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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: How is car ownership decided? Based on title or other means? And is it legal to leave a dealership without a temp reg?

I recently had a used vehicle breakdown and ultimately purchased a new vehicle. My old vehicle broke down in Wisconsin, but I live in Illinois. I have two questions:

1) as I was not expected to trade in my old car, I still have the title to the used vehicle. With never signing the title... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: i got myself a fleeing attempt to elude charge, I did stop my car to get pulled over.

I did drive away after the first stop, however, I did pull into a bigger road to stop and let the police pull me over.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: What options do I have if my child's grandma tries to claim my son on her taxes, even if he only stayed a month with her

He stayed with her for December but that was due to me (being without a vehicle) and her and the child's dad, keeping him from or not helping me to see him, I live 45 minutes away. They will not let him come back to my house.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Jan 3, 2023

If you provided over half the cost of raising the child in 2022, you are entitled to claim the child on your taxes. If that is the case, make sure you file your taxes as soon as possible. If grandma's tax return is filed after your, her attempt to claim the child is likely to be rejected... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I found my dad's estate house after years it's under tjomas phebus and marylou phebus my grandma. Fraud going on

Soneone is paying 5.000 a yr they're signing marylou phebus she is deceased

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 23, 2022

sounds like you should retain an attorney privately, since there could be some serious criminal activity going on

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there state and federal laws for a trust/ estate. I have found the state laws but I can't find federal laws on it
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Oh my, yes, there are a TON of federal statutes that impact trust planning, too many to list. You will find a great deal in the Internal Revenue Code and also Title 42. That is not necessarily a complete list, but it is where a great many exist, and it is a good start.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law and Banking for Illinois on
Q: Is there federal laws for a trust
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Tax laws and ERISA Qualification laws come to mind. Banking Statutes also cover Trust Regulation. Securities Law may often be indirectly determinative. There are probably many others. Obviously Anti-Trust Statutes. State Laws control most disputes, but Trusts often involve several possible... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Not allowing a w2 earning cannabis employee to use a fed. Grant is taxation without representation, correct?

I've been trying to recieve a federal grant/loan for buying a home. Down payment assistance is something my family needed, so we decided to try a USDA or FHA loan. We have been told by multiple loan officers that because of my place of employment, I cannot recieve these funds. I pay federal... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Jun 3, 2022

No. Taxation without representation means that a group of people has a tax imposed on them by a government in which they had no right to elect a representative (such as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, a state senator, a Congressman or US Senator) who could participate on behalf... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a commercial lease which I pay a portion of the real estate taxes. Do I get to see the actual bill.

The building owner just creates an invoice of his own on quickbooks and never shows the actual tax bill, and then bills me again for a revised tax bill. Should I be allowed to see the bill and then the revised bill?

Robert Shipley
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Robert Shipley
answered on Mar 11, 2022

You should review the lease which should have a clause which describes how your proportionate share of the real estate taxes are calculated as well as language which provides you with the opportunity to review the tax bill as well as any other documents relied upon by landlord to pass through your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I got hit from a semi truck from behind . I called the police and he give me the ticket . Developed dvt,head injury back
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 13, 2022

The only way that YOU could be ticketed on a rear-end accident is if your disabled car was in the roadway. If this is not the case, you should NOT have received a ticket AND you should be able to recover. Please contact my office and I am happy to answer any questions you may have without any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Can I be forced to pay back the money my soon to be ex husband gave by court order when he filed joint tax return?

We are going through a nasty divorce which entails financial abuse, psychological abuse, mental abuse and sexual abuse. I told him and his then attorney (now fired or she quit, not sure which) that I was not going to file a joint tax return. I found out that he filed a joint return without my... Read more »

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
answered on Apr 14, 2021

Your question is difficult to answer because your husband could not have filed a joint return properly without obtaining your signature on the joint return.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: How should I process. Pertaining to this case. About suing H&R Block.
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 16, 2020

It would depend on the cause and amount of the suit. If you plan to sue them for under $10,000 you should consider suing them yourself in small claims court. There is a good possibility that once you file the suit in small claims and serve them with notice of the suit, they may work with you to... Read more »

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 »

Linda Simmons Campbell
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 Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: My grandfather passed away yer ago and now is his home is for sale. Can I purchase through FHA?

My grandfather passed a year ago. His home is now for sale through his estate. As his grandchild, am I able to purchase the home through FHA?

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
answered on Aug 3, 2020

Yes. You can contact the administrator and make an offer. You will not get a special, family deal. The administrator can only take a fair market offer. You might ask the administrator to get an appraisal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: What options do I have?

Older brother claimed me on his taxes last year. I did not agree to it. Now I won't get my first stimulus or even second a friend said. I'm 41 and not even a dependent

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
answered on Jul 20, 2020

If you filed your own taxes as a non-dependent, then you will get a stimulus check and he could be charged with tax fraud. If you claimed on your taxes that you were claimed as a dependent on his return, then you agreed to it and will not get a stimulus check. If you did not file taxes, you may not... Read more »

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 »

Linda Simmons Campbell
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Dear sir I have submitted gradually a lot of money to my friend account in USA. Now i want to transfer this money to

Out of USA.But they say i should pay tax.

How can i transfer this money?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Feb 20, 2020

If your "friends" has the money you may be out of luck. This is why no one should "submit" money to anyone withou some assurances about how to get it back.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Daughter was classified as IC, but paid hourly & treated as an employee. No W-2 or withholdings. Do we get lawyer?

Daughter was hired to work in a salon (eyebrows, eyelashes, makeup). Signed a "contract" and it said she was an independent contractor. Yet, she was paid an hourly wage, under complete control of her boss for hours, etc. My daughter did not pay any rent. She used the owners supplies.... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 12, 2020

Contact your state department of labor and open a complaint.

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