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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What is the process to be removed from some one taxes.

Without my permission I was used as a dependent there for I didn't get the enconmic payment and when I file online it gets rejected or something goes wrong

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 12, 2021

You will need to file a paper return and include a note indicating that you should not have been taken as some one else's dependant.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: My daughters ex boyfriend claimed their son on his taxes AFTER she told him she was going to.Her taxes were denied.

She agreed to him doing this in 2019,her taxes got denied while his got accepted.Her son lives full time with her.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Feb 24, 2021

She needs to file a paper return with a letter stating that the child lives with her full time. The IRS will usually investigate and ask each parent to prove who had primary custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: What should someone do who owes taxes from 2019 but has no income and is on state funded health plan?

My sister-in law owes taxes from 2019. She is currently on MassHealth (since 2020) and in a nursing home where all her income goes too. She is also dying of stage 4 cancer and is only expected to last another month or two. She has no income to pay the taxes. She has no assets, husband, or children.... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Feb 24, 2021

If your sister does not have any assets then there is nothing for the IRS to get. She should be eligible to be marked currently not collectible. Contact your local taxpayer advocate and ask for help. Here is the link to find your local taxpayer advocate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What can I do if I was told by a public accountant did not file my federal tax with the state?

Also I was told not to respond to the irs letters and the amount that I earned was less than what my employer claimed.he wrote checks in my name for his brother and because the place did not I'd him I owe the money?

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 24, 2020

You have a lot of issues that cannot properly be answered in this format. I suggest you contact a tax attorney to discuss your questions in greater detail. Most of us offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Virginia on
Q: My husband and I filed our income taxes in April and we still have not received our refund. How long do we have to wait?

I called the IRS and get a recording saying they don’t have any information. I called the hardship line to talk to a person and he said they are still processing income taxes but it has been six months. What can I do? We really need our refund.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 1, 2020

If you mailed in your return then unfortunately it will likely be a long wait. I spoke with someone at the IRS recently regarding a client's return that was mailed in February and was told that they do not have any idea how long the wait will be. They also told me that only 5% of IRS staff is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: How do I keep my tax return $ if ex didn't file/pay 1099/our tax for several yrs?

We were married for 20 years and now divorced for 3yrs.

I was a stay at home mom the entire time and my (ex)husband worked in IT- most of his work was contract so when we received his tax forms, they were 1099. Most times he pushed off the taxes to me to file (I had us go to HRBlock) but... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 14, 2020

If neither of you filed for the years in question and the IRS filed for you then you can file married filing separately. This may result in you being able to get back some money if you would have been entitled to a refund. If a joint return was filed then you will likely need professional... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Is there a Statute of Limitations on IRS assessing taxes, penalties and interest?

I received a NOTICE CP71D from IRS stating "Annual reminder of balance due taxes for tax year 1995. AMOUNT DUE $33,561.26. No explanation or detail as to what it is for. I paid ALL TAXES, PENALTIES AND INTEREST due for TY 1995 on 7/20/18. I called the IRS collection officer who handled my... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 14, 2020

Keep all of your proof. Did the IRS collections officer confirm that the letter was actually from the IRS. I have seen some very realistic scam letters. Particularly if you are not familiar with the letters. This letter is sometimes sent to tell you that you may not be able to renew or get a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Everytime i file my taxes, I always have had a problem with the irs, telling me i need an Identity theft number.

Everytime i get in contact with the irs they cannot help me. Over the phone they tell me to go online and verify my identity online. When i go online its asking me for a credit account, mortgage account, auto loan account, Student loan account and which i have neither. I have a secured CC but that... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Sep 16, 2020

Call your local taxpayer advocate. Here is a link to look up the number for your local office. https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: Do I owe taxes to the IRS for a personal injury settlement?

I received a settlement in 2017 for a personal injury suit. In June of this year the IRS advised that I owe tax on this. I never received a 1099 for the settlement. The IRS stated I need to go through a tax attorney. I have very limited income at this time and not sure how to proceed.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 24, 2020

Try contacting a low income taxpayer clinic (LITC). Here is the link to find one in your area

https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/about/litc

If you cannot find a LITC to take your case then you may have to hire an attorney. Most of us work anywhere in the country and offer a free...
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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: I have been married for 11 months and just found out my husband has not filed taxes in 10 years. Am I in any way liable?
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 23, 2020

I agree with Attorney Blackburn. I also wanted to add that if you file a joint return going forward, you will need to file for injured spouse relief at the same time so that you will receive your portion of your tax refund. Also, you will need to be careful with joint bank accounts and any other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: Husband files taxes for us jointly and will not give me access to tax returns or bank statements, how can I get them?
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 18, 2020

You can request copies from the IRS. You can may even be able to obtain online through the "get your tax record" link on the irs.gov homepage.

If you have a joint bank account then the bank will print out the statements for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: My mom is 72 years old and she recently went back to work she files her taxes for 2019 and she got a letter from the IRS

Stating that her and her husband owed the IRS $1600 in back taxes but the man’s name on the letter was a man that she was never dead married to and he is dead what should she do she is done all the documents all the paperwork that she had to do and send it to them and now they are refusing to... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 26, 2020

She should call the taxpayer advocate and ask them for assistance. Here is a link to look up the number for the office closest to her.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My son was divorced about 2 years ago. Part of the settlement was for his wife to pay their then due federal income tax

She has not paid and they are billing him. Is there anything that he can do?

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 20, 2020

Unfortunately other than taking her back to court he will need to set up his own collection alternative with the IRS. This can include currently not collectible status, an Offer in Compromise, or Innocent Spouse Relief. Most of us offer a free consultation so it would not hurt to speak with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Had a tax lien fixed, but how do I stop receiving letters from third parties?

I didn't know I had to report zero sales on a transient vendors license and received notice of estimated taxes due. I called multiple times and was told multiple times it was fixed. Apparently a tax lien was put in place, but around the same time it finally got fixed and I received... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 10, 2020

There are companies that send people out to town halls to compile lists of people with liens and then sell them to companies that offer to help you with your lien. The lists are usually compiled a month or two before they are sold. You are likely receiving letters from one of these companies.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for North Carolina on
Q: If there is back taxes of $20,000 owed but have not received income tax in 2 years

Can that be considered at least partially so If you made at least $7,000 in income tax?

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 10, 2020

I am not sure what you are trying to ask. Clarify your question and hopefully someone will be able to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: i a have a tax lien on my home from my ex husband that he owes the IRS for $35000 and i cant get it off and he wont pay

i was divorced in 2014 and tried to refinance my home in 2015 and this is when i was told about the liens on my home. i have been trying to get him to pay for them or make arrangements but he refuses. i had tried to get my divorce lawyer to have him held in contempt of the court order but, she was... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 10, 2020

Unfortunately this is a problem that will likely require the assistance of an attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Washington on
Q: My husband has taken draws from a company that he is part owner in for two years and hasn’t claimed as income on taxes.

He has always handled taxes in past and I just found this out. Is this illegal? What could the ramifications be for me as a spouse? If I file separately, can I avoid being responsible for his decision? Legal seperation is in the works for marriage

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 16, 2020

If you have or will file any joint tax returns with him you are both separately and jointly liable for any taxes due whether they are due when the return is filed or as the result of an audit. If you file separately you will not be liable for any of his tax debt for the years you have filed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Vermont on
Q: How would I go about fixing a non filing for a few years issue?

I have been in a dark place for about 15 years now and just haven't filed. I know that I am facing fines as well as an audit. that being said what can I expect and how harsh can these fines be? I really do need to take care of this issue. Been heavy on my mind for a few years.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 13, 2020

You should start with a consultation with a tax attorney. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. You do not want to just start filing returns. If you were not entitled to a refund you will be assessed several penalties as well as interest. Working with a tax attorney will... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for North Carolina on
Q: Tax law... Married filing separately husband left home for 6 months made no contributions to home can he claim kids

He moved out the home, provided no financial support , moved back into the home, and is now living in the garage. We filed joint tax returns for 2018 he filed separately and claimed the kids because he made more money is that legal? Even though the kids and I never left the home and I provided all... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 13, 2020

If you believe that you provided more than 50% of the support for your children then you can file a paper return claiming the children. Provide any documentation that will support that you paid more than 50% of their support. The IRS will investigate who can actually claim the children.

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Young bro lives with me for 1 yr. Mom hasn’t bothered w/us until she found out i claimed him. Can i get in trouble?

Financially taken care of him for 2 years but he has lived with me for 1 year. Mom never calls to check on him. Everyone knows he lives with me. She does not work. I thought it was only right for me to claim him on taxes since i care for him.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 10, 2020

Look at the following two tables (I have provided the links) to see if you were allowed to take your brother as a qualifying relative.

https://apps.irs.gov/app/vita/content/globalmedia/table_1_dependency_exemption_child_4012.pdf...
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