Questions tagged [covid-19]

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The worldwide outbreak of the virus in the beginning of 2020 has led to severe global socioeconomic disruption and is expected to have major implications on world economy for years to come.

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How do I claim my additional Economic Impact Payment if I married after getting the first?

I received the original EIP last spring, then later on in the year, I got married. Early in 2021, I received the $1,200 for the second EIP, but I want to claim the additional $1,200 now that I have a ...
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What is my registered address for UK car insurance?

I am about to buy a car and I need to put down my registered address for both the car insurance and VC5 logbook etc. I own a house in City X, and this is where I work and vote etc. However, due to ...
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Eligibility for stimulus payments

In 2020 I became a resident for tax purposes via the substantial presence test. I also got married in 2020. My wife is from Canada, moved to the US mid to late 2020, but has not yet passed the ...
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Does LLC payment count as payment to me (for unemployment purposes)

In the summer I received unemployment payments from California thanks to new federal laws that gave benefits to self employed business owners. The specific TYPE of unemployment for self-employed ...
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Filing state taxes as a pandemic related WFH move

I lived and worked in NYC until last year. When my company mandated WFH in March 2020 due to the pandemic, I terminated my lease in Manhattan and rented a new place in Miami (near my family) from ...
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CERB - income requirement for small business owners - Can you refile and opt not to claim every expense?

So with the government clarification coming out that CERB qualification is based on $5k net income in 2019 rather than $5k gross income we are in a position where my family did not qualify for CERB. I ...
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UK Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) eligibility

Will the fact that I have not been in the UK since 26th of June affect my eligibility for the third and fourth SEISS grants? My situation: I have been unable to work due to COVID since March. I have ...
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Where can I find a definitive list of FSA/HSA qualifying expenses?

I was recently informed that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expanded the list of eligible HSA/FSA expenses to include things such as feminine hygiene products and over ...
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Swiss citizen work from abroad for UK company - tax queries

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I already spent around five months working from home during the first ...
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Are Employer Taxes (medicare and social security taxes) eligible expense for PPP forgiveness purposes?

Let's assume sole proprietor with 1 employee received $10K in PPP loan. As per SBA at least 60% of PPP loan must be used for payroll expenses in the 24 week period. This means at least $6K. My ...
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Why did the Baltic Dry Index rise by 65% (YTD)? [closed]

The global economy is (almost) stopped and the price of crude oil is very low, so why did the Baltic Dry Index — an index that shows the cost per unit time of transportation in principal routes around ...
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Is it possible to receive money from the IRS with someone else's bank details?

As an expat living in Sweden I would like to claim my CARES stimulus money. I am (legally) a non-filer and would like to submit my bank details to the IRS so that they can send my CARES stimulus check ...
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Accidentally filed my taxes using TurboTax as a US citizen while I'm not

This is about an F-1 International student since 09/2019 and it concerns the 2019 tax year. I did my taxes properly and filed them by mail. A lot of time had passed and I couldn't even find my status ...
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My dentist charged me for PPE and my insurance won't cover it. Can I use my FSA to pay for it?

I recently visited my dentist for my semi-annual checkup. The checkup is covered by my insurance, but when I reviewed the EOB after the visit I noticed a $20 charge with code D1999/Unspecified that my ...
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Should I focus on repaying private or federal student loans during Covid-19 and CARES act?

The CARES act puts the interest rate for federal student loans at 0% until December 30th and there are no mandatory payments for student loans until that time. I owe $32,000 in federal loans, normally ...
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CARES Act 401k withdrawal requirements - Is this a hardship?

From my understanding, financial hardships related to COVID-19 can qualify an individual to withdraw money from their 401k, with literally no penalty so long as it is repayed to a similar retirement ...
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What business qualify under SBA PPP program?

If an Small Business lost money as a result of regulations to social distance, but still has assets to pay wages, does it qualify to borrow money from banks and receive loan forgiveness to fund the ...
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Is COVID-19 used car deals and lease renegotiation really a thing?

I have been reading that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto inventories are high and dealers often do not want lease returns. Wholesale auction prices are reportedly plummeting even as of a couple ...
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How to contact SBA regarding COVID19 loans?

I called SBA today on 415 744 6820 regarding a delicate PPP loan situation I am having. Over phone they delegated me to NorcalSBDC.org website (note the lack of .gov). And then they further delegated ...
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Dependent in 2019 and 2020 but not in 2018. Stimulus received. Does it have to be returned

An individidual was not a dependent in 2018. She is in 2019 and 2020, but she received her stimulus funds before 2019 taxes were filed. Is she required to return the funds?
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When does 7-1 (or 5-1) ARM make sense for mortgage?

I have seen previous questions from close to 6-8 years ago on this subject and so I am asking here for: relevance to 2020 (esp in the context of historic low rates and Covid-19) from an inverted ...
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Are employers who got their PPP loan on a later date better off than those who got it early?

My understanding is that payroll expenses that would be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness must be incurred immediately within the next 8 weeks when PPP funds appeared in the employer's bank account. ...
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1st stimulus check

I was wrongfully claimed as a dependent in 2018. In 2019, I filed my taxes as head of household on 4/7/20. I received my refund exactly 8 days later and according to the IRS website my 2019 tax return ...
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I'm employed with a good salary - when should I file for unemployment?

Due to the current pandemic & its economic effects my employer has recently cut back on salary by ~6%. Personally this has not caused any harm, but I want to be prepared in case things get worse ...
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Are there any penalties when selling my stocks and withdrawing from my ROTH IRA during the 2020 COVID Crisis in May?

I know there is a penalty if I withdraw if I'm under 59 years old. But was there a new law that took effect to let us sell and withdraw from our ROTH IRA without a penalty or tax liability?
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Who is going to pay for the October furlough (UK) and ~1K/week (USA)? [closed]

Forgive me if this seems like a dumb question but I'm serious. Could someone point me to an answer? A US economist friend of mine told me "no, they won't raise taxes because they want to stimulate ...
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Can I contribute to two different calendar years in an IRA?

I noticed that my broker allows me to contribute to both 2020 and 2021. I have already maxed out my 2020 IRA contributions. Since I cannot deduct anything from my income via these contributions due to ...
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Is preschool closure (due to the pandemic) a qualifying event for Dependent Care FSA?

I'm trying to figure out of closure of my daughter's preschool meets the qualifying event criteria so that I can reduce my dependent care FSA contributions. I've read a few places online that change ...
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Economic stimulus payment for a resident alien

Let me mention first that I was a non-resident alien for tax years 2018 and 2019, and I am considered a resident alien for 2020 taxes. Today I have received a stimulus payment check because I have ...
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SIP returns are negative due to COVID-19

Today, I checked all of my SIP accounts. I was shocked to see that the absolute returns for all of the schemes that I have been doing for the past 5 years are negative. It is because of COVID-19. ...
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How do I know when my applications for disaster relief loans have been approved?

I applied to all 3 programs as I have a business in NYC: SBA EIDL - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance PPP - Paycheck Protection Program NYC Small Business Continuity Program I think I ...
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Did not qualify in 2018 for stimulus but did upon filing 2019, after stimulus started

My 2018 tax return had an Adjusted Gross Income that made me ineligible for the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) stimulus check. I filed my 2019 taxes after the stimulus checks were already being sent ...
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PPP loan for business owner who “converted” 1099 contractors to w-2 employees starting from 2020?

Due to AB-5 bill passage many small business owners in California reclassified Independent workers (1099) as Employees (w-2) starting from January 1st 2020. Now when filing the PPP loan application ...
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Wondering if I’m eligible for the stimulus

I was claimed as a dependent on 2018 taxes and I didn’t file for 2019. I applied for the stimulus as a non filer and was accepted, but am I eligible? I was not claimed for 2019. I applied over a week ...
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Why did the stock price go down for so many sectors during the COVID-19? [closed]

Consider an airline like Air Canada whose share price dropped to almost half in the past two months. Stock prices change with supply and demand so many more people must have been selling the shares ...
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Can I file my 2019 taxes electronically if I already sent them by mail?

I put my 2019 taxes in the mail in early March, before everything shut down. Checking the IRS website, it doesn't seem like my taxes have been processed, and I know they have stopped processing paper ...
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Stimulus and adult parental dependent claimed for 2019 [duplicate]

Can I amend my 2019 return to remove my parent as a dependent so they can get stimulus check? I know that it says that if an adult "can" be claimed as a dependent than they aren't eligible but how ...
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W-4 Second Job Question

With the whole COVID-19 thing happening a lot of my financing and paper work on stuff is a little complicated right now. I'm also pretty inexperienced with this stuff because I've only ever held a ...
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I became a permanent resident in Jan. 2020 but I do not have a Social Security card. Can I still get the stimulus check?

I became a permanent resident in January, 2020. But I do not have a Social Security card. Can I still get the stimulus check?
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Stimulus not received to date

I receive SSI via direct deposit also received 2018 SSA-1099 benefit statement. To date I have not receive stimulus. I filled out pertinent info for "My Payment" on the IRS website it stated I did not ...
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How to send back the CARES payment of COVID-19 to IRS as non-resident

I am a non-resident alien who working in the US. I received the CARES payment ($1200) of the COVID 19 by direct deposit from IRS, while I know that as a non-resident, I am not eligible to receive. ...
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Do I meet stimulus check eligibility standards?

My last year to file an income tax form was 2017, as my CPA informed I no longer made enough (retired) to make filing necessary. My only income now is my monthly Social Security disability check for $...
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Stimulus Check Dependent Question [duplicate]

In 2018, I was able to be claimed as a dependent, as listed on my tax return, but my parents didn’t claim me in 2018, in 2019 I was no longer a dependent. Will I receive the check?
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Australian JobSeeker Eligibility for Kiwis living in NZ running Australian sole trader businesses?

I used to live in Australia. I started a small business, set up as a sole trader, still run the company but have lived in New Zealand for 12 months now. The new Jobkeeper fund allows for sole traders ...
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Does claiming my parents as dependents keep them from getting a stimulus check?

I claimed my parents as dependent for 2019 tax return. They are receiving SSA pension and are eligible for EIP/stimulus check. Since I had claimed them on my tax return, did I just make them ...
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Why did I get $1200 stimulus check? Was a resident alien for tax but moved out of US in Nov 2019

I was a student on a visa in the US and was also working at the university from 2012 to Nov 2019. I then moved out of the US at the end of Nov 2019. Officially, I'm still a student at my US university ...
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Would a retiree get the covid19 stimulus payment?

I have been retired for years, I pay income tax every year on IRA withdrawals and social security income. I don't need the stimulus or think I should get it but my wife ( also retired) is convinced we ...
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Can I have the IRS deduct my taxes owed from my stimulus check?

I am filing my 2019 taxes and have never filed before, so I expect to get the $1200 stimulus check in the mail. The amount of federal tax I owe for 2019 is less than $1200. Instead of paying the IRS ...
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Why does IRS Stimulus Tracking Tool Claims “Payment Status Not Available” When I Am Eligible?

Apologies for the lengthy post. I'm been confounded the past 2-3 days by the confusing information I'm getting from the IRS's FAQ page and their Stimulus "Get My Payment" Tracking tool. I ...
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I was a dependent in 2018 but independent in 2019. Will I get the stimulus check? And When?

Basically I filed independently on 4/13/2020 and my Mother filed on 4/16/2020. Last year I was her dependent but this year she did not claim me as a dependent. Will I get the stimulus check? I was ...