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Dealing with the constitutional, common-law, statutory, tax treaty, and regulatory rules that constitute the law applicable to taxation.

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Does the UK have an equivalent to the Cheek defence?

In essence, in the UK, can someone raise a defence of an unreasonable yet good-faith misunderstanding if charged with tax evasion? In Cheek v. US, the US supreme court stated that a defendant’s mere ...
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What are some of the legal consequences of hiring full-time employees as independent contractors?

I read on the Workplace SE people mention being full-time employees employed as independent contractors. What would be the legal consequences of doing so? I'm under the impression that contract work ...
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Acting as middle-man in money transfer [closed]

I live in UK, and I have a step-son who lives in China. He has a small internet-business with customers in the US, EU and Japan, and they pay him via paypal account. I manage the UK bank account that ...
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Filing taxes jointly while legally separated

My ex and I are legally separated in Colorado. Under CO law we're still technically married. When we filed the JDF 1115 financial declaration form, we checked the box saying that we'd be filing ...
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Information Reporting Obligation After Ceasing "U.S. Person" Status Mid-Year

According to the IRS website: A U.S. person, including a citizen, resident, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust and estate, must file an FBAR to report: A financial interest in ...
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Which payroll tax and labor laws are relaxed when hiring a family member instead of a regular employee caregiver in California?

There is plenty of information already for an elderly dad hiring a caregiver as a household employee in California such as this check list for California tax and labor laws. And this check list is ...
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Council Tax Avoidance

I was wondering what this crime would be called Basically a patch of land has two houses on it. One house is all legal and sound. The second was built without permission/secretly etc. The family that ...
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Is it legal having two 40 hour jobs in 2 EU countries being non EU [closed]

I have a work permit in Sweden for 3+ years. I have received a job offer from another EU country. I want to work both jobs. Both jobs are 55k+ euro annually so I have no issues with minimum ...
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How does the IRS know how long I live in a house?

I moved out of a house 2 years ago that turned into an AirBNB when I moved out. Now, I want to sell that house, but to avoid capital gains, I have to have lived in it for 2 out of the last 5 years. I ...
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A gift loophole to avoid taxes in US

Let's say for the sake of concreteness a US person owns a property in a foreign country. If the person decides to sell the property, then he/she owes capital gain taxes. Now here is a gift scheme to ...
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Germany GmbH shareholder living in another EU country

When an EU citizen who is holding shares of a GmbH decides to move to another EU country, what are his obligations to the tax office and the state?
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Whose responsibility is VAT?

Circumstances: I have engaged a local building company to quote for works in my home. He provided a quote of £12k, which included VAT. I called him to haggle the price, and he said that if I paid him ...
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Where in law are churches exempt from Form 990?

Churches enjoy non-profit status without complying with most non-profit disclosure requirements. From the IRS website: "Generally, tax-exempt organizations must file an annual information return (...
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What is necessary to restart NJ's rebate program for electric vehicles?

NJ has a program which provides a substantial rebate on the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle. I had learned that NJ had paused the program effective November 21st of 2023 due to the relevant ...
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Does OpenAI get any tax benefits from its organization structure?

At this point most people know OpenAI, one of the hottest companies in America. It has the following strange organization structure: My question is whether this gains them any tax benefits? Is this ...
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Can people legally perform services for others without declaring themselves to be an offical self-employed organization?

A person would like to provide home services for some of his neighbors. Is it necessary to set up an official business and employ himself -- perhaps for purposes of sales-tax compliance?
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Does the Canadian government translate court cases from English to French and vice versa?

I am currently reading through various tax judgments when a specific case caught my attention. Racine; Demers et Nolin v. Ministre du Revenu National, 1965 CanLII 1108 (CA CÉC), 2 RC de l'É 338 ...
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What is the legality of a 0% interest unsecured loan?

I have heard that these are legally stigmatised/frowned upon, and subject to various different types of restrictions, I think mainly for tax reasons. But a recent answer describes this as a seemingly ...
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Why would a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run its major operations in an LLC?

I was looking into the corporate structure of the Signal App, and it's very strange from the non-lawyer (IANAL) perspective. The parent organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but the app is developed ...
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How does gift tax work for unmarried households?

Say Ash, Bret, and Charlie decide to form a household. Ash has a house that would rent for $10,000 a month, Bret has three extremely expensive cars, and Charlie has a huge collection of very valuable ...
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Is it illegal to have a product delivered to a different ZIP code to pay less sales tax?

Me and my friends were chatting in dinner in California. Some were complaining about the high sales tax rate in our state. One suggested that if any of us had an Oregon address, we could have our ...
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Pay Additional Dwelling Supplement if buying a new main residence?

This applies to purchasing a home in the UK: If I were to buy a new house that will become my new permanent residence, but I don't sell my current home and instead intend to let it out, do I need to ...
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Is it legal to do lots of imports £1 below the limit to not have to pay import duty?

Recently (since Brexit?) the UK tax law has been changed to require foreign online retailers like AliExpress to charge UK VAT @ 20% at the point of sale. If an order is placed for > £135 then as ...
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Does it say anywhere in the tax code that it is a law to pay FEDERAL taxes [duplicate]

I thought I heard there was one court case of a sovereign citizen who asked the question of the prosecution where in the tax code it says that paying federal taxes is the law. When the prosecution was ...
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Sham gift scheme to evade foreign buyer tax

Reading the National party's intention to impose 15% tax on foreigners buying property in New Zealand, I wonder if the following scheme could well flourish if that plan came to reality. Say Yáng, a ...
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Sales tax and insurance

Is it legal to charge sales tax for the full price of the item before insurance instead of the discounted amount after insurance in the state of CA? The good is being shipped from outside of CA. More ...
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

At Sigma-Aldrich I can buy one liter of unadulterated ethanol for just 26.60 EUR. This ethanol contains no additives and is pure enough for analytical purposes. Its made by fermenting grain or ...
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Where can I find the tax waiver rules for New Jersey?

A person dies in the state of New Jersey. When do you have to file form L-4? Note: It seems to me that if all the beneficiaries are class A then there is no real need to file form L-4 because there is ...
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payment of taxes in the USA following an online sale of an electronic product [duplicate]

I would like to sell a luminaire on the European market and in the USA. From what I understand, CE certification is required to sell on the European market. In the USA, however, such certification is ...
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Inheritance tax on foreign gifts

Suppose that I as a UK citizen living in the UK am given money by an American who then dies. Do I have to pay inheritance tax to either the UK or US governments?
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Final Income tax Return due to death

If a person dies in 2023 and he has significant income in 2023 he has to file an income tax return. Would that income tax return cover the entire year or would it just cover Jan 1 to the date of death?...
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Is there a good reason for the IRS to seize ATF 4473 Forms?

I recently had someone angrily bring up on Facebook the IRS raid of Highwood Creek Outfitters on June 14th, 2023 where they apparently seized several years of ATF 4473 forms, forms used to document ...
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Stamp duty liability when adding partner to mortgage? (UK)

My friend and her partner have recently moved in together (England). Her partner owns a property that is now being let out, and she has added him to her mortgage. They were under the impression he ...
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Does one need to pay sales tax for the vehicle?

This is a hypothetical situation. John owns a vehicle worth $5000. John gave this vehicle to his friend David for free and one week later, David gave John a $5000 monetary gift for John's birthday. In ...
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Where would I find information about Sales Tax in New Jersey about tutoring?

Is there a document or New Jersey official page where I could find information about sales tax pertaining to conducting tutoring services in New Jersey? I am using a Stripe Payment system and it doesn'...
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Can an independent contractor from Zimbabwe have a bank account in South Africa to receive income from a South African company?

In a case where a South African company has contracted independent contractors from for example Zimbabwe or other foreign countries, is it legal for the independent contractor to be paid into a South ...
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Is it legal to store gold at home in the USA?

Is it legal to store physical gold at home in the US? If so, what taxes may be applied on the gold held at home, in form of both jewelry or raw gold?
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Can you keep money from an unknown source?

I have recently rewatched Breaking Bad, and something that happened in the last season had me wondering. Jessie tries to give $2.5M each to Mike's granddaughter and the family of the boy that was ...
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NYC Warranty Deed - minimum documentation required for transfer to LLC

I have the need to transfer an apartment my wife and I own Fee Simple to a Multi-member LLC whose members are currently the two of us. I have prepared a standard Warranty Deed to do the transfer and ...
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Can a founder of a non-profit company in Germany (gGmbH) receive a salary?

Unlike a normal GmbH, a founder/partner (Gesellschafter) of a gemeinnützige GmbH (or a UG) may, according to the tax code, not receive any profits: Die Mitglieder oder Gesellschafter (Mitglieder im ...
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Would returns from investing in stocks cause one to reach the tax barrier on a student visa?

As far as I understand, one can earn about 850ish euros per month (as of 2023) without tax on a student visa source. Also, I learned that investing while on a student visa as a non EU international is ...
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At what point does a tax become a ban?

I believe that it is mostly uncontroversial that it is constitutional for a state to tax firearm purchases at a reasonable rate. If a state had a law imposing a 10% sales tax on all firearm and ...
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Tax forms signature requirement violating the 5th Amendment? [duplicate]

I notice that the IRS requires taxpayers to sign their tax forms under a notice that states "I declare under penalty of perjury that ....[the information provided on the form is true]". ...
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IRS Form 5472 - What is a related party?

I am looking at the definition of a related party at https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i5472#en_US_202301_publink1000283641 and the definition includes further references to some sections? What are ...
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Do TV games have tax exemptions when prize money goes to an non-profit?

In some TV games, where participants are usually famous people, the prize money goes to charity organization. In France, donations to such organizations by individuals give right to tax exemptions. Do ...
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Online sales tax assessment and enforcement in the USA

I want to know about the assessment of sales tax for online transactions in the USA (for states which collect such tax). As I understand, sales taxes are assessed at multiple levels of government: ...
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US: Using a fake name and profile photo to provide freelance services online - anything illgeal? [closed]

I want to anonymously perform freelancing services online, so I used an AI generator to create a picture of a human face and chose a fake name. That fake name is also the business name on my PayPal ...
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What is the maximum number of countries in which one can simultaneously be tax resident?

Inspired by this Reddit thread and other stories of people working remotely from all over the world, apparently without giving too much thought to the legal implications, Working abroad remotely and ...
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is reselling virtual "in game" items legal in the USA?

If I were to buy virtual in game items through third party websites which is against the game's TOS with bitcoin then resell them for more money is that legal?
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Legal defense against paying taxes for supporting terrorist?

The United States has undoubtedly supported many questionable groups over the years including groups now designated as terrorist organizations. If someone decided they did not want their tax dollars ...
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