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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: In arkansas Is there a way to claim land if is not showing to be anyone on the county records ?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In Arkansas, claiming land that does not appear to be owned by anyone on county records can be a complex and challenging process. However, there are legal mechanisms such as adverse possession that may allow you to claim ownership of land under certain circumstances. Adverse possession typically... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Where could I call and find out all the property in my name threw out the whole country also to find out what bank accou

Accounts for closers and what vehicles are registered in my name and who uses me on there taxes or if I'm on theirs

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

To gather information about all the properties in your name throughout the country, you would need to conduct a comprehensive property search. This typically involves reaching out to county assessor's offices or tax authorities in each county where you suspect you may have property. You can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: 2018 tax law? Gambling winnings in 2018. I paid Arkansas State taxes. Was I required to pay Oklahoma? 2018 OK. Tax law?

My tax professional told me the law in 2018 did not require me to pay oklahoma. Now he says they've made the law retroactive. Is that constitutional?

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

In 2018, the tax laws regarding gambling winnings varied by state. If you won the gambling income in Oklahoma, the state laws at that time would determine your tax obligations there. Generally, states tax income earned within their borders, including gambling winnings.

If your tax...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Consumer Law for Arkansas on
Q: Manufacture bought my car back, but sales tax was not included. Can I get my sales tax back? It was used car

The manufacture bought my car back, but did not include my sales tax in the buyback documents. I tried to get my sales tax back myself, and they denied me said it’s always included in the manufacture buyback, but in this case it wasn’t. Can I still get my taxes back if I appeal this decision?... View More

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answered on Nov 13, 2023

In Arkansas, if a manufacturer buys back your used car but does not include the sales tax in the buyback amount, you may have grounds to appeal for the return of those taxes. The fact that the car was used does not inherently affect your ability to seek a sales tax refund in a buyback situation.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: Under the Constitution private property is private and cannot be taxed so how can the State of Arkansas tax my vehicle?

I paid sales tax when I purchased the vehicle and now the State wants to tax me yearly for the same vehicle, I have already paid taxes on. In my opinion that is classic double taxation and is supposed to be illegal under the Constitution.

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answered on Oct 31, 2023

The U.S. Constitution does not prohibit the taxation of private property. In fact, the power to tax is a fundamental power of both state and federal governments. When you initially purchase a vehicle and pay sales tax, you're being taxed on the transaction itself. The annual vehicle tax, often... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a tax gets voted down twice by the people, can a city pass it anyway against the say of the people?.... yes it happen

This city put a tax initiative on the ballot and got voted down twice, so later they went into committee and voted it in, totally going against the will of the people, they did it later, dont remenber how long later but was later, they wanted this tax so they could build a sports complex, the peole... View More

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

In many places, if a tax initiative has been voted down by the people through a valid referendum process, it typically cannot be passed by a city council or committee without a subsequent public vote or significant changes to the proposal. However, the specifics can vary depending on local laws and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a provider legally charge a state 911 tax for a device that is not capable of dialing 911?

I have a smartwatch for my daughter through Gabb. She can make and receive calls to/from approved contacts, but the device does not have the capability of calling 911. I am charged $1.30 for the tax each month.

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems unlikely that Gabb can legally charge a 911 tax for a device that is not actually capable of dialing 911. Here are a few key points on this issue:

- 911 fees or taxes are specifically intended to help fund emergency response services and systems...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does a not for profit organization charge different taxes for drinks served to guests compared to members
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answered on Aug 8, 2023

In general, the tax treatment of drinks served by a not-for-profit organization can vary depending on the specific laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the organization is located. Different states and localities may have different rules regarding taxation of sales to guests versus... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What options are there for unreasonable neighbors outside of city limits?

We bought a house last year that has turned out to be a money pit. We've wasted quite a bit of money on repairs, while also finding out that the whole street is pretty much a party street. We're out of city limits, so the cops say theres nothing they can do. I'm enrolled in online... View More

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 10, 2022

Under the circumstances, you describe I would sell and move. You need direct advice from a tax guy, but you a reasonable period of time to reinvest to avoid capital gains.

Do you have a county sheriff or local constable? If you are in the county there is some county-wide law enforcement body.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: There exists property owned by 2 families. 1 family has never paid taxes. A prospective buyer made an offer to purchase.

Many members of the family who doesn't pay taxes cannot be located. How can this be sold with a clear lien so that the taxpaying family can proceed with the sale? The offer was made in 2020.

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answered on May 26, 2021

You might have to file an Action for a Partition Sale. Hire a competent AR attorney to prosecute this Action which will probably involve some service by publication. The taxes paid might be recovered as contributions, but do not count on it.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arkansas on
Q: My sister did Instacart under my name after they kicked her off it. Instacart drivers are considered independent

contractors. I just received a 1099 for her earnings (approx $17,000) this additional income, put me over $50,000, disqualified me for the EIC, the addt'l CTC, reduced my CTC & will reduce my tax return by about $7,000. Is there anything she or I can do to get the 1099 transferred to her,... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 26, 2021

Based on your story, IMO you and your sister have committed a fraudulent act--and are about to make it worse. Advice: Do not make it worse by involving the IRS. If you are unhappy that your sister got $17,000 tax free while leaving you holding the bag and making you pay an additional $7,000 to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What can I do if I was told by a public accountant did not file my federal tax with the state?

Also I was told not to respond to the irs letters and the amount that I earned was less than what my employer claimed.he wrote checks in my name for his brother and because the place did not I'd him I owe the money?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Nov 24, 2020

You have a lot of issues that cannot properly be answered in this format. I suggest you contact a tax attorney to discuss your questions in greater detail. Most of us offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does Life Ins Co. that I didn't take my payment on for 3 yrs from a claim on my mother's death owe me the interest?
Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm
answered on Nov 17, 2020

Yes indeed they do. Normally, life insurance companies pay interest with the proceeds of insurance from the date of death until they issue the check.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: My father recently passed unexpectedly. How do i find locate his debt/investments?
Rose Blondin Shea
Rose Blondin Shea
answered on Aug 24, 2020

I would keep an eye on any mail that comes in his name. Most likely they will mail him something at some point at which time you can contact them. Also look for any estate plans that he has in his home perhaps in a safe or filing cabinet. If he has an estate plan you can also try to contact the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can my soon to be ex-wife get a hold put on my taxes if I filed first and did everything the right way

I repeatedly asked her to file taxes with me she refused I want to head and filed them on my own as head of household so will start with a text and order Belcourt so that’s a legal separation document and I lived in the house 11 months out of 12 so I filed all three daughters bars and now I’ve... View More

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Feb 21, 2020

When two people file and take the same dependents the IRS will place a hold on both accounts while they investigate and determine who had the right to take the dependents. If this is what happened then you should hear from the IRS. If she is the one telling you that there is a hold on your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Shouldn't the Army have to notify me of taxes owed on moving costs in order for me to make the choice beforehand?

I recently moved from Utah to Arkansas to take a job as a civilian with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I had the Army move my HHG. I just got a debt collection letter from the Army saying I owed taxes on the amount the Army paid the moving company to move me (about $4,700 in taxes). None of the... View More

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Dec 30, 2019

No, there's no requirement for them to advise you.

Attorneys literally protect you from stuff like this.

Find one you like and pay them to give you advice.

The only thing more expensive than an attorney is not having an attorney.

Sorry that happened to you....
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation for Arkansas on
Q: If a Female attorney is unwilling to defend, do I not have a right to separate her from overburden.

She has sent what appears to be a recorded message, it is not her answer.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2019

An Arkansas attorney would be in the best position to answer, if there are state-specific laws involved. But your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in any jurisdiction, you are free to separate from your attorney. At the same time, your attorney could be entitled to compensation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: where do I pay the percentage of a bond? The sheriff’s office or bail bondsman?

The bond is 2500 and I was told by the defendant that I would only have to pay $250 to get them out. Where would I pay the $250? And are they responsible for the rest of the money later?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 12, 2019

You need to pay the $250 to a bail bondsman; but please know that you are not going to get it back--because it is like an insurance premium. If the defendant fails to show up for court hearings the bondsman will have to fork over the $2,500 to the state; and then the bondsman will com looking for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: If my spouse is incarcerated, can I file married jointly?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Apr 3, 2019

Yes. Under IRS rules and regulations, deferring to state marital law, incarceration does not change your marital status. You are able to file married jointly.

You could also file as Married Separate (generally not beneficial) or Head of Household if he was incarcerated for at least 6...
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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arkansas on
Q: Can I still file married joint if my spouse's SSN has been filed on another return?

My spouse is incarcerated and it appears that their ssn was e-filed on a return by someone already without permission.

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

Be very careful here. If you attempt to file jointly after your spouse (or someone else posing as your spouse) has filed, the IRS will likely notice the duplicity in SSANs--and will possibly hold YOU responsible. The last thing either of you two need is the IRS coming after you.

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