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Federal Income Tax Amendment Form

Federal income tax amendment form 7. Federal income tax amendment form   Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) Table of Contents Introduction What Is a Coverdell ESAQualified Education Expenses ContributionsContribution Limits Additional Tax on Excess Contributions Rollovers and Other TransfersRollovers Changing the Designated Beneficiary Transfer Because of Divorce DistributionsTax-Free Distributions Taxable Distributions When Assets Must Be Distributed Introduction If your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $110,000 ($220,000 if filing a joint return), you may be able to establish a Coverdell ESA to finance the qualified education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form For most taxpayers, MAGI is the adjusted gross income as figured on their federal income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form There is no limit on the number of separate Coverdell ESAs that can be established for a designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form However, total contributions for the beneficiary in any year cannot be more than $2,000, no matter how many accounts have been established. Federal income tax amendment form See Contributions , later. Federal income tax amendment form This benefit applies not only to higher education expenses, but also to elementary and secondary education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form What is the tax benefit of the Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form   Contributions to a Coverdell ESA are not deductible, but amounts deposited in the account grow tax free until distributed. Federal income tax amendment form   If, for a year, distributions from an account are not more than a designated beneficiary's qualified education expenses at an eligible educational institution, the beneficiary will not owe tax on the distributions. Federal income tax amendment form See Tax-Free Distributions , later. Federal income tax amendment form    Table 7-1 summarizes the main features of the Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form Table 7-1. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Federal income tax amendment form It provides only general highlights. Federal income tax amendment form See the text for definitions of terms in bold type and for more complete explanations. Federal income tax amendment form Question Answer What is a Coverdell ESA? A savings account that is set up to pay the qualified education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Where can it be established? It can be opened in the United States at any bank or other IRS-approved entity that offers Coverdell ESAs. Federal income tax amendment form Who can have a Coverdell ESA? Any beneficiary who is under age 18 or is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Who can contribute to a Coverdell ESA? Generally, any individual (including the beneficiary) whose modified adjusted gross income for the year is less than $110,000 ($220,000 in the case of a joint return). Federal income tax amendment form Are distributions tax free? Yes, if the distributions are not more than the beneficiary's adjusted qualified education expenses for the year. Federal income tax amendment form What Is a Coverdell ESA A Coverdell ESA is a trust or custodial account created or organized in the United States only for the purpose of paying the qualified education expenses of the Designated beneficiary (defined later) of the account. Federal income tax amendment form When the account is established, the designated beneficiary must be under age 18 or a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form To be treated as a Coverdell ESA, the account must be designated as a Coverdell ESA when it is created. Federal income tax amendment form The document creating and governing the account must be in writing and must satisfy the following requirements. Federal income tax amendment form The trustee or custodian must be a bank or an entity approved by the IRS. Federal income tax amendment form The document must provide that the trustee or custodian can only accept a contribution that meets all of the following conditions. Federal income tax amendment form The contribution is in cash. Federal income tax amendment form The contribution is made before the beneficiary reaches age 18, unless the beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form The contribution would not result in total contributions for the year (not including rollover contributions) being more than $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form Money in the account cannot be invested in life insurance contracts. Federal income tax amendment form Money in the account cannot be combined with other property except in a common trust fund or common investment fund. Federal income tax amendment form The balance in the account generally must be distributed within 30 days after the earlier of the following events. Federal income tax amendment form The beneficiary reaches age 30, unless the beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form The beneficiary's death. Federal income tax amendment form Qualified Education Expenses Generally, these are expenses required for the enrollment or attendance of the designated beneficiary at an eligible educational institution. Federal income tax amendment form For purposes of Coverdell ESAs, the expenses can be either qualified higher education expenses or qualified elementary and secondary education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form   This is the individual named in the document creating the trust or custodial account to receive the benefit of the funds in the account. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions to a qualified tuition program (QTP). Federal income tax amendment form   A contribution to a QTP is a qualified education expense if the contribution is on behalf of the designated beneficiary of the Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form In the case of a change in beneficiary, this is a qualified expense only if the new beneficiary is a family member of that designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form See chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program . Federal income tax amendment form Eligible Educational Institution For purposes of Coverdell ESAs, an eligible educational institution can be either an eligible postsecondary school or an eligible elementary or secondary school. Federal income tax amendment form Eligible postsecondary school. Federal income tax amendment form   This is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form Department of Education. Federal income tax amendment form It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Federal income tax amendment form The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Federal income tax amendment form   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Federal income tax amendment form Eligible elementary or secondary school. Federal income tax amendment form   This is any public, private, or religious school that provides elementary or secondary education (kindergarten through grade 12), as determined under state law. Federal income tax amendment form Qualified Higher Education Expenses These are expenses related to enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary school. Federal income tax amendment form As shown in the following list, to be qualified, some of the expenses must be required by the school and some must be incurred by students who are enrolled at least half-time. Federal income tax amendment form The following expenses must be required for enrollment or attendance of a designated beneficiary at an eligible postsecondary school. Federal income tax amendment form Tuition and fees. Federal income tax amendment form Books, supplies, and equipment. Federal income tax amendment form Expenses for special needs services needed by a special needs beneficiary must be incurred in connection with enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary school. Federal income tax amendment form Expenses for room and board must be incurred by students who are enrolled at least half-time (defined below). Federal income tax amendment form The expense for room and board qualifies only to the extent that it is not more than the greater of the following two amounts. Federal income tax amendment form The allowance for room and board, as determined by the school, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. Federal income tax amendment form The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the school. Federal income tax amendment form Half-time student. Federal income tax amendment form   A student is enrolled “at least half-time” if he or she is enrolled for at least half the full-time academic work load for the course of study the student is pursuing, as determined under the standards of the school where the student is enrolled. Federal income tax amendment form Qualified Elementary and Secondary Education Expenses These are expenses related to enrollment or attendance at an eligible elementary or secondary school. Federal income tax amendment form As shown in the following list, to be qualified, some of the expenses must be required or provided by the school. Federal income tax amendment form There are special rules for computer-related expenses. Federal income tax amendment form The following expenses must be incurred by a designated beneficiary in connection with enrollment or attendance at an eligible elementary or secondary school. Federal income tax amendment form Tuition and fees. Federal income tax amendment form Books, supplies, and equipment. Federal income tax amendment form Academic tutoring. Federal income tax amendment form Special needs services for a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form The following expenses must be required or provided by an eligible elementary or secondary school in connection with attendance or enrollment at the school. Federal income tax amendment form Room and board. Federal income tax amendment form Uniforms. Federal income tax amendment form Transportation. Federal income tax amendment form Supplementary items and services (including extended day programs). Federal income tax amendment form The purchase of computer technology, equipment, or Internet access and related services is a qualified elementary and secondary education expense if it is to be used by the beneficiary and the beneficiary's family during any of the years the beneficiary is in elementary or secondary school. Federal income tax amendment form (This does not include expenses for computer software designed for sports, games, or hobbies unless the software is predominantly educational in nature. Federal income tax amendment form ) Contributions Any individual (including the designated beneficiary) can contribute to a Coverdell ESA if the individual's MAGI (defined later under Contribution Limits ) for the year is less than $110,000. Federal income tax amendment form For individuals filing joint returns, that amount is $220,000. Federal income tax amendment form Organizations, such as corporations and trusts, can also contribute to Coverdell ESAs. Federal income tax amendment form There is no requirement that an organization's income be below a certain level. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions must meet all of the following requirements. Federal income tax amendment form They must be in cash. Federal income tax amendment form They cannot be made after the beneficiary reaches age 18, unless the beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form They must be made by the due date of the contributor's tax return (not including extensions). Federal income tax amendment form Contributions can be made to one or several Coverdell ESAs for the same designated beneficiary provided that the total contributions are not more than the contribution limits (defined later) for a year. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions can be made, without penalty, to both a Coverdell ESA and a QTP in the same year for the same beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Table 7-2 summarizes many of the features of contributing to a Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form When contributions considered made. Federal income tax amendment form   Contributions made to a Coverdell ESA for the preceding tax year are considered to have been made on the last day of the preceding year. Federal income tax amendment form They must be made by the due date (not including extensions) for filing your return for the preceding year. Federal income tax amendment form   For example, if you make a contribution to a Coverdell ESA in February 2014, and you designate it as a contribution for 2013, you are considered to have made that contribution on December 31, 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Contribution Limits There are two yearly limits: One on the total amount that can be contributed for each designated beneficiary in any year, and One on the amount that any individual can contribute for any one designated beneficiary for a year. Federal income tax amendment form Limit for each designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form   For 2013, the total of all contributions to all Coverdell ESAs set up for the benefit of any one designated beneficiary cannot be more than $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form This includes contributions (other than rollovers) to all the beneficiary's Coverdell ESAs from all sources. Federal income tax amendment form Rollovers are discussed under Rollovers and Other Transfers , later. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form When Maria Luna was born in 2012, three separate Coverdell ESAs were set up for her, one by her parents, one by her grandfather, and one by her aunt. Federal income tax amendment form In 2013, the total of all contributions to Maria's three Coverdell ESAs cannot be more than $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form For example, if her grandfather contributed $2,000 to one of her Coverdell ESAs, no one else could contribute to any of her three accounts. Federal income tax amendment form Or, if her parents contributed $1,000 and her aunt $600, her grandfather or someone else could contribute no more than $400. Federal income tax amendment form These contributions could be put into any of Maria's Coverdell ESA accounts. Federal income tax amendment form Limit for each contributor. Federal income tax amendment form   Generally, you can contribute up to $2,000 for each designated beneficiary for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form This is the most you can contribute for the benefit of any one beneficiary for the year, regardless of the number of Coverdell ESAs set up for the beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form The facts are the same as in the previous example except that Maria Luna's older brother, Edgar, also has a Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form If their grandfather contributed $2,000 to Maria's Coverdell ESA in 2013, he could also contribute $2,000 to Edgar's Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form Reduced limit. Federal income tax amendment form   Your contribution limit may be reduced. Federal income tax amendment form If your MAGI (defined on this page) is between $95,000 and $110,000 (between $190,000 and $220,000 if filing a joint return), the $2,000 limit for each designated beneficiary is gradually reduced (see Figuring the limit , later). Federal income tax amendment form If your MAGI is $110,000 or more ($220,000 or more if filing a joint return), you cannot contribute to anyone's Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form Table 7-2. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA Contributions at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Federal income tax amendment form It provides only general highlights. Federal income tax amendment form See the text for more complete explanations. Federal income tax amendment form Question Answer Are contributions deductible? No. Federal income tax amendment form What is the annual contribution limit per designated beneficiary? $2,000 for each designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form What if more than one Coverdell ESA has been opened for the same designated beneficiary? The annual contribution limit is $2,000 for each beneficiary, no matter how many Coverdell ESAs are set up for that beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form What if more than one individual makes contributions for the same designated beneficiary? The annual contribution limit is $2,000 per beneficiary, no matter how many individuals contribute. Federal income tax amendment form Can contributions other than cash be made to a Coverdell ESA? No. Federal income tax amendment form When must contributions stop? No contributions can be made to a beneficiary's Coverdell ESA after he or she reaches age 18, unless the beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Federal income tax amendment form   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI when using Form 1040A. Federal income tax amendment form   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI when using Form 1040. Federal income tax amendment form   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form, modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion, Foreign housing deduction, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI when using Form 1040NR. Federal income tax amendment form   If you file Form 1040NR, your MAGI is the AGI on line 36 of that form. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI when using Form 1040NR-EZ. Federal income tax amendment form   If you file Form 1040NR-EZ, your MAGI is the AGI on line 10 of that form. Federal income tax amendment form   If you have any of these adjustments, you can use Worksheet 7-1. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI for a Coverdell ESA , later, to figure your MAGI for Form 1040. Federal income tax amendment form Worksheet 7-1. Federal income tax amendment form MAGI for a Coverdell ESA 1. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your adjusted gross income  (Form 1040, line 38)   1. Federal income tax amendment form   2. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   2. Federal income tax amendment form       3. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your foreign housing deduction (Form 2555, line 50)   3. Federal income tax amendment form         4. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the amount of income from Puerto Rico you are excluding   4. Federal income tax amendment form       5. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the amount of income from American Samoa you are excluding (Form 4563, line 15)   5. Federal income tax amendment form       6. Federal income tax amendment form Add lines 2, 3, 4, and 5   6. Federal income tax amendment form   7. Federal income tax amendment form Add lines 1 and 6. Federal income tax amendment form This is your  modified adjusted gross income   7. Federal income tax amendment form   Figuring the limit. Federal income tax amendment form    To figure the limit on the amount you can contribute for each designated beneficiary, multiply $2,000 by a fraction. Federal income tax amendment form The numerator (top number) is your MAGI minus $95,000 ($190,000 if filing a joint return). Federal income tax amendment form The denominator (bottom number) is $15,000 ($30,000 if filing a joint return). Federal income tax amendment form Subtract the result from $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form This is the amount you can contribute for each beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form You can use Worksheet 7-2. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA Contribution Limit to figure the limit on contributions. Federal income tax amendment form    Worksheet 7-2. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA Contribution Limit 1. Federal income tax amendment form Maximum contribution   1. Federal income tax amendment form $2,000 2. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) for purposes of figuring the contribution limit to a Coverdell ESA (see definition or Worksheet 7-1, earlier)   2. Federal income tax amendment form   3. Federal income tax amendment form Enter $190,000 if married filing jointly; $95,000 for all other filers   3. Federal income tax amendment form   4. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 3 from line 2. Federal income tax amendment form If zero or less, enter -0- on line 4, skip lines 5 through 7, and enter $2,000 on line 8   4. Federal income tax amendment form   5. Federal income tax amendment form Enter $30,000 if married filing jointly; $15,000 for all other filers   5. Federal income tax amendment form     Note. Federal income tax amendment form If the amount on line 4 is greater than or equal to the amount on line 5, stop here. Federal income tax amendment form You are not allowed to contribute to a Coverdell ESA for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form       6. Federal income tax amendment form Divide line 4 by line 5 and enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least 3 places)   6. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form 7. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply line 1 by line 6   7. Federal income tax amendment form   8. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 7 from line 1   8. Federal income tax amendment form   Note: The total Coverdell ESA contributions from all sources for the designated beneficiary during the tax year may not exceed $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form Paul, who is single, had a MAGI of $96,500 for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Paul can contribute up to $1,800 in 2013 for each beneficiary, as shown in the illustrated Worksheet 7-2, Coverdell ESA Contribution Limit–Illustrated. Federal income tax amendment form Worksheet 7-2. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA Contribution Limit—Illustrated 1. Federal income tax amendment form Maximum contribution   1. Federal income tax amendment form $2,000 2. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your modified adjusted gross  income (MAGI) for purposes of figuring the contribution limit to a Coverdell ESA (see definition or Worksheet 7-1, earlier)   2. Federal income tax amendment form 96,500 3. Federal income tax amendment form Enter $190,000 if married filing jointly; $95,000 for all other filers   3. Federal income tax amendment form 95,000 4. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 3 from line 2. Federal income tax amendment form If zero or less, enter -0- on line 4, skip lines 5 through 7, and enter $2,000 on line 8   4. Federal income tax amendment form 1,500 5. Federal income tax amendment form Enter $30,000 if married filing jointly; $15,000 for all other filers   5. Federal income tax amendment form 15,000   Note. Federal income tax amendment form If the amount on line 4 is greater than or equal to the amount on line 5,  stop here. Federal income tax amendment form You are not allowed to  contribute to a Coverdell ESA for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form       6. Federal income tax amendment form Divide line 4 by line 5 and enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least 3 places)   6. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form 100 7. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply line 1 by line 6   7. Federal income tax amendment form 200 8. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 7 from line 1   8. Federal income tax amendment form 1,800 Note: The total Coverdell ESA contributions from all sources for the designated beneficiary during the tax year may not exceed $2,000. Federal income tax amendment form Additional Tax on Excess Contributions The beneficiary must pay a 6% excise tax each year on excess contributions that are in a Coverdell ESA at the end of the year. Federal income tax amendment form Excess contributions are the total of the following two amounts. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions to any designated beneficiary's Coverdell ESA for the year that are more than $2,000 (or, if less, the total of each contributor's limit for the year, as discussed earlier). Federal income tax amendment form Excess contributions for the preceding year, reduced by the total of the following two amounts: Distributions (other than those rolled over as discussed later) during the year, and The contribution limit for the current year minus the amount contributed for the current year. Federal income tax amendment form Exceptions. Federal income tax amendment form   The excise tax does not apply if excess contributions made during 2013 (and any earnings on them) are distributed before the first day of the sixth month of the following tax year (June 1, 2014, for a calendar year taxpayer). Federal income tax amendment form   However, you must include the distributed earnings in gross income for the year in which the excess contribution was made. Federal income tax amendment form You should receive Form 1099-Q, Payments From Qualified Education Programs, from each institution from which excess contributions were distributed. Federal income tax amendment form Box 2 of that form will show the amount of earnings on your excess contributions. Federal income tax amendment form Code “2” or “3” entered in the blank box below boxes 5 and 6 indicate the year in which the earnings are taxable. Federal income tax amendment form See Instructions for Recipient on the back of copy B of your Form 1099-Q. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the amount of earnings on line 21 of Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR) for the applicable tax year. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Taxable Distributions , later. Federal income tax amendment form   The excise tax does not apply to any rollover contribution. Federal income tax amendment form Note. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions made in one year for the preceding tax year are considered to have been made on the last day of the preceding year. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form In 2012, Greta's parents and grandparents contributed a total of $2,300 to Greta's Coverdell ESA— an excess contribution of $300. Federal income tax amendment form Because Greta did not withdraw the excess before June 1, 2013, she had to pay an additional tax of $18 (6% × $300) when she filed her 2012 tax return. Federal income tax amendment form In 2013, excess contributions of $500 were made to Greta's account, however, she withdrew $250 from that account to use for qualified education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Using the steps shown earlier under Additional Tax on Excess Contributions , Greta figures the excess contribution in her account at the end of 2013 as follows. Federal income tax amendment form (1)   $500 excess contributions made in 2013     + (2)   $300 excess contributions in ESA at end of 2012     − (2a)   $250 distribution during 2013         $550 excess at end of 2013   × 6%=$33           If Greta limits 2014 contributions to $1,450 ($2,000 maximum allowed − $550 excess contributions from 2013), she will not owe any additional tax in 2014 for excess contributions. Federal income tax amendment form Figuring and reporting the additional tax. Federal income tax amendment form   You figure this excise tax in Part V of Form 5329. Federal income tax amendment form Report the additional tax on Form 1040, line 58 (or Form 1040NR, line 56). Federal income tax amendment form Rollovers and Other Transfers Assets can be rolled over from one Coverdell ESA to another or the designated beneficiary can be changed. Federal income tax amendment form The beneficiary's interest can be transferred to a spouse or former spouse because of divorce. Federal income tax amendment form Rollovers Any amount distributed from a Coverdell ESA is not taxable if it is rolled over to another Coverdell ESA for the benefit of the same beneficiary or a member of the beneficiary's family (including the beneficiary's spouse) who is under age 30. Federal income tax amendment form This age limitation does not apply if the new beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form An amount is rolled over if it is paid to another Coverdell ESA within 60 days after the date of the distribution. Federal income tax amendment form Do not report qualifying rollovers (those that meet the above criteria) anywhere on Form 1040 or 1040NR. Federal income tax amendment form These are not taxable distributions. Federal income tax amendment form Members of the beneficiary's family. Federal income tax amendment form   For these purposes, the beneficiary's family includes the beneficiary's spouse and the following other relatives of the beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, or a descendant of any of them. Federal income tax amendment form Brother, sister, stepbrother, or stepsister. Federal income tax amendment form Father or mother or ancestor of either. Federal income tax amendment form Stepfather or stepmother. Federal income tax amendment form Son or daughter of a brother or sister. Federal income tax amendment form Brother or sister of father or mother. Federal income tax amendment form Son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law. Federal income tax amendment form The spouse of any individual listed above. Federal income tax amendment form First cousin. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form When Aaron graduated from college last year he had $5,000 left in his Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form He wanted to give this money to his younger sister, who was still in high school. Federal income tax amendment form In order to avoid paying tax on the distribution of the amount remaining in his account, Aaron contributed the same amount to his sister's Coverdell ESA within 60 days of the distribution. Federal income tax amendment form Only one rollover per Coverdell ESA is allowed during the 12-month period ending on the date of the payment or distribution. Federal income tax amendment form This rule does not apply to the rollover of a military death gratuity or payment from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI). Federal income tax amendment form Military death gratuity. Federal income tax amendment form   If you received a military death gratuity or a payment from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI), you may roll over all or part of the amount received to one or more Coverdell ESAs for the benefit of members of the beneficiary's family (see Members of the beneficiary's family , earlier). Federal income tax amendment form Such payments are made to an eligible survivor upon the death of a member of the armed forces. Federal income tax amendment form The contribution to a Coverdell ESA from survivor benefits received cannot be made later than 1 year after the date on which you receive the gratuity or SGLI payment. Federal income tax amendment form   This rollover contribution is not subject to (but is in addition to) the contribution limits discussed earlier under Contribution Limits . Federal income tax amendment form The amount you roll over cannot exceed the total survivor benefits you received, reduced by contributions from these benefits to a Roth IRA or other Coverdell ESAs. Federal income tax amendment form   The amount contributed from the survivor benefits is treated as part of your basis (cost) in the Coverdell ESA, and will not be taxed when distributed. Federal income tax amendment form See Distributions , later. Federal income tax amendment form The limit of one rollover per Coverdell ESA during a 12-month period does not apply to a military death gratuity or SGLI payment. Federal income tax amendment form Changing the Designated Beneficiary The designated beneficiary can be changed. Federal income tax amendment form See Members of the beneficiary's family , earlier. Federal income tax amendment form There are no tax consequences if, at the time of the change, the new beneficiary is under age 30 or is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form Assume the same situation for Aaron as in the last example (see Rollovers , earlier). Federal income tax amendment form Instead of closing his Coverdell ESA and paying the distribution into his sister's Coverdell ESA, Aaron could have instructed the trustee of his account to simply change the name of the beneficiary on his account to that of his sister. Federal income tax amendment form Transfer Because of Divorce If a spouse or former spouse receives a Coverdell ESA under a divorce or separation instrument, it is not a taxable transfer. Federal income tax amendment form After the transfer, the spouse or former spouse treats the Coverdell ESA as his or her own. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form In their divorce settlement, Peg received her ex-husband's Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form In this process, the account was transferred into her name. Federal income tax amendment form Peg now treats the funds in this Coverdell ESA as if she were the original owner. Federal income tax amendment form Distributions The designated beneficiary of a Coverdell ESA can take a distribution at any time. Federal income tax amendment form Whether the distributions are tax free depends, in part, on whether the distributions are equal to or less than the amount of Adjusted qualified education expenses (defined later) that the beneficiary has in the same tax year. Federal income tax amendment form See Table 7-3, Coverdell ESA Distributions at a Glance, for highlights. Federal income tax amendment form Table 7-3. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA Distributions at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Federal income tax amendment form It provides only general highlights. Federal income tax amendment form See the text for definitions of terms in bold type and for more complete explanations. Federal income tax amendment form Question Answer Is a distribution from a Coverdell ESA to pay for a designated beneficiary's qualified education expenses tax free? Generally, yes, to the extent the amount of the distribution is not more than the designated beneficiary's adjusted qualified education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form After the designated beneficiary completes his or her education at an eligible educational institution, can amounts remaining in the Coverdell ESA be distributed? Yes. Federal income tax amendment form Amounts must be distributed when the designated beneficiary reaches age 30, unless he or she is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Also, certain transfers to members of the beneficiary's family are permitted. Federal income tax amendment form Does the designated beneficiary need to be enrolled for a minimum number of courses to take a tax-free distribution? No. Federal income tax amendment form Adjusted qualified education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form   To determine if total distributions for the year are more than the amount of qualified education expenses, reduce total qualified education expenses by any tax-free educational assistance. Federal income tax amendment form Tax-free educational assistance includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Federal income tax amendment form The amount you get by subtracting tax-free educational assistance from your total qualified education expenses is your adjusted qualified education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Tax-Free Distributions Generally, distributions are tax free if they are not more than the beneficiary's adjusted qualified education expenses for the year. Federal income tax amendment form Do not report tax-free distributions (including qualifying rollovers) on your tax return. Federal income tax amendment form Taxable Distributions A portion of the distributions is generally taxable to the beneficiary if the total distributions are more than the beneficiary's adjusted qualified education expenses for the year. Federal income tax amendment form Excess distribution. Federal income tax amendment form   This is the part of the total distribution that is more than the beneficiary's adjusted qualified education expenses for the year. Federal income tax amendment form Earnings and basis. Federal income tax amendment form   You will receive a Form 1099-Q for each of the Coverdell ESAs from which money was distributed in 2013. Federal income tax amendment form The amount of your gross distribution will be shown in box 1. Federal income tax amendment form For 2013, instead of dividing the gross distribution between your earnings (box 2) and your basis (already-taxed amount) (box 3), the payer or trustee may report the fair market value (account balance) of the Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2013. Federal income tax amendment form This will be shown in the blank box below boxes 5 and 6. Federal income tax amendment form   The amount contributed from survivor benefits (see Military death gratuity , earlier) is treated as part of your basis and will not be taxed when distributed. Federal income tax amendment form Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution The taxable portion is the amount of the excess distribution that represents earnings that have accumulated tax free in the account. Federal income tax amendment form Figure the taxable portion for 2013 as shown in the following steps. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply the total amount distributed by a fraction. Federal income tax amendment form The numerator is the basis (contributions not previously distributed) at the end of 2012 plus total contributions for 2013 and the denominator is the value (balance) of the account at the end of 2013 plus the amount distributed during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract the amount figured in (1) from the total amount distributed during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form The result is the amount of earnings included in the distribution(s). Federal income tax amendment form Multiply the amount of earnings figured in (2) by a fraction. Federal income tax amendment form The numerator is the adjusted qualified education expenses paid during 2013 and the denominator is the total amount distributed during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract the amount figured in (3) from the amount figured in (2). Federal income tax amendment form The result is the amount the beneficiary must include in income. Federal income tax amendment form The taxable amount must be reported on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form You received an $850 distribution from your Coverdell ESA, to which $1,500 had been contributed before 2013. Federal income tax amendment form There were no contributions in 2013. Federal income tax amendment form This is your first distribution from the account, so your basis in the account on December 31, 2012, was $1,500. Federal income tax amendment form The value (balance) of your account on December 31, 2013, was $950. Federal income tax amendment form You had $700 of adjusted qualified education expenses (AQEE) for the year. Federal income tax amendment form Using the steps in Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution , earlier, figure the taxable portion of your distribution as follows. Federal income tax amendment form   1. Federal income tax amendment form $850 (distribution) × $1,500 basis + $0 contributions  $950 value + $850 distribution       =$708 (basis portion of distribution)     2. Federal income tax amendment form $850 (distribution)−$708 (basis portion of distribution)     =$142 (earnings included in distribution)   3. Federal income tax amendment form $142 (earnings) × $700 AQEE  $850 distribution           =$117 (tax-free earnings)     4. Federal income tax amendment form $142 (earnings)−$117 (tax-free earnings)=$25 (taxable earnings)                 You must include $25 in income as distributed earnings not used for qualified education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Report this amount on Form 1040, line 21, listing the type and amount of income on the dotted line. Federal income tax amendment form Worksheet 7-3, Coverdell ESA–Taxable Distributions and Basis , at the end of this chapter, can help you figure your adjusted qualified education expenses, how much of your distribution must be included in income, and the remaining basis in your Coverdell ESA(s). Federal income tax amendment form Coordination With American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits The American opportunity or lifetime learning credit can be claimed in the same year the beneficiary takes a tax-free distribution from a Coverdell ESA, as long as the same expenses are not used for both benefits. Federal income tax amendment form This means the beneficiary must reduce qualified higher education expenses by tax-free educational assistance, and then further reduce them by any expenses taken into account in determining an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit. Federal income tax amendment form Example. Federal income tax amendment form Derek Green had $5,800 of qualified higher education expenses for 2013, his first year in college. Federal income tax amendment form He paid his college expenses from the following sources. Federal income tax amendment form     Partial tuition scholarship (tax free) $1,500     Coverdell ESA distribution 1,000     Gift from parents 2,100     Earnings from part-time job 1,200           Of his $5,800 of qualified higher education expenses, $4,000 was tuition and related expenses that also qualified for an American opportunity credit. Federal income tax amendment form Derek's parents claimed a $2,500 American opportunity credit (based on $4,000 expenses) on their tax return. Federal income tax amendment form Before Derek can determine the taxable portion of his Coverdell ESA distribution, he must reduce his total qualified higher education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form     Total qualified higher education expenses $5,800     Minus: Tax-free educational assistance −1,500     Minus: Expenses taken into account in  figuring American opportunity credit − 4,000     Equals: Adjusted qualified higher education  expenses (AQHEE) $ 300           Since the adjusted qualified higher education expenses ($300) are less than the Coverdell ESA distribution ($1,000), part of the distribution will be taxable. Federal income tax amendment form The balance in Derek's account was $1,800 on December 31, 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Prior to 2013, $2,100 had been contributed to this account. Federal income tax amendment form Contributions for 2013 totaled $400. Federal income tax amendment form Using the four steps outlined earlier, Derek figures the taxable portion of his distribution as shown below. Federal income tax amendment form   1. Federal income tax amendment form $1,000 (distribution) × $2,100 basis + $400 contributions  $1,800 value + $1,000 distribution           =$893 (basis portion of distribution)     2. Federal income tax amendment form $1,000 (distribution)−$893 (basis portion of distribution)     = $107 (earnings included in distribution)   3. Federal income tax amendment form $107 (earnings) × $300 AQHEE  $1,000 distribution       =$32 (tax-free earnings)     4. Federal income tax amendment form $107 (earnings)−$32 (tax-free earnings)=$75 (taxable earnings)                 Derek must include $75 in income (Form 1040, line 21). Federal income tax amendment form This is the amount of distributed earnings not used for adjusted qualified higher education expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Coordination With Qualified Tuition Program (QTP) Distributions If a designated beneficiary receives distributions from both a Coverdell ESA and a QTP in the same year, and the total distribution is more than the beneficiary's adjusted qualified higher education expenses, those expenses must be allocated between the distribution from the Coverdell ESA and the distribution from the QTP before figuring how much of each distribution is taxable. Federal income tax amendment form The following two examples illustrate possible allocations. Federal income tax amendment form Example 1. Federal income tax amendment form In 2013, Beatrice graduated from high school and began her first semester of college. Federal income tax amendment form That year, she had $1,000 of qualified elementary and secondary education expenses (QESEE) for high school and $3,000 of qualified higher education expenses (QHEE) for college. Federal income tax amendment form To pay these expenses, Beatrice withdrew $800 from her Coverdell ESA and $4,200 from her QTP. Federal income tax amendment form No one claimed Beatrice as a dependent, nor was she eligible for an education credit. Federal income tax amendment form She did not receive any tax-free educational assistance in 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Beatrice must allocate her total qualified education expenses between the two distributions. Federal income tax amendment form Beatrice knows that tax-free treatment will be available if she applies her $800 Coverdell ESA distribution toward her $1,000 of qualified education expenses for high school. Federal income tax amendment form The qualified expenses are greater than the distribution, making the $800 Coverdell ESA distribution tax free. Federal income tax amendment form Next, Beatrice matches her $4,200 QTP distribution to her $3,000 of QHEE, and finds she has an excess QTP distribution of $1,200 ($4,200 QTP − $3,000 QHEE). Federal income tax amendment form She cannot use the extra $200 of high school expenses (from (1) above) against the QTP distribution because those expenses do not qualify a QTP for tax-free treatment. Federal income tax amendment form Finally, Beatrice figures the taxable and tax-free portions of her QTP distribution based on her $3,000 of QHEE. Federal income tax amendment form (See Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program for more information. Federal income tax amendment form ) Example 2. Federal income tax amendment form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that Beatrice withdrew $1,800 from her Coverdell ESA and $3,200 from her QTP. Federal income tax amendment form In this case, she allocates her qualified education expenses as follows. Federal income tax amendment form Using the same reasoning as in Example 1, Beatrice matches $1,000 of her Coverdell ESA distribution to her $1,000 of QESEE—she has $800 of her distribution remaining. Federal income tax amendment form Because higher education expenses can also qualify a Coverdell ESA distribution for tax-free treatment, Beatrice allocates her $3,000 of QHEE between the remaining $800 Coverdell ESA and the $3,200 QTP distributions ($4,000 total). Federal income tax amendment form   $3,000 QHEE × $800 ESA distribution  $4,000 total distribution = $600 QHEE (ESA)     $3,000 QHEE × $3,200 QTP distribution  $4,000 total distribution = $2,400 QHEE (QTP)   Beatrice then figures the taxable part of her: Coverdell ESA distribution based on qualified education expenses of $1,600 ($1,000 QESEE + $600 QHEE). Federal income tax amendment form See Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution , earlier, in this chapter. Federal income tax amendment form   QTP distribution based on her $2,400 of QHEE (see Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program). Federal income tax amendment form The above examples show two types of allocation between distributions from a Coverdell ESA and a QTP. Federal income tax amendment form However, you do not have to allocate your expenses in the same way. Federal income tax amendment form You can use any reasonable method. Federal income tax amendment form Losses on Coverdell ESA Investments If you have a loss on your investment in a Coverdell ESA, you may be able to deduct the loss on your income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form You can deduct the loss only when all amounts from that account have been distributed and the total distributions are less than your unrecovered basis. Federal income tax amendment form Your basis is the total amount of contributions to that Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form You claim the loss as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23 (Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 9), subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Federal income tax amendment form If you have distributions from more than one Coverdell ESA account during a year, you must combine the information (amount of distribution, basis, etc. Federal income tax amendment form ) from all such accounts in order to determine your taxable earnings for the year. Federal income tax amendment form By doing this, the loss from one ESA account reduces the distributed earnings (if any) from any other ESA account. Federal income tax amendment form For examples of the calculation, see Losses on QTP Investments in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program. Federal income tax amendment form Additional Tax on Taxable Distributions Generally, if you receive a taxable distribution, you also must pay a 10% additional tax on the amount included in income. Federal income tax amendment form Exceptions. Federal income tax amendment form   The 10% additional tax does not apply to distributions: Paid to a beneficiary (or to the estate of the designated beneficiary) on or after the death of the designated beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form Made because the designated beneficiary is disabled. Federal income tax amendment form A person is considered to be disabled if he or she shows proof that he or she cannot do any substantial gainful activity because of his or her physical or mental condition. Federal income tax amendment form A physician must determine that his or her condition can be expected to result in death or to be of long-continued and indefinite duration. Federal income tax amendment form Included in income because the designated beneficiary received: A tax-free scholarship or fellowship (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), or Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Federal income tax amendment form Made on account of the attendance of the designated beneficiary at a U. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form military academy (such as the USMA at West Point). Federal income tax amendment form This exception applies only to the extent that the amount of the distribution does not exceed the costs of advanced education (as defined in section 2005(d)(3) of title 10 of the U. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form Code) attributable to such attendance. Federal income tax amendment form Included in income only because the qualified education expenses were taken into account in determining the American opportunity or lifetime learning credit (see Coordination With American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits , earlier). Federal income tax amendment form Made before June 1, 2014, of an excess 2013 contribution (and any earnings on it). Federal income tax amendment form The distributed earnings must be included in gross income for the year in which the excess contribution was made. Federal income tax amendment form Exception (3) applies only to the extent the distribution is not more than the scholarship, allowance, or payment. Federal income tax amendment form Figuring the additional tax. Federal income tax amendment form    Use Part II of Form 5329, to figure any additional tax. Federal income tax amendment form Report the amount on Form 1040, line 58, or Form 1040NR, line 56. Federal income tax amendment form When Assets Must Be Distributed Any assets remaining in a Coverdell ESA must be distributed when either one of the following two events occurs. Federal income tax amendment form The designated beneficiary reaches age 30. Federal income tax amendment form In this case, the remaining assets must be distributed within 30 days after the beneficiary reaches age 30. Federal income tax amendment form However, this rule does not apply if the beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form The designated beneficiary dies before reaching age 30. Federal income tax amendment form In this case, the remaining assets must generally be distributed within 30 days after the date of death. Federal income tax amendment form Exception for Transfer to Surviving Spouse or Family Member If a Coverdell ESA is transferred to a surviving spouse or other family member as the result of the death of the designated beneficiary, the Coverdell ESA retains its status. Federal income tax amendment form (“Family member” was defined earlier under Rollovers . Federal income tax amendment form ) This means the spouse or other family member can treat the Coverdell ESA as his or her own and does not need to withdraw the assets until he or she reaches age 30. Federal income tax amendment form This age limitation does not apply if the new beneficiary is a special needs beneficiary. Federal income tax amendment form There are no tax consequences as a result of the transfer. Federal income tax amendment form How To Figure the Taxable Earnings When a total distribution is made because the designated beneficiary either reached age 30 or died, the earnings that accumulated tax free in the account must be included in taxable income. Federal income tax amendment form You determine these earnings as shown in the following two steps. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply the amount distributed by a fraction. Federal income tax amendment form The numerator is the basis (contributions not previously distributed) at the end of 2012 plus total contributions for 2013 and the denominator is the balance in the account at the end of 2013 plus the amount distributed during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract the amount figured in (1) from the total amount distributed during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form The result is the amount of earnings included in the distribution. Federal income tax amendment form For an example, see steps (1) and (2) of the Example under Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution, earlier. Federal income tax amendment form The beneficiary or other person receiving the distribution must report this amount on Form 1040, line 21, or Form 1040NR, line 21, listing the type and amount of income on the dotted line. Federal income tax amendment form Worksheet 7-3 Instructions. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA—Taxable Distributions and Basis Line G. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the total distributions received from all Coverdell ESAs during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Do not include amounts rolled over to another ESA within 60 days (only one rollover is allowed during any 12-month period). Federal income tax amendment form Also, do not include excess contributions that were distributed with the related earnings (or less any loss) before the first day of the sixth month of the tax year following the year for which the contributions were made. Federal income tax amendment form Line 2. Federal income tax amendment form Your basis (amount already taxed) in this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2012, is the total of:   •All contributions to this Coverdell ESA before 2013 •Minus the tax-free portion of any distributions from this Coverdell ESA before 2013. Federal income tax amendment form   If your last distribution from this Coverdell ESA was before 2013, you must start with the basis in your account as of the end of the last year in which you took a distribution. Federal income tax amendment form For years before 2002, you can find that amount on the last line of the worksheet in the Instructions for Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs, that you completed for that year. Federal income tax amendment form For years after 2001, you can find that amount by using the ending basis from the worksheet in Publication 970 for that year. Federal income tax amendment form You can determine your basis in this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2012, by adding to the basis as of the end of that year any contributions made to that account after the year of the distribution and before 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Line 4. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the total distributions received from this Coverdell ESA in 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Do not include amounts rolled over to another Coverdell ESA within 60 days (only one rollover is allowed during any 12-month period). Federal income tax amendment form   Also, do not include excess contributions that were distributed with the related earnings (or less any loss) before the first day of the sixth month of the tax year following the year of the contributions. Federal income tax amendment form Line 7. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the total value of this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2013, plus any outstanding rollovers contributed to the account after 2012, but before the end of the 60-day rollover period. Federal income tax amendment form A statement should be sent to you by January 31, 2014, for this Coverdell ESA showing the value on December 31, 2013. Federal income tax amendment form   A rollover is a tax-free withdrawal from one Coverdell ESA that is contributed to another Coverdell ESA. Federal income tax amendment form An outstanding rollover is any amount withdrawn within 60 days before the end of 2013 (November 2 through December 31) that was rolled over after December 31, 2013, but within the 60-day rollover period. Federal income tax amendment form Worksheet 7-3. Federal income tax amendment form Coverdell ESA—Taxable Distributions and Basis How to complete this worksheet. Federal income tax amendment form • • • Complete Part I, lines A through H, on only one worksheet. Federal income tax amendment form  Complete a separate Part II, lines 1 through 15, for each of your Coverdell ESAs. Federal income tax amendment form  Complete Part III, the Summary (line 16), on only one worksheet. Federal income tax amendment form Part I. Federal income tax amendment form Qualified Education Expenses (Complete for total expenses)       A. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your total qualified education expenses for 2013   A. Federal income tax amendment form   B. Federal income tax amendment form Enter those qualified education expenses paid for with tax-free educational assistance (for example, tax-free scholarships, veterans' educational benefits, Pell grants, employer-provided educational assistance)   B. Federal income tax amendment form         C. Federal income tax amendment form Enter those qualified higher education expenses deducted on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal income tax amendment form Schedule F (Form 1040), or as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040NR)   C. Federal income tax amendment form         D. Federal income tax amendment form Enter those qualified higher education expenses on which  an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit was based   D. Federal income tax amendment form         E. Federal income tax amendment form Add lines B, C, and D   D. Federal income tax amendment form   F. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line E from line A. Federal income tax amendment form This is your adjusted qualified education expense for 2013   E. Federal income tax amendment form   G. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your total distributions from all Coverdell ESAs during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Do not include rollovers  or the return of excess contributions (see instructions)   F. Federal income tax amendment form   H. Federal income tax amendment form Divide line F by line G. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least 3 places). Federal income tax amendment form If the  result is 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000 or more, enter 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000   G. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form Part II. Federal income tax amendment form Taxable Distributions and Basis (Complete separately for each account) 1. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the amount contributed to this Coverdell ESA for 2013, including contributions made for 2013 from January 1, 2014, through April 15, 2014. Federal income tax amendment form Do not include rollovers or the return of excess contributions   1. Federal income tax amendment form   2. Federal income tax amendment form Enter your basis in this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2012 (see instructions)   2. Federal income tax amendment form   3. Federal income tax amendment form Add lines 1 and 2   3. Federal income tax amendment form   4. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the total distributions from this Coverdell ESA during 2013. Federal income tax amendment form Do not include rollovers  or the return of excess contributions (see instructions)   4. Federal income tax amendment form   5. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply line 4 by line H. Federal income tax amendment form This is the amount of adjusted qualified  education expense attributable to this Coverdell ESA   5. Federal income tax amendment form         6. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 5 from line 4   6. Federal income tax amendment form         7. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the total value of this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2013,  plus any outstanding rollovers (see instructions)   7. Federal income tax amendment form         8. Federal income tax amendment form Add lines 4 and 7   8. Federal income tax amendment form         9. Federal income tax amendment form Divide line 3 by line 8. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to  at least 3 places). Federal income tax amendment form If the result is 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000 or more, enter 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000   9. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form       10. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply line 4 by line 9. Federal income tax amendment form This is the amount of basis allocated to your  distributions, and is tax free   10. Federal income tax amendment form     Note. Federal income tax amendment form If line 6 is zero, skip lines 11 through 13, enter -0- on line 14, and go to line 15. Federal income tax amendment form       11. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 10 from line 4   11. Federal income tax amendment form   12. Federal income tax amendment form Divide line 5 by line 4. Federal income tax amendment form Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to  at least 3 places). Federal income tax amendment form If the result is 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000 or more, enter 1. Federal income tax amendment form 000   12. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form       13. Federal income tax amendment form Multiply line 11 by line 12. Federal income tax amendment form This is the amount of qualified education  expenses allocated to your distributions, and is tax free   13. Federal income tax amendment form   14. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 13 from line 11. Federal income tax amendment form This is the portion of the distributions from this  Coverdell ESA in 2013 that you must include in income   14. Federal income tax amendment form   15. Federal income tax amendment form Subtract line 10 from line 3. Federal income tax amendment form This is your basis in this Coverdell ESA as of December 31, 2013   15. Federal income tax amendment form   Part III. Federal income tax amendment form Summary (Complete only once)       16. Federal income tax amendment form Taxable amount. Federal income tax amendment form Add together all amounts on line 14 for all your Coverdell ESAs. Federal income tax amendment form Enter here  and include on Form 1040, line 21, or Form 1040NR, line 21, listing the type and amount of income on the dotted line   16. Federal income tax amendment form   Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Federal income tax amendment form Publication 334 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Federal income tax amendment form Tax questions. Federal income tax amendment form Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Photographs of Missing Children Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide general information about the federal tax laws that apply to small business owners who are sole proprietors and to statutory employees. Federal income tax amendment form This publication has information on business income, expenses, and tax credits that may help you file your income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. Federal income tax amendment form Sole proprietor. Federal income tax amendment form   A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. Federal income tax amendment form However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation. Federal income tax amendment form Trade or business. Federal income tax amendment form    A trade or business is generally an activity carried on to make a profit. Federal income tax amendment form The facts and circumstances of each case determine whether or not an activity is a trade or business. Federal income tax amendment form You do not need to actually make a profit to be in a trade or business as long as you have a profit motive. Federal income tax amendment form You do need to make ongoing efforts to further the interests of your business. Federal income tax amendment form   You do not have to carry on regular full-time business activities to be self-employed. Federal income tax amendment form Having a part-time business in addition to your regular job or business may be self-employment. Federal income tax amendment form Independent contractor. Federal income tax amendment form    People such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers, or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. Federal income tax amendment form However, whether they are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. Federal income tax amendment form The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or to direct only the result of the work and not how it will be done. Federal income tax amendment form The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to self-employment tax. Federal income tax amendment form For more information on determining whether you are an employee or independent contractor, see Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Federal income tax amendment form Statutory employee. Federal income tax amendment form   A statutory employee has a checkmark in box 13 of his or her Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Federal income tax amendment form Statutory employees use Schedule C or C-EZ to report their wages and expenses. Federal income tax amendment form Limited liability company (LLC). Federal income tax amendment form   A limited liability company (LLC) is an entity formed under state law by filing articles of organization. Federal income tax amendment form Generally, a single-member LLC is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner and reports its income and deductions on its owner's federal income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form An owner who is an individual may use Schedule C or C-EZ. Federal income tax amendment form Business owned and operated by spouses. Federal income tax amendment form   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Federal income tax amendment form Do not use Schedule C or C-EZ. Federal income tax amendment form Instead, file Form 1065, U. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form Return of Partnership Income. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Federal income tax amendment form    Exception—Community income. Federal income tax amendment form 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. Federal income tax amendment form S. Federal income tax amendment form possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship or a partnership. Federal income tax amendment form The only states with community property laws are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Federal income tax amendment form A change in your reporting position will be treated as a conversion of the entity. Federal income tax amendment form    Exception—Qualified joint venture. Federal income tax amendment form If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. Federal income tax amendment form Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Federal income tax amendment form For an explanation of "material participation," see the Instructions for Schedule C, line G. Federal income tax amendment form   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Federal income tax amendment form Each of you must file a separate Schedule C or C-EZ and a separate Schedule SE. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Qualified Joint Ventures in the Instructions for Schedule SE. Federal income tax amendment form This publication does not cover the topics listed in the following table. Federal income tax amendment form    IF you need information about: THEN you should see: Corporations Publication 542 Farming Publication 225 Fishermen (Capital Construction Fund)  Publication 595 Partnerships Publication 541 Passive activities Publication 925 Recordkeeping Publication 583 Rental Publication 527 S corporations Instructions for Form 1120S What you need to know. Federal income tax amendment form   Table A provides a list of questions you need to answer to help you meet your federal tax obligations. Federal income tax amendment form After each question is the location in this publication where you will find the related discussion. Federal income tax amendment form Table A. Federal income tax amendment form What You Need To Know About Federal Taxes (Note. Federal income tax amendment form The following is a list of questions you may need to answer so you can fill out your federal income tax return. Federal income tax amendment form Chapters are given to help you find the related discussion in this publication. Federal income tax amendment form ) What must I know   Where to find the answer   What kinds of federal taxes do I have to pay? How do I pay them?   See chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment form What forms must I file?   See chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment form What must I do if I have employees?   See Employment Taxes in chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment form Do I have to start my tax year in January, or can I start it in any other month?   See Accounting Periods in chapter 2. Federal income tax amendment form What method can I use to account for my income and expenses?   See Accounting Methods in chapter 2. Federal income tax amendment form What kinds of business income do I have to report on my tax return?   See chapter 5. Federal income tax amendment form What kinds of business expenses can I deduct on my tax return?   See Business Expenses in chapter 8. Federal income tax amendment form What kinds of expenses are not deductible as business expenses?   See Expenses You Cannot Deduct in chapter 8. Federal income tax amendment form What happens if I have a business loss? Can I deduct it?   See chapter 9. Federal income tax amendment form What must I do if I disposed of business property during the year?   See chapter 3. Federal income tax amendment form What are my rights as a taxpayer?   See chapter 11. Federal income tax amendment form Where do I go if I need help with federal tax matters?   See chapter 12. Federal income tax amendment form IRS mission. Federal income tax amendment form   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. 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Federal income tax amendment form We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Federal income tax amendment form Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 334, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Federal income tax amendment form irs. Federal income tax amendment form gov/pub334. Federal income tax amendment form What's New for 2013 The following are some of the tax changes for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form For information on other changes, go to IRS. Federal income tax amendment form gov. Federal income tax amendment form Tax rates. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to 12. Federal income tax amendment form 4%. Federal income tax amendment form The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. Federal income tax amendment form 9%. Federal income tax amendment form As a result, the self-employment tax is 15. Federal income tax amendment form 3%. Federal income tax amendment form Maximum net earnings. Federal income tax amendment form  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to $113,700 for 2013. Federal income tax amendment form There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part. Federal income tax amendment form Standard mileage rate. Federal income tax amendment form  For 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. Federal income tax amendment form 5 cents per mile. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Car and Truck Expenses in chapter 8. Federal income tax amendment form Simplified method for business use of home deduction. Federal income tax amendment form . Federal income tax amendment form  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Business Use of Your Home in chapter 8. Federal income tax amendment form What's New for 2014 The following are some of the tax changes for 2014. Federal income tax amendment form For information on other changes, go to IRS. Federal income tax amendment form gov. Federal income tax amendment form Standard mileage rate. Federal income tax amendment form  For 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. Federal income tax amendment form Self-employment tax. Federal income tax amendment form  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax is $117,000 for 2014. Federal income tax amendment form Reminders Accounting methods. Federal income tax amendment form  Certain small business taxpayers may be eligible to adopt or change to the cash method of accounting and may not be required to account for inventories. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see Inventories in chapter 2. Federal income tax amendment form Reportable transactions. Federal income tax amendment form  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. Federal income tax amendment form You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. Federal income tax amendment form You may also have to pay interest and penalties on any reportable transaction understatements. Federal income tax amendment form Reportable transactions include: Transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, Transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, Transactions for which you have, or a related party has, contractual protection against disallowance of the tax benefits, Transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single tax year ($50,000 if from certain foreign currency transactions) or $4 million in any combination of tax years, and Transactions the same or substantially similar to one of the types of transactions the IRS has identified as a transaction of interest. Federal income tax amendment form For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. Federal income tax amendment form Photographs of Missing Children The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 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