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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Canada Income Tax benefits if family is living outside of Canada

I am working in Toronto, Canada under Work permit. My family is living outside Canada. I am fully taking care of their expenses. Can I get any income tax benefits for the money I am sending to them? ...
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Filing taxes as a former inmate

My son has been in and out of prison since 2006. He will be out in October of this year again. He has worked in some of the prisons he been to. Can he file taxes for the times he has been in prison, ...
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About opening an LLC with little to report in the beginning

I am a full time employee in Texas and my wife is a stay at home mom. We are buying our third house and it should be ready in about 11 months. We rent out our current 2nd home (of which we own about ...
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Do I pay more tax when 2 extra payments are in this paypacket

I recently worked about 17 hours of overtime in a weekend, submitted it and expected to be paid that month but I missed the cut off date apparently. This is fine, but I will also be paid part of my ...
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Do you need to pay taxes on income paid outside the US?

Non american here. I currently work in a country outside the US in Country A. I have a company training for 10 weeks coming up that is in the US office. During the time, I will be getting paid the ...
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How is the average salary calculated for time spend outside Germany

I spent the last few years working and paying taxes in the US with salary X. I then moved to Germany where I get salary Y. This is also the first time I pay taxes in Germany. Within one year of the ...
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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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I filed a FICA return and sent it to the IRS, but my company sent me a W2C and also refunded the money. What should I do?

I am an F1 student <5 years in the USA and am eligible for FICA refunds. I contacted my company and told them that I will be requesting the IRS for the FICA refund as I was very close to the last ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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List of states that issue/generate K-1s

Where can I find a list of all states that issue state-based K-1s? For instance, I know that New York can issue an IT-204-IP, but what about a state such as Wyoming? Pennsylvania is another state ...
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UK Self Assessment benefit in Kind

I'm trying to complete my Self Assessment and it's fairly straightforward - I don't have any complicated tax affairs or multiple incomes. What's confusing me is the benefits section. I have private ...
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Understanding how the german tax system works [duplicate]

I hope that you can help me understand how the German tax system works. I recently found a job in Berlin with a yearly gross salary of 68000. I am married (we are both Spanish) but my husband is ...
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If I intend to earn on the side doing different category of things should I do it as an individual or as a small business?

If I have a few areas of expertise (that can't fit a classification of services/products) and I'd like to make use of those and provide products or services based on those, should I do it as an ...