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Questions tagged [illinois]

Use this tag for questions related to rules and experiences specific to the State of Illinois in the United States.

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If the broker invokes this clause to sell assets to themselves on death, how is the price determined?

Recently I was considering opening a new brokerage account and found the following troubling clause in the account agreement: The transcription, with my emphasis added: You authorize us and we ...
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Am I a part-year resident or non-resident of the state of Illinois for tax purposes?

I am having some trouble determining my tax status for the state of Illinois. I was a J1 (short term scholar) in the state of Illinois for 3 months. From reading this piece of information for first ...
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Illinois Property Taxes and Schedule E Expenses

(Assume) I rented out my condo in Illinois from Jan 1, 2018 to December 2018. In Illinois, property taxes are paid in arrears, so during 2018 I paid my 2017 property tax bill, and I haven't yet paid ...
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Portioning taxable state refunds when living and working in different states

I live in Indiana, but work in Illinois -- some of my job contracts are on-site in Illinois, and others are remote work. Last year, I received a taxable state refund from Illinois. In my Schedule NR ...
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Federal and State Taxes on International Property as a Prize

https://www.writealetterwinahome.ca/ Recently, there has been a contest issued by Alla Wagner of Millarville, Alberta, Canada, where in lieu of selling her home (a difficult prospect at the present ...
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What is considered “operating in Illinois” in regards to having an LLC?

Company: We formed a LLC in Delaware as a 50/50 partnership. We have an agent in Delaware, EIN, Operating Agreement, Articles of Organization. Our company will operate over the internet as a ...
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Tutoring Business Payroll Management

I currently run a tutoring organization with some other high school students (I live in Illinois). Our organization is just now getting paid gigs from local schools and libraries. Since the school ...
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Mortgage documents vs Credit report: am I mortgage-less now?

I live in Chicago IL area, and had some issues with paying my mortgage over the past 2 & 1/2 years. The original mortgage company ended up selling to another company after I filed chapter 7 ...
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Opportunity to buy Illinois bonds that can never default?

Today Illinois bonds were downgraded to 1 above junk. The article. Citation from article: Despite the lack of a budget, Illinois has continued to cover payments due on its bonds, and, like other ...
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Official Bank Check

My mother purchased a bank check from her bank (that came from her savings account) for around $25-30K & was made out to a business partner. She passed away & I found the bank check in her ...
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If the co-signer on my car loan dies, can the family take the car from me like they're threatening to?

I have a car, both me and by grandpa are on the title. As I cannot get loan on my own, my grandpa is my cosigner. My grandpa is almost 90, and chances are he may not be around till the loan is paid ...
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Property Tax Deduction When Selling a Home

We sold our home last November. During the year we paid property tax on the home, I'll say total of $6,000 for easy math. This is for the 2014 property taxes due in 2015. At closing we had to pay our ...
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Downsides to Property Tax Deferral?

Illinois has a property tax deferral program that allows seniors to borrow against the equity of their house (which includes a lien) up to $5K per year at 6% simple interest (!). I am considering ...
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ACA subsidy while unemployed

Suppose you currently have health insurance from your state's marketplace, and you have enough income that you are not eligible for any subsidy. Now suppose you lose your job and begin collecting ...
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Does The (US) 'First Time Home Buyer's Credit' Still Exist?

I was told by a realtor, in the state of Illinois, today that there is currently a program that will provide '$7,500 in assistance for someone who has not owned a house in the past 3 years'. I tried ...
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Should I Purchase Health Insurance Through My S-Corp

I currently have an S-Corp, of which I am the only employee. As of this year, I started purchasing my own health insurance through healthcare.gov. In previous years, my wife and I were insured ...
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How do we decide where to pay back debts when someone dies without a will and has both Credit Card Debt and Debts to Family Members?

I have an aunt that died without a will and with a large amount of credit card debt. She lived in Illinois before her death. Before she passed away, I physically took care of her and paid a large ...
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How should I respond to an IL 2012 “Notice of Proposed Tax Due”?

I received today a "Notice of Proposed Tax Due" for Illinois, alleging: Tax Due: $738.00 Penalty Due: $111.00 Interest Due: $34.00 This seems suspicious to me; I have been meticulous with taxes and ...
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Should I Have Received a 1099-G?

I received a refund from the state of Illinois last year on my income taxes. I have been expecting to receive a 1099-G due to that refund. I have not received the expected form. After some googling,...
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Paid My Property Taxes Late--In Which Year Do I Get the Deduction?

I paid the second installment of my property taxes late for 2014. They were due 2014, but I paid them in 2015. Can I deduct them on my 2014 taxes, or do I need to wait until I file in 2015? In ...
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Am I double taxed on a lease buyout?

I'm considering buying my car at the end of its lease. In looking at the paperwork, I paid the State of Illinois 7% sales tax on the entire negotiated value of the car, not just the portion I leased. ...
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Won an incentive trip in 2013, left employer in 2014, received an earning statement with no cash but a huge tangible bonus listed

This is a crazy one but I hope someone can help point me in the right direction. I won a trip in 2013 and went on the trip in 2013, the company did NOT list the trip as a bonus in the tax year of ...
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Live in California but work for Illinois-based company

At my office job (in Illinois), we've recently been offered the option of working from home. Many people have jumped at the chance, and the company has reported a great success rate in those who are ...
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What is my take home salary in Chicago for 110K annual?

What will be my take home salary in Chicago if I file as married jointly and I have no children. I am the only income earner. What is the effective tax rate and how much federal/state allowances do I ...
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401k early withdrawal impact on unemployment benefits

I'm helping my SO plan for the worst since being laid off from work two weeks ago. The unemployment office's (Illinois) documentation has lots of convoluted language that among other things seems to ...