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Tips for next year

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.

If you have any dependent children, remember to claim the Additional Child Tax Credit the next time you file your income tax return. Complete and attach a Form 1040 Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit to your return to claim this credit.

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The Taxslayer 2011 Tax Return

Taxslayer 2011 tax return 1. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Definitions You Need To Know Table of Contents Other options. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Exception. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Certain terms used in this publication are defined below. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The same term used in another publication may have a slightly different meaning. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Annual additions. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Annual additions are the total of all your contributions in a year, employee contributions (not including rollovers), and forfeitures allocated to a participant's account. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Annual benefits. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Annual benefits are the benefits to be paid yearly in the form of a straight life annuity (with no extra benefits) under a plan to which employees do not contribute and under which no rollover contributions are made. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Business. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A business is an activity in which a profit motive is present and economic activity is involved. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Service as a newspaper carrier under age 18 or as a public official is not a business. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Common-law employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A common-law employee is any individual who, under common law, would have the status of an employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return A leased employee can also be a common-law employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A common-law employee is a person who performs services for an employer who has the right to control and direct the results of the work and the way in which it is done. Taxslayer 2011 tax return For example, the employer: Provides the employee's tools, materials, and workplace, and Can fire the employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Common-law employees are not self-employed and cannot set up retirement plans for income from their work, even if that income is self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return For example, common-law employees who are ministers, members of religious orders, full-time insurance salespeople, and U. Taxslayer 2011 tax return S. Taxslayer 2011 tax return citizens employed in the United States by foreign governments cannot set up retirement plans for their earnings from those employments, even though their earnings are treated as self-employment income. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   However, an individual may be a common-law employee and a self-employed person as well. Taxslayer 2011 tax return For example, an attorney can be a corporate common-law employee during regular working hours and also practice law in the evening as a self-employed person. Taxslayer 2011 tax return In another example, a minister employed by a congregation for a salary is a common-law employee even though the salary is treated as self-employment income for social security tax purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return However, fees reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, for performing marriages, baptisms, and other personal services are self-employment earnings for qualified plan purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Compensation. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Compensation for plan allocations is the pay a participant received from you for personal services for a year. Taxslayer 2011 tax return You can generally define compensation as including all the following payments. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Wages and salaries. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Fees for professional services. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Other amounts received (cash or noncash) for personal services actually rendered by an employee, including, but not limited to, the following items. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Commissions and tips. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Fringe benefits. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Bonuses. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   For a self-employed individual, compensation means the earned income, discussed later, of that individual. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Compensation generally includes amounts deferred in the following employee benefit plans. Taxslayer 2011 tax return These amounts are elective deferrals. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Qualified cash or deferred arrangement (section 401(k) plan). Taxslayer 2011 tax return Salary reduction agreement to contribute to a tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b) plan), a SIMPLE IRA plan, or a SARSEP. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Section 125 cafeteria plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   However, an employer can choose to exclude elective deferrals under the above plans from the definition of compensation. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The limit on elective deferrals is discussed in chapter 2 under Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension (SARSEP) and in chapter 4. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Other options. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   In figuring the compensation of a participant, you can treat any of the following amounts as the employee's compensation. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The employee's wages as defined for income tax withholding purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The employee's wages you report in box 1 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The employee's social security wages (including elective deferrals). Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Compensation generally cannot include either of the following items. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Nontaxable reimbursements or other expense allowances. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Deferred compensation (other than elective deferrals). Taxslayer 2011 tax return SIMPLE plans. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A special definition of compensation applies for SIMPLE plans. Taxslayer 2011 tax return See chapter 3. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Contribution. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A contribution is an amount you pay into a plan for all those participating in the plan, including self-employed individuals. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Limits apply to how much, under the contribution formula of the plan, can be contributed each year for a participant. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Deduction. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A deduction is the plan contributions you can subtract from gross income on your federal income tax return. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Limits apply to the amount deductible. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Earned income. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Earned income is net earnings from self-employment, discussed later, from a business in which your services materially helped to produce the income. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   You can also have earned income from property your personal efforts helped create, such as royalties from your books or inventions. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Earned income includes net earnings from selling or otherwise disposing of the property, but it does not include capital gains. Taxslayer 2011 tax return It includes income from licensing the use of property other than goodwill. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Earned income includes amounts received for services by self-employed members of recognized religious sects opposed to social security benefits who are exempt from self-employment tax. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   If you have more than one business, but only one has a retirement plan, only the earned income from that business is considered for that plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Employer. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   An employer is generally any person for whom an individual performs or did perform any service, of whatever nature, as an employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return A sole proprietor is treated as his or her own employer for retirement plan purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return However, a partner is not an employer for retirement plan purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Instead, the partnership is treated as the employer of each partner. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Highly compensated employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A highly compensated employee is an individual who: Owned more than 5% of the interest in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, regardless of how much compensation that person earned or received, or For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than $115,000 (if the preceding year is 2012, 2013, or 2014) and, if you so choose, was in the top 20% of employees when ranked by compensation. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Leased employee. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A leased employee who is not your common-law employee must generally be treated as your employee for retirement plan purposes if he or she does all the following. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Provides services to you under an agreement between you and a leasing organization. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Has performed services for you (or for you and related persons) substantially full time for at least 1 year. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Performs services under your primary direction or control. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Exception. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A leased employee is not treated as your employee if all the following conditions are met. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Leased employees are not more than 20% of your non-highly compensated work force. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The employee is covered under the leasing organization's qualified pension plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return The leasing organization's plan is a money purchase pension plan that has all the following provisions. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Immediate participation. Taxslayer 2011 tax return (This requirement does not apply to any individual whose compensation from the leasing organization in each plan year during the 4-year period ending with the plan year is less than $1,000. Taxslayer 2011 tax return ) Full and immediate vesting. Taxslayer 2011 tax return A nonintegrated employer contribution rate of at least 10% of compensation for each participant. Taxslayer 2011 tax return However, if the leased employee is your common-law employee, that employee will be your employee for all purposes, regardless of any pension plan of the leasing organization. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Net earnings from self-employment. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   For SEP and qualified plans, net earnings from self-employment is your gross income from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) minus allowable business deductions. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Allowable deductions include contributions to SEP and qualified plans for common-law employees and the deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Net earnings from self-employment does not include items excluded from gross income (or their related deductions) other than foreign earned income and foreign housing cost amounts. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   For the deduction limits, earned income is net earnings for personal services actually rendered to the business. Taxslayer 2011 tax return You take into account the income tax deduction for the deductible part of self-employment tax and the deduction for contributions to the plan made on your behalf when figuring net earnings. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Net earnings include a partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss (other than separately stated items, such as capital gains and losses). Taxslayer 2011 tax return It does not include income passed through to shareholders of S corporations. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Guaranteed payments to limited partners are net earnings from self-employment if they are paid for services to or for the partnership. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Distributions of other income or loss to limited partners are not net earnings from self-employment. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   For SIMPLE plans, net earnings from self-employment is the amount on line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE plan for yourself. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Qualified plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A qualified plan is a retirement plan that offers a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Taxslayer 2011 tax return You can deduct contributions made to the plan for your employees. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Earnings on these contributions are generally tax free until distributed at retirement. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Profit-sharing, money purchase, and defined benefit plans are qualified plans. Taxslayer 2011 tax return A 401(k) plan is also a qualified plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Participant. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A participant is an eligible employee who is covered by your retirement plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return See the discussions of the different types of plans for the definition of an employee eligible to participate in each type of plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Partner. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A partner is an individual who shares ownership of an unincorporated trade or business with one or more persons. Taxslayer 2011 tax return For retirement plans, a partner is treated as an employee of the partnership. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Self-employed individual. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   An individual in business for himself or herself, and whose business is not incorporated, is self-employed. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Sole proprietors and partners are self-employed. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Self-employment can include part-time work. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   Not everyone who has net earnings from self-employment for social security tax purposes is self-employed for qualified plan purposes. Taxslayer 2011 tax return See Common-law employee and Net earnings from self-employment , earlier. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   In addition, certain fishermen may be considered self-employed for setting up a qualified plan. Taxslayer 2011 tax return See Publication 595, Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen, for the special rules used to determine whether fishermen are self-employed. Taxslayer 2011 tax return Sole proprietor. Taxslayer 2011 tax return   A sole proprietor is an individual who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself, including a single member limited liability company that is treated as a disregarded entity for tax purposes. 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