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What are the appropriate forms to file when using a mega-backdoor?

For the backdoor (IRA -> Roth IRA, generally up to $5500 per year) conversion, we need to file Form 8606. Are there any equivalent forms that must be filed for mega-backdoor (After-tax 401k -> Roth ...
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With the Fringe Benefits Tax, should I even salary sacrifice for a car?

In Australia, some employers offer an option to salary sacrifice a car purchase. The cost of the car is taken from your pre-tax salary, so your gross income will be less, and therefore, your income ...
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Tax question - Inheritance from UK living in USA

I am a Green Card resident in Nebraska USA, and I am a UK citizen. Is it correct that I need to report to the USA Government if I inherit more than $10,000 from my father’s Will (he too was a UK ...
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Tax treatment of dividends paid on short positions

If a retail investor holds a short position when the stock goes ex-div, they must therefore pay a dividend to the buyer of the short. What is the tax treatment for this dividend payment the investor ...
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Tax exclusion for American Expats

I am an American Citizen. I work remotely for a company based in the US. Working remotely means that I can live wherever I want. If I move to a foreign country and live full-time there and ...
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What is my cost basis for a stock I received when my insurance policy was demutualized?

Background: My brother and I are co-beneficiaries of a trust that held an insurance policy with The Principal Financial Group, which Demutualized on October 26, 2001. At which time the trust was ...
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In which country do I pay capital gain taxes, as a German with a US Internship?

This year, I did an internship in the US, and during that time I bought some stocks. Now I am back in Germany, and got dividend payments on these stocks, and also want to sell some of them soon. ...
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What taxes does an Eritrean-American-Canadian citizen Canadian resident pay first?

I am a Canadian born to an American-born Canadian father and an Eritrean mother. We live in Canada, where I was born. I am a citizen of all three countries mentioned. Because of insane laws, I am ...
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I'm a Canadian citizen and now a US resident. How do I close my Canadian RRSP and TFSA?

I am a Canadian citizen who moved to the US in 2009. I am now a US resident and Canadian non-resident. I still have a Canadian RRSP, TFSA, and bank account. I've filed FBARs since becoming a US ...
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Donating winning lottery ticket to 501(c)3 Private Foundation: cost-basis deduction + full tax free redemption for foundation?

US 501(c)3 Private Foundations are typically controlled by the primary donator, so that is a nice perk, but in exchange for that perk I realize the tax deductions for donating are significantly ...
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Do I need to pay taxes on my mother in law giving us “rent” money?

This is for California, USA My MIL is living with us these days and we do not actually charge her for any rent. She has a small business that has sporadically yields some income. She insists on ...
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Dual Citizen (US / CDN) wants to buy US equities in Canadian brokerage

I'm dual citizen (US & Canada) residing in Canada. I returned to Canada two years ago. I just started thinking about investing again in Canadian equities (either stocks, ETF's or mutual funds). ...
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US resident with Canadian income via T4A-NR

I am a single person LLC in the US and I do a lot of contract work for a US company. In 2016 I was asked by them to do some work in Canada and spent about 30 days working in Vancouver. My LLC issued ...
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How do I invest in retirement if I'm planning to leave the US?

I'm completely new to investing and know very little about it. I'm about to graduate from college and take a software engineering job that pays very well, leaving me some slack for investing in my ...
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When is the latest that I can move out of the US to qualify for FEIE based on physical presence test

As I understand it, to qualify for the physical presence test, the last date that you can use is the date you file your tax return. So suppose that I will file my tax returns on April 1st 2022. Does ...
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529 distribution pro-rata with multiple accounts

With multiple Roth IRA accounts, distribution ordering rules treat all accounts as one. Does this rule generally also apply to 529 accounts? That is, if I am the owner on multiple 529 accounts, are ...
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Renting out property - individual Vs company

I live in England and have a flat in Scotland that I now want to rent out. I am a higher rates tax payer. What is my best option for maximising the money I keep after tax from this rental property? ...
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Does a Lawful Permanent Resident have to pay a tax when buying real estate?

The Alleged Tax Two years ago, my wife (US Citizen) and I (Permanent Resident) bought and moved into a house in Colorado (Greeley, Weld County). At closing, we were just about to put both our names on ...
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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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How long must I wait after buying a property to rent it out?

I bought a place as a first time buyer without mortgage. Consequently I paid a 3% stamp duty. Due to certain circumstances, I will have to rent it out. I would like to know how long before I could ...
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Why a W9 is needed for firstinspires Kids Robotics

Some kids(including mine) are doing LEGO competition and for that they received $500 ( yet to actually receive) from a corporation for their expenses( about $3K) pooled between them. To get this $...
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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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Can closing a covered call and opening a new covered call trigger a 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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Does a French citizen living in the US owning stocks in a brokerage account in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities?

Does a French citizen living in the United States and owning stocks in a brokerage account located in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities (fisc)? Additional ...
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IRA rolled over mistakenly to 401k

In a previous tax year I rolled over some money from a former employer's traditional IRA (TD Ameritrade) to a non-Roth 401k plan (Milliman). I didn't report this on my federal tax return at all ...
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Understanding Nexus as a small business owner

I'm interested in becoming a 3rd party Amazon FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) seller. I recently learned about a rule called "nexus". Basically, I understand I have nexus (tax liability) in the state ...
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Should I create a simultaneous Part-time Sole Proprietorship and Part-time single-member S-Corporation?

I am self-employed and my business has two distinct parts: Engineering and Design - which makes $50k income / year Manufacturing and Sales - which makes $150k income / year I am currently running ...
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What's the tl;dr investing rules for married Canadian citizens when one partner happens to have US citizenship?

Canadians with US citizenship have several things to consider regarding investments: Canada's Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is not considered tax free by IRS, and filing taxes may significantly ...
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State tax withholding election

I live in Connecticut but work in New York. My employer wants to know what state I wish to be "taxed in". I understand that CT gives a credit for taxes paid in NY. Which state should I elect to have ...
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Inheriting funds from a U.S. trust where you are not the trustee

I am a U.S. citizen trustee and executor of my mom's trust. My brother is a Canadian citizen and lives in Canada and not a trustee. I will be dividing the trust funds or investments between the two ...
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Salary vs. dividend when a company is closing down?

Let's say I have a small business that has been in operation for 10 years and it no longer makes any money. I've told all my customers that we will no longer take on any new business. So for the ...
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Is personal allowance used up by being paid in America?

I have just started a limited company in the uk and I’ve been contracting my services since jan 1st 2021. Previously I was being paid by an American company. All tax etc. was done in America and I was ...
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Living with a zero-income partner, what offers the best Tax considerations?

If I am living with a partner, currently unmarried, who cannot work what would yield the best tax situation in the US: Marrying them and filing as Married - Joint Filing with just the one income to ...
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What are the tax implications for my family if someone from China deposits $50k into their account and they transfer to my U.S. account

I have a Chinese wife and we live in China. She inherited a house and money and we are moving to the United States. We have started transferring large amounts into my personal account in America with ...
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Can I hold US dollars and buy US stocks (with US Dollars) without FX commissions using a Canadian brokerage account?

May be moving to Canada next month, so I had some questions. I would like to transfer my US dollars to a Canadian brokerage account -- from what I've read IB or Questrade are the best options. However,...
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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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US Tax treatment of dividends from single member consulting firm, a UK Private Limited Company

US citizen in UK has a salary from one firm which includes National Insurance withholding, and also owns a UK Private Limited Company to which client payments are made for his consulting work. UK tax ...
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Child account investment options (EU)

So, having two little ones, I decided to set up investment accounts for them. The idea is that these would be focused on long term buy&hold (mostly dividend growth stocks). Since I live in Austria/...
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Can a UK citizen work remotely in the UK for a Spanish company?

I am looking for a job in Spain working remotely from the UK. Do you know how this works? Will I need to pay income tax both in the UK and Spain? This will change after the Brexit? Thank you in ...
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How to write off taxes when returning the pre-tax amount of sign on bonus because the company refused to send corrected W2?

I received a sign on bonus which was included on the 2019 W2 from the company. But I quit on May 1st, 2020 and wrote them a check of the total pre-tax amount of the sign on bonus to return the money. ...
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Client is offering to withhold tax from my payment

I recently started working in an arrangement neither me nor the person who hired me has done before. Someone who works as a contractor for a company got a budget to hire me as a (sub)contractor. He ...
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Publication 523 - “residency” on “Gain Exclusions” selling primary residence

Part of the Publication 523 from the IRS guides on Capitol Gains states the following: "If you were ever away from home, you need to determine whether that time counts towards your residence ...
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Received the US corona virus relief fund check in error, cannot get a hold of IRS to give it back

I lived in the US for about 3 years on a work visa and obtained a SSN (which i actually got from a previous stint there). Once my visa expired I left and am now back in Australia since end of 2018. I ...
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Vailidity of Digital signatures on self-prepared 1040 tax form

Me and my wife are stuck in INDIA due to lock-down, courier services, flights etc are suspended till 4/14. I want to file my past due return (2016), IRS accepts it only by mail. I'm considering ...
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Is there non taxable investment account (like UK ISA) equivalent in Switzerland? How does one make tax-efficient Swiss investments?

While we were living in the UK, we were using our extra money to invest in index funds via ISA accounts. On these specific accounts, you do not pay Captial Gain Tax and they are excellent for long ...
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Does the UK self-employment allowance of £1,000 add up to the Personal Allowance?

I read these pages on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself And I understand that there are two types of income allowances: The Personal Allowance, ...
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What is the process for filing individual income tax for income obtained without a W-2 or 1099?

Scenario We have a legal adult called Brittany who has obtained income of $4096.00 from a babysitting job last year. The mother of the children she has been watching has not withheld income taxes, ...
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What does the IRS do about trivial tax discrepancies?

I submitted my taxes (e-file) about a week ago via Turbotax - expecting a large refund. I then unexpectedly received a 1099-INT from my bank for $15 of interest received during the year. I did not ...
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How are US Health Saving Account (HSA) taxed in Canada for a Canadian citizen, not a US citizen?

The HSA in question is founded while legally working in the US and being a US tax resident. However, I'm thinking of coming back to Canada. Are they just considered as a normal account? Therefore, ...
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Using a US state for payroll while not being a resident

I'm an American currently living in France with my wife (also an American). She has a part-time job working remotely for an American company. This company uses a US-only payroll company, so my wife ...

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