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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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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