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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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How to efficiently know which portion of the dividends are qualified dividends in a French brokerage account, from the United States' IRS standpoint?

When filing one's tax in the United States while having a French brokerage account, what is an efficient way to efficiently know which portion of the dividends are qualified dividends? Is it ...
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Definition of “traditional IRA contributions”?

I hate to post a generic tax question on here but I've been unable to find the answer to this using other resources. When filing taxes, when I'm prompted to enter my "2018 contributions to traditional ...
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Switching last year's New York State income tax return to part-time resident?

I am a US citizen who in 2018 worked in the Netherlands for a Dutch employer. I left the USA in October 2017 and went back to NYC only for 31 days in 2018. I don't own any house and my last apartment ...
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PA state tax for CA income as an F-1 student (nonresident alien)

I'm currently studying in PA on F-1 visa and have earned my only income last year from CA (internship while on CPT). I understand I should file state tax with CA as a nonresident. But I'm confused ...
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Where do I report 1042-S income on 1040 form?

US citizen living in Puerto Rico. For 2018 will receive a 1042-S instead of a 1099 R for 401 K withdrawals because tax rule changes. My address is Puerto Rico outside 50 states and no W-9 on file. (...
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Non-resident alien cancellation of personal exemption for 2018 tax return

I'm a foreign PhD student filling my tax returns for 2018 using 1040NR. Although my salary hasn't changed from the year before, it seems like my taxable income is up about $4,000 and therefore taxes ...
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Are Netherlands“second pillar” pensions USA Section 402 compliant?

I am a US citizen and work in the Netherlands as an employee for a Dutch company. In the Netherlands, the retirement pension system is based on three pillars: the public pension scheme, akin to the ...
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Can I make estimated tax payments instead of withholding from my paycheck? [duplicate]

My employment provides me with a W-2 at the end of the year, and I currently have taxes withheld from my paychecks. In the opposite of this question, Pay estimated tax using W-4 withholding instead of ...
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I had a tax return completed in Australia and New Zealand and have been taxed in both. How does this work?

I moved of to Australia part way through the tax year and then returned to New Zealand and worked. When I filed my tax return, it was automatically complete in New Zealand due to the IR3 file, but a ...
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On a 1099-MISC, do you pay state, federal, social security and medicare taxes? Anything more or anything less?

If I work on a 1099-MISC, I will pay approximately 15% for social security and medicare. Do I also pay for state and federal taxes all the same? For example, I see NY state tax is 6% and since I will ...
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Am I exempt from taxes if I worked overseas, however generated income from US-based customers?

I am a U.S. citizen and have been living overseas for already couple years and easily can pass the IRS physical presence test. However, what is not clear to me is that nevertheless I worked out of my ...
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Possible issue with my W4 and tax return

After I graduated high school I grabbed a minimum wage job ($10) and only worked for 3-4 months before the year ended. I ended up getting $440 back through federal and state tax refund. Then for the ...
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Income from dividends and rental

My total income for this tax year is £5600 from share dividends and £6000 from rental income, i.e., £11600 should I be filling out a tax return or some such. Or am I one of the people who is ...
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Should I be reporting bitcoin losses if I did not receive 1099 for it?

I did not receive a 1099K from Coinbase. Should I report capital losses?
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Do I need to report state tax refund if I did not itemise my deductions in the year I paid taxes? [duplicate]

I had not itemised my deductions in 2017 and received a state tax refund for that year. The FTB (California) did not send me a 1099G either. Do I need to report that refund for 2018 taxes?
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Allowances for New York State W4 form

Why is it that you can't allow yourself as an allowance in the NY state form? In my case, I put the number of allowances as 1 in the federal W4 form and 0 in the NY state W4 form. Is this normal? Or ...
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Federal and State W4 forms

Is filing a state W4 form necessary if you already filed a federal W4 form? Do most employers require employees to manually fill out a state W4 form?
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Taxes & Work Authorizations for US Citizen Working in US for Ireland-based Company

I'm applying to a remote job that is based in Ireland. I live in and would work from the US. One of the questions on the application made me pause: "Do you require visa sponsorship?" Obviously, I ...
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Do I need to fill Form 8949 if I do not have any short term transactions?

I do not have any short term losses/gains. In that case, should I just refrain from selecting anything in Part 1 of Form 8949? Thanks
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Managed rental property: income from late fees. How to report on Schedule E?

We have a rental property that is managed by a property management company. This year, our tenants have paid late fees in addition to the rent. The management company filed these fees under Box 3, '...
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1099-R: Converting nondeductibe IRA to Roth

My wife opened a Traditional IRA in late 2017, and then funded it with $5,500 after-tax (nondeductible) dollars in January 2018. We made sure to tell Vanguard that the contribution was for 2017. We ...
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Adding nondeductible 1099-R reduces refund

I'm using TurboTax to do my taxes for FY2018. I make nondeductible (after-tax) contributions to my Traditional IRA, and once the funds settle (but before investing the funds), I convert the entire ...
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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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Would that person be tax liable in Spain?

Assume a limited company registered in Hong Kong. The director of the company is an Spanish national who does not live in Hong Kong and does not have the status of resident in Hong Kong. Also, is ...
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With constant travel, is it possible to not have a tax residence?

We're in the EU (EU passports) and planning on spending the next couple years traveling. Income is coming through a company I have set in a country I was never a resident of. The only taxes I'm ...
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What dissuades people from lying about where they live in order to reduce state income taxes?

Lets say you work in Chicago and live in Chicago but put your home address as somewhere in Indiana. Then every week you collect the mail that is being sent to you in Indiana. Wouldn't you save a lot ...
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High credit card debt strategies - while doing R&D and trying to launch your own tech startup

In 2016, I made a series of hasty startup decisions to put large business purchases on my personal credit cards - that's around 80% of my current $150k in open credit card debt. For the most part, ...
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Ask mother to pay off entire student loan, then pay her?

To avoid paying additional interest on my student loans, I want to ask my mother to pay off the entire loans with by lump sum, and then I would pay her back with interest. Are there any issues ...
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Does Chinese Contractor Need to File US Return?

My US based LLC hired an independent contractor from China for some film work. Taxes were not withheld from the contractor’s payment. They will get a 1042-S to indicate this. As a nonresident alien ...
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1099-DIV line 8 says “various”

I'm using Credit Karma to file my taxes. For 1099-DIV line 8, the document says "various", but the drop down in credit karma only allow for choices of countries, not for more than one, or various ...
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Standard deductions for resident alien J1 w/ tax treaty

Someone with a J1 Scholar visa becomes a resident alien for tax purposes in the US on Jan 1, 2018 (following the two calendar years' rule). Still, under the saving clause, it may be possible to claim ...
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How to avoid paying estimated taxes due to unpredictable investment income?

I've read that you'll owe a penalty if you don't pay enough in taxes during the year, and I'd like to avoid paying estimated taxes if possible since I have significant and hard-to-predict investment ...
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Is it unusual to pay $90,000 or more in income tax for a single person? How could this amount be minimized? [closed]

I feel that $90k in taxes is a lot! I'm curious if in the ideal situation, what would be the best possible way to reduce taxes, properly donating it to charities you actually care about etc? Some ...
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Do I need to pay income tax to use the money of my own company?

Suppose I own a company. I am the only member of the company. I pay corporate taxes on the bills that my company emits to the customers. That's done. If I want to use the money of the company for ...
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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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ADP didn't withhold any county tax and I had to pay at the end of the year

Our state tax is 3.23% and our county tax is 2.9% Employees at hubby's company who were already working there when they signed up with ADP had county tax taken out. Anyone added later did not and now ...
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Why should I pay tax throughout the year?

I do not have much of regular employment, I work shifts for various employers, so it is up to me how much I earn. However, typically the amount of work I do results in me earning about 550k NOK per ...
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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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What is the best way to pay large tax amount owed to IRS?

I recently did a preliminary calculation of my taxes for 2018 and discovered that I am going to owe the IRS about $16,000. I do not have this amount of money in reserve. My question pertains to ...
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Long Term Transaction reported as Short Term Transaction without basis on a 1099

An investor has held the XYZ for over 20 years. The XYZ company then spins off the ABC company. Over one year after the spin off, the investor sells his shares in the ABC company. It is my claim that ...
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Deferring a W2 income to another year for tax return filing

I worked for 3 companies in two states. I moved to my current company on Dec 1, 2018. I got bonuses and sign-on bonus from all 3 companies (although I returned the sign-on bonus to one because I left ...
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How to determine required gross salary from net take home accounting for UK taxes

I'm looking at purchasing a home and am trying to calculate affordability. I've created a Google spreadsheet which calculates my monthly mortgage commitments based on different input values (...
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capital gains and electric vehicle tax credit with form 1040 NR EZ

This question is regarding income tax in USA for non-resident aliens. In order to show my capital gains and electric vehicle tax credit, do I need to mention/add/substract anything in the form 1040 ...
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Do I have to tell the IRS that I was a student?

I know this question seems backwards, because most people obviously want to tell the IRS that they were students so that they can get a bigger tax refund. However, my wife and I were very fortunate ...
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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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Do digital payments count as cash wages?

According to Publication 926 (2019), Household Employer's Tax Guide, "Cash wages include wages you pay by check, money order, etc." Do cash wages also include wages I pay electronically, ie, without ...
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Dividend from ESOP to Cash - India

I'm Indian and working for a US organisation in India. I have been investing in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) for a while now. During the initial investment period, I had not opted for re-...
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Germany - Tax implications for a full-time contract in the same year of a HiWi contract

I'm about to graduate from a German university. At the beginning of the year, I am working a HiWi (research assistant) job, and the contract ends in March. After I graduate I'm going to take up a full-...
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Tax on apartment purchased abroad

I live in the US and purchased an apartment abroad. I transferred 200,000 dollars directly to the seller, so I never opened a bank account abroad. My understanding is that, if no income is generated (...