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Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Index A Advance EIC tables, instructions, Advance Payment Methods for the Earned Income Credit (EIC) Aliens, nonresident, Withholding Income Taxes on the Wages of Nonresident Alien Employees Alternative methods of withholding, Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding C Combined income tax, employee social security tax, and employee Medicare tax withholding tables, Combined Income Tax, Employee Social Security Tax, and Employee Medicare Tax Withholding Tables F Formula tables for percentage method withholding (for automated payroll systems), Formula Tables for Percentage Method Withholding (for Automated Payroll Systems) I Introduction, Introduction N Nonresident alien employees, Withholding Income Taxes on the Wages of Nonresident Alien Employees Notice to employers, Notice to Employers Q Qualified transportation benefits Commuter highway vehicle transportation, Increased Exclusion Amount for Combined Commuter Highway Vehicle Transportation and Transit Passes Transit passes, Increased Exclusion Amount for Combined Commuter Highway Vehicle Transportation and Transit Passes W Wage bracket percentage method tables (for automated payroll systems), Wage Bracket Percentage Method Tables (for Automated Payroll Systems) Withholding income taxes on wages Nonresident alien employees, Withholding Income Taxes on the Wages of Nonresident Alien Employees Withholding: Alternative methods, Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Percentage method, Percentage Method Wage bracket method, Wage Bracket Method Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications
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Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 1. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Definitions You Need To Know Table of Contents Other options. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Exception. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Certain terms used in this publication are defined below. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The same term used in another publication may have a slightly different meaning. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Annual additions. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Annual additions are the total of all your contributions in a year, employee contributions (not including rollovers), and forfeitures allocated to a participant's account. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Annual benefits. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Annual benefits are the benefits to be paid yearly in the form of a straight life annuity (with no extra benefits) under a plan to which employees do not contribute and under which no rollover contributions are made. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Business. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A business is an activity in which a profit motive is present and economic activity is involved. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Service as a newspaper carrier under age 18 or as a public official is not a business. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Common-law employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A common-law employee is any individual who, under common law, would have the status of an employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 A leased employee can also be a common-law employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A common-law employee is a person who performs services for an employer who has the right to control and direct the results of the work and the way in which it is done. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 For example, the employer: Provides the employee's tools, materials, and workplace, and Can fire the employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Common-law employees are not self-employed and cannot set up retirement plans for income from their work, even if that income is self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 For example, common-law employees who are ministers, members of religious orders, full-time insurance salespeople, and U. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 S. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 citizens employed in the United States by foreign governments cannot set up retirement plans for their earnings from those employments, even though their earnings are treated as self-employment income. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   However, an individual may be a common-law employee and a self-employed person as well. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 For example, an attorney can be a corporate common-law employee during regular working hours and also practice law in the evening as a self-employed person. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 In another example, a minister employed by a congregation for a salary is a common-law employee even though the salary is treated as self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 However, fees reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, for performing marriages, baptisms, and other personal services are self-employment earnings for qualified plan purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Compensation. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Compensation for plan allocations is the pay a participant received from you for personal services for a year. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 You can generally define compensation as including all the following payments. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Wages and salaries. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Fees for professional services. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Other amounts received (cash or noncash) for personal services actually rendered by an employee, including, but not limited to, the following items. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Commissions and tips. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Fringe benefits. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Bonuses. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   For a self-employed individual, compensation means the earned income, discussed later, of that individual. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Compensation generally includes amounts deferred in the following employee benefit plans. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 These amounts are elective deferrals. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Qualified cash or deferred arrangement (section 401(k) plan). Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Salary reduction agreement to contribute to a tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b) plan), a SIMPLE IRA plan, or a SARSEP. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Section 125 cafeteria plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   However, an employer can choose to exclude elective deferrals under the above plans from the definition of compensation. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The limit on elective deferrals is discussed in chapter 2 under Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension (SARSEP) and in chapter 4. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Other options. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   In figuring the compensation of a participant, you can treat any of the following amounts as the employee's compensation. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The employee's wages as defined for income tax withholding purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The employee's wages you report in box 1 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The employee's social security wages (including elective deferrals). Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Compensation generally cannot include either of the following items. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Nontaxable reimbursements or other expense allowances. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Deferred compensation (other than elective deferrals). Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 SIMPLE plans. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A special definition of compensation applies for SIMPLE plans. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 See chapter 3. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Contribution. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A contribution is an amount you pay into a plan for all those participating in the plan, including self-employed individuals. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Limits apply to how much, under the contribution formula of the plan, can be contributed each year for a participant. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Deduction. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A deduction is the plan contributions you can subtract from gross income on your federal income tax return. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Limits apply to the amount deductible. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Earned income. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Earned income is net earnings from self-employment, discussed later, from a business in which your services materially helped to produce the income. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   You can also have earned income from property your personal efforts helped create, such as royalties from your books or inventions. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Earned income includes net earnings from selling or otherwise disposing of the property, but it does not include capital gains. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 It includes income from licensing the use of property other than goodwill. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Earned income includes amounts received for services by self-employed members of recognized religious sects opposed to social security benefits who are exempt from self-employment tax. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   If you have more than one business, but only one has a retirement plan, only the earned income from that business is considered for that plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Employer. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   An employer is generally any person for whom an individual performs or did perform any service, of whatever nature, as an employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 A sole proprietor is treated as his or her own employer for retirement plan purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 However, a partner is not an employer for retirement plan purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Instead, the partnership is treated as the employer of each partner. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Highly compensated employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A highly compensated employee is an individual who: Owned more than 5% of the interest in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, regardless of how much compensation that person earned or received, or For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than $115,000 (if the preceding year is 2012, 2013, or 2014) and, if you so choose, was in the top 20% of employees when ranked by compensation. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Leased employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A leased employee who is not your common-law employee must generally be treated as your employee for retirement plan purposes if he or she does all the following. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Provides services to you under an agreement between you and a leasing organization. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Has performed services for you (or for you and related persons) substantially full time for at least 1 year. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Performs services under your primary direction or control. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Exception. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A leased employee is not treated as your employee if all the following conditions are met. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Leased employees are not more than 20% of your non-highly compensated work force. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The employee is covered under the leasing organization's qualified pension plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 The leasing organization's plan is a money purchase pension plan that has all the following provisions. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Immediate participation. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 (This requirement does not apply to any individual whose compensation from the leasing organization in each plan year during the 4-year period ending with the plan year is less than $1,000. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 ) Full and immediate vesting. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 A nonintegrated employer contribution rate of at least 10% of compensation for each participant. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 However, if the leased employee is your common-law employee, that employee will be your employee for all purposes, regardless of any pension plan of the leasing organization. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Net earnings from self-employment. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   For SEP and qualified plans, net earnings from self-employment is your gross income from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) minus allowable business deductions. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Allowable deductions include contributions to SEP and qualified plans for common-law employees and the deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Net earnings from self-employment does not include items excluded from gross income (or their related deductions) other than foreign earned income and foreign housing cost amounts. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   For the deduction limits, earned income is net earnings for personal services actually rendered to the business. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 You take into account the income tax deduction for the deductible part of self-employment tax and the deduction for contributions to the plan made on your behalf when figuring net earnings. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Net earnings include a partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss (other than separately stated items, such as capital gains and losses). Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 It does not include income passed through to shareholders of S corporations. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Guaranteed payments to limited partners are net earnings from self-employment if they are paid for services to or for the partnership. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Distributions of other income or loss to limited partners are not net earnings from self-employment. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   For SIMPLE plans, net earnings from self-employment is the amount on line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE plan for yourself. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Qualified plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A qualified plan is a retirement plan that offers a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 You can deduct contributions made to the plan for your employees. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Earnings on these contributions are generally tax free until distributed at retirement. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Profit-sharing, money purchase, and defined benefit plans are qualified plans. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 A 401(k) plan is also a qualified plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Participant. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A participant is an eligible employee who is covered by your retirement plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 See the discussions of the different types of plans for the definition of an employee eligible to participate in each type of plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Partner. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A partner is an individual who shares ownership of an unincorporated trade or business with one or more persons. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 For retirement plans, a partner is treated as an employee of the partnership. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Self-employed individual. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   An individual in business for himself or herself, and whose business is not incorporated, is self-employed. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Sole proprietors and partners are self-employed. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Self-employment can include part-time work. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   Not everyone who has net earnings from self-employment for social security tax purposes is self-employed for qualified plan purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 See Common-law employee and Net earnings from self-employment , earlier. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   In addition, certain fishermen may be considered self-employed for setting up a qualified plan. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 See Publication 595, Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen, for the special rules used to determine whether fishermen are self-employed. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Sole proprietor. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011   A sole proprietor is an individual who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself, including a single member limited liability company that is treated as a disregarded entity for tax purposes. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 For retirement plans, a sole proprietor is treated as both an employer and an employee. Filing taxes with unemployment income 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications