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How do I get "certified" as having a disability?

I'm better now, but I feel that I was disabled before and want to re-file my taxes. Do I need to prove this, and how does that work? What does it take to prove disability, especially retroactively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2014 - 6 answers

I need helping know how to deal with this debt collector letter.

I recently received a letter from Pioneer Credit Recovery, informing me that my debt of ~$1500 in state taxes has been assigned to them. There are some details that make me unsure how to respond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Asking for Kind-of-ex-husband: how to deal with large federal tax debt?

I am writing this on behalf of my almost-ex-husband. He has owed between $80,000 and $100,000 to the IRS since 2003 and has done almost nothing about it. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2014 - 15 answers

How do I file back/prior-year taxes with a IRS Wage & Income Statement?

After filing my US taxes for 2013 on time, I've decided to bite the bullet and file my delinquent 2008 tax return. I am disorganized and no longer have any of my paperwork. I got a Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS site, which has all the info I need. Do I just file this transcript with my return in lieu of W-2s and 1099s? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Do condo associations have to file tax forms?

We just found out that there is such a thing as the 1120-H tax form for condo and homeowner associations, and the previous owners of our building have never filed. Great. We're going to start, but is this something that all condo or homeowner associations do? Were our previous owners unusually lax? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2014 - 7 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

Can I convert from LLC to S-Corp to avoid paying self-employment taxes?

Is it possible to convert my LLC to an S-Corp to avoid paying $10,000+ in 2013 self-employment taxes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2014 - 10 answers

Marriage and the tax penalty.

Should we get married this year, or will that end up in a tax penalty, considering our incomes are similar and we would end up in a higher tax bracket? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2014 - 14 answers

1099 contract when I was told I'd be w2, how do I navigate this?

On Tuesday I drove across country to start a new role in the Bay Area. Prior to this I was working on a year-long contract which wasn't renewed. During the interview process I was looking for a full time role, but was convinced that this was a good opportunity, particularly to get my foot in the door back in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and still have family. During the interview I was asked specifically what type of contracting I would be open to and said that I was only interested in W2ing to a new role rather than becoming an independent contractor and billing, and I stated that I wasn't interested in 1099ing. The rate I provided reflected this as well. Turns out I've been onboarded as a 1099 and the rate that I was looking for as a W2. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2014 - 33 answers

Years I did not file taxes

There were a few years when I did not pay state or federal taxes. I'm not sure exactly which years, but probably 2001-04 is the window of time I'm looking at. I put it off until the last minute, then got overwhelmed by the paperwork and the forms and just gave up. I didn't make much money any of those years. I'm not even sure I owed taxes - in most cases I probably was due for a (tiny) refund. For the past several years I have worked on becoming more financially responsible and have regularly paid my taxes on time. I tend to forget about those years but when I do think about them I'm concerned. I'm just not sure what steps to take to resolve this. I'm not even sure which years I did not file. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2014 - 26 answers

Transit Benefits and (US) Taxes

Does being enrolled in a pre-tax transit benefits program affect how much you owe/get back when you do your taxes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me undersand taxes. Where did my refund go?

I need help understanding taxes. I have a very standard tax situation, with two W2s as a result of a mid-year job change. I left Job A three weeks into January 2013 and started Job B two weeks afterwards. I entered my info into TurboTax. Job B: ~$800 refund. Job A: ~-$800 refund. Now I'm back at 0. I'm confused and disappointed, and apparently I don't have any ideas how taxes work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2014 - 14 answers

not playing around

How do I pay taxes on the game show winnings I received? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2014 - 17 answers

Negotiating Back Taxes Down?

So, in a nutshell here's the situation: I owe a significant amount of back taxes, and have the ability to pay - but want to see if it's possible to negotiate a lesser amount. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I legally get work to pay my rent?

So I've done the math, and if my job pays me $750 a month less, and uses that money to pay my rent, I actually end up about $150 ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2013 - 24 answers

Accounting as a second job or eventual career shift?

Could I undergo a training program and be an "accounting assistant" on evenings and weekends during the upcoming tax season? Is there another way to become a part-time accountant? I'm also considering a career transition and wonder if accounting would be a good long-term direction for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Let me tell you how it will be: there's one for you, nineteen for me

SO has job offer 1800 miles away in beautiful California. Yesterday we were told by friends to expect over 50% of his salary to be taxed, leaving us with net income not far from what we make now in landlocked midwestern state. Should we be concerned about being destitute if we take this job and make the move to Ventura County? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2013 - 27 answers

This might be illegal. We might be over reacting.

Help us determine if we're over reacting to a company paying at-risk adults below minimum wage because they can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 27 answers

International Freelance Taxes -Canadian in Berlin /w US clients?

Calling all internationally mobile, 'creative-class' freelancers- how do you determine who taxes you, if your design clients are in one country (for me, USA) you live in another country (Germany) but are a citizen of yet somewhere else (Canadian)? Does everyone get a piece of my income? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2013 - 17 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

Is an org. legally required to generate 1099 forms?

Is the non-profit I work for legally required to generate 1099 forms for all of the individuals who receive stipends from this org. and have filled out W9 forms (technically "independent contractors")? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Do I need a new W2 and other tax questions

I lived in two states last year, but apparently only paid taxes in one. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Travelling the world while running a small business.

I would like to travel the world while writing my own software (for profit). Ideally, I'd like to stay in each place for a couple of months, not just a few days or weeks. Where can I learn about the legal specifics of doing this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 7 answers

The nuances of writing a new laptop off as a tax expense.

If I quit my job in April and start working on my own projects, can I buy a new laptop in July and write it off as a work expense on my taxes, even though I might not actually make any money from my projects until next year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Withholding in W4 - alimony/spousal support?

What withholding should I put in my W4 if I'm paying alimony/spousal support? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2013 - 6 answers

It's not right, but is it ok?

Are we in one of the rare situations where cashing out a 401K makes sense? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Financial Adult

Although I'm a highly educated woman in my late thirties, when it comes to money I'm basically a fourth grader. Tell me how you managed to be a financial grown up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 22 answers

NYC accountant for tax delinquent?

I have several years of un-filed taxes. I'm in NYC. I've been, mostly, a freelancer. Things are getting scary. I need an understanding, skilled, non-judgmental accountant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Stand and deliver! Your Money or Your Wife('s)!

Should I pay off my wife's student loans? Should we file our taxes jointly? 60K in student debt! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Am I going to be audited?

So I was just wired ~$23,000 into my checking account from a foreign bank. How much (if any) tax do I have to pay on this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Trying to make it work: Tax Edition

What is the best way around this mortgage and first time homebuyer tax credit situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Will my filing mistake cost me my refund?

I made a silly mistake on my taxes (US) and am wondering if it will prevent me from getting my refund. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 7 answers

We need a tax accountant in the city of Chicago.

We need a tax accountant in the city of Chicago. Recommendations? Referrals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Taxes, College, and Lies

I lied about going to college whilst living with my mom. She still doesn't know. It's getting time for her to file taxes, and things could go very wrong. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 30 answers

I am filing taxes for the first time in 5 years. What can I do to avoid mega-penalties?

I am filing taxes for the first time in 5 years. What can I do to avoid mega-penalties? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Weird tax filter: Is my compensation for egg donation taxable?

Is my egg donation compensation taxable if I don't receive a 1099 form? Details inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 - 10 answers

The wind fell. Now what?

I got a large bonus this year which will probably never be repeated. After taxes, it was 26K. I don't have any immediate needs (no medical issues, etc), and I know next to nothing about investing. Given this economy, what should I do with it? Stocks? Bonds? Saving account? IRA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 - 19 answers

Overdue taxes, freaking out

Help! I still haven't filed my taxes for 2010. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 16 answers

under the table, off the books nanny. You could be disbarred and you know it.

I work as a nanny. I work part time for 3 different families. They all know that nannying is my full-time career. Everyone's paying me off the books right now. They all should know better, one family is 2 lawyer parents. I want to pay taxes. Can I? I'm pretty sure I won't owe any taxes because I make so little and when paid legally I never have but the families I work for definitely owe their share on my wages. Will the families I work for all get audited if I try to file? What happens? Should I try to tell them that this is my plan? The last time I talked to a family about wanting to be paid legally the gig fell apart, it was a total disaster and I lost the job. I don't want to screw people over but I don't want to get screwed myself.
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Roth IRA conversion from 401(k)?

Should I roll over my 401(k) and then convert it immediately to a Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Explain my small business tax responsibilities to me like I'm a 5-year-old.

Explain my small business tax responsibilities to me like I'm a 5-year-old, please? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Belated tax confusion

Why did I seem to pay much less taxes as an independent contractor vs. a regular employee, making roughly the same hourly wage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I reduce CPP payable on my taxes?

Quirky Canadian tax question - what's the long term impact of reducing CPP payable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Best way to resolve a failure-to-file notice?

Please help me figure out how to resolve, as cheaply as possible, this failure-to-file notice I've received from the Massachusetts Dept. of Revenue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Tax Filter: I Swear I'll Pay As I Go Enough This Time

Must I pay estimated taxes this year if last year I didn't withhold enough taxes and triggered a $29 penalty when I filed my 2010 return? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I (and should I) report a business for possible tax fraud?

How do I (and should I) report a business for possible tax fraud? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2011 - 30 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

Surely they can't claim me as a dependent against my will...can they?

In order to establish residency for grad school, I have to file my taxes independently as a resident of my new state. This weekend, I discovered my parents have already filed, claiming me as a dependent. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Please help me close my S-Corp?

[Tax filter] You are not my accountant but the H&R Block Business center is closed for the holidays and I'm stuck on some S-Corp tax and payroll questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2010 - 10 answers

I know you are not my accountant.

As a one-person S-Corp that has only purchased approximately $400 worth of business supplies from Amazon.com throughout 2010, how likely am I to get audited over the sales tax issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 - 9 answers

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