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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: If I live in GA but work on a cruise ship overseas 8 months of the year, can I claim part-year resident?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2020

One option might be to look into the Q & A resources or online help resources of the IRS or Georgia Dept. of Revenue - they might be able to provide direction. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I’m a resident of GA but work on a cruise ship full time (8 months of the year). Do I need to pay GA taxes?

They automatically take out federal taxes but since it’s office is based in Miami, they don’t take out any income tax.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jan 28, 2020

Yes, your resident state will tax all your income worldwide.

Obviously you can still take foreign exclusionary or credits as allowed, but you will need to file a GA return and calculate tax owed.

I would contact HR and find out why tax is not being taken out and sent to GA....
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Q: A boating accident on Lake Lanier would be handled by the state, & on the Chattahochee River by Fed govt, correct?

I am a high schoolteacher in Georgia. I am teaching about federal, state, &concurrent jurisdiction in my Honors Government class. This is really beyond the scope of what I teach, but I like being able to provide some basic info. My understanding is that a passenger boat accident between 2... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 3, 2019

You've chosen an interesting topic for students, but you go into many different directions. Framed the way it is, your assignment runs the possibility of confusing your students. Try to keep things on a level that high school students would be able to follow. For starters, look into the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for Georgia on
Q: How does a state have standing to bring a bill of indictment, without corpus delecti evidence?

The state prosecutor is not constitutionally permitted to bring charges of an invasion of rights allegedly suffered by a third party not before the court. He must claim an actual injury of harm directed at himself. This requires proof of an intentional invasion of a protected legal right caused by... Read more »

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Sep 7, 2017

Since 1972 in Georgia, corpus delicti has been allowed to be proven by circumstantial evidence. Go to trial, and see how the case comes out.

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