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Do I have to contribute as much to my Roth as stated on my taxes?

My tax preparer reported I contributed more to my Roth IRA than I actually did. Does this matter? [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink on Apr 12, 2010 - 10 answers

How to report rental income through a property management company on turbotax ? Missing a 1099-MISC form.

How to report rental income through a property management company on turbotax ? Missing a 1099-MISC form. [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Apr 9, 2010 - 2 answers

How can a student avoid paying high taxes?

I’m a student and it’s tax time. I work for my school (work study) and to help make ends meet I do consulting work (web programming) for a few reputable clients (meaning they don’t pay under the table). The problem with consulting work is that I get hammered come tax time. The 1040s are unforgiving. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 15 answers

USA's Economic Disparity: What are the "Unspun" Facts?

Help me cut through the talking points and become more informed about economic disparity, taxes, and social programs in the USA. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 5, 2010 - 11 answers

But I just paid all my money owing

Can I negotiate down a late payment penalty on my Canadian taxes? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 3, 2010 - 3 answers

The Taxman Cometh

In 2009, I made less than $9000 at my part-time job. Do I need to include this income when filing my taxes? [more inside]
posted by en el aire on Apr 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I buy a home in the next month to take advantage of the first time homeowner's tax credit?

Should I buy a home in the next month to take advantage of the first time homeowner's tax credit? [more inside]
posted by stubblemaker on Apr 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Taxdebtfilter: where's my money going?

Why is federal refund reduced because of money I owe the state? Is the fed paying the state this amount and thus reducing my debt to the state? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Tax credit now or next year?

We are purchasing a home, which should close by the end of the month. We have also finished our taxes for the year. We will qualify for the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit. Is it possible to amend our taxes and get the credit for the 2009 tax year, even though we completed the purchase in 2010? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Taxes in Seattle!

Can you recommend a tax person in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Mar 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Tricky tax situation, what to do?

Asking on behalf of a friend who is silly enough to not have a MeFi account, but smart enough to know she will find answers here: "I am a freelance translator and I'm about to finish a big project for a US based company. The job is quite complex and long, so a fair amount of money is going to come my way. I have been moving around for the past 2 years, so I am not quite sure how to handle the invoicing / taxes. I'll explain my current situation and I would appreciate any advice, insight, etc. [more inside]
posted by mjewell on Mar 16, 2010 - 5 answers

How are kickstarter funds taxed?

So I, along with two other people are starting a magazine based out of Canada. We're planning to raise funding for it via Kickstarter.com but are worried that we're signing up for a nightmare of tax trouble. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Mar 15, 2010 - 0 answers

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?

My mother refinanced our house in September 2009 and to qualify for a better rate I cosigned the new loan - now the mortgage statement comes in both of our names. Since I've never owned a piece of property before do I qualify for the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?
posted by exhilaration on Mar 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Deduct annual broker fees?

taxfilter: Can I deduct the annual fees for my managed broker account (non-IRA)? I think this is OK, but Google is just making my eyes cross...
posted by smelvis on Mar 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I find PA retailer tax information, specifically which items are taxable and non?

Where can I find PA retailer tax information, specifically which items are taxable and non? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Mar 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Hack my Minnesota PDF tax form?

2009 online PDF tax forms for the State of Minnesota only let you print, not save, once you have filled them in. Is there a work around so I can retain an electronic record of my taxes? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Feb 26, 2010 - 14 answers

I get a car! And I get a car!

I'm purchasing a new car, and I'm getting conflicting information about what to do with an insurance settlement check I received. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 - 3 answers

1099b + w2 don't add up, wtf?

I cashed out some stock options (my employer's stock) and I got a 1099B and W2, 1099B shows gross proceeds of stock sale, W2 includes profits. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by smcameron on Feb 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Is this worth a trip to small claims court?

Is it worth it trying to sue my accountant for not filing my taxes on time? [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Feb 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Verify a decade-old mutual fund trade confirmation

Is there any way to verify trade confirmation for mutual funds I purchased a decade ago? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Feb 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Tax Withholding, or lack thereof.

Tax Withholding - Question regarding rights, responsibilities, and dealing with incorrect IRS Tax Withholding at a job. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Feb 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Do states tax you on income made in other states?

Why do I owe Maryland $400+ in taxes when I made less than $16,000 last year and moved to New Jersey mid-way through the year? Do states tax you on income you made in other states? Generic tax advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 8, 2010 - 11 answers

But its a deduction on the list YOU gave me!

Can anyone recommend a tax attorney in NYC? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Feb 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me help my parents help me buy a car in Ohio

What's the best way for my parents to buy a car on my behalf (in Ohio)? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Feb 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it okay to use this obsolete 1040X form?

Should I use the newest revised version of form 1040X to amend my 2008 taxes, or is the previous version okay? [more inside]
posted by supramarginal on Feb 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Why did I get a W-9 at my (academic) job interview?

Why did I get a W-9 at my (academic) job interview? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Feb 3, 2010 - 10 answers

SWF ISO DC CPA

Looking for a recommendation for a good CPA or accountant in the DC, NoVA, or Southern Maryland area to field a set of somewhat-complicated questions about taxes. (Read: H&R Block is not going to cut it here.) The problem? All my close friends use TurboTax, and I'm reluctant to mass e-mail my entire contact list for recommendations, since I think the type of CPA (or accountant--is there a difference?) might matter in this situation and figuring out what flavor I need means disclosing more personal financial details than I'm comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 2 answers

MeFi Tax-Man

[TaxFilter]: I will only be working half of 2010 and want to adjust my Federal and State/City (NYC) withholding appropriately. Help! YANMAccountant, YANMLawyer, YANM* [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Avoiding tax on savings

[UK-tax-filter]. I'm a resident of UK, though not a national of UK, EU or US. I work and pay taxes in the UK. Is it legal for me to transfer my money to a savings account in another country and hence avoiding the tax on the income from saving accounts? If it is not legal, how would the HMRC ever find out anyway? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Feb 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Where has our deduction gone?

We formed a LLC. We bought a piece of equipment for the LLC. Why can't we write off the entire cost of the equipment on our 1065? [more inside]
posted by cheap paper on Feb 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I start my software development company as an LLC or Corporation (in CA)?

Should I start my software development company as an LLC or Corporation (in CA)? [more inside]
posted by JoshSmith on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Death is free

It's tax time and I screwed up, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jan 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Finding an Accountant in Chicago

Responsible Adult Filter: In the last year I've bought a condo, gotten engaged, and received a small inheritance. While I've used TurboTax to file in the past, I think I'm in a little over my head now. Does anyone know a trustworthy, reasonably priced accountant in Chicago who is still accepting new clients?
posted by Oktober on Jan 26, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I properly mix a personal credit card with a business bank account?

How do I log the use of a personal credit card for my business so as not to confuse the heck out of my accountant, come tax time? (Canada) [more inside]
posted by Imperfect on Jan 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Getting penalised for over-contributing to my RRSP

On Canadian taxes, specifically with RRSP contributions. [more inside]
posted by tksh on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How to sell stock I got as a child?

When I was younger, my parents bought me several shares in Disney. I'd like to sell that stock now. What do I have to do to do so, and what taxes, etc. might I incur on it? [more inside]
posted by Mali on Jan 20, 2010 - 14 answers

What questions should I ask a prospective small business accountant?

Recently started a small business. Meeting a few prospective accountants. What questions should I ask? [more inside]
posted by jeff1010 on Jan 19, 2010 - 4 answers

To which (US) states should I send a tax return?

To which of four states do I need to send a tax return this year? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jan 15, 2010 - 10 answers

I need me an accountant, stat!

I need a non-judgemental accountant in the Boston area. Preferably Cambridge! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 4 answers

401k overpayment dilemma

I overpaid into my 401k. What can/should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Small business tax guide?

Can you point me to a simple online tax guide for small businesses? [more inside]
posted by entropic on Dec 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Who would a Gibraltar company pay PAYE tax to for a UK employee?

If a company registered in Gibraltar is employing people in the UK, to whom is PAYE income tax paid to? Longish story follows... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 3 answers

How to handle taxes when you earn money in different ways?

Tax advice for a freelancer, contractor, and full-time employee [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Dec 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Free money for USA kids abroad. Scam?

My wife's from the USA and she got this on a mailing list she reads. I know nothing about US tax law or benefits. Is it a scam, or is Uncle Sam just waiting to shovel buckets o'cash into my pockets? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Nov 26, 2009 - 10 answers

April tax year advantages?

What are the (unintended) advantages to Britain of having a tax year that starts in April?
posted by devnull on Nov 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Can't we just give money to someone without getting the IRS involved?

Tax Filter: What is it considered to the IRS if you give a co-worker (a subordinate but not really your employee) a bonus/gift out-of-your-own-personal pocket? [more inside]
posted by texas_blissful on Nov 5, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I make it right - years of unpaid taxes

I haven't paid taxes since Feb 2007, how do I make it right? I'm Australian. [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Nov 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Forgot to file tax returns. Now what?

Forgot to file tax returns. Now what? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Oct 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Help! Tax Deadline Tonight!

HELP! It's tax day. Tax return due tonight. HELP! [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

I got pwnd.

When I bought my car from out of state, the dealer never collected sales tax. Now I moved to that state and the state wants to collect! Help! [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Oct 13, 2009 - 10 answers

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