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How to get refund with 1040X on amended 1040NR?

I forgot to claim standard deductions of $12000 (nonresident alien, for India students) on my 2018 1040NR. So I am filing a 1040X. For the incorrectly filed 1040NR I received a $600 refund, but in ...
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Can you claim books as a business expense?

Bill Gates reads hundreds of books a year, most, if not all of which are books that directly help him with his work. In his case, it probably doesn't matter, but for the rest of us, buying hundreds of ...
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Is it true trips for YouTubers are tax deductible, while investment research costs are not?

In USA, for a YouTuber who earns US$60,000 per year for making Pokemon Go videos on YouTube and takes about 8 trips to Japan, Europe, Taiwan, Chicago, sometimes not because there is a Pokemon Go event,...
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Self assessment: Entering in sideways loss relief from previous year

Any one au-fait with Self Assessment? I am not sure where/how to fill in the online self assessment form to do this: Claim previous year's losses in one business to claim relief on this years ...
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How much is my signing bonus after taxation in Berlin Germany?

an employer is offering 3K EUR as signing bonus, I was told that it's taxable, so I want to calculate how much tax do I have to pay and how much will be the 3K after all tax deductions? I live in ...
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where to fill tax deduction for legal fee related to “related to doing or keeping your job” in form 529?

I filed for extension in april because i didn't have this information but need to file by Oct 15th. I paid around 750 dollars last year to consult lawyers regarding a threatening letter from a former ...
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Tax deduction for legal fee in defending my current job related to a threatening letter?

I paid around 750 dollars last year to consult lawyers regarding a threatening letter from a former employer related to company confidential information where they asked me to sign additional ...
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Treatment of PTP in QBI decution

I am trying to understand the new QBI (Qualified Business Income) deduction rules in the US. I am confused about the treatment of PTP (Publicly Traded Partnerships) income. The IRS provides two ...
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If I use 1099 or S-Corp, can I deduct rent from my income?

If I live in another state in USA and either still pay rent or mortgage, but rent an apartment in Silicon Valley and work there to earn money as a business (1099 or S-Corp), then can't I deduct that ...
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Are contributions to a non-dependent's 529 account in MN tax deductible?

(Minnesota) If I contribute to the 529 account of a friend or relative who is not my dependent, can I still claim the 529 tax deduction or tax credit?
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Buying a car as a freelancer - Business costs

I am a freelance software developer, and I am thinking of buying a car, which I would probably use every now and then for personal matters, but mostly for business related trips. What are the ...
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Is there a way to transfer a cultural donation tax receipt? (Canada)

Canada specific question. My father is planning on making a cultural donation to a museum. He will receive a 100K tax receipt for the donation. My marginal tax rate is significantly higher than his, ...
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Minimize taxes now that I earn more

Background I recently received a hefty promotion for $350k (plus stocks and bonuses) with the same company. Now that I can finally start to pay down my debt, I'm not so happy that suddenly 45% of my ...
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Deduct business expenses on salary income tax as a married couple

So let's say that one spouse is working full time for simplicity let's say this spouse is making 100k/y and paying 30k/y in income tax. Then let's say the other spouse is running a sole proprietorship ...
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CANADA: Can I deduct condo fees in business use-of-home deductions?

Info: the condo is a townhouse - not in a building. the condo fees are >$500/month ($6000/year) there are not many common areas the condo fees cover items such as ALL exterior maintenance (roof, ...
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Can owning a side business reduce the amount of taxes I pay from my full-time job in the US?

I'm a Canadian on TN status working in California. I've got a good paying job at a tech company and I'm looking for ways to reduce the amount of taxes that I will pay. I'd like to start a small ...
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Employment travel expense tax deduction

I am currently located in Ontario, Canada. I work full time as a security guard and am required to regularly secure a client's building. According to the Canadian Revenue Agency link here, anyone ...
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What are simplest examples of buying or spending money to reduce income taxes in Ontario?

What personal (not corporate) tax examples like the quote underneath appertain to Ontarians? Please focus on examples that can appertain to as many Ontarians as possible, thus don't focus on high ...
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US Citizen working in Japan for a Japanese company, and also remotely for a US company. What's my tax situation?

I've searched a few queries, but didn't find many people in a situation quite matching mine. Starting in October, I will work full-time for a company in Japan, and I will also put in some part-time ...
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Can side startup cost to build an app offset my income for tax purpose?

I have a full-time job and am interested in forming an LLC paying a foreign company in China to build a website or app prototype for my side startup. Can I deduct this cost against my income from my ...
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How do Ontarians calculate optimal RRSP contribution?

Pls see my dad in Ontario's facts. He maxed out his TFSA, and his annual pre-tax income (henceforward "APTI") is $50K. CRA website shows his 2019 RRSP deduction limit is $100K. If I understood this ...
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House property loss adjustment with carry forward loss from previous year

I have a query regarding situation below for tax implication : Carry forward loss from previous year under head house property loss : 60000 Current year house property loss : 120000 With above, ...
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Can my student loan interest apply for an above-the-line deduction when I'm on my grace period?

I was reading this article on 2019 tax deductions: https://www.fool.com/taxes/2019/01/13/your-2019-guide-to-tax-deductions.aspx I recently graduated college in May and started work in July 1st. I ...
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Do I still file taxes when I make less than the standard deduction? What about withholdings?

I will be filing as single this year with no dependents. I might aim to make $10,000. I searched that the standard deduction for this year is $12,200. Do I still file my taxes? Do I get the full ...
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Tax relaxation for Indians in Germany

I have recently employed in Germany for one year. I am from India. Is there any tax relaxation for Indians in Germany? I am married.
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Is the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction computed with or without the Standard Deduction removed from business income?

I received a notice from the IRS this month: We changed the amount claimed as your Qualified Business Income Deduction because there was an error in the computation. The difference is in the ...
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How much is paid in taxes if the Homeowners Tax Deduction equals a person's Income Tax amount (USA, FL)

I was wondering how much of a yearly tax payment could be deducted using the homeowners tax deduction. I know that the policy allows for a deduction of the interest payments amount for up to $750,000. ...
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First salary in UK

I hoping to get some informations on how the tax system works in UK. Basically, this is my first job here, I haven't worked before April. I have a basic gross salary of £41,600 and I pay 4% as a ...
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Do you need to pay taxes on income paid outside the US?

Non american here. I currently work in a country outside the US in Country A. I have a company training for 10 weeks coming up that is in the US office. During the time, I will be getting paid the ...
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Can medically required blood donations (phlebotomy) be tax deductible?

Can medically required blood donations (phlebotomy) be tax deductible when the blood center sends it to area hospitals? This isn't a typical blood donation that I know is not tax deductible. I have to ...
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How much of a mortgage should I take on to maximize my 5 year financial plan?

I'm trying to insure that I understand US tax laws with regard to itemization and mortgage interest, in order to calculate whether to take out a mortgage in order to maximize my 5 year gains with the ...
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Can one claim charitable contribution deduction for data donation?

If one paid some amount of money to acquire some data, then donate the data to a qualified tax-exempt organization, can one claim charitable contribution deduction for it in the United States? ...
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How does NPS Tier - 1 80CCD work?

Conditions: NPS Tier-1 contribution from salary per year > 60000 NPS Tier-1 contribution from company per year > 60000 Question 1: How much amount is counted for 80CCD? Is it just salary or also the ...
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Can I transfer, in 2019, my tuition tax credits from 2009-2015 to my parents who paid all tuition?

From 2009-2015, I was studying in Ontario universities, and made no income. My parents paid all my tuition. I filed my taxes, but didn't know that I could claim tuition tax credits. u/pfc-toss ...
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Can the repayment of the Advance Premium Tax Credit be deducted in the year paid?

IRA withdrawals kicked me out out of ACA. I had to repay over $14,000 Advance Premium Tax Credits with my 2018 tax return. The answers I am seeing seem to say I can take it as a 2018 medical expense ...
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Can GST tax input credits be claimed for Meals and Entertainment which are 100% deductible for income purposes?

Typical meals-and-entertainment operating expenses for business are limited to a 50% deductible towards income calculation. There are exceptions. The rules listed by the CRA allow higher percentage to ...
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Student loan tax deductions when married filing jointly in United States

My spouse and I received a chunk of cash that we would like to use to pay off student loan debt. The cash is not enough to pay off both of our loans. If we simply put the cash towards the highest ...
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Is it possible to change the second (or residual) beneficiary of a CRUT?

A CRUT is a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, which usually has as its first beneficiary the person who set up the CRUT (the settlor), and which may (but is not obliged to) have as a second beneficiary a ...
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Is it possible to refund semester fees via income tax return in Germany?

Colleagues at work mentioned that semester fees for the Master studies can be declared for the tax return as for the position that we have at work, having a Master degree is mandatory. Can someone ...
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How much can I deduct for my home office?

I'm a sole proprietor with an office in my apartment and I'm confused on how to calculate my deductions. Suppose the office is 300 sq ft. The apartment is 600 sq ft. Rent is $2000 per month. I see I ...
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Understanding how the german tax system works [duplicate]

I hope that you can help me understand how the German tax system works. I recently found a job in Berlin with a yearly gross salary of 68000. I am married (we are both Spanish) but my husband is ...
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What's the point of a 20% (alias 16.5%) VAT flat rate in UK?

The normal VAT in UK is already 20%. Note that 16.5% VAT flat rate for £100 is not £16.5 but £20.0. HMRC does not calculate like any other country I know. The 16.5% is calculated on the invoiced ...
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HMRC Tax Returns for following year

If my startup business is running at a loss after adding costs of supplies and money come in, how would this affect income tax in the following year? As any gains in the following year would need to ...
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Can I withdraw Small Overcontribution from RRSP?

My contribution room for my RRSP is 23.5k, I accidentally contributed 25k though. I realize my over-contribution is within the 2k that CRA allows, but I would prefer to keep the extra $1,500 outside ...
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Understanding tax benefits of NPS in India

This link says following: Under Section 80CCD (1b): In budget 2016, the government had introduced additional tax benefit for investment up to Rs 50,000 in NPS. If the taxpayer contributes more than ...
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Can one deduct lawyer consult fee less than $1000 for ex-employer's threat letter related to confidentiality in 2018 taxes?

Someone I know paid around $1000 last year to consult lawyers regarding a threatening letter from a former employer related to company confidential information where they threatened lawsuit and ...
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Is the Standard Deduction better than Itemized when both are the same amount?

For 2018 the standard deduction is $12,000 for individuals, $24,000 per household. If someone's itemized deductions equals the standard deduction, or is very close, which one is better to take? For ...
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Can an IRA contribution be made on the same date of the tax deadline and still count for that tax submission?

The deadline for taxes and IRA contributions for FY2018 in USA is April 15, 2019. If I haven't made a contribution yet for FY2018, can I go to a bank on Monday, April 15, 2019 and make a contribution ...
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In the U.S., can I deduct coffee as an expense if I am a self-employed software developer?

I work in coffee shops every day as I develop. Coffee shops have an unwritten (sometimes written) rule that you cannot use their wifi, power, and bathrooms without buying something. Because of that I ...
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Can a full time employee who also owns a side LLC claim “self-employed” deductions?

I am working full time for a corporation in NYC (I have w2). I also own my own side Educational LLC (EdTech) which has claimed $0.00 in income for 2018, but has accrued several thousand in startup ...