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pass through tax liability

In this scenario, a single member LLC has income of $100,000 and is passed straight through to the owner, subject to income tax and self employment taxes. Single member LLC has borrowed $105,000 at ...
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I lost IRS notice for interest. What are my options?

Well, I did owe money to IRS last year and after paying all my taxes and IRS having accepted my tax returns, I thought I was done. However, I got a follow up mail from IRS saying that I owe them $18 ...
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As a US citizen, how can I live in Austria, do business with the US, and set up my business in a legal, tax efficient manner?

I am a US citizen, and professionally I am an independent software developer contractor. I want to live in Vienna, Austria but still contract with companies from the United States and work remotely ...
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Should one get in-state auto insurance if moving out-of-state for a year?

My wife and I currently live in State A. She plans on moving to State B for a year (sad year!) for work reasons. "Her" car is registered in State A. Should she register her car or get auto insurance ...
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TurboTax how to enter "Self-employed health insurance deduction" (1040 line 29) for my income from S-corp K-1?

1040 line 7 = $135K wages an employer not related to my S-corp. 1040 line 17 = $90 from my S-corp K-1. 1040 line 29: "Self-employed health insurance deduction" Can I enter my $9300 health insur ...
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Do I need to 1099 my attorney in a settlement that paid the attorney directly?

Do I need to send my attorney a 1099 if they were paid directly in a settlement but I got a 1099-Misc box 3 (other income) from the other party who paid the attorney the full amount of the settlement (...
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bank doesn't issue 1099 for open bonus of checking account

I have stayed in US as a F1 student for more than 5 years, so have filed tax as a resident alien since more than two years ago. Last year, I opened a checking account with a bank, and received ...
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Should I report my S-corp dividends on my 1040 as sched-C self-employment or 1099-div?

I'm using TurboTax and am confused how to report my profits from my S-corp. On my S-corp K-1, I set line 17c "Div distributions paid from accum earnings" equal to my S-corp's ordinary business income....
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What is Deposit Insurance for Trading?

I was reading a news article for a particular stock and saw an advertisement boldly proclaiming "Lost Your Money? We will pay you back!" Suspicious as to what this could possibly mean, I followed ...
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Carryback losses from NOL, does the government give you refunds for prior tax years?

In the concept of carryback losses from Net Operating Losses (NOL), does the IRS go back to old prior year tax filings and give you a refund on them? If so, that is awesome! What does the process ...
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What are considerations for an IRC §501(c)(3) donating to an IRC §501(c)(7) Social Club?

What fiscal considerations may there be for a §501(c)(3) that, consistent with promotion of it's mission, wishes to make a donation to a for-profit corporation or a §501(c)(7) social club? Clearly ...
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Vehicle Title Requirements for selling a junk car

I'm planning to sell my old car to a company that will scrap it. I'd like to know what do I need to do with the title? They are planning to come and pick the car up and tow it to the junk yard. I ...
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About late payment on the date April 18 2016

Here is the corresponding thread. I used TaxAct to report my tax for 2015. Because I payed the estimated tax four times(quarterly), so I input the numbers. But afterwards, the system reminded me to ...
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Possible to file W-4P "retroactively" for annuity early withdrawal?

I made an early withdrawal of $25,000 from an annuity account [no surrender fees] and, at the time, it was my understanding (based on conversations with the financial rep) that the taxes would be ...
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Home Office Rent Expense Payment via C-Corp

I am a 1 person incorporated C-Corp software development company. (Although, I currently usually do not use the C-corp for most checks and contracts which just go straight to me as an individual.) ...
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Non-Resident W-8BEN Form reason code

I am an Indian and live in India. I am a graphic designer. I make graphic designs and sell those at a online United State base retail site (like clothing t-shirts and many more merchandise) when my ...
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Multiple serious delays wiring money to the US from Singapore

I have encountered a number of difficulties wiring money to a relative studying in the US. I have used DBS Singapore, POSB and Maybank Singapore to wire money, but have encountered multiple delays ...
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Lower-cost index funds vs. managed (higher-cost) tax-advantaged IRAs?

If having to choose between a non-retirement lower cost index fund and a managed higher cost IRA (both traditional and Roth), which is less impeded and likely to grow more long-term? Put another way, ...
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Depositing an insurance check made out to a foreign ltd into a personal US account

I own a boat which is registered in the BVI's in an Ltd. name. There is no business and thus no bank account for it. I am a U.S. citizen with a regular U.S. bank account. I incurred boat damage and am ...
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Can I become a secondary lessee with no credit history?

I want to rent an apartment with my girlfriend. At the moment I don't have any credit or proof of income, but I am finally earning enough through freelancing to afford the rent. I have an emergency ...
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401k plan employee rights?

Is it legal for my employer to know what I'm doing with my money that is in the 401k, that comes from my employer, without my consent? Is the financial services company that manages my 401k permitted ...
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How to report 1099 Misc income while working for a different employer

I was in a company A, which got acquired in 2012. All the stocks I owned were vested immediately and 10% of the amount was kept by the acquiring company for 18 months. I left the company and joined ...
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How to troubleshoot identity verification issue when requesting credit report?

I have a long credit history (slightly more than 2 years) and so far I have no success in requesting my free credit report. There is a small caveat, I am successfully able to verify my identity at one ...
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Where to find information about taxes in order to compare job offers?

I've been offered a few jobs in the U.S., and being a foreigner I really don't know how to calculate my take-home pay. One is a job offer in NYC with a base salary of 100k, a yearly target bonus of 15%...
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Could e-file rejection rule 1040A-030-01 be due to rounding?

I got the following message when I tried to file my income tax electronically: Issue : Business Rule F1040A-030-01 - Form 1040A, Line 40 'WithholdingTaxAmt' must be equal to the sum of the ...
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Setting up a tax deferring IRA

I work for a small company, so we have like no resources for helping us understanding benefits. My employer is willing to automatically give me 5% of my annual salary if I set up an IRA account. So ...
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Filling in Form 8802

I live in the United States. I will be working in Korea this summer (2015) for a month. I am on a J1 visa currently. I arrived in June 2013. For tax returns for 2013 and 2014 I submitted forms 1040NR....
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Self employed 401k and traditional IRA

I've got a self-employed 401k that I use for a small side business, which supplements a full time income I also receive. The 401k contribution allowance is usually small because my business income is ...
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Live/Work in Illinois but do some work for NY company in Illinois

I reside and pay taxes in Illinois. I have a client that is based in NY. I do work for this client in Chicago, where I live. Employer deducts NY State Income tax. (I am a freelance actor, but this ...
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How to make sense of results from the IRS W-4 withholding calculator?

After entering all my data into the calculator, attempting to get a handle on how much we are going to owe next year, I received this summary, which makes no sense at all: If $947 will be due when I ...
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Which version of turbo tax has "The cost basis is incorrect or missing on my 1099‑B" in TurboTax in the case of vested RSUs?

The RSU cost basis is incorrect on my 1099-B' and it repost 0. Before the stock was available to me and company sold some of my shares as tax deduction.
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Trading Crypto With My Bank Account

I want to be a crypto trader and trade cryptocurrencies with my bank account. How it works is the seller would put his coins into an escrow account, the buyer will transfer him the money, and then the ...
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Can I get a replacement credit card to overseas if I didn't activate the credit card account?

I'm overseas. I apply for a new credit card. I already have one credit card from this bank. My address is the address on file. US residential. There's no one there right now. They mail the card. I ...
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Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Rate on or after Sept. 13, 2021 - Biden Plan

Under the Biden proposal the maximum capital gains are taxed would increase, from 20% to 25%. The new rate would be effective for sales that occur on or after Sept. 13, 2021. But do the proposals ...
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Why isn't my capital loss carryover reducing my tax from short-term capital gains?

I am using Turbo Tax for these calculations. Before entering my investment info/capital gains, I had a federal refund of $272. After entering my capital gains and investment info, I owed $1900, for a ...
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Free E-file US taxes if spouse is non-resident alien

I have a special situation in that I am a US citizen but my spouse is a non-resident alien, and I myself also live overseas. So far I have only found that HR Block Taxes for Expats lets me e-file ...
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Question about calculating wash sales across multiple orders

How do I handle the accounting of my wash sales? I bought AXP in 3 different orders, all purchased within 5 days of each other: 100 @ 122 100 @ 100 100 @ 76 I sold all 300 @ 102, and then ...
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What kind of payments are accepted for the initial purchase of United States Treasury securities?

What kind of payments are accepted for the initial purchase of United States Treasury securities ? (not be to confused with trading done on the secondary market) When a normal person is purchasing ...
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Why does New Mexico (apparently) require withholding more income than is required to cover state income tax?

New Mexico has four tax brackets, which for married filing jointly breaks down as (at least in 2019): 1.7% for $0-$8000, 3.2% for $8001-$1600, 4.7% for $1601-2401, and 4.9% for $2401 and above. I'm ...
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Taxes on an NY summer internship

I am a TN resident who will be doing a 12 week internship this summer in upstate NY. My salary is around 2.3k every two weeks. What would this be after taxes? Would my company take care of state and ...
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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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Selling A Car Anonymously

Is it ever legal for me to sell a car to someone by just signing my name and dating the title, such that the buyer's information is completely blank? To be clear, the title itself is legal, clean, and ...
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Tax benefits with non working spouse while on L1 visa?

I’m moving to California on an L1 visa soon. My wife will also be traveling with me. We have the following in mind: She travels to US with me. Applies for the EAD work permit and comes back to India. ...
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What is the most cost effective way to pay for taxes?

I am a US citizen employed in the US. I have recently been making quite a bit of money (knock on wood) in the stock market. In previous years, most of my money has been coming in from my salary, which ...
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401(k) losing money, considering withdrawal to pay off mortgage

I left my job 13 years ago with $80,000 in a 401(k) plan and $500 a month pension. Two years ago the company told me that I had to get money for pension. I had already lost $45,000 of my 401(k) due ...
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Non resident taxation: Received 1099-B

I am a US non-resident for tax purposes for FY 2023 (wasn't in the US for any day in the year). I had a brokerage account in the US as well from which I received 1099-B/1099-DIV/1099-INT/1042-S for my ...
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Wash Sale Rule on a new repurchase and sale of the same stock

A newbie here! I have PayPal stock for over two years and my total return/losses is over -$2000 now. I bought and sold $700 of new stock a few days ago, for tiny profit, and I just found out about the ...
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How do I determine the division of cost basis for multiple NFTs minted in a single transaction?

I understand (I think) how to assign cost basis (for income tax) to ordinary minted NFTs: Convert the minting price (including gas, fees, etc.) in cryptocurrency to dollars using the market rate at ...
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Which stock is better to sell in a falling market? The first bought or the most expensive one?

The stock market in the US has been falling with consecutive losses. What is the best stock to sell: when everything was bought 9 months, less than a year ago? when everything was bought more than a ...
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Do you pay taxes on "phantom" transactions related to precious metal ETFs held inside a retirement account?

Precious metal ETFs (e.g. GLD) collect expenses from you by selling fractional shares on a month-by-month basis You have to pay taxes on these sales You have to account for fractional shares sold from ...
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