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Unfiled tax returns 1. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Exceptions. Unfiled tax returns Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. Unfiled tax returns Identical wagers. Unfiled tax returns Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. Unfiled tax returns Underreported interest or dividends. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. Unfiled tax returns The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. Unfiled tax returns Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. Unfiled tax returns It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Unfiled tax returns See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Unfiled tax returns If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. Unfiled tax returns This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. Unfiled tax returns You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Military retirees. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Household workers. Unfiled tax returns   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. Unfiled tax returns A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Unfiled tax returns   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. Unfiled tax returns If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Unfiled tax returns Farmworkers. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Differential wage payments. Unfiled tax returns   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns The amount you earn in each payroll period. Unfiled tax returns The information you give your employer on Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. Unfiled tax returns Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. Unfiled tax returns How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). Unfiled tax returns Whether you want an additional amount withheld. Unfiled tax returns Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. Unfiled tax returns See Exemption From Withholding , later. Unfiled tax returns Note. Unfiled tax returns You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. Unfiled tax returns New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. Unfiled tax returns Your employer should have copies of the form. Unfiled tax returns If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. Unfiled tax returns See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. Unfiled tax returns Employee also receiving pension income. Unfiled tax returns   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. Unfiled tax returns However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. Unfiled tax returns Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. Unfiled tax returns See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. Unfiled tax returns Table 1-1. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. Unfiled tax returns You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. Unfiled tax returns gov. Unfiled tax returns You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns See Table 1-1 for examples. Unfiled tax returns Note. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. Unfiled tax returns You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. Unfiled tax returns See Table 1-1. Unfiled tax returns There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. Unfiled tax returns irs. Unfiled tax returns gov/individuals. Unfiled tax returns If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. Unfiled tax returns Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Requesting an additional amount withheld. Unfiled tax returns   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. Unfiled tax returns Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. Unfiled tax returns This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. Unfiled tax returns Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. Unfiled tax returns Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). Unfiled tax returns His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. Unfiled tax returns Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns He gives the completed form to his employer. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. Unfiled tax returns You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. Unfiled tax returns Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. Unfiled tax returns In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. Unfiled tax returns They expect to file a joint income tax return. Unfiled tax returns Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. Unfiled tax returns Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. Unfiled tax returns They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. Unfiled tax returns They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Both claim the same number of allowances as before. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns There are two ways to do this. Unfiled tax returns You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. Unfiled tax returns To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. Unfiled tax returns Increasing the number of allowances. Unfiled tax returns   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. Unfiled tax returns On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. Unfiled tax returns If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. Unfiled tax returns Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. Unfiled tax returns Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Unfiled tax returns Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. Unfiled tax returns They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. Unfiled tax returns Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. Unfiled tax returns The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. Unfiled tax returns Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. Unfiled tax returns Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. Unfiled tax returns Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. Unfiled tax returns Line 11. Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns The number to the right of this range is 6. Unfiled tax returns 7. Unfiled tax returns Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. Unfiled tax returns Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. Unfiled tax returns You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Unfiled tax returns Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. Unfiled tax returns And remember, this is not a final decision. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. Unfiled tax returns You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. Unfiled tax returns Table 1-2. Unfiled tax returns Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns See . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. Unfiled tax returns Single. Unfiled tax returns   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. Unfiled tax returns You are single. Unfiled tax returns If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. Unfiled tax returns You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Unfiled tax returns Married. Unfiled tax returns   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. Unfiled tax returns You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. Unfiled tax returns You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Unfiled tax returns You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Married, but withhold at higher single rate. Unfiled tax returns   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. Unfiled tax returns This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. Unfiled tax returns To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). Unfiled tax returns Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. Unfiled tax returns Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. Unfiled tax returns You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. Unfiled tax returns The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. Unfiled tax returns How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. Unfiled tax returns Whether you have income from more than one job. Unfiled tax returns What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. Unfiled tax returns Whether you will file as head of household. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. Unfiled tax returns Form W-4 worksheets. Unfiled tax returns    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. Unfiled tax returns The worksheets are for your own records. Unfiled tax returns Do not give them to your employer. Unfiled tax returns   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. Unfiled tax returns   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Multiple jobs. Unfiled tax returns   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. Unfiled tax returns Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. Unfiled tax returns You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. Unfiled tax returns You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. Unfiled tax returns Married individuals. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Use only one set of worksheets. Unfiled tax returns You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. Unfiled tax returns You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. Unfiled tax returns Employees who are not citizens or residents. Unfiled tax returns   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. Unfiled tax returns However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns national. Unfiled tax returns It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. Unfiled tax returns Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. Unfiled tax returns For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Exemptions. Unfiled tax returns Only one job. Unfiled tax returns Head of household filing status. Unfiled tax returns Child and dependent care credit. Unfiled tax returns Child tax credit. Unfiled tax returns Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). Unfiled tax returns   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. Unfiled tax returns Self. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Spouse. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. Unfiled tax returns Dependents. Unfiled tax returns   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. Unfiled tax returns Only one job (worksheet line B). Unfiled tax returns    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. Unfiled tax returns You are single and you have only one job at a time. Unfiled tax returns You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. Unfiled tax returns Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. Unfiled tax returns If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. Unfiled tax returns Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns For more information, see Publication 501. Unfiled tax returns   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. Unfiled tax returns Reduction of personal allowances. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Worksheet 1-1. Unfiled tax returns Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. Unfiled tax returns Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. Unfiled tax returns   2. Unfiled tax returns Enter your expected AGI 2. Unfiled tax returns       3. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns       4. Unfiled tax returns Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. Unfiled tax returns       5. Unfiled tax returns Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). Unfiled tax returns Enter the result as a decimal 5. Unfiled tax returns   6. Unfiled tax returns Multiply line 1 by line 5. Unfiled tax returns If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. Unfiled tax returns   7. Unfiled tax returns Subtract line 6 from line 1. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Child tax credit (worksheet line G). Unfiled tax returns   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. Unfiled tax returns Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. Unfiled tax returns Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns citizen, U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns national, or U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. Unfiled tax returns If you are a U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns citizen or U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). Unfiled tax returns    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. Unfiled tax returns Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. Unfiled tax returns Not itemizing deductions. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). Unfiled tax returns   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. Unfiled tax returns   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Unfiled tax returns You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. Unfiled tax returns Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. Unfiled tax returns 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). Unfiled tax returns State and local income or property taxes. Unfiled tax returns Deductible home mortgage interest. Unfiled tax returns Investment interest up to net investment income. Unfiled tax returns Charitable contributions. Unfiled tax returns Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns AGI. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Phaseout of itemized deductions. Unfiled tax returns   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. Unfiled tax returns    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. Unfiled tax returns Worksheet 1-2. Unfiled tax returns Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. Unfiled tax returns Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. Unfiled tax returns   2. Unfiled tax returns Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. Unfiled tax returns   3. Unfiled tax returns Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. Unfiled tax returns Stop here. Unfiled tax returns Your deduction is not limited. Unfiled tax returns Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns  ❑ Yes. Unfiled tax returns Subtract line 2 from line 1. Unfiled tax returns 3. Unfiled tax returns       4. Unfiled tax returns Multiply line 3 by 80% (. Unfiled tax returns 80) 4. Unfiled tax returns       5. Unfiled tax returns Enter your expected AGI 5. Unfiled tax returns       6. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   7. Unfiled tax returns Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. Unfiled tax returns Stop here. Unfiled tax returns Your deduction is not limited. Unfiled tax returns Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns  ❑ Yes. Unfiled tax returns Subtract line 6 from line 5. Unfiled tax returns 7. Unfiled tax returns       8. Unfiled tax returns Multiply line 7 by 3% (. Unfiled tax returns 03) 8. Unfiled tax returns       9. Unfiled tax returns Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. Unfiled tax returns     10. Unfiled tax returns Subtract line 9 from line 1. Unfiled tax returns Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. Unfiled tax returns     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). Unfiled tax returns   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Unfiled tax returns These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. Unfiled tax returns Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. Unfiled tax returns Net operating loss carryovers. Unfiled tax returns Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. Unfiled tax returns Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. Unfiled tax returns Certain moving expenses. Unfiled tax returns Deduction for self-employment tax. Unfiled tax returns Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. Unfiled tax returns Self-employed health insurance deduction. Unfiled tax returns Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Unfiled tax returns Alimony paid. Unfiled tax returns IRA deduction. Unfiled tax returns Student loan interest deduction. Unfiled tax returns Jury duty pay given to your employer. Unfiled tax returns Reforestation amortization and expenses. Unfiled tax returns Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. Unfiled tax returns Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. Unfiled tax returns Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. Unfiled tax returns Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. Unfiled tax returns Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. Unfiled tax returns Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. Unfiled tax returns Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). Unfiled tax returns Tax credits (worksheet line 5). Unfiled tax returns   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). Unfiled tax returns But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Unfiled tax returns   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. Unfiled tax returns If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. Unfiled tax returns   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. Unfiled tax returns See the individual tax form instructions for more details. Unfiled tax returns Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Unfiled tax returns S. Unfiled tax returns income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Unfiled tax returns Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Unfiled tax returns Education credits. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Unfiled tax returns Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). Unfiled tax returns See Publication 590. Unfiled tax returns Mortgage interest credit. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Unfiled tax returns Adoption credit. Unfiled tax returns See the Instructions for Form 8839. Unfiled tax returns Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. Unfiled tax returns See the Instructions for Form 8801. Unfiled tax returns General business credit. Unfiled tax returns See the Instructions for Form 3800. Unfiled tax returns Earned income credit. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 596. Unfiled tax returns Figuring line 5 entry. Unfiled tax returns   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 . Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Unfiled tax returns Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. Unfiled tax returns 7. Unfiled tax returns Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. Unfiled tax returns 7. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). Unfiled tax returns   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). Unfiled tax returns Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. Unfiled tax returns   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. Unfiled tax returns See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. Unfiled tax returns Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). Unfiled tax returns    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. Unfiled tax returns If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. Unfiled tax returns Example. Unfiled tax returns If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. Unfiled tax returns 32. Unfiled tax returns Drop the fraction (. Unfiled tax returns 32) and enter “1” on line 8. Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). Unfiled tax returns   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). Unfiled tax returns 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). Unfiled tax returns Enter that number on line 2. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns ”    Table 1-3. Unfiled tax returns Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. Unfiled tax returns  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. Unfiled tax returns 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. Unfiled tax returns 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. Unfiled tax returns 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 0 $440,001 – 490,000. Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns . Unfiled tax returns 2. Unfiled tax returns 9 $490,001 and over 2. Unfiled tax returns 5 b. Unfiled tax returns  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. Unfiled tax returns 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. Unfiled tax returns 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. Unfiled tax returns 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 0 $430,001 and over 2. Unfiled tax returns 5 c. Unfiled tax returns  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. Unfiled tax returns 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. Unfiled tax returns 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. Unfiled tax returns 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. Unfiled tax returns 9 $460,001 and over 2. Unfiled tax returns 5 d. Unfiled tax returns  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. Unfiled tax returns 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. Unfiled tax returns 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. Unfiled tax returns 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. Unfiled tax returns 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. Unfiled tax returns 9 $245,001 and over 2. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. Unfiled tax returns   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. Unfiled tax returns Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. Unfiled tax returns Other amounts owed. Unfiled tax returns   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. Unfiled tax returns The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. Unfiled tax returns You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. Unfiled tax returns But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. Unfiled tax returns This is most likely to happen in the following situations. Unfiled tax returns You are married and both you and your spouse work. Unfiled tax returns You have more than one job at a time. Unfiled tax returns You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. Unfiled tax returns You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. Unfiled tax returns Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. Unfiled tax returns Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. Unfiled tax returns You work only part of the year. Unfiled tax returns You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. Unfiled tax returns You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. Unfiled tax returns You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. Unfiled tax returns You cannot use a fiscal year. Unfiled tax returns You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. Unfiled tax returns If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. Unfiled tax returns You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. Unfiled tax returns How to apply for the part-year method. Unfiled tax returns   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Unfiled tax returns The request must state all three of the following. Unfiled tax returns The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. Unfiled tax returns That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. Unfiled tax returns That you use the calendar year as your tax year. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Unfiled tax returns To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. Unfiled tax returns ) since the beginning of the year. Unfiled tax returns Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. Unfiled tax returns   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. Unfiled tax returns Go to www. Unfiled tax returns irs. Unfiled tax returns gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. Unfiled tax returns It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. Unfiled tax returns Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. Unfiled tax returns These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. Unfiled tax returns New Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. Unfiled tax returns Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. Unfiled tax returns   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns No Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Repaying withheld tax. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. Unfiled tax returns Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns IRS review of your withholding. Unfiled tax returns   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. Unfiled tax returns Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. Unfiled tax returns There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns See Penalties , later. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns   Additional information is available at IRS. Unfiled tax returns gov. Unfiled tax returns Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. Unfiled tax returns Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. Unfiled tax returns The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. Unfiled tax returns You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. Unfiled tax returns For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. Unfiled tax returns For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. Unfiled tax returns Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns These situations are discussed later. Unfiled tax returns Students. Unfiled tax returns   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. Unfiled tax returns If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. Unfiled tax returns Example 1. Unfiled tax returns You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. Unfiled tax returns The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. Unfiled tax returns Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. Unfiled tax returns Please click here for the text description of the image. Unfiled tax returns Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. Unfiled tax returns See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. Unfiled tax returns    Age 65 or older or blind. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. Unfiled tax returns Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. Unfiled tax returns Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. Unfiled tax returns Claiming exemption from withholding. Unfiled tax returns   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns Do not complete lines 5 and 6. Unfiled tax returns Enter “Exempt” on line 7. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. Unfiled tax returns See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. Unfiled tax returns An exemption is good for only 1 year. Unfiled tax returns   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. Unfiled tax returns Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. Unfiled tax returns The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Expense allowances. Unfiled tax returns   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns Accountable plan. Unfiled tax returns   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. Unfiled tax returns Your expenses must have a business connection. Unfiled tax returns That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Unfiled tax returns You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Unfiled tax returns You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Unfiled tax returns    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. Unfiled tax returns   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Unfiled tax returns You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Unfiled tax returns You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Nonaccountable plan. Unfiled tax returns   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. Unfiled tax returns For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Unfiled tax returns Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. Unfiled tax returns You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. Unfiled tax returns You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. Unfiled tax returns Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. Unfiled tax returns You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. Unfiled tax returns However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. Unfiled tax returns Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. Unfiled tax returns Reporting tips to your employer. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Unfiled tax returns   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. Unfiled tax returns Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. Unfiled tax returns How employer figures amount to withhold. Unfiled tax returns   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. Unfiled tax returns Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. Unfiled tax returns By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. Unfiled tax returns By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. Unfiled tax returns Not enough pay to cover taxes. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Unfiled tax returns 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. Unfiled tax returns Tips not reported to your employer. Unfiled tax returns   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). Unfiled tax returns Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. Unfiled tax returns Allocated tips. Unfiled tax returns   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. Unfiled tax returns   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. Unfiled tax returns Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. Unfiled tax returns Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. Unfiled tax returns More information. Unfiled tax returns   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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Unfiled tax returns Publication 598 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Unfiled tax returns Beginning January 1, 2011, you must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Unfiled tax returns Forms 8109 and 8109-B, Federal Tax Deposit Coupon, cannot be used after 2010. Unfiled tax returns See Federal Tax Deposits Must be Made by Electronic Funds Transfer on page 3. Unfiled tax returns For large corporations, special rules apply for estimated tax payments that are required to be made for the period that includes July, August, or September of 2012, and the period that immediately follows these months. Unfiled tax returns See the instructions for line 12 on the 2012 Form 990-W (Worksheet), Estimated Tax on Unrelated Business Taxable Income for Tax-Exempt Organizations. Unfiled tax returns The maximum cost of a low-cost article, for organizations eligible to receive charitable contributions, was increased to $9. Unfiled tax returns 70 for 2011. Unfiled tax returns See Distribution of low-cost articles on page 8. Unfiled tax returns The annual limit on associate member dues received by an agricultural or horticultural organization not treated as gross income was increased to $148 for 2011. Unfiled tax returns See Exception under Dues of Agricultural Organizations and Business Leagues on page 10. Unfiled tax returns The IRS has created a page on IRS. Unfiled tax returns gov that includes information about Pub. Unfiled tax returns 598 at www. Unfiled tax returns irs. Unfiled tax returns gov/pub598. Unfiled tax returns Introduction An exempt organization is not taxed on its income from an activity substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis for the organization's exemption. Unfiled tax returns Such income is exempt even if the activity is a trade or business. Unfiled tax returns However, if an exempt organization regularly carries on a trade or business not substantially related to its exempt purpose, except that it provides funds to carry out that purpose, the organization is subject to tax on its income from that unrelated trade or business. Unfiled tax returns This publication covers the rules for the tax on unrelated business income of exempt organizations. Unfiled tax returns It explains: Which organizations are subject to the tax (chapter 1), What the requirements are for filing a tax return (chapter 2), What an unrelated trade or business is (chapter 3), and How to figure unrelated business taxable income (chapter 4). Unfiled tax returns All section references in this publication are to the Internal Revenue Code. Unfiled tax returns Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization Form (and Instructions) 990-T Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return See chapter 5 for information about getting these publications and forms. Unfiled tax returns Comments and suggestions. Unfiled tax returns   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Unfiled tax returns   You can write to us at: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Unfiled tax returns NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Unfiled tax returns Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Unfiled tax returns   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Unfiled tax returns gov. Unfiled tax returns Please put “publications Comment” on the subject line. Unfiled tax returns You can also send us comments from www. Unfiled tax returns irs. Unfiled tax returns gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. Unfiled tax returns ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Unfiled tax returns Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications