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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: So I know I didn't file for 2021 tax season because of the issues I was having with turbo tax. The I.R.S. says that I

I did file. I filed for my 2020 taxes and the I.R.S says I didn't. What do you I do?

Leihernst Lamarre
Leihernst Lamarre
answered on Dec 8, 2022

Your issue may be due to the online portal to receive a stimulus check. If you completed the process through the IRS’s online portal to get a stimulus check and have not filed your taxes, the IRS has filed a $1 tax return To get the money out to you. That is most likely the issue you are having... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: Who can pay delinquent taxes
Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 7, 2022

anyone who owes delinquent taxes is recommended to pay them off in a timely manner - you may want to reword your question to include more context.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: I just want to know why caretaker cousin who put my both parents are deseced put property in caretaker cousin name
Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 7, 2022

Hi, you may want to reword your question. If you are asking why your deceased parents put property in someone's name, no one can really answer that. Since they are deceased we are unable to tell what their intent was. They may have just wanted the individual to inherit the property when they passed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: Ex and I are JTROS on our paid for home. Partition default judgement months ago, but delinquent tax sale does what to us

What happens with the partition during the redemption period of the delinquent tax sale?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 6, 2022

Any Partition Action will be subject to the Tax Sale, which should have been part of the Partition Sale Order. Apparently the Partition Action is incomplete and erroneous. High tax bidder will ignore the Partition action.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: Does a delinquent property tax sale go on your record as a foreclosure?
D. Nathan Davis
D. Nathan Davis
answered on Dec 6, 2022

Which record are you referring to? I assume you are referring to property records. Of course, when the sale is completed, the property records will reflect that the property was sold and who the buyer was who purchased the property at tax sale.

The credit report will reflect that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: How long can the irs withhold a tax return legally? I have been trying to contact them for over a year now...

I have been trying to contact them to resolve an issue to get my tax return back and can't get ahold of anyone from the irs when is it illegal to not get your tax return when it isn't on me to get them to pick up their phone?

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Hi. You might want to reword your question. It does not quite make sense when you say the IRS is withholding a tax return. Are you saying you requested a tax return transcript and they haven't provided it? Are you asking how long it is taking them to process a tax return? Are you asking how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: I want to gift a piece of vacant property to my son. I want to do this while I am still alive. What are the tax liabilit

We would like to do this tax-free. He is married as am I. Is there a way to do this?

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Dec 4, 2022

There are several ways to do this and MANY wrong ways.

A Quit claim deed is one but you need to appropriately record transfer affidavits and report the gift properly. There probably won’t be tax due but depending on how you structure things a return may be due. The rules are complicated...
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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: I bought a home in 2020. Had it professionally appraised at 65k.The county is taxing me on 106k without even seeing home

Now my homeowners ins. has gone up 183% based on the arbitrary (imo) valuation. I cannot afford it and will have to sell my home. I was told I cannot protest my property taxes because the home was a foreclosure. I am 63, single, and live on disability. Doesn't a professional appraisal carry... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Yes, a recent unbiased professional appraisal carries considerable weight in a tax protest. In most instances, the appraisal review board will adopt the professional appraiser's valuation in such circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Is there a way I can check on my business tax return from last year?

The person who was in charge of doing our taxes last year quit and I can't seem to find out whether if they filed for 2021 or not. Is there a way to check if my business filed taxes for 2021?

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 1, 2022

You can go onto your IRS portal and pull the account transcript for the business. This will tell you if a return is on file. If you are unable to do it that way, you can call the IRS directly. Just be prepared for long wait times.

The easiest way is contacting the firm you worked with or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal for the Lawyer that closed on my house to just keep the past due tax money and did not pay the taxes.

This lawyer collected over 7 hundred dollars of tax money from both myself and the seller at the closing 15 July 2022 and as of 28 Nov. 2022 he still has not given the tax money to the Pinellas County government. Both my realtor and myself have tried for the past month to get him to pay the 2021... Read more »

James Clifton
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James Clifton
answered on Nov 30, 2022

If you believe the lawyer is mishandling funds entrusted to him, contact the Florida Bar Association. It is helpful to have written documentation of your requests to the attorney to turn over the funds as well as any responses from the attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Employment offer letter states housing provided at (blank) property. No details, what is or isn’t allowed?

Housing provided = 2 bed, one couch bed rv camper trailer. Details of said housing were not outlined in employment contract/offer letter. We are now purchasing a mobile home (larger/more permanent adequate). Company owner is allowing placement on the property. We do not pay rent, but portion of... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

I would need to reach the contract to determine if there is a breach.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: I have green card and I own a house in TX, value of 1 m $. Do my inherits will pay inheritance tax? how much?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Texas has no inheritance tax and is highly unlikely to adopt one.

Our federal government has vacillated between having no estate tax to imposing an estate tax with an exemption. This is not imposed on an asset by asset basis, but rather on the amount of your entire estate.

In...
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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: Possible for somebody to file power of attorney over all my assets without my authorization or even without me even know

Some one filed power of attorney over all my assets and I didn't know anything about it and I don't even know who did it that's how they began my identity theft

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Generally speaking you must give authorization, usually through signature, for someone to file a POA on your behalf. For example, the IRS POA forms require the taxpayer sign each form giving authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I've been dealing with identity Theft issues sense 2018,I haven't been able to collect any info regarding my assets

I have been homeless since 2016 I've been unable to get food stamps, housing help or anything else these people have Stolen everything from me like my stocks that they sold iN January without my authorization they have access my email and sensed everything over seas with out my authorization... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 27, 2022

What you describe is criminal conduct. Report it to the police.

Your post suggests that by posting here you are trying to get an attorney seeing the post to reach out to you and represent you. That is not going to happen. It would be highly inappropriate for anyone on this site to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My mortgage company (with escrow) did not pay my property taxes and property was sold at tax sale. What is my recourse?

My original loan provided paid taxes on both lots listed on the deed. A third party then bought my loan and in the escrow account they only paid taxes on one of the lots on my property. The other lot went unpaid for a year and then was sold at a tax sale.

I understand I have a redemption... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Nov 23, 2022

Speak to a real estate attorney to discuss what action you might pursue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a tax lien on a property where the landowner has died. Would I be able to take possession of the vacant property?
William Vann Burkett
William Vann Burkett
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Tax liens can be handled in various ways throughout the State of Alabama. Because I do not know the county or city that you are in I cannot tell you which set of rules that your lien follows. It is very possible that you have a right to possession after purchasing the property at a tax sale but it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: I was unemployed for the year 2021. How do I file a late tax return for 2021? How does this correlate with i864?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Nov 20, 2022

If you lacked earnings, then the USCIS may take an average of the annual income. However, if the petitioner remains unemployed during 2022, then the Service has been known to require a joint sponsor in some situations.

If this matter is an issue, then you ought to consider hiring an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: I’m supposed to get $839.00 but am only receiving $454.00 it states that $240.00 is being taking out for a lien and etc

So what does it mean by lien and is there any way of appealing this

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 20, 2022

A lien is an obligation you owe. Liens can take many forms. Wage garnishment by a creditor is a common lien.

No one here can know what this lien is, or whether it is being lawfully being applied against your wages without knowing a great deal more about your situation. You are going to...
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