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College students taxes 3. College students taxes   Limit on Annual Additions Table of Contents Ministers and church employees. College students taxes Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of ServiceMost Recent Year of Service Includible Compensation The first component of MAC is the limit on annual additions. College students taxes This is a limit on the total contributions (elective deferrals, nonelective contributions, and after-tax contributions) that can be made to your 403(b) account. College students taxes The limit on annual additions generally is the lesser of: $51,000 for 2013 and $52,000 for 2014, or 100% of your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. College students taxes More than one 403(b) account. College students taxes If you contributed to more than one 403(b) account, you must combine the contributions made to all 403(b) accounts on your behalf by your employer. College students taxes Ministers and church employees. College students taxes   If you are a minister or a church employee, you may be able to increase your limit on annual additions or use different rules when figuring your limit on annual additions. College students taxes For more information, see chapter 5. College students taxes Participation in a qualified plan. College students taxes If you participated in a 403(b) plan and a qualified plan, you must combine contributions made to your 403(b) account with contributions to a qualified plan and simplified employee pensions of all corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships in which you have more than 50% control. College students taxes You can use Part I of Worksheet 1 in chapter 9 to figure your limit on annual additions. College students taxes Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service Definition. College students taxes   Generally, includible compensation for your most recent year of service is the amount of taxable wages and benefits you received from the employer that maintained a 403(b) account for your benefit during your most recent year of service. College students taxes When figuring your includible compensation for your most recent year of service, keep in mind that your most recent year of service may not be the same as your employer's most recent annual work period. College students taxes This can happen if your tax year is not the same as your employer's annual work period. College students taxes When figuring includible compensation for your most recent year of service, do not mix compensation or service of one employer with compensation or service of another employer. College students taxes Most Recent Year of Service Your most recent year of service is your last full year of service, ending on the last day of your tax year that you worked for the employer that maintained a 403(b) account on your behalf. College students taxes Tax year different from employer's annual work period. College students taxes   If your tax year is not the same as your employer's annual work period, your most recent year of service is made up of parts of at least two of your employer's annual work periods. College students taxes Example. College students taxes A professor who reports her income on a calendar-year basis is employed on a full-time basis by a university that operates on an academic year (October through May). College students taxes To figure her includible compensation for 2013, the professor's most recent year of service is her service from January through May 2013 and from October through December 2013. College students taxes Figuring Your Most Recent Year of Service To figure your most recent year of service, begin by determining what is a full year of service for your position. College students taxes A full year of service is equal to full-time employment for your employer's annual work period. College students taxes After identifying a full year of service, begin counting the service you have provided for your employer starting with the service provided in the current year. College students taxes Part-time or employed only part of the year. College students taxes   If you are a part-time or a full-time employee who is employed for only part of the year, your most recent year of service is your service this year and your service for as many previous years as is necessary to total 1 full year of service. College students taxes To determine your most recent year of service, add the following periods of service: Your service during the year for which you are figuring the limit on annual additions, and Your service during your preceding tax years until the total service equals 1 year of service or you have figured all of your service with the employer. College students taxes Example. College students taxes You were employed on a full-time basis from July through December 2011 (1/2 year of service), July through December 2012 (1/2 year of service), and October through December 2013 (1/4 year of service). College students taxes Your most recent year of service for computing your limit on annual additions for 2013 is the total of your service during 2013 (1/4 year of service), your service during 2012 (1/2 year of service), and your service during the months October through December 2011 (1/4 year of service). College students taxes Not yet employed for 1 year. College students taxes   If, at the close of the year, you have not yet worked for your employer for 1 year (including time you worked for the same employer in all earlier years), use the period of time you have worked for the employer as your most recent year of service. College students taxes Includible Compensation After identifying your most recent year of service, the next step is to identify the includible compensation associated with that full year of service. College students taxes Includible compensation is not the same as income included on your tax return. College students taxes Compensation is a combination of income and benefits received in exchange for services provided to your employer. College students taxes Generally, includible compensation is the amount of income and benefits: Received from the employer who maintains your 403(b) account, and Must be included in your income. College students taxes Includible compensation includes the following amounts. College students taxes Elective deferrals (employer's contributions made on your behalf under a salary reduction agreement). College students taxes Amounts contributed or deferred by your employer under a section 125 cafeteria plan. College students taxes Amounts contributed or deferred, at the election of the employee, under an eligible section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan (state or local government or tax-exempt organization plan). College students taxes  Note. College students taxes For information about treating elective deferrals under section 457 plans as Roth contributions, see Publication 575. College students taxes Wages, salaries, and fees for personal services earned with the employer maintaining your 403(b) account. College students taxes Income otherwise excluded under the foreign earned income exclusion. College students taxes Pre-tax contributions (employer's contributions made on your behalf according to your election) to a qualified transportation fringe benefit plan. College students taxes Includible compensation does not include the following items. College students taxes Your employer's contributions to your 403(b) account. College students taxes Compensation earned while your employer was not an eligible employer. College students taxes Your employer's contributions to a qualified plan that: Are on your behalf, and Are excludable from income. College students taxes The cost of incidental life insurance. College students taxes See Cost of Incidental Life Insurance, later. College students taxes If you are a church employee or a foreign missionary, figure includible compensation using the rules explained in chapter 5. College students taxes Contributions after retirement. College students taxes   Nonelective contributions may be made for an employee for up to 5 years after retirement. College students taxes These contributions would be based on includible compensation for the last year of service before retirement. College students taxes Cost of Incidental Life Insurance Includible compensation does not include the cost of incidental life insurance. College students taxes If all of your 403(b) accounts invest only in mutual funds, then you have no incidental life insurance. College students taxes If you have an annuity contract, a portion of the cost of that contract may be for incidental life insurance. College students taxes If so, the cost of the insurance is taxable to you in the year contributed and is considered part of your basis when distributed. College students taxes Your employer will include the cost of your insurance as taxable wages in box 1 of Form W-2. College students taxes Not all annuity contracts include life insurance. College students taxes Contact your plan administrator to determine if your contract includes incidental life insurance. College students taxes If it does, you will need to figure the cost of life insurance each year the policy is in effect. College students taxes Figuring the cost of incidental life insurance. College students taxes If you have determined that part of the cost of your annuity contract is for an incidental life insurance premium, you will need to determine the amount of the premium and subtract it from your includible compensation. College students taxes To determine the amount of the life insurance premiums, you will need to know the following information. College students taxes The value of your life insurance contract, which is the amount payable upon your death. College students taxes The cash value of your life insurance contract at the end of the tax year. College students taxes Your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year. College students taxes Your current life insurance protection under an ordinary retirement income life insurance policy, which is the amount payable upon your death minus the cash value of the contract at the end of the year. College students taxes You can use Worksheet A, in chapter 9, to determine the cost of your incidental life insurance. College students taxes Example. College students taxes Your new contract provides that your beneficiary will receive $10,000 if you should die before retirement. College students taxes Your cash value in the contract at the end of the first year is zero. College students taxes Your current life insurance protection for the first year is $10,000 ($10,000 − 0). College students taxes The cash value in the contract at the end of year two is $1,000, and the current life insurance protection for the second year is $9,000 ($10,000 – $1,000). College students taxes The 1-year cost of the protection can be calculated by using Figure 3-1, Table of One-Year Term Premiums for $1,000 Life Insurance Protection . College students taxes The premium rate is determined based on your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year. College students taxes Figure 3-1. College students taxes Table of One-Year Term Premiums for $1,000 Life Insurance Protection Age Cost   Age Cost   Age Cost 0 $0. College students taxes 70   35 $0. College students taxes 99   70 $20. College students taxes 62 1 0. College students taxes 41   36 1. College students taxes 01   71 22. College students taxes 72 2 0. College students taxes 27   37 1. College students taxes 04   72 25. College students taxes 07 3 0. College students taxes 19   38 1. College students taxes 06   73 27. College students taxes 57 4 0. College students taxes 13   39 1. College students taxes 07   74 30. College students taxes 18 5 0. College students taxes 13   40 1. College students taxes 10   75 33. College students taxes 05 6 0. College students taxes 14   41 1. College students taxes 13   76 36. College students taxes 33 7 0. College students taxes 15   42 1. College students taxes 20   77 40. College students taxes 17 8 0. College students taxes 16   43 1. College students taxes 29   78 44. College students taxes 33 9 0. College students taxes 16   44 1. College students taxes 40   79 49. College students taxes 23 10 0. College students taxes 16   45 1. College students taxes 53   80 54. College students taxes 56 11 0. College students taxes 19   46 1. College students taxes 67   81 60. College students taxes 51 12 0. College students taxes 24   47 1. College students taxes 83   82 66. College students taxes 74 13 0. College students taxes 28   48 1. College students taxes 98   83 73. College students taxes 07 14 0. College students taxes 33   49 2. College students taxes 13   84 80. College students taxes 35 15 0. College students taxes 38   50 2. College students taxes 30   85 88. College students taxes 76 16 0. College students taxes 52   51 2. College students taxes 52   86 99. College students taxes 16 17 0. College students taxes 57   52 2. College students taxes 81   87 110. College students taxes 40 18 0. College students taxes 59   53 3. College students taxes 20   88 121. College students taxes 85 19 0. College students taxes 61   54 3. College students taxes 65   89 133. College students taxes 40 20 0. College students taxes 62   55 4. College students taxes 15   90 144. College students taxes 30 21 0. College students taxes 62   56 4. College students taxes 68   91 155. College students taxes 80 22 0. College students taxes 64   57 5. College students taxes 20   92 168. College students taxes 75 23 0. College students taxes 66   58 5. College students taxes 66   93 186. College students taxes 44 24 0. College students taxes 68   59 6. College students taxes 06   94 206. College students taxes 70 25 0. College students taxes 71   60 6. College students taxes 51   95 228. College students taxes 35 26 0. College students taxes 73   61 7. College students taxes 11   96 250. College students taxes 01 27 0. College students taxes 76   62 7. College students taxes 96   97 265. College students taxes 09 28 0. College students taxes 80   63 9. College students taxes 08   98 270. College students taxes 11 29 0. College students taxes 83   64 10. College students taxes 41   99 281. College students taxes 05 30 0. College students taxes 87   65 11. College students taxes 90       31 0. College students taxes 90   66 13. College students taxes 51       32 0. College students taxes 93   67 15. College students taxes 20       33 0. College students taxes 96   68 16. College students taxes 92       34 0. College students taxes 98   69 18. College students taxes 70                       If the current published premium rates per $1,000 of insurance protection charged by an insurer for individual 1-year term life insurance premiums available to all standard risks are lower than those in the preceding table, you can use the lower rates for figuring the cost of insurance in connection with individual policies issued by the same insurer. College students taxes Example 1. College students taxes Lynne Green, age 44, and her employer enter into a 403(b) plan that will provide her with a $500 a month annuity upon retirement at age 65. College students taxes The agreement also provides that if she should die before retirement, her beneficiary will receive the greater of $20,000 or the cash surrender value in the life insurance contract. College students taxes Using the facts presented we can determine the cost of Lynne's life insurance protection as shown in Table 3-1. College students taxes Lynne's employer has included $28 for the cost of the life insurance protection in her current year's income. College students taxes When figuring her includible compensation for this year, Lynne will subtract $28. College students taxes Table 3-1. College students taxes Worksheet A. College students taxes Cost of Incidental Life Insurance Note. College students taxes Use this worksheet to figure the cost of incidental life insurance included in your annuity contract. College students taxes This amount will be used to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. College students taxes 1. College students taxes Enter the value of the contract (amount payable upon your death) 1. College students taxes $20,000. College students taxes 00 2. College students taxes Enter the cash value in the contract at the end of the year 2. College students taxes 0. College students taxes 00 3. College students taxes Subtract line 2 from line 1. College students taxes This is the value of your current life insurance protection 3. College students taxes $20,000. College students taxes 00 4. College students taxes Enter your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year 4. College students taxes 44 5. College students taxes Enter the 1-year term premium for $1,000 of life insurance based on your age. College students taxes (From Figure 3-1) 5. College students taxes $1. College students taxes 40 6. College students taxes Divide line 3 by $1,000 6. College students taxes 20 7. College students taxes Multiply line 6 by line 5. College students taxes This is the cost of your incidental life insurance 7. College students taxes $28. College students taxes 00 Example 2. College students taxes Lynne's cash value in the contract at the end of the second year is $1,000. College students taxes In year two, the cost of Lynne's life insurance is calculated as shown in Table 3-2. College students taxes In year two, Lynne's employer will include $29. College students taxes 07 in her current year's income. College students taxes Lynne will subtract this amount when figuring her includible compensation. College students taxes Table 3-2. College students taxes Worksheet A. College students taxes Cost of Incidental Life Insurance Note. College students taxes Use this worksheet to figure the cost of incidental life insurance included in your annuity contract. College students taxes This amount will be used to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. College students taxes 1. College students taxes Enter the value of the contract (amount payable upon your death) 1. College students taxes $20,000. College students taxes 00 2. College students taxes Enter the cash value in the contract at the end of the year 2. College students taxes $1,000. College students taxes 00 3. College students taxes Subtract line 2 from line 1. College students taxes This is the value of your current life insurance protection 3. College students taxes $19,000. College students taxes 00 4. College students taxes Enter your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year 4. College students taxes 45 5. College students taxes Enter the 1-year term premium for $1,000 of life insurance based on your age. College students taxes (From Figure 3-1) 5. College students taxes $1. College students taxes 53 6. College students taxes Divide line 3 by $1,000 6. College students taxes 19 7. College students taxes Multiply line 6 by line 5. College students taxes This is the cost of your incidental life insurance 7. College students taxes $29. College students taxes 07 Figuring Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service You can use Worksheet B in chapter 9 to determine your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. College students taxes Example. College students taxes Floyd has been periodically working full-time for a local hospital since September 2011. College students taxes He needs to figure his limit on annual additions for 2014. College students taxes The hospital's normal annual work period for employees in Floyd's general type of work runs from January to December. College students taxes During the periods that Floyd was employed with the hospital, the hospital has always been eligible to provide a 403(b) plan to employees. College students taxes Additionally, the hospital has never provided the employees with a 457 deferred compensation plan, a transportation fringe benefit plan, or a cafeteria plan. College students taxes Floyd has never worked abroad and there is no life insurance provided under the plan. College students taxes Table 3-3 shows the service Floyd provided to his employer, his compensation for the periods worked, his elective deferrals, and his taxable wages. College students taxes Table 3-3. College students taxes Floyd's Compensation Note. College students taxes This table shows information Floyd will use to figure includible compensation for his most recent year of service. College students taxes   Year Years of Service Taxable Wages Elective Deferrals 2014 6/12 of  a year $42,000 $2,000 2013 4/12 of  a year $16,000 $1,650 2012 4/12 of  a year $16,000 $1,650 Before Floyd can figure his limit on annual additions, he must figure includible compensation for his most recent year of service. College students taxes Because Floyd is not planning to work the entire 2014 year, his most recent year of service will include the time he is planning to work in 2014 plus time he worked in the preceding 3 years until the time he worked for the hospital totals 1 year. College students taxes If the total time he worked is less than 1 year, Floyd will treat it as if it were 1 year. College students taxes He figures his most recent year of service shown in the following list. College students taxes Time he will work in 2014 is 6/12 of a year. College students taxes Time worked in 2013 is 4/12 of a year. College students taxes All of this time will be used to determine Floyd's most recent year of service. College students taxes Time worked in 2012 is 4/12 of a year. College students taxes Floyd only needs 2 months of the 4 months he worked in 2012 to have enough time to total 1 full year. College students taxes Because he needs only one-half of the actual time he worked, Floyd will use only one-half of his income earned during that period to calculate wages that will be used in figuring his includible compensation. College students taxes Using the information provided in Table 3-3, wages for Floyd's most recent year of service are $66,000 ($42,000 + $16,000 + $8,000). College students taxes His includible compensation for his most recent year of service is figured as shown in Table 3-4. College students taxes After figuring his includible compensation, Floyd determines his limit on annual additions for 2014 to be $52,000, the lesser of his includible compensation, $70,475 (Table 3-4), and the maximum amount of $52,000. College students taxes Table 3-4. College students taxes Worksheet B. College students taxes Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service1 Note. College students taxes Use this worksheet to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. College students taxes 1. College students taxes Enter your includible wages from the employer maintaining your 403(b) account for your most recent year of service 1. College students taxes $66,000 2. College students taxes Enter elective deferrals excluded from your gross income for your most recent year of service2 2. College students taxes 4,4753 3. College students taxes Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer under a cafeteria plan for your most recent year of service 3. College students taxes -0- 4. College students taxes Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer according to your election to your 457 account (a nonqualified plan of a state or local government, or of a tax-exempt organization) for your most recent year of service 4. College students taxes -0- 5. College students taxes Enter pre-tax contributions (employer's contributions made on your behalf according to your election) to a qualified transportation fringe benefit plan for your most recent year of service 5. College students taxes -0- 6. College students taxes Enter your foreign earned income exclusion for your most recent year of service 6. College students taxes -0- 7. College students taxes Add lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 7. College students taxes 70,475 8. College students taxes Enter the cost of incidental life insurance that is part of your annuity contract for your most recent year of service 8. College students taxes -0- 9. College students taxes Enter compensation that was both: Earned during your most recent year of service, and Earned while your employer was not qualified to maintain a 403(b) plan 9. College students taxes -0- 10. College students taxes Add lines 8 and 9 10. College students taxes -0- 11. College students taxes Subtract line 10 from line 7. College students taxes This is your includible compensation for your most recent year of service 11. College students taxes 70,475 1Use estimated amounts if figuring includible compensation before the end of the year. College students taxes 2Elective deferrals made to a designated Roth account are not excluded from your gross income and should not be included on this line. College students taxes  3$4,475 ($2,000 + $1,650 + $825). 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