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Questions tagged [united-states]

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

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Are 401k withdrawals included in income for Medicare premiums?

How do I report 401k withdrawals to Medicare if the IRS does not report it?
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Definition of “traditional IRA contributions”?

I hate to post a generic tax question on here but I've been unable to find the answer to this using other resources. When filing taxes, when I'm prompted to enter my "2018 contributions to traditional ...
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Medicare penalty

I am 77 years old now and have never enrolled in Medicare because I have been fully insured through my husband's employment all these years. When he finally retires and I go on Medicare will I be ...
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Is it preferable to visit out-of-network medical providers before reaching the in-network deductible when max between in- and out-of-net are combined?

In the United States, some health insurance plans are designed so that the submitted expenses accumulate towards both the in-network and out-of-network deductibles (sometimes referred to as combined ...
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Can I become debt free or should I file for bankruptcy? How do I manage my debt and finances?

I am 35 years old, single, and live in the US. My income is 78K to 80K after taxes and insurance. I pay $1,500 for rent+utilities, $150 for phone bill, $450 for auto loan, $300 for auto insurance (...
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PA state tax for CA income as an F-1 student (nonresident alien)

I'm currently studying in PA on F-1 visa and have earned my only income last year from CA (internship while on CPT). I understand I should file state tax with CA as a nonresident. But I'm confused ...
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Where do I report 1042-S income on 1040 form?

US citizen living in Puerto Rico. For 2018 will receive a 1042-S instead of a 1099 R for 401 K withdrawals because tax rule changes. My address is Puerto Rico outside 50 states and no W-9 on file. (...
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Can I cash a personal check against my business account?

Can I cash a check made payable to me personally through my business checking account? I'm a sole proprietor in Washington state (U.S.).
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Capital losses from stocks - carryover, and offsetting gains / income for NON-RESIDENT ALIENS

I'm a PhD student filing a tax return for 2018 on 1040NR (non-resident alien) - married filing separately. In 2018 - I had a considerable capital loss (there were no gains). when filling my tax return ...
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Non-resident alien cancellation of personal exemption for 2018 tax return

I'm a foreign PhD student filling my tax returns for 2018 using 1040NR. Although my salary hasn't changed from the year before, it seems like my taxable income is up about $4,000 and therefore taxes ...
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Are Netherlands“second pillar” pensions USA Section 402 compliant?

I am a US citizen and work in the Netherlands as an employee for a Dutch company. In the Netherlands, the retirement pension system is based on three pillars: the public pension scheme, akin to the ...
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Can I make estimated tax payments instead of withholding from my paycheck? [duplicate]

My employment provides me with a W-2 at the end of the year, and I currently have taxes withheld from my paychecks. In the opposite of this question, Pay estimated tax using W-4 withholding instead of ...
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How to deduct subway commuting and rent as a part-time remote contractor on a 1099-MISC?

I am working on a 1099-MISC as a consultant to a tech company. As an independent contractor, I decide the locations from where I provide my services. Most of the time, I am on site at the business ...
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Calculating Interest Paid for Federal Deduction on a UK Student Loan

My spouse has a UK student loan. The loan has a 1.5% interest rate, and you only start repayments once you earn over a certain threshold. They do a calculation of how much you need to repay which I ...
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Is the child responsible for the Parent PLUS Loan when the parent has passed away?

Is the child responsible for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan when the loan is under the parent that has passed away? Specifically by the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
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What will happen if I transfer large sums of money into my bank account from a pre-paid debit card or gift card?

I want to use my credit card to put money on a pre-paid debit card, transfer it to my bank account, and pay off the credit card with that money so I can get points. I read that transferring more ...
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Is there any point in a medical provider “taking the patient's health insurance” even though they aren't in-network?

In the United States, medical providers sometimes indicate that they "take the patient's health insurance". This means they will bill the patient's health insurance regardless of whether they (the ...
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1041 Final Estate Return/K-1s: No income; are probate expenses deductible for beneficiaries?

Am preparing the final return for the estate. There is no income to report. There were probate-ONLY-related expenses (attorney, court filings, announcements in newspapers). I am defeated in knowing-...
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What is the difference between open access and open choice in health insurance plans in the United States?

What is the difference between open access and open choice in health insurance plans in the United States? I've seen both terms used in health insurance plan names. Example, from https://www.aetna....
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On a 1099-MISC, do you pay state, federal, social security and medicare taxes? Anything more or anything less?

If I work on a 1099-MISC, I will pay approximately 15% for social security and medicare. Do I also pay for state and federal taxes all the same? For example, I see NY state tax is 6% and since I will ...
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1099-S Provided 4 Years Late, and Amount was Paid to the Mortgage Lender Instead of Home Owner

The State bought a portion of our land for highway widening, and paid the proceeds directly to our mortgage lender. Four years later, the State has sent us a 1099 for the amount paid to our mortgage ...
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How to report HSA capital loss on California tax returns, Schedule CA 540 form?

How do we report Capital losses on HSA for California State taxes form schedule 540? Do we need to attach Schedule D (of CA)?
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Do I need to file taxes in a specific state if a small portion of my income was paid by a company based there?

I am a resident of New York for tax purposes, but conducted a small amount of freelance work with a company based in California in 2018. They issued payment via direct deposit and my bank ...
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LIC Beneficiary

My uncle has listed me as a beneficiary for two LIC policies with maturity dates in 2027. I am an Indian born US citizen. I do not have OCI. How can I get the insurance money transferred to my US bank ...
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Mistaken identity error (I am dead) - property tax issue [closed]

I purchased my home in Florida, Palm Beach county, in 2005 and I received my homestead exemption. Last week I was checking something on the Palm Beach Property Appraiser website and to my surprise I ...
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Am I exempt from taxes if I worked overseas, however generated income from US-based customers?

I am a U.S. citizen and have been living overseas for already couple years and easily can pass the IRS physical presence test. However, what is not clear to me is that nevertheless I worked out of my ...
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Avoid tax withholding underpayment for RSU's issued

Background While filing taxes for 2018, I got fined for tax withholding underpayment. Nearly half my income was from restricted stock units (RSU). Many other co-workers who also received large ...
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In California, how should I report the $1500 income from the BAR CAP vehicle retirement program?

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) runs Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) for vehicle retirement. In a nutshell, if you have an old car that fails a smog check but still runs, you can ...
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Possible issue with my W4 and tax return

After I graduated high school I grabbed a minimum wage job ($10) and only worked for 3-4 months before the year ended. I ended up getting $440 back through federal and state tax refund. Then for the ...
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What is a “cash carrying patient”?

I read on https://www.ccapta.org/mpage/MoveInsurance (mirror): Physical therapist services may be obtained without a physician’s referral if you are a cash carrying patient, receiving treatment for ...
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When I'm applying for a loan, how do I report my annual income if my income changes from year to year?

When I'm applying for a loan or a credit card, the application usually asks for my annual income—the amount of money I make each year. The problem is that I don't make the same amount of money each ...
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Why doesn't the United States have electronic cash cards like other countries do?

I am one of the few people I know who still uses cash for small amounts, I put all other ordinary expenses on a credit card, which I pay the full statement balance of every month. I do this because ...
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HSA Eligible Expense: Prepayment

I started a HDHP medical plan and HSA account on 1/1/2019. We then had our first child on 1/8/2019. The OB/GYN office took a prepayment for the delivery services before 1/1/2019. So the question is: ...
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Does it make sense to buy municipal bond if you're not in the highest tax bracket?

Municipal bond has tax benefit. If market is efficient, doesn't that mean the wealthy investors (in highest tax bracket) will bid up the price (lower the yield) until the "tax equivalent yield (...
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Should I be reporting bitcoin losses if I did not receive 1099 for it?

I did not receive a 1099K from Coinbase. Should I report capital losses?
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Reversing the credit card model to make it secure

I have read a lot about financial information being stolen, particularly credit card details, because they are stored or at least entered online or at points of sale. It seems to me that the method ...
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Is the Social Security death benefit of $255 reduced if the would-be recipient spouse's benefit is reduced by 2/3 of their civil service pension

If a person has a pension from a job in State, local or Federal government and the job was not covered by Social Security (SS), the benefit they can get from their spouse's Social Security is reduced ...
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Do I need to report state tax refund if I did not itemise my deductions in the year I paid taxes? [duplicate]

I had not itemised my deductions in 2017 and received a state tax refund for that year. The FTB (California) did not send me a 1099G either. Do I need to report that refund for 2018 taxes?
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Still enrolled in Medicaid after starting new job

I just started a new job and I am still enrolled in Medicaid officially. Can I still use Medicaid until my new company sponsored health insurance kicks in?
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Why doesn't Vanguard allow to pay fees pertaining to 401(k) accounts using resources located outside the 401(k) accounts?

Why doesn't Vanguard allow to pay fees pertaining to 401(k) accounts using resources located outside the 401(k) accounts? Is that due to some law, some other constraint, or is that just some arbitrary ...
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Taxation of capital gains by USA from cryptocurrency of Russian student on an F-1 visa

I am from Russia and I currently study in the US on F-1 visa. Last year I did some cryptocurrency trading which is taxed as capital gains in the US. US-Russia tax treaty says that: Capital gains on ...
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Why are credit scores so important in the US compared to Europe?

Back when I lived in Central Europe, most loans/mortgages only depended on your current income and employment history. If you held on to a good job for several years, you could well expect to get a ...
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Can I recover from wash sale after closing the entire positions?

I have a question about wash sale. When I sold part of my stock A, I triggered wash sale then I got an adjusted cost base for the remaining stock A, say, $1000. What I found on the internet is that, ...
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Can I take self-employed health insurance deduction?

I am trying to figure how much of my Medicare premiums and Medicare Advantage (MA) premiums qualify as self-employed health insurance deduction (SEHID) "above the line" on line 29 of Schedule 1. ...
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Dependent filing taxes as Head of Household

Just wanted to know what would happen if my biological father filed taxes with himself as the head of household and me as a dependent and I file the taxes as the head of household with no dependents. ...
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Allowances for New York State W4 form

Why is it that you can't allow yourself as an allowance in the NY state form? In my case, I put the number of allowances as 1 in the federal W4 form and 0 in the NY state W4 form. Is this normal? Or ...
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Federal and State W4 forms

Is filing a state W4 form necessary if you already filed a federal W4 form? Do most employers require employees to manually fill out a state W4 form?
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Why is it a good idea to invest only in a Roth IRA or a no-load mutual fund invested in an indexed fund of the Dow or S&P 500?

Basing this question on this answer from a popular Quora writer: This is just a matter of simple math. Saving accounts earn less than 1% per year. CDs usually pay less than 2.75% per year....
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Holding shares of company filing for bankruptcy

I own few shares of PG&E and recently got an intimation from my broker regarding the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by PG&E. However, I also see the stock price going up for some reason. I ...
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Taxes & Work Authorizations for US Citizen Working in US for Ireland-based Company

I'm applying to a remote job that is based in Ireland. I live in and would work from the US. One of the questions on the application made me pause: "Do you require visa sponsorship?" Obviously, I ...