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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

Help me find info showing both sides where they need to compromise

I seem to remember reading about a study which showed a correlation between higher taxes and lower spending, can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Oct 3, 2008 - 6 answers

The family that tax protests together gets audited together?

Members of my immediate family have decided to decided they're going to stop paying federal income taxes. Should I be worried the IRS will come after me, even though I refuse to join their protest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Independent worker tax question

My wife starts a new contracting job next week. I am looking for a good calculator to formulate how much should be set aside for taxes. I've Googled with no good solution. Is there a formula you use? If you are an independent contractor do you have any tips?
posted by Macboy on Sep 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Cheaters never win.

I cheated on my taxes twice. I got caught once. Will I get caught again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Is my name dirty?

I worked for five and a half months in France and never filed a French tax return. Am I in trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2008 - 1 answer

As a U.S. Senator, I run an organization with a yearly budge of $___ and ___ employees.

What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Sep 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Is It Smart To Have My Foreign Employer Pay Me In Their Country?

Being a 21st Century kind of guy I find myself now doing long-term work for a few companies overseas (India and the U.K.). I would like to be able to open a bank account in each country and just get the money I need via ATM. I'm thinking that since the dollar sucks it would probably be better financially for me long term. Is this a smart move? How hard is it for citizen of the US open a bank account in a foreign country? Do I have to report that income? And if so will I end up getting taxed twice?
posted by chartreuse on Sep 4, 2008 - 17 answers

sole proprietor to LLC in California

Experiencing turning a sole proprietorship into an LLC in California? [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Tax settlement services

How do tax settlement services work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 - 4 answers

what should i buy while im in the usa that is much cheaper than in europe? Will i need to pay taxes too as a german citizen?

what should i buy while im in the usa that is much cheaper than in europe? Will i need to pay taxes too as a german citizen?
posted by freddymetz on Jul 24, 2008 - 28 answers

Can I opt out of income taxes on inherited retirement benefits?

Can I opt out of paying income taxes on inherited retirement benefits in the USA? I won't be filing a tax return, anyway. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jul 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Dividends in lieu of salary

The owner of the small company I work for has suggested that I be compensated in the form of dividends on stock he would let me purchase for a nominal price rather than as regular salary. I would take home the same amount but this would save the company on taxes. Is this legit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 19 answers

Canadian Repatriation

If I move back to Canada does my American wife and kid get Canadian citizenship? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Jul 18, 2008 - 12 answers

I could've used the money for beer back in those days.

Found an old W-2 from the chaotic grad school years (2000) that I never filed taxes on. Is it still possible? Looks like I'm owed money. [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Accountant, please.

YANMA, so any suggestions for an accountant in/around Providence, RI? And how much should it cost for a consultation? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jul 9, 2008 - 2 answers

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