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Taxable Website Ad Revenue

This is based in United States. I have Ad revenue that I pay taxes on as Misc income on a schedule C. I also do freelance web development for a hourly rate, and hold a W2 job. The question: If I ...
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How does per-annum depreciation for taxes work after the first year of depreciation?

My state requires me to report personal property that I use for my design business. Here is the specific form in question: http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/pp1inst_2015.pdf. The form says that ...
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Gift tax exemption amount on funds transferred to parents joint account from US to India

What is the limit on the amount of funds that I could transfer to my parents' joint account (held by my mom & dad) without having to pay for gift tax? I see the limits posted as $14000 per ...
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Is it usual for a tradesperson not to charge VAT?

A trader we are using has suggested that we don't need to pay VAT as he doesn't earn enough to pay it. Is this normal? All of the other quotes we received said we would need to add VAT on top of the ...
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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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Do proceeds from a sale count as income for the decedent or the estate when agreement is prior to death and payment is after?

This is a question about US taxes and accounting. The documentation I've read says that if an estate is run on a cash accounting system, then any income received after the decedent's date of death is ...
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Index ETF or Index mutual fund - standard brokerage account

If I plan to hold an asset for 10 years, the asset is offered as a mutual fund and an etf, with the same 0.25% fee, and quarterly dividends of 100.00, from a tax and reinvestment standpoint, which ...
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Do I pay withholding tax on a US company trading on TSE

I am talking about Cenovus energy:TSE:CVE It trades on both NYSE and TSE. If I buy it on TSE and pay in CAD, in my TFSA, do I still pay the 15% withholding tax, that cannot even be recovered using ...
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1 EIN doing business under multiple business names

I have 2 small business LLC's registered in Wisconsin, each with their own EIN. Call them Company A LLC and Company B LLC. I'm converting Company A LLC into an S Corp. Company B LLC will have it's ...
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do i need to pay tax in US for the provident fund and gratuity money that i received after quitting Indian IT company while i was deputed in US

I was working for an Indian IT company. I worked in India for few years and then was deputed to a client location in US. In the middle of last year, i quit the Indian company and joined an American IT ...
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Never filed my taxes for many years in British Columbia. What can I do?

I suffer from depression and unfortunately never filed my income tax in British Columbia, Canada. I always paid my taxes through my employer. How can I file now and what would the penalty be?
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Received Stock options as UK Employee, however exercised the stock as a Canadian Employee. What is my tax liability?

I work for a global company. As a UK resident, my company awarded me stock options & Restricted stock. The stocks is traded on the NYSE. I exercised the stock in Canada. I transferred to the ...
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Canada: can an international student file tax return for past four years

I'm an international student about to graduate. I never had a work permit, no income, no SIN so never filed tax return before. Stupid enough, I just realized I can use my tuition credit, so can anyone ...
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Income tax laibility in India for Stock traded in USA as a resident Indian

I lived in US for more than 9 yrs on H1B visa and was maintaining US stock portfolio and was filing taxes in US as 1099 for stocks plus my salary as 1040. Now I am planning to return to India but ...
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Form 4797 for listed property that never exceeded 50% business use

My tax software is setting up an IRS Form 4797 for business property that is no longer being used for business. The asset in question is a vehicle that is also listed property and has never been used ...
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Municipal Bond Fund tax risks?

I am looking at Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Fund as a hassle free investment option. This is the first time I'm looking to invest outside of a retirement account, and having read up on the process of ...
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Minors and taxes?

I am 15 years old and I just started freelance development. Currently I am making $200-$400 a week and I live in the US. Anyway, my question is do I have to pay taxes and how?
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Can an early withdrawal from a Traditional IRA be done in two parts?

Let's assume that we've already determined an early withdrawal from a Traditional IRA will be taken and that it does not qualify for any of the tax-free conditions. I am aware of the lost opportunity ...
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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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What are the possible negative repurcussions of letting the IRS compute the taxes, as described in instructions for Form 1040A, Line 28?

On Form 1040A, Line 28, the IRS appears to be offering to do my taxes for me. Do you want the IRS to figure your tax for you? What are some reasons why one would not want them to do this?
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Withrdraw funds that were converted from Traditional IRA to Roth IRA

From a previous employer, I had a traditional 401K which upon leaving that job I rolled into a traditional IRA. With a Roth IRA you can withdraw the "contributions" but not the gains. My question ...
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In NYC is there sales tax on services like computer / cell phone repair?

I run a small cell phone repair store and we fix many phones. Many times its bricked phones or cracked screens. But what I want to know, do we have to charge sales tax on repair services such as ...
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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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Dollar transfering from australia to India and back to Australia

If I send Australian Dollar to FCNR in India, which I have already paid tax here, then when I bring back the same amount to Australia in a few years, do I have to pay tax again here?
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How Do I Make Sure the IRS Receives My Tax Return on Time?

Can I and my friends send together in the same envelope the tax refund declarations via DHL Express service? Who will sign receiving the envelope?
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Rebate on Home Loan Interest for second home loan

I have 2 home loans against 2 properties. i have got the possession for one property and already availing 1.5 lac rebate over int. repayment. I want to ask is , Can i claim rebate on interest payment ...
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How to correct a tax return filed electronically and already approved?

I know just the basics when it comes to taxes and IRS. So I went to a tax professional to prepare my taxes. He filed my taxes electronically (e-file) and it was approved right there. I double-checked ...
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Is the average cost considered while calculating capital gain [duplicate]

If I buy 100 shares of XYZ at 1 $/share and another 100 shares at 2 $/share and sell all 100 at 3$/share, do I pay tax on: 100*3 - 100*1.5 = 150 $ (i.e is the buy price taken to be the average of my ...
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Can I deduct a 2013 donation to charity on my 2014 tax return?

In 2013 I made a donation to a charity. In early 2014, I included a copy of the donation receipt with all the paperwork I sent to my CPA. When he filed my 2013 tax return, he forgot to deduct the ...
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How to handle two K-1 forms from same company?

I have shares in an MLP in two vehicles: A small position from employee stock purchases when I briefly worked for the company A larger position from after I left the company and bought shares on my ...
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Moved with my girlfriend for her new job, I paid moving expenses, which she later repaid. Can she claim moving deduction? (USA)

Moved with my girlfriend for her new job, I paid moving expenses, which she later repaid. Can she claim the moving deduction? (We're in the US)
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When filing taxes can I apply deductions of the current year for a future year instead?

I have some substantial deductions via donations and medical expenses. Unfortunately it does not seem like my income is high enough for them to be considered this year. After going through the steps ...
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2014 Tax Fee For One Month Without Healthcare

Confirming that I understand this link correctly about paying taxes on every month I was uninsured, and that nothing has been changed in the last week. I went one month without healthcare when ...
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import and export taxes on GOLD [duplicate]

Any tax in USA for importing/exporting gold coins to sell? Any tax if the gold coin is sending for authentication and grading by NGC,and item will be shipped back to overseas after servicing,and ...
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Moving reimbursement qualifies as accountable, taxed as non-accountable

In the USA in 2014, my moving expense reimbursement met the qualifications for an Accountable Plan, (Pub 512), but my new employer taxed my reimbursement and took the tax out of my paycheck. They ...
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Can unpaid tax debt to IRS lead to a bad credit?

Here in USA, some debts to the government (such as certain school loans) can lead to a bad credit if the person defaults on the debt. How is it with tax debt to IRS, can that lead to a bad credit?
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Employer reimbursment of health care

My employer reimbursed me for private employee health care premiums. Is this an employer expense or is it employee income? The IRS rule is not clear
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UK taxation for options and futures trading

I live in UK and I see that there are 2 taxes when trading: CGT to be paid on capital gain and is 18% or 28% depending if you are basic tax payer or not income tax on any interest or dividend ...
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Tax implications of selling a non-owner-occupied house and receiving installments

My mother is in the process of selling her rental unit to a buyer. They have a contract laid out where the buyer is making 10-year amortized payments for 5 years, with a balloon payment at the end. ...
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Indian citizen. Moving to Brunei. Working as freelancer for US company. In which account do I get my salary transferred?

I am an Indian citizen living in the US for last 4 years. My husband will be transferred to Brunei starting July and I will join him too. My US employer wants me to continue working as a freelancer ...
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How can I make a SIMPLE IRA employee contribution for 2014 in March 2015?

I work at a startup of two people. We have a SIMPLE-IRA retirement plan where we each contribute a fixed amount of money per paycheck to said account. Additionally the company matches dollar for ...
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Accounting for small business inventory: different beginning inventory

I own a small cottage business selling sports equipment. It's not my primary job, and last year I only sold $500 of equipment. Here's the issue I'm facing: for the first time this year, I'm trying ...
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I accidentally charged sales tax to a tax exempt client. Can I simply refund them?

I accidentally charged sales tax to a tax exempt client. I realized this as I was preparing to pay sales tax to the state. What's the correct procedure here? Do I simply send the accidentally ...
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US citizen to receive money from mother British Overseas Citizen as gift money

My mother is a UK British Overseas Citizen residing in India. She wishes to gift money from UK account via bank transfer to my sister in USA who is unmarried yet. What amount wl my sister have to pay ...
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Are there any disadvantages to having multiple IRA accounts?

I have a primary IRA which I've rolled 401k plans into and contributed to on an annual basis. It is with a full service financial institution and managed with a financial planner. With the rise in ...
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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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Am I obligated to file through a tax preparer after an unsatisfactory consultation?

I have been doing my taxes for 25 years with TurboTax. Like others, I was a bit upset at them for doubling the price of their software, so I decided I would make an appointment with H&R Block, ...
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As a US citizen studying in Canada, do I pay income taxes in either country for Scholarships?

I'm a US citizen in graduate school in Canada. I have an annual scholarship of around $20,000 CAD. I've been told (although I'm not sure) that this doesn't qualify as income in Canada (implying I ...
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Is Schedule C appropriate for single-owner S Corporation elected company (Domestic For-Profit Corporation) registered in Washington, D.C.?

Can I, as the owner of an S Corporation that is registered in the District of Columbia as a For-Profit Domestic Corporation, use form 1040 Schedule C? Two tax professionals have used this form; for ...
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Non-resident alien in the US working in Canada under a TN Visa - Determining sponsor for tax purposes?

I am a Canadian citizen (and resident) who did a 4-month internship in California under a TN visa (as a non-resident alien) in 2014. I am filing out form 8843 for tax purposes, and it is asking for ...