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My fiancee has been in Ghana West Africa lately where she

My fiancee has been in Ghana West Africa lately where she procured 37.5 kilos of gold bullion. What are the taxes when shipped to the United States?

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I am a U.S. citizen but have been living in the Bahamas for

I am a U.S. citizen but have been living in the Bahamas for about 9 years. I have not filed taxes since I've been gone. I was making between $30,000 and $50,000 a year. I'm married now and I'm wanting to move back to Florida. Wondering if I will have any problems Bringing back to the U.S. around $30,000 to start up a business. Will I have problems from not filing all these years and will I have to pay any back taxes or taxes on the money I will be bringing into the country? I am also a dual citizen of the Bahamas. I'm American and Bahamian. Also does it be a problem bringing all that money at once into the U.S. because I know they say your not suppose to bring in more than $10,000

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Hello. I am a US citizen and have been living abroad for a few years. My wife is not a US

Hello. I am a US citizen and have been living abroad for a few years. My wife is not a US citizen. My father who is not a US citizen and never lived in the US recently passed away in the country abroad where I have been living. He left me an inheritance in cash (300K) USD. Now we are planning to move back to the US. What is the best way to bring this money to the US?

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Lev

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Will a person receiving a silver wedding gift sent from Austria

Will a person receiving a silver wedding gift sent from Austria to France have to pay a duty or tax? Will the person sending the gift have to pay a tax or only shipping charges?

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I asked what the laws were for my fiance from bringing

I asked what the laws were for my fiance from ghana bringing in gold bullion from ghana and the answer was vague and bad.I want to know since it is a gift from her mother is it legal for her to bring as our wedding gift ,question 1 and 2 how much tax is on it if any.Your reply was 1st $100,000 not taxed ,but what is the tax on the rest since she is bringing $600,000.

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Lev

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I have a situation in which I paid $2,000 to a contractor, I

Hi,I have a situation in which I paid $2,000 to a contractor, I am almost sure the contractor is an individual, he gave me an official receipt but there was no EIN information on the receipt and now he ignores my calls or emails requesting a W9. How can I issue him a 1099?Also, when I filled out questions "I" and "J" on schedule C, how do I answer Yes or No ? In other words, am I required to issue a 1099 to the contractor and if yes, how can I fulfil this assignment?Please help.

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I'm trying to determine if I can deduct my moving expenses

I'm trying to determine if I can deduct my moving expenses -- is this the right place to ask?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I quit my job with my current (Dallas-based) employer to move to Portland. Before I finished my notice period or made the move, my employer offered me a new role (a promotion) that included the ability to work from home. I took the promotion and stayed with the same company, but went ahead with my move to Portland. I work from my home office and expect to meet the 39-week test for full time employees. I don't see any restrictions that the move must be made for my employers convenience, and my company now lists my workplace as my home in Portland so I'm closer to the new workplace by 1200+ miles. I *think* I'm eligible to deduct the expenses, but want to be sure.JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I don't think so.

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Quick question. I received money for sale of property and

Hi, quick question. I received money for sale of property and was issued a 1099-MISC from a closing agency. I am aware that I need a form 1099-S which is specific to Real Estate transaction. Is it NECESSARY for me to request a revised 1099- to switch from MISC to "S" for property transaction reporting? Thanks much

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I'm trying to find out how much money I've spent in back

I'm trying to find out how much money I've spent in back taxes (including interest and any other fees I paid) for the past two years.1.) If I order a Tax Return Transcript for previous years, will it tell everything I paid, including interest and fees (since I was making installment payments)? Or will it only tell what our tax return states what we owed had we paid on time?2.) If it doesn't tell everything, do you know how I can get copies of everything I paid for those two years?Thank you!

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