-run prison and a chaplain in the United States Armed Forces are eligible employees because their employers are not section 501(c)(3) organizations and they are employed as ministers. Can a tax return be amended Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? You cannot set up your own 403(b) account. Can a tax return be amended Only employers can set up 403(b) accounts. Can a tax return be amended A self-employed minister cannot set up a 403(b) account for his or her benefit. Can a tax return be amended If you are a self-employed minister, only the organization (denomination) with which you are associated can set up an account for your benefit. Can a tax return be amended How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Generally, only your employer can make contributions to your 403(b) account. Can a tax return be amended However, some plans will allow you to make after-tax contributions (defined below). Can a tax return be amended The following types of contributions can be made to 403(b) accounts. Can a tax return be amended Elective deferrals . Can a tax return be amended These are contributions made under a salary reduction agreement. Can a tax return be amended This agreement allows your employer to withhold money from your paycheck to be contributed directly into a 403(b) account for your benefit. Can a tax return be amended Except for Roth contributions, you do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. Can a tax return be amended If your contributions are Roth contributions, you pay taxes on your contributions but any qualified distributions from your Roth account are tax free. Can a tax return be amended Nonelective contributions . Can a tax return be amended These are employer contributions that are not made under a salary reduction agreement. Can a tax return be amended Nonelective contributions include matching contributions, discretionary contributions, and mandatory contributions from your employer. Can a tax return be amended You do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. Can a tax return be amended After-tax contributions . Can a tax return be amended These are contributions (that are not Roth contributions) you make with funds that you must include in income on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended A salary payment on which income tax has been withheld is a source of these contributions. Can a tax return be amended If your plan allows you to make after-tax contributions, they are not excluded from income and you cannot deduct them on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended A combination of any of the three contribution types listed above. Can a tax return be amended Self-employed minister. Can a tax return be amended   If you are a self-employed minister, you are considered both an employee and an employer, and you can contribute to a retirement income account for your own benefit. Can a tax return be amended Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? Generally, you do not report contributions to your 403(b) account (except Roth contributions) on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended Your employer will report contributions on your 2013 Form W-2. Can a tax return be amended Elective deferrals will be shown in box 12 and the Retirement plan box will be checked in box 13. Can a tax return be amended If you are a self-employed minister or chaplain, see the discussions next. Can a tax return be amended Self-employed ministers. Can a tax return be amended   If you are a self-employed minister, you must report the total contributions as a deduction on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended Deduct your contributions on line 28 of the 2013 Form 1040. Can a tax return be amended Chaplains. Can a tax return be amended   If you are a chaplain and your employer does not exclude contributions made to your 403(b) account from your earned income, you may be able to take a deduction for those contributions on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended    However, if your employer has agreed to exclude the contributions from your earned income, you will not be allowed a deduction on your tax return. Can a tax return be amended   If you can take a deduction, include your contributions on line 36 of the 2013 Form 1040. Can a tax return be amended Enter the amount of your deduction and write “403(b)” on the dotted line next to line 36. Can a tax return be amended How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? There are limits on the amount of contributions that can be made to your 403(b) account each year. Can a tax return be amended If contributions made to your 403(b) account are more than these contribution limits, penalties may apply. Can a tax return be amended Chapters 2 through 6 provide information on how to determine the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account. Can a tax return be amended Worksheets are provided in Chapter 9 to help you determine the maximum amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account each year. Can a tax return be amended Chapter 7, Excess Contributions , describes how to prevent excess contributions and how to get an excess contribution corrected. Can a tax return be amended Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications