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If I roll over my retirement into an IRA, can I pay off my school loans at the same time without having that sum penalized?

I want to roll over a lump sum of retirement funds into some type of savings account, but want to designate a certain amount of it to pay off school loans. Can I do it without being taxed and/or ...
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0answers
25 views

What should I do if I have not received my income tax refund 7 months after I filed?

I am a non-resident alien, and I sent my 1040NR-EZ together with other supporting documents in March 2014, and I received a letter from IRS in April saying that they needed more time in processing my ...
2
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1answer
53 views

How can I calculate deductible percentage of business trip?

Here's my complicated situation. My wife is an author, and when her first book came out in January 2013, she, I and our two kids went on a 7 month book tour. This was an extreme but totally legitimate ...
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1answer
51 views

Do I live in a state for tax purposes if my permanent home is in another state?

I lived in New Jersey for 20 years, but relocated to New York on 9/1/2013. I still own my house in NJ, my car is registered there, and almost all of my business for 2013 (except health insurance) is ...
4
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1answer
167 views

I am the sole contributor to my long-term disability insurance. Will I owe income taxes on the amount I receive?

If I pay my own long term insurance, out of my check each week at my work, I read that I do not have to pay taxes on that income, that I would only owe taxes if my work paid for all or part of it is ...
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2answers
75 views

Tax difference in working in New York City compared to NJ

Because of taxes, everyone says that you make less money if you work in New York City compared to New Jersey. Is there a way to estimate the difference? Edit: I should have specified that I am trying ...
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2answers
72 views

Why must I send a Tax Return document to the IRS if they already have all the data? [closed]

The IRS obviously knows all my tax info or they could not check it. Why don't they just bill or refund to me? No one else asks me to do their job for them and penalizes me if I do it wrong. It is ...
2
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2answers
121 views

Pros and cons of opening joint portfolio

From a tax perspective, what are the pros and cons of opening a joint investment account? To be more specific, I have a portfolio made up of Vanguard index funds. My girlfriend would like to start ...
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6answers
3k views

How can I adjust tax withholding so that I don't get a large Tax Refund?

I'm a few years out of college now. I've filled out my W4 accurately and I still get a tax refund every year of a pretty sizable sum. The thing is, I have student loans and I would much rather have ...
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1answer
177 views

How would the following income be taxed?

Excuse the lack of terminology here. A general contractor who is also a friend is seeking money to purchase, redo and then sell an existing home. He has about 85% of the total amount to purchase the ...
2
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1answer
80 views

A couple questions about Social Security benefits and making extra money

What is the limit I can make when it comes to working while on Social Security? If I get a prepaid debit card for the money I make, do I have to report my earnings? How do I go about doing this?
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49 views

I am filling out a W-8BEN from india

I am living india,I won a prize amount on a Software developer contest for building software. For getting the amount they have asked me to fill a W-8BEN form. in the form i have part I,II,III In ...
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1answer
88 views

Tax implication for Indian citizens working in US on L1 visa

I am a citizen of India, currently working as a software engineer in India. Thus I am paying income-tax to Indian-Govt. I am moving to US in November-2014 on L1-Visa. I had following questions in ...
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1answer
41 views

Can on earn money from Lifetime Learning Credit if one does not pay income tax?

I am an independent student with no taxable income. When I file taxes, I do not need to pay any income tax and get no refund. Some students told me that I can get up to 20% of my tuition fees refunded ...
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0answers
27 views

How can I invoice a US company being a foreign non resident in USA?

I'm a nonresident alien in US and I need to invoice a US company due to service. The company can provide W8 or W9 forms to proceed with the payments, but I need to provide an invoice confirming that ...
4
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2answers
147 views

Am I supposed to pay taxes when living outside of the states?

I am a greencard holder and beyond going there for 2 months every 6 months ( up until last year when I applied for an I-131 form ) so far I have never worked in the states nor have I made any money ...
2
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4answers
253 views

Why isn't money spent on necessities deductible from your taxes?

I'm semi-recently graduated from college. In my job(s) I've had a flex account that lets me pay for medical expenses tax free. Similarly for my commute I'm able to pay for my ticket with pre-tax ...
1
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2answers
44 views

How would IRS treat reimbursement in a later year of moving expenses?

In the U.S., if one claims a moving expense using Form 3903 in one year because one is unsure whether a startup business will be able to even reimburse you for those expenses, but in a subsequent ...
1
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1answer
52 views

IRS-4506T, Request for Tax Transcripts reporting delay

sometimes lending institutions ask for a request of tax transcript for the past two years. This is done by filing a IRS-4506T, and then the IRS sends the transcripts to the designated person. This ...
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2answers
105 views

buying a duplex: do i have to pay taxes quarterly?

I was thinking about getting a home loan, buying a duplex, leasing one side out and living in the other side myself. My question is... would I have to pay income tax on a quarterly basis for the side ...
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1answer
89 views

US: personal income tax calculations and other costs

If an individual has an annual salary of US$150K in Silicon Valley as a software engineer from his/her job, how much would this individual take home (cash)? If said individual has to also take into ...
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2answers
82 views

How to pay taxes owed to IRS while in another country?

I got a notice from the IRS that I need to pay them for taxes owed in 2012. How shall I pay the taxes online? I am currently in a foreign country. I do not have Fedex close by. Is it accepted to ...
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1answer
43 views

What is my Tax position on short term (90 day) on-site contracts in the UK and will I owe taxes in both countries?

I am considering a short term project in the UK maybe a total of 90 days between now and the end of 2014. I live in the US. The recruiting firm that contacted me has a UK branch and a US branch both ...
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2answers
153 views

How is tax avoidance on home purchasing avoided with Fair Tax implementation?

Under the proposed Fair Tax, we would no longer have an income tax and instead move to a federal sales tax. On an ongoing basis this results in approximately the same tax revenue, in theory of ...
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0answers
84 views

How to make sense of results from the IRS W-4 withholding calculator?

After entering all my data into the calculator, attempting to get a handle on how much we are going to owe next year, I received this summary, which makes no sense at all: If $947 will be due when I ...
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2answers
80 views

Early Exercise and 83(b) Election

I am a long-term employee at a growing start up. I have a significant amount of non-qualified stock options, at very low strike price, fully vested and can be exercised at any time.(approx 1-2% ...
4
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2answers
144 views

How can I calculate my income for purposes of an IRA deduction when I have HSA/401k deductions?

This chart here has the income restrictions for IRA deduction income limits. It does not use your AGI but a modified AGI. I have been unable to find any resources detailing how this income ...
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1answer
49 views

US immigrant working for foreign company

I'm going to move to the US next year (legally) as a permanent resident and I would like to continue my current job (for an Italian company) as a software engineer. The company told me they can ...
1
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0answers
39 views

Can a Canadian student with US resident alien status receive the tax treaty benefit after 5 years? If so, how much?

I am a Canadian citizen who has studied in the U.S. with a J-1 visa since 5 years ago, which means that I have now become a resident alien. I am still studying (for an advanced degree) in the U.S. ...
2
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2answers
496 views

Employer is making a student loan payment on my behalf. Does this need to be claimed as personal income?

As an incentive to employment my company is making a large lump sum payment towards my student loan debt, lets for this example say $5,000 (the real amount is different). They have inquired about my ...
2
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2answers
75 views

adjust tax allowances

I need to adjust my income tax allowances I'm classified as single and claim 0 allowances, this is the most debilitating outcome for near term cash flow and I've read I can claim 1 or 2, my dilemma ...
2
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2answers
84 views

How do I check if I have already filed my taxes [Unites States]

I don't know if I've filed my taxes or not! I am due a refund according to TaxACT Deluxe, but I have no idea how to check if I have already filed for my taxes? What happens if I e-file again and I ...
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2answers
105 views

For Non US resident is it better to invest in a start up as a individual or as a company?

What are the tax implications of investing as a company versus as an individual for foreigners (Non US resident)in the US? Which would be better for a foreigner (NON US Citizen) to invest as.
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1answer
59 views

Married filing separately - Can I take standard deduction if spouse has zero itemized deductions

I read on IRS website "Your standard deduction is zero and you should itemize any deductions you have if: Your filing status is married filing separately, and your spouse itemizes deductions on his or ...
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1answer
72 views

Can I claim spouse exemption for my dual status alien spouse?

For the 2014 tax year my alien spouse and I (US citizen living overseas) will file 'Married filing separately' because she is making a 1040NR expatriate return, which will include f8854. She is a ...
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1answer
91 views

Is Money earned outside India transferred in NRO a/c instead of NRE a/c taxable in India?

Money is transferred to NRO account but was to be transferred to NRE account is such income taxable in India
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1answer
345 views

Are search engine rewards taxable?

I have been using a search engine that gives you points that you can redeem for gift cards. As far as I can tell there is no way to get cash, without reselling the cards, but I can figure a monetary ...
4
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2answers
119 views

Does crossing tax bracket matter when choosing to repay loans early?

I am a recent college graduate with student loans and a job which puts me at the top of the 15% tax bracket. I'm not sure how my career will grow at this point, but I was thinking it's possible I'll ...
5
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1answer
142 views

Tax deduction for rental repairs after tenant moves out?

I purchased a home last July and began living there, while renting out a second bedroom in the property to a friend. I am now getting married in August, so the friend has moved out to his own place. ...
2
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1answer
98 views

Questions regarding mailing Notice CP22A

I received a notice (CP22A) similar to the image below: The only difference is that the Address in Red is written on my form. My Questions: I am confused where to I need to mail the form. PA ...
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1answer
63 views

Why does the IRS only allow for the itemized deduction of one type of state tax?

I was thinking about this after reading this excellent answer to another question. Excluding the obvious cynical answer (to bring in more tax dollars), what is the logic behind the IRS allowing a ...
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1answer
466 views

$100k salary to the amount in pocket breakdown

Looking into the job market as an engineer with several years of experience (for example), it appears salaries are in the $70-110k range, so let's look at a "$100k/year" salary. Help me break down the ...
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3answers
114 views

How are part-year California resident income taxes calculated?

For the sake of simplicity, let's suppose that a person's total yearly income is $100,000, all as W2 wages from the same employer. That person lived in one state from January 1 - June 30, and then ...
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3answers
1k views

Is there a way to live with and contribute to someone else's mortgage payments without the money being considered taxable rent income?

If my business partner purchases a home and I move in with him, presumably the money I'd give him to help out with his mortgage would be considered rent, and so he'd have to pay taxes on rent income. ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Extra revenue for retiree receiving a basic public pension

I have an online blog that I don't use. It generates some money through ads but not enough for me to spend time on it. My mother wants to take the blog and maintain/update it herself and receive the ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Dual Citizen British/US and online business taxes

I am a dual British/US citizen living in the EU. I file taxes in the US with my husband. I want to open an account with an online gallery to sell my artwork and as we intend to retire to UK I will ...
5
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1answer
147 views

Is a non-cash prize form a work event in California taxable compensation?

I won a non-cash prize as part of my company's wellness competition. The nominal value is maybe $300-$400 (T-shirts, misc sports clothing). Now they told me after the fact that this is taxable ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Some U.S. Tax Questions (CPA Concerns)

I tried to do my personal taxes myself with TurboTax this year, but decided my situation was more complicated than I could handle, so filed an extension and decided to engage a CPA. He missed a few ...
3
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2answers
80 views

Can I contribute to an IRA from investment income?

Can one contribute to IRA if the income for the year is received from stock sale only (no W2)? What I have been reading is that in order to contribute $X to IRA I need to have earned $X of income, ...
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3answers
236 views

Large paychecks (RSUs) and taxes

A third of my yearly income comes in two paychecks in the second and fourth quarters of the year. The federal tax on these two paychecks more than adequately covers my total tax. Even if I don't pay ...