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Tax forms for self employed Publication 509 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Tax forms for self employed Tax questions. Tax forms for self employed Background Information for Using the Tax CalendarsElectronic deposit requirement. Tax forms for self employed Legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed Statewide legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 509, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/pub509. Tax forms for self employed What's New Publication 1518 discontinued after 2013. Tax forms for self employed  Publication 1518, IRS Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed, is discontinued after 2013. Tax forms for self employed An IRS Tax Calendar and most of the information previously contained in Publication 1518 can be found at www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/taxcalendar. Tax forms for self employed Reminders Photographs of missing children. Tax forms for self employed  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax forms for self employed Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax forms for self employed You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax forms for self employed Introduction A tax calendar is a 12-month calendar divided into quarters. Tax forms for self employed The calendar gives specific due dates for: Filing tax forms, Paying taxes, and Taking other actions required by federal tax law. Tax forms for self employed What does this publication contain?   This publication contains the following. Tax forms for self employed A section on how to use the tax calendars. Tax forms for self employed Three tax calendars: General Tax Calendar, Employer's Tax Calendar, and Excise Tax Calendar. Tax forms for self employed A table showing the semiweekly deposit due dates for payroll taxes for 2014. Tax forms for self employed   Most of the due dates discussed in this publication are also included in the IRS Tax Calendar available at www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/taxcalendar. Tax forms for self employed Who should use this publication?   Primarily, employers need to use this publication. Tax forms for self employed However, the General Tax Calendar has important due dates for all businesses and individuals. Tax forms for self employed Anyone who must pay excise taxes may need the Excise Tax Calendar . Tax forms for self employed What are the advantages of using a tax calendar?   The following are advantages of using a calendar. Tax forms for self employed You do not have to figure the due dates yourself. Tax forms for self employed You can file or pay timely and avoid penalties. Tax forms for self employed You do not have to adjust the due dates for Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed You do not have to adjust the due dates for special banking rules if you use the Employer's Tax Calendar or Excise Tax Calendar . Tax forms for self employed Which calendar(s) should I use?   To decide which calendar(s) to use, first look at the General Tax Calendar and highlight the dates that apply to you. Tax forms for self employed If you are an employer, also use the Employer's Tax Calendar . Tax forms for self employed If you must pay excise taxes, use the Excise Tax Calendar . Tax forms for self employed Depending on your situation, you may need to use more than one calendar. Tax forms for self employed Table 1. Tax forms for self employed Useful Publications IF you are. Tax forms for self employed . Tax forms for self employed . Tax forms for self employed THEN you may need. Tax forms for self employed . Tax forms for self employed . Tax forms for self employed An employer • Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed  • Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed  • Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits. Tax forms for self employed  • Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed A farmer • Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed  • Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed An individual • Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Tax forms for self employed Required to pay excise taxes • Publication 510, Excise Taxes. Tax forms for self employed What is not in these calendars?   The calendars do not cover the employment or excise tax deposit rules. Tax forms for self employed You can find the deposit rules for employment taxes in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Tax forms for self employed The deposit rules for excise taxes are in Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and in the Instructions for Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Tax forms for self employed In addition, the calendars do not cover filing forms and other requirements for: Estate taxes, Gift taxes, Trusts, Exempt organizations, Certain types of corporations, or Foreign partnerships. Tax forms for self employed What other publications and tax forms will I need?   Table 1 lists other publications you may need to order. Tax forms for self employed Each calendar lists the forms you may need. Tax forms for self employed   See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Tax forms for self employed Comments and suggestions. Tax forms for self employed   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax forms for self employed   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax forms for self employed NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax forms for self employed Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax forms for self employed   You can send us comments from www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/formspubs. Tax forms for self employed Click on More Information and then click on Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Tax forms for self employed   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our forms and publications. Tax forms for self employed Ordering forms and publications. Tax forms for self employed   Visit www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed 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. Tax forms for self employed Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax forms for self employed Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Tax forms for self employed   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Tax forms for self employed gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Tax forms for self employed We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Tax forms for self employed Background Information for Using the Tax Calendars The following brief explanations may be helpful to you in using the tax calendars. Tax forms for self employed IRS e-services make taxes easier. Tax forms for self employed   Now more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing and paying their federal taxes electronically. Tax forms for self employed Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make taxes easier. Tax forms for self employed    You can e-file your Form 1040; certain business tax returns such as Forms 1120, 1120S, and 1065; certain employment tax returns such as Forms 940 and 941; certain excise tax returns such as Forms 720, 2290, and 8849; and Form 1099 and other information returns. Tax forms for self employed Visit www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/efile for more information. Tax forms for self employed You can pay taxes online or by phone using the Electronic Federal Tax Payments System (EFTPS). Tax forms for self employed For detailed information about using this free service, see Electronic deposit requirement below. Tax forms for self employed   Use these electronic options to make filing and paying taxes easier. Tax forms for self employed For more information on electronic payments, visit the IRS website at www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/e-pay. Tax forms for self employed Tax deposits. Tax forms for self employed   Some taxes can be paid with the return on which they are reported. Tax forms for self employed However, in many cases, you have to deposit the tax before the due date for filing the return. Tax forms for self employed Tax deposits are figured for periods of time that are shorter than the time period covered by the return. Tax forms for self employed See Publication 15 (Circular E) for the employment tax deposit rules. Tax forms for self employed For the excise tax deposit rules, see Publication 510 or the Instructions for Form 720. Tax forms for self employed    Electronic deposit requirement. Tax forms for self employed   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits (such as deposits of employment tax, excise tax, and corporate income tax). Tax forms for self employed Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Tax forms for self employed EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Tax forms for self employed If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Tax forms for self employed   To get more information or to enroll in EFTPS, call 1-800-555-4477 (business), 1-800-316-6541 (individual), or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD/TTY). Tax forms for self employed You can also visit the EFTPS website at www. Tax forms for self employed eftps. Tax forms for self employed gov. Tax forms for self employed Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide to Getting Started. Tax forms for self employed    If you fail to timely, properly, and in full make your federal tax deposit, you may be subject to a failure-to-deposit penalty. Tax forms for self employed For an EFTPS deposit to be on time, you must initiate the deposit by 8 p. Tax forms for self employed m. Tax forms for self employed Eastern time the day before the date the deposit is due. Tax forms for self employed Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Tax forms for self employed   Generally, if a due date for performing any act for tax purposes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the act is considered to be performed timely if it is performed no later than the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Tax forms for self employed The term legal holiday means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Tax forms for self employed The calendars provided in this publication make the adjustment for Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed But you must make any adjustments for statewide legal holidays, as discussed next. Tax forms for self employed An exception to this rule for certain excise taxes is noted later under the Excise Tax Calendar. Tax forms for self employed Legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed   Legal holidays for 2014 are listed below. Tax forms for self employed January 1— New Year's Day January 20— Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tax forms for self employed / Inauguration Day February 17— Washington's Birthday April 16— District of Columbia Emancipation Day May 26— Memorial Day July 4— Independence Day September 1— Labor Day October 13— Columbus Day November 11— Veterans Day November 27— Thanksgiving Day December 25— Christmas Day Statewide legal holidays. Tax forms for self employed   A statewide legal holiday delays a due date for filing a return only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Tax forms for self employed A statewide legal holiday does not delay a due date for making a federal tax deposit. Tax forms for self employed Extended due date for Forms 1098, 1099, and W-2 if filed electronically. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2 electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS or the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be extended to March 31. Tax forms for self employed   For 2014, the due date for giving the recipient these forms is January 31. Tax forms for self employed   For information about filing Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G electronically, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically. Tax forms for self employed For information about filing Form W-2 electronically with the SSA, visit www. Tax forms for self employed ssa. Tax forms for self employed gov/employer or call 1-800-772-6270. Tax forms for self employed Penalties. Tax forms for self employed   Whenever possible, you should take action before the listed due date. Tax forms for self employed If you are late, you may have to pay a penalty as well as interest on any overdue taxes. Tax forms for self employed   Be sure to follow all the tax laws that apply to you. Tax forms for self employed In addition to civil penalties, criminal penalties may be imposed for intentionally not paying taxes, for intentionally filing a false return, or for not filing a required return. Tax forms for self employed Use of private delivery services. Tax forms for self employed   You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to meet the timely mailing as timely filing/paying rule for tax returns and payments. Tax forms for self employed These private delivery services include only the following. Tax forms for self employed DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. Tax forms for self employed Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2 Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Tax forms for self employed United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Tax forms for self employed M. Tax forms for self employed , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Tax forms for self employed   For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. Tax forms for self employed gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. Tax forms for self employed   The private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. Tax forms for self employed    The U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Postal Service advises that private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. Tax forms for self employed O. Tax forms for self employed boxes. Tax forms for self employed You must use the U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. 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Tax forms for self employed 1. Tax forms for self employed   Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Scholarships and FellowshipsTax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Other Types of Educational AssistanceFulbright Grants Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants Payment to Service Academy Cadets Veterans' Benefits Qualified Tuition Reduction Reminder Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Tax forms for self employed  You can set up and make contributions to an IRA if you receive taxable compensation. Tax forms for self employed Under this rule, a taxable scholarship or fellowship is compensation only if it is shown in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Tax forms for self employed For more information about IRAs, see Publication 590. Tax forms for self employed Introduction This chapter discusses the income tax treatment of various types of educational assistance you may receive if you are studying, teaching, or researching in the United States. Tax forms for self employed The educational assistance can be for a primary or secondary school, a college or university, or a vocational school. Tax forms for self employed Included are discussions of: Scholarships, Fellowships, Need-based education grants, such as a Pell Grant, and Qualified tuition reductions. Tax forms for self employed Many types of educational assistance are tax free if they meet the requirements discussed here. Tax forms for self employed Special rules apply to U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed citizens and resident aliens who have received scholarships or fellowships for studying, teaching, or researching abroad. Tax forms for self employed For information about these rules, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Tax forms for self employed Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to, or for the benefit of, a student (whether an undergraduate or a graduate) at an educational institution to aid in the pursuit of his or her studies. Tax forms for self employed A fellowship is generally an amount paid for the benefit of an individual to aid in the pursuit of study or research. Tax forms for self employed Amount of scholarship or fellowship. Tax forms for self employed   The amount of a scholarship or fellowship includes the following: The value of contributed services and accommodations. Tax forms for self employed This includes such services and accommodations as room (lodging), board (meals), laundry service, and similar services or accommodations that are received by an individual as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. Tax forms for self employed The amount of tuition, matriculation, and other fees that are paid or remitted to the student to aid the student in pursuing study or research. Tax forms for self employed Any amount received in the nature of a family allowance as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. Tax forms for self employed Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship or fellowship is tax free (excludable from gross income) only if you are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed A scholarship or fellowship is tax free only to the extent: It does not exceed your expenses; It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expenses; and It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Tax forms for self employed (But for exceptions, see Payment for services,later. Tax forms for self employed Use Worksheet 1–1 to figure the amount of a scholarship or fellowship you can exclude from gross income. Tax forms for self employed Candidate for a degree. Tax forms for self employed   You are a candidate for a degree if you: Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or Attend an educational institution that: Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency. Tax forms for self employed Eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed   An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. Tax forms for self employed Qualified education expenses. Tax forms for self employed   For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowships, these are expenses for: Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution, and Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction. Tax forms for self employed Expenses that do not qualify. Tax forms for self employed   Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of: Room and board, Travel, Research, Clerical help, or Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed Payment for services. Tax forms for self employed   Generally, you cannot exclude from your gross income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Tax forms for self employed This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. Tax forms for self employed (See exceptions next. Tax forms for self employed ) Exceptions. Tax forms for self employed   You do not have to treat as payment for services the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Tax forms for self employed Example 1. Tax forms for self employed You received a scholarship of $2,500. Tax forms for self employed The scholarship was not received under either of the exceptions mentioned above. Tax forms for self employed As a condition for receiving the scholarship, you must serve as a part-time teaching assistant. Tax forms for self employed Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents payment for teaching. Tax forms for self employed The provider of your scholarship gives you a Form W-2 showing $1,000 as income. Tax forms for self employed Your qualified education expenses were at least $1,500. Tax forms for self employed Assuming that all other conditions are met, $1,500 of your scholarship is tax free. Tax forms for self employed The $1,000 you received for teaching is taxable. Tax forms for self employed Example 2. Tax forms for self employed You are a candidate for a degree at a medical school. Tax forms for self employed You receive a scholarship (not under either of the exceptions mentioned above) for your medical education and training. Tax forms for self employed The terms of your scholarship require you to perform future services. Tax forms for self employed A substantial penalty applies if you do not comply. Tax forms for self employed The entire amount of your grant is taxable as payment for services in the year it is received. Tax forms for self employed Athletic Scholarships An athletic scholarship is tax free only if and to the extent it meets the requirements discussed later. Tax forms for self employed Worksheet 1-1. Tax forms for self employed    You can use Worksheet 1-1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income , later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your athletic scholarship. Tax forms for self employed    Worksheet 1-1. Tax forms for self employed Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income 1. Tax forms for self employed Enter the total amount of any scholarship or fellowship for 2013. Tax forms for self employed See Amount of scholarship or fellowship, earlier. Tax forms for self employed 1. Tax forms for self employed       If you are a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, go to line 2. Tax forms for self employed If you are not a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, stop here. Tax forms for self employed The entire amount is taxable. Tax forms for self employed For information on how to report this amount on your tax return, see Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, in this chapter. Tax forms for self employed       2. Tax forms for self employed Enter the amount from line 1 that was for teaching, research, or any other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. Tax forms for self employed (Do not include amounts received for these items under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Tax forms for self employed ) 2. Tax forms for self employed     3. Tax forms for self employed Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. Tax forms for self employed     4. Tax forms for self employed Enter the amount from line 3 that your scholarship or fellowship required you to use for other than qualified education expenses 4. Tax forms for self employed     5. Tax forms for self employed Subtract line 4 from line 3 5. Tax forms for self employed     6. Tax forms for self employed Enter the amount of your qualified education expenses 6. Tax forms for self employed     7. Tax forms for self employed Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. Tax forms for self employed This amount is the most you can exclude from your gross income (the tax-free part of the scholarship or fellowship) 7. Tax forms for self employed     8. Tax forms for self employed Subtract line 7 from line 5 8. Tax forms for self employed     9. Tax forms for self employed Taxable part. Tax forms for self employed Add lines 2, 4, and 8. Tax forms for self employed See Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, for how to report this amount on your tax return 9. Tax forms for self employed     Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships If and to the extent your scholarship or fellowship does not meet the requirements described earlier, it is taxable and must be included in gross income. Tax forms for self employed You can use Worksheet 1–1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income, later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your scholarship or fellowship. Tax forms for self employed Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Whether you must report your scholarship or fellowship depends on whether you must file a return and whether any part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable. Tax forms for self employed If your only income is a completely tax-free scholarship or fellowship, you do not have to file a tax return and no reporting is necessary. Tax forms for self employed If all or part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable and you are required to file a tax return, report the taxable amount as explained below. Tax forms for self employed You must report the taxable amount whether or not you received a Form W-2. Tax forms for self employed If you receive an incorrect Form W-2, ask the payer for a corrected one. Tax forms for self employed For information on whether you must file a return, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, or your income tax form instructions. Tax forms for self employed How To Report How you report any taxable scholarship or fellowship income depends on which return you file. Tax forms for self employed Form 1040EZ. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Form 1040EZ, include the taxable amount in the total on line 1. Tax forms for self employed If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 1. Tax forms for self employed Form 1040A. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Form 1040A, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. Tax forms for self employed If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 7. Tax forms for self employed Form 1040. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Form 1040, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. Tax forms for self employed If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount on the dotted line next to line 7. Tax forms for self employed Schedule SE (Form 1040). Tax forms for self employed   To determine your net earnings from self-employment, include amounts you receive under a scholarship as pay for your services that are reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Tax forms for self employed If your net earnings are $400 or more, you must pay self-employment tax. Tax forms for self employed Use Schedule SE, Self-Employment Tax, to figure this tax. Tax forms for self employed Form 1040NR. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Form 1040NR, report the taxable amount on line 12. Tax forms for self employed Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Source Income Subject to Withholding. Tax forms for self employed See the Instructions for Form 1040NR for more information. Tax forms for self employed Form 1040NR-EZ. Tax forms for self employed   If you file Form 1040NR-EZ, report the taxable amount on line 5. Tax forms for self employed Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S. Tax forms for self employed See the Instructions for Form 1040NR-EZ for more information. Tax forms for self employed Other Types of Educational Assistance The following discussions deal with other common types of educational assistance. Tax forms for self employed Fulbright Grants A Fulbright grant is generally treated as a scholarship or fellowship in figuring how much of the grant is tax free. Tax forms for self employed Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants These need-based grants are treated as scholarships for purposes of determining their tax treatment. Tax forms for self employed They are tax free to the extent used for qualified education expenses during the period for which a grant is awarded. Tax forms for self employed Payment to Service Academy Cadets An appointment to a United States military academy is not a scholarship or fellowship. Tax forms for self employed Payment you receive as a cadet or midshipman at an armed services academy is pay for personal services and will be reported to you in box 1 of Form W-2. Tax forms for self employed Include this pay in your income in the year you receive it unless one of the exceptions, discussed earlier under Payment for services , applies. Tax forms for self employed Veterans' Benefits Payments you receive for education, training, or subsistence under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free. Tax forms for self employed Do not include these payments as income on your federal tax return. Tax forms for self employed If you qualify for one or more of the education benefits discussed in chapters 2 through 12, you may have to reduce the amount of education expenses qualifying for a specific benefit by part or all of your VA payments. Tax forms for self employed This applies only to the part of your VA payments that is required to be used for education expenses. Tax forms for self employed You may want to visit the Veteran's Administration website at www. Tax forms for self employed gibill. Tax forms for self employed va. Tax forms for self employed gov for specific information about the various VA benefits for education. Tax forms for self employed Example. Tax forms for self employed You have returned to college and are receiving two education benefits under the latest GI Bill: (1) a $1,534 monthly basic housing allowance (BHA) that is directly deposited to your checking account, and (2) $3,840 paid directly to your college for tuition. Tax forms for self employed Neither of these benefits is taxable and you do not report them on your tax return. Tax forms for self employed You also want to claim an American opportunity credit on your return. Tax forms for self employed You paid $5,000 in qualified education expenses (see chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , later). Tax forms for self employed To figure the amount of credit, you must first subtract the $3,840 from your qualified education expenses because this payment under the GI Bill was required to be used for education expenses. Tax forms for self employed You do not subtract any amount of the BHA because it was paid to you and its use was not restricted. Tax forms for self employed Qualified Tuition Reduction If you are allowed to study tuition free or for a reduced rate of tuition, you may not have to pay tax on this benefit. Tax forms for self employed This is called a “tuition reduction. Tax forms for self employed ” You do not have to include a qualified tuition reduction in your income. Tax forms for self employed A tuition reduction is qualified only if you receive it from, and use it at, an eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed You do not have to use the tuition reduction at the eligible educational institution from which you received it. Tax forms for self employed In other words, if you work for an eligible educational institution and the institution arranges for you to take courses at another eligible educational institution without paying any tuition, you may not have to include the value of the free courses in your income. Tax forms for self employed The rules for determining if a tuition reduction is qualified, and therefore tax free, are different if the education provided is below the graduate level or is graduate education. Tax forms for self employed You must include in your income any tuition reduction you receive that is payment for your services. Tax forms for self employed Eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed   An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. Tax forms for self employed Officers, owners, and highly compensated employees. Tax forms for self employed   Qualified tuition reductions apply to officers, owners, or highly compensated employees only if benefits are available to employees on a nondiscriminatory basis. Tax forms for self employed This means that the tuition reduction benefits must be available on substantially the same basis to each member of a group of employees. Tax forms for self employed The group must be defined under a reasonable classification set up by the employer. Tax forms for self employed The classification must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or highly compensated employees. Tax forms for self employed Payment for services. Tax forms for self employed   Generally, you must include in income the part of any qualified tuition reduction that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services by the student required as a condition of receiving the qualified tuition reduction. Tax forms for self employed This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. Tax forms for self employed (See below for exceptions. Tax forms for self employed ) Exceptions. Tax forms for self employed   You do not have to include in income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Tax forms for self employed Education Below the Graduate Level If you receive a tuition reduction for education below the graduate level (including primary, secondary, or high school), it is a qualified tuition reduction, and therefore tax free, only if your relationship to the educational institution providing the benefit is described below. Tax forms for self employed You are an employee of the eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed You were an employee of the eligible educational institution, but you retired or left on disability. Tax forms for self employed You are a widow or widower of an individual who died while an employee of the eligible educational institution or who retired or left on disability. Tax forms for self employed You are the dependent child or spouse of an individual described in (1) through (3), above. Tax forms for self employed Child of deceased parents. Tax forms for self employed   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a child is a dependent child if the child is under age 25 and both parents have died. Tax forms for self employed Child of divorced parents. Tax forms for self employed   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a dependent child of divorced parents is treated as the dependent of both parents. Tax forms for self employed Graduate Education A tuition reduction you receive for graduate education is qualified, and therefore tax free, if both of the following requirements are met. Tax forms for self employed It is provided by an eligible educational institution. Tax forms for self employed You are a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities for the educational institution. Tax forms for self employed You must include in income any other tuition reductions for graduate education that you receive. Tax forms for self employed How To Report Any tuition reduction that is taxable should be included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Tax forms for self employed Report the amount from Form W-2, box 1, on line 7 (Form 1040 or Form 1040A) or line 1 (Form 1040EZ). Tax forms for self employed Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications