Questions tagged [taxes]

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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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How can I claim a Tax refund W8

I am a non us resident and I have invested in GE Bonds. I forgot to submit the w8 form and after i sold this bond i realized the irs withheld taxes. Now i have already submitted the w8 form. Will I ...
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Can one file the US tax return (federal and state) electronically when they're no longer living in the States?

I am reading this from the IRS site: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayers-living-abroad … which says the following: Where to File If you are a U.S. ...
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Does giving money to your spouse to avoid tax make any sense?

In this well known scene from The Shawshank Redeption (content warning: language), Hadley is complaining because he is getting an inheritance, but he knows that the IRS is going to take a bunch of it ...
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What happened to my “Pre-Paids” on mortgage closing?

In August I closed on a home purchase (not refi), it's now November. My closing included both prepaids and escrow. My "Section F" Prepaids included 1-year home owners insurance Prepaid interest ...
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Are 401k Employer Match amounts subject to FICA or any other tax?

When my employer makes a contribution to an employee 401k account, are any taxes payed by the employee (e.g. FICA)? And does the employer match amount show anywhere on the employee's W-2 or 1040?
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Moving from individual HDHP to family HDHP, can my wife only contribute to an HSA?

I have had an HSA account that I used to contribute to for my HDHP plan through my employer. This year I am on my wife's HDHP plan through her employer. Does this mean I can no longer contribute ...
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If I travel to Finland to pick up a purchase and pay the outstanding price in the EU do I have to pay VAT?

I'm thinking about getting a musical instrument made by a maker in Finland. At the moment without VAT it's cheaper than if I have it built in Australia, where I am from. I currently need to pay €700 ...
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Do I have to pay income tax and capital gains tax on S-corp distributions when my stock basis is $0?

Consider the following hypothetical: I start an S-corporation as sole owner and employee but contribute no initial capital or assets. My starting basis is $0. (My initial investment is my expertise, ...
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NJ 1040 Dividends

For the NJ 1040 do you add together your ordinary dividends and qualified dividends or are the qualified dividends already part of the ordinary dividends and I should just report the ordinary dividend ...
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How do I report dividends on tax form 1040?

For the "ordinary" and "qualified" dividends on lines 9a & 9b respectively of Tax Form 1040, do you just enter the amounts there, or is there another form or schedule that needs to be filled out ...
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Shared Income System

I would like to share my salary with a small group of family or friends. Is there a way to do this without the income being taxed twice (once for me and once for each friend?
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Could I file for Trader Tax Status with a full time job?

Suppose I have enough trades and meet the requirements to qualify for Trader Tax Status with the IRS. (If I trade in the morning, trading 4 days a week, 15 trades a week, 720 a year, plus any ...
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Is my tax return refund unsually late?

Around May this year (2019) I submitted a (late!) tax return for the 2017 fiscal year. I did so by generating the form with some tool, and then mailing it to the IRS office that was specified online. ...
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How to claim Commuter Parking funds?

I have funds locked into a Commuter Parking account (withdrawn from my bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis) that I will never use. Typically, these funds can only be used on work-related parking expenses....
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Payment from USA to India partnership - how do i pay taxes?

I am wiring money from a US corporation to a company that is a partnership based in India. How do I calculate the tax owed to the Indian government and how do I send it to them? Do I deduct this ...
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Declaring partnerships or companies abroad in the US

As a tax resident of the US, if I plan to start a company with a relative (Aunt, Parent, Sibling, Cousin) in a foreign country with informal funds that we manage in the family (for ex: by pooling ...
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Can I do a 1031 exchange and later get Section 121 tax free gain

My wife owns a condo from before. We plan on doing a 1031 exchange and getting one instead in our city partly b/c it will be easy to manage rental rather than having to fly cross country. Down the ...
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How much should be withheld from my paycheck?

I'm currently working as a Software Engineer and I was worried because my withholding amounts seemed to have changed in between last year and this year. I started at my company on December 12, and I ...
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Is there a deadline to respond to an IRS request for additional documentation?

When I sent in my 2014 tax return late last year, I also sent in an amendment to my 2013 tax return due to a Section 1256 contract loss carryback (I had Section 1256 gains in 2013 and losses in 2014). ...
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Tax reform: is the futures 60/40 tax treatment the same?

In 2018 and beyond will futures contracts retain the favorable 60/40 tax treatment? Or has that been modified/repealed
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Is it possible to export GIFI from QuickBooks Online?

I use QuickBooks Online for my business transactions. Now I need to do corporation tax return and I want to use UFileT2 for this. So I need to import data to Ufile. For import I need to have GIFI ...
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Is any of the income earned from P2P lending subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes

Income from P2P lending is reported on forms 1099-INT, 1099-B, 1099-MISC and 1099-OID. Are any of these earnings subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes in any way? I have heard from people they ...
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Are friends and family discounts or employee discounts taxable?

I recently read this article which says in Canada: "barter transactions are only taxable when the goods or services you're giving up are of the kind generally provided by you in the course of ...
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How should I report cleaning expenses on airbnb

I am trying to file my U.S. joint tax return for year 2018 and I have a question. My wife was running an Airbnb rental business for which the 1099 was reported to the IRS by Airbnb in the amount of ...
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Do foreign entities earning money via US marketplace platform have to pay US taxes?

I registered a one-person LLC in my country of stay (Taiwan) that I use to receive income from a US-resident online marketplace platform that connects me (offering services) to international customers ...
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Efficient Canada investment account after maxing out TFSA that is not RRSP?

What kind of investment accounts in Canada are tax-efficient and allow holding U.S. stocks (Amazon, Google, etc.)? I have maxed out my TFSA, and would prefer not to lock money in retirement-inclined ...
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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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Do I get a reduced tax rate as a minor for my business selling items on eBay?

I recently turned 13 and I have an eBay business that is growing quickly. I have about a 5-6k net worth of merchandise (I just bought a huge order). I predict that I will have 100k by the end of next ...
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How much is my signing bonus after taxation in Berlin Germany?

an employer is offering 3K EUR as signing bonus, I was told that it's taxable, so I want to calculate how much tax do I have to pay and how much will be the 3K after all tax deductions? I live in ...
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Can I use work on business ideas to reduce my tax burden?

I run a software consultancy which turns over approximately £250k per year. My work mainly involves by-the-hour consultancy or some fixed-price projects but no stock and very few expenses. In ...
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Do I need to report rental income on my apartment? [duplicate]

Say I am renting an apartment for ~$1000 a month and I have a friend that needs a place to say. I let him stay on my couch and he pays me ~$999 a month. So I'm at a loss of $1 each month. Do I need ...
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IRA limits with employer 401K

My wife and I both work and both our employers offer 401K plans. When I first started my job 4 years ago they had a policy that required you to work for 1 year before you could start making ...
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Tax return: foreign savings account in foreign currency that depreciated?

I want to clarify what is the correct way to handle taxes in my situation. I'm working with CPA, but we have different views on this topic. I'm hoping to get the proper way to handle it. Google doesn'...
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Do people registered under EO 98 and one time taxpayers still have to pay taxes?

I plan to get my BIR TIN to be able to get a bank account since I plan to work online while studying. I just want to ask if I have to pay taxes if I ever get bank account and deposit money in it. Also ...
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Do you know any tax construction where time is used as a factor in calculating the tax rate?

Normally, you calculate the tax, anywhere in the world, in money, and you pay it with money (regardless of the technical way of doing it). But, are there other ways than money, perhaps applied ...
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How is a plumber different than a landscaper as far as requiring a 1099?

I have read blogs that claim I need to file a 1099 if I hire a gardener to mow my lawn or a snow plow guy to do my driveway and pay them more than $600 per year, even if that contractor has lots of ...
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Can an F1 student elect to file as a resident alien during the first 5 years?

As stated above, can an F1 student elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes? As in, can an F1 student choose to not exempt their days in the US under the substantial presence test?
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Will I owe income tax when my son pays me back for house I bought him?

My husband and I bought a foreclosed home for my son. We own a construction company, so we did all the repairs and renovations ourselves. We have kept a running total of expenses. Under the rules ...
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LLC Partnership vs. S-Corp In 2019 With Qualified Business Income Deduction

I've got a small business (LLC, taxes as a partnership) with $700,000 of revenue and $500,000 of profit. Company is a husband and wife combo (consultancy), with consultants for other expenses. I've ...
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At formation, in exchange for stock, X contributes cash, Y contributes only “services provided” (sweat equity). What's a smart way to do it?

Setup: X has cash, Y has an idea, experience and contacts and wants to work on this idea full-time. X wants to create a corporation with Y and contribute $100,000 for 50% of its equity. Everything ...
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Can I transfer my own money from India to the US?

I transferred around $50K from USA to India in early 2019. I now want to bring that money back to the USA. Is there any restriction on bringing my own money back to the USA? Do I have to pay the ...
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Can I avoid paying property tax by creating a non-profit?

Let's say I own a home and the mortgage is completely paid off. I was reading the nonprofits do not have to pay property tax. What if I created a nonprofit with the sole purpose or mission statement ...
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Calculate T-Rex score step by step

I am having problem calculating T-REX Score which is given here https://larrybates.ca/t-rex-score/. I can calculate my T-REX Score by putting my data in the calculator given in that website. But I ...
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Tax consequence of 100% profit deferral to solo 401k contribution

My yearly maximum contribution to solo 401k is $6000 after $13000 contribution to Simple IRA on W2 position. This year I expect to earn less than $6000 from the side job. Can I contribute all profits ...
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taxes on cash-out refi debt used for investment vs lot purchase

Consider the following scenario: an existing mortgage on a property worth 300k, with a current mortgage balance of 100k. a cash-out refinance for 200k, releasing 100k of funds. If we use that 100k ...
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US Citizen employed in India but working remotely from US

I am an US Citizen and also an overseas citizen of India (OCI). Last year I joined a company in India. But in September this year I had to come to US to support a family emergencies and health issues. ...
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Selling a fossil

If I sell a fossil that I found on my property, do I owe tax on the proceeds? How would I figure my basis? I “bought” the fossil with the land, so is my basis the cost of the land?
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If I use 1099 or S-Corp, can I deduct rent from my income?

If I live in another state in USA and either still pay rent or mortgage, but rent an apartment in Silicon Valley and work there to earn money as a business (1099 or S-Corp), then can't I deduct that ...
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Do payments into my bank account in the day to day business of managing my friend's/client's property count as MY turnover? (England)

I helped a friend manage her property on Airbnb. The Airbnb money went into my account, the costs came out of my account and I transferred to her 50% of the profit (keeping the other 50% for myself)....