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The Federal gift tax is a tax on the right to transfer property from a living person to other persons or trusts. Reported on Form 709, United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, data are collected on the donor and recipient of gifts that exceed the annual exclusion. The name of the recipient, recipient's relationship to the donor, type of property, and value of gift are reported, as are the total value of a donor's lifetime gifts and tax computation items.

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2009 Gifts
This article presents data on gifts made during 2009. Donors filed a total of 223,093 returns for 2009, reporting a total of $$37.9 billion in assets transferred to 867,507 donees, primarily children and grandchildren.

2008 Gifts
This article presents data on gifts made during 2008. Donors filed a total of 234,714 returns for 2008, reporting a total of $40.2 billion in assets transferred to 927,554 donees, primarily children and grandchildren.

2007 Gifts
This article describes gifts made during calendar year 2007.  There were a total of 257,485 gift tax returns filed in 2008.  247,932 returns, or 96.3 percent, were nontaxable.  The remaining 9,553 (3.7 percent) were taxable.

Wealth Transfers, 2005 Gifts

This article describes gifts made during calendar year 2005.  A total of $38.5 billion in assets was transferred from donors to donees, or gift recipients.  Only 2.9 percent of returns were taxable, with $1.7 billion in gift tax liability reported.

 

Inter Vivos Wealth Transfers, 1997 Gifts
This article describes gifts made during calendar year 1997.  Like transfers of wealth at death, wealth transfers during life—called inter vivos wealth transfers—are subject to Federal taxation.  Only individual gifts in excess of $10,000 were potentially taxable for Gift Year 1997.

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How do i amend my tax return Publication 939 - Main Content Table of Contents General Information Taxation of Periodic PaymentsInvestment in the Contract Expected Return Computation Under the General Rule How To Use Actuarial TablesUnisex Annuity Tables Special Elections Worksheets for Determining Taxable Annuity Actuarial Tables Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics General Information Some of the terms used in this publication are defined in the following paragraphs. How do i amend my tax return A pension is generally a series of payments made to you after you retire from work. How do i amend my tax return Pension payments are made regularly and are for past services with an employer. How do i amend my tax return An annuity is a series of payments under a contract. How do i amend my tax return You can buy the contract alone or you can buy it with the help of your employer. How do i amend my tax return Annuity payments are made regularly for more than one full year. How do i amend my tax return Note. How do i amend my tax return Distributions from pensions and annuities follow the same rules as outlined in this publication unless otherwise noted. How do i amend my tax return Types of pensions and annuities. How do i amend my tax return   Particular types of pensions and annuities include: Fixed period annuities. How do i amend my tax return You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for a definite length of time. How do i amend my tax return Annuities for a single life. How do i amend my tax return You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for life. How do i amend my tax return The payments end at death. How do i amend my tax return Joint and survivor annuities. How do i amend my tax return The first annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. How do i amend my tax return After he or she dies, a second annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. How do i amend my tax return The amount paid to the second annuitant may or may not differ from the amount paid to the first annuitant. How do i amend my tax return Variable annuities. How do i amend my tax return You receive payments that may vary in amount for a definite length of time or for life. How do i amend my tax return The amounts you receive may depend upon such variables as profits earned by the pension or annuity funds or cost-of-living indexes. How do i amend my tax return Disability pensions. How do i amend my tax return You are under minimum retirement age and receive payments because you retired on disability. How do i amend my tax return If, at the time of your retirement, you were permanently and totally disabled, you may be eligible for the credit for the elderly or the disabled discussed in Publication 524. How do i amend my tax return If your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, the General Rule cannot be used for the following qualified plans. How do i amend my tax return A qualified employee plan is an employer's stock bonus, pension, or profit-sharing plan that is for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. How do i amend my tax return This plan must meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. How do i amend my tax return It qualifies for special tax benefits, including tax deferral for employer contributions and rollover distributions. How do i amend my tax return However, you must use the General Rule if you were 75 or over and the annuity payments are guaranteed for more than 5 years. How do i amend my tax return A qualified employee annuity is a retirement annuity purchased by an employer for an employee under a plan that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. How do i amend my tax return A tax-sheltered annuity is a special annuity plan or contract purchased for an employee of a public school or tax-exempt organization. How do i amend my tax return   The General Rule is used to figure the tax treatment of various types of pensions and annuities, including nonqualified employee plans. How do i amend my tax return A nonqualified employee plan is an employer's plan that does not meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. How do i amend my tax return It does not qualify for most of the tax benefits of a qualified plan. How do i amend my tax return Annuity worksheets. How do i amend my tax return   The worksheets found near the end of the text of this publication may be useful to you in figuring the taxable part of your annuity. How do i amend my tax return Request for a ruling. How do i amend my tax return   If you are unable to determine the income tax treatment of your pension or annuity, you may ask the Internal Revenue Service to figure the taxable part of your annuity payments. How do i amend my tax return This is treated as a request for a ruling. How do i amend my tax return See Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. How do i amend my tax return Withholding tax and estimated tax. How do i amend my tax return   Your pension or annuity is subject to federal income tax withholding unless you choose not to have tax withheld. How do i amend my tax return If you choose not to have tax withheld from your pension or annuity, or if you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to make estimated tax payments. How do i amend my tax return Taxation of Periodic Payments This section explains how the periodic payments you receive under a pension or annuity plan are taxed under the General Rule. How do i amend my tax return Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). How do i amend my tax return These payments are also known as amounts received as an annuity. How do i amend my tax return If you receive an amount from your plan that is a nonperiodic payment (amount not received as an annuity), see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. How do i amend my tax return In general, you can recover your net cost of the pension or annuity tax free over the period you are to receive the payments. How do i amend my tax return The amount of each payment that is more than the part that represents your net cost is taxable. How do i amend my tax return Under the General Rule, the part of each annuity payment that represents your net cost is in the same proportion that your investment in the contract is to your expected return. How do i amend my tax return These terms are explained in the following discussions. How do i amend my tax return Investment in the Contract In figuring how much of your pension or annuity is taxable under the General Rule, you must figure your investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return First, find your net cost of the contract as of the annuity starting date (defined later). How do i amend my tax return To find this amount, you must first figure the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts paid. How do i amend my tax return This includes the amounts your employer contributed if you were required to include these amounts in income. How do i amend my tax return It also includes amounts you actually contributed (except amounts for health and accident benefits and deductible voluntary employee contributions). How do i amend my tax return From this total cost you subtract: Any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans (any of which were not included in your income) that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. How do i amend my tax return Any additional premiums paid for double indemnity or disability benefits. How do i amend my tax return Any other tax-free amounts you received under the contract or plan before the later of the dates in (1). How do i amend my tax return The annuity starting date   is the later of the first day of the first period for which you receive payment under the contract or the date on which the obligation under the contract becomes fixed. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return On January 1 you completed all your payments required under an annuity contract providing for monthly payments starting on August 1, for the period beginning July 1. How do i amend my tax return The annuity starting date is July 1. How do i amend my tax return This is the date you use in figuring your investment in the contract and your expected return (discussed later). How do i amend my tax return Adjustments If any of the following items apply, adjust (add or subtract) your total cost to find your net cost. How do i amend my tax return Foreign employment. How do i amend my tax return   If you worked abroad, your cost may include contributions by your employer to the retirement plan, but only if those contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you as compensation. How do i amend my tax return The contributions that apply are: Contributions before 1963 by your employer, Contributions after 1962 by your employer if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income (without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion) had they been paid directly to you, or Contributions after 1996 by your employer on your behalf if you performed the services of a foreign missionary (a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church or a lay person) if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you. How do i amend my tax return Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. How do i amend my tax return   In determining your cost, special rules apply if you are a U. How do i amend my tax return S. How do i amend my tax return citizen or resident alien who received distributions from a plan to which contributions were made while you were a nonresident alien. How do i amend my tax return Your contributions and your employer's contributions are not included in your cost if the contributions: Were made based on compensation which was for services performed outside the United States which you were a nonresident alien, and Were not subject to income tax under the laws of the United States or any foreign country, but only if the contribution would have been subject to income tax if they had been paid as cash compensation when the services were performed. How do i amend my tax return Death benefit exclusion. How do i amend my tax return   If you are the beneficiary of a deceased employee (or former employee), who died before August 21, 1996, you may qualify for a death benefit exclusion of up to $5,000. How do i amend my tax return The beneficiary of a deceased employee who died after August 20, 1996, will not qualify for the death benefit exclusion. How do i amend my tax return How to adjust your total cost. How do i amend my tax return   If you are eligible, treat the amount of any allowable death benefit exclusion as additional cost paid by the employee. How do i amend my tax return Add it to the cost or unrecovered cost of the annuity at the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return See Example 3 under Computation Under General Rule for an illustration of the adjustment to the cost of the contract. How do i amend my tax return Net cost. How do i amend my tax return   Your total cost plus certain adjustments and minus other amounts already recovered before the annuity starting date is your net cost. How do i amend my tax return This is the unrecovered investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return If your annuity starting date is after 1986, this is the maximum amount that you may recover tax free under the contract. How do i amend my tax return Refund feature. How do i amend my tax return   Adjustment for the value of the refund feature is only applicable when you report your pension or annuity under the General Rule. How do i amend my tax return Your annuity contract has a refund feature if: The expected return ( discussed later) of an annuity depends entirely or partly on the life of one or more individuals, The contract provides that payments will be made to a beneficiary or the estate of an annuitant on or after the death of the annuitant if a stated amount or a stated number of payments has not been paid to the annuitant or annuitants before death, and The payments are a refund of the amount you paid for the annuity contract. How do i amend my tax return   If your annuity has a refund feature, you must reduce your net cost of the contract by the value of the refund feature (figured using Table III or VII at the end of this publication, also see How To Use Actuarial Tables , later) to find the investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return Zero value of refund feature. How do i amend my tax return   For a joint and survivor annuity, the value of the refund feature is zero if: Both annuitants are age 74 or younger, The payments are guaranteed for less than 2½ years, and The survivor's annuity is at least 50% of the first annuitant's annuity. How do i amend my tax return   For a single-life annuity without survivor benefit, the value of the refund feature is zero if: The payments are guaranteed for less than 2½ years, and The annuitant is: Age 57 or younger (if using the new (unisex) annuity tables), Age 42 or younger (if male and using the old annuity tables), or Age 47 or younger (if female and using the old annuity tables). How do i amend my tax return   If you do not meet these requirements, you will have to figure the value of the refund feature, as explained in the following discussion. How do i amend my tax return Examples. How do i amend my tax return The first example shows how to figure the value of the refund feature when there is only one beneficiary. How do i amend my tax return Example 2 shows how to figure the value of the refund feature when the contract provides, in addition to a whole life annuity, one or more temporary life annuities for the lives of children. How do i amend my tax return In both examples, the taxpayer elects to use Tables V through VIII. How do i amend my tax return If you need the value of the refund feature for a joint and survivor annuity, write to the Internal Revenue Service as explained under Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. How do i amend my tax return Example 1. How do i amend my tax return At age 65, Barbara bought for $21,053 an annuity with a refund feature. How do i amend my tax return She will get $100 a month for life. How do i amend my tax return Barbara's contract provides that if she does not live long enough to recover the full $21,053, similar payments will be made to her surviving beneficiary until a total of $21,053 has been paid under the contract. How do i amend my tax return In this case, the contract cost and the total guaranteed return are the same ($21,053). How do i amend my tax return Barbara's investment in the contract is figured as follows: Net cost $21,053 Amount to be received annually $1,200   Number of years for which payment is guaranteed ($21,053 divided by $1,200) 17. How do i amend my tax return 54   Rounded to nearest whole number of years 18   Percentage from Actuarial Table VII for age 65 with 18 years of guaranteed payments 15%   Value of the refund feature (rounded to the nearest dollar)—15% of $21,053 3,158 Investment in the contract, adjusted for value of refund feature $17,895       If the total guaranteed return were less than the $21,053 net cost of the contract, Barbara would apply the appropriate percentage from the tables to the lesser amount. How do i amend my tax return For example, if the contract guaranteed the $100 monthly payments for 17 years to Barbara's estate or beneficiary if she were to die before receiving all the payments for that period, the total guaranteed return would be $20,400 ($100 × 12 × 17 years). How do i amend my tax return In this case, the value of the refund feature would be $2,856 (14% of $20,400) and Barbara's investment in the contract would be $18,197 ($21,053 minus $2,856) instead of $17,895. How do i amend my tax return Example 2. How do i amend my tax return John died while still employed. How do i amend my tax return His widow, Eleanor, age 48, receives $171 a month for the rest of her life. How do i amend my tax return John's son, Elmer, age 9, receives $50 a month until he reaches age 18. How do i amend my tax return John's contributions to the retirement fund totaled $7,559. How do i amend my tax return 45, with interest on those contributions of $1,602. How do i amend my tax return 53. How do i amend my tax return The guarantee or total refund feature of the contract is $9,161. How do i amend my tax return 98 ($7,559. How do i amend my tax return 45 plus $1,602. How do i amend my tax return 53). How do i amend my tax return The adjustment in the investment in the contract is figured as follows: A) Expected return:*       1) Widow's expected return:         Annual annuity ($171 × 12) $2,052       Multiplied by factor from Table V         (nearest age 48) 34. How do i amend my tax return 9 $71,614. How do i amend my tax return 80   2) Child's expected return:         Annual annuity ($50 × 12) $600       Multiplied by factor from         Table VIII (nearest age 9         for term of 9 years) 9. How do i amend my tax return 0 5,400. How do i amend my tax return 00   3) Total expected return   $77,014. How do i amend my tax return 80 B) Adjustment for refund feature:       1) Contributions (net cost) $7,559. How do i amend my tax return 45   2) Guaranteed amount (contributions of $7,559. How do i amend my tax return 45 plus interest of $1,602. How do i amend my tax return 53) $9,161. How do i amend my tax return 98   3) Minus: Expected return under child's (temporary life) annuity (A(2)) 5,400. How do i amend my tax return 00   4) Net guaranteed amount $3,761. How do i amend my tax return 98   5) Multiple from Table VII (nearest age 48 for 2 years duration (recovery of $3,761. How do i amend my tax return 98 at $171 a month to nearest whole year)) 0%   6) Adjustment required for value of refund feature rounded to the nearest whole dollar  (0% × $3,761. How do i amend my tax return 98, the smaller of B(3) or B(6)) 0 *Expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. How do i amend my tax return See the discussion of expected return, later in this publication. How do i amend my tax return Free IRS help. How do i amend my tax return   If you need to request assistance to figure the value of the refund feature, see Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. How do i amend my tax return Expected Return Your expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. How do i amend my tax return The following discussions explain how to figure the expected return with each type of annuity. How do i amend my tax return A person's age, for purposes of figuring the expected return, is the age at the birthday nearest to the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return Fixed period annuity. How do i amend my tax return   If you will get annuity payments for a fixed number of years, without regard to your life expectancy, you must figure your expected return based on that fixed number of years. How do i amend my tax return It is the total amount you will get beginning at the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return You will receive specific periodic payments for a definite period of time, such as a fixed number of months (but not less than 13). How do i amend my tax return To figure your expected return, multiply the fixed number of months for which payments are to be made by the amount of the payment specified for each period. How do i amend my tax return Single life annuity. How do i amend my tax return   If you are to get annuity payments for the rest of your life, find your expected return as follows. How do i amend my tax return You must multiply the amount of the annual payment by a multiple based on your life expectancy as of the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return These multiples are set out in actuarial Tables I and V near the end of this publication (see How To Use Actuarial Tables , later). How do i amend my tax return   You may need to adjust these multiples if the payments are made quarterly, semiannually, or annually. How do i amend my tax return See Adjustments to Tables I, II, V, VI, and VIA following Table I. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return Henry bought an annuity contract that will give him an annuity of $500 a month for his life. How do i amend my tax return If at the annuity starting date Henry's nearest birthday is 66, the expected return is figured as follows: Annual payment ($500 × 12 months) $6,000 Multiple shown in Table V, age 66 × 19. How do i amend my tax return 2 Expected return $115,200 If the payments were to be made to Henry quarterly and the first payment was made one full month after the annuity starting date, Henry would adjust the 19. How do i amend my tax return 2 multiple by +. How do i amend my tax return 1. How do i amend my tax return His expected return would then be $115,800 ($6,000 × 19. How do i amend my tax return 3). How do i amend my tax return Annuity for shorter of life or specified period. How do i amend my tax return   With this type of annuity, you are to get annuity payments either for the rest of your life or until the end of a specified period, whichever period is shorter. How do i amend my tax return To figure your expected return, multiply the amount of your annual payment by a multiple in Table IV or VIII for temporary life annuities. How do i amend my tax return Find the proper multiple based on your sex (if using Table IV), your age at the annuity starting date, and the nearest whole number of years in the specified period. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return Harriet purchased an annuity this year that will pay her $200 each month for five years or until she dies, whichever period is shorter. How do i amend my tax return She was age 65 at her birthday nearest the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return She figures the expected return as follows: Annual payment ($200 × 12 months) $2,400 Multiple shown in Table VIII, age 65, 5-year term × 4. How do i amend my tax return 9 Expected return $11,760 She uses Table VIII (not Table IV) because all her contributions were made after June 30, 1986. How do i amend my tax return See Special Elections, later. How do i amend my tax return Joint and survivor annuities. How do i amend my tax return   If you have an annuity that pays you a periodic income for life and after your death provides an identical lifetime periodic income to your spouse (or some other person), you figure the expected return based on your combined life expectancies. How do i amend my tax return To figure the expected return, multiply the annual payment by a multiple in Table II or VI based on your joint life expectancies. How do i amend my tax return If your payments are made quarterly, semiannually, or annually, you may need to adjust these multiples. How do i amend my tax return See Adjustments to Tables I, II, V, VI, and VIA following Table I near the end of this publication. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return John bought a joint and survivor annuity providing payments of $500 a month for his life, and, after his death, $500 a month for the remainder of his wife's life. How do i amend my tax return At John's annuity starting date, his age at his nearest birthday is 70 and his wife's at her nearest birthday is 67. How do i amend my tax return The expected return is figured as follows: Annual payment ($500 × 12 months) $6,000 Multiple shown in Table VI, ages 67 and 70 × 22. How do i amend my tax return 0 Expected return $132,000 Different payments to survivor. How do i amend my tax return   If your contract provides that payments to a survivor annuitant will be different from the amount you receive, you must use a computation which accounts for both the joint lives of the annuitants and the life of the survivor. How do i amend my tax return Example 1. How do i amend my tax return Gerald bought a contract providing for payments to him of $500 a month for life and, after his death, payments to his wife, Mary, of $350 a month for life. How do i amend my tax return If, at the annuity starting date, Gerald's nearest birthday is 70 and Mary's is 67, the expected return under the contract is figured as follows: Combined multiple for Gerald and Mary, ages 70 and 67 (from Table VI)   22. How do i amend my tax return 0 Multiple for Gerald, age 70 (from Table V)   16. How do i amend my tax return 0 Difference: Multiple applicable to Mary   6. How do i amend my tax return 0 Gerald's annual payment ($500 × 12) $6,000   Gerald's multiple 16. How do i amend my tax return 0   Gerald's expected return   $96,000 Mary's annual payment ($350 × 12) $4,200   Mary's multiple 6. How do i amend my tax return 0   Mary's expected return   25,200 Total expected return under the contract   $121,200 Example 2. How do i amend my tax return Your husband died while still employed. How do i amend my tax return Under the terms of his employer's retirement plan, you are entitled to get an immediate annuity of $400 a month for the rest of your life or until you remarry. How do i amend my tax return Your daughters, Marie and Jean, are each entitled to immediate temporary life annuities of $150 a month until they reach age 18. How do i amend my tax return You were 50 years old at the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return Marie was 16 and Jean was 14. How do i amend my tax return Using the multiples shown in Tables V and VIII at the end of this publication, the total expected return on the annuity starting date is $169,680, figured as follows: Widow, age 50 (multiple from Table V—33. How do i amend my tax return 1 × $4,800 annual payment) $158,880 Marie, age 16 for 2 years duration (multiple from Table VIII—2. How do i amend my tax return 0 × $1,800 annual payment) 3,600 Jean, age 14 for 4 years duration (multiple from Table VIII—4. How do i amend my tax return 0 × $1,800 annual payment) 7,200 Total expected return $169,680 No computation of expected return is made based on your husband's age at the date of death because he died before the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return Computation Under the General Rule Note. How do i amend my tax return Variable annuities use a different computation for determining the exclusion amounts. How do i amend my tax return See Variable annuities later. How do i amend my tax return Under the General Rule, you figure the taxable part of your annuity by using the following steps: Step 1. How do i amend my tax return   Figure the amount of your investment in the contract, including any adjustments for the refund feature and the death benefit exclusion, if applicable. How do i amend my tax return See Death benefit exclusion , earlier. How do i amend my tax return Step 2. How do i amend my tax return   Figure your expected return. How do i amend my tax return Step 3. How do i amend my tax return   Divide Step 1 by Step 2 and round to three decimal places. How do i amend my tax return This will give you the exclusion percentage. How do i amend my tax return Step 4. How do i amend my tax return   Multiply the exclusion percentage by the first regular periodic payment. How do i amend my tax return The result is the tax-free part of each pension or annuity payment. How do i amend my tax return   The tax-free part remains the same even if the total payment increases due to variation in the annuity amount such as cost of living increases, or you outlive the life expectancy factor used. How do i amend my tax return However, if your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that is tax free over the years cannot exceed your net cost. How do i amend my tax return   Each annuitant applies the same exclusion percentage to his or her initial payment called for in the contract. How do i amend my tax return Step 5. How do i amend my tax return   Multiply the tax-free part of each payment (step 4) by the number of payments received during the year. How do i amend my tax return This will give you the tax-free part of the total payment for the year. How do i amend my tax return    In the first year of your annuity, your first payment or part of your first payment may be for a fraction of the payment period. How do i amend my tax return This fractional amount is multiplied by your exclusion percentage to get the tax-free part. How do i amend my tax return Step 6. How do i amend my tax return   Subtract the tax-free part from the total payment you received. How do i amend my tax return The rest is the taxable part of your pension or annuity. How do i amend my tax return Example 1. How do i amend my tax return You purchased an annuity with an investment in the contract of $10,800. How do i amend my tax return Under its terms, the annuity will pay you $100 a month for life. How do i amend my tax return The multiple for your age (age 65) is 20. How do i amend my tax return 0 as shown in Table V. How do i amend my tax return Your expected return is $24,000 (20 × 12 × $100). How do i amend my tax return Your cost of $10,800, divided by your expected return of $24,000, equals 45. How do i amend my tax return 0%. How do i amend my tax return This is the percentage you will not have to include in income. How do i amend my tax return Each year, until your net cost is recovered, $540 (45% of $1,200) will be tax free and you will include $660 ($1,200 − $540) in your income. How do i amend my tax return If you had received only six payments of $100 ($600) during the year, your exclusion would have been $270 (45% of $100 × 6 payments). How do i amend my tax return Example 2. How do i amend my tax return Gerald bought a joint and survivor annuity. How do i amend my tax return Gerald's investment in the contract is $62,712 and the expected return is $121,200. How do i amend my tax return The exclusion percentage is 51. How do i amend my tax return 7% ($62,712 ÷ $121,200). How do i amend my tax return Gerald will receive $500 a month ($6,000 a year). How do i amend my tax return Each year, until his net cost is recovered, $3,102 (51. How do i amend my tax return 7% of his total payments received of $6,000) will be tax free and $2,898 ($6,000 − $3,102) will be included in his income. How do i amend my tax return If Gerald dies, his wife will receive $350 a month ($4,200 a year). How do i amend my tax return If Gerald had not recovered all of his net cost before his death, his wife will use the same exclusion percentage (51. How do i amend my tax return 7%). How do i amend my tax return Each year, until the entire net cost is recovered, his wife will receive $2,171. How do i amend my tax return 40 (51. How do i amend my tax return 7% of her payments received of $4,200) tax free. How do i amend my tax return She will include $2,028. How do i amend my tax return 60 ($4,200 − $2,171. How do i amend my tax return 40) in her income tax return. How do i amend my tax return Example 3. How do i amend my tax return Using the same facts as Example 2 under Different payments to survivor, you are to receive an annual annuity of $4,800 until you die or remarry. How do i amend my tax return Your two daughters each receive annual annuities of $1,800 until they reach age 18. How do i amend my tax return Your husband contributed $25,576 to the plan. How do i amend my tax return You are eligible for the $5,000 death benefit exclusion because your husband died before August 21, 1996. How do i amend my tax return Adjusted Investment in the Contract Contributions $25,576 Plus: Death benefit exclusion 5,000 Adjusted investment in the contract $30,576 The total expected return, as previously figured (in Example 2 under Different payments to survivor), is $169,680. How do i amend my tax return The exclusion percentage of 18. How do i amend my tax return 0% ($30,576 ÷ $169,680) applies to the annuity payments you and each of your daughters receive. How do i amend my tax return Each full year $864 (18. How do i amend my tax return 0% × $4,800) will be tax free to you, and you must include $3,936 in your income tax return. How do i amend my tax return Each year, until age 18, $324 (18. How do i amend my tax return 0% × $1,800) of each of your daughters' payments will be tax free and each must include the balance, $1,476, as income on her own income tax return. How do i amend my tax return Part-year payments. How do i amend my tax return   If you receive payments for only part of a year, apply the exclusion percentage to the first regular periodic payment, and multiply the result by the number of payments received during the year. How do i amend my tax return   If you receive amounts during the year that represent 12 payments, one for each month in that year, and an amount that represents payments for months in a prior year, apply the exclusion percentage to the first regular periodic payment, and multiply the result by the number of payments the amounts received represent. How do i amend my tax return For instance, if you received amounts during the year that represent the 12 payments for that year plus an amount that represents three payments for a prior year, multiply that amount by the 15 (12 + 3) payments received that the year. How do i amend my tax return   If you received a fractional payment, follow Step 5, discussed earlier. How do i amend my tax return This gives you the tax-free part of your total payment. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return On September 28, Mary bought an annuity contract for $22,050 that will give her $125 a month for life, beginning October 30. How do i amend my tax return The applicable multiple from Table V is 23. How do i amend my tax return 3 (age 61). How do i amend my tax return Her expected return is $34,950 ($125 × 12 × 23. How do i amend my tax return 3). How do i amend my tax return Mary's investment in the contract of $22,050, divided by her expected return of $34,950, equals 63. How do i amend my tax return 1%. How do i amend my tax return Each payment received will consist of 63. How do i amend my tax return 1% return of cost and 36. How do i amend my tax return 9% taxable income, until her net cost of the contract is fully recovered. How do i amend my tax return During the first year, Mary received three payments of $125, or $375, of which $236. How do i amend my tax return 63 (63. How do i amend my tax return 1% × $375) is a return of cost. How do i amend my tax return The remaining $138. How do i amend my tax return 37 is included in income. How do i amend my tax return Increase in annuity payments. How do i amend my tax return   The tax-free amount remains the same as the amount figured at the annuity starting date, even if the payment increases. How do i amend my tax return All increases in the installment payments are fully taxable. How do i amend my tax return   However, if your annuity payments are scheduled to increase at a definite date in the future you must figure the expected return for that annuity using the method described in section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72-5(a)(5) of the regulations. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return Joe's wife died while she was still employed and, as her beneficiary, he began receiving an annuity of $147 per month. How do i amend my tax return In figuring the taxable part, Joe elects to use Tables V through VIII. How do i amend my tax return The cost of the contract was $7,938, consisting of the sum of his wife's net contributions, adjusted for any refund feature. How do i amend my tax return His expected return as of the annuity starting date is $35,280 (age 65, multiple of 20. How do i amend my tax return 0 × $1,764 annual payment). How do i amend my tax return The exclusion percentage is $7,938 ÷ $35,280, or 22. How do i amend my tax return 5%. How do i amend my tax return During the year he received 11 monthly payments of $147, or $1,617. How do i amend my tax return Of this amount, 22. How do i amend my tax return 5% × $147 × 11 ($363. How do i amend my tax return 83) is tax free as a return of cost and the balance of $1,253. How do i amend my tax return 17 is taxable. How do i amend my tax return Later, because of a cost-of-living increase, his annuity payment was increased to $166 per month, or $1,992 a year (12 × $166). How do i amend my tax return The tax-free part is still only 22. How do i amend my tax return 5% of the annuity payments as of the annuity starting date (22. How do i amend my tax return 5% × $147 × 12 = $396. How do i amend my tax return 90 for a full year). How do i amend my tax return The increase of $228 ($1,992 − $1,764 (12 × $147)) is fully taxable. How do i amend my tax return Variable annuities. How do i amend my tax return   For variable annuity payments, figure the amount of each payment that is tax free by dividing your investment in the contract (adjusted for any refund feature) by the total number of periodic payments you expect to get under the contract. How do i amend my tax return   If the annuity is for a definite period, you determine the total number of payments by multiplying the number of payments to be made each year by the number of years you will receive payments. How do i amend my tax return If the annuity is for life, you determine the total number of payments by using a multiple from the appropriate actuarial table. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return Frank purchased a variable annuity at age 65. How do i amend my tax return The total cost of the contract was $12,000. How do i amend my tax return The annuity starting date is January 1 of the year of purchase. How do i amend my tax return His annuity will be paid, starting July 1, in variable annual installments for his life. How do i amend my tax return The tax-free amount of each payment, until he has recovered his cost of his contract, is: Investment in the contract $12,000 Number of expected annual payments (multiple for age 65 from Table V) 20 Tax-free amount of each payment ($12,000 ÷ 20) $600 If Frank's first payment is $920, he includes only $320 ($920 − $600) in his gross income. How do i amend my tax return   If the tax-free amount for a year is more than the payments you receive in that year, you may choose, when you receive the next payment, to refigure the tax-free part. How do i amend my tax return Divide the amount of the periodic tax-free part that is more than the payment you received by the remaining number of payments you expect. How do i amend my tax return The result is added to the previously figured periodic tax-free part. How do i amend my tax return The sum is the amount of each future payment that will be tax free. How do i amend my tax return Example. How do i amend my tax return Using the facts of the previous example about Frank, assume that after Frank's $920 payment, he received $500 in the following year, and $1,200 in the year after that. How do i amend my tax return Frank does not pay tax on the $500 (second year) payment because $600 of each annual pension payment is tax free. How do i amend my tax return Since the $500 payment is less than the $600 annual tax-free amount, he may choose to refigure his tax-free part when he receives his $1,200 (third year) payment, as follows: Amount tax free in second year $600. How do i amend my tax return 00 Amount received in second year 500. How do i amend my tax return 00 Difference $100. How do i amend my tax return 00 Number of remaining payments after the first 2 payments (age 67, from Table V) 18. How do i amend my tax return 4 Amount to be added to previously determined annual tax-free part ($100 ÷ 18. How do i amend my tax return 4) $5. How do i amend my tax return 43 Revised annual tax-free part for third and later years ($600 + $5. How do i amend my tax return 43) $605. How do i amend my tax return 43 Amount taxable in third year ($1,200 − $605. How do i amend my tax return 43) $594. How do i amend my tax return 57 If you choose to refigure your tax-free amount,   you must file a statement with your income tax return stating that you are refiguring the tax-free amount in accordance with the rules of section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72–4(d)(3) of the Income Tax Regulations. How do i amend my tax return The statement must also show the following information: The annuity starting date and your age on that date. How do i amend my tax return The first day of the first period for which you received an annuity payment in the current year. How do i amend my tax return Your investment in the contract as originally figured. How do i amend my tax return The total of all amounts received tax free under the annuity from the annuity starting date through the first day of the first period for which you received an annuity payment in the current tax year. How do i amend my tax return Exclusion Limits Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude from income over the years. How do i amend my tax return Exclusion limited to net cost. How do i amend my tax return   If your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude over the years as a return of your cost cannot exceed your net cost (figured without any reduction for a refund feature). How do i amend my tax return This is the unrecovered investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, any unrecovered net cost at your (or last annuitant's) death is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on the final return of the decedent. How do i amend my tax return This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. How do i amend my tax return Example 1. How do i amend my tax return Your annuity starting date is after 1986. How do i amend my tax return Your total cost is $12,500, and your net cost is $10,000, taking into account certain adjustments. How do i amend my tax return There is no refund feature. How do i amend my tax return Your monthly annuity payment is $833. How do i amend my tax return 33. How do i amend my tax return Your exclusion ratio is 12% and you exclude $100 a month. How do i amend my tax return Your exclusion ends after 100 months, when you have excluded your net cost of $10,000. How do i amend my tax return Thereafter, your annuity payments are fully taxable. How do i amend my tax return Example 2. How do i amend my tax return The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that there is a refund feature, and you die after 5 years with no surviving annuitant. How do i amend my tax return The adjustment for the refund feature is $1,000, so the investment in the contract is $9,000. How do i amend my tax return The exclusion ratio is 10. How do i amend my tax return 8%, and your monthly exclusion is $90. How do i amend my tax return After 5 years (60 months), you have recovered tax free only $5,400 ($90 x 60). How do i amend my tax return An itemized deduction for the unrecovered net cost of $4,600 ($10,000 net cost minus $5,400) may be taken on your final income tax return. How do i amend my tax return Your unrecovered investment is determined without regard to the refund feature adjustment, discussed earlier, under Adjustments. How do i amend my tax return Exclusion not limited to net cost. How do i amend my tax return   If your annuity starting date was before 1987, you could continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. How do i amend my tax return If you choose a joint and survivor annuity, your survivor continues to take the survivor's exclusion figured as of the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return The total exclusion may be more than your investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return How To Use Actuarial Tables In figuring, under the General Rule, the taxable part of your annuity payments that you are to get for the rest of your life (rather than for a fixed number of years), you must use one or more of the actuarial tables in this publication. How do i amend my tax return Unisex Annuity Tables Effective July 1, 1986, the Internal Revenue Service adopted new annuity Tables V through VIII, in which your sex is not considered when determining the applicable factor. How do i amend my tax return These tables correspond to the old Tables I through IV. How do i amend my tax return In general, Tables V through VIII must be used if you made contributions to the retirement plan after June 30, 1986. How do i amend my tax return If you made no contributions to the plan after June 30, 1986, generally you must use only Tables I through IV. How do i amend my tax return However, if you received an annuity payment after June 30, 1986, you may elect to use Tables V through VIII (see Annuity received after June 30, 1986, later). How do i amend my tax return Special Elections Although you generally must use Tables V through VIII if you made contributions to the retirement plan after June 30, 1986, and Tables I through IV if you made no contributions after June 30, 1986, you can make the following special elections to select which tables to use. How do i amend my tax return Contributions made both before July 1986 and after June 1986. How do i amend my tax return   If you made contributions to the retirement plan both before July 1986 and after June 1986, you may elect to use Tables I through IV for the pre-July 1986 cost of the contract, and Tables V through VIII for the post-June 1986 cost. How do i amend my tax return (See the examples below. How do i amend my tax return )    Making the election. How do i amend my tax return Attach this statement to your income tax return for the first year in which you receive an annuity:    “I elect to apply the provisions of paragraph (d) of section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72–6 of the Income Tax Regulations. How do i amend my tax return ”   The statement must also include your name, address, social security number, and the amount of the pre-July 1986 investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return   If your investment in the contract includes post-June 1986 contributions to the plan, and you do not make the election to use Tables I through IV and Tables V through VIII, then you can only use Tables V through VIII in figuring the taxable part of your annuity. How do i amend my tax return You must also use Tables V through VIII if you are unable or do not wish to determine the portions of your contributions which were made before July 1, 1986, and after June 30, 1986. How do i amend my tax return    Advantages of election. How do i amend my tax return In general, a lesser amount of each annual annuity payment is taxable if you separately figure your exclusion ratio for pre-July 1986 and post-June 1986 contributions. How do i amend my tax return    If you intend to make this election, save your records that substantiate your pre-July 1986 and post-June 1986 contributions. How do i amend my tax return If the death benefit exclusion applies (see discussion, earlier), you do not have to apportion it between the pre-July 1986 and the post-June 1986 investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return   The following examples illustrate the separate computations required if you elect to use Tables I through IV for your pre-July 1986 investment in the contract and Tables V through VIII for your post-June 1986 investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return Example 1. How do i amend my tax return Bill, who is single, contributed $42,000 to the retirement plan and will receive an annual annuity of $24,000 for life. How do i amend my tax return Payment of the $42,000 contribution is guaranteed under a refund feature. How do i amend my tax return Bill is 55 years old as of the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return For figuring the taxable part of Bill's annuity, he chose to make separate computations for his pre-July 1986 investment in the contract of $41,300, and for his post-June 1986 investment in the contract of $700. How do i amend my tax return       Pre- July 1986   Post- June 1986 A. How do i amend my tax return Adjustment for refund feature         1) Net cost $41,300   $700   2) Annual annuity—$24,000  ($41,300/$42,000 × $24,000) $23,600       ($700/$42,000 × $24,000)     $400   3) Guarantee under contract $41,300   $700   4) No. How do i amend my tax return of years payments  guaranteed (rounded), A(3) ÷ A(2) 2   2   5) Applicable percentage from  Tables III and VII 1%   0%   6) Adjustment for value of refund  feature, A(5) × smaller of A(1)  or A(3) $413   $0 B. How do i amend my tax return Investment in the contract         1) Net cost $41,300   $700   2) Minus: Amount in A(6) 413   0   3) Investment in the contract $40,887   $700 C. How do i amend my tax return Expected return         1) Annual annuity receivable $24,000   $24,000   2) Multiples from Tables I and V 21. How do i amend my tax return 7   28. How do i amend my tax return 6   3) Expected return, C(1) × C(2) $520,800   $686,400 D. How do i amend my tax return Tax-free part of annuity         1) Exclusion ratio as decimal,  B(3) ÷ C(3) . How do i amend my tax return 079   . How do i amend my tax return 001   2) Tax-free part, C(1) × D(1) $1,896   $24 The tax-free part of Bill's total annuity is $1,920 ($1,896 plus $24). How do i amend my tax return The taxable part of his annuity is $22,080 ($24,000 minus $1,920). How do i amend my tax return If the annuity starting date is after 1986, the exclusion over the years cannot exceed the net cost (figured without any reduction for a refund feature). How do i amend my tax return Example 2. How do i amend my tax return Al is age 62 at his nearest birthday to the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return Al's wife is age 60 at her nearest birthday to the annuity starting date. How do i amend my tax return The joint and survivor annuity pays $1,000 per month to Al for life, and $500 per month to Al's surviving wife after his death. How do i amend my tax return The pre-July 1986 investment in the contract is $53,100 and the post-June 1986 investment in the contract is $7,000. How do i amend my tax return Al makes the election described in Example 1 . How do i amend my tax return For purposes of this example, assume the refund feature adjustment is zero. How do i amend my tax return If an adjustment is required, IRS will figure the amount. How do i amend my tax return See Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. How do i amend my tax return       Pre-  July 1986   Post-  June 1986 A. How do i amend my tax return Adjustment for refund feature         1) Net cost $53,100   $7,000   2) Annual annuity—$12,000  ($53,100/$60,100 × $12,000) $10,602       ($7,000/$60,100 × $12,000)     $1,398   3) Guaranteed under the contract $53,100   $7,000   4) Number of years guaranteed,  rounded, A(3) ÷ A(2) 5   5   5) Applicable percentages 0%   0%   6) Refund feature adjustment, A(5) × smaller of A(1) or A(3) 0   0 B. How do i amend my tax return Investment in the contract         1) Net cost $53,100   $7,000   2) Refund feature adjustment 0   0   3) Investment in the contract adjusted for refund feature $53,100   $7,000 C. How do i amend my tax return Expected return         1) Multiple for both annuitants from Tables II and VI 25. How do i amend my tax return 4   28. How do i amend my tax return 8   2) Multiple for first annuitant from Tables I and V 16. How do i amend my tax return 9   22. How do i amend my tax return 5   3) Multiple applicable to surviving annuitant, subtract C(2) from C(1) 8. How do i amend my tax return 5   6. How do i amend my tax return 3   4) Annual annuity to surviving annuitant $6,000   $6,000   5) Portion of expected return for surviving annuitant, C(4) × C(3) $51,000   $37,800   6) Annual annuity to first annuitant $12,000   $12,000   7) Plus: Portion of expected return for first annuitant, C(6) × C(2) $202,800   $270,000   8) Expected return for both annuitants, C(5) + C(7) $253,800   $307,800 D. How do i amend my tax return Tax-free part of annuity         1) Exclusion ratio as a decimal, B(3) ÷ C(8) . How do i amend my tax return 209   . How do i amend my tax return 023   2) Retiree's tax-free part of annuity, C(6) × D(1) $2,508   $276   3) Survivor's tax-free part of annuity, C(4) × D(1) $1,254   $138 The tax-free part of Al's total annuity is $2,784 ($2,508 + $276). How do i amend my tax return The taxable part of his annuity is $9,216 ($12,000 − $2,784). How do i amend my tax return The exclusion over the years cannot exceed the net cost of the contract (figured without any reduction for a refund feature) if the annuity starting date is after 1986. How do i amend my tax return After Al's death, his widow will apply the same exclusion percentages (20. How do i amend my tax return 9% and 2. How do i amend my tax return 3%) to her annual annuity of $6,000 to figure the tax-free part of her annuity. How do i amend my tax return Annuity received after June 30, 1986. How do i amend my tax return   If you receive an annuity payment after June 30, 1986, (regardless of your annuity starting date), you may elect to treat the entire cost of the contract as post-June 1986 cost (even if you made no post-June 1986 contributions to the plan) and use Tables V through VIII. How do i amend my tax return Once made, you cannot revoke the election, which will apply to all payments during the year and in any later year. How do i amend my tax return    Make the election by attaching the following statement to your income tax return. How do i amend my tax return    “I elect, under section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72–9 of the Income Tax Regulations, to treat my entire cost of the contract as a post-June 1986 cost of the plan. How do i amend my tax return ”   The statement must also include your name, address, and social security number. How do i amend my tax return   You should also indicate you are making this election if you are unable or do not wish to determine the parts of your contributions which were made before July 1, 1986, and after June 30, 1986. How do i amend my tax return Disqualifying form of payment or settlement. How do i amend my tax return   If your annuity starting date is after June 30, 1986, and the contract provides for a disqualifying form of payment or settlement, such as an option to receive a lump sum in full discharge of the obligation under the contract, the entire investment in the contract is treated as post-June 1986 investment in the contract. How do i amend my tax return See regulations section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72–6(d)(3) for additional examples of disqualifying forms of payment or settlement. How do i amend my tax return You can find the Income Tax Regulations in many libraries and at Internal Revenue Service Offices. How do i amend my tax return Worksheets for Determining Taxable Annuity Worksheets I and II. How do i amend my tax return   Worksheets I and II follow for determining your taxable annuity under Regulations Section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72–6(d)(6) Election. How do i amend my tax return Worksheet I For Determining Taxable Annuity Under Regulations Section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72-6(d)(6) Election For Single Annuitant With No Survivor Annuity               Pre-July 1986   Post-June 1986 A. How do i amend my tax return   Refund Feature Adjustment             1)   Net cost (total cost less returned premiums, dividends, etc. How do i amend my tax return )             2)   Annual annuity allocation:                   Portion of net cost in A(1) x annual annuity                   Net cost             3)   Guaranteed under the contract             4)   Number of years guaranteed, rounded to whole years:                   A(3) divided by A(2)             5)   Applicable percentages* from Tables III and VII                   *If your annuity meets the three conditions listed in Zero value of refund feature in Investment in the Contract, earlier, both percentages are 0. How do i amend my tax return If not, the IRS will calculate the refund feature percentage. How do i amend my tax return             6)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(5) times lesser of A(1) or A(3)                             B. How do i amend my tax return   Investment in the Contract             1)   Net cost:                   A(1)             2)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(6)             3)   Investment in the contract adjusted for refund feature:                   B(1) minus B(2)                             C. How do i amend my tax return   Expected Return             1)   Annual Annuity:                   12 times monthly annuity**             2)   Expected return multiples from Tables I and V             3)     Expected return:                   C(1) times C(2)                             D. How do i amend my tax return   Tax-Free Part of Annuity             1)     Exclusion ratio, as a decimal rounded to 3 places:                   B(3) divided by C(3)             2)     Tax-free part of annuity:                   C(1) times D(1)             **If the annuity is not paid monthly, figure the amount to enter by using the total number of periodic payments for the year times the amount of the periodic payment. How do i amend my tax return     Worksheet II For Determining Taxable Annuity Under Regulations Section 1. How do i amend my tax return 72-6(d)(6) Election For Joint and Survivor Annuity               Pre-July 1986   Post-June 1986 A. How do i amend my tax return   Refund Feature Adjustment             1)   Net cost (total cost less returned premiums, dividends, etc. How do i amend my tax return )             2)   Annual annuity allocation:                   Portion of net cost in A(1) x annual annuity                   Net cost             3)   Guaranteed under the contract             4)     Number of years guaranteed, rounded to whole years:                   A(3) divided by A(2)             5)   Applicable percentages*                   *If your annuity meets the three conditions listed in Zero value of refund feature in Investment in the Contract, earlier, both percentages are 0. How do i amend my tax return If not, the IRS will calculate the refund feature percentage. How do i amend my tax return             6)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(5) times lesser of A(1) or A(3)                             B. How do i amend my tax return   Investment in the Contract             1)   Net cost:                   A(1)             2)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(6)             3)   Investment in the contract adjusted for refund future:                   B(1) minus B(2)                             C. How do i amend my tax return   Expected Return             1)   Multiples for both annuitants, Tables II and VI             2)   Multiple for retiree. How do i amend my tax return Tables I and VI             3)   Multiple for survivor:                   C(1) minus C(2)             4)   Annual annuity to survivor:                   12 times potential monthly rate for survivor**             5)   Expected return for survivor:                   C(3) times C(4)             6)   Annual annuity to retiree:                   12 times monthly rate for retiree**             7)   Expected return for retiree:                   C(2) times C(6)             8)   Total expected return:                   C(5) plus C(7)                             D. 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