Questions tagged [income-tax]

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Can I write off any of my car purchase if I get an allowance?

I was offered an option to get a car allowance when I was hired on a year and a half ago. Last year, I bough a new truck to use for this purpose. I get an allowance plus a mileage rate that is about ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Early Exercised NSO Shares when company is acquired and the tender offer is lower than the strike price

I early exercised my company shares a few years ao at about $6/share and filed a 43(b) tax form. I'm no longer at the company, but all my shares are vested. This company was recently purchased by a ...
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What taxes do I pay working remotely for a UK based company while living in the US?

I am UK citizen and will be moving to the US in January next year to marry my fiancé, but I'm going to continue working for my UK based company remotely from the States. Will I need to pay income tax ...
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What might be the reasons that federal tax refund has been being processed for more than two months?

I overpaid my tax for 2016, and filed federal tax return on April 20 this year, but haven't received my refund yet. The online status is still being processed. Is it normal to take that long? What ...
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How to fill W-8BEN form as an Indian?

I'm a freelancer (individual), Indian citizen working from India and I've to fill the form W-8BEN for a client based in US. I receive the money from the US source into my savings account here in India ...
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1099-MISC and state file taxes

I received 1099-misc for a work from home part-time job for $6,500. No state taxes were withheld. I'm located in Maryland and the employer is in Connecticut. Am I supposed to file state taxes for ...
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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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Should I add (prorated) $5000 tax treaty exempt in state tax report?

I am a F1 visa Chinese student. I did 4 months intern in California in 2016, and spent the rest of the year as TA back in school in Idaho. So I have W-2 forms from both CA and ID. Now I am confused ...
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I have a charitable carryforward from 2011: Can I file in October 2017 (extension) and still take it?

In 2011, I made a large charitable contribution to my school. Some is still left over, despite my having taken the maximum allowable charitable deduction each year. I know that I cannot carryforward ...
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Report KDP royalties on Schedule C or Schedule E?

I have some royalty income from selling an eBook on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing. I received a 1099-MISC for this income, which is listed in Box 2 "Royalties". It is my understanding that ...
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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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Paying taxes as foreigner for working as freelancer for US company

I am a german citizen and live in Germany, and want to work as a freelance-translator for a company called "gengo" , that seems to be registered in the US (quoting from the website: "a Delaware ...
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Tax return if worked partially in the UK and partially in Germany

I have worked from Jan to July 2015 in the UK and from Oct. to Dec. 2015 in Germany. I'm not sure if it makes sense for me to submit a tax return claim. (The tax year in the UK runs from April to ...
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can an S corporation pay its owner as a consultant, so owner can use schedule C deductions?

I'm a consultant with an S corp. If my S-corp pays me as a consultant, so that the K-1 is 0 income, then can I file 1040 schedule C in order to get deductions like: - use of home office, and - health ...
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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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Reporting of 1256 Based Options

I live in the United States. In 2015 I have traded several 1256 based options. The details of each trade were not included in my 1099 and not imported into Turbo Tax. I understand that this is to be ...
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How do you calculate your “alternative tax net operating loss”?

In 2013 I had gains from trading futures (Section 1256 contracts) and then in 2014 I had losses trading futures. A few months ago I amended my 2013 tax return to claim a refund via a futures loss ...
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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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Where do I pay income tax and how?

When I was in the US before, I worked for a company as a independent contractor under 1099. Now I've come back to India, and I am still working for that same company. The company deposits my pay in my ...
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Schedule E: What “Type of Property” do I use when renting out a room?

If I rent 1 out of 4 bedrooms in my house, then 25% is rental and 75% is personal. In filling out Schedule E, I use my house address in Line 1a. Line 1B is for "Type of Property". How do I ...
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Capital gains tax from selling Canadian property for Canadian non-resident

Case: Capital Gain Tax Implications for House in Toronto, ON Purchase value of House in 2000: $230,000 Potential Sale value in 2015: $650,000 Joint-owners: David & Rebecca, married and both are ...
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Salary vs Dividend: is this example wrong?

I saw a link to a great article in old (2012) question. http://vereecke.ca/index.php/articles/will-that-be-salary-or-dividends/ I've tried understanding the article well, but I think that the author ...
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Can IRA contributions be recharacterized multiple times

Are there limitations on recharacterizing (not converting) IRA contributions such that you could not re-characterize a contribution multiple times? Recharacterized an Roth IRA to a traditional IRA, ...
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Where do I deduct convention registration expenses?

My wife does direct sales as a home business and I am trying to figure out the proper place to deduct the expense of a convention registration associated with that business. It seems to me that there ...
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How to report short term capital loss occurred between 16-Mar and 31-Mar in ITR2?

I have short term capital gains from sale of equity shares for India financial year 2013-14 as below (Figures are hypothetical, but the concept is exactly how I am facing it) Gain of Rs.30000 in ...
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Accounting for small business inventory: different beginning inventory

I own a small cottage business selling sports equipment. It's not my primary job, and last year I only sold $500 of equipment. Here's the issue I'm facing: for the first time this year, I'm trying ...
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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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A second income as a couple

I work a regular 9-5 job earning a decent wage. My wife works one or 2 days during the week and gets a varying, low wage. I've started selling items in my spare time and it's gotten to the point ...
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Taxes on a stipend contract in Norway?

I just moved to Norway on a EU fellowship. The contract states that it is not a working contract, but a stipend contract. I know in other European Countries, you don't have to pay tax with this type ...
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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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Taxation of gift from a foreign corporation owned by my parents?

I am a U.S citizen. My parents who are not U.S. citizens have an offshore foreign company. If they send me a cash gift through their corporation: Do I pay tax? What is the max amount I can receive ...
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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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Should I use another form instead of W-2 in case of foreign earned income?

I am a US/Dutch dual citizen living and working in the Netherlands permanently. I'm filing my tax return over 2019, and for the first time. Line 1 asks me to attach form(s) W-2, but of course I can't,...
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How are RSU's vesting on the weekend priced for tax purposes?

My current understanding of how RSU's work is that they are taxed as regular income based on the price of the stock on the day of vesting. However, if RSU's vest on a Saturday, are there SEC or IRS ...

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