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Are assistance benefits reported as W-2 box 1 income considered earned income?

First off, I recognize that I am not paying any of you to act as a licensed tax professional for me, so I will take your tax advice as just that, advice. The university I attend has financial-need-...
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How and where should invest poor country's employee to get $1 million in 20 years [closed]

In the poor country, an employee has ~$300 monthly salary and $200 monthly is enough not to die from the hunger. How to use remaining $100 to get rid of his poverty and to start having $2000-$5000 ...
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401k deductions and ability to use a dependent care FSA

My wife works part-time, and typically makes around $20k per year doing so. We try to put as much of her income as we can into her 401k, so that'll be $18500 next year. Next year we're considering ...
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Does scholarship money count as earned income? (Specifically for Line 29, Form 6251, exemption for AMT)

The instructions for Form 6251 include a worksheet for calculating Line 29. Line 8 of that worksheet asks for "earned income". The instructions state "Earned income includes wages, tips, and other ...
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What laws are there surrounding earned income for younger children to make them eligible for Roth IRA?

I found this question looking for suggestions on ways that children can earn money, but I want to know what rules there are surrounding payments I can make to my child without getting the IRS on my ...