It's tax time, and it shows. My question is about moving expenses: Can I deduct them for a move from CA to NY, even though I kept the same job and am now telecommuting? [more inside]
Yet another tax question, sorry. We're confused about our tax situation this year. Details: we were married last June, so this is our first time filing together. We make almost equivalant salaries (48,000 and 54,000), sold ~14,000 in mutual funds this year, invested ~900 in one 401k, and paid about 2400 in student loan interest. We don't own a home. One of us claimed 1 exemption, the other claimed 2.
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TaxFilter: My wife and I have drastically different incomes. She made about $45K this year and I only made about $15K, mostly from freelance gigs, so no taxes were paid. Should we file jointly or married but filing separately? [more inside]
H&R Block sells kinda pricey tax preparation software
and for an extra $15 bucks, or so, you can file online using that software. Or, you can go to the IRS website
and grab a link that allows you to prepare AND FILE your taxes for FREE -- using H&R Block's website
This makes no sense to me. Why on earth would they do that???
Does it make sense to (and what are the tax implications) of converting IRA funds into a Roth IRA account? [more inside]
How do I "incorporate under my business" for the purpose of deducting health care costs from my income as a self-employed person? [more inside]
How can I tell whether or not the expenses incurred by my new LLC, which I'm filing taxes for as a partnership and which is operating at a loss this year, can be claimed by the members as deductible business expenses? [more inside]
No-nonsense 401k - I just wanted to get one up and running to take advantage of employer matching. So what does the following mean...? [more inside]
I am an American working overseas for a year on a grant. It is my primary source of income, and there is no tax withheld from the grant. I am looking for advice on the best way to prepare for the tax situation I will face. [more inside]
waiter income tax question. Its common practice for waiters to "tip out" a certain portion of their money every shift to support persons. This might not seem like much, but for career waiters, this means an extra $2000+
Is this a deductible employee expense in the eyes of John Q. Tax?
Freelance artist seeks accountant in Toronto. [more inside]
Tax preparer in the Seattle area? [more inside]
1. Is there free tax preparation software?
2. If not why? when so many people have to file taxes every year.
Estate gift or sales transaction? Need advice...
I have a small condo which my daughter lives in ..... [more inside]
Tax Free Shopping in NYC. I'm visiting New York for ten days starting Boxing Day (woo!), and I'm wondering if it's a good time to sell my black MacBook here (in the UK) and pick up a 15" MacBook Pro in the Big Apple. [more inside]
You are an employee of a non-profit organization. You drive a lot. Your non-profit organization re-imburses you 13c per mile--no it's not a lot, but we all must suffer for the cause.
But something you hear bothers you. [more inside]
I've got $20,000 coming to me, and this may possibly be a bad thing. Mature Bonds vs. Charity filter... [more inside]
Can I start a LLC (or similar) who's only business is to manage investments and reinvest any gains? What are the tax implications? [more inside]
What are the tax consequences (benefits and/or detriments) to a business when a customer refuses to pay. Hey look, theres [more inside]
I've got a mortgage and withholding question. [more inside]
What should I be asking and looking for while meeting with potential corporate lawyers and tax people? What should I expect from them during these meetings? [more inside]
Is there a law requiring you to pay Income Tax? I saw this video
over at youtube, from The FreedomtoFacisim.com
website. They say that Income tax is illegal and there are no laws. They even mention that the 16th admendment isn't valid via the supreme court. Ok, are these guys wackos? IRS has guns, so they make the rules, thats all I know.
What happens if I don't make an estimated tax payment on December 15th? [more inside]
A new car costs, say, $16,000. A state's sales tax is, say, 8.5%. That would add an additional tax of $1,360. Which is about the price of a nice new laptop. Is there a way to do this interstate over the internet to avoid the extra tax? [more inside]
How do tax credits work? My husband and I both bought Priuses early this year (well before the 60,000 mark), and we get tax credits of $3,150 for each car. Which is awesome, but... [more inside]
British Inheritance Tax question: help me foil a dying man's wishes. [more inside]
UK: I've thought of a way to earn a little pocket money. Will the taxman be bothered? [more inside]
Possibly a longshot : can anyone recommend an accountant in Vancouver? [more inside]
My friend is a USA citizen permanently residing in Australia. What are the taxation consequences of choosing to invest a windfall in the USA rather than Australia? [more inside]
tax-audit-filter: how can i find a reliable and inexpensive tax representative in the washington d.c. area, for help with a surprise audit? of course there's [more inside]
Help me with my scary tax problem. [more inside]
I'm new at this whole taxes thing and have a question about backup withholding and w9 forms. [more inside]
What happens if you order alcohol from one EU country (Italy)
to be delivered to another EU country (the UK)
? [more inside]
I have a locked-in RRSP (well, at the moment a DCPP) in Ontario, Canada. Please please please help me unlock it! [more inside]
TaxFilter: i just bought a sandwich and a bottled drink at the deli, and they rang up the sales tax on the total. isn't the drink considered a grocery? i thought they could only charge tax on food they prepare. [more inside]
Tax laws allow you to withdraw money penalty-free from your IRA up to $10,000 if you use it towards a first-time home purchase. We just got the check -- my question is, how do we prove later on that we did use the money for the house?
How can I invest more than $4000 per year toward my retirement without annually paying taxes on the gains? [more inside]
TaxFilter: Will this unusual withholding situation get me into trouble? [more inside]
I don't think my boss is paying his payroll taxes... should I be concerned? [more inside]
Tax payable on a laptop bought in NYC but carried back to Europe? [more inside]
Political Action Committee (and 501C) financial statements: where can I find them, hopefully online w/o paper requests? (Googling gives me a myriad of the not-so-helpful.)
If this "GOP energy package"
is passed by congress, and I get a "hundred dollar gas tax holiday rebate check", where should I spend my new $100? [more inside]
I live in New York and recently started a new job in New Jersey. On my first pay stub, I noticed that I'm paying a state income tax for both NY and NJ (and the tax for new jersey is actually $30 more than the NY tax). How can I be forced to pay income tax to two different states when I only live in one? This seems unjust.
I cashed in a UK endowment policy in 2005. I was paying GBP X per month from Sep 1989 until Apr 2005, and then sold the policy for GBP Y. What is the cost basis for US tax purposes? [more inside] [more inside]
I haven't filed last year's taxes yet because I'd been told Uncle Sam didn't mind you filing late, if he owed you (I'm due a tax return, rather than owing taxes). Now, I want to file an extension on this year's taxes, without having sent in last year's. Will doing this trigger the IRS to send thugs to my house? [more inside]
Is it acceptable to file your tax with copies of W-2 forms? [more inside]
Yes, I am going to try and find an accountant to answer this, but I figured I'd also ask the MetaFilter community...
I sold some stock options (Incentive Stock Options) last year. Because they are ISOs, my company did not withhold anything, which I anticipated, so I put enough aside to handle my tax bill. So instead of getting a refund, I owe $7k. Not a problem. I entered the info into TurboTax, and it's telling me I need to do quarterly estimated payments.
My question is this, because this was a one time hit and my company is already taking enough withholding from my paycheck, do I really need to make quarterly estimated payments?
Last Min. Tax Question. Please help [more inside]
Must I report gifts on my tax return? I know the giver must pay the gift tax on gifts over $11,000, but do I have to report having recieved it anywhere on my 1040?
Canadian Income Tax Question: Will the Canada Revenue Agency do my taxes for me? [more inside]