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Tax deduction macros in Python for Germany

I work to implement a set of German tax deduction macros in Python for private use and have some errors, one of my troubles is correct deduction of Lohnsteuer. There are quite many online calculators ...
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Off-the-shelf Computer Software Depreciation

For the 2018 tax year, I'm looking to take 100% bonus depreciation on software expenses for my US (California) based LLC. While the tax code states that "Off-the-shelf computer software" is eligible ...
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Xero - How to reconcile a transaction when the period has been locked

I use Xero for my consultancy company's book-keeping. My accounts from a couple of months ago are locked (due to submitting a VAT (UK sales tax) return). I have an unreconciled bank transaction within ...
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Does one of the US Income Tax free file services allow for no-fee 1099 entry?

I've started to file my income tax with the HR Block free file service, but I'm getting hit with a 30 dollar upgrade prompt when I go to put in my 1099s. I have one capital gains 1099-MISC, one ...
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When you e-file your taxes with TurboTax, does Intuit get a copy of your personal information?

When you e-file your federal taxes with TurboTax's PC software, do the tax forms go through Intuit's servers, or are they submitted directly to the IRS somehow? i.e. do Intuit servers ever see a copy ...
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Why do I need software to e-file?

I have a PDF of a 1040 filled out. Why can't I just email it to the IRS? Why do I have to find a company offering e-file, read their privacy and terms of service, fill out a form to register an ...
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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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How to delete multiple transaction at once in GnuCash?

How can I delete multiple transactions in a batch in GnuCash? My specific use-case is that I am treating each year as a standalone gnucash file. I start with a copy of the previous year and import ...
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Copying account balances into new book

Each semester, the treasurer of our fraternity sets up a new gnucash file, based on a template without any transactions (just the accounts already created). For each active member, the majority of ...
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What are the relationships between TaxACT and Republic Bank?

During the tax returns of 2015 and 2016 I tried to pay for the return with my credit card which was declined back then. So I chose to pay for the return with a deductible from my return itself. This ...
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Cost categories of a software organization [closed]

I am a lead software engineer that has been asked to become part of a small pre-seed-level software startup. One of the principals has asked me to come up with a 1-, 3- and 5-year estimate operating ...
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Paying tax when selling software with bitcoin

I am thinking about selling software subscriptions with Bitcoin. I am in the U.S but I am a non resident alien. My income will not be U.S based because I am selling to everyone around the world. Do I ...
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Print balance in CSV using Ledger cli [closed]

Ledger (http://ledger-cli.org/) allows to output reverse sorted balance of your Income accounts using the following command: ledger -f money.txt bal Income --sort "-abs(total)" so the output looks ...
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How to account for months lapse in tracking finances

I have been tracking my finances with GnuCash since the beginning of this year. All was good until summer hit and I spent more than two months traveling, but I'd like to get back to it without the ...
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For an individual, what's the point of using a money management tool like GNUCash? [duplicate]

I keep my budget on a spreadsheet. I can log into my bank and view my savings, checking, and retirement accounts, as well as my loans. Why would I want to expend the (seemingly significant) extra ...
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How can we get a hold of our finances again, with much less time to spend on accounting and budgeting, due to the arrival of our child?

When my wife and I got married, we joined our finances and started tracking expenses and budgeting with a tool called Mvelopes.com. This is a personal finance web app that puts the emphasis on ...
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finding revenue comparisons of two stocks over a decade

Is there a site which can find, compare and share revenue comparisons between two companies. For instance between Intel and IBM . I am thinking of something like google trends but with numbers. Any ...
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How can I get a software that shows quotes for my business [closed]

I run a parcel business, we help customer to send their packages across the world, we work with popular parcel providers, like PDP, Royal mail, ParcelExpress etc. SO w have different prices and ...
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How to account for commission to agents/distributors [closed]

I sell digital (non-tangible) software products through several online marketplaces. The marketplaces produce a monthly report of their sales, and send me an online funds transfer for the collected ...
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(UK) Using 'Money Dashboard' is in breach of TSB's T&Cs

I have been researching personal finance tools, and while I was disappointed that many US apps do not support UK users/banks, the best I have found has been Money Dashboard, and I would like to try ...
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Moving from Google Finance to Yahoo Finance

I have used Google Finance for ages and used to like their interface. I also liked that I'd have easy access to their dashboard from my Google Home page. I put my transactions in there and it seems ...
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Freemium Model In-App Purchases Sales Tax

Sales tax for paid apps is somewhat well defined depending on state tax code, things like downloadable or boxed software seem to be covered, and most states will require a sales tax for sold / ...
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What are some good software packages for Technical Analysis? [closed]

What are software packages that allow me to perform technical analysis on candlestick charts? Ideally the software will update with realtime stock data. I'm mostly using Windows but am also curious ...
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Why would an error in sales tax not affect IRS tax due?

Someone filed out their US 1040 using H&R Block Tax Software. They have under $2K tax due: less than employer withholding, so they have a refund coming. They live in a state with sales tax but no ...
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How do I clean up categories and tags for transactions in Quicken?

After a few weekends of trying to get all of my transactions categorized and tagged, sometimes doing it in a rush, I'm left with a bunch of categories with duplicate meanings, and similarly redundant ...
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In the USA, why is the Free File software only available for people earning less than $62k?

Free File is a software by the American IRS, which allows one to easily fill out their taxes as long as they earn less than $62k per year. Is there a particular reason for such a restriction? I ...
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Best personal finance strategy to control my balance

I would like to get some insight inside my balance. It's not too complicated: I have very few sources of incomes, very few accounts, nearly no portfolio, etc. Yet it looks like I manage to save much ...
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Need some advice on how to manage multiple income sources

I need some advice on how to manage multiple income sources. I am a programmer/entrepreneur that has started a couple of side businesses online and just need some help. Here are all my income ...
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Learn investing as a programmer [closed]

How much can a software developer learn about individual investing from being employed developing financial software? A few examples of such software would be the Bloomberg Terminal, charting ...
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Managing an Account with Multiple Categories

Assume I setup and account that has multiple categories, say I have 1000 to invest, and I do something like this: 300 Kid 1 college 300 Kid 2 college 150 Emergency Fund 250 New House It is pretty ...
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Am I calculating depreciation correctly?

I'm confused with a number that H&R Block online is giving me with regard to depreciation. I put a dishwasher, which cost $629, in service in June 2010. On my 2010 taxes I took a 50% bonus ...
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Why use accounting software like Quickbooks instead of Excel spreadsheets?

Some friends and I are starting a small landscaping cooperative, and are thinking about how we will manage accounting. Places we've worked in the past have used Excel spreadsheets to manage all of ...
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US Tax exemption for Independent student contractor working from India

I am an undergraduate computer science student, resident and citizen of India, I'll be working as an Independent student contractor for a US based software company from my home country (India), during ...
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How to handle fiscal months?

For me it's clear that fiscal years may have different start and end date compared to calendar years. For example the fiscal year 2015 may begin on 2014-12-01 and end on 2015-11-30. The fiscal and ...
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How to start day-trading? Any advice about software for beginner? [closed]

I want to start day trading, but I am beginner and I need help. Is there some online tutorial? I want to start with just 1000 dollar. Is it enought? I find ninja trader software. Is it good? Or do you ...
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Reporting software subscriptions

I have some software subscriptions for my indie developer business (Sole Proprietorship -- file as an individual). Xamarin and MSDN. I generally pay for a year at a time. The amounts involved are ...
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What is fair annual profit for an investor [closed]

I have a dot com company which steadily generates income. I now need some cash injection and found some investors. They invest some money and the deal is to pay them out in equal monthly payments for ...
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VAT & Tax implications of selling software

I'm having a major problem trying to find out how tax and VAT works when it comes to selling software. I believe new legislation has come in regarding how it all works. I am based in the UK and want ...
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How to setup a financial dashboard like Nassim N Taleb? [closed]

Quoted from his book, fooled by randomness: I have a trick to know if something real in the world is taking place. I have set up my Bloomberg monitor to display the price and percentage change of ...
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Simple Property Management Software [closed]

I am a property manager looking over 8 units in a boarding house. I was wondering if anyone knew of any free simple property management software or apps. All I really need to do is keep track of who ...
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Which software can I use to do partial / progress invoicing? i.e. invoicing several installments?

I own a small photography business. Once the client decides to go with my services, I charge them 50% off the full cost of service, to be paid within 5 days upon agreement. This payment secures their ...
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Online service that computes implied volatility [closed]

Is there a free online service that will give me the Implied Volatility of a stock or ETF based on the current option price? Or do I need to calculate myself in excel? I found this resource on IV but ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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What is the value in using the “split transaction” feature present in some personal finance management tools?

Why is the ability to have a split transaction (e.g. one transaction, but categorized into two or more parts) beneficial to personal finance management software? What are the most typical use-cases ...
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Should I learn to do my own tax?

I am a fresh graduate with a simple income stream and no asset. I figure I should learn to do my own tax instead of TurboTax (both to save the fee and, philosophically, to be in control of my ...
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H&R Block says form 1120 not finalized? IRS won't take it yet?

So basically I'm a new business. I bought H&R Block's Premium tax software to file my return. I fill out the form, and at the very end I get an error message saying "This product is not yet ...
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Transitioning from paper-trading (demo trading) to real trading?

I have two questions here: When one first starts trading, what are some things that one encounters that paper-trading does not prepare one for? The most common response I see for this question is, ...
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What tax software automatically determines the best filing status, etc? [closed]

I've used H&R Block Premium & Business to do my taxes for the past several years and have found it incredibly frustrating because the software is nothing more than a glorified version of the ...
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Can you identify this broker/trading platform by looking at this picture?

Can someone identify what broker or trading platform this is?
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Good expense tracking and budgeting application for India [closed]

Could anyone recommend a good software application that I can use to keep track of my budget and expenses. Essentially at the end of every month, I find myself flabbergasted. Where did my money go? I'...