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For questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of the United States.

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401k forfeiture account is Owner’s Capital?

I own a single-member LLC. In a previous year I over contributed to my company’s 401k. Per the rules I had to withdraw an amount to compensate for the over contribution. This money went into the 401k ...
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Contractor wants client to open checking account

I recently heard about a construction contractor who's building a house for someone, and this contractor wants the client to open a checking account with the contractor's name on it so that the ...
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Is there a tax penalty for rollover from Thrift Savings Plan(TSP) to 457(b)?

I have non-roth funds in the TSP and have separated from the military. I'd like to move this to a public employee sponsered 457(b) so I can begin contributing again. Are there any IRS tax penalties (...
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HSA payroll contributions and additional .9% medicare tax

HSA contributions through payroll deductions are generally exempt from FICA withholding. Does this apply to the additional .9% medicare tax for income > 200k? For example, after reaching 200k in W-2 ...
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Qualify for mortgage with projected property income?

I’m qualified by my own income for a mortgage of X amount. But I want to qualify for a house of Z amount. The property I purchase will be subleased to other tenants. I know I’ll be able to afford ...
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Small business multiperson LLC, tax sheltering (401K, SEP, etc); no salaries, but disbursements

I'm a bit confused on the language of 'compensation' for setting up a tax shelter (401K, SEP, etc.) for our LLC. We are three people (unrelated), and we get disbursements, not salaries (at the end of ...
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Deciding to pay off loans vs. invest [duplicate]

I have $23k in student loans and pay $400/mo on them. I have about $2500 left over after my bills each month. I have a 401k and am already contributing the maximum on it. Does it make sense to spend ...
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Is a business buyer ever responsible for the seller's taxes?

Bert and Ernie are both 50% shareholders in their small business. Ernie is losing passion and interest in the business, and is going to cut ties and explore other opportunities. Ernie and has agreed ...
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Deductible automobile expenses for ridesharing business

Most people here will disagree with the premise of the question, so try to disregard that (and that I know this is likely a very bad idea). I'm considering buying a (new) car that I can't afford (...
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Should I sell a stock that lost value and stays low? [on hold]

I own a handful (literally 10) shares that have dropped almost 13%. This doesn't amount to a major loss of investment, but a loss nonetheless. The company does not appear to be regaining any value. ...
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Can a beneficiary take the tax liability for an unqualified withdrawal from a 529? (not the account holder)

Say there is a 529 account with $30K in it. It is owned by "account holder" who is in the 20% capital gains tax bracket. The "beneficiary" of the 529 is no longer going to school, is not disabled, ...
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Where in Pinellas county Florida do you want to own an apartment? [on hold]

Moving into a new place is a plan. Wheres the hot spot to live in Florida Pinellas. Please and thank you
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How can I now claim the benefits if I forgot to submit a W8?

I'm an international grad student in the US, and according to the tax treaty the US has with my country, my fellowship is tax exempt. However, I forgot to file the W8 form with my university, so for ...
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Taxes on money gift from abroad

Would I be taxed on money gift from abroad? Consider the amount is larger than 100k. If yes, what is the rate? If no, do I still have to file some particular tax form on it as well?
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FILLING IN W-8ben form as a UK resident

I paid in to a 401k when I lived in the U.S. over 14 years ago. I left the U.S. in 2004 and would like to withdraw my pension out from the U.S. as I have been living in the United Kingdom since 2004. ...
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Calculated 30% return from opening 0% promo credit cards for charitable contributions, is this right?

TL;DR Just how good is doubling up itemized contributions in 2018, using that to meet minimum spend for credit card bonuses, and taking the standard deduction in 2019? With the US tax code changes in ...
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Treasury Expected Yield vs. Reality Difference

I looked at the US treasury website https://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/annceresult.htm and the usual percentage of interest one should get is around 2.4%. So, if I bought a 4-week ...
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Receive a large wired transaction

Hypothetically, I am receiving a large amount (over 100 grand) from a company through a wired transaction. As the receiver, would I be questioned about the source of funds? Or just the company would ...
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Trying to rent an apartment, processing fee $1000?

I am a student and soon to be tenant who is looking to rent a place for about 4 months between January and May. I have to relocate near Atlantic City, NJ and I have come across many winter rentals ...
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Why has my credit score stopped moving?

I receive monthly credit card scores from my bank. After trending upwards, both scores have stopped moving. The bank score is a nice round number with 2 zeros and hasn't changed in 3 months. It seems ...
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higher tax bracket 2019

I'm retired and will be drawing a pension. I have some money in my 403b. The company wants me to come back work part time in 2019. How many hours can I work and keep from putting me in higher tax ...
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Can a US non-resident alien do tax-loss harvesting on capital gains and income? (183-day rule)

Context: I am a non-resident alien in the USA as a J1 scholar. After being present for 183 days in the USA, I must pay capital gains tax in the USA. My questions: i) can I reduce my ordinary USA ...
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Income taxes for sign-on bonus

I just joined a new company, and I'm in the US. As my first paycheck, I got my sign-on bonus and regular bi-weekly salary both in the same paycheck, summed together. Does it make any difference in ...
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Estimated tax payments required when paid only once per year?

I did a small amount of work as an asset manager by power of attorney this year for which I am getting a fee paid once at the end of this year (in December) and I probably will do no further work of ...
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Repatriate NRE funds from India back to the US.

I have an NRE account in India. I have been paying taxes on the interest and also reporting the total funds on FBAR every year. I have repatriated some of the money to the US this year. What IRS form(...
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Pass through entity’s year start balance

I am the owner of a single-member LLC and am taxed as a pass through entity. At the beginning of the year is a pass through entity’s cash balance always considered $0 with respect to a balance sheet? ...
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commodity ETF and tax filing (software vs in-person) [closed]

From my understanding, owning commodity ETFs has the potential to invoke headache when it comes to filing tax in the US. I wonder if anyone here has the experience of comparing tax-filing software and ...
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Late filing Returns from 2015, 2016 and now 2017. With income in 2015 and 2016, but NOL in 2017

What is the procedure for filing these late returns? Do I file the returns and then file an amended return to show the carry back from the loss from 2017? 2015 AGI $143,567 - after ID and ...
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I have a HDHP with an HSA through my employer as well as a non-HDHP through my parents. Am I still eligible for the HSA through my HDHP?

I have a HDHP with an HSA through my employer as well as a non-HDHP through my parents. Am I still eligible for the HSA through my HDHP? I have an HDHP with an HSA through my employer that I started ...
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HSA End of Year Contributions

If someone starts work half way through the year and makes out-of-paycheck contributions to their HSA account that amount to less than $3,450 (say they amount to $1,450), would they be able to deposit ...
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Considerations re: LLC on SSDI

I am disabled and receive SSDI. I will have some money from inheritance and insurance settlement from an injury. I'd like to put the money into an LLC (for shelter, exclusion and self directed ...
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Intuition behind Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

What is the intuition behind Internal Rate of Return. From Wikipedia: The internal rate of return on an investment or project is the "annualized effective compounded return rate" or rate of ...
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How can I remove my name from a car loan?

I financed a car, then my friend took over the payment. We went to the bank to transfer the car over to her, but I still had to be on the loan as a co-signer. Last year she was still paying on the car,...
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Defer capital gains tax

I exercised options and sold the stock from the exercise after owning the stock for a very short period - much less than a year. I will now owe short term capital gains on my 2018 return. Before 2018 ...
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Short-term selling of stocks with less profit

If I purchase $1000 worth of stock, and in the first week the stock value goes down to $900 and then in the second week the value of the stock reaches $1002, and then I sell the stock, Do I need to ...
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Minimizing tax liability from real estate sale

I bought an investment property in the United States for $20k in 2005, got a $100k refi loan on it in 2007 and sold the property for $100k in 2018. When I sold the property in 2018, I owed about $80k ...
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Certified copy of U.S. Visa for ITIN application

I need to request an ITIN number in the United States but do not want to send my passport through the mail. To support my application, I must submit certified copies of my passport and U.S. Visa. ...
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Which state income tax will be applied on working as a traveling employee?

I live in State A where I have my home address. My work location is in State B. I also do work from home. When I travel, I stay in hotel. Will my state tax fall in State A or State B? Can travel/...
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Does 529 help with no intention to attend college?

QUESTION: Is it better to make a long-term investment in a 529 account or a post-tax account? Assume the terminal use of funds is not a qualified expense. What is the right way to do this analysis? ...
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Can I get my property tax assessment lowered by comparing to my neighbors?

This video states: "If you find more valuable homes that pay less, you certainly have a good reason to appeal". Zillow shows many of my neighbors homes have much higher value AND much lower ...
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money market funds lock-up shares

Do money market funds in the U.S. offer locking up shares for short-term (less than three months)? The analogy I'm thinking of is checking v/s savings accounts offered by commercial banks.
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Are federal pell grants applied on top of college scholarships?

Does the scholarship that your college provide you with include the federal pell grant or is the grant amount an additional amount to the scholarship provided by the college?
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Share 1099 payment with another sole proprietor

Jane and Sally are independent contractors who provide education consulting to public school systems. They are separate business entities (both sole proprietors) but they frequently partner together. ...
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I'm a resident of Monaco and my future wife is a US citizen and resident. Will I have tax obligations once married?

As my header explains, I'm concerned with the possible tax ramifications once married let alone being in a de facto relationship. For example, France is harsh when it comes to taxes. If she lived ...
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Job offer Purchasing manager

Been talking with a lady from Germany that wants me to be a purchasing manager. Here is the info I got This work-at-home position is responsible for generation of purchase orders using Company's ...
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I want to borrow $25,000 for 1 year and pay it back at end of a year?

What type of loan would be best to look for in the US, if I have an already paid off house as collateral for a $25,000 loan for 1 year?
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What is considered “operating in Illinois” in regards to having an LLC?

Company: We formed a LLC in Delaware as a 50/50 partnership. We have an agent in Delaware, EIN, Operating Agreement, Articles of Organization. Our company will operate over the internet as a ...
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Why do I have to pay cash to my broker to pay estimated taxes on vesting employer-granted stock?

I'm about to receive some restricted stock through my employer. These are stock units, not stock options, so I can't defer their vesting. When they vest, my broker is requiring that I wire them cash ...
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Home improvement loan for dependent support worksheet

My mom had to finance HVAC replacement in a condo we purchased together, but she is the permanent resident, as I live in another state. She receives SSD payments. For the dependency support worksheet,...
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Was I a victim of illegal bait and switch mortgage fraud?

My wife and I recently purchased a home and I think we were victims of bait and switch mortgage fraud and I wanted to find out of what happened to us was illegal, or just very strange. We were first ...