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Tax experts, I am a Canadian citizen living in the US on a

Hello tax experts,I am a Canadian citizen living in the US on a work visa since July 23 2014. I have a home in Canada with a mortgage. Because I lived in the US for only for 162 days in 2014, I believe that makes me a non-resident alien for that year (please correct me if I am wrong). My question is: can I claim mortgage interest deductions on my Canadian mortgage for the year 2014? Specifically, I am trying to figure out the correct answer among the 3 choices below:a) Can I claim mortgage interest deductions for the entire year of 2014 even though I only moved to the US in July 2014? orb) I can only claim deductions on interest that occurred after July 23, 2014? orc) I cannot make any mortgage interest deductions for that year. If so, why?

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I am a trailing spouse on a G-4 visa. My husband works at an

I am a trailing spouse on a G-4 visa. My husband works at an international organization, and is tax exempt. I work at a production company. As such, I am obliged to file and pay US taxes.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: HOWEVER, I am told that I cannot deduct mortgage interest. This seems to be aggressively unfair, as the result is that I am effectively taxed at a higher rate.

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I am a non-resident alien. was married as of december 31st

hi i am a non-resident alien. was married as of december 31st 2015 but my non-resident alien spouse (with an F2 dependent visa approved in March 2016) was still in India at that time. Can I file as Married Jointly or Should I file as Married Separately?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: HelloJA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: hi i am a non-resident alien. was married as of december 31st 2015 but my non-resident alien spouse (with an F2 dependent visa approved in March 2016) was still in India at that time. Can I file as Married Jointly or Should I file as Married Separately?JA: Anything else I can tell the Accountant before I connect you two?Customer: Thats itJA: 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 connect you two.

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If I am a non-resident retiree who do not live in the City

If I am a non-resident retiree who do not live in the City of Detroit, Michigan. 2015 was the first full year as a retiree. My W-2 showed $278.00 in city taxes were taken out of pension. I sent my taxes to my tax preparer. When returned to me it had me receiving only a $14.00 refund from the city. I was told although I no longer worked or lived in the city I still had to pay city taxes but that it would go to state. The mailing address on the envelope sent to me from the preparer was in fact to the State of Michigan. Am I required to still pay city taxes even though I no longer work anywhere. Or, live in the city

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New questions. l am still waiting . it seems like

new questions. l am still waiting for answer. it seems like it is not being posted.Here are my questions again.1. what is the the amount of exemption l get for filing married jointly.2. how much exemption l get for the 3 and 7 years old child and for my dependent mother?3. l made payment every month for my car. so far l paid 282.88 interest.can l claim this on my tax return?4. l paid 9,209.77 for grocery in 2015. as far as l know l can claim the tax l paid but l don't how much tax l paid out of the 9,209.77 Is there any way to estimate how much tax l paid for the grocery so l can claim that part?

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My Colorado income tax due was $4,003. I had $3,516

For 2014, my Colorado income tax due was $4,003. I had $3,516 withdrawn from my pay, so I would have owed $487 but I purchased a Chevy Volt so I qualified for a $3,743 "Innovative Motor Vehicle Credit" form the state of Colorado. Instead of paying the state $487, I received a check for $3,256 from the state of Colorado.I was expecting to receive a 1099G from the state of Colorado showing a refund of $3,256. When I asked for a 1099G, I received a letter stating that I received $0.00 as a refund for tax year 2014.On my 2015 federal tax return, do I add $487 to Schedule A, Line 5a, State and local Income Taxes for the additional amount of Colorado income tax due in 2014? This seems consistent with the state's letter saying that I didn't receive a tax refund.orDo I report $3,256 on Form 1040, Line 10, Taxable refunds...of state...income taxes? This would treat the Innovative Motor Vehicle Credit as a refund.

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I understand there is a tax rebate tax .

I understand there is a tax rebate for sales tax for 2015. Where do I claim the tax rebate?On what line? I bought a new vehicle and paid a lot of taxes in 2015.

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Question about state tax refund. I was divorced last year.

Question about state tax refund. I was divorced last year. It was also the last year that I filed a joint return with my ex-wife. We did receive a state tax refund. How do I enter that amount on this years return?

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Eva, You've helped me before, and I want to ask you a

Hi Eva, You've helped me before, and I want to ask you a question. I only want you to help me not another tax professional.

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