ProBama

Columbus, OH

#43 May 8, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
Is it any wonder that after electing Oblamo to a second term he is the 64 most trusted person in America.
To further state the status of the nation here are the top 4 on the survey conducted by Readers Digest:
Tom Hanks
Sandra Bullock
Denzel Washington
Meryl Streep
So are most trusted people specialize in fiction. Further proof the low information voter is more prevalent than we ever knew.
You cannot opine because you're a Neutral Party.

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#44 May 8, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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The first $70K of their annual foreign-earned income was tax-free.
That's a new one to me. I'll be calling PriceCoopers in the morning.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#45 May 8, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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The first $70K of their annual foreign-earned income was tax-free.
Oh, really?

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion And Foreign Housing Exclusion And Deduction

Certain taxpayers can exclude or deduct income earned in foreign countries. However, the foreign earned income and housing exclusions and the foreign housing deduction do not apply to the income you receive as an employee of the US Government.
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-...

"Employees of the US government: You are not eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion (Non government employee spouse and dependents can be)."
http://www.taxplannercpa.com/expatriate-tax-r...
Bob

Columbus, OH

#46 May 8, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, really?
Foreign Earned Income Exclusion And Foreign Housing Exclusion And Deduction
Certain taxpayers can exclude or deduct income earned in foreign countries. However, the foreign earned income and housing exclusions and the foreign housing deduction do not apply to the income you receive as an employee of the US Government.
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-...
"Employees of the US government: You are not eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion (Non government employee spouse and dependents can be)."
http://www.taxplannercpa.com/expatriate-tax-r...
Does not apply to staff of US Embassies.
Biggun

Columbus, OH

#47 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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Does not apply to staff of US Embassies.
George is researching all of this, you know.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#48 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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Does not apply to staff of US Embassies.
I see nothing here that exempts them:
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-...

Also, Woods and Doherty weren't embassy staff.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#49 May 8, 2013
Biggun wrote:
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George is researching all of this, you know.
Somebody has to present the truth. Just ask Kosmik.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#50 May 8, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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That's a new one to me. I'll be calling PriceCoopers in the morning.
Before you call them, you might want to contact these people:

http://www.considerbiking.org/
Bob

Columbus, OH

#51 May 8, 2013
Biggun wrote:
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George is researching all of this, you know.
Exactly.:-)

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#52 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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Exactly.:-)
And I proved you wrong.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#53 May 8, 2013
Here's what's tax free for FSOs abroad:

Allowances, Differentials, and Special Pay

Most payments received by U.S. Government civilian employees for working abroad, including pay differentials, are taxable. However, certain foreign areas allowances, cost of living allowances, and travel allowances are tax free. The following discussions explain the tax treatment of allowances, differentials, and other special pay you receive for employment abroad.
Pay differentials. Pay differentials you receive as financial incentives for employment abroad are taxable. Your employer should have included these differentials as wages on your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement.

Generally, pay differentials are given for employment under adverse conditions (such as severe climate) or because the post of duty is located in a hazardous or isolated area that may be outside the United States. The area does not have to be a qualified hazardous duty area as discussed in Publication 3. Pay differentials include:

Post differentials,

Special incentive differentials, and

Danger pay.

Foreign areas allowances. Certain foreign areas allowances are tax free. Your employer should not have included these allowances as wages on your Form W-2.

Tax-free foreign areas allowances are allowances (other than post differentials) received under the following laws.

Title I, chapter 9, of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

Section 4 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended.

Title II of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act.

Subsection (e) or (f) of the first section of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, or section 22 of that Act.

These allowances cover such expenses as:

Certain repairs to a leased home,

Education of dependents in special situations,

Motor vehicle shipment,

Separate maintenance for dependents,

Temporary quarters,

Transportation for medical treatment, and

Travel, moving, and storage.

Allowances received by foreign service employees for representation expenses are also tax free under the above provisions.
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p516/ar02.htm...
Bob

Columbus, OH

#54 May 8, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>And I proved you wrong.
I proved that I could manipulate you by forcing you to waste your time trying to prove me wrong because your narcissistic ego will not allow you to simply walk away from an argument. For example, how much time have you wasted over the last week researching facts and posting your findings about the US Navy's deployment history in order to refute another poster's claims of being aboard specific ships in specific locations on specific dates? If someone wishes to claim they've been on secret missions to Mars, so be it because it has no impact upon you, me, or anyone else. If someone claims overseas gov't employees don't pay taxes and you know they're wrong, let them believe whatever they want. With a few exceptions, the average topix reader is wise enough to take anything they read with a grain of salt and is also more than capable of researching any questionable facts on their own. Instead of claiming to live inside the heads of others, you first need to stop allowing others to so easily take up residence within your own.
Bob

Columbus, OH

#55 May 8, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
Here's what's tax free for FSOs abroad:
I couldn't care less. I live in Ohio.
Biggun

Columbus, OH

#56 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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I proved that I could manipulate you by forcing you to waste your time trying to prove me wrong because your narcissistic ego will not allow you to simply walk away from an argument. For example, how much time have you wasted over the last week researching facts and posting your findings about the US Navy's deployment history in order to refute another poster's claims of being aboard specific ships in specific locations on specific dates? If someone wishes to claim they've been on secret missions to Mars, so be it because it has no impact upon you, me, or anyone else. If someone claims overseas gov't employees don't pay taxes and you know they're wrong, let them believe whatever they want. With a few exceptions, the average topix reader is wise enough to take anything they read with a grain of salt and is also more than capable of researching any questionable facts on their own. Instead of claiming to live inside the heads of others, you first need to stop allowing others to so easily take up residence within your own.
Congratulations Bob. You are the proud owner of the Comment of the Year. Outfrickinstanding!
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#57 May 8, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I have no idea if Susan Rice lied. Lying implies knowledge and intent.
There was a protest in Cairo that day, however there were multiple protests in ensuing days.
The career diplomat also alleged he was actively discouraged by officials from asking awkward questions about why other top Clinton aides, including the UN ambassador Susan Rice, initially blamed the attack on a spontaneous protest that got out of control. He described that briefing he described as "jaw-dropping, embarrassing and stunning". It is now thought the attacks, involving up to 60 heavily armed militia, were co-ordinated by Ansar al-Sharia, a group affiliated to al-Qaida, and timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

The allegations of a state department cover-up follow equally embarrassing claims that military leaders blocked efforts to dispatch special forces troops to the Benghazi consulate.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/08/b...

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#58 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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With a few exceptions, the average topix reader is wise enough to take anything they read with a grain of salt and is also more than capable of researching any questionable facts on their own.
Yeah right.

Another pathetic troll outs themselves...

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#59 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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I proved that I could manipulate you by forcing you to waste your time trying to prove me wrong because your narcissistic ego will not allow you to simply walk away from an argument. For example, how much time have you wasted over the last week researching facts and posting your findings about the US Navy's deployment history in order to refute another poster's claims of being aboard specific ships in specific locations on specific dates? If someone wishes to claim they've been on secret missions to Mars, so be it because it has no impact upon you, me, or anyone else. If someone claims overseas gov't employees don't pay taxes and you know they're wrong, let them believe whatever they want. With a few exceptions, the average topix reader is wise enough to take anything they read with a grain of salt and is also more than capable of researching any questionable facts on their own. Instead of claiming to live inside the heads of others, you first need to stop allowing others to so easily take up residence within your own.
That was fantastic, fabulous, fantabulous!

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Columbus, OH

#60 May 8, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Yeah right.
Another pathetic troll outs themselves...
So says The Artist FKA Karl Monday before the real Carl Monday made him stop being Karl Monday.

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#61 May 8, 2013
Bob wrote:
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So says The Artist FKA Karl Monday before the real Carl Monday made him stop being Karl Monday.
Reader, I caught the Freudian slip.

Sorry pocket troll, you've been caught.

Your snitching is what caused that to happen, you're nothing but a sniveling cowardly internet troll.

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#62 May 9, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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That's a new one to me. I'll be calling PriceCoopers in the morning.
Ask them about your stepson getting an EIC when his kid lives with its mother.

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