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Is it legal to have a Savings account in india while I am working in the US

I have been residing in the US since 2012. I have recently started working for an employer since 2014. I have three related questions. Due to lack of due diligence on my part, I missed couple of ...
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Tax Implications - First 2-Family Rental Property

My brother and I have opened up an LLC and have put an offer on our first 2-family for a rental. We have some questions on loans/tax implications for the business that we're hoping to get some ...
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Why would I choose a 40-Year depreciation instead of the standard 27.5-Year?

I converted my primary residence into a rental property last year. For depreciation purposes, I must choose between GDS ("General Depreciation System") or ADS ("Alternative Depreciation System"). ...
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Is Possession is mandatory or either of Possession or Sale deed is acceptable for Home loan deduction?

I am claiming the Home loan for the first time and I have submitted Sale deed and Provisional certificate from Bank. I want to know if the house is under construction and not yet occupied. Do i need ...
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Unused Education Tax Credit carryover amounts in ON Canada

I am filing taxes in Ontario, Canada, using simpletax.ca which has been a super useful platform. I am struggling to understand how it is calculating my refund, however. From 2013, I have $16,473 in ...
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Can I contribute to a Roth IRA while living and working overseas?

If I have a Roth IRA while living in the US and want to contribute to it after I move overseas to work for a few years, how do I do this? Say I make 70k overseas and plan to take the foreign earned ...
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Do I have to wash money through HSA account?

I paid for my eligible health expenses from my regular account at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 because I did not have enough money on my HSA account. Now that I realize that I can contribute ...
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What is HSA contribution limit with 75% HRA compensation?

I have HDHP family plan through my employer with $3000 family deductible. My employer also has HRA that covers all my expenses after 750$ and before $3000 (=75% of 3000 deductible). I claimed only ...
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Tax implications of owning a Roth IRA as a Canadian resident?

I am a Canadian citizen, U.S. resident with Roth IRA, contributing for 15 years. I will be moving back to Canada in 2 years, am 47 years old, and will leave the Roth with Vanguard and not touch it ...
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What is meant by pensionable earnings

On my T4 from my employer, it says : CPP/QPP pensionable earnings. And there is an amount for this field. What does this mean? Is it the pension I am going to get when I turn 65? I dont think so. ...
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Are there special tax implications when paying for services in the next year? In another country

So I'm planning a destination wedding over a year in advanced. We've begun putting deposits down on things happening next year. I know I still have to pay VAT in the other country (Its ridiculous). ...
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How to calculate and claim AMT credit

Suppose I am in California, and I want to try to roughly calculate the AMT i would owe as well as how much i can get back each year for ISO that i plan to hold for many years. Am i doing this right? ...
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Not sure whether to File this Year

I am supposed to apply for the FAFSA each year, and on the FAFSA it asks about our taxes (in case we file). I am not receiving a W-2 this year since I was not on a payroll for the entire year 2014. I ...
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I'm being asked for installment tax payments, but I just started as a salaried employee. What should I do?

For the last decade I've been a freelancer. I had a balance owing two years ago, so last year (2014) I had to pay by installments. However, on January 1st, 2015, I started as a salaried employee at ...
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How to determine the cost basis on primary home converted to rental (for depreciation)

I would like to know how to calculate the cost basis for a primary residence converted to a rental property. I purchased the home in Oregon for 200k in 2005. I moved out and rented it in May 2013. ...
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Who can I contact for free help with certain IRS forms?

As part of my US personal tax return to the IRS this year I need to fill out some esoteric IRS forms that are not supported by most personal tax filing software so I have to fill them out manually, ...
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What home expenses can I claim back from working full time at home for a business in the UK?

Our company is considering no longer having an office and making all the staff work from home. We all work primarily online running a website, so our work is done purely on a computer. With working ...
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2 names on US tax refund, filed as 'single'

I recieved my US federal tax return earlier this month. When I first looked at the check, I noticed it had a % symbol, followed by my mother's name on the line below the one with my name. it looks ...
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Tax implications of using FSA funds during grace period

I have a dependent care FSA through work. In 2014, I did not use all of the funds, but I have until March 15, 2015 to do so. I will also have an FSA for 2015. While I do my taxes through ...
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Can I deduct remaining LLC losses against W2 wages once the LLC is dissolved?

I have been a minority owner of an Ohio LLC. The franchise closed in 2009 but the LLC just dissolved December of 2014. I haven't been able to deduct losses from my W2 wages as I haven't been actively ...
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Affordable Care Act Documentation

So I just got my taxes completed, and did some searching on the net. Turbo Tax asked me where I got my health insurance. I clicked the box entitled at work, and all was good nothing further was ...
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How does an FSA work with rebates? [duplicate]

I have an FSA and I used it to buy my contact lenses recently. The contacts come with an offer for a rebate if you buy a whole year supply, which I did. Is the money I get from the rebate tax-free, ...
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Can my UK limited company claim tax relief on donations to foreign charities?

I'm English, and run a company that's based in the UK and registered with the UK Companies House. I want to donate some money to charity, but one of the charities I have in mind isn't based in the UK. ...
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What is the cost basis of property converted to rental, purpose?

I purchased a primary residence in 2007 for $150,000 I converted in to rental property in 2014. At that time its fair market value of $40,000 What is my cost basis for depreciation? Is it based on ...
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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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Tax implications for receiving a car as compensation for work

For a few months in 2014, I was working with an early stage start up and they weren't able to compensate me in any way except the promise of equity when we started. A month in to my tenure with them, ...
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Basic Roth IRA Tax Understanding

I understand that a Roth IRA offers the benefit of paying taxes up front so that when the investor withdrawals the money at retirement, the funds won't be taxed. My confusion is that I have yet to ...
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Filling in Form 8802

I live in the United States. I will be working in Korea this summer (2015) for a month. I am on a J1 visa currently. I arrived in June 2013. For tax returns for 2013 and 2014 I submitted forms ...
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Do I have to pay the healthcare penalty if I work online in United States but live overseas? [closed]

I work part time online. Do I have to pay healthcare penalty?
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Are bonds taxed every year or only at maturity

If I buy a bond that matures in 2 years, do i pay taxes only when i get my principal and interest back at maturity? Or do i pay some taxes on year1 and rest on year2?
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I withdrew cash from U.S. ATM (not U.S. bank card) and put it into U.S. bank. Is it taxable income?

I'm filling tax return forms 1040NR-EZ, 540NR-short for non-resident (I was exchange visitor in U.S.). When I was in U.S., I withdrew cash from an ATM using a card from an account of mine at a non-US ...
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How does shorting ETFs work? What are the costs and tax implications?

If I short an ETF stock, how does it work from the cost and tax perspective? Do I get charged ETF expense ratio? (does not make sense to me) If underlying stocks issue dividends, am I charged them? ...
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How do I claim HST compensation on my personal Ontario income taxes?

I have a couple thousand dollars of HST compensation to declare on my Ontario Income Tax for a sole proprietor business, but I am not sure specifically how to declare the amount on my taxes as income ...
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Is it mandatory for tax preparation companies to offer free basic service?

I have seen that almost all of the tax preparation companies/softwares like H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service, TurboTax etc offer free basic federal tax filing. Is there any law ...
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Do I need to file taxes for multi-member LLC with no activity (State of NJ)

I know there are several threads to this end on here - I have read them all and am still in need of some assistance. I am an owner of a mulit-member LLC that was established this past year in the ...
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US Tax exemption for Independent student contractor working from India

I am an undergraduate computer science student, resident and citizen of India, I'll be working as an Independent student contractor for a US based software company from my home country (India), during ...
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if I have a 414 h in NY can I also contribute to a roth ira? [duplicate]

I am a nurse in a hospital in the nys retirement system. $1900.00 was contributed by my employer to my 414h plan. I am under 50 years old- can I contribute to my roth ira and if so how much?
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Determine if my foreign taxes resulted from ordinary or qualified dividends?

My 1099-DIV lists an amount in box 6 for 'foreign tax paid'. These are a result of an emerging markets ETF I own. However, TaxAct is asking whether these are Foreign source ordinary dividends or ...
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Transferring money back to UK from India

I am an Indian citizen who has been working in the UK for the last few years. During that period I transferred money to India; some was invested in real property and some was left as cash in a ...
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I Used the Equity from my Home Sale to Pay Off my Current Home. Taxes?

We sold our home in 2013, and put the equity into a savings account. We then used the money to pay off our current home in 2014. How do we report the transaction on our taxes? It's not exactly ...
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Transfer money from foreign account to Indian bank account?

I wanted to know if it is advisable to transfer money from USA based accounts to an NRE or NRO account in India? Are any of them liable to tax in India or USA ? I am planning to use western union. ...
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Estonian e-residency & taxes

E-residency is provided by the government of the Republic of Estonia for non-residents. It's convenient way to establish and manage company remotely. My question: which taxes should be paid by ...
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do i have to file taxes in Canada if no income?

If I did not have any income for 2011 and 2012 do I still need to file a CANADIAN tax return? And if so, where do I obtain the forms.
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Tax filing for Summer Internship

I have a couple questions regarding the tax filing procedure. I am still a dependent on my parents, and my parents normally do the taxes each year. However, last summer 2014 I worked a summer intern ...
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Do I need to file Form 3520 if I receive over 100k living expenses from parents overseas?

Context: My parents overseas (Japan) sent me a little over $100,000 to cover an expensive tuition payment and moderate living expenses in 2014. They are not US residents, Green card holders or ...
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Automatic personal investment service suggestion

I recently did some research on automatic personal investment. Previously I did some stock and also consulted with personal investment company like Edwards Jones. I kind of found online automated ...
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taxes, ordinary income, and adjusted cost basis for RSUs

My company offers RSUs — restricted stock units — as a benefit. These vest after a certain amount of time, and in 2013, my first chunk vested with a value of about $6400. As I understand it, at that ...
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Non Resident Alien(Working full time on F1-OPT) new car sales tax deduction

I am an international student on F1(OPT) visa and working full time off-campus. I bought a car last year and was wondering if I am eligible for sales tax deduction on the sales tax I paid for the car ...
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Should business property tax return item values include shipping and sales tax?

When filing a business property tax return in Virginia (USA), should the amounts on the return and itemized list that goes along with it include the shipping and sales tax costs of the equipment and ...
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Argentinian wants to work for company in Europe and receive transfers to bank in the US, how to pay tax?

I'm from Argentina, I live in Argentina, and I worked in the US for three months. I have an account in Bank of America. I'm about to start working as a freelancer for a company in Germany and I want ...