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Wrong State on W-2

My W-2 says I paid taxes to both Indiana and California. However, I did not live or work in Indiana at any time during the year 2007. How do I go about getting this fixed? [more inside]
posted by mto on Feb 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Drowning In The Sea Of Stuff

Must get rid of a mind-boggling amount of hoarded items, including some theoretically very valuable pieces. Looking for advice on how to do so efficiently and profitably. [more inside]
posted by Gianna on Feb 2, 2008 - 12 answers

File taxes with a name mis-match?

There's a name mis-match between my social security card and my W-2. Can I still file my taxes and get a refund? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the perfect app to track expenses?

Is there an expense reporting app that's flexible, handy, and will help me finish next year's taxes quickly and easily? I know about excel, quicken, and various financial transaction apps, but what if I drive 100 miles to a tech conference and want to note my mileage? And what if I'm out entertaining clients and I want to pop onto my iPhone to note the total bill for the evening (before I forget the next day to open excel). Are there any web-based flexible apps for doing all the expense reporting you might need for a small business' bookkeeping needs?
posted by mathowie on Jan 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Would you like to tax that tax sir?

Are Canadian graduate students on stipend and studying in the USA required to file both US and Canadian taxes? [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Jan 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Ever been in an investment partnership?

Tell me about your experience with investment partnerships. (Multiple questions inside.) [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Jan 26, 2008 - 2 answers

How to verify state-issued sales certificate/tax ID?

How do you verify a state seller's permit/resale certificate and/or tax ID for US businesses? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me sell the family jewels.

(Posted for a friend:) Appraising and selling jewelry in NYC . . . [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jan 25, 2008 - 1 answer

taxes in the UK

Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Jan 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Which state am I a resident of? Where do I file my taxes?

I live in NH but still have a CT driver's license... due to a combination of supposed lack of need and laziness. [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jan 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Which states will I have to file taxes in?

TaxFilter2007: I earned income at my job in StateA. However, all my bank addresses (permanent and mailing) are for StateB, where someone collects my mail for me. I used StateB for banks to not have to deal with remembering zip codes and changing addresses. Furthermore, I've worked in 2006 in StateC but didn't receive the last paycheck until 2007. Will I have to file state taxes in all these states? This is my first time doing my own taxes. [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Jan 19, 2008 - 7 answers

I hear some people pay taxes. Not me though. Oh, damn.

I haven't filed (US and NJ) taxes in... hm. Possibly ever. I'd like to fix that, but have no idea what I made and when, and how to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Reconstructing cost basis on gifted bonds while I was an infant

I was given (gifts) federal savings bonds throughout my early childhood. When I was starting college, I cashed the bonds. Then, we had a devastating home fire disaster. I lost ALL of the paperwork for these bonds. The IRS came back regarding my taxes and wants to tax me on ALL of the redemtion. How can I construct the proper cost basis with NO information? Continue on for more details ... [more inside]
posted by Ryaske on Jan 12, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I pay off losses at a home sale?

What is the best option for paying off a mortgage when I take a loss on a condo sale - and are there any tax deductions I can take? [more inside]
posted by reckman on Jan 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Will the wrong adress on a W-2 be a problem at tax time?

We got our W-2's today and my address is wrong. The street number and name and state is right, but the city and zipcode are wrong. When this was pointed out to the office manager, he suggested scratching out the bad address and writing in the correct one. Will this be a problem? Would having the wrong address be a problem? The office manager seemed reluctant to fix it.
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Once upon a time we bought a house...

What options are available to two individuals who co-own a house and one wishes to buy the other one out? [more inside]
posted by J-Garr on Jan 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Goddamn it, I want my money back!? Please.

Why does the recent legislation passed to patch the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) affect the applicability of Education Credits (IRS Form 8863) and delay my ability to file? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jan 10, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I file a (very late) tax return?

I haven't yet filed my taxes for 2006. What is the cheapest/easiest way to do it? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Jan 10, 2008 - 8 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 on Jan 5, 2008 - 6 answers

I paid my kid sister's tuition last year. How do I approach that for tax purposes?

I paid my kid sister's tuition last year. How do I approach that for tax purposes? [more inside]
posted by joshjs on Jan 3, 2008 - 7 answers

The IRS ain't gonna get my money! My wife's, however...

TaxdodgeFilter: My wife is a US citizen, I'm a british citizen, and we both live in Switzerland. I pay my taxes here in Switzerland (and nothing to the UK), but what will she have to pay to the IRS? [more inside]
posted by slater on Jan 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Whoah, that's a lot of self-employment taxes that I'm going to have to pay. Oops.

Self-Employment-Tax-Filter: I didn't expect to have much in the way of income from my consulting business in 2007... setting my deductions to '0' should've taken care of what I expected. However, I ended up making almost a quarter of my income by consulting. I understand you're not an accountant and you're not my accountant, but how can I end up not having to owe a ton of penalties for not having filed self-employment tax?
posted by SpecialK on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 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

Tax credit across the border?

Can Canadians give tax-deductible donations to American non-profit organizations? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Dec 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Can you recommend a website that will help me file my late tax returns?

Tsk, tsk. I still need to file my taxes from 2006. Is there any website you can recommend that will help me do this?
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 4 answers

How much will I save in taxes by donating this item?

I've never really understood the economics of donating something valuable like a car for a tax write off. I am wondering what I will save in taxes by donating this item versus selling it. I'm having trouble calculating the exact value of the tax deduction to me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2007 - 15 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

Multitasking CPA?

I am looking for a person/firm in southeastern Michigan who will do a great job preparing my personal income taxes (including small business expenses) AND file an LLC for me. [more inside]
posted by Eringatang on Dec 1, 2007 - 1 answer

Taxes on Temporary Housing

Question related to taxes on paid relocation expenses. [more inside]
posted by hellhammer on Nov 9, 2007 - 2 answers

When to file claim on life insurance

Going to inherit money. Don't know how much. Have to file life insurance claim. Friends say I should wait 'till after the 1st of the year to file the claim, so it'll show up n next years taxes. I say it doesn't matter, since I'm planning on getting with an financial advisor and pay/take out the tax amount before spending any. Who's right? This is in America.
posted by MichaelKnight on Nov 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Place your bets! Contractor vs. Employee

Has anyone ever tried to negotiate with their employer after discovering they were misclassified as a contractor (vs. an employee)? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Nov 6, 2007 - 7 answers

How big do I party in April?

TaxFilter: What is the most reliable withholding/refund calculator out there? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me not go to jail, and get new technology!

Is it legal to buy gift certificates with business money in order to have the money out of the business in 2007, and redeem the gift certificates for hardware in 2008? More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Will I get in trouble for doing American freelance work in France?

I am thinking of moving to France for a few months (less than 3 months). I want to continue to do remote freelance work for my for American clients. Will I get in trouble with France for doing this? Who should I talk to about this?
posted by hooray on Nov 4, 2007 - 33 answers

Please don't tax me into oblivion!

UK Non Doms - what are your plans to deal with new taxes? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Moving to Edinburgh

I am an American moving to Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd like your advice on neighborhoods, telecomm, banking, and taxes. [more inside]
posted by alopez on Oct 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Limits to growth?

If cities (or the pressure on city services) grow faster than the wealth held by individuals grows, how does the bottom not fall out given that municipal growth is largely funded by taxes? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Oct 22, 2007 - 34 answers

Will bankruptcy absolve you of tax debt?

Will filing for bankruptcy absolve you of tax debt? [more inside]
posted by jotrock on Oct 16, 2007 - 13 answers

Cost basis reset...

Suppose that person A buys a stock that then increases in value, and then person A dies leaving everything he or she owns person B. Then under U.S. law the cost basis of the stock for person B is reset to the price at the time of the person A's death. Suppose now that I am the executor of person A's will. Does this tax benefit apply if I sell the stock and distribute the proceeds to person B, or must I transfer the stock to person B?
posted by retiree on Oct 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Home is where the debt is?

I'm a woman, divorced, being audited by the IRS, in some credit card debt and have problems with my rental history. Should I sell my home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me pay my taxes, long past the deadline

I've already paid my 2005 taxes (and on time), but I technically haven't filed. Help me figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Oct 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Tax MetaFilter

I'm planning to do some on-the-side freelance photography in the next year. I'd like some advice on how to play the tax game most effectively. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Sep 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Financial advice for US to Canada move.

How do I find a financial adviser to help me best plan for a move from the US to Canada? [more inside]
posted by googly on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Help? I need software to manage my budget!

I need software to manage my personal & business budget. [more inside]
posted by idlm on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers


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

Deductible v. non-deductible debt

At what point is it not worth making student-loan debt into mortgage debt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 9 answers

How to pay someone I freelance with

How should payment be handled when freelancing with another person? [more inside]
posted by eightball on Aug 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Who claims who as dependants?

I am having a hard time understanding the law on who can claim who as a Dependant in my situation and need some help. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by unsurmountable on Aug 24, 2007 - 15 answers

If you found a diamond on the street, would you have to pay taxes on it?

If you found a diamond on the street, would you have to pay taxes on it?
posted by paulinsanjuan on Aug 22, 2007 - 17 answers

Cost segregation - Real or scam

Taxing question regarding "Cost Segregation": Does it actually work? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Aug 16, 2007 - 0 answers

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