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I used tax act for filing my taxes last year. I was looking

I used tax act for filing my taxes last year. I was looking for my refund for federal on there site and it has that my taxes for last year were rejected. I am not sure then if I filed or not. How do I fix this problem.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: I filed them myself i thought they went through but I am thinking that they did not. I can not find my refund in my checking account. Do I just file for last year along with this year.

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Our church has been stopped from using tax id #. We forgot

Our church has been stopped from using tax id #. We forgot SEIN#. We need to use this tax id and we are told it no longer exists. This is for a church.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Taylor Ridge Christian Church. We opened a new account for the church and the girl at the bank found our account had been closed. We forgot the SEIN#.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: We need to get this resolved for the church so we wont have to pay taxes and file. It is for a church.

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Robin D.

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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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My in-laws are permanent residents. They received their

My in-laws are permanent residents. They received their resident status in December 2016. 1) Are they required to submit a 2016 tax return?2) They do not work in the U.S. and so would have no income to report. Do they have to report their foreign pensions?3) They have not applied for SSNs yet since they just got their residency. If they have to file taxes, how do they go about that without SSNs?Thank you!

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Robin D.

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Second opinion] I have a client who got to the US on

Second opinion] I have a client who got to the US on February 21st of last year on a H1-B Visa. His spouse and children got here on July 23rd. I am filing his return as a single because his family does not meet the residency test of exemption. Can someone confirm if I am doing this correctly?Thank you

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I reside outside of thee US between 1 august 2016 and 15

i reside outside of thee US between 1 august 2016 and 15 august 2017. I'll be filing form 2555 for foreign income exemption. Am I still a US fiscal resident in 2017? I'm requesting a tax residency certification (form 6166) and want to make sure the perjury statement is accurate. Thank you.

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Robin D.

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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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Robin D.

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Last year i won some amoutn in casino and got w 9 form rev

last year i won some amoutn in casino and got w 9 form rev 2011 and never recieved any w2g form from the casino so far ? So do I need to ask casino to send me w2g form before filing my taxes this year ?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: thats it

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Robin D.

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Questions for Anne: 1. Did I have to be on J1 visa?(I was on

2 follow up questions for Anne:1. Did I have to be on J1 visa?(I was on H1B visa)2. Before coming to U.S. in 2013, I was studying in Netherlands on student visa. Does thatchange anything?

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