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Is it legal for employer to pay in check with nothing

Is it legal for employer to pay in check with nothing deducted then tell employee they will help with tax prep.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Business in NM but also has employees in AZ.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I am asking because my son in AZ is being paid like this.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am afraid he will be in trouble with next years taxes.

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Robin D.

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I am a Canadian citizen in the U.S., currently holding a F1

I am a Canadian citizen in the U.S., currently holding a F1 student visa. I am also currently on post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and have received my work authorization EAD card. I have applied for, but not received, a SSN. I am working with an employer as an independent contractor. I cannot complete a W-9 as I don't have a SSN yet. I have proof of application for the SSN, copies of any of the OPT or EAD documents, and other personal information.1. Can I submit W-8BEN instead of W9 to the employer as a non-resident alien for tax purposes? See: https://www.ssa.gov/employer/hiring.htm.2. The employer uses Intuit Online Payroll, which requires a SSN to set up a new contractor. Can the employer pay the contractor by a check without going thru regular payroll? (I can resubmit this 2nd question if it can't be answered now)

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Robin D.

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When do they recompute your best 35 years? The reason I am

When do they recompute your best 35 years? The reason I am asking is that I just started back working this year.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: One year I didn't get told that I would get an increase until fall of the next year. I was just wondering when they usually recomputer the best 36 years of your social security salary.JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I think I will go over the amount that leave ss untaxed, and I am wondering if I need to send in any money for tax for the last quarter. I didn't go over the anount yet but I will in the fourth quarter. I claim single zero on my income tax.

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I would like to know how taxes will I owe, if I decide to

Hello, My name is***** would like to know how taxes will I owe, if I decide to take this job. I will be self employed, but I like challenge. I will make 30,000 a year.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I'm scared but I need to make more money, I only make $8.25 h. I've been there 8 years. I have nothing to lose.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: The job description is home health and I'm single mom with two boys 15 and 10.

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Robin D.

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1: What happens if discontinue payroll and I continue to pay

1: What happens if discontinue payroll and I continue to pay my guys as 1099 and take shareholder distribution moving forward? Is there a red flag for this with EDD or any other agencies?2: If not, how long will it take before I get asked to go on w2 and are there any regular penalties?..or what dollar amount will make my company more visible (500K, 1 Million, 2,3,5,10 mil) what dollar amount will red flag and warrant that I be on payroll? what is the threshold?3: Are there any back dated penalties if and when I get asked to go on w2, any backdated ss or medicare taxes?

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Mark Taylor

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I received a lock in letter from the IRS saying that my

Good morning! I received a lock in letter from the IRS saying that my employer had to withhold taxes at a single rate although I am am married with 2 dependents. This letter was issued back in 2011 and since then, I have paid all taxes owed and my employers since then were never issued a letter saying I needed to withhold that higher amount. I am now returning to my employer from back in 2011. Would they have have to follow a letter that was sent to them about this matter after I left or would it be enough to tell them that this has been resolved and I have not needed to have extra money withheld for the past four years?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: I have $400 left to pay on taxes for 2015 but otherwise am paid up on taxes.JA: 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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Im a caregiver mentally disabled man. His mother is overseeing

Im a caregiver for a mentally disabled man. His mother is overseeing his trust. She gave me a 1099 to file. I was previously paid thru her accounting agency. But she no longer uses they're services. I have the same job description. Nothing has changed. I was told i cannot be considered an independant contractor. Is this true?

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Stephen G.

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US resident My ex spouse is Indian Citizen - never been to

Hi,I am Indian Citizen, US resident for TaxMy ex spouse is Indian Citizen - never been to US - non resident.Is a one time alimony ($40,000) paid by resident/not US Citizen to a non resient/ citizen of India deductable by the payor. one time Alimony is not taxable for recepient in India. What are the IRS references/forms and documents I need to submit with my Tax returns. My ex has ITIN and assuming she will not be filing US returns

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Lev

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I was investigated by Service Canada EI reporting errors

I was investigated by Service Canada for certain EI reporting errors that I had made in 2012 and 2013. Based on the letters they sent me I agreed to the errors made. Whilst I am waiting on their decision I have noticed certain EI reporting errors made in 2015 . I have not received any letter from them to this effect. I would like to now disclose this error and amount to Service Canada. Will this be treated as a Voluntary Disclosure and what ate the chances that I will not be penalized or prosecuted for the same.

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