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Q: Can citizens place a local property tax limitation ballot initiative on a ballot?

Local govt has said it's unconstitutional, but quoted dedicated funds provision. The ballot initiative doesn't dedicate any funds; it just limits growth of property tax imposition.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 3, 2019

I have never seen any government be helpful to citizens trying to limit taxes--because they all want more taxes, not less. Keep trying.

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Q: What do I do if I cannot obtain a copy of my W4 because the company refuses to return contact?

I received my W2 showing no federal tax withheld for the entire year but I don't believe I filled out my W4 that way. I'm trying to grt a copy and they won't return my contact. I want to make sure they aren't trying to screw me over because I left the company. I got married and they also did not... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 24, 2017

If they didn't withhold any of your wages, the IRS didn't get any money, so you will not get credit for what they should have withheld. Whether or not you gave them a W4 (by which they didn't withhold taxes) is immaterial. You will have to pay tax on the entire amount of your wages with no credit... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal to charge a lessee sales tax on their lease amount and property tax?

I had a 5 year lease on property to run an RV Park/Campground. I was charged my lease amount plus sales tax on that amount. I also had to pay the property tax on the property that I didn't own for the 5 years. Is this legal to charge both?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 3, 2015

Whether property rental payments are subject to sales tax depends on the terms of the sales tax ordinance. They weren't when I litigated borough sales tax issues a number of years ago. Which municipality is this?

Whether you should have been paying property tax, as well as sales tax,...
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Q: I havnt done my taxes in about 15 years should i file bakruptcy and do i need profesional help if i do
Jennifer Long
Jennifer Long answered on Aug 13, 2013

Be very careful when filing Bankruptcy as a means to discharge tax liability. You must meet various conditions before your tax debt is discharged. One condition that applies to your case is that your tax debt must be at least 3 years old and you must have filed a tax return for a particular amount... Read more »

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