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Two Tax Questions!

It's weird to ask tax questions in May, but I'm trying to be nicer to myself next April. If I have a full time job that involves attending events, can I write off expenses regarding those events? And, if I'm anticipating having to file freelancer taxes next year, how much of that untaxed income should I be setting aside to pay taxes? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 13, 2016 - 4 answers

Can I claim my fiance as a dependent if we didn't live together in 2014?

My official residency last year was in GA with my mother, but I paid for my fiance's food, rent, and all living cost throughout the year. She is a resident of AL and the all utilities plus her apartment lease is in her name even though I paid for everything. [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Feb 7, 2015 - 27 answers

Marriage penalty for deductions?

Question about 2011 US federal tax deductions and married filing status: Trying to fix a problem with my tax return; please help! [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Oct 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Work Travel Tax Credits?

Tax Credits for Complicated-ish Work Travel? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Sep 4, 2012 - 3 answers

I can haz deductions?

My Taxes Filter: If I spend $2000 in self-employment income on equipment for said business (this is all the money I made on said business this year) will I be able to deduct roughly that amount and not pay taxes on the $2000? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Aug 9, 2011 - 9 answers

How easy is it for an American to avoid paying tax on Canadian-based revenue?

As a U.S. resident and citizen, what happens if I neglect to claim income from a Canadian company? [more inside]
posted by Mushpuppy on Oct 28, 2010 - 6 answers

"Should I estimate my tax deductions for my new biz, or just forget it?"

I started a side business in 2009 and operated at a loss. I did a terrible job of record-keeping. Should I submit deductions, or just forget it? [more inside]
posted by sorrenn on Oct 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Paying to learn a tough lesson

How do I go about proving an uncollectible debt? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Strategy for maximizing tax benefit on new vehicle.

I am about to put a new-to-me truck on the road for my business. Is there more benefit to claiming a lower purchase price (to reduce immediate sales tax) or to paying the tax now and deducting the full amount from my income? [more inside]
posted by KenManiac on Jun 20, 2010 - 3 answers

can i deduct my laptop on my taxes in canada?

can i deduct my laptop on my taxes in canada? i live and work in ontario, canada. i travel for work (approximately 6-8 months in total in a year) and generally my laptop is always required for presentations and software demos. i purchased my own last year. the laptop is 100% solely dedicated to work. i have 2 other computers at home for personal use.... so can i write it off? bonus points for how to do it using quicktax.ca
posted by chasles on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Itemized Deduction or Standard?

I have donated about 11,400 to charity. I'm filing married filing jointly, so my standard donation is 10,900. I really don't have much in the way of other deductions. Should I use the 11,400 itemized deduction? Or use the 10,900 standard deduction and use the donations as deductions for next year?
posted by naveed on Apr 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Deducting Child Care Expenses

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]
posted by yet.another.boston.question on Jan 5, 2008 - 6 answers

As inevitable as death…

Recommendations on a good online summary/overview of educational tax credits and deductions in the US? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Writing off a home office used for volunteer work?

I write off my home office every year as a legitimate business expense. This year I did not focus on freelance projects and did a lot of volunteer/pro bono work. What do I need to know about writing it off this year? I'll seek out a CPA, but I'd like to be knowledgeable first. Anybody ever get themselves into a similar situation? [more inside]
posted by taumeson on Dec 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Can you deduct losses due to crime?

Followup to an earlier question: Can you deduct financial losses incurred due to a car break-in on your taxes? [more inside]
posted by knave on Mar 4, 2005 - 5 answers

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