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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for California on
Q: How to pay taxes if you're a contractor? I signed W-9 form when I was hired. Thank you!

Hello,

I have a question regarding taxes.

My situation a little bit complicated, as I couldn’t find the answer to it.

I’m in the US on an F1 visa, already finished my studying and I’m on OPT for 1 year right now, till the end of October.

To remain in-country... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 13, 2020

If your company is a pass through entity you would file a Schedule C. I recommend paying an accountant to prepare your return. They will be able to help you reduce your tax bill. Make sure you use an experienced CPA.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Please see the below for details

Hello,

there were recently loans taken out with me as a co-signer listed. My signature was forged by my husband. I do not want to press charges, but is there any legal action I can take against this company since i was never contacted? My credit is now bad because my husband defaulted on... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 13, 2020

Yours is a very complex situation. Bankruptcy may be your best option but you mentioned taxes as well. If you filed married filing separately during those years, then you should be fine with declaring bankruptcy from a tax perspective. If you did not file then I urge you to do so immediately and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If the IRS made mistake, and took your taxes how to you get them back?

IRS took my 2019 Taxes said I was self employed in 2018, Which I was not worked for the same company for 13 years. I have called 3 to 4 time and talked to 4 Different agents and they don't seem to know why and kept asking was I self employed and one agent said someone messed up somewhere.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 10, 2020

If the amount is high enough to make it worth your while to hire a tax attorney then you may want to go ahead and hire someone. If the amount is too low then I recommend calling the taxpayer advocate to see if they can assist you. Trying to resolve this on your own may get very frustrating.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: In Conn., are there taxes that have to be paid upon inheritance of Real Estate?

My husband is concerned about a tax he says he will have to pay upon his parents death in order to inherit the real estate they are leaving him in their will. I live in North Carolina but have not had any experience with the inheritance of Real Estate and so have no idea what he is referring to and... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 2, 2020

If the estate is worth more than 2.6 million dollars then he will need to pay estate taxes.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: My wife had a student loan discharged in 2014 and was never sent a 1099c and we were not together at that time.

We are now married In June of 2015 and are being charged for that In our joint 2017 taxes. Is that legal or should it be placed in her 2014 taxes when she was single?

Just to be clear this was never initially put on our 2017 taxes. We received an IRS document stating that we owed for those... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 28, 2020

You should have an accountant look over your wife's financial picture. If your wife was insolvent during the time the debt was forgiven, she may not have to pay taxes on some or all of the amount forgiven.

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: Will i be in contempt of court if i claim my child on taxes even though irs says i get to

Irs rules and regulations states i get to claim him every year because i am custodial parent and he lives with me and irs states decree after 2009 cant be used my papers say dad claim every othet year but nothing about 8332 form irs requires him to have one signed by me i have not done so

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 25, 2020

If you have a court ordered agreement that the father is allowed to claim the children then he can take you back to court for violating the agreement. The IRS does not get involved. They only look at their rules not what was court ordered.

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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law on
Q: Can husband claim my kids although we were separated the whole year? They are my children and I have full custody.

He is step father. He claimed my kids and plans on keeping it all.

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

If you believe that you provided more support for your children then you should submit a paper return claiming your children along with a letter explaining why you should be able to claim them as dependents. The IRS will investigate and likely ask you for certain documents to prove that you are... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I owe half of a 2018 tax bill?

My ex-husband and I just got a tax bill from 2018, that says we owe money based on discrepancies with what we reported as our joint income. In 2018, I worked only part-time, making less than $10,000 a year. Our divorce was finalized in December 2019. Do I owe half of the owed taxes from 2018, since... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 23, 2020

When you file jointly you are both jointly and individually liable. This means the IRS can come after one or both of you for the debt. You may have a good innocent spouse relief (ISR) case but without further details it is impossible to say for sure. Most of us offer a free consultation and can... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Nebraska on
Q: I have a court ordered judgment against me from my divorce. Can I use this amount in my Offer to Compromise
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 23, 2020

Court ordered payments are allowed. Having said that the IRS will look at any income that will become available after an expense is paid off within the statute of limitations. Unless you have a very simple financial picture, you would be better off hiring someone to help you submit the Offer. I... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can my soon to be ex-wife get a hold put on my taxes if I filed first and did everything the right way

I repeatedly asked her to file taxes with me she refused I want to head and filed them on my own as head of household so will start with a text and order Belcourt so that’s a legal separation document and I lived in the house 11 months out of 12 so I filed all three daughters bars and now I’ve... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 21, 2020

When two people file and take the same dependents the IRS will place a hold on both accounts while they investigate and determine who had the right to take the dependents. If this is what happened then you should hear from the IRS. If she is the one telling you that there is a hold on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Child Support on
Q: Is my irs refund subject to deferment if I file jointly with my spouse who owes back child support

My husband owes arrears for child support for a term of Incarceration. He is paying monthly but has had difficulty getting a job with a felony conviction. He hasn't earned any income in 2019 and I have been paying the monthly payment to keep him from being sent to jail. The child who the... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 11, 2020

You can fill out Form 8379, Injured Spouse Relief. It will delay your refund a bit but you should get what you would be entitled to if you filed separately.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello Could you please let me know on debt forgiveness as reates to the irs.

Original debt forgiveness was 10000.Paid a third party debt collector 3000.So does that reduce the debt forgiveness in the irs view to 7000? As income

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 11, 2020

It would probably be worth it for you to hire an accountant this year to file your taxes. There is an insolvency exception that may mean you will not have to pay taxes on all or a portion of the debt forgiven. Find a good CPA and have them see if you qualify.

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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: We owed the IRS $1250 for 2017. I sent an amended return with a check. They keep demanding a payment of about $1250.

They cashed the check for $202 last March, but keep sending letters that don't respond to questions I ask, and provide no justification of the amount they're demanding. Specifically, the tax rate on the 2017 return was about 10%. The corrected tax they claim would use a rate of about 93%... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 10, 2020

Try calling your local taxpayer advocate to see if they can help. They should be able to explain what is going on. Here is a link to their website https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Maryland on
Q: I had my taxes filed with a tax preparer. They gave my tax packet to another client. So a stranger has my info.
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 10, 2020

You may want to ask the tax preparer to pay for identity theft protection for a year to be on the safe side.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: We had Obamacare in 2018 & we didn't qualify. Now the IRS wants us to pay the diff. Can a tax lawyer help lower the amt?

We qualified in 2017 for Obamacare and just kept paying.

When we first signed up, I was told that we qualified due to the insurance at my place of employment being too high and my husband being unemployed at the time.

Even though he started a new job the next year, my insurance... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 6, 2020

It is impossible to tell you whether or not we can do better for you without your financial information. Most of us offer a free consultation and could tell you if you are eligible for an Offer in Compromise or some other form of collection alternative. Just stay away from the places you see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Can IRS still come after me for owning tax for year 2007 or is there statue of limitation? Thank you

My ex lie to that he took care of our tax we own but he file bankruptcy so IRS was coming after me. It is tax for year of 2007. Can they still keep going after me or is there statue of limitation?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 5, 2020

There is a 10 year statue of limitations (SOL) on collection. If the taxes were filed late then the SOL may not have passed yet. When your ex-husband filed for bankruptcy that stopped the SOL from running. The SOL stops running until the bankruptcy is discharged plus six months. Without seeing a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: my parents claim my son on taxes for the one month he stayed at their house but my son has lived with me his whole life

And I have state assistance for my son. What can I do? My parents falsified their tax return by claiming my son. PLEASE help me

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 5, 2020

You can file your return and claim him. The IRS will then ask you both to prove where the child lived for most of the year. They will look at things like school records, etc. that will show where the child lived during the year.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: Frozen tax return

We filed our taxes and the IRS said we needed more proof of address an relationship to our kids. We sent it it in and we received a notice of denial for rest of tax refund prematurely on the IRS end . We notify the IRS and they have never responded to 3 seperate faxes all papers requested and now... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 4, 2020

If you cannot afford an attorney then you can try to seek assistance from the taxpayer advocate. Here is a link to look up the contact number for your local office. https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: The IRS has had my 2018 tax refund for a year and refuses to give me any information.

In Feb 2019, I filed my taxes for 2018. I was self-employed and I have 3 small children that I have always claimed on taxes. Their father does not claim them. In the previous years, I used a W2 because I had an employer. Well, it’s been a year and I still don’t have my 2018 taxes. They... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jan 31, 2020

Try calling the Taxpayer Advocate. They may be able to help speed things along. If they agree to take your case at the very least you will get an answer as to what is going on and someone will be monitoring your case for you. Here is the link https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us and you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file against someone for falsely claiming my child as their dependent? Can I file against a noncustodial parent?

I have sole custody of my children. My children’s father is not active in their lives and haven’t been for years. I have court documents stating I have sole custody as well as a full restraining order. They reside with me and do not have any contact with the father. However, every year he... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jan 29, 2020

You can file a paper tax return and include a letter stating that you have sole custody of the children. The IRS will investigate and get back to you. If taxes were addressed in your divorce agreement and you were given the right to claim them then you can take him back to court for violating the... Read more »

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