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How much tax does a French taxpayer have to pay for donations received via crowdfunding platforms (e.g., GoFundMe)

How much tax does a French taxpayer have to pay for donations received via crowdfunding platforms (e.g., GoFundMe (mirror))?
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lowest tax bracket vs “Tax table” in United States

It is commonly assumed that there are a handful of tax brackets in the United States. For example, when filing as Single, up to a taxable income of 9,700, one is supposedly in the 10% tax bracket. ...
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What is a deductible?

New grad just out of college and working at a job that is asking me how much I want to contribute to my HSA. My medical plan deductible is $3,000 and I am a single filer (when it comes to tax) so I ...
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Tax efficient clothing company setup in the U.K [on hold]

I’ve setup a private limited company via companies house before. I’d like to know if I should do the same if I intend on creating a clothing company. Is there a better way?
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Is the UK ISA's tax relief applied to ETFs that hold stocks of non British companies?

Is the ISA's tax relief applied to ETFs like VUSA (S&P 500 index tracker), which holds stocks of countries other than the UK?
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Covered Call With Stock At Loss

I bought shares of Macy's at $29. The stock is now $16 and I'm thinking of exiting the position and taking the loss. I was thinking of writing 25 Nov 15th $16.50 covered calls at 11 cents. I'd ...
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“Mandatory Reorg Fee” tax deductible?

I was charged a $38 "Mandatory Reorganization Fee" by ETrade when a stock had a reverse split. Is this tax deductible? If not, do I add it to my tax basis?
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What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets?

I read this article on MarketWatch where they outline Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthy: 2% tax on every dollar above $50 million in assets 6% tax on households crossing the $1 billion ...
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Will I pay taxes twice if I move from eTrade to another platform?

I have vested shares at the company I work at. Somewhere around $40k worth, in an eTrade account. I've paid due taxes through share withholding, but have not sold yet because I believe in the company ...
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HSA and tax free investing

The below is a quote from another HSA question's comment: I agree. To your point the best course of action would be to max out your HSA contributions, not distribute them even if you can, invest ...
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I bought a car from a person who is licensed as a dealer and now they are asking me to pay tax days after the purchase [migrated]

I bought a salvaged car from a person with a dealer number. I paid cash in full. He gave me the title and I went went through the process of getting it registered with the DMV. The car is now ...
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When estimating what portion of home is used for work, how could government verify you're telling the truth?

I work as an independent contractor and sometimes do a little work from home. I can write of part of my home rent for working from home. I am trying my best to estimate accurately for what percent of ...
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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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Wife's H4 is Pending. I am on H1B effective Oct 1 2019. Can I withhold taxes as 'Married'?

My Visa status changed from F1 to H1B effective Oct 31st this year. My wife came to USA in May 2019 on F2 Visa. Her H4 application is still in process and her F2 is invalid effective Oct 31st. I ...
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What happened to my “Pre-Paids” on mortgage closing?

In August I closed on a home purchase (not refi), it's now November. My closing included both prepaids and escrow. My "Section F" Prepaids included 1-year home owners insurance Prepaid interest ...
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How can I claim a Tax refund W8

I am a non us resident and I have invested in GE Bonds. I forgot to submit the w8 form and after i sold this bond i realized the irs withheld taxes. Now i have already submitted the w8 form. Will I ...
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US Tax Obligations for Multiple Trades of Stocks or Cryptocurrencies

Background I am trying to understand potential tax obligations for trading stocks and cryptocurrencies in the US. I was able to find the following information online: The IRS considers ...
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Can one file the US tax return (federal and state) electronically when they're no longer living in the States?

I am reading this from the IRS site: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayers-living-abroad … which says the following: Where to File If you are a U.S. ...
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Does giving money to your spouse to avoid tax make any sense?

In this well known scene from The Shawshank Redeption (content warning: language), Hadley is complaining because he is getting an inheritance, but he knows that the IRS is going to take a bunch of it ...
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payments received in one year paid out the next year (US IRS tax question)

If you have an agreement that 70% of the profits from an activity will go to a contractor, and you receive the 100% of profits in year 1, but to protect against credit card fraud, you hold those ...
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Moving from individual HDHP to family HDHP, can my wife only contribute to an HSA?

I have had an HSA account that I used to contribute to for my HDHP plan through my employer. This year I am on my wife's HDHP plan through her employer. Does this mean I can no longer contribute ...
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Do I have to pay income tax and capital gains tax on S-corp distributions when my stock basis is $0?

Consider the following hypothetical: I start an S-corporation as sole owner and employee but contribute no initial capital or assets. My starting basis is $0. (My initial investment is my expertise, ...
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If I travel to Finland to pick up a purchase and pay the outstanding price in the EU do I have to pay VAT?

I'm thinking about getting a musical instrument made by a maker in Finland. At the moment without VAT it's cheaper than if I have it built in Australia, where I am from. I currently need to pay €700 ...
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Could I file for Trader Tax Status with a full time job?

Suppose I have enough trades and meet the requirements to qualify for Trader Tax Status with the IRS. (If I trade in the morning, trading 4 days a week, 15 trades a week, 720 a year, plus any ...
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How to claim Commuter Parking funds?

I have funds locked into a Commuter Parking account (withdrawn from my bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis) that I will never use. Typically, these funds can only be used on work-related parking expenses....
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Payment from USA to India partnership - how do i pay taxes?

I am wiring money from a US corporation to a company that is a partnership based in India. How do I calculate the tax owed to the Indian government and how do I send it to them? Do I deduct this ...
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Shared Income System

I would like to share my salary with a small group of family or friends. Is there a way to do this without the income being taxed twice (once for me and once for each friend?
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Is it possible to export GIFI from QuickBooks Online?

I use QuickBooks Online for my business transactions. Now I need to do corporation tax return and I want to use UFileT2 for this. So I need to import data to Ufile. For import I need to have GIFI ...
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State pension from UK when a moving back to Spain after working only 10y in UK

I am a Spanish citizen who has been living in UK for the past 7 years. During this period I have always worked here and I haven't received any income from Spain. I have also regularly contributed to ...
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Are friends and family discounts or employee discounts taxable?

I recently read this article which says in Canada: "barter transactions are only taxable when the goods or services you're giving up are of the kind generally provided by you in the course of ...
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How should I report cleaning expenses on airbnb

I am trying to file my U.S. joint tax return for year 2018 and I have a question. My wife was running an Airbnb rental business for which the 1099 was reported to the IRS by Airbnb in the amount of ...
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Is my tax return refund unsually late?

Around May this year (2019) I submitted a (late!) tax return for the 2017 fiscal year. I did so by generating the form with some tool, and then mailing it to the IRS office that was specified online. ...
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Efficient Canada investment account after maxing out TFSA that is not RRSP?

What kind of investment accounts in Canada are tax-efficient and allow holding U.S. stocks (Amazon, Google, etc.)? I have maxed out my TFSA, and would prefer not to lock money in retirement-inclined ...
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How can I force my sister to sell my father's property? [on hold]

Since my dad passed away in 2009 my sister has been living on the property. There is no mortgage and all she needs to pay are the taxes. Back in 2014 my cousin pay $2500 for back property taxes. My ...
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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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Can I use work on business ideas to reduce my tax burden?

I run a software consultancy which turns over approximately £250k per year. My work mainly involves by-the-hour consultancy or some fixed-price projects but no stock and very few expenses. In ...
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Do I need to report rental income on my apartment? [duplicate]

Say I am renting an apartment for ~$1000 a month and I have a friend that needs a place to say. I let him stay on my couch and he pays me ~$999 a month. So I'm at a loss of $1 each month. Do I need ...
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Is any of the income earned from P2P lending subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes

Income from P2P lending is reported on forms 1099-INT, 1099-B, 1099-MISC and 1099-OID. Are any of these earnings subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes in any way? I have heard from people they ...
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Tax return: foreign savings account in foreign currency that depreciated?

I want to clarify what is the correct way to handle taxes in my situation. I'm working with CPA, but we have different views on this topic. I'm hoping to get the proper way to handle it. Google doesn'...
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IRA limits with employer 401K

My wife and I both work and both our employers offer 401K plans. When I first started my job 4 years ago they had a policy that required you to work for 1 year before you could start making ...
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Do people registered under EO 98 and one time taxpayers still have to pay taxes?

I plan to get my BIR TIN to be able to get a bank account since I plan to work online while studying. I just want to ask if I have to pay taxes if I ever get bank account and deposit money in it. Also ...
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Do you know any tax construction where time is used as a factor in calculating the tax rate?

Normally, you calculate the tax, anywhere in the world, in money, and you pay it with money (regardless of the technical way of doing it). But, are there other ways than money, perhaps applied ...
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How is a plumber different than a landscaper as far as requiring a 1099?

I have read blogs that claim I need to file a 1099 if I hire a gardener to mow my lawn or a snow plow guy to do my driveway and pay them more than $600 per year, even if that contractor has lots of ...
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How does a non-resident foreign person report payments to a maid in the United States?

I have a friend who is not a US citizen and is not subject to US taxes. He typically pays expenses through a solely owned trust, which the IRS considers to be equivalent to a sole proprietorship. He ...
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Will I owe income tax when my son pays me back for house I bought him?

My husband and I bought a foreclosed home for my son. We own a construction company, so we did all the repairs and renovations ourselves. We have kept a running total of expenses. Under the rules ...
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At formation, in exchange for stock, X contributes cash, Y contributes only “services provided” (sweat equity). What's a smart way to do it?

Setup: X has cash, Y has an idea, experience and contacts and wants to work on this idea full-time. X wants to create a corporation with Y and contribute $100,000 for 50% of its equity. Everything ...
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Can I transfer my own money from India to the US?

I transferred around $50K from USA to India in early 2019. I now want to bring that money back to the USA. Is there any restriction on bringing my own money back to the USA? Do I have to pay the ...
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Can I avoid paying property tax by creating a non-profit?

Let's say I own a home and the mortgage is completely paid off. I was reading the nonprofits do not have to pay property tax. What if I created a nonprofit with the sole purpose or mission statement ...
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LLC Partnership vs. S-Corp In 2019 With Qualified Business Income Deduction

I've got a small business (LLC, taxes as a partnership) with $700,000 of revenue and $500,000 of profit. Company is a husband and wife combo (consultancy), with consultants for other expenses. I've ...
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Calculate T-Rex score step by step

I am having problem calculating T-REX Score which is given here https://larrybates.ca/t-rex-score/. I can calculate my T-REX Score by putting my data in the calculator given in that website. But I ...