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Differences in taxes paid for W2 employee vs. 1099 contractor working on sites like ODesk.com?

Currently, I make about $96000 a year as a W2 employee in the USA. Suppose I were to make the same amount through working on sites like ODesk.com at home. In other words, I would be an independent ...
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What's the proper way of dividing income/deductions wages between two states?

I started 2014 living in WA and working there. Starting on March 15 2014 I got a new job in CA and started working there. However for about three more month my family was still living in WA and was ...
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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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Filing Dual Status Return with one W-2 From Same Company

I was non-resident (NR) alien during first part of the year and became resident (R) alien the second part of the year. I worked for the same company the whole year and was issued W-2. During the ...
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Should the amounts in W-2 Box 14 appear in Box 14 in TurboTax?

I bought some company stock via ESPP and had my first bundle of RSUs vest. The amounts are both shown in box 14 of my W-2. However, I don't see any value imported into box 14 of my 1040 tax return ...
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Any difference between W2 by mail and W2 by e-mail?

I have been filing taxes from the last 2 years in USA. For both of my pervious tax filling I have got W2 forms by mail which looked similar to the following forms. They were both sent by mail and ...
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Permanent resident filing taxes from a UK employer

I am a US permanent resident with a UK employer. My employer tells me they do not issue W2 forms to staff outside UK. What do I do? Is there some other form I should be filling for my taxes?
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If I'm an independent contractor in Australia, doing small jobs for a company in NY, do I pay taxes to Australia or The US?

I'm an Australian citizen, living in Australia. I've started doing some writing work for a company in NY on a project-by-project basis. The C.O.O asked if I could send him a W2 form. Having done a ...
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Is 401k employer match included in W2 Box 1?

Is 401k employer match included in W2 Box 1?
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How should pre-tax contributions to an HSA show up on a W2?

How should pre-tax contributions to an HSA account show up on a W2 from an employer? I thought they would show up like 401k or similar but that doesn't appear to be the case. If I made $50K and put ...
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Tax Form 1099 and hourly worker do i file a W-2 if my employer filed the 1099 for me?

What form do i have to file if my employer filed a 1099 and I work hourly under him - is it a W-2? Where do I pay my taxes on my hourly income - does the IRS have a payment center for the tax I pay? ...
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ESPP cost basis and taxes

I participated in a qualified employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and the offering period just ended. I put in $5000 and got a 15% discount on the price at the end of the offering period (no lookback ...
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W2 vs 1099 Employee status

I've in the middle of an offer for employment. During negotiations, I've asked for more money due to distance involved (Further by far than I'd normally consider, but the pay raise I'd get is ...
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What else should I file along with a 1040x for when I was misclassified?

I was misclassified as an independent contractor in 2011 and I therefore received a 1099-MISC and filed as such. I should have been considered an employee and been issued a W-2 instead. I therefore ...
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Is it possible to calculate/estimate W2 based last paycheck?

My wife and I just realized we are missing her W2. Her work will not be able to get it to us on time before tax day, so we'll most likely file an extension. Having said that, we still need to pay any ...
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Is my reimbursement taxable?

I am an hourly employee. I receive a separate reimbursement check from my regular paycheck. My company does not tax the reimbursement and does not add it to my yearly gross amount. Is it taxable? Are ...
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Is it necessary to file taxes if you've made less than $15,000 for the year?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend, who, last year, worked 5 weeks through a temporary placement agency earning ~$400/week after taxes (~$550/week before taxes), and also worked 6 months at an ...
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Taxes: what do I do about getting a w2 from a startup that has gone belly up in the US?

Last year (2012) I worked for a startup through May before moving on. Between May and now (March 2013) I have moved twice. Neither time did I think to update the old employer so that they could send ...
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For qualifying for a mortgage, is it better to have a small business showing a loss or a pay stub with short history in the company?

My fiancee and I are trying to qualify for a mortgage. She is full-time W2 employee and I am a small business owner. My 2012 profit in the business was significantly less then 2011 (more than 20% ...
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Filing taxes in two states with combined income of over $106,800

A friend of mine resides in CA full time but has two jobs and received a W-2 from California and one from Utah (he never lived in or had residency in Utah). His W-2 from each state was around $70,000. ...
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I'm in the US on F1 visa, received a W2. Not sure what to do now

I came to the US a few months ago to pursue my higher education. So I worked as an RA in my university last year, and just today received a W2 form in mail. It doesn't say anything about what I need ...
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Received W2 but was never paid

I just now received W2 from a company that i worked for 3 days as a contractor. I had to leave country for 2 months due to family emergency. Since the employment duration was very short, i was not ...