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Tax consequences of transferring securities to non-spouse family member (US to US)

What are the tax implications of transferring stock between two family members who both live and work in the US? Family members in this specific case are parent->son/daughter and both adults don’t ...
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2018 tax refund applied to 2019 estimated tax

For 2018 Fed tax refund, I elected applied it to 2019 estimated tax. Internet said it need to be applied to 2019 1st quarter by 4/15.? But I missed this date. Can I apply it to the 2nd and 3rd quarter?...
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Reporting stock that can't be sold

I'm in the US. I understand that I can report stocks I sold for a loss and claim some deductions. What if the stock can't be sold, no one buys it or the company is under? Is there any way to get ...
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Does selling shares within 30 days of purchase count as a wash sale?

Quoting IRS publication 550, A wash sale occurs when you sell or trade stock or securities at a loss and within 30 days before or after the sale you: Buy substantially identical stock or ...
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What are the implications of employer increasing allowances on W-4?

When I started my job, I filled out a W-4 and claimed 3 allowances. While going over my pay check information, I noticed at about 1 year ago, they stopped taking out federal taxes each check. I went ...
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Can I deduct DC Unemployment Insurance on D-20?

Where would,if possible, a D.C.-based for-profit corporation (S-Corp at federal level) be able to deduct Unemployment Insurance on the D-20 for? I've looked at the 2018 D-20 District of Columbia ...
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What is Tax Return document and where to search for it ONLINE? [closed]

I am wondering whether so called "Tax Return" document for X time period has any alternative definition or form code (form id number)? If yes, what is it? I am trying to find it online for wanted Inc ...
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EU: Receive income in a country and pay taxes in another

There are already 2 similar questions but my case is a bit different so I believe it requires different answers. Other questions: Taxes for citizen of EU country #1 living in EU country #2 and ...
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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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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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Tax rate on miscellaneous income

Where would I find US tax rates on miscellaneous income that does not have an associated W2 or 1099? For example, let's say I start mowing lawns for my neighbors and a make a few thousand dollars for ...
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Approximate cost of making a shell company

Hi. I was thinking about making a company to hide a plane I am thinking of buying. A helpful person suggested to make a shell company since planes can be registered to companies and FAA site doesn't ...
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Do I need to file taxes or can I file taxes educational credit refund purpose with 1098T?

I did not work at all but I received a 1098T for my online school. The 1098T has $12,070.04 on box 1 and $2,529.53 on box 5. I will like to know if I should file taxes with the 1098T only to get ...
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Got an internship offer while working a student job. How do I fill my w4 for the internship?

Long story short: I am a non immigrant with a permit to work in campus, already filled a w4 with the university and I earn less than 10k a year. I got an internship for 90 days and I got another w4 ...
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What form should I keep my tax records in?

... and for how long? I have many years of IRS tax records taking up space. I wanted to do one of two things. Throw some or all of them out. Convert them to electronic form by taking pictures of ...
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Is it possible to deposit stock into a Solo 401k?

Towards the Solo 401k limit, is it possible to deposit stock held in an investment account, and have that count towards the limit? For example, if my 401k contribution limit is $20,000 annually, can ...
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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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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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Are wages from a corporation always immediately tax deductible? [closed]

Suppose a corporation which constructs apartments and rents out those apartments expects to start earning money in its fifth year. Can it then just increase construction in that fifth year to create ...
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What are the downsides (impacting returns) of a short-term purchase & sale to cut the loss (other than wash sales rule)?

In the US, IRS wash sales rules indicate that a loss in security exchange cannot be claimed tax deductible in the same year income tax filing, if the transaction of purchases & sales takes place ...
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Do my stock earnings from selling stock get double taxed from short term gains and then from my 1040 tax filing?

I'm curious to how my taxes work when I am trading with my own personal stock account at E*trade. Suppose I buy XYZ stock at $100 and it goes to $1,100. My profit is $1,000. I read that the $1,000 ...
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Should I rent out a home I own outright or one with a mortgage?

If I have two homes of equal value ($300K each) and one is paid off and other has a mortgage balance of $235K. I'd like to rent one of those out. Which one should give me the most advantages with ...
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Is it wise to pay off mortgage with 401k?

I've been considering paying off my mortgage with my 401k balance. Some particulars, I'm in WA state in the US, and I'll turn 60 in about a week. I have enough in my 401k with my current employer to ...
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Opportunity Zone 180 Day Reinvestment Rule With S-Corp Sale

I sold stock in a S-Corp on Jan. 1 2018. I was reading up on the latest guidance from the IRS regarding the 180 days reinvesting cut-off. The regulations say that you have 180 days from the date of ...
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How would I calculate my taxes for a post-Chapter-11 distribution?

Situation: I held N shares of a company "JUNK", average cost basis $C/share. Cost basis for the shares was $C * N. Some time later, company "JUNK" filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At this point, the ...
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California Prop 13 question

Can someone help me clarify how max property tax increase is calculated via prop 13? Prop 13 limits it to 2% yearly. Does this mean the tax increase can be a max of 1% of the 2% of the assessed ...
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Method of Earning Calculation For Early Roth IRA Withdrawal

I have a question on how the IRS would calculate earnings on an early Roth IRA withdrawal. Assume Taxpayer is under 59 and doesn't meet any specific exceptions to cash out early. Taxpayer ...
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How much will my property taxes go up after new construction

Here is the situation: This is in California My family's home was bought 10 years ago at $1,000,000, they are paying over $10,000 in taxes every year. The current market value of the home is around ...
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ISO exercise limit before triggering AMT

With recent 2018 changes to AMT, I wanted to understand how much ISO options can I exercise without making a material difference in AMT Scenario Current income 200k Claiming standard deduction for ...
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Will there be more tax deductions if I put the house completely under my name, versus doing a joint ownership?

I currently live with my mother, and the house is under her name. However, I pay for the property tax (house paid off). In regards to property tax reductions. If I will be continuously paying the ...
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Holding rent money for my friend which amounts to over $10k?

My close friend has just moved into an apartment with me and due to some circumstances he would like to pay me the rent money for a year upfront. The total amount will be about $11k total, and we as ...
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Does S-Corp owned 100% by single-member LLC re-create SE tax?

LLCs with an S-Corp's election eliminate SE Tax. If that S-Corp is owned by a single-member LLC which should be seen as a disregarded entity, would that flow through money have SE tax again? The ...
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Why do SaaS apps not pay sales tax in my state?

I have noticed many SaaS apps I use do not include sales tax on their invoices in my state (New York). For example, on a recent Heroku invoice, I see this written: Heroku is not required to, and ...
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What does “Carry the decimal to four places” on line 47 “Deduction percentage” mean in 2016 Schedule CA NR?

If I get 0.93342 after "Divide line 37, column E by line 37, column D", then should I put down 0.9334 or 1.000, given the "Carry the decimal to four places" instruction? When I read "Carry the ...
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How much can I deduct for my home office?

I'm a sole proprietor with an office in my apartment and I'm confused on how to calculate my deductions. Suppose the office is 300 sq ft. The apartment is 600 sq ft. Rent is $2000 per month. I see I ...
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Tariff on purchase from China on Ebay

If I order a knit hat on Ebay directly from China, how is the 10% (increasing to 25% on Friday per Donald Trump's tweet) tariff paid? It's possible that the Ebay seller pays the tariff and tariff ...
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Can I report all my taxable interest in Schedule CA NR Column E even if I wasn't a resident for the entire year?

Filing 2016 taxes. The place I having a savings account in reported $12 in 1099-INT. I started living in California at the end of January. Will my taxes get rejected if I report all $12 in column E ...
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Why is there a cap on 401k contributions?

In theory, the government wants everyone to save up as much as possible for retirement so that citizens don't end up starving when they're no longer able to work. But in practice there is a limit of ...
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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. ...