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Capital Gains Tax When in a High Tax Bracket

So I think this is a basic question but I'm having trouble finding an answer. I sold a rental property this year and it's going to move me up in the tax brackets. My question is, when I sell assets ...
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How is prize money taxed in India?

I have won a programming competition based in US, and i will be getting $800 from the US based company. They are telling me that they will pay the taxes already and will give me the full amount. Now, ...
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Why wouldn’t I invest in NYSE:UPRO over something like NYSE:IVV? [duplicate]

I recently came across this 3x leveraged etf of the S&P 500 (NYSE:UPRO). I understand that it’s a risky investment, but I still see way more reason to buy it over any other thing that tracks the S&...
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Filling in W-8BEN for a UK Ltd Company

I've recently started a UK Limited Company and I'm trying to fill out W-8BEN (Link here) so I can receive payments for showing ads provided by Facebook, but the terminology is totally foreign to me. I ...
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Business paying back debt to individuals

I have a single member LLC (Missouri, United States) that I started a few years ago. We received approximately $20,000 in funding from family and friends, of which I did not fully understand the ...
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Taxes on growth - Traditional vs Roth 401K

Let's say I can put $10K today in my 401K. Let's assume this investment theoretically grows to $100K by the time I retire. Putting aside income brackets for a moment, is it true that if my 401K ...
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Do I need to amend 2019 tax return?

Chase bank sent me 1099-MISC for $50 signup bonus when I opened a new account in 2019. I forgot to add this form while doing my taxes. This link says 1099-MISC should have at least $600. Since it is ...
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Why didn't my buy limit order become the highest bid?

I am trying to buy a stock that is $307 bid and $312 offered. I placed a buy limit order for 1 share at $307.10. However, the best bid remained at $307.00. After an hour, the best bid is still $307.00....
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Should I have received 1099-MISC for bonus on new account opening?

I received a $100 signup bonus for opening a new account with CapitalOne Checking account in USA. I kept a low balance and received very little (less than $1) interest. They didn't send 1099-INT ...
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Do I need to file tax form 1040 in a Streamline Foreign Offshore Procedure, even if I was not required to file in that year

I am a US citizen living in Sweden. I thought because my income was below the threshold for filing 1040, I did not need to submit any information to the IRS in 2019. Unfortunately, I had a little over ...
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What criteria should be considered when selecting a residential real-estate appraiser in the US?

As a buyer, if a private appraisal should be performed on residential real-estate prior to purchase, what criteria should be considered when selecting the appraiser, and how can someone locate and ...
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Does IRC §871(i) (no tax on deposit interest for non-residents) apply to interest paid by the IRS on delayed refunds?

Internal Revenue Code §871(i)(3) basically says that "deposit interest" on a deposit in a US bank is not taxable for US non-resident aliens. The IRS pays interest on delayed refunds and ...
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Handling rent debt in California

Due to the pandemic, I was unable to pay rent for my apartment complex that I have now moved out of. I do not have the money to pay this debt because I was unemployed because of the pandemic. ...
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how to compute income on a year when you sell an asset with some capital gain while you have a rolling over capital loss from passed years

This is about US tax law. When you sell an asset in a year, how does your income computed? Here is a scenario: say you are a 100K/year salary guy. You sell a home ( an investment home, not your ...
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Should I file as Resident or Non Resident for FY2020? I arrived in US in 2015 on F1 and switched to H1B in Oct 2020

I am a single individual who arrived in US in Aug 2015 on F1. I was on OPT until 30th Sept 2020 and then switched to H1B from 1st Oct 2020. After reading documents below, I gathered that since I have ...
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How to ownership-transfer inherited securities from a foreign brokerage?

I have inherited a set of stocks that sit on the Swedish Stock exchange (in an Avanza brokerage) from a deceased relative. The stocks are still currently in the name/ownership of the still-living ...
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short-term VS. long-term capital gain tax rate for margin account

I have a margin account for my stock trading. I know capital gain from stocks held for more than one year is called long-term capital gain while capital gain from stocks held for less than one year is ...
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Non Resident Indian taxes 2016

My husband is on F-1 OPT. We are filing Form 1040 NR (under married filing separately. Although I don't have any income. AM on F-2, not filing taxes). Together with the Form 1040 NR we are filing: ...
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What are SEC issues I should know about when using my automatic stock trading software?

I created software that does automatic stock buying and selling through Interactive Brokers' web/API. Does the SEC regulate this?
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2020 Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion in 2021 - Concern/Questions

In 2019, I did a backdoor Roth IRA conversion that went off without any problems (put $6000 into traditional IRA, converted to Roth IRA). In 2020, I was looking to do the same, but I hit a snag. I ...
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Accidently forgot to cancel insurance Kaiser, refund possible?

I had a personal health insurance plan from Kaiser, but I forgot to cancel it when my workplace health insurance coverage (also from Kaiser) started, so for 2 months I was charged for 2 plans. Is it ...
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Did the New York Stock Exchange ever close on a weekday so they could file paperwork?

I recently heard that the New York Stock Exchange used to close once a week so that they could organize the paper trades. I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have any insight here?
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Pros and cons of using a Roth IRA to fund home improvements

I have a Roth IRA with a balance of something like $150k. Say around $100k of that is contributions. Due to my income, I am ineligible to contribute to the Roth IRA, but I do maximize contributions to ...
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Money Transfer by Indian Citizen to US Citizen to Settle a Debt

I am a US Citizen. I sent money to help out a relative (an Indian Citizen) in India. I used Western Union to transfer the funds from the US -- I paid in USD and he received the remittance in Rupees. ...
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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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How to store millions of dollars?

Not that I have it but most banks only secure amounts up to $100k so if you put $1M in there are you at risk of losing $900k if that bank shuts down? How do people store large sums of money, do they ...
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OTC stocks and their foreign stock exchange equivalent

Do OTC stocks trade similarly to their foreign exchange equivalents? I'm looking at a company that is not available for US investors on the ASX, but it has ticker on the OTCQX. My broker shows me ...
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US resident with Canadian income via T4A-NR

I am a single person LLC in the US and I do a lot of contract work for a US company. In 2016 I was asked by them to do some work in Canada and spent about 30 days working in Vancouver. My LLC issued ...
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How to rebalance a portfolio in a taxable account

I hold ETFs in a regular brokerage fund that is not tax shielded. I have about 20,000$ in VT, 6,500$ of that is profit. I wanted to swap VT with VEU. Are there any financial instruments that I could ...
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Do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders in the US OTC stock market?

In the US OTC stock market, do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders? For example, a market maker is bidding on stock S at $10 for 100 shares. Assume that this is the highest ...
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Are employee (NOT employer) contributions to a 401(k) ERISA-protected?

Say you work for a business that offers 401(k) plan. Investopedia says: Under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the funds in your 401(k) only legally belong to you once ...
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How easy is it to bootstrap a business that acts as a financial middleman for customer-to-customer transactions? [closed]

Background Most small businesses sell services/goods directly to customers (or other businesses). I would imagine starting one of those businesses just consists of opening an ordinary merchant bank ...
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I filed 83(b) election via certified mail but forgot to request a return receipt, should I file again?

I filed 83(b) election via certified mail but forgot to request a return receipt, I assumed that I will get a return receipt by default which I was wrong about. The certified mail shows that it has ...
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Taking out a 401K Loan vs. Liquidating Investments - what's better?

Let's assume the following: I need $50K for various expenditures (aka simply spending, not paying off CC debt or putting the money somewhere else). I can either liquidate regular taxable investments ...
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Type of account for investing surplus funds when planning to retiring early?

How do people retire early? Say that their debts (including house) are paid in full, they have ample money already saved in IRAs, 401ks, etc., they are expecting a pension, and have earned enough SS ...
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UK-US stock transfers

I live in the United States and work for a local office of a UK company. My employer has an ESPP administered by a company called "Equiniti". I wish to sell stock held in that ESPP. The ...
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What are the tax implications if I share single credit card processor between my two sole proprietorships?

Can someone who has 2 sole proprietorships share a single credit card processing device to save on processing fees? What would be proper way to file taxes in such case? Basically, my concern is that ...
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US stock market: Will there be free market depth data in the near future?

Currently (April 2021), it is easy to obtain the best bid and offer (NBBO) of a stock for free. One just has to use a mainstream financial website such as Yahoo Finance or even Google, and one can ...
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Would a hypothetical, ever-appreciating asset allow for infinite collateralized loan-rolling?

If I owned a hypothetical asset that was deemed extremely safe, and permanently increased in value over time (allowing me to borrow a similar percentage of the asset's value each time the loan reached ...
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In which country do I pay capital gain taxes, as a German with a US Internship?

This year, I did an internship in the US, and during that time I bought some stocks. Now I am back in Germany, and got dividend payments on these stocks, and also want to sell some of them soon. ...
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Choosing Indiana Individual Income tax form for an International citizen

I am an international citizen and according to the rules specified on the IRS website at this link, I am a resident alien from 2020 (For years before this my status was non-resident alien). I lived in ...
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How to pay taxes on single owner LLC

I have a LLC with one employee on Corp 2 Corp. The job pays 100k and the employee makes 70k. I am the only member of the LLC and I read somewhere that the IRS treats one-member LLCs as sole ...
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Tax-free (or low tax) investments for US citizen residing in the UK?

I am a US citizen residing in the UK (long-term, possibly including in retirement). My spouse is also a US citizen, and my children have dual citizenships. Are there any investments available to us ...
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How are long-term capital gains taxed if the gain pushes income into a new tax bracket?

First, my understanding is that the long-term capital gains tax rate is 0% for those whose marginal rate on ordinary income is 10% or 15%, and (ignoring the highest 39.6% bracket) the rate is 15% for ...
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What is holding date for Mylan stockholders since the merger with Viatris?

Is the holding date, in regards to either short term or long term sale, the closing date of the merger or the original purchase date for a Mylan stockholder in the Viatris merger?
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If I sold some stock by mistake and immediately bought it back, is that sale still subject to capital gain tax in USA?

Today I wanted to buy a few shares of Apple (AAPL), let's say 10 shares. When I handled the UI, there was the "By number of shares" and "By dollar amount" and then "Market&...
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Dual Citizen (US / CDN) wants to buy US equities in Canadian brokerage

I'm dual citizen (US & Canada) residing in Canada. I returned to Canada two years ago. I just started thinking about investing again in Canadian equities (either stocks, ETF's or mutual funds). ...
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Mega Backdoor Roth: Withdrawal consequences for in-plan vs out-of-plan conversion

My employer allows after-tax 401k contributions, and has an option for automatic quarterly after-tax 401k -> Roth 401k in-plan conversions. The other option for executing the mega backdoor Roth is to ...
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What is the US subprime crisis of 2008? [closed]

I have heard that after the US subprime crisis of 2008,particularly a lot of people were pointing fingers at the Economic policymakers. I am not really familiar with why it is so, a detailed ...
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W4 - Questions on Tax Withholding Estimator

Both my husband and I (married and filling taxes together) just moved to the US and starting jobs in a week. In both jobs they have asked us to fill the W4, and I've filled the Tax Withholding ...

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