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US-NYC Tax question about self-employment work online for a Europe based company

I've been doing contract work online for a company based in Germany. So far I've made about 2,880 from Jan-June $500 a month then $480 after paypal. I don't get a 1099 from them. But I was wondering ...
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Self employment taxation as a non-resident citizen

If I don't live in the US long enough to be considered a resident (less than 150 days/year), do I still have to pay self employment tax on income that I generate while traveling (income generated ...
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Estimated Tax Requirements (1040es) Seem Low

TL;DR - Form 1040es lines 14a and 14b are very different, causing me to be wary of my end result for required quarterly estimated tax payments. I've been working through my 1040es for the first time ...
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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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How do self employment equipment/software deductions work?

General tax-related question, here. Let's say I do freelance work and need to buy special software or equipment to do that work. When I claim that work as income and pay taxes on it, I know that I ...
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Do I need to pay income taxes for the money I earn online from a foreign website?

I work for a website based in Europe and they pay me every month to my bank account (salary account). Every time I receive funds, I will get a call from the bank for confirmation and they ask for the ...
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Can a 1099 consultant receive unemployment benefits (EDD) after termination from a separate full time job?

My wife, on occasion, is called upon to consult at a former employer, which had been after hours with-respect-to her normal 9 to 5 job. She was laid-off from her 9-5 job, however, she still gets ...
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Getting financial advice: Accountant vs. Investment Adviser vs. Internet/self-taught?

Previously, I was a simple case: I earned a salary, and I paid taxes. Therefore, I've been filing my own tax returns using online software. Now: + wife, + kid, + mortgage, + want to contribute to ...
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UK self-employed freelancing in Japan. Who do I pay tax to on my earnings?

I am registered with HMRC in the UK as self-employed. In July I will be going to Japan on a working holiday visa. Whilst in Japan I intend to freelance remotely for companies in the UK and Japan. My ...
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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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Liability insurance for hobby

Maybe I'm paranoid or something but it is hard not to be one when all you see in the news how some people sue others based on ridicules charges and then settle for millions. My situation: I work full ...
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How does LLC affects my taxes?

I read this article http://www.watsoncpagroup.com/kb/How-does-an-LLC-or-S-Corps-income-affect-my-taxes_73.html but still can get it. My scenario: I work for a company full time and earn (let's say) ...
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Creating a personal company [closed]

I'm developing several software which will be (I hope) really useful and will find it's customers, I'm doing it all by myself. For graphical works etc. I hire freelance designers online, but ...
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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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Should I keep separate the capital used by my two businesses?

I have two kinds of business. I sell stationery and pants. Each business has it own capital. But I have trouble with the stationery business capital – some bad credits happened in the business. ...
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Why should I report extra income from a side-job to the IRS?

Say an individual earns extra money on the side by tutoring through craigslist. Moral obligations aside, why should that person report those earnings when doing taxes? What I'm asking is how the IRS ...
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Can I connect a PayPal account to a business bank account instead of a personal bank account?

If I write online content and get paid through my PayPal account, and if the PayPal account is connected to my business bank account, does my income automatically become my corporation's income? ...
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Can I start a home based business with an online company, if I owe back taxes?

I am currently looking at an online company that was advertised as a way to make extra money from home on the internet. It has a decent start up and the information provided on the website about the ...
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How can contractors recoup taxation-related expenses?

I am doing consultant as my job side job. I am wondering if I should put tax in my invoice on top of my charges. This is the current state of the negotiation regarding taxes: You will not be ...
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Consult as an individual or as a company?

I work full time (so benefits, etc are covered), and recently have been offered a consulting position for a previous employer. I have read and fall within the acceptable guidelines of the Moonlighting ...
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W2 vs 1099 Employee status

I've in the middle of an offer for employment. During negotiations, I've asked for more money due to distance involved (Further by far than I'd normally consider, but the pay raise I'd get is ...
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For a sole trader, what is the benefit of using a business bank account?

First of all: Are you allowed to have two personal current accounts with a debit card attached to each one? If yes, can a sole trader in the UK use the second personal account for business ...
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How do banks feel about loaning money to independent IT contractors for a home mortgage?

I'm in IT, I go on contracts that range from 3-6 months, but they have a termination clause of 2 weeks usually. I earn $900 NZ per day. How lenient would a bank be on lending say $400K to me, which I ...
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How do taxes work with donations made to an individual, e.g. for free software I wrote?

If I offer a piece of software for free, but give users the option to make a donation on the webpage, what laws govern those donations? Do I report it as income? Is it subject to just the same amount ...
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I'm self-employed, should I contribute to a SEP-IRA or a Solo 401k?

I own my company and am the only employee. I have set up a SEP-IRA, but have yet to contribute to it. Can anyone expand on benefits of my SEP-IRA vs. opening a Solo 401k and contributing to it ...
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How do I avoid paying higher taxes on freelance work in the UK?

I have a day job that puts me in the 40% income tax bracket. I am doing some freelance work on the side which should bring in an additional £20,000 a year and am looking for a way to avoid paying 40% ...
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What do I use for the article number and % rate on the W-8BEN form, for publishing & selling my ebooks?

I am an Indian citizen living in Singapore. I am publishing ebooks on Amazon, Apple, etc., and I have just gotten the EIN. I need help in Part II of the W-8BEN form, where it asks for the Article ...
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Save a dollar for house downpayment or put it in an individual 401(k)?

I am a self-employed independent contractor. I'm trying to decide what to do with any extra income I earn over the near future, given that I have the eventual goal of purchasing a house (within 2-3 ...
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Full Time Job and Self Employment and a 1040ES

Currently I am full time employed with a company, and am in the 25% tax bracket and claim no exemptions. I also have a website that I get ad revenue from. Last year I had a few hundred dollars I owed ...
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W2 and 1099 (self employed) income in same year: social security taxable income limit?

For 2013, the maximum taxable social security income for employees on wages is $113,700, and for self employed individuals it is also $113,700 (though obviously at a higher rate). Suppose a person is ...
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Paying Self Employment Tax 1040ES Monthly

I have recently become self-employed (independent contractor) and I would like to take care of my Estimated Taxes as I am paid, which is only a monthly basis. I understand that the IRS requires ...
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Individual 401k and employed at another company

I am a US resident currently employed at a company that I don't own, a peon. I want to do some work on the side so I was going to setup an LLC. With that LLC I was going to rollover 401k funds from ...
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As a freelancer, how to receive money from overseas company to my individual bank account in India?

I am working as a freelance software developer. Recently I got a project from an overseas company. I asked them to send money through ICICI Bank Money2India. The first payment made it successfully ...
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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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What is involved in becoming vat registered in the UK? any advice?

I'm a self employed web developer working in London, UK. Currently I'm not VAT registered but am approaching the current VAT threshold. I'm wondering if anyone knows what is involved in becoming VAT ...
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How to calculate my real earnings from hourly temp-to-hire moving to salaried employee?

I live in California, U.S.A. I have been working in a company as a temp-to-hire position for a few months. However, the company needs me to set up my own company, so that I provide service for them. ...
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offshoring work and tax dilemma

My friend in USA who is a US citizen wants to hire her cousin from her native country and will be paying the relative as independent contractor. Dilemma: She does not have a registered business ...
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How can I get a mortgage as a small business owner?

My partner and I are considering buying a home. We're both half-owners in our own small software company. Our business has been around for three years, has always been profitable and profits have more ...
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Does a US citizen freelancing for a US company while resident in the UK have to declare this for UK tax?

I am a US citizen living and working in the UK on a spousal visa. (My husband is British.) I've got the opportunity to do some freelance work for a US company on top of my full-time job, getting paid ...
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Working as freelancer with two partners. How do I report the income for tax purposes in India?

I am a software engineer working in a IT company. Apart from this, I am also working as a freelancer with a U.S. client. Money comes in USD to my Indian bank account. I have two partners with an ...
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Can I get a mortgage if I'm employed by my own company, rather than self employed?

My partner and I are looking to buy a house as soon as possible (i.e., the second we have the deposit in the next 3-4 months). My partner is currently in full time work but we want to focus on our own ...
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Switching From Employee to Independent Contractor

I've read a few different questions on here regarding the breakdown of employee vs independent contractor, but my situation has details that are quite different, hence, the question. When I was ...
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Working out if I should be registered as self-employed in the UK

I have spent the past few evenings trying to work out what is the correct thing to do with regards to taxation in the UK for my set of circumstances. 9-5 I work for a company and am on PAYE. 5-9 I ...
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Reporting income - independent contractor, received no 1099

I have some stuff from last year that I want to report, I just don't have the information the IRS forms ask for. I know how much I made and I know what percentage to pay taxes on, but for voluntary ...
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What evidence do I need to declare tutoring income on my income tax?

What evidence do I need to declare tutoring income on the Canadian federal income tax form? I am doing tutoring with students and want to declare it. Can I make copies of the checks I receive?
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Is freelance income earned by a U.S. citizen while living abroad subject to state income tax?

My wife is a freelance web developer, formerly residing and paying taxes in NY. She left her job in December 2011. We moved to Italy (where I am employed by the U.S. government) in January 2012. ...
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How to treat blog income for tax purposes & report PayPal income to the IRS?

I made a small amount of money for a blog I write, and I'm wondering how to enter it into my tax form. I was paid via PayPal so I have no W-2. (And not reporting it to the IRS is not a viable option.) ...
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What tax-free retirement accounts are available for self-employed individuals?

I'm self employed, so I've started to look at what my options are for saving (tax-free) for retirement. Of course I can do an IRA or Roth IRA, but those have lower caps than a 401k. I had thought ...
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Is H&R Block's calculator estimating the tax incorrectly (too high)?

I used H&R Block's tax calculator just to guesstimate (play around) with taxes and such. I put $25000 in self-employed income, $7200 in expenses, $11000 in student-loan interest. I came up with ...
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Home loan application factors for self-employed

What factors are considered in applying for a home loan where the primary income of our household is from self-employment? Details: Salaried, W-2 employee of an S-Corp (50% owned) Corporation is ...