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Hr block tax 4. Hr block tax   Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents What's New Introduction Full-time student. Hr block tax Adjusted gross income. Hr block tax Distributions received by spouse. Hr block tax Testing period. Hr block tax What's New Modified AGI limit for retirement savings contributions credit increased. Hr block tax  For 2013, you may be able to claim the retirement savings contributions credit if your modified AGI is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). Hr block tax Introduction You may be able to take a tax credit if you make eligible contributions (defined later) to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Hr block tax You may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). Hr block tax This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. Hr block tax    Can you claim the credit?   If you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an IRA, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. Hr block tax You were born before January 2, 1996. Hr block tax You are not a full-time student (explained next). Hr block tax No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. Hr block tax Your adjusted gross income (defined below) is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). Hr block tax Full-time student. Hr block tax   You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. Hr block tax You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full time. Hr block tax Adjusted gross income. Hr block tax   This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040; line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A; or line 37 of your 2013 Form 1040NR. Hr block tax However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. Hr block tax Eligible contributions. Hr block tax   These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions) to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. Hr block tax They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or section 403(b) annuity. Hr block tax For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. Hr block tax Reducing eligible contributions. Hr block tax   Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included above under Eligible contributions. Hr block tax Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. Hr block tax   Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following. Hr block tax The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. Hr block tax Distributions that are taxable as the result of an in-plan rollover to your designated Roth account. Hr block tax Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. Hr block tax Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. Hr block tax Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). Hr block tax Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). Hr block tax Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. Hr block tax Distributions from a military retirement plan. Hr block tax Distributions from an inherited IRA by a nonspousal beneficiary. Hr block tax Distributions received by spouse. Hr block tax   Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. Hr block tax Testing period. Hr block tax   The testing period consists of the year for which you claim the credit, the period after the end of that year and before the due date (including extensions) for filing your return for that year, and the 2 tax years before that year. Hr block tax Example. Hr block tax You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. Hr block tax You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible deferred compensation plan in 2012. Hr block tax Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. Hr block tax You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. Hr block tax You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Hr block tax Maximum eligible contributions. Hr block tax   After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. Hr block tax Effect on other credits. Hr block tax   The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. Hr block tax A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the refundable amount of your child tax credit, is an amount that you would receive as a refund even if you did not otherwise owe any taxes. Hr block tax Maximum credit. Hr block tax   This is a nonrefundable credit. Hr block tax The amount of the credit in any year cannot be more than the amount of tax that you would otherwise pay (not counting any refundable credits) in any year. Hr block tax If your tax liability is reduced to zero because of other nonrefundable credits, such as the credit for child and dependent care expenses, then you will not be entitled to this credit. Hr block tax How to figure and report the credit. Hr block tax   The amount of the credit you can get is based on the contributions you make and your credit rate. Hr block tax Your credit rate can be as low as 10% or as high as 50%. Hr block tax Your credit rate depends on your income and your filing status. Hr block tax See Form 8880 to determine your credit rate. Hr block tax   The maximum contribution taken into account is $2,000 per person. Hr block tax On a joint return, up to $2,000 is taken into account for each spouse. Hr block tax   Figure the credit on Form 8880. 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Hr block tax Publication 517 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Hr block tax Tax questions. Hr block tax Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New SE tax rate. Hr block tax  For 2013 and 2014, the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) portion of the SE tax is 12. Hr block tax 4%. Hr block tax The Medicare (HI) portion of the SE tax remains 2. Hr block tax 9%. Hr block tax As a result, the SE tax rate returns to 15. Hr block tax 3%. Hr block tax For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Hr block tax Earnings subject to social security. Hr block tax  For 2013, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax increases from $110,100 to $113,700. Hr block tax For 2014, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax is $117,000. Hr block tax Additional Medicare Tax. Hr block tax  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Hr block tax 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Hr block tax For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Hr block tax Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Hr block tax  For 2013, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan at work and your modified AGI is: Less than $115,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $69,000 if single or head of household, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately. Hr block tax If you file a joint return and either you or your spouse was not covered by a retirement plan at work, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your modified AGI is less than $188,000. Hr block tax Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Hr block tax  For 2013, you may be able to contribute to your Roth IRA if your modified AGI is: Less than $188,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $127,000 if single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year. Hr block tax Earned income credit (EIC). Hr block tax  For 2013, the maximum amount of income you can earn and still claim the EIC has increased. Hr block tax You may be able to take the EIC if you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) and you have three or more qualifying children; $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) and you have two qualifying children; $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) and you have one qualifying child; and $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) and you do not have any qualifying children. Hr block tax Reminders Future developments. Hr block tax . Hr block tax   For the latest information about developments related to Publication 517, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Hr block tax irs. Hr block tax gov/pub517. Hr block tax Photographs of missing children. Hr block tax  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Hr block tax Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Hr block tax You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Hr block tax Introduction Three federal taxes are paid on wages and self-employment income—income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax. Hr block tax Social security and Medicare taxes are collected under one of two systems. Hr block tax Under the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA), the self-employed person pays all the taxes. Hr block tax Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the employee and the employer each pay half of the social security and Medicare taxes. Hr block tax No earnings are subject to both systems. Hr block tax Table 1. Hr block tax Are Your Ministerial Earnings* Covered Under FICA or SECA? Find the class to which you belong in the left column and read across the table to find if you are covered under FICA or SECA. Hr block tax Do not rely on this table alone. Hr block tax Also read the discussion for the class in the following pages. Hr block tax Class Covered under FICA? Covered under SECA? Minister NO. Hr block tax Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Hr block tax YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Hr block tax   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Hr block tax Member of a religious order who has not taken a vow of poverty NO. Hr block tax Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Hr block tax YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Hr block tax   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Hr block tax Member of a religious order who has taken a vow of poverty YES, if: Your order elected FICA coverage for its members, or You worked outside the order and the work was not required by, or done on behalf of, the order. Hr block tax   NO, if neither of the above applies. Hr block tax NO. Hr block tax Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Hr block tax Christian Science practitioner or reader NO. Hr block tax Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Hr block tax YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Hr block tax   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Hr block tax Religious worker (church employee) YES, if your employer did not elect to exclude you. Hr block tax    NO, if your employer elected to exclude you. Hr block tax YES, if your employer elected to exclude you from FICA. Hr block tax   NO, if you are covered under FICA. Hr block tax Member of a recognized religious sect YES, if you are an employee and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Hr block tax    NO, if you have an approved exemption. Hr block tax YES, if you are self-employed and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Hr block tax   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Hr block tax * Ministerial earnings are the self-employment earnings that result from ministerial services, defined and discussed later. Hr block tax In addition, all wages and self-employment income that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to a 0. Hr block tax 9% Additional Medicare Tax if they are paid in excess of the applicable threshold for an individual's filing status. Hr block tax Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Hr block tax Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Hr block tax A self-employment loss is not considered for purposes of this tax. Hr block tax RRTA compensation is separately compared to the threshold. Hr block tax There is no employer match for Additional Medicare Tax. Hr block tax For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Hr block tax This publication contains information for the following classes of taxpayers. Hr block tax Ministers. Hr block tax Members of a religious order. Hr block tax Christian Science practitioners and readers. Hr block tax Religious workers (church employees). Hr block tax Members of a recognized religious sect. Hr block tax Note. Hr block tax Unless otherwise noted, in this publication references to members of the clergy include ministers, members of a religious order (but not members of a recognized religious sect), and Christian Science practitioners and readers. Hr block tax This publication covers the following topics about the collection of social security and Medicare taxes from members of the clergy, religious workers, and members of a recognized religious sect. Hr block tax Which earnings are taxed under FICA and which under SECA. Hr block tax See Table 1 above. Hr block tax How a member of the clergy can apply for an exemption from self-employment tax. Hr block tax How a member of a recognized religious sect can apply for an exemption from both self-employment tax and FICA taxes. Hr block tax How a member of the clergy or religious worker figures net earnings from self-employment. Hr block tax This publication also covers certain income tax rules of interest to ministers and members of a religious order. Hr block tax A Comprehensive Example shows filled-in forms for a minister who has income taxed under SECA, other income taxed under FICA, and income tax reporting of items specific to a minister. Hr block tax In the back of Publication 517 is a set of worksheets that you can use to figure the amount of your taxable ministerial income and allowable deductions. Hr block tax You will find these worksheets right after the Comprehensive Example . Hr block tax Note. Hr block tax In this publication, the term “church” is generally used in its generic sense and not in reference to any particular religion. Hr block tax Comments and suggestions. Hr block tax   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Hr block tax   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Hr block tax NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Hr block tax Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Hr block tax   You can send your comments from www. Hr block tax irs. Hr block tax gov/formspubs/. Hr block tax Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback”. Hr block tax   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Hr block tax Ordering forms and publications. Hr block tax   Visit www. Hr block tax irs. Hr block tax gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Hr block tax Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Hr block tax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Hr block tax   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Hr block tax gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Hr block tax We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Hr block tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. Hr block tax S. Hr block tax Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 535 Business Expenses 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 596 Earned Income Credit (EIC) Form (and Instructions) SS-8 Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding SS-16 Certificate of Election of Coverage Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040X Amended U. Hr block tax S. Hr block tax Individual Income Tax Return 4029 Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits 4361 Application for Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners 8274 Certification by Churches and Qualified Church-Controlled Organizations Electing Exemption From Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes 8959 Additional Medicare Tax Ordering publications and forms. Hr block tax   See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications and forms. Hr block tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications