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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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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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IRS letter received after response due date

Today (January 12, 2019), I received a letter from the IRS dated December 10, 2018 (I live in Germany). The letter has a "response due date" of January 9, 2019. Obviously, I wasn't able to reply to ...
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How does the government shutdown affect tax returns?

Has a government shutdown in the past affected tax returns? In terms of refunds, is there anything to be expected differently based on historical precedent?
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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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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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Can I apply for an ITIN without filing a tax return?

I'm a nonresident alien (Canadian working online earning money from a US company). Currently, they're paying via mailed cheque, but I'd rather be on their payroll. However, in order to do that, I need ...
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Considerations re: LLC on SSDI

I am disabled and receive SSDI. I will have some money from inheritance and insurance settlement from an injury. I'd like to put the money into an LLC (for shelter, exclusion and self directed ...
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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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How can I now claim the benefits if I forgot to submit a W8?

I'm an international grad student in the US, and according to the tax treaty the US has with my country, my fellowship is tax exempt. However, I forgot to file the W8 form with my university, so for ...
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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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Do altcoin trades count as like-kind exchanges? (Deferred capital gains tax)

2018 EDIT: Although this post was inspirational, US Congress addressed this issue in the Tax Reform law of 2017, and any trades after Jan 1st 2018 cannot have this treatment. The few years of ...
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Can IRS levy a bank account in Germany?

Does anyone know if the IRS can levy my bank account in Germany? I bank with Commerzbank. From what I have read, if the bank has a branch in the USA (Commerzbank only has one) they can seize your ...
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Are there limits or taxes on wire transfers between my own accounts in the USA and Jamaica?

I want to wire $22,000 from my Bank of America account in the states to my checking account in Jamaica to purchase a vehicle. Is there a limit on how much I can transfer? Do I have to report it to ...
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For independent contractors, can you use your room as a deduction if you don't pay rent?

I'd like to use my living space as a deduction, I don't pay rent.
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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 Report Cryptocurrency Earnings?

I invested in a decentralized bitcoin business and earned about BTC 0.4 this year in interest from it, but there is no official business - it's purely autonomous (very hard to explain). I also "mined"...
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As an LLC owner who hires foreign, independent contractors, what forms should be used for taxes?

I hired a foreign, independent contractor. All I've heard is to have them fill out a w8-BEN for personal use, and a 1099-MISC to present to the IRS. Are there any other neccessary forms?
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Is it legal to not get a 1099-b until March 15?

It is Feb. 16 and I haven't received a 1099-b for some stocks that sold that last year. The stocks were sold because the company I had stock in (Questar) merged with another company and all Questar ...
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What do I do if an IRS check doesn't arrive?

We got a letter from the IRS stating that we get a substantial refund for a tax withholding. However, the check never arrived even after waiting for a couple of months. (On top of that: We live ...
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Can I contribute deductible money to a traditional IRA if I left my job before maxing out my 401(k) for the year?

I've read these answers: Can I deduct a contribution to an IRA if I also contribute to a 401(k) in the same tax year? 401K participant for part of year - Can I contribute to an IRA? Can I contribute ...
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What should I look for in a lawyer for help with the IRS? [closed]

I need to hire a lawyer to help me file unfiled tax returns in prior years. What are some special considerations/qualifications I should look for? I have interviewed a couple of them and most the ...
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Can requesting an IRS transcript result in more problems?

I have some unfiled tax returns with the IRS. I met with a lawyer that specializes in help with IRS issues and he told me that the first step in their process is to get an IRS power-of-attorney from ...
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Social Security and Medicare taxes not withheld [duplicate]

I have been working with same employer in the US since the start of H-1B in 2016. I just noticed that my W2 shows no SS and Medicare paid by employer. Since I applied for a change of status from F1 ...
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Does IRS Direct Pay use Bank of America or is this a scam?

I went onto the IRS website today to make a payment. In the security part of the address bar it is written Bank of America: My question is this: Is this truly the IRS payment site, or some kind of ...
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US Tax on cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and other altcoin) investments for Non-resident Alien student

I'm an non-resident alien student (on F-1 Student Visa) in the US. Starting in 2017, I invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies last year in the US via Coinbase.com. I'm holding on to most of ...
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Correct way to get paid from a web design?

I did a website design for another company (Basically, I sold them a completed website) for a flat $500. They're telling me I need to file a W-9, but I don't see why because I'm not a contractor for ...
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Does the IRS report Loan Repayments to the credit bureaus?

Having lived abroad for 15 years, I've returned to the US almost 1 year ago and am preparing to buy a house via a mortgage. Naturally, I'd like to get favorable rates. I face a couple of challenges ...
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Why does the IRS allow tax-deferred growth in a VUL?

Why would the IRS allow your premium "over-pays" to be invested tax-deferred? What's their motivation? They already allow 401(k) so why this too? Note: VUL = Variable Universal Life
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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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Band tax strategy - not paying members

I operate a band that makes under $4k a year. A few shows a year we get paid larger sums of money ($600+ per gig), and the venue uses my SSN and sends me a 1099 around tax season. So the "band" money ...
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Can one be non-resident alien in the US without being a resident anywhere else?

My question is as above: Can one be non-resident alien in the US without being a resident anywhere else? Let's assume the following simplified case: a former resident of Germany visits the US for a ...
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Should I be filing taxes for 2017 as a Resident Alien or a Non-resident alien?

I was on F1 since my arrival i.e 07/25/2013. My H1 B was approved on 10/01/2017. Details of my stay in the U.S: 2013: 159 days 2014: 347 days 2015: 365 days 2016: 332 days 2017: 365 days. ...
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estimated IRS tax payments

We sold some U.S. government Savings bonds in June of 2018 that had a gain in interest of double our yearly income. A one time sale. Now, I'm thinking that I will owe quite a bit in taxes and I'm ...
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I don't understand the Qualified Business Income Deduction?

In the USA, the new tax laws include a: Qualified Business Income Deduction I cannot find one place that explains this and whether it is good or bad. Example situation: Married person, with an ...
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I have paper-filed my federal tax but I am not sure if IRS has received it. Should I file an extension?

Because of my immigration status in the US, I have to paper-file my tax form 1040NR-EZ. Then I lost my USPS tracking number and IRS's Where's My Refund doesn't have my info. Should I file an extension ...
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Claiming income/deductions on an illegal apartment

We are currently renting a basement out to some friends of ours. We are asking a fraction of the price of what its worth. I understand the risk of renting without a certificate of occupancy. The ...
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Personal Assets and Initial Contribution for Business Use

How would a person factor using personal assets for starting a business? For example, the owner's personal car, cell phone, and laptop will be used as initial equipment, but the owner will also ...
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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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How to report a 1099-MISC in a Qualified Joint Venture

"A qualified joint venture is a joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or business, if (1) the only members of the joint venture are a husband and wife, (2) both spouses materially participate ...
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HSA erroneous deposit and withdrawal by employer

My employer erroneously deducted $1083 from my after tax paycheck and deposited it into my HSA account. When I brought it to my employer's attention they reversed the transaction deducting the $1083 ...
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For 401k (or IRA contributions), does it matter which part is catch-up?

When you are over 50, you get an additional allowance for the amount that you can contribute to 401k - in addition to the usual limit of $ 18500 (in 2018), you are allowed to contribute $ 6000 of '...
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Can my new technology reduce crypto taxes?

I invented a new technology that kills your gain taxes on crypto transactions and trades... or so I think :) I am hoping that this is the case but I am not really sure and I would like you to tell me ...
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Is the IRS wise to false real estate sales?

I recently was reading some deeds and in one case I noticed that a vacant lot had been transferred for a lot more than its value. On the open market the lot would sell for maybe $300,000 at best. ...
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Resident alien for tax purposes: Still valid after a gap of 2 years?

I was on F1 visa in the US during 2007-2015. After living in the US for 5 years, I filed income taxes as a resident alien for tax purposes for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Then I moved out of the US ...
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Moved to Canada for Grad School, Getting Heavily Taxed in U.S

I'm about to file my U.S. tax return for 2017. In August of 2017, I moved to Canada from the U.S. for graduate school (I am a U.S. citizen). I was on a vacation during April 15th, 2018 and quickly ...
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Determining residency status for IRS with “closer connection” (Form 8840)

I am trying to determine my residency status for US tax purposes. According to the substantial presence test, I am a resident alien of the United States. This is going by the days that I've been in ...
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How to pay IRS CP14H

I received a Notice CP14H from the IRS to pay a small amount of owed money. I want to do this online instead of mailing a check or money order. I went to irs.gov/payments and looked at my options, but ...
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401k loan limits, total or per plan

According to IRS guidance, the most someone can borrow against their 401k plan is $50,000 (or 50% of the plan, if that amount is less than $50,000) If someone had multiple 401ks, could they create ...
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What should I expect when receiving a very large sum in a domestic wire transfer into my bank account?

I am anticipating receiving a very large sum of money in a domestic wire transfer between banks into my personal bank account from a domestic company's business account. What should I expect once the ...
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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) ...