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Taxes on Income
on income is charged to an individual or business, including corporations and other legal entities. Income
can be progressive, proportional or regressive. When the taxes are levied on the income of companies it is called a
or profit tax.
Individual income taxes
usually tax the total income of the individual allowing for some
. Corporate income taxes often tax net income which is the difference between
, expenses and write-offs. Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions about taxes on income answered by the Experts.
A person received income from consideration for easement and damages, along with tree damage, in connection with exercising a Right-of-Way agreement. Do they need to pay taxes on this income?
In most cases, if a person sells or leases a right-of-way easement, they would report this in the form of a capital gain on schedule D when they file their returns. Any compensation they receive for tree damage would be reported as a casualty loss where the value of the trees is diminished. Therefore, they would report both the loss and the income from the loss, and depending on whether there is a net market value loss, they could claim additional deductions. h2> An insurance policy that a person paid for on their own now pays them back after they were suspended from work. Does the person have to pay taxes on this income? In most cases, since the individual paid the premiums, the insurance payments will not be taxed under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA). However, if the amount that the insurance company pays the individual is higher than the premiums paid out by them, the income would be subject to taxes. They would need to report the difference between these amounts on the
Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) form 1040.
Would a person who teaches piano lessons in their own home be required to keep records and deductions, pertaining to this income, for tax purposes?
As a general rule, if an individual is given a 1099 by anyone, then they would need to file the income. Even though the IRS does state that any income is reportable, they would have a difficult time knowing that a person earned a little money on the side. However it would be recommended that in the future they keep records of income and expenses.
Do inmates pay income taxes on income earned outside of prison?
Although the rates might change every year, typically, if an inmate receives
exceeding $8,950, they would have to file a federal income tax return.
When a deceased person’s assets are designated as Transfer On Death (TOD), with minimal cash and scant personal effects, what is the way that tax would be paid on income and gains from January 1st to the date of death?
Typically the executor of the estate will need to file the last tax return. Also he can pay the taxes from whatever source is in the probate estate, but the TODs will bypass probate and become the beneficiary’s assets immediately.
The concept of taxing income is a modern innovation and is the result of an orderly society with reliable records. For most of history, these preconditions did not exist and taxes were based on other factors such as wealth, social position, and ownership of the means of production. These precursors to our tax system helped to open the door to many issues and questions involving taxes on income. If you have any more questions on this topic, put them to Tax Professionals on JustAnswer who can offer insights and information to help you with your own case.
Recent Taxes on Income Questions
I am a tax associate with a client from Italy. She is working
I am a tax associate with a client from Italy. She is working in the United States with a
Green Card Resident Alien status. We are filing Married Filing Separately, listing her husband's name and Social Security #. Her husband also has a Green Card. Her husband
works in Italy and files a tax return in Italy as a resident. He comes to visit my client in the United States different times a year. Does he have to file any information as a Green
Card holder with the United States?
I have a US immigration visa (Diversity visa) and I will come
I have a US immigration visa (Diversity visa) and I will come to USA soon to get the Green Card.
I live and work in an Arab Gulf country but I am originally a Lebanese citizen.
I own an apartment, piece of ground and store in Lebanon since 2010. Also, I have 5 bank accounts in Lebanon and the Arab Gulf country, and the total amount of saving money in these accounts is approximately 100 thousand dollars.
My salary is about 2700 $ per month. I sometimes have other source of income that may excess 2000 $ per month, but it is not a fixed income.
In the first two years and because of special circumstances, I have to stay outside USA, but I will renew my Green Card every 6 months.
I have many questions:
- How would I be subject to the (FATCA) law?
- What are the taxes and the tax proportions that I'll pay?
- Is that my real estates and my saving money in the bank will be outside the framework of the tax (FATCA) because I own it before getting the Green Card? Will USA tax authorities get a proportion from them or they will get only taxes from my income in future (after I get the Green Card)?
- Do I'll pay all taxes on income only and will be calculated as of the date I entered the United States?
- Do I benefit from Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)?
- How and when should I provide income tax return, knowing that I will enter USA in the beginnings of September 2015?
My husband and I had a s-corp then the S-corp is 65% partner
my husband and I had a s-corp then the S-corp is 65% partner of a recruiting LLC with income about 130K a year. I am a full time employee of a corporation with 70K income. I am responsible for all benefits payments on myside. We are hitting federal 25% bracket last year. We have two kids between age of 7 and 10. I would like to see briefly what kind of investment or tax strategy I can use to minimize our tax rate and grow income.
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