Tag Archives: International taxation

W-4 When Pregnant

Today TaxMama® hears from Shauna in the TaxQuips Forum, with this news. “I just found out that I was pregnant and my baby is due in October. Would it be smart to add my unborn child to my W-4 now? Also which would I come out better doing, claiming head of household or just single […]

Value of Exemption

Today TaxMama® hears from BBall in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. He is trying to understand whether he should claim zero or 1 on his W-4 – and what affect that will have on his paycheck.

Foreign Taxes and Basis

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, who asks an intriguing question. “I understand that both reinvested dividends and reinvested capital gains distributions get added into a mutual fund’s Cost Basis. But what about Foreign Tax Paid? Does Foreign Taxes Paid also get directly added into a fund’s Cost Basis?”

Daughter and 1098T

Today TaxMama® hears from Sheba in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs guidance. “My daughter is a first year college student out of state. She has a partial loan, partial scholarship and grants. I don’t know what to do with the information from the 1098-T. I still claim her as a dependent and I pay part […]

Self Employment and Canada

Today TaxMama® hears from Tony in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I have a friend / client who had self employment income in both US and Canada. He has already filed in Canada and is asking me to use the same income amount declared there, here in the US. He now owes the Canadian […]

From 1099 to W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Trisha in the TaxQuips Forum with good news. She says, “Recently I took a contract job starting out as a 1099 self-employed contractor. After 6 weeks, the company asked me to come on board permanently as a W-2 employee. I was taking out my own taxes for the first 6 weeks […]

Certifying US Residence

Today TaxMama hears from Emilia in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting situation. Emilia and her husband are US citizens working in Peru. Her husband is taking a temporary assignment in Mexico – and needs to prepare a Form 8802. They are confused about some of the rules – and IRS does not offer clear […]

Tax on Canadian Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, who is perplexed. “My husband started receiving a Canadian pension this year. There was $115 non-resident tax paid on the pension.  Canadian tax officials tell me that it can be claimed as a foreign tax credit.  I have no idea how to do this.  Do I […]

News Flash – IRS Amnesty on Offshore Accounts

Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 deadline  Courtesy of IRS [TaxMama note: We have been anxiously awaiting this announcement. IRS had mentioned that this was coming. This will be a huge help to people who never meant to conceal their ‘offshore’ accounts. They just didn’t realize they needed […]