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How can I distinguish ordinary dividend from qualified dividend for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets in Turbotax (US taxes)?

How can I distinguish ordinary dividends from qualified dividends for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets in Turbotax (US taxes)? I don't see the option:
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If I start earning again, does my USA SS income get reduced?

I have not shown any income for the past seven years, and receive about $900/month in Social Security. This year I will earn about $30,000. Will this affect my SS income, and if so by how much (...
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What do you file as the form number you filled last year if you amended it?

Last year, I accidentally filled Form-1040 first, then I realized that I need to file 1040NR-EZ. So I filled 1040X and 1040NR-EZ last year itself. Now I was filling the 1040NR form this year and ...
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Mutual fund classes and NAV

The explanations of NAV I see are that it is the value of the fund, less liabilities, divided by the number of shares. The fund's expenses come out of the fund's net assets. Most funds have ...
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What fundamental value do Options give the economy?

I had been wondering lately what the economic value that financial Options (Calls, Puts, American, Bermudan, etc) give to the economy is. In essence, what good do they give us, vs. simply trading the ...
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How to buy gold in small portions in Europe? [on hold]

In a couple of years, my child will go to college. I want to save up some money for that time. I need to store that money in something that will preserve some value even after 5-10 years. Therefore I ...
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Which tax credits are calculated in proportion of time of residence in Canada and which are not?

I became a Canadian resident in 2018, having spent 260 in Canada in the tax year. I've read some official guides, and examples there instruct to prorate federal credits to time of residence in Canada. ...
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Transfer money from China to US

I am a US Citizen and my wife is from China now a US permanent resident. Her father in China would like to help us buy a house here in US. He will provide a gift for $160K. What is the process to get ...
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Residency for tax purposes if visa switched from H4 to F1?

I came to the US in 2007 on an H-4. Then in 2017 I switched to an F-1 visa. Am I a resident for tax purposes? I keep reading that on an F-1 you are "exempt" from the substantial presence test for 5 ...
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Selling ETFs in Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds tax implications

I would like to sell ETFs in my Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds. What are the tax implications of this? Even if the money is still held in the Roth IRA fund, would I get taxed?
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How the uniformity in exchange rates are achieved?

Suppose it takes 95000 euros to visit Suriname. and I am from India. Now first i converted 95000 euros to inr which came as 93689 rupees . Then just out of curiosity, I tried converting 95000 euros to ...
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Probability of success in a Bull Callspread

Suppose I have a bull call spread where I am long on an ATM Call (+ 0.509 delta) and short OTM call (- 0.220 delta). What will be my probability of success in this trade?
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How to read Morningstar's fund holdings?

I am trying to understand the numbers in the holdings for VEXPX (I'm not specifically interested in this fund, this is just an example) compared to SEC filings (which I guess limits the question to US ...
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How to declare small business income before bank account is open

I have incorporated a company in December last year, and since then we started making money but had no bank account. Because of the company structure, one of the shareholders who owned more than 25% ...
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Downside of having multiple brokerage accounts?

I have around 4-5 long term objectives, that I would like to invest towards separately. I was planning on opening a separate brokerage account for each objective. The benefit would be that each ...
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Is there a list of financial assistance programs in Ontario, for the poor but not disabled?

As nobody in my family is disabled, we probably don't qualify for Ontario Disability Support Program. But we're indigent, and I'm downcast to find out only about OESP today! I know about the big ones ...
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Quickbooks Add-On Service Discontinued on 5/31

I am using QuickBooks Pro 2016. I received a notice that Online banking will stop working after 5/31. My question is if automatic bank transaction sync going to stop working only and/or the ability ...
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Which tax forms to file for money transferred for a purchase made on behalf of a foreign entity?

I'm in a weird situation, where over the course of the past year, I've been purchasing items on behalf of a relative in a foreign country using money that he has been transferring to me. The money ...
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How to change register colors in gnucash 3.x?

I upgraded from gnucash v2.4 to 3.4 and I read the colors theme are gone... and to follow the instruction in "https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/GTK3#Register_Appearance" to change them in v3.4. So I ...
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What can someone do with the last four digits of my credit card number, last four digits of my social security number, and my zip code?

I recently got a call from my “bank” telling me that there have been several fraudulent transactions on my credit card. Naively I believed them and gave them he last four digits of my credit card ...
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401(k) distribution tax calculation

Wanting to receive $25k distribution from my fully vested 401k w/former employer. Figuring required 20% withdrawal penalty to be $5k (25,000 x20%), so my account balance would be reduced by a total ...
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Forgot to remove blanks from IBAN

I've forgotten to delete the spaces in IBAN while sending money via swift.I checked the MT 103-single customer credit transfer paper, Everything is just correct but the blanks.(No missing digits only ...
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What is Cash Advance APR?

I just got my first credit card. I haven't spent anything on it but I see that the Cash Advance APR is 27.5%. Can someone tell me in layman terms what this means?
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Taxes on Dividends in a Roth IRA

Do I have to pay taxes on dividends that I receive from stocks in my Roth IRA? I'm aware that I won't pay taxes on my money if I take it out after age 59.5 or if I take out less than or equal to the ...
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Resident alien received T4 but not living in Canada [on hold]

Where do I enter my foreign income when living in US 100% but received a T4 from a Canadian company?
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Transferred money to the correct IBAN; however, probably specified an incorrect SWIFT code and the message not included in the receipt

I have transferred a serious amount of money to a French bank from another country. I correctly specified the IBAN number. Additionally, the bank's SWIFT (BIC) code to which I should have transferred ...
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15% tax on $7.5k earnings. Is that right?

This year is my first year in the USA. My sole earnings were an honorarium from a university for $7,500 -- reported on a 1099-MISC form in box 7. For this, I was on-site for a few days and talked ...
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State income tax : full resident, spouse part-year resident: joint return possible?

In 2018 I was a resident of New Jersey the whole year, but my spouse was a part-year resident: he permanently moved to Germany on August 1st and established his domicile there. After that date, he ...
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UK Council Tax Premium on Empty Properties

I am renovating an old house to such an extent that I cannot live in it at the moment. This has been the case for long enough now that last tax year I had the 50% premium added to my council tax bill. ...
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Applying for Credit Card Under New EIN

I have established a new EIN for a sole proprietorship under my name. This business' purpose is to separate my ventures flipping and doing other projects that make money from my personal finances. I ...
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Financial advice needed, my new used car needs a new engine

I bought my car in January 2018, financed $10,300. Today I took it in for an oil change and mysterious ticking; the dealership called and said the ticking was an engine problem. The car is not safe to ...
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What's the interest rate in this example of irregular payments?

Loaned out $10K, with the following payments (like, these are all the payments there will ever be) Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26K $4K How would I ...
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From a legal point of view, how do I establish who the gift “receiver” is while transferring money from the US to India?

There is $14,000 per receiver per year federal gift tax exclusion limit while sending money from the US to India. From a legal stand point, how can I establish that I am sending the gift amount to ...
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When should an immigrant to the US be able to freeze their credit?

I know someone who's been in the US for about three years. He came legally and is in the process of becoming a citizen. He has a bank account, a shared checking account with a family member, but no ...
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Loan payment strategy: Private vs federal?

I am a young professional trying to determine the most efficient/cost effective method for paying off my student loans and would greatly appreciate any advice. Currently, I have about $170,000 in ...
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Does the price per share matter for otherwise similar ETFs?

For example looking at IE00B5BMR087 and IE0031442068 (both links in German), they seem to be very similar. Both try to track the S&P 500 in the same ways, the main difference seems to be that one ...
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Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate?

Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same/similar protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate? Assume that these ETFs solely contains European holdings (e.g., firms ...
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Tax on foreign income paid the year after

I was a self employee and worked for company in Oct 2017 in France, but only received the salary the year after, Jan 2018. It was my only foreign income. I didn't count it for 2017 as I thought I ...
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Fringe Benefits Taxes

Accident 24 hours coverage - should be pre -tax or post tax? Critical Illness - Pre- Tax or Post Tax? Cancer insurance - Pre tax or Post tax? Group Life insurance - Pre Tax or Post tax? Please ...
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Would it be a good idea to start my LLC while I owe the IRS?

I’m a self-employed cosmetologist I filed taxes last year and had to pay back $2500 I’m on a payment plan right now and they told me once I file again it will void the payment plan. So, would starting ...
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Selling options to myself… which law does this violate?

If I sell a covered call from my IRA well above market value and use a separate account to buy the call, I've effectively added money to my IRA beyond the IRA's annual limit. (I can ensure I'm buying ...
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Is it safe to share the first six digits of my credit card with an immigration company?

I was contacting with an Immigration company from Canada during the call the took all data which they need to start their evaluation. Then, they requested to know the first 6 digits of my payment card....
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I have some money left

I got a scholarship, which is more than what I need for the period of my studies. So, approximately 300 to 400 euro is in excess, what can I do with this money? I am 20.
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Joint gift to grandchild

In 2019 we plan to give $25,000 to our 26 yr old grandchild. All of our ready cash is in joint checking and savings accounts, with both names on the checks. Can we write one $25,000 check as a gift ...
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Is storing money in a bank the best way to utilise your savings?

Over the past few years, the rate of inflation in my country has outpaced the interest on my savings account, meaning that I have been losing money as its value has dropped faster than its quantity ...
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Can I report knock-off company as scam/fraudulent to credit card company?

I saw a video ad on Facebook for a product that looked interesting and high-quality. (I believe it actually is.) Later, I ordered the product—but I ordered it from a different site than the actual ...
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Given this phrasing in the lease, when should I pay my rent?

It's the first time I have to pay the apartment rent myself and I have some doubts about when should I pay it. The lease states: ... at the latest of the 5th working day after the commencement of ...
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Can a victim of a gift card scam dispute Credit Card transaction?

One of my colleagues got scammed for $14,000 by one of the Apple Gift Card scams. He paid $4,000 in Cash for Gift Cards and bought the other $10,000 worth by maxing out a credit card. He's gone ...
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Statement from investment bank changed after filing - Do I need to amend?

My investment bank, a big one, which we'll call "Bob's Investment Bank" for paranoia reasons, sent me my end of year statement in early February, 2019. My wife and I filed our taxes using the numbers ...

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