Questions tagged [income-tax]

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Maximize negative tax rate

I've been reading articles about people getting negative taxes, and am curious about how much someone can actually earn and still pay 0 or negative taxes. Suppose I have an LLC, and my wife and I are ...
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W9 & Stipend Payment for Hosting International Exchange Student

my question has to do with tax compliance in the way of W9 & Direct Deposit in the way of a stipend that is paid monthly to host an international student. My husband is in the military and has ...
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If my pay period is split between 2 calendar years, which tax year do I file them in?

The pay period is from Monday 12/23/19 till Friday 01/03/20 and this pay period gets cashed into me on 01/10/20 (Not sure if this piece of info is relevant). Do I have to include this on the 2019 tax ...
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Do I still file taxes when I make less than the standard deduction? What about withholdings?

I will be filing as single this year with no dependents. I might aim to make $10,000. I searched that the standard deduction for this year is $12,200. Do I still file my taxes? Do I get the full ...
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Tax relaxation for Indians in Germany

I have recently employed in Germany for one year. I am from India. Is there any tax relaxation for Indians in Germany? I am married.
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Is the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction computed with or without the Standard Deduction removed from business income?

I received a notice from the IRS this month: We changed the amount claimed as your Qualified Business Income Deduction because there was an error in the computation. The difference is in the ...
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Is selling in IRA and then buying similar stock in regular account a wash sale?

Suppose I buy 10 shares of XXXX at $300 in my IRA account on Jan 2nd for total $3,007. XXXX drops to $250 on Jan 10th and I then buy 10 shares in my taxable account for a cost of $2,507. On Jan ...
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kids pooling money for Lego League and taxes

Based on Will I be taxed for accepting money to help needy?, I am wondering how the law goes. Suppose a kid is taking part in a school activity (e.g. http://www.firstlegoleague.org) along with a team ...
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Will I be taxed for accepting money to help needy?

One of my friend, who is very poor, is hospitalized. His total medical expenses are around 1.8 lakhs. He is not in a position to pay even a small amount on this. So, I am requesting people send ...
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How do taxes work if one's spouse dies?

My question is not for estate planning, but to understand taxes (similar to question for Canada) but when taxes have been filed regularly (and pertaining to the U.S., not Canada). Suppose a couple ...
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Independent Contractor

I am an employee and fall within the first tax income bracket in Nova Scotia. I have recently taken up a contract job as an independent contractor that pays about $150 to $200 per month. I want to ...
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How to get FMV ( Fair Market Value ) of a stock on 31 Jan 2018

I want to know how to get FMV of a stock ( Ex. SBIN ) which is purchased from NSE. I want to know this for filling ITR ( India ). I tried over nse website as well as moneycontrol website but could ...
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How do employers determine how much tax to withhold?

I work two jobs, both are casual, and I am claiming the tax free threshold from one job. Each time I am paid from the other job (the one I am not claiming the tax free threshold from), my employer ...
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How are app sales/acquisitions taxed in the US?

Hypothetical scenario: I identify a gap in a company's product offering. I, as an independent developer, write a desktop, web, or mobile application that bridges this gap, and I contact the company in ...
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How are Canada Pension Plan payroll deductions paid by both employee and the company?

I am thinking on moving to Canada but I want to calculate what my salary would be after taxes. I am using the tax calculator at https://simpletax.ca/calculator but there's still one thing I can't wrap ...
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DTAA in case of India and UK

For current FY (2018-2019) , I have some foreign income from UK. I am a resident of India. I was in UK from April 2018 to Aug 2018 and also during April 2017 to Mar 2018. I have paid and filed tax ...
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Maximizing the Cost Basis Reset on Death

Consider the case of a married couple, living in the USA, with appreciated stocks and bonds in a living revocable trust worth between 1 and 5 million dollars. The husband then dies leaving everything ...
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Payroll pension contributions- UK higher rate tax relief

In the UK, a higher rate taxpayer who contributes to a pension scheme is entitled to pension relief to recover the difference between basic rate and higher rate tax for pension contributions. (HM ...
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Is salary for march included in income tax if it gets paid in April?

My mother is a pensioner in India. Her Pension for March 2019 was actually paid on 2nd April 2019. My question is whether this amount would be considered as income for Assessment Year 2019-20 or ...
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How to exactly find out income earned from Fixed Deposits?

I have an SBI savings accounts with autosweep facility such that it creates FD if the amount goes above a certain limit. Now any interest earned from FDs is taxable. However this year, I don't see ...
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How many days it take to reflect income tax paid on form 26as?

Today, I have paid my payable amount of income tax through Government Website as Self Assessment Tax using Chalan 280. Now, I want to file my ITR but same tax paid amount is not available in FORM ...
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Non UK company hiring local staffing

Do I need to issue any tax form to the local staffing we hired in UK for a small event? We are an Event company based in US.
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Is it required to mention money returned by friend in ITR filing in India?

I live in India. For a long time I was giving money to my friend as he lost his job; there was no other option for income. But later he got job so he returned all my money recently into my bank ...
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How to transfer money directly from US to home loan account?

Can we transfer money from US directly to the home loan account? Do we have any tax implications in US or in India? I don't have an NRE/NRO account and want to transfer directly to Home loan account. ...
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Overseas corp acting like a 401k

I run a one man consulting company as an S Corp here in the USA. I was wondering if an alternative arrangement would put me in a better situation for taxes (my goal is legally reducing my taxes, not ...
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Tax implications of operating an LLC in Wyoming with an Idaho bank account?

I operate an LLC in Wyoming, but my local business banking options have high fees. An Idaho bank offers free business checking and is within a reasonable driving distance for the rare occasions I'd ...
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Elementary question about AGI and SS income

I know that 15% of my social security income is not taxed at the Federal level. But is that 15% a deduction or an adjustment? That is, is the 15% counted in AGI or not? I get gobbledegook when I ...
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Tax deduction for penalty paid

Can I get tax deduction for my 2 Lakhs penalty paid to the company to break H1B bond. Is there any section I can mention about this 2 lakhs?
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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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Can I be taxed if a colleague from abroad sends money to my NRI account in India?

I'm residing in USA and have some property in India. An acquaintance of mine who is residing in Dubai has rented that property. Can he send the rent to the NRE bank account I had taken for while I ...
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Self assessment Tax not reflecting 26AS

I paid Self Assessment on 24/6/2019 before noon. Chart status enquiry on 28th confirms receipt of amount in TIN on 27th. But till 30th 11:30 AM it is not reflected in 26AS. How long will it take to be ...
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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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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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What should be my state tax withholding if I do internship in another state?

I am doing internship in New York but I live in California. I am also an international student (F1). Our country has tax exempt agreement, so I am eligible for federal tax refunds. During the ...
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How much of my $5K/yr tuition tax credit ought I transfer to my mom who earned $40K/yr?

From 2009-2015, I was studying in universities, and earned no income. My parents paid all my tuition. We all live in ON. I filed my taxes, but didn't know about claiming tuition tax credits. I would'...
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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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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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How does NPS Tier - 1 80CCD work?

Conditions: NPS Tier-1 contribution from salary per year > 60000 NPS Tier-1 contribution from company per year > 60000 Question 1: How much amount is counted for 80CCD? Is it just salary or also 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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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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Can I transfer, in 2019, my tuition tax credits from 2009-2015 to my parents who paid all tuition?

From 2009-2015, I was studying in Ontario universities, and made no income. My parents paid all my tuition. I filed my taxes, but didn't know that I could claim tuition tax credits. u/pfc-toss ...
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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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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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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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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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