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Direct Democracy or Bureaucratic Nightmare?

Why Can't We Allocate Where Our Taxes Go on Our Tax Form? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Mar 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Should I file IRS Form 8832?

TaxFilter: Any reason not to file IRS form 8832 for my LLC to be treated as a corp? Need to decide soon. [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Mar 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Need an Accountant in the Alamo City

Can anyone recommend a good accountant in San Antonio, Tx who will do my taxes and not charge an arm and a leg? [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Mar 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Paying IL Taxes on a CA judgment?

Taxfilter. What is the correct course of action given my current tax situation? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Mar 10, 2009 - 9 answers

What do I do if I can't pay my federal taxes?

What do I do if I can't pay my federal taxes? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Mar 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Madoff IRS Issues

Could a soft (no more investigating) Madoff plea deal protect the IRS from claims by victims? Didn't they pay real taxes on fake income? [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Mar 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Why Withholdings?

Taxfilter: Why does the (US) federal government bother with payroll deductions? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Mar 4, 2009 - 25 answers

On tax overpayment and refunds

TaxFilter: Paid my taxes for 2008, then got a refund check? Did I mess up? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Mar 4, 2009 - 4 answers

How much will I be taxed on top of the foreign taxes I have already paid?

What, if any, is my tax liability in the States as a U.S. Citizen working in the U.S. for a foreign company that taxes my earning 10% in their home country before sending payment?
posted by anniek on Mar 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Should I pay an accountant to do my taxes? What are my options to protect me if I do them myself but make an error?

Should I pay an accountant to do my taxes? What are my options to protect me if I do them myself but make an error? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

College Tax Credit. . .which year to declare?

I paid for my daughter's second semester in Dec. 08. The entire second semester takes place in 09. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Feb 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Will Obama give me money?

Will the stimulus law affect my tax filling? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Feb 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Tax law question for POD CD

Tax-filter and estate-filter. I live in Ohio. The deceased lived in Ohio and gave me a certificate of deposit upon her death using a payable on death designation during 2008. I then cashed it out and placed this money in a checking account. I am not otherwise involved with the estate in any way. I have usually used "free-file" to do my taxes.

Two-part question: a) does this money count towards adjusted gross income? and if so...um... how? (I know so little about it I'm not sure what I'm asking) b) assuming my AGI is still under the $56k limit for free-file, is there any other reason why I cannot or should not do my taxes in that matter since I inherited this CD? [more inside]
posted by RobotHeart on Feb 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Self-employment tax help for out-of-state web work

Self-employment tax help for out-of-state web work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Should I be concerned about ID theft with 1099 sent to wrong address?

A contract employer sent my 1099-MISC to my old address at which I haven't resided since Jan. 2007. Should I be concerned about possible identity theft/fraud? I already had a fraudulent charge to one of my credit cards shortly after my mail stopped forwarding. Also, are there any repercussions I can/should take against the employer (large state university)?
posted by conigs on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 answers

how do I file taxes in the UK?

I lived in the UK in 2008, I need to file a tax return. please walk me through it. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Feb 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me gain appreciation for depreciation

My friend seems to think that he is essentially getting a free SUV under the new small business stimulus package. Help me understand this so i can 'splain it to him [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips on Feb 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Just tell me what I owe

TaxFilter, specifically Department of Part-time Expatriate Freelance Taxation. A thorn in my side, inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Messed up my tax return - what now?

I filed my taxes online about two or three weeks ago, and completely forgot about a mutual fund I own. Or rather, I remembered it, but because I didn't take anything out of it or put anything into it, I didn't think anything of it. Of course, I forgot about the dividends. So, today I get my Form 1099-DIV from Goldman Sachs, and find that I received $71.04 in total ordinary dividends. What should I do? My taxes were filed electronically and I've already received my state refund. Should I just sit on it and if I'm questioned by the IRS, pay the $10 or whatever in extra taxes? Will I get fined a huge amount if I don't alert them now? If I do alert them, how would I go about doing that? Asking anonymously because I feel like an idiot.
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 - 8 answers

What kind of records do most sole proprietors, freelancers and consultants keep?

What sort of state of organization are the financial records of most sole proprietorships in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Should my partner and I claim our taxes together?

Should my partner and I file taxes separately or jointly? (Canada) [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Do I really need to pay WI state tax?

If I interned for 3 months in Seattle but live and go to school in Wisconsin, do I need to pay WI state tax on the money I made over the summer in Washington, which has no state tax? [more inside]
posted by mezamashii on Feb 11, 2009 - 3 answers

I love loaning money to our government

E-filed federal taxes Jan 31st. Question about last years's rebate and why on earth it's affecting this year's taxes. [more inside]
posted by icarus on Feb 8, 2009 - 11 answers

$$$$ 4 Government

Canadian Taxes Filter: I'm a bad citizen who wants to make sure she's paying her taxes if she owes any. Problem is, I haven't the foggiest idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Feb 6, 2009 - 14 answers

What gives with the Obama Cabinet problems?

Did Obama make bad picks, in terms of the recent revelations of tax problems, for some of his Cabinet officials, has he had bad luck, is this par for the course, or is there more scrutiny now than in the past? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Taxes and Dachle and Geitner

A couple of quick questions regarding government officials failing to pay taxes and culpability. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Feb 3, 2009 - 8 answers

$10000 of unpaid contract work. Is it a refund?

2008 tax question- I'm yet to be paid a large amount of money from a contracting gig last year, and doubt that I ever will receive the amount. How might this affect my self-employment taxes? [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 answers

What tax software should we use?

My wife and I want to do our taxes at home using a software program like Turbo Tax. However, I have a W-2 from Wisconsin, and she has W-2s from both Wisconsin and Illinois. Turbo Tax won't let you use W-2s from different states. Is there any software available that will let you use W-2s from more than one state?
posted by drezdn on Jan 31, 2009 - 11 answers


Can the amount owed against 1099-misc be deducted from my tax return? Or will I need to make a separate payment to the IRS? [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Jan 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Obama's expat tax stance

What is Obama's position on tax exemptions for expats? [more inside]
posted by occidental on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Which version of Turbo Tax should I use?

Which version of Turbo Tax should I use? [more inside]
posted by conigs on Jan 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Good accountant for a small LLC in the Chicago area?

I'm looking to start an LLC in the near future (as I'd like to start doing web development as a part-time business beyond my day job); considering that my taxes are about to get a bit more complicated, I'd like to find a decent small-business accountant in the Chicago area. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by korpios on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

TXT-tech tax? Thx.

How do taxes usually work for a small part-time "independent contractor" gig? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Should I do my own taxes or hire a pro?

I'm making four times what I have in the past, so should I continue to do my own taxes or should I try an accountant this year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Explanation and advice needed on how to figure out taxes and withholding now that I'm married.

Explanation and advice needed on how to figure out taxes and withholding now that I'm married. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Recommend a Tex Preparer in San Jose

Please recommend a local tax preparer in the SF Bay area (San Jose preferred). I have a fairly straightforward situation: single, 401(K), charity donations that need to be itemized and some interest income from a money market account.
posted by JDC8 on Jan 5, 2009 - 9 answers

calculating cost basis on inherited stocks given as a gift

How do I calculate the cost basis for stocks that were inherited by my father, who later gave them to me? [more inside]
posted by Elsa on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me get a great accountant in the UK (pref Manchester), who understands on-line businesses.

Help me get a great accountant in the UK (pref Manchester), who understands on-line businesses. [more inside]
posted by Andorinha on Dec 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Do I need to worry about an unpaid property (auto) tax bill being on my credit report?

Do I need to worry about an unpaid property (auto) tax bill being on my credit report? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Dec 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for a good tax preparer in the Boston area

Looking for a good tax preparer in the Boston area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Blogging and Money and Taxes - Oh My!

blogging as a business and taxes - it can't be so difficult! Or can it? The Plan - spouse and I want to start a travel blog (we love to travel and are *good* at it!) as a business. You know, run some google ads, make a little money. Actually, if we make enough to cover our travel, we'll be happy (until the eventual greed kicks in). Soooo... if we're going to make more than $600 here in America, the IRS is going to want it's share. But two can play at that game! We want to take all the deductions we can (home office, website costs and, of course, our travel). It will just be the two of us, no employees. But therein lies the confusion... [more inside]
posted by catcatwomanman on Dec 8, 2008 - 15 answers

You're going to give it to me anyway, just give it over now!

Taxesfilter: I'm trying to fill out a new W-4 to have less withholding tax taken out -- do I really have to fill out the worksheet thing, or can I just decide how many allowances I want? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 18, 2008 - 15 answers

I swear, I am not this stupid.

I'm in over my head, and I just need a system that will help me do some very, very simple accounting. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Nov 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Good guide to investment taxation.

Taxfilter: I am looking for a nice guide to US taxes that strikes a balance between 'Your First Tax' and 'US Section 52612.3524.23p.' I am particularly interested in investment taxation -- both the rules, procedures and suggested strategies. Though if someone can answer a specific question -- what California form is the equivalent of IRS form 1045 -- that would be handy too. [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Nov 10, 2008 - 1 answer

have my cake and eat it too..

if i start a local restaurant review blog, and attempt to make an income from it, via advertisements on my page or any other means, can i take tax deductions for the costs of my meals that i write about and any other associated costs?
posted by fumbducker on Oct 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Failed to file a 1099-C . . Now what?

I just noticed that my student loan lender posted $230 of reportable income (in 2007) to my account - something about a 1099-C form. I didn't report this on my 2007 taxes - should I be worried? Is there a way to correct it? [more inside]
posted by charlesroper on Oct 20, 2008 - 8 answers

US income tax history and theory for dummies?

With all the bickering over taxes in the election campaign, I'm trying to get a broader picture of US income tax history, theories behind past policies, and analysis of how they worked (in idiot friendly language). [more inside]
posted by p3t3 on Oct 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Taxes and GDP

How do changes to the tax rates correlate with changes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and how are those changes forecasted? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Someone wants to pay me to do stuff! Only I'm not really sure how to go about it. Now what?

Someone wants to pay me to do stuff! Only I'm not really sure how to go about it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Okay, I'm married, now what?

Now that I'm married, what do I do next? I have a handle on the whole name change thing, but what laws/benefits/etc apply differently to me/us? What should I be doing about taxes and insurance? What else am I not thinking of? (We were married in Wisconsin; we live in Illinois.)
posted by desjardins on Oct 6, 2008 - 8 answers

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