Use this tag for questions related to rules and experiences specific to the State of Virginia in the United States.

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How to claim an unemployment benefit?

I'm trying to understand the scenario and answer a question about unemployment benefits. If an employee is in Virginia and his company is in California, from which state will he claim the ...
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I live in Maryland and work in Virginia. Do I need to file multiple state tax returns?

I live in Maryland and commute everyday to Virginia for my job. I do not have any rental property in Virginia. Do I need to file multiple state taxes?
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How to handle capital gains on a Virginia Individual Income Tax Return

I reported capital gains (reported to me on a 1099-DIV) on my 2015 Form 1040A "U.S. Individual Income Tax Return" (line 10.) Using the "Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet" on p. 38 of ...
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Can Professional Certifications be written off in taxes?

I am currently enrolled in courses outside of school that are for IT certifications. Question: Can the tuition and the certification vouchers be written off? If so, what is the best way to go about ...
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Is it illegal to sublet apartment to someone not on lease? Penalties?

I have a 2 BR apartment which I have been using to sublet to tenants for several years. I don't put them on my lease. Is this illegal, and if so, what are the penalties?
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What are the pros & cons of buying a car as a business vehicle

I am planning to purchase a vehicle in the coming months. I have a business of my own formed as a S-corp in Virginia. I will be using the vehicle to commute every day to and from work and for other ...
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Is it possible to add a person to an existing LLC?

I have an existing LLC of which I am the sole owner/agent. I would like to add my spouse to the LLC as the second owner/agent. My reason for doing this is because I would like to file taxes for the ...
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Is a divorce buy-out of a house a taxable event?

To be clear, this is a question about US Federal Taxes, and I live in Virginia, which is an equitable property (not community property) state. Additionally, I understand this is not a legal forum ...
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My landlord is being foreclosed on. Should I confront him?

I just found out that my landlord is being foreclosed on. My lease agreement runs out at the end of this month, but I had, through email, agreed to stay for another year (no new contract was signed). ...
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ESPP strategy - Sell right away or hold?

I participate in my company's ESPP. Unlike most ESPPs, ours purchases shares on a MONTHLY basis, the price being the average on the last day of the month. A dollar contribution is taken out of each ...
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Tax filing for two states and becoming married mid-year

I moved from VA to PA in late May 2010. I continued working for the same company and got a raise during the move. I also became married in mid June 2010. I have to file state tax returns in both ...
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What are the state and county taxes for refinancing a mortgage in Virginia?

I'm in the process of refinancing a mortgage, and want to know what state and county taxes apply. I'm not talking about property tax here, but the recordation taxes and fees charged by the county and ...