In community property states such as California, all income earned by either spouse belongs equally to both. Therefore, if you file separate married returns, you must total all marital income then divide it down the middle, with each of you reporting half.
My partner never filed the tax return for those years. I believe IRS filed substitute returns and the income taxes owed for each year were assessed a while ago. Do I need to file returns for those years before filing bankruptcy?
I didn't filed in 2017 and CA state sent me notices asking me to file. Then they sent a State Income Tax Balance Due Notice saying that if I agree with their notice and if I don't pay in full in 30 days they may begin collection action. If I disagree, I have to contact them. Can they... Read more »
The facts as you've described them are quite unusual and an answer to your inquiry would require an investigation and analysis by a skilled attorney with experience in dealing with the BOE, which is now the CDTFA.
The notices were going to a location where I do not live (went to my ex-partner's parents house), and I just got my hands on the notices that say we owe thousands. This LLC was only active for a few years, as a production-company shooting a series, and unfortunately, the entity wasn't... Read more »
An EA was paid to file for tax forgiveness on my behalf. He did not. I am now being garnished. He is not answering my inquiries. I also want to initiate legal action against him; but the tax issue first!
I worked for the person contracted to do this job and he couldnt contact them at tax time so he pretended to be someone else to get my ssn. I did cash some checks from him cause he claimed he couldnt withdraw the money and i had acheck cashing account. i cashed them for him to pay the people... Read more »
I have not lived in the condo for over 10 years, I am over 55 and have never used my exemption, I am married. We want to use the money from the sale of the condo to buy a house. My husband has never bought a house and qualifies as first time buyer.
In order to qualify for the capital gains exemption, you must have lived in the property for at lease 2 of the most recent 5 years. On the basis of what you've described, you will not be eligible for the capital gains exemption for the sale of a personal residence.
In the usual course, the IRS automated collection system [ACS] will issue either a CP90 or LT11 Final notice of intent to levy with a notice of your right to a collection due process hearing within about 5 weeks after issuance of the CP504.
However, I have encountered several situations...Read more »
My wife and I are married and filing separate returns in a community law state. She owes $7,000 in taxes and I owe 1,000. If she defaults, will IRS go after me to collect part of her debt? Are our debts considered community or separate?
In a community property state, your wife has a community interest in your income. The IRS therefore has standing to engage in enforced collection by way of levy of your wife's community interest in your income.
A separate property agreement would protect you from such enforced...Read more »
In searching for an attorney I am being turned down because the advasary has consulted with so far 8 out of 10 I have contacted. Is this legal?!? I find this crazy that I am having this much trouble finding and attorney!?
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 »
The IRS can only levy 15% of your social security income.
The State of California cannot levy your social security income, but they will attempt to collect by levying your bank account. Legally, the social security funds in your bank account cannot be taken by the State of California, but...Read more »
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