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Can i refile my taxes Publication 535 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Can i refile my taxes Tax questions. Can i refile my taxes Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction This publication discusses common business expenses and explains what is and is not deductible. Can i refile my taxes The general rules for deducting business expenses are discussed in the opening chapter. Can i refile my taxes The chapters that follow cover specific expenses and list other publications and forms you may need. Can i refile my taxes Comments and suggestions. Can i refile my taxes   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Can i refile my taxes   You can send your comments to: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications SE:W:CAR:MP:TFP 1111 Constitution Ave. Can i refile my taxes NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Can i refile my taxes Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Can i refile my taxes   You can send us comments from www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/formspubs/. Can i refile my taxes Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback. Can i refile my taxes ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax publications. Can i refile my taxes Ordering forms and publications. Can i refile my taxes   Visit www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Can i refile my taxes Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Can i refile my taxes Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either the “Comments and suggestions” or “Ordering forms and publications” address. Can i refile my taxes Tax questions. Can i refile my taxes   If you have a tax-related question, please go to Help With Tax Questions on IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov. Can i refile my taxes If you've looked around our site and still didn't find the answer to your general tax question, please call our toll-free tax assistance line at 1-800-829-1040 for individual tax questions or 1-800-829-4933 for business tax questions. Can i refile my taxes Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 535, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/pub535. Can i refile my taxes What's New for 2013 The following items highlight some changes in the tax law for 2013. Can i refile my taxes Optional safe harbor method to determine the business use of a home deduction. Can i refile my taxes  Beginning in 2013, you can use the optional safe harbor method to determine the deduction for the business use of your home. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see chapter 1. Can i refile my taxes Standard mileage rate. Can i refile my taxes  Beginning in 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. Can i refile my taxes 5 cents per mile. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see chapter 11. Can i refile my taxes Additional Medicare Tax. Can i refile my taxes  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Can i refile my taxes 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Can i refile my taxes Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if your income exceeds the threshold. Can i refile my taxes RRTA compensation should be separately compared to the threshold. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see chapter 5 or visit www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter the following words in the search box: Additional Medicare Tax. Can i refile my taxes Retiree drug subsidy. Can i refile my taxes  Beginning in 2013, sponsors of certain qualified retiree prescription drug plans must account for the subsidy received by reducing the amount of qualified retiree prescription drug plans expense by the subsidy received (taking into account the taxpayer's accounting method). Can i refile my taxes For more information, visit www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter the following words in the search box: Retiree drug subsidy. Can i refile my taxes What's New for 2014 The following item highlights a change in the tax law for 2014. Can i refile my taxes Standard mileage rate. Can i refile my taxes  Beginning in 2014, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56 cents per mile. Can i refile my taxes Film and television productions costs. Can i refile my taxes  The election to expense film and television production costs does not apply to productions that begin in 2014. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see chapter 7. Can i refile my taxes Reminders The following reminders and other items may help you file your tax return. Can i refile my taxes IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) You can file your tax returns electronically using an IRS e-file option. Can i refile my taxes The benefits of IRS e-file include faster refunds, increased accuracy, and acknowledgment of IRS receipt of your return. Can i refile my taxes You can use one of the following IRS e-file options. Can i refile my taxes Use an authorized IRS e-file provider. Can i refile my taxes Use a personal computer. Can i refile my taxes Visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site. Can i refile my taxes For details on these fast filing methods, see your income tax package. Can i refile my taxes Form 1099 MISC. Can i refile my taxes  File Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, for each person to whom you have paid during the year in the course of your trade or business at least $600 in rents, services (including parts and materials), prizes and awards, other income payments, medical and health care payments, and crop insurance proceeds. Can i refile my taxes See the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC for more information and additional reporting requirements. Can i refile my taxes Photographs of missing children. Can i refile my taxes  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Can i refile my taxes Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Can i refile my taxes You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) (24-hours a day, 7 days a week) if you recognize a child. 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Can i refile my taxes Publication 15 - Main Content Table of Contents 1. Can i refile my taxes Employer Identification Number (EIN) 2. Can i refile my taxes Who Are Employees?Relief provisions. Can i refile my taxes Business Owned and Operated by Spouses 3. Can i refile my taxes Family Employees 4. Can i refile my taxes Employee's Social Security Number (SSN)Registering for SSNVS. Can i refile my taxes 5. Can i refile my taxes Wages and Other CompensationAccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes Nonaccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes Per diem or other fixed allowance. Can i refile my taxes 50% test. Can i refile my taxes Health Savings Accounts and medical savings accounts. Can i refile my taxes Nontaxable fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes When fringe benefits are treated as paid. Can i refile my taxes Valuation of fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes Withholding on fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes Depositing taxes on fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes 6. Can i refile my taxes TipsOrdering rule. Can i refile my taxes 7. Can i refile my taxes Supplemental Wages 8. Can i refile my taxes Payroll Period 9. Can i refile my taxes Withholding From Employees' WagesIncome Tax Withholding Social Security and Medicare Taxes Part-Time Workers 10. Can i refile my taxes Required Notice to Employees About the Earned Income Credit (EIC) 11. Can i refile my taxes Depositing TaxesWhen To Deposit How To Deposit Deposit Penalties 12. Can i refile my taxes Filing Form 941 or Form 944 13. Can i refile my taxes Reporting Adjustments to Form 941 or Form 944Current Period Adjustments Prior Period Adjustments Wage Repayments 14. Can i refile my taxes Federal Unemployment (FUTA) TaxSuccessor employer. Can i refile my taxes Household employees. Can i refile my taxes When to deposit. Can i refile my taxes Household employees. Can i refile my taxes Electronic filing by reporting agents. Can i refile my taxes 16. Can i refile my taxes How To Use the Income Tax Withholding TablesWage Bracket Method Percentage Method Alternative Methods of Income Tax Withholding How To Get Tax Help 1. Can i refile my taxes Employer Identification Number (EIN) If you are required to report employment taxes or give tax statements to employees or annuitants, you need an EIN. Can i refile my taxes The EIN is a nine-digit number the IRS issues. Can i refile my taxes The digits are arranged as follows: 00-0000000. Can i refile my taxes It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. Can i refile my taxes Use your EIN on all of the items you send to the IRS and SSA. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see Publication 1635, Employer Identification Number: Understanding Your EIN. Can i refile my taxes If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Can i refile my taxes Go to the IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Can i refile my taxes 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. Can i refile my taxes Do not use an SSN in place of an EIN. Can i refile my taxes You should have only one EIN. Can i refile my taxes If you have more than one and are not sure which one to use, call 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Can i refile my taxes Give the numbers you have, the name and address to which each was assigned, and the address of your main place of business. Can i refile my taxes The IRS will tell you which number to use. Can i refile my taxes If you took over another employer's business (see Successor employer in section 9), do not use that employer's EIN. Can i refile my taxes If you have applied for an EIN but do not have your EIN by the time a return is due, file a paper return and write “Applied For” and the date you applied for it in the space shown for the number. Can i refile my taxes 2. Can i refile my taxes Who Are Employees? Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-A for details on statutory employees and nonemployees. Can i refile my taxes Employee status under common law. Can i refile my taxes   Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Can i refile my taxes This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Can i refile my taxes What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Can i refile my taxes   Generally, people in business for themselves are not employees. Can i refile my taxes For example, doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, and others in an independent trade in which they offer their services to the public are usually not employees. Can i refile my taxes However, if the business is incorporated, corporate officers who work in the business are employees of the corporation. Can i refile my taxes   If an employer-employee relationship exists, it does not matter what it is called. Can i refile my taxes The employee may be called an agent or independent contractor. Can i refile my taxes It also does not matter how payments are measured or paid, what they are called, or if the employee works full or part time. Can i refile my taxes Statutory employees. Can i refile my taxes   If someone who works for you is not an employee under the common law rules discussed earlier, do not withhold federal income tax from his or her pay, unless backup withholding applies. Can i refile my taxes Although the following persons may not be common law employees, they are considered employees by statute for social security, Medicare, and FUTA tax purposes under certain conditions. Can i refile my taxes An agent (or commission) driver who delivers food, beverages (other than milk), laundry, or dry cleaning for someone else. Can i refile my taxes A full-time life insurance salesperson who sells primarily for one company. Can i refile my taxes A homeworker who works by guidelines of the person for whom the work is done, with materials furnished by and returned to that person or to someone that person designates. Can i refile my taxes A traveling or city salesperson (other than an agent-driver or commission-driver) who works full time (except for sideline sales activities) for one firm or person getting orders from customers. Can i refile my taxes The orders must be for merchandise for resale or supplies for use in the customer's business. Can i refile my taxes The customers must be retailers, wholesalers, contractors, or operators of hotels, restaurants, or other businesses dealing with food or lodging. Can i refile my taxes    Statutory nonemployees. Can i refile my taxes   Direct sellers, qualified real estate agents, and certain companion sitters are, by law, considered nonemployees. Can i refile my taxes They are generally treated as self-employed for all federal tax purposes, including income and employment taxes. Can i refile my taxes H-2A agricultural workers. Can i refile my taxes   On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. Can i refile my taxes Treating employees as nonemployees. Can i refile my taxes   You will generally be liable for social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax if you do not deduct and withhold these taxes because you treated an employee as a nonemployee. Can i refile my taxes You may be able to calculate your liability using special section 3509 rates for the employee share of social security and Medicare taxes and the federal income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes The applicable rates depend on whether you filed required Forms 1099. Can i refile my taxes You cannot recover the employee share of social security, or Medicare tax, or income tax withholding from the employee if the tax is paid under section 3509. Can i refile my taxes You are liable for the income tax withholding regardless of whether the employee paid income tax on the wages. Can i refile my taxes You continue to owe the full employer share of social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes The employee remains liable for the employee share of social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes See Internal Revenue Code section 3509 for details. Can i refile my taxes Also see the Instructions for Form 941-X. Can i refile my taxes   Section 3509 rates are not available if you intentionally disregard the requirement to withhold taxes from the employee or if you withheld income taxes but not social security or Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes Section 3509 is not available for reclassifying statutory employees. Can i refile my taxes See Statutory employees , earlier in this section. Can i refile my taxes   If the employer issued required information returns, the section 3509 rates are: For social security taxes; employer rate of 6. Can i refile my taxes 2% plus 20% of the employee rate (see the Instructions for Form 941-X). Can i refile my taxes For Medicare taxes; employer rate of 1. Can i refile my taxes 45% plus 20% of the employee rate of 1. Can i refile my taxes 45%, for a total rate of 1. Can i refile my taxes 74% of wages. Can i refile my taxes For Additional Medicare Tax; 0. Can i refile my taxes 18% (20% of the employee rate of 0. Can i refile my taxes 9%) of wages subject to Additional Medicare Tax. Can i refile my taxes For income tax withholding, the rate is 1. Can i refile my taxes 5% of wages. Can i refile my taxes   If the employer did not issue required information returns, the section 3509 rates are: For social security taxes; employer rate of 6. Can i refile my taxes 2% plus 40% of the employee rate (see the Instructions for Form 941-X). Can i refile my taxes For Medicare taxes; employer rate of 1. Can i refile my taxes 45% plus 40% of the employee rate of 1. Can i refile my taxes 45%, for a total rate of 2. Can i refile my taxes 03% of wages. Can i refile my taxes For Additional Medicare Tax; 0. Can i refile my taxes 36% (40% of the employee rate of 0. Can i refile my taxes 9%) of wages subject to Additional Medicare Tax. Can i refile my taxes For income tax withholding, the rate is 3. Can i refile my taxes 0% of wages. Can i refile my taxes Relief provisions. Can i refile my taxes   If you have a reasonable basis for not treating a worker as an employee, you may be relieved from having to pay employment taxes for that worker. Can i refile my taxes To get this relief, you must file all required federal tax returns, including information returns, on a basis consistent with your treatment of the worker. Can i refile my taxes You (or your predecessor) must not have treated any worker holding a substantially similar position as an employee for any periods beginning after 1977. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 1976, Do You Qualify for Relief Under Section 530. Can i refile my taxes IRS help. Can i refile my taxes   If you want the IRS to determine whether a worker is an employee, file Form SS-8, Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding. Can i refile my taxes Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). Can i refile my taxes   Employers who are currently treating their workers (or a class or group of workers) as independent contractors or other nonemployees and want to voluntarily reclassify their workers as employees for future tax periods may be eligible to participate in the VCSP if certain requirements are met. Can i refile my taxes To apply, use Form 8952, Application for Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). Can i refile my taxes For more information visit IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter “VCSP” in the search box. Can i refile my taxes Business Owned and Operated by Spouses If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 541, Partnerships, for more details. Can i refile my taxes The partnership is considered the employer of any employees, and is liable for any employment taxes due on wages paid to its employees. Can i refile my taxes Exception—Qualified joint venture. Can i refile my taxes   For tax years beginning after December 31, 2006, the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-28) provides that a “qualified joint venture,” whose only members are spouses filing a joint income tax return, can elect not to be treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes. Can i refile my taxes A qualified joint venture conducts a trade or business where: The only members of the joint venture are spouses who file a joint income tax return, Both spouses materially participate (see Material participation in the Instructions for Schedule C (Form 1040), line G) in the trade or business (mere joint ownership of property is not enough), Both spouses elect to not be treated as a partnership, and The business is co-owned by both spouses and is not held in the name of a state law entity such as a partnership or limited liability company (LLC). Can i refile my taxes   To make the election, all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit must be divided between the spouses, in accordance with each spouse's interest in the venture, and reported on separate Schedules C or F as sole proprietors. Can i refile my taxes Each spouse must also file a separate Schedule SE to pay self-employment taxes, as applicable. Can i refile my taxes   Spouses using the qualified joint venture rules are treated as sole proprietors for federal tax purposes and generally do not need an EIN. Can i refile my taxes If employment taxes are owed by the qualified joint venture, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to the employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Can i refile my taxes Generally, filing as a qualified joint venture will not increase the spouses' total tax owed on the joint income tax return. Can i refile my taxes However, it gives each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based and for Medicare coverage without filing a partnership return. Can i refile my taxes    Note. Can i refile my taxes If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, see One spouse employed by another in section 3. Can i refile my taxes   For more information on qualified joint ventures, visit IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter “qualified joint venture” in the search box. Can i refile my taxes Exception—Community income. Can i refile my taxes   If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Can i refile my taxes S. Can i refile my taxes possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship (of the spouse who carried on the business) or a partnership. Can i refile my taxes You may still make an election to be taxed as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Can i refile my taxes See Exception—Qualified joint venture , earlier. Can i refile my taxes 3. Can i refile my taxes Family Employees Child employed by parents. Can i refile my taxes   Payments for the services of a child under age 18 who works for his or her parent in a trade or business are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes if the trade or business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership in which each partner is a parent of the child. Can i refile my taxes If these payments are for work other than in a trade or business, such as domestic work in the parent's private home, they are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes until the child reaches age 21. Can i refile my taxes However, see Covered services of a child or spouse , later in this section. Can i refile my taxes Payments for the services of a child under age 21 who works for his or her parent, whether or not in a trade or business, are not subject to FUTA tax. Can i refile my taxes Payments for the services of a child of any age who works for his or her parent are generally subject to income tax withholding unless the payments are for domestic work in the parent's home, or unless the payments are for work other than in a trade or business and are less than $50 in the quarter or the child is not regularly employed to do such work. Can i refile my taxes One spouse employed by another. Can i refile my taxes   The wages for the services of an individual who works for his or her spouse in a trade or business are subject to income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes, but not to FUTA tax. Can i refile my taxes However, the payments for services of one spouse employed by another in other than a trade or business, such as domestic service in a private home, are not subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Covered services of a child or spouse. Can i refile my taxes   The wages for the services of a child or spouse are subject to income tax withholding as well as social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if he or she works for: A corporation, even if it is controlled by the child's parent or the individual's spouse; A partnership, even if the child's parent is a partner, unless each partner is a parent of the child; A partnership, even if the individual's spouse is a partner; or An estate, even if it is the estate of a deceased parent. Can i refile my taxes Parent employed by son or daughter. Can i refile my taxes   When the employer is a son or daughter employing his or her parent the following rules apply. Can i refile my taxes Payments for the services of a parent in the son’s or daughter’s (the employer’s) trade or business are subject to income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes Payments for the services of a parent not in the son’s or daughter’s (the employer’s) trade or business are generally not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes    Social security and Medicare taxes do apply to payments made to a parent for domestic services if all of the following apply: The parent is employed by his or her son or daughter; The son or daughter (the employer) has a child or stepchild living in the home; The son or daughter (the employer) is a widow or widower, divorced, or living with a spouse who, because of a mental or physical condition, cannot care for the child or stepchild for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter; and The child or stepchild is either under age 18 or requires the personal care of an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter due to a mental or physical condition. Can i refile my taxes   Payments made to a parent employed by his or her child are not subject to FUTA tax, regardless of the type of services provided. Can i refile my taxes 4. Can i refile my taxes Employee's Social Security Number (SSN) You are required to get each employee's name and SSN and to enter them on Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes This requirement also applies to resident and nonresident alien employees. Can i refile my taxes You should ask your employee to show you his or her social security card. Can i refile my taxes The employee may show the card if it is available. Can i refile my taxes Do not accept a social security card that says “Not valid for employment. Can i refile my taxes ” A social security number issued with this legend does not permit employment. Can i refile my taxes You may, but are not required to, photocopy the social security card if the employee provides it. Can i refile my taxes If you do not provide the correct employee name and SSN on Form W-2, you may owe a penalty unless you have reasonable cause. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 1586, Reasonable Cause Regulations & Requirements for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs, for information on the requirement to solicit the employee's SSN. Can i refile my taxes Applying for a social security card. Can i refile my taxes   Any employee who is legally eligible to work in the United States and does not have a social security card can get one by completing Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, and submitting the necessary documentation. Can i refile my taxes You can get Form SS-5 at SSA offices, by calling 1-800-772-1213, or from the SSA website at www. Can i refile my taxes socialsecurity. Can i refile my taxes gov/online/ss-5. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes The employee must complete and sign Form SS-5; it cannot be filed by the employer. Can i refile my taxes You may be asked to supply a letter to accompany Form SS-5 if the employee has exceeded his or her yearly or lifetime limit for the number of replacement cards allowed. Can i refile my taxes Applying for a social security number. Can i refile my taxes   If you file Form W-2 on paper and your employee applied for an SSN but does not have one when you must file Form W-2, enter “Applied For” on the form. Can i refile my taxes If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (000-00-000) in the social security number field. Can i refile my taxes When the employee receives the SSN, file Copy A of Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, with the SSA to show the employee's SSN. Can i refile my taxes Furnish copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2c to the employee. Can i refile my taxes Up to 25 Forms W-2c for each Form W-3c, Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, may now be filed per session over the Internet, with no limit on the number of sessions. Can i refile my taxes For more information, visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Can i refile my taxes socialsecurity. Can i refile my taxes gov/employer. Can i refile my taxes Advise your employee to correct the SSN on his or her original Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes Correctly record the employee's name and SSN. Can i refile my taxes   Record the name and number of each employee as they are shown on the employee's social security card. Can i refile my taxes If the employee's name is not correct as shown on the card (for example, because of marriage or divorce), the employee should request a corrected card from the SSA. Can i refile my taxes Continue to report the employee's wages under the old name until the employee shows you an updated social security card with the new name. Can i refile my taxes If the SSA issues the employee a replacement card after a name change, or a new card with a different social security number after a change in alien work status, file a Form W-2c to correct the name/SSN reported for the most recently filed Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes It is not necessary to correct other years if the previous name and number were used for years before the most recent Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes IRS individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. Can i refile my taxes   Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. Can i refile my taxes An ITIN is only available to resident and nonresident aliens who are not eligible for U. Can i refile my taxes S. Can i refile my taxes employment and need identification for other tax purposes. Can i refile my taxes You can identify an ITIN because it is a nine-digit number, beginning with the number “9” with either a “7” or “8” as the fourth digit and is formatted like an SSN (for example, 9NN-7N-NNNN). Can i refile my taxes    An individual with an ITIN who later becomes eligible to work in the United States must obtain an SSN. Can i refile my taxes If the individual is currently eligible to work in the United States, instruct the individual to apply for an SSN and follow the instructions under Applying for a social security number, earlier. Can i refile my taxes Do not use an ITIN in place of an SSN on Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes Verification of social security numbers. Can i refile my taxes   Employers and authorized reporting agents can use the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) to instantly verify up to 10 names and SSNs (per screen) at a time, or submit an electronic file of up to 250,000 names and SSNs and usually receive the results the next business day. Can i refile my taxes Visit www. Can i refile my taxes socialsecurity. Can i refile my taxes gov/employer/ssnv. Can i refile my taxes htm for more information. Can i refile my taxes Registering for SSNVS. Can i refile my taxes   You must register online and receive authorization from your employer to use SSNVS. Can i refile my taxes To register, visit SSA's website at www. Can i refile my taxes ssa. Can i refile my taxes gov/employer and click on the Business Services Online link. Can i refile my taxes Follow the registration instructions to obtain a user identification (ID) and password. Can i refile my taxes You will need to provide the following information about yourself and your company. Can i refile my taxes Name. Can i refile my taxes SSN. Can i refile my taxes Date of birth. Can i refile my taxes Type of employer. Can i refile my taxes EIN. Can i refile my taxes Company name, address, and telephone number. Can i refile my taxes Email address. Can i refile my taxes   When you have completed the online registration process, SSA will mail a one-time activation code to your employer. Can i refile my taxes You must enter the activation code online to use SSNVS. Can i refile my taxes 5. Can i refile my taxes Wages and Other Compensation Wages subject to federal employment taxes generally include all pay you give to an employee for services performed. Can i refile my taxes The pay may be in cash or in other forms. Can i refile my taxes It includes salaries, vacation allowances, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes It does not matter how you measure or make the payments. Can i refile my taxes Amounts an employer pays as a bonus for signing or ratifying a contract in connection with the establishment of an employer-employee relationship and an amount paid to an employee for cancellation of an employment contract and relinquishment of contract rights are wages subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes and income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes Also, compensation paid to a former employee for services performed while still employed is wages subject to employment taxes. Can i refile my taxes More information. Can i refile my taxes   See section 6 for a discussion of tips and section 7 for a discussion of supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes Also, see section 15 for exceptions to the general rules for wages. Can i refile my taxes Publication 15-A provides additional information on wages, including nonqualified deferred compensation, and other compensation. Can i refile my taxes Publication 15-B provides information on other forms of compensation, including: Accident and health benefits, Achievement awards, Adoption assistance, Athletic facilities, De minimis (minimal) benefits, Dependent care assistance, Educational assistance, Employee discounts, Employee stock options, Employer-provided cell phones, Group-term life insurance coverage, Health Savings Accounts, Lodging on your business premises, Meals, Moving expense reimbursements, No-additional-cost services, Retirement planning services, Transportation (commuting) benefits, Tuition reduction, and Working condition benefits. Can i refile my taxes Employee business expense reimbursements. Can i refile my taxes   A reimbursement or allowance arrangement is a system by which you pay the advances, reimbursements, and charges for your employees' business expenses. Can i refile my taxes How you report a reimbursement or allowance amount depends on whether you have an accountable or a nonaccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes If a single payment includes both wages and an expense reimbursement, you must specify the amount of the reimbursement. Can i refile my taxes   These rules apply to all ordinary and necessary employee business expenses that would otherwise qualify for a deduction by the employee. Can i refile my taxes Accountable plan. Can i refile my taxes   To be an accountable plan, your reimbursement or allowance arrangement must require your employees to meet all three of the following rules. Can i refile my taxes They must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as your employees. Can i refile my taxes The reimbursement or advance must be paid for the expense and must not be an amount that would have otherwise been paid by the employee. Can i refile my taxes They must substantiate these expenses to you within a reasonable period of time. Can i refile my taxes They must return any amounts in excess of substantiated expenses within a reasonable period of time. Can i refile my taxes   Amounts paid under an accountable plan are not wages and are not subject to income, social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes   If the expenses covered by this arrangement are not substantiated (or amounts in excess of substantiated expenses are not returned within a reasonable period of time), the amount paid under the arrangement in excess of the substantiated expenses is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes This amount is subject to income, social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes for the first payroll period following the end of the reasonable period of time. Can i refile my taxes   A reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances. Can i refile my taxes Generally, it is considered reasonable if your employees receive their advance within 30 days of the time they incur the expenses, adequately account for the expenses within 60 days after the expenses were paid or incurred, and return any amounts in excess of expenses within 120 days after the expenses were paid or incurred. Can i refile my taxes Also, it is considered reasonable if you give your employees a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks them to either return or adequately account for outstanding amounts and they do so within 120 days. Can i refile my taxes Nonaccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes   Payments to your employee for travel and other necessary expenses of your business under a nonaccountable plan are wages and are treated as supplemental wages and subject to income, social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Your payments are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan if: Your employee is not required to or does not substantiate timely those expenses to you with receipts or other documentation, You advance an amount to your employee for business expenses and your employee is not required to or does not return timely any amount he or she does not use for business expenses, You advance or pay an amount to your employee regardless of whether you reasonably expect the employee to have business expenses related to your business, or You pay an amount as a reimbursement you would have otherwise paid as wages. Can i refile my taxes   See section 7 for more information on supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes Per diem or other fixed allowance. Can i refile my taxes   You may reimburse your employees by travel days, miles, or some other fixed allowance under the applicable revenue procedure. Can i refile my taxes In these cases, your employee is considered to have accounted to you if your reimbursement does not exceed rates established by the Federal Government. Can i refile my taxes The 2013 standard mileage rate for auto expenses was 56. Can i refile my taxes 5 cents per mile. Can i refile my taxes The rate for 2014 is 56 cents per mile. Can i refile my taxes   The government per diem rates for meals and lodging in the continental United States are listed in Publication 1542, Per Diem Rates. Can i refile my taxes Other than the amount of these expenses, your employees' business expenses must be substantiated (for example, the business purpose of the travel or the number of business miles driven). Can i refile my taxes   If the per diem or allowance paid exceeds the amounts substantiated, you must report the excess amount as wages. Can i refile my taxes This excess amount is subject to income tax withholding and payment of social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Show the amount equal to the substantiated amount (for example, the nontaxable portion) in box 12 of Form W-2 using code “L. Can i refile my taxes ” Wages not paid in money. Can i refile my taxes   If in the course of your trade or business you pay your employees in a medium that is neither cash nor a readily negotiable instrument, such as a check, you are said to pay them “in kind. Can i refile my taxes ” Payments in kind may be in the form of goods, lodging, food, clothing, or services. Can i refile my taxes Generally, the fair market value of such payments at the time they are provided is subject to federal income tax withholding and social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes   However, noncash payments for household work, agricultural labor, and service not in the employer's trade or business are exempt from social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Withhold income tax on these payments only if you and the employee agree to do so. Can i refile my taxes Nonetheless, noncash payments for agricultural labor, such as commodity wages, are treated as cash payments subject to employment taxes if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Can i refile my taxes Moving expenses. Can i refile my taxes   Reimbursed and employer-paid qualified moving expenses (those that would otherwise be deductible by the employee) paid under an accountable plan are not includible in an employee's income unless you have knowledge the employee deducted the expenses in a prior year. Can i refile my taxes Reimbursed and employer-paid nonqualified moving expenses are includible in income and are subject to employment taxes and income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes For more information on moving expenses, see Publication 521, Moving Expenses. Can i refile my taxes Meals and lodging. Can i refile my taxes   The value of meals is not taxable income and is not subject to income tax withholding and social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if the meals are furnished for the employer's convenience and on the employer's premises. Can i refile my taxes The value of lodging is not subject to income tax withholding and social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if the lodging is furnished for the employer's convenience, on the employer's premises, and as a condition of employment. Can i refile my taxes    “For the convenience of the employer” means you have a substantial business reason for providing the meals and lodging other than to provide additional compensation to the employee. Can i refile my taxes For example, meals you provide at the place of work so that an employee is available for emergencies during his or her lunch period are generally considered to be for your convenience. Can i refile my taxes   However, whether meals or lodging are provided for the convenience of the employer depends on all of the facts and circumstances. Can i refile my taxes A written statement that the meals or lodging are for your convenience is not sufficient. Can i refile my taxes 50% test. Can i refile my taxes   If over 50% of the employees who are provided meals on an employer's business premises receive these meals for the convenience of the employer, all meals provided on the premises are treated as furnished for the convenience of the employer. Can i refile my taxes If this 50% test is met, the value of the meals is excludable from income for all employees and is not subject to federal income tax withholding or employment taxes. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see Publication 15-B. Can i refile my taxes Health insurance plans. Can i refile my taxes   If you pay the cost of an accident or health insurance plan for your employees, including an employee's spouse and dependents, your payments are not wages and are not subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes, or federal income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes Generally, this exclusion also applies to qualified long-term care insurance contracts. Can i refile my taxes However, for income tax withholding, the value of health insurance benefits must be included in the wages of S corporation employees who own more than 2% of the S corporation (2% shareholders). Can i refile my taxes For social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes, the health insurance benefits are excluded from the wages only for employees and their dependents or for a class or classes of employees and their dependents. Can i refile my taxes See Announcement 92-16 for more information. Can i refile my taxes You can find Announcement 92-16 on page 53 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 1992-5. Can i refile my taxes Health Savings Accounts and medical savings accounts. Can i refile my taxes   Your contributions to an employee's Health Savings Account (HSA) or Archer medical savings account (MSA) are not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes, or federal income tax withholding if it is reasonable to believe at the time of payment of the contributions they will be excludable from the income of the employee. Can i refile my taxes To the extent it is not reasonable to believe they will be excludable, your contributions are subject to these taxes. Can i refile my taxes Employee contributions to their HSAs or MSAs through a payroll deduction plan must be included in wages and are subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes and income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes However, HSA contributions made under a salary reduction arrangement in a section 125 cafeteria plan are not wages and are not subject to employment taxes or withholding. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Can i refile my taxes Medical care reimbursements. Can i refile my taxes   Generally, medical care reimbursements paid for an employee under an employer's self-insured medical reimbursement plan are not wages and are not subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes, or income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-B for an exception for highly compensated employees. Can i refile my taxes Differential wage payments. Can i refile my taxes   Differential wage payments are any payments made by an employer to an individual for a period during which the individual is performing service in the uniformed services while on active duty for a period of more than 30 days and represent all or a portion of the wages the individual would have received from the employer if the individual were performing services for the employer. Can i refile my taxes   Differential wage payments are wages for income tax withholding, but are not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Employers should report differential wage payments in box 1 of Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes For more information about the tax treatment of differential wage payments, visit IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter “employees in a combat zone” in the search box. Can i refile my taxes Fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes   You generally must include fringe benefits in an employee's gross income (but see Nontaxable fringe benefits next). Can i refile my taxes The benefits are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes. Can i refile my taxes Fringe benefits include cars you provide, flights on aircraft you provide, free or discounted commercial flights, vacations, discounts on property or services, memberships in country clubs or other social clubs, and tickets to entertainment or sporting events. Can i refile my taxes In general, the amount you must include is the amount by which the fair market value of the benefits is more than the sum of what the employee paid for it plus any amount the law excludes. Can i refile my taxes There are other special rules you and your employees may use to value certain fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-B for more information. Can i refile my taxes Nontaxable fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes   Some fringe benefits are not taxable (or are minimally taxable) if certain conditions are met. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-B for details. Can i refile my taxes The following are some examples of nontaxable fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes Services provided to your employees at no additional cost to you. Can i refile my taxes Qualified employee discounts. Can i refile my taxes Working condition fringes that are property or services the employee could deduct as a business expense if he or she had paid for it. Can i refile my taxes Examples include a company car for business use and subscriptions to business magazines. Can i refile my taxes Certain minimal value fringes (including an occasional cab ride when an employee must work overtime and meals you provide at eating places you run for your employees if the meals are not furnished at below cost). Can i refile my taxes Qualified transportation fringes subject to specified conditions and dollar limitations (including transportation in a commuter highway vehicle, any transit pass, and qualified parking). Can i refile my taxes Qualified moving expense reimbursement. Can i refile my taxes See Moving expenses , earlier in this section, for details. Can i refile my taxes The use of on-premises athletic facilities, if substantially all of the use is by employees, their spouses, and their dependent children. Can i refile my taxes Qualified tuition reduction an educational organization provides to its employees for education. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Can i refile my taxes Employer-provided cell phones provided primarily for a noncompensatory business reason. Can i refile my taxes   However, do not exclude the following fringe benefits from the income of highly compensated employees unless the benefit is available to other employees on a nondiscriminatory basis. Can i refile my taxes No-additional-cost services. Can i refile my taxes Qualified employee discounts. Can i refile my taxes Meals provided at an employer operated eating facility. Can i refile my taxes Reduced tuition for education. Can i refile my taxes  For more information, including the definition of a highly compensated employee, see Publication 15-B. Can i refile my taxes When fringe benefits are treated as paid. Can i refile my taxes   You may choose to treat certain noncash fringe benefits as paid by the pay period, by the quarter, or on any other basis you choose as long as you treat the benefits as paid at least once a year. Can i refile my taxes You do not have to make a formal choice of payment dates or notify the IRS of the dates you choose. Can i refile my taxes You do not have to make this choice for all employees. Can i refile my taxes You may change methods as often as you like, as long as you treat all benefits provided in a calendar year as paid by December 31 of the calendar year. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-B for more information, including a discussion of the special accounting rule for fringe benefits provided during November and December. Can i refile my taxes Valuation of fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes   Generally, you must determine the value of fringe benefits no later than January 31 of the next year. Can i refile my taxes Before January 31, you may reasonably estimate the value of the fringe benefits for purposes of withholding and depositing on time. Can i refile my taxes Withholding on fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes   You may add the value of fringe benefits to regular wages for a payroll period and figure withholding taxes on the total, or you may withhold federal income tax on the value of the fringe benefits at the optional flat 25% supplemental wage rate. Can i refile my taxes However, see Withholding on supplemental wages when an employee receives more than $1 million of supplemental wages during the calendar year in section 7. Can i refile my taxes   You may choose not to withhold income tax on the value of an employee's personal use of a vehicle you provide. Can i refile my taxes You must, however, withhold social security and Medicare taxes on the use of the vehicle. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-B for more information on this election. Can i refile my taxes Depositing taxes on fringe benefits. Can i refile my taxes   Once you choose when fringe benefits are paid, you must deposit taxes in the same deposit period you treat the fringe benefits as paid. Can i refile my taxes To avoid a penalty, deposit the taxes following the general deposit rules for that deposit period. Can i refile my taxes   If you determine by January 31 you overestimated the value of a fringe benefit at the time you withheld and deposited for it, you may claim a refund for the overpayment or have it applied to your next employment tax return. Can i refile my taxes See Valuation of fringe benefits , earlier. Can i refile my taxes If you underestimated the value and deposited too little, you may be subject to a failure-to-deposit penalty. Can i refile my taxes See section 11 for information on deposit penalties. Can i refile my taxes   If you deposited the required amount of taxes but withheld a lesser amount from the employee, you can recover from the employee the social security, Medicare, or income taxes you deposited on his or her behalf, and included in the employee's Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes However, you must recover the income taxes before April 1 of the following year. Can i refile my taxes Sick pay. Can i refile my taxes   In general, sick pay is any amount you pay under a plan to an employee who is unable to work because of sickness or injury. Can i refile my taxes These amounts are sometimes paid by a third party, such as an insurance company or an employees' trust. Can i refile my taxes In either case, these payments are subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Sick pay becomes exempt from these taxes after the end of 6 calendar months after the calendar month the employee last worked for the employer. Can i refile my taxes The payments are always subject to federal income tax. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 15-A for more information. Can i refile my taxes 6. Can i refile my taxes Tips Tips your employee receives from customers are generally subject to withholding. Can i refile my taxes Your employee must report cash tips to you by the 10th of the month after the month the tips are received. Can i refile my taxes The report should include tips you paid over to the employee for charge customers, tips the employee received directly from customers, and tips received from other employees under any tip-sharing arrangement. Can i refile my taxes Both directly and indirectly tipped employees must report tips to you. Can i refile my taxes No report is required for months when tips are less than $20. Can i refile my taxes Your employee reports the tips on Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer, or on a similar statement. Can i refile my taxes The statement must be signed by the employee and must include: The employee's name, address, and SSN, Your name and address, The month or period the report covers, and The total of tips received during the month or period. Can i refile my taxes Both Forms 4070 and 4070-A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips, are included in Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer. Can i refile my taxes You are permitted to establish a system for electronic tip reporting by employees. Can i refile my taxes See Regulations section 31. Can i refile my taxes 6053-1(d). Can i refile my taxes Collecting taxes on tips. Can i refile my taxes   You must collect income tax, employee social security tax, and employee Medicare tax on the employee's tips. Can i refile my taxes The withholding rules for withholding an employee's share of Medicare tax on tips also apply to withholding the Additional Medicare Tax once wages and tips exceed $200,000 in the calendar year. Can i refile my taxes If an employee reports to you in writing $20 or more of tips in a month, the tips are also subject to FUTA tax. Can i refile my taxes   You can collect these taxes from the employee's wages or from other funds he or she makes available. Can i refile my taxes See Tips treated as supplemental wages in section 7 for more information. Can i refile my taxes Stop collecting the employee social security tax when his or her wages and tips for tax year 2014 reach $117,000; collect the income and employee Medicare taxes for the whole year on all wages and tips. Can i refile my taxes You are responsible for the employer social security tax on wages and tips until the wages (including tips) reach the limit. Can i refile my taxes You are responsible for the employer Medicare tax for the whole year on all wages and tips. Can i refile my taxes File Form 941 or Form 944 to report withholding and employment taxes on tips. Can i refile my taxes Ordering rule. Can i refile my taxes   If, by the 10th of the month after the month for which you received an employee's report on tips, you do not have enough employee funds available to deduct the employee tax, you no longer have to collect it. Can i refile my taxes If there are not enough funds available, withhold taxes in the following order. Can i refile my taxes Withhold on regular wages and other compensation. Can i refile my taxes Withhold social security and Medicare taxes on tips. Can i refile my taxes Withhold income tax on tips. Can i refile my taxes Reporting tips. Can i refile my taxes   Report tips and any collected and uncollected social security and Medicare taxes on Form W-2 and on Form 941, lines 5b, 5c, and 5d (Form 944, lines 4b, 4c, and 4d). Can i refile my taxes Report an adjustment on Form 941, line 9 (Form 944, line 6), for the uncollected social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes Enter the amount of uncollected social security tax and Medicare tax on Form W-2, box 12, with codes “A” and “B. Can i refile my taxes ” Do not include any uncollected Additional Medicare Tax in box 12 of Form W-2. Can i refile my taxes See section 13 and the General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. Can i refile my taxes   Revenue Ruling 2012-18 provides guidance for employers regarding social security and Medicare taxes imposed on tips, including information on the reporting of the employer share of social security and Medicare taxes under section 3121(q), the difference between tips and service charges, and the section 45B credit. Can i refile my taxes See Revenue Ruling 2012-18, 2012-26 I. Can i refile my taxes R. Can i refile my taxes B. Can i refile my taxes 1032, available at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/irb/2012-26_IRB/ar07. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes Allocated tips. Can i refile my taxes   If you operate a large food or beverage establishment, you must report allocated tips under certain circumstances. Can i refile my taxes However, do not withhold income, social security, or Medicare taxes on allocated tips. Can i refile my taxes   A large food or beverage establishment is one that provides food or beverages for consumption on the premises, where tipping is customary, and where there were normally more than 10 employees on a typical business day during the preceding year. Can i refile my taxes   The tips may be allocated by one of three methods—hours worked, gross receipts, or good faith agreement. Can i refile my taxes For information about these allocation methods, including the requirement to file Forms 8027 electronically if 250 or more forms are filed, see the Instructions for Form 8027. Can i refile my taxes For information on filing Form 8027 electronically with the IRS, see Publication 1239. Can i refile my taxes Tip Rate Determination and Education Program. Can i refile my taxes   Employers may participate in the Tip Rate Determination and Education Program. Can i refile my taxes The program primarily consists of two voluntary agreements developed to improve tip income reporting by helping taxpayers to understand and meet their tip reporting responsibilities. Can i refile my taxes The two agreements are the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) and the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment (TRAC). Can i refile my taxes A tip agreement, the Gaming Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (GITCA), is available for the gaming (casino) industry. Can i refile my taxes To get more information about TRDA and TRAC agreements, see Publication 3144, Tips on Tips. Can i refile my taxes Additionally, visit IRS. Can i refile my taxes gov and enter “MSU tips” in the search box to get more information about GITCA, TRDA, or TRAC agreements. Can i refile my taxes 7. Can i refile my taxes Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that are not regular wages. Can i refile my taxes They include, but are not limited to, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, payments for accumulated sick leave, severance pay, awards, prizes, back pay, retroactive pay increases, and payments for nondeductible moving expenses. Can i refile my taxes Other payments subject to the supplemental wage rules include taxable fringe benefits and expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Can i refile my taxes How you withhold on supplemental wages depends on whether the supplemental payment is identified as a separate payment from regular wages. Can i refile my taxes See Regulations section 31. Can i refile my taxes 3402(g)-1 for additional guidance for wages paid after January 1, 2007. Can i refile my taxes Also see Revenue Ruling 2008-29, 2008-24 I. Can i refile my taxes R. Can i refile my taxes B. Can i refile my taxes 1149, available at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/irb/2008-24_IRB/ar08. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes Withholding on supplemental wages when an employee receives more than $1 million of supplemental wages from you during the calendar year. Can i refile my taxes   Special rules apply to the extent supplemental wages paid to any one employee during the calendar year exceed $1 million. Can i refile my taxes If a supplemental wage payment, together with other supplemental wage payments made to the employee during the calendar year, exceeds $1 million, the excess is subject to withholding at 39. Can i refile my taxes 6% (or the highest rate of income tax for the year). Can i refile my taxes Withhold using the 39. Can i refile my taxes 6% rate without regard to the employee's Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes In determining supplemental wages paid to the employee during the year, include payments from all businesses under common control. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see Treasury Decision 9276, 2006-37 I. Can i refile my taxes R. Can i refile my taxes B. Can i refile my taxes 423, available at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/irb/2006-37_IRB/ar09. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes Withholding on supplemental wage payments to an employee who does not receive $1 million of supplemental wages during the calendar year. Can i refile my taxes   If the supplemental wages paid to the employee during the calendar year are less than or equal to $1 million, the following rules apply in determining the amount of income tax to be withheld. Can i refile my taxes Supplemental wages combined with regular wages. Can i refile my taxes   If you pay supplemental wages with regular wages but do not specify the amount of each, withhold federal income tax as if the total were a single payment for a regular payroll period. Can i refile my taxes Supplemental wages identified separately from regular wages. Can i refile my taxes   If you pay supplemental wages separately (or combine them in a single payment and specify the amount of each), the federal income tax withholding method depends partly on whether you withhold income tax from your employee's regular wages. Can i refile my taxes If you withheld income tax from an employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, you can use one of the following methods for the supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes Withhold a flat 25% (no other percentage allowed). Can i refile my taxes If the supplemental wages are paid concurrently with regular wages, add the supplemental wages to the concurrently paid regular wages. Can i refile my taxes If there are no concurrently paid regular wages, add the supplemental wages to alternatively, either the regular wages paid or to be paid for the current payroll period or the regular wages paid for the preceding payroll period. Can i refile my taxes Figure the income tax withholding as if the total of the regular wages and supplemental wages is a single payment. Can i refile my taxes Subtract the tax withheld from the regular wages. Can i refile my taxes Withhold the remaining tax from the supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes If there were other payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period made before the current payment of supplemental wages, aggregate all the payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period with the regular wages paid during the payroll period, calculate the tax on the total, subtract the tax already withheld from the regular wages and the previous supplemental wage payments, and withhold the remaining tax. Can i refile my taxes If you did not withhold income tax from the employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, use method 1-b. Can i refile my taxes This would occur, for example, when the value of the employee's withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4 is more than the wages. Can i refile my taxes Regardless of the method you use to withhold income tax on supplemental wages, they are subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Can i refile my taxes Example 1. Can i refile my taxes You pay John Peters a base salary on the 1st of each month. Can i refile my taxes He is single and claims one withholding allowance. Can i refile my taxes In January he is paid $1,000. Can i refile my taxes Using the wage bracket tables, you withhold $50 from this amount. Can i refile my taxes In February, he receives salary of $1,000 plus a commission of $2,000, which you combine with regular wages and do not separately identify. Can i refile my taxes You figure the withholding based on the total of $3,000. Can i refile my taxes The correct withholding from the tables is $338. Can i refile my taxes Example 2. Can i refile my taxes You pay Sharon Warren a base salary on the 1st of each month. Can i refile my taxes She is single and claims one allowance. Can i refile my taxes Her May 1 pay is $2,000. Can i refile my taxes Using the wage bracket tables, you withhold $188. Can i refile my taxes On May 14 she receives a bonus of $1,000. Can i refile my taxes Electing to use supplemental wage withholding method 1-b, you: Add the bonus amount to the amount of wages from the most recent base salary pay date (May 1) ($2,000 + $1,000 = $3,000). Can i refile my taxes Determine the amount of withholding on the combined $3,000 amount to be $338 using the wage bracket tables. Can i refile my taxes Subtract the amount withheld from wages on the most recent base salary pay date (May 1) from the combined withholding amount ($338 – $188 = $150). Can i refile my taxes Withhold $150 from the bonus payment. Can i refile my taxes Example 3. Can i refile my taxes The facts are the same as in Example 2, except you elect to use the flat rate method of withholding on the bonus. Can i refile my taxes You withhold 25% of $1,000, or $250, from Sharon's bonus payment. Can i refile my taxes Example 4. Can i refile my taxes The facts are the same as in Example 2, except you elect to pay Sharon a second bonus of $2,000 on May 28. Can i refile my taxes Using supplemental wage withholding method 1-b, you: Add the first and second bonus amounts to the amount of wages from the most recent base salary pay date (May 1) ($2,000 + $1,000 + $2,000 = $5,000). Can i refile my taxes Determine the amount of withholding on the combined $5,000 amount to be $781 using the wage bracket tables. Can i refile my taxes Subtract the amounts withheld from wages on the most recent base salary pay date (May 1) and the amounts withheld from the first bonus payment from the combined withholding amount ($781 – $188 – $150 = $443). Can i refile my taxes Withhold $443 from the second bonus payment. Can i refile my taxes Tips treated as supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes   Withhold income tax on tips from wages earned by the employee or from other funds the employee makes available. Can i refile my taxes If an employee receives regular wages and reports tips, figure income tax withholding as if the tips were supplemental wages. Can i refile my taxes If you have not withheld income tax from the regular wages, add the tips to the regular wages. Can i refile my taxes Then withhold income tax on the total. Can i refile my taxes If you withheld income tax from the regular wages, you can withhold on the tips by method 1-a or 1-b discussed earlier in this section under Supplemental wages identified separately from regular wages. Can i refile my taxes Vacation pay. Can i refile my taxes   Vacation pay is subject to withholding as if it were a regular wage payment. Can i refile my taxes When vacation pay is in addition to regular wages for the vacation period, treat it as a supplemental wage payment. Can i refile my taxes If the vacation pay is for a time longer than your usual payroll period, spread it over the pay periods for which you pay it. Can i refile my taxes 8. Can i refile my taxes Payroll Period Your payroll period is a period of service for which you usually pay wages. Can i refile my taxes When you have a regular payroll period, withhold income tax for that time period even if your employee does not work the full period. Can i refile my taxes No regular payroll period. Can i refile my taxes   When you do not have a regular payroll period, withhold the tax as if you paid wages for a daily or miscellaneous payroll period. Can i refile my taxes Figure the number of days (including Sundays and holidays) in the period covered by the wage payment. Can i refile my taxes If the wages are unrelated to a specific length of time (for example, commissions paid on completion of a sale), count back the number of days from the payment period to the latest of: The last wage payment made during the same calendar year, The date employment began, if during the same calendar year, or January 1 of the same year. Can i refile my taxes Employee paid for period less than 1 week. Can i refile my taxes   When you pay an employee for a period of less than one week, and the employee signs a statement under penalties of perjury indicating he or she is not working for any other employer during the same week for wages subject to withholding, figure withholding based on a weekly payroll period. Can i refile my taxes If the employee later begins to work for another employer for wages subject to withholding, the employee must notify you within 10 days. Can i refile my taxes You then figure withholding based on the daily or miscellaneous period. Can i refile my taxes 9. Can i refile my taxes Withholding From Employees' Wages Income Tax Withholding Using Form W-4 to figure withholding. Can i refile my taxes   To know how much federal income tax to withhold from employees' wages, you should have a Form W-4 on file for each employee. Can i refile my taxes Encourage your employees to file an updated Form W-4 for 2014, especially if they owed taxes or received a large refund when filing their 2013 tax return. Can i refile my taxes Advise your employees to use the IRS Withholding Calculator on the IRS website at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/individuals for help in determining how many withholding allowances to claim on their Forms W-4. Can i refile my taxes   Ask all new employees to give you a signed Form W-4 when they start work. Can i refile my taxes Make the form effective with the first wage payment. Can i refile my taxes If a new employee does not give you a completed Form W-4, withhold income tax as if he or she is single, with no withholding allowances. Can i refile my taxes Form in Spanish. Can i refile my taxes   You can provide Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado, in place of Form W-4, to your Spanish-speaking employees. Can i refile my taxes For more information, see Publicación 17(SP), El Impuesto Federal sobre los Ingresos (Para Personas Físicas). Can i refile my taxes The rules discussed in this section that apply to Form W-4 also apply to Formulario W-4(SP). Can i refile my taxes Electronic system to receive Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes   You may establish a system to electronically receive Forms W-4 from your employees. Can i refile my taxes See Regulations section 31. Can i refile my taxes 3402(f)(5)-1(c) for more information. Can i refile my taxes Effective date of Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes   A Form W-4 remains in effect until the employee gives you a new one. Can i refile my taxes When you receive a new Form W-4 from an employee, do not adjust withholding for pay periods before the effective date of the new form. Can i refile my taxes If an employee gives you a Form W-4 that replaces an existing Form W-4, begin withholding no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day from the date when you received the replacement Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes For exceptions, see Exemption from federal income tax withholding , IRS review of requested Forms W-4 , and Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section. Can i refile my taxes A Form W-4 that makes a change for the next calendar year will not take effect in the current calendar year. Can i refile my taxes Successor employer. Can i refile my taxes   If you are a successor employer (see Successor employer , later in this section), secure new Forms W-4 from the transferred employees unless the “Alternative Procedure” in section 5 of Revenue Procedure 2004-53 applies. Can i refile my taxes See Revenue Procedure 2004-53, 2004-34 I. Can i refile my taxes R. Can i refile my taxes B. Can i refile my taxes 320, available at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/irb/2004-34_IRB/ar13. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes Completing Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes   The amount of any federal income tax withholding must be based on marital status and withholding allowances. Can i refile my taxes Your employees may not base their withholding amounts on a fixed dollar amount or percentage. Can i refile my taxes However, an employee may specify a dollar amount to be withheld in addition to the amount of withholding based on filing status and withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes Employees may claim fewer withholding allowances than they are entitled to claim. Can i refile my taxes They may wish to claim fewer allowances to ensure they have enough withholding or to offset the tax on other sources of taxable income not subject to withholding. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information about completing Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes Along with Form W-4, you may wish to order Publication 505 for use by your employees. Can i refile my taxes Do not accept any withholding or estimated tax payments from your employees in addition to withholding based on their Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes If they require additional withholding, they should submit a new Form W-4 and, if necessary, pay estimated tax by filing Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make estimated tax payments. Can i refile my taxes Exemption from federal income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes   Generally, an employee may claim exemption from federal income tax withholding because he or she had no income tax liability last year and expects none this year. Can i refile my taxes See the Form W-4 instructions for more information. Can i refile my taxes However, the wages are still subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Can i refile my taxes See also Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section. Can i refile my taxes   A Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding is effective when it is filed with the employer and only for that calendar year. Can i refile my taxes To continue to be exempt from withholding in the next calendar year, an employee must give you a new Form W-4 by February 15. Can i refile my taxes If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4 by February 15, begin withholding based on the last Form W-4 for the employee that did not claim an exemption from withholding or, if one was not filed, then withhold tax as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Can i refile my taxes If the employee provides a new Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding on February 16 or later, you may apply it to future wages but do not refund any taxes already withheld. Can i refile my taxes Withholding income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Can i refile my taxes   In general, you must withhold federal income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Can i refile my taxes However, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for exceptions to this general rule. Can i refile my taxes Also see section 3 of Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide, for guidance on H-2A visa workers. Can i refile my taxes Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees. Can i refile my taxes   For 2014, apply the procedure discussed next to figure the amount of income tax to withhold from the wages of nonresident alien employees performing services within the United States. Can i refile my taxes Nonresident alien students from India and business apprentices from India are not subject to this procedure. Can i refile my taxes Instructions. Can i refile my taxes   To figure how much income tax to withhold from the wages paid to a nonresident alien employee performing services in the United States, use the following steps. Can i refile my taxes Step 1. Can i refile my taxes   Add to the wages paid to the nonresident alien employee for the payroll period the amount shown in the chart below for the applicable payroll period. Can i refile my taxes    Amount to Add to Nonresident Alien Employee's Wages for Calculating Income Tax Withholding Only   Payroll Period Add Additional     Weekly $ 43. Can i refile my taxes 30     Biweekly 86. Can i refile my taxes 50     Semimonthly 93. Can i refile my taxes 80     Monthly 187. Can i refile my taxes 50     Quarterly 562. Can i refile my taxes 50     Semiannually 1,125. Can i refile my taxes 00     Annually 2,250. Can i refile my taxes 00     Daily or Miscellaneous (each day of the payroll period) 8. Can i refile my taxes 70   Step 2. Can i refile my taxes   Use the amount figured in Step 1 and the number of withholding allowances claimed (generally limited to one allowance) to figure income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes Determine the value of withholding allowances by multiplying the number of withholding allowances claimed by the appropriate amount from Table 5. Can i refile my taxes Percentage Method—2014 Amount for One Withholding Allowance shown on page 41. Can i refile my taxes If you are using the Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding, provided on pages 43–44, reduce the amount figured in Step 1 by the value of withholding allowances and use that reduced amount to figure the income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes If you are using the Wage Bracket Method for Income Tax Withholding, provided on pages 45–64, use the amount figured in Step 1 and the number of withholding allowances to figure income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes The amounts from the chart above are added to wages solely for calculating income tax withholding on the wages of the nonresident alien employee. Can i refile my taxes The amounts from the chart should not be included in any box on the employee's Form W-2 and do not increase the income tax liability of the employee. Can i refile my taxes Also, the amounts from the chart do not increase the social security tax or Medicare tax liability of the employer or the employee, or the FUTA tax liability of the employer. Can i refile my taxes This procedure only applies to nonresident alien employees who have wages subject to income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes Example. Can i refile my taxes An employer using the percentage method of withholding pays wages of $500 for a biweekly payroll period to a married nonresident alien employee. Can i refile my taxes The nonresident alien has properly completed Form W-4, entering marital status as “single” with one withholding allowance and indicating status as a nonresident alien on Form W-4, line 6 (see Nonresident alien employee's Form W-4 , later in this section). Can i refile my taxes The employer determines the wages to be used in the withholding tables by adding to the $500 amount of wages paid the amount of $86. Can i refile my taxes 50 from the chart under Step 1 ($586. Can i refile my taxes 50 total). Can i refile my taxes The employer then applies the applicable tables to determine the income tax withholding for nonresident aliens (see Step 2 ). Can i refile my taxes Reminder: If you use the Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding, reduce the amount figured in Step 1 by the value of withholding allowances and use that reduced amount to figure income tax withholding. Can i refile my taxes The $86. Can i refile my taxes 50 added to wages for calculating income tax withholding is not reported on Form W-2, and does not increase the income tax liability of the employee. Can i refile my taxes Also, the $86. Can i refile my taxes 50 added to wages does not affect the social security tax or Medicare tax liability of the employer or the employee, or the FUTA tax liability of the employer. Can i refile my taxes Supplemental wage payment. Can i refile my taxes   This procedure for determining the amount of income tax withholding does not apply to a supplemental wage payment (see section 7) if the 39. Can i refile my taxes 6% mandatory flat rate withholding applies or if the 25% optional flat rate withholding is being used to calculate income tax withholding on the supplemental wage payment. Can i refile my taxes Nonresident alien employee's Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes   When completing Forms W-4, nonresident aliens are required to: Not claim exemption from income tax withholding, Request withholding as if they are single, regardless of their actual marital status, Claim only one allowance (if the nonresident alien is a resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or a student or business apprentice from India, he or she may claim more than one allowance), and Write “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6 of Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes   If you maintain an electronic Form W-4 system, you should provide a field for nonresident aliens to enter nonresident alien status in lieu of writing “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6. Can i refile my taxes A nonresident alien employee may request additional withholding at his or her option for other purposes, although such additions should not be necessary for withholding to cover federal income tax liability related to employment. Can i refile my taxes Form 8233. Can i refile my taxes   If a nonresident alien employee claims a tax treaty exemption from withholding, the employee must submit Form 8233, Exemption From Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, with respect to the income exempt under the treaty, instead of Form W-4. Can i refile my taxes See Publication 515 for details. Can i refile my taxes IRS review of requested Forms W-4. Can i refile my taxes   When requested by the IRS, you must make original Forms W-4 available for inspection by an IRS employee. Can i refile my taxes You may also be directed to send certain Forms W-4 to the IRS. Can i refile my taxes You may receive a notice from the IRS requiring you to submit a copy of Form W-4 for one or more of your named employees. Can i refile my taxes Send the requested copy or copies of Form W-4 to the IRS at the address provided and in the manner directed by the notice. Can i refile my taxes The IRS may also require you to submit copies of Form W-4 to the IRS as directed by Treasury Decision 9337, 2007-35 I. Can i refile my taxes R. Can i refile my taxes B. Can i refile my taxes 455, which is available at www. Can i refile my taxes irs. Can i refile my taxes gov/irb/2007-35_IRB/ar10. Can i refile my taxes html. Can i refile my taxes When we refer to Form W-4, the same rules apply to Formulario W-4(SP), its Spanish translation. Can i refile my taxes After submitting a copy of a requested Form W-4 to the IRS, continue to withhold federal income tax based on that Form W-4 if it is valid (see Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section). Can i refile my taxes However, if the IRS later notifies you in writing the employee is not entitled to claim exemption from withholding or a claimed number of withholding allowances, withhold federal income tax based on the effective date, marital status, and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in the IRS notice (commonly referred to as a "lock-in letter