For questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of the United States.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
2 views

Want to sell Software Digital Products through internet.Should I register LLC in US or LLP in India and tax liabilities in both.

We are two partners and one is a US Green Card holder.We are planning to sell small software digital products through the internet.We expect that the buyers will be spread from countries all over the ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Student freelancer (sole proprietor) and taxes

(I have researched online for more than 12 hours now, and still have some questions. Please don't be hard on me if they are too basic.) I am starting my part-time freelance career now (too late for ...
8
votes
1answer
48 views

Can I open a rollover IRA account in the US when I am not a citizen, nor no longer live there?

I lived in the US for about 7 years, and started saving money in the company's 401K plan. I had a green card, but decided to move to my home country years before it expired. I have a US SSN. Now the ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Can amended tax return filed before tax return cause errors?

I'd like to ask about a notice I received from the IRS today. The notice requests more information about a certain line and correction of figures on a certain column on my 2013 amended tax return. I ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

How to borrow against Unclaimed Property? [on hold]

My company has recently been notified by the State of California that they are in receipt of $55,000.00 sent to them by past clients who didn't know how to contact us after we moved from California to ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

What steps are required to transfer real estate into a LLC?

I'm a fairly new landlord, and learning as I go. Apparently one of the early mistakes I made when purchasing my rental properties was buying them under my name instead of forming a Limited Liability ...
2
votes
1answer
257 views

Will my wife's business losses offset my income on a joint tax return?

I'm filling for my taxes on a joint tax return. My wife is not working currently, but she is starting up a business. And with every business, starting is hard and will probably gonna take some time ...
1
vote
2answers
144 views

Why are rewards for credit cards so much better than debit cards?

My understanding is credit card companies make money based on a transaction cost, which presumably is the same for credit/debit. I can't really find information on this, so it might be a faulty ...
-1
votes
1answer
65 views

Is my car insurance trying to pull money out of me?

I had a parking lot accident a month back (in California, US). I was backing out from my parking lot (which is near entrance driveway into the apartment complex). There was no car on both sides of ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Sole employee of my own S-Corp - investment options? 401k, Roth, SEP?

I'm looking to start a retirement account and I'm looking for options that fit with my scenario. I'm the sole employee/owner of an S-Corp and as such, I give myself a W2 at the end of each year and ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Is retaining a deposit for an apartment in this scenario considered legal?

My son and his wife put a deposit down on an apartment. Their application was approved and they are to move in soon. Yesterday they found out they suffered an "identification theft" and their credit ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Do I need to pay income tax for money earned in the U.S. & transferred to my account in India?

I have a web site which generates around 10K every month. This amount is directly credited to my bank account from Google USA account. Do I need to pay tax in India? Please advise. I am very new to ...
1
vote
2answers
82 views

Does keeping 'long-term' safety net in bonds make sense?

I was looking at various advices regarding safety net and emergency fund. Usually most sites recommend using the savings account and CDs as a safety net. As CDs/Savings are FDIC insured it's 'safe ...
4
votes
2answers
313 views

In-laws moving in (financial/tax implications)?

We are contemplating moving into a house with an in-law suite in Mississippi and our inlaws selling their house and moving into it. We would pool the sales from both houses as downpayment on the new ...
1
vote
3answers
62 views

Are contributions to ROTH IRA/401k effectivly bigger then to IRA

I've just moved to US and I started considering savings/retirement options (I'm mid-20 but I don't think it unwise to start early). I'm trying to max the contributions. I started to think if the ROTH ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Is there a time limit on claiming medical expenses for HSA?

I use my HSA as a savings vehicle. From what I'm reading it seems that there is no limit on the time between when the expense was incurred and when it can be claimed against an HSA except that you ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Any minimum 1% tax on taxable-income for low bracket and large capital gains?

Is there any 1% minimum tax on taxable-income [similar to AMT for high-income] when you are in low 15% bracket and have substantial long term capital-gains? e.g. US, single, std-deduction, 2014. ...
2
votes
2answers
97 views

401k vs. real estate for someone who is great at saving?

I'm a great saver, and I have no trouble saving at least 40k a year. I'm 25. I'm still not too sold on the 401k idea though... because I feel like it would chip away at my savings/income, money that I ...
8
votes
1answer
599 views

Can my employer change wage rates based upon medical coverage choices?

Prior to this year my employer used to reduce our hourly rate if we elected to enroll in one of the employer sponsored medical plans available. This reduction in rate was in addition to any weekly ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Mortgage loan and move money to US

If I re-finance or get mortgage loan from my existing property in my home country, and move money to the United States, which taxes do I need to pay (Income tax? Interest Taxes?) or what shall I take ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Should I file FBAR for the 1st year of permanent residency

I was not US resident (or B1/B2) and not in the U.S in preceding days before Nov. 2014. I get permanent residency and stay few weeks, and leave US due to the job in foreign country. I do have foreign ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

Brokerage's calculation of my profits or losses on stock trades

I've noticed that my brokerage (Wells Fargo) uses a different system to calculate my profits and losses, instead of the mental accounting I follow. E.g., I buy 100 shares of stock A in July 2014 at ...
-1
votes
2answers
91 views

Selling units/shares in my startup to my Roth IRA

Since I can't transfer/gift shares directly to my Roth IRA, what's the most tax-efficient way for my Roth IRA to take ownership of as many units of my startup as possible? Is this even possible? If ...
-1
votes
0answers
27 views

H4 visa and Gifts, can I send gifts

I am on H4 visa here in USA since last 3 years and my spouse is on H1B visa working. My spouse gifted to some $$$$$ amount, can I remit/transfer to india as a gift to my Parents and InLaws. What are ...
1
vote
3answers
103 views

How do I dispose of my old checks?

I have several stacks of unused checks from a few old checking accounts of mine. How long should I keep the checks after I close each account? How should I dispose of them? Should I destroy them ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

Building credit history as a young foreigner

I moved to the US for college, and have decided to stay in the Bay Area. As soon as I found my first internship, I applied for a credit card. Currently, I have 3 credit cards, and the oldest card is ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Condo Loss Carryover to offset IRA Distribution

I recently sold my condo with carryover loss exceeding $100,000. Can I use that loss to offset the distribution from an IRA account(regular income) during the same year? I am 66 years old. The ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

Sales taxes on Groupons or LivingSocial coupons?

Say I buy a $10 Groupon that lets me buy $20 worth of food at a restaurant. I go to the restaurant and order items that add up precisely to $20 (based on the menu price). If the state sales tax is 6% ...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

First time homebuyer/investor: How to best allocate money towards paying off mortgage?

I am 23 with no debt and planning on purchasing a house. I've been running through many hypotheticals and decided to post an example to see what others think since this is a significant decision. I ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Selling Property In India

Bought a under construction property on H1B (USA), got permanent residency in 2010, got house possession in 2011, paid the house now through a NRE/NRO account, if I sell the house now, what taxes I ...
7
votes
2answers
261 views

How (or is it necessary) to rebalance a 401k with only one index fund?

I put 100% of my 401k into an S&P index fund. Do I need to rebalance that, or is rebalancing only necessary when you have multiple asset allocations such as 80% in stock, and 20% in bonds and ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How does agreed value insurance work with inflation?

In an agreed value insurance plan I understand that the number X is the amount that will be paid out upon loss. However I have two questions in regard to this: Upon renewing my policy yearly am I ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Do I pay taxes on my SSI benefits

I receive $705 per month on SSI and LTD $456 per month total for the year is $13800 do I have to file tax returns?
1
vote
2answers
35 views

FSA when a retirement agreement has been put into place

If I take advantage of retirement incentive in which I agree in November to retire effective June 30 of the the following year, can I may I make the same elections for the FSA as if no such ...
6
votes
2answers
152 views

Is it possible to reject a direct deposit?

I received a direct deposit on my bank account (in the US): is it possible to reject it?
0
votes
2answers
32 views

How to change the default validity length of a check in the US when emitting it?

Checks issued by US banks are typically valid for 180 days, although it might vary depending on the state and the bank. When writing a check, how can I change its default validity length? I sometime ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How long are checks issued by Bank of America valid?

I am writing a check using my account at Bank of America. How long will it be valid? In other words, how much time does the recipient have to cash it?
0
votes
2answers
105 views

What are ways to increase my income after taxes?

I live in MA, USA. I recently got a job and feel like almost half of what I earn is going to taxes, and putting money in bank doesn't give enough interest. So what options do I have (like invest in ...
-4
votes
2answers
77 views

Employer 1099 Pointing to the Old Address Instead of New Address [closed]

Maybe I did not explain the situation correctly. My wife was in TEXAS but the company used her old address (California) address in the 1099 forms. What can I do to remedy the situation?
3
votes
2answers
111 views

Does it make sense to look for medical plans outside “Obamacare”?

Does it make sense to look for medical plans outside of the ACA Exchanges (such as the https://calheers.ca.gov/ in California), or are those as good as it gets? If it's illegal for the insurer to ...
1
vote
2answers
31 views

Question about being a Resident Alien for Tax purposes

I've been in the United States since January 2009 under an F1 student visa. Since that time I have left the united states only once in December 2009. For the past few years I've been filing taxes as a ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

What happens to bonds values when interest rates rise? [duplicate]

I want to invest 10% of my portfolio into bonds. The other 90% will go into stock. I took a look at Government Bonds which TD Ameritrade offers at a $5000.00 minimum. This is a little over my ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

What method can be used to estimate additional withholding so no taxes are owed on filing?

For higher income households, standard withholding is insufficient to pay the income taxes owed. For example, one family claimed 4 people last year and the two income earners each did M-0 yet still ...
1
vote
2answers
66 views

If I move money from my home country to the United States, what taxes need paid?

I am a permanent resident of the United States; I have not yet obtained the citizenship; If I move money to the United States which taxes do I need to pay? Income Tax? Interest Taxes?
2
votes
2answers
53 views

Calendar year changes and Out-of-Pocket reset

I have been with a School District for three years. This last year I had major surgery. I met my deductible and by August I reached my OOP max. In September the district got a new plan. They made ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Freelancing from India to US employer: Can they deposit pay to my US Account?

I recently moved back to India from USA as I didn't get H1B Visa. I have started working for same company from India as a contractor. I still have my bank account active in USA. Can my company ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

What taxes does a US citizen doing freelance work (self-employed) in the UK have to pay to the US government?

Currently I'm a US citizen living in the UK on a Maltese (EU) passport. While I have worked full-time for companies here in the UK, I've recently had an offer to do some freelance work for a company ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Can you take a capital loss upon sale after probate action assigns a different value?

I'm exploring an option for unwinding a real-estate investment with my step-father. Please assume that we're both amicable towards any viable solution. My step-father is currently the sole owner of ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Is per diem taxable?

Earlier this year, my employer reimbursed $500 that I paid out of my own pocket for travel expenses as per diem. I was not charged any tax on that, so I was wondering whether it would be taxable at ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Self directed IRA holds income property that generates cash flow. Can we withdraw based on wife's age?

I have a self directed IRA that has invested in income property. It generates a few thousand a month in positive cash flow which is currently being re-invested in other funds that the IRA holds. ...