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Questions tagged [income]

Questions related to the earning of money (or other capital) within a specified time frame. Topics such as methods to increase income, account for it, track it, analyze it, or disclose it are all appropriate, but discussions of *income tax* should use that tag instead.

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Do scholarships and PhD stipends count as taxable compensation for Roth IRA limits?

The maximum amount you are allowed to contribute to a Roth IRA in a given year is either a certain dollar amount or your “taxable compensation”, whichever is lower. Now I am a PhD student who gets ...
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Need to understand the SMS lately sent by ITDEPT - 'Total tax by Employer for Q is xxxx…'

Total TDS by Employer for Qtr ending Dec 31 is Rs. XXXXX and cumulative TDS for FY 18-19 is Rs. YYYYY. View 26AS for details. YYYYY is way greater than XXXXX , could someone tell me how to interpret ...
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How to find reliable trusted profitable passive income residing in Eastern Europe?

I would like to stop working and receive some passive income from anything that can generate income. I live and reside in Eastern Europe (Ukraine). I don't trust Ukrainian banks since they are not ...
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When I'm applying for a loan, how do I report my annual income if my income changes from year to year?

When I'm applying for a loan or a credit card, the application usually asks for my annual income—the amount of money I make each year. The problem is that I don't make the same amount of money each ...
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How can I prove how much I make in a month when self employed

I'm applying for student loan repayment assistance. As part of the process I need to prove my income for last month. The instructions are: "The following documents are acceptable as proof of income: ...
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Can personal income information be provably shared in Estonia?

Is it possible for an Estonian citizen to produce a government-signed document stating their income as it appears on their tax return? Maybe an electronically signed tax return transcript could be ...
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Switching from W-4 to W-9. What should I be aware of?

I'm a welder in California. I recently talked with my employer and mentioned that since you can't deduct expenses as a W-4, I wondered what he thought of hiring me as a W-9 so that I could write ...
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Self-employed net income for affordable housing - valid to take from profit/loss?

I'm trying to understand net income from self-employment, when qualifying for an affordable housing program. I had always thought that net income was the cash (checks, wires, etc) coming in. However,...
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Best financial model to proportionally distribute the company's income to all employees? [closed]

I plan to start a project of something "innovative". And among some of the parts of the project that I'm thinking about, it's in the term of how money (profits) should be distributed. The truth is, I ...
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How stable is my retirement plan?

I am in Ontario, Canada as stated in previous posts. I am 23 and have $20 000 in investments after working at my first job for 10 months. My job pays me $42 000/year before taxes ($33 000/year after ...
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Investing in grandfathers name to save tax in India

I was looking for saving tax by investing/gifting to parents. My father/mother is paying tax, instead can I gift my money to grandfather to save tax ? Grandfather does earns so easily 20 lakh could ...
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Does a dependent 19 year old have to file taxes?

I'm a 19 yr old, and my parents file me as a dependent under their married-filing-jointly tax return. Lately, I've done a couple small mystery shopper task from 3 different companies. The total adds ...
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How to calculate someone's true net worth?

Is there a way I can look up or calculate another person's net worth through math? Is a person who is making credit card, car, house, etc payments owe more that what they have equal they are worth ...
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How is a non-resident Sole Trader in Australia taxed on freelance work?

I am considering doing remote freelance work for an Australian business as a Sole Trader with an Australia Business Number (ABN). I am a non-resident in Australia. My question is: do I pay taxes on ...
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What can I do to earn money, with the fleet of servers I own? [closed]

I own a lot of servers, Virtual Private Servers in specific. Those resources are being wasted. How do I put them to good use to earn a substantial amount of money? Please give me detailed ideas and ...
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Funds : Distribution Types

Funds can have cash dividends (like shares), but is there the possibility of not receiving the dividend on cash and receiving additional units of the fund : similar to a stock dividend on shares where ...
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How can I see if/what income/current account payment data is gathered by credit referencing agencies?

According to two Telegraph articles: Almost all of Britain's banks now record most current account customers' monthly incoming payments. This is distributed monthly to credit reference agencies [..] ...
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Tax implications in the US of home ownership in the UK

My family and I are residents in the USA. My British wife and her brother have received some inheritance from their father, which is to be shared with his ex-wife: £120,000 cash. A mortgage of £150,...
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Do GnuCash Income entries ever stop contributing to the Income Account's total?

I'm building a personal budget in GnuCash and after entering my starting equity, I've added my new paycheck in the Income section of my budget. I've entered it as transferred to my Checking Account ...
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Can I qualify for ACA subdisies if I don't have current employment income, but have interest/dividend income, other income and capital gains?

My understanding is that individuals with income < FPL don't qualify for ACA subsidies. I have made around 10-15k this year from a previous job, but currently don't have a job (by choice, but I ...
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Whats the best option to increase my net worth, now that I have an income and some money to save?

I am 25 years old software developer with no loans. Before my software developer work I rarely had more than enough money to live by and I was not thinking of savings and such since I didn't any spare ...
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Posting invoice in different currency

I've got all my transactions organized in CAD. Now I've got a new customer that'll pay me in USD. I can open USD bank accounts to handle this, that's not a problem but in GNUcash I created a new ...
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How to deal plan a budget with extremely variable income?

I am a full time master's student. My income comes exclusively in the form of irregular scholarships and grants, both in terms of time and amount. I have no regular income. For example, I might get ...
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Methods of generating additional income on top of full-time job

I am a resident of Europe. I currently work a full time job, which pays around 1.5k euro monthly. I have under 1k in savings. I just finished my 1st year of Computer Science in college. I am aiming ...
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Capital gains and income

When capital gains are not considered as an income (as per New Zealand Income Tax Law to be precise) then why capital gains/losses end up in an income statement to calculate net income? Does that look ...
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LTCG and income tax will significantly reduce returns?

If I bought set of equities today and sell them next year amounting to a capital gains say 1.5 lakhs. 1 lakh is exempted from LTCG and 0.5 lakh is charged with 10% LTCG tax. If my income salary ...
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Is there any income increase that would result in less net income due to taxes?

We have all probably heard people say "I received a raise at work, but it doesn't matter because I'll just be paying more in taxes." This comment is usually in reference to a small raise. Is there ...
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tax identification number in W8-BEN - Canada specific question

I live in Canada and have done a contract job with a U.S. company, and they ask me to fill a W8-BEN form to pay me. I'm asked to note that on the W8-BEN Form either section 5 or section 6 must be ...
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Including all the ultra-wealthy, what's the average income in the US? [closed]

The ultra-wealthy typically receive fairly little of their income as wages. Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, and Mark Zuckerberg all receive or received no more than $1 per year, ...
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I got a job in Saudi Arabia. What are my tax liabilities in India

I just received an offer from Saudi Arabia but I will be required to be in Saudi for only 4 month in the whole year. So what is the tax implications on the earning that I have in Saudi. What are the ...
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Calculation of different types of earnings per share

I'm confused about how to calculate diluted earnings per share. As far as I know, for any type of EPS, one must divide the earnings attributable to relevant shareholders by the weighted average number ...
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How much capital is necessary to live on $5000 / mo.?

If I want to determine how much gross return I would need to live on $5000 / mo ($60,000 / yr) and I was to assume all return would come from an investment pool of capital in ETFs, stocks, etc, that ...
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Receipt of Funds from Outside of India via International bank transfer - Purpose of Remittance

If I am receiving money from international bank in my Indian bank account for my work done . I have to give explanation about the remittance. What is the minimum amount of receiving fund from foreign ...
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Decreased Paycheck

My Feb. 2018 paycheck decreased, while it seems the rest of the nation is enjoying an increase. My boss said I must fall into that “10%”. I earn an average salary. Can someone help me understand the ...
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2017 state tax refunds and AMT

If my 2017 state tax deductions are reduced by alternative minimum tax, does the state tax refund become taxable income in 2018?
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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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How much income tax should I expect to pay

I need help. My previous employer is confusing me and wont pay all my wages. I work at this retail job for one month, November 2017,and left after i was told i would be paid two weeks into december. ...
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Mutual fund investments in India to be reported in USA. What's the limit of amount to be reported?

While filing tax return in USA, the income earned in India, which months to be considered? After December will the gains earned in India be considered for next FY income? Means from December to March ...
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Tax requirements for an independent contractor in Oregon?

I currently work as a full-time employee for a company, but I recently learned that one of our clients wants to pick me up as an independent contractor. The transition will be well worth it: ...
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For the purposes of Obamacare, what really counts as income?

So, I need to raise my income slightly to hit the minimum income for the Obamacare premium tax credit. Do any of these count for income? I sell broken cell phones I bought off eBay (fixed, of course....
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Semantics of taxation for year-end money transferred by check

This is a follow up question to Income - Taxed on check date written or date deposited? I'm going to give a theoretical situation that has the possibly of becoming reality for me at the end of this ...
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Is income from a check taxed according to the date written or the date deposited?

Scenario Let's say I was given a check from an LLC on December 15 that was written to my LLC on that same day, and I cash it on January 15 the following year. Question Will I have to claim the ...
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Using 25% of income for rent - gross or net?

I always hear the advice that your rent should not be more than 25-30% of your income and I like that advice. But I've never been able to get a clear answer on whether this should be on your gross or ...
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Apartments are far more expensive in my area. Should I seek a house on limited income?

So, where I live: the cheapest apartments are within $150/mo of a two story house + basement. There are more modest lots available, and this more modest housing is my goal (maybe). Preliminary ...
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L1 Visa Tax for working more than 183 days in US

I am an engineer from Malaysia and I will be working in the US starting 1st of March 2018. I know that I need to pay tax for my March income but do I need to pay to IRS for my previous months income (...
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Do I have to explain the source of *all* income on my taxes?

I live in the US. A complete stranger knocked on my door, gave me a pallet of $20 bills (which in total amount to several hundred thousand dollars), and left without saying a word. As far as I can ...
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If my non-US cousin sends me money in the US to buy his car, will I be taxed?

I have a cousin living abroad, who wants to buy a car here in the US. He wants to send the money to my account so I can buy it for him. The car costs about $75,000, and he will pay my $500 to do the ...
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Can a high down-payment on a house offset the need for proof of income?

Say someone has a small business and is self-employed -- therefore, they don't have any proof of income in any way (assume such an example). This person, however, has 75% of the down-payment on a ...
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What to do with an old building to get money

My father owns a home, inherited from his parents--my grandparents. It's a very old building. He can't rebuild it because it is in town and in a difficult place. He replaced the roof because it was ...
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Making 401(k) and 529 contributions from other investments

My take home pay essentially covers my living expenses, but I am only contributing enough to my 401(k) to get the match from my employer and I am not contributing to a 529 plan for my son. In ...