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Can I deduct a donation of a car I received as a gift?

In 2006 my parents bought me a used car. In 2017 I donated the car to charity and they report it sold for $575. Can I deduct that $575 from my taxes given that I did not personally pay for the car in ...
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Deducting another room that isn't fully for business use

I work from home and have a bedroom that I want to deduct for business use. I already have a room that I'm deducting. The bedroom will have personal use about 7 days per year. Can I simply pay the ...
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Deducting travel to co-work space?

For those who are self-employed and periodically work at a library or cafe, because formal co-work spaces don't exist in your area, do you deduct the mileage to/from these locations?
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Health Savings Account Contributions Tax Deduction

I'll start with my understanding of Health Savings Accounts and the tax deductions for them and medical expenses. Correct me if I'm wrong: Contributions to an HSA are tax deductible The contribution ...
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Rental property taxes income cap 2018

Current tax code for single and married is $150,000 income. Did they raise the amount cap you can make for married couple to write off a loss for our rental property for 2018? We make more and we’re ...
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How do you pay taxes on mined crypto currency that doesn't have a true price yet? [duplicate]

Lets say I created a new coin and mined 1 trillion of them. It isn't on any exchange to get its true value. But someone on a forum pays me $100 for 100 coins. Now these coins value is at $1 and ...
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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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Band tax strategy - not paying members

I operate a band that makes under $4k a year. A few shows a year we get paid larger sums of money ($600+ per gig), and the venue uses my SSN and sends me a 1099 around tax season. So the "band" money ...
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Tax Deductible Expenses for a dual use property (US)

I've got a home that I live in and rent out rooms. I'm wondering which expenses I can deduct from taxes and what percent of them I can deduct. Specifically, can I deduct Repainting the house Repairs ...
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Can construction Soft Costs be carried forward on Canadian rental income?

I built a home and am renting it out for profit. While building, I incurred soft costs (mainly interest costs on money borrowed during construction, and insurance costs). In the years that I had these ...
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Is there any reason I'd prefer having my school not report a 1098-T?

I didn't get a 1098-T from my school this year. I contacted them about it, and they said it wasn't required in my case, but they went ahead and issued it anyway since I asked. They also told me they ...
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Tax on gambling winnings with social security number

My roommate told me that he met someone at an MGM casino who won $100,000. That person told my roommate that he does not have a social security number to turn his winnings into cash. He made a deal ...
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Can a person running two (non-incorporated, sole-proprietor) businesses write off expenses from one and contribute to a solo 401k for the other?

I think this will be the last year I can get away with not using a tax professional, but I'd love to go one more year before I have to. My wife (filing jointly) is currently freelance consulting. Let'...
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HSA distribution and medical expense deduction in the same year

I have had an HSA for 10 years and have been making regular contributions. I have not taken any distributions yet. Most years I did not deduct medical expenses on Schedule A, so I have a pile of ...
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Medical premiums vs. ACA premiums on tax return

I'm currently doing my tax return. In 2017, I paid 12 months of health insurance premiums out of pocket, on my own private plan bought through the Marketplace. In the tax return, it instructs NOT to ...
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Are Medicare premiums deductible on schedule C if you also have a secondary policy from previous employer?

My wife and I both receive Medicare parts A and B. We can not participate in previous employer's health plan as primary because we are on Medicare. However, we do participate in the employer's plan as ...
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Can I increase value of non-refundable credit by paying less taxes?

I'm in the United States. The Child Tax Credit is a non-refundable credit of $1000. Scenario 1 : I do my taxes at the end of the year and before applying the credit I owe $1000, then presumably ...
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I need help understanding what 'net of required taxes' means

In this contract what does net of mean? is it the amount after or before taxes? Award – Cash awarded to a Participant under the Program, net of all required federal and state withholding taxes, due ...
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In what situations does tax preparation fees not count as a deduction on taxes?

Last year I filed my taxes through turbotax. This year I'm doing it again. There is an option to check if money spent on tax preparation (including tax software like turbotax) is deductible. I spent ...
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Filling the W-8BEN Form as an Indian Student

EDIT : So, I also opened a thread in Topcoder's Forum and I filled the "Reference number" field as "-" and in the tax treaty section, I just filled my country and all the other boxes were filled with "...
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Can I recover employer-paid health insurance premiums erroneously reported as imputed income?

Every December my employer adds some $7k of imputed income to my last paycheck to account for the cost of employer paid health insurance premiums for my domestic partner. However, my domestic partner ...
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If I'm taking the standard deduction, do I still have to enter my school loan interest?

Title says it all. If I know in advance I'll be taking the standard deduction, do I still have to enter and submit my student loan interest? Or any itemized deductions, for that matter?
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Income Tax Deduction / Reimbursement of Rs.15000/- per year

Can the purchase of medical equipment like Blood Monitor Machine, Blood Sugar Machine etc. be claimed under the medical reimbursement or income tax deduction of up to Rs.15000 per financial year for ...
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Question on the IRS Form 1098-T

Is this a new form? I was doing TurboTax and I filled out the information and it wouldn't let me submit my tax refund because it said the IRS is still working on the forms. I did read something that ...
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How much income tax should I expect to pay

I need help. My previous employer is confusing me and wont pay all my wages. I work at this retail job for one month, November 2017,and left after i was told i would be paid two weeks into december. ...
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Carrying forward a 'personal loss' due to itemized deductions

I have $0 AGI this year, after claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and have repaid some student loan interest. The additional itemized deduction from the interest payment creates no benefit ...
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Under new federal tax bill, can I save taxes by not doing payroll anymore for my single employee (me) S-CORP?

Will paying myself only shareholder distributions instead of payroll, and using the new 20% QBI deduction on my QBI of $300k save me more taxes under the new federal tax plan, and allow me to ...
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If I sell positions in my IRA that were bought with non-deductible contributions, do I need to pay capital gains tax?

My IRA has a mixture of deductible and non-deductible contributions. I want to sell off some positions that I bought. Normally I would not need to pay capital gains tax, but if the positions were ...
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Can COBRA-premiums be paid for pre-tax?

I have the option to remain on the previous employer's COBRA for the foreseable future. Their plan is much nicer than what my new employer is offering while being only a little more expensive. ...
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Does the New Tax Bill Affect 2017 Taxes For Flow Through Entities / S Corp?

Will the new tax bill affect flow through entities' / S Corps' 2017 tax rates? Specifically, will you be able to take advantage of the new 20% deduction for 2017?
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Paid auto registration tax twice in 2017, can both payments be deducted?

The tax on this one vehicle is due January but has a 30 day grace period. Bill usually arrives in early Dec. I paid the tax in Feb 2017, and then again in Dec 2017. Can I tell TurboTax that I paid ...
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Hiring Foreign Contractors - Is This Tax Deductible?

I have a small start-up business in the US and I'm going through freelance sites like freelancer.com to get some work done. The appeal of this is that the rates for foreign contractors is often less ...
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Can I deduct expenses to my previous tax year if I haven't done my taxes yet?

If my business made $100,000 during last tax year (Jan 1 2017, Dec 31 2017), and I haven't done those taxes yet, but need to buy equipment in January of 2018, can I deduct those expenses from my 2017 ...
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750K mortgage and 10K property tax deduction limit - applies to LLC?

Does the 750K mortgage and 10K property tax deduction limits apply only to individuals, or LLC and other corporations as well? Follow-up question: if someone split up property ownership between an ...
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How much of my state income tax refund is considered taxable income?

Under the previous tax law, if you itemized and deducted your state income taxes but then got a state income tax refund, the refund was considered taxable income in the subsequent year's federal ...
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How to save some tax exemption on NJ state tax?

How to save some tax exemption on NJ state tax ? Though question is broad, considering single person live and working in NJ looking to have some tax breaks on state tax?
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What are my options for tax deductions if buying a house for my sister (complicated)

I am looking at buying a home for my sister to live in and I am trying to figure out if I can deduct any of the interest/payments. This is a pretty special case from what I can tell - I can't tell if ...
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What is the status of AGI reductions in 2018 US individual tax returns?

It is anticipated that the GOP tax reform will be become law this afternoon. In anticipation of that I was doing some last minute 2018 tax planning as it applies to deductions. Currently my joint ...
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What's my tax situation if I earned $20k, age 22, and live with parents?

I'm a bit confused about what to expect when I file tax returns. I heard my parents can't claim me as a dependent because I earned more than $6k for the year. What's the situation if I live with them ...
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Can salary sacrifice pension contributions move you into a lower tax bracket for Capital Gains Tax?

If a person is paid over £45,000 per year then they are a Higher Rate taxpayer and pay Capital Gains Tax at 20% If that person pays into their salary sacrifice pension and reduces their taxable ...
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Taxes and health insurance: Find SLCSP (second lowest cost silver plan) before 1095As are issued

To do 2017 end-of-year tax planning, I need to know the second lowest cost silver plan (SLCP) for my Colorado zip code. I've tried searching my health insurer's site, the state marketplace site, and ...
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Deduction for self employed plus employer income

If someone has two income streams. Main through an employer and a self employed income streams. Can they take standard deduction for their income through employer but also file itemized deduction for ...
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Does loss in stock market count against standard/itemized deduction?

I read some articles on the internet but I am still confused. None of the articles seem to give me an answer that I am able to understand. As far as I understand, I can either apply the Standard ...
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Can I claim a credit / deduction on my “personal income tax” for the “city corporate income tax” that my LLC company located in NYC had to pay?

I live in Chicago, which does not have city income tax. My company is a LLC incorporated in NYC, which has city income tax. So my understanding is that my company needs to pay "city income tax" over ...
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How will the new tax bill benefit an S-corp individual?

While driving, I heard on some news program that flow-through people can deduct more from direct income from their business than indirectly through payroll (such as ADP). Will the new tax bill let me ...
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Can I expense when buying my own lunch

I am organized as a single member LLC. And I work from home. I see that some corporations buy their employees lunch and expense it. My question is... Can I order lunch or go out to eat by myself and ...
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Tax deduction for stuff I bought before LLC was formed?

I bought $10,000 worth of materials (with my personal credit card) for a new business. I formed a domestic LLC (USA) about 3 weeks later. Can I "sell" or "transfer" this startup cost to my LLC (which ...
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Can I use the new tax law to help with private school?

We live in a city that has a very low rated school system, therefore we have been enrolling our 2 children in a private school that costs $12,000 per year per child. This comes with quite a bit of ...
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Ability to claim an undocumented alien adult as a dependent

I am trying to determine if it is possible to claim an undocumented alien as a dependent for tax purposes during 2017 in the United States (form 1040 line 6c) as well as a credit for money spent for ...
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Is DIY car repair work deductible in any way when self-employed?

I am self-employed and I am proficient at repairing vehicles. I use my vehicle exclusively for work: my customers ask me to drive to one of their customer's location and I provide a service on site. I ...