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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 Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: real estate profit on primary house - unused portion taxed if not spent completely on new house?

Realized $225 profit on sale of my primary house. Building a new one may only take $110k or so. Am I taxed on unused portion of sellers proceeds? Sale in Kansas, building in Nebraska. I know Im not initially taxed on profit UP to $250k. But am I taxed on the unused portion, if the new house doesnt... View More

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answered on May 15, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems you are asking about the tax implications of selling your primary residence and using the proceeds to build a new home. Here are the key points to consider:

1. Capital gains exclusion: If you owned and lived in the home as your primary residence...
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Q: if my sister quit claims me a property that i have lived in since purchased but she is currently only one on deed. Home

if my sister quit claims me a property that i have lived in since purchased but she is currently only one on deed. Home purchased for 145,000 and now worth 240,000. if I live in it for 2 + more years once deeded it seems i can avoid capital gains tax. My question is how much taxes will she pay with... View More

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answered on Apr 26, 2024

Based on the information you provided, here's how the gift tax would likely apply in your situation:

1. Yearly gift tax exclusion: In 2024, your sister can gift you up to $18,000 without having to report the gift to the IRS or pay any gift tax.

2. Lifetime gift tax exemption:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: Hello I'm contacting you today to find out what I needed to do with this petition filed against my mother's property

in accordance to K S A 79-2801 I don't want to lose the house I want to pay the back taxes get transfer of property to my name but I have to answer this petition and I'm not sure on how. I knew it might go in to a tax sale but I know if u have half paid before the day of tax sale you... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It's essential to take immediate action to address the petition filed against your mother's property. Start by reviewing the petition carefully to understand the specific claims and allegations being made against the property. Then, gather all relevant documents related to the property,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: I need help answering a petition filed against my deceased mother's property in accordance to K S.A 79-2801

My mother passed away in 2012 I have been at the property since then and paid taxes on property until now I have no other heirs to battle for the rights to property but this action filed against the real estate is not what I was planning on happening please some advice on this matter

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

There is no “answer” that can be provided to your question because we have no idea what the petition is about. Also, attorneys in this forum are not allowed to solicit clients. This means that no attorney can write “contact me”.

But you can contact an attorney in your area yourself...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: I need help answering a petition filed against my deceased mother's property in accordance to K S.A 79-2801

My mother passed away in 2012 I have been at the property since then and paid taxes on property until now I have no other heirs to battle for the rights to property but this action filed against the real estate is not what I was planning on happening please some advice on this matter

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

First, it's important to gather all relevant documents related to your deceased mother's property, including her will, death certificate, and any other legal documents. Review these documents carefully to understand your mother's wishes regarding the property and to confirm your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: My house was auctioned for delinquent property taxes. The new owner sent an eviction notice, and I tried to be moved out

but was unable to by the specified date. Dec 5 the new owner filed in small claims court asking for repossession of a home that they hadn't owned before Oct. Citing Kansas Landlord act and asking for rent and damages, pay their docket fee. How can the new owner act as if they are my landlord?... View More

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

In Kansas, when a house is sold at auction for delinquent property taxes, the new owner legally acquires the title to the property. From that point on, the new owner has certain rights over the property, including the right to possession. This is likely why the new owner is acting in a manner... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: I have a question my mom was buying a house and when she moved in it went up for back taxes in a tax sale.

We paid the back taxes in full. And never got the deed and paid the taxes every year for 13yrs and then last year the house sold out from under use with no notice

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

In situations where a property has unpaid taxes and goes up for a tax sale, it's crucial to follow the specific legal procedures to secure the deed and maintain ownership. If the property was sold without proper notice or due process, you should consult with an attorney experienced in real... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: Am I legally allowed to give up my green card in the middle of a divorce?
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Feb 28, 2022

You need to speak to a lawyer ASAP. You would need to put more details to explain more clearly however, IF you already have your green card and you are getting a divorce there is no law that says you have to "give it up" as you say.

IF you are in the process of getting the green...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: How do you respond to a notice of foreign judgement? It was for taxes 3 years ago and it was discharged in bankruptcy?

The taxing authority is claiming the debt is not dischagrable because they sent you a tax warrant 3 years ago before you actually filed for bankruptcy. Per the bankruptcy laws however that doesn't mean anything.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 2, 2020

You file a response in the court where the foreign judgment is attempting to be enforce and show the court where the debts were discharged.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: In the confederation they did not allow the Congress to have the ability of taxes. How did they fix this?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Oct 9, 2019

The Constitution was amended.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: Mistake on my check that was already taxed and then they want to give me another taxed check to make up for it is this

My HR made a mistake on my check i should not of had child support taking from it now he wants to give me another check for the difference that check will be taxed also is this legal if i already been taxed on gross pay for that pay period

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 16, 2019

This is a public forum where experienced lawyers donate their valuable time to answer real legal questions about important matters of general interest to the public. All questions asked are not going to be answered; some are way too complicated to answer online, while others are not answered... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: How do we determine the cost basis for a piece of land and what is the most tax efficient way to sell the land?

Person A purchased a tract of land in 1970. In 1979 Person A formed a Revocable Living Trust and transferred the land to the Trust. Person A was the Trustee and Beneficiary of the Trust during his lifetime. The Trust named A's three children as Successor Beneficiaries. Person A died in... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 2, 2019

There are several very important IRS tax questions presented here; and the several (alternative) legal answers would require the professional services of an experienced CPA and an experienced tax lawyer--working together--to spend at least 15 to 20 hours meeting with all three clients and then... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: I signed up for ACA health insurance when I was unemployed, early in 2018. Then I landed a job with insurance. Now I owe

15 k to IRS and 8k to is. HELP! I am 65 with no savings. I work full time.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on May 1, 2019

You likely received a subsidy and then had income that exceeded the allowable amount under the subsidy.

Go to irs.gov and pull forms 9465, 433F, and 433D. Fill them out and mail them in and mail the first two payments, the third should be auto debited from your account.

Or hire a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: An adult family member who is disabled and on public assistance has not filed taxes in over five years. Problem?

She is married still but separated, and she has three dependent children and hasn't had a job for all that time. The husband is working but makes less than $25K a year and lives with his mom in a different city. We would like to know if she's going to be in trouble for not filing taxes... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 27, 2019

Just because someone claims to have no income that does not mean they do not have to file a tax return. In this bizarre situation, it is very doubtful that a disabled mother of three who has not had a job for several years will have to pay any income tax. However, since she was married (and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: I signed up for ACA health insurance when I was unemployed, early in 2018. Then I landed a job with insurance. Now I owe

15 k to IRS and 8k to is. HELP!

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 25, 2019

I advise you to contact a good tax attorney to discuss your options. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. There is not really any help we can offer online.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: Is there a statute of limitations for the IRS collecting back taxes? Even if I have been making payments for 8 yrs?

I owe taxes from TY 2008 and 2009. The debt with fines and interest is approaching 60K. I entered an installment agreement in 2010 and have been making $50 monthly payments since then. I want to try an offer in compromise, but don't know if I should, since there may be a 10 year statute of... View More

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

They have 10 years after assessment to collect. The statute of limitations can be tolled (stopped) or extended by filing an offer in compromise, requesting a collection due process hearing, or seeking innocent spouse relief, among others. It may be to your benefit to discuss this with an attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: If a relative passes away and your their beneficiary to their checking and savings, do you claim that on taxes?
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 8, 2018

As long as their estate is not subject to estate taxes (11.2 million in 2018) and provided you and the deceased were not splitting the interest on your taxes every year, the beneficiary only claims the interest earned after the date of death. If you were splitting the interest on your taxes every... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: I was a nanny for a family without a written agreement. They did not tell me they were not going to withhold federal tax

I was a nanny for a family without a written agreement. They did not tell me they were not going to withhold federal taxes from my paychecks, so I am not being hit with their W2 form and a $600-$1500 fee to the IRS because they did not withhold those federal income taxes. Aside from this, I am now... View More

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Feb 26, 2018

A nanny who works in the home and is paid more than $2,100 (2018 amount, $2,000 2017 amount) should have taxes withheld and the employer's contribution for Social Security paid by the employer. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee is entitled to a minimum wage, time... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kansas on
Q: Per the parenting plan we alternate years. But my ex claimed my daughter on her taxes and I have no form 8332. Options?

My ex and I are supposed to alternate years claiming our daughter on taxes. This is the second time she has beaten me to filing and claimed her anyways. I understand the IRS won't make her fix her taxes without a signed form 8332. I don't have this. What are my options?

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

Your only option is to take her back to court to enforce your divorce agreement.

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