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Why does the IRS only return half of your money when you overpay on taxes?

I was using the IRS tax caclulator and came across this oddity. If I'm overpaying on my taxes, i.e. paying money I don't owe, then why is the expected amount I will be given back less than half by the ...
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Amendment After 3 Years That Increases the Tax

I had filed 2010 US tax returns to the best of my knowledge using one of the famous online websites. Fast forward now (2014), I realized that I was in US for half a year and should have filed as ...
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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 ...
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Taking partial capital loss purely for tax purposes

I have a position in asset that I plan to hold for a long time. Currently its market price is on a downtrend and could possibly turn into a capital loss. I am not concerned about the near term price ...
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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 ...
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Money transfer from US to Israel

My boyfriend from Israel was planning on moving to the states to live with me. He brought about $10,000 here last time he came. He is now back in Israel and we decided he was not going to move here. ...
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Will depositing $10k+ checks each month raise red flags with the IRS?

I am a freelancer that runs a small design business (LLC) and I have one client in particular that I regularly do more than $10k per month worth of business with. Sometimes I'll deposit a check for ...
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Deducting side work sole proprietorship expenses from regular employment earnings?

I have a day-job which gets me a salary. I'm about to start some websites on the side with the intention of making money off advertising. For the time being, I plan to remain an unregistered sole ...
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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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Cash a US Government check without bank account

A US citizen, long-term permanent resident in Canada, with no financial presence of any type in the US. He holds a valid US passport, and is up-to-date with all IRS and FBAR reporting. He has a $400 ...
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Single member LLC capital contributions and IRS reporting

I have a single member LLC which is a disregarded entity for IRS purposes. I have a new attorney who told me that when ever I make a capital contribution to the LLC out of my own pocket or transfer by ...
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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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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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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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Official tax transcript from IRS

I have to present an official document from the IRS in another country (that is part of the Hague convention). They require the document to have an apostille. However, from I found so far on the ...
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How can I prove to the IRS that I didn't receive income that an employer incorrectly reported?

I received a notice from the IRS a few days ago regarding my 2012 filing. One of the companies I contracted for filed paperwork stating they paid me about twice what I actually received. It seems like ...
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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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How do I fill my W4 allowances as a foreign student with two internships this year?

I'm a foreign student that will be in the US for two internships. I just started one in the summer and will be doing another one in the fall. I have to fill in my W4 and I'm still somewhat lost. I ...
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Can I claim my wife as dependent once she gets her SSN, for a previous years return?

Here are some facts pertaining to my situation: I'm an international student on F-1 visa, and my wife joined me in US on a F-2 visa I tried to get a ITIN for her before filing my federal tax return ...
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Short term loan from parents and the IRS

My wife and I are purchasing a new home that we're closing on July 1st. The sale of our house closes July 15th. For the down payment on the new house we're a little short on cash and can't use the ...
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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 ...
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How to contact the IRS to determine if your taxes have been filed by a CPA?

As a follow-up to my other question: How can I avoid being fined or penalized because my accountant might have failed to file my taxes on time? I have not received any contact from my CPA other than ...
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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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How can I avoid being fined or penalized because my accountant might have failed to file my taxes on time?

I decided to use a CPA because my tax situation got complicated this year. I have attempted to contact my accountant several times and cannot get a response from him at all. It is now after the ...
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What to do if a state and federal refund is denied direct deposit?

I helped my girlfriend file both her state and federal taxes this year. We 'share' a bank account, but her name is not on the account (the bank currently does not offer joint accounts, otherwise it ...
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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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Deducting SEP-IRA contributions as a sole proprietor with no employees

Is it possible to deduct SEP-IRA contributions from a Schedule C Form 1040? I was a sole proprietor with no employees. It seems like if I had employees, I would deduct it on line 19, for Pension and ...
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Should have received my ITIN two months ago, can't find out what happened

So I applied for an ITIN number to the IRS last August or so, gave them plenty of ways to contact me and I was told that the whole process would take about 6 months tops but its been more than that ...
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Can F1 OPT +H1B claim tax treaty benefits

I have been in USA for about two and a half half years on F1 visa. In 2013 I was on at F1 and F1 OPT till 30 September 2013. After that I switch to H1B status. I am a nonresident alien for tax ...
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Do the FATCA laws also relate to individuals incomes?

I'm wondering about the American FATCA laws which apply various tax rules on American citizens' foreign accounts around the world. Except for tax withholdings from investment income, does this law ...
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Dependent care FSA when one spouse is self-employed

This question relates to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) account in the USA. I'm aware that contributions to an FSA are not available to self employed persons, and not deductible if ...
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When does the IRS generally decide whether or not to audit your tax return?

I've never been audited by the IRS, but I was just curious if the fact that I received my tax refund in any way indicates that I am less likely to be audited this year. My presumptive theory is that ...
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Gift tax on sending money abroad from US

I wired transfer about $20k to my father's account for family support (and the limit for gift tax is ~$14300 per person), in this case, can I claim that I'm actually supporting both my mother and ...
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Sending mail to IRS by which postal method or courier?

This is the first time I am sending mail and a check inside an envelope to the IRS and I am wondering should I use certified mail by USPS for sending my envelope, or would simple USPS mail be fine? ...
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Are tax deductions voluntary?

If I did something that I know is a deductible expense and did not deduct it, is that a sanctioned tax filing? The result is that I would end up paying MORE tax. This also results in me reporting a ...
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How many dollars I can transfer to my Indian bank account without letting IRS know?

Could someone please let me know how much money I would be able to transfer to India from my US bank account to my regular bank account. Do I have to let IRS know about it? What are the TAX Rules? I ...
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Can I use an FSA from multiple employers in a year?

My current employer offers an FSA. For 2014 I have opted to contribute the maximum allowed which is $2,500. If, after using that $2,500, I switched employers and they also offered an FSA would I be ...
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What to do about not having an ITIN for spouse if IRS isn't being responsive?

I live and work in the US on H1B visa with recent spouse on H4B. I filed my 2012 state and federal return along with spouse's w7 forms and document copies as per filing instructions but never got ...
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When getting a business loan, does it look better to owe the IRS or the credit card companies?

I am looking to take out a $40,000 loan to buy out my mother's existing business, that is doing quite well. I explained to the loan officer, in a phone conversation, (I have not yet sent in my ...
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How can I self report and undo Roth IRA contributions, due to exceeding the AGI limit?

Contributions for Roth IRAs can be made through April 15 of the following year. Without getting into philosophical arguments about dollar cost averaging, my general principle has been to put the money ...
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US income taxes for an Indian citizen with US-sourced income

I am an Indian citizen who left US after completing my masters in Aug 2010. Since then I have never re-entered the US and I stayed only in India. I was in the US only on a student visa and did not ...
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What is the class of mail the IRS uses to return the original documents submitted for an ITIN application?

Did anyone get their passport back from IRS for their ITIN W7 application along with their I-1040? If yes, I'd like to know the mail class they used to return the document. The IRS site says the ...
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How do I get my passport back from the IRS? [duplicate]

The IRS has had my passport for 120 days, and I haven't gotten it back. When I call them, they ask me to wait. I have to go somewhere soon and my visa status needs to be changed too. What should I do? ...
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How do I estimate my taxes when I have only 1099 income?

Last year I had W-2 income and 1099 income. I made $10,000 in real estate commissions. I believe I paid $1800 last year in 1099 tax, but none of it to the best of my knowledge was penalized. I filed ...
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ITIN received but original passport not received after 100 days. What to do? [duplicate]

Me and my daughter are dependents who got our ITIN in April, but did not get our passports back after 100 days. We called the call center and got different answers at all times and twice they said it ...
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W-4 Allowances - IRS Calculator

I am currently utilizing the IRS Withholding Calculator to figure out what my allowances should be (note: NOT exemptions). My current situation: First half of year up to June 30, I earned 11,700. The ...
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ITIN application rejected, and IRS lost one of our passports. How to get back the lost passport?

I have filed my 2012 tax return jointly with my wife, along with my wife's ITIN application, back in late March. In April, I got a letter for IRS ITIN department saying that we should send my wife's ...
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How to fill the IRS Offer In Compromise with an underwater asset?

I owe about $6k in back taxes, and simply don't have the money--it's hard for me to find even minimum wage jobs in the current economy, and I am burdened with consumer debt. After speaking with the ...
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Do I have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa in order to transfer a government check from West Africa to a US bank account?

If you have a government check from West Africa and want to transfer the money to a United States bank, do you have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa before you can transfer you money ...
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ITIN Application - IRS requesting original passport

I have filed joint tax return for 2012 tax year. My wife is not eligible for SSN (she's on H4 visa) so we included the W7 form (application for ITIN) into the package. This year the rules became more ...