Would personally paid travel to attend the funeral of the founder of the business you work for be tax deductible in the U.S?
The IRS says:Generally, the following expenses are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7.You can deduct only unreimbursed employee expenses that are:Paid or incurred during your tax year,For carrying on your trade or business of being an employee, andOrdinary and necessary.I would imagine the IRS would not consider funerals either ordinary or necessary. It was (presumably) your choice to attend.source: Publication 529 (2021), Miscellaneous Deductions
If my LLC wasn't incorporated til 2021. can I pay business taxes on income from last year rather than personal income taxes on it in my 2021 return?
There are so many things wrong with your question.1 - LLCs can NEVER be incorporated. They are FORMED. ONLY Corporations can be incorporated. LLCs stand for Limited Liability COMPANY!2. - LLC are a legal fiction of the state. They can NEVER exist or conduct any activity of any kind until the state of formation recognizes they exist.3. - Single member LLCs are taxed on the individual members tax return as a function of the Internal Revenue Code. You may elect to be treated as an association that is taxed as a corporation. However, that is an election that is subject to IRS approval. Then you could also elect to be taxed as an S corporation if all the members qualify for ownership.Those are the main problems.
Do I need to file taxes if I am an unmarried dependent student who made under $5000 in 2021.
First consult Filing Requirements 2 | Internal Revenue Service where it tells you:An unmarried dependent student must file a tax return if his or her earned or unearned income exceeds certain limits. To find these limits, refer to Dependents under Who Must File, in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information.This gives you a strong clue that the answer is to be found in Pub 501, the 2021 version of which tells you:A person who is a dependent may still have to file a return. It depends on his or her earned income, unearned income, and gross income. For details, see Table 2. A dependent must also file if one of the situations described in Table 3 applies.So trudge over to Table 2. You’ll see:Single dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind?No. You must file a return if any of the following apply.1. Your unearned income was more than $1,050.2. Your earned income was more than $6,350.3. Your gross income was more than the larger of—a. $1,050, orb. Your earned income (up to $6,000) plus $350.Yes. You must file a return if any of the following apply.1. Your unearned income was more than $2,600 ($4,150 if 65 or older and blind).2. Your earned income was more than $7,900 ($9,450 if 65 or older and blind).3. Your gross income was more than the larger of—a. $2,600 ($4,150 if 65 or older and blind), orb. Your earned income (up to $6,000) plus $1,900 ($3,450 if 65 or older and blind).So, assuming that you only made $5,000 and this was earned income, you don’t meet the filing requirement.Whew! You’re done, aren’t you?Not quite. Remember, a dependent must file if one of the situations in Table 3 applies. Guess where I’m going to next?If any of the six conditions listed below applied to you for 2021. you must file a return.You owe any special taxes, including any of the following.a. Alternative minimum tax. (See Form 6251.)b. Additional tax on a qualified plan, including an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or other tax-favored account. (See Pub. 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs); Pub. 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs); and Pub. 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans.) But if you are filing a return only because you owe this tax, you can file Form 5329 by itself.c. Social security or Medicare tax on tips you didn't report to your employer (see Pub. 531) or on wages you received from an employer who didn't withhold these taxes (see Form 8919).d. Write-in taxes, including uncollected social security, Medicare, or railroad retirement tax on tips you reported to your employer or on group-term life insurance and additional taxes on health savings accounts. (See Pub. 531, Pub. 969, and the Form 1040 instructions for line 62.)e. Household employment taxes. But if you are filing a return only because you owe these taxes, you can file Schedule H (Form 1040) by itself.f. Recapture taxes. (See the Form 1040 instructions for lines 44, 60b, and 62.)2. You (or your spouse if filing jointly) received Archer MSA, Medicare Advantage MSA, or health savings account distributions.3. You had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. (See Schedule SE (Form 1040) and its instructions.)4. You had wages of $108.28 or more from a church or qualified church-controlled organization that is exempt from employer social security and Medicare taxes. (See Schedule SE (Form 1040) and its instructions.)5. Advance payments of the premium tax credit were made for you, your spouse, or a dependent who enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You should have received Form(s) 1095-A showing the amount of the advance payments, if any.6. Advance payments of the health coverage tax credit were made for you, your spouse, or a dependent. You or whoever enrolled you should have received Form(s) 1099-H showing the amount of the advance payments.Okay, you’ve decided you don’t meet any of these. Time to relax and pop open a nice craft beer …Hold on. You remember that I said before that I was citing to the 2021 version of these documents. You have to figure out a way to check on the 2021 requirements and see if they differ.Now you start to reach for that beer again …But you’re not completely done.If you had income taxes withheld and you don’t owe any taxes, you are eligible for a refund. But guess what you have to do to get the refund? That’s right, file a return.You may now have an understanding of why people find it useful to hire tax preparers, who see these questions all the time and have software and experience to streamline this process.And there’s plenty of additional factors that could affect this analysis.
How do you claim mileage on taxes?
Depends upon why you are claiming it. Different uses of your private vehicle are covered by different mileage rates and methods of claiming them.Charitable use: 14¢ per mile, deducted on Schedule A as a charitable donation.Medical treatment use: 17¢ per mile, deducted on Schedule A as a medical expense.Moving due to a job change: 17¢ per mile, deducted on Form 3903, line 2.Business use as an employee: 53.5¢ per mile deducted on Form 2106 which then flows to Schedule A as a 2% miscellaneous itemized deduction. (2021 is the last year for this deduction.)Business use as self-employed: 53.5¢ per mile deducted on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 24a.
Can you file a 1040a tax form with a Schedule C attachment?
If you are filing a 2021 return, there is no longer a form 1040-A or 1040-EZ. You must use form 1040.If you are filing a recent form return 2021 or prior, then you must use form 1040 if filing a schedule C. There’s no place to enter business income on a form 1040-A. Also, right at the top schedule C (2021 version), it says “Attach to Form 1040, 1040NR, or 1041”. No 1040-A or 1040-EZ. It says the same on prior versions as well.
How can I claim taxes paid on a sign-on bonus received in 2021 but returned in 2021.
Not an expert on this one. Great ideas from Wray Rives . I will just try to give you a way to look at the issue.How buig was the bonus and the return?Three figures $1000. You are unlikely to trigger any interest by the IRS. Make a good faith effort to rectify the situation. I might invest in an experienced tax preparer. You also might consult the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. TAC Locations Where In Person Document Verification is ProvidedFour figures $1000bonus$10000. You certainly want to comply with the law while minimizing any shocking tax payments. Rememebr that you are ending up where you started. There is enough money to justify consulting a CPA. You may need to file an amended return. If you do not have a good CPA, check this AICPA site. Home You may need to navigate the site and find a CPA in your state. Do not be surprised if they tell you the problem is small and refer you to an experienced tax preparer who deals frequently with employee bonuses.Five figures and up $10,000. The tax on your bonus will probably hit four figures or more. Now you need the best. Start with taking your favorite tax lawyer to lunch. If you are in Silicon Valley, buy lunch for Andrew Weill . If you are not near the Valley or San Francisco consult your local Bar Association.Thanks for the A2A Rahul Tiwari
How do I declare extra income I make to the IRS?
Assumptions: 1. The taxpayer is an individual. 2. “Extra income” means non-wage income.The method of reporting depends on the type of income. If you receive a From 1099 for the income, the form will generally include instructions on how to report the income.Form 1040, page 1, includes line items for specific types of income. Form 1040 instructions (see link below) also include instructions on how to report most specific types of income.If you receive income for which no Form 1099 is issued and no separate line item is provided, you generally report the income as “Other Income” on Form 1040, line 21. If you incur expenses related to the income, you generally report the income and expenses on Form 1040, Schedule C.A link to the 2021 Form 1040 instructions is provided below.https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/...
I'm an American living as a Danish resident. I'm working remotely for an American company. How do I write off the taxes I've already paid in Denmark?
That's an IRS question not related to Danish taxation. You deal with non EU taxation and to write of tax there have to be a bilateral agreement to prevent double taxation. But as far as you describe you are not double taxed hence only taxable in Denmark where you enjoy all the benefits of other taxpayers in Denmark.
Do you file a federal tax return in Washington state (Seattle)?
Hello,Washington state does not have a personal or corporate income tax.Residents of Washington state earning income more than $ 10000 have to file the federal return. Residents may continue to itemize and deduct sales tax on their 2021 federal income tax returns. Residents who qualify to itemize their dedications on Form 1040, schedule A can take this dedication. This does not apt to those who take standard deduction.For more information please visit the link :U.S Tax Filing From India | Federal Tax Returns | H&R Block IndiaThank you,Ankita Lodha.