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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How much of my $5K/yr tuition tax credit ought I transfer to my mom who earned $40K/yr?

From 2009-2015, I was studying in universities, and earned no income. My parents paid all my tuition. I filed my taxes, but didn't know about claiming tuition tax credits. I would've qualified for $...
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Expenses prior to selling a rental property

I have a rental property that needs a new HVAC system. If I have this done just prior to selling, my understanding is I would add the cost of that improvement to the basis. But what about ongoing ...
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Placing Tax withholding into a savings account instead of haivng it deducted from my paycheck [duplicate]

Typically one has a percentage (based on a W-4) of their pay withheld to cover one's taxes at the end of the year, it occurs to me that this is effectively like storing that money in an account with ...
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What do I need to do, tax-wise, for a sudden windfall?

I had stock options in a company which was recently sold to a private investment firm. As a result, my options were converted into a single large sum ( > $100,000) and delivered via wire transfer into ...
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NRI, German tax resident having foreign income

I am working in Germany in an it company last 3 years and paying tax as normal. Now I am getting some earnings as website advertisement and it is coming from US/UK through paypal account and credited ...
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Does IRS require 30% tax from foreigners with w8-ben?

A company I collaborate with as an independent contractor, asks me to fill w8-Ben and they do not want to withhold taxes, they say what I do with the taxes is my problem. I am not US Citizen and my ...
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How does NPS Tier - 1 80CCD work?

Conditions: NPS Tier-1 contribution from salary per year > 60000 NPS Tier-1 contribution from company per year > 60000 Question 1: How much amount is counted for 80CCD? Is it just salary or also the ...
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Do I report outstanding credit in another currency as income?

I've done some work via Upwork the freelance agency. Essentially there is an outstanding "balance" (credit?) that has not been sent to my bank account yet (money to be paid to myself). Do I need to ...
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Does Internal Revenue Code section 1031 enable perpetual depreciation to offset income?

I've recently come across Internal Revenue Code section 1031, which as I understand it allows me to postpone paying taxes on income from the sale of an investment property, so long as I purchase a ...
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Can I deduct a whole-blood donation as a charitable contribution on my taxes?

I've noticed that there are several new companies advertising that they collect blood donations. I asked a friend who is an ER doctor why, and his response was that blood donations are quite valuable, ...
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Can I transfer, in 2019, my tuition tax credits from 2009-2015 to my parents who paid all tuition?

From 2009-2015, I was studying in Ontario universities, and made no income. My parents paid all my tuition. I filed my taxes, but didn't know that I could claim tuition tax credits. Reddit user u/pfc-...
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Can the repayment of the Advance Premium Tax Credit be deducted in the year paid?

IRA withdrawals kicked me out out of ACA. I had to repay over $14,000 Advance Premium Tax Credits with my 2018 tax return. The answers I am seeing seem to say I can take it as a 2018 medical expense ...
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How to get money back from tax filing in US?

I'm on a student visa in the MA, US. This year(2019) it was my first time filing for tax as I got the part-time job on-campus in my university. I submitted the tax form to a person who came to my ...
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How does Massachusetts tax selling US Treasury Bills before maturity?

If I buy a 4-week US Treasury Bill at auction and hold it to maturity, the interest I earn is state-tax-free. Just to put a number on it (even though I know rates aren't actually that high right now), ...
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Do I have to pay my tax balance while my amended return is being processed?

I forgot to included a sizable deduction when I filed my original return, but I discovered it and filed an amended return before April 15. The original return showed me owing tax but with the amended ...
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Should one file 1040X to get extra $5 tax refund [duplicate]

After I finished my taxed in last week of March, I received a Updated 1099 with only one modification where 199a is modified from zero to $50 or so. Refund is about to come in a week. Initial values ...
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How to show in income tax filing a loan taken from friends to repay home loan?

I took home loan from PNBHFL of 20 lakhs. Due to various personal reasons (to clear my debts) I sold my house. I purchased it in August 2016 and sold it in January 2019. I sold it for 40 lakhs. ...
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Declaring income when self-employed

As described here, I earn extra money (around $7000 per year) from a second job, in which I am running a business as a sole trader. Due to the nature of the work, I am mostly paid in cash, and deposit ...
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Student loan tax deductions when married filing jointly in United States

My spouse and I received a chunk of cash that we would like to use to pay off student loan debt. The cash is not enough to pay off both of our loans. If we simply put the cash towards the highest ...
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Is supporting a charity through specialty license plates tax-deductible?

In Massachusetts, one can get a license plate which supports particular charitable organizations. At renewal (every two years), these cost an additional $40 in registration fees, all of which gets ...
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TurboTax Made an Error - Should They Pay?

I used TurboTax to file my college-age daughter's 2012 tax return. TT said she was eligible for a $1,000 American Opportunity Credit. We claimed it and got no argument from the IRS. I used TT again ...
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What, specifically, causes the necessity to revise a brokerage 1099, and why are revisions so common?

We've had two questions about revised 1099s causing the OPs' tax liabilities to change after they had filed. One of them is here; the other was a duplicate. We've had this happen to us regularly. We ...
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Is this a way around the Wash Sale Rule?

This question is prompted by my answer to the question about wash sales. I'm not going to repeat everything in the question or my answer. The question had a simple answer: technically Maybe but as a ...
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Money received from USA

My son completed his MS in the USA after taking an education loan from an Indian national bank. He has started earning in USA, paying taxes as per USA rules. He is planning to send Rs. $5000.00 per ...
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Medical expense deduction when there is no income

If medical expenses exceed your income, is there a mechanism by which you can receive money back when you file your taxes? What impact would trying to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit have on this ...
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Tax system on savings account in India

I would like to know if the money in the bank is taxable. Let's say I have deposited some x amount in my savings account and the yearly interest is y amount. I know that this y amount is taxable, but ...
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Why doesn't the UK allow paying income tax as a couple, like the USA?

This is possibly an unanswerable question, but I'm curious as to why the UK doesn't have the concept of paying income tax as a couple, the way the USA does? It occurred to me a few days ago that, ...
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Calculating nonresident credit for 2016 Ohio Schedule of Credits

I wanted to double check I'm doing this correctly on the 2016 Ohio Schedule of Credits form. I didn't do 2016 state taxes for Ohio, yet, which is why I ask. On line 26 I entered some number. On line ...
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Indian won a contest in US. I got 1042-S claiming 30% tax. How to file?

I won a contest and the sponsor paid the money without withholding tax against my W8BEN. I am Indian citizen and I have to file taxes to US from India. I have received 1042-S claiming that I have to ...
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Tax implications of dividend vs salary

I'm recently self employed. My accountant advised the total amount of tax I'll pay (combined business and personal) is the same whether I pay myself 100% dividend or 100% salary and the only deciding ...
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Are UK pensions taxed twice?

I, like many, have a workplace pension. I pay taxes through PAYE and file a self assessment covering all other income. My understanding is that your personal pension pot is 25% tax free then you pay ...
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Will I get a tax refund if my bonus+regular paycheck brings me above a tax bracket for that month?

I received my bonus recently, but it was combined with my normal monthly check. The bonus the company gives out is 4 times the monthly pay, which combined with my regular pay is 5 times more... this ...
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What is Tax Return document and where to search for it ONLINE? [closed]

I am wondering whether so called "Tax Return" document for X time period has any alternative definition or form code (form id number)? If yes, what is it? I am trying to find it online for wanted Inc ...
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What do we know about elementary financial education at highly ranked schools at the pre-college and early college levels in the US?

Several answers and comments have postulated ignorance of the most basic financial features, for example, a total misapprehension of "marginal tax rate". See, for example, the comments under the ...
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Credits, Refunds & Reimbursements made prior to April 15th for Prior Year HSA Qual Disbursements

Apr '19: I've recently worked w/ my HSA trustee/custodian (my CU) to correctly code HSA reimbursements transactions in early 2018 for HSA Qualified Distributions in 2017. Same for 2019/2018. So we ...
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How do I declare my profits in binary options while paying income tax?

I'm from India and have been trading in binary options for a while now, and have made some profit which I will be withdrawing through an e-wallet (Skrill/Neteller). Under what section do I declare my ...
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Donating winning lottery ticket to 501(c)3 Private Foundation: cost-basis deduction + full tax free redemption for foundation?

US 501(c)3 Private Foundations are typically controlled by the primary donator, so that is a nice perk, but in exchange for that perk I realize the tax deductions for donating are significantly ...
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What is the need for progressive tax rates? [closed]

I learnt that progressive tax rates are used in order to be fair (i.e. collect more from people earning more and lesser from people earning less) but, even if the same percentage of income is ...
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How to rent a home that I own outright for maximum benefits?

Suppose, I have a home that I want to rent, and it is paid off and valued at about $350K. I am currently living in this home. Should I sell this home to a LLC ( This LLC to be formed and owned by me),...
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Do employers withhold the correct amount for higher tax brackets?

I'm for the first time making a pretty large sum of money that puts some of my income in the 24% federal tax bracket (though my effective tax rate- fica/fed/state is around 30%) I just got my first ...
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401k / Foreign Tax Credit

I am resident in the UK. My Wife is also resident in the UK, but is a US citizen. I'm 40 years old. We file a joint US tax return each year, and we file 1116 against all of my UK earnings. I have ...
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Tax on inherited property [duplicate]

I am USA citizen and I want to sell my inherited property in India. If I bring that money to USA, do I need to pay taxes in USA?
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Should I rent out a home I own outright or one with a mortgage?

If I have two homes of equal value ($300K each) and one is paid off and other has a mortgage balance of $235K. I'd like to rent one of those out. Which one should give me the most advantages with ...
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Realize losses and gains at convenient time

Suppose I am long-term invested in some stocks or etfs. Consider the following two situations: 1) stock market is high, my personal income from work is low. Is it a good idea to sell (part of) my ...
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Remote state taxes

I live in Florida and I work remotely to a New York office and I am being paid thru their payroll not 1099. The employer has been deducting NY state tax and I know Florida does not have state tax. I ...
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Capital gains on stocks sold to take initial investment off the table

Suppose I have invested $100K in a stock that was trading at $100 per share. The stock has gone up by 10 percent and is now at $110. I sold 909 units at $110, i.e. 909*$110 ≈ $100K, which is ...
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How do tax brackets work? Do they yield significantly different results than a continuous curve?

In Canada (and many other countries), high-earners pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than low-earners. Here is our Schedule 1 form: The marginal utility of money decreases smoothly ...
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when working for a US company remotely

I'm a US citizen who lives and works in California. I've been looking at a possibility of working remotely and living abroad. My understanding is that when it comes to state taxes, you pay income tax ...
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How to check status of application for extension (Form 2350)

I want to use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when doing my U.S. taxes, but I have not yet been present in a foreign country for the required 330 days. Because of this, I used Form 2350, "...
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Individual Mandate Penalty for a Resident Alien who left the country in August

I am an F1 student who was in the United States from September 2011 till August 2018. I completed my coursework in May 2015, and stayed in the US for another three years under the OPT provision. I ...