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Qualifiying Life Event allow one to change coverage plan

Employer provides four plans, with the following three that interest me, PPO, HMO, CDHP During open-enrollment I choose PPO. I marry. This counts as a QLE. Am I allowed to change to CDHP midyear? ...
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Interest accrued on $2600 security deposit for 5 years

I paid a $2600 security deposit. We were there 5 years. What should my deposit have earned in interest in NY?This particular landlord never gave us any information on an escrow account. He owns ...
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How can I be sure if my grandfather's money is safe?

Years ago, my grandfather sold an old apartment and opened an investment account with a financial advisor he knew from his neighbourhood. The financial advisor works with a broker and my grandfather ...
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Filing Sales Tax Return When 3rd Party Collects & Remits Sales Tax - App Store & Google Play Scenario, US

In many cases App Store & Google Play will collect & remit sales tax themselves for your sales. Question is how to file this scenario. Do you file these sales as "non taxable sales" or do ...
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NYS Part-time return and Federal Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

I have a hard time to understand how to report the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion on New York State form IT-203 when filing as a part time resident. Specifically, I was living in NYC, accepted a job ...
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Why do sellers care about down payments?

I'm going through the process of buying a home now. Whenever I make an offer, the seller wants to know how much of that will be down payment. Why do they care? Isn't the combination of the down ...
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Does pre-qualification for a mortgage affect your credit score?

If submit a mortgage pre-qualification application, does my credit score go down? Does it trigger a hard credit check? Or do the hard credit checks only come when the mortgage process goes further ...
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How to treat a bonus for tax purposes if moving states

I moved from NY to a tax-free state in December of 2018. In January of 2019, I received a cash bonus from my employer. Despite not living in NY anymore, the company withheld NY state income taxes for ...
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Optional vs Mandatory State and Federal Paycheck Taxes for NYS

I live in New York state (upstate; not NY City) and am wondering which of the following taxes I must pay out of my weekly paycheck: Income Tax Federal State Local FICA & State Taxes ...
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Is there SALT on long term capital gains?

I see that long-term capital gains tax rates are 0%, 15% or 20%. But these are federal so is there also a state and local tax on long term capital gains? Specifically in New York City, which for ...
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new york state 529 k-12

https://www.nysaves.org/home/fe.html Under New York State law, distributions for K-12 tuition expenses are considered nonqualified withdrawals and will require the recapture of any New York ...
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Vehicle has been broken into. Missing registration, insurance cards

My parents are currently out of town and they have left their vehicle parked on my block. We just discovered that the vehicle has been broken into. Aside from a few personal items, thieves have also ...
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Remote state taxes

I live in Florida and I work remotely to a New York office and I am being paid thru their payroll not 1099. The employer has been deducting NY state tax and I know Florida does not have state tax. I ...
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Sublet my apartment or break my NYC lease with forfeit of security deposit?

My NYC landlord has agreed to let me out of my lease agreement if I forfeit my security deposit of $3,225.00. In the rental agreement I have six free weeks of rent on an 18 month lease. So the net ...
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Paying for nursing home care: What is the relationship between Medicare and owned property?

This question is prompted by a comment in a question I asked previously regarding the finances of aging parents (assets include a small savings and some property). I will summarize the comment as ...
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Forgot to check “Yes” in the question about the foreign account

In 2017, using Credit Karma, I filed a tax return by must have said "No" to the question about foreign accounts. The max aggregate balance of all my accounts in 2017 was under $10,000 so I didn't have ...
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Do I have the right to insist on my options being 100% vested if they are for work already performed last year?

I am getting some stock options for work I already finished last year, but they said it needs to vest for tax reasons. My lawyer said I don't have to pay taxes until I exercise my options which ...
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Does New York State law require me to e-file if I use TurboTax?

If I use Turbo Tax to prepare my taxes with locally installed software, and specifically Turbo Tax with New York State, to prepare my returns, am I permitted to file my returns by mail and paper, or ...
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Switching last year's New York State income tax return to part-time resident?

I am a US citizen who in 2018 worked in the Netherlands for a Dutch employer. I left the USA in October 2017 and went back to NYC only for 31 days in 2018. I don't own any house and my last apartment ...
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Allowances for New York State W4 form

Why is it that you can't allow yourself as an allowance in the NY state form? In my case, I put the number of allowances as 1 in the federal W4 form and 0 in the NY state W4 form. Is this normal? Or ...
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Does the custodian get removed from a UTMA Account when the minor is emancipated?

I have a question about the UTMA rules. If the minor (age 19) gets emancipated through marriage, does the original custodian get removed? Or how does emancipation effect the UTMA account?
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What is the sales tax for businesses in New York state?

I got a bill for an expensive item sold to me in upstate New York near Syracuse. The sales tax was 8.5%. I read a sales tax guide by New York City Department of Finance that seems to say that the ...
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NYC - Does New York City tax scale similar to Federal taxes?

As far as I understand it: If I make 5k yearly versus making 50k yearly I fall into a different federal tax bracket and the amount I'm taxed becomes modified (this is the simple explanation). ...
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New York, Rental Apartment in Chinatown has issues with Gas Connection. Can I get rent abatement

I live in a rental apartment in Chinatown, New York area. My building had its gas turned off by ConEd because of a faulty pipe. Talking to the super, it seems the landlord as no immediate plans to fix ...
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What are good money making ideas for teenagers in the city? [closed]

we are 3 teens in the city looking for ideas to make money. We are minors enrolled in a good school. We are interested in filling our free time but make money during it. Here are some of our ideas -...
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Tax returns while working in 2 states

Situation: NYC Resident Work 1-2 days a week in NYC Work 4 days a week in CT Employer is taking taxes of my paycheck to both states which sums up to about 40% in taxes Questions: I was reading that ...
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How to sell unregistered car to out-of-state buyer?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this question, but I came here based on this meta post. I have a car that has been sitting in a friend's garage in NJ for about a year, unregistered. It was ...
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Broker charging 15% on leasing a no fee apartment in NYC. Can he do this?

I am going to sign a lease on a no fee apartment in NYC and my broker is charging me 15%. Can he do this? I thought no fee means the landlord/management company pays the broker? Please advise.
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State tax when living in WY and working 100% remotely for a NY company?

If I live in Wyoming but work 100% remotely for a company in New York City, do I have to have withheld or pay NY state income taxes? Note that Wyoming has no income tax. When I say 100% remote, I ...
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The state tax I owe from my return has not been taken - how should I proceed?

I submitted my New York State resident tax return close to 6 weeks ago. I filled the form (IT-201) on my computer, printed and signed, and then put it in the mail in a random mail box in Manhattan. I ...
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Make 100k, how much mortgage can I get in NYC?

I make a little over 100k a year in nyc as a programmer and have 200k saved up. I'm looking to get a mortgage to buy a condo in lower Manhattan sometime in 2019-2020. How much of a mortgage can I ...
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Does an extended stay hotel qualify as “living quarters” for New York tax form IT-203?

I was in New York City for about 3 months last summer for an internship. During that time, I lived in an extended stay hotel (in NYC). Item H of the New York tax form IT-203 asks whether I "had ...
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Can I e-file my NY tax return for free if I made over $66,000?

I am trying to file my New York state tax return as cheaply as possible. I have already e-filed my federal return for free. I see on https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/efile/other-efile-options.htm the ...
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What's the best frugal way to move from CA to NY?

What's the best frugal way to move from CA to NY? I am not moving furniture and I plan on driving my car, a prius, across country. I mainly have clothes, shoes, some small odds and ends, and ...
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Am I required to file taxes on an LLC that made no money?

I live in NY and created my LLC in November 2017. I didn't have any revenue for the two months of activity. Am I required to file taxes for 2017 on that LLC? I can't imagine that they would want to ...
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New York tax forms and software incompatibility

This is either a where-to-download question or a software question. The federal tax forms can be filled out with free Foxit pdf software. One can easily save the basic data in an XML file and import ...
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Saving for a New Home

My wife and I are saving for a new home in NYC. The only debt we have is a student loan (about $26k left at 3%). We have $47k in the bank and our Household Income (HHI) is about $300k. We owe just ...
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Is NY sales tax applicable to visitor

I am going to stay in NY for a week and I will buy few electronics. This will be a around $15.000. I would like to know if I need to pay sales tax; or I am exempt from paying the sales tax as I don't ...
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Live in NY but work remotely for a company in Virginia. Which 529 plan can I deduct taxes?

I live in NY and I just started working remotely for a company in Virginia. I will not be moving to Virginia. I've been contributing to my NY 529 plan since I can get a state tax deduction on it. ...
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Raised 100k on a gofund.me campaign to teach a hands on electronics repair workshop for the next few years. How do I pay taxes?

I managed to raise 100k on a gofund.me campaign to teach a hands on electronics repair workshop. This amount lets me do workshops at least twice a month for the next 3+ years. Since I received this ...
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My tax refund is exactly $3000. Did I hit a cap?

My tax refund this year will be $2,043 from the federal government, and $957 from New York State. That comes out to exactly $3000. I figure the chances of that happening are pretty low. Is there some ...
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How to report paying having paid estimated tax?

On 12/26/2017 I paid x dollars to New York state as an estimate of what I owed for 2017. After going through the turbo tax flow, it shows my state tax balance as x. Is there any way to tell turbotax ...
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How to file with both a W2 and W2c?

My employer sent me an incorrect W2. I then received a W2c. The W2c has empty fields that are filled on the W2. For example: Box 16 has previously reported and corrected. But Box 17 is blank. My ...
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Discrepancy in W2 form's state tax (resident of one state; worked in another state)

I am a resident in NY who worked in NJ for less than 4 months and then came back to NY. In my W2, my state wages (field 16 in W2) for NY and NJ state doesn't add up to the total Federal income. It is ...
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Does the increase in the Child Tax credit affect the Empire State child credit as well?

NY state has a tax credit called the Empire state child tax credit. According to the description of this credit on the NY state department of finances website If you claimed the federal child tax ...
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US/NY: Benefits of paying SALT before 12/31

I'm a resident of New York City. An accountant mentioned that I should consider paying state and local income tax on income earned in year 2017 before the end of 2017. I don't remember the reasoning ...
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Does the address on a W9 matter? IE for state taxes?

I have a PO box in CA where I have been receiving mail, and wish to continue to as I don't have a stable address in NYC where I live. When I send clients a W9, would it be an issue to use a CA ...
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Incentive Stock Option (ISO) tax question - more specific this time

Here's the scenario: I live and work in New York City. On November 1, 2017 I get granted 80,000 ISO's that vest over four years (with a one year cliff). The strike price is $3. On November 1, 2018 ...
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Tax implications of exercising ISOs and using proceeds to exercise more ISOs

On November 1, 2017, I am granted 80,000 ISOs that vest over four years (with a one year cliff). The strike price is $3. On November 1, 2018, 20,000 of the options vest. The FMV has grown from $3 to $...
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Is it better to trade a car in and save on taxes or sell a car to a private party?

So my mother has a 2012 Toyota, and she is not really into it. She is short and it has poor visibility. I want to get her a 2014 Subaru or CRV but I'm trying to figure out what the best approach is. ...