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UK Expat with BVI company, can my company bank in the UK

I am about to leave the UK and travel constantly. I am a UK citizen but will become non resident when I leave. My business is run online and I need a business bank account within the EU to receive ...
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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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Do I have to pay tax both in NYC and England?

I work in London for an English company. I will move to NYC and keep working for the same English company for a few months doing researches to open a new business, and my boss would like to keep ...
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If Roth IRAs are not reported on income tax returns, how does the IRS police them?

Directly from the IRS: Contributions not reported. You do not report Roth IRA contributions on your return. If that's the case, then how does the IRS make sure people don't exploit the ...
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Is my spouse at risk for a joint filing in a year where I have settled a major debt? [on hold]

I settled and wrote-off a major debt. This was recorded as 1099-E income. I incurred all of this debt under my name only, and she was not my spouse at the time I got into the debt. She was my ...
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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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Avoiding Double-Reporting Income (1099-MISC plus 1099-K)

We bill all our clients through credit cards, and the card processor sends us a form 1099-K report of all the income received. But at the same time, many clients insist on also sending us a 1099-MISC ...
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Opening and funding an IRA in three days - is this feasible?

I'm doing my taxes. (I'm doing them really late this year because I became an independent contractor and I've been paralyzed by fear - I've procrastinated quite a bit.) Turbotax is telling me that I ...
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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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Do I need to file a tax return on zero income in the US if I became a resident late in December?

I am writing about the filing of tax return as a new permanent resident, whose deadline is April 15th 2014. I wish to know if I am required to file, for I entered the US with a DV1 immigrant visa on ...
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Can I file taxes in the state where I own a home even if I don't live there?

I've owned a home in New Jersey for 20 years. I work remotely, from wherever I am. Last year, my family and I traveled around the country for 7 months, and I worked throughout this time. Then we ...
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US tax for a resident NRI

I am a recent resident and filing for my taxes. However I have investments in India (stocks and real estate). I would like to know since I am paying taxes for those investments in India, would it be ...
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I have $20k of imaginary gains from trading last year due to wash sale rules. Should/can I take mark to market?

I have traded for most of the year while I work at my full time job as a software developer. I am using it to augment my income. I like working in academia but it just doesn't pay that well! I started ...
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Amend 540 to 540NR (California State Tax)

A few of my friends and I are on F1 Visa and had to file our 1040NR and 540NR tax return forms. We used the e-file option at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/ to file our state tax and it had generated a 540 ...
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Is a Canadian student in the U.S. tax exempt for both W-2 and 1042-S?

I am a Canadian student at a U.S. university as a nonresident alien. I have about 4k of wages for my W-2 and about 5k of wages for my 1042-S income code 15 scholarship grant. So the total is less than ...
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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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Tax implications of gift from UK to US

My grandfather is advancing in years and has moved in to an senior citizen's home. He has decided to sell his former home and distribute the proceeds between his descendants. He is a resident and ...
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What is the penalty for contributing to a Roth 401k when my AGI is over the limit?

Specifically, my wife has a Roth 401k and I have a traditional 401k; we married in the middle of last year, and our combined AGI for last year is well above the limit for contributions to a Roth ...
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Where is income sourced if I work for an agency in one state that provides my services in another?

I'm a self-employed contractor. I live in NY, "work" for a NY agency that provides my services to a company in CT. Do i have to claim that income as CT sourced, or NY sourced?
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Should question 1 on the Student Information Worksheet be interpreted literally?

On the Student Information Worksheet, there is the question: Did the student complete the first 4 years of postsecondary education as of 1/1/2013? If I take this question literally, the answer ...
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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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As a UK entity, how to contract with a U.S.-based contractor? Implications for tax/VAT?

Being an organisation incorporated in the UK, if we wish to engage the services of a contractor living and working in the USA, what are the implications for e.g. tax and VAT? Do we need to pay the ...
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declaring payments to a credit card for a shared expense

Long story short: I was travelling abroad with work and we ended up with a large bar tab (over £1500 - don't ask). The company credit card was declined so I paid for it on my personal card. My ...
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Can I report tax after April 15 if I am sure I overpay my federal tax and state tax?

Can I report tax after April 15, if I am sure I have overpaid my federal tax (U.S.) and state tax (MD)? What harm will that cause?
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Can my local municipality charge taxes on rental income I make out of state?

EDIT Sorry for the unclear question - been staring at tax forms all night. I meant to say that I live in a municipality in Ohio that charges local income taxes. It looks like my local municipality ...
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US tax returns for a resident - No US income and indian shares

I just moved to the US and was working in India till some months back. I am a US resident now. I don't work here currently but I had salaries and taxes paid in India. Apart from that I have shares I ...
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Being tax efficient with dividend stocks

I've been considering selling off more of my (growth) stocks and placing the capital in dividend stocks. However, I realize Uncle Sam will tax me on any dividends I earn throughout the year. Is ...
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Whether the waterbill paid to HMWS&SB of Rs. 20,000 per year can be used for Tax benefits

I own a house under GHMC, Circle-15. The drinking water bill is Rs.1800 per month. Can I use these bills for Tax Rebate while filing IT Returns, similar to LIC Bills
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Am I allowed to change my mind about itemized deductions and IT-2104

I recently changed job, and on the IT-2104 (NY state) I had to complete there is a section 2 saying "Complete this part only if you expect to itemize deductions on your state form." Does that ...
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Startup Convertible note write-off debt?

I invested time in a tech start-up during 2013 that has since closed its doors. I received payment in the form of convertible notes... $30,000 in total, which of course have no value now. Is there ...
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Long-term capital gain taxes on ETFs?

Sorry if this is a very novice question. I couldn't find it by searching here or Bogleheads (I'm not really a 100% Boglehead either). Let's say I hold $30,000 in an ETF called BMT (Big Mike's Tech). ...
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Max up HSA contribution for 2013

I and my employer made less than $3250 contribution to my HSA in 2013. I heard that I could still make contribution for 2013 before 4/15/2014. If this is true, and I deposit my personal money to HSA ...
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Why isn't student loan interest deductible for married filing separately?

I understand one of the qualifiers for taking student loan interest deduction, as outlined in topic 465, among other places, is that you are not married filing separately. I always assumed this was ...
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Rationale for lower deduction limits for married couples filing seperately?

I recently discovered that I can't contribute to a Roth IRA if I file taxes separately from my wife. What is the rationale for this rule? mod edit ...
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Applying for EIN when incorporated in another state?

I have an online startup that is generating revenue and now I have to file for taxes. I'd like to keep my PayPal separate from personal and keep it purely business so I want to sign up with an EIN. ...
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Where to deduct gambling losses?

I am a poker player, and hit a bad beat jackpot, someone's quad aces beat my quad kings. I received about 1600, and was 1099'd for about 1650 with about 50 going to MS state tax. So a couple of ...
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Do I include small amounts of interest on my taxes if they didn't send a 1099-INT?

One of my bank accounts earned $1.50 for the entire year. Because the amount is under $10 they did not send a 1099-INT form. Is this bank policy or IRS policy? Does that $1.50 need to be reported? ...
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What exactly are the SEIS tax benefits and how can I use them?

I'm hoping that someone that understands the UK tax system better than I do can help explain in what way I can benefit from SEIS approved investments. I'm especially interested in understanding if ...
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Does FIFO cost basis applies across multiple accounts?

Do regulations require people to manually recalculate cost-basis across all the accounts they own, if stocks were transferred between them? Example: Broker A cost basis setting is set to FIFO. ...
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Clarification on definition of Adjusted Qualified Education Expenses

I am currently a Phd student funded through a Research Assistant position. Based on my reading of the instructions, the portion of my RA-ship which pays for my tuition is counted as tax-free ...
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Are students who pay tuition through scholarship eligible for deduction?

If the University is paying my tuition and part of my fees, can I still claim the Tuition and Fees deduction on my 1040? More specifically, can I claim one or the other or both? I looked at Form ...
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What is a “nondeductible contributions” with respect to Form 1040, Line 32?

On the "tip" in the instructions for Line 32, it says If you made any nodeductible contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013, you must report them on Form 8606. What are nondeductible ...
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Is Form 1040, Line 13 always populated from Schedule D, Line 16?

On schedule D, line 22, it says to Complete the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, Line 44. If I have reached line 22 on Schedule D, because Line ...
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What does “no adjustments” mean?

On Form 8949, Part I, it says You may aggregate all short-term transactions...for which there are no adjustments directly in Schedule D without reporting them in Form 8949. What does it mean for a ...
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Specifics of filing dual-status return for family

My wife, our daughter, and I are in California since September 2013. Only I had income in US. I am planning to file extension form 4868 to be able to make first year choice and be treated as ...
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Can Form 1040a, Line 10 be left blank if the broker's 1099-Div shows 0?

Form 1040A, Line 10 is Capital Gain Distribution. According to the instructions, that field should be populated with box 2a of Form 1099-DIV. When I look at Form 1099-DIV, box 2a provided by my ...
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Do I owe taxes in the US for my LLC formed in the US but owned by an Indian citizen?

I formed LLC in 2010-Connecticut. I am NON US resident, from India. I use paypal for all my transactions. Business type is online training. I pay $800 per month for person working for US LLC as ...
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Does non-taxable income apply before or after (not at all) taxable income for purposes of tax brackets?

The context of this question is looking at retirement and 401k/Roth. I am currently contributing to both. I was wondering when I start withdrawals of the traditional if these withdrawals are taxed at ...
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Do I need a Like-Kind Exchange when selling a personal vehicle for a company car

Last year, I started a new job which afforded me the convenience of a company car. When receiving this car, we sold our personal vehicle to the dealership when we picked up the company car. My tax ...
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LLC Partnership Earned Income vs. Partnership Share

When filing taxes for an LLC-Partnership, what should be done if the earned income varies from that of the partnership share? For example, if there are 4 members, and $100,000 is earned, their ...