I work for UMUC Europe and we fall under a sponsorship company to work in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti bank require us to fill out a W9 when we open our mandatory salary account. What impact will filling out that W9 have on me this tax year? Will that foreign income be reported to the IRS?
The purpose of a W-9 is for a business to properly report payments when it pays more than $600 per year to an individual taxpayer. You will likely receive a 1099 Misc but from the business not the IRS. They will send a copy of the 1099 Misc to the IRS.
A tax lien is registered against me, from more than 25 years ago. The lien has expired under statute of limitations. The lien was reported to credit bureaus, but has since dropped off credit bureaus because it is older than the 6-7 year old credit bureau retention period. So if I get a release from... Read more »
The FTB recommends that you contact the credit agencies directly to report a modification or release of a lien since they do not report it directly. I would get a copy of the notice of release for the lien and send it to the credit bureaus requesting that they remove it from your record.
amount, but the city would not approve it. We have had several offers for that amount but again the city wouldn't approve it. We now have a contract for $500,000. We didn't get an appraisal at the time of his death, would the previous sale price show the value of the property at this... Read more »
It would depend on a number of factors. How close was the sale before he passed and was there an appraisal for the sale? If there was a third party appraisal within 12 months of his passing you could make that argument. However you may need to hire an expert.
Update: I'm not getting a clear answer on this. I only recently (a month ago) found the paperwork. The check should have been reissued in both names "and." How is it the check was cashed or deposited into an account that was solely his, without my signature or knowledge? So what... Read more »
If your divorce has not been finalized you should include the claim for half the proceeds. As mentioned by Mr. Day, the IRS will not know what is going on with your divorce. You may also want to call the IRS to request an account transcript to determine when the refund was issued by the IRS.
I am a single 65 year old. I have 6 figure liens by the IRS and State of California against me. I have no way to even attempt to settle these claims. They have been garnishing my $60,000 salary for 5 years now. I am getting ready to retire, and will be eligible for $2,000 a month in Social... Read more »
I tend to see this occasionally for self-employed or contract workers who claim the EITC. They are investigating as to whether the taxpayer has legitimate earnings to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. I would suggest you contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service, then can assist and can issue an...Read more »
My husband owns and operates his own jewelry store in Rolla Mo. Sells consignment jewelry, custom makes own jewelry and sells, repairs jewelry. My husband has not paid Federal or State taxes for over 3 years. I didn’t know until this tax year. Has had business for 37 years. He told me that for... Read more »
File married filing separately if you feel that your spouse is engaged in tax fraud. I would also suggest keeping your finances separate as well. You do not want to be a part of your husband's business affairs.
My mother, diagnosed with alzheimer's and dementia, went into assisted living in April of 2017. I was unaware of the IRS Publication 502's definition of "chronically ill individual", which requires a Doctor's certification / prescribed care plan made "within the 12... Read more »
I would suggest you ask the doctor to modify the notes or write a specific note regarding the need for supervised care. It is unlikely the IRS will want to examine patient medical records. In most cases, correspondence from the treating Physician will suffice.
amount for 2009 that I never filed. I recently filed and found that I did not owe for this year. The Franchise Tax Board told me that I was not entitled these monies back as the garnishments took place more than a year ago. Is this true? Or do I have a right to this overpaid tax?
California Revenue and taxation Code Section 19306 states that no credit or refund shall be allowed after four years from the original due date of the return, four years from the date the return was filed (if filed within the extension period), or one year from the date of the overpayment,...Read more »
The Internal Revenue Code allows a 250000 exclusion (500000 for married filing jointly) of gain from the sale of your primary residence if you lived there for at least 2 of the 5 years prior to selling it.
State tax entities may vary the amount of the exclusion.
Consider it like golf, you keep your own score but are required to accurately report and pay accurately. If you try advance the argument that taxes and the reporting a re merely voluntary, the IRS considers this a frivolous argument. The IRS likes to make examples of those advancing such arguments....Read more »
I am a veteran using the GI bill to finish school and live off of my BAH. The state of FL only requires that I pay $370 a month while I'm in school since I'm not working, but I have given her the extra money for the past 3 years, which comes from my VA Disability, which is $1172 a month.... Read more »
If the extra money was a spousal support order then it is alimoney and taxable to her and a deduction for yourself. If you gave it to her without a court order it is a gift. Gifts are not income. The amount you "gave" would be under the annual exclusion and you wouldn't need to file...Read more »
We were both employed by the same company and during our employment we married. Our employer decided to change my wife's withholding to married-0, she had requested to be single-0. The signed W4 on file with the company also said single-0. When she noticed it was changed she asked the company... Read more »
To further comment on what was recommended. You must also have had no previous penalties for 3 years prior to making the abatement request and you must be up to date with your filing requirements. I would recommend in order to avoid this from happening in the future inform the employer in writing...Read more »
The estate is responsible for paying estate taxes. The executor of the estate is delegated the responsibility for the proper filing of tax returns and payment of any taxes owed by the estate. If you merely received an inheritance you don't pay the tax, the estate does.
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