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Questions tagged [taxes]

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How much taxes should I be saving living in Chicago, IL?

I work under the 1099 Taxes. So I basically work as a contractor for a company in the Chicago IL area. Currently I am setting aside 20% of my bi-weekly check and saving it to pay for taxes come ...
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Foreign inheritance subject to U.S. taxes for permanent resident?

My wife is a permanent legal resident (I am a U.S. Citizen), is the money brought into the United States in the form of an inheritance subject to taxes? Her mother recently passed away in Taiwan and ...
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Is this a wash sale violation?

The following lots of stock A have been purchased: Lot 1: 5/28/18 100 shares for $1,000 Lot 2: 6/04/18 100 shares for $1,500 Lot 3: 9/10/18 100 shares for $1,100 Transaction in question: 9/...
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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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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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Filling in Form 8802

I live in the United States. I will be working in Korea this summer (2015) for a month. I am on a J1 visa currently. I arrived in June 2013. For tax returns for 2013 and 2014 I submitted forms 1040NR....
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U.S. taxes for last year of residency

My situation: I was a student on an F-1 visa in the U.S. during the first half of 2017. I received a salary while being a student. I had been in the U.S. for >5 years, so I was a resident alien for ...
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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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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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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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Income Tax Returns using ITR1 and no TDS2 details available

In ITR1, (Income from Other Sources (Ensure to Fill "Sch TDS2") (AY 2017-18.) My FD interest, and Savings bank interest, (Income from Other Sources) total below Rs:- 1,90,000/- in (AY 2017-18.) Since ...
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Joint checking account with renter who is a close relative

I am the owner of a property. I am currently renting out that property to my close relative. I trust this family member to use my money to pay a contractor to make small fixes to the property. For ...
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Does loss in stock market count against standard/itemized deduction?

I read some articles on the internet but I am still confused. None of the articles seem to give me an answer that I am able to understand. As far as I understand, I can either apply the Standard ...
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Wash Sales - Applied to Options

Does anyone know how to account for wash sale that attached based on purchasing options where the last transaction was the purchase of an option that expired worthless? The issue is that there is no ...
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Taxes on shares

I am wondering about an aspect of taxes on shares. What exactly is taxed? How is the fee of my bank factored in? (Is it at all?). I am asking specifically for the German take on this, but I assume ...
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Why is it necessary to differentiate between adjustments, deductions, and credits when doing taxes? [closed]

What is the purpose in differentiating between adjustments, deductions, and credits when doing taxes? Why not just clump it all together? Whether or you reduce your taxs before or after you ...
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Is it an issue to have different addresses on two different W-9 form?

Is it an issue to have different addresses (in two different states) on two different W-9 forms that were filled out around the same time, for overlapping jobs?
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Obtaining Figures For Australian GST Business Activity Statement From GNUCash

I have been entering all my financial records into GNUCash, and now I need to find the most efficient way to extract all the needed figures for the BAS. The Income & GST Statement looks like the ...
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Any capital gains taxes owed for non-residents selling stock in Canada?

I own stock of a company outside of Canada. Recently, the company was bought out by a Canadian company with newly issued shares listed in Toronto. As a shareholder of the company, I received new ...
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Receiving income as W-2 employee vs. 1099 contractor

My wife and I (both in the United States) file taxes jointly and make about $110,000 annually from our W-2 jobs. I was offered a side gig that would pay an additional $48,000 per year. The company is ...
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Does the day when you pay quarterly taxes matter? (United States)

When paying quarterly taxes in the United States, is paying on the last day of the quarter (i.e., the day when that quarter's taxes are due) any different from paying on another day of the quarter? ...
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Transferred to UK in Nov 2018 from India, How Tax needs to be declared

I have been moved to UK due to company transfer from India in Nov 2018 and will be staying coupe of years here. Nov 2018 onward, I am getting my salary in UK itself which is being credited in UK ...
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How to transfer money directly from US to home loan account?

Can we transfer money from US directly to the home loan account? Do we have any tax implications in US or in India? I don't have an NRE/NRO account and want to transfer directly to Home loan account. ...
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Is it required to mention money returned by friend in ITR filing in India?

I live in India. For a long time I was giving money to my friend as he lost his job; there was no other option for income. But later he got job so he returned all my money recently into my bank ...
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do you have to pay taxes in Canada if you only stay 5 1/2 months and go back to the U.S.?

Coming up to Canada from Oregon, We Want to spend the spring thru early Fall travel all over British Columbia and Alberta exploring and more, do I have to pay any taxes other than Sales Taxes?
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Overseas corp acting like a 401k

I run a one man consulting company as an S Corp here in the USA. I was wondering if an alternative arrangement would put me in a better situation for taxes (my goal is legally reducing my taxes, not ...
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Are there any more or less tax-efficient assets in Germany?

Is there anything (legal, non-obscure, serious, etc.) a private, personal, non-expert investor can or should be careful about to improve on the amount of taxes paid? I mean actual financial ...
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Germany Tax Question - Non-Resident and not employed in Germany

I'm planning to open a personal bank account in Germany very soon and I need this clarified before I do that. Some info: I don't have German Citizenship I do not live in Germany and I don't plan on ...
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Wash Sale on Options trading

Does the Wash Sale rule apply to options trading? If I buy and sell the stocks in a loss, can I still trade the call options for the stock within 31 days of selling?
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How long to save losing lottery tickets?

I know I can write off losing lottery tickets (a) up to the amount of any winnings, and (b) provided I itemize my federal taxes. But does that apply only to losses in the same year as winnings, or ...
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Gift cards and possible hidden import taxes

I live in Canada and want to order something from USA. The total in CAD is $45 (including shipping, but I don't think tax is), and I have a $50 prepaid MasterCard gift card. How do I know if there ...
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US citizen living in Singapore [duplicate]

I am a US citizen who will be living and working in Singapore and paid by a Singapore company. If I do not reside in the US, and do not visit the US for more than the annual limit of the residency ...
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When is paying into a UK pension bad tax planning? (LTA)

UK Pensions are great for the tax breaks that they give as you pay into them (up to 45%), and as the pension generates value, but if you exceed the lifetime allowance (LTA = £1,055,000 in 2019-2020) ...
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Gift of Equity Tax when selling to family member

I am buying a house from my brother, the house is worth $220,000. and my brother willing to sell it to me for whatever the house is owe the bank, which is $170,000. He is willing to give me all of the ...
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CPA filed late returns, stating I would get money; IRS says they were filed too late

I had a Certified Public Accountant file late returns for 2012, 2013 and 2014, stating I would get money. But IRS says they were filed too late. The CPA charged me $580 to file late returns. He said I ...
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Tax on IRA and 401K to Roth conversion

I have a 403b account with my employer, a simple IRA account, a SEP IRA account, and a Roth IRA account. My wife has a simple IRA account, a Roth IRA account and a rollover IRA account from a previous ...
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Is there something equivalent of a 1031 Exchange for the UK

I recently learned that in the US you can defer capital gains on a property sale, and use the capital to buy another without paying taxes using a 1031 exchange. Is there something similar to that in ...
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How do companies use the extra money from corporate tax cuts [closed]

From CNBC: The National Association of Business Economics’ (NABE) quarterly business conditions poll published in January 2019, a year after Trump's tax cuts, found that while some companies ...
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W4 allowances when spouse is working as contractor on 1099?

I will be starting a new job in July and I will need to fill out a W4. My spouse earns higher than me and he is an independent contractor and is on 1099. I was unsure of how many allowances to claim?...
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Does Internal Revenue Code section 1031 enable perpetual depreciation to offset income?

I've recently come across Internal Revenue Code section 1031, which as I understand it allows me to postpone paying taxes on income from the sale of an investment property, so long as I purchase a ...
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S-Corp Take Home Estimation

Looking for an estimation of what the take home (i.e. after taxes) would be from an S-Corp. Lets assume the following: The S-Corp has a single stock holder All other income is out of scope for this ...
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Split App Revenue 50/50 Google Play

I have a single member LLC and a friend and I are developing an app together. We will put the app on the Google Play store and we want to split the money 50/50. I'm wondering what the best way to do ...
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Taxes when remote working for a Swiss company whilst living in the UK?

In the scenario where I'm living in the UK and working remotely for a Swiss company. Who should I pay income tax to? I would be declared self employed in the UK.
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Avoiding withholding tax by selling shares before ex-dividend date?

Recently I sold 3006 DLS shares the day before the ex-dividend date. On the ex-dividend date, for the same amount of the sale, I bought 3052 DLS shares. I have therefore gained 48 DLS shares. So ...
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Tax rules for investment LLC's

I have a question about how investments managed by an LLC are taxed. For example, say I invest my own money and buy a stock and I sell it for a positive return. If it is sold in less than a year of ...
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Roth IRA tax question

I just opened a Roth IRA and will be investing money earned through my job which I have already paid taxes on. Do I have to pay taxes up front on that money again when I invest it in my Roth?
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Taxes for a foreign worker when getting American company shares abroad?

I work for an American company in Spain and I have not lived in US. My company gives us 5 shares of the company like a gift. I am requested to pay 45% of the share current value to pay the US ...
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Interests in USA for NRE account profits

I'm a recent college grad so I am not that knowledgeable about money. So, please bear with me! If I make a NRE account, I can get a 6% interest rate and I like that much more than the 1.5-2% ...
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Going to get married soon, should I do it on Dec 31 or Jan 1?

I know that there is a tax advantage to having a child on December 31st at 11:59 as opposed to January 1st at 12:01. Does the same hold true for marriage? If it matters I make ~$130,000/yr and have a ...
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I trade labor for lot rent on my live-in R.V. Can I claim any income to apply for EITC? Do I owe taxes? There is no money exchanged

I work as a farm laborer in exchange for lot rent for my own Recreational Vehicle, electricity, and water on a friend's farm. There is no cash exchange. I am the one and only "lot renter". Will ...