Prior to developing brain cancer a friend had been nursing his dying father. When his dad died the family home became his and so did the father's farm. Both properties are in the state of Michigan. Would medicaid require the sale of the farm to help with my friend's medical expenses?... View More
I live in a property owned by my aunt that I pay her for. My aunt’s name and my mom’s is on the house. There was delinquent in taxes since 2021. I got a foreclosure notice from Saginaw county in Michigan. I went and paid all of the delinquent taxes for the property in August 2023. The aunt is... View More
Any agreements concerning real estate must be in writing, according to the "Statute of Frauds." The idea is that certain types of contracts must be signed and in writing to be valid because verbal or oral agreements dealing with real estate can create confusion and therefore, verbal...View More
Good question. Whether you must pay income tax on your inheritance of US Savings Bonds depends on your individual tax situation, and can't be answered in this forum or given the limited information here. You should consult a CPA or tax attorney for more information. You can also find some...View More
Their mother had put their names on the title many years ago. She controlled the house, paid all the expenses, taxes, insurance, etc. She would never have been forced out of the house by her children. When she died, the house was left to her son and daughter, and it was sold two months later.... View More
That depends on HOW 'their names were on it'. Did your mother in law have a lady-bird deed prepared or did she do a simple quit claim deed to 'avoid probate'? (SO many bad decisions are made to 'avoid probate'!)
Take all the documents to a local real estate...View More
I have two kids 17, and 18. I am divorced, my ex and I have 50/50 custody. My house is the kids primary residence. My kids are both in school and live at home. We have an agreement that we each claim one child when filing out taxes. She claimed both this year. She claims it's her right,... View More
If you and your ex-spouse have a written agreement regarding claiming your children as dependents for tax purposes, and your ex-spouse violated that agreement by claiming both children, you may be able to resolve the issue by taking the following steps:
Under U.S. immigration law, international students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa are generally allowed to invest in stocks and cryptocurrency. However, they may be subject to certain restrictions and regulations.
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange...View More
There are several ways to do this and MANY wrong ways.
A Quit claim deed is one but you need to appropriately record transfer affidavits and report the gift properly. There probably won’t be tax due but depending on how you structure things a return may be due. The rules are complicated...View More
Hi! This isn't really a question, you may want to reword your post.
You should read over your engagement letter for the accounting firm to see their fees and if they have a clause stating that they could charge more for complex returns or if, like my firm, they do part upfront and...View More
The lot was own by the hoa, not the developer who was out of the picture. Since it was the hoa that lost the property I feel they have no claims to my property that I purchased in good faith. They claim I have to be in their hoa which I want no part of.
If the lot is included in the HOA and the HOA properly recorded that fact and the HOA still exists, you're likely 'out of luck'. If you didn't want to be part of a HOA you shouldn't have bought the property. Now, as a MEMBER of the HOA you can probably take steps to...View More
Most probate attorneys do not include tax compliance as part of the engagement, but some do. The bottom line is you should discuss this with your probate attorney so that you have clarity regarding who is going to take care of that.
I'm not sure you have a claim after so much time has passed, or if it would be financially worth it for you to pursue. Generally, when houses are foreclosed and auctioned, the taxes get paid and the bank or mortgage company get what they get. Sometimes they win big; sometimes not.
You should consult an immigration lawyer for specifics on any nuances you may be subject to - particularly whether you need to declare a new location before moving. But generally, residency is prospective and intentional, determined by the place you intend to reside going forward. You have a lease,...View More
This year my brother wants to be spiteful and claim her on HIS taxes after I’ve already filed and received my return just so he can use the money for his own purposes, my sister doesn’t even live with him she lives with me and my girlfriend
First thing you should probably do is get guardianship over your sister. That would resolve the legal issue of who is financially responsible for her. As to the IRS, it's often the case of "first to file". You can support your claim by showing you provide more than 50% of her...View More
I am divorced, cars are titled in my name only and fully paid for, no liens. I reside in Michigan. Michigan SOS (DMV) advised heir will have to pay sales tax - seems strange. Is this correct? My house will transfer without fees on my death.
The Secretary of State is correct in this case. Only transfers of title between immediate family members are exempt from the 6% tax. If your friend is to receive the vehicles, he or she will need to pay that 6% tax.
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You need to contact an attorney in your geographic area who handles the type of issue you have (domestic, real estate, estate planning, criminal law, civil litigation, etc.) directly and ask to set up a time for a free consultation....View More
I started an LLC for software-as-a-service in Michigan and I am getting clients from Ohio and Illinois, I wanted to know that do I need to file an LLC in all states from where I get clients or I can do business from my Michigan LLC only, and where do I pay income tax?
I am in the process of going through a divorce. I found out that my wife has been skimming $2500 a year off of our tax returns for several years. We each have our own children from previous marriages. When confronted she claimed that she was entitled to do this because of her daughter's $2500... View More
I was asked by a former employer to create a website store for his small business. I worked on it, hours everyday for months and spent 500$ to perfect it, which I was told would be covered. After finishing the website I was suddenly let go from the business. I've been an employee of the... View More
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