Questions tagged [income-tax]

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Is there a non-income tax way of my father paying off my house?

My father will soon be moving in with me as he is retiring at the age of 77. We are wanting to pay off my mortgage ($250,000). But we want to do it all in my name because we don't want it to appear as ...
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How do I set up the books for LLC taxed as a C-Corp?

Most resources online for bookeeping for LLCs immediately repeat a myth about C-Corp taxation subjecting you to double-taxation, declare that nobody would set up their single-member LLC as anything ...
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How to handle taxes by using credit card app (Square)

My old workplace wanted to contract me in to help with some on going issues they had. They ended up having me sign up to square which is a credit card service that charges a small fee when you charge ...
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Tax safe harbor rule with estimated payments (no tax liability on prior year)

I am a Spaniard and immigrated to the US on January of this year. I worked in the US in 2015 & 2016 and filed taxes for those years, but I was not in the US during 2018 so I had no tax liability ...
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Does money spent from lawsuits get reported in tax?

I had the unfortunate experience of taking my landlord to court. We eventually reached a settlement where I got some money. I strongly believe I should have gotten more and have evidence to support ...
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Should CRA be paid as soon as tax return is submitted or should I wait for their response?

I just filled my tax return with the CRA. I know that I will owe some money as I worked as a contractor without tax taken off. Should I wait for the CRA to assess my return and tell me if I made any ...
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over contributed after-tax 401K

I have had two employers in 2019. Through both employers, I made around $18K pre-tax 401K contribution combined in 2019 (which is less than $19K limit). However, through employer match and after-tax ...
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Tax treatment of cash bonus for new rollover IRA account

Questions: Is this considered a contribution subject to things like yearly Roth contribution limits? Is there any special tax treatment? Such as the cash bonus in regular IRA becoming after-tax ...
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Ensure tax compliance before moving to US. Investments in Offshore mutual fund that holds US stocks

As a non-resident alien, a person has to fill a W8-BEN form. Non-resident aliens are subject to withholding tax on dividends from US stocks (is that Ok?). Should the fund have had withheld those ...
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Foreign moving to US with investment in offshore fund through third country broker

A person from country x has a broker that some years back recommended investments in y fund. Say this one: Amundi Funds II Pioneer U.S. Fundamental Growth https://international.pioneerinvestments.com/...
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Traditional IRA Withdrawal Strategy

My father is retired (age 66) and makes $35K between his pension and Social Security. He also has a traditional IRA with $60K that he is not currently withdrawing from. My mother is currently working (...
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FBAR last year of residence

Next year leaving U.S. for good. Gonna obtain sailing permit with IRS and file taxes as soon as possible. I will need to file FBAR for 2020 as well. Should I file FBAR only for part of the year I ...
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Do I have to pay income tax and capital gains tax on S-corp distributions when my stock basis is $0?

Consider the following hypothetical: I start an S-corporation as sole owner and employee but contribute no initial capital or assets. My starting basis is $0. (My initial investment is my expertise, ...
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401k Taxes (USA) — Traditional vs Roth (not IRA)

Good afternoon, Looking for the 401k tax pros out there. I have four primary 401k tax related questions: 1) Income Tax Bracket at Retirement: When retiring and "cashing out" on a trad 401k: I ...
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Shared Income System

I would like to share my salary with a small group of family or friends. Is there a way to do this without the income being taxed twice (once for me and once for each friend?
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Is it true trips for YouTubers are tax deductible, while investment research costs are not?

In USA, for a YouTuber who earns US$60,000 per year for making Pokemon Go videos on YouTube and takes about 8 trips to Japan, Europe, Taiwan, Chicago, sometimes not because there is a Pokemon Go event,...
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Self assessment: Entering in sideways loss relief from previous year

Any one au-fait with Self Assessment? I am not sure where/how to fill in the online self assessment form to do this: Claim previous year's losses in one business to claim relief on this years ...
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When do we have to pay the tax for 401K withdrawals?

I am planning to withdraw money from my 401K to use it for down payment on a house. The question is, when do I have to pay the tax? If I withdraw it in 2020 after I file my tax return, would I pay the ...
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Are friends and family discounts or employee discounts taxable?

I recently read this article which says in Canada: "barter transactions are only taxable when the goods or services you're giving up are of the kind generally provided by you in the course of ...
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How should I report cleaning expenses on airbnb

I am trying to file my U.S. joint tax return for year 2018 and I have a question. My wife was running an Airbnb rental business for which the 1099 was reported to the IRS by Airbnb in the amount of ...
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where to fill tax deduction for legal fee related to “related to doing or keeping your job” in form 529?

I filed for extension in april because i didn't have this information but need to file by Oct 15th. I paid around 750 dollars last year to consult lawyers regarding a threatening letter from a former ...
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Am I exempt from backup withholding

I am in USA. I am US citizen. Apart from my 9-5 (W2) job I work on the side creating videos for an online website. Few days ago they are requiring that I fill out a W9. I also have to specify if I ...
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Tax return: foreign savings account in foreign currency that depreciated?

I want to clarify what is the correct way to handle taxes in my situation. I'm working with CPA, but we have different views on this topic. I'm hoping to get the proper way to handle it. Google doesn'...
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Does a restocking fee still qualify as a business expense?

This is a question about federal income tax in the United States. I am an independent contractor/sole proprietor in the field of software development. Projects I work on sometimes require me to ...
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What happens if the IRS owe me refund, but I file my taxes after the extension deadline of Oct 15?

What will happen if I overpaid the taxes on the extension form, but failed to file before Oct 15 deadline ? Do I lose any of the refund ?
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City of Detroit Individual Income Tax Interest and Penalty Calculation

I tried to read the instruction from https://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/5313_Book_642104_7.pdf in order to calculation the interest and penalty I need to pay if I sent the payment. However, I ...
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Where do I pay tax if I am a digital nomad with residency of more than one country?

I am citizen of country A. I moved to country B few years ago where I opened a virtual bank account with a organization registered in country C while using country B as my residence. Now I don't live ...
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Tax deduction for legal fee in defending my current job related to a threatening letter?

I paid around 750 dollars last year to consult lawyers regarding a threatening letter from a former employer related to company confidential information where they asked me to sign additional ...
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Treatment of PTP in QBI decution

I am trying to understand the new QBI (Qualified Business Income) deduction rules in the US. I am confused about the treatment of PTP (Publicly Traded Partnerships) income. The IRS provides two ...
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Salary increased 25% and tax withholdings increased 300%? Help with my W4

I've filled out the W4 five times now and keep getting a high number. At my old job, about $344 was withheld in my biweekly paychecks and my new job is withholding 4 times as much. My new salary: ...
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Forced to file W-9 even not passing Substantial Presence Test

I just moved to the US in September. Because I receive salary in the US, have a US address and US driver's license and everything, Fidelity, where I have a company stock plan account, my bank, and my ...
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LLC Partnership vs. S-Corp In 2019 With Qualified Business Income Deduction

I've got a small business (LLC, taxes as a partnership) with $700,000 of revenue and $500,000 of profit. Company is a husband and wife combo (consultancy), with consultants for other expenses. I've ...
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Calculate T-Rex score step by step

I am having problem calculating T-REX Score which is given here https://larrybates.ca/t-rex-score/. I can calculate my T-REX Score by putting my data in the calculator given in that website. But I ...
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Do you have to pay taxes on a Unison “investment”?

I keep getting these Unison solicitations in the mail. Another question discusses whether or not this is a good deal in general, but one thing I don't see mentioned is taxes. I have searched quite a ...
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How do taxes work if I don't live in any country [duplicate]

Say I work remotely whilst traveling around the world for a year or two. During this time I will not have a home address. Would I have to pay income taxes during my travels? If so to which government?...
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Avoid taxes after pay rise [closed]

Background: I received a substantial pay raise which puts me in the next tax bracket for income tax. After tax, I would still have more net income than before the raise (in fact, more than 80% of the ...
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Can I send money to indian saving account from Canada bank account?

I am confused about how to send money from Canada bank account to my Indian Saving account since I came to Canada only for work assignment for 1 year. I came to Canada in November,2018 and moving ...
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Additional withholding

I have claimed 9 federal withholdings for the entire year and just switched back to claiming 0 August 1st as I should have done from the beginning of the year. I do not want to owe taxes so I have ...
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Title of tax type

What is the title of the tax type that a small business pays when they submit a tax return? Is it the income tax? Also, there are some small corporations that do not sell anything but offer services. ...
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NYS Part-time return and Federal Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

I have a hard time to understand how to report the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion on New York State form IT-203 when filing as a part time resident. Specifically, I was living in NYC, accepted a job ...
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Is there a way to transfer a cultural donation tax receipt? (Canada)

Canada specific question. My father is planning on making a cultural donation to a museum. He will receive a 100K tax receipt for the donation. My marginal tax rate is significantly higher than his, ...
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Forgot to use carried on capital loss - can I use it next year?

the tax accountant that prepared my 2018 US Federal taxes forgot to carry over the allocatable amount ($3000) of a capital loss that I incurred some years ago. In the previous years, I always carried ...
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Minimize taxes now that I earn more

Background I recently received a hefty promotion for $350k (plus stocks and bonuses) with the same company. Now that I can finally start to pay down my debt, I'm not so happy that suddenly 45% of my ...
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NYC Tax Rates on Educational Software

I've received consumer subscriptions, and now sending an invoice to a school, for an educational technology piece of software (a web based video game, non-downloadable), and am curious about NYC tax ...
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Deduct business expenses on salary income tax as a married couple

So let's say that one spouse is working full time for simplicity let's say this spouse is making 100k/y and paying 30k/y in income tax. Then let's say the other spouse is running a sole proprietorship ...
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Self employed half the year unemployed the rest. Do I pay quarterly taxes?

I was unemployed from January-June and started becoming self-employed from June-December. Do I need to pay quarterly taxes? I will owe more than $1,000 in taxes for being self-employed half this ...
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Tax Rate for 16-Year-Old

What is the tax rate for a 16-year-old who works for $10 per hour? How much would be taken off of their paycheck?
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State Income tax when splitting a day between states (in the USA)

First of all, I realize that when traveling to another state for employment it is commonplace to owe taxes in that state for the work performed+sourced in that state. Example: you work/live in ...
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Do I pay tax in New Zealand or Australia as a resident of Bolivia but citizen of Australia?

I reside in Bolivia although I am an Australian citizen (but regarded as a non-resident of Australia for taxation purposes.) I was invited to teach a series of workshops in New Zealand over a 2-week ...
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When first incorporated, I created 100,000 company shares worth $1 each. What does this mean?

When first incorporated, I created 100,000 company shares worth $1 each. What does this mean? Does the value mean anything? Because I just started, no capital was paid. Do I also have to pay Capital ...