Tax Information for Employees
Before you go anywhere else, look here for information that will help you file your 2013 federal tax return.
The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. There are two ways to pay as you go. If you are an employee, your employer probably withholds income tax from your pay. The amount withheld is paid to the IRS in your name. Estimated tax is used to pay not only income tax, but self-employment tax and alternative minimum tax as well.
IRS Withholding Calculator
This easy-to-use calculator can help you figure your Federal income tax withholding so your employer can withhold the correct amount from your pay. This is particularly helpful if you've had too much or too little withheld in the past, your situation has changed, or you are starting a new job.
EITC Home Page--It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC
If you worked but earned less than $51,567 during 2013, you may qualify for EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. You must file a return and claim the credit to receive it. Find out more about EITC and links to helpful tools and resources.
Employee Business Expenses
Tax Tip 2012-54, March 20, 2012
Information regarding the taxability of tip income, employee and employer reporting responsibilities, and the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) program.
Determination of Worker Status
Firms and workers file 0811 Form SS-8 (PDF) to request a determination of the status of a worker for purposes of federal employment taxes.