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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If your spouse passes away do you lose any tax credits (GST and Trillium Credit) owed to them before they died?

My husband passed away this pass on 17-July-2018. Until he passed away we hadn't filed our income tax for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. I am wondering if and when I do decide to file our taxes; ...
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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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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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County tax credits for living and working in different states

I moved mid-year to Indiana, from Illinois. My employer remains in IL. For the entire year, my employer withheld IL state taxes. For the second half of the year, my employer also withheld local (...
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Is there any reason I'd prefer having my school not report a 1098-T?

I didn't get a 1098-T from my school this year. I contacted them about it, and they said it wasn't required in my case, but they went ahead and issued it anyway since I asked. They also told me they ...
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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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What, exactly, makes an “unrelated business” unrelated in the case of junior partnerships held inside IRAs?

My question is concerning the unrelated business income tax on partnership interests inside a Roth IRA. Specifically, I own common stock in a company that's technically classified as a Limited ...
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Can I list multiple wage income abbreviations on Free File Fillable Form 1040?

Background Wage income abbreviations are for taxable income not listed on a W-2. Two examples of these abbreviations are "HSH" and "SCH". Those two abbreviations are mentioned on pages 26 & 27 of ...
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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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When should I expect to see payroll details on ird.govt.nz?

My daughter had two jobs in the second half of last year. The first was a very dodgy outfit that extended her shifts without notice, wouldn't let her take her breaks, and, I suspect, hasn't paid any ...
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Euro rental income earned in Spain but can it be paid in Sterling in UK

I am a UK national with a property in Spain. The tenants of this property currently pay the monthly rental in Euros to my Spanish bank account but have asked if they can change this arrangement and ...
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How does one calculate their AMT MAGI to determine their passive activity loss limitation?

The instructions for line 19 (passive activities) of Form 6251 (Alternative Minimum Tax) mention that you may need to do an AMT version of Form 8582 (Passive Activity Loss Limitations): Refigure ...
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Should I create a simultaneous Part-time Sole Proprietorship and Part-time single-member S-Corporation?

I am self-employed and my business has two distinct parts: Engineering and Design - which makes $50k income / year Manufacturing and Sales - which makes $150k income / year I am currently running ...
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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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Tax return on income less than 8000 USD from royalties

I am a U.S. Nonresident Alien (graduate student in Seattle, WA). I am married, but my wife is not in US. In 2018, I earned ~8,000 USD in royalties. That's my total US earnings for 2018. I have not ...
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How to report contributions to UK pension (USS) on US taxes?

I am a United States citizen living and working in the United Kingdom. I am enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension plan. Do contributions to this plan need to be reported on my ...
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Expenses deducted on tax return with no proof. What should I do if I get audited?

I just filed my tax return for the 2018 tax year (NETFILE, with StudioTax). I work 100% at home, and I rent the place from a landlord. According to an agent of the Canada Revenue Agency, I am allowed ...
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Amended return (dead or alive): What address or addresses to use for various forms?

An amended return multiple forms, most of which require an address. But if the address has changed since the original return, then what address do you enter on each form? For example, the amended ...
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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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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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Are assistance benefits reported as W-2 box 1 income considered earned income?

First off, I recognize that I am not paying any of you to act as a licensed tax professional for me, so I will take your tax advice as just that, advice. The university I attend has financial-need-...
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What tax year do I claim a fellowship if it is on both the 2017 1098-T and the 2018 1042-S?

Note: I am an international student and receive a yearly 1042-S. I got a fellowship in November 2017 but my University did not distribute the money until January 2018. Because I am an international ...
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USA tax treatment of additional gain from an escrowed sale

In 2016, a privately-held company in which I owned shares was partially (irrelevant, I think) bought out by a private equity firm. We paid capital gains tax on the amount received in 2016 (minus that ...
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Can construction Soft Costs be carried forward on Canadian rental income?

I built a home and am renting it out for profit. While building, I incurred soft costs (mainly interest costs on money borrowed during construction, and insurance costs). In the years that I had these ...
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Can I file for federal tax returns for the year 2016 from India?

I was working in US in 2016 while on a project but now I am in India. How do I file for tax returns from India for 2016? I tried e filing through an agent last year but I provided my US postal ...
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If I am eligible for employer sponsored insurance which doesn't offer coverage in my state, can I still get an APTC on the exchange?

Normally if an employer offers "affordable" coverage that meets minimum standards, employees eligible to participate no longer qualify for an Advance Premium Tax Credit, even if they want to turn down ...
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US/Irish Citizen Working for a US company while living in UK--Worth it?

First off, i'm sorry if this has already been asked. I've made the decision to move to London with a friend and I need some guidance. I've been interviewing with a few really good companies in London ...
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Declaring income made in a foreign country

I was in the US from 2010 - July, 2016. In July I moved back to my home country (India) and have been working here ever since. I still count as a resident alien for 2016 in the US for tax purposes (...
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What conditions should we fullfill to pay taxes as a family?

I'm thinking about taking a job in Germany, and for the purpose of salary negotiation I'm trying to estimate my net income using this calculator. What complicates matters is that my family won't be ...
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Moving from Canada to the U.S.: Where will I be considered resident for tax purposes?

In 2018 in the summer, I'm planning to move from Canada to the U.S. I'm a citizen of Ukraine. I would spend more than 183 days in Canada in 2018 and have an employer, but by the end of the year I ...
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Where on 1040 do I indicate withholding adjustments in a community property state (form 8958)?

My wife received a notice from the IRS indicating they contest the amount specified on line 64 ("Federal income tax withheld from Forms W-2 and 1099") of her 1040. I'm trying to determine if we need ...
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Independent contractor for a Canadian company with no 1099 for 6 months then under US payroll with W-2. What to do?

I am a US permanent resident and I was working for a Canadian company as an independent contractor for the first half of 2015 without any 1099s and they wire transfer my wages directly into my US bank ...
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Realtor Credit or Kickback

Its our first home purchase in Maryland, USA. Our realtor agreed to give us 2% kickback (towards closing cost) and she keeps 1% from the 3% commission she gets. If base price of our home is 400K, ...
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What will happen if you filed your taxes with two different locations? How can it be solved?

I was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba and I had done my taxes online with H&R Canada Online. H&R Canada provided me with some papers to print out and then it was settled, I moved to Sudbury, ...
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How do I take the state sales tax deduction if my spouse lives in another state?

My wife and I live in two different states, and I'm currently in the process of filing our 2014 income tax return. We are Married Filing Jointly. I have income from only the state that I live in, and ...
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Is it true that as long as you are on a TN visa you have to file taxes in Canada as residents?

My husband has been working in the USA on a TN visa since August 2012. Me and my son moved to USA in August 2014. My husband has been filing taxes in the US as a non-resident and in Canada as a ...
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Married filing jointly, withholding number does not match actual tax savings

I am getting married this year (2019). My wife will not be working or bringing in any wage. Beginning in 2020, I plan to submit a new w-4 to specify a withholding amount, with the goal of having a ...
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Does passing an IRS audit with flying colors affect in any way the probability of an audit in a later year?

I am asking this out of curiosity; we will not change our good behavior on tax reporting based on this answer! Several years ago, we had a thorough audit on our federal income tax return (US). The ...
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U.S. Amending Tax - Should a 1040x be made if I forgot to include 1099-r but there is no difference in taxable income?

I was notified last year when I went to the tax office that I didn't include a 1099-r early distribution. This is the distribution in question: I am confused because the TurboTax UI shows my ...
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Claiming standard deduction on 1040 NR while not being a student

I am now physically located outside the USA (in India) and am not a student, but have financial assets in the USA generating income. I purchased these assets while I was in the USA and continued to ...
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Interpreting double-taxation agreements

I'm preparing to do my taxes for the first full year after migrating from New Zealand to Canada, and am now a tax resident of Canada. The countries do have a double taxation agreement in place (https:...
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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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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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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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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 (...
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Should I indicate on Form 1 for 2015 for Massachusetts my current address or my address in 2015?

I am filling out a 2015 Form 1 (mirror) for the state of Massachusetts in the United States. My address has changed since 2015: I now live in a different state in the United States. Am I supposed to ...
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Must I file a tax return for my S-corp LLC?

I created an LLC with S-corp election in 2018 in anticipation of doing some freelance work. In the end, I did not do the work and my LLC had no income. Am I still required to file a tax return for my ...
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Advice for finding a qualified accountant for grad student & real estate tax and financial planning

I'm a bit worried about getting bad tax advice this year for a number of reasons. I just started a PhD program this fall, which meant a number of big changes for me: I had to sell my house and move ...
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Should I use 403b while filing 2555

I am a US citizen and have started a new job working at a US university. However, I live outside of the US and am considered domiciled permanently abroad (I have a "Bona Fide" residence outside of ...
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Receiving money in US for work performed overseas

I previously lived in the US on a work visa and so have a bank account there, but am now living overseas (with no tax residency status in the US). I am performing freelance contract work for a US ...