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Irs forms 2011 1040 Publication 225 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Irs forms 2011 1040 Tax questions. Irs forms 2011 1040 Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction You are in the business of farming if you cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit, either as owner or tenant. Irs forms 2011 1040 A farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, and truck farms. Irs forms 2011 1040 It also includes plantations, ranches, ranges, and orchards. Irs forms 2011 1040 This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Irs forms 2011 1040 Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. Irs forms 2011 1040 If you need more information on a subject, get the specific IRS tax publication covering that subject. Irs forms 2011 1040 We refer to many of these free publications throughout this publication. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 16 for information on ordering these publications. Irs forms 2011 1040 The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the Internal Revenue Service's interpretation of tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and court decisions. Irs forms 2011 1040 However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. Irs forms 2011 1040 This publication covers subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation of the Service. Irs forms 2011 1040 Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions, or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretation of the Service. Irs forms 2011 1040 The IRS Mission. Irs forms 2011 1040   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. Irs forms 2011 1040 Comments and suggestions. Irs forms 2011 1040   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Irs forms 2011 1040   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. Irs forms 2011 1040 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Irs forms 2011 1040 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Irs forms 2011 1040   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov. Irs forms 2011 1040 Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Irs forms 2011 1040 You can also send us comments from www. Irs forms 2011 1040 irs. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “More Information. Irs forms 2011 1040 ”   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. Irs forms 2011 1040 Ordering forms and publications. Irs forms 2011 1040   Visit www. Irs forms 2011 1040 irs. Irs forms 2011 1040 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. Irs forms 2011 1040 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs forms 2011 1040 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Irs forms 2011 1040   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Irs forms 2011 1040 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Irs forms 2011 1040 Comments on IRS enforcement actions. Irs forms 2011 1040   The Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards were established to receive comments from small business about federal agency enforcement actions. Irs forms 2011 1040 The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities of each agency and rate its responsiveness to small business. Irs forms 2011 1040 If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of the IRS, you can: Call 1-888-734-3247, Fax your comments to 202-481-5719, Write to Office of the National Ombudsman U. Irs forms 2011 1040 S. Irs forms 2011 1040 Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street, S. Irs forms 2011 1040 W. Irs forms 2011 1040  Washington, DC 20416 Send an email to ombudsman@sba. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov, or Download the appraisal form at  www. Irs forms 2011 1040 sba. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov/ombudsman. Irs forms 2011 1040 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Irs forms 2011 1040   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (1-800-877-8339 for TTY/TDD users). Irs forms 2011 1040 You can remain anonymous. Irs forms 2011 1040 Farm tax classes. Irs forms 2011 1040   Many state Cooperative Extension Services conduct farm tax workshops in conjunction with the IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 Contact your county extension office for more information. Irs forms 2011 1040 Rural tax education website. Irs forms 2011 1040   The Rural Tax Education website is a source for information concerning agriculturally related income and deductions and self-employment tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 The website is available for farmers and ranchers, other agricultural producers, Extension educators, and any one interested in learning about the tax side of the agricultural community. Irs forms 2011 1040 Members of the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee are contributors for the website and the website is hosted by Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Irs forms 2011 1040 You can visit the website at www. Irs forms 2011 1040 ruraltax. Irs forms 2011 1040 org. Irs forms 2011 1040 Future Developments The IRS has created a page on IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov for information about Publication 225, at  www. Irs forms 2011 1040 irs. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov/pub225. Irs forms 2011 1040 Information about recent developments affecting Publication 225 will be posted on that page. Irs forms 2011 1040 What's New for 2013 The following items highlight a number of administrative and tax law changes for 2013. Irs forms 2011 1040 They are discussed in more detail throughout the publication. Irs forms 2011 1040 Standard mileage rate. Irs forms 2011 1040  For 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. Irs forms 2011 1040 5 cents. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 4. Irs forms 2011 1040 Simplified method for business use of home deduction. Irs forms 2011 1040  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information, see Schedule C (Form 1040), Part II, and its instructions. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 4. Irs forms 2011 1040 Increased section 179 expense deduction dollar limits. Irs forms 2011 1040  The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in 2013 is $500,000. Irs forms 2011 1040 This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2 million. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 7. Irs forms 2011 1040 Extension of special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. Irs forms 2011 1040  You may be able to take a 50% special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 7. Irs forms 2011 1040 Expiration of the 3-year recovery period for certain race horses. Irs forms 2011 1040 . Irs forms 2011 1040  The 3-year recovery period for race horses two years old or younger will expire for such horses placed in service after December 31, 2013. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 7. Irs forms 2011 1040 Tax rates. Irs forms 2011 1040  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. Irs forms 2011 1040 4% to 12. Irs forms 2011 1040 4%. Irs forms 2011 1040 As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 3% to 15. Irs forms 2011 1040 3%. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 12. Irs forms 2011 1040 Maximum net earnings. Irs forms 2011 1040  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. Irs forms 2011 1040 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. Irs forms 2011 1040 There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. Irs forms 2011 1040 9%). Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 12. Irs forms 2011 1040 Net investment income tax. Irs forms 2011 1040  For tax years beginning in 2013, individuals, estates, and trusts may be subject to the net investment income tax (NIIT). Irs forms 2011 1040 If you are a trader in financial instruments and commodities and required to file Schedule C (Form 1040), your investment income (for purposes of the NIIT) may be reduced by your interest and other investment expenses to the extent those expenses are not used to reduce your self-employment income. Irs forms 2011 1040 For information about NIIT and the special rule for traders in financial instruments and commodities, see the Instructions for Form 8960. Irs forms 2011 1040 Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2013. Irs forms 2011 1040  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. Irs forms 2011 1040 2%. Irs forms 2011 1040 The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. Irs forms 2011 1040 2%. Irs forms 2011 1040 The social security wage base limit is $113,700. Irs forms 2011 1040 The Medicare tax rate is 1. Irs forms 2011 1040 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. Irs forms 2011 1040 There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 Additional Medicare Tax. Irs forms 2011 1040  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. Irs forms 2011 1040 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. Irs forms 2011 1040 Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959 and the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs forms 2011 1040 In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Irs forms 2011 1040 45%, you must withhold a 0. Irs forms 2011 1040 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Irs forms 2011 1040 You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Irs forms 2011 1040 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Irs forms 2011 1040 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 Leave-Based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Irs forms 2011 1040  Under these programs, employees may donate their vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer cash payments made before January 1, 2014, to qualified tax-exempt organizations providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Irs forms 2011 1040 The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. Irs forms 2011 1040 The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. Irs forms 2011 1040  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. Irs forms 2011 1040 Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information, visit IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 Estimated tax. Irs forms 2011 1040  For tax years beginning in 2013, the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) may need to be included when calculating your estimated tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 Also, when figuring your estimated tax, you may need to include the 0. Irs forms 2011 1040 9% Additional Medicare Tax applicable to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above the threshold amount based on your filing status. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information, see Publication 505. Irs forms 2011 1040 What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. Irs forms 2011 1040  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 12. Irs forms 2011 1040 Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Irs forms 2011 1040  The employee and employer tax rates for social security and the maximum amount of wages subject to social security tax for 2014 will be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide (For use in 2014). Irs forms 2011 1040 The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). Irs forms 2011 1040 There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. Irs forms 2011 1040 See chapter 13. Irs forms 2011 1040 Reminders The following reminders and other items may help you file your tax return. Irs forms 2011 1040   IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) You can file your tax returns electronically using an IRS e-file option. Irs forms 2011 1040 The benefits of IRS e-file include faster refunds, increased accuracy, and acknowledgment of IRS receipt of your return. Irs forms 2011 1040 You can use one of the following IRS e-file options. Irs forms 2011 1040 Use an authorized IRS e-file provider. Irs forms 2011 1040 Use a personal computer. Irs forms 2011 1040 Visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site. Irs forms 2011 1040 For details on these fast filing methods, see your income tax package. Irs forms 2011 1040 Principal agricultural activity codes. Irs forms 2011 1040  You must enter on line B of Schedule F (Form 1040) a code that identifies your principal agricultural activity. Irs forms 2011 1040 It is important to use the correct code because this information will identify market segments of the public for IRS Taxpayer Education programs. Irs forms 2011 1040 The U. Irs forms 2011 1040 S. Irs forms 2011 1040 Census Bureau also uses this information for its economic census. Irs forms 2011 1040 See the list of Principal Agricultural Activity Codes on page 2 of Schedule F (Form 1040). Irs forms 2011 1040 Publication on employer identification numbers (EIN). Irs forms 2011 1040  Publication 1635, Understanding Your Employer Identification Number, provides general information on employer identification numbers. Irs forms 2011 1040 Topics include how to apply for an EIN and how to complete Form SS-4. Irs forms 2011 1040 Change of address. Irs forms 2011 1040  If you change your home address, you should use Form 8822, Change of Addres, to notify the IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 If you change your business address, you should use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business, to notify the IRS. Irs forms 2011 1040 Be sure to include your suite, room, or other unit number. Irs forms 2011 1040 Reportable transactions. Irs forms 2011 1040  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. Irs forms 2011 1040 You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. Irs forms 2011 1040 Reportable transactions include (1) transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, (2) transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality and for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, (3) transactions for which you have or a related party has a right to a full or partial refund of fees if all or part of the intended tax consequences from the transaction are not sustained, (4) transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single year or $4 million in any combination of years, and (5) transactions with asset holding periods of 45 days or less and that result in a tax credit of more than $250,000. Irs forms 2011 1040 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. Irs forms 2011 1040 Form W-4 for 2014. Irs forms 2011 1040  You should make new Forms W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. Irs forms 2011 1040 Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may need to submit a new Form W-4. Irs forms 2011 1040 See Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding. Irs forms 2011 1040 Form 1099-MISC. Irs forms 2011 1040  Generally, file Form 1099-MISC if you pay at least $600 in rents, services, and other miscellaneous payments in your farming business to an individual (for example, an accountant, an attorney, or a veterinarian) who is not your employee. Irs forms 2011 1040 Limited Liability Company (LLC). Irs forms 2011 1040  For purposes of this publication, a limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity organized in the United States under state law. Irs forms 2011 1040 Unlike a partnership, all of the members of an LLC have limited personal liability for its debts. 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Tax Information For International Businesses

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
FATCA will increase information reporting by foreign financial institutions, non-financial foreign entities, and certain U.S. persons holding financial assets outside the United States.

2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
The IRS offers an offshore voluntary disclosure program to help people get current with their taxes. The current program is open for an indefinite period until otherwise announced.

Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap Now Available
The Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap is a toolkit organized around a notional 24 month audit timeline. It provides recommended audit procedures and links to reference material. It is not intended as a template. Every transfer pricing case is unique and requires the exercise of judgment and discretion.

Help with Tax Questions - International Taxpayers
If you've looked around our site and still didn't find the answer to your general tax question for International Taxpayers, we'd like to help.

Qualified Intermediaries (QI)
A Qualified Intermediary (QI) is any foreign intermediary (or foreign branch of a U.S. intermediary) that has entered into a qualified intermediary withholding agreement with the IRS. A QI is entitled to certain simplified withholding and reporting rules.

U.S. Withholding Agent Program
Focus enforcing compliance through examinations and voluntary compliance of withholding tax on foreign payments. Responsibilities include coordinating exams and training exam teams, consulting with internal/externals stakeholders, and providing guidance to ensure consistent treatment for taxpayers.

Internal Revenue Service International Visitors' Program (IVP)
The purpose of the International Visitors Program is to introduce the Internal Revenue Service as one of the world's premier tax systems to interested countries.

Income from Abroad is Taxable
There have been recent reports about the interest of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in taxpayers with bank accounts in Liechtenstein. The IRS' interest, however, extends beyond bank accounts in Liechtenstein to financial accounts anywhere in the world. The IRS reminds you to report your worldwide income on your U.S. tax return and lists the possible consequences of hiding income overseas.

U.S. Citizens by Birth or through a U.S. Citizen Parent
All persons born in the United States are U.S. citizens. This is the case regardless of the tax or immigration status of a persons parents. Furthermore, a person born outside the United States may also be a U.S. citizen at birth if at least one parent is a U.S. citizen and has lived in the United States for a period of time.

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
This section covers tax topics for U.S. citizens or resident aliens living overseas.

Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
The U.S. source income of nonresident aliens is subject to U.S. taxation.

Taxation of U.S. Resident Aliens
A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U.S. citizen.

Foreign Students and Scholars
Aliens temporarily present in the United States as students, trainees, teachers, researchers, exchange visitors, and cultural exchange visitors are subject to special rules with respect to the taxation of their income.

Tax Withholding on Foreign Persons
This section covers tax withholding topics for payments made to U.S. citizens abroad or aliens employed both in the United States and abroad. This section also covers tax withholding and reporting rules on payments of U.S. source income made to foreign persons.

Tax Treaties
Tax treaties may allow residents of foreign countries to be taxed at a reduced rate, or to be exempt from U.S. income taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States.

Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN)
A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the administration of tax laws.

Taxation of Foreign Athletes and Entertainers
This section describes the special rules which affect the taxation of foreign athletes and entertainers who have income sourced in the United States.

Alien Taxation - Certain Essential Concepts
This section describes certain essential concepts involved in the taxation of aliens.

Classification of Taxpayers for U.S. Tax Purposes
This section will help you determine if you are a "Foreign Person" or a "United States person" for U.S. tax purposes.

Determining Alien Tax Status
If you are an alien (not a U.S. citizen), you are considered a nonresident alien unless you meet the Green Card test or the Substantial Presence test.

Taxation of Dual-Status Aliens
You are a dual-status alien when you have been both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same tax year.

Special Categories of Alien Workers
For U.S. tax purposes, Au Pairs and Farm Workers may be treated differently than others.

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
If you own a foreign bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, unit trust, or other financial account, then you may be required to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service.

Employees of Foreign Governments or International Organizations
The wages paid to employees of foreign governments and international organizations are not usually taxable, but may be taxable in the case of U.S. citizens and resident aliens.

New Developments in International Taxation
This section provides the latest news on international taxes.

Miscellaneous International Tax Issues
This section covers subjects not previously discussed.

Frequently Asked Questions - International Taxpayers
Frequently Asked Questions for Aliens and U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

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