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I am a French citizen who came on a J1 visa for 60 days in

Hi thereI am a French citizen who came on a J1 visa for 60 days in the USA for an internship. My taxes were withheld correctly by the company I interned at for my internship salary.However, after my visa ended and I left US soil (having stayed 60 days in total in 2016 in the US), I received asigning bonus from the same company as I accepted a job offer from them.From what I understood, as I am a non-resident alien (I am French, I live in the UK, I stayed only 60 days in the US in 2016 and I have no visa or green card), I should not have to pay taxes on the bonus in the US as they were paid under those non resident alien conditions. (but in the UK instead)However, the bonus (received after I left the US, and outside of my visa) was included in my total wages on my W2 form. I contacted the employer to let them know about the mistake but they said that it is correct which means that I will have to pay taxes in the US on it when I file my tax return.Do I have to pay the taxes on the bonus in the US although I am not a fiscal resident, nor American, nor under any visa? If not, should it be under the total wage line on my W2 form? How to claim tax exemption on it?Thank you

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Immigration tax situation. TP came to the states on an

immigration tax situation. TP came to the states on an immigration visa tyee DV1. My understanding is that this visa converts to a Green card on arrival. For the entire year 2016, he spent 6 days in US to do job interview & immigration stuff and left to return to Israel and take care of personal business and will not return to the US until the spring of 2017. He is married W/2 kids. his wife's immigration status is the same as his - green card. He was not present in the US at any other time during the year. I need to determine his & his wife's filing status(es). On the face of it, they seem to have dual status - non res & res. According to pub 519, they can elect to be treated as res for the entire year. Which path to take? And if the make the election, what works best to eliminate/reduce tax Foreign earned Income (Form 2555) or Foreign tax credit. I would like our discussion to end with a clear answer to filing status and how to handle the tax.

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When I open a LLC with in the US as a European business.

When I open a LLC with in the US as a European business. Then I have sales and income tax in the US, but will I pay the income tax double? Because I also pay income tax in European business.

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I want to live in one state, but work and rent an apartment

I want to live in one state, but work and rent an apartment in another. How do you file taxes for that?

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Tax withheld on private third-party sick pay versus Social

Tax withheld on private third-party sick pay versus Social Security DisabilityJA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: After getting third-party sick pay in 2016, the taxpayer qualified for Social Security Disability. The private third-party payer then 'took back' the retro-active payment (lump sum) from SSD. The private third-party payer did withhold some federal income tax, but SSD did not. Since the taxpayer did not 'keep' the SSD 'lump sum' payment, is it really subject to tax? That would seem like double taxation.JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: No.

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C corp sold all assets to an unrelated party will recogonize

C corp sold all assets to an unrelated party will recogonize gain on the sale is there any way to get this gain to the shareholders without double tax?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Corporation sold all assets, customer list, goodwill to unrelated company but the sale didnot include the sale of the stock. Corporation is setting on a gain of approximately $450,000 and now shareholder wants to liquidate the corporation and take the cash personally. Is there a way to only pay taxes at the corporate level or is it taxed twice?JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no

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I am filling out a w-8BEN-E form and I am trying to confirm

Hello, I am filling out a w-8BEN-E form and I am trying to confirm to the treaty of benefits in Part 3 of the form. I am the owner of a UK company and unsure which tax treaty to checkJA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Should I special rates and conditions or leave them blank? Thank you.

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I'm a dual Canadian/American citizen and currently work as a

I'm a dual Canadian/American citizen and currently work as a contractor at a US company while residing in Canada. I have an opportunity to become an employee of said company. I want to know the tax implications of this, namely will I have to pay any back taxes from previous years to the IRS and will I be taxed twice on my income? Thanks!JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: Nope, that is the core of my question.

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I have the following question Background I am on a H1B visa

I have the following questionBackgroundI am on a H1B visa and had been a full time employee from Oct 2013 to May 2016 in the Bay Area, CA.I had a change in employement in June 2016 from a full time employee to another company where I started working on Projects (New employer transferred my H1B). My employer is based out of Los Angeles, CAI had a project in Los Angeles for 2 months (June 2016 - July 2016) before I got a long term project in Portland, Oregon> I started in Portland from Aug 2016 till date.I was travelling every week or 2 weeks from San Francisco to Portland till Nov 2016. I eventually moved to Portland, OR with my family on 4th Dec 2016.My employer pays me a full time salary every month and also credits my accounts with Expenses (Per Diem) every 2-3 weeksQuestions1. Do I need to declare and file taxes for my Per Diem/Expenses. (I have receipts of flight tickets and airbnb stays from Aug 2016 to Nov 2016 after which I moved to Portland)2. Should I pay state tax in Oregon or California? Am I considered a resident of California or Oregon? (I was in California from Jan 2016 to 3rd Dec 2016, after which I moved to Portland, OR)

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