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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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As a US citizen, what law requires me to pay income tax?

I've found content (especially from Irwin Schiff) that says there's no law requiring US citizens to pay income tax. Other sources claim that income tax is mandatory. If there really is no law ...
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How does the mandate to report income from illegal activities in the US jibe with the Fifth Amendment?

Al Capone was famously taken down for tax evasion for not reporting income from his illegal activities. If someone were to report the income from illegal activities like a marijuana dispensary or a ...
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How do I "prove" I am not a Massachusetts resident for state tax purposes?

I am in the process of moving out of Massachusetts. According to my reading of the Massachusetts's DOR's "guidance," I have to "prove" I am not domiciled in Massachusetts if I want to not be taxed by ...
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Can the States be taxed by the Federal Government in the US

Article 1 section 2 paragraph 3 states that representatives and taxes may be assigned to each state based on their population. So this might be the answer to my question. But there are several ...
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What is meant by direct Taxes in Article 1 Section 2 in the US Constitution?

I am new when it comes to understanding the US Constitution and I am not comfortable with Section 2, Paragraph 3 of Article 1! [Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the ...
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Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany

Is it legally possible for a European (non-German) PhD student/research assistant at a German university (who gets paid according to 75% of the TV-L 13 wage) perform side jobs for international ...
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Is it illegal to sell something on craigslist without adding a regions value added tax?

Is it illegal to sell something on craigslist without adding a regions value added tax? Say for example GST is 10%, and I sell my bike for $100; do I technically have to charge $110, and send $10 to ...
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Why aren't churches registered more massively?

When reading an article in the Huffington Post about how easy it is to register a church (as shown by John Oliver) I was wondering why the practice is not more widespread. The American IRS does not ...
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Dealing with IRS Form 1099

I'm running a small U.S. business. Some users make profit by referring customers to purchase services from me. I've been told that I have to send Form 1099 both to users who make such profits from me (...
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Is it legal to earn money via selling online currency (videogame)?

(Europe/Netherlands) Let's say I'm a World of Warcraft or Runescape player, in these games there are certain prices for gold, for example a X amount of ingame Runescape money might be worth a Y ...
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Is Citizen-Based Taxation Constitutional?

The U.S. is currently one of two countries in the world that imposes taxes on all her its citizens regardless of where they live or where they earn money from. The other is Eritrea. Considering that ...
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Can you avoid capital gains tax by taking out a loan and not repaying debt?

Let's say I have 1 bitcoin and I am selling it for $100k, and I bought it for $0 at the time. Assuming a Capital Gains Tax rate of 33% I would owe $33k, leaving me with only $66k. Could I instead get ...
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What is the furthest point from land at sea where individual U.S. state laws apply?

I wondered to myself if there was a specific point within the 12 mile US territorial sea where individual U.S. state law ends and only federal law applies. For example, could an individual/business ...
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Paid double state taxes as a remote worker, how do I resolve?

During the 2014 tax year, I moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. I kept the same job working for my employer in Pennsylvania as a remote worker. Despite several requests on my part for my ...
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Effect of SCOTUS sales tax decision on origin-tax states

I have only read news stories about the SD v Wayfair decision, and I have 2 related questions. According to Intuit, there are 12 states that attempt to charge sales tax on all transactions completed ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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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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My company has contract work with another company - Do I need a 1099 or other tax form?

My small business has a contract with another business to perform services as independent contractors. Here's the legal part of the contract spelling out the relationship between my company and the ...
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Refusing income or payment without tax liabilities

I am part of a non-profit organization that is insisting on paying me for my time. For personal reasons, this payment is more costly for me to accept than to disclaim it entirely. Is there a proper ...
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UK: Can I give money to my brother instead of him paying income tax on a share of my rental income?

Let's say my brother acts as guarantor for my mortgage, so that I can buy a bigger house than before. He does not put his name on the house deeds, and he does not contribute to mortgage payments, I ...
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Do new VAT rules apply to gifts from non-EU countries?

I'm a Russian citizen and I'm going to send a gift to my friend from EU (Poland). I heard that after 1st July countries of EU get new rules of VAT, and they also mean, that now you must pay VAT, even ...
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Is it illegal to be in a position to use "varlik barisi"?

There's a tax amnesty law in this country that benefits people who kept their business / capital activity abroad. For example, you're a 3D designer working for a UK company from this country or you'...
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How can a VAT-exempt individual avoid paying VAT on purchases that encompass VAT in the price?

Some individuals, for example first time visitors to the UK are not liable to pay VAT. If they seek legal advice they may not be charged VAT, suggesting that they are not legally required to pay it, ...
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How are the Localbitcoins.com founders safe from money laundering laws?

There are lots of news regarding localbitcoins.com seller arrest against money laundering laws. I know it is seller or buyers responsibilities to follow their local AML laws. But how localbitcoins ...
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Can I expense a trip to a coffee shop (small business owner)

I own a small business and work out of my home. Sometimes I like to work out of a coffee shop for a few hours here and there. Can I expense the coffee that I buy at a coffee shop?
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Under the US tax law, how to determine the taxable income of different classes of shareholders of a regulated investment company?

This question is about a US tax law. Let's say a regulated investment company (RIC) such as a mutual fund has two classes of shareholders, each class being entitled to a different rate of annual ...
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Is it legal to earn money from YouTube as a BlueCard holder in Germany?

Suppose that Bob is a non-European living in Germany and has a blue card. He doesn't have a permanent residence yet, just a blue card. He also has a freelance tax number (for software engineering). Is ...
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How can tax residency be proven within the EU?

I am aware of tax residency 183 days rule which in theory obliges you to pay taxes to a country where you reside 183 days or more. The thing that I do not get is how can this be applied to EU ...
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Fine and contract-renew after NOT receiving an invoice

First things first, let's provide a little bit of background to my question: 3 Years ago I moved to Germany, where I pay my taxes. Since the first year I didn't understand very much about this topic, ...
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Is there a legal principle regarding laws that cannot reasonably be complied with?

Is there any concept in the legal world that covers laws that are too difficult or impractical to comply with? Here's an example; suppose an American moves to the UK and buys a house. The mortgage is ...
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Taxes and freelancing in Germany

This question is a follow up and more precise version of Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. As explained in the linked question, working as a freelancer in Germany could turn out to be ...
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What happens if one neglects, or declines, to pay one's council tax?

This link suggests that there are possibly no criminal implications, either summary or indictable, which is a little counter intuitive and somewhat hard to believe. As a form of tax, one would expect ...
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Can I pay sales taxes directly to the state instead of paying them to merchants?

A number of news reports have indicated that merchants who collect state sales taxes delay paying them for an indefinite amount of time and often pay them out of the following months' revenues. This ...
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