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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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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: I haven't paid taxes in a while and looking to clear everything up. How do you do that?
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 31, 2020

You should speak with a tax attorney first. You may end up doing yourself more harm then good. Most of us offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: If someone failed to report an entire source of income over 2 years. What’s the chance they will see prison time?

If they have been turned in via 3949a

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 22, 2020

It is impossible to say without additional information. This is also something that should not be discussed in an open forum. You need to stop looking for answers here and contact a tax attorney where attorney client privilege will apply.

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5 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for California on
Q: Are income taxes from about 10 years ago dischargeable through chapter 7 bankruptcy?

My partner never filed the tax return for those years. I believe IRS filed substitute returns and the income taxes owed for each year were assessed a while ago. Do I need to file returns for those years before filing bankruptcy?

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 22, 2020

You need to be careful. You cannot file bankruptcy for two years after you file the returns. You may be better off consulting with a tax attorney first. You may be able to get an offer in compromise or some other type of collection alternative. It is usually better to work in conjunction with a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: What are the penalties for failure to report income? How serious does the IRS pursue these cases?

Over a period of multiple years.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 21, 2020

If the person is audited then they can receive up to a 50% penalty depending on whether or not the IRS considers it fraud or not. That is on top of all the other penalties and interest that will also be assessed. I cannot tell you whether or not the IRS will audit a taxpayer without a lot more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a income tax garnishment through accounts in a financial institution incur NSF fees and if so who is liable?
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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 21, 2020

If you mean that the garnishment caused you to bounce checks you have already written, you are responsible. The IRS gives you time to get the levy released. If the bank has not already sent the money to the IRS you still have time to reach a collection alternative with them. Most of us offer a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: My girlfriend failed to claim income on her taxes. A little over 50k. What type trouble is she looking at?

She was paid under the table and deposited checks into her bank account.

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 21, 2020

This is not the type of question for this format. She needs to talk with a tax attorney directly where she will have attorney client privilege and everything she says will be confidential. Most of us offer a free consultation which can be done over the phone. Just tell her to stay away from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My boyfriend receives support in PA. The mother was $1200 behind for the tax year just ending (2019)

Her taxes were to be intercepted for the past due amount yet he only received $500 from her federal and $165 from her state. Why did he not receive the whole $1200 she owes??? We talked to domestics all they know is that the put in a form to intercept, that is all. Wheres the rest of the $$$. She... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 17, 2020

Are you sure she was supposed to receive more then what you were sent? The only other reason that I know of why you would not have received the full amount is she may have owed additional debts that had priority or the state did not update the records to indicate the full amount she owed. Also if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for California on
Q: How to pay taxes if you're a contractor? I signed W-9 form when I was hired. Thank you!

Hello,

I have a question regarding taxes.

My situation a little bit complicated, as I couldn’t find the answer to it.

I’m in the US on an F1 visa, already finished my studying and I’m on OPT for 1 year right now, till the end of October.

To remain in-country... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 13, 2020

If your company is a pass through entity you would file a Schedule C. I recommend paying an accountant to prepare your return. They will be able to help you reduce your tax bill. Make sure you use an experienced CPA.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Please see the below for details

Hello,

there were recently loans taken out with me as a co-signer listed. My signature was forged by my husband. I do not want to press charges, but is there any legal action I can take against this company since i was never contacted? My credit is now bad because my husband defaulted on... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 13, 2020

Yours is a very complex situation. Bankruptcy may be your best option but you mentioned taxes as well. If you filed married filing separately during those years, then you should be fine with declaring bankruptcy from a tax perspective. If you did not file then I urge you to do so immediately and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If the IRS made mistake, and took your taxes how to you get them back?

IRS took my 2019 Taxes said I was self employed in 2018, Which I was not worked for the same company for 13 years. I have called 3 to 4 time and talked to 4 Different agents and they don't seem to know why and kept asking was I self employed and one agent said someone messed up somewhere.

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

If the amount is high enough to make it worth your while to hire a tax attorney then you may want to go ahead and hire someone. If the amount is too low then I recommend calling the taxpayer advocate to see if they can assist you. Trying to resolve this on your own may get very frustrating.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: In Conn., are there taxes that have to be paid upon inheritance of Real Estate?

My husband is concerned about a tax he says he will have to pay upon his parents death in order to inherit the real estate they are leaving him in their will. I live in North Carolina but have not had any experience with the inheritance of Real Estate and so have no idea what he is referring to and... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 2, 2020

If the estate is worth more than 2.6 million dollars then he will need to pay estate taxes.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: My wife had a student loan discharged in 2014 and was never sent a 1099c and we were not together at that time.

We are now married In June of 2015 and are being charged for that In our joint 2017 taxes. Is that legal or should it be placed in her 2014 taxes when she was single?

Just to be clear this was never initially put on our 2017 taxes. We received an IRS document stating that we owed for those... Read more »

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Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Feb 28, 2020

You should have an accountant look over your wife's financial picture. If your wife was insolvent during the time the debt was forgiven, she may not have to pay taxes on some or all of the amount forgiven.

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: Will i be in contempt of court if i claim my child on taxes even though irs says i get to

Irs rules and regulations states i get to claim him every year because i am custodial parent and he lives with me and irs states decree after 2009 cant be used my papers say dad claim every othet year but nothing about 8332 form irs requires him to have one signed by me i have not done so

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Feb 25, 2020

If you have a court ordered agreement that the father is allowed to claim the children then he can take you back to court for violating the agreement. The IRS does not get involved. They only look at their rules not what was court ordered.

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