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Free income tax filing Publication 560 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSEP plans. Free income tax filing SIMPLE plans. Free income tax filing Qualified plans. Free income tax filing Ordering forms and publications. Free income tax filing Tax questions. Free income tax filing Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 560, such as legislation enacted after we release it, go to www. Free income tax filing irs. Free income tax filing gov/pub560. Free income tax filing What's New Compensation limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing  For 2013 the maximum compensation used for figuring contributions and benefits increases to $255,000. Free income tax filing This limit increases to $260,000 for 2014. Free income tax filing Elective deferral limit for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing  The limit on elective deferrals, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $17,500 for 2013 and remains at $17,500 for 2014. Free income tax filing These limits apply for participants in SARSEPs, 401(k) plans (excluding SIMPLE plans), section 403(b) plans and section 457(b) plans. Free income tax filing Defined contribution limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing  The limit on contributions, other than catch-up contributions, for a participant in a defined contribution plan increases to $51,000 for 2013. Free income tax filing This limit increases to $52,000 for 2014. Free income tax filing SIMPLE plan salary reduction contribution limit for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing  The limit on salary reduction contributions, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $12,000 for 2013 and remains at $12,000 for 2014. Free income tax filing Catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing  A plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to make catch-up contributions in addition to elective deferrals and SIMPLE plan salary reduction contributions. Free income tax filing The catch-up contribution limitation for defined contribution plans other than SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing The catch-up contribution limitation for SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. Free income tax filing The catch-up contributions a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Free income tax filing The catch-up contribution limit. Free income tax filing The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Free income tax filing See “Catch-up contributions” under Contribution Limits and Limit on Elective Deferrals in chapters 3 and 4, respectively, for more information. Free income tax filing All section references are to the Internal Revenue Code, unless otherwise stated. Free income tax filing Reminders In-plan Roth rollovers. Free income tax filing  Section 402A(c)(4) provides for a distribution from an individual's account in a 401(k) plan, other than from a designated Roth account, that is rolled over to the individual's designated Roth account in the same plan. Free income tax filing An in-plan Roth rollover is not treated as a distribution for most purposes. Free income tax filing Section 402A(c)(4) was added by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and applies to distributions made after September 27, 2010. Free income tax filing For additional guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Free income tax filing R. Free income tax filing B. Free income tax filing 872, available at  www. Free income tax filing irs. Free income tax filing gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Free income tax filing html. Free income tax filing In-plan Roth rollovers expanded. Free income tax filing  Beginning in 2013, a plan with designated Roth accounts can permit a participant to roll over amounts into a designated Roth account from his or her other accounts in the same plan, regardless of whether the participant is eligible for a distribution from the other accounts. Free income tax filing Section 402A(c)(4) was amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Free income tax filing For more information, see Notice 2013-74, 2013-52 I. Free income tax filing R. Free income tax filing B. Free income tax filing 819, available at www. Free income tax filing irs. Free income tax filing gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar11. Free income tax filing html. Free income tax filing Credit for startup costs. Free income tax filing  You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan. Free income tax filing The credit equals 50% of the cost to set up and administer the plan and educate employees about the plan, up to a maximum of $500 per year for each of the first 3 years of the plan. Free income tax filing You can choose to start claiming the credit in the tax year before the tax year in which the plan becomes effective. Free income tax filing You must have had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you for the preceding year. Free income tax filing At least one participant must be a non-highly compensated employee. Free income tax filing The employees generally cannot be substantially the same employees for whom contributions were made or benefits accrued under a plan of any of the following employers in the 3-tax-year period immediately before the first year to which the credit applies. Free income tax filing You. Free income tax filing A member of a controlled group that includes you. Free income tax filing A predecessor of (1) or (2). Free income tax filing The credit is part of the general business credit, which can be carried back or forward to other tax years if it cannot be used in the current year. Free income tax filing However, the part of the general business credit attributable to the small employer pension plan startup cost credit cannot be carried back to a tax year beginning before January 1, 2002. Free income tax filing You cannot deduct the part of the startup costs equal to the credit claimed for a tax year, but you can choose not to claim the allowable credit for a tax year. Free income tax filing To take the credit, use Form 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. Free income tax filing Retirement savings contributions credit. Free income tax filing  Retirement plan participants (including self-employed individuals) who make contributions to their plan may qualify for the retirement savings contribution credit. Free income tax filing The maximum contribution eligible for the credit is $2,000. Free income tax filing To take the credit, use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions. Free income tax filing For more information on who is eligible for the credit, retirement plan contributions eligible for the credit and how to figure the credit, see Form 8880 and its instructions or go to the IRS website and search Retirement Topics-Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit). Free income tax filing Photographs of missing children. Free income tax filing  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free income tax filing Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free income tax filing You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Free income tax filing Introduction This publication discusses retirement plans you can set up and maintain for yourself and your employees. Free income tax filing In this publication, “you” refers to the employer. Free income tax filing See chapter 1 for the definition of the term employer and the definitions of other terms used in this publication. Free income tax filing This publication covers the following types of retirement plans. Free income tax filing SEP (simplified employee pension) plans. Free income tax filing SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plans. Free income tax filing Qualified plans (also called H. Free income tax filing R. Free income tax filing 10 plans or Keogh plans when covering self-employed individuals), including 401(k) plans. Free income tax filing SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans offer you and your employees a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Free income tax filing You can deduct contributions you make to the plan for your employees. Free income tax filing If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct contributions you make to the plan for yourself. Free income tax filing You can also deduct trustees' fees if contributions to the plan do not cover them. Free income tax filing Earnings on the contributions are generally tax free until you or your employees receive distributions from the plan. Free income tax filing Under a 401(k) plan, employees can have you contribute limited amounts of their before-tax (after-tax, in the case of a qualified Roth contribution program) pay to the plan. Free income tax filing These amounts (and the earnings on them) are generally tax free until your employees receive distributions from the plan or, in the case of a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, completely tax free. Free income tax filing What this publication covers. Free income tax filing   This publication contains the information you need to understand the following topics. Free income tax filing What type of plan to set up. Free income tax filing How to set up a plan. Free income tax filing How much you can contribute to a plan. Free income tax filing How much of your contribution is deductible. Free income tax filing How to treat certain distributions. Free income tax filing How to report information about the plan to the IRS and your employees. Free income tax filing Basic features of SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans. Free income tax filing The key rules for SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans are outlined in Table 1. Free income tax filing SEP plans. Free income tax filing   SEPs provide a simplified method for you to make contributions to a retirement plan for yourself and your employees. Free income tax filing Instead of setting up a profit-sharing or money purchase plan with a trust, you can adopt a SEP agreement and make contributions directly to a traditional individual retirement account or a traditional individual retirement annuity (SEP-IRA) set up for yourself and each eligible employee. Free income tax filing SIMPLE plans. Free income tax filing   Generally, if you had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation last year, you can set up a SIMPLE plan. Free income tax filing Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. Free income tax filing In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. Free income tax filing The two types of SIMPLE plans are the SIMPLE IRA plan and the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Free income tax filing Qualified plans. Free income tax filing   The qualified plan rules are more complex than the SEP plan and SIMPLE plan rules. Free income tax filing However, there are advantages to qualified plans, such as increased flexibility in designing plans and increased contribution and deduction limits in some cases. Free income tax filing Table 1. Free income tax filing Key Retirement Plan Rules for 2013 Type  of  Plan Last Date for Contribution Maximum Contribution Maximum Deduction When To Set Up Plan SEP Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Free income tax filing Smaller of $51,000 or 25%1 of participant's compensation. Free income tax filing 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation. Free income tax filing 2 Any time up to the due date of employer's return (including extensions). Free income tax filing SIMPLE IRA and SIMPLE 401(k) Salary reduction contributions: 30 days after the end of the month for which the contributions are to be made. Free income tax filing 4  Matching or nonelective contributions: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Free income tax filing Employee contribution: Salary reduction contribution up to $12,000, $14,500 if age 50 or over. Free income tax filing   Employer contribution:  Either dollar-for-dollar matching contributions, up to 3% of employee's compensation,3 or fixed nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation. Free income tax filing 2 Same as maximum contribution. Free income tax filing Any time between 1/1 and 10/1 of the calendar year. Free income tax filing   For a new employer coming into existence after 10/1, as soon as administratively feasible. Free income tax filing Qualified Plan: Defined Contribution Plan  Elective deferral: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Free income tax filing 4   Employer contribution: Money Purchase or Profit-Sharing: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Free income tax filing  Employee contribution: Elective deferral up to $17,500, $23,000 if age 50 or over. Free income tax filing   Employer contribution: Money Purchase: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Free income tax filing 2  Profit-Sharing: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Free income tax filing 2  25%1 of all participants' compensation2, plus amount of elective deferrals made. Free income tax filing   By the end of the tax year. Free income tax filing Qualified Plan: Defined Benefit Plan Contributions generally must be paid in quarterly installments, due 15 days after the end of each quarter. Free income tax filing See Minimum Funding Requirement in chapter 4. Free income tax filing Amount needed to provide an annual benefit no larger than the smaller of $205,000 or 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Free income tax filing Based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Free income tax filing By the end of the tax year. Free income tax filing 1Net earnings from self-employment must take the contribution into account. Free income tax filing See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals in chapters 2 and 4 . Free income tax filing  2Compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Free income tax filing  3Under a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Free income tax filing  4Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Free income tax filing What this publication does not cover. Free income tax filing   Although the purpose of this publication is to provide general information about retirement plans you can set up for your employees, it does not contain all the rules and exceptions that apply to these plans. Free income tax filing You may also need professional help and guidance. Free income tax filing   Also, this publication does not cover all the rules that may be of interest to employees. Free income tax filing For example, it does not cover the following topics. Free income tax filing The comprehensive IRA rules an employee needs to know. Free income tax filing These rules are covered in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Free income tax filing The comprehensive rules that apply to distributions from retirement plans. Free income tax filing These rules are covered in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Free income tax filing The comprehensive rules that apply to section 403(b) plans. Free income tax filing These rules are covered in Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). Free income tax filing Comments and suggestions. Free income tax filing   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free income tax filing   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Free income tax filing NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free income tax filing Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free income tax filing   You can send your comments from www. Free income tax filing irs. Free income tax filing gov/formspubs. Free income tax filing Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback. 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Free income tax filing Index A Acknowledgment, Acknowledgment. Free income tax filing Adoption expenses, Personal Expenses Airplanes, donations of, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes Appraisal fees, Appraisal Fees Assistance (see Tax help) Athletic events, Athletic events. Free income tax filing B Bargain sales, Bargain Sales Blood donated, Value of Time or Services Boats, donations of, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes Boats, fair market value, Cars, boats, and airplanes. Free income tax filing C Canadian charity, Canadian charities. Free income tax filing Capital gain property, Capital Gain Property Car expenses, Car expenses. Free income tax filing , Car expenses. Free income tax filing Carryovers, Carryovers Cars, donations of, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes Cash contributions, records to keep, Cash Contributions Charity benefit events, Charity benefit events. Free income tax filing Church deacon, Church deacon. Free income tax filing Clothing Fair market value of, Used clothing. Free income tax filing Conservation contribution, Special 50% Limit for Qualified Conservation Contributions Contributions from which you benefit, Contributions From Which You Benefit, Contributions From Which You Benefit Contributions of property, Contributions of Property Contributions subject to special rules Car, boat, or airplane, 1098–C, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Clothing, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Fractional interest in tangible personal property, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Future interest in tangible personal property, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Household items, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Inventory from your business, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Partial interest in property, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Patent or other intellectual property, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Property subject to a debt, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Qualified conservation contribution, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Taxidermy property, Contributions Subject to Special Rules Contributions to nonqualified organizations Foreign organizations, Contributions to Nonqualified Organizations Contributions you can deduct, Contributions You Can Deduct Conventions of a qualified organization, Conventions. Free income tax filing D Daily allowance (per diem) from a charitable organization, Daily allowance (per diem). Free income tax filing Deduction limits, Limits on Deductions Determining fair market value, Determining Fair Market Value Disaster relief, Reminders Donor-advised funds, Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds E Easement, Building in registered historic district. Free income tax filing F Farmer, Qualified farmer or rancher. Free income tax filing Food inventory, Food Inventory Foreign organizations Canadian, Canadian charities. Free income tax filing Israeli, Israeli charities. Free income tax filing Mexican, Mexican charities. Free income tax filing Form 8282, Form 8282. Free income tax filing 8283, Total deduction over $500. Free income tax filing Foster parents, Foster parents. Free income tax filing Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Free income tax filing Future interests in property, Future Interest in Tangible Personal Property H Help (see Tax help) Historic building, Building in registered historic district. Free income tax filing Household items Fair market value of, Household items. Free income tax filing How to report, How To Report Noncash contributions, Reporting expenses for student living with you. Free income tax filing I Introduction, Introduction Inventory, Food Inventory Israeli charity, Israeli charities. Free income tax filing L Legislation, influencing, Contributions From Which You Benefit Limit on itemized deductions, What's New Limits on deductions, Limits on Deductions 20% limit, 20% Limit 30% limit, 30% Limit 50% limit, 50% Limit Calculation, How To Figure Your Deduction When Limits Apply Capital gain property, Special 30% Limit for Capital Gain Property Qualified conservation contributions, Special 50% Limit for Qualified Conservation Contributions M Meals, Personal Expenses Membership fees or dues, Membership fees or dues. Free income tax filing Mexican charity, Mexican charities. Free income tax filing Motor vehicles, donations of, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes Motor vehicles, fair market value, Cars, boats, and airplanes. Free income tax filing N Noncash contributions, Noncash Contributions How to report, Reporting expenses for student living with you. Free income tax filing Records to keep, Noncash Contributions Nondeductible contributions, Contributions You Cannot Deduct O Ordinary income property, Ordinary Income Property Out-of-pocket expenses, Out-of-pocket expenses. Free income tax filing Out-of-pocket expenses in giving services, Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services P Payroll deductions, Payroll deductions. Free income tax filing , Payroll deductions. Free income tax filing Penalty, valuation overstatement, Penalty Personal expenses, Personal Expenses Private foundation, 50% Limit Organizations Private nonoperating foundation, Contributions to private nonoperating foundations. Free income tax filing , 50% Limit Organizations Private operating foundation, 50% Limit Organizations Property Bargain sales, Bargain Sales Basis, Giving Property That Has Decreased in Value Capital gain, Capital Gain Property Capital gain election, Capital gain property election. Free income tax filing Decreased in value, Giving Property That Has Decreased in Value Future interests, Future Interest in Tangible Personal Property Increased in value, Giving Property That Has Increased in Value Inventory, Food Inventory Ordinary income, Ordinary Income Property Unrelated use, Tangible personal property put to unrelated use. Free income tax filing Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified charitable distributions, Qualified Charitable Distributions Qualified conservation contribution, Special 50% Limit for Qualified Conservation Contributions Qualified organizations Foreign qualified organizations Canadian, Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions Israeli, Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions Mexican, Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions Types, Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions R Raffle or bingo, Contributions From Which You Benefit Recapture No exempt use, Recapture if no exempt use. Free income tax filing Recapture of deduction of fractional interest in tangible personal property Additional tax, Recapture of deduction. Free income tax filing Records to keep, Records To Keep Reminders Disaster relief, Reminders Reporting, How To Report Retirement home, Contributions From Which You Benefit S Services, value of, Value of Time or Services Split-dollar insurance arrangements, Contributions From Which You Benefit Student, Mutual exchange program. Free income tax filing Exchange program, Mutual exchange program. Free income tax filing Living with you, Student living with you. Free income tax filing Student living with you, Expenses Paid for Student Living With You, Reporting expenses for student living with you. Free income tax filing T Tangible personal property Future interest in, Future Interest in Tangible Personal Property Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Time, value of, Value of Time or Services Token items, Certain membership benefits can be disregarded. Free income tax filing Travel expenses, Travel. Free income tax filing Travel expenses for charitable services, Deductible travel expenses. Free income tax filing Tuition, Contributions From Which You Benefit U Underprivileged youths, Underprivileged youths selected by charity. Free income tax filing Uniforms, Uniforms. Free income tax filing Unrelated use, Unrelated use. Free income tax filing V Volunteers, Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services W Whaling captain, Expenses of Whaling Captains When to deduct, When To Deduct Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications