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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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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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Should my state wages be different than my federal wages due to HSA?

In 2015, I earned all of my income in Alabama, and I contributed $3,350 to an HSA. I filed my taxes through a free online tax filing service. Later on, I made an effort to learn about income tax law ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I pay my ineligible IRA contribution taxes?

This is a follow-up question to I may have made an ineligible contribution to a Roth IRA. What should I do? In 2017, prior to Tax Day, I made a TY 2016 contribution to my IRA that exceeded my 2016 ...
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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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How will the new tax bill benefit an S-corp individual?

While driving, I heard on some news program that flow-through people can deduct more from direct income from their business than indirectly through payroll (such as ADP). Will the new tax bill let me ...
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Received late K1, but do not owe any tax. Must I amend my return?

I received a late K-1 form. I already filed my taxes. Do I need to file an amended return even if I do not owe any additional tax?
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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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Deducting travel costs for summer internship on J-1 visa

I am a full-time PhD student at a university in Germany. To get funding for my PhD studies, I am employed as a research assistant by the university (I have been continuously employed in this position ...
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What tax forms should I file for my new, 2016 LLC?

I'm the only member (owner). 2016 is the first year (year of incorporation). There were expenses (~$16k) but no income. My plan is to file the 568 by March 15th but not file any federal corporate ...
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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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LLC capital equipment against day job income

My wife and I have started an LLC. the LLC is run our of our house, it is a machine shop. We file our taxes joint-married. She is 51% owner I am 49% owner. I work a day job (for now). We have ...
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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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Moving between countries at the middle of Tax year to reduce progressive tax impact?

Soon I will be relocating from US (H1B visa) to UK. I am not a citizen of these two countries. Since both of these two countries have progressive tax system I have come to conclusion that it would be ...
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Question about 1098-T Tax form

I graduated college in May of 2015. I just received my 1098-T form for the 2015 year, which includes my spring semester. In box 2, "Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses", it is ...
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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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My girlfriend is going to be a public servant. Is it worth to marry now?

My girlfriend and I, have been together for 4 years now. I'm pretty sure she is the one. I'm thinking about asking her to marry me, but don't know if I should do it now, or later. I surely will ask ...
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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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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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If my ISOs are converted to NSOs, do I still have 90 days to exercise my vested options as ISOs?

Let's say I have a bunch of incentive stock options (ISOs) in a company that have vested but I have not exercised yet. If I were to leave the company, I have 90 days to exercise them with ISO tax ...
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Capital gains and income

When capital gains are not considered as an income (as per New Zealand Income Tax Law to be precise) then why capital gains/losses end up in an income statement to calculate net income? Does that look ...
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Paying FICA taxes that employer forgot to withhold

My visa status changed from F1 to H1B in 2017, but my employer forgot to withold FICA taxes for me since the visa status change. (I'm a full-time employee who received a W2, and am not an independent ...
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I overlooked to file Form 8889 (HSA contribution) on my tax return. Should I file an amended return?

I filed a 1040NR-EZ tax return. Only after I mailed it, I realized that I had an HSA which requires Form 8889 and the non-simplified 1040NR to be filed. My W-2 does show a W contribution in Box 12. ...
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Reporting of form 1042-S

I am a US citizen living in Australia, 61 and made a small withdrawal from my 401K which they deducted 30% for tax. I received a 1042-S form from my 401k company for a withdrawal I made. DO I file ...
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Resident alien leaving US and healthcare tax

For tax purpose, I'm considered resident alien for tax year 2017 by substantial presence test. I was on company healthcare plan and COBRA until I left US at the end of September 2017. After that, I ...
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Tax Document/Notification for Arbitration Award

In late 2017, I went through arbitration with a business and was awarded approximately $950 (USD) in the form of a check. My experience has always been that anything over $600 from a business, in ...
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CA taxes on invesment income for part time-resident

I lived outside of the US from July 2016 - November 22d of 2017. All my income from this period is investment income. My understanding is that because it is investment income it does not qualify for ...
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Type of return to file when moving out of the US? (GC holder)

Context is basically as follows. Last year I worked for Google Research as an AI researcher as a GC holder in the US. We wanted to move back to our home country X for an extended period of time, so ...
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How to calculate 1040ES tax payments for 2018?

My first quarterly 2018 1040ES payment is due in April. As I have no regular withholding payments being made (being retired),I have to make quarterly payments to cover Federal income tax. I thought ...
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Is income from bank account bonuses taxable on my state tax return?

I'm a student in the US on an F-1 visa. Last year (2017), I opened ten new bank accounts, all of which had promotional offers. As a result, I received around $3000, and this has been reported on Form ...
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Under new federal tax bill, can I save taxes by not doing payroll anymore for my single employee (me) S-CORP?

Will paying myself only shareholder distributions instead of payroll, and using the new 20% QBI deduction on my QBI of $300k save me more taxes under the new federal tax plan, and allow me to ...
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Tax rate of bitcoin trading for non-resident alien

I'm an international student holding F1 visa in the states. I find information on the IRS page which says non-resident aliens are subject to 30 percent flat rate for capital gains. Does this rate ...
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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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Can I claim a credit / deduction on my “personal income tax” for the “city corporate income tax” that my LLC company located in NYC had to pay?

I live in Chicago, which does not have city income tax. My company is a LLC incorporated in NYC, which has city income tax. So my understanding is that my company needs to pay "city income tax" over ...
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Schedule E (rents) — which line for cost of permits?

I have recently bought rental property. I am required to (and did) register the property with the city. It's not an ad valorem tax; it's a flat fee per unit. Is there any more appropriate line on ...
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What should I consider when claiming relocation expenses in a particular year?

I recently changed jobs with my employer offering relocation assistance as part of the compensation package. I have up to a year to claim the relocation expenses, which consist of the usual items: ...