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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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I'm a Canadian citizen and now a US resident. How do I close my Canadian RRSP and TFSA?

I am a Canadian citizen who moved to the US in 2009. I am now a US resident and Canadian non-resident. I still have a Canadian RRSP, TFSA, and bank account. I've filed FBARs since becoming a US ...
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CP542 backup withholding notice from IRS

I've just received an utterly bizarre letter from the IRS, excerpted below: Notice: CP542 Form: 1040 Tax Period Ending: 12-31-1985 Our records show you have reported and paid all tax due on the ...
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Estate received unexpected IRS refund - bank account is closed

I was administratrix of my late sister's estate. Last November, everything had been finalized, the final check written to her surviving spouse, and I closed the estate bank account. This week I ...
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Shutdown my Solo 401(K) plan and form 5310

I recently shutdown my Solo 401(K) plan at E*Trade. I plan to file form 5500EZ. I have distributed the money to a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. None of the money went into another 401(K) plan. Do I ...
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What is the process for filing individual income tax for income obtained without a W-2 or 1099?

Scenario We have a legal adult called Brittany who has obtained income of $4096.00 from a babysitting job last year. The mother of the children she has been watching has not withheld income taxes, ...
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What does the IRS do about trivial tax discrepancies?

I submitted my taxes (e-file) about a week ago via Turbotax - expecting a large refund. I then unexpectedly received a 1099-INT from my bank for $15 of interest received during the year. I did not ...
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Return of excess employer contribution after transfer to IRA

A few years ago, I had an internship, and had to set up an account with the employer's retirement fund company. A couple of years after leaving the company, I was closing out old accounts, and ...
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IRS Notice CP59 - Did not file taxes

So my wife got a CP59, which is a complaint from the IRS that she did not file her taxes for 2017. That year, as in years previous, we filed jointly and electronically. The year previous we had a new ...
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How to report contributions to UK pension (USS) on US taxes?

I am a United States citizen living and working in the United Kingdom. I am enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension plan. Do contributions to this plan need to be reported on my ...
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How can I get the information why IRS doesn't want to give me an ITIN?

TL;DR: What are the venues we could take to understand why my friend’s ITIN application has been rejected and how do I finally get ITIN? Some Backstory: I am helping a friend from a non-visa-free ...
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Health Insurance: Why use the iterative calculation method?

Context Self-employed Bought health insurance through a health insurance marketplace All premiums for the entire year were "specified" (nothing "unspecified") Need to calculate the the amount of ...
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If my business is under FTB audit, can I close my old bank account?

We plan to switch from Bank A to Bank B and we are currently under Franchise Tax Board audit. We also recently realized that account in Bank A is with outdated EIN that we forgot to update to SSN when ...
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Living abroad with Mexican insurance and HSA contribution

I am United States Citizen. I lived in Mexico all of 2015, I had a high deductible health plan (HDHP) from a Mexican insurance company all of 2015 as well. My plan meets United States IRS HDHP ...
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Where to mail an IRS CP11 notice response?

I received a CP11 notice regarding my Year 2020 tax return and would like to submit a response expressing my disagreement with the assessment. Despite the notice stating I should call to review my ...
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Does a delayed refund suggest that an audit is likely?

My US federal tax refund is taking an unusually long time to be issued this year. I e-filed my return 3.5 months ago and the IRS Refund Status page just says it is "still being processed". ...
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Does IRC §871(i) (no tax on deposit interest for non-residents) apply to interest paid by the IRS on delayed refunds?

Internal Revenue Code §871(i)(3) basically says that "deposit interest" on a deposit in a US bank is not taxable for US non-resident aliens. The IRS pays interest on delayed refunds and ...
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Foreign earned income exclusion for PhD student income

I am a US citizen. I live abroad and am enrolled in a PhD program at a foreign university, for which I receive ~20kUSD/year. I will refer to the money received from the university non-specifically as ...
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What does IRS TREAS 310 TAX REF 0918 mean?

I filed my 2019 tax return. In a checking account I haven't used in years on my returns I received a deposit that says IRS TREAS 310 TAX REF 0918. In the checking account I used for my 2019 return I ...
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Coronavirus CARES Act - How Do I Apply For A Small Business Loan As A One Person S-Corporation?

The US Chamber of Commerce recently published a quick guide on how businesses can file for a loan backed by the government under the CARES stimulus act. The guide splits up businesses as either an ...
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Multiple IRS Levy Notices?

My wife received a Notice of levy in Dec. 2019. We had no issues with this, as we did owe. The amount of the levy has since been met, but the levy is still in effect. We file jointly, so both of our ...
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When shutting down a single-member LLC do you need to close your business account with the IRS?

I'm shutting down a single-member LLC and have filed the necessary paperwork with the city and state in which I live. The only thing remaining is what, if anything, do I need to file with the IRS. I ...
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What are the tax implications of a US account for a non-resident?

I've successfully opened a US checking bank account with Chase with my H1B-visa passport, listing the address of a friend of mine who is a national as my residence address. I've been wondering if ...
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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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2018 tax refund applied to 2019 estimated tax

For 2018 Fed tax refund, I elected applied it to 2019 estimated tax. Internet said it need to be applied to 2019 1st quarter by 4/15.? But I missed this date. Can I apply it to the 2nd and 3rd quarter?...
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S Corp wages and FICA Form 1120s

Should preface this with this is my first time filing Form 1120s (s corp). Really wish I had not taken someones advice and created an LLC taxed as an S-Corp, but it's too late for that now.. Say that ...
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How can I stop the IRS from withholding refunds for a student loan that is already paid off?

I paid off my student loan over 10 years ago. The IRS is now withholding my refunds. How can I prove this loan has been paid?
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Student loans paid already but collection agency claiming loans are in default

I paid off my student loans via pay garnishments and the IRS taking 3 to 4 years of my tax refunds. Unfortunately, I have moved 5 times in last 2 years and I cannot find my files confirming this. ...
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NRA who has unearned income on Form 1042-S

I need to recover taxes reported on a Form 1042-S for my grandchildren who are non native, Native Americans. Under the Dual Tax Avoidance Agreement / treaty between Germany/USA, I submitted a W8-BEN ...
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What are the repercussions of submitting an incorrect W-2 complaint with the IRS for a current employer

As explained in another question, my employer is listing the amount they paid towards my domestic partner's health insurance as imputed income. However, the internet, and two accountants I spoke with,...
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Can earnings reported in boxes 3 or 7 on a 1099-misc be contributed toward an IRA?

I'm trying to understand the 2017 IRA contribution limit as it relates to income reported in boxes 3 "other income" and 7 "Nonemployee compensation" on the 1099-misc. This is money paid to a graduate ...
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Changed my mind about filing with H&R block

I filed my taxes with H&R block. I decided to do my own taxes online. The IRS hasn't accepted any returns yet... Can I get my taxes back?... And redo them?
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Can I carryover investment interest expenses, if I didn't report them on a prior tax form

I just discovered some investment interest expenses from a broker statement that were not reported in my last year tax return. Can I "carry them over" into my new tax return? Its probably an ...
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Pre-Tax Income and Tax Liability

I'm looking over my most recent pay stub trying to figure out what my tax liability will when I file next year. Here's the current breakdown: YTD Figures Gross Pay: 109,245 Federal Income ...
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Can my national Bank use a IRS refund deposit to reopen a inactive account and then use the money to pay on a charged off mortgage

My accountant accidentally deposited my IRS refund in to a old inactive bank account. The bank reopened the account and used the deposit to pay on a. Charged off mortgage. Can they do this
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I've made an addition to my home: how to I reflect the adjusted basis for home office deduction purposes?

For some years I have operated a home office, and taken the home office deduction. The home office deduction (at least prior to the introduction of the simplified method) mandates calculating ...
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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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What is the meaning of "to the extent attributable to contributions" in IRS Publication 519?

In IRS Publication 519 (Tax Guide for Aliens), in a section about Personal Service Income for pensions, is the following text (emphasis mine): Pensions. If you performed personal services in the ...
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Can I get my outstanding IRS balance paid to my bank account?

I am owed money from the IRS and live in Sweden. They sent me a check but I live in Sweden and it is very expensive to cash a foreign check here (or any check for that matter). On my tax return I ...
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IRS - ITIN application

I have filed my 2020 tax return jointly with my wife, along with my wife's ITIN application, back in late Feb 2020. In March, I got a letter for IRS ITIN department saying that we should send my wife'...
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Where does software and trade-journal expenses go on Schedule C?

I can't seem to find on which line of schedule C the following expenses go: Trade Journal Software* *Some of the software has pay-as-you-go, monthly-fee type billing.
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Will the private Belize Foundation have dividends from NYSE withheld at 4% or 30%?

Will the private Belize Foundation have dividends from NYSE withheld at 4% or 30%? I have heard that foreign foundations have dividends withheld at 4%, but Belize does not have DTAA with US.
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Is the 83(b) election deadline inclusive of the start date?

In 2014 I early exercised 10,000 unvested options and filed an 83(b) with the IRS. The stock from the exercise transferred on January 1st, 2014. I called the IRS and confirmed they have the 83(b) on ...
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Stopping erroneous IRS collection

We (my wife and I) had a Required Minimum Distribution Issue (RMD) that was supposedly resolved. We have a letter from the IRS stating that the waiver was granted and that we owe NOTHING for the tax ...
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How to report a C corporation's post-dissolution expenses?

We're filing 2019 Form 1120 for a C corporation (XYZ Inc). In January 2017 my cofounder and I incorporated XYZ Inc in Delaware and registered it as a foreign corporation in Connecticut. We dissolved ...
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In 2018 my parents filled for me as a dependent, in 2019 i filled for myself and received my refund, when do I get my stimulus check?

In 2018 my parents filled for me as a dependent, in 2019 i filled for myself and received my refund, when do I get my stimulus check ?
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Why does IRS Stimulus Tracking Tool Claims “Payment Status Not Available” When I Am Eligible? AND I paid my taxes by check, not through Turbotax

I am in the same situation as many others, my adjusted gross income was less than 75000 in 2018, not a dependent, etc, AND I paid my taxes in 2018 by check, NOT through the tax application. Why am I ...
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Married file jointly, what address i need to use in 1040 form?

This is the first time that I file taxes as a married file jointly! I am a resident alien and my wife is non-resident alien. We stayed in two different states. When I fill out the 1040 form and state ...
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Excess 401k deferral: which account?

I switched jobs in the middle of 2019 and hence have multiple pretax 401k accounts (traditional). I have excessive deferral when I combine my contributions to both accounts (14k to each account) and I ...
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IRS (USA) Form 843 - What if you missed the three year deadline to file?

I want to file 843 for a refund for my SS and Medicare taxes. I filed it on 3/30/2016. And it seems like I have missed the deadline [3/30/2019]. What are my options to claim the refund?
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Rules for cost basis adjustment of RSUs that vest causing a wash sale

I've read through a bunch of posts and couldn't find a definitive answer. In this example, I have RSUs that vest every month from my employer. Let's say I decide to sell 1 share of stock for a capital ...