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Deadline to amend a 1040 tax return filed late?

Generally, you can file 1040 up to three years after the original deadline for filing. So if a person just filed for 2010 (due April 15, 2011) on April 15, 2014 (three years later) and new see an ...
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Is buying co-workers lunches(reimbursed by them) taxable?

Every day, I go out and buy 10 people lunches and they pay me back. I mostly break even, but may come out a couple dollars ahead. Do I need to claim this on my taxes? Thanks
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Automatic Extension online filing request gets denied w/ code R0000-052-01 - why?

I am trying to e-file, using the FreeFileFillableForms website, an extension request (F.4868). I have no tax due, and expect a couple of thousands in returns once I file the complete F.1040. ...
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Does making credit card tax payment through service provider constitute IRS form 4868 extension request?

If I pay the amount due on my extension for US IRS form 4868 through an IRS approved payment provider that accepts credit cards such as PayUSAtax.com who charge 1.87% for the service and I designate ...
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57 views

Tax on Stocks or ETF's

This is a really stupid question, but just to confirm: tax (credit) is accessed only on the realized capital gain (loss) from selling of stocks or ETF's, correct? To answer the question from the ...
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43 views

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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Roth conversion: US tax brackets for Non-resident Aliens (residing in India)

Question 1: If I move money from a traditional to roth IRA (or pretax 401k to roth) account, what are the US tax brackets? Are there any standard deductions? Will I have to pay any taxes in India for ...
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202 views

I gave an incorrect account number to pay my income taxes

I used TurboTax to prepare and e-file my federal and New York State tax returns. I owed money on both and I elected to have the amounts debited from a savings account. When the transactions never ...
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37 views

How do auto-loan payments factor into taxes for cars that are solely used by dependent(s)?

I financed a car under my name so that my sister could drive to work and my mother (who I'm claiming as a dependent, myself as head-of-household) could get groceries and run basic errands. I myself do ...
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1answer
24 views

Do I count as student loan interest the payments I make on a PLUS loan that was taken out for my tuition?

I took over paying my mother's monthly PLUS loan payments, taken out for my education. (Sallie Mae autodeducts the monthly payments from my checking account.) Can I count the 1098-E for that account ...
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51 views

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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215 views

Can F1 OPT +H1B claim tax treaty benefits

I have been in USA for about two and a half half years on F1 visa. In 2013 I was on at F1 and F1 OPT till 30 September 2013. After that I switch to H1B status. I am a nonresident alien for tax ...
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32 views

How do I calculate “Business Use ” of my home when I moved mid-year?

I am trying to figure out how to fill out my schedule C. My wife has a direct sales business that she started in January 2013. We moved out of state at the end of June. Both dwellings were used ...
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1answer
46 views

Are distributions from Roth 401k or Roth IRA accounts taxed in India?

I am wondering if India distinguishes between pre-tax and roth IRA/401k accounts. So, if I am contributing to a roth account (401k and/or IRA) - would I have to pay taxes in India again: On the ...
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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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Do the FATCA laws also relate to individuals incomes?

I'm wondering about the American FATCA laws which apply various tax rules on American citizens' foreign accounts around the world. Except for tax withholdings from investment income, does this law ...
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56 views

K-1-P (or Equivalent) from Multiple States

In 2012 and 2013, I worked for a company (LLC) that awarded me shares in the company as a form of compensation (edit: the shares were issued in early 2013). I have since left the company and they ...
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80 views

Do I have to pay state taxes on income not earned while living or working in that state?

[All values are approximate] I moved to Pennsylvania, from Maine, last June 1st. I ceased all residency and employment in Maine on the 31st of May. In doing my taxes this year (using HR Block ...
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62 views

How do I log a Canadian NR4 form to my income taxes

I have stock in a Canadian company whose US branch I used to work for. They mailed me an NR4 form for my interest last year. I'm trying to fill out my tax forms this year and the advice I keep seeing ...
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45 views

Income Tax on Employer Provided Educational Assistance

My employer is helping me pay for my Master's Program in Computer Science. My employer has included the reimbursements (about $2,000) to me for my schooling within my wages on my W-2. Since I ...
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1answer
36 views

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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How to handle unclaimed property income (wages)?

In 2013 I claimed and received unclaimed property in the State of Colorado. This property is unclaimed wages from a company I used to work for in the mid 2000's. I received no documentation with ...
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1answer
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Dependent care FSA when one spouse is self-employed

This question relates to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) account in the USA. I'm aware that contributions to an FSA are not available to self employed persons, and not deductible if ...
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196 views

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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170 views

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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154 views

For TurboTax online's “Enter Dividend Income”, what goes in the “Broker or Payer” field?

I am confused by this field. Should I enter the company that actually issued the dividend or my broker's name?
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49 views

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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1answer
45 views

How do we handle taxes a lump sum payments from a SSA-1099 backdated to 2011?

In 2011, I went on short term disability provided by my employer. In December 2012, I transitioned to Long Term Disability. I remained on Long Term Disability until November of 2012. The wages I ...
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1answer
94 views

Where does my IRS Form 8582 line 16 get reported?

I am using TurboTax and I have a form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations wherein I have a positive value on line 16 that represents a passive loss from real estate activities. The form itself ...
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Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN form?

We are non-U.S. investors investing through an LLC into ventures. The ventures have operations in Brazil but some have Delaware holding companies. Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN ...
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1answer
113 views

When does the IRS generally decide whether or not to audit your tax return?

I've never been audited by the IRS, but I was just curious if the fact that I received my tax refund in any way indicates that I am less likely to be audited this year. My presumptive theory is that ...
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118 views

Do I pay taxes where I live, or where I work?

Why we need to pay taxes? Because society needs money for social service, police, education, roads, medicine and so on. Therefore we need to pay taxes where we live. For example we live in one ...
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1answer
31 views

How should a US resident who is a joint owner of a Canadian corporation file taxes?

I am a Canadian citizen living in the US. I am a joint owner (50%) of a Canadian federal corporation that I started when I lived in Canada. The company is online, and receives income from people all ...
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220 views

How are long-term capital gains taxed if the gain pushes income into a new tax bracket?

First, my understanding is that the long-term capital gains tax rate is 0% for those whose marginal rate on ordinary income is 10% or 15%, and (ignoring the highest 39.6% bracket) the rate is 15% for ...
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52 views

Home office deduction using simplified method & expensing of non-permanent office modification?

This year (2014) I'm planning on taking a home office deduction as I have recently become an independent contractor doing computer programming. I have set up an area in the basement about roughly 300 ...
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Are HSA administrative fees considered distributions?

Upon leaving my previous employer my HSA custodian started dinging me with a monthly "administrative billing fee". I've taken no non-qualified distributions from the HSA but received a 1099-SA with a ...
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1answer
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How to handle missing W2 from failed direct deposit only company?

I was working for a startup that went out of business in December 2012 and due to an accounting snafu my last deposit wasn't released until January 2013. I was able to get my 2012 W2 with a great ...
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1answer
147 views

Federal Income Tax implications of Amazon Mechanical Turk

What are the federal tax implications of any money received through Amazon Mechanical Turk? Is this money categorized as income? What are the necessary rules for payment regarding social security and ...
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111 views

How to determine withholding so at end of the year I neither owe more, nor get a refund?

A while back I was on a W2 job and I would get a large sum on my tax return. At one point I found a calculator that helped me figure out how to configure my W4 so that I would neither owe nor be owed ...
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136 views

Do I have to pay estimated taxes if my income will be much lower this year?

If I know my taxes will be much lower this year (retiring in April) compared to last year's, do I still have to pay the Estimated taxes? Say I have to pay $3000/quarter on Estimated because of last ...
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1099 MISC for elder care? She isn't required to file a return

If I received income from an elderly relative for elder care yet she does not file a tax return is it possible to obtain a 1099-MISC for that income I earned?
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225 views

When should I exercise my startup stock options? How would it be taxed?

Let's say I'm an employee at a startup where I own fully vested stock options. Scenario 1 I have not exercised my stock options and my startup was bought. Do I still get to exercise my options? The ...
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1answer
39 views

How can I determine if I qualify for a tax exemption on distributions from a municipal bond ETF?

I am interested in two municipal ETFs for my IRA retirement account: NXJ (New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund) and NRK (New York Municipal Bond Fund). I live in New Jersey and NXJ currently has a ...
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31 views

How do I offset the income of a large Traditional IRA distribution (+59.5age) with other losses (LT or ST)?

My Wife lost job, was 64 and took a large cash distribution from her Trad IRA. We have 8K in ST Losses carryover and 41K in LT losses carryover. It appears that the IRA distribution is seen as ...
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178 views

U.S. citizen living abroad: How do I declare my income and file for taxes if I've been delinquent in filing?

I'm 26 and have lived outside the U.S. all my life. I never filed a U.S. income tax return. I know nothing about doing my taxes, and would like to file for the years that I neglected to before the ...
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47 views

Canadian Scholarship in US

I am a graduate student at Cornell University in the US and I receive a scholarship (NSERC) from the government of Canada (~$20,000). Do I declare the scholarship to the US government, Canadian ...
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359 views

Sending mail to IRS by which postal method or courier?

This is the first time I am sending mail and a check inside an envelope to the IRS and I am wondering should I use certified mail by USPS for sending my envelope, or would simple USPS mail be fine? ...
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48 views

Does the filing fee for an LLC count as a business expense when paying taxes in the US?

I formed an LLC this past year. Does the filing fee to form the LLC count as a business expense for tax purposes? What about for each reoccurring year?
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In an LLC formed in the US, if the partner puts in money, does this show up as income on my personal taxes?

I formed an LLC this past year where the ownership of the LLC is split 50/50 between me and my partner. When we created a bank account, my partner put in $400 and I put in $0. Besides the interest ...
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I lost my form W-2. How can I recover it so I can file my claim for an income tax refund?

I received my W-2 form a couple of weeks ago in order to acquire my tax refund for the year 2013. My problem started when notice I could not find my W-2 form anywhere. How can I recover it or ask for ...