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H and r block free state file Index A Additional Medicare Tax, Reminders, Additional Medicare Tax withholding. H and r block free state file Aliens, nonresident, Withholding income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. H and r block free state file , Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees. H and r block free state file Assistance (see Tax help) C COBRA premium assistance credit, Reminders COBRA Premium Assistance Credit, COBRA premium assistance credit. H and r block free state file Commodity wages, Commodity wages. H and r block free state file Crew leaders, Crew Leaders, 10. H and r block free state file Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax D Deposit Penalties, Deposit Penalties Deposit rules Electronic funds transfer, 7. H and r block free state file Depositing Taxes Lookback period, Lookback period. H and r block free state file Differential wage payments, Reminders Disregarded entities, Reminders E Electronic deposits, Electronic deposit requirement. H and r block free state file Electronic payment, Reminders Electronic reporting, Calendar Employee defined, 2. H and r block free state file Who Are Employees? Employer identification number (EIN), Employer identification number (EIN). H and r block free state file Employers of farmworkers, 2. H and r block free state file Who Are Employees? Exemption from withholding, Exemption from federal income tax withholding. H and r block free state file F Farmworkers Crew leaders, Crew Leaders Defined, 2. H and r block free state file Who Are Employees? Federal unemployment (FUTA) taxes, 10. H and r block free state file Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Forms 843, Form 843. H and r block free state file 940, 10. H and r block free state file Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 943, 8. H and r block free state file Form 943 943-X, Prior Year Adjustments I-9, Reminders W-2, Filing corrections to Forms W-2 and W-3. H and r block free state file W-4, Reminders, Form W-4. H and r block free state file W-4(SP), Reminders, Form W-4. H and r block free state file H H-2A visa holders, Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. H and r block free state file Household employees Employment tax withholding, Household employees. H and r block free state file I Income tax withholding How to figure, How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding Percentage method, 13. H and r block free state file Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods Wage bracket method, 13. H and r block free state file Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods Who must withhold, 5. H and r block free state file Federal Income Tax Withholding Independent contractor, 2. H and r block free state file Who Are Employees? L Lookback period, Lookback period. H and r block free state file N Noncash wages, Commodity wages. H and r block free state file P Penalties, Deposit Penalties Prior year adjustments, Prior Year Adjustments Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs), Reminders R Reconciling Forms W-2, W-3, and 943, 11. H and r block free state file Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms Reconciling wage reporting forms, 11. H and r block free state file Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms S Share farmers, Share farmers. H and r block free state file Social security and Medicare withholding, 4. H and r block free state file Social Security and Medicare Taxes Social security number (SSN), Social security number (SSN). H and r block free state file Spouses who own and operate a business together , Business Owned and Operated by Spouses Supplemental wages, Supplemental wages. H and r block free state file T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Taxpayer identification number, 1. H and r block free state file Taxpayer Identification Numbers Trust fund recovery penalty, Trust fund recovery penalty. H and r block free state file TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help W Withholding Income tax, 5. H and r block free state file Federal Income Tax Withholding Nonresident aliens, Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees. H and r block free state file Supplemental wages, Supplemental wages. H and r block free state file Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications

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H and r block free state file 1. H and r block free state file   Definitions You Need To Know Table of Contents Other options. H and r block free state file Exception. H and r block free state file Certain terms used in this publication are defined below. H and r block free state file The same term used in another publication may have a slightly different meaning. H and r block free state file Annual additions. H and r block free state file   Annual additions are the total of all your contributions in a year, employee contributions (not including rollovers), and forfeitures allocated to a participant's account. H and r block free state file Annual benefits. H and r block free state file   Annual benefits are the benefits to be paid yearly in the form of a straight life annuity (with no extra benefits) under a plan to which employees do not contribute and under which no rollover contributions are made. H and r block free state file Business. H and r block free state file   A business is an activity in which a profit motive is present and economic activity is involved. H and r block free state file Service as a newspaper carrier under age 18 or as a public official is not a business. H and r block free state file Common-law employee. H and r block free state file   A common-law employee is any individual who, under common law, would have the status of an employee. H and r block free state file A leased employee can also be a common-law employee. H and r block free state file   A common-law employee is a person who performs services for an employer who has the right to control and direct the results of the work and the way in which it is done. H and r block free state file For example, the employer: Provides the employee's tools, materials, and workplace, and Can fire the employee. H and r block free state file   Common-law employees are not self-employed and cannot set up retirement plans for income from their work, even if that income is self-employment income for social security tax purposes. H and r block free state file For example, common-law employees who are ministers, members of religious orders, full-time insurance salespeople, and U. H and r block free state file S. H and r block free state file citizens employed in the United States by foreign governments cannot set up retirement plans for their earnings from those employments, even though their earnings are treated as self-employment income. H and r block free state file   However, an individual may be a common-law employee and a self-employed person as well. H and r block free state file For example, an attorney can be a corporate common-law employee during regular working hours and also practice law in the evening as a self-employed person. H and r block free state file In another example, a minister employed by a congregation for a salary is a common-law employee even though the salary is treated as self-employment income for social security tax purposes. H and r block free state file However, fees reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, for performing marriages, baptisms, and other personal services are self-employment earnings for qualified plan purposes. H and r block free state file Compensation. H and r block free state file   Compensation for plan allocations is the pay a participant received from you for personal services for a year. H and r block free state file You can generally define compensation as including all the following payments. H and r block free state file Wages and salaries. H and r block free state file Fees for professional services. H and r block free state file Other amounts received (cash or noncash) for personal services actually rendered by an employee, including, but not limited to, the following items. H and r block free state file Commissions and tips. H and r block free state file Fringe benefits. H and r block free state file Bonuses. H and r block free state file   For a self-employed individual, compensation means the earned income, discussed later, of that individual. H and r block free state file   Compensation generally includes amounts deferred in the following employee benefit plans. H and r block free state file These amounts are elective deferrals. H and r block free state file Qualified cash or deferred arrangement (section 401(k) plan). H and r block free state file Salary reduction agreement to contribute to a tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b) plan), a SIMPLE IRA plan, or a SARSEP. H and r block free state file Section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan. H and r block free state file Section 125 cafeteria plan. H and r block free state file   However, an employer can choose to exclude elective deferrals under the above plans from the definition of compensation. H and r block free state file The limit on elective deferrals is discussed in chapter 2 under Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension (SARSEP) and in chapter 4. H and r block free state file Other options. H and r block free state file   In figuring the compensation of a participant, you can treat any of the following amounts as the employee's compensation. H and r block free state file The employee's wages as defined for income tax withholding purposes. H and r block free state file The employee's wages you report in box 1 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. H and r block free state file The employee's social security wages (including elective deferrals). H and r block free state file   Compensation generally cannot include either of the following items. H and r block free state file Nontaxable reimbursements or other expense allowances. H and r block free state file Deferred compensation (other than elective deferrals). H and r block free state file SIMPLE plans. H and r block free state file   A special definition of compensation applies for SIMPLE plans. H and r block free state file See chapter 3. H and r block free state file Contribution. H and r block free state file   A contribution is an amount you pay into a plan for all those participating in the plan, including self-employed individuals. H and r block free state file Limits apply to how much, under the contribution formula of the plan, can be contributed each year for a participant. H and r block free state file Deduction. H and r block free state file   A deduction is the plan contributions you can subtract from gross income on your federal income tax return. H and r block free state file Limits apply to the amount deductible. H and r block free state file Earned income. H and r block free state file   Earned income is net earnings from self-employment, discussed later, from a business in which your services materially helped to produce the income. H and r block free state file   You can also have earned income from property your personal efforts helped create, such as royalties from your books or inventions. H and r block free state file Earned income includes net earnings from selling or otherwise disposing of the property, but it does not include capital gains. H and r block free state file It includes income from licensing the use of property other than goodwill. H and r block free state file   Earned income includes amounts received for services by self-employed members of recognized religious sects opposed to social security benefits who are exempt from self-employment tax. H and r block free state file   If you have more than one business, but only one has a retirement plan, only the earned income from that business is considered for that plan. H and r block free state file Employer. H and r block free state file   An employer is generally any person for whom an individual performs or did perform any service, of whatever nature, as an employee. H and r block free state file A sole proprietor is treated as his or her own employer for retirement plan purposes. H and r block free state file However, a partner is not an employer for retirement plan purposes. H and r block free state file Instead, the partnership is treated as the employer of each partner. H and r block free state file Highly compensated employee. H and r block free state file   A highly compensated employee is an individual who: Owned more than 5% of the interest in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, regardless of how much compensation that person earned or received, or For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than $115,000 (if the preceding year is 2012, 2013, or 2014) and, if you so choose, was in the top 20% of employees when ranked by compensation. H and r block free state file Leased employee. H and r block free state file   A leased employee who is not your common-law employee must generally be treated as your employee for retirement plan purposes if he or she does all the following. H and r block free state file Provides services to you under an agreement between you and a leasing organization. H and r block free state file Has performed services for you (or for you and related persons) substantially full time for at least 1 year. H and r block free state file Performs services under your primary direction or control. H and r block free state file Exception. H and r block free state file   A leased employee is not treated as your employee if all the following conditions are met. H and r block free state file Leased employees are not more than 20% of your non-highly compensated work force. H and r block free state file The employee is covered under the leasing organization's qualified pension plan. H and r block free state file The leasing organization's plan is a money purchase pension plan that has all the following provisions. H and r block free state file Immediate participation. H and r block free state file (This requirement does not apply to any individual whose compensation from the leasing organization in each plan year during the 4-year period ending with the plan year is less than $1,000. H and r block free state file ) Full and immediate vesting. H and r block free state file A nonintegrated employer contribution rate of at least 10% of compensation for each participant. H and r block free state file However, if the leased employee is your common-law employee, that employee will be your employee for all purposes, regardless of any pension plan of the leasing organization. H and r block free state file Net earnings from self-employment. H and r block free state file   For SEP and qualified plans, net earnings from self-employment is your gross income from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) minus allowable business deductions. H and r block free state file Allowable deductions include contributions to SEP and qualified plans for common-law employees and the deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. H and r block free state file   Net earnings from self-employment does not include items excluded from gross income (or their related deductions) other than foreign earned income and foreign housing cost amounts. H and r block free state file   For the deduction limits, earned income is net earnings for personal services actually rendered to the business. H and r block free state file You take into account the income tax deduction for the deductible part of self-employment tax and the deduction for contributions to the plan made on your behalf when figuring net earnings. H and r block free state file   Net earnings include a partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss (other than separately stated items, such as capital gains and losses). H and r block free state file It does not include income passed through to shareholders of S corporations. H and r block free state file Guaranteed payments to limited partners are net earnings from self-employment if they are paid for services to or for the partnership. H and r block free state file Distributions of other income or loss to limited partners are not net earnings from self-employment. H and r block free state file   For SIMPLE plans, net earnings from self-employment is the amount on line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE plan for yourself. H and r block free state file Qualified plan. H and r block free state file   A qualified plan is a retirement plan that offers a tax-favored way to save for retirement. H and r block free state file You can deduct contributions made to the plan for your employees. H and r block free state file Earnings on these contributions are generally tax free until distributed at retirement. H and r block free state file Profit-sharing, money purchase, and defined benefit plans are qualified plans. H and r block free state file A 401(k) plan is also a qualified plan. H and r block free state file Participant. H and r block free state file   A participant is an eligible employee who is covered by your retirement plan. H and r block free state file See the discussions of the different types of plans for the definition of an employee eligible to participate in each type of plan. H and r block free state file Partner. H and r block free state file   A partner is an individual who shares ownership of an unincorporated trade or business with one or more persons. H and r block free state file For retirement plans, a partner is treated as an employee of the partnership. H and r block free state file Self-employed individual. H and r block free state file   An individual in business for himself or herself, and whose business is not incorporated, is self-employed. H and r block free state file Sole proprietors and partners are self-employed. H and r block free state file Self-employment can include part-time work. H and r block free state file   Not everyone who has net earnings from self-employment for social security tax purposes is self-employed for qualified plan purposes. H and r block free state file See Common-law employee and Net earnings from self-employment , earlier. H and r block free state file   In addition, certain fishermen may be considered self-employed for setting up a qualified plan. H and r block free state file See Publication 595, Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen, for the special rules used to determine whether fishermen are self-employed. H and r block free state file Sole proprietor. H and r block free state file   A sole proprietor is an individual who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself, including a single member limited liability company that is treated as a disregarded entity for tax purposes. H and r block free state file For retirement plans, a sole proprietor is treated as both an employer and an employee. H and r block free state file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications