The most frequently asked tax questions related to Tax Forms
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To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules.
Your expenses must have a business connection—that is, your expenses must be deductible under the rules for qualifying work-related education.
You must adequately account to your employer for your expenses within a reasonable period of time.
You must return any reimbursement or allowance in excess of the expenses accounted for within a reasonable period of time.
If your expenses are more than your reimbursement, you can deduct your excess expenses on Form 2106.
You can deduct your expenses regardless of whether they are more than, less than, or equal to your reimbursement.
Reimbursements you received for nondeductible expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. You must include them in your income.
You must include in your income reimbursements your employer gave you for expenses of education that you need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your job, or is part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new trade or business.
As a self-employed 1099 income earner, you are responsible for the self-employment tax on top of your regular tax on your net profits. The 2013 SE tax is 15.3%.
You can deduct ordinary and reasonable business expenses against your 1099 income. So you are only taxed on your Net Profit, not your total 1099 income.
There are more than 15 different types of Forms 1099, each for reporting different kinds of income.
These are forms used by the Internal Revenue Service to track individual income that isn't reported on a W-2 as wages.
Contract workers and investors usually have more income on Forms 1099s than on a W-2.
The business and entities that make these payments have the obligation to prepare and file Form 1099.
A 30-day extension can be obtained by filing Form 8809 prior to the original deadline.
A professional tax preparer who is requesting an extension for more than 50 different filers must submit Form 8809 electronically.
Gross proceeds of $600 or more paid to an Attorney.
Any recipient with federal or state withholding regardless of amount.
At least $10 paid for Royalties or Broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest
Any fishing boat proceeds.
Generally, payments to corporations (except of Legal Services) are exempt from the filing requirements.
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