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Internal Revenue Service which is the US Federal Tax authority.

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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) ...
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I live in Brazil, I have no US bank account and received a US Treasury check. How do I get my money?

I'm an US citizen living abroad who has no US bank account and that got a tax refund from the IRS. I have and frequently use a Paypal account, but Paypal accounts for people living outside the US ...
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As an individual citizen, which tax agencies receive your 1099's?

I've heard that statements of interest income are sent to the IRS by brokerage/financial institutions. Do resident states (the state that I live in) also receive copies of your 1099's? If you have a ...
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Foreign priced expenses - actual card charge amount is OK?

For the IRS in the US ... Say you are overseas in Japan and you have a legitimate business cost of 11,123 Yen. You correctly keep the receipt, Yen11123. How to convert to USD when making it a ...
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Tax Advantaged Options for Protective or Special Needs Trusts

I am tasked with setting up a trust or trust-like instrument for a relative. The bulk of the funds will be held about 15 years, until the beneficiary reaches a normal retirement age. The funds can ...
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Do I have to file Form 8843 even if I fail the substantial presence test?

Given the following presence in the U.S.: (All previous years are only short tourist trips) 2016: 6 days (all under VWP) 2017: 0 days 2018: 87 days (4 VWP + 83 J-1) The presence under the J-1 visa ...
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Instead of receipt, can a bank statement be used as evidence for expense tax deduction?

I'm new to tax returns as well as this site. I'm filling my tax returns, and last year I've been taking lunch at this restaurant. I don't have the receipts but the charge is listed in my bank ...
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Why would a previous year's tax deductions affect the current year's taxes?

For the first time in several years, I'm preparing the income tax filing for my family. Since a professional did the preparations last year, we had no electronic records to directly load into the ...
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How does the IRS know which country I live in?

I live in Morocco and I recently ordered an EIN number from the IRS because I work in Envato Market and because we have an income tax treaty with the US of a (10%). Meaning that, If someone from the ...
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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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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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Can 1099 workers have “purchase” type expenses?

In the USA, say Jane is a 1099-type worker - she's self-employed. She has various expenses which are generally deductions from her profit, but note that... https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-...
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During an IRS tax audit, are credit card charges without a receipt a valid proof of expense, or do you need a physical copy?

I'm contemplating if I should save my paper receipts or not. I charge everything to my business credit card. During an IRS audit, can you claim a credit card charge as a legal operating expense or ...
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Should I file for 1040 or 1040NR if I eventually intend to petition for permanent residency?

I'm on F1 visa with OPT status working at a company in US. Normally, F1 visa students qualify for 1040-NR for at least 5 years if they do not pass the substantial presence test. However, there seems ...
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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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Is IRS Sec 408 rebate legit?

Is the $1,680 retiree cash rebate from IRS Sec 408 legit as declared in newsletter solicitation? Spam email offers insights in special pamphlets with subscription to Oxford material.
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How do I know if the IRS processed my money order?

I'm an international student currently living in the US on F-1 status. And recently I filed my tax forms along with a money order with USPS priority mail to the IRS in North Carolina. How do I check ...
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What do I do if my income is just a little too high for “free file”?

I live in North Carolina and I'm using the H&R Block website to file my taxes and finally at the end of everything they informed me that there's a limit to how much I could make last year and ...
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What are tax consequences in U.S.A if my dad pays for my share of llc [closed]

I am a member of a multi-member LLC. My dad wants to gift me money and pay for my share of the LLC. My dad is not a member of LLC. What are the tax consequences if my dad sends money directly ...
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Exorbitant Tax Preparation Fee, what should I do?

I recently received my tax refund from the IRS, however, I also got an invoice for $500 from the tax preparation service that had helped me file my taxes. Firstly, I have a very simple 1040 tax filing ...
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Does a U.S. citizen living in Mexico and getting paid from U.S. company, have to pay taxes in Mexico?

I'm a U.S. citizen living and working in Mexico to help expand operations for a U.S. corporation I work for. I currently file and qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion under IRS rules. My ...
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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 much money from a 529 college savings plan can be applied towards rent when a university offers several tiers of accommodation?

I attend university in the United Kingdom but have a 529 college savings plan in the United States. As I understand it, money from this plan can be used to cover my off-campus housing expenses. ...
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IRS ramifications of renting to a family member who also entitled to 1/3 of home (informally)

My mother quit claimed her mortgage-free home to me many years ago. It was understood that she would retain financial control the remainder of her life, although never formalized as a living trust. ...
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W-4 Allowances - IRS Calculator

I am currently utilizing the IRS Withholding Calculator to figure out what my allowances should be (note: NOT exemptions). My current situation: First half of year up to June 30, I earned 11,700. The ...
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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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Bitcoin Cost Basis Purchases

Suppose that a client purchases 10 BTC over a price range of $180 to $290 and transacts twice with his BTC for a total purchase of 2.7BTC. Two questions: Based on this, the IRS taxes bitcoin like ...
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Can a business reimburse travel booked with award miles?

We have an employee who booked business travel using a combination of credit card (cash) and his award miles (Chase points). He is now requesting a reimbursement of the full cash value of the tickets (...
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Treatment of donations of appreciated stock to a IRC §501(c)(7) Social Club?

What differences or special considerations are there in IRS tax handling of bequests made to a §501(c)(7) social club, compared to the same bequest made to a private party or a §501(c)(3) In ...
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Income reported on W2 was not received AND the company no longer exists [duplicate]

Our situation is the same as in this question: Spouse was employed by the company till Jan 31 '17, but was on unpaid leave for the entire month so no salary. We now receive a W2 for 1 month's wages ...
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Sending mail to IRS by which postal method or courier?

This is the first time I am sending mail and a check inside an envelope to the IRS and I am wondering should I use certified mail by USPS for sending my envelope, or would simple USPS mail be fine? ...
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Can the IRS come after a new limited liability company for back taxes?

My boss owes about $50,000 in back taxes, in which he has set up a payment plan with the IRS. He wants to Start a NEW L.L.C. My question: Can and will the IRS seize money from the new business and/...
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Should I submit a tax declaration if I've been working in USA only about 30 days in total?

For a while I've been working and living in USA (and paying taxes of course) as a L1 visa holder. In February 2017 - I've left the job (so L1-based work permission is invalidated), left the country ...
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The IRS collects property taxes?

I read an article on Nicholas Cage squandering his fortune and among other things it says he was "...eventually facing foreclosure on several properties and owing the IRS $6.3 million in property ...
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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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Eligibility for IRS Free File or Free Fillable Forms Programs

I am looking at the two online options the IRS offers: In one location, the IRS site states: Income below $66,000: Free File Software Income above $66,000: Free File Fillable Forms But on ...
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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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How did the IRS know that Boris Johnson sold his house?

According to several articles, Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister who was born in the U.S., was hounded by the IRS for taxes on the sale of his house in the U.K. For example here: https://...
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When will the 2017 US Federal Tax forms be released?

Right now we're in the middle of 2017 and I'm trying to plan out different aspects of my tax liability that will be due next April. However, as much as I try to search online, it looks like the 2017 ...