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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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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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Does Meghan Markle need to pay taxes for her stay at a billionaires house?

According to reports, Meghan Markle is receiving free accommodations at the home of a Canadian businessman. Assuming this is true, and given Meghan is a US citizen, and considering the fair market ...
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How do I avoid having my revenue taxed twice by the IRS?

I do affiliate marketing for a living. The commission payments get transferred into my business PayPal account and the various businesses also send me a 1099. Normally I would just list the 1099s on ...
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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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Pay taxes to the IRS, before filing, to avoid penalties?

I live in US and in the last two years I had a tax consultant recommend that I pay a certain amount to IRS online each January so I won't get a penalty. This year I don't have a consultant. I earned ...
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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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If IRS instructions for Form 1040 are not available, should taxpayers wait to file until they are published?

Apparently the IRS has not yet published the instructions for Form 1040 for the tax year 2019 yet (as of January 7, 2020). When I go to the standard form instruction index page it just lists the ...
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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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What happens when contributions exceed IRS Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) limit?

IRS has Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) limit of $19,500 for year 2020. What happens if I make more contributions than this limit? Do I need to pay additional tax now? (I am less than 50 years old, ...
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Official tax transcript from IRS

I have to present an official document from the IRS in another country (that is part of the Hague convention). They require the document to have an apostille. However, from I found so far on the ...
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Taxing Capital Gains in an Earlier Year

I know I will have a large $70,000 capital gain in the beginning of 2020 (due to my selling deep-in-the-money covered calls which will expire, and therefore get exercised, in January). Would the IRS ...
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Taking back your capital from your S-corporation

If I put 100k of my own money into my business, and now my business made 150k, can I take out my 100k without it being taxable? If so, how would that be inputted onto the k-1?
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Is one spouse responsible if other failed to file taxes

I have a friend who's in a unique situation. She has not worked since she and her husband were married 7 years ago. He has typically worked contract jobs receiving 1099's at the end of the year. She ...
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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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L1 Visa US to India (and vice versa) transaction tax implications for Wire transfer and Cryptocurrencies?

My brother is moving to the United States with an L1 visa. What would be the tax implications for me and for my brother in the following scenario 1- I send $3000 as outward remittance to his account ...
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For bitcoin, can I use specific lots instead of FIFO for IRS capital gains tax calculation?

I would like to start using specific lots, rather than FIFO, for my capital gains tax calculation as it relates to bitcoin holdings. If I sent coins to a specific wallet setup for the express ...
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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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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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Selling apartment and about to transfer cash to US (moving there). Should I 'tell' the bank, or the IRS something? Any precautions to take?

I got a intracompany transfer and I'll be living in the US for a couple years so I'm selling my apartment in my home country and planning to move the funds to the US to maybe see if it's convenient to ...
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Can I change a cost basis method retroactively?

On Form 8949 of my 2017 tax return, I reported short-term (Box C) & long-term (Box F) "transactions not reported to you on Form 1099-B". Will the IRS allow me to file an amended return that ...
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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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Should I contribute more to my 401(k) or IRA?

I am trying to figure out a reasonable strategy for my situation. I make over the limit to write off traditional IRA contributions on my taxes starting in 2020. I currently contribute 8% to my 401k. ...
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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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2019 FBAR filing deadline missed

This year, I missed FBAR filing deadline of April 25 and also for automatic extension of October 15. It is not because of natural disaster (that's the only relief option I see here on the IRS site. I ...
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Can one file the US tax return (federal and state) electronically when they're no longer living in the States?

I am reading this from the IRS site: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayers-living-abroad … which says the following: Where to File If you are a U.S. ...
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How does the IRS $25,000 purchase limit carry-over work for ESPP?

My company offers an ESPP program. For completeness's sake, the basic details are as follows: There is a 15% discount on purchase. There are always two simultaneous offerings. Employees may ...
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What is the Euro 10 yr Swap?

I know that a swap (more specific an IRS) is an OTC product to exchange future payments base on a principal. In this case, the interest on the fixed leg will be computed trying to have a NPV of 0, so ...
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Could I file for Trader Tax Status with a full time job?

Suppose I have enough trades and meet the requirements to qualify for Trader Tax Status with the IRS. (If I trade in the morning, trading 4 days a week, 15 trades a week, 720 a year, plus any ...
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Is my tax return refund unsually late?

Around May this year (2019) I submitted a (late!) tax return for the 2017 fiscal year. I did so by generating the form with some tool, and then mailing it to the IRS office that was specified online. ...
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How to claim Commuter Parking funds?

I have funds locked into a Commuter Parking account (withdrawn from my bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis) that I will never use. Typically, these funds can only be used on work-related parking expenses....
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Are options on popular ETF considered section 1256 contracts?

I want to learn about 1256 contracts and am wondering if options on common ETFs (like QQQ, SPY, DIA) (not futures) are considered section 1256, because these ETF tracks broad market but does not ...
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Is there a deadline to respond to an IRS request for additional documentation?

When I sent in my 2014 tax return late last year, I also sent in an amendment to my 2013 tax return due to a Section 1256 contract loss carryback (I had Section 1256 gains in 2013 and losses in 2014). ...
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How do I fill out IRS form 1310, as a successor trustee? Reissue a check from the IRS?

I am the successor trustee for an individual who had a living trust. Thus there was no court, no probate. A refund was due the individual, but the IRS chose to issue a check rather than direct ...
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RMD Penalty Waiver

We accidentally neglected to take the RMD from one of our two 403b retirement accounts. As soon as we realized this, we had an accountant help us fill out a 5329 form for each tax year. He advised us ...
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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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Forgot to use carried on capital loss - can I use it next year?

the tax accountant that prepared my 2018 US Federal taxes forgot to carry over the allocatable amount ($3000) of a capital loss that I incurred some years ago. In the previous years, I always carried ...
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Friend from China wants to hire me via contract to receive money and then distribute this money to pay his contracted employees in various countries

Going by the first contract, I'd be receiving a one-time payment of ~40k total and then divvying up and forwarding the money to 5-7 employees in different countries in Southeast Asia and Europe. Then ...
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Do I need to buy a new property to get the tax exclusion from Section 121?

I've owned and lived in my primary residence for about 3 years now. I am about to sell it in a few months and, when searching online for tax information, I saw many references to both Section 121 and ...
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Can I make multiple estimated tax payments to the IRS in a single quarter?

I know I'm required to make at least one payment every quarter before a certain date, but can I make multiple, smaller payments? Will it cause me any trouble if I do? The most I could find was: ...
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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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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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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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Does the IRS notice if the same estate is left sequentially to a series of spouses? Does it care?

Sorry if this is too frivolous. Just tell me nicely if it is. It is very hot, and my mind drifted -- as whose would not? -- to estate taxes. As many of us know, in the US, any amount may be left ...
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What is “IRS compliance testing” for terminated 401k plans?

I have a 401k through a previous employer. That employer recently ceased operations, and as part of that, terminated their 401k plan. As such, the employer directed myself and other employees to fill ...
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Understanidng if a currency transaction report needs to be filed?

I frequently (every week or so) go to an ATM that is in a bank that I do not have an account in. I withdraw $500 and the machine dispenses $20 bills. I then walk up to the teller and exchange the ...
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What is the UK-US tax treaty information relevant to IRS form W-8BEN for a private investor?

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf I am looking to start buying shares in US companies, through brokerage firm 212. I need to fill in the above form to do that. What do I need to put in for ...
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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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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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US Taxes: Married Filing Separately vs Single Filing for NonResident Aliens

My spouse and I are both graduate students in F-1 status for the last year 2014. I thought we could file a joint federal tax return, but now, as per this link on IRS website, it seems non-resident ...
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Is it an issue to have different addresses on two different W-9 form?

Is it an issue to have different addresses (in two different states) on two different W-9 forms that were filled out around the same time, for overlapping jobs?