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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a bank for not releasing the lien on my house?House was paid on 12/31/19.Resulted to escrow not close on 3/20.

Up to this time. I have called multiple times and we’re give different and wrong information. Do I have a case or not?

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 23, 2020

Sorry about the trouble. I would consult a real estate attorney. I hope this helps and stay safe. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How to prevent green card holder from entering the US?

I became a guarantor to a green card holder, who, as turned out decided to play the system and obtain US citizenship for drawing SSI benefits and continue living abroad.

She continues living in the old country and comes to the US only once a year to keep Perm Residency active, however has... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 18, 2020

This is potentially a huge issue and you should not rely on general information you may receive in this forum. I would consult an immigration attorney for a specific advice. I hope this helps and stay safe. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: I continue to own my house with my ex-husband. How should the house be vested as we need to put it in trust again w

The house was always in trust and we would like to put it back in trust. I live in the house and the divorce spells out that I continue to live there. We rent a front unit out which covers the house payment. He now lives in another state

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 18, 2020

You can put your share of the property in your own trust, not in a joint trust with you ex, unless you are planning to get back together, in which case, I would consult a local estate planning attorney for specific advice. I hope this helps and stay safe. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Are my rights being violated by not been able to contact anybody at the IRS about my taxes

I filed my taxes on February 21st 2020 I haven't received any stimulus and nor my tax return and I can't contact anybody at the IRS business going against my civil rights

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 25, 2020

Most parts of the IRS have been closed for a while due to the coronavirus pandemic, and some have been called back to work, and hopefully they will process yours. I hope this helps. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for California on
Q: I need help with divorcing my husband and applying for assylum.

Im Muslim that is planning on removing my scarf, being more liberal and divorcing my strict controlling husband. We have a kid together that is American and I wanna apply for assylum to be able to live in the USA and Support myself and my son. Do I have a case? And what steps should I follow? And... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 9, 2020

Sorry about the dilemma. I would consult an immigration attorney. If you cannot afford one, call the local bar association for a pro bono attorney. I hope this helps and Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Question about I 864 Joint sponsor married filed jointly

I am a joint sponsor filling out I-864 for a close friend. I am married and file my taxes jointly with my wife. My individual income is enough to sponsor so I don’t want to include my wives income. But since our tax return are filed jointly, what should I put for Part 6 Question 20 about my... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 9, 2020

Your question refers to specific items on an immigration form. If you are filing Married Filing Jointly, you must put accurate numbers on the form. I would consult an immigration attorney. I hope this helps and Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: Was I deducted the correct amount of federal tax on my final check?

I received my last paycheck and my company deducted 22% from my federal tax instead of the usual 12%. When I asked the payroll employee she said that it was because manual checks some how have a higher tax. Does that sound correct? I live in California and am an hourly employee.

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 9, 2020

The withholdings may consist of various taxes, federal income tax, state income tax, federal social security and medicare tax and SDI. I hope this helps and Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for California on
Q: My father died without a will. I don’t believe that. He always told me he left me life insurance. I am his daughter.

Does my mom just get everything? No questions asked? Because she claims he didn’t have a will?

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 2, 2020

You may consult a local probate attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: Consulting project coming up, corporation registered in WA, living in CA, how to save tax?

I have registered a corporation in WA (C-CORP). I have a consulting project coming up. I tried to use the WA corporation to do the consulting because the consulting fee is not taxable in WA. The consulting project is to help a bank in California but it will be done remotely---I do not need to visit... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on May 2, 2020

California residency for tax purposes is complex and based on facts and circumstances. As a rule of thumb, FTB auditor may review the flowing factors, among others, to consider one’s residency:

1- Amount of time you spend in California versus outside California.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: If you are not married. But live with the father of your four children. He claimed kids on 2019 taxes. He didn't

Support the kids the full calendar year and he owes child support from previous relationships can they take my kids stimulus money? Franchise tax board sent him letter for child tax credit refund pending.

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 29, 2020

You and you partner should talk to a tax prepare to advise you about calming the children, based on reviewing your tax records. your partner You may present the POA to the bank. I hope this helps. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I make an amend on tax returns if my husband is just currently waiting on an interview at Mexico consulate?

I have been made aware that I should have filed my tax returns as married separately instead of single and it could affect my husband’s immigration process. He is living in Mexico and has never been to the U.S. How should I go about making an amend and what info do I need to provide on the form... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 27, 2020

You are advised to ensure you status is accurate. If subsequent to the fling you were made aware of an error, you should amend the return as soon as possible with explanation of an “inadvertent mistake”. I hope this helps. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I need to do to receive my Stimulus if my ex wife received it?

My ex wife and I filed our taxes jointly in 2019 despite going through an amicable divorce that was effective 01/14/2020.

She received my stimulus and did forward it to me, reluctantly, indicating she wanted her stimulus and some of mine. There are talks of possible additional stimulus... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 27, 2020

You were not married when she received the check, one half of which belongs to you because of your marriage during 2019. You need to work it out with her and let her know that you are legally entitled to ½ of the money. Probably, it is not worth to ask attorney to write a letter to her. I hope... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law on
Q: A resident citizen, won $1,000,000 from the US lottery. How much final tax be withheld?
Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 25, 2020

Lucky. Rich enough to retain a tax attorney for specific advice. Comments made here are for general information and not legal advice. Stay safe.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: My father has filled out and filed for the stimulus check and I'm a dependent. Can he keep the $500 from me?
Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 25, 2020

He gets $500 only if you are under 17 years of age. This question may indicate that you are not, right? Stay safe.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Tax Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I received a stimulus check made out to my father who deceased Mar 2019. Do I return or keep it?
Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 25, 2020

Sorry about the passing of your father. Yes, you return it with a letter explaining the father's death. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for California on
Q: Can a legal assistant provide assistance with simple living trusts or will? Is it necessary to hire an attorney?
Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 27, 2020

Generally, preparation of a document that requires legal judgement of an attorney, cannot be done by a non-attorney, without being supervised by an attorney. I hope this helps. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for California on
Q: How will an EIDL Advance be reported for an S Corp? (NOT the loan, NOT the PPP -- the advance that isn't owed back)

The SBA gives out 1k per employee (up to 10k max) to each small business that applies for the EIDL. This advance is not a loan, it's an advance that is NOT owed back. (Also, this is NOT the PPP loan through banks often focused on in the media, this is the EIDL directly from the SBA.)... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Apr 29, 2020

Up to $10K EIDL money is a grant and need not be repaid. EIDL loan other than the grant spent on payroll will be added to the PPP loan. I hope this helps. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a solar power company that took my money, started the project and now refuses to answer any call or emails.

They placed the solar panels but did not connect it to a power grid, and have yet to pay for any fees required.

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Dec 8, 2017

Depending on their contract, they may be in breach of their contract and you may have to have a lawyer write a demand letter for you. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended for, and may not be construed as legal, tax, or accounting advice, or business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: Can I get a refund if I paid for an event that I cannot attend anymore?

Can I get a refund if I paid for an event that I cannot attend anymore? The FAQ says all sales are final, but when I emailed them, they said they would refund me if I bought another date. So would that mean they are going against their word of, "All sales are final" and "No... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Dec 8, 2017

Apparently, they are doing you a favor and giving you the benefit at another time. Their contact may have had a provision to that effect. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended for, and may not be construed as legal, tax, or accounting advice, or business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: I am on social security disability and am going to receive a lump sum pension payment. Do I need to have taxes taken out

I receive $1000 a month from ssd and my pension payment is under $10,000

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
answered on Nov 23, 2017

Your pension is taxable, but it seems below the threshold and you may not owe any taxes. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended for, and may not be construed as legal, tax, or accounting advice, or business solicitation. For specific advice, please... Read more »

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