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Social Security contribution of a J1 visa holder leaving U.S. permanently?

I was a J1 visa holder (post-doc) in the US for 18 months and contributed to Social Security. Since I am not going back to the U.S. again, am I eligible to get the money back? Thanks and regards JMV
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How to report Canadian T4 slip items (e.g. CPP, EI) on a U.S. tax return?

I am a U.S. citizen resident in Canada. Does anyone know how to report the various items on a Canadian T4 (a rough equivalent of a W-2) on a U.S. tax return? I am not sure about the following items: ...
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What Percentage of my Income do I Have to Pay in Employment Insurance (EI) Deductions?

I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am wondering how much % of my hourly wage will be paid to my EI (employment insurance). Is the percent rate different for every worker, if not, what is the fixed ...
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How should accounting software be categorized in terms of business expense?

I'm using online payroll software to manage payroll for employees and contractors. What category would the expense of this software fall under?
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Social Security and Medicare deductions/payments

Three hopefully simple questions about social security and medicare payments that are being deducted from my paycheck - I haven't been able to find much information about this online. Are these ...
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Recovering over-contribution to Social Security between two employers?

My wife changed jobs mid-year 2014 and her new employer took over $6K in Social Security tax withheld. Her first employer withheld over $5K making it a total of $11,298.98 in Social Security tax ...
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Remote jobs and incidental wage costs: What do I have to consider?

I`m living in Europe (Austria) and I am thinking about doing remote work for an US company as an employee or contractor (I don't have a work visa for the US). I'm trying to figure out how much I ...
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What quarter does a payment on the first of the month belong to? [closed]

We pay employees on the first of the month for a pay period from the 26th of two months ago to the 25th of the previous month. That means the period worked and the paydate often occur during ...
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Form 16 for 0 tax payee?

I have several questions regarding tax computation, Do we have 2 form 16 for a financial year? If his salary is below tax bar, will he get the form 16? If tax is paid for 3 quarter of a financial ...
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CA PIT / SDI and Federal taxes for our first employee

My LLC hired three months ago a part-time employee, and this is the situation: Pay Rate: $2,000.00 / month Pay Schedule: Twice a Month We're using Quickbooks to automatically send him the ...
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Live/Work in Illinois but do some work for NY company in Illinois

I reside and pay taxes in Illinois. I have a client that is based in NY. I do work for this client in Chicago, where I live. Employer deducts NY State Income tax. (I am a freelance actor, but this ...
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Live in Florida, but work 100% remotely for a Virginia company. Do I owe VA state income tax?

I am moving to Florida in a couple weeks. I will be working 100% remotely for a company that is based in Virginia. Will I still have to pay state income tax to Virginia? Do I have to notify my ...
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Does an employer pay payroll taxes on non-taxable wages like 401K matches? [duplicate]

In addition to what the employee would pay in income tax on taxable wages an employer also pays their own payroll taxes on all taxable wages like: FICA FUTA SDI SUI ETT Are these taxes due from ...
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What is the rationale for a separate “National Insurance” tax in the UK?

In the UK there's a type of income tax called "National Insurance", similar to regular income tax. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/ What is the rationale for having this separate income tax? How does it ...
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How many allowances on my W4?

According to the IRS's online calculator, I should write "EXEMPT". According to the W4 worksheet, I should write in 11. I want to pay the least taxes without owing at the end of the year. Here is my ...
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What is the purpose of Social Security and Medicare deductions from my paycheck?

Sorry, this might be a basic question, but I'm having trouble understanding this, so would like to ask here. I've recently started a full-time position, and I notice that two things are being ...
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Am I eligible for a refund of Social Security and Medicare taxes for when I was on an F-1 visa?

This question is for a friend. They came to the United States as a student in 2009 on OPT/F-1 visa. In November of 2011 they started to work for the Department of Defense as a teacher. They had Social ...
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Are United States Payroll taxes refunded?

Many US taxpayers have their withholdings refunded. But do refunds include payroll taxes? I found this page with the actual code, but frankly, it's hopelessly unintelligible enough that I'm still not ...
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For the purpose of filing taxes in Canada, is participating in ESPP considered to exercising stock options?

My tax professional and company payroll department are in a disagreement about what box on the T4 the taxable benefit of my ESPP should be included in. The payroll (Canadian office of a US based ...
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Adding expenses to sage payroll as tax free amount or on P11D

Hopefully this is the correct forum for this. I have some members of staff that are on Umbrella PAYE. This means they are able to have expenses removed from there original gross in order to then ...
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How does the Social Security Wage Base apply to employers?

This is a hypothetical question, but let's say a person has two W-2 positions at two different companies, where they make $60,000/year each. The Social Security Wage Base for 2014 is $117,000. So the ...
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How to pay N.I contributions when both employed and self-employed?

I make less than £6k a year from my self-employed work, and N.I is taken off my employment PAYE. Should I be paying N.I contributions for my self-employed work as well?
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Calculating payroll taxes & take-home pay: Is provincial income tax deducted from gross salary, or after federal taxes salary?

I am trying to calculate my paycheck for 2014. I used to use an online calculator but the one I used seems to be disabled now. So, I found the tax slabs for 2014 but its been a few years since I ...
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Payroll question

If finance person mistakenly submits wrong withholding for payroll, extra 200 taken out of my check can I ask the employer to reimburse me? The withholding exemptioms were wrong when submitted.
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Are the Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax on W-2 considered tax deductible?

Are either the Social Security Tax (Box 4) or Medicare Tax (Box 6) deductible? I don't see anywhere other than line 69 of 1040 (Excess Social Security Tax) that mentions either, so I don't think they ...
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When do I pay taxes if I'm self employed?

This is my first time paying/filing for taxes. Starting April 2013, I started getting paid as a part time independent contractor. When I get paid, nothing is withheld. I have no idea when to pay ...
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I am not a UK citizen. What happens to National Insurance I paid, when I go back to India? Can I claim any of it back?

I am an Indian citizen currently working in UK. I pay 11% of my salary to UK National Insurance in addition to the income tax. Can I claim any of it back when I go back to India?
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Why did my last paycheck of the year have a big decrease in Social Security taxes taken out?

My last check from my employer this year shows a 60% decrease in the amount taken out by social security (FICA-OASDI). Net result is a larger take home amount. Does anyone know why that would ...
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Is it normal to have 28.5% of various income taxes deducted from my paycheck?

I just got out of college, still live with the parents (saving up money) been employed for a year in the industry, and got a not bad starting salary. First check I received was shocking, to see 28.5% ...
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What accounts for the “average” FICA payroll tax paid not being close to its 15.3% theoretical maximum?

This is a question regarding the social insurance tax in the U.S. The effective payroll tax cited by the Congressional Budget Office as well as the Tax Policy Center is lower than I would expect for ...
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How to pay myself as a single person corporation in Ontario? Should I get an accountant?

I'm an IT contractor and required in some of my contracts to have a corporation. I created my corporation, opened a corporate account and have been collecting income for about 6 months now... ... I ...
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Filling out our W4 correctly

So we recently got married and now I'm trying to figure out our W4. I make 77k a year and she's around 68k a year. Her stub shows Single-0 and mine is Married-1. I read through a bunch of articles and ...
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How do I calculate net monthly salary (after taxes) in Germany?

If I were to say that my yearly, gross salary was 50,000 euros, then what would be my monthly net after-tax income? For example, this calculator looks OK to me: ...
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Why are US taxes taken out as if spread over the year instead of as due?

{Note - I am going to simplify the numbers below since the US tax code is, well, complicated} Given the following tax rates: 1..12000 10% 12001..24000 15% 24001..36000 20% 36000 and up ...
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What is the “payroll tax cut” as mentioned in the news recently?

Today I was watching news and I heard about a "payroll tax cut." They were talking about a 2 month extension of something being passed, but they wanted to pass a 1 year extension. Can someone please ...