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Does NIC Class 4 contributions counts to your retirement pension?

When I pay more of 9% Class 4 NI, does it mean I will get more pension to my retirement pension as it accumulates? Or it doesn't make any difference to my future pension?
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Why may certificate price be substantially below commodity price?

The Brent Crude oil certificate NL0000202109 currently has a value of ca. 26.50 EUR, whereas the price of the commodity is at 48 USD, a substantial difference. I would expect the certificate's value ...
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554 views

What would you do with a large land inheritance with high tax rate?

I just inherited a couple hundred acres of pristine woodland in New England. I'm a nature-lover, so my first impulse is to keep the land as-is, letting campers, trekkers, and wildlife just use it as ...
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1answer
20 views

Calculation, timing, and taxes related to profit distribution of an S-corp?

My life partner and I opened an S corporation at the start of 2015. My life partner will be employed by the S-corp and we've established a reasonable salary for him. I won't be employed by the S-corp, ...
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1answer
62 views

Claiming car as a business expense in the UK

I am filing my tax return as a self-employed in the UK and would like to claim my car as a business expense. I have read the "Rates for cars" section of this website: ...
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Does this Budget Make Sense for a New Condo?

I’ve been obsessively reading for the past week or two about how much of your gross/net income to be spending on Mortgage/Insurance/Taxes/HOA. More conservative estimates were at 25% of your gross ...
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54 views

Do individual stocks have futures trading

What is the reason that futures exist on stock indices, but not on individual stocks? My understanding is that individual stocks have options, but not futures. Is there no market for futures on ...
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Why is the terminology “put” and “call” not applicable to futures contracts?

Why is the concept of puts and calls applicable to options, but not to futures? Futures and options are similar, the key difference being that futures represent an obligation, whereas options ...
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No withdrawal from paypal to Egypt, Udemy.com requires paypal. What should i do?

I am a constructor at udemy.com and from Egypt but the problem is that the only way to get paid is trough paypal and paypal does not withdraw money to Egypt yet. Is there any other alternatives i can ...
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Sales tax “trick” while buying a used car; i.e. declaring sale at lower than actual transaction value?

I am selling my car and have found a potential buyer. After I transfer the vehicle ownership, the buyer will have to transfer the vehicle title to himself, and will also need to pay sales tax on the ...
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1answer
24 views

What tax filings are required for real estate transactions?

I intend to purchase real estate with cash from a family member via quitclaim. What tax forms are we required to file reporting the sale?
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1answer
37 views

Tax consequences when foreign currency changes in value

As a US taxpayer, if I hold some foreign currency that gains or loses value, what are the tax consequences when I exchange the currency for US dollars or other goods or services? Let's take a ...
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55 views

First convert owner occupied to rental, then sell — capital gain?

Bought a house at 250k, converted after 8 years to rental (was worth some 160k then), rented out for two years, sold for 250k. While renting, depreciation was based on market value, 200k. What is ...
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Opening US Bank account for US citizen while abroad

I am an American citizen with a social security number, but I'm currently living abroad and am not planning on visiting any time soon, and I don't have any state-issued ID. Is there a bank that will ...
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2answers
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My wife and I own two cars. Which of us need to be insured on each?

We have two cars; one is a 14 plate Skoda estate lease car. The terms of the lease say I need to have fully-comprehensive insurance. We also have an old W-reg Renault for my wife, with me as the ...
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1answer
61 views

Can I file taxes on a home based business and deduct expenses even if I don't generate income?

If I had a Home Based Business and generated no income but had many expenses, can I file taxes? My expenses consisted of travel, dinner meetings with potential clients, etc. Can I file these ...
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Have I do a good investment? [on hold]

In 2008 I have sold a room of 10 m^2 that I shared with my brother 50/50 so to get money for 5 m^2. For this money I invested in new construction and bought a flat of 42 m^2. Now the flat is complete, ...
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How to convert QFX and QIF file to Excel

I have a quicken data exported to QIF and my bank data exported to QIF. How do I convert QFX and QIF file to Excel? Any Excel Addon available? I am looking for some free tools.
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Value of credit score if you never plan to borrow again?

What is the value of a good credit score if the person is so financially independent (AKA wealthy) to the extent of not ever needing to borrow money again in the form of a mortgage, car loan or credit ...
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2answers
88 views

How to invest in commodities?

How would one invest in things for example (wheat, oil, gold, silver, platinum) and other commodities? Does E-trade offer a method of doing this?
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1answer
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Reporting ESPP ordinary income on shares purchased living in Europe

I have shares acquired through an American company I was working for. They were purchased through the company ESPP plan. I was living and being paid in Europe at the time ( I am not a US citizen). 10 ...
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1answer
123 views

Can't sell my house because of HOA delinquency rate

Just found out a few days before settlement on the sale of my house that most lenders will not lend funds to a buyer if the property they are purchasing is part of an HOA community where more than 15% ...
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Sitting in India, can I buy goods from China on internet using a credit card, deliver it to USA and receive payments through western union from USA? [on hold]

I reside in India. I would like to buy goods in China through e-commerce (dhgate or alibaba) using my Indian credit card, and have it delivered to the USA for final sale. Further, I need to receive ...
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Can I choose to refinance only some of my loans even if they are from the same lender?

I am looking for guidance on what to do about paying back my student loans. Unfortunately I work in the Human Services field and have not been able to afford to make significant payments on my loans ...
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1answer
26 views

Journal entries for unrealized gains of stock [on hold]

I know what unrealized gains and realized gains mean, but I could not think of the appropriate journal entries. Background Country: United States Fiscal Year End: December 31 Events On January 1, ...
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1answer
66 views

Are there disadvantages to day trading ETFs?

I bought an ETF a few months ago and I was thinking of selling it, however, I was wondering if there were disadvantages or additional fees if I treated ETFs like short term stocks.
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2answers
116 views

Which 2014 TurboTax Edition Do I Need?

I'm having trouble understanding which version of TurboTax I need to do my personal taxes. I don't know if the online and CD editions are equivalent, but I'm planning on getting the CD edition since ...
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1answer
27 views

How decreasing the prime interest rate helps to offset decreasing oil prices

Bank of Canada said that it is reducing prime rate to offset the effect of decreasing oil prices. I could not follow how decreasing the prime rate will help counter the effect of decreasing oil ...
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0answers
40 views

Make money based on interest rate cut in Canada

Bank of Canada recently announced reduction in its prime rate. As a Canadian, is there a way to take advantage of it? For example, if I bet that in the next 12 months, the rate would increase, how can ...
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3answers
135 views

Question about being a resident

I moved to Oregon in July 2014 from Nevada. I have OR DMV and Voter's registration. Am I considered a resident of Oregon now?
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78 views

Can I avoid tax on sale of home after only 1 year of residence? [duplicate]

I'm selling my home just one year after purchasing it (to move into a home with my husband). I might make as much as $6,000 profit. I intend to use this money for improvements on the new home. Will ...
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1answer
71 views

Can a store/company deposit a refund into a bank account, then take it back out again?

Refund amount is already in bank account and has been cleared and posted for a few days, but I'm surprised by the amount; is it possible for the company that issued the refund to go back and change ...
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1answer
54 views

When is credit card utilization calculated?

I'm confused on how and when credit card utilization is calculated for one's credit score. Is the credit card utilization percentage calculated based on the maximum balance you had in a given month? ...
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1answer
13 views

Regarding NRI Tax returns

My earnings for the below period as April 2014 till June 2014 in India, July 2014 till Jan 2015 in Singapore ( More than 200 Days ), Feb 2014 till March 2015 in India I'll be paying tax in ...
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1answer
25 views

Getting money paid to a US based bank account for Indian company based invoice

I work for an american company and I used to get paid before directly by check. But now, I am raising invoices (for the work I do) from my Indian company. Is it ok if the USA company pays the Indian ...
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4answers
232 views

How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?

If low interest rates disadvantage 'savers' what are they supposed to do if they are not inclined to buy and spend? Where should you put your money (instead of it stagnating in low interest rate ...
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1answer
42 views

What happens when a company stops trading? (pink sheets)

I've inherited many shares in a company traded on the pink sheets. Its market cap is lower than its assets. Many assets of its assets are quite boring (bonds). It does not carry debt. Because no ...
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1answer
48 views

Is there a CD that allows additional contributions?

I've made a budget for this year; after contributing the max to my IRA and 401K ($5,500 and $18,000, respectively, for 2015) I've realized that I have a lot of money that I'll be able to use. As such, ...
2
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1answer
57 views

What is the best way to calculate total yield on a stock portfolio?

What is the best way to calculate the total yield of a stock portfolio? I started managing my own investments last year and it looks like I leaned towards dividend investing. I am wondering how I ...
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1answer
19 views

Permanent resident filing taxes from a UK employer

I am a US permanent resident with a UK employer. My employer tells me they do not issue W2 forms to staff outside UK. What do I do? Is there some other form I should be filling for my taxes?
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1answer
55 views

Student on F1 VISA; trouble filing taxes | Unique case

I am an international student in USA on F-1 VISA. My fiance works as an independent contractor from India and received his income in my US bank account which I sent to him in India. We did this for ...
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2answers
72 views

When to use a stop limit order over a stop order

I understand that a stop limit order is basically a limit order when the market price reaches the stop price. But I am unable to figure out when to use this kind of an order? For example, if I own ...
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1answer
58 views

What impact does trading in a car have on your credit score?

The situation: The term length of your auto financing is 36 months. You decide to trade your vehicle in after 12 months of ownership. You trade in your current vehicle and take out another loan for a ...
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2answers
536 views

Investment strategy for 401k when rolling over soon

I'm a contractor at a company interesting in investing in their 401k. If I know I'll be leaving this company in a year or so what sort of time horizon and risk exposure is applicable? I'm not sure how ...
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1answer
109 views

Is knowingly providing an incorrect/fake reference for a car loan fraud?

I'm not sure if this is the right area to ask this, so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place. My work recently hired a new employee, and she was looking for a new car. However, to get the car loan ...
2
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1answer
31 views

From India, and also worked in Kuwait in 2014. Do I owe income tax in India?

I got a job in Kuwait and I joined on 03-09-2014. Earlier I was working in India and was paying my Income Tax regularly. Now I am sending Kuwaiti Dinars sometimes to my and sometimes to my wife's ...
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0answers
21 views

Preference shares vs. common shares and overall holding structure for a public company?

I am trying to understand the overall holding picture for a listed company — like, there can be preference shares, common shares (free float), etc. My questions are: It would be really great ...
3
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1answer
153 views

Shopping around for loans without detrimentally effecting credit rating/chance of getting said loan?

I've found myself stuck in a quandary. I put a deposit down on a car and I'm trying to obtain a personal loan based on this. The problem is that I'm finding that despite passing all initial checks ...
3
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0answers
29 views

Indian resident owning dividend-paying shares in company based in France: Can I save on withholding tax?

I am Indian and staying in India. I am holding stocks/shares of a French company which is listed on the Paris stock exchange. Every year, the French company declares dividend on the shares, and on ...
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2answers
122 views

Need something more basic than a financial advisor or planner

Is there a professional that one can go to in order to assess one's current financial situation and get advice and follow-through on what one can do in order to correct financial errors one has made, ...

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