In the context of IRS Topic 701 and the capital gain exclusion from a home sale, the concept of a "wash sale" generally doesn't apply. The wash sale rule is primarily associated with securities, like stocks and bonds, and aims to prevent taxpayers from claiming a tax loss on a...View More
My spouse and I got married in Okinawa while on active duty orders. However, I am trying to file for divorce and have come to many issue due to the unfortunate situation and have also realized that it was never filed with my home of record (Champaign County IL). We have been “married” since 11... View More
If your tax refund is at risk of being taken, it usually relates to specific debts like federal student loans, child support arrears, or outstanding taxes. The closure of your school due to legal matters, in itself, should not directly lead to your tax refund being taken. However, there are some...View More
Can you do what you are doing from your home country, such as converting your currency into dollars and then converting it back to your country's currency? Being on student status, having a social security number, and a US bank account, and using it to trade crypto—all of these fall under...View More
As an international student in the U.S., you are generally allowed to convert money from your home country into U.S. dollars and invest in cryptocurrencies. However, it's important to be aware of several factors. Firstly, ensure that you comply with the foreign exchange regulations of your...View More
I'm a F1 visa holder and i am currently outide US for winter break. I came a week ago to my home country and will go back next month to US. Can I work on my college's web development project. I will get paid based on hours for this project, but this project is a part of my college's... View More
Regarding your F1 visa status, the key aspect is whether the work qualifies as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT). Since the project is part of your graduation requirements, it might be considered as CPT. However, you must have authorization from your...View More
I have this letter from an attorney that I contract on this cort case because I took a loan (signature) and it seems that was some illigalities or not outhorize on my state. The company agree not to persue any collections but they will issue a 1099 C
When you receive a 1099-C form for canceled debt, such as the $27,000 in your case, the amount is generally treated as taxable income by the IRS. The exact amount of tax you'll owe depends on your overall income, tax bracket, and other factors in your tax situation for that year....View More
My husband and I are independent contractors ourselves working in Chicago app b week developers (we both have green cards) and started hiring independent contractors to help with some projects(a little over $2k/year). There are a couple of projects that are coming and will make us have a lot of... View More
Hiring a non-resident independent contractor from countries like Costa Rica, Ecuador, or Colombia involves understanding both U.S. tax implications and the legalities of international contract work. When hiring international contractors, one key form is the W-8BEN, which is used by foreign...View More
The answer depends on the dollar value of the estate. If your mother did not earn enough to have to pay the Illinois inheritance tax, it is doubtful that she will have to pay any federal estate taxes since the dollar value threshold of the estate for federal tax purposes is significantly higher...View More
I received stock in the form of RSU, but at the time it was over $100 a share higher than it is now. Now I'm being taxed off of the original stock amount since it is looked at as a "cash bonus", but even selling the stock I can't raise the capital needed to cover that tax... View More
The taxation of RSUs can be complex, and it's unfortunate that the stock's value has dropped significantly. You're correct that capital losses can often be used to offset capital gains, but there may be limitations on the amount you can deduct in a given tax year. I recommend...View More
If you are unsure about your state residency status because you split time between two locations, you may want to consult with an experienced tax professional or attorney who can help you determine your residency status.
Factors that may be considered when determining residency status...View More
Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for identity theft or fraud against your previous employer for using your Social Security number for another person. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in identity theft and employment law to evaluate your options and help you pursue any legal...View More
If your delinquent taxes were sold and you pay your upcoming taxes, it is possible that you may still owe the delinquent taxes plus any additional fees and interest that may have accrued. In this case, you should contact the entity that purchased the delinquent taxes to find out what the remaining...View More
He stayed with her for December but that was due to me (being without a vehicle) and her and the child's dad, keeping him from or not helping me to see him, I live 45 minutes away. They will not let him come back to my house.
If you provided over half the cost of raising the child in 2022, you are entitled to claim the child on your taxes. If that is the case, make sure you file your taxes as soon as possible. If grandma's tax return is filed after your, her attempt to claim the child is likely to be rejected...View More
My husband is a lawful permanent resident and has filed I-130 in 2023. We are currently waiting for approval and have not filed I-485 yet. While filling out my paperwork for tax returns as an F-1 student, I have been asked if I have ever applied for U.S. citizenship/lawful residence. What should I... View More
When completing your tax returns, it's crucial to provide accurate and truthful information. If you've been asked about applying for U.S. citizenship or lawful residence, and an I-130 petition has been filed on your behalf by your husband, then yes, you should indicate that an application...View More
Who is liable for abusive trust tax evasion schemes? The trust? Or the trustee? In other words, if a trust beneficiary has failed to privately persuade a trustee to stop committing fraud on the trust's taxes (among other offenses), and the trustee keeps doing it anyway, and the beneficiary... View More
Do you have a court order between you and the other parent that gives you custody or parenting time? Who is this person whose household she has joined? How old is this child? Have you filed a police report? There are a lot of issues here.
Tax laws and ERISA Qualification laws come to mind. Banking Statutes also cover Trust Regulation. Securities Law may often be indirectly determinative. There are probably many others. Obviously Anti-Trust Statutes. State Laws control most disputes, but Trusts often involve several possible...View More
Oh my, yes, there are a TON of federal statutes that impact trust planning, too many to list. You will find a great deal in the Internal Revenue Code and also Title 42. That is not necessarily a complete list, but it is where a great many exist, and it is a good start.
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