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]
Can I get the Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency if I am buying the house right now, and the current homeowner is replacing the furnace for me? [more inside]
Can my accountant legally call the IRS and have my refund held up because he says he was not paid for his work, and/or he says there is a dispute on the return based on problesm I have had the last two years on my return? [more inside]
Greetings all! My brother, two sisters, and I formed an LLC to administer the ownership of my mom's house when she died. Each of us is has a 25% partnership interest. The LLC was formed in 2005. Well, it turns out my brother has tax debts to the IRS dating back to 2002, and now the IRS wants to put mom's house on the auction block. [more inside]
Should the dealer have dealt with "Use Tax" when I bought my new car in the same state I live? [more inside]
We live in the state of Alabama. My son is 18 and a full time college student. He is starting a part time job to help with school. He will be making minimum wage and will work 20 or so hours per week. We are filling out his paperwork and came across the "Alabama Dept. of Revenue Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate" http://www.ador.state.al.us/Withholding/FA4(01_07).pdf Would this apply to my son or do we leave it blank?
Help me with my nonprofit's accounting and audit practices. Just looking for some general tips on (1) learning the basics on accounting; (2) learning how to prepare audits most efficiently; and (3) bonus points for help on the more stringent 2008 IRS filing requirements for nonprofits. [more inside]
As a Canadian, how do I recover gambling tax withholding from winnings at Las Vegas casinos? [more inside]
What important household papers and documents must I keep and file? What papers are OK to throw away? [more inside]
CustomsFilter: I shipped something to Canada and messed up the declared value. How do I calculate what the recipient will have to pay? [more inside]
I've noticed when I buy food in California at different restaurants, sometimes there's sales tax and sometimes there's not. What's the deal? [more inside]
What kinds of jobs are available for tax accountants? [more inside]
Help me find out what happened to my accountant!! A little sleuthing help, please.... [more inside]
Last minute Taxfilter! First time form 1040 user, more questions inside. [more inside]
We're planning to move from Oregon to Colorado. We also plan to buy a new car soon. Should we buy it in Oregon (no sales tax) or just wait til we get to Colorado? [more inside]
New to the UK and going to be working for a Europe-based company - how do I deal with this? Am I self-employed? What do I do about tax and deductions? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good CPA and/or Tax attorney in the Montclair / Caldwell area of New Jersey? Several potential tax issues and or problems I am facing....More after the jump... [more inside]
(Self-employment-Filter) What should I know about / be aware of when contracting for a local university? [more inside]
I am not a citizen or resident of the US, but I've been offered the opportunity to do some freelance work for a US-based company. The work will be done entirely in my country, without ever visiting the US, but as far as I can tell they will be paying me directly from their home office in the US (not via a subsidiary in my country). Under these circumstances, would the IRS be expecting some sort of filing from me relating to this when the next US tax deadline comes around?
Help me understand tax credit incentives for filming movies in a particular city/state. How would the production company get enough taxable state income to make a credit worth it?
Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH. I recently got a job in Hanover, NH. I am looking for places to live and am trying to decide between living in the Lebanon/Hanover area or a cheaper place that I found in Wilder, VT. [more inside]
I'm a dependant, full-time student abroad and haven't filed with the IRS for the past three years. Doing immigration stuff and need tax returns. What now?
I am helping my partner migrate to the U.S. after our marriage. We're nearing the point where we do an Affidavit of Support during our embassy interview abroad, which says I need to bring tax returns. I have not filed income taxes for the last three years, because I have been a full-time student in this country. What should I do? [more inside]