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Tax return military 1. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Exceptions. Tax return military Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. Tax return military Identical wagers. Tax return military Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. Tax return military Underreported interest or dividends. Tax return military 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. Tax return military This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. Tax return military The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. Tax return military This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. Tax return military Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. Tax return military It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Tax return military See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Tax return military If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. Tax return military This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. Tax return military You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Military retirees. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Household workers. Tax return military   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. Tax return military A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Tax return military   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. Tax return military If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Tax return military Farmworkers. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Differential wage payments. Tax return military   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. Tax return military 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. Tax return military The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Tax return military 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. Tax return military The amount you earn in each payroll period. Tax return military The information you give your employer on Form W-4. Tax return military Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. Tax return military Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. Tax return military How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). Tax return military Whether you want an additional amount withheld. Tax return military Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. Tax return military See Exemption From Withholding , later. Tax return military Note. Tax return military You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. Tax return military You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. Tax return military New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. Tax return military Your employer should have copies of the form. Tax return military If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. Tax return military See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. Tax return military Employee also receiving pension income. Tax return military   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. Tax return military However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. Tax return military 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. Tax return military When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. Tax return military 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. Tax return military See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. Tax return military Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. Tax return military See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. Tax return military Table 1-1. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. Tax return military You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. Tax return military gov. Tax return military You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. Tax return military 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. Tax return military See Table 1-1 for examples. Tax return military Note. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. Tax return military You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. Tax return military 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. Tax return military There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. Tax return military See Table 1-1. Tax return military There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. Tax return military irs. Tax return military gov/individuals. Tax return military If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. Tax return military Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Requesting an additional amount withheld. Tax return military   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. Tax return military Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. Tax return military This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. Tax return military Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. Tax return military Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Example. Tax return military 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). Tax return military Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). Tax return military His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. Tax return military Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. Tax return military 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. Tax return military He gives the completed form to his employer. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. Tax return military You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. Tax return military Example. Tax return military Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. Tax return military Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. Tax return military In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. Tax return military They expect to file a joint income tax return. Tax return military Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. Tax return military Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. Tax return military They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. Tax return military They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Both claim the same number of allowances as before. Tax return military 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. Tax return military There are two ways to do this. Tax return military You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. Tax return military You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. Tax return military To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. Tax return military Increasing the number of allowances. Tax return military   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. Tax return military On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Tax return military If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. Tax return military If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. Tax return military Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. Tax return military Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Tax return military Example. Tax return military Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Tax return military Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. Tax return military They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. Tax return military Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. Tax return military The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. Tax return military Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. Tax return military Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. Tax return military Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. Tax return military Line 11. Tax return military 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). Tax return military The number to the right of this range is 6. Tax return military 7. Tax return military Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. Tax return military Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. Tax return military 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). Tax return military However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. Tax return military You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Tax return military 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. Tax return military The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. Tax return military 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. Tax return military ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Tax return military Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. Tax return military And remember, this is not a final decision. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. Tax return military You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. Tax return military Table 1-2. Tax return military Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . Tax return military . Tax return military . Tax return military See . Tax return military . Tax return military . Tax return military 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. Tax return military S. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. Tax return military Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. Tax return military Single. Tax return military   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. Tax return military You are single. Tax return military If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. Tax return military You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. Tax return military 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. Tax return military For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Tax return military Married. Tax return military   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. Tax return military You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. Tax return military You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. Tax return military 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. Tax return military For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Tax return military You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Married, but withhold at higher single rate. Tax return military   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. Tax return military This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. Tax return military To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). Tax return military Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. Tax return military Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. Tax return military You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. Tax return military The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. Tax return military How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. Tax return military Whether you have income from more than one job. Tax return military What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. Tax return military Whether you will file as head of household. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. Tax return military Form W-4 worksheets. Tax return military    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. Tax return military The worksheets are for your own records. Tax return military Do not give them to your employer. Tax return military   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. Tax return military   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Multiple jobs. Tax return military   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. Tax return military Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. Tax return military You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. Tax return military You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. Tax return military Married individuals. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Use only one set of worksheets. Tax return military You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. Tax return military You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. Tax return military Employees who are not citizens or residents. Tax return military   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. Tax return military However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. Tax return military S. Tax return military national. Tax return military It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. Tax return military S. Tax return military citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. Tax return military Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. Tax return military For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Exemptions. Tax return military Only one job. Tax return military Head of household filing status. Tax return military Child and dependent care credit. Tax return military Child tax credit. Tax return military Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). Tax return military   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. Tax return military Self. Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Spouse. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. Tax return military Dependents. Tax return military   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. Tax return military Only one job (worksheet line B). Tax return military    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. Tax return military You are single and you have only one job at a time. Tax return military You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. Tax return military Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. Tax return military If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. Tax return military Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). Tax return military   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. Tax return military For more information, see Publication 501. Tax return military   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. Tax return military Reduction of personal allowances. Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Worksheet 1-1. Tax return military Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. Tax return military Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. Tax return military   2. Tax return military Enter your expected AGI 2. Tax return military       3. Tax return military 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. Tax return military       4. Tax return military Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. Tax return military       5. Tax return military Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). Tax return military Enter the result as a decimal 5. Tax return military   6. Tax return military Multiply line 1 by line 5. Tax return military If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. Tax return military   7. Tax return military Subtract line 6 from line 1. Tax return military 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. Tax return military     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Child tax credit (worksheet line G). Tax return military   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. Tax return military Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. Tax return military Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military S. Tax return military citizen, U. Tax return military S. Tax return military national, or U. Tax return military S. Tax return military resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. Tax return military If you are a U. Tax return military S. Tax return military citizen or U. Tax return military S. Tax return military national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). Tax return military    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. Tax return military Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. Tax return military Example. Tax return military On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. Tax return military Not itemizing deductions. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). Tax return military   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. Tax return military   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Tax return military You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. Tax return military Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. Tax return military 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). Tax return military State and local income or property taxes. Tax return military Deductible home mortgage interest. Tax return military Investment interest up to net investment income. Tax return military Charitable contributions. Tax return military Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military AGI. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Phaseout of itemized deductions. Tax return military   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. Tax return military    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. Tax return military Worksheet 1-2. Tax return military Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. Tax return military Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. Tax return military   2. Tax return military Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. Tax return military   3. Tax return military Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. Tax return military Stop here. Tax return military Your deduction is not limited. Tax return military Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military  ❑ Yes. Tax return military Subtract line 2 from line 1. Tax return military 3. Tax return military       4. Tax return military Multiply line 3 by 80% (. Tax return military 80) 4. Tax return military       5. Tax return military Enter your expected AGI 5. Tax return military       6. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   7. Tax return military Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. Tax return military Stop here. Tax return military Your deduction is not limited. Tax return military Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military  ❑ Yes. Tax return military Subtract line 6 from line 5. Tax return military 7. Tax return military       8. Tax return military Multiply line 7 by 3% (. Tax return military 03) 8. Tax return military       9. Tax return military Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. Tax return military     10. Tax return military Subtract line 9 from line 1. Tax return military Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. Tax return military     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). Tax return military   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Tax return military These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. Tax return military Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. Tax return military Net operating loss carryovers. Tax return military Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. Tax return military Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. Tax return military Certain moving expenses. Tax return military Deduction for self-employment tax. Tax return military Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. Tax return military Self-employed health insurance deduction. Tax return military Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Tax return military Alimony paid. Tax return military IRA deduction. Tax return military Student loan interest deduction. Tax return military Jury duty pay given to your employer. Tax return military Reforestation amortization and expenses. Tax return military Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. Tax return military Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. Tax return military Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. Tax return military Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. Tax return military Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. Tax return military Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. Tax return military Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). Tax return military Tax credits (worksheet line 5). Tax return military   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). Tax return military But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Tax return military   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. Tax return military If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. Tax return military   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. Tax return military See the individual tax form instructions for more details. Tax return military Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Tax return military S. Tax return military income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. Tax return military See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Tax return military Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Tax return military See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Tax return military Education credits. Tax return military See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Tax return military Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). Tax return military See Publication 590. Tax return military Mortgage interest credit. Tax return military See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Tax return military Adoption credit. Tax return military See the Instructions for Form 8839. Tax return military Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. Tax return military See the Instructions for Form 8801. Tax return military General business credit. Tax return military See the Instructions for Form 3800. Tax return military Earned income credit. Tax return military See Publication 596. Tax return military Figuring line 5 entry. Tax return military   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 . Tax return military Example. Tax return military You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Tax return military Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. Tax return military 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). Tax return military In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. Tax return military 7. Tax return military Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. Tax return military 7. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). Tax return military   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). Tax return military Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. Tax return military   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. Tax return military See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. Tax return military Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). Tax return military    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. Tax return military If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. Tax return military Example. Tax return military If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. Tax return military 32. Tax return military Drop the fraction (. Tax return military 32) and enter “1” on line 8. Tax return military 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). Tax return military Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). Tax return military   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). Tax return military 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). Tax return military Enter that number on line 2. Tax return military 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. Tax return military ”    Table 1-3. Tax return military Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. Tax return military  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. Tax return military 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. Tax return military 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. Tax return military 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. Tax return military 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. Tax return military 0 $440,001 – 490,000. Tax return military . Tax return military . Tax return military . Tax return military 2. Tax return military 9 $490,001 and over 2. Tax return military 5 b. Tax return military  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. Tax return military 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. Tax return military 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. Tax return military 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. Tax return military 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. Tax return military 0 $430,001 and over 2. Tax return military 5 c. Tax return military  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. Tax return military 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. Tax return military 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. Tax return military 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. Tax return military 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. Tax return military 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. Tax return military 9 $460,001 and over 2. Tax return military 5 d. Tax return military  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. Tax return military 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. Tax return military 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. Tax return military 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. Tax return military 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. Tax return military 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. Tax return military 9 $245,001 and over 2. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. Tax return military   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. Tax return military Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. Tax return military Other amounts owed. Tax return military   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. Tax return military The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. Tax return military You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. Tax return military But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. Tax return military This is most likely to happen in the following situations. Tax return military You are married and both you and your spouse work. Tax return military You have more than one job at a time. Tax return military You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. Tax return military You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. Tax return military Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. Tax return military Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. Tax return military You work only part of the year. Tax return military You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. Tax return military You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. Tax return military You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. Tax return military You cannot use a fiscal year. Tax return military You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. Tax return military 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. Tax return military If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. Tax return military If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. Tax return military You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. Tax return military How to apply for the part-year method. Tax return military   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Tax return military The request must state all three of the following. Tax return military The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. Tax return military That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. Tax return military That you use the calendar year as your tax year. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Tax return military To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. Tax return military ) since the beginning of the year. Tax return military Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. Tax return military   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. Tax return military Go to www. Tax return military irs. Tax return military gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. Tax return military It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. Tax return military Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. Tax return military These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. Tax return military New Form W-4. Tax return military   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. Tax return military Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. Tax return military   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. Tax return military 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. Tax return military No Form W-4. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Repaying withheld tax. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. Tax return military Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. Tax return military 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. Tax return military IRS review of your withholding. Tax return military   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. Tax return military Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. Tax return military There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. Tax return military See Penalties , later. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. Tax return military   Additional information is available at IRS. Tax return military gov. Tax return military Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. Tax return military Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. Tax return military The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. Tax return military You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. Tax return military For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. Tax return military For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. Tax return military Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Tax return military 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. Tax return military These situations are discussed later. Tax return military Students. Tax return military   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. Tax return military If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. Tax return military Example 1. Tax return military You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. Tax return military The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. Tax return military Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. Tax return military Please click here for the text description of the image. Tax return military Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. Tax return military 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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. Tax return military See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. Tax return military    Age 65 or older or blind. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. Tax return military Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. Tax return military Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. Tax return military   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. Tax return military You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. Tax return military Claiming exemption from withholding. Tax return military   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. Tax return military Do not complete lines 5 and 6. Tax return military Enter “Exempt” on line 7. Tax return military   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. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. Tax return military See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. Tax return military An exemption is good for only 1 year. Tax return military   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. Tax return military Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. Tax return military The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Expense allowances. Tax return military   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. Tax return military 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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military Accountable plan. Tax return military   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. Tax return military Your expenses must have a business connection. Tax return military That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Tax return military You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Tax return military You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Tax return military    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. Tax return military   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Tax return military 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. Tax return military You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Tax return military You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Tax return military You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Nonaccountable plan. Tax return military   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. Tax return military For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Tax return military Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. Tax return military You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. Tax return military You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. Tax return military 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. Tax return military The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. Tax return military 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. Tax return military A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. Tax return military 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. Tax return military However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. Tax return military Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. Tax return military You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. Tax return military However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. Tax return military Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. Tax return military Reporting tips to your employer. Tax return military   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. Tax return military The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Tax return military   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. Tax return military Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. Tax return military How employer figures amount to withhold. Tax return military   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. Tax return military Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. Tax return military By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. Tax return military By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. Tax return military Not enough pay to cover taxes. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   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. Tax return military If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Tax return military 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. Tax return military Tips not reported to your employer. Tax return military   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). Tax return military Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. Tax return military Allocated tips. Tax return military   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. Tax return military   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. Tax return military Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. Tax return military Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. Tax return military More information. Tax return military   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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