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51 views

How can I find if my accountant filled my tax report or not?

It was second year I filled my tax, for the first year I did that online by myself and It was perfect and I got my refund without any problem. One month later I tried to fill my FAFSA (Free ...
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1answer
93 views

Do legal tender laws require the debt collector to make change?

I've read that legal tender laws require a debt collector to accept any legal tender for the debt. Does the law also obligate the debt collector to return any change owed? So suppose I walk into a ...
2
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1answer
81 views

How do dividends affect your average cost (both re-invested and non re-invested)

I have read that re-invested dividends lower your taxes by increasing your average cost of the security so that when you sell your security, the difference between the sales price minus the book value ...
4
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3answers
1k views

What could be the possible reason for my student credit card denial?

I have a SSN about 30 days old and I am a University student and just started my internship. I applied for a student credit card online ( the requirements were average credit which meant I can start ...
4
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2answers
39 views

Confused by IRS policy on whether DirectPay payment is on-time or late

IRS Direct Pay service states... "The payment date below is the date you will get credit for the payment. As long as you have submitted your payment on or before the due date and receive a ...
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41 views

Can IRA contributions be recharacterized multiple times

Are there limitations on recharacterizing (not converting) IRA contributions such that you could not re-characterize a contribution multiple times? Recharacterized an Roth IRA to a traditional IRA, ...
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2answers
211 views

Who gets to write off (deduct) interest part of a mortgage payment?

On a U.S. Federal tax return, you can write off interest and property tax payments on a mortgage. Who gets to do that? Just the person in whose name the mortgage is? Or anyone on the title of the ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Investing in mutual fund and donating mutual fund assets to charity

I will be making an investment in a mutual fund. I would also like to donate some mutual fund holdings to charity. Since the fund holdings have appreciated in value, I need to make sure that I don't ...
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1answer
126 views

If I were receive an $80,000 inheritance & want to open a business, what taxes would I owe?

I am receiving about $80,000 inheritance, and I want to start a business. How much would I be taxed or be deducted if I were to put it into a savings account. Lets say the bank is some well-known bank ...
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2answers
410 views

What penalties exist when moving from a Roth IRA into 401K?

The move from investing in a Roth IRA to having an employer-provided 401K is the only move that I can find information on. For the past fifteen years or so I've managed a Roth IRA for myself (and for ...
2
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1answer
76 views

How do I work out which part time arrangement is better financially?

Next year my boy is going into child care and my wife is returning to work. We plan to put him in child care for three days a week and two days a week stay at home. I'm currently trying to figure ...
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1answer
60 views

Estate accounts requiring 3 signature for withdrawal, is same required for deposits

We have an estate checking account in WV. It takes 3 of us to write a check. Does it also take 3 signatures to deposit a check?
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1answer
42 views

What US taxes are due for US stock bought via ESPP when I was in USA and sold after I returned to India?

I was in USA and purchased few US stocks in 2007 through US broker and ESPP stocks through my employer. I moved back to India in 2012. I sold those US stocks in 2014. I have submitted W8-BEN forms to ...
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1answer
108 views

How much house can I afford, waiting around 3 years or so

I'm trying to think ahead and save as much as I can so I can afford something nice. Here are my assets: 180,000 in mutual funds growing around 10-12% a year (hit 16% last year) Have zero debt and no ...
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0answers
58 views

Can I receive and spend money on PayPal without linking it to my bank account?

Two questions: Can I create a PayPal account and receive €200 (or a similar amount) without adding a bank account, credit card, or anything but my email address? Can I then use that money to buy on ...
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1answer
43 views

Taxes on transfering money from India to the USA

I have an house in India and will be selling it soon. I need to transfer the money to the USA. I am in the USA and still have Indian citizenship. How much tax will be involved?
2
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3answers
76 views

College savings using plain mutual funds instead of 529 plan?

I have two young children and am thinking about how to best save for their futures. I have read a lot about 529s and mutual funds (index, tax efficient ones) and was trying to get an outside opinion. ...
11
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2answers
241 views

Why are earning credit card rewards often tied to groceries and gas?

Is there a business model that makes those more attractive categories for the issuers?
2
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1answer
53 views

Do I need to pay US tax if my father puts half of his company (in the Dominican Republic) in my name?

I am a permanent resident of the USA (a green card holder) eligible to apply for citizenship, but I do not know how convenient this might be in my situation. My father has a company in the Dominican ...
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1answer
65 views

How to buy stuff (stocks?) in IRA account? What else?

I just opened an IRA account on TDAmeritrade.com. I only put in several thousand dollars as a starter, just for exploring the interface. I have never had an IRA account or even read much ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Credit CARD Act and applying payments to recent purchases and balance transfer

The Credit CARD (Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure) Act in the U.S. states that payment amounts made in addition to the minimum payment must be applied to balances carrying the highest ...
2
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1answer
107 views

Brainstorming: Homebrew “credit” card?

In response to another question (about how to make credit cards pay interest on any positive balance), I came up with an odd combination: Get an account with both a debit card and a linked ...
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1answer
28 views

Company registration for Small business

I am doing trading of goods and also provide services to various organisation. The companies would like to have all future payments made to an organization to which I am proprietor and not directly to ...
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2answers
89 views

Is this 'Tax evasion'?

I really am not sure if this is the right place to post, so I will gladly delete my question if it is the wrong place. I have a friend over in Brazil that wants to buy a few things online on Amazon, ...
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2answers
139 views

Investing using leverage

As a trader, I understand the premise of Leverage and Margined accounts. I understand that it is almost necessary to use leverage in order to make money from trading. But the question is about ...
3
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2answers
49 views

Can I open a Solo 401(k) if I am an independent contractor but also work part-time as an employee?

I am contributing to the 401(k) at my part time job, but want to know if I can also open a Solo 401(k) to delay taxes on income from my work as an independent contractor.
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1answer
76 views

Tax on foreign currency brought into India?

My brother is considering to bring USDs from Saudi and get them converted here. He's had trouble remitting through banks since he doesn't have iqama at the moment. So, if we get $s converted in India, ...
3
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3answers
335 views

Tax deductions on empty property

Some one that works with me told me about a wealthy person that owns a lot of large buildings in our city. He said the guy would rather keep the buildings empty and is using the empty buildings as ...
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2answers
57 views

Exercising an option without paying for the underlying

As a follow up to my other question, I would like to know whether the following is possible: Let's say I have $20.000 in my brokerage account Suppose there are call option with strike 300 (and ...
2
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1answer
35 views

Related Hedges (How do they work?)

I'm currently re-reading Benjamin Graham's book, The Intelligent Investor. In it (Chapter 15), Graham mentions some of the undertakings and operations his fund, Graham-Newman Corporation, was involved ...
3
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4answers
905 views

Do I need to insure a large check when sending via mail?

My girlfriend has a bank account that is on hold because of a stolen debit card number. She recently signed a contract for 90k but has the first check in my name for 60k. She is stuck in London for a ...
6
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3answers
427 views

In which circumstances can I open a bank account without SSN in the USA?

I wonder in which circumstances one can open a bank account without a Social Security number in the USA.
3
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2answers
74 views

How come we can find less than 1 Price to Book stocks?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing ...
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1answer
51 views

How do rate locks work when buying a property?

We recently "locked" our rate on a rental property we are buying at 4.875. A day later, drops back down to 4.625. Can we no longer get the 4.625? Are we "locked" in at that rate thru closing?
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3answers
68 views

Can I trade options purely as a leveraged product?

Following the Three Ways to Buy Options article from NASDAQ, there are supposedly three different ways to trade options after buying them: Exercise the option at maturity Exercise the option before ...
3
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0answers
63 views

US Citizen Buying Rental Property in Canada

I currently own a few rentals (town homes / condos) in the United States. I pay on average about 1% higher interest because it's not owner occupied. I have friends in Canada. I've been told there are ...
2
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1answer
61 views

What funds were closed during or after the recent recessions?

Looking through the history of various funds, investment trusts and similar, one gets the impression that in the majority of cases investors could have waited out the recent recessions with no real ...
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1answer
51 views

Is there a free stock query service? [duplicate]

Is there a web-based stock query service that allow me to look up for Stocks that match certain criteria? E.g. I want to find ALL stocks that are on 52-week high, with an Avg-daily volume greater ...
3
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1answer
80 views

UK Defered Pension. Lump Sum or Weekly benefits?

My mother in law chose not to retire at 60 and has worked another 5 years. At the time she chose to defer her state pension and it's been increasing in value since. Now at 65, she has chosen to retire ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Selling a portion of my attached land and renting the main house

I have been offered 40k for a section of my land that is considered a side lot to my house. The buyer is going to work and pay all cost in separating the land. I plan on moving and renting my house. ...
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0answers
106 views

Learnvest vs. Wealthfront: Advantages and disadvantages for a beginner investor

I am very beginner in terms of investing, financial planning and growing my money to save for the future. My objective is to be able to start covering those bases by getting education as well as find ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Sending money from India to US - What are the PayPal charges that applies

I have a PayPal account in India. And due to our banking regulations we cannot use PayPal for personal payments. I need to send some money over to a PayPal account in the US, and I have been asked to ...
6
votes
2answers
297 views

Invest in mutual funds without using a retirement account?

Can I invest in mutual funds without putting money into an IRA or 401k? Would one of the big firms out there like Ameritrade handle this? I want it to be fairly liquid and not have to deal with ...
7
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2answers
2k views

U.S. tax return fraud after I've already filed

I filed taxes for 2014 months back, got the return, and all was well. Then I got a series of tax return emails over the course of two days (in June 2015) from a different seemingly legit site ...
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1answer
57 views

How to reduce or avoid currency exchange costs when buying and holding etfs

I am living in the UAE and I have opened a trading account to buy and hold etfs. However, the etfs are mainly in U.S. Dollars, euros and Canadian dollars and I am using a dollar cost averaging ...
1
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1answer
84 views

Should I cash out retirement accounts to pay off student loan debt?

I have an opportunity to cash out my retirement. I have a student loan owing approx $180,000 for medical education. This loan acquires interest daily and I have been unable to get from under this ...
0
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1answer
59 views

What suggested supplemental income opportunities exist for a 70 year old Canadian retiree?

This is similar to the question "Extra revenue for retiree receiving a basic public pension", but focusing not on whether, but what. I am wondering what forms of supplemental income (jobs/gigs) would ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Why aren't there solutions for electronic itemized receipt for retail in-store purchases? [closed]

This is a personal finance question related to retail shopping. I am wondering why, with the evolution of the Web and relatively well-established credit card payment system, there is still no widely ...
2
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1answer
41 views

How to move (or not move) an LLC from Illinois to New Mexico?

I'll be moving from Illinois to New Mexico soon and am wondering the best way to deal with my LLC. It is a design services LLC, electing S-Corp taxation. Currently revenues are all over the place - ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Are gross receipts tax (New Mexico) charged on services performed out of state / for out of state projects?

I'll be moving soon to New Mexico, but keeping architectural/design projects in Illinois and possibly elsewhere. Would I need to pay the gross receipt tax on those project which are out of the state? ...

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