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Q: I have two questions concerning IRS treatment of Colorado maintenance.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017
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Q: Is it legal to have people sign a non-compete when testing out a dating method? Please read more for details.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

The non-competes would be very difficult to enforce under Colorado law. The "test run males" are not working for you they are the customers.Non-competes can't be enforced against customers, you can't stop someone from using another firms services. You could ask them to sing non-disclosure agreements but again they are difficult to enforce. I'm making an assumption you have a legitimate business method and we're not talking about prostitution. If it is a truly new and unique method you would...
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Q: My father left his house to my sibling - but it's a part of the whole estate - do I have to pay taxes on it?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Property taxes will be paid by the estate until transferred to your brother after which he will be responsible for the property taxes. Estate taxes, if any, are paid by the estate and the recipient of a gift or inheritance is not taxed in Colorado or for federal purposes. The only way you individually would be required to pay tax would be if you distributed property as the Personal Representative prior to paying taxes owed by the estate and the IRS or CDOR came after you to collect those taxes...
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Q: Advice on a non resident of Colorado responding to a demand letter for payment of taxes for monies that did not exist

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

Get a tax attorney. The Colorado Dept. of Revenue tends to be a bit nasty and once they get an idea they don't let go.
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Q: If I have a title for a vehicle I traded into a dealership, can I go get it from the dealership?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.
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Q: Can you get a tax refund if you are still making payments on previous year taxes?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

No, any refunds will be applied against the outstanding amounts owed.
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Q: What type of tax filing option is best for my business?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

You should seek out a tax attorney to advise you. You're asking for legal advice and attorney's can't provide legal advise to people who are not their client.
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Q: My wages were garnished by the IRS due to back taxes the garnishment was stopped and I was since declared noncollecta

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

No, federal income taxes are not deductible.
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Q: Person died 6/18/2015; taxes filed. Stock found/sold 9.8K in 2016 w/ tax withheld. No tax due. File form __?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017
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Q: If an employer did not file an 1099 on a contractor and has decided to file the following year what tax liability does

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Contractors don't have employers, they have clients.

Contractors are responsible for reporting all income derived form their trade or business regardless of whether they receive a 1099. You should report your income and expenses on the appropriate return
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Q: I filed my taxes using TurboTax's free online service. Is there a way for me to "cancel" my filing and re-do them?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

There's no such thing as canceling a return. You would need to file an amended return correcting any errors on the original return.
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Q: Is there any way to get around paying the capital gains tax on selling my home. I have lived here 14 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Answered on Feb 21, 2017

Find a local attorney that knows about 1031 exchanges.
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Q: Not having health insurance 2016. Will I be penalized when Filling my taxes

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Under the affordable care act (aka ObamaCare) yes there is a penalty, however it only applies once you reach a certain income. Also a recent executive order has created some confusion regarding the enforcement of the ACA penalties. At this point the answer is maybe.
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Q: My dependent who is my live in girlfriend has defaulted student loans if I claim her can the IRS take my refund?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for West Virginia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2017

Your refund will not be intercepted for the student loan debts of a dependant. If you file as married the return will be intercepted and you would have to file for injured spouse relief (not the same as innocent spouse relief).
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Q: My mother passed in 2014, she was behind in her taxes 3 years prior to her death. The house was about to be foreclosed.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

I assume there was a probate and the house was transferred from your Mother's estate to you and your siblings. What you would need to do is either offer your siblings a buyout, or sue for partition. Just because you paid the taxes and improved the property does not mean they automatically owe you their share, it's going to depend on how the home is owned and you'll also need to review your state laws. I would highly suggest seeking the help of a local attorney that knows your state and county...
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Q: I file single with one exemption on my taxes out of 5500 only 46.00 was taking out for taxes don't understand

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

See publication 15 Section 9. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15.pdf
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Q: I owe back IRS taxes and for the last 5 years I "thought"my employer was garnishing my wages.however come to find out

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

First off there is a limit to the amount of a check that can be garnished so if your employer is withholding your entire check you should file a complaint with the NC dept. of labor.

Second, employer's failure to withhold pursuant to a garnishment order is between ho and the IRS. If money was being taken out of your check for tax garnishment and it wasn't being paid to the IRS contact the Dept. of labor.

Call the IRS (or hire a pro) and ask about getting setup on a payment...
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Q: Can the IRS levy your SSI? I only recieve 735.00 a month & they took my whole 100.00 savings leaving my acct with zero.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

Yes they can garnish a portion of SSI. You should call them and ask about a payment plan. If you do nothing they'll just keep taking your stuff.
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Q: is there any way to stop a tax refund garnishment for a student loan debt?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Iowa on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
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Q: Yes, I just got a letter from Georgia IRS, they are saying they want 4000 dollars from me, they say its from 2003,

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

Either this is a scam, or they've been looking for you for a long time. I'd go find a professional because this sounds a lot like a scam.
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