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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on

Q: State Of CT garnishing wages . How can I file for financial hardship

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 23, 2019

The State of Ct is very difficult to work with when trying to settle a tax debt. You can try working it out on your own by going to court or seeking a collection alternative but it may be very difficult. I recommend calling a tax attorney in Connecticut to discuss your problem in depth. Most of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Utah on

Q: I was overpaid by my employer, the DOD, and ended up losing $7k that I was told would come back through taxes. It didn't

I work for Hill AFB and I have a rather interesting problem that I am not sure how to resolve. My problem is not with the IRS but with DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service).

When I started working for Hill, in 2017, I was guaranteed an 11k bonus. I received this bonus. The problem... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 23, 2019

Read IRS publication 525. On page 34 it discussed claim of right repayments. Review this section to see if you are eligible for a deduction or a credit. It can be complicated and it may be beneficial to have an accountant prepare your return if you believe you are eligible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Tax Law for Kansas on

Q: I signed up for ACA health insurance when I was unemployed, early in 2018. Then I landed a job with insurance. Now I owe

15 k to IRS and 8k to is. HELP! I am 65 with no savings. I work full time.

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 1, 2019

If you cannot afford to repay the amount monthly (the IRS will want around $210 a month) then you will likely need to hire an attorney to help you come up with a collection alternative which can be currently not collectible status, an Offer in Compromise, or a partial payment installment agreement.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Arizona on

Q: can the irs withhold back taxes on veterans disability payments

I was forced to include my va disability payments to calculate withholding for back taxes owed. This cost me an extra 1000 per month

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 25, 2019

The IRS considers income from any source in calculating what funds are available to repay your tax debt. Frequently a tax professional can negotiate a lower monthly installment agreement payment then a taxpayer can get on their own. Most of us offer a free consultation. Stay away from the places... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Past taxes owed from my husband's previous marriage, why is it just now showing up?

When my husband and I filed Married-Joint for the first time we found out that he owed back taxes from a previous marriage. The taxes were from 2011! He was injured on the job so he had not been working from 2012 - 2016. So when we filed it took all of our tax return to put towards that debt. His... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 2, 2019

If your husband filed a tax return with his ex-wife then they are both jointly and severally (individually) liable. The IRS can go after one person or both. They do not split the taxes 50/50 or apportion them according to income. The IRS will collect from whoever they can collect from whether... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on

Q: How can I find out if a 1099 form to my ex-husband is phony or real, and if it was sent to IRS and DoR?

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 20, 2019

Towards the end of May it should be on file with the IRS. You would not be able to get any information but your ex-husband would be able to call.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Tax Law on

Q: I cant get my former business partner to sign a dissolution agreement and now I might have to pay her part of the taxes

At the beginning of 2018 my former business partner emptied our bank account and started her own business taking all the clients with her and spreading horrible lies about me. I've lost just about everything including my home, income, and reputation. I am still in business but I barely make enough... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 20, 2019

You need to speak with a good tax attorney to discuss your case in detail. If you do end up owing taxes that you cannot afford to pay there are collection alternatives available to you including an offer in compromise, a partial payment installment agreement, currently not collectible status, etc.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arkansas on

Q: Can I still file married joint if my spouse's SSN has been filed on another return?

My spouse is incarcerated and it appears that their ssn was e-filed on a return by someone already without permission.

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 3, 2019

If you suspect that your husband was a victim of identity theft then you need to take steps to straighten this out.

I am including the link to the IRS page that discussed what to do if you suspect identity theft.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft...
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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Connecticut on

Q: The IRS says that I received $29,000 and taxed me for it. I never received this money, what to do?

The IRS transcripts say that a fund in my name was sold from a Fidelity account. I have never had an account of any sort with Fidelity or any financial company at all. I was given the name and address of the seller. This action seems like fraud perpetrated as a Trust. How do I get a copy of the... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 3, 2019

It sounds like you have been a victim of identity theft. This can be a complex issue to straighten out with the IRS. I recommend consulting with an experienced tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Illinois on

Q: What can I do if my income puts me just over the Obamacare cliff and I have to pay an extra 20k in taxes?

My income puts me just over the 400% threshold. If I made a little less I would not owe very much in taxes but now I owe 20k because I have to repay the full health insurance tax credit and I can’t afford it.

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 31, 2019

The first thing I would advise is to have your return prepared by a good CPA if you have not already done so. Make sure you use a good CPA and not a national chain. They may find some deductions that you were not aware you could take. After that if you still have a large balance due, contact a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on

Q: I signed up for ACA health insurance when I was unemployed, early in 2018. Then I landed a job with insurance. Now I owe

15 k to IRS and 8k to is. HELP!

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 25, 2019

I advise you to contact a good tax attorney to discuss your options. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. There is not really any help we can offer online.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for North Carolina on

Q: Can the NC State Dept. Of Revenue garnish Tax refunds for taxes they say are owed from 1999 but the IRS has no record of

The NC Dept. Of Rev. has taken my tax return for the last 3years applying it to what they say is tax I owed from my 1999 sole proprietor business.. The IRS says they have no record of it they don't keep records past ten years

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 15, 2019

If you owe the IRS a debt that they are collecting on they should be able to provide you with an account transcript. Since they are saying they do not have a record of the debt, ask NC what the debt is for and ask for proof that it is owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on

Q: The irs is going to take my fathers house due to back taxes and alot of my personal items are in and around the premise.

Is my personal items safe under the current law?

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 11, 2019

Most personal items are not seized when a home is auctioned by the IRS. I strongly recommend that your father contact a tax attorney to see if there is any way to save his home. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on tv.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Need him to collect the IRS refund for Deceased husband.

Hello, My sister is a senior citizen. she has been trying to collect her deceased husbands IRS refund check for tax year 2017 since it was filed in 2018. She has contacted the IRS on numerous occasions and has been given several different instructions on how to get this accomplished. she has... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Feb 20, 2019

I suggest that she call the Taxpayer Advocate in her area. She can look up the number at the following link

https://www.irs.gov/advocate/local-taxpayer-advocate

They will help her submit the correct paperwork. If that does not work she can try a low income taxpayer clinic in her...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on

Q: Other parent of Dependent child is now back after 5 years and gets to claim taxes for 2018. Can I claim child care exp?

For the last 5 years I've claimed my daughter as a dependent since the father has been absent. (She's 6) On Nov 1,2018 the father got 50/50 time sharing and got to claim taxes every EVEN year. I've been claiming "2" on my tax deduction form at work. And have incurred 80% of costs for my child (... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 29, 2019

I am attaching a link to the IRS publication that addresses this issue. I recommend that you have an accountant prepare your return this year. If you cannot afford it, you may be eligible for help from VITA.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p503.pdf

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: over ten years ago I filed my friend and her daughter on my taxes.She was on disability and her daughter was 13.

They did live with me at the time. the next year i filed my taxes they were red flagged cause they had sent me audit papers but I didn't live at the address anymore. I told them I could send the documents they needed and they said it was too late.Over the years it has reached up to about ten... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 29, 2019

If you find that you are unable to file for bankruptcy there may be other ways of taking care of your tax debt. Call an experienced tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. If it has been close to 10 years since you were audited... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Tax Law for Connecticut on

Q: How to get help for foreclosure do to back taxes . I'm trying to get relief writTen Statues Section 49-31d to 49-31i

How can I acquire these forms? Thank You

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 17, 2019

Go to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Under the Public tab you will see forms. Do a search for the forms that you need. If you cannot find the form you need you can try calling the courthouse. Some of the Court Clerks are more helpful than others. Try calling them and see if they can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Florida on

Q: Tax fraud was exposed during child support trial, is a judge likely to report it?

During my recent child support trial, it was discovered that my self employed ex husband made our minor son a business partner in his LLC. He stated under oath that he doesn’t disperse the funds that is filed with the IRS to our son. Essentially, he tells the IRS my son is getting a portion of... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 11, 2019

This is a very complex issue that cannot be fully addressed in this format. Call a good tax attorney directly. Most of us offer a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law on

Q: I'm on a installment plan with the IRS previous taxes, but I owe 2017 taxes, and received IRS cancel notice

how can I resolve the issue when I can't get a hold of anyone there ? I received the letter 2 weeks ago

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 9, 2019

No levy action should take place until the IRS reopens. Once they reopen you can call and try and have a new installment agreement set up.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on

Q: I haven’t received any reported income over the last 17 years and I have been single. Am I in any trouble?

I am now married, as of December 2018. My wife works a full time salary job so is has always filed her taxes. Should she file married/joint? Will this raise a flag to the IRS since I haven’t filed any taxes for this long?

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 5, 2019

Before doing anything you need to speak with a good tax attorney. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. Most of us offer a free consultation. If you were required to file tax returns and did not, you need to get compliant. You do not want to do this without talking to someone... Read more »

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