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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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Resident alien received T4 but not living in Canada

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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Are distributions from Roth 401k or Roth IRA accounts taxed in India?

I am wondering if India distinguishes between pre-tax and roth IRA/401k accounts. So, if I am contributing to a roth account (401k and/or IRA) - would I have to pay taxes in India again: On the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a regular salaried (w2) employee opt to pay quarterly taxes?

As a consultant, I got used to paying quarterly taxes. Now that I'm a regular w2 salaried employee, I'm subject to normal withholding on each pay statement. I would like to keep making exact quarterly ...
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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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Does the increase in the Child Tax credit affect the Empire State child credit as well?

NY state has a tax credit called the Empire state child tax credit. According to the description of this credit on the NY state department of finances website If you claimed the federal child tax ...
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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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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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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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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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Tax difference in working in New York City compared to NJ

Because of taxes, everyone says that you make less money if you work in New York City compared to New Jersey. Is there a way to estimate the difference? Edit: I should have specified that I am trying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Received K-1 from ETF whose basis wasn't reported. Can I use just Schedule D without Form 8949?

I received a K-1 from an ETF, as well as an insert with instructions on what to do with the numbers on it. This ETF was my only holding whose basis was not reported to the IRS. The "Other income (...
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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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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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Are there tax rates for couples in Australia?

I'm a New Zealander who has moved to Australia to work. I'm getting married this year - we will both be living in Australia. She is a student on a scholarship, and I work fulltime. I'm wondering ...
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Business losses for expenses incurred by a foreign contractor

I am a resident of California (Green Card holder), and started a new business in 2018 to evaluate an idea I had. It was not registered in state of CA as I was not sure how far the idea can go. Anyway, ...
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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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US Taxes: How does the foreign earned income exclusion affect Roth IRA contribution limits?

We are US citizens. We live overseas and make our income from a business here. We pay taxes here on the income and thus don't pay US taxes on it. Let's say we make $50,000 and all of it is excluded on ...
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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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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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When is the earliest I can file as a resident alien?

I came to the US in 2016 August as a F1 student and I know I am a non resident alient for the first five years. I want to know when the earliest I can file as a resident alien. Is it when I file in ...
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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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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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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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Calculating Gross from a desired Net

I have a sole proprietorship and I'm helping out a friend. We have an agreement where I told him what I needed to net each month and I can invoice for that. If I need to net $6000 each month, how do ...
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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 ...