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got some money on topcoder, possible tax rate calculation?

I competed in topcoder and got some money around ~500 $ and may get more If I'm really lucky in not yet reviewed submissions. But I found out that 30% of that money will be withheld as tax. I didn't ...
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Rental Issues - HMO was never issued by landlord (UK) & Notice Period after AST expiration

Back in late 2016, three people rent a brand new flat in London (UK). Then, during the years, we had a few contract renewals (AST) with new names (as we had one person being replaced every year). ...
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How should I report cleaning expenses on airbnb

I am trying to file my U.S. joint tax return for year 2018 and I have a question. My wife was running an Airbnb rental business for which the 1099 was reported to the IRS by Airbnb in the amount of ...
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is a US brokerage account for non-resident considered to be a US situs asset?

Assume a person that's not domiciled in the US. That person has a US brokerage / trading account (say in Fidelity or Charles Schwab) that holds shares of various listed companies (both US-based and ...
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Employer wants me to get an EIN for contract work. Is this okay, and if so, what kind should I choose?

I recently got offered a job opportunity to do contract work with an IT company. But along with all the usual paperwork, it's mandatory that obtain and submit an EIN. But I'm not sure which type I ...
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Are Fed repo operations done through the discount window?

Recently the Fed performed repo operations to keep the effective Fed funds rate down and close to its target. Is this the usual way banks get loans from the discount window, using treasuries as ...
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Change in a joint account

My father and my mother are joint owners of a saving account in Punjab national bank Jalandhar Punjab. Now they want to change the nominee of the account. Do both of these joint owners require to ...
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At formation, in exchange for stock, X contributes cash, Y contributes only “services provided” (sweat equity). What's a smart way to do it?

Setup: X has cash, Y has an idea, experience and contacts and wants to work on this idea full-time. X wants to create a corporation with Y and contribute $100,000 for 50% of its equity. Everything ...
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Forced to file W-9 even not passing Substantial Presence Test

I just moved to the US in September. Because I receive salary in the US, have a US address and US driver's license and everything, Fidelity, where I have a company stock plan account, my bank, and my ...
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US Citizen employed in India but working remotely from US

I am an US Citizen and also an overseas citizen of India (OCI). Last year I joined a company in India. But in September this year I had to come to US to support a family emergencies and health issues. ...
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Can a business be non-revenue and non-profit?

I just want to start a business to qualify for a software license that requires a business entity. My purpose is only for Education, Research, and Development for a POSSIBLE business venture. ...
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Italian bank will not freeze/close dead mother's account

This is a brief overview of what happened, there are complicated details, this is just the highlights. My mother-in-law died 4 years ago. She was an Italian citizen (born in the UK but lived there ...
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The Fed Lowered Interest Rates, Are they going to buy Bonds?

The Fed just lowered interest rates yesterday by 0.25%. I haven't heard anyone mentioning a resurgence of quantitative easing (QE). Are they buying bonds in order to influence the interest rate? If ...
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S Corp Options Exercise Tax Benefits

I have options to purchase stock in a S Corp. Is there any tax advantage to exercising those options at least one year prior to a sale of the company for capital gains tax purposes or does concept not ...
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Buying a car as a freelancer - Business costs

I am a freelance software developer, and I am thinking of buying a car, which I would probably use every now and then for personal matters, but mostly for business related trips. What are the ...
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Mortgage: Floating rate loan tenure extension on rate increase

I am trying to figure out how my bank has implemented re-pricing on my floating rate home loan. The original home loan was for an amount of ₹ 48 lakhs (₹ 4.8 Mn) at an annual rate of interest (RoI) ...
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Are prepaid credit cards a form of secured loan?

I was reading about different factors that determines credit score. One of them is having a "good credit mix" (IE having a healthy mix of secured (such as home loan, auto loan) and unsecured loans (...
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How to strike balance between home loan, savings, investment, tax savings, marriage, retirement plan, startup & living life?

Small intro: I am 30 years old, living with my parents in Mumbai, India. I am the only child. During the past 8 years of working, I have managed to change my family's financial condition to a great ...
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What qualifies as a small business in the United States?

I am a Canadian citizen living in the United States (in California) and would like to buy an investment property. I want to declare a small business for owning and managing the property which I ...
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Transfer UK pension to AU super fund

Is it possible to transfer a UK pension fund over to an Australian Super fund? I am a NZ citizen currently working in the UK. I will most likely move back to Australia in a year or two, where I ...
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What to do if company is not honoring vesting schedule in Pension Protection Act?

Let's say someone works for a company that lets employees contribute to a 401k, and the employer offers a match. Based on my read of the 2006 Pension Protection Act (beginning on p. 2 of the linked ...
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Can an F1 student elect to file as a resident alien during the first 5 years?

As stated above, can an F1 student elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes? As in, can an F1 student choose to not exempt their days in the US under the substantial presence test?
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(Hypothetical) Write off Loss of Cash due to bankruptcy of financial institution

In both Canada and the United States, how do we write off the loss due to bankruptcy of the financial institution in excess of deposit insurance on the tax return for the tax year when the bankruptcy ...
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Do foreign entities earning money via US marketplace platform have to pay US taxes?

I registered a one-person LLC in my country of stay (Taiwan) that I use to receive income from a US-resident online marketplace platform that connects me (offering services) to international customers ...
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As a UK Citizen, how do I sell shares on NZX?

I'm a UK citizen. Some time ago, I worked for a company based in New Zealand. The company went public on NZX and I ended up with some shares. I have never been to New Zealand and don't have any bank ...
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Indian Resident gift from India to me who is US citizen

I'm an US citizen. My friend and relative who are Indian citizens want to transfer USD 50,000. They will send in two transactions of 25,000 each. Transfer is from their Indian bank account directly to ...
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Tipping point with Cofounder. Is it him or me?

I have been working on a fin tech startup part time for the past year and a half and I am feeling like I am getting screwed over. Currently I have 10% of the equity that will be vested over 4 years ...
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Liability for US taxes on foreign company held by non-US citizen spouse?

I am a U.S. citizen, but my wife is not. If I own a foreign company, I am subject to Section 965 Transition Tax, Form 5471 and Self Employment Tax regardless of where I live. If we are living outside ...
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Applicabilty of COBS to PRIIPs

Under FSMA 2000 and the subsequent amendments, the FCA is empowered in the UK to develop rules and guidance for authorised firms to adhere to. These are generally captured in the FCA Handbook, itself ...
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Joint checking account with renter who is a close relative

I am the owner of a property. I am currently renting out that property to my close relative. I trust this family member to use my money to pay a contractor to make small fixes to the property. For ...
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Canadian nomad, USD earnings - how to invest/preserve currency

I'm a Canadian tax resident who moves around a lot. Exchanging currency stresses me out so much if I think about it that I basically have just decided to accept volatility. I work online, and am paid ...
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How Much Am I Losing On Dividend Tax?

I bought a Vanguard S&P 500 ETF that is issued in Ireland, yet my country of residence is the Netherlands (I'm doing this since from what I see there is no current Dutch ETF that follows the S&...
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Obtaining Figures For Australian GST Business Activity Statement From GNUCash

I have been entering all my financial records into GNUCash, and now I need to find the most efficient way to extract all the needed figures for the BAS. The Income & GST Statement looks like the ...
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How exactly does AER work?

I am planning on opening a savings account and will be putting a fraction of my monthly salary into it, around £1000 each month. To calculate the interest generated, as the total in the account ...
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How to exactly find out income earned from Fixed Deposits?

I have an SBI savings accounts with autosweep facility such that it creates FD if the amount goes above a certain limit. Now any interest earned from FDs is taxable. However this year, I don't see ...
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Comparing APY to Money (or time) Weighted Return

I have a savings account with Ally and an investment account with Wealthfront. I'd like to know how the investment is doing, compared to just leaving the money in my savings account. Ally gives me an ...
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How is compliance with the Order Protection Rule (of Reg NMS) guaranteed in the face of latency?

From Investopedia: The Order Protection Rule also established the National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) requirement that mandates brokers to route orders to venues that offer the best displayed price. ...
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Can I be taxed if a colleague from abroad sends money to my NRI account in India?

I'm residing in USA and have some property in India. An acquaintance of mine who is residing in Dubai has rented that property. Can he send the rent to the NRE bank account I had taken for while I ...
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How to obtain “Negative Equity Insurance” aka “Home Equity Protection” aka “Equity Protection Policy” in the UK?

I'm searching for an insurance policy to protect against negative equity on a residential real-estate. The risk I'm trying to protect against is that house prices will fall. I'm looking for ...
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Self assessment Tax not reflecting 26AS

I paid Self Assessment on 24/6/2019 before noon. Chart status enquiry on 28th confirms receipt of amount in TIN on 27th. But till 30th 11:30 AM it is not reflected in 26AS. How long will it take to be ...
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Zelle accidentally sent me a “transaction credit”

The amount is the same that is deposited into my account for my full time job so I contacted my employers already as well. Now sure if Zelle can take the money back?
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I filed a FICA return and sent it to the IRS, but my company sent me a W2C and also refunded the money. What should I do?

I am an F1 student <5 years in the USA and am eligible for FICA refunds. I contacted my company and told them that I will be requesting the IRS for the FICA refund as I was very close to the last ...
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How can a single unit of a business be worth more than its entire market cap?

As of today, June 26th 2019, Thyssenkrupp AG has a market cap of approximately 7.3 billion euros. On May 10th 2019, Thyssenkrupp AG announced that it will take its elevator business public in an IPO. ...
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Tracing a SEPA transfer : any official document available?

I sent a SCT (SEPA Credit Transfer) on a Sunday and the operation appeared on my bank statement on Monday. More than a week later (8 days, no holidays on both countries) the beneficiary says that he ...
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How to give collateral loan for car - India?

I am an Individual and my neighbour wants a loan on his car, what are the legal procedure to give such a loan?
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When using a tax treaty tie breaker, who makes the decision?

Many tax treaties between countries contain a tie breaker clause to avoid double taxation that resembles this: If an individual is a tax resident of both countries: He will be deemed resident of the ...
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How to collect a judgement in Maryland?

I have a $30,000 judgement against an individual in the State of Maryland. The case was adjudicated in Small Claims Court in Maryland. I'd like to collect the judgement but the individual is not ...
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Borrowing or raising funds against ISOs

I have some ISOs that are exercised (early exercised/bought) from two different companies I worked at. Their current values are around $15k each. These amounts aren't enough to transact with ...
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Any capital gains taxes owed for non-residents selling stock in Canada?

I own stock of a company outside of Canada. Recently, the company was bought out by a Canadian company with newly issued shares listed in Toronto. As a shareholder of the company, I received new ...
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How to distinguish a Chinese VIE from a normally listed company stock?

Recently I have been intrigued by the lower prices of Chinese companies and decided to invest into China. But I stumbled open the problem that many Chinese companies you can invest into are VIE’s (...

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