FAQ

How do I fill out my FAFSA?
The FAFSA isn't as scary as it seems, but it's helpful to have the documents you'll need handy before you fill it out. It's available starting January 1 of the year you'll attend school, and it's best to complete it as early as possible so you get the most aid you'll qualify for. Be especially mindful of school and state deadlines that are earlier than the federal deadline of June 2017. Check out NerdWallet's 5 Hacks to Save Time on Your 2016 FAFSA. These are the basic steps: Gather the documents you'll need to complete the form by following this checklist.Log in to the FAFSA with your Federal Student Aid ID. You'll need an FSA ID to sign and submit the form electronically, and your parent will need one too if you're a dependent student. Create one here. Follow the prompts to fill out the FAFSA. This guide will help you fill it out according to your family situation. You'll be able to save time by importing income information from the IRS starting Feb. 7, 2016. Many families don't file their 2015 income taxes until closer to the deadline of April 18. But it's a good idea to fill out your FAFSA earlier than that. Use your parents' 2014 tax information to estimate their income, then go back in and update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool once they've filed their taxes. More info here: Filling Out the FAFSA. 
How can I fill out an IRS form 8379?
Form 8379, the Injured Spouse declaration, is used to ensure that a spouse’s share of a refund from a joint tax return is not used by the IRS as an offset to pay a tax obligation of the other spouse.Before you file this, make sure that you know the difference between this and the Innocent Spouse declaration, Form 8857. You use Form 8379 when your spouse owes money for a legally enforeceable tax debt (such as a student loan which is in default) for which you are not jointly liable. You use Form 8857 when you want to be released from tax liability for an understatement of tax that resulted from actions taken by your spouse of which you had no knowledge, and had no reason to know.As the other answers have specified, you follow the Instructions for Form 8379 (11/2016) on the IRS Web site to actually fill it out.
How do I fill out 2016 ITR form?
First of all you must know about all of your sources of income. In Indian Income Tax Act there are multiple forms for different types of sources of Income. If you have only salary & other source of income you can fill ITR-1 by registering your PAN on e-Filing Home Page, Income Tax Department, Government of India after registration you have to login & select option fill ITR online in this case you have to select ITR-1 for salary, house property & other source income.if you have income from business & profession and not maintaining books & also not mandatory to prepare books & total turnover in business less than 1 Crores & want to show profit more than 8% & if you are a professional and not required to make books want to show profit more than 50% of receipts than you can use online quick e-filling form ITR-4S i.s. for presumptive business income.for other source of income there are several forms according to source of income download Excel utility or JAVA utility form e-Filing Home Page, Income Tax Department, Government of India fill & upload after login to your account.Prerequisite before E-filling.Last year return copy (if available)Bank Account number with IFSC Code.Form 16/16A (if Available)Saving Details / Deduction Slips LIC,PPF, etc.Interest Statement from Banks or OthersProfit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Tax Audit Report only if filling ITR-4, ITR-5, ITR-6, ITR-7.hope this will help you in case any query please let me know.
Do I need to file taxes for 2017? If so, how?
It depends on where the money you are using to pay for your car, the stuff you buy online, and your health insurance comes from.If it’s coming as outright gifts from family members or friends, then you do not have to pay taxes on it.If it’s payments to you out of a trust fund of some sort, you may or may not have to pay taxes on it, depending on how the trust has been established (and you should speak to your attorney about that).If it’s income from some sort of activity in which you do something and people give you money for having done so, then it’s taxable income and you may have to file a tax return.If you are, or can be claimed as, a dependent on someone else’s return (which in your situation may well be the case) you would have to file only if you have $1050 in nonearned income.Honestly, it sounds to me like you’re being supported by a wealthy family. You should direct this question to whoever is supporting you, it’s likely that they are claiming you as a dependent, and you need to ensure that your filing, if any, is consistent with what they claim on their returns.
For taxes, does one have to fill out a federal IRS form and a state IRS form?
No, taxes are handled separately between state and federal governments in the United States.The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) is a federal, not  state agency.You will be required to fill out the the necessary tax documentation for your federal income annually and submit them to the IRS by April 15th of that year. You can receive extensions for this, but you have to apply for those extensions.As far as state taxes go, 41 states require you to fill out an income tax return annually. They can either mail you those forms or they be downloaded from online. They are also available for free at various locations around the state.Nine states have no tax on personal income, so there is no need to fill out a state tax return unless you are a business owner.Reference:www.irs.gov
Which IRS forms do US expats need to fill out?
That would depend on their personal situation, but should they actually have a full financial life in another country including investments, pensions, mortgages, insurance policies, a small business, multiple bank accounts…The reporting alone can be bankrupting, and that is before you get on to actual taxes that are punitive toward foreign finances owned by a US citizen and god help you if you make mistake because penalties appear designed to bankrupt you.US citizens globally are renouncing citizenship for good reason.This is extracted from a letter sent by the James Bopp law firm to Chairman Mark Meadows of the subcommittee of government operations regarding the difficulty faced by US citizens who try to live else where.“ FATCA is forcing Americans abroad into a set of circumstances where they must renounce their U.S. citizenship to survive.For example, suppose you have a married couple living in Washington DC. One works as a lobbyist for an NGO and has a defined benefits pensions. The other is self employed in a lobby firm, working under an LLC. According to the IRS filing requirements, it would take about 15 hours and $280 to complete their yearly filings. Should they under report income, any penalties would be a percentage of their unreported tax burden. The worst case is a 20% civil fraud penalty.Compare the same couple with one different fact. They moved to Australia because the NGO reassigned the wife to Sydney. The husband, likewise, moves his business overseas. They open a bank account, contribute to the mandatory Australian retirement fund, purchase a house with a mortgage and get a life insurance policy on both of them.These are now their new filing requirements:• Form 8938• Form 3520-A• Form 3520• Form 5471 (to be filed by the husbands new Australian corporation where he is self employed)• Form 720 Excise Tax.• FinCEN Form 114The burden that was 15 hours now goes up to• 57.2 hours for Form 720,• 54.20 hours for Form 3520,• 61.22 Hours for Form 3520-A.• 50 hours estimate for Form 5471For a total of 226.99 hours (according to the IRS’s own time estimates) not including time to file the FBAR.The penalties for innocent misfiling or non filings for the above foreign reporting forms for the couple are up to $50,000, per year. It is likely that the foreign income exclusion and foreign tax credit will negate any actual tax due to the IRS. So each year, there is a lurking $50,000 penalty for getting something technically wrong on a form, yet there would be no additional tax due to the US treasury.”
Why do you register a business?
US Government !!!! TAXES to the city you have the business , county , state , and federal taxes . They all want fee’s and taxes from the sweat of your labor in the form tax . business licenses . insurance . make no mistake the government wants to know about every dollar you make . every dollar you take out of the bank , a complete accounting of the money. when you go to your bank and draw out to much cash fill out IRS form that just reported how much of your money you just took out . if you take smaller amounts but often the bank will report it to IRS , I went to bank with my brother to cash a 42000,00 dollar check so he could pay for supplies and labor for his construction business and it took over 2 1/2 hrs to get the money after they called the person who wrote the check and made him fill out IRS form and then had to get money from other banks on the square just to cash the check. they did not like it… I went to my bank in 2016 to withdraw 9000 cash then asked why I needed that much cash then told me they could only give me 5000 because they needed operating cash for customers and did not have enough cash on hand to give me full amount I had to do it over a 2 day period . the government does not like people to keep large sums of cash , doesn't matter if you paid taxes on the cash already the government wants it in a bank under their control
When dissolving an LLC do you need to fill out IRS Form 966?
The answer will be yes or no depending on how your entity is recognized for tax purposes. An LLC is not a recognized entity by the IRS. By default, a single-member LLC is organized for tax purposes as a sole proprietorship and a partnership for tax purposes if there is more than one member. However, you can make an election to be taxed as a C Corporation (i.e., an LLC for legal purposes that is taxed as a C Corporation for tax purposes).You must complete and file form 966 to dissolve your LLC if you have elected to be a C Corporation or a Cooperative (Coop) for tax purposes. S Corporations and tax-exempt non-profits are exempt from filing this form (see here).If you are organized for tax purposes as an S Corporation you would file your taxes via form 1120S for the last time and check the box indicating that your return is a “Final Return.” Same is true for a Partnership, but with form 1065.On a state and local level, best practice is to check with your state and local agencies for requirements.For digestible information and tools for understanding how the tax landscape affects your business, visit Financial Telepathy