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Bought stock at higher price than current price

I wanted to buy stock ABCD at a price of 880. The current price was 900. When I bought, I set 980 instead of 880 and it was fully executed. I don't understand how it is possible to buy stock at a ...
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Estimated Taxes after surge in income

Last year my self-employment income was $300k and I paid about $80k in federal taxes. This year, in the first quarter, all of my business dried up and I had $0 in income. Turbo tax was advising me ...
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Accidentally cashed out 401k instead of rolling it into an IRA. What do i do?

I've recently changed jobs (past two weeks) from an employer with a 401k to a new employer who does not offer any retirement accounts. I made a huge mistake and accidentally cashed out my 401k ...
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How do I solve an accidental violation of Medicare's 6-Month look-back HSA contribution prohibition?

I'm 67 and worked past 65, not enrolling in SS, Medicare A or B. Therefore, I contributed to my corporate HSA through October 2020. I stopped contributing immediately when, upon my research, I heard ...
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401(k) forfeited and check issued. What can I do to avoid penalty?

Recently, I checked the website of the last 401(k) plan that I contributed. I found that the account was "forfeited", which I assume it means that it was closed due to not being an employee of the ...
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Can you be penalized for setting an arbitrarily high number of allowances on your W-4?

I withheld too much in taxes this year. I will benefit a good amount from the Lifetime Learning Credit, which I hadn't heard about until today. Even if I don't pay a cent in taxes for the rest of the ...
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The five-year rule and backdoor Roth IRA conversions with non-deductible contributions

I have a Roth IRA that was opened and initially funded more than five years ago. Now that I'm earning too much money to make regular contributions, I'd like to further fund this account through a ...
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Does it make sense to start saving into a 401k, if you might move out of the US before retirement?

Contributions to 401k funds are subject to a 10% penalty if taken out before the age of 59.5. Presuming my employer has a 401k matching program, does it make sense to contribute to a 401k if I might ...
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Arguments on the "unconstitutionality" of income tax: What acts, etc. of Congress require payment of income tax?

I've heard that while the 16th Amendment gave the U.S. Congress the authority to enact laws for the application of an income tax on US citizens, but I've also heard that there is currently no law on ...
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U.S. citizen living abroad: How do I declare my income and file for taxes if I've been delinquent in filing?

I'm 26 and have lived outside the U.S. all my life. I never filed a U.S. income tax return. I know nothing about doing my taxes, and would like to file for the years that I neglected to before the ...
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HSA and Medicare: what if I get laid off?

I'm approaching 65; will continue working for a large company; will not be taking Social Security; have a high deductible insurance plan through my company which I will continue using (so will not ...
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How Does The IRS Structure Payment Plans If I Owe Subjectively High Taxes?

During the 2015 tax year I became legally separated. During the separation my ex-wife did not agree to a QDRO when cashing out her equity from jointly owned property. The cash out was mandated by ...
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Can I close my money in HSA and transfer it to another bank account and use it for non-medical purpose?

In the US, I have funds in my HSA account. If I were to close the account, transfer the funds into another bank account and move out of the US. Can I use the funds from this new account for non-...
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Are prepayment penalties for mortgages normal?

My wife and I are in the market for a new house, and we're at the point where we want to comparison shop lenders. Is it usual for mortgages to have prepayment penalties? My wife just hates the ...
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529 plan withdrawal penalties

My son is a freshman this year. We live in and he attends school in California. We pulled out the first $ from our Utah 529 plan. I had the money deposited in my account since I paid the ...
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Will a Roth 401k rolling over to a Roth IRA allow the money to become penalty-free at withdrawl?

I'm aware that a Roth 401k and a Roth IRA are funded with after-tax amounts, and no taxes are incurred upon withdrawal. However, I have stumbled upon a few articles that state a 10% penalty early ...
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If you owe tax, how does the IRS failure-to-file penalty work?

If you owe tax, how does the IRS failure-to-file penalty work?
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If I haven't filed in 2 years, does year 1's refund automatically apply to year 2 and prevent penalty?

I haven't filed in 2 years. But the first year I was owed a refund; let's say $1k. Year 2 I under paid. Let's say it was by exactly $1k. Will the unclaimed year 1 refund automatically cover the year ...
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Employer overpaid 401k - what's my liability?

My employer overpaid into my 401k account (ie: deposited an extra paycheck's worth of money into the account). I notified the HR/payroll person of the mistake, and they said they'd "look into it", ...
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Can your kids take over your 529 plan and use it for their own kids?

Consider the following situation: There is money remaining in your 529 plan after your children have finished college. Your children now have children of their own. Can you change the beneficiary of ...
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What is the penalty for having an HSA and Medicare?

If I open a HSA my employer will contribute $1000 yearly, but I am not supposed to contribute to an HSA because I have Medicare Part A. What is the penalty for contributing to an HSA when you have ...
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How far does the IRS usually go when they uncover unreported income?

I have had a Google AdSense account for a while. In 2013, Google started requiring to fill out tax information. I was an idiot and decided to claim that I lived in another country and that I had no ...
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Can a loss in one Roth IRA make up for a gain in another when trying to withdraw early penalty-free?

I have a Roth IRA account with $9,500 current value ($500 less than I invested in it). My wife has a Roth IRA account with $5,500 current value ($500 more than she invested in it). We pay our taxes ...
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Accidentally opened a year term CD account, then realized I need the money sooner. What to do?

I opened a year term CD account two business days ago and just found out that I would need that money this year. I searched around the web and it looks like there is a federal law saying that a bank ...
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Are there penalties for expats taking regular withdrawals from a 401(k)?

I am an American who has retired overseas. I retain a U.S. bank account where my retirement pay goes. I recently made an early withdrawal from my 401(k) and was taxed and penalized as a "foreigner", ...
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Excess HSA Contributions Used For Medical Expenses

I have a potential employer with a strange solution for healthcare. They wish for you to select a HDHP from the marketplace with an HSA then they fund the HSA to pay for the healthcare premiums. I ...
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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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Can I withdraw money from my RRSP without penalty in the same year I deposited it?

During this year I deposited $5,000 to my RRSP account. Can I withdraw this money from my RRSP without penalty since it has not yet been claimed, or will this incur a tax or contribution room penalty?
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Formula to decide when to break a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?

I'm trying to create a certificate of deposit (CD) comparison tool and have been working on a formula to compare a CD with a higher interest rate to a CD I might own with a penalty period. I believe ...
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Under what circumstance will the IRS charge you a late-payment penalty for taxes?

IRS Topic 301 states You will owe interest on any past-due tax and you may be subject to a late-payment penalty if the payment of tax is not made by the original due date of your return. The ...
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What is the penalty for contributing to a Roth 401k when my AGI is over the limit?

Specifically, my wife has a Roth 401k and I have a traditional 401k; we married in the middle of last year, and our combined AGI for last year is well above the limit for contributions to a Roth ...
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Implications of withdrawing Roth IRA contributions before age 59?

What repercussions, penalties, fees, or additional taxes exist on withdrawing contributions (basis) from a Roth IRA account under 59 years old? For example, suppose I have contributed $5,500 for 5 ...
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Under the Affordable Care Act, do I get penalized if my dependents don't have insurance for the time they are not in the US?

I got health insurance for my wife and son. They are traveling to India for 3 months. If I cancel their insurance coverage, and apply for insurance once they came back in October, will I get a ...
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IRA withdrawal tax and penalties: Any additional fees or taxes for not paying up front?

I just withdraw everything from my IRA: about $68K, and I'm willing to pay taxes and penalties on that, because I'm unable to invest capital effectively (I don't wish to invest in US stocks or dollar ...
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Will I incur late fees, now that I am making infrequent/late payments on my auto loan?

I have been unemployed for 6 months now. I have been making infrequent payments on my auto loan. I am suppose to be paid up in May of 2012. My lien holder never sends me my balances or a bill, so I ...
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Roth-IRA withdrawal penalty: 10% of what?

Early non-exempt withdrawal from a Roth-IRA results in a "10% penalty". A 10% penalty on what amount: The amount withdrawn? The remaining balance of the Roth IRA? Both? Insight appreciated
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Cash Out IRA to Pay Off Debt

I have an IRA that I haven't paid into for over 10 years. I also have a State retirement plan that I have paid into for 10 years and will continue until I retire. Besides the penalties, any reason I ...
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Are HMRC (UK tax inspectors) required to give specific notice of late filing penalties?

I'm in a difficult position with respect to HMRC. My story: just before the deadline for submitting an income tax return for the tax year 2013-2014, this January (2015) I got a letter from HMRC ...
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Can an early withdrawal from a Traditional IRA be done in two parts?

Let's assume that we've already determined an early withdrawal from a Traditional IRA will be taken and that it does not qualify for any of the tax-free conditions. I am aware of the lost opportunity ...
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For IRS underpayment penalty, what counts as "refundable credit" in 2018?

The IRS states that in event of gross (>$1000) tax underpayment, penalties are avoided if current years withholdings and refundable credit is more than last years total taxes. Nowhere in their ...
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Using 72(t) to avoid 10% penalty, how much can I withdraw from 401k per year? What are the main disadvantages for doing this?

Imagine this scenario, I'm 40 years old, unemployed, and have 1M in my 401k. If I want to use 72(t) to withdraw money from my 401k, to avoid 10% penalty. What is the maximum amount that I can ...
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Can one roll over an after-tax 401(k) to a Roth IRA, then any time in the future withdraw my contributions tax-free and penalty-free?

Can one roll over an after-tax 401(k) to a Roth IRA, then any time in the future withdraw one's contributions (that were initially made to the after-tax 401(k)) tax-free and penalty-free? Background ...
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Where is payment for failure-to-file and failure-to-pay penalties included on Form 1040?

Form 1040 line 79 is for "estimated tax penalty", but my understanding is that this is for 'penalty for not paying estimated tax', not 'the estimated amount for all tax penalties'. If this is the case,...
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401(k) non resident alien -early withdrawal penalty 10%

I have a 401(k) with over 100 k in it . My question is if my former employer's 401(k) plan does not withhold the 10 % early withdrawal penalty, will I need to pay this with a US tax return ? ...
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Using Roth and Rollover IRA for home down payment

I'm not able to find anything on this. I'm planning to withdraw $5000 from my Roth IRA and $5000 from my Rollover IRA for a home down payment. That's the $10k max to avoid a 10% penalty. But does ...
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Annual Bonus causing penalty under section 234C in India

My company pays bonuses in March because of which my taxable income also increases quite a lot. Because of this, I am being charged penalty fee under section 234C due to shortfall of meeting - 15% ...
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401(k) distribution tax calculation

Wanting to receive $25k distribution from my fully vested 401k w/former employer. Figuring required 20% withdrawal penalty to be $5k (25,000 x20%), so my account balance would be reduced by a total ...
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New 401(k) account, barely funded: can I withdraw penalty-free?

I established a new 401(k) account with my previous employer. I made a total of $600 in contributions ($100 x 6). I don't want to keep this 401(k). First, 401(k) is not my preferred investment ...
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Roth 401(k) pre-mature withdrawal: Is company match subject to tax/penalty?

Question on 10% penalty and tax on earnings for a Roth plan: For example: My contribution is $10k, with company match of $10k as well. Total earnings of ~$2k. Will I have to pay 10% penalty and tax ...
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Whats the penalty for withdrawing from my Roth IRA when I day trade with it? [duplicate]

I have 12K in my Roth IRA. I use it to day trade. Now I want to take out the 12K what is my penalty? And do I get taxed on my trades when I buy and sell?