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Freetaxusa 2011 1. Freetaxusa 2011   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. Freetaxusa 2011 Exceptions. Freetaxusa 2011 Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. Freetaxusa 2011 Identical wagers. Freetaxusa 2011 Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. Freetaxusa 2011 Underreported interest or dividends. Freetaxusa 2011 Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. Freetaxusa 2011 This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. Freetaxusa 2011 The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. Freetaxusa 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Freetaxusa 2011 Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. Freetaxusa 2011 Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Freetaxusa 2011 See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Freetaxusa 2011 If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. Freetaxusa 2011 You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Freetaxusa 2011 Military retirees. Freetaxusa 2011   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. Freetaxusa 2011 Household workers. Freetaxusa 2011   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. Freetaxusa 2011 A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Freetaxusa 2011   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. Freetaxusa 2011 If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Freetaxusa 2011 Farmworkers. Freetaxusa 2011   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Differential wage payments. Freetaxusa 2011   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. Freetaxusa 2011 Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Freetaxusa 2011 The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Freetaxusa 2011 Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. Freetaxusa 2011 The amount you earn in each payroll period. Freetaxusa 2011 The information you give your employer on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. Freetaxusa 2011 How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). Freetaxusa 2011 Whether you want an additional amount withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 See Exemption From Withholding , later. Freetaxusa 2011 Note. Freetaxusa 2011 You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer should have copies of the form. Freetaxusa 2011 If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. Freetaxusa 2011 If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. Freetaxusa 2011 See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. Freetaxusa 2011 Employee also receiving pension income. Freetaxusa 2011   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. Freetaxusa 2011 However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. Freetaxusa 2011 Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. Freetaxusa 2011 See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. Freetaxusa 2011 Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. Freetaxusa 2011 See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. Freetaxusa 2011 Table 1-1. Freetaxusa 2011 Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. Freetaxusa 2011 Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. Freetaxusa 2011 If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 gov. Freetaxusa 2011 You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. Freetaxusa 2011 If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. Freetaxusa 2011 Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 See Table 1-1 for examples. Freetaxusa 2011 Note. Freetaxusa 2011 You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. Freetaxusa 2011 When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. Freetaxusa 2011 You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. Freetaxusa 2011 You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. Freetaxusa 2011 There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 See Table 1-1. Freetaxusa 2011 There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. Freetaxusa 2011 irs. Freetaxusa 2011 gov/individuals. Freetaxusa 2011 If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. Freetaxusa 2011 Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. Freetaxusa 2011 For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. Freetaxusa 2011 How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Requesting an additional amount withheld. Freetaxusa 2011   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. Freetaxusa 2011 Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. Freetaxusa 2011 Complete a new Form W-4 if the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5: Is more than you want to pay with your tax return or in estimated tax payments throughout the year, or Would cause you to pay a penalty when you file your tax return for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. Freetaxusa 2011 Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   If you have this additional amount withheld from your pay each payday, you should avoid owing a large amount at the end of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). Freetaxusa 2011 Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). Freetaxusa 2011 His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. Freetaxusa 2011 Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. Freetaxusa 2011 He gives the completed form to his employer. Freetaxusa 2011 What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. Freetaxusa 2011 If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. Freetaxusa 2011   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. Freetaxusa 2011 For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. Freetaxusa 2011 This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. Freetaxusa 2011 You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. Freetaxusa 2011 Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. Freetaxusa 2011 In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. Freetaxusa 2011 They expect to file a joint income tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. Freetaxusa 2011 They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. Freetaxusa 2011 They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. Freetaxusa 2011 They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Both claim the same number of allowances as before. Freetaxusa 2011 How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 There are two ways to do this. Freetaxusa 2011 You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. Freetaxusa 2011 To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. Freetaxusa 2011 Increasing the number of allowances. Freetaxusa 2011   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. Freetaxusa 2011 On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. Freetaxusa 2011 If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011 Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. Freetaxusa 2011 Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. Freetaxusa 2011 Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. Freetaxusa 2011 They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. Freetaxusa 2011 Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. Freetaxusa 2011 The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 11. Freetaxusa 2011 Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). Freetaxusa 2011 The number to the right of this range is 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7. Freetaxusa 2011 Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. Freetaxusa 2011 Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011 Because they choose to account for their child and dependent care credit on the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, they enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet and figure a new total for line H. Freetaxusa 2011 They take the result on line 12 of Worksheet 1-8, add it to their other adjustments on line 5 of the Form W-4 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, and complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011 When Will Your New Form W-4 Go Into Effect? If the change is for the current year, your employer must put your new Form W-4 into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day after the day on which you give your employer your revised Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. Freetaxusa 2011 Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). Freetaxusa 2011 However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. Freetaxusa 2011 You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. Freetaxusa 2011 Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. Freetaxusa 2011 The worksheets that come with Forms W-4 and W-4P are basically the same, so you can use either set of worksheets to figure out how many withholding allowances you are entitled to claim. Freetaxusa 2011 Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Then, if you will be itemizing your deductions, claiming adjustments to income, or claiming tax credits when you file your tax return, complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. Freetaxusa 2011 Form W-4 calls it the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, Form W-4P calls it the Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet—both are the same. Freetaxusa 2011 If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. Freetaxusa 2011 Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. Freetaxusa 2011 It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. Freetaxusa 2011 For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. Freetaxusa 2011 ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 There are a couple of ways you can get a better idea of how much tax will be withheld when claiming a certain number of allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Freetaxusa 2011 Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. Freetaxusa 2011 And remember, this is not a final decision. Freetaxusa 2011 If you do not get the correct amount of withholding with the first Forms W-4 and W-4P you submit, you should refigure your allowances (or divide them differently) using the information and worksheets in this publication, or the resources mentioned above. Freetaxusa 2011 You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. Freetaxusa 2011 You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. Freetaxusa 2011 Table 1-2. Freetaxusa 2011 Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 See . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 Adoption credit Form 8839 instructions Child and dependent care expenses, credit for Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses Child tax credit (including the additional child tax credit) Instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A Earned income credit Publication 596, Earned Income Credit Education credits Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education Elderly or the disabled, credit for the Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Foreign tax credit (except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. Freetaxusa 2011 Single. Freetaxusa 2011   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. Freetaxusa 2011 You are single. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Freetaxusa 2011 Married. Freetaxusa 2011   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. Freetaxusa 2011 You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married and either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien who has chosen to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Freetaxusa 2011 You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. Freetaxusa 2011 You usually can use this filing status if your spouse died within the previous 2 years and you provide more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the entire year that was the main home for you and your child whom you can claim as a dependent. Freetaxusa 2011 However, you must file a new Form W-4 showing your filing status as single by December 1 of the last year you are eligible to file as a qualifying widow or widower. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information on this filing status, see Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child under Filing Status in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Freetaxusa 2011 Married, but withhold at higher single rate. Freetaxusa 2011   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. Freetaxusa 2011 This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. Freetaxusa 2011 To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). Freetaxusa 2011 Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. Freetaxusa 2011 Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. Freetaxusa 2011 You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. Freetaxusa 2011 How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 Whether you have income from more than one job. Freetaxusa 2011 What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Whether you will file as head of household. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are married (filing jointly), it also depends on whether your spouse also works and claims any allowances on his or her own Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. Freetaxusa 2011 Form W-4 worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. Freetaxusa 2011 The worksheets are for your own records. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not give them to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are married and will file a joint return, complete only one set of worksheets for you and your spouse, even if you both earn wages and each must give Form W-4 to your employers. Freetaxusa 2011 Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. Freetaxusa 2011   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. Freetaxusa 2011 Also, use the worksheets on page 2 of the form to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions and adjustments to income, and for two-earner or multiple-job situations. Freetaxusa 2011 If you want to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for certain tax credits, use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4, even if you do not have any deductions or adjustments. Freetaxusa 2011   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. Freetaxusa 2011 The worksheets will help you figure the maximum number of withholding allowances you are entitled to claim so that the amount of income tax withheld from your wages will match, as closely as possible, the amount of income tax you will owe at the end of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Multiple jobs. Freetaxusa 2011   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011 Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. Freetaxusa 2011 You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. Freetaxusa 2011 You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. Freetaxusa 2011 Married individuals. Freetaxusa 2011   If both you and your spouse are employed and expect to file a joint return, figure your withholding allowances using your combined income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Freetaxusa 2011 Use only one set of worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011 You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. Freetaxusa 2011   If you and your spouse expect to file separate returns, figure your allowances using separate worksheets based on your own individual income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Freetaxusa 2011 Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. Freetaxusa 2011   You do not have to use the Form W-4 worksheets if you use a more accurate method of figuring the number of withholding allowances. Freetaxusa 2011   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. Freetaxusa 2011 It must take into account only the items of income, adjustments to income, deductions, and tax credits that are taken into account on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. Freetaxusa 2011 You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 Employees who are not citizens or residents. Freetaxusa 2011   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. Freetaxusa 2011 However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 national. Freetaxusa 2011 It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. Freetaxusa 2011 Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. Freetaxusa 2011 Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. Freetaxusa 2011 Exemptions. Freetaxusa 2011 Only one job. Freetaxusa 2011 Head of household filing status. Freetaxusa 2011 Child and dependent care credit. Freetaxusa 2011 Child tax credit. Freetaxusa 2011 Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). Freetaxusa 2011   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 Self. Freetaxusa 2011   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. Freetaxusa 2011 Spouse. Freetaxusa 2011   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. Freetaxusa 2011 Dependents. Freetaxusa 2011   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 Only one job (worksheet line B). Freetaxusa 2011    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 You are single and you have only one job at a time. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. Freetaxusa 2011 Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. Freetaxusa 2011 If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). Freetaxusa 2011   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, see Publication 501. Freetaxusa 2011   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Reduction of personal allowances. Freetaxusa 2011   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. Freetaxusa 2011 Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Worksheet 1-1. Freetaxusa 2011 Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. Freetaxusa 2011   2. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter your expected AGI 2. Freetaxusa 2011       3. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. Freetaxusa 2011       4. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. Freetaxusa 2011       5. Freetaxusa 2011 Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the result as a decimal 5. Freetaxusa 2011   6. Freetaxusa 2011 Multiply line 1 by line 5. Freetaxusa 2011 If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. Freetaxusa 2011   7. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract line 6 from line 1. Freetaxusa 2011 The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. Freetaxusa 2011     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). Freetaxusa 2011   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. Freetaxusa 2011 Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Freetaxusa 2011   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Freetaxusa 2011 Child tax credit (worksheet line G). Freetaxusa 2011   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. Freetaxusa 2011   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. Freetaxusa 2011   An eligible child is any child: Who is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 citizen, U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 national, or U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are a U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 citizen or U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. Freetaxusa 2011   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. Freetaxusa 2011   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Freetaxusa 2011   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Freetaxusa 2011 Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). Freetaxusa 2011    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. Freetaxusa 2011 If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. Freetaxusa 2011 However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. Freetaxusa 2011 On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. Freetaxusa 2011 Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. Freetaxusa 2011 You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. Freetaxusa 2011 Not itemizing deductions. Freetaxusa 2011   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). Freetaxusa 2011   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. Freetaxusa 2011 Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. Freetaxusa 2011 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). Freetaxusa 2011 State and local income or property taxes. Freetaxusa 2011 Deductible home mortgage interest. Freetaxusa 2011 Investment interest up to net investment income. Freetaxusa 2011 Charitable contributions. Freetaxusa 2011 Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. Freetaxusa 2011 Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. Freetaxusa 2011 Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. Freetaxusa 2011 AGI. Freetaxusa 2011   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Phaseout of itemized deductions. Freetaxusa 2011   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. Freetaxusa 2011    Itemized Deduction Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1–2 to figure your reduction in itemized deductions. Freetaxusa 2011 Worksheet 1-2. Freetaxusa 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. Freetaxusa 2011   2. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. Freetaxusa 2011   3. Freetaxusa 2011 Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. Freetaxusa 2011 Stop here. Freetaxusa 2011 Your deduction is not limited. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011  ❑ Yes. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract line 2 from line 1. Freetaxusa 2011 3. Freetaxusa 2011       4. Freetaxusa 2011 Multiply line 3 by 80% (. Freetaxusa 2011 80) 4. Freetaxusa 2011       5. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter your expected AGI 5. Freetaxusa 2011       6. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. Freetaxusa 2011   7. Freetaxusa 2011 Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. Freetaxusa 2011 Stop here. Freetaxusa 2011 Your deduction is not limited. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011  ❑ Yes. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract line 6 from line 5. Freetaxusa 2011 7. Freetaxusa 2011       8. Freetaxusa 2011 Multiply line 7 by 3% (. Freetaxusa 2011 03) 8. Freetaxusa 2011       9. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. Freetaxusa 2011     10. Freetaxusa 2011 Subtract line 9 from line 1. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. Freetaxusa 2011     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). Freetaxusa 2011   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. Freetaxusa 2011 Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. Freetaxusa 2011 Net operating loss carryovers. Freetaxusa 2011 Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. Freetaxusa 2011 Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. Freetaxusa 2011 Certain moving expenses. Freetaxusa 2011 Deduction for self-employment tax. Freetaxusa 2011 Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. Freetaxusa 2011 Self-employed health insurance deduction. Freetaxusa 2011 Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Freetaxusa 2011 Alimony paid. Freetaxusa 2011 IRA deduction. Freetaxusa 2011 Student loan interest deduction. Freetaxusa 2011 Jury duty pay given to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011 Reforestation amortization and expenses. Freetaxusa 2011 Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. Freetaxusa 2011 Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. Freetaxusa 2011 Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. Freetaxusa 2011 Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. Freetaxusa 2011 Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. Freetaxusa 2011 Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. Freetaxusa 2011 Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). Freetaxusa 2011 Tax credits (worksheet line 5). Freetaxusa 2011   Although you can take most tax credits into account when figuring withholding allowances, the Personal Allowances Worksheet uses only the child and dependent care credit (line F) and the child tax credit (line G). Freetaxusa 2011 But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. Freetaxusa 2011 If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. Freetaxusa 2011   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. Freetaxusa 2011 See the individual tax form instructions for more details. Freetaxusa 2011 Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Freetaxusa 2011 S. Freetaxusa 2011 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Freetaxusa 2011 Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Freetaxusa 2011 Education credits. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Freetaxusa 2011 Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 590. Freetaxusa 2011 Mortgage interest credit. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Freetaxusa 2011 Adoption credit. Freetaxusa 2011 See the Instructions for Form 8839. Freetaxusa 2011 Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. Freetaxusa 2011 See the Instructions for Form 8801. Freetaxusa 2011 General business credit. Freetaxusa 2011 See the Instructions for Form 3800. Freetaxusa 2011 Earned income credit. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 596. Freetaxusa 2011 Figuring line 5 entry. Freetaxusa 2011   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Freetaxusa 2011 Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. Freetaxusa 2011 Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). Freetaxusa 2011 In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7. Freetaxusa 2011 Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7. Freetaxusa 2011 Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. Freetaxusa 2011 Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011 Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). Freetaxusa 2011   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). Freetaxusa 2011 Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. Freetaxusa 2011   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. Freetaxusa 2011 See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. Freetaxusa 2011 Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). Freetaxusa 2011    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. Freetaxusa 2011 If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. Freetaxusa 2011 Example. Freetaxusa 2011 If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. Freetaxusa 2011 32. Freetaxusa 2011 Drop the fraction (. Freetaxusa 2011 32) and enter “1” on line 8. Freetaxusa 2011 Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). Freetaxusa 2011 Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). Freetaxusa 2011   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). Freetaxusa 2011 Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). Freetaxusa 2011 Enter that number on line 2. Freetaxusa 2011 However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. Freetaxusa 2011 ”    Table 1-3. Freetaxusa 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. Freetaxusa 2011  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $440,001 – 490,000. Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 . Freetaxusa 2011 2. Freetaxusa 2011 9 $490,001 and over 2. Freetaxusa 2011 5 b. Freetaxusa 2011  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $430,001 and over 2. Freetaxusa 2011 5 c. Freetaxusa 2011  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. Freetaxusa 2011 9 $460,001 and over 2. Freetaxusa 2011 5 d. Freetaxusa 2011  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. Freetaxusa 2011 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. Freetaxusa 2011 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. Freetaxusa 2011 9 $245,001 and over 2. Freetaxusa 2011 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. Freetaxusa 2011 If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. Freetaxusa 2011   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. Freetaxusa 2011 Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Other amounts owed. Freetaxusa 2011   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. Freetaxusa 2011 The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld In most situations, the tax withheld from your pay will be close to the tax you figure on your return if you follow these two rules. Freetaxusa 2011 You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. Freetaxusa 2011 You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. Freetaxusa 2011 But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 This is most likely to happen in the following situations. Freetaxusa 2011 You are married and both you and your spouse work. Freetaxusa 2011 You have more than one job at a time. Freetaxusa 2011 You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. Freetaxusa 2011 You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. Freetaxusa 2011 Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. Freetaxusa 2011 You work only part of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. Freetaxusa 2011 If you anticipate liability for Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax, you may request that your employer withhold an additional amount of income tax withholding on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. Freetaxusa 2011 To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. Freetaxusa 2011 You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. Freetaxusa 2011 You cannot use a fiscal year. Freetaxusa 2011 You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 To figure this limit, count all calendar days that you are employed (including weekends, vacations, and sick days) beginning with the first day you are on the job for pay and ending with your last day of work. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. Freetaxusa 2011 You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 How to apply for the part-year method. Freetaxusa 2011   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Freetaxusa 2011 The request must state all three of the following. Freetaxusa 2011 The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. Freetaxusa 2011 That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. Freetaxusa 2011 That you use the calendar year as your tax year. Freetaxusa 2011 Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. Freetaxusa 2011 You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Freetaxusa 2011 To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. Freetaxusa 2011 ) since the beginning of the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. Freetaxusa 2011   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. Freetaxusa 2011 Go to www. Freetaxusa 2011 irs. Freetaxusa 2011 gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. Freetaxusa 2011 It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. Freetaxusa 2011 These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. Freetaxusa 2011 New Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. Freetaxusa 2011 Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. Freetaxusa 2011 The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. Freetaxusa 2011 No Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. Freetaxusa 2011 Repaying withheld tax. Freetaxusa 2011   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 IRS review of your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 See Penalties , later. Freetaxusa 2011   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. Freetaxusa 2011 At the end of this period, if you have not responded or if your response is not adequate, your employer will be required to withhold based on the original lock-in letter. Freetaxusa 2011   After the lock-in letter takes effect, your employer must withhold tax on the basis of the withholding rate (marital status) and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in that letter. Freetaxusa 2011   If you later believe that you are entitled to claim exemption from withholding or more allowances than the IRS determined, you can complete a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support the claims made on the Form W-4 and send them directly to the IRS address shown on the lock-in letter. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. Freetaxusa 2011   At any time, either before or after the lock-in letter becomes effective, you may give your employer a new Form W-4 that does not claim complete exemption from withholding and results in more income tax withheld than specified in the lock-in letter. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011   Additional information is available at IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 gov. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. Freetaxusa 2011 Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. Freetaxusa 2011 The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. Freetaxusa 2011 You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. Freetaxusa 2011 For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not use Figure 1-A if you: Are 65 or older, Are blind, Will itemize deductions on your 2014 return, Will claim an exemption for a dependent on your 2014 return, or Will claim any tax credits on your 2014 return. Freetaxusa 2011 These situations are discussed later. Freetaxusa 2011 Students. Freetaxusa 2011   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. Freetaxusa 2011 If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Example 1. Freetaxusa 2011 You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. Freetaxusa 2011 You do not expect to have any other income during the year, and your parents will be able to claim an exemption for you on their tax return. Freetaxusa 2011 You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. Freetaxusa 2011 The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. Freetaxusa 2011 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Please click here for the text description of the image. Freetaxusa 2011 Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. Freetaxusa 2011 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you also have a savings account and expect to have $400 interest income during the year. Freetaxusa 2011 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you cannot claim exemption from withholding because your unearned income will be more than $350 and your total income will be more than $1,000. Freetaxusa 2011    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. Freetaxusa 2011    Age 65 or older or blind. Freetaxusa 2011 If you are 65 or older or blind, use Worksheet 1-3 or Worksheet 1-4, to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. Freetaxusa 2011 Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. Freetaxusa 2011 Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. Freetaxusa 2011   If you had no tax liability for 2013, and you will: Itemize deductions, Claim an exemption for a dependent, or Claim a tax credit, use the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet (also see chapter 2), to figure your 2014 expected tax liability. Freetaxusa 2011 You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. Freetaxusa 2011 Claiming exemption from withholding. Freetaxusa 2011   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 Do not complete lines 5 and 6. Freetaxusa 2011 Enter “Exempt” on line 7. Freetaxusa 2011   If you claim exemption, but later your situation changes so that you will have to pay income tax after all, you must file a new Form W-4 within 10 days after the change. Freetaxusa 2011 If you claim exemption in 2014 but you expect to owe income tax for 2015, you must file a new Form W-4 by December 1, 2014. Freetaxusa 2011   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. Freetaxusa 2011 See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. Freetaxusa 2011 An exemption is good for only 1 year. Freetaxusa 2011   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. Freetaxusa 2011 Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. Freetaxusa 2011 The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. Freetaxusa 2011 However, if these payments are identified separately from regular wages, your employer or other payer of supplemental wages can withhold income tax from these wages at a flat rate. Freetaxusa 2011 Expense allowances. Freetaxusa 2011   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. Freetaxusa 2011 A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not require you to account for, or prove, your business expenses to your employer or does not require you to return your employer's payments that are more than your proven expenses. Freetaxusa 2011   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid under an accountable plan that are more than your proven expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan if you do not return the excess payments within a reasonable period of time. Freetaxusa 2011 Accountable plan. Freetaxusa 2011   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. Freetaxusa 2011 Your expenses must have a business connection. Freetaxusa 2011 That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Freetaxusa 2011 You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Freetaxusa 2011 You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Freetaxusa 2011    An excess reimbursement or allowance is any amount you are paid that is more than the business-related expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Freetaxusa 2011 However, regardless of those facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Freetaxusa 2011 You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Freetaxusa 2011 You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Freetaxusa 2011 You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Freetaxusa 2011 You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Freetaxusa 2011 Nonaccountable plan. Freetaxusa 2011   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Freetaxusa 2011 Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. Freetaxusa 2011 You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. Freetaxusa 2011 There is also a criminal penalty for willfully supplying false or fraudulent information on your Form W-4 or for willfully failing to supply information that would increase the amount withheld. Freetaxusa 2011 The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. Freetaxusa 2011 These penalties will apply if you deliberately and knowingly falsify your Form W-4 in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the proper withholding of taxes. Freetaxusa 2011 A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. Freetaxusa 2011 For example, a person who has tried to figure the number of withholding allowances correctly, but claims seven when the proper number is six, will not be charged a Form W-4 penalty. Freetaxusa 2011 However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. Freetaxusa 2011 Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. Freetaxusa 2011 You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. Freetaxusa 2011 However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. Freetaxusa 2011 Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. Freetaxusa 2011 Reporting tips to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   If you receive tips of $20 or more in a month while working for any one employer, you must report to your employer the total amount of tips you receive on the job during the month. Freetaxusa 2011 The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Freetaxusa 2011   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. Freetaxusa 2011 Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. Freetaxusa 2011 How employer figures amount to withhold. Freetaxusa 2011   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. Freetaxusa 2011 By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. Freetaxusa 2011 By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. Freetaxusa 2011 Not enough pay to cover taxes. Freetaxusa 2011   If your regular pay is not enough for your employer to withhold all the tax (including income tax and social security and Medicare taxes (or the equivalent railroad retirement tax)) due on your pay plus your tips, you can give your employer money to cover the shortage. Freetaxusa 2011   If you do not give your employer money to cover the shortage, your employer first withholds as much Medicare tax and social security or railroad retirement tax as possible, up to the proper amount, and then withholds income tax up to the full amount of your pay. Freetaxusa 2011 If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Freetaxusa 2011 When you file your return, you also may have to pay any Medicare and social security tax or railroad retirement tax your employer could not withhold. Freetaxusa 2011 Tips not reported to your employer. Freetaxusa 2011   On your tax return, you must report all the tips you receive during the year, even tips you do not report to your employer (this includes the value of any noncash tips you received, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value). Freetaxusa 2011 Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. Freetaxusa 2011 Allocated tips. Freetaxusa 2011   If you work in a large food or beverage establishment, your employer may have to report an allocated amount of tips on your Form W-2. Freetaxusa 2011   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. Freetaxusa 2011 Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. Freetaxusa 2011 Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. Freetaxusa 2011 More information. Freetaxusa 2011   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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Updated IRS Smartphone App IRS2Go Version 4.0 Now Available

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new added features available in both English and Spanish.

The redesigned IRS2Go provides new features for taxpayers to access the latest information to help them in the preparation of their tax returns. In this version, IRS2Go highlights the addition of an innovative new refund status tracker, providing taxpayers an easy-to-use feature to follow their tax return throughout the process.

 “The new version of IRS2Go provides taxpayers another way to quickly get information and help around the clock,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The IRS is focused on providing taxpayers with convenient self-service tools like IRS2Go, which provides details on everything from tax refunds to free tax assistance.”

There have been about 3.5 million downloads of IRS2Go since its inception in 2011. iPhone and iPod Touch users can update or download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the iTunes App Store. Android users can visit Google Play to download the free IRS2Go app.

The newest version of the free mobile app offers a number of safe and secure ways for taxpayers to access other popular tools and the most up-to-date tax information, including:

  • Refund Status. Taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund through IRS2Go. People simply enter their Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select their filing status and enter the amount of their anticipated refund for their 2013 tax return. A new refund status tracker has been added so that taxpayers can follow their tax return throughout the process. Users can check their refund status 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of an e-filed return, or four weeks after mailing a paper return. The IRS reminds taxpayers the tool is updated just once a day, usually overnight, so there is no reason to check more than once a day.

  • Free Tax Prep Providers. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. This brand new tool on IRS2Go will help taxpayers find the nearest VITA site to their home by simply entering their zip code and selecting a mileage range. By clicking on the directions button within the results, the maps application on the device will load with the address, making it easy to navigate to your desired location.

  • Tax Records. Taxpayers can request their tax account or tax return transcript from IRS2Go. The transcript will be delivered via the U.S. Postal Service to their address of record.

  • Stay Connected. Taxpayers can interact with the IRS by following the IRS on Twitter, @IRSnews or @IRSenEspanol, watching helpful videos on YouTube, signing up for email updates or by using the Contact Us feature.

For more information on IRS2Go, products and services through social media channels and other media products, visit www.IRS.gov.

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Freetaxusa 2011 Publication 534 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Important Change for 1995 Introduction How To Use This Publication Important Change for 1995 Major changes to Publications 534 and 946. Freetaxusa 2011  This publication, as well as Publication 946,How To Depreciate Property, has been changed. Freetaxusa 2011 Publication 534 has been shortened. Freetaxusa 2011 It no longer contains general information on MACRS and the section 179 deduction. Freetaxusa 2011 It contains a discussion of the accelerated cost recovery system (ACRS), the ACRS Percentage Tables, a discussion of other methods of depreciation, and a limited discussion of listed property. Freetaxusa 2011 We expanded Publication 946 by adding material taken from Publication 534. Freetaxusa 2011 We added more detail to the discussions of the section 179 deduction, the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS), and listed property. Freetaxusa 2011 We replaced the partialMACRS Percentage Tables with the complete ones from Publication 534. Freetaxusa 2011 We also added the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods from Publication 534. Freetaxusa 2011 We made these changes to eliminate most of the duplication that existed in the two publications. Freetaxusa 2011 This will save money and make it easier for you to decide which publication you need. Freetaxusa 2011 Use this publication to figure depreciation on property you placed in service before 1987; use Publication 946 to figure depreciation on property you placed in service after 1986. Freetaxusa 2011 Introduction The law allows you to recover your cost in business or income-producing property through yearly tax deductions. Freetaxusa 2011 You do this by depreciating your property, that is, by deducting some of your cost on your tax return each year. Freetaxusa 2011 You can depreciate both tangible property, such as a car, building, or machinery, and certain intangible property, such as a copyright or a patent. Freetaxusa 2011 The amount you can deduct depends on: How much the property cost, When you began using it, How long it will take to recover your cost, and Which of several depreciation methods you use. Freetaxusa 2011 Depreciation defined. Freetaxusa 2011   Depreciation is a loss in the value of property over the time the property is being used. Freetaxusa 2011 Events that can cause property to depreciate include wear and tear, age, deterioration, and obsolescence. Freetaxusa 2011 You can get back your cost of certain property, such as equipment you use in your business or property used for the production of income by taking deductions for depreciation. Freetaxusa 2011 Black's Law Dictionary Amortization. Freetaxusa 2011   Amortization is similar to depreciation. Freetaxusa 2011 Using amortization, you can recover your cost or basis in certain property proportionately over a specific number of years or months. Freetaxusa 2011 Examples of costs you can amortize are the costs of starting a business, reforestation, and pollution control facilities. Freetaxusa 2011 You can find information on amortization inchapter 12 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Freetaxusa 2011 Alternative minimum tax. Freetaxusa 2011   If you use accelerated depreciation for real property, or personal property that is leased to others, you may be liable for the alternative minimum tax. Freetaxusa 2011 Accelerated depreciation is any method, that allows recovery at a faster rate in the earlier years than the straight line method. Freetaxusa 2011 For more information, you may wish to see the following: Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax-Individuals, and Publication 542, Tax Information on Corporations. Freetaxusa 2011 Ordering publications and forms. Freetaxusa 2011   To order free publications and forms, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). Freetaxusa 2011 You can also write to the IRS Forms Distribution Center nearest you. Freetaxusa 2011 Check your income tax package for the address. Freetaxusa 2011   If you have access to a personal computer and a modem, you can also get many forms and publications electronically. Freetaxusa 2011 See How To Get Forms and Publications in your income tax package for details. Freetaxusa 2011 Telephone help. Freetaxusa 2011   You can call the IRS with your tax question Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Freetaxusa 2011 Check your telephone book for the local number or you can call1-800-829-1040. Freetaxusa 2011 Telephone help for hearing-impaired persons. Freetaxusa 2011   If you have access to TDD equipment, you can call 1-800-829-4059 with your tax question or to order forms and publications. Freetaxusa 2011 See your tax package for the hours of operation. Freetaxusa 2011 How To Use This Publication This publication describes the kinds of property that can be depreciated and the methods used to figure depreciation on property placed in service before 1987. Freetaxusa 2011 It is divided into three chapters and contains an appendix. Freetaxusa 2011 Chapter 1 explains the rules for depreciating property under the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS). Freetaxusa 2011 Chapter 2 explains the rules for depreciating property first used before 1981. Freetaxusa 2011 Chapter 3 explains the rules for listed property. Freetaxusa 2011 Also this chapter defines listed property. Freetaxusa 2011 The appendix contains the ACRS Percentage Tables. Freetaxusa 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications