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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Two companies I worked for, did not pay my taxes correctly and now I owe money to the IRS. What can I do?

one of the companies I worked for, for a year and they only paid 51 dollars in taxes, yet my taxes was taken out of every check. Same with the other company except they only paid 320 dollars in taxes for the months I was working with them (temp agency) now the IRS is claiming I didn’t file my... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Nov 29, 2022

The easiest way to resolve this would be to provide the IRS copies of your paystubs which show what was actually taken out of your check.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: Recently divorced and owe back taxes. I earn small wage but ex makes 10x my salary.

We filed jointly, I’m afraid I’ll lose my house. I can’t see details of any agreements/payments made to IRS on IRS.gov… what are my options ?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Nov 14, 2022

You can set up a payment arrangement based on what you can pay but if you are unable to pay the amount due in full, that will not protect your home. You should speak with a tax attorney. Most of us do not charge a consultation fee. This way you can find out if there are any other options... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: I filed 2016 taxes in 2017. Its flagged identity theft. Never received my refund, what are my rights.

I’m trying to get my refund still today. My identity has been confirmed, I get told wait 3 months every three months. They are busy and I get that. I need this money or I will be homeless. What are my rights?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Oct 24, 2022

If you are referring to federal taxes, call the taxpayer advocate and see if they can help. Here is a link to look up the closest office to you.

https://www.irs.gov/advocate/local-taxpayer-advocate

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Can an employer deduct taxes from a settlement? Employer agrees to pay 3,000 in damages instead pays 2,500 after taxes

I presented my employer proof of employment discrimination and signed an agreement to receive money and not pursue a lawsuit. I was deposited less than the money agreed. The company claimed they deposited less because they withheld taxes from the net pay.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 17, 2022

If the settlement replaces lost wages those funds are taxable.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: Who claims child for 2021 tax season?

Divorce final in May 2021. Decree states that the petitioner can claim in 2021 and odd years. Respondent can claim in 2022 and even years. My ex husband is fighting me on this even though I’ve tried explaining that I claim this year.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jan 22, 2022

The tax year is the year the taxes are due for and not the year they are filed in. So if the mother is awarded the odd years then they would be 2021, 2023, 2025 etc. In other words in 2022 you file for 2021 which is an odd year. You may have to get the lawyers or courts involved again if there... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law and Federal Crimes for Nevada on
Q: IRS account transcripts issues

I was hoping I could ask you a question.

When I login to get my account transcripts. For some reason as of last Friday I was able to see 2014 and 2015 and download them. However as of yesterday Saturday I can see all of them except for 2014 and 2015 it says N/A for those years.

Is... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jan 12, 2022

Transcripts only stay available online for a certain period of time. If you did not owe any taxes for a particular year it is not unusual for them to be removed. January is the time of year that the IRS updates its systems so that may be why they disappeared. There is no guarantee that this is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law on
Q: does our son who collects social security disability have to file a tax return and pay income taxes on that income

my wife and i have been supporting our son for the past 25 years he lives with us and he suffers from mental and physical problems. we claim him as our dependent since we provide more then half of his living expenses. he is concerned that he thinks he may have to pay income tax on his... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Sep 16, 2021

Most people whose sole income is social security do not have to pay taxes on the income. The best way to determine if he should have been filing is to prepare mock returns for the years that he received social security and see if he would have had to pay any taxes. There can be some benefits to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: Hi I have about 75K in tax debt is there anyway the IRS would take less for an immediate lump sum without making an OIC?
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Sep 14, 2021

No. You would have to submit an offer. The only other way to pay less without submitting an offer is to request a penalty abatement, however, most taxpayers do not qualify for a full penalty abatement. Most people can usually only get penalties abated for the first year. I recommend at least... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: Will the IRS try to collect on a payroll tax debt owed by my husband if I sell the house he and I co-own?

He lost the business many years ago and now is dying from dementia. The IRS has stopped filing liens against him.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Sep 9, 2021

If it has been more than 10 years since the taxes were assessed and he did not do anything to toll (stop) the statute of limitations from running, the debt should be gone. You can go to your town hall and see if there are any tax liens that still have time left on them or, if you have power of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: is there anyway to fight back against the IRS regarding my situation ?

for 2020 I owed $7200 on April 15th to the IRS but I accidentally dated it for 2021 and now they refuse to transfer the $7,200 from 2021 to 2020. so essentially my $7,200 is just sitting there being unused because im no longer self employed so I no longer need to make quarterly payments. I'm... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Sep 4, 2021

Try calling the Taxpayer Advocate. They might be able to help you get this resolved.

Here is a link to find the contact number in your area.

https://www.irs.gov/advocate/local-taxpayer-advocate

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Collections for Texas on
Q: We made 12 calls to the IRS for pymt arrangement and made payments towards tax bills but they still filed a tax lien.

Every time we called for a payment arrangement they said wait 30 days and call us back because they had not processed our returns. In the mean time we paid $350/month towards $29,000 from 2017 audit and 2018 and 2019 taxes. We got a payment arrangement and after that they filed a tax lien. Is... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Aug 1, 2021

The IRS can file a tax lien if your debt is over a certain amount and/or if you are not having the payments direct debited from your account.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If my mom claimed my son on her taxes without my permission can I sue for lost wages
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Aug 1, 2021

If your mother claimed your son and you have not filed yet for that tax year, you can file a paper return and claim him yourself. Include a note explaining that your mother claimed him incorrectly. The IRS will then ask both of you to prove who provided the majority of his support. This can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: We are paying back taxes owed, but it is way more than we owed because of interest & fines. Can anything be done?

The taxes owed are due to claiming more dependents after kids left home and it was not caught until we reviewed w2 form.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jul 8, 2021

If you are paying federal taxes then you can request a one-time penalty abatement. This will abate penalties (not interest) for the first year a taxpayer owes taxes. As the name suggests this is a one-time option. Wait until you have paid the base tax due and then call the IRS and request the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kentucky on
Q: would a future spouse be liable for an IRS debt that i have now?

I live in Kentucky

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Apr 19, 2021

A spouse is only liable for taxes that are filed jointly with their husband or wife. Having said that any assets that you hold jointly may be subject to lien or levy. For example, if you own a home together the IRS can seize your half of the equity in the home.

Your best option, if you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What is the process to be removed from some one taxes.

Without my permission I was used as a dependent there for I didn't get the enconmic payment and when I file online it gets rejected or something goes wrong

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Apr 12, 2021

You will need to file a paper return and include a note indicating that you should not have been taken as some one else's dependant.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: My daughters ex boyfriend claimed their son on his taxes AFTER she told him she was going to.Her taxes were denied.

She agreed to him doing this in 2019,her taxes got denied while his got accepted.Her son lives full time with her.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 24, 2021

She needs to file a paper return with a letter stating that the child lives with her full time. The IRS will usually investigate and ask each parent to prove who had primary custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: What should someone do who owes taxes from 2019 but has no income and is on state funded health plan?

My sister-in law owes taxes from 2019. She is currently on MassHealth (since 2020) and in a nursing home where all her income goes too. She is also dying of stage 4 cancer and is only expected to last another month or two. She has no income to pay the taxes. She has no assets, husband, or children.... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 24, 2021

If your sister does not have any assets then there is nothing for the IRS to get. She should be eligible to be marked currently not collectible. Contact your local taxpayer advocate and ask for help. Here is the link to find your local taxpayer advocate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What can I do if I was told by a public accountant did not file my federal tax with the state?

Also I was told not to respond to the irs letters and the amount that I earned was less than what my employer claimed.he wrote checks in my name for his brother and because the place did not I'd him I owe the money?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Nov 24, 2020

You have a lot of issues that cannot properly be answered in this format. I suggest you contact a tax attorney to discuss your questions in greater detail. Most of us offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Virginia on
Q: My husband and I filed our income taxes in April and we still have not received our refund. How long do we have to wait?

I called the IRS and get a recording saying they don’t have any information. I called the hardship line to talk to a person and he said they are still processing income taxes but it has been six months. What can I do? We really need our refund.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Nov 1, 2020

If you mailed in your return then unfortunately it will likely be a long wait. I spoke with someone at the IRS recently regarding a client's return that was mailed in February and was told that they do not have any idea how long the wait will be. They also told me that only 5% of IRS staff is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: How do I keep my tax return $ if ex didn't file/pay 1099/our tax for several yrs?

We were married for 20 years and now divorced for 3yrs.

I was a stay at home mom the entire time and my (ex)husband worked in IT- most of his work was contract so when we received his tax forms, they were 1099. Most times he pushed off the taxes to me to file (I had us go to HRBlock) but... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Oct 14, 2020

If neither of you filed for the years in question and the IRS filed for you then you can file married filing separately. This may result in you being able to get back some money if you would have been entitled to a refund. If a joint return was filed then you will likely need professional... Read more »

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