Sherman, TX asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Texas

Q: My brother found me a job w/ sign on bonus. I want 15k to go to him and rest to me. is the 15k taxable on me and him?

Brother found the job, negotiated it and was my interpreter. I got a sign on bonus from them and I asked them to give him 15,000 and me the other 85,000. He filed taxes on the 15K as other income. The irs is saying I owe taxes on the 85,000 as a "deficiency assessment" saying the 15k was income for me paid to my brother. I need a court case for the actual way the tax should be calculated and If I owe taxes on that 15k.

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Anton Pal Montano
Anton Pal Montano
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Bellaire, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The IRS appears to be arguing that you actually earned the entire bonus of $100,000. Merely directing that some of your payment go to someone else may not be enough to transfer the tax obligation to another taxpayer. You may need to consult with a CPA or tax attorney about the deficiency being assessed against you. Best wishes to you,

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