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How does the “Subdividing Tax Lots” scheme work?

In an article that broke today, a Manhattan developer was charged with "subdividing tax lots" in order to get around zoning laws limiting the height of a skyscraper. What does it mean to subdivide a ...
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Tax deduct seller financed mortgage interest after sale of property?

I purchased a rental property several years ago from a relative and the seller financed the mortgage. Over the past several years I have claimed the interest deduction on my 1040 and the relative ...
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Getting Taxed for Income from Job and LLC

I would like to know how a person gets taxed for income from a job and separate income from a LLC that I operate as my own business in the US. For example, if I generate 100k from my job; and if I ...
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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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How do I document “cash” disbursements from an HSA?

Fairly simply question here - I had a (HealthEquity) Health Savings Account last year and, due to changing jobs, switched to a traditional plan just before the end of the year. Most of it was fairly ...
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1099-B Proceeds/Cost Basis reported incorrectly? Or user error?

I was trying to enter my 1099B's from Robinhood into Credit Karma Tax.... The short version of the issue is that I made ~$4k this year, but the 1099B's I have seem to have a cost basis $32,000 ...
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Do I need to register as a sole trader with HMRC to open an Etsy shop? (UK)

I'm very confused about this Hobby Business Tax thing. I want to open an Etsy shop to start selling my photo prints online. I wouldn't be doing the printing, Whitewall would, but I would be selling my ...
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french citizen living and paying tax in Germany : taxes applied to owned French bank accounts?

I am french citizen, but living and working in Germany. I pay taxes in Germany. I have with a French bank a "livret development durable" ("sustainable development bank account") on which interests are ...
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US Tax implications? Bought stock options, paid AMT, company acquired at a loss, options worthless

Scenario (numbers are for illustrative purposes only): 2017: I exercised options when I left my former employer (startup, not public). Exercised 100% of 10,000 ISOs, common stock. At a strike price of ...
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Is there a combined Social Security wage base limit for married/joint returns?

I know that the wage base limit for 2020 is $137,700, but that is for one person. Is there a different limit for married couples filing jointly (e.g. double the $137,700 = $265,400, or something else)...
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Holding companies to cancel out profits?

I have two companies: Company A is established and makes about 20k in profits Company B is lost 8k last year since it's new. If I were to create a holding company, Company C, and owned both ...
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Reversing an IRA contribution?

I contributed $6,000 to my IRA last year but turns out I made too much money to be able to deduct IRA contributions. I've read that I can reverse an IRA contribution if I withdraw the money before ...
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tax exemption for a partner when one is working abroad all year long but other one stays in US

I have a green card and a US employer who could pay me abroad since we have offices in the EU and Asia. I have been working from these offices in EU and Asia for the past 6 months and came back a week ...
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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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Capital gains tax for US NRIs for stocks/MF in India

I am an NRI who is a tax resident of USA. I use TurboTax to file my taxes. Irrespective of the filing software, can someone help me understand my tax liability as well as reporting for MF redemption? ...
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Do I enter only the latest (corrected) 1099?

MY brokerage account sent me the first 1099 about 10 days ago, I entered it into my tax software, but did not file my taxes yet. Last night I received a corrected version. Do I just have to enter the ...
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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 tax is owed on money inherited from the US, by a UK citizen?

A deceased aunt of mine who has lived in the US for most of her adult life (50+ years) has recently passed away and left a sum of money in an investment bank (schwab) to be divided up among 4 cousins. ...
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Is an iOS app sale considered taxable income? [duplicate]

This year I sold an iOS app to a company in Sweden. I was wondering how taxes work 1 with a mobile app sale? 2 how does it being an international transaction affect its taxation? (I’m in the United ...
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Recently married someone with assets overseas - US tax implications?

This year, I am filing taxes jointly with my wife for the first time. In past years, she was working overseas and did not need to file taxes in the US. She started working in the US in 2019. She is ...
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Claiming More Capital Losses

I saw a Dave R video where a woman said she was advised by an accountant to have brokerage income/gains to "utilize" (the woman's words from her accountant) $316,000 in capital losses. I was under ...
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Will I have to repay advance Premium Tax Credit?

I am $21 (400.13%) above the Federal Poverty Line pertaining to qualifying for the Premium Tax Credit (PTC). Will the IRS work with me or will I have pay back the entire advanced payment ($2,310) of ...
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Sweden: Tax in Sweden on Income from the US

Hej, During 2019, I've worked in Sweden for 9 months and temporarily in the US for < 3 months (during which I requested unpaid leave from my normal Swedish employment). I am aware that I need to ...
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Is there any country that gives tax residency without living there?

Is there any country that gives tax residency without the need to live there for most of the year? Most countries I've read about need you to live there a substantial part of the year (among other ...
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Indian Resident gift from India to me who is US citizen

I'm an US citizen. My friend and relative who are Indian citizens want to transfer USD 50,000. They will send in two transactions of 25,000 each. Transfer is from their Indian bank account directly to ...
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Shentel stock price October 28, 1993 [closed]

Need price of Shentel stock when it was given to me October 28, 1993
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Filed taxes for 2016, 2017, then 2018. Now got the confirmation for 2018, is that order fishy?

I helped somebody else file their German taxes. We could go back until tax year 2016 and I know that you have to file them in chronological order. Therefore we sent off 2016, then 2017 and after that ...
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Getting paid by a Canadian company to a U.S bank account while paying taxes in my home country?

I’m an Argentine working from Argentina for a Canadian company. I’d like to receive my wages into a US bank account which I already have. I really do not want to bring the money into Argentina due ...
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Can I claim a tax refund if I payed too much through PAYE?

I worked as a full-time employee in the United Kingdom between January 2019 and June 2019. I noticed that the income tax and national insurance fees I paid for January-March were much, much lower than ...
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How should stablecoins be treated in UK tax reports?

Stablecoins are digital tokens that stay pegged to the value of fiat currencies like USD or GBP. Two examples of stablecoins are DAI and USDC, which are both redeemable for $1 on various exchanges. ...
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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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Is the UK Personal Allowance different from the Capital Gains Allowance?

As per these two resources from the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates https://www.gov.uk/capital-gains-tax/losses The standard Personal Allowance for 2019/2020 is £12,500, while ...
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How is peer-to-peer lending taxed in the US?

If I make a $1000 investment in peer-to-peer lending, then are the repayments simply taxed as interest payments, similarly to interest earned in a savings account, or is there a reflection of the cost ...
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Can You Switch Between Actual Expenses and Per Diem Expensing For Meals / Entertainment?

I currently report the actual costs for my meals and entertainment expenses on business trips. I am thinking about switching over to the Per Diem method. Are there any regulations against using both ...
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What are tax implications of being long and short stock at the same time?

Let's assume that I am expecting a dip in a stock that I own. In such cases the usual strategy is to sell stock and buy back at a later date during the dip. However, this would trigger a taxable event ...
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Do financial institutions in the United States have a deadline to send out tax forms?

Must financial institutions in the United States abide by some deadlines to release tax forms (e.g., Forms 1099) to their customers? Or can they send them whenever they want?
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Why does the fiscal year in many countries start in April?

I was just wondering why in the UK the fiscal year starts in April. Is there any historical reason for this?
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How to file 8843 form not filed before

I was wondering how an F2 visa with no income who has not filed the 8843 in the last 3 years can file this. I have not been able to find the correct procedure to file these forms. I am trying to file ...
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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 are the penalties for closing a 529 plan account?

At the end of 2019 I opened and funded a 529 plan account. Now in 2020, not having yet filed my federal or state tax return for 2019, I find that this was a poor decision. The account has earned a ...
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Are financial aid checks taxable and as a student how do I pay taxes on these checks?

I'm going to trade school and excelling grade-wise. Every so often I've been getting financial-aid checks from the community college. This is what was left after the most basic things were paid by ...
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Tax Implications of RSU in a Foreign Country

If a company were to grant me RSU's in an entity not based in the US, are their differences in how this would affect my taxes compared to if those RSU's were for a US-based company? Do I owe taxes to ...
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Tax deductions on empty property

Some one that works with me told me about a wealthy person that owns a lot of large buildings in our city. He said the guy would rather keep the buildings empty and is using the empty buildings as ...
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Lottery Taxes and Relocation

If you reside in North Carolina, buy a winning lottery ticket in South Carolina in February, and you relocate to Tennessee in that same month of February, how much tax liability on the lottery ...
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Need to file Income Tax Return

If my total tax is remitted as withholding tax should I still file income tax return?
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Online Hackathon prize money taxation and exceptions

I've participated in one of the Hackathon competition on DevPost and won the prize amount of $3000 USD. However, the claiming section asked me to fill-up the W-8BEN tax form as I'm not a US resident. ...
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Time Range to Offset Capital Losses Against Capital Gains

I am trying to better understand how long after a capital gains loss, you can offset value against a capital tax gain. The Government website states; When you report a loss, the amount is deducted ...
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Why does E-Trade plan to release some tax forms later than specified in IRS Publication 1220?

Why does E-Trade plan to release some tax forms later than specified in IRS Publication 1220? Example: 1099-INT is planned to be released on February 15, 2020 according to https://us.etrade.com/app/...
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Multiple W2s, Traditional IRA Deductions

I changed jobs in the middle of 2019, which means I have multiple W2s. My job in the earlier part of the year did provide me with a 403b retirement plan, so there's a check in the "Ret plan" ...
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How much of an RMD from an inherited IRA with basis is taxable?

My wife received an inherited IRA last year, so took an RMD (required minimum distribution) last year (still under the pre Secure Act rules, thought that doesn't really matter). We got a 1099R for ...

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