As the checks are being sent to the address of the parent who claimed the children as dependents on his or her 2019 federal income tax return (or the 2018 return if the 2019 tax return has not yet been filed), the stimulus payment for the three children claimed as dependents by your husband most...Read more »
What you asked about is not a valid case citation. No case starts on page 111 in volume 18 of the Supreme Court reporter (which is abbreviated as "U.S."). Page 111 is a page within the Supreme Court's opinion in US v. Wiltberger, 18 U.S. 76, an 1820 case. The case starts at page...Read more »
Local income tax return was filled a year ago. I have tried to get in touch with the local tax office but then referred to another tax agency. I sent a letter stating I would agree to payment arrangements.
Got certified letter stating criminal charges for not paying.... Read more »
Many jurisdictions have criminal penalties for non-payment of income taxes. The federal statute is 26 USC Section 7202. A criminal penalty is generally sought when the taxpayer has been ignoring letters and/or bills or is spending money without regard to his or her tax liability.
In order to be prosecuted for either tax evasion, or filing a false return, there has to be evidence of an intent to evade tax. If it is an honest mistake, there is little chance of being prosecuted as the intent to defraud the government is not present. The IRS usually will not refer a case for...Read more »
For most people, there is no income tax advantage to establishing a trust. Under certain circumstances there may be gift or estate tax benefits. You need to have a tax expert look at your particular circumstances to determine if there is a benefit for you before you consider setting up a trust....Read more »
The lifetime estate and gift tax exemption amount for 2017 is $5,490,000. The annual gift tax exclusion for 2017 is $14,000 and is unrelated to the lifetime exemption. In other words, the $5.49 million exemption amount is not reduced by annual gifts of $14,000 or less.
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