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I started working in the US when I was twelve years old and

I started working in the US when I was twelve years old and moved away when I was around twenty. Should I be filling out tax forms for the US for any reason?

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Mark Taylor

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Dear Tax expert, My husband and I are Australia citizen who

Dear Tax expert,My husband and I are Australia citizen who is living and working in USA for almost 21 months.I have $16000 AUD saving interests in Australia in 2015, the Australia tax rate (32.5%) is higher than USA. After we report the $16000 interests income and lodged tax return in Australia, the taxation office refund some money to us through Australia investment's loss. The problem starts when my USA accountant lodge my tax return, she ignore the tax we paid for our saving interests in Australia completely, and put full 16000 AUD as income, and ask us to pay $4,693 tax again in USA for the saving interests. I did pay tax for our saving interests in Australia, the money we got back is because have large amount of the loss for the investment. As we belong to the high income in US, the loss we have in Australia got completely ignored in US, but how can my US accountant ignores the tax we paid for my saving interests in Australia, I can't pay tax again for it in USA. My US accountant said she can't see the tax we paid for the saving interests in Australia as I got refund. My Australia tax return calculate everything as a whole, doesn't show individual tax for saving interests, rent, other incomes, but my Australia tax accountant informed me that our tax rate is 32.5% for all income including the saving interests, we got refund because of the loss, nothing to do with the tax we paid. Please help me out here as my US account think we didn't pay tax in Australia for the saving interests. It is so bad that our loss got completely ignored, but we are also forced to pay double tax simply it doesn't show on the Australia tax return paper due to our loss in Australia. What if my Australia accountant give a letter which shows what amount tax$$ we paid for our $16000 saving interests, will these tax we paid in Australia got disallowed simply because of the refund we received for other investment losses? I don't see it is fair at all. We paid tax, we can approve it, the money we get back has nothing do to with the tax we paid.Best Regards,***** *****(###) ###-####

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I worked abroad 2005 to 2012, I was lay off in 2015. Is a

I worked abroad 2005 to 2012, I was lay off in 2015. Is a portion of my layoff benefit considered foreign sourced income by the IRS?

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Lane

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I have a checking account in Italy where my taxed pension is

I have a checking account in Italy where my taxed pension is deposited monthly. I have dual citizenship and reside in the United States. I have never reported that income when filing income tax because I was told that I did not need to pay taxes on it due to double taxation.On the internet I just learned that I needed to file a FBAR. Then with more reading I learned that I needed to have been declaring that income in the US and paying taxes on it and it should not have been taxed in Italy at all.Is my understanding correct? What should I do now?

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Three siblings received the same disbursement amount into

three siblings received the same disbursement amount into their safe trust accounts from a business that the trusts own equally. The tax profession paid the taxs based on the trust account rate, in other words the funds where not disbursed to their personal accounts but held at year end in the trust. one sibling lives in nj, another in nyc, the last in nys,suffolk county. Are there 3 different tax rates base on where they live or it based on where the trust is domiciled?

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I have a question about setting up a small, online

Good morning,I have a question about setting up a small, online bookkeeping business in IN. I hope to earn $30,000 the first year of operation.Currently, my husband and I own and operate a house flipping company - an LLC.Should I set up my new business as an LLC as well? Is this the best way to attempt to avoid double taxation? - self employed tax and tax on the business...Thank you,Christine

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In Canada, as an only owner of a corporation that does about

In Canada, as an only owner of a corporation that does about 600k in revenue, and paying myself 80k per year, what is the most tax effective way for me to withdraw 25k from the business for my own purposes?

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Lane

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My Aunt is 75 years of age and has lived and worked in the

My Aunt is 75 years of age and has lived and worked in the US for some 30 years. She retired over 10 years ago.For family reasons she needs to leave the US and live in the UK. She will also have to hand back her Green Card. She has an IRA account, which if liquidated before she leaves the US, will be taxed as income. If she has it liquidated after she has returned to the UK, and handed back her Green Card, will the money be subject to withholding tax which she may be able to claim back under the Double Taxation Treaty, or will it still be deducted for US income tax?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: NOJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Accountant about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have heard there is a special tax on S-Corps that

I have heard there is a special tax on S-Corps that converted from C-Corps and have more than $1M in retained earnings. However, I can't find any information online. Can you reference the code / IRS publications?

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