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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 ...
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4answers
217 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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102 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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77 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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78 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
36 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
146 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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70 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
61 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% ...
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2answers
133 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
36 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 ...
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0answers
30 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. ...
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2answers
224 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
74 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
75 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
89 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
56 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
54 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 ...
2
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1answer
50 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
4
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1answer
338 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
114 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
116 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
52 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
61 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
372 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
79 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
41 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
136 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
57 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
77 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
206 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 ...
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4answers
367 views

Should I negotiate a lower salary to be placed in a lower tax bracket?

I'm about to start the negotiation process for a new position. I expect the offer to be in the area of $72,000 - 76,000 / year. If the offer is higher than $73,800 should I negotiate to have my ...
3
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3answers
243 views

What to do when my accountant still hasn't filed my year-old personal taxes

I made the mistake of hiring my cousin (a CPA) to do my personal taxes for 2012. He's done mine before, and others in the family, without a problem, but for some reason he has become extremely ...
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1answer
62 views

Does coownership of a bank account have tax implications?

I have "Power of Attorney" (POA) on a bank account in the United States owned by my father. I am also a US citizen and resident and pay income tax in this domain. If I became a co-owner on this bank ...
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2answers
63 views

US Tax: Can I modify my state tax return after submitting?

This is the situation I find myself in: I'm a student on F-1 visa, and my wife has been staying with me on a F-2 visa since the last year I wanted to file a married tax return, so as to get the tax ...
2
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3answers
442 views

Would there be tax implications if I used AirBnB as opposed to just renting out a unit normally?

Basically in the topic. I bought a duplex last October and the upstairs unit is going to become available soon. I live in the downstairs, which already makes the taxes a little more fun. Basically I'm ...
2
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3answers
94 views

Do I need to file tax form 1099 misc for my royalties?

I've self-published a book and have sold a few hundred dollars worth of books from the back of my car. (I know I need to pay sales tax on these books.) I have a simple sole proprietorship business in ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Deadline to amend a 1040 tax return filed late?

Generally, you can file 1040 up to three years after the original deadline for filing. So if a person just filed for 2010 (due April 15, 2011) on April 15, 2014 (three years later) and new see an ...
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2answers
125 views

Is buying co-workers lunches(reimbursed by them) taxable?

Every day, I go out and buy 10 people lunches and they pay me back. I mostly break even, but may come out a couple dollars ahead. Do I need to claim this on my taxes? Thanks
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1answer
110 views

Automatic Extension online filing request gets denied w/ code R0000-052-01 - why?

I am trying to e-file, using the FreeFileFillableForms website, an extension request (F.4868). I have no tax due, and expect a couple of thousands in returns once I file the complete F.1040. ...
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2answers
62 views

Does making credit card tax payment through service provider constitute IRS form 4868 extension request?

If I pay the amount due on my extension for US IRS form 4868 through an IRS approved payment provider that accepts credit cards such as PayUSAtax.com who charge 1.87% for the service and I designate ...
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4answers
64 views

Tax on Stocks or ETF's

This is a really stupid question, but just to confirm: tax (credit) is accessed only on the realized capital gain (loss) from selling of stocks or ETF's, correct? To answer the question from the ...
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vote
1answer
47 views

So far, expect to only make (1099) income in Q1 of 2014… What's my estimated liability?

I've earned a significant amount of 1099 income (self-employed) in the first quarter of 2014 (through 3/31/2014), but as of now, I have no idea what (if anything) I will earn for the rest of the year. ...
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1answer
124 views

Roth conversion: US tax brackets for Non-resident Aliens (residing in India)

Question 1: If I move money from a traditional to roth IRA (or pretax 401k to roth) account, what are the US tax brackets? Are there any standard deductions? Will I have to pay any taxes in India for ...
7
votes
1answer
262 views

I gave an incorrect account number to pay my income taxes

I used TurboTax to prepare and e-file my federal and New York State tax returns. I owed money on both and I elected to have the amounts debited from a savings account. When the transactions never ...
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2answers
47 views

How do auto-loan payments factor into taxes for cars that are solely used by dependent(s)?

I financed a car under my name so that my sister could drive to work and my mother (who I'm claiming as a dependent, myself as head-of-household) could get groceries and run basic errands. I myself do ...