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report: group account activity by accounting period instead of by month

I'm using GnuCash 2.6.12 and would like to create an annual report for tax reporting purposes. For that, I would like to create a report where transactions are grouped for the whole year, (the ...
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Passthrough LLC: Do I have to file Schedule K-1 for a partner that gets 0% of profit?

US tax law question: I have a "partner" that gets 0% of profit, is responsible for 0% of loss, but does get 5% of sale of the business should that occur. Am I required to file a K1 for him?
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“Breakeven” point for taxation on short vs long-term stock investments?

Assume that Joe is in the 28% tax bracket. Sale of long-term (greater than 1 year) holdings is therefore federally taxed for Joe at 15%. Joe can either buy and hold for one year (or more) to ...
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Is Money in LLC Bank Account Taxable?

If I maintain a business bank account for my LLC in the US, and if I let the money I make from my business remain in the business account (without withdrawing to my personal bank account) and use that ...
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Last year I left excess 401k contributions in the account. Do I need to do anything this year?

In tax year 2018 I over-contributed to my 401k due to job change. Although I discovered the problem before the tax return filing deadline, the bank refused to return the excess funds. I've consulted a ...
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Tax implications of working from another state due to coronavirus

I work for a company in California which is recommending all employees work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. I am thinking about working from Michigan instead as an opportunity to visit ...
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Form 8843 - Statement for Exempt Individuals - Do I need to complete a closer connection form?

I am a Canadian citizen that has studied and worked in the US over the past 5 years. I am unsure how to complete Part III Questions 11 and 12 on the Form 8843. I was on an F1 from Aug 2010 - May ...
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Service performed in Brazil for customer in Spain, paid in US

I am a resident of Brazil and recently did a job for a Spanish customer who paid me in the US. I would like to know if I should pay tax on this job, and how I should do that. I do not have a social ...
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What are “Tax Relief Fees” on American Depositary Receipt (ADR) dividends?

I noticed that a "Tax Relief Fee" is usually deducted from ADR dividends. Consider AXA ADR's (OTC: AXAHY) 2020 cash dividend announcement, which includes a "Tax Relief Fee" of $0....
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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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L1 Visa US to India (and vice versa) transaction tax implications for Wire transfer and Cryptocurrencies?

My brother is moving to the United States with an L1 visa. What would be the tax implications for me and for my brother in the following scenario 1- I send $3000 as outward remittance to his account ...
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H4 visa spouse: resident alien or non-resident alien

I am a resident alien for tax purposes (H1B visa). My wife is on H4 dependent visa in the USA. She has been in USA for 189 days in 2019. 0 days in 2018 and 2017. She cannot apply for an SSN. She doesn'...
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Do businesses make a profit on VAT?

According to my understanding, VAT is the tax paid by the consumer on value added at each step. For example, suppose VAT is 10%. A farmer produces tomato and sells for $10 to a packaging company. ...
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U.S. Expat living in Poland working remotely for a U.S. Institution: How to classify myself for taxes?

Briefly, I am a U.S. citizen living in Poland. Recently, I was offered a paid remote position at a research group with a U.S. university. Due to the nature of the work, I can either be considered an ...
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With the Presidential “Payroll Tax Holiday” being imposed, should I invest the money in ROTH IRA or Regular Brokerage?

We've had a Presidential order creating a "payroll tax holiday", and the best information I can find about this can be read at Forbes and summarized as follows: No/Reduced federal tax from ...
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What are the tax implications for doing accounting on the cash vs the accrual method?

What are the tax implications in the U.S. for doing ones accounting on the cash method versus the accrual method? As I understand it the main difference is in the timing (i.e. which period) of ...
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Excess Roth IRA contributions and taxes

My wife and I contributed the maximum for our age ($11,000 combined) to a Roth IRA for the 2015 tax year. It turns out we unexpectedly made too much money to be eligible at all. I shouldn't have ...
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Money Transfer to UK

I bought a holiday apartment in Goa some years ago. I had an NRI account. The bank then changed it to an NRO savings account. I sold it three years ago and the money was paid into this account. I wish ...
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What are the tax implications of paying back taxable relocation?

In a situation where you start a job: $30k taxable relocation benefits $18k tax grossup (FICA/federal/state income tax) Relocation owed back decreases 1/24 monthly until 2 years pass Relocation all ...
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Tax liability of living in a property that is owned by the company you work for

If the CEO of company A lives not-permenantly (1yr) in a property that is currently owned (mortgaged) by company A which they are an employee of, will there be a tax liability implied for said CEO ? ...
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Annual Bonus causing penalty under section 234C in India

My company pays bonuses in March because of which my taxable income also increases quite a lot. Because of this, I am being charged penalty fee under section 234C due to shortfall of meeting - 15% ...
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Income Tax rebate on Housing Loan on rental property and HRA rebate?

I had purchased an under construction Flat with loan of 30 lacs in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in Year 2011 for which I got possession in June,2015. I am staying on rent in East Delhi and claiming HRA ...
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What are Fringe benefit employee contributions?

While preparing my company tax return, i came across this curious phrase in the Australian Company income tax return guide (link here) Fringe benefit employee contributions Employee contributions ...
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Tax treatment for India (stay over 182 days)/Hong Kong salary income in a single year

What is the tax treatment for salary earned in India (stayed over 182 days) and Hong Kong? Hong Kong tax rules provide for some standard deduction before computing net chargeable income. What is the ...
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Is the signature of a non-US branch of a US financial institution accepted by the French tax authorities for French Form 5000 a.k.a. CERFA 5000?

I am a US tax resident and I am currently outside the United States. I have to complete French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000, which requires to obtain the signature of a "US ...
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Does an extended stay hotel qualify as “living quarters” for New York tax form IT-203?

I was in New York City for about 3 months last summer for an internship. During that time, I lived in an extended stay hotel (in NYC). Item H of the New York tax form IT-203 asks whether I "had ...
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F1 OPT, marriage to Canadian citizen, FICA taxes and tax filing status

This year is a complicated one for me for tax purposes. I've been in the US since mid 2015, with F1 status. I currently still have F1 status, with OPT. If I've understood everything correctly, I ...
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What is the deadline for a US bank and the IRS to sign French Form 5000 a.k.a. CERFA 5000?

What is the deadline for a US bank and the IRS to sign French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000? According to the Form 5000 instructions (mirror): Unless otherwise stipulated in the ...
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Why do Americans have to file taxes, even if their only source of income is from a regular job?

I live in Europe (Czech Republic) and as long as employment is my primary source of income I don't need to file any taxes on my own, as the company's accounting department will do that for me by ...
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US Taxes: Missing the deadline for IRA contribution

Is there a way to make an IRA contribution of say $x for 2016 (Deadline was April 15 2017)? Background Info: The $x has already been claimed in taxes. But because of a technical error from the ...
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1042-S in the mail after staying the US as J-1

Last year I stayed in the US for one month with a J-1 exchange visitor visa. This was part of my job (following an educational bootcamp at a higher educational institution), so my own employer still ...
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Do the French tax authorities make exceptions regarding the deadline to complete Form 5000 in case of force majeure (e.g., closed IRS center)?

The IRS currently doesn't give any US Residency Certification Program (a.k.a. Form 6166, which can be obtained by filing Form 8802), according to https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8802 (mirror)...
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Should a retail financial advisor firm give me foreign tax credit information?

I invested in an Irish ‘offshore’ fund through this firm. The fund invest in assets all over the world but 50% is US equities. I am not an US person. I read offshore funds gets tax withholdings for ...
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Is there any way to reduce the taxes on my capital gains?

I made ~100k investing in Bitcoin. Afterwards, I learned that I needed to pay capital gains taxes on it in the amount of ~23k (according to Bitcoin and Crypto Taxes). What are my options in terms of ...
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Tax implications of BTC for rent

I'm considering doing a trial run with my tenants and let them pay some or all of their rent in BTC. My motivations: BTC isn't considered a currency so it's taxed as an asset under capital gains tax. ...
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Parcel stuck at customs. Further instruction should be requested from “Buyer” or from “Seller”?

I have an issue where a package is stuck at the logistic company customs offices because the seller has apparently misdeclared the content value. I am not going to pay the fine they want me to pay so ...
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Found a heap of BTC but have no documentation. What do I do?

Many years ago, I bought around 400 BTC for a few hundred dollars (?) and stored them in a hard drive. Shortly after that, I lost this hard drive, wrote it off as an "Oh well" and didn't think ...
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Is there public information indicating that a company is multinational?

I’m in transfer pricing and I’m wondering if there are any filings that indicate that a company is multinational? If so, is there any information on the number of subsidiaries the multinational ...
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Should rideshare drivers log mileage of individual trips, or is a daily entry acceptable?

A rideshare driver (Uber, Lyft) can deduct vehicle expenses for business use of the vehicle. Should the driver log each trip individually, or is a daily entry of beginning odometer, ending odometer, ...
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Can I legally file zero tax return as non-resident to get ITIN?

I want to obtain an ITIN number to get a credit card / open bank account in the US. I know, IRS does not issue this number unless for tax reporting purposes. I visit the US from time to time on a ...
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Business taxes to an Italian citizen with an online business outside Italy

As an Italian citizen, if I open a company outside Italy (for example, a LLC in US) and operate strictly online, will I still have to pay business taxes on the income of this foreign company to the ...
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W8BEN of Indian individual

I need help in filling W8BEN form. I will use this to reduce (or zero) my 401K withholding (whenever I withdraw money) as there is a treaty between India & US. I am not sure what should I fill in ...
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Nonresident received the stimulus money for COVID 19 from IRS

I am a non-resident alien who working in the US. Yesterday, I received the stimulus money ($1200) due to the COVID 19 from IRS, while I know that as a non-resident, I am not eligible to receive. This ...
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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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Tax consequences of paying “rent” to romantic partner that owns the house

I moved in with my romantic partner nine months ago. My partner owns 100% of the property and pay about $1000 per month to the mortgage (minimum is something like $300). Partner had no intention of ...
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Did Schwab's Emerging Market ETF really pay no foreign tax related to the final distribution in 2018?

According to the 1099 from my broker, the Schwab Emerging Market ETF (SCHE) did not pay any foreign taxes associated with its final dividend for 2018, declared 12/28/2018. I'm quite skeptical as ...
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1031 exchange and cash boot

My question is about 1031 exchange and whether I can get rid of the mortgages from my life once and for all, by investing only with the equity I got? Looks like this great idea is not possible. The ...
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Puerto Rico Tax on Pension Income

I am considering purchasing a permanent residence in PR. I am retired. Based on my 3 sources of income below, what would be taxable in PR? Primary - pension from NYS government not subject to NYS ...
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HSA Employer Excess Contribution: W2 vs Other Income?

Form 8889 instructions state that excess employer contributions should be included in income on Form W-2. (Box 1 I assume?) If this is not done, instructions state that excess employer contributions ...
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How can I get the government to withhold less money via the new W4 in 2020?

I have a bit of an issue I can't figure out. I am single, and my annualized salary would be about $140,000 as I make about $70 an hour. The issue is that I'm realistically only going to make about $...

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