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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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Should rideshare drivers log mileage of individual trips, or is a daily entry acceptable?

A rideshare driver (Uber, Lyft) can deduct vehicle expenses for business use of the vehicle. Should the driver log each trip individually, or is a daily entry of beginning odometer, ending odometer, ...
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How to file 1040NR form as a non-resident alien owner of a U.S. LLC in Wyoming?

I'm an Egyptian citizen, living in Egypt and I own a LLC in Wyoming. I am the only owner of this LLC (single member managed LLC). I use this company to accept international payments through stripe.com ...
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Regarding W-8-BEN for annuity inheritance

My father worked in USA for 11 months in 1985. He made contribution to an individual retirement plan (tiaa-cref) only during that period. The money since then has grown. He expired in 2016 aged 68 ...
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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 ...
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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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What to file as a non-resident alien single owner of a U.S. LLC in Wyoming?

I'm an Russian citizen, living in Russia and I own a LLC in Wyoming. I am the only owner of this LLC (single member managed LLC). I use this company to accept international payments through 2checkout....
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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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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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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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Certified copy of U.S. Visa for ITIN application

I need to request an ITIN number in the United States but do not want to send my passport through the mail. To support my application, I must submit certified copies of my passport and U.S. Visa. ...
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Last year dual status return: can foreign income be excluded for the resident part?

I will need to file year 2018 with the IRS as a dual status return, because I decided I will give back my green card (probably some day late April, or in May). I have had a new job in a foreign ...
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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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Can I legally file zero tax return as non-resident to get ITIN?

I want to obtain an ITIN number to get a credit card / open bank account in the US. I know, IRS does not issue this number unless for tax reporting purposes. I visit the US from time to time on a ...
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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 ...
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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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Form 8936 for 2018- Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit

I have been looking for form 8936 for 2018 in order to file my tax returns but have been able to find only the one for 2017 as below. https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8936 Is there an ...
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Goverment shutdown and the effect it would have on my current audit from where I filed my 2017 taxes in 2018

My husband and I were audited last tax season. We had been working with the IRS all year providing them everything they needed to prove our return was legitimate. About December 15th the take action ...
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What are the US tax implications of owning a controlling stake in a UK private limited company?

I'm currently a US resident alien. What are the tax implications of owning a controlling stake in a UK private limited company? It is unclear how complex filing is and what financial implications ...
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Can a US non-resident alien do tax-loss harvesting on capital gains and income? (183-day rule)

Context: I am a non-resident alien in the USA as a J1 scholar. After being present for 183 days in the USA, I must pay capital gains tax in the USA. My questions: i) can I reduce my ordinary USA ...
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Will the IRS go after foreign countries' pension if you owe taxes?

I am a 70 year old retired Irish citizen living in Ireland. I did live in the USA. Unfortunately, I recently learned that I owe the IRS $15k in taxes from a 401k withdrawal. I own nothing in the USA ...
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How to Respond to CP2000?

I got a CP2000 from the IRS for 2016. It concerns three retirement account transactions. A direct rollover from an existing IRA to a Solo 401K (a qualified plan; 1099-R Code G in box 7) In 2016, I ...
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Applying an ITIN (W7 form) for my F2 spouse to claim an exemption

I am on F1 visa, Non-resident alien, F2 visa spouse claimed for expemtion on basis of Indo-US tax treaty. Which option should I choose on W7 for the section "Reason You’re Submitting Form W-7" a) ...
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How does the USA IRS determine the yearly average exchange rate?

The USA IRS publishes a list of yearly exchange rates titled Yearly Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars. As of this writing, the published average value for ...
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Procedure to mail 1040NR-EZ, 540NR from outside of US

I have to mail my federal and state tax returns 1040NR-EZ and 540NR to IRS and FTB, CA respectively from India? What are the mailing addresses and which is the best courier service to choose to ensure ...
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Consideration Checklist on Becoming Tax Resident in the USA

What things should be considered by an immigrant before deciding on whether to file taxes in the United States as a Nonresident Alien or a Resident Alien? The person making the decision does qualify ...
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Will backup withholding be applied in this scenario?

May be this is a very basic question but I couldn’t find exact scenario on web which I am looking for. What I know: If a US person (located or citizen of US) trades equity in market, then the broker ...
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How to file stipend on ESTA Tourist VWP

I was invited for a conference/meeting to the US for graduate students organized by an US cooperation. Our costs were supposed to be reimbursed by the cooperation in a form of a stipend. After the ...
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Proper depreciation/method/duration for conversion to in-law unit, in older single family home?

IRS publication 527 covers "Basis of property changed to rental use". My question is on the proper duration for the depreciation. Imagine a home was bought for $60k in 1950, with $10k of land value. ...
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What is the rate for Federal Excise Tax on DSL/Cable Internet Connections

I noticed the federal excise tax on my Internet bill (DSL) go from 2.5% of the subtotal to 2.6% of the subtotal. How are these taxes figured out? I saw in an IRS publication that telephone ...
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Do employees get mileage reimbursement?

Given the following: I am an hourly wage employee of a company. At the beginning of each calendar year, I get a W-2 showing my wages earned and taxes withheld for the previous year. The company pays ...
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What does the “Business Rule IND-005-01” error mean when submitting my tax return?

I received this rejection notice in an email: Issue : Business Rule IND-005-01 - If Form 9465 and IRS Payment Record are present in the return, then Form 9465, 'PaymentAmt' must be equal to '...
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What documentation might be needed to support a rental property's depreciation basis, and under what circumstances? (IL, USA)

Last year, after moving out of our residential property, we converted it to a rental. When arriving at a Fair Market Value (FMV) for determining the basis for depreciation, we relied on an estimate ...
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Form W-8BEN income taxable in India/US

I have been living and working in US until middle of last year. I have since been in India but still working for my US employer from India. My employer decided to pay my salary in India after I submit ...
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How to limit potential web based income earned in the USA and overseas from California high taxes

I am an English Lady who has just got her green card and I want to set up a web based Life Coaching business, with Worldwide retreats 2/3 times a year. I live in California and want to keep my Tax ...
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Tax return rejected, received a check

I filed my tax return in 2015 using TurboTax and received a check from both federal government and state. I am currently applying for a loan. When I downloaded the tax return statement (from ...
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Homeowners tax exclusion on sale of subdivided property

My residential property currently qualifies for the IRS Federal tax exclusion of $500,000. I'm considering demolishing the house and legally subdividing the lot for purposes of building two new homes....
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What is the easiest way to correct a misspelled name on an IRS tax refund?

A friend of mine is Egyptian. She received an IRS tax refund for taxes she filed during her time while in the US. Unfortunately she has a rather long name and the IRS tax return misspelled one of her ...
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Filed 83(b) election in wrong IRS center. Should I file again?

I filed my 83(b) on time at the incorrect IRS center (Austin). Assuming I have enough time, should I re-file it at the correct location (Fresno) or is it OK?