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1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: My husband discovered someone with similar name is on his taxes and his property is in probate. What should he do?

Can someone probate someone else's property ? The names are similar except the middle name. My husband is alive and well and is the owner of the property. How can this happen and what are the processes to remedy this huge problem ? Thank you.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 23, 2019

Start by contacting the attorney handling he probate and point out the error. Start with a phone call and follow up with a letter. Have an attorney review the response to ensure it is sufficient and satisfactory.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering how a federal lien in ct for his unpaid corporation employee taxes is filed on a marital property .

I never have been involved in business , not aware employee taxes not being paid, nor this would make him liable( us liable)

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Sep 20, 2019

Employment taxes are the personal responsibility of any responsible party.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I filed a NOL for TY2015 in March 2019, that allows the NOL to be carried to closed TY's 2013/2014, The IRS processed &

refunded, but CT says it is passed statute of limitations. What can I do to argue this?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 31, 2019

The statute of limitations controlling net operating losses can (and very often is) be very different for the federal government as it is for the several states; look it up.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: State Of CT garnishing wages . How can I file for financial hardship
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 23, 2019

The State of Ct is very difficult to work with when trying to settle a tax debt. You can try working it out on your own by going to court or seeking a collection alternative but it may be very difficult. I recommend calling a tax attorney in Connecticut to discuss your problem in depth. Most of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am filing a CT Gen Stat 12-119 against my town without an attorney. Beyond the form my complaint is 5 double spaced

Is that too long and are there requirements re margins, etc.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 7, 2019

Go to the Internet and search around for a complaint filed by someone else in Connecticut, and use it as a guide.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: If one person signed a quick claim deed and the house is sold as a short sale, do both parties split 1099 tax amount

My ex quick claimed the house. I had to sell it per our decree and it sold as a short sale. Liens that we’re in both of our names were paid off at time of sale. My attorney said we should split the 80k 1099 my ex claims I’m responsible.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 14, 2019

Look closely at your divorce decree and then call you divorce lawyer--again. If the decree says you get the house, then you get the house and everything that goes with it.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Connecticut on
Q: The IRS says that I received $29,000 and taxed me for it. I never received this money, what to do?

The IRS transcripts say that a fund in my name was sold from a Fidelity account. I have never had an account of any sort with Fidelity or any financial company at all. I was given the name and address of the seller. This action seems like fraud perpetrated as a Trust. How do I get a copy of the... Read more »

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

Since the IRS rarely makes mistakes of this size (trust me), you are advised to consult an experienced lawyer to help you find out what happened and then to advise you what to do about it. In today's world of high-tech communication-- and rampant bank fraud-- you do not need a Connecticut tax... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I got a letter from the IRS saying I have to return the earned income credit. We have joint custody but I have him more

I got a letter from the IRS saying I have to return the earned income credit. My ex wife has “custodial custody” although according to our divorce we share joint physical custody. I have my son 4 days and 4 nights a week, retaining primary physical custody. Isn’t in my right to claim my him... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 14, 2019

File an appeal and present your evidence. Just remember the IRS rules and your state custody laws are not the same.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: How to get help for foreclosure do to back taxes . I'm trying to get relief writTen Statues Section 49-31d to 49-31i

How can I acquire these forms? Thank You

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 17, 2019

Go to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Under the Public tab you will see forms. Do a search for the forms that you need. If you cannot find the form you need you can try calling the courthouse. Some of the Court Clerks are more helpful than others. Try calling them and see if they can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: It was just determined yesterday that our property assessment (house) was being taxed on a structure size that was drawn

on the assessor's card as being approx. 400 sq. ft. larger than the actual house size. Based on 12-60 are we entitled to a reimbursement of the past three years?

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 15, 2019

Contact the town assessor's office to ask this question of the assessor. The property should be reassessed. If it was incorrect they may answer that question for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Is there any way to get a temporary SSN ?

Hi, I have a question about the authorization to work.

I am in a process to get the permanent residence, because my husband is an american citizen, but I have been waiting for the SSN around three months and I have not received anything yet. So, is there any way to get a temporary SSN... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 28, 2018

Once you get the work authorization, you can apply for a social security number. It may take four or five months to get the work authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: As a CT full time resident, If you don't owe any taxes, is a CT return required?

CT is now threatening an audit

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on May 11, 2018

If you had income you need to file a return whether or not taxes are due. Frequently it looks to the State on paper that you owe because they do not have access to all of your documents. It is better to file then to be audited and have the State file for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I work 1 month/yr as an independent contractor. Must I pay quarterly estimated taxes? Or just the quarter I work?

This 1 month job is my only income. I do this job in the US as a US citizen, but most of the year I live abroad with no income. I missed the January payment.... What is the correct way to pay taxes for this income?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 11, 2018

The rule for estimated payments is as follows:

If a taxpayer is required to pay estimated payments they will owe a an underwithholding penalty it they do not pay estimated taxes. They can avoid this penalty if they owe less than $1,000 in tax (after any withholdings or credits) or if they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: If we have joint custody then who get to file for taxes we are not together and baby lives with me the whole year

He does owe child support 620 but tries to stay current on his child support payments he skips his visits some time a month then pops up to show up 2 or 3 time a month I support more income for our child and now he is filing for contempt because I didn't proved him our child's social sercurity card... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 8, 2018

You need to look at your agreement. It is usually spelled out in the agreement who gets to claim the child and if he loses the right to claim the child if he is behind on child support payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: CT Gen Stat § 12-71c (2012) It seems I may be 6 months late with regard to arguing my case here.

My partner and I went down to the town's tax office the day we turned in our plates. Were told the taxes due would be around $18, considering the car was totaled 23 days after the "list date".

Fast forward 2.5 years, and we owe back taxes on the newer car. Now we find out we owe $284.28 on... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 14, 2017

Do you have proof that you complied with the requirements of the Statute. If not, then you may be out of luck. Have you tried discussing this with the tax assesor in the town? That may be your only course of action available.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my boyfriend sue his uncle?

Uncle opened a business in boyfriend's name a few years ago. Uncle kicked him out later. Boyfriend asked to have his name removed. Uncle cut off all contact. IRS just took nearly $3000 out of boyfriend's bank account today. There is literally no other reason for the IRS to take the money unless the... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 14, 2017

Your boyfriend needs to set up a consultation with a tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Unfortunately there is not enough detail here to give you an accurate answer. This would likely be a very difficult matter to resolve on his own particularly if, as I suspect, this is due to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: My wages were garnished by the IRS due to back taxes the garnishment was stopped and I was since declared noncollecta

The case has been closed, am I allowed to claim the amount garnished on my tax return

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 26, 2017

No, federal income taxes are not deductible.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: How do I file an appeal with the superior Court over my town's unfair assessment of my property?

The town has unfairly assessed my property; I filled out the petitiion to the board of assessment appeals as required to be given a hearing, was never given a hearing, and simply received a letter that the decision was made that my appeal would be denied. No hearing. The letter says I can appeal... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

The time frame is jurisdictional and strictly construed. The appeals forms might be available online. I would consult an attorney in your town if you still have time so you can meet the deadline. The forms for administrative appeals are completely different that those for a civil action. For... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I claim my son for three years got the money its done. my sons father went & claimed him 7 got rejected what now?
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Apr 5, 2015

Seek advice from an experienced tax attorney. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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