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What tax forms should I expect if I exercise and sell options from a company where I am no longer employed?

This article suggests that if I were to exercise options that I was granted as part of an ISO grant and then sell them in the same year, the bargain element would be recorded in my W-2 form. What ...
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I'm an F1 Student that has an W2 Form from volunteer work, am I in trouble?

I worked in a film last year and I did it voluntarily because to my knowledge I'm not supposed to be paid by non other than the university. They made me sign some documents because international ...
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HELP w-2 and 1099 during a divorce

In the middle of a divorce were we owned a company contracted with another to provide management and advisory. I was also employed as an employee for same company we contracted with. We split last ...
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Is it worth to pay for TurboTax when filing one W2?

Is it worth to pay for TurboTax when filing one W2? Or just use its FREE version?
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Employer did not withhold taxes on last 3 pay periods (W2 employee)

I was a W2 employee at a startup. For the first several months of my employment my employer withheld taxes normally. Later, the company experienced financial problems and was unable to make payroll ...
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How to deal with IRS notice during the government shut down?

Last friday, I received a mail from the IRS stating that there was a discrepancy in my filing of personal taxes for 2016 vs what was reported by other institutions. The letter did not go into detail ...
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Can W2 salary be negotiated when removing healthcare plan?

As a W2 employee, I will get $4,500/mo plus benefits. One of the benefits is that they will pay half the healthcare plan that I select from the options available. In my case, it's about $400, so I pay ...
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Downside to W2 with base salary and allowance?

This is simply an example, so please bear with me. ExxonMobil (headquartered in TX) offers me a software development position as a W2 employee, with my total compensation being $5,000/month. They ...
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Why is Social Security & Medicare tax higher as W2?

I was comparing how much I'd pay in Social Security as a 1099 and as a W2. As a W2 employee, my Social Security and Medicare total is $9,180 while my total as a 1099 is $8,478. Why the difference ...
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Can 1099 get allowance to reduce taxable income?

I posted this question anonymously, but I can't add edit or delete, so I decided to repost. I'm a software developer for a fortune 500 company (in Texas) and I get paid $5,000/mo as a 1099 contractor....
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Can 1099 contractor receive per diem and car allowance?

As a W2 worker for a US company, my monthly pay was divided into 3 quantities: $X in salary, $Y in per diem, and $Z in car allowance. The benefit was that I would only pay tax on the salary, so my ...
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working as an european self employed for an USA company

I was wondering why companies from USA are are searching for remote developers from USA, even if the working contract is a W2? (I've seen that many companies have a requirement that the developer ...
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Roth IRA issues

I opened up a Roth IRA in June of 2018. I was originally paid $6,000 as a contractor (with a 1099). I put $5,500 into the Roth IRA. I then thought that I wouldn't be able to use a Roth IRA with a 1099,...
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USA 2018 tax write-off - Meals for Employees

We do a lot of work with 1099 contracted "employees". Does the food write-off count for w9 contractors or just w2 employees?
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Can I force my company to print a new, accurate, copy of my 2016 W-2?

Back in 2016 the company I work for went through a huge transition. Lots of things changed, but the relevant part is that early in the year we switched accounting systems and HSA providers. When I ...
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W-2 contractor loopholes

I am working as a W-2 contractor, not as a 1099 contractor (i.e., pay quarterly). Are there any loopholes or write-offs that I should be saving receipts for? Driving from location to location, gas, ...
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How do I fill out a W-2 when applying for an ITIN?

When applying for an ITIN I’m sending a passport w-7 form and a 1040 form but in the 1040 form in the income section 7 they tell me to attach a w-2 form but I’m not a us citizen so I don’t have either ...
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If you're mostly on W-2, how much can you benefit from pass-through?

I'm having trouble understanding how the pass-through deduction works when you make only part of your income as an independent contractor. Married filing jointly this year, we expect to earn (gross) ...
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Why am I getting a W-2c form?

I got a W-2c form today from my previous employer (recently changed jobs in 2018), and I read up online that I need to file 1040x to correct these information. My questions are: What are some ...
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RSU - vested and reported as income in W2 Box 1, should it also show in Box 12 V (same as stock option)?

RSU - vested and reported as income in W2 Box 1, should it also show in Box 12 V (same as stock option)? My employer put it in Box 12V, is it correct?
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Federal ID number for West London University

My son is attending West London University and I need to fill out tax form 1098T for the IRS to get the American Opportunity Credit. They are asking for the university's "Federal ID number" (It may ...
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Refund decreased significantly when second W2 was added

Halfway through this year I switched jobs. When I entered the first W2 my refund was about 4k. When I entered in the second W2 the refund decreased to 1k. Is this cause I moved to a different tax ...
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A picture of one copy from a W-2: can it be used for filing taxes?

I moved to a different state last year for work and I have been going back and forth with my previous employer, trying to get my W-2 from him. I reminded him in early January that I needed the W-2 ...
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Received W2 from ex-employer for selling shares previously bought under ESPP

My wife used to work at Oracle and quit in January 2016. While she was there, she bought Oracle stock under an ESPP (employee stock purchase plan) that allowed her to buy the stock at a discount. In ...
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Taxes on Income from an Employee Stock Purchase Plan?

My employer offers an ESPP which allows us to purchase company stock at a 5% discount. I signed up for the plan, but was not interested in holding on to the shares for long, so I sold as soon as I ...
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CT W2 No state taxes

While getting a MS at the University of Connecticut, I did some lecturing thus earning some income and so I have a W-2 from the State of Connecticut. Since I have gone to file my taxes, I noticed ...
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RSU already included in W-2

My employer includes the bonus given as RSU on the W-2. How to correctly import the data from E*Trade (who manages the RSU and provides tax forms) into turbo tax (or any other tax software) so it does ...
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What are the repercussions of submitting an incorrect W-2 complaint with the IRS for a current employer

As explained in another question, my employer is listing the amount they paid towards my domestic partner's health insurance as imputed income. However, the internet, and two accountants I spoke with,...
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How to file with both a W2 and W2c?

My employer sent me an incorrect W2. I then received a W2c. The W2c has empty fields that are filled on the W2. For example: Box 16 has previously reported and corrected. But Box 17 is blank. My ...
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Income reported on W2 was not received AND the company no longer exists [duplicate]

Our situation is the same as in this question: Spouse was employed by the company till Jan 31 '17, but was on unpaid leave for the entire month so no salary. We now receive a W2 for 1 month's wages ...
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Received w-2 never received money [duplicate]

My granddaughter received 2 w-2’s for money she was never paid. She goes to college and thought she was volunteering to help with a cross country event at another university. All the students that ...
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For 2017 I have 3 different W-2s with 3 different addresses

In 2017 I was finishing my Spring semester in college. I had an internship from January-April, which I filed under 1 address. Then From May-August I moved to DC but subleased so didn't have an ...
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F1-OPT taxes with Husband on H1B - Filing Jointly or Separate

I am on an F1-OPT and asked my employer not to withhold my FICA taxes(social security and medicare) and they have not. My husband is on an H1B and we were thinking if we can file our return together ...
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What should I do if “Retirement Plan” is not checked on my W-2 but should be?

I received my W-2 from my employer recently and I noticed that the box "Retirement Plan" is not checked. This was checked for the previous years and I have made no changes to the retirement plan. I ...
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Tax filing requirements for OPT period (F-1 VISA) in Pennsylvania

This past year I worked under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program after I graduated. I started my employment period March 15th and worked until September 28th. During this time I got paid ...
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Should I get 1099 or W2 for bonus?

I was working for company A until 31st December 2015. Another company B acquired a product from company A and also offered me a job. So from 1st Jan 2016 I started working for the company B. I was ...
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If I had option to choose between 1099 and W2 for my job, which should I choose?

The only thing I know about the difference between 1099 and W2 is when you work as 1099 you don't pay taxes whereas W2 has to pay taxes for every paycheck I receive. As 1099 employee, I would have to ...
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Does the IRS allow W-2s to be issued early?

If an individual is leaving a company before December 31, can the company issue their Form W-2 (or Form-1099 for a contractor) early? Assuming the individual's final paycheck will be issued on their ...
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My company mistakenly filed W2s in two states. How do I recoup the money withheld?

I'm fully employed in California with the same company since 2015. In the first year, I put my parents' house in Michigan as my home address because I was moving frequently and traveling a lot in ...
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How do I compare two salary offers with and without benefits?

Can you please help me with the following reasoning? case A) Full time (W-2) employee, in IL state, with gross salary: 140k 140k divided by 2080 gives ~ $67/hr gross. In this case benefits are ...
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Why don't my state and local wages match on my W-2?

I moved midyear from one state to another. I need to pay local income tax in my new city/state, something I did not need to do before. My W-2 shows my state income broken up between the two states ...
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Previous part time employer never paid me but I received a W-2 [duplicate]

I worked part time for a corporate company that never paid me. I received a W-2. Who do I contact? I tried to reach the manager but he won't return my calls.
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My employer is refunding incorrectly witheld FICA. Do I need to wait for W-2c to file?

My employer withheld FICA taxes and generated a W-2 based on it. I see the error and report it to them. Now they are refunding the FICA taxes and will issue a W-2c. They say you can proceed with ...
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W-2 inclusion of Roth IRA

Are employers required to report the contribution on W-2? If not reported, then what is the effect on the income tax return filed without this information? Do they need to amend their income tax ...
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Can I use a W-2 form that says preview?

I am (or was in 2016) a non immigrant alien in the state of California; I used Sprintax to do my taxes and I have some questions: The Federal Tax return checklist Sprintax provided me with says I ...
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How will a 1099 work with an existing W-2?

I have searched the site but haven't found (or think I haven't) a clear answer about having a full time job (i.e., receiving a salary, W-2) and having a side job on a 1099. Here are my questions: 1/...
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FICA was not withheld from my paycheck

Hello personal finance, I was filing my taxes for 2016 and I just found out that I transitioned from Non-Resident-Alien to Resident Alien around September last year by passing substantial presence ...
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Worked on internship on student visa but employer asking me to fill form W-9

I worked for a startup company in California on F-1 CPT for two months in 2016. The CEO gave me personal check for salary payment. He hasn't given me W-2 as of yet and upon contacting him I came to ...
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I have two W-2 forms, which form do I use for boxes 15-17?

I have two W-2 forms both from companies in California. I am filling out my taxes using Credit Karma's new tax website. It will only allow me to enter a single set of values from one of the W-2's, not ...
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How to handle a W-2 with an old address?

I telecommute and have a W-2 from a company in MD, with MD taxes withheld (box 15). The address on the W-2 is my old address in IL, but I now live in NM. I plan on filing taxes in NM and MD. Do I need ...