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Questions tagged [income-tax]

This tag is to be used for any question pertaining to an individual's income taxes. If this tag is used, ideally a country-specific tag should also be specified, to indicate which region a question belongs to, as the answer may differ based on the country.

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Which tax credits are calculated in proportion of time of residence in Canada and which are not?

I became a Canadian resident in 2018, having spent 260 in Canada in the tax year. I've read some official guides, and examples there instruct to prorate federal credits to time of residence in Canada. ...
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Resident alien received T4 but not living in Canada [on hold]

Where do I enter my foreign income when living in US 100% but received a T4 from a Canadian company?
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State income tax : full resident, spouse part-year resident: joint return possible?

In 2018 I was a resident of New Jersey the whole year, but my spouse was a part-year resident: he permanently moved to Germany on August 1st and established his domicile there. After that date, he ...
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Tax on foreign income paid the year after

I was a self employee and worked for company in Oct 2017 in France, but only received the salary the year after, Jan 2018. It was my only foreign income. I didn't count it for 2017 as I thought I ...
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Tax in the Netherlands

I have a question regarding tax in the Netherlands. I have a gross monthly salary of 3,500. I am allowed to enter the 30% tax ruling (young employee with masters). Then what is my monthly net income? ...
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If you take the standard tax deduction, can you still claim the Child Tax Credit?

If you take the standard tax deduction, can you still claim the Child Tax Credit? I can't find the answer with Google.
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Dollar limit for Canada-US income tax treaty?

I heard a rumor that there is a dollar ceiling around $200,000/year above which the Canada-US income tax treaty doesn't apply, or at least changes its behavior. What could that be referring to?
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AMT credit against regular tax

I live in California. After having paid AMT for the last few years, this is the first year when my regular taxes are higher than AMT. This seems to mean I have accrued AMT credit over the last few ...
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Do I need to calculate Alternative minimum tax?

I am a full-time employee at an organization. For the past two years, my financial case is incredibly straight forward. (1) For 2017 as well as 2018, I was single with no dependants. (2) I took the ...
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Sold wall map as fundraiser for a 501c3 non-profit. Need to report on tax returns? How?

In my spare time outside of my full time job, I produced a wall map for as a fundraiser for a 501c3-registered non-profit organization. I then sold the maps via FundRazr.com and money from sales was ...
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Schedule C vs. Schedule E for rental income

I own a few residential rental properties in the United States. I actively manage all of them, although this is not my full-time job. The properties are owned by an LLC of which I am the sole member. ...
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Now that I'm 59 1/2, should I pay off my HELOC by withdrawing from my IRA?

Maybe someone here can help me figure this out. I turned 59 1/2, and I have an IRA with about $500K. My wife has recently semi-retired and has started taking her social security, but I am still ...
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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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USA IRS - CANADA CRA Dual Status Return

A little background first: We (myself and my spouse) were resident aliens (for tax purposes) until June 2018 on a F1 visa. We left USA and moved to Canada in June 2018 (less than 183 days in 2018), ...
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When should I file 1040X if I filed wrong tax form

I am a F1 student non-resident alien and I e-filed 1040 by mistake. The wrong form has already been accepted several days ago. I learned that I must file 1040X to correct my mistake. Here are some ...
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How to handle rental income shared with my spouse on Schedule E

I and my spouse are filling a separate 1040NR. We have both our name on a property that we rent. How do we fill the Schedule E if the income is shared between partners? Let say for example that we ...
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Should Canadian contractor ask US client to pay into a US or Canadian bank account?

A Canadian [citizen] independent contractor, living in Canada, will take on a US client. The contractor is operating under their sole proprietorship business name which is distinct from their actual ...
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Deducting self-employed ACA health insurance premiums paid for next year

I'm self-employed and paid my January 2019 ACA health insurance premium at the end of 2018. I assume I can deduct this on my 2018 taxes since I use the cash accounting basis. But what if my 2019 ...
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Is Mortgage interest accrued after a December payment tax deductible?

I have a Mortgage that I make monthly payments on. In December 2018, I made a payment toward that mortgage part way through the month (let's say December 15th for simplicity). The interest is ...
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Download tax return before filing to show to accountant

I like using turbotax to gather my information, but I'd like to work with my tax advisor to review what I'm filing before actually submitting the return. Is there a way for me to show my tax advisor ...
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Tax in US on interest earned from NRE account

I work in the US and recently got converted to H1B. I am planning to transfer funds to my NRE account ($3000), accrue interest in 3-4 months and then use it to pay for my student loan. Will I be taxed ...
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Taxes: Form 1116 income is both Passive and Treaty

Mostly valid for Americans living abroad. I have income that qualifies as both Passive and Treaty (triple taxation) and would appreciate any advice as to whether I can claim both credits. The ...
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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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Personal loan to start the LLC now being paid back to investor / member of the LLC

I lent $85k to my own two partner LLC to purchase a property. I hold this as an interest bearing note against the property. I have been receiving a 1099-INT at the end of each year. Now, since the ...
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Tax Return Married NRA: Is Glacier Tax Prep fill the 1040NR out correctly?

I am an F1 student (NRA) and Married. Based on the new 1040NR(-EZ) instruction a married NRA cannot claim more than $5,000 deduction (1040NR Instruction). Glacier Tax Prep is a software provided to ...
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Are cash contributions to my church tax deductible?

Last year I contributed to the offering in church every week. I have few questions regarding this. I am not that rich, so I contribute whatever cash I have in my wallet. Can I enter this amount on my ...
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Can I deduct mileage if I'm a contractor who works at home and at an office?

I am a contractor and get a 1099. I perform some work at home, but much of my work is done at the office of the company I contracted with, and I drive to and from this office several times a week. ...
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My girlfriend has lived with me the entire year of 2018, with no job. Does she need to file a State tax return?

I work in a contracting company, so I sometimes have to move and work every few months. I have been in NC, then IL, and now in AZ. My girlfriend lives with me, and she is a full-time student (since ...
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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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Non resident alien in US, changed status from F2 to F1, can he claim tax treaty benefit?

One of my friend first entered to US from Bangladesh on August 2017 in F2 status and here is the tax treaty between US and Bangladesh He was in F2 status in US part year from Jan 01 to May 28, 2018 (...
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Living in New Zealand, working remotely for an Australian company - taxes go where?

I am a British citizen, currently residing in New Zealand under a 5 year Work Visa and for the past year have been working for a New Zealand based company. I am just about to change jobs to work ...
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Robinhood does not provide all information necessary to fill out 1099

This year I invested money in stocks for the first time. I didn't sell anything though I received $0.26 of dividends. Robinhood sent me a consolidated 1099 which contains information about the ...
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How are RSU stocks taxed?

I am confused how RSU stocks are taxed. When RSUs vest, some of them are sold (sell to cover). Is this equivalent to tax withheld on your paycheck? The RSU is kind of considered part of my pay and ...
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Schedule D, what flow to follow if you have no long term transactions but only short term gain?

The instruction for Schedule D form seems a bit ambiguous. On line 17 it says, If both line 15(total long term) and line 16(total long term + short term) are gains, go to line 18(which makes you do ...
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Funds transferred to India after three years of leaving US

I was in the US for a few years and didn't close my savings and checking accounts in the US at the time of return. After three years of my return from US, I transferred some funds to my savings ...
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My stock broker gave me two 1099-Bs. Should I file two Schedule-Ds?

Robinhood is my broker and this year I decided to file my Federal and state taxes by myself. Robinhood gave me two 1099-Bs for last year. Half of my transactions are on one 1099-B and the other half ...
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Should I increase my tax liability to better utilize a nonrefundable credit?

My household qualifies for the maximum $2000 non-refundable Lifetime Learning federal tax credit. However, due to planned aggressive contributions to retirement accounts, my tax liability is low ...
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NRI returnig to india for good but have forex income in USA

I worked in US for 4 years and decided to return to india for good . I have regular income from forex which comes to US bank account and I pay tax to US government. Once I return to India , am ...
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Why would the IRS ask for birth certificates or even audit a small tax return?

My daughter and her boyfriend live together, and he is the sole earner in the home. They each have a kid plus 1 together. H&R Block told them that he didn't make enough to do his return and now ...
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Optimal allocation to different employer plans to reduce tax bill in current year

I am a canadian citizen that work for a canadian employer and this is how my allocation to the various employer provided plans look. I read that I am required to pay taxes on the EPSP. Can someone ...
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Using Standard deduction while filing 1040NR for year 2018

As per https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf Standard deduction. If you are a student who qualifies under Article 21(2) of the United States–India Income Tax Treaty, you can take the standard ...
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Over-collection of FICA (social security and medicare) taxes

I have been non-resident alien in the last year 2018, and I have switched to a new employer in the last few months of last year. Last month, I discovered that my new employer was collecting FICA (...
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How are tax returns controlled by taxation authorities

How do taxation authorities such as IRS control income tax returns by residents? In case a person has a taxable income for which he didn't pay the tax, how can it be discovered?
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Should I choose Itemized or Standard deduction?

I see I am saving more when I choose Itemized deduction, even though its less than standard deduction. Is that normal? And in this case should I choose itemized and disregard recommendation of Turbo ...
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Do I need to pay U.S. taxes on a summer internship in Switzerland?

I did a 10-week internship in Switzerland and earned 5770 CHF. Do I claim that on my taxes? Does Switzerland already figure taxes and therefore I do not have to pay because I can not be taxed twice? I ...
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How is the tax levied if I am earning from abroad?

I am an Indian citizen and I work remotely for a company based in Hong Kong. I have a fixed salary in USD which then gets converted to INR according to the exchange rate during the time of transaction,...
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How do I get a notice number to pay North Carolina income tax?

This page says I can pay my North Carolina individual income tax using the online payment system: https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes-forms/collections-past-due-taxes/payment-options But the online payment ...
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1098-T with scholarship listed this year 2018 as “billed” but tuition was reported on 2017 year's 1098-T as “paid”

This is very confusing. I'm required to report the Tuition and Scholarship from my 1098-T. I paid the full year's tuition in 2017 (fall and spring 2018) so no Tuition was billed for 2018 (well ...
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Should I pay income tax on referral rewards that pay in store credit?

I've been referring people to a grocery delivery service, I receive credits every time I get a referral. I've been earning over $3000 in credits a month that I spend on groceries and other things. Now ...
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How to report 1099-MISC Box 7 bonus ($0 in box 3), but not an independent contractor and not self employed (payment from client of my employer)

I work for a concessions company, but I received a 1099-MISC from the company's client (the team). It's an end-of-year discretionary bonus for taking care of guests of the team as part of my normal ...