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W4 & withholding taxes for self-employed spouse

My wife and I live in the SF bay area. My gross income is $320,000 and my wife's is $38,000. My wife is employed as a contractor though and gets a 1099 instead of W2. No taxes are withheld from her ...
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Where can I get my unique taxpayer ref number from?

I'm already registered for self assessment, but I don't know what my UTR number is because I'm abroad for 6 months and don't have those documents with me. Since I should already have a self ...
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Am I legally allowed to offset the tax I pay on freelance work? (UK)

I am currently employed full-time in the UK as a graphic designer, I have a salary of £30K, I have also registered myself as a sole trader as I occasionally take on freelance work in my spare time ...
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Spent part of the year as an employee, last quarter self employed, how to handle self employment tax?

Like the title says, I spend the first part of the year as a standard employee, but left that job and spent the last quarter of the year self-employed. I am trying to figure out how estimated taxes ...
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How to report house used for 100% business?

Self employed as sole proprietor, was using 1/3 of home as home office. Have moved across state line to new house on July 1st, but keeping old house solely to see existing clientele for the ...
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Freelancer updating blog posts for my business website [closed]

I want to hire freelancer to write blog posts on my business website. In the eyes of the UK Tax rules would I class him a as a employee, if he writes blogs for me on regular basis? Or I can does ...
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Implications of freelancing as an independent contractor from India for a U.S. company?

I have an independent contractor agreement and am paid by a U.S. company in dollars after I invoice them. I have the following questions. I am in India, and am working from India for the client. Do ...
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How does revenue shared with someone else go into my tax return in Canada?

I'm contracting to publish a game for someone on Apple's App Store. I will take 15% of the revenue, he gets 85%. But Apple will report the full amount to the government. Let's say for example this ...
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If earning as freelancer, is it better to be a Sole Trader or Limited Company?

I am going to be staring freelancing. Is it better if i set up as a Sole Trader or Limited Company? I wont have many expenses.
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How to estimate federal and state taxes likely to be due on my side income?

I'm a software developer living and working in the U.S. I work a regular, full time job, but I do a little bit of work on the side (computer repair, web design, etc.) to help pay down my college loans ...
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How much in CPP contributions do you pay when you are an independent contractor?

I am trying to figure out how much CPP contributions an IT contractor needs to make as per this CRA guide. It says that for self-employed people, we need to contribute $4959? So, if an independent ...
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Can I write off (deduct) expenses in a period where my corporation makes no money?

Let us say I have a small corporation in Ontario, Canada and I am an IT contractor through the corporation. There is a one month gap between contracts, which means I don't earn anything in that ...
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How to choose a year end date for your Ontario small business corporation?

While opening a small business corporation in Ontario, how do you select a proper year end date? Is it a random date ? Or are there guidelines to it?
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Taxes for citizen of EU country #1 living in EU country #2 and working from home for non-EU country #3?

I'm an Italian citizen, looking to move to Czech Republic; I'm going to work from home for a Turkish company. Who do I pay taxes to, and what kind of taxes? Also, when do I start reporting what I ...
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Is it OK for a UK company to have costs that will exceed the reserves? Insolvent now or later?

I am sole director of a limited company. The costs this year will exceed the available funds if everything was settled up. The company still has good cash in bank because it owes money to the director ...
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Is “premium tax credit repayment” deductible as health insurance cost for self-employed?

Under the ACA, you estimate your income for the year when signing up for a health insurance plan via the exchange. If you are eligible for a subsidy, it is calculated based on this estimated income, ...
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Self employed applying for mortgage

I talked with a mortgage lender several months ago, but was dismissed because I did not have two years at my current self employed business. They said they needed taxes for the last two years. The ...
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Administrator vs Broker vs Custodian for a Solo 401(k)?

I'm planning to open a Solo 401(k) with Schwab. There are some provisions that are decided by the Plan Administrator, which I assumed would be me (my business, technically). However, doing research, ...
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Working as a self employed freelancer for an overseas company

I will soon be working on a self employed basis for a company based in Poland,but I'm still going to be based in the UK (working remotely/online as a consultant) and my question is do I need to pay ...
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Can value from labor provided to oneself be taxed?

I am considering taking time off from work in order to build a new home in which we would live. It would be my full time job for which no income stream would be generated and would be self financed. ...
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Recently quit job to start a limited company, registering as self employed?

I recently quit my job to start a limited company. I don't expect to make any money or pay myself anything for probably at least 4-6 months, so do I need to register myself as self-employed and the ...
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What are FICA taxes for a sole proprietor in the United States

Background I am asking this question as a true sole proprietor that has no other income from a second job or previous employer. As I understand it FICA taxes is an easier way to refer to your Social ...
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Estimating independent contracting taxes when I am ALSO separately a full-time employee

I currently have a full-time job where I make $80k/year. To supplement this I am going to do some independent contracting (evenings/weekends). I have seen advice for estimating taxes directed to ...
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Starting a LLC in the US from India - Am I self-employed or salaried?

I am Indian and I am planning to form a LLC in Delaware for my web development business (it will not have any physical presence in the US). It will be single member LLC to start with. So in India ...
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UK Tax - can I claim expenses against a different tax year?

I have a day job but also a small freelance income from after-hours work. It's big enough that I have had to file a tax return for the last couple of years and pay tax on the profits left after my ...
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Candian citizen working for USA company staying in Canada

I am a Canadian citizen. What legalities do I need to follow if I take up a full time remote job offer from a company in USA? Also, how does the answer change if the job offer is in USA (remote) but i ...
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Can I open a Solo 401(k) if I am an independent contractor but also work part-time as an employee?

I am contributing to the 401(k) at my part time job, but want to know if I can also open a Solo 401(k) to delay taxes on income from my work as an independent contractor.
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What suggested supplemental income opportunities exist for a 70 year old Canadian retiree?

This is similar to the question "Extra revenue for retiree receiving a basic public pension", but focusing not on whether, but what. I am wondering what forms of supplemental income (jobs/gigs) would ...
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If I register as self employed working freelance in evenings and weekends do I need to inform my full time employer?

I am employed full time and wish to do some freelance work as well, and as I understand it I will need to register to be self employed and fill in a tax return. Yet, would I have to inform my current ...
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Can a Solo 401k be used to reduce your taxes by selling taxable investments and contributing the proceeds?

I have been reading up on Solo 401k plans, thinking I might start one for myself. From what I see, there is a quasi-loophole that could be useful for tax planning. If I understand how Solo 401ks ...
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UK citizen going to freelance overseas - what type of specialist should I talk to for tax/registration advice?

I'm planning to leave the UK for around 12 months and work freelance in a non-EU country. I know there are many things I need to get right in terms of registration and financial declarations, tax ...
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Is it possible to split taxation of funds earned from a crowdfunding campaign over multiple years?

I'm intending to run a crowdfunding campaign at the beginning of next year, for a project that will take a number of years to complete. I want to try to understand a little more about how any income ...
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Can I deduct retirement plan contributions from my self-employment income?

I'm self-employed. I pay self-employment tax on ( income - business deductions ) * 92.35%. Can I make contributions to a retirement account that counts as a business deduction? More details: I'm ...
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How much should I charge a U.S. company for IT work I'll do remotely from Canada?

I'm currently living in Canada. I have very nice job and I'm happy with it. My previous company in the U.S. contacted me and they want to hire me as a 1099 (independent contractor) working remotely. ...
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How do you Record Revenue from ads?

I have a website with an increasing traffic so I decided to make it as a business and add ads into the website. I'm currently in the process of registering my business and I don't get how would I ...
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Formation of S-Corp for Gambling Trade

Does anyone have personal experience with incorporating an S-Corporation for the gambling trade? In cases where the gambling activity is consistent and produces sufficient income (versus, say, an ...
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Do overall 401(k) contribution limits sum across employers?

Assume I have a day job that has a 401(k) with no matching and I am also self-employed. I'm considering structuring my side business as an S corp and setting up a solo 401(k) in addition to the 401(k) ...
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Employer is 1099ing me for RENT for live-on-site work

We were hired by a company for a contract position. We were to receive a small wage and housing in exchange for work. We got a 1099 at the end of the year that claims that we received about $7000 ...
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How do I charge GST & QST for my freelancing?

I'm based in Quebec and intend to offer freelance marketing consulting services. I intend to find clients from online freelancing websites such as Odesk. This means my clients could be from outside of ...
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Differences in taxes paid for W2 employee vs. 1099 contractor working on sites like ODesk.com?

Currently, I make about $96000 a year as a W2 employee in the USA. Suppose I were to make the same amount through working on sites like ODesk.com at home. In other words, I would be an independent ...
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Self-Employed Individual 401k Contribution Tax Questions

If as an unincorporated self-employed person, one contributed x dollars to my individual 401(k) personally y dollars to my individual 401(k) as my own employer How are these two numbers reflected ...
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Can self-employed individuals deduct their mileage spent commuting to events?

I'm a self-employed individual who works in the event setup/execution/teardown industry. I am preparing my taxes and I'm trying to figure out if I can deduct my mileage spent commuting from my house ...
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Should my mother be an Independent Contractor or my Employee (for tax purposes) as she provides babysitting services to my young children?

My 65-year old mother lives with us in Florida, and she takes care of our two young children while my husband and I are at work. My husband and I pay my mother about $6,000 a year in cash, and we use ...
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What will my taxes be as self employed?

I have a lot of questions about this but I'm only going to dive into these two for now: What tool can I use to calculate my taxes? As a freelancer, are there other options besides filing as ...
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UK Income tax relief for ISAs: How does the sheltering of earnings work?

I have been led to believe that earnings may be 'sheltered' by placing some amount of them into an ISA. I've not been able to find a great deal out about this, and I don't have a personal accountant. ...
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Self Employed, but not required to pay estimated taxes?

According to Chapter 2 of Publication 505 on the IRS website, I am not required to pay estimated self-employment taxes because I do not plan on having taxes totalling over $1,000 by the end of the ...
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Joint bank account and taxes in UK

I am working full time in UK and don't have any other jobs or money sources except this full time job. I have a bank account in HSBC UK. My wife is going to register as self employed (freelancer) here ...
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Claiming car as a business expense in the UK

I am filing my tax return as a self-employed in the UK and would like to claim my car as a business expense. I have read the "Rates for cars" section of this website: ...
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Opening Company in US as non US resident and living in native country. Tax questions!

I'm planing to open company (C Corporation) with my friend in US, specifically Delaware. But I am not US resident nor is he. Him and I live in Croatia, Europe. We will be owners of company and only ...
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Can I deduct expenses incurred to earn side-income, while full-time employed - in Canada?

I've just been hired full time at a firm I used to independently consult at. As a sole proprietor, I'm used to writing off my home office space, various software subscriptions, equipment, web ...