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Is the fund received to my indian bank from foreign bank taxable?

I am Nepali citizen and I have ordinary saving account in Indian bank. I was also working here for 2 years in the past(3 years ago) and I have PAN card and bank account. Now I am living in India for ...
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How to deal with variable income in the budget

We have a budget planned out for various categories, and in order to make ends meet we count on child support for my wife's child from a previous marriage. However, lately we have not been receiving ...
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Long vs. short term capital gains on real estate

Can profit on the sale of a spec home count as long term capital gains if the land was purchased more than a year earlier?
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Per Capita Income VS. Household Income

One assertion I've read quite frequently is that household income is declining in the United States and that wages are not keeping up with inflation. In essence, these articles indicate that we're ...
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What sustains residential real estate prices in California when household incomes are low? [closed]

I have a question which assumes the accuracy of two links (here, for median income, and here, for median home price, both of which are in California). I'm going to make an erroneous assumption and ...
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How much lump sum investment in stocks would be needed to yield a target stable monthly income?

Situation: a guy has a lot of money. He wants to invest in stable and low risk stocks so that he could get a steady 1000$ a month income at least for the next 10 years (and having equal or bigger ...
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Where can I find information about the relationship between the owner of a company and its business administrator?

Through the past years, working as a employee, I have managed to save some money and now I want to buy a company. I chose a restaurant, because I already have experience in this area. However, I do ...
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What percentage of my income should go towards expenses?

Graduated in May from school. Student loans are coming due here in January. Bought a new car recently. The added monthly expenses have me concerned that I am budgeting my money correctly. I currently ...
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In what category would I put a loan I took to pay an expense

If I have to pay my phone contract which is 1000 and I took a loan of 2000 with interest of 300 to pay that phone contract, in what category would you put the loan - an expense, an income or both ? ...
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Does revenue equal gross profit for info product business?

For a small online business that has no employees or inventory and only sales info products, does revenue equal gross profits since there is no cost to make the info product?
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working for US Comany In India [duplicate]

An employee of US Company posted at Bangalore. The salary is credited by US company after Deduction of tax as per US laws then credited to the Bank account in India. Employee is resident because of ...
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Which tax year does a bonus fall under in Ireland?

Based on my work in 2012, my company pays me a bonus in January 2013. Should the bonus be taxed as part of 2012 income, or part of 2013 income?
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Can future rental income be applied to present debt-to-income ratio when applying for second mortgage?

If someone wants to purchase a second home as a source of rental income (and potential investment), would (or could) a lender apply the estimated future income from rent on to the present ...
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How do capital gains count towards gross income on your tax return?

In the US, when tallying gross income, do capital gains (short term or long term) count toward your gross income, before capital losses? OR do capital losses subtract from your capital gains before it ...
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Can you legally refuse to accept out-of-state income after quitting a job?

When you get income, you are required to pay taxes to a certain state. What if you worked on a W2 job, then quit and moved out of state, and then the accounting department pays you some symbolic ...
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Do I have to pay tax in US when my stay extends 183 days. I don't earn in US

I'm in US working with the parent company, my stay is about to extend 183 days. I don't get paid in US. My company in India under whose payroll I'm listed credits my Indian salary after deducting tax ...
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Salary account in gnucash: charge vs. income // example transactions

It might not be the usual thing to have on opening balance in a "Salary" account, but if one did, this is what I tried in gnucash: description: payday again :-) transfer: Equity:Opening Balances ...
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How to record the finding of 10 dollars lying on the street and their subsequent placement into one's wallet (in gnucash)?

Within gnucash: within the Cash in Wallet account: description: found some money in the street transfer: Imbalance-USD or create a new arbitrary one-off account called something like "Penny Lane" ...
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How do I handle taxes on a very large “gift” from my employers?

My husband just received a $700,000 "gift" from the partners at the organization he has worked for for over 13.5 years. These particular partners sold their share of the partnership, making an ...
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Qualifying income for Roth IRA for a child?

I'm thinking about my still-toddler boy, and trying to figure out how to help him get an income which would allow him to start contributing to a Roth IRA. I am aware that the value of such an IRA ...
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Does Medicaid pay for prescription drugs?

If you don't make much money, there are prescription advocacy programs like this one that one can take part in. However, if you don't make a ton of money, it seems to me that you're likely to be on ...
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What to fill out for NY State & City on IT-2104 for single person?

My daughter is starting a new full time job in NYC. She lives in Brooklyn. She owed NY State taxes. How should she fill out the IT-2104. Should it just be single 0 exemptions? Why would it be ...
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Is household disposable income a real or a nominal value?

I downloaded Quintiles/Deciles ordered by household disposable income (Turkey, Urban, Rural)) data from Turkish Statistics Institue. I have looked at the provided data, but it doesn't indicate if the ...
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Foreign national moving from US to Canada, how to file tax return (340 days in US)

I recently started a new job in Canada in mid-December, which means I am only on Canadian payroll for 3 weeks, and for most of the year I was on US payroll with my previous employer. I am a citizen of ...
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How do online referal systems work?

There are sites on the internet which promise to pay money for just referring traffic. How trustworthy these are and what are their sources of income? Are these sites worthwhile to consider for ...
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Is the money that you get back from deposits or rebates taxable?

Please help me understand if the following two items are taxable or if they should be included at all on the tax report: Rent deposit. A few years ago, when I moved in my previous apartment I put a ...
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What does the “SEC 30-Day Yield” mean for a Bond ETF?

I'm currently a student awaiting admission into grad school and have about $10,000 in a Scott Trade account ready to invest. Because I'll be using the money to pay for moving expenses and anything ...
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New York State Tax allowances (IT-2104 2012 vs 2011)

I have recently changed a job and trying to figure out how to fill-in the IT-2104 form for my new employer. The biggest problem for me is that I cannot understand the amount of allowances to claim ...
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Tax implications of corporate housing

If my company provides corporate housing for me, am I required to claim the rent amount as income for my personal earnings? And is that taxable income? I'm trying to figure out how I can leverage ...
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Renter starts next year, but advance checks received this year. How to report the income for tax purposes?

I have a renter who will start occupying my second home in January. He will provide checks for the first and last month in December. The IRS states that income should be reported in the year that I ...
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When “someone makes X dollars a year in the US”, is that gross or net income?

I often hear/read the phrase "makes X dollars a year". Could you elaborate what this means? So, for instance, if someone makes 45 thousand a year (in the United States), how large is his monthly net ...
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Organizing Expenses/Income/Personal Finance Documents (Paperless Office)

I've been trying to organize my personal finances for awhile by moving to a "Paperless Office" (PO from here on out), but I haven't been able to reach anything that satisfies my need for intuitive ...
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When they list the income of someone, is it the monthly or yearly income?

When they list the income of someone like Steve Balmer ($1,267,670) in wikipedia, is it the monthly or yearly income?
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What is a good asset allocation for a 24 year old planning to do a startup?

I am planning to quit my current job and do a tech startup. How should I invest my savings of ~$210K? Assume that a fixed amount X = $2000 gets withdrawn per month and the aim is to maximize the ...
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Changing jobs as a strategy to build a good income?

In most professions, it seems that when you change jobs, you are eligible for a pay hike (at least up to a certain ceiling amount). My questions are: Is this a viable long term strategy to ...
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What happens to your ability to borrow money based on our joint finances?

We want to borrow money to buy our first home. We will be married soon, and want to know how the combination of incomes, expenses and debts will impact the ability to get a mortgage. There's the ...
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Switch from DINK to SIWK: How do people afford kids?

Currently my wife and I both work, and we have no kids. We have no debts (besides our mortgage), live very frugally (friends call us cheap), and are roughly breaking even. We would like to have kids, ...
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How do I adjust to a new social class?

I've moved from a poor, working-class state to a better-developed, middle-class state in the US. Here's my problem: I'm having an extremely hard time adjusting to the price differences between the ...
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W-8BEN? What's the tax from selling my software to a U.S. company, from abroad?

I am developing software program (I live and work outside of US - Europe, I don't have a company), and now have a client from US which wants to license my program (pay me money so he can use it). He ...
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Do tradespeople get paid as well in other Western countries as they do in Australia?

In Australia, the most highly paid professions right now are electricians and plumbers and tradespeople. I think this is caused by the mining boom, a housing shortage leading to a laboring skills ...
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What tool would you recommend to keep track of incomes and expenses?

Part of New Year's resolutions is to keep better track of where my money is going. I have a regular day job and I also do some freelancing work online , which is not related to my regular job. In my ...
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How do you model future income when doing long term planning?

One of the things I do that allows me to really get into investments, budgeting, saving money, is spreadsheeting it all out and forcasting the returns I might reap based on a given set of assumptions. ...
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What implications does having the highest household debt to disposable income ratio have on Australia?

I hear that Australia has the highest household debt to disposable income ratio in the world. What does that mean? What implication does that have for the economy, for the stock market and for the ...
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I'm only spending roughly half of what I earn; should I spend more?

around 6 months ago I started this job. Around 3 months ago while reading this very website I downloaded a budgeting software and started writing down everything I earned and spent, and I noticed I'm ...
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What ways are there for us to earn a little extra side money?

I have done all the cost-cutting that my family can allow. It is still not enough - I spend more than I earn. This is killing the credit card and is going to be bad news for us unless we can sort this ...
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What is the proper way to report additional income for taxes (specifically, Android development)?

Let's say I have a day job that contributes to the majority of my income. Now if I do some Android development (or similarly iPhone, Blackberry, or any other hobby that produces an additional income) ...
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(Legitimate & respectable) strategies to generate “passive income” on the Internet?

After reading RDPD by R. Kiyosaki I'm trying to find chances to build up my Passive Income. By Passive Income I mean that I do not have to take care day-to-day of that "thing", but it generates some ...
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Joint ownership on home (50/50), when I apply for a loan, do they look at total mortgage payment as debt or half?

I am in joint ownership of a home (50/50). When I apply for a car loan and they are looking at my credit report, do they look at the total mortgage payment as my debt or only half? Does the credit ...
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There have been many studies on the differences in earning-power between men and women. Have similar studies been done for race, religion or sexual orientation?

I'm curious to know if there are similar biases in the workplace - if anyone's dared to document it.
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Do I have to pay taxes on income from my website or profits?

I've started to generate a small amount of revenue on my website, I'm obviously tracking my income and expenses, but I'm not certain whether I need to declare this income to Inland Revenue. Is there ...