What do you mean by 1099

Tax return with Form 1099-MISC

Quote from GregorM:

  • Stupid question: do I have to pay taxes in the US at all? Or do I just have to report it in Germany? If I have to pay tax in the USA on the income, do I still have to register it in Germany?
  • I am asked what state I was living in as of Dec 31, 2009. We were in California, but not on Dec 31st. The company is there and I also have an account there to which my salary is paid, is that enough?
  • Should I show off my wife? She was a student.

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1. yes, you have to be a U.S. make a tax return, since you are tax law for 2009 a U.S. were resident. in DE you enter your U.S. Income based on investment AUS
2. You enter CA and part-time resident. namely, you also have to pay CA state income taxes.
3. "married filing jointly" is always the best tax class. to do this, your wife must have an SSN or ITIN

Quote from waltera:

If your employer only sent form 1099-misc then they probably didn't pay any taxes for you. If you only got this one form, you worked as an independent contractor. With that you would have had to pay estimated taxes on a quarterly basis. In other words, even if you pay your taxes and file your tax return by April 15th, you are in arrears and have to pay Penalty. TurboTax will calculate it exactly for you. i.e. also the amount of the penalty.

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I hope with all my heart that you are not an accountant and help people with tax matters ...
1. it depends on the amount
2. you will not necessarily be charged a penalty the first time

Quote from waltera:

If you have an SS number in the USA then I would submit a tax return for the 1099-MISC in the USA and keep things separate between Germany and the USA. If you have any questions, you can refer to the double taxation agreement between Germany and the USA.

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Of course he has an SSN, otherwise he wouldn't have worked here and could have got a 1099.
what do you mean when you say "keep things separate between Germany and the USA?"
as U.S. resident he must earn his worldwide income on the U.S. submit tax return.
on the german side it has to be U.S. List income on the AUS annex.

In any case, your employer sent the 1099-Misc to the tax office and the IRS is no joke if you owe taxes. You can have problems with it years later if you want to go back to the US.

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the 1099 was not sent to the tax office, only to the IRS. The Finamzamt is the German tax authority while the IRS is for the U.S. are responsible