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If There Is No Available FMV Price For An Item Through Goodwill, EBay, Craigs List, Etc. Does That Mean That It Is Impossible To List It As...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Not at all. When you have no available FMV for an item, you can use "any reasonable means" to establish its value. A similar item would be a good place to start. Of course, the FMV must be less than your cost basis...   Read More
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Question Is About A Rental Business Expense For Which I Have Invoices From Company A. This Is Paid By Property Manager Who Gets Statement...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

There is no problem taking a deduction that does not match the invoice, but you must be able to prove the amount you paid, either through a check or a deduction from your proceeds by the property manager.   Read More
I Have Rented Out Part Of My House For Over 5 Years. During These 5 Years I Live With My Tenants In My House. I Have Reported Rental Income...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

You will not have to pay tax on the entire gain. You will need to pay tax on the depreciation recapture up to the amount of gain realized. Then you will need to allocate the gain between the rental portion and...   Read More
Hello. I Received A Letter 96c Today From The IRS. The Letter Said Dear Taxpayer Thank You For Your Corresponce Received Mar 22cd 2016. The...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Amended returns (Form 1040X) are manually processed by the IRS. For any number of reasons, there is currently a large volume of amended returns being filed. Consequently, nothing happens very quickly. It is my...   Read More
I Am A Florida LLC Manufacturing In Georgia And Want To Sell Product (synthetic Turf) In California. I Will Have Sales Reps Located In...
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

States are very territorial in regard to attempting to collect tax from businesses having operations within their state. California is one of the more aggressive states in this regard. Under California law, if you...   Read More
For A Sole Proprietor Outside US Is The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Based On Gross Income Or Next Taxable Income?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The foreign earned income exclusion for a sole proprietor is based on the net income shown on Schedule C. Keep in mind that the exclusion is only for income taxes, you will still have to pay self-employment taxes...   Read More
I Am A US Citizen. My Residence Is In South Africa (I Stay There > 183 Days A Year). I Work Exclusively In The US And My Salary Is Paid...
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Since you reside in South Africa for more than 183 days each year, and I presume you have been doing this for more than three years, you are considered a SA resident subject to income tax on your earnings. If less...   Read More
I Am Selling The Stock Of My SCorporation And Am Wondering What My Document Retention Policy For Prior Years Should Be. Do I Pack Up All...
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

If you are selling the stock, you are selling the company to the new buyers. They own the company and the historical records. All you need are records of your cost basis in the stock and the sales price.   Read More
The Tax Pro Who Did 2011 Return Did Not Include Form For AMT Credit For AMT Paid In 2010. Is It Still Possible To Get Credit Or Is It Too...
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Sorry, but that ship has sailed. The credit must be used each year in which you are eligible to use it. You can't file amended returns, as you can only do that for 3 years, meaning you can only go back to 2013 at...   Read More
Client Set Up A Single Member LLC In Virginia. Applied For EIN And Indicated That It Was A Personal Service Corp. This All Happened Last...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

If the client did not file Form 8832, he has not made a valid election to be taxed as a corporation. I would treat it as a sole proprietorship and file as such.   Read More

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