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Client did not pay taxes on $400k stock

I'm a tax advisor with a client who did independent consulting work and was granted stock back in 2016, but never claimed the value of the stock of $400,000 as income in 2016. He never received any ...
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After-Tax Deductions Concerning my RSUs

My Restricted Stock Units were included in my Income on my W-2 (Box 1) and End of Year Paystub. However, my company also deducted from my paystubs a substantial amount as After-Tax Deductions. I do ...
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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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Penalty or Fee for Filing a Return, When a Refund Is Due

Working on my 2016 Federal tax return, and I've reached the Estimated Tax Penalty line on Form 1040. I'll get a refund, so my guess is that I won't owe tax penalties on taxes I owe, since I don't ...
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What is earned income from the 2016 Exemptions Worksheet

I'm working through my federal 1040 and form 6251. For line 29 on form 6251, there's a worksheet in the instructions (pg 10) that asks for earned income on line 8. Since line 2 of that worksheet asks ...
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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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Transfer small amount of securities

I am considering transfer a small amount of securities (about $1300~$1400 in market value now) from 1 account to another. The ACATS will cost me $75 which is rather large relative to the amount being ...
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Does it make sense to change tax withholding to married when wife switches to stay at home?

My wife is quitting her job and will stay-at-home. I'm considering changing my tax withholding from married at single rate to simply married to reduce withholdings. Does it make sense to change my ...
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Are cash gifts from a former employer taxable in Canada?

I was previously employed by an elderly couple providing in-home care for several years. The husband passed away a number of years ago, while the wife passed away last year. Obviously, as the couple ...
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Deducting your own rent you incurred while renting out your own place

Person X wants to earn some extra cash They rent out their condo for $1400 a month. They need somewhere to live now, so they rent a basement suite for $1000 a month Now they make $400 a month profit ...
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If your medical expenses exceed your income does the IRS pay you?

My daughter is disabled and unable to work, so her income is zero. (She isn't officially declared disabled, which we're trying to fix, but I don't want to talk about that piece here.) I've paid ...
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Taxes for “on the job” training for non U.S. Citizens and the W-8BEN

The Story: Two years ago two students from Germany went to U.S. to recieve a 4.5 months long "on the job" training at an international company. They each get a monthly allowance of 850$ via checks. ...
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Tax Refund after deadline [U.S.A] [duplicate]

I did not submit my tax refund copy this year until the deadline (earlier this month). I don't owe taxes, but I was getting some tax refunded to me. Is it possible to get the tax refund if you miss ...
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How can I get a job without pushing my family's income into a higher tax bracket?

I live in Seattle and turn 18 before the year's end, and I'm told my family has an income such that if I get a job and make more than $1000, then I would push my family into a higher tax bracket. ...
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Can I hire a CPA after already filing and paying my taxes if I want to see if there were any mistakes?

When I filed my taxes earlier this year, I was surprised to be owing the IRS over $10,000. But, I did exercise a bunch of ISOs without holding them, and apparently my request to change my ...
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Made a mistake reporting total income on T1 tax forms

This is a bit embarrassing but apparently, I made a mistake on my income tax return. In particular, the "total income field". In my first tax return(2017), I thought this was "monthly income", but ...
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Understanding annuities with respect to Term Life insurance

I am financially well to do. I have Term Life insurance (along with high 6 digits in savings) that will protect my kids. I am considering protecting myself and guarding against outliving my assets ...
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American citizen consulting for a Danish entity over 30 day period - visa/taxes?

I am an American citizen who will be consulting for a Danish entity from July1st-July 31st for a fixed project with a fixed project value. As part of this work, I will attend a workshop in Brussels ...
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My bank got bought out, am I now going to have to start filing tax returns in a different state?

My bank just got bought by a bank in another state. Does this mean my interest earnings are going to get reported in that other state and potentially require me to file tax returns in the other state? ...
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Extra income in UK?

I am a UK resident and have a permanent job in the UK for which I received monthly salary in £. I recently did a one-off consultancy abroad for which I received about £1000 commission (in Euro ...
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Can I contribute to my IRA from 2018 still?

I put in my tax filing for 2018 that I had contributed $5500 to a Roth IRA, but due to technical difficulties with my investment account I didn't get around to funding it until now, but it looks like ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on external savings?

I am thinking on moving to Canada to work, save for retirement, and move back to Portugal due to the lower cost of living to live my retirement. I will contribute to the Canada Pension Plan and also ...
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Do I need an ABN for self-employment?

I work as a private tutor in addition to my full-time job in the public sector. I know that I will need to include any additional income on my tax return since I will need to pay an extra tax. Do I ...
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basis adjustment on wash sale on underlying or option

Transaction1: I bought 200 QQQ ( ETF) at about $160 in Jan 2019, paying out about $32k Transaction2: I sold two calls on QQQ ( QQQ190628C00170000 ) for expiring on June 28, 2019 for a strike price ...
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can closing covered call and opening a new coverd call trigger wash sale

In Jan 2019, I bought 200 QQQ (ETF) at about $160 and also wrote two covered calls for June 2019 at 170 (higher than the last day price) netting a small premium. Now QQQ is at about 185 so it will be ...
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The mathematics of GST makes no sense to me

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a destination based tax, which means that the state in which the goods are consumed receives the tax. The GST is implemented using three separate taxes: Central ...
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Things to watch if buying properties in Europe at low prices under local government incentives

I have been seeing social media advertisements inviting investments in the way of buying houses in derelict or small and not-so-well-to-do towns. These advertise the price to buy as under $100 or 100 ...
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IRS Notice CP59 - Did not file taxes

So my wife got a CP59, which is a complaint from the IRS that she did not file her taxes for 2017. That year, as in years previous, we filed jointly and electronically. The year previous we had a new ...
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Purchase Stock but cannot pay AMT

I was released by my company and I had to purchase my ISO's within 60 days of leaving the company or lose them. The issue is to purchase them would mean around a $1.2m AMT & State Tax Bill next ...
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Can you fix a rollover that went into a Roth IRA and put it into a regular IRA?

If someone, in the process of leaving a job last summer, rolled over their 401K into a Roth IRA and is now looking at a several thousand dollar tax bill, is there any way to salvage that by ...
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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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What does an IRS interview request entail when called in to verify expenses for a sole proprietor small business?

I received an IRS audit for the following: I had to call them within 10 days to confirm receiving the letter. And I've scheduled an appointment 2 weeks later. They basically said I just need to ...
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May I omit from my tax return pages on which I've left all fields blank?

For example, when filing Form 1120 for 2018 by mail, if I've left all entry spaces on page 2 (Schedule C) blank, may I leave out page 2?
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Do you forfeit tax refunds/credits if you aren't required to and don't file by April 15?

Some people in the United States are not required to file an income tax return (e.g. their income is too low). However, they could be entitled to a refund of wages withheld, or a credit such as the ...
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Why is California's income filing threshold GREATER than the standard deduction?

For California, the tax instruction booklet says that you need to file the income tax forms if your income is over $17,693 "gross" or $14,154 "adjusted". However, the state's standard deduction is ...
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Did the German tax for share based fund drop by 30% since 2018?

In Germany is a new rule for taxing share based funds since 2018. As far as I understand it, the following rules are now in place: One has to tax pay for fond distributions. One used to pay tax for ...
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What taxes does a Czech Republic resident need to pay on investment income from an online broker when using a French bank account?

My friend - who is fiscally resident in Prague - opened a French bank account. Then, they used their French bank account to open an eToro (online broker) account. They want to invest on eToro but they ...
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How to calculate cost basis for RSUs that are vested and never sold?

Following is my situation (changed the numbers for simplicity): ABC Inc vested 120 RSUs in 2018, in which 20 RSUs were sold by my employer (price of the share $10, and $20 trade fee) for the tax ...
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How to handle income from paid internship over the summer?

I'm a full-time college student with two sources of income in 2018: a part-time job through my college for which I have a W2 (gross wage of $5,408.65) and a paid internship over the summer for which I ...
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Income present but no tax residence. What then?

Many countries have this 187 days rule: if you’ve lived and worked for more than 187 days in that country you’re automatically a tax resident there. But what if you change countries frequently, let’s ...
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Can't file taxes probably due to ITIN -> SSN change

I get the following error while filing married filing jointly taxes in California via TaxAct (electronically, paperless): Rule Number: F540/NR/NRS/2EZ-230 Rule Number Description: There is an ...
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Do I need to complete SEP IRA deposit before April 15 (United States)?

On my 2018 U.S. tax return (already filed) I indicated that I would contribute a certain amount to a SEP IRA. I just initiated a deposit in the correct amount to my SEP account at Vanguard, but funds ...
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Why is my federal tax calculation coming up 1% short?

I'm trying to calculate the federal taxes I would pay on self employment (sole proprietor -- pass through) income. I found this online tax calculator -- https://www.taxact.com/tools/self-employed-...
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Using dividends to reduce short term capital gains?

Let's say I have $100 in short term capital gains this year. I will need to pay taxes on this gains at the my ordinary tax rate (which we shall assume is 37%). Let's also say there is a stock that ...
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What do I need to do if I have received a tax refund before I have submitted an amended return?

I am preparing to send in an amended return today to both state and federal entities. Nothing big just forgot to add a 1099 which barely crosses the threshold for reporting. I had already submitted ...
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Question regarding reporting medical insurance, interest income and my address because of part-year stay in the US

I am seeking urgent assistance with my US tax filing (with TurboTax) for 2018 concerning part-year residency. I lived in the US between Jan-August and left the country for good thereafter. Keeping ...
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Question on part lll of form 8889

I have HDHP for the whole year 2018 and only has non-taxable contribution (code DD on W2). I also have a small qualified distribution on 2018. Do I leave the part lll blank on form 8889.
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Traditional IRA how much tax on withdraw

I understand that traditional IRA gives you a deduction now and tax you later when you withdraw. I need a clue on how much tax is charged on withdraw. Say I deposit $4,000 into traditional IRA and ...
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Do I need to file a tax return if my tax code is NT (UK)?

I have been living in Germany for three years and working for a London-based company (as an employee) remotely from home. (I lived in the UK between 2012 and 2015.) I sent P85 to HMRC back in ...
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How does income tax work (USA)?

let’s say I make over $500k, the income tax in US is 37% I was just wondering, does that mean the 37% (which is $185k) is just lost? So a person would give almost half their income to the government ...