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401k Transfer After Business Closure

I worked at a company for 4 years; they had my 401k set up through paychex. My paychecks started bouncing and soon the business was closed (it was part of a franchise and individually owned). A few ...
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Best way to reduce tax burden of a signing bonus

My friend has been given a job offer with a generous signing bonus under the label of housing and child-tuition support to help towards the burden of relocation. The only problem is that the company ...
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Residency for Out of State Student Getting Married

I am a graduate student in Michigan but still consider my permanent residence to be in Ohio, as I plan to return there after graduation. I am able to just file income taxes with Ohio, as the two ...
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Waiving PMI on initial conventional mortgage loan

I am about to close a mortgage loan for a HUD property which I had originally opted for a USDA Rural @ 3.25% for a sale price if $135,500 for 30 years. I just got the bank appraisal which states its ...
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taxes on home if quit claimed to son in entirety, but mom still lives there

Will my thirty-year-old son have to pay taxes on my home if I quitclaim him to the title? What if he just owns one-half of the home; how will that affect his taxes? We live in Boise, Idaho and he ...
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How much money should I put on a house?

My mother passed away and left me with 100,000 dollars. My boyfriend and I decided that we would go ahead and buy a house. We are living with my dad right now and have 2 kids and we are both 22. I am ...
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I got a raise from 50,000 to 65,000, and paycheck calculator says that I should take home $867

Hi I recently got a raise and wanted to calculate how much I would take home, and I get paid weekly. If my salary is 65000, I live in NYC, and my weekly paycheck is $867, that is more than 30% of my ...
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Foreign intern in USA - filling out W-8BEN form

I'm a Canadian student doing a paid internship in the United States for the summer on a J1 visa. I've set up a bank account here in the United States which has been used to successfully directly ...
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Will I pay US taxes on visiting family money that is deposited into my account

My family are coming to visit me in the US and spend their summer vacation here. They are planning to transfer the traveling and living expense to my US bank account. My question is: Am I going to ...
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What happens If I Overpay Social Security Taxes?

Resource: Maximum social security tax income level for 2015. I work four jobs and just noticed on the second one, they're deducting social security taxes. The first job I work pays 99% of the ...
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How to create joint foreign currency account in Israel between US/Israeli citizens

I live in the U.S. (American citizen) and my son in Israel (Israeli citizen). I want to know if it's possible to open a joint foreign currency account which would permit me to lend him money and ...
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Accepting personal “donations” (not as a non-profit)

I develop software and games, some of my users have said they would be interested in supporting me, even though what I make is free. It seems to be that the PayPal donate button is reserved for ...
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How to Receive US Dollars for my savings account

I'm Planning to open-up a small consulting firm in india. I need to know is there a way to open up an US bank’s account in my name in USA, without being physically present in US or visiting US? ...
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Disclosure (13D, insiders) and equity swaps/options

What is the current SEC ruling on equity swaps and options? For example, 13D requires that When a person or group of persons acquires beneficial ownership of more than 5% of a voting class of a ...
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Under federal rules, does a non-taxable IRA Roth Conversion impact school financial aid?

If you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA and all the funds were deposited into the traditional IRA as non-deductible contributions, and there is no gain, and thus there is no income by the ...
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Tax implication In India

My husband arrived in USA (California) in Oct 2014 for the first time . For Year 2014 we were considered as non resident alien (for tax purpose I guess). We have filed for the income tax in USA and ...
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Temporary relocation to Massachusetts

My company is looking to temporarily (6months) re-locate me to Boston from California. I think I will be keeping my permanent residence as my home address in CA. My question is, will I need to file ...
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How much maximum money can transfer on regular base from USA to India?

I have 3 questions to avoid IRS penalty- I am on employment based visa in USA and want to send dollars from USA to India from my savings (after paying Tax). How much maximum dollars I can send in a ...
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Confused regarding allowances: No taxes being withheld at source

I claim Head of Household on my taxes. I have 4 children and my total allowances on my W4 add up to 14. I am confused because no taxes are being withheld from my pay. How will this affect me when I ...
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At what point in a refinance application should I be able to get a rate lock?

I've submitted my URLA, credit is checked and appraisal is scheduled. The broker has sent a disclosure pack that he wants me to sign and return with all documentation in order to start underwriting. ...
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How to trade Conferate Flag futures [on hold]

There is a temporary supply disruption in memorabilia marketed as Confederate Flags and I was wondering if any US brokers offer exposure to this market Chinese companies that create Confederate Flags ...
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Need Help Paying For Previous Semester of College

I went to University of Southern Mississippi for 2 years until they denied me getting financial aid. I did not have my mother's tax return from a tax year that she had not filed at the time. I was ...
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Pay Off Unsubsidized Loan with Subsidized Loan?

I'm currently sitting at about $14,000 USD in loan debt, and am still enrolled at university. I will estimate about $10,000 is unsubsidized, making the remaining $4,000 subsidized. I was fortunate ...
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H1B First Time filing W4

I have traveled on H1B in early june with family. I need to file W4 for withholding taxes. Please help me if i have to file W4 as Resident Alien or Non Resident Alien. I have never stayed in USA ...
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Can I keep my bank account and SSN after giving up permanent resident status?

If I were to abandon my permanent resident status in US, will I be able to keep and use my Wells Fargo bank account? Also what happens to my Social Security number?
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S&P 500 - Current Constituent List

I'm getting different constituents from various places. An Excel sheet from the S&P website indicates 498 constituents in the S&P 500: Link to Excel Sheet on the S&P website, look at the ...
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Rental Application Fees

I've been trying to find a new apartment. Each application I've submitted cost between $20-$35 and I've yet to find a new place. A lot of these places have me just write out a check which I never see ...
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Refinance one rental to invest in another?

researching all the implications: Smart to refi rental property? Want to reduce my income tax paid (possibly?) on positive cash flow and use $100k as down payment on my retirement home(7 years to ...
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Do restricted stock units (RSUs) count as constructive receipt based on the percentage vested or only upon full vesting?

When am I liable for taxes? I know that I am not liable for taxes on the date of grant. Scenario: I have been granted an allotment of restricted stock with a 4 year vesting schedule by a publicly ...
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Is an employer within their rights to limit 401k contributions to 25% of compensation?

I would like to ask a specific question regarding employer limitations on 401k contributions. I have read other posts in the forum that explain that limitations often exist on highly compensated ...
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Is the repayment of monies loaned to my company considered income?

I have been working diligently for years to get my business off the ground. I have been funding its monthly operation via my personal funds, each month lending the company (an LLC) just enough to pay ...
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Receiving partial payment of overseas loan/company purchase?

We invested in buying a company in Africa and want to send money back to the U.S. as partial repayment on the money we invested. What do we have to file, and what are the tax implications on the ...
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Property taxes collected at closing weren't assessed correctly

We sold a home in March 2014. The lawyer who drew up the closing paperwork did it incorrectly and only charged us $900 for property taxes. The actual bill came out to $2400 for 2013. The current ...
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Should I refi a rental property to reduce income tax from positive cash flow and use the equity pulled out to fund an annuity?

Smart to refi rental property? Want to reduce my taxes and use $200k to to fund an annuity. Statistics: Married filing joint Current rental property appraised value: $400k Income: $190k of which $21k ...
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How to respond to collections regarding medical bill your insurance hasn't paid?

Last year our medical insurer froze my wife and children's account and refused to make any payments to any providers until my wife, her doctor, and possibly some of her other providers filled out a ...
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Is it a good idea to sell prior to moving to a higher tax state?

For the purposes of this question, suppose: I'm moving from a state with 0% capital gains tax to a state with 5.25% capital gains tax; All capital gains are long-term; I have some mutual funds that ...
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What I need in order to receive payments from Valve?

This post is complementary to this one. I'm developer from Russia and I recently passed Steam Greenlight. Now I'm stuck on the Valve program enrollment phase. From what I've seen in the Valve forms, ...
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Is it wise to use a PayPal account for donations larger than $1 million/month? [closed]

If I am about to receive multiple $5 donations that would sum up to over a million dollars per month, would it be wise to use a PayPal account? I can't confirm my nonprofit 501(c)(3) status and I ...
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What happens when my 401K beneficiary is not my child, nor spouse?

I'm single and no child. My 401K beneficiary is my nephew. Should I pass away and he "inherits" my 401K, what will happen to it? How much will he be taxed for it? Is there a way to avoid any ...
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How can we force one of the joint owners of a shared property to sell it?

I live in CA. I co-own a house with my sisters. The older sister is living in the house in Texas and won't speak to us, so cooperation is not a solution. How do we get her out of the house so we can ...
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What are the living costs of owning a condo?

My wife and I are thinking about saving up to purchase a home. Because housing is so expensive, and because we're a single-income household at the moment, we're considering a condominium as an ...
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Transfer money between Wells Fargo and BofA accounts for free

Is there a free way to transfer money from a Wells Fargo account to a Bank of America account? I looked into wire transfers, and it turns out that they have a fee associated with them. The only other ...
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How Often Should I Chase a Credit Card Signup Bonus?

I put as much of my spending on credit cards as I can, to collect the cashback rewards. I see a lot of credit card offers that have a signup bonus--I've taken advantage of several of these offers in ...
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I received half of my ex-husband's 401k in 2014, paid penalty fee, no income in 2014, should i file federal income tax for 2014?

I got divorced in 2013,I got half of my ex_husband's 401k.The early withdrawal penalty was determined and prepaid by the settlement amount. no income for the year 2014, should i still file federal ...
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How many new addresses are “bad” on a credit report

I've heard that moving around a lot and changing addresses broadcasts instability on credit reports, and anecdotally, on credit scores too. Can anyone quantify this for me, thanks. ie. How much is ...
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What happens to investment gains and distributions inside an HSA?

I did some research and it turns out that you can invest funds that you have in your Health Savings Account in certain things. If I invest $5,000 from my HSA into a Mutual Fund (which is acceptable) ...
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How do I withdraw all money from my HSA account as a non-resident?

I have lived in US for 5 years, and I (still) have an HSA account with BoA. Now I am living in Europe, and there's a fat chance I'll ever go back to live in US, so I would like to withdraw the money ...
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If I'm the only one on the mortgage, do I have to count my significant other's payments as rent for tax purposes?

Lets say I take out a mortgage to buy a house, and I'm the only borrower on the loan. My girlfriend's dad gifts me $125k to pay the down payment. She and her parents go on the title, along with me. ...
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Which is the better strategy for buying stocks monthly?

I am planning to invest a little portion of my salary say 1000£ monthly on US & UK stocks and planning to hold on for long term. I am aware that investing in stocks might be risky compared to ...
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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 ...