Best Way to File:

by Philip F Robinson
(Rochester NY USA)

Both my Wife and I are on Social Security, but I am also employed. Should we file as "Married filing jointly", or should I file singly with my Wife as my dependent?

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Can I File

by Takanakisha
(Eastprovidence,ri)

If i'm collecting unemployment and by the end of the year I have only had about 2000 dollars with held from federal taxes. Can I still file my taxes being head of household with three dependants, and get a return back?

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Can I File This?

MY HUSBAND BOUGHT A KABOTA BACKHOE TO WORK OUR LAND AND KEEP THE PONDS ON IT CLEAN AND CLEARED OUT FOR THE COWS . WE DID NOT KNOW THAT IT COULD BE FILED ON INCOME TAX AT THAT TIME. WE HAVE HAD IT FOR TWO YEARS AND SOMEONE TOLD US THAT WE COULD FILE IT NOW WITH A SPECIAL FORM, CAN WE?

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Can I Still File

by Lisa
(Woodbridge VA USA)

I have a court order stating i can file tax on my kids. my wife took the kids and moved out of state. will i still be able to file taxes on my kids?

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Dad Died Before Filing Taxes

by Nick
(Carlsbad, CA)

Filing Taxes

Filing Taxes

My father passed away in March and had not filed his 2010 taxes. He was self employed, kept virtually no records of anything, and was on the verge of bankruptcy at the time.

The only documentation I have is his bank account records. I am not the executor or court appointed representative of his estate, but have been handling his affairs and dealing with the few assets he does have.

I have claimed some of his property (bank accounts, two old junker cars), so have some liability for his taxes. How can I go about filing an accurate return?

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Do I File Form 8283 and Which Parts?

by Donna
(Wisconsin)

I have noncash charitable donations of clothing/toys/household items, etc. of over $5000 for 2009. Most of the donations (all made on separate days) are under $500 for each but two totals are around $600 each. Since all of these donations are similar items (bags of clothing and the like to Goodwill, etc.) and the grand total is over $5000 for the tax year, do I need to file a separate 8283 for each donee? Do I have to fill out Section B for each donee or can I skip that section? I have no appraisals. Each donation consisted of several bags of clothing and such and while the yearly grand total is large, no one item is. There were no over $500 single items. I am stumped on what to do. I read the instructions to the form and it's as clear as mud. My H&R Block software is not cutting it. It tells me there might be an error but doesn't tell me what to do. Thanks for any help!

Hello Donna,

Thank you for your question.

You will indeed need to list each individual donation as separate line items on form 8283. Anytime non cash charitable donations total over $500 (after adding them all together), you will need to fill out form 8283 and list each donation separately.

Regards!

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Do I File Taxes

We have in ssd befits coming in around 1400 doollars and have recived around 3000 dollars from taking my grandauger out of system she will be adopted by me i have adoted her two broyhers few years back. no taxes have been filed i did not no ssd had to file so this is the income no taxes payed in i live in Alabama. so do I file this year? thank you

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Do I Have To File?

by Robin
(Conway, AR)

If the only money I live on is a monetary award from my divorce (for tax purposes is not considered alimony), child support and housing stipend from VA because I am currently attending college full-time, do I have to file a tax return? How does that work? I live in the state of Arkansas.

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Do I have to file taxes?


(brockton ma)

Does an 87 year old POW collecting social security and a pension who is also still paying union dues need to file State and Federal taxes? Thanks

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Do I Need To File a Federal Return?

by Gerald Peterson
(Vancouver, WA)

I'm 68 years old, and most of my income is from SS and a non-taxable veterans disability pension. My AGI for 2010 is just under 10,000. Do I need to file a return?

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e acknowledgement no for relogin to e-filing

by SANJAY
(PATIL)

i want to e file ITR . LAST YEAR I HAVE DONE BUT ZERO TAX I FORGOT PASSWORD NOW TO RELOGIN IT ASK FOR E-ACKNOLEDGEMENT NO THAT I HAVNT IN MY MAIL OR I DIDNT HAVE THAT COPY OF ITR PLZ GUIDE ME TO HAVE THAT NO. PLZ

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E-Filing Queries...

by J
(Surat,Gujarat,India)

I have some queries regarding e-filling.

First Question:

Is the Digital signature mandatory as the message falshing on your website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/howToEFile.do ?

"e-Filing for AY 2011-12 has been started (ITR-1(SAHAJ) and ITR-2 are now enabled). Digital Signature Certificate made mandatory w.e.f 1st July 2011 for Firms and Individuals whose accounts are required to be audited u/s 44 AB of the Income Tax Act' 1961. Click here to download notification no. S.O. 1497(E) dtd 1st July 2011 in this regard."

I have also read the following on your website.

(2) Types of E-Filing
•There are three ways to file returns electronically.
•Option 1: Use digital signature, in which case no further action is required.
•Option 2: File without digital signature, in which case the duly signed ITR-V form is to be submitted to CPC Bengaluru using Ordinary Post or Speed Post within 120 days of transmitting the data electronically. This completes the Return filing process for non-digitally signed returns.
.....

OR
As this text the second option still available?
Please guide me on this.


Second Question:

In case of e-filling ,what will be the proof with me that I have filled the return for the respective year.

For example ,What proof should I show to the manager when I go for a LOAN procedure or something like that.

If I filled with "without digital signature" option and post the acknowledgement print to nearest IT department,Will they send some hard copy to me again.

Please reply.

Thank you.

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Failure to File

I failed to file in 1993. I am getting notices on liens. What can I do?

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Filed W-2 With Out My Unemployment.

I filed my 2010 W-2 from employer. I was laid off in June 2010. Should I have filed W-2 and 1099-G together. Is this going to be a problem? Gross income for 2010 was less than $25000.00 for both.

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Filing

by yosi
(trenton nj)

If I am married but I live alone whats the best way to file the income tax?

Hello Yosi,

Thanks for the question.

You can still file as Married Filing Jointly if your spouce agrees. This typically results in a lower tax liability and so would be best. Otherwise you can file as Married Filing Separately.

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Filing

How much can a a person make soc. sec, interest, etc before having to file taxes. I live in the state of WV

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Filing a 1065

by SDragon
(San Antonio, TX, USA)

If I registered an LLC in August 11, 2010, but did not activate my LLC till after September 15, 2010, do I still need to file a 1065 for 2009?

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Filing and a Real Estate Sale

I live and work in NYC and always file my federal taxes with a 1040 EZ form. Several years ago, my elderly father, who lives in Massachusetts put his home in my name and the names of my two sisters. He is now in a nursing home and last year, we sold the house for $150,000. Each of us recieved $50,000. Do I have to file this as earnings for 2010? If so, how do I file now? How much can I expect to pay?

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Filing Separate or Jointly

Yes I'm still married but separated from my spouse, he left to another state on March 2010, do we file separate and we also have two children.

Thanks

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Filing Income Taxes

My wife and I have been married or are actually still legaly married she has left the marriage and wants to file a separate return in her maiden name even though we were together 10 months out of the year in question and I believe she is doing this to avoid tax liability incurred in tax year in question. Is she doing this legaly?

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Filing Jointly or Single SSI

My wife was granted ssi disability last year and I need to know if I file married/filing jointly will they take her disability?

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Filing Later

Can my husband file without my W-2, if we're filing jointly and I don't file my return for that year?

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Filing Multiple States

by Elizabeth
(Colororado Springs, CO)

I live in Colorado but worked in New Mexico. I paid taxes to both states for income earned in New Mexico. Can I be taxed twice?

Typically, you are taxed only for the state that you are a resident of.

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Filing Profile

If I filed jointly last year, can I file head of household this year if I am no longer with the woman?

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Filing Single

by Kate
(New York)

Is it better that my daughter, a full-time student and part time worker, files by herself as single or is it better that i claim her on my tax forms? we both have student loans (i took out a loan for her in addition to her taking out loans herself). someone is telling her that she'll get more money back by filing by herself (single).

Thanks!

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Filing Status

I have for the last 7 yrs been married, but last 6 filed HOH, and received EIC. My husband and I were seperated due to step kid issues.. so now all kids are grown and out of the house we are back living together, and want to know how we should file.. we refinanced our home in Jan and been living back together most of 2010 but worried about raising a red flag if we file MFJ .. we always maintained joint ckn accts and he helped with expenses, but i maintained more then half of home expenses. He filed married filing sep.. not that it matters but I never took his name, so was filed under 2 different last names..

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Filing Status: Head of Household? or Single?

by MJ
(New York City)

I'm unmarried and single and live alone. My parents live abroad and I send them money from my income.

Could I file as head of household, as my tax returns are SIGNIFICANTLY different when I file as head of household vs filing as single. (owing 1000$ in single status vs getting back 300 in HOH status)

I dont have any dependants or any qualifying person living with me.

Im not a US citizen but am on H1B work visa and pass the 183+ days test, so I'm taxed like one.

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Filing Taxes With a Life Insurance Check

by Brittany Gathings
(NC)

My grandmother died I recived a life insurance check state took 2 thousand something out for taxes. I am only filling with a job with income of 600.00 will I get any money back form the taxes I paid on the life insurance check?

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Free e-file

I net less than $ 50,000. I have a loss on schedule E.
Most of my income is from social security and pensions.
My question can i e-file for free?

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Going Years Without Filing Taxes

How many years back may I file my income taxes?

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How To File Returns In Iowa And Wisconsin

I lived in Wisconsin for 5 months in 2010, then moved to Iowa. How do I file my tax returns?

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How To File Taxes on Disablity

Im disabled and my wife works we have 2 kids do I have to file taxes or does my wife file separate and claim kids?

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Income Guidelines For Filing

by Bev Webb
(Plymouth, MI)

I am retired, early, at 60. I am on a very limited income of $16,920 a year. Do I have to file a federal tax? a state, (michigan). thank you

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Income Tax Efiling Regn

I am not able to change my password since I forgot my secret question and answer as security. What is the procedure to refresh the account and create new password?

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I was told I need to file form 8862

by Tanya
(Alabama)

I am 19 with 2 kids. We live with my mother. We are on her food stamp benefits.I filled head of household.I was told I would have to file 8862 form. Would this have to do with us being on her food stamps. At the time she started receiving the benefits I was not working ?

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Joint or Seperate Filing

by Joseph
(Waterown,WI, US)

I have a rental property I lived in and have enough deductions for all my income taxs and then some. I married in July 2010. Can the deductions be put towards my wifes income if we file jointly?

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Less Than 6 Month of Joining Job Do I Need To File Tax Returns?

by Rishav
(bangalore)

I have joined CTS 6 months back and my tax deduction at source started since march 2010 .Do i need to fill form 16 this year or not kindly help.

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Married Filing Joint or Seperate

by George
(Phoenix, Az)

My wife and I divorced about 10 years ago then remarried about 3 years ago. I had very low self employment income during the whole peiod and did not file my taxes. My wife made a normal paycheck but filed as single and head of household even after we were re-married. I recently started working on my back taxes. My question is should I call the IRS and say she made a mistake in her filing status or just start from here and file jointly or file seperate knowing I will owe some back taxes? Any help would be appreciated.

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No Income Tax Filed

by Karen
(Surrey, Canada)

Hi, In 2007 I did not file an income tax return because I did not make any income although, I did attend a college program and have a deduction slip for this year. Would I benefit from now filing a return or having my husband refile his return ( which he has only recently done)?

Thanks kindly :)

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Non Filed Taxes

I'm scared to contact the IRS that I have not filed taxes in overs 15 years. What should I do? I was a full and part-time student for 9 years out of the 15 years for not filing taxes. I'm scared what should I do and who should I contact besides the irs?

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Required To File Employer Tax

by Anthony Green
(New York, NY)

A disabled person who use a homeless, unemployed person to do odd jobs around their apartment and sometime run errands, pay them fifty dollar a week and sometime allow them to sleep on their sofa. Does that individual have to file any kind of employer tax return.

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Rules For Filing Exempt

by Duane Thompson
(Clinton,Maryland)


Executive Openings! $80,000 to $500,000+


I just started a new construction job this year. I paid no taxes last year, because I was unemployed all last year. The job I have is a temporary, contractual, job. I will not come close to making $10,000 this year. Should I file, and am I eligible to file, "exempt" on my w4?

Professional, Managerial & Executive Openings!

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Single Member LLC Filing

by Michelle
(Atlanta, GA)

I am the owner and only employee of a single member llc. I contract with several companies that issued me a 1099. Last year I paid myself as an employee and a contractor, from the reimbursement of the companies, in and attempt to reduce or eliminate having to pay quarterly taxes this year. Since I received 1099s from these companies, my company, and a w-2 from my company, how to I file and report my income? If I reported what the companies paid me and what I paid myself, wouldn't it appear as if I made more when I really didn't?

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State Filings (2) for Part Year/Only Income CA UI Benefits

My only income for 2010 was UI Benefits from the state of California. I lived in CA for 10 months of 2010 and moved to AZ for the last 2 months. Do I need to file part year forms for both states? If so, will the state of Arizona expect me to pay state income tax on the CA UI benefits? I know I do not have to pay CA income tax on UI benefits. Please help!

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To File or Not to File

by Jack

I am considered a dependent on my Dad's taxes. I made $3200 dollars last year working over the summer. I also made $72.00 on a long term capital gain after a stock sale, as well as $42.00 from dividend payments on a stock. This total is less than $5700, so I technically do not have to file. However, my job withheld $222.52 for income taxes, so I want a refund. But when I do my 1040, the "qualified dividend and capital gain tax worksheet" says I owe $328 simply because of the dividend and the long term sale. If I had made 1000 bucks on short term sales I would be fine. This doesn't make since to me. Can I just write "0" instead of $328 since my total income is less than $5700? Or should I just forget about the refund and not file? I am certainly not going to pay more money to the IRS on such a small salary...

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Unfiled Taxes

Do I need to file 2009 income taxes if I only made $8,000.00 and I never received my W-2 forms from my ex-employer?

Hello,

If you were single under the age of 65 and made less than $ 9,350 in W2 wages, you are not required to file. You may still wish to do so in order to get back any refund of taxes withheld.

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Where To File Taxes When I Work In Two Different States?

by Tonie
(kentucky)

I moved to AL an worked three and a half months. I moved back to KY and worked about 5 months here. Can I file in AL with both tax forms even though one is from AL an one is from Kentucky?

Hello Tonie,

Thank you for your question.

If your normal permanent residence is KY, you would file both a Resident KY return and a non-resident AL return.

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Wife Filed a False Return

by Tony
(Henderson, NV)

married 14 yrs. married at end of 2010. always filed joint return.

Wife wants divorce. She grabbed all tax docs and refuses to give me access. We live in Nevada, a community property state.

Wife file Married, filing Separately. She used all of the community deductions. She did not follow any of the rules regarding community income or deductions. She has already gotten a refund.

I cannot file a valid return under these circumstances. if I file with what I have, I'll be filing a false return.

What do I do? she refuses to talk about it or anything else. Do I report her to the IRS? Do I file for an extension even though I won't owe anything?

I am at a loss. any help is appreciated.

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When To File Extension

by br ellis
(indiapolis in)

If Im due a refund do I have to file an extension?

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Filing Status from MFJ to MFS

by Nikki
(Texas)

If I"ve always filed married filing joint, can I file married filing seperate this year?

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Recovery of Efiling Password

by subba reddy
(hyderabad)

sir, I forgot my password and also secret question and answer. I never efiled earlier.
How to reset my password.

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Does My Grandson With Small Income Have To File Taxes?

by Kacy
(Trumbull Co., Warren, Ohio)

My grandson, 19, owns nothing but a car. He pays no rent or living expenses. During 2010 tax year he went to college full time on a grant and had a part time job. Zero money was withheld for his Federal and $10.82 was withheld from his state. With only one source of income in which he claimed himself as a dependant.....is he requred to file Federal and/or Ohio Income Taxes?

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Problem in Filling Figures in Online ITR 2 Form in Sheet, CG_OS & Schedule SI

I want to put figures for short term capital gain from Sell of shares. in Sheet, CG-OS, i've filled Fully value of Consideration, exp. on transfer, Cost of acqn.& arrived calculated figure of STCG. But in below of that sheet, i m not able to insert figures in Table, showing Quarterwise detais, eg. stcg up to 15/09, 15/12, 31/12 & 31/03. I m not able to validate theat sheet. & in sheet SI (ie. special income), i want to insert figure of short term capital gain taxable at 15 % in SI schedule. But thre also i m not able to insert any figure.

Wht can be the problem ? i want to know that.

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Do I have to file

by Michele
(sumter,sc)

I am 18 and only made 1823.oo last year do I have to file a return?

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Do I Need To File?

by Louise
(Aylmer)

When I file my taxes this coming january can I sell them?

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PAN NUMBER

by SHILPA
(BANGALORE)

I HAVE RS.5,00,000/- BUT IT IS NOT MINE AFTER FEW MONTH RETURN THE AMOUNT . I THOUGHT DEPOSITED TO FD ACCOUNT FOR 1 MONTH TO 3 MONTHS I WILL WITHDRAWAN MONEY AT ANY TIME IS THERE ANY PROBLE TO FACE IT DEPARTMENT.

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