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Free state returns taxes filing 1. Free state returns taxes filing   Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Scholarships and FellowshipsTax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Other Types of Educational AssistanceFulbright Grants Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants Payment to Service Academy Cadets Veterans' Benefits Qualified Tuition Reduction Reminder Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Free state returns taxes filing  You can set up and make contributions to an IRA if you receive taxable compensation. Free state returns taxes filing Under this rule, a taxable scholarship or fellowship is compensation only if it is shown in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Free state returns taxes filing For more information about IRAs, see Publication 590. Free state returns taxes filing Introduction This chapter discusses the income tax treatment of various types of educational assistance you may receive if you are studying, teaching, or researching in the United States. Free state returns taxes filing The educational assistance can be for a primary or secondary school, a college or university, or a vocational school. Free state returns taxes filing Included are discussions of: Scholarships, Fellowships, Need-based education grants, such as a Pell Grant, and Qualified tuition reductions. Free state returns taxes filing Many types of educational assistance are tax free if they meet the requirements discussed here. Free state returns taxes filing Special rules apply to U. Free state returns taxes filing S. Free state returns taxes filing citizens and resident aliens who have received scholarships or fellowships for studying, teaching, or researching abroad. Free state returns taxes filing For information about these rules, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Free state returns taxes filing S. Free state returns taxes filing Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Free state returns taxes filing Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to, or for the benefit of, a student (whether an undergraduate or a graduate) at an educational institution to aid in the pursuit of his or her studies. Free state returns taxes filing A fellowship is generally an amount paid for the benefit of an individual to aid in the pursuit of study or research. Free state returns taxes filing Amount of scholarship or fellowship. Free state returns taxes filing   The amount of a scholarship or fellowship includes the following: The value of contributed services and accommodations. Free state returns taxes filing This includes such services and accommodations as room (lodging), board (meals), laundry service, and similar services or accommodations that are received by an individual as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. Free state returns taxes filing The amount of tuition, matriculation, and other fees that are paid or remitted to the student to aid the student in pursuing study or research. Free state returns taxes filing Any amount received in the nature of a family allowance as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. Free state returns taxes filing Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship or fellowship is tax free (excludable from gross income) only if you are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing A scholarship or fellowship is tax free only to the extent: It does not exceed your expenses; It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expenses; and It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Free state returns taxes filing (But for exceptions, see Payment for services,later. Free state returns taxes filing Use Worksheet 1–1 to figure the amount of a scholarship or fellowship you can exclude from gross income. Free state returns taxes filing Candidate for a degree. Free state returns taxes filing   You are a candidate for a degree if you: Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or Attend an educational institution that: Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency. Free state returns taxes filing Eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing   An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. Free state returns taxes filing Qualified education expenses. Free state returns taxes filing   For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowships, these are expenses for: Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution, and Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction. Free state returns taxes filing Expenses that do not qualify. Free state returns taxes filing   Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of: Room and board, Travel, Research, Clerical help, or Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing Payment for services. Free state returns taxes filing   Generally, you cannot exclude from your gross income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Free state returns taxes filing This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. Free state returns taxes filing (See exceptions next. Free state returns taxes filing ) Exceptions. Free state returns taxes filing   You do not have to treat as payment for services the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Free state returns taxes filing Example 1. Free state returns taxes filing You received a scholarship of $2,500. Free state returns taxes filing The scholarship was not received under either of the exceptions mentioned above. Free state returns taxes filing As a condition for receiving the scholarship, you must serve as a part-time teaching assistant. Free state returns taxes filing Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents payment for teaching. Free state returns taxes filing The provider of your scholarship gives you a Form W-2 showing $1,000 as income. Free state returns taxes filing Your qualified education expenses were at least $1,500. Free state returns taxes filing Assuming that all other conditions are met, $1,500 of your scholarship is tax free. Free state returns taxes filing The $1,000 you received for teaching is taxable. Free state returns taxes filing Example 2. Free state returns taxes filing You are a candidate for a degree at a medical school. Free state returns taxes filing You receive a scholarship (not under either of the exceptions mentioned above) for your medical education and training. Free state returns taxes filing The terms of your scholarship require you to perform future services. Free state returns taxes filing A substantial penalty applies if you do not comply. Free state returns taxes filing The entire amount of your grant is taxable as payment for services in the year it is received. Free state returns taxes filing Athletic Scholarships An athletic scholarship is tax free only if and to the extent it meets the requirements discussed later. Free state returns taxes filing Worksheet 1-1. Free state returns taxes filing    You can use Worksheet 1-1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income , later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your athletic scholarship. Free state returns taxes filing    Worksheet 1-1. Free state returns taxes filing Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income 1. Free state returns taxes filing Enter the total amount of any scholarship or fellowship for 2013. Free state returns taxes filing See Amount of scholarship or fellowship, earlier. Free state returns taxes filing 1. Free state returns taxes filing       If you are a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, go to line 2. Free state returns taxes filing If you are not a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, stop here. Free state returns taxes filing The entire amount is taxable. Free state returns taxes filing For information on how to report this amount on your tax return, see Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, in this chapter. Free state returns taxes filing       2. Free state returns taxes filing Enter the amount from line 1 that was for teaching, research, or any other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Free state returns taxes filing (Do not include amounts received for these items under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Free state returns taxes filing ) 2. Free state returns taxes filing     3. Free state returns taxes filing Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. Free state returns taxes filing     4. Free state returns taxes filing Enter the amount from line 3 that your scholarship or fellowship required you to use for other than qualified education expenses 4. Free state returns taxes filing     5. Free state returns taxes filing Subtract line 4 from line 3 5. Free state returns taxes filing     6. Free state returns taxes filing Enter the amount of your qualified education expenses 6. Free state returns taxes filing     7. Free state returns taxes filing Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. Free state returns taxes filing This amount is the most you can exclude from your gross income (the tax-free part of the scholarship or fellowship) 7. Free state returns taxes filing     8. Free state returns taxes filing Subtract line 7 from line 5 8. Free state returns taxes filing     9. Free state returns taxes filing Taxable part. Free state returns taxes filing Add lines 2, 4, and 8. Free state returns taxes filing See Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, for how to report this amount on your tax return 9. Free state returns taxes filing     Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships If and to the extent your scholarship or fellowship does not meet the requirements described earlier, it is taxable and must be included in gross income. Free state returns taxes filing You can use Worksheet 1–1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income, later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your scholarship or fellowship. Free state returns taxes filing Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Whether you must report your scholarship or fellowship depends on whether you must file a return and whether any part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable. Free state returns taxes filing If your only income is a completely tax-free scholarship or fellowship, you do not have to file a tax return and no reporting is necessary. Free state returns taxes filing If all or part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable and you are required to file a tax return, report the taxable amount as explained below. Free state returns taxes filing You must report the taxable amount whether or not you received a Form W-2. Free state returns taxes filing If you receive an incorrect Form W-2, ask the payer for a corrected one. Free state returns taxes filing For information on whether you must file a return, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, or your income tax form instructions. Free state returns taxes filing How To Report How you report any taxable scholarship or fellowship income depends on which return you file. Free state returns taxes filing Form 1040EZ. Free state returns taxes filing   If you file Form 1040EZ, include the taxable amount in the total on line 1. Free state returns taxes filing If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 1. Free state returns taxes filing Form 1040A. Free state returns taxes filing   If you file Form 1040A, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. Free state returns taxes filing If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 7. Free state returns taxes filing Form 1040. Free state returns taxes filing   If you file Form 1040, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. Free state returns taxes filing If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount on the dotted line next to line 7. Free state returns taxes filing Schedule SE (Form 1040). Free state returns taxes filing   To determine your net earnings from self-employment, include amounts you receive under a scholarship as pay for your services that are reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Free state returns taxes filing If your net earnings are $400 or more, you must pay self-employment tax. Free state returns taxes filing Use Schedule SE, Self-Employment Tax, to figure this tax. Free state returns taxes filing Form 1040NR. Free state returns taxes filing   If you file Form 1040NR, report the taxable amount on line 12. Free state returns taxes filing Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Free state returns taxes filing S. Free state returns taxes filing Source Income Subject to Withholding. Free state returns taxes filing See the Instructions for Form 1040NR for more information. Free state returns taxes filing Form 1040NR-EZ. Free state returns taxes filing   If you file Form 1040NR-EZ, report the taxable amount on line 5. Free state returns taxes filing Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S. Free state returns taxes filing See the Instructions for Form 1040NR-EZ for more information. Free state returns taxes filing Other Types of Educational Assistance The following discussions deal with other common types of educational assistance. Free state returns taxes filing Fulbright Grants A Fulbright grant is generally treated as a scholarship or fellowship in figuring how much of the grant is tax free. Free state returns taxes filing Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants These need-based grants are treated as scholarships for purposes of determining their tax treatment. Free state returns taxes filing They are tax free to the extent used for qualified education expenses during the period for which a grant is awarded. Free state returns taxes filing Payment to Service Academy Cadets An appointment to a United States military academy is not a scholarship or fellowship. Free state returns taxes filing Payment you receive as a cadet or midshipman at an armed services academy is pay for personal services and will be reported to you in box 1 of Form W-2. Free state returns taxes filing Include this pay in your income in the year you receive it unless one of the exceptions, discussed earlier under Payment for services , applies. Free state returns taxes filing Veterans' Benefits Payments you receive for education, training, or subsistence under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free. Free state returns taxes filing Do not include these payments as income on your federal tax return. Free state returns taxes filing If you qualify for one or more of the education benefits discussed in chapters 2 through 12, you may have to reduce the amount of education expenses qualifying for a specific benefit by part or all of your VA payments. Free state returns taxes filing This applies only to the part of your VA payments that is required to be used for education expenses. Free state returns taxes filing You may want to visit the Veteran's Administration website at www. Free state returns taxes filing gibill. Free state returns taxes filing va. Free state returns taxes filing gov for specific information about the various VA benefits for education. Free state returns taxes filing Example. Free state returns taxes filing You have returned to college and are receiving two education benefits under the latest GI Bill: (1) a $1,534 monthly basic housing allowance (BHA) that is directly deposited to your checking account, and (2) $3,840 paid directly to your college for tuition. Free state returns taxes filing Neither of these benefits is taxable and you do not report them on your tax return. Free state returns taxes filing You also want to claim an American opportunity credit on your return. Free state returns taxes filing You paid $5,000 in qualified education expenses (see chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , later). Free state returns taxes filing To figure the amount of credit, you must first subtract the $3,840 from your qualified education expenses because this payment under the GI Bill was required to be used for education expenses. Free state returns taxes filing You do not subtract any amount of the BHA because it was paid to you and its use was not restricted. Free state returns taxes filing Qualified Tuition Reduction If you are allowed to study tuition free or for a reduced rate of tuition, you may not have to pay tax on this benefit. Free state returns taxes filing This is called a “tuition reduction. Free state returns taxes filing ” You do not have to include a qualified tuition reduction in your income. Free state returns taxes filing A tuition reduction is qualified only if you receive it from, and use it at, an eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing You do not have to use the tuition reduction at the eligible educational institution from which you received it. Free state returns taxes filing In other words, if you work for an eligible educational institution and the institution arranges for you to take courses at another eligible educational institution without paying any tuition, you may not have to include the value of the free courses in your income. Free state returns taxes filing The rules for determining if a tuition reduction is qualified, and therefore tax free, are different if the education provided is below the graduate level or is graduate education. Free state returns taxes filing You must include in your income any tuition reduction you receive that is payment for your services. Free state returns taxes filing Eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing   An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. Free state returns taxes filing Officers, owners, and highly compensated employees. Free state returns taxes filing   Qualified tuition reductions apply to officers, owners, or highly compensated employees only if benefits are available to employees on a nondiscriminatory basis. Free state returns taxes filing This means that the tuition reduction benefits must be available on substantially the same basis to each member of a group of employees. Free state returns taxes filing The group must be defined under a reasonable classification set up by the employer. Free state returns taxes filing The classification must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or highly compensated employees. Free state returns taxes filing Payment for services. Free state returns taxes filing   Generally, you must include in income the part of any qualified tuition reduction that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services by the student required as a condition of receiving the qualified tuition reduction. Free state returns taxes filing This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. Free state returns taxes filing (See below for exceptions. Free state returns taxes filing ) Exceptions. Free state returns taxes filing   You do not have to include in income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Free state returns taxes filing Education Below the Graduate Level If you receive a tuition reduction for education below the graduate level (including primary, secondary, or high school), it is a qualified tuition reduction, and therefore tax free, only if your relationship to the educational institution providing the benefit is described below. Free state returns taxes filing You are an employee of the eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing You were an employee of the eligible educational institution, but you retired or left on disability. Free state returns taxes filing You are a widow or widower of an individual who died while an employee of the eligible educational institution or who retired or left on disability. Free state returns taxes filing You are the dependent child or spouse of an individual described in (1) through (3), above. Free state returns taxes filing Child of deceased parents. Free state returns taxes filing   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a child is a dependent child if the child is under age 25 and both parents have died. Free state returns taxes filing Child of divorced parents. Free state returns taxes filing   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a dependent child of divorced parents is treated as the dependent of both parents. Free state returns taxes filing Graduate Education A tuition reduction you receive for graduate education is qualified, and therefore tax free, if both of the following requirements are met. Free state returns taxes filing It is provided by an eligible educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing You are a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities for the educational institution. Free state returns taxes filing You must include in income any other tuition reductions for graduate education that you receive. Free state returns taxes filing How To Report Any tuition reduction that is taxable should be included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Free state returns taxes filing Report the amount from Form W-2, box 1, on line 7 (Form 1040 or Form 1040A) or line 1 (Form 1040EZ). Free state returns taxes filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Free state returns taxes filing Publication 971 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free state returns taxes filing Questions about innocent spouse relief. Free state returns taxes filing Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Expanded filing deadline for equitable relief. Free state returns taxes filing  The period of time in which you may request equitable relief has been expanded. Free state returns taxes filing See How To Request Relief later. Free state returns taxes filing More information. Free state returns taxes filing   For more information about the latest developments on Publication 971, go to www. Free state returns taxes filing irs. Free state returns taxes filing gov/pub971. Free state returns taxes filing Introduction When you file a joint income tax return, the law makes both you and your spouse responsible for the entire tax liability. Free state returns taxes filing This is called joint and several liability. Free state returns taxes filing Joint and several liability applies not only to the tax liability you show on the return but also to any additional tax liability the IRS determines to be due, even if the additional tax is due to income, deductions, or credits of your spouse or former spouse. Free state returns taxes filing You remain jointly and severally liable for the taxes, and the IRS still can collect from you, even if you later divorce and the divorce decree states that your former spouse will be solely responsible for the tax. Free state returns taxes filing In some cases, a spouse (or former spouse) will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return. Free state returns taxes filing Three types of relief are available to married persons who filed joint returns. Free state returns taxes filing Innocent spouse relief. Free state returns taxes filing Separation of liability relief. Free state returns taxes filing Equitable relief. Free state returns taxes filing Married persons who did not file joint returns, but who live in community property states, may also qualify for relief. Free state returns taxes filing See Community Property Laws , later. Free state returns taxes filing This publication explains these types of relief, who may qualify for them, and how to get them. Free state returns taxes filing You can also use the Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer at IRS. Free state returns taxes filing gov by entering “Innocent Spouse” in the search box. Free state returns taxes filing What this publication does not cover. Free state returns taxes filing   This publication does not discuss injured spouse relief. Free state returns taxes filing You are an injured spouse if your share of the overpayment shown on your joint return was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) against your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal taxes, state income taxes, state unemployment compensation debts, child or spousal support payments, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. Free state returns taxes filing If you are an injured spouse, you may be entitled to receive a refund of your share of the overpayment. Free state returns taxes filing For more information, see Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. Free state returns taxes filing Comments and suggestions. Free state returns taxes filing   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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