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Free irs form 1040ez Part Two -   Income The eight chapters in this part discuss many kinds of income. Free irs form 1040ez They explain which income is and is not taxed. Free irs form 1040ez See Part Three for information on gains and losses you report on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) and for information on selling your home. Free irs form 1040ez Table of Contents 5. Free irs form 1040ez   Wages, Salaries, and Other EarningsReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Employee CompensationBabysitting. Free irs form 1040ez Miscellaneous Compensation Fringe Benefits Retirement Plan Contributions Stock Options Restricted Property Special Rules for Certain EmployeesClergy Members of Religious Orders Foreign Employer Military Volunteers Sickness and Injury BenefitsDisability Pensions Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts Workers' Compensation Other Sickness and Injury Benefits 6. Free irs form 1040ez   Tip IncomeIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. Free irs form 1040ez Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. Free irs form 1040ez Final report. Free irs form 1040ez Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips 7. Free irs form 1040ez   Interest IncomeReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Free irs form 1040ez Custodian account for your child. Free irs form 1040ez Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Free irs form 1040ez Reporting backup withholding. Free irs form 1040ez Savings account with parent as trustee. Free irs form 1040ez Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Free irs form 1040ez Nominees. Free irs form 1040ez Incorrect amount. Free irs form 1040ez Information reporting requirement. Free irs form 1040ez Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. 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Free irs form 1040ez 37. Free irs form 1040ez   Other Credits Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Nonrefundable CreditsAdoption Credit Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds Foreign Tax Credit Mortgage Interest Credit Nonrefundable Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit Residential Energy Credits Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Refundable CreditsCredit for Tax on Undistributed Capital Gain Health Coverage Tax Credit Credit for Excess Social Security Tax or Railroad Retirement Tax Withheld What's New Adoption credit. Free irs form 1040ez  The maximum adoption credit is $12,970 for 2013. Free irs form 1040ez See Adoption Credit . Free irs form 1040ez Plug-in electric vehicle credit. Free irs form 1040ez  This credit has expired. Free irs form 1040ez Credit for prior year minimum tax. 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Free irs form 1040ez Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for  Individuals 530 Tax Information for Homeowners 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains 5695 Residential Energy Credits 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit 8801 Credit For Prior Year Minimum Tax — Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 8828 Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit 8912 Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit Nonrefundable Credits The credits discussed in this part of the chapter can reduce your tax. 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Free irs form 1040ez   Qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property is any property (other than a building or its structural components) used for either of the following. Free irs form 1040ez To store or dispense alternative fuel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by the fuel, but only if the storage or dispensing is at the point where the fuel is delivered into that tank. Free irs form 1040ez To recharge an electric vehicle, but only if the recharging property is located at the point where the vehicle is recharged. Free irs form 1040ez   The following are alternative fuels. Free irs form 1040ez Any fuel at least 85% of the volume of which consists of one or more of the following: ethanol, natural gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or hydrogen. 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Free irs form 1040ez Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds Tax credit bonds are bonds in which the holder receives a tax credit in lieu of some or all of the interest on the bond. Free irs form 1040ez You may be able to take a credit if you are a holder of one of the following bonds. Free irs form 1040ez Clean renewable energy bonds (issued before 2010). Free irs form 1040ez New clean renewable energy bonds. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified energy conservation bonds. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified school construction bonds. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified zone academy bonds. Free irs form 1040ez Build America bonds. Free irs form 1040ez In some instances, an issuer may elect to receive a credit for interest paid on the bond. Free irs form 1040ez If the issuer makes this election, you cannot also claim a credit. Free irs form 1040ez Interest income. 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Free irs form 1040ez and foreign sources. Free irs form 1040ez See Publication 514 for more information. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   Complete Form 1116 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 47. Free irs form 1040ez Exception. Free irs form 1040ez   You do not have to complete Form 1116 to take the credit if all of the following apply. Free irs form 1040ez All of your gross foreign source income was from interest and dividends and all of that income and the foreign tax paid on it were reported to you on Form 1099-INT, Form 1099-DIV, or Schedule K-1 (or substitute statement). Free irs form 1040ez If you had dividend income from shares of stock, you held those shares for at least 16 days. Free irs form 1040ez You are not filing Form 4563 or excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico. 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Free irs form 1040ez Generally, an MCC is issued only in connection with a new mortgage for the purchase of your main home. Free irs form 1040ez Amount of credit. Free irs form 1040ez   Figure your credit on Form 8396. Free irs form 1040ez If your mortgage loan amount is equal to (or smaller than) the certified indebtedness (loan) amount shown on your MCC, enter on Form 8396, line 1, all the interest you paid on your mortgage during the year. Free irs form 1040ez   If your mortgage loan amount is larger than the certified indebtedness amount shown on your MCC, you can figure the credit on only part of the interest you paid. Free irs form 1040ez To find the amount to enter on line 1, multiply the total interest you paid during the year on your mortgage by the following fraction. Free irs form 1040ez      Certified indebtedness amount on your MCC     Original amount of your mortgage   Limit based on credit rate. Free irs form 1040ez   If the certificate credit rate is more than 20%, the credit you are allowed cannot be more than $2,000. Free irs form 1040ez If two or more persons (other than a married couple filing a joint return) hold an interest in the home to which the MCC relates, this $2,000 limit must be divided based on the interest held by each person. Free irs form 1040ez See Publication 530 for more information. Free irs form 1040ez Carryforward. Free irs form 1040ez   Your credit (after applying the limit based on the credit rate) is also subject to a limit based on your tax that is figured using Form 8396. Free irs form 1040ez If your allowable credit is reduced because of this tax liability limit, you can carry forward the unused portion of the credit to the next 3 years or until used, whichever comes first. Free irs form 1040ez   If you are subject to the $2,000 limit because your certificate credit rate is more than 20%, you cannot carry forward any amount more than $2,000 (or your share of the $2,000 if you must divide the credit). Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez    Figure your 2013 credit and any carryforward to 2014 on Form 8396, and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Be sure to include any credit carryforward from 2010, 2011, and 2012. Free irs form 1040ez   Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free irs form 1040ez Check box c and enter “8396” on the line next to that box. Free irs form 1040ez Reduced home mortgage interest deduction. Free irs form 1040ez   If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you must reduce your home mortgage interest deduction by the amount of the mortgage interest credit shown on Form 8396, line 3. Free irs form 1040ez You must do this even if part of that amount is to be carried forward to 2014. Free irs form 1040ez For more information about the home mortgage interest deduction, see chapter 23. Free irs form 1040ez Recapture of federal mortgage subsidy. Free irs form 1040ez   If you received an MCC with your mortgage loan, you may have to recapture (pay back) all or part of the benefit you received from that program. Free irs form 1040ez The recapture may be required if you sell or dispose of your home at a gain during the first 9 years after the date you closed your mortgage loan. Free irs form 1040ez See the Instructions for Form 8828 and chapter 15 for more information. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8396 instructions. 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Free irs form 1040ez You may be able to take a credit against your regular tax if for 2012 you had: An alternative minimum tax liability and adjustments or preferences other than exclusion items, A minimum tax credit that you are carrying forward to 2013, or An unallowed qualified electric vehicle credit. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez    Figure your 2013 nonrefundable credit (if any), and any carryforward to 2014 on Form 8801, and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53, and check box b. Free irs form 1040ez You can carry forward any unused credit for prior year minimum tax to later years until it is completely used. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on the credit, see the Instructions for Form 8801. Free irs form 1040ez Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit You may be able to take this credit if you placed in service for business or personal use a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle or a qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicle in 2013 and you meet some other requirements. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. Free irs form 1040ez   This is a new vehicle with at least four wheels that: Is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that has a capacity of not less than 4 kilowatt hours and is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity, and Has a gross vehicle weight of less than 14,000 pounds. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicle. Free irs form 1040ez   This is a new vehicle with two or three wheels that: Is capable of achieving a speed of 45 miles per hour or greater, Is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that has a capacity of not less than 2. Free irs form 1040ez 5 kilowatt hours and is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity, and Has a gross vehicle weight of less than 14,000 pounds. Free irs form 1040ez Certification and other requirements. Free irs form 1040ez   Generally, you can rely on the manufacturer's (or, in the case of a foreign manufacturer, its domestic distributor's) certification to the IRS that a specific make, model, and model year vehicle qualifies for the credit and, if applicable, the amount of the credit for which it qualifies. Free irs form 1040ez However, if the IRS publishes an announcement that the certification for any specific make, model, and model year vehicle has been withdrawn, you cannot rely on the certification for such a vehicle purchased after the date of publication of the withdrawal announcement. Free irs form 1040ez   The following requirements must also be met to qualify for the credit. Free irs form 1040ez You are the owner of the vehicle. Free irs form 1040ez If the vehicle is leased, only the lessor, and not the lessee, is entitled to the credit. Free irs form 1040ez You placed the vehicle in service during 2013. Free irs form 1040ez The vehicle is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways. Free irs form 1040ez The original use of the vehicle began with you. Free irs form 1040ez You acquired the vehicle for your use or to lease to others, and not for resale. Free irs form 1040ez In the case of the qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicle, the vehicle is acquired after 2011 and before 2014. Free irs form 1040ez You use the vehicle primarily in the United States. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   To take the credit, you must complete Form 8936 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free irs form 1040ez Check box c and enter “8936” on the line next to that box. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8936 instructions. Free irs form 1040ez Residential Energy Credits You may be able to take one or both of the following credits if you made energy saving improvements to your home located in the United States in 2013. Free irs form 1040ez Nonbusiness energy property credit. Free irs form 1040ez Residential energy efficient property credit. Free irs form 1040ez If you are a member of a condominium management association for a condominium you own or a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation, you are treated as having paid your proportionate share of any costs of the association or corporation for purposes of these credits. Free irs form 1040ez Nonbusiness energy property credit. Free irs form 1040ez   You may be able to take a credit equal to the sum of: 10% of the amount paid or incurred for qualified energy efficiency improvements installed during 2013, and Any residential energy property costs paid or incurred in 2013. Free irs form 1040ez   There is a lifetime limit of $500 for all years after 2005, of which only $200 can be for windows; $50 for any advanced main air circulating fan; $150 for any qualified natural gas, propane, or oil furnace or hot water boiler; and $300 for any item of energy efficient building property. Free irs form 1040ez    If the total of nonbusiness energy property credits you have taken in previous years (after 2005) is more than $500, you cannot take this credit in 2013. Free irs form 1040ez   Qualified energy efficiency improvements are the following improvements that are new, can be expected to remain in use at least 5 years, and meet certain requirements for energy efficiency. Free irs form 1040ez Any insulation material or system that is specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain of a home. Free irs form 1040ez Exterior window (including skylights). Free irs form 1040ez Exterior doors. Free irs form 1040ez Any metal or asphalt roof that has appropriate pigmented coatings or cooling granules specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat gain of the home. Free irs form 1040ez   Residential energy property is any of the following. Free irs form 1040ez Certain electric heat pump water heaters; electric heat pumps; central air conditioners; natural gas, propane, or oil water heater; and stoves that use biomass fuel. Free irs form 1040ez Qualified natural gas, propane, or oil furnaces; and qualified natural gas, propane, or oil hot water boilers. Free irs form 1040ez Certain advanced main air circulating fans used in natural gas, propane, or oil furnaces. Free irs form 1040ez Residential energy efficient property credit. Free irs form 1040ez   You may be able to take a credit of 30% of your costs of qualified solar electric property, solar water heating property, fuel cell property, small wind energy property, and geothermal heat pump property. Free irs form 1040ez The credit amount for costs paid for qualified fuel cell property is limited to $500 for each one-half kilowatt of capacity of the property. Free irs form 1040ez Basis reduction. Free irs form 1040ez   You must reduce the basis of your home by the amount of any credit allowed. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   Complete Form 5695 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 52. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on these credits, see the Form 5695 instructions. Free irs form 1040ez Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) You may be able to take this credit if you, or your spouse if filing jointly, made: Contributions (other than rollover contributions) to a traditional or Roth IRA, Elective deferrals to a 401(k) or 403(b) plan (including designated Roth contributions) or to a governmental 457, SEP, or SIMPLE plan, Voluntary employee contributions to a qualified retirement plan (including the federal Thrift Savings Plan), or Contributions to a 501(c)(18)(D) plan. Free irs form 1040ez However, you cannot take the credit if either of the following applies. Free irs form 1040ez The amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22, is more than $29,500 ($44,250 if head of household; $59,000 if married filing jointly). Free irs form 1040ez The person(s) who made the qualified contribution or elective deferral (a) was born after January 1, 1996, (b) is claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 tax return, or (c) was a student (defined next). Free irs form 1040ez Student. Free irs form 1040ez   You were a student if during any part of 5 calendar months of 2013 you: Were enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or Took a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency. Free irs form 1040ez School. Free irs form 1040ez   A school includes a technical, trade, or mechanical school. Free irs form 1040ez It does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   Figure the credit on Form 8880. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the credit on your Form 1040, line 50, or your Form 1040A, line 32, and attach Form 8880 to your return. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8880 instructions. Free irs form 1040ez Refundable Credits The credits discussed in this part of the chapter are treated as payments of tax. Free irs form 1040ez If the total of these credits, withheld federal income tax, and estimated tax payments is more than your total tax, the excess can be refunded to you. Free irs form 1040ez Credit for Tax on Undistributed Capital Gain You must include in your income any amounts that regulated investment companies (commonly called mutual funds) or real estate investment trusts (REITs) allocated to you as capital gain distributions, even if you did not actually receive them. Free irs form 1040ez If the mutual fund or REIT paid a tax on the capital gain, you are allowed a credit for the tax since it is considered paid by you. Free irs form 1040ez The mutual fund or REIT will send you Form 2439 showing your share of the undistributed capital gains and the tax paid, if any. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   To take the credit, attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Include the amount from box 2 of your Form 2439 in the total for Form 1040, line 71, and check box a. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   See Capital Gain Distributions in chapter 8 for more information on undistributed capital gains. Free irs form 1040ez Health Coverage Tax Credit You may be able to take this credit for any month in which all the following statements were true on the first day of the month. Free irs form 1040ez You were an eligible trade adjustment assistance (TAA) recipient, alternative TAA (ATAA) recipient, reemployment TAA (RTAA) recipient, or Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) pension recipient (defined later); or you were a qualified family member of one of these individuals when the individual died or you finalized a divorce with one of these individuals. Free irs form 1040ez You and/or your family members were covered by a qualified health insurance plan for which you paid the entire premiums, or your portion of the premiums, directly to your health plan or to “U. Free irs form 1040ez S. Free irs form 1040ez Treasury–HCTC. Free irs form 1040ez ” You were not enrolled in Medicare Part A, B, or C, or you were enrolled in Medicare but your family member(s) qualified for the HCTC. Free irs form 1040ez You were not enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Free irs form 1040ez You were not enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHBP) or eligible to receive benefits under the U. Free irs form 1040ez S. Free irs form 1040ez military health system (TRICARE). Free irs form 1040ez You were not imprisoned under federal, state, or local authority. Free irs form 1040ez Your employer did not pay 50% or more of the cost of coverage. Free irs form 1040ez You did not receive a 65% COBRA premium reduction from your former employer or COBRA administrator. Free irs form 1040ez But, you cannot take the credit if you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 tax return. Free irs form 1040ez If you meet all of these conditions, you may be able to take a credit of up to 72. Free irs form 1040ez 5% of the amount you paid directly to a qualified health plan for you and any qualifying family members. Free irs form 1040ez You cannot take the credit for insurance premiums on coverage that was actually paid for with a National Emergency Grant. Free irs form 1040ez The amount you paid for qualified health insurance coverage must be reduced by any Archer MSA and health savings account distributions used to pay for the coverage. Free irs form 1040ez You can take this credit on your tax return or have it paid on your behalf in advance to your insurance company. Free irs form 1040ez If the credit is paid on your behalf in advance, that amount will reduce the amount of the credit you can take on your tax return. Free irs form 1040ez TAA recipient. Free irs form 1040ez   You were an eligible TAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for any day in that month or the prior month, you: Received a trade readjustment allowance, or Would have been entitled to receive such an allowance except that you had not exhausted all rights to any unemployment insurance (except additional compensation that is funded by a state and is not reimbursed from any federal funds) to which you were entitled (or would be entitled if you applied). Free irs form 1040ez Example. Free irs form 1040ez You received a trade adjustment allowance for January 2013. Free irs form 1040ez You were an eligible TAA recipient on the first day of January and February. Free irs form 1040ez Alternative TAA recipient. Free irs form 1040ez   You were an eligible alternative TAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for that month or the prior month, you received benefits under an alternative trade adjustment assistance program for older workers established by the Department of Labor. Free irs form 1040ez Example. Free irs form 1040ez You received benefits under an alternative trade adjustment assistance program for older workers for October 2013. Free irs form 1040ez The program was established by the Department of Labor. Free irs form 1040ez You were an eligible alternative TAA recipient on the first day of October and November. Free irs form 1040ez RTAA recipient. Free irs form 1040ez   You were an eligible RTAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for that month or the prior month, you received benefits under a reemployment trade adjustment assistance program for older workers established by the Department of Labor. Free irs form 1040ez PBGC pension recipient. Free irs form 1040ez   You were an eligible PBGC pension recipient on the first day of the month, if both of the following apply. Free irs form 1040ez You were age 55 or older on the first day of the month. Free irs form 1040ez You received a benefit for that month paid by the PBGC under title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Free irs form 1040ez If you received a lump-sum payment from the PBGC after August 5, 2002, you meet item (2) above for any month that you would have received a PBGC benefit if you had not received the lump-sum payment. Free irs form 1040ez How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   To take the credit, complete Form 8885 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free irs form 1040ez Include your credit in the total for Form 1040, line 71, and check box c. Free irs form 1040ez   You must attach health insurance bills (or COBRA payment coupons) and proof of payment for any amounts you include on Form 8885, line 2. Free irs form 1040ez For details, see Publication 502 or Form 8885. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For definitions and special rules, including those relating to qualified health insurance plans, qualifying family members, the effect of certain life events, and employer-sponsored health insurance plans, see Publication 502 and the Form 8885 instructions. Free irs form 1040ez Credit for Excess Social Security Tax or Railroad Retirement Tax Withheld Most employers must withhold social security tax from your wages. Free irs form 1040ez If you work for a railroad employer, that employer must withhold tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) tax and tier 2 RRTA tax. Free irs form 1040ez If you worked for two or more employers in 2013, you may have had too much social security tax withheld from your pay. Free irs form 1040ez If one or more of those employers was a railroad employer, too much tier 1 RRTA tax may also have been withheld at the 6. Free irs form 1040ez 2% rate. Free irs form 1040ez You can claim the excess social security or tier 1 RRTA tax as a credit against your income tax when you file your return. Free irs form 1040ez For the tier 1 RRTA tax, only use the portion of the tier 1 RRTA tax that was taxed at the 6. Free irs form 1040ez 2% rate when figuring if excess tier 1 RRTA tax was withheld; do not include any portion of the tier 1 RRTA tax that was withheld at the Medicare tax rate (1. Free irs form 1040ez 45%) or the Additional Medicare Tax rate (. Free irs form 1040ez 9%). Free irs form 1040ez The following table shows the maximum amount of wages subject to tax and the maximum amount of tax that should have been withheld for 2013. Free irs form 1040ez Type of tax Maximum  wages subject to tax Maximum tax that should have been withheld Social security or RRTA tier 1 $113,700 $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 RRTA tier 2 $84,300 $3,709. Free irs form 1040ez 20 All wages are subject to Medicare tax withholding. Free irs form 1040ez   Use Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, to claim a refund of excess tier 2 RRTA tax. Free irs form 1040ez Be sure to attach a copy of all of your W-2 forms. Free irs form 1040ez Use Worksheet 3-3 in Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, to help you figure the excess amount. Free irs form 1040ez Employer's error. Free irs form 1040ez   If any one employer withheld too much social security or tier 1 RRTA tax, you cannot take the excess as a credit against your income tax. Free irs form 1040ez The employer should adjust the tax for you. Free irs form 1040ez If the employer does not adjust the overcollection, you can file a claim for refund using Form 843. Free irs form 1040ez Joint return. Free irs form 1040ez   If you are filing a joint return, you cannot add the social security or tier 1 RRTA tax withheld from your spouse's wages to the amount withheld from your wages. Free irs form 1040ez Figure the withholding separately for you and your spouse to determine if either of you has excess withholding. Free irs form 1040ez How to figure the credit if you did not work for a railroad. Free irs form 1040ez   If you did not work for a railroad during 2013, figure the credit as follows: 1. Free irs form 1040ez Add all social security tax withheld (but not more than $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 for each employer). Free irs form 1040ez Enter the total here   2. Free irs form 1040ez Enter any uncollected social security tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT”   3. Free irs form 1040ez Add lines 1 and 2. Free irs form 1040ez If $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 or less, stop here. Free irs form 1040ez You cannot take  the credit   4. Free irs form 1040ez Social security tax limit 7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 5. Free irs form 1040ez Credit. Free irs form 1040ez Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $ Example. Free irs form 1040ez You are married and file a joint return with your spouse who had no gross income in 2013. Free irs form 1040ez During 2013, you worked for the Brown Technology Company and earned $60,000 in wages. Free irs form 1040ez Social security tax of $3,720 was withheld. Free irs form 1040ez You also worked for another employer in 2013 and earned $55,000 in wages. Free irs form 1040ez $3,410 of social security tax was withheld from these wages. Free irs form 1040ez Because you worked for more than one employer and your total wages were more than $113,700, you can take a credit of $80. Free irs form 1040ez 60 for the excess social security tax withheld. Free irs form 1040ez 1. Free irs form 1040ez Add all social security tax withheld (but not more than $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 for each employer). Free irs form 1040ez Enter the total here $7,130. Free irs form 1040ez 00 2. Free irs form 1040ez Enter any uncollected social security tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT” -0- 3. Free irs form 1040ez Add lines 1 and 2. Free irs form 1040ez If $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 or less, stop here. Free irs form 1040ez You cannot take the credit 7,130. Free irs form 1040ez 00 4. Free irs form 1040ez Social security tax limit 7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 5. Free irs form 1040ez Credit. Free irs form 1040ez Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $80. Free irs form 1040ez 60 How to figure the credit if you worked for a railroad. Free irs form 1040ez   If you were a railroad employee at any time during 2013, figure the credit as follows: 1. Free irs form 1040ez Add all social security and tier 1 RRTA tax withheld at the 6. Free irs form 1040ez 2% rate (but not more than $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 for each employer). Free irs form 1040ez Enter the total here   2. Free irs form 1040ez Enter any uncollected social security and tier 1 RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT”   3. Free irs form 1040ez Add lines 1 and 2. Free irs form 1040ez If $7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 or less, stop here. Free irs form 1040ez You cannot take  the credit   4. Free irs form 1040ez Social security and tier 1 RRTA  tax limit 7,049. Free irs form 1040ez 40 5. Free irs form 1040ez Credit. Free irs form 1040ez Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free irs form 1040ez Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $ How to take the credit. Free irs form 1040ez   Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 69, or include it in the total for Form 1040A, line 41. Free irs form 1040ez More information. Free irs form 1040ez   For more information on the credit, see Publication 505. Free irs form 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications