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Freetaxusa 2009 Publication 517 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Freetaxusa 2009 Tax questions. Freetaxusa 2009 Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New SE tax rate. Freetaxusa 2009  For 2013 and 2014, the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) portion of the SE tax is 12. Freetaxusa 2009 4%. Freetaxusa 2009 The Medicare (HI) portion of the SE tax remains 2. Freetaxusa 2009 9%. Freetaxusa 2009 As a result, the SE tax rate returns to 15. Freetaxusa 2009 3%. Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Freetaxusa 2009 Earnings subject to social security. Freetaxusa 2009  For 2013, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax increases from $110,100 to $113,700. Freetaxusa 2009 For 2014, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax is $117,000. Freetaxusa 2009 Additional Medicare Tax. Freetaxusa 2009  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Freetaxusa 2009 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Freetaxusa 2009 Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Freetaxusa 2009  For 2013, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan at work and your modified AGI is: Less than $115,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $69,000 if single or head of household, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately. Freetaxusa 2009 If you file a joint return and either you or your spouse was not covered by a retirement plan at work, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your modified AGI is less than $188,000. Freetaxusa 2009 Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Freetaxusa 2009  For 2013, you may be able to contribute to your Roth IRA if your modified AGI is: Less than $188,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $127,000 if single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year. Freetaxusa 2009 Earned income credit (EIC). Freetaxusa 2009  For 2013, the maximum amount of income you can earn and still claim the EIC has increased. Freetaxusa 2009 You may be able to take the EIC if you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) and you have three or more qualifying children; $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) and you have two qualifying children; $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) and you have one qualifying child; and $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) and you do not have any qualifying children. Freetaxusa 2009 Reminders Future developments. Freetaxusa 2009 . Freetaxusa 2009   For the latest information about developments related to Publication 517, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Freetaxusa 2009 irs. Freetaxusa 2009 gov/pub517. Freetaxusa 2009 Photographs of missing children. Freetaxusa 2009  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Freetaxusa 2009 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Freetaxusa 2009 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. Freetaxusa 2009 Introduction Three federal taxes are paid on wages and self-employment income—income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax. Freetaxusa 2009 Social security and Medicare taxes are collected under one of two systems. Freetaxusa 2009 Under the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA), the self-employed person pays all the taxes. Freetaxusa 2009 Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the employee and the employer each pay half of the social security and Medicare taxes. Freetaxusa 2009 No earnings are subject to both systems. Freetaxusa 2009 Table 1. Freetaxusa 2009 Are Your Ministerial Earnings* Covered Under FICA or SECA? Find the class to which you belong in the left column and read across the table to find if you are covered under FICA or SECA. Freetaxusa 2009 Do not rely on this table alone. Freetaxusa 2009 Also read the discussion for the class in the following pages. Freetaxusa 2009 Class Covered under FICA? Covered under SECA? Minister NO. Freetaxusa 2009 Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Freetaxusa 2009 YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Freetaxusa 2009 Member of a religious order who has not taken a vow of poverty NO. Freetaxusa 2009 Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Freetaxusa 2009 YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Freetaxusa 2009 Member of a religious order who has taken a vow of poverty YES, if: Your order elected FICA coverage for its members, or You worked outside the order and the work was not required by, or done on behalf of, the order. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if neither of the above applies. Freetaxusa 2009 NO. Freetaxusa 2009 Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Freetaxusa 2009 Christian Science practitioner or reader NO. Freetaxusa 2009 Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Freetaxusa 2009 YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Freetaxusa 2009 Religious worker (church employee) YES, if your employer did not elect to exclude you. Freetaxusa 2009    NO, if your employer elected to exclude you. Freetaxusa 2009 YES, if your employer elected to exclude you from FICA. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if you are covered under FICA. Freetaxusa 2009 Member of a recognized religious sect YES, if you are an employee and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2009    NO, if you have an approved exemption. Freetaxusa 2009 YES, if you are self-employed and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2009   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Freetaxusa 2009 * Ministerial earnings are the self-employment earnings that result from ministerial services, defined and discussed later. Freetaxusa 2009 In addition, all wages and self-employment income that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to a 0. Freetaxusa 2009 9% Additional Medicare Tax if they are paid in excess of the applicable threshold for an individual's filing status. Freetaxusa 2009 Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Freetaxusa 2009 Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Freetaxusa 2009 A self-employment loss is not considered for purposes of this tax. Freetaxusa 2009 RRTA compensation is separately compared to the threshold. Freetaxusa 2009 There is no employer match for Additional Medicare Tax. Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Freetaxusa 2009 This publication contains information for the following classes of taxpayers. Freetaxusa 2009 Ministers. Freetaxusa 2009 Members of a religious order. Freetaxusa 2009 Christian Science practitioners and readers. Freetaxusa 2009 Religious workers (church employees). Freetaxusa 2009 Members of a recognized religious sect. Freetaxusa 2009 Note. Freetaxusa 2009 Unless otherwise noted, in this publication references to members of the clergy include ministers, members of a religious order (but not members of a recognized religious sect), and Christian Science practitioners and readers. Freetaxusa 2009 This publication covers the following topics about the collection of social security and Medicare taxes from members of the clergy, religious workers, and members of a recognized religious sect. Freetaxusa 2009 Which earnings are taxed under FICA and which under SECA. Freetaxusa 2009 See Table 1 above. Freetaxusa 2009 How a member of the clergy can apply for an exemption from self-employment tax. Freetaxusa 2009 How a member of a recognized religious sect can apply for an exemption from both self-employment tax and FICA taxes. Freetaxusa 2009 How a member of the clergy or religious worker figures net earnings from self-employment. Freetaxusa 2009 This publication also covers certain income tax rules of interest to ministers and members of a religious order. Freetaxusa 2009 A Comprehensive Example shows filled-in forms for a minister who has income taxed under SECA, other income taxed under FICA, and income tax reporting of items specific to a minister. Freetaxusa 2009 In the back of Publication 517 is a set of worksheets that you can use to figure the amount of your taxable ministerial income and allowable deductions. Freetaxusa 2009 You will find these worksheets right after the Comprehensive Example . Freetaxusa 2009 Note. Freetaxusa 2009 In this publication, the term “church” is generally used in its generic sense and not in reference to any particular religion. Freetaxusa 2009 Comments and suggestions. Freetaxusa 2009   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Freetaxusa 2009   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Freetaxusa 2009 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Freetaxusa 2009 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Freetaxusa 2009   You can send your comments from www. Freetaxusa 2009 irs. Freetaxusa 2009 gov/formspubs/. Freetaxusa 2009 Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback”. Freetaxusa 2009   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Freetaxusa 2009 Ordering forms and publications. Freetaxusa 2009   Visit www. Freetaxusa 2009 irs. Freetaxusa 2009 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Freetaxusa 2009 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Freetaxusa 2009 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Freetaxusa 2009   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Freetaxusa 2009 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Freetaxusa 2009 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Freetaxusa 2009 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. Freetaxusa 2009 S. Freetaxusa 2009 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 535 Business Expenses 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 596 Earned Income Credit (EIC) Form (and Instructions) SS-8 Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding SS-16 Certificate of Election of Coverage Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040X Amended U. Freetaxusa 2009 S. Freetaxusa 2009 Individual Income Tax Return 4029 Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits 4361 Application for Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners 8274 Certification by Churches and Qualified Church-Controlled Organizations Electing Exemption From Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes 8959 Additional Medicare Tax Ordering publications and forms. Freetaxusa 2009   See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications and forms. Freetaxusa 2009 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Freetaxusa 2009 3. Freetaxusa 2009   Adjustments to Income Table of Contents Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and DeductionsContributions to Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. Freetaxusa 2009 Deductible contribution. Freetaxusa 2009 Nondeductible contribution. Freetaxusa 2009 You may be able to subtract amounts from your total income (Form 1040, line 22 or Form 1040A, line 15) or total effectively connected income (Form 1040NR, line 23) to get your adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 37; Form 1040A, line 21; or Form 1040NR, line 36). Freetaxusa 2009 Some adjustments to income follow. Freetaxusa 2009 Contributions to your individual retirement arrangement (IRA) (Form 1040, line 32; Form 1040A, line 17; or Form 1040NR, line 32), explained later in this publication. Freetaxusa 2009 Certain moving expenses (Form 1040, line 26; or Form 1040NR, line 26) if you changed job locations or started a new job in 2013. Freetaxusa 2009 See Publication 521, Moving Expenses, or see Form 3903, Moving Expenses, and its instructions. Freetaxusa 2009 Some health insurance costs (Form 1040, line 29 or Form 1040NR, line 29) if you were self-employed and had a net profit for the year, or if you received wages in 2013 from an S corporation in which you were a more-than-2% shareholder. Freetaxusa 2009 For more details, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. Freetaxusa 2009 Payments to your self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan (Form 1040, line 28 or Form 1040NR, line 28). Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, including limits on how much you can deduct, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Freetaxusa 2009 Penalties paid on early withdrawal of savings (Form 1040, line 30 or Form 1040NR, line 30). Freetaxusa 2009 Form 1099-INT, Interest Income, or Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount, will show the amount of any penalty you were charged. Freetaxusa 2009 Alimony payments (Form 1040, line 31a). Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, see Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals. Freetaxusa 2009 There are other items you can claim as adjustments to income. Freetaxusa 2009 These adjustments are discussed in your tax return instructions. Freetaxusa 2009 Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and Deductions This section explains the tax treatment of amounts you pay into traditional IRAs. Freetaxusa 2009 A traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth or SIMPLE IRA. Freetaxusa 2009 Roth and SIMPLE IRAs are defined earlier in the IRA discussion under Retirement Plan Distributions . Freetaxusa 2009 For more detailed information, see Publication 590. Freetaxusa 2009 Contributions. Freetaxusa 2009   An IRA is a personal savings plan that offers you tax advantages to set aside money for your retirement. Freetaxusa 2009 Two advantages of a traditional IRA are: You may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to it, depending on your circumstances, and Generally, amounts in your IRA, including earnings and gains, are not taxed until distributed. Freetaxusa 2009    Although interest earned from your traditional IRA generally is not taxed in the year earned, it is not tax-exempt interest. Freetaxusa 2009 Do not report this interest on your tax return as tax-exempt interest. Freetaxusa 2009 General limit. Freetaxusa 2009   The most that can be contributed for 2013 to your traditional IRA is the smaller of the following amounts. Freetaxusa 2009 Your taxable compensation for the year, or $5,500 ($6,500 if you were age 50 or older by the end of 2013). Freetaxusa 2009 Contributions to Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. Freetaxusa 2009   In the case of a married couple filing a joint return for 2013, up to $5,500 ($6,500 for each spouse age 50 or older by the end of 2013) can be contributed to IRAs on behalf of each spouse, even if one spouse has little or no compensation. Freetaxusa 2009 For more information on the general limit and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit, see How Much Can Be Contributed? in Publication 590. Freetaxusa 2009 Deductible contribution. Freetaxusa 2009   Generally, you can deduct the lesser of the contributions to your traditional IRA for the year or the general limit (or Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit, if applicable) just explained. Freetaxusa 2009 However, if you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan at any time during the year for which contributions were made, you may not be able to deduct all of the contributions. Freetaxusa 2009 Your deduction may be reduced or eliminated, depending on your filing status and the amount of your income. Freetaxusa 2009 For more information, see Limit if Covered by Employer Plan in Publication 590. Freetaxusa 2009 Nondeductible contribution. Freetaxusa 2009   The difference between your total permitted contributions and your IRA deduction, if any, is your nondeductible contribution. Freetaxusa 2009 You must file Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs, to report nondeductible contributions even if you do not have to file a tax return for the year. Freetaxusa 2009    For 2014, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA is $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older at the end of 2014). Freetaxusa 2009 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications