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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What are the US federal tax implications of a forfeited signing bonus?

Example scenario: I accept a job that pays me a signing bonus. I accept the job, and I receive my signing bonus, which is taxed appropriately. However, there is a clause in my agreement that states ...
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US income tax for non US citizen

If I sell In App Purchases ANDROID to US customers from outside USA do I have to pay income tax to USA.Google already taxes a 30% cut.
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How to pay less tax on a high salary?

I'm working as a software engineer in the Bay Area. I file my taxes as "Single" and because of the high salary, I fall into the 32% bracket. Some of my salary goes into a 401(k). What are some ways ...
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Will IRS refund if it double taxes me?

I'm not a US citizen, but was working until recently in the US with a work authorization visa (TN1) For family reasons I had to go back to my country N (where I am a citizen) and I'm currently ...
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Meal and Grocery Deductions for “Long” Business Trips

It's my understanding that meals are 50% deductible on a business trip. Given that, I have two questions: 1) Does this include groceries if you choose to eat in your hotel room? 2) When does a ...
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Paying Taxes for One-Time Contract Work

I completed a one-time technical writing project which paid me $250. I don't plan on doing more contract work this year and was wondering how I need to report and pay taxes for this income? Do I need ...
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How does the IRS know which lawsuit settlements to tax?

A relative received a modest settlement. The judge who worked on the case gave a letter to him, and the letter was careful to specify that the settlement was for a physical injury. The IRS does not ...
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Clarification on State Income Tax

I live in the StateA and work in the StateB as a Contract Employee. Every day, I commute to my work. My Employer ( Contract Holding Company ) operates from StateC. My clarification is, Whether my ...
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Income tax on Medicare premium paid by employer

We are a church in Texas. The pastor's contract with the church includes payment for health insurance for him and his family. The pastor's wife turned 65 this year and is now eligible for Medicare. ...
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If I accept payment through my spouse's paypal who gets taxed?

I have a few compound questions, some of which may border legal SE. So please feel free to defer areas that you feel are in the other category. I have been spending time learning photography and ...
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Why total corporate and personal income tax by using a corporation to income = personal tax if individual at the top marginal rate directly incame?

Tax Planning for You and Your Family 2019 by KPMG. p 189. 11.5 Should you incorporate your small business? If you have an unincorporated business, you may be considering incorporation to ...
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Possibly better to pay RMD penalties than to take RMDs?

Could it ever be advantageous for a wealthy retired person over the age of 70-1/2 with significant taxable investment income to intentionally fail to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an ...
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What taxes are owed by dual US-Portuguese citizens who reside outside of Portugal for most of the year?

Let's say someone is a dual American/Portuguese citizen. They reside in the US approximately 10 months out of the year. They work for an American company located in the US. Would they owe any ...
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Is it okay for non-US citizen contractors living outside the US to be paid by US employers into their US bank accounts?

I'm in a unique situation with my US based employer. I'm an Indian citizen and after a year of working in the US, have had to move back to India. My employer would like me to continue working for them ...
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Should my wife start working in December or in January

My wife got a job offer and we need to decide if tax-wise it's better for her to start in December 2019 or January 2020. Does her status of being employed or unemployed as of December 31st affect ...
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What's wrong with transferring $12,000 from RRSP to RRIF and withdraw $2000/yr 65-71 inclusive? Why doesn't this give you $12000 out RRSP tax-free?

I live in ON. Jim Yih wrote Are You Taking Advantage of the Pension Income Tax Credit? Transfer RRSP to a RRIF. At age 65 transfer $12,000 to a RRIF and take $2000 out per year from age 65 to 71(...
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Does the amount owed listed in my account on irs.gov include both federal and state taxes owed?

I don't see any kind of indication of whether the amount owed listed in my account on irs.gov includes both federal and state or just federal. I've received letters in the mail about how I owe state ...
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Will I get trouble with CRA, if I withdraw yearly maximum Capital Gain without paying tax in ON for many years?

Assume I get 0 income and my Capital Gain doesn't fall. I live in ON. Call F the maximum federal ($12069 in 2019), and P the maximum provincial ($10582 in 2019) basic personal amounts. Retirement ...
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Are profits made from equity investments subject to income tax on top of CGT?

I want to invest in a stock ETF, but I'm wondering if any profit I make from these investments is subject not only to the 20% Capital Gains Tax but also counts towards income and thus subject to ...
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Total Income tax and self-employment tax

I worked as a full time employee (W4 taxes were deducted by the employer) and I was self-employed (independent contractor - 1099MISC i.e. no taxes were deducted by the employer) for some months of the ...
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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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