Questions tagged [pennsylvania]

Use this tag for questions related to rules and experiences specific to the State of Pennsylvania in the United States.

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Can I collect unemployment in this situation?

I was employed (W-2) on a contract for almost 2 years and the the contract ended. Then I took a job 2 weeks after the contract ended which did not work out for me after being there for a very short ...
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Reimburse Tax expense using UTMA?

The following story is all in Pennsylvania. In 2018 my daughter received a monetary inheritance, significant amount. It was deposited into a savings account that was made into an UTMA. My daughter ...
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PA state tax for CA income as an F-1 student (nonresident alien)

I'm currently studying in PA on F-1 visa and have earned my only income last year from CA (internship while on CPT). I understand I should file state tax with CA as a nonresident. But I'm confused ...
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Late estimated quarterly payment because state failed to act on ACH authorization

In October I submitted payment for Q3 taxes to PA and received a confirmation number for my payment. But they failed to act on that authorization until January, when they must have noticed it at the ...
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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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What is the age at which pensions are no longer taxed in Pennsylvania?

I have a pension from Lockheed Martin that I started receiving when I was 59. I am now 63, and they are still taking PA taxes out, even though, according to my understanding, the rule is that pension ...
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Which state do I pay taxes to: work and rent in NJ, driver's license/registration in PA

I worked as a contractor in NJ starting Feb 17. Before this I was living in PA, not paying rent and using my parents address (PA) for all my official documents. My contract was supposed to end Aug ...
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My 18 yo son inherited his grandmother's house and his father wants to buy it for $1

My 18-year-old son inherited his grandmother's house. His father wants to buy it from him for $1. Wouldn't my son have to pay capital gains tax? The house is in Pennsylvania
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Where's my money [closed]

I deposited $4,169 into my checking account the bank put a 7 day hold till it cleared. The next day I check my account it shows Debit -p in process -$4,169
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Stay in New Jersey or Move to Pennsylvania

I live in South Jersey and work in Philadelphia. My property tax rate is 3.43% in Camden County, New Jersey. A suburb like Blue Bell PA has property tax of 1.2%. I'm not sure what my total income tax (...
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Where do you pay state tax if you live in NC and work 100% remotely for place in PA?

We relocated from PA to NC, but I will work 100% remotely for a company branch located in PA. My tax withholding were adjusted so that $0 goes to PA and appropriate amount goes to NC. I found ...
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Tax benefits of recycling

Today I spent 15 minutes of my time to drop off burnt-out incandescent light bulbs at the only place in town that accepts them. I was charged $1/bulb for helping the planet. The cashier told me to ...
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Manufactured home joint ownership

If my sister and I own a manufactured home that I live in and pay everything including taxes for, what are my rights to sell or to remove her from the title? Does she forfeit her rights after so long ...
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Why do local taxes always have terrible references to your W-2?

I live in Pennsylvania; Every year I live in fear that my father/accountant will no longer be around to help with my local taxes. They come in the mail every year from Berkheimer "Tax Innovation", ...
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Buying car as S-corp

I have an S-corporation and I will be buying a car under it today. There are somethings I am unsure about it which I would like to confirm. Do I pay for all the costs of the car out of my business ...
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Filing State Tax Returns as an Out-of-state College Student

I have a permanent residence in Pennsylvania, and I attend college in New York. Currently, I earn no income in PA, but I do have a job on-campus. My question is this: which state tax return(s) should ...
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What can my relatives do to minimize their out of pocket expenses on their fathers estate

I live in Florida with my wife; she has a brother and sister who both live in Georgia. We have some questions about the estate of their father who used to live in Pennsylvania but passed away just ...
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Where is a telecommuter taxed?

If I am a telecommuter, say I live in Florida but work for a Company who's offices are in Pennsylvania, am I subject to PA state and local taxes?
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In the donut hole of assistance, Should I buy a home?

I heard that there are a ton of credits and assistance for my county/state for first time home buyers, so I started to casually look at the assistance programs. Unfortunately, because I would be ...
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What are the tax etc. implications of giving a friend's company an interest free loan?

I want to extend a loan of $50,000.00 ,interest free, to a friend to start a business. Can he deposit this check into his account and not incur any tax difficulties? Are there any tax implications for ...
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Tax implications of selling a non-owner-occupied house and receiving installments

My mother is in the process of selling her rental unit to a buyer. They have a contract laid out where the buyer is making 10-year amortized payments for 5 years, with a balloon payment at the end. ...
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What is “Local Earned Income Township Tax” and do I have to pay it?

I live in Pennsylvania and am a freelancer/self employed. Every year I get something in the mail from the tax administrator Berkheimer telling me that I owe them money. I do my taxes through ...
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When investing a settlement, what tax ramifications should be considered?

Let us suppose that someone receives a lump sum settlement from a car accident (personal injury) case and would like to invest it for maximum long-term returns. We will say that the settlement amount ...
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How does mortgage payoff work logistically?

Let's say I am in a position to pay off a mortgage. I understand that there is a "payoff amount" that may not correspond to my balance due to various escrow and interest calculations. What I'm not ...
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$65000/year or $2500 every two weeks: If I claim 3 exemptions instead of zero, how much would my take home pay be?

I live in Pennsylvania. They take out about $750 per paycheck as of right now. I recently changed the allowances that I had from 0 to 3. It had no effect whatsoever on my take home pay. And I had ...
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Tax filing for two states and becoming married mid-year

I moved from VA to PA in late May 2010. I continued working for the same company and got a raise during the move. I also became married in mid June 2010. I have to file state tax returns in both ...
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Can a check used for medical expenses be written off if it is written in the current year and clears in the following year?

I am considering writing a check to pay off my braces all at once since it is an amount larger than 7.5% of my income. However it is getting very close to the end of the year; if I write the check ...
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Does unemployment compensation count as AGI?

Does unemployment compensation count as part of your Annual Gross Income? (This is related to my other question about writing off getting braces on my taxes)
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Should I pay off my braces all at once so that I can write them off this year as a health expense?

Should I pay off my braces all at once so that I can write them off this year as a health expense? Or should I pay off my braces over the long haul? P.S. I live in Pennsylvania.
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How to deal with PA sales tax for item bought on behalf of my customer and resold to them?

I work for myself and at times buy a piece of software or something for someone I am working for. Like my title says, I live and work for people in PA. If I pass the product on to my customer at ...