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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...