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]
Should I buy a home in the next month to take advantage of the first time homeowner's tax credit? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can you recommend a tax person in Seattle? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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...
Where can I find PA retailer tax information, specifically which items are taxable and non? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Is it worth it trying to sue my accountant for not filing my taxes on time? [more inside]
Is there any way to verify trade confirmation for mutual funds I purchased a decade ago? [more inside]
Tax Withholding - Question regarding rights, responsibilities, and dealing with incorrect IRS Tax Withholding at a job. [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend a tax attorney in NYC? [more inside]
What's the best way for my parents to buy a car on my behalf (in Ohio)? [more inside]
Should I use the newest revised version of form 1040X to amend my 2008 taxes, or is the previous version okay? [more inside]
Why did I get a W-9 at my (academic) job interview? [more inside]
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]
[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]
[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]
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]
Should I start my software development company as an LLC or Corporation (in CA)? [more inside]
It's tax time and I screwed up, what are my options? [more inside]
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?
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]
On Canadian taxes, specifically with RRSP contributions. [more inside]
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]
Recently started a small business. Meeting a few prospective accountants. What questions should I ask? [more inside]
To which of four states do I need to send a tax return this year? [more inside]
I need a non-judgemental accountant in the Boston area. Preferably Cambridge! [more inside]
I overpaid into my 401k. What can/should I do? [more inside]
Can you point me to a simple online tax guide for small businesses? [more inside]
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]
Tax advice for a freelancer, contractor, and full-time employee [more inside]
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]
What are the (unintended) advantages to Britain of having a tax year that starts in April?
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]
I haven't paid taxes since Feb 2007, how do I make it right? I'm Australian. [more inside]
Forgot to file tax returns. Now what? [more inside]
HELP! It's tax day. Tax return due tonight. HELP! [more inside]
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]
I started a new job this week after over a year collecting unemployment. I got my last unemployment check the wednesday of my first week of work. Then on Friday, I got paid. [more inside]
SweepstakesFilter: My wife (a Canadian like myself) recently won a large number of travel rewards points from an American chain of hotels. Help us determine if the prize is worth keeping considering what we'll have to pay in taxes to the IRS. [more inside]
Live in Houston? Who does your taxes? [more inside]
I would like to know if I took a bank loan in another country and had the money wired to me here in the US, around 160K, if the IRS would tax that amount. I called them and apparently they didn't know because they could not answer the question. I will have to pay back that loan so i would imagine that the amount wouldn't be taxed here (as long as i prove to the IRS that i got the loan).
Property Tax filter: In August I bought a house in King County WA. The county's assessment of the property is very high. I would like to appeal for a review of the assessment. The desired result is a lower tax bill. I would be grateful for any strategy or advice. [more inside]