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We just got 150k from Kickstarter and need real financial advice.

My business partners and I just closed a Kickstarter for around 150k! Awesome! But, for the first time, we have real money and now we need real advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2014 - 6 answers

more money more cash more chilling

I'm having trouble keeping my finances organized for tax purposes. Special considerations: renting out a property, medical expenses. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jun 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Is an accountant obligated to report unreported income to the IRS?

Is an accountant obligated to report unreported income to the IRS, if the conversation is not pertaining to the completion of my tax return? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Freelance / self-employed tax deduction for reimbursed travel expenses?

Can a freelance / self-employed person (filing Schedule C) deduct from her taxes the cost of business travel (airfare, lodging) that she was later reimbursed for? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Feb 9, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I ensure this project is taxed properly?

I'm doing a website project for a local musician, but I need to make sure it's "above board" as far as the IRS is concerned. How do I proceed? 1099 forms, etc? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Oct 8, 2013 - 3 answers

What kind of financial advisor do we need?

As we discuss our future together, and with other big changes afoot/underway, my boyfriend and I would like to see financial advice about some specific questions/scenarios but I'm not sure what kind of advisor we should be seeking out. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jun 8, 2013 - 3 answers

April 15 oh noooooo

I am an independent contractor. I did not pay taxes for 2011. I cannot afford to pay my taxes for 2012. I am scared. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2013 - 22 answers

Selling Real Estate, and Not Buying Again Immediately

My house sold earlier this month. I am not buying a new house right away, but... maybe? How long can I wait? How will this affect taxes? And if I could buy property, should I in order to avoid penalties (if there are any)? You are not my lawyer or my accountant, but way more details with a little bit of drama after the jump. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jun 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Help an Aussie fill out her first US tax return.

I have never completed a US tax return before I would love some suggestions on things to watch out for, hints and tips or most important of all links to websites with good beginners information for filing your own returns. More info follows. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

money money money

How should I best plan for my future when I'm at my potential peak earnings, and the job outlooks don't look great a decade out? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Mar 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Three's Company Too

Need financial/legal info about buying a house with someone else. I know YANML and YANMA but wanted starting points, advice, and any stories from people who have been through this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me figure out how to pay taxes in Ontario.

It's income tax time in Ontario, and I've never filed before. Help me get through this as cheaply as possible, won't you? [more inside]
posted by AAAA on Feb 7, 2011 - 17 answers

Scanning records to PDF. What to keep in paper?

I'm scanning my financial records to PDF with my new Fujitsu ScanSnap. (So wonderful.) Are there things I should keep in paper form, other than, say, my car title and social security card? What about my past tax returns? [more inside]
posted by raf on Jan 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Find me an accountant I can trust.

I live in Philadelphia and need an accountant. [more inside]
posted by audacity on Feb 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Tax question about $10K IRA distribution and $8K homebuyer's credit

Is it the $10,000 distribution from my IRA and the $8,000 first-time home buyer's credit that's causing us to owe so much more in taxes this year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Who can I go to for tax advice for this unusual and embarrassing problem?

Who can I go to for tax advice for this unusual, personal and embarrassing problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2009 - 18 answers

How to invest $30k for 3 months?

What are some good low risk ways to invest $30k for about a 3 month period? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Nov 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Small Amount of Income: Taxes?

Should I file my taxes? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Mar 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Please explain the administrative overhead involved in hiring domestic help in Ohio

Has someone previously cut through the thicket of regulations pertaining to hiring domestic help? Social Security? Federal withholding? State withholding? Arrrgh! I'm in Ohio. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Jun 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Is the IRS mad at me?

Good news! Going through some old paperwork I just found a check for $2,600 that I'd never cashed from 2003. Bad news! It was a rollover distribution from a 401K at Fidelity, made out to E-trade. Fidelity says they did file a 1099 in the year they cut the check. Am I screwed for the back taxes, plus penalties? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Paystubs for Freelancers

How do I make pay stubs for myself as a freelancer. [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Feb 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Accountips

Can anyone recommend a good, affordable accountant in the New York City area? I am establishing a freelance business and will need to estimate taxes, think about eventual incorporation, etc.
posted by pinto on Sep 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Personal finance SOS!

My wife and I have a relatively high combined income for the first time ever (much to our surprise), but we are pretty financially unsophisticated and getting hit hard by taxes. I am beginning to think the big tax bill for 2006 is a lost cause, but can anyone in MeFi-land offer any advice about how to take better control for 2007? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 - 27 answers

Help me pay for as little of the War in Iraq as I can...

Calculating cost basis for stocks I sold last year -- how much proof does the IRS want? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jan 26, 2007 - 9 answers

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