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Free tax software online   If you are a minister or a church employee, you may be able to increase your limit on annual additions or use different rules when figuring your limit on annual additions. Free tax software online For more information, see chapter 5. Free tax software online Participation in a qualified plan. Free tax software online If you participated in a 403(b) plan and a qualified plan, you must combine contributions made to your 403(b) account with contributions to a qualified plan and simplified employee pensions of all corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships in which you have more than 50% control. Free tax software online You can use Part I of Worksheet 1 in chapter 9 to figure your limit on annual additions. Free tax software online Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service Definition. Free tax software online   Generally, includible compensation for your most recent year of service is the amount of taxable wages and benefits you received from the employer that maintained a 403(b) account for your benefit during your most recent year of service. Free tax software online When figuring your includible compensation for your most recent year of service, keep in mind that your most recent year of service may not be the same as your employer's most recent annual work period. Free tax software online This can happen if your tax year is not the same as your employer's annual work period. Free tax software online When figuring includible compensation for your most recent year of service, do not mix compensation or service of one employer with compensation or service of another employer. Free tax software online Most Recent Year of Service Your most recent year of service is your last full year of service, ending on the last day of your tax year that you worked for the employer that maintained a 403(b) account on your behalf. Free tax software online Tax year different from employer's annual work period. Free tax software online   If your tax year is not the same as your employer's annual work period, your most recent year of service is made up of parts of at least two of your employer's annual work periods. Free tax software online Example. Free tax software online A professor who reports her income on a calendar-year basis is employed on a full-time basis by a university that operates on an academic year (October through May). Free tax software online To figure her includible compensation for 2013, the professor's most recent year of service is her service from January through May 2013 and from October through December 2013. Free tax software online Figuring Your Most Recent Year of Service To figure your most recent year of service, begin by determining what is a full year of service for your position. Free tax software online A full year of service is equal to full-time employment for your employer's annual work period. Free tax software online After identifying a full year of service, begin counting the service you have provided for your employer starting with the service provided in the current year. Free tax software online Part-time or employed only part of the year. Free tax software online   If you are a part-time or a full-time employee who is employed for only part of the year, your most recent year of service is your service this year and your service for as many previous years as is necessary to total 1 full year of service. 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Free tax software online   If, at the close of the year, you have not yet worked for your employer for 1 year (including time you worked for the same employer in all earlier years), use the period of time you have worked for the employer as your most recent year of service. Free tax software online Includible Compensation After identifying your most recent year of service, the next step is to identify the includible compensation associated with that full year of service. Free tax software online Includible compensation is not the same as income included on your tax return. Free tax software online Compensation is a combination of income and benefits received in exchange for services provided to your employer. Free tax software online Generally, includible compensation is the amount of income and benefits: Received from the employer who maintains your 403(b) account, and Must be included in your income. Free tax software online Includible compensation includes the following amounts. 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Free tax software online The 1-year cost of the protection can be calculated by using Figure 3-1, Table of One-Year Term Premiums for $1,000 Life Insurance Protection . Free tax software online The premium rate is determined based on your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year. Free tax software online Figure 3-1. Free tax software online Table of One-Year Term Premiums for $1,000 Life Insurance Protection Age Cost   Age Cost   Age Cost 0 $0. Free tax software online 70   35 $0. Free tax software online 99   70 $20. Free tax software online 62 1 0. Free tax software online 41   36 1. Free tax software online 01   71 22. Free tax software online 72 2 0. Free tax software online 27   37 1. Free tax software online 04   72 25. Free tax software online 07 3 0. Free tax software online 19   38 1. Free tax software online 06   73 27. Free tax software online 57 4 0. Free tax software online 13   39 1. Free tax software online 07   74 30. 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Free tax software online 96   68 16. Free tax software online 92       34 0. Free tax software online 98   69 18. Free tax software online 70                       If the current published premium rates per $1,000 of insurance protection charged by an insurer for individual 1-year term life insurance premiums available to all standard risks are lower than those in the preceding table, you can use the lower rates for figuring the cost of insurance in connection with individual policies issued by the same insurer. Free tax software online Example 1. Free tax software online Lynne Green, age 44, and her employer enter into a 403(b) plan that will provide her with a $500 a month annuity upon retirement at age 65. Free tax software online The agreement also provides that if she should die before retirement, her beneficiary will receive the greater of $20,000 or the cash surrender value in the life insurance contract. 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Free tax software online Use this worksheet to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Free tax software online 1. Free tax software online Enter your includible wages from the employer maintaining your 403(b) account for your most recent year of service 1. Free tax software online $66,000 2. Free tax software online Enter elective deferrals excluded from your gross income for your most recent year of service2 2. Free tax software online 4,4753 3. Free tax software online Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer under a cafeteria plan for your most recent year of service 3. Free tax software online -0- 4. Free tax software online Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer according to your election to your 457 account (a nonqualified plan of a state or local government, or of a tax-exempt organization) for your most recent year of service 4. Free tax software online -0- 5. 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