Any Australian mefites out there with tax accounting knowledge for film/tv workers? I am so confused about this "income averaging" thing everyone's talking about. I get the theory of why and how income averaging works, but I'm a bit confused about who is eligible, as I've been hearing conflicting stories... [more inside]
Paying US back-taxes: should I go for an installment plan or pay it all now, and pay off the credit card companies instead? [more inside]
How do I get money (30,000 Euro/$50,000) from Europe to the United States with the least amount of pain? [more inside]
I forgot to claim a $4,000 contribution to a Roth IRA account during the 2006 tax season. How do I go about claiming this in the 2007 tax season? (more inside) [more inside]
What proof do I need to claim the Colorado Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit on my taxes? [more inside]
Tax payers are to save the second IRS notice regarding the stimulus payment in order to properly file 2008 taxes. Why? Will it be deducted from a potential 2008 refund? [more inside]
LegalFilter: My ex-wife is trying to screw me out of claiming my daughter on my taxes. What are my options? [more inside]
US citizen living in Canada, didn't file a US return in 2006 for my meager graduate student stipend. Should I file a late 2006 US return now, even though I know I don't owe anything? [more inside]
[TaxReturnFilter] Should I file my tax return before this economic stimulus package is passed through Congress? [more inside]
We're looking for a good online tax withholding calculator. Our 2008 income will be much higher than 2007, and we've only filed jointly once before (newlyweds). [more inside]
Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008? [more inside]
I live in NH but still have a CT driver's license... due to a combination of supposed lack of need and laziness. [more inside]
TaxFilter2007: I earned income at my job in StateA. However, all my bank addresses (permanent and mailing) are for StateB, where someone collects my mail for me. I used StateB for banks to not have to deal with remembering zip codes and changing addresses. Furthermore, I've worked in 2006 in StateC but didn't receive the last paycheck until 2007. Will I have to file state taxes in all these states? This is my first time doing my own taxes. [more inside]
I haven't filed (US and NJ) taxes in... hm. Possibly ever. I'd like to fix that, but have no idea what I made and when, and how to start. [more inside]
TAX-Filter: Please help me understand the difference between: (a) Deducting child care expenses from my taxes, (b) claiming the Child and Dependent Care Credit on my tax return, and (c) Using a section 125 Flexible Spending Account to pay for child care expenses. [more inside]
Is it legal to file for child tax credit separately? [more inside]
Like a lot of Latinos, I have a huge name. I am afraid that, in the long run, it may get me in trouble in the US. Help me prevent it. [more inside]
Can Canadians give tax-deductible donations to American non-profit organizations? [more inside]
Tax question/advice re: UK IT worker moving to US [more inside]
TaxFilter: What is the most reliable withholding/refund calculator out there? [more inside]
Any advice on which websites offer the best information on IR35 in the UK in a format that would allow me to easily keep up to date with the latest developments or issues? [more inside]
I'm going to register my company as an LLC. My next question is where? Which US state is the best for this? [more inside]
U.S. tax question: Does married filing separately result in the same tax obligation as if a couple living together were filing as single? Does having a child create differering results?
Why are Australian hire cars quotes GST exclusive? [more inside]
I'm planning to do some on-the-side freelance photography in the next year. I'd like some advice on how to play the tax game most effectively. [more inside]
TaxShieldingFilter: The feds want to keep me in the service and give me $35K...and I want to keep as much money as possible from the tax coffers. [more inside]
Los Angeles is hitting me for a big chunk of money for business taxes... this despite the fact that I am a public employee. [more inside]
Are student loan repayments tax deductible in the UK? [more inside]
Registering for the GST in Australia for a small consulting job; do we have to? What if we don't? [more inside]
I want to exercise some ISO stock options and I want to avoid paying Alternative Minimum Tax. How do I calculate how many options I can exercise without triggering AMT? [more inside]
I'm thinking about incorporating in Nevada for a business I will operate in CA for the tax benefits. Do you know of any disadvantages to incorporating in Nevada but working in CA?
If you found a diamond on the street, would you have to pay taxes on it?
I started a voip company in California, with a friend which we will give up soon. Costs were: dedicated hosting, buying servers, telephony hardware, web hosting, headsets, and our own Internet / cell phone services. My question is, what can we deduct on our taxes, if anything? This seems like it should be a common situation. Oh, and we never registered as a corp or partnership.
Quick survey: how much does your accountant charge to do your income tax? [more inside]
In about 10 days, my fiancée will be entering the US on a K1 visa. Some questions inside. [more inside]
Is there a simple rule that governs VAT charges for e-commerce between EU countries? [more inside]
TAX FILTER: We are on a grand adventure on our sailboat which we are documenting via our website. My wife is an established writer/editor and I am an established photographer and a wanna-be writer. We are planning on writing a book based on our adventure and having difficulty deciding what is deductible and what is not. Hivemind, please help. [more inside]
I'm recently self-employed and I need some advice about tax deductions. I'm going to be getting a new, rather expensive computer but I also want to make sure I have enough money to pay my taxes. The computer will be used for business and home use - so where do I stand tax deduction-wise? [more inside]
I'm in the fortunate/unfortunate positon of having to rent out my one-bed flat in Shepherds Bush, London. So I've got a few questions to ask: [more inside]
What is your experience with your Health Savings Account? [more inside]
Can you owe property tax on a house for the year before the purchase? [more inside]
Buy a car in Florida for use in Georgia - How do I save on Title/Tax etc? [more inside]
My employer gives out bonuses as separate checks, which are taxed separately. Why? [more inside]
AlcoholPricingFilter: Search engines are failing me. I'd like to know more about how prices are determined for various bottles of alcohol across the USA. Published data, liquor taxes, and math... fun! [more inside]
John Doe has a check for about $450 from the Minnesota Dept of Revenue that is a state tax refund for 2004. The check is made payable to John Doe AND Jane Doe, with Jane Doe being John's ex-wife. John and Jane Doe no longer have a joint checking account nor are they on friendly speaking terms. [more inside]
My friend and I were having a discussion over acceptable marginal tax rates. I'm wondering where I would look to quickly find out how much of my income I would have to pay in state and federal taxes at different income levels. Is there a quick (online) way to figure this out? Exclude complications like stocks, marriage, other tax breaks, etc. If you want a specific salary, how much would I have to pay in taxes on a $100,000 salary? Thanks!
Tax Filter: If you are not required to file your taxes, and you file an extension, do you have to file your taxes? Other tax questions inside [more inside]
Canadian tax question: After six years of university (undergrad and an M.Phil), I am about to start working. Will I need to pay taxes on income that I use immediately to pay off student loans? [more inside]
Last year, I used H&R Block's web site to file my taxes. At the time, I was working on a PC laptop. Now, I'm using Mac, and none of the h&r tax filing apps are rendering properly. I tried using Firefox, Safari, Explorer, and Opera to no avail. Are there any 'free file Companies' on the web for Mac-Users?
Why is my 'effective tax rate' listed on my return much lower than the amount of taxes I actually paid?