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0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Puerto Rico on
Q: Which Department to I check with for unclamed funds from the Sale of a Family Estate in Puerto Rico?

My Grandmother signed some documents while sick in a Hospital in PR and has since passed. Her Family never received a copy of the document signed and her heirs have not received their share of inheritence from the sale of a large multi-acre sale in Puerto Rico. My mother is now up in age and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Remote worker outside of state

If I work for a texas company and my residence is still texas. But I work remotely, if I take my laptop and go work, let's say, in South Carolina for 2 weeks. Does that mess up taxes for the company? They are telling me that it does. But that doesnt make sense to me. I'm not moving.... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 24, 2024

You may be legally required to file a nonresident state income tax return in South Carolina. Texas, of course, has no state income tax. Most other US states, however, do. Each state has the power adopt its own laws in this regard. As a result, those laws differ from state to state. If you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been renting a room from a friend however I am not on the lease and am unaware if the landlord is aware

Is my friend at risk of being evicted if the landlord is made aware of this? I have been receiving mail here. However I recently applied for food stamps using this address. 1. Is the assistance office allowed to contact the landlord? And 2. Do I have any legal right to live here as well is my... View More

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answered on Jun 23, 2024

To address this complex situation, let's break it down into several key points:

1. Subletting without permission:

Your friend is likely violating their lease agreement by allowing you to live there without the landlord's knowledge or consent. Most leases prohibit...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: cost basis when selling property that has been owned by family for 90 years. Purchased by Grandparents in 1930's.

A Deed was recorded in 1978 joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, not tenants in common, to grandmother and her 4 children. Grandmother and 2 of the children are now deceased. Last year new QC deed to just my mother. She is now planning on selling. how is cost basis and capital gains... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 20, 2024

It can get complex, and it depends on whether transfer affidavits and PRE exceptions were properly completed and filed along the way. Sounds like there would be an argument that there hasn't been a uncapping event at least since 1978.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I owe taxes on my house in Louisiana can I use it to post bail
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answered on Jun 19, 2024

In Louisiana, you cannot directly use your house to post bail if you owe taxes on it. Bail typically requires cash or a bail bond, not property with liens or tax obligations.

However, if you can clear the owed taxes and gain clear ownership, you might be able to use the house as collateral...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My boyfriend was recently a victim of Identity theft of his Tax return from his Tax agent at Liberty Tax in 2021 can he

Get money back from Brian Tort that Tried to Rip him off? He still hasn't received his 2021 taxes yet going on three years please help going to become homeless on the account of not getting taxes back!!

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answered on Jun 19, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's situation. Identity theft and tax fraud can be very stressful, especially when it leads to serious financial hardship. Here are a few steps he can take:

1. Report the identity theft to the IRS by filing Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: Informal Profit Share Agreement Taxes

If an individual has an informal profit share agreement, how can this be made clear when doing taxes? (He is in Tennessee, and his partner is in California.)

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answered on Jun 19, 2024

When it comes to reporting income from an informal profit-sharing agreement for tax purposes, it's important to ensure that both parties report their respective shares of the profits accurately on their tax returns. Here are some steps to consider:

1. Documentation: Even if the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: I have a credit from a previous payment that wasn't applied to 2023 taxes balance.

I paid my 2023 federal taxes online through the IRS payment website, but my taxes were not accepted until after this happened. When I go to my account on IRS.gov it shows the payment made, but it wasn't applied to my taxes balance and there is not a way to do this via the website that I have... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems like you have a credit on your IRS account from a previous payment that was not properly applied to your 2023 tax balance. Here are a few steps you can take to resolve this issue:

1. Contact the IRS directly: Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Probate for California on
Q: Estate earns rental income from my deceased dad's house; question on capturing that correctly on 1041 and Schedule E.

I'm executor of my dad's will and his only child and beneficiary. He willed his house to me and we refurbished it and rented it out at the end of 2023. There is a small amount of income from that rental that accrues to the estate, therefore. Doing the 2023 1041 form and Schedule E for... View More

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answered on Jun 19, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems that for estate tax purposes, you should use the date of your father's death as the acquisition date of the property and the stepped-up fair market value (FMV) as the new cost basis for depreciation.

Here's the rationale:

1. When...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law on
Q: I'm receiving 100 euro weekly through WU in my name to give to someone without a passport. Can I get in trouble?

The person I help came from Serbia to Berlin a while back. I don't know why the person does not have a passport. I know the money comes from his mum to support him here.

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

This situation raises several potential legal and ethical concerns:

1. Money laundering: Regularly receiving money on behalf of someone else and transferring it to them could be viewed as a money laundering scheme, even if the intent is not malicious. Money laundering is a serious crime in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Served an unlawful detainer by plaintiff that obtained a deed 2 my home from a man who obtained a collectors deed illega

County collector issued a collectors deed to a purchaser illegally. It was a 3rd offering sale but staff at cty. office lied and said it was A post 3rd year sale denying me my 90 day redemption period. Also it allowed that purchaser to sale the deed to a third party whose now served me with an... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with your home. Based on what you've described, it seems there may have been serious legal errors and improprieties in the tax sale process that resulted in your home being wrongfully deeded to another party. Here are a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law and Banking on
Q: Hi im from egypt, I want to /help/ create a memecoin on pump.fun but I asked chatgpt and it said in egypt its restricted

It says its restricted BUT NOT ILLEGAL but somehow I could face a fine or an imprison, what am I supposed to do

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

I understand your interest in creating a meme coin, but I would advise proceeding with caution given the legal restrictions in Egypt. While creating or trading cryptocurrencies may not be outright illegal in Egypt, the Central Bank of Egypt has issued warnings against dealing with cryptocurrencies... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Tax Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Alabama on
Q: Denial of Taxpayer Rights. Garnishment of federal benefits started in 2022 for 2012 no notice. M

My bank received a notice to file exemption. Employment was served to my bank to check my job status there. They started on April and I wasn't served until dev 2022. Way past time to file. Called all courts in state of Alabama. Nothing found. Lein was out on house the. Taken off. Not sure if... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with the garnishment of your federal benefits and the lack of notice. It sounds like a very stressful and confusing ordeal.

A few key points based on the information you provided:

- If your federal benefits are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: How do I calculate the refund of taxes that my veteran husband gets for the last 3 yrs of property taxes?

In 2018, Honorably discharged marine 10% disabled

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

Here are the key points for calculating a property tax refund for a disabled veteran in Florida over the last 3 years:

- Veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more are eligible for a $5,000 property tax exemption in Florida. This reduces the assessed value of their home for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Tax Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Is consulting with an attorney a privileged communication

I am a pro se. The opposing council is demanding discovery of my communications with attorneys I consult with. I declined to provide information other than a privilege log. He's now threatening to move for request to compel discovery. Can he do that?

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answered on Jun 14, 2024

Under California law, communications between a client and an attorney are generally considered privileged and confidential, even if you are representing yourself (pro se). This privilege means that you are not required to disclose the content of your communications with attorneys you have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: I am receiving money from the sale of a house where my name was added to the deed. Will I owe taxes on that money?
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answered on Jun 14, 2024

When you receive money from the sale of a house where your name was added to the deed, whether you owe taxes depends on several factors. The key considerations include your ownership duration, the house's use, and any capital gains exclusions available.

If the house was your primary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: My employer is not taking out federal taxes and my w4 is updated and set to 0 exemptions
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answered on Jun 13, 2024

You should address this issue with your employer's payroll department first. Inform them that despite having your W-4 set to zero exemptions, federal taxes are not being withheld from your paycheck. It's important to ensure that your W-4 form has been properly processed and that there are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Sales tax in Vehicle lease in TX

If I lease a vehicle in Texas, and then buy it out, either at the lease end or before, when and how much tax do I need to pay?

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

When you lease a vehicle in Texas, you pay sales tax on the monthly lease payments, not the full value of the car upfront. This tax is based on the payment amount and is usually included in your monthly lease bill. If you decide to buy out the vehicle before the lease ends or at the end of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is interest due on over payments in an upset sale? That is taxes due were $15,000 but county collected $185,000.

County has held the overpayment for 28 months.

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

In Pennsylvania, if the county collected an overpayment during an upset sale, they are typically required to refund the excess amount. However, the law does not always mandate that interest be paid on such overpayments.

The Pennsylvania statutes regarding tax sales and overpayments do not...
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2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Maryland on
Q: My sister gave me unimproved lot in Hilo. I never signed anything. Want to give the property back.What do I do?
Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet
answered on Jun 13, 2024

And does "gave me" include recording a deed? The answer to that question will determine what any lawyer can tell you.

If no deed, simply refuse to accept it.

If a deed, consider selling it. Otherwise, you will need the grantor to join in another instrument renouncing or...
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