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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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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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Bitcoin options contracts tax-advantaged under Section 1256, aka the 60/40 rule?

Are bitcoin options contracts tax-advantaged under Section 1256 like other commodities futures and options? Even if the IRS wants it not to be, do they really have a say? Don't really see the case ...
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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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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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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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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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How to navigate “wash sale rule” with RSU vesting each month?

I'm in a situation where I have a tranche of company RSUs vesting on the 1st of every month. For simplicity, here's what my scenario looks like: May Acquired 1000 shares on the 1st at $10/share. 400 ...
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Minimizing medical costs with HSA

After landing a new job, I opened a health savings account (HSA) in February 2019. I decided to contribute $1 of my pay per pay period to my HSA. However, I can change my contribution amount at any ...
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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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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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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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Where to send my CP14 payment?

I received a CP14 notice. Where do I send my payment? The address I see is Internal Revenue Service, Austin TX 73301-010. Is this correct?
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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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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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Reporting stock that can't be sold

I'm in the US. I understand that I can report stocks I sold for a loss and claim some deductions. What if the stock can't be sold, no one buys it or the company is under? Is there any way to get ...
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What is Tax Return document and where to search for it ONLINE? [closed]

I am wondering whether so called "Tax Return" document for X time period has any alternative definition or form code (form id number)? If yes, what is it? I am trying to find it online for wanted Inc ...
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What form should I keep my tax records in?

... and for how long? I have many years of IRS tax records taking up space. I wanted to do one of two things. Throw some or all of them out. Convert them to electronic form by taking pictures of ...
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How do I fill out a W9?

On a W9 which line denotes whom the check is payable to, line 1 or 2? If a company is an individual/sole proprietor, and line 1 and 2 is filled in which line do I use for the remit to?
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Opportunity Zone 180 Day Reinvestment Rule With S-Corp Sale

I sold stock in a S-Corp on Jan. 1 2018. I was reading up on the latest guidance from the IRS regarding the 180 days reinvesting cut-off. The regulations say that you have 180 days from the date of ...
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How to get an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number as a non-US resident?

How to get an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) as a non-US resident?
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Can I hire a CPA after already filing and paying my taxes if I want to see if there were any mistakes?

When I filed my taxes earlier this year, I was surprised to be owing the IRS over $10,000. But, I did exercise a bunch of ISOs without holding them, and apparently my request to change my ...
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Are online purchases reported to IRS or FinCen

I am an international student in US. if I buy products online using my debit card and my online purchases and wire transfer in (my family transfers me tuition from back home directly in my account and ...
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How do I deal with an erroneously large refund?

Alright, it's a weird complaint, I know. But I just checked on the status of my refund on the IRS Refund Status website, and the IRS had corrected upward the refund I filed for by a lot. Based on the ...
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Do I need to inform the IRS in advance if I gift money?

I live in the US and want to give my sister who lives abroad a large amount of money to help her buy a house. I understand I will need to declare that amount which will be deducted by the amount that ...
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IRS e-file Error Messaging

The following is the error code sent back saying they were unable to process my return due to these error: "Taxpayer TIN in the Return Header must not be the same as a TIN of a previously accepted ...
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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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What does an IRS interview request entail when called in to verify expenses for a sole proprietor small business?

I received an IRS audit for the following: I had to call them within 10 days to confirm receiving the letter. And I've scheduled an appointment 2 weeks later. They basically said I just need to ...
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how long is it allowed for Brokerages to send updated 1099

One brokerage has send me an updated 1099. I am wondering by law how late these Brokerages can send the corrected/updated 1099? I think It is about Feb 20 of the calendar.
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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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Status of unused depreciation on improvements to rental property, at death of owner

How is "unused" depreciation for improvements handled, on real property at time of death? Imagine my uncle purchased residential rental property for $10,000 in 1950. In 2005 he added an enclosed ...
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Claiming depreciation on a Real estate rental

Say Joe began renting out a rental property in 2015 and he has been claiming a reasonable depreciation annually for the tax years till now. For 2018 taxes, Joe wishes to stop claiming a depreciation. ...
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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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Do I owe any back taxes due to an IRS audit? [duplicate]

I just got a call from someone claiming to be the IRS who threatened the police. The number they used was 434-200-8555
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Substantial presence test IRS

I am currently trying to determine my tax status. I am wondering if I should take 2019, 2018, and 2017 or rather 2018, 2017, and 2016 as the year set with which to determine if I am a resident for tax ...
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Would it be a good idea to start my LLC while I owe the IRS?

I’m a self-employed cosmetologist I filed taxes last year and had to pay back $2500 I’m on a payment plan right now and they told me once I file again it will void the payment plan. So, would starting ...
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Statement from investment bank changed after filing - Do I need to amend?

My investment bank, a big one, which we'll call "Bob's Investment Bank" for paranoia reasons, sent me my end of year statement in early February, 2019. My wife and I filed our taxes using the numbers ...
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Reporting crypto currency transactions to IRS

I have made 300+ crypto currency transactions in 2018. Do I need to report all these 300+ transactions to IRS? If yes, what is the procedure? My tax consultant is saying we need to report only ...
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When should I file 1040X if I filed wrong tax form

I am a F1 student non-resident alien and I e-filed 1040 by mistake. The wrong form has already been accepted several days ago. I learned that I must file 1040X to correct my mistake. Here are some ...
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Can a local IRS office provide more help than by phone or mail?

tl;dr: the IRS made a mistake regarding my 2016 tax return, and after a year of phone calls and letters back and forth they can't seem to fix it. Is there a good chance I'll have any better luck by ...
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Accountant/ lawyer will not return my call

I have an accountant who is also a lawyer who did my taxes for about 7 years. I received a notice from the IRS for the years that he filed the taxes saying that I owed $5,000. I sent him the notice ...
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IRS - Tax return of 2017 - Penalty

My family and I moved to the US, with a job, on May 21 of 2017. Since June of 2017, we have been covered by health assurance through my job. (the form 1095-B from Aetna informs 7 months of coverage). ...
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Why would the IRS ask for birth certificates or even audit a small tax return?

My daughter and her boyfriend live together, and he is the sole earner in the home. They each have a kid plus 1 together. H&R Block told them that he didn't make enough to do his return and now ...
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What will happen if I transfer large sums of money into my bank account from a pre-paid debit card or gift card?

I want to use my credit card to put money on a pre-paid debit card, transfer it to my bank account, and pay off the credit card with that money so I can get points. I read that transferring more ...
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Business days in Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income exclusion

I have been a resident of the USA since 2012 and became a US citizen in May 2018. I moved out of the USA in October 2017 and in 2018 I visited the USA in two occasions and stayed for 31 and 2 days (...