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Re: Chase Reconsideration
After removing AUs from Experian and Equifax as well as getting grilled by recon for ID verification - approved for CSR!
Actually I got a call from Chase the next day. Gulp! Thank Heaven after a bunch of verification questions (he didn't ask for any sensitive personal info which is a good thing because I wouldn't give that on an incoming call) it turned out that they really just wanted to figure out where to put together the $10,000 credit line from. We ended up closing one of my two Freedoms and reducing credit line on my Sapphire. Now I can actually see the new card on my chase account.

November 19, 2016, 12:47:39 PM
Re: ATM & Forex fees in Israel
With cap1 360 I could take out money at any atm and not get charged any fees at all?
Almost any bank-owned ATM of those that accept foreign cards. (Watch out for the Poalim machine at Bar Ilan & Shmuel Hanavi in Yerushalayim.)

May 11, 2017, 04:48:33 AM
Re: Where can i get it? (israel edition)
Location? RE?
Kiryat Sefer. I don't know if all the branches carry the same stock. What I saw was packaged.

October 25, 2017, 07:17:11 AM
Re: any accountants out there that i can ask a question?
Do work bonuses need to be on the books legally? Is there anything wrong with requesting that my employer give me bonuses in another form? I like to be straight but not stupid.
See IRS Publication 525
Holiday gifts

February 26, 2018, 05:08:24 PM
Re: ATM & Forex fees in Israel
Didn't see any mention of no forex fee's from them
Good point. See here

Anytime a transaction is initiated in non-US currency, there is a Currency Conversion Assessment of 0.2%. If the transaction is done in another country, there is also a Cross-Border Transaction Fee of 0.9%. Thus, most of your foreign travel charges are going to have a rate of 1.1% - but remember, any ATM fees incurred will be reimbursed to you!

I think what they are trying to say is that if the ATM machine charges a service fee then it will be reimbursed but they themselves still charge 1.1% for a foreign-currency withdrawal in a foreign country.

I think we can call it quits here.

March 18, 2018, 03:41:55 PM
Re: Where can I get it? (Israel edition)
Yup that seems like the only option. Thanks.
 Where can he get these numbers for the cabs around in his area?

May 06, 2018, 08:20:28 PM
Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards Electric Company not accepting any of my foreign Visas. Tried online and phone.
May 16, 2018, 10:32:11 AM
Re: What are you looking to buy once this is all over? A lamb - for korban Pesach.
March 23, 2020, 07:29:16 PM
Re: Everyday day things that you now say "Wow glad I have that". A job with a steady income, no need to take off time, and the ability to work from home thereby reducing risk of illness.
Thank you Hashem!

March 23, 2020, 07:32:23 PM
Re: What are we going to do Chol Hamoed?? [UPDATE: And with kids home from school?] Not work!
Give my wife and kids the attention they deserve.
I'm a tax accountant and April 15th (7th day Pesach) deadline is pushed to July 15th (at least Federal).

March 23, 2020, 07:34:53 PM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
Correct but states have different %'s. IIRC ours is 47%.
I didn't realize Poland was one of the 50 states.

March 26, 2020, 05:02:57 AM
Re: Americans living in Israel (Or any other country) would qualify for US governmentís coronavirus
Will they mail checks oversees for someone without a US bank account?

April 19, 2020, 06:09:12 PM
Re: Americans living in Israel (Or any other country) would qualify for US governmentís coronavirus
An American relative living in Israel asked me

She did not file a tax return in 2018-19 as here income was under 20 NIS
Was she required to file under US law?

What can she do now to get the stimulus money?
She is now in the US working, so she will end up filing a 2020 return

Based on what you're saying she had no filing requirement for 2019.
The IRS Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool allows you to quickly register for Economic Impact Payments if you don't normally file a tax return.

April 24, 2020, 04:59:51 AM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
@sillypainter @Jack out of the box would you be able to point me to where the source for this is?

See the text of the law here - Section 2201.

April 30, 2020, 02:20:06 AM
Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
Iím sure many are. Bibi isnít who he is just because of his intelligence, although heís certainly smart. Heís also a fantastic politician, ambitious, charismatic, confident, and tough. Thatís why he is who he is.
I think we've veered of course here. This is not a politics thread. (No this is not a political statement.)

December 13, 2020, 08:59:28 PM
Re: Israeli stimulus A US tax question which will be very relevant going into next year.
The Israeli government has been giving financial assistance to small businesses which are suffering financially due to Covid-19. Israeli tax law requires that the business write receipts for these government payments so that it's ultimately included in income for (almost) all Israeli tax purposes.
My question is, under US tax law, would that portion of the income be considered self-employment income or miscellaneous income?

December 21, 2020, 01:31:59 AM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
Higher education compromise: The legislation includes a bipartisan agreement to forgive nearly $1.3 billion in federal loans to historically Black colleges and universities, deliver Pell grants to incarcerated students after a 26-year ban and simplify financial aid forms
Why specifically Blacks? Sounds racist to me?

December 21, 2020, 01:34:49 AM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
After Moshiach comes there will still be CTC?
I hope Mashiach comes before Feb 15 (the earliest that the IRS sends out CTC refunds).

December 22, 2020, 01:42:03 AM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
Hard to believe they'd make such a foolish mistake. If true, some frum families will make some serious bank.
I've been trying for years and years to save up for a down payment.

December 29, 2020, 01:41:39 AM
Re: Stimulus Checks
Obviously it's all just a proposal at this point, but my understanding is Biden wants to waive the income requirements at least for one year. I guess a family with 10 dependents & $22,500 income can be looking at a best case scenario additional payout of $40,000 between stimulus and new refundable child tax credits.
Something like this may help me towards a down payment but I still won't vote Democrat. Hashem has lots of ways of getting me the money he chooses to send me. If this is how He chooses to send it I still don't owe Joe any special thank you. Joe wouldn't do this for me personally. He couldn't care less about the people who need the money; it's all politics.

January 17, 2021, 01:38:56 AM
Re: Stimulus Checks
Now replace Joe with Donald in that sentence
As a tax preparer many people ask me about "the checks from Donald Trump". I tell them that Donald Trump didn't take any money out of his pocket.

January 17, 2021, 03:34:23 PM
Re: The current state of COVID-19 in Israel
Atm at BGI the check in agent are only checking pieces of papers. They should be provided with the ability to check into the MoH database
I had Covid end of Sep. A month later I went to check in at TLV with my אישור מחלים on hand. The first security check (before check in) scanned my passport and then told me I must report to the Misrad Hapnim. At the Misrad Hapnim they said I was restricted from flying due to order of Misrad Habriut (who apparently didn't update their system after my bout with corona). By the time it was all straightened out I missed my flight. So clearly there is a centralized system. The question is just how well it's updated.

January 27, 2021, 01:34:07 AM
Re: File taxes before stimulus passes if you had a child during 2020
Are 2021 babies included in the stimulus for when taxes will be filed next year?

March 10, 2021, 03:38:20 AM
Re: Coronavirus Stimulus Aid Package
when will they decide if they are pushing off the tax deadline?? i file as a partnership & my deadline is next week, March 15.
If I remember correctly, last year partnerships missed out on the deadline extension.

March 12, 2021, 06:34:59 AM
Re: Stimulus Checks
Regardless of dependants.
MFJ with 0 dependents and earning $150k gets the full thing.
MFJ with 10 dependents and earning $160k gets 0.
The ridiculousness of that is that someone can be earning 150 and receive let's say $14,000 (which in our circles is probably not uncommon at all). If he earned 160 then he ends up with less than the "poorer" fellow.

March 15, 2021, 04:50:09 AM
Re: any accountants out there that i can ask a question?
Should I wait for NY to announce whether they will exempt the first $10,200 of UI income from taxes or just file? Seems highly unlikely at this point, wondering if others feel the same.
NY announced this week that UI income is not exempt in NY so you'll have to make an adjustment after preparing your Fed return.

April 09, 2021, 05:58:46 AM