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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Why the IRS is only coming after me for 2013 back taxes?

At the end of 2013 I went to prison for 2 years, It was not til 2015 or so I started recieving letters from the IRS saying I owed the money. My question is, why are they only coming after me and not my ex-wife also for a joint return? I also had a help getting into a CNC or is it NCN, but I want to... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 15, 2019

The IRS can go after one or both of the you if you filed jointly. If you have been marked currently not collectible and cannot pay the debt in full, then you should look into whether or not you can file an Offer in Compromise. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. If you do not owe... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: I have not filed personal income taxes in 11 years. (all from working regular jobs)

I have not filed personal income taxes in around 11 years. At first is because I owed knew that I was going to owe a few hundred dollars, then I left it for the following year and then the following year and I know that I may owe between 7 to 10 thousand dollars. Now, I've been doing a lot of... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 15, 2019

See if you qualify for assistance from a law income taxpayer clinic in your area. It is impossible for us to give you the best advice without a lot more detail. Here is a link for more information on the clinics.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: Am I able to refile taxes as single once they have been filed as joint return?

My wife and I separated in October of 2017, neither of us had the money to file for a divorce at the time. We still lived together until May of 2018 before I was able to move out. I then moved out and lived on my own, then in late September of 2018 she because homeless and I let her move in with me... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 8, 2019

You could have filed married filing separately. Since you already filed married filing jointly you cannot change your filing status for 2018. Going forward if you are still married and do not want to file jointly, you can file married filing separately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: can employer deduct employees pay to pay employer payroll taxes? Employer is already deducting employees payroll taxes
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 3, 2019

If I understand your question correctly you are asking if the employer can deduct both the employee's share of payroll taxes and the employer's share of payroll taxes. No, the employer has to pay their share. The only taxes deducted from your paycheck should be the taxes you are responsible for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering how a federal lien in ct for his unpaid corporation employee taxes is filed on a marital property .

I never have been involved in business , not aware employee taxes not being paid, nor this would make him liable( us liable)

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Sep 22, 2019

It is likely that your husband was assessed a trust fund penalty for not paying his employment taxes. He is personally liable for the trust fund portion of the taxes he did not pay. Any real estate that is in his name may be subject to the lien. If the IRS chooses to enforce the lien then they... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: My husband has been hiding income, rationing me for years, and has cut me off financially several times.

He also gaslights me, takes/hides my belongings, tracks my cell phone history (account is under his father’s. I have no access), has told me several times (during/post cancer) he wishes I would die, and is constantly creating financial hardship by spending large amounts of money on various... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 16, 2019

I agree with the other attorneys regarding the divorce issue. I believe that you may need to consult with a tax attorney regarding any potential tax issues. Even if you haven't signed any returns in recent years that does not mean that your husband did not file a joint return electronically. You... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Tax Law on
Q: Do 501(c)(3) Corps have to pay tax on Propane Gas? See CERT-115. We are a Vol Fire Co.

I'm the Asst. Treasurer of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., a 501(c)(3) certified organization. We noticed tax on an invoice for propane from Norbert E. Mitchell (our supplier.) They said, "you are not exempt from the CT - LP- Gross Receipts Tax". Is this true, and if so, are there... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 7, 2019

The State of Connecticut does allow exemptions for sales and use tax for 501c3 organizations. I did a quick search to see if the exemption applies to the gross receipts tax but could not find anything. I suggest calling the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and ask them. They... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Alabama on
Q: I pay my taxes , my husband is self employed and has not . Apparently

I have always paid my taxes , my husband is self employed . It turns out he has not in years , finances are separated, so I’m not sure how much he has . We are lower income . I finally secured a a good job with health insurance and he wants to be added to my policy. Which I’m very scared... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 31, 2019

If you filed married filing separately then the IRS can only come after joint assets (joint bank accounts, home, stocks, etc.). If your finances are completely separate (including no joint bank accounts) then you should be fine.

If you filed married filing jointly then you are both...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: South Carolina IRS audit - IRS requesting Medical receipts and records that i don't have ( have some but not all)

Tax audit - 2 years item being reviewed (high deductible medical and pharmacy). don't have all the receipts. i do have the bills (30K plus) to substantiate and can account for atleast some ( approx half or so) of the deductible in year 1..and maybe 1/3 in year 2 of the returns being audited.... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 27, 2019

I recommend that you hire a tax attorney to represent you. They may be able to help you reconstruct your records.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Hello. I need to write a letter of Compromise to IRS. I owe around $36K and want to know if I can offer to pay nothing

I don't work, have a CORI, no assets i.e. real estate, 401K or pension. Have an Autistic son and a wife. We live with our parents so they support us. My Net Worth is at ( -36,000 plus I'm on the hook for another $70K that company is suing me for equipment I bought and the machines all broke down... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 21, 2019

An Offer in Compromise is not submitted via a letter. You have to fill out a financial statement and submit supporting documentation for your expenses, as well as Form 656. Without more details we cannot tell you if you are eligible or not. You can try submitting an Offer on your own, hire an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: IRS Back Taxes, cannot afford to pay them, these date back to 2009-2011 have gone into collection need advise

I know that I have read that you can make payments up to 6 years, however when calculating these I cannot afford to make payments like this, at all I am 55 years old, and have nothing. It was all bad tax advice in the day.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 17, 2019

You need to hire a good tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. A tax attorney can frequently do better for you then you can do on your own. If you cannot pay monthly towards your debt they can get you put into currently not... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I filed an tax extension for my 2014 taxes on April 15, 2015 and was approved.

Until what date did I have to file my 2014 tax return in order to receive my refund?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 12, 2019

If your extension request was filed on time you had until October 15, 2018. After that you would need to prove that you were financially disabled during this time period to extend the statute of limitations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: My father started a sole proprietorship, can I manage his income and expenses in a bank account that is in my name?

Will that effect my taxes at the end of the year?

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 10, 2019

This would be a very bad idea. You could end up being held responsible for taxes for a business that you were not involved in. I strongly advise him to open his own business account.

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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: After receiving money from a house sale do i have to pay taxes on it in april or can i gift it to my wife?

My grandparents house was sold and it will be split 5 ways. After taxes and fees ill receive 42,800, will i have to pay taxes at the end of the year for it or can i gift it to my wife or use most of it as a down payment for my first house ?

If i do have to pay taxes how do i figure out... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 7, 2019

You need to consult with your accountant. They can determine what you will owe if anything. For example, if you inherited the property you will get a "step up" in the basis to the fair market value at the time of the death of the person who left you the property. If that is the case then you may... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: My fiancé hasn’t filed taxes in ten years. Will filing married filing separately raise any red flags for him with IRS
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jun 6, 2019

If you file married filing separately (which I recommend if he is still not paying enough in estimated tax payments) you will be required to list his social security number. There is a good chance that the IRS may look into whether or not he is filing a return.

The answer is for him to...
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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Residence outside US , neither taxes paid nor pension collected, senior with handicap Can i return without arrest?

Can i reclaim pension and find pro bono help? I am 76 , alone, and have no earnings, I left in 2007

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 31, 2019

The IRS does not arrest people for failing to pay taxes. They arrest people for evading paying taxes. You should contact an experienced tax attorney (I currently have a client out of the country and we communicate by email) and discuss your situation in depth. If you are unable to pay back the... Read more »

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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
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 »

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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.

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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
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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