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Does it count as a benefit in kind if I'm purchasing benefits with my salary?

I'm working in the UK and my job pays me a basic salary, plus a "value account" worth 25% of my basic salary. The value account can be used to purchase benefits, including medical insurance, life ...
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What is approximate tax deduction for this scenario?

I am working as software Er and my finance status is like this: Basic salary:18750 House rent allowance:7500 Medical allowance : 800 Conveyance Allowance : 1250 Special allowance : 9200 Total earning ...
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How much total salary to allocate to defer $17,500 to 401(k)?

From my small business, I would like to contribute to my wife's retirement (which also reduces taxable income to the company). My question is about how much total salary should be allocated to her to ...
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Income tax loss credit after depreciation on negatively geared property

In Australia, my personal taxable income for a particular financial year before calculating depreciation on an investment property is very low (close to but above $0). This is after adding all rental ...
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How does India tax foreign stipends?

I am a student in India, recently selected for the Google Summer of Code. Google provides a stipend of 5000 USD for successful completion of the project. They also state that this is not employment. I ...
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Self employed, putting away tax money

I am starting to get behind on taxes for my business and in an effort to catch up I'm putting profit towards the taxes. Where can I store it other than my bank? I'm worried I will spend the money, I ...
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Does saving for retirement pre-tax make sense to stay in a lower tax bracket if I'll earn more later?

Does it make sense to save in a Regular IRA vs the Roth IRA in order to keep me in the 25% tax bracket? In reality career wise I will probably cap out at 150k in today's dollars. I've been able to get ...
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Foreign earned income exclusion / foreign tax credit when present in US

I'm a citizen of Norway as well as of the US by birth. I've never before 2014 resided in the US. I'm a PhD student in my native Norway, but we are here considered employees and paid a wage. I've ...
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Are there any implications if I do not report an Indian bank account during U.S. tax filling?

I have an Indian savings account to which I send money from the U.S. Over the year the maximum amount I sent was less than $10,000. I would like to know whether there are any complications if I don't ...
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Income and taxes with subcontracting?

If I'm a 1099/independent contractor and I need to contract a sub portion of that work to another independent contractor, does that "income" get taxed twice? As in when I bill the work back to the ...
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How is “tax-free inside buildup” defined?

I'm not sure I understand the concept of "tax-free inside buildup." From what I understand, life insurance, annuities and IRAs (both Traditional IRAs & Roth IRAs) benefit from "tax-free inside ...
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If I earned money in both New Zealand and in Australia, do I need to file a tax return in both countries?

I am considering work in New Zealand but the financial year will be partly split between the two countries. Do I need to file an income tax return in both countries?
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At what point do recurring small business losses become a problem with Canada Revenue Agency?

How many times can a small business owner claim an overall yearly loss, when filing income taxes, before the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) will consider it a problem? A friend who runs her own small ...
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Setting up a LLC for two partners in different states, what should we look into?

My friend and I are looking into starting our own design agency. The LLC would be based out of Texas, but the other employee would be based out of North Carolina. We would both be full time employees ...
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Is it possible to use a 529 plan solely for myself, without any educational expenses?

I was setting up an Illinois 529 plan recently. Contributions to the plan are state income tax deductible up to $10,000 per tax payer per year. It got me thinking: What is to stop someone with no ...
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Questions regarding taxation for Indians living in U.S.( citizens of U.S.)

Greetings of the season. I have some clarifications and questions regarding taxation for Indian's living in U.S. What is the maximum cash gift a person can receive from Indian parents? Beyond what ...
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Receiving $10,000 grant from U.S company as a UK citizen using W-8BEN form, how much is taxed before and after using a tax treaty?

I'm going to be travelling to America to take part in a fellowship/scholarship/training program ran by an American company. I am a UK citizen. I am receiving a $10,000 grant from the U.S company and ...
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T4A Slip received by student. What is it?

I am an 18 year old first year university student, and moving out of residence at the end of the semester recently I was informed that there was a letter that was not picked up. It turned out to be ...
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Can I use losses from sale of stock to offset capital gains from sale of property

If I make a capital gain from the sale of a house but make capital losses from the sale of stocks in my brokerage account (not tax sheltered), then can I use the losses against the gains to reduce my ...
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Taxes for a UK citizen interning in the US for 3 months

I am a student and UK citizen. This summer I will be interning in the US for 3 months on a J-1 visa. The internship is paid and my salary will be paid into a US checking account. I understand that ...
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How to report a 1099-MISC in a Qualified Joint Venture

"A qualified joint venture is a joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or business, if (1) the only members of the joint venture are a husband and wife, (2) both spouses materially participate ...
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How should I be taxed on my returns on investment in capital?

If I paid a business owner $10000 for the purchase of capital and in return and am being paid $150 per week for the next two years in return, how do I file these returns? Using a 1099-MISC? Edit: ...
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Treatment of web domain ownership & reselling for tax purposes: Capital asset, or not?

I run a web publishing business. I buy a large number of domains — and occasionally sell one, although not frequently. Some domains are developed into websites, which bring in advertising ...
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Which IRS address to choose for federal tax return?

Do you choose the IRS address for submitting your federal taxes based on where you currently live (the return address on the envelope) or where your current resident was in that tax year?
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Which state gets taxes on money paid for previous year's work?

I moved from PA to IL at the very end of 2013. Because of this I thought my taxes were going to be easy, but I received a final check in January 2014, which included unused vacation time, etc., and ...
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Deferring mortgage interest expense to next year when filing taxes?

I paid around $25,000 in mortgage interest payment last year, however, I had no income. I was wondering if I could defer this expense to next year and omit it this year. Since it will not benefit me ...
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Must I wait to resubmit my return on Free File Fillable Forms?

I used Free File Fillable Forms to submit my income tax return. After submitting your return you are supposed to hear back from the IRS within 24-48 hrs as to whether they accepted the return. There ...
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Indian won a contest in US. I got 1042-S claiming 30% tax. How to file?

I won a contest and the sponsor paid the money without withholding tax against my W8BEN. I am Indian citizen and I have to file taxes to US from India. I have received 1042-S claiming that I have to ...
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Contribute Federal and State withholdings to company 401k instead?

So I am attempting to devise a way to max my company retirement account. They offer 3% of my annual pay if I put in at least 6% of my annual pay. The problem is that I don't want to take a giant ...
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Tax exempt non-retirement investment

So I am attempting to generate ways to nickle and dime Uncle Sam. Currently a little over half of my annual income is in rental income so it's pretax until the end of the year. I would LOVE to come ...
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Where do I deduct convention registration expenses?

My wife does direct sales as a home business and I am trying to figure out the proper place to deduct the expense of a convention registration associated with that business. It seems to me that there ...
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Can anything be done about unclaimed DCAP funds from past years?

I realized that we didn't claim the full $5,000 which was withheld for DCAP a few years back. I understand we can't get those funds back, but can they be written off as a loss or something similar? In ...
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Tax payment has not appeared in bank account ~20 days after filing electronically with TurboTax. What to do?

I filed my taxes electronically with TurboTax on the TurboTax web site about 20 days ago. I owed an amount, but I can't see any tax payments appearing in my bank account now, about 20 days later. ...
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Tax brackets in the US

If I make $80k/yr and my take home pay each month is $4400, that means in a years time I make $52800 take home. That number is just 66% of $80k which means that I am paying 33% tax? How on earth is ...
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How to amend an amended return?

I made a real mess of my taxes this year. I filed an amended return with the IRS that turned out to be incorrect. The amended return included a sale of restricted stock units. Unfortunately, I got ...
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Underpaid federal tax by $5K in 2014 when claiming 0 with very “standard situation” (married filing jointly). Why?

Assumptions If I look at the tax brackets for 2014, if you're a couple filing jointly you have to have an AGI of more than 178,700 to start to see federal tax savings over if you were both not ...
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Is a previous year Roth IRA contribution possible since I have to resubmit the previous years taxes?

I've been out of the country for the past couple years. I called the IRS this year and found out my last years tax return was rejected because I electronically signed it. People have told me you can ...
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Multi-year delayed 401k payout check cash, which was originally a rollover into a new plan

Here's the chain of events, not all of which I was aware of before this week: In 2010, I started working for a company and diverting money into a 401k In 2012, the company was purchased, and I ...
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How to report nominee dividend income claimed by another?

In the U.S., if I receive a 1099-DIV for an account that is titled with me as joint tenant with another individual that lists my name first and is reporting under my social security number, how do I ...
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Moving to a state where my employer has no business set up - implications?

I am moving to Colorado, where my company (based in NY and FL) does not have an office. I will still be employed by them, but working from my home in CO. What are the tax implications for the ...
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Do I owe taxes if my deductions are higher than my income?

My total income this year was $16,604 (wages, interest, and business income). My deductions (including IRA, personal exemption, standard deduction, and self employment tax) was $17,404. TurboTax ...
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Is this the right tax statement for Roth IRA back conversion?

I moved $5500 from traditional IRA to Roth IRA in January 2014 for tax year 2013 . Then I moved another $5500 from traditional to Roth IRA for tax year 2014 in March 2014. When depositing fund in IRA, ...
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Value of personal house turned rental

We bought a house in 2004 for about 150K. We moved for work in 2011 and converted the house to a rental in 2012. The realtor guessed its value at the time was about 70K. We sold it in 2014 for 118K. ...
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Claiming apartment rent as unreimbursed employee expense

a friend of mine visited a tax consultant in USA. The friend is an employee of a software firm and is on a non-resident alien category visa. The consultant told him to mark the apartment rent as ...
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Should I file an amended return as I wrongly filed Form 1040 instead of Form 1040 NR?

I filed my taxes through an agent for the year 2014 but the agent filed using Form 1040 and I found out from other sources that I had to file Form 1040 NR, as in 2014, I was in the U.S. for only last ...
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Income tax filing for F-1 OPT student non-resident in California

I am an international student currently working full time on F-1 OPT status. In 2014, I worked as an intern for 3 months in California. I am confused if I should be filing 540NR short form or long ...
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Changing jobs but ended up in same city after moving away for a month. Can I deduct both ways?

I'm referring to the moving expenses deductions listed here: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p521/ I lived in City A for 1.5 years, briefly moved to City B for about a month (never established ...
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Square reported my credit card transactions as personal income?

I run a TNT Fireworks tent one week every summer and use Square to process my credit card transactions. I've had no issues with that setup until this year when I received a notice from the IRS ...
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Considerations for switching accountants?

I had a bad experience with my accountant this year. Normally things have gone smoothly enough. But this year was complicated, and I didn't help myself by doing some stuff (not relevant here) to make ...
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How are bonuses taxed? Why is withheld amount not same as final amount?

I have not found any clarity looking at a lot of search engine results and articles. Most articles state that there are 2 possibilities, that taxes from bonuses can be withheld at a flat 25% rate, or ...