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In US, is it a good idea to hire a tax consultant for doing taxes?

75k is short of the 'highly compensated' category. Most US citizens in that pay range would consider paying someone to do their taxes as an unnecessary expense. Tax shelters usually don't come into ...
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In US, is it a good idea to hire a tax consultant for doing taxes?

There are few things going on here: Some people hire tax advisers some don't. It depends on your own preference and level of comfort with numbers. A really good alternative is tax software for ...
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Bonus check or 1099?

This may not be entirely up to you and your employer. The IRS has rules that classify a job as employment (W-2) or independent contract work (1099) based on facts of how the job is performed and ...
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Mother wants me to "be a consultant" for her as way to save on income tax

In reality, I do help her every now and then with various bits (specific to her work, e.g.: translation, graphic design, software tutorials) but I would not think of it as consulting... But you are ...
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How to handle taxes by using credit card app (Square)

Since you mentioned a W2, I'm assuming this is based in the United States. If you're a consultant, you should receive a 1099 at the end of the year (assuming you did more than a minimal amount of ...
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Accounting/legal service for small part-time consultant

I would start with a small business development center which is a program in the Small business administration: The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the Small Business Development ...
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In US, is it a good idea to hire a tax consultant for doing taxes?

It's going to depend entirely on your tax situation, its complexity, and your willingness/interest in dealing with tax filings. Personally I find that not only do I not enjoy dealing with figuring ...
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Applicability of form W-8BEN-E / W-8BEN to an Indian citizen

According to this link, PAN in India is the TIN https://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-exchange/crs-implementation-and-assistance/tax-identification-numbers/India-TIN.pdf
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Bonus check or 1099?

Besides the excellent answer by @AK, the withheld tax on a bonus check can be calculated as if that is a paycheck and you make that much every period. It all depends on how your payroll department ...
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Bonus check or 1099?

Is one method better than the other? (in terms of paying less taxes) Yes, both would contribute to your income and tax liability. However, as a bonus check your employer pays through a W-2 and pays ...
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Working options for a UK company from India?

Please be sure this is not some kind of scam. i.e. you know the company very well and can verify independently that the offer is genuine. Living in India, can I be a direct employee of the UK ...
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Bonus check or 1099?

Nanoman's answer is great, but if both choices are valid then we need to assess which is better from a tax perspective. Starting in tax year 2018 there is a 20% pass-through income deduction that you'...
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Mother wants me to "be a consultant" for her as way to save on income tax

You can, but there are implications. Either: You are self-employed. You must register with HMRC as self-employed and fill in a self-employed tax return and possibly also a self-employed National ...
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Accounting/legal service for small part-time consultant

I don't think this all-in-one service exists, because it includes accounting, insurance and legal services while excluding staffing services. Your best bet may be to contract with a bookkeeper or CPA ...
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Mother wants me to "be a consultant" for her as way to save on income tax

"In reality, I do help her every now and then with various bits but I would not think of it as consulting... then again, "consulting" can be open to interpretation." To me, this indicates that you ...
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Receipt of Funds from Outside of India via International bank transfer - Purpose of Remittance

There is no minimum amount. Read the RBI Circular, if the amount is more that Rs 1,00,000; then purpose of remittance needs to be recorded. This link gives out the various purpose of remittance. It is ...
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Consultancy tax & VAT

Issue an invoice by writing down some numbers and presenting it to your client. What software you use to accomplish this is pretty much up to you. I keep the amounts in a spreadsheet and export the "...
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In US, is it a good idea to hire a tax consultant for doing taxes?

Good professional tax advice is expensive. If your situation is simple, then paying someone doesn't give you more than you could get from a simple software package. In this case, doing your own ...
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Being a consultant in the USA

Couple of points about being a consultant in the US: It sounds like the rules for what you can deduct may be more lax in Italy. For example, you can deduct a certain percentage of your home for work ...
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