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Irs efile 2012 1. Irs efile 2012   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. Irs efile 2012 Exceptions. Irs efile 2012 Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. Irs efile 2012 Identical wagers. Irs efile 2012 Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. Irs efile 2012 Underreported interest or dividends. Irs efile 2012 Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. Irs efile 2012 This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. Irs efile 2012 The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. Irs efile 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Irs efile 2012 Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. Irs efile 2012 Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. Irs efile 2012 It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Irs efile 2012 See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Irs efile 2012 If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. Irs efile 2012 This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. Irs efile 2012 You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. Irs efile 2012 If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Irs efile 2012 Military retirees. Irs efile 2012   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. Irs efile 2012 Household workers. Irs efile 2012   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. Irs efile 2012 A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Irs efile 2012   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. Irs efile 2012 If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Irs efile 2012 Farmworkers. Irs efile 2012   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. Irs efile 2012 Differential wage payments. Irs efile 2012   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. Irs efile 2012 Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Irs efile 2012 The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Irs efile 2012 Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. Irs efile 2012 The amount you earn in each payroll period. Irs efile 2012 The information you give your employer on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. Irs efile 2012 Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. Irs efile 2012 How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). Irs efile 2012 Whether you want an additional amount withheld. Irs efile 2012 Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. Irs efile 2012 See Exemption From Withholding , later. Irs efile 2012 Note. Irs efile 2012 You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. Irs efile 2012 New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. Irs efile 2012 Your employer should have copies of the form. Irs efile 2012 If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. Irs efile 2012 If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. Irs efile 2012 You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. Irs efile 2012 See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. Irs efile 2012 Employee also receiving pension income. Irs efile 2012   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. Irs efile 2012 However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. Irs efile 2012 Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. Irs efile 2012 When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. Irs efile 2012 If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. Irs efile 2012 See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. Irs efile 2012 Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. Irs efile 2012 See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. Irs efile 2012 Table 1-1. Irs efile 2012 Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. Irs efile 2012 Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. Irs efile 2012 If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. Irs efile 2012 You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. Irs efile 2012 gov. Irs efile 2012 You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. Irs efile 2012 If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. Irs efile 2012 If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. Irs efile 2012 Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. Irs efile 2012 See Table 1-1 for examples. Irs efile 2012 Note. Irs efile 2012 You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. Irs efile 2012 When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. Irs efile 2012 You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. Irs efile 2012 You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. Irs efile 2012 You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. Irs efile 2012 There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. Irs efile 2012 See Table 1-1. Irs efile 2012 There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. Irs efile 2012 How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. Irs efile 2012 You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. Irs efile 2012 irs. Irs efile 2012 gov/individuals. Irs efile 2012 If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. Irs efile 2012 Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. Irs efile 2012 Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. Irs efile 2012 If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. Irs efile 2012 For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. Irs efile 2012 How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. Irs efile 2012 You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Requesting an additional amount withheld. Irs efile 2012   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. Irs efile 2012 Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. Irs efile 2012 Complete a new Form W-4 if the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5: Is more than you want to pay with your tax return or in estimated tax payments throughout the year, or Would cause you to pay a penalty when you file your tax return for 2014. Irs efile 2012 Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. Irs efile 2012 This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. Irs efile 2012 Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. Irs efile 2012 Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Irs efile 2012   If you have this additional amount withheld from your pay each payday, you should avoid owing a large amount at the end of the year. Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). Irs efile 2012 Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). Irs efile 2012 His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. Irs efile 2012 Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. Irs efile 2012 Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. Irs efile 2012 He gives the completed form to his employer. Irs efile 2012 What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. Irs efile 2012 If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. Irs efile 2012   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. Irs efile 2012 For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. Irs efile 2012 This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. Irs efile 2012 You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. Irs efile 2012 Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. Irs efile 2012 In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. Irs efile 2012 They expect to file a joint income tax return. Irs efile 2012 Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. Irs efile 2012 Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. Irs efile 2012 They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. Irs efile 2012 They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. Irs efile 2012 They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Both claim the same number of allowances as before. Irs efile 2012 How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. Irs efile 2012 There are two ways to do this. Irs efile 2012 You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. Irs efile 2012 To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. Irs efile 2012 Increasing the number of allowances. Irs efile 2012   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. Irs efile 2012 On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. Irs efile 2012 If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Irs efile 2012 Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. Irs efile 2012 The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. Irs efile 2012 Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. Irs efile 2012 Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Irs efile 2012 Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. Irs efile 2012 They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. Irs efile 2012 Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. Irs efile 2012 The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. Irs efile 2012 Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. Irs efile 2012 Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. Irs efile 2012 Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. Irs efile 2012 Line 11. Irs efile 2012 Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). Irs efile 2012 The number to the right of this range is 6. Irs efile 2012 7. Irs efile 2012 Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. Irs efile 2012 Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs efile 2012 Because they choose to account for their child and dependent care credit on the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, they enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet and figure a new total for line H. Irs efile 2012 They take the result on line 12 of Worksheet 1-8, add it to their other adjustments on line 5 of the Form W-4 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, and complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs efile 2012 When Will Your New Form W-4 Go Into Effect? If the change is for the current year, your employer must put your new Form W-4 into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day after the day on which you give your employer your revised Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. Irs efile 2012 Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). Irs efile 2012 However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. Irs efile 2012 You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. Irs efile 2012 Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. Irs efile 2012 The worksheets that come with Forms W-4 and W-4P are basically the same, so you can use either set of worksheets to figure out how many withholding allowances you are entitled to claim. Irs efile 2012 Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Then, if you will be itemizing your deductions, claiming adjustments to income, or claiming tax credits when you file your tax return, complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. Irs efile 2012 Form W-4 calls it the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, Form W-4P calls it the Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet—both are the same. Irs efile 2012 If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. Irs efile 2012 Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. Irs efile 2012 It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. Irs efile 2012 For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. Irs efile 2012 ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 There are a couple of ways you can get a better idea of how much tax will be withheld when claiming a certain number of allowances. Irs efile 2012 Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Irs efile 2012 Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. Irs efile 2012 And remember, this is not a final decision. Irs efile 2012 If you do not get the correct amount of withholding with the first Forms W-4 and W-4P you submit, you should refigure your allowances (or divide them differently) using the information and worksheets in this publication, or the resources mentioned above. Irs efile 2012 You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. Irs efile 2012 You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. Irs efile 2012 Table 1-2. Irs efile 2012 Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 See . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 Adoption credit Form 8839 instructions Child and dependent care expenses, credit for Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses Child tax credit (including the additional child tax credit) Instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A Earned income credit Publication 596, Earned Income Credit Education credits Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education Elderly or the disabled, credit for the Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Foreign tax credit (except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. Irs efile 2012 Single. Irs efile 2012   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. Irs efile 2012 You are single. Irs efile 2012 If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. Irs efile 2012 You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. Irs efile 2012 You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Irs efile 2012 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Irs efile 2012 Married. Irs efile 2012   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. Irs efile 2012 You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. Irs efile 2012 You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. Irs efile 2012 You are married and either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien who has chosen to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Irs efile 2012 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Irs efile 2012 You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. Irs efile 2012 You usually can use this filing status if your spouse died within the previous 2 years and you provide more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the entire year that was the main home for you and your child whom you can claim as a dependent. Irs efile 2012 However, you must file a new Form W-4 showing your filing status as single by December 1 of the last year you are eligible to file as a qualifying widow or widower. Irs efile 2012 For more information on this filing status, see Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child under Filing Status in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Irs efile 2012 Married, but withhold at higher single rate. Irs efile 2012   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. Irs efile 2012 This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. Irs efile 2012 To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). Irs efile 2012 Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. Irs efile 2012 Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. Irs efile 2012 You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. Irs efile 2012 The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. Irs efile 2012 How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. Irs efile 2012 Whether you have income from more than one job. Irs efile 2012 What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. Irs efile 2012 Whether you will file as head of household. Irs efile 2012 If you are married (filing jointly), it also depends on whether your spouse also works and claims any allowances on his or her own Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. Irs efile 2012 Form W-4 worksheets. Irs efile 2012    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. Irs efile 2012 The worksheets are for your own records. Irs efile 2012 Do not give them to your employer. Irs efile 2012   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. Irs efile 2012 If you are married and will file a joint return, complete only one set of worksheets for you and your spouse, even if you both earn wages and each must give Form W-4 to your employers. Irs efile 2012 Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. Irs efile 2012   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. Irs efile 2012 Also, use the worksheets on page 2 of the form to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions and adjustments to income, and for two-earner or multiple-job situations. Irs efile 2012 If you want to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for certain tax credits, use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4, even if you do not have any deductions or adjustments. Irs efile 2012   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. Irs efile 2012 The worksheets will help you figure the maximum number of withholding allowances you are entitled to claim so that the amount of income tax withheld from your wages will match, as closely as possible, the amount of income tax you will owe at the end of the year. Irs efile 2012 Multiple jobs. Irs efile 2012   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. Irs efile 2012 Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. Irs efile 2012 You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. Irs efile 2012 You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. Irs efile 2012 Married individuals. Irs efile 2012   If both you and your spouse are employed and expect to file a joint return, figure your withholding allowances using your combined income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Irs efile 2012 Use only one set of worksheets. Irs efile 2012 You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. Irs efile 2012   If you and your spouse expect to file separate returns, figure your allowances using separate worksheets based on your own individual income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Irs efile 2012 Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. Irs efile 2012   You do not have to use the Form W-4 worksheets if you use a more accurate method of figuring the number of withholding allowances. Irs efile 2012   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. Irs efile 2012 It must take into account only the items of income, adjustments to income, deductions, and tax credits that are taken into account on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs efile 2012 You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. Irs efile 2012 Employees who are not citizens or residents. Irs efile 2012   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. Irs efile 2012 However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 national. Irs efile 2012 It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. Irs efile 2012 Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. Irs efile 2012 For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. Irs efile 2012 Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. Irs efile 2012 Exemptions. Irs efile 2012 Only one job. Irs efile 2012 Head of household filing status. Irs efile 2012 Child and dependent care credit. Irs efile 2012 Child tax credit. Irs efile 2012 Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). Irs efile 2012   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. Irs efile 2012 Self. Irs efile 2012   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. Irs efile 2012 If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. Irs efile 2012 Spouse. Irs efile 2012   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. Irs efile 2012 Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. Irs efile 2012 Dependents. Irs efile 2012   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. Irs efile 2012 Only one job (worksheet line B). Irs efile 2012    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. Irs efile 2012 You are single and you have only one job at a time. Irs efile 2012 You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. Irs efile 2012 Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. Irs efile 2012 If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). Irs efile 2012   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. Irs efile 2012 For more information, see Publication 501. Irs efile 2012   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Reduction of personal allowances. Irs efile 2012   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. Irs efile 2012 Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Worksheet 1-1. Irs efile 2012 Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. Irs efile 2012 Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. Irs efile 2012   2. Irs efile 2012 Enter your expected AGI 2. Irs efile 2012       3. Irs efile 2012 Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. Irs efile 2012       4. Irs efile 2012 Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. Irs efile 2012       5. Irs efile 2012 Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). Irs efile 2012 Enter the result as a decimal 5. Irs efile 2012   6. Irs efile 2012 Multiply line 1 by line 5. Irs efile 2012 If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. Irs efile 2012   7. Irs efile 2012 Subtract line 6 from line 1. Irs efile 2012 The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. Irs efile 2012     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). Irs efile 2012   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. Irs efile 2012 Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. Irs efile 2012 For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Irs efile 2012   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Irs efile 2012 Child tax credit (worksheet line G). Irs efile 2012   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. Irs efile 2012 Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. Irs efile 2012 Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. Irs efile 2012   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. Irs efile 2012   An eligible child is any child: Who is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 citizen, U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 national, or U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. Irs efile 2012 If you are a U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 citizen or U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. Irs efile 2012   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. Irs efile 2012   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs efile 2012   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Irs efile 2012 Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). Irs efile 2012    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. Irs efile 2012 If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. Irs efile 2012 Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. Irs efile 2012 Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. Irs efile 2012 However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. Irs efile 2012 Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. Irs efile 2012 On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. Irs efile 2012 Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. Irs efile 2012 You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. Irs efile 2012 Not itemizing deductions. Irs efile 2012   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). Irs efile 2012   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. Irs efile 2012   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Irs efile 2012 You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. Irs efile 2012 Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. Irs efile 2012 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). Irs efile 2012 State and local income or property taxes. Irs efile 2012 Deductible home mortgage interest. Irs efile 2012 Investment interest up to net investment income. Irs efile 2012 Charitable contributions. Irs efile 2012 Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. Irs efile 2012 Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. Irs efile 2012 Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. Irs efile 2012 AGI. Irs efile 2012   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Phaseout of itemized deductions. Irs efile 2012   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. Irs efile 2012    Itemized Deduction Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1–2 to figure your reduction in itemized deductions. Irs efile 2012 Worksheet 1-2. Irs efile 2012 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. Irs efile 2012 Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. Irs efile 2012   2. Irs efile 2012 Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. Irs efile 2012   3. Irs efile 2012 Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. Irs efile 2012 Stop here. Irs efile 2012 Your deduction is not limited. Irs efile 2012 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012  ❑ Yes. Irs efile 2012 Subtract line 2 from line 1. Irs efile 2012 3. Irs efile 2012       4. Irs efile 2012 Multiply line 3 by 80% (. Irs efile 2012 80) 4. Irs efile 2012       5. Irs efile 2012 Enter your expected AGI 5. Irs efile 2012       6. Irs efile 2012 Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. Irs efile 2012   7. Irs efile 2012 Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. Irs efile 2012 Stop here. Irs efile 2012 Your deduction is not limited. Irs efile 2012 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012  ❑ Yes. Irs efile 2012 Subtract line 6 from line 5. Irs efile 2012 7. Irs efile 2012       8. Irs efile 2012 Multiply line 7 by 3% (. Irs efile 2012 03) 8. Irs efile 2012       9. Irs efile 2012 Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. Irs efile 2012     10. Irs efile 2012 Subtract line 9 from line 1. Irs efile 2012 Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. Irs efile 2012     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). Irs efile 2012   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Irs efile 2012 These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs efile 2012 Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. Irs efile 2012 Net operating loss carryovers. Irs efile 2012 Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. Irs efile 2012 Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. Irs efile 2012 Certain moving expenses. Irs efile 2012 Deduction for self-employment tax. Irs efile 2012 Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. Irs efile 2012 Self-employed health insurance deduction. Irs efile 2012 Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Irs efile 2012 Alimony paid. Irs efile 2012 IRA deduction. Irs efile 2012 Student loan interest deduction. Irs efile 2012 Jury duty pay given to your employer. Irs efile 2012 Reforestation amortization and expenses. Irs efile 2012 Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. Irs efile 2012 Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. Irs efile 2012 Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. Irs efile 2012 Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. Irs efile 2012 Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. Irs efile 2012 Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. Irs efile 2012 Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). Irs efile 2012 Tax credits (worksheet line 5). Irs efile 2012   Although you can take most tax credits into account when figuring withholding allowances, the Personal Allowances Worksheet uses only the child and dependent care credit (line F) and the child tax credit (line G). Irs efile 2012 But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs efile 2012   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. Irs efile 2012 If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. Irs efile 2012   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. Irs efile 2012 See the individual tax form instructions for more details. Irs efile 2012 Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Irs efile 2012 Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Irs efile 2012 Education credits. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Irs efile 2012 Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). Irs efile 2012 See Publication 590. Irs efile 2012 Mortgage interest credit. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Irs efile 2012 Adoption credit. Irs efile 2012 See the Instructions for Form 8839. Irs efile 2012 Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. Irs efile 2012 See the Instructions for Form 8801. Irs efile 2012 General business credit. Irs efile 2012 See the Instructions for Form 3800. Irs efile 2012 Earned income credit. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 596. Irs efile 2012 Figuring line 5 entry. Irs efile 2012   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Irs efile 2012 Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. Irs efile 2012 Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). Irs efile 2012 In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. Irs efile 2012 7. Irs efile 2012 Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. Irs efile 2012 7. Irs efile 2012 Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. Irs efile 2012 Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs efile 2012 Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). Irs efile 2012   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). Irs efile 2012 Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. Irs efile 2012   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. Irs efile 2012 See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. Irs efile 2012 Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). Irs efile 2012    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. Irs efile 2012 If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. Irs efile 2012 Example. Irs efile 2012 If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. Irs efile 2012 32. Irs efile 2012 Drop the fraction (. Irs efile 2012 32) and enter “1” on line 8. Irs efile 2012 Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). Irs efile 2012 Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). Irs efile 2012   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). Irs efile 2012 Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). Irs efile 2012 Enter that number on line 2. Irs efile 2012 However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. Irs efile 2012 ”    Table 1-3. Irs efile 2012 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. Irs efile 2012  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. Irs efile 2012 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. Irs efile 2012 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. Irs efile 2012 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. Irs efile 2012 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. Irs efile 2012 0 $440,001 – 490,000. Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 . Irs efile 2012 2. Irs efile 2012 9 $490,001 and over 2. Irs efile 2012 5 b. Irs efile 2012  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. Irs efile 2012 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. Irs efile 2012 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. Irs efile 2012 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. Irs efile 2012 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. Irs efile 2012 0 $430,001 and over 2. Irs efile 2012 5 c. Irs efile 2012  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. Irs efile 2012 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. Irs efile 2012 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. Irs efile 2012 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. Irs efile 2012 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. Irs efile 2012 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. Irs efile 2012 9 $460,001 and over 2. Irs efile 2012 5 d. Irs efile 2012  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. Irs efile 2012 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. Irs efile 2012 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. Irs efile 2012 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. Irs efile 2012 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. Irs efile 2012 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. Irs efile 2012 9 $245,001 and over 2. Irs efile 2012 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. Irs efile 2012 If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. Irs efile 2012   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. Irs efile 2012 Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. Irs efile 2012 Other amounts owed. Irs efile 2012   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. Irs efile 2012 The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. Irs efile 2012 Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld In most situations, the tax withheld from your pay will be close to the tax you figure on your return if you follow these two rules. Irs efile 2012 You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. Irs efile 2012 You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. Irs efile 2012 But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. Irs efile 2012 This is most likely to happen in the following situations. Irs efile 2012 You are married and both you and your spouse work. Irs efile 2012 You have more than one job at a time. Irs efile 2012 You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. Irs efile 2012 You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. Irs efile 2012 Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. Irs efile 2012 Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. Irs efile 2012 You work only part of the year. Irs efile 2012 You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. Irs efile 2012 You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. Irs efile 2012 If you anticipate liability for Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax, you may request that your employer withhold an additional amount of income tax withholding on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. Irs efile 2012 To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. Irs efile 2012 You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. Irs efile 2012 You cannot use a fiscal year. Irs efile 2012 You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. Irs efile 2012 To figure this limit, count all calendar days that you are employed (including weekends, vacations, and sick days) beginning with the first day you are on the job for pay and ending with your last day of work. Irs efile 2012 If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. Irs efile 2012 If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. Irs efile 2012 You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. Irs efile 2012 How to apply for the part-year method. Irs efile 2012   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Irs efile 2012 The request must state all three of the following. Irs efile 2012 The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. Irs efile 2012 That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. Irs efile 2012 That you use the calendar year as your tax year. Irs efile 2012 Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. Irs efile 2012 You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. Irs efile 2012 You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Irs efile 2012 To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. Irs efile 2012 ) since the beginning of the year. Irs efile 2012 Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. Irs efile 2012   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. Irs efile 2012 Go to www. Irs efile 2012 irs. Irs efile 2012 gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. Irs efile 2012 It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. Irs efile 2012 Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. Irs efile 2012 These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. Irs efile 2012 New Form W-4. Irs efile 2012   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. Irs efile 2012 Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. Irs efile 2012   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. Irs efile 2012 The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. Irs efile 2012 No Form W-4. Irs efile 2012   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. Irs efile 2012 Repaying withheld tax. Irs efile 2012   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. Irs efile 2012 Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. Irs efile 2012   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. Irs efile 2012 Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. Irs efile 2012 If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. Irs efile 2012 IRS review of your withholding. Irs efile 2012   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. Irs efile 2012 Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. Irs efile 2012 There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 See Penalties , later. Irs efile 2012   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. Irs efile 2012   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. Irs efile 2012 If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. Irs efile 2012 Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. Irs efile 2012 At the end of this period, if you have not responded or if your response is not adequate, your employer will be required to withhold based on the original lock-in letter. Irs efile 2012   After the lock-in letter takes effect, your employer must withhold tax on the basis of the withholding rate (marital status) and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in that letter. Irs efile 2012   If you later believe that you are entitled to claim exemption from withholding or more allowances than the IRS determined, you can complete a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support the claims made on the Form W-4 and send them directly to the IRS address shown on the lock-in letter. Irs efile 2012 Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. Irs efile 2012   At any time, either before or after the lock-in letter becomes effective, you may give your employer a new Form W-4 that does not claim complete exemption from withholding and results in more income tax withheld than specified in the lock-in letter. Irs efile 2012 Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. Irs efile 2012   Additional information is available at IRS. Irs efile 2012 gov. Irs efile 2012 Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. Irs efile 2012 Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. Irs efile 2012 The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. Irs efile 2012 You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. Irs efile 2012 For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. Irs efile 2012 For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. Irs efile 2012 Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs efile 2012 Do not use Figure 1-A if you: Are 65 or older, Are blind, Will itemize deductions on your 2014 return, Will claim an exemption for a dependent on your 2014 return, or Will claim any tax credits on your 2014 return. Irs efile 2012 These situations are discussed later. Irs efile 2012 Students. Irs efile 2012   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. Irs efile 2012 If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. Irs efile 2012 Example 1. Irs efile 2012 You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. Irs efile 2012 You do not expect to have any other income during the year, and your parents will be able to claim an exemption for you on their tax return. Irs efile 2012 You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. Irs efile 2012 The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. Irs efile 2012 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs efile 2012 Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs efile 2012 Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. Irs efile 2012 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you also have a savings account and expect to have $400 interest income during the year. Irs efile 2012 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you cannot claim exemption from withholding because your unearned income will be more than $350 and your total income will be more than $1,000. Irs efile 2012    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. Irs efile 2012 See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. Irs efile 2012    Age 65 or older or blind. Irs efile 2012 If you are 65 or older or blind, use Worksheet 1-3 or Worksheet 1-4, to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs efile 2012 Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. Irs efile 2012 Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. Irs efile 2012 Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. Irs efile 2012   If you had no tax liability for 2013, and you will: Itemize deductions, Claim an exemption for a dependent, or Claim a tax credit, use the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet (also see chapter 2), to figure your 2014 expected tax liability. Irs efile 2012 You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. Irs efile 2012 Claiming exemption from withholding. Irs efile 2012   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 Do not complete lines 5 and 6. Irs efile 2012 Enter “Exempt” on line 7. Irs efile 2012   If you claim exemption, but later your situation changes so that you will have to pay income tax after all, you must file a new Form W-4 within 10 days after the change. Irs efile 2012 If you claim exemption in 2014 but you expect to owe income tax for 2015, you must file a new Form W-4 by December 1, 2014. Irs efile 2012   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. Irs efile 2012 See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. Irs efile 2012 An exemption is good for only 1 year. Irs efile 2012   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. Irs efile 2012 Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. Irs efile 2012 The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. Irs efile 2012 However, if these payments are identified separately from regular wages, your employer or other payer of supplemental wages can withhold income tax from these wages at a flat rate. Irs efile 2012 Expense allowances. Irs efile 2012   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. Irs efile 2012 A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not require you to account for, or prove, your business expenses to your employer or does not require you to return your employer's payments that are more than your proven expenses. Irs efile 2012   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid under an accountable plan that are more than your proven expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan if you do not return the excess payments within a reasonable period of time. Irs efile 2012 Accountable plan. Irs efile 2012   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. Irs efile 2012 Your expenses must have a business connection. Irs efile 2012 That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Irs efile 2012 You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Irs efile 2012 You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Irs efile 2012    An excess reimbursement or allowance is any amount you are paid that is more than the business-related expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer. Irs efile 2012   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Irs efile 2012 However, regardless of those facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Irs efile 2012 You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Irs efile 2012 You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Irs efile 2012 You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Irs efile 2012 You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Irs efile 2012 Nonaccountable plan. Irs efile 2012   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. Irs efile 2012 For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Irs efile 2012 Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. Irs efile 2012 You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. Irs efile 2012 You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. Irs efile 2012 There is also a criminal penalty for willfully supplying false or fraudulent information on your Form W-4 or for willfully failing to supply information that would increase the amount withheld. Irs efile 2012 The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. Irs efile 2012 These penalties will apply if you deliberately and knowingly falsify your Form W-4 in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the proper withholding of taxes. Irs efile 2012 A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. Irs efile 2012 For example, a person who has tried to figure the number of withholding allowances correctly, but claims seven when the proper number is six, will not be charged a Form W-4 penalty. Irs efile 2012 However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. Irs efile 2012 Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. Irs efile 2012 You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. Irs efile 2012 However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. Irs efile 2012 Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. Irs efile 2012 Reporting tips to your employer. Irs efile 2012   If you receive tips of $20 or more in a month while working for any one employer, you must report to your employer the total amount of tips you receive on the job during the month. Irs efile 2012 The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Irs efile 2012   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. Irs efile 2012 Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. Irs efile 2012 How employer figures amount to withhold. Irs efile 2012   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. Irs efile 2012 Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. Irs efile 2012 By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. Irs efile 2012 By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. Irs efile 2012 Not enough pay to cover taxes. Irs efile 2012   If your regular pay is not enough for your employer to withhold all the tax (including income tax and social security and Medicare taxes (or the equivalent railroad retirement tax)) due on your pay plus your tips, you can give your employer money to cover the shortage. Irs efile 2012   If you do not give your employer money to cover the shortage, your employer first withholds as much Medicare tax and social security or railroad retirement tax as possible, up to the proper amount, and then withholds income tax up to the full amount of your pay. Irs efile 2012 If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Irs efile 2012 When you file your return, you also may have to pay any Medicare and social security tax or railroad retirement tax your employer could not withhold. Irs efile 2012 Tips not reported to your employer. Irs efile 2012   On your tax return, you must report all the tips you receive during the year, even tips you do not report to your employer (this includes the value of any noncash tips you received, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value). Irs efile 2012 Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. Irs efile 2012 Allocated tips. Irs efile 2012   If you work in a large food or beverage establishment, your employer may have to report an allocated amount of tips on your Form W-2. Irs efile 2012   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. Irs efile 2012 Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. Irs efile 2012 Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. Irs efile 2012 More information. Irs efile 2012   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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Irs efile 2012 Part Two -   Income The eight chapters in this part discuss many kinds of income. Irs efile 2012 They explain which income is and is not taxed. Irs efile 2012 See Part Three for information on gains and losses you report on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) and for information on selling your home. Irs efile 2012 Table of Contents 5. Irs efile 2012   Wages, Salaries, and Other EarningsReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Employee CompensationBabysitting. Irs efile 2012 Miscellaneous Compensation Fringe Benefits Retirement Plan Contributions Stock Options Restricted Property Special Rules for Certain EmployeesClergy Members of Religious Orders Foreign Employer Military Volunteers Sickness and Injury BenefitsDisability Pensions Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts Workers' Compensation Other Sickness and Injury Benefits 6. Irs efile 2012   Tip IncomeIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. Irs efile 2012 Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. Irs efile 2012 Final report. Irs efile 2012 Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips 7. Irs efile 2012   Interest IncomeReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Irs efile 2012 Custodian account for your child. Irs efile 2012 Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Irs efile 2012 Reporting backup withholding. Irs efile 2012 Savings account with parent as trustee. Irs efile 2012 Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Irs efile 2012 Nominees. Irs efile 2012 Incorrect amount. Irs efile 2012 Information reporting requirement. Irs efile 2012 Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Irs efile 2012 Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Irs efile 2012 U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 Savings Bonds Education Savings Bond Program U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates Insurance State or Local Government Obligations Original Issue Discount (OID) When To Report Interest IncomeConstructive receipt. Irs efile 2012 How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Irs efile 2012 Reporting tax-exempt interest. Irs efile 2012 U. Irs efile 2012 S. Irs efile 2012 savings bond interest previously reported. Irs efile 2012 8. Irs efile 2012   Dividends and Other DistributionsReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationDividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. Irs efile 2012 Reporting tax withheld. Irs efile 2012 Nominees. Irs efile 2012 Ordinary DividendsQualified Dividends Dividends Used to Buy More Stock Money Market Funds Capital Gain DistributionsBasis adjustment. Irs efile 2012 Nondividend DistributionsLiquidating Distributions Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Other DistributionsInformation reporting requirement. Irs efile 2012 Alternative minimum tax treatment. Irs efile 2012 How To Report Dividend IncomeInvestment interest deducted. Irs efile 2012 9. Irs efile 2012   Rental Income and ExpensesIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Rental Income Rental ExpensesVacant while listed for sale. Irs efile 2012 Repairs and Improvements Other Expenses Property Changed to Rental Use Renting Part of Property Not Rented for Profit Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home)Example. Irs efile 2012 Dividing Expenses Dwelling Unit Used as a Home Reporting Income and Deductions DepreciationChanging your accounting method to deduct unclaimed depreciation. Irs efile 2012 Limits on Rental LossesAt-Risk Rules Passive Activity Limits How To Report Rental Income and ExpensesSchedule E (Form 1040) 10. Irs efile 2012   Retirement Plans, Pensions, and AnnuitiesWhat's New Reminder IntroductionThe General Rule. Irs efile 2012 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Irs efile 2012 Civil service retirement benefits. Irs efile 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Irs efile 2012 How To Report Cost (Investment in the Contract) Taxation of Periodic PaymentsExclusion limited to cost. Irs efile 2012 Exclusion not limited to cost. Irs efile 2012 Simplified Method Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsLump-Sum Distributions RolloversIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Irs efile 2012 Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and Beneficiaries 11. Irs efile 2012   Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement BenefitsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Are Any of Your Benefits Taxable? How To Report Your BenefitsHow Much Is Taxable? Examples Deductions Related to Your BenefitsRepayments More Than Gross Benefits 12. Irs efile 2012   Other IncomeIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Bartering Canceled DebtsInterest included in canceled debt. Irs efile 2012 Exceptions Host or Hostess Life Insurance ProceedsSurviving spouse. Irs efile 2012 Endowment Contract Proceeds Accelerated Death Benefits Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Partnership Income S Corporation Income RecoveriesItemized Deduction Recoveries Rents from Personal Property RepaymentsMethod 1. Irs efile 2012 Method 2. Irs efile 2012 RoyaltiesDepletion. Irs efile 2012 Coal and iron ore. Irs efile 2012 Sale of property interest. Irs efile 2012 Part of future production sold. Irs efile 2012 Unemployment BenefitsTypes of unemployment compensation. Irs efile 2012 Governmental program. Irs efile 2012 Repayment of unemployment compensation. Irs efile 2012 Tax withholding. Irs efile 2012 Repayment of benefits. Irs efile 2012 Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Other IncomeEmotional distress. Irs efile 2012 Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Irs efile 2012 Energy conservation measure. Irs efile 2012 Dwelling unit. Irs efile 2012 Current income required to be distributed. Irs efile 2012 Current income not required to be distributed. Irs efile 2012 How to report. Irs efile 2012 Losses. Irs efile 2012 Grantor trust. Irs efile 2012 Nonemployee compensation. Irs efile 2012 Corporate director. Irs efile 2012 Personal representatives. Irs efile 2012 Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Irs efile 2012 Notary public. Irs efile 2012 Election precinct official. Irs efile 2012 Difficulty-of-care payments. Irs efile 2012 Maintaining space in home. Irs efile 2012 Reporting taxable payments. Irs efile 2012 Lotteries and raffles. Irs efile 2012 Form W-2G. Irs efile 2012 Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Irs efile 2012 Inherited pension or IRA. Irs efile 2012 Employee awards or bonuses. Irs efile 2012 Pulitzer, Nobel, and similar prizes. 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