Carolyn you need to find out when those stocks were issued and what you paid for them at that time in order to report them properly for capital gains. I can't imagine that you would have to pay tax on the entire amount you received when you sold them.
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I would report those on her trust return and let the agency that issued the 1099 know what the new EIN number is that they should be using.
Given you're a W-2 and your home is your office you really can't deduct any expenses related to it.
Kyle I suggest you call the IRS to find out why you have not received your refund as of yet.
I'm sorry to hear about your husband. You will file and sign the return as surviving spouse.
The IRS may charge you a late payment penalty and possibly some interest. The amount may be minimal given that you owe less than $1000. I would suggest filing and paying something by April 15th if possible and then paying the balance when you get the letter from the IRS.
A self-employed individual is subject to self-employment taxes (social security and medicare - both employer and employee portions) which is 15.3% plus federal taxes so it is possible to have to owe that much.
Harry I'm not 100% sure how long the IRS takes to receive and deposit your check. Keep an eye on your account and if it hasn't cleared by the end of this week I would probably call them to ensure they received it.
You should have all the tax forms she received for 2013 in order to file her return. It sounds like you would do a part-year return for NY since she lived there for part of the year.
If you haven't received any of his tax forms and can't file by April 15th then you should submit an extension for him.
Anne if you're a single member LLC then you don't have to have an employer identification number, you can file using your social. You are most welcome!
I suggest you file your return on time and include Form 9465 to make an Installment Agreement with the IRS. Send a small amount with the return so they know that you are serious about wanting to get the balance paid. You can deduct actual sales tax paid for the year on all items.
Jack if your only income is social security then it may not be taxable at all. If you have other income such as dividends, interest, pensions, etc then up to 85% of your SSI may be taxable.
The sales tax you paid on your appliances and any other materials purchased would be what you can deduct on Schedule A.
The sales tax paid on your new car may be deductible on Schedule A on the local taxes paid line.
Injured spouse form is usually used in situations where one spouse has an outstanding obligation that the other isn't liable for that would cause you to lose your refund. Not sure that would apply for your situation.
Anne you will include Schedule C with your tax return for the LLC. Include any expenses and income related to it on there.
It can take a while to get through to them depending on the time of day you call.
Sue you need to call the IRS to get them to issue you a new PIN so you can file electronically. They may be able to issue you a temporary one to use until you get the permanent one in the mail.
Sara if you had no income last year I don't foresee you having to pay taxes as there would be no taxable income from the sounds of it.
Social Security income is taxable based on your other income but only up to 85% of your SSI is taxable.
If you're putting the amount of cancelled debt on Form 982 then you don't include it as other income on the 1040. The two forms don't link to each other.