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Turbotax military edition Publication 517 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Turbotax military edition Tax questions. Turbotax military edition Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New SE tax rate. Turbotax military edition  For 2013 and 2014, the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) portion of the SE tax is 12. Turbotax military edition 4%. Turbotax military edition The Medicare (HI) portion of the SE tax remains 2. Turbotax military edition 9%. Turbotax military edition As a result, the SE tax rate returns to 15. Turbotax military edition 3%. Turbotax military edition For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Turbotax military edition Earnings subject to social security. Turbotax military edition  For 2013, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax increases from $110,100 to $113,700. Turbotax military edition For 2014, the maximum wages and self-employment income subject to social security tax is $117,000. Turbotax military edition Additional Medicare Tax. Turbotax military edition  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Turbotax military edition 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Turbotax military edition For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Turbotax military edition Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Turbotax military edition  For 2013, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan at work and your modified AGI is: Less than $115,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $69,000 if single or head of household, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately. Turbotax military edition If you file a joint return and either you or your spouse was not covered by a retirement plan at work, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your modified AGI is less than $188,000. Turbotax military edition Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Turbotax military edition  For 2013, you may be able to contribute to your Roth IRA if your modified AGI is: Less than $188,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), Less than $127,000 if single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, or Less than $10,000 if married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year. Turbotax military edition Earned income credit (EIC). Turbotax military edition  For 2013, the maximum amount of income you can earn and still claim the EIC has increased. Turbotax military edition You may be able to take the EIC if you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) and you have three or more qualifying children; $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) and you have two qualifying children; $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) and you have one qualifying child; and $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) and you do not have any qualifying children. Turbotax military edition Reminders Future developments. Turbotax military edition . Turbotax military edition   For the latest information about developments related to Publication 517, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Turbotax military edition irs. Turbotax military edition gov/pub517. Turbotax military edition Photographs of missing children. Turbotax military edition  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Turbotax military edition Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Turbotax military edition 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. Turbotax military edition Introduction Three federal taxes are paid on wages and self-employment income—income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax. Turbotax military edition Social security and Medicare taxes are collected under one of two systems. Turbotax military edition Under the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA), the self-employed person pays all the taxes. Turbotax military edition Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the employee and the employer each pay half of the social security and Medicare taxes. Turbotax military edition No earnings are subject to both systems. Turbotax military edition Table 1. Turbotax military edition Are Your Ministerial Earnings* Covered Under FICA or SECA? Find the class to which you belong in the left column and read across the table to find if you are covered under FICA or SECA. Turbotax military edition Do not rely on this table alone. Turbotax military edition Also read the discussion for the class in the following pages. Turbotax military edition Class Covered under FICA? Covered under SECA? Minister NO. Turbotax military edition Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Turbotax military edition YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Turbotax military edition   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Turbotax military edition Member of a religious order who has not taken a vow of poverty NO. Turbotax military edition Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Turbotax military edition YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Turbotax military edition   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Turbotax military edition Member of a religious order who has taken a vow of poverty YES, if: Your order elected FICA coverage for its members, or You worked outside the order and the work was not required by, or done on behalf of, the order. Turbotax military edition   NO, if neither of the above applies. Turbotax military edition NO. Turbotax military edition Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Turbotax military edition Christian Science practitioner or reader NO. Turbotax military edition Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Turbotax military edition YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Turbotax military edition   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Turbotax military edition Religious worker (church employee) YES, if your employer did not elect to exclude you. Turbotax military edition    NO, if your employer elected to exclude you. Turbotax military edition YES, if your employer elected to exclude you from FICA. Turbotax military edition   NO, if you are covered under FICA. Turbotax military edition Member of a recognized religious sect YES, if you are an employee and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Turbotax military edition    NO, if you have an approved exemption. Turbotax military edition YES, if you are self-employed and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Turbotax military edition   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Turbotax military edition * Ministerial earnings are the self-employment earnings that result from ministerial services, defined and discussed later. Turbotax military edition In addition, all wages and self-employment income that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to a 0. Turbotax military edition 9% Additional Medicare Tax if they are paid in excess of the applicable threshold for an individual's filing status. Turbotax military edition Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Turbotax military edition Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Turbotax military edition A self-employment loss is not considered for purposes of this tax. Turbotax military edition RRTA compensation is separately compared to the threshold. Turbotax military edition There is no employer match for Additional Medicare Tax. Turbotax military edition For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Turbotax military edition This publication contains information for the following classes of taxpayers. Turbotax military edition Ministers. Turbotax military edition Members of a religious order. Turbotax military edition Christian Science practitioners and readers. Turbotax military edition Religious workers (church employees). Turbotax military edition Members of a recognized religious sect. Turbotax military edition Note. Turbotax military edition Unless otherwise noted, in this publication references to members of the clergy include ministers, members of a religious order (but not members of a recognized religious sect), and Christian Science practitioners and readers. Turbotax military edition This publication covers the following topics about the collection of social security and Medicare taxes from members of the clergy, religious workers, and members of a recognized religious sect. Turbotax military edition Which earnings are taxed under FICA and which under SECA. Turbotax military edition See Table 1 above. Turbotax military edition How a member of the clergy can apply for an exemption from self-employment tax. Turbotax military edition How a member of a recognized religious sect can apply for an exemption from both self-employment tax and FICA taxes. Turbotax military edition How a member of the clergy or religious worker figures net earnings from self-employment. Turbotax military edition This publication also covers certain income tax rules of interest to ministers and members of a religious order. Turbotax military edition A Comprehensive Example shows filled-in forms for a minister who has income taxed under SECA, other income taxed under FICA, and income tax reporting of items specific to a minister. Turbotax military edition In the back of Publication 517 is a set of worksheets that you can use to figure the amount of your taxable ministerial income and allowable deductions. Turbotax military edition You will find these worksheets right after the Comprehensive Example . Turbotax military edition Note. 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Turbotax military edition Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. Turbotax military edition S. Turbotax military edition Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 535 Business Expenses 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 596 Earned Income Credit (EIC) Form (and Instructions) SS-8 Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding SS-16 Certificate of Election of Coverage Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship) Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040X Amended U. Turbotax military edition S. Turbotax military edition Individual Income Tax Return 4029 Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits 4361 Application for Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners 8274 Certification by Churches and Qualified Church-Controlled Organizations Electing Exemption From Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes 8959 Additional Medicare Tax Ordering publications and forms. Turbotax military edition   See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications and forms. Turbotax military edition Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications