Do you have to pay tax for selling on eBay?
If you are a US taxpayer, and you sell items on eBay on a routine basis, you are required to report your revenue from the sale of such items as part of a business return (e.g. Schedule C or C-EZ of Form 1040, Form 1120, Form 1120-S, Form 1065, or other form as appropriate to your tax status). You may generally deduct your expenses in producing and shipping those items, any costs you incur in marketing them (including eBay listing fees), and any other expenses that can be reasonably attributed to the process of acquiring, producing, or selling those items.If you only occasionally sell items on eBay (that is, you are not in the business of selling things on eBay) and you are a US taxpayer filing a personal income tax return, you must report the entire amount of what you received for whatever you sold as “other income” on Line 21 of Form 1040. Note that you cannot file Form 1040-A or Form 1040-EZ if you have taxable “other income” that isn’t from unemployment compensation or Alaska permanent fund dividends; there is no equivalent of Line 21 on Form 1040-A or Form 1040-EZ. Effective with tax year 2021. these amounts are instead reported on Line 21 of Schedule 1 of Form 1040.eBay does not send Form 1099-MISC because eBay does not process payments itself other than to collect its listing fees. Thus, eBay will never send you a Form 1099-MISC or Form 1099-K. If you use a payment processor such as PayPal, and you process transactions through that processor totaling more than $25,000 from 200 or more payors, that processor will send you, and the IRS, Form 1099-K, indicating that you were the recipient of the specified amount of funds. If your return does not, somewhere, reflect the receipt of those funds, the IRS will “correct” your return by adding the amount you failed to report as income. This will generally increase your tax and reduce your refund or increase the amount you are required to pay, and could result in penalties for underpayment or underprepayment of tax. In addition, if you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, or American Opportunity Tax Credit, and fail to report any part of your taxable income, you may be subject to additional penalties, and may also be banned from claiming these credits in the future.If you indicated to the payment processor you use that you are not a US taxpayer (by providing them with form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, in lieu of form W-9, when they asked you for a SSN), they will not file Form 1099-K with regard to payments to you, and you do not have to file a US tax return. However, they may file Form 1042-S instead, and may instead withhold “exit taxes” from payments made to you in accordance with the rules pertaining to transfers of US-source income made to non-US taxpayers. Consult a tax accountant for additional information.(Updated April 2021 to correct errors and reflect changes in forms for tax year 2018.)
Do you get a 1099 when you sell a house?
You might receive a Form 1099-S from the closing company. If you do, you will have to report the sale on your return but you may not be taxed if you are eligible for the Section 121 exclusion.Real estate closers are allowed to ascertain if a sale qualifies for the Section 121 exclusion. Typically they will have you fill out a questionnaire regarding when you acquired the property, what you paid for it, if you used it as your primary residence and if so, when and whether you ever rented it out to others, etc.If the responses indicate that you are eligible for the Section 121 exclusion they won't cut a 1099-S. If there is any question about your eligibility, they will issue a 1099-S leaving it up to you to prove that you are eligible by showing the sale on your return.Not all closers will go through the process. When I sold my place in 2021 after getting married the title company refused to participate and sent me the 1099-S. When my wife and I sold our place in 2021. the title company did have us fill out the questionnaire and didn't send a 1099-S.
Do non-residents have to report US bank interest on form 1040NR?
I assume you mean that during 2021 you were a non-resident who is required to file a US tax return. Once you are living in the US and working on your H1-B visa, you would no longer be a non-resident. But, if that residency only took place in 2021. then your 2021 return would be a form 1040NR. Referring to your question comment:I received form 1099-INT from my American credit union reporting my interest income. I wanted to include that income and how much of it got withheld in the form 1040NR I’m filling, however there is no field for tax withheld from the interest income in the form.Yes, there is a place to report both your income for interest and the taxes withheld. On form 1040NR, report your taxable interest on line line 9a (Taxable interest) and the taxes withheld on line 62a (Federal income tax withheld from Form(s) W-2 and 1099).Moreover, while other versions of form 1040 specify that you need to attach all forms 1099-INT, the form 1040NR never mentions that.Yes, if you are paper filing your return, attach all paperwork indicating that taxes were withheld. Staple it right here:Yes, it’s not 100% clear because it doesn’t mention your form specifically. But, do attach any form indicating that taxes were withheld.You may want to consider getting a professional tax return preparer to help you with your return.
Is it hypocritical to believe that people should keep the money they earn, yet tax the working class and give the fat cats tax breaks?
Is it hypocritical to believe that people should keep the money they earn, yet tax the working class and give the fat cats tax breaks?absolutely silly.the wealthy people pay far more in taxes than the rest of us. A tax break means they get to keep some of their money, and they’re paying at a much higher percentage. It’s hypocritical and low information to believe they should keep paying so much rather than condemn those who contribute NOTHING but need.If you want to get mad at a group, get mad a the welfare rats and parasites who sponge off of lower income, medium and upper income people and contribute nothing but debt and need.
Is there a legal requirement that all 1099's and W-2's be sent out by January 31?
It’s necessary to send the template to the IRS for the 2021 tax year before the end of January 2019.Form 1099-MISC: Fillable & Printable IRS Template Online | PDFfillerThe same term is applicable for filing to your local tax department of state and payment receiver. It’s a general requirement for all information in the return documents to be sent to a governmental institution during the first month of any given year. It’s also important to file before the set deadlines.The IRS allows taxpayers to complete their tax forms electronically in order for them to be received and processed faster.Filing electronically also makes it easier to share one completed copy between persons and institutions you file to.This helps save time and better automates the tax management process.
How will filing my taxes for 2021 be different with Trump’s tax plan?
Specifics here depend on your individual situation, but here are some general statements:Your taxable income = your AGI (adjusted gross income) - deductions (either the standard deduction or the total of itemized deductions) - (personal exemption x number of people claimed on your return_.Standard deduction - for most filing statuses, this greatly increased (a good thing for you - lower taxable income)Itemized deduction - not only has this been severely limited, but it now must be greater than that much increased standard deduction to be useful to you (might not matter to you if you did not itemize, but if you did, this was probably a loser for you)Personal exemptions - previously you had $4050/person reducing your taxable income - now nothing (the increased standard deduction may make up for this, but maybe not - depends on your family size)Your tax bracket - the % paid in taxes for income in specific ranges was lowered for many income ranges/brackets. This drop does not apply to all of your income, but only to income in each specific range - just how much this changed your taxes owed depends on your filing status (single, married, etc) and your taxable income.If you were already in the lowest (10%) marginal bracket (i.e., taxable income under around $21,000 if single or $44,000 married filing jointly), things here did not change much for you.If your marginal rate was higher, your marginal tax rate probably dropped about 3% meaning the tax on part of your income was lower.A side effect of the tax bracket changes: employer withholding guidelines were changed to reflect the bracket change, so many individuals had less tax money withheld from their paychecks. This may have been good for you during the year, but many did not understand how this would change their refund/tax owed when it was time to file 2021 taxes.Some other changes that had widespread effects:Child Tax Credit - if you had children under 17 at the end of the year, you could get up to $2000/child taken off your taxes. If that wiped out your taxes, you could get up to $1400/child paid to you in your tax refund.Other dependents - if you supported others, including children 17 and older, you could get up to $500 off your taxes (in place of the personal deduction you might have had previously for an older dependent). This was good if you were in a higher tax marginal bracket, maybe less beneficial otherwise. This is not refundable, so it will only wipe out tax owed.QBID (Qualified Business Income Deduction) - if you were self-employed or got income from a pass-through business (partnerships, LLC, others), your taxable business income could be reduced by up to 20%.
I'm a 1099 contractor but I've never been given a 1099 form from my employer, what does this mean?
One of several things could be the reason. In increasing order of concern:— you never received more than $600 in a year (that’s the reporting threshold);— your “employer” (actually, your client) is violating the law and either not reporting the payments it makes to you, or isn’t providing you with a copy of the report that it is sending to the IRS;— you are not really a contractor, but rather are an employee who is being misclassified by your employer in order to save money. (In that case, you should have gotten W-2’s, which I assume you haven’t gotten either.)Whatever the reason, have you reported the income yourself on a Schedule C even without a 1099? If you have included it in your income, and therefore paid the taxes on it, then you have no liability for not receiving a 1099; that’s on the payer. If, however, you haven’t paid the tax, then not getting a 1099 isn’t an excuse, so you do have a problem.If you are actually an employee, then you both have serious issues, although the employer’s is of a whole different magnitude. Your biggest problem is actually not having gotten all sorts of payments and benefits that you should have gotten but didn’t— that’s what the employer saved by misclassifying you. Of course. you also owe income taxes (and FICA), unless you did pay tax on the money as self-employment income.
If you hire a property management person, can you deduct his fees from the rental income for computing income tax?
Yes, just like any other expense.
What should I know before filing my taxes this year?
If you think you’re going to owe this year instead of getting a refund, do your return early. I can’t tell you how many clients come in at the last minute because they know they’re going to owe, but can’t pay it. Even if you’re not sure, do your return early and if you do end up owing, at least that way you know how much you have to save up. Just because you submit your return in, say, February, any additional taxes owed is not due until April 15. It’s not due when you file your return. Doing your return early gives you plenty of time to consider your options for saving up the money to pay your tax bill. If you can’t pay any or all of the tax due by April 15, there are a number of ways to settle with the IRS, including a short-term payment plan (if you can pay in full within 120 days) or an installment agreement (if you need longer than 120 days).