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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.

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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... Read 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 1985.... Read 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... Read 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.

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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 for the... Read 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... Read more »

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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.

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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 and a... Read 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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Q: I am going through an audit and the IRS person has had it for almost 70 days and keeps telling me it will be done

shortly but another week goes by and no answers, just last week he said he was trying to figure what expense to put on Schedule A and C, is he playing games with me or misleading me on the audit. How do I ask the IRS person if my audit has gone to a review. up stream without raisin g eyebrows

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 12, 2018

Believe it or not 70 days is actually not a long time for an audit. Some auditors are quicker than others. If you are concerned because they are telling you things that are making you uncomfortable I recommend at least calling a tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. If it is just... Read more »

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Q: My friend pays me to buy things online for him. Do I have to pay taxes on the money he gives me to make those purchases?

I have been buying high-value items online for my friend online over the last 6 months. He has given me somewhere around $30,000, of which only a couple hundred dollars went to me. The rest went to make those purchases. What are my tax obligations on that money? Wouldn't it look like part of my... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 29, 2017

If you have another job then you need to include the few hundred dollars (minus any allowable deductions) as self employment income on your tax return. If this is your only income you may be under the amount that would require you to file a return. If you are audited you will need to prove that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: If my parents deed a house to me, I cash out refinance to pay them, do we pay gift taxes or they pay Cap. Gains Tax?

So my parents paid cash for a house for me. Instead of doing a traditional loan, if they were to deed the house to me and I cash out refinance to give them the money they wanted for the house and I can use the rest of the cash for improvements or paying off debts.

would they pay gift tax... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Sep 1, 2017

If your parents transfer the house to you, you take out a loan and pay to them a part of the fair market value of the property, the difference between the fair market value and your payment is a "gift." Your parents' gift does not create a taxable event for you. Your parents may have to file an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: i just found out my home has been sold for unpaid taxes, and i didnt know anything about it what can i do?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Aug 11, 2017

The initial sale of the house is to the county for the back taxes. There is a period of time in which the owner of the property may redeem the property. You should contact an attorney immediately to determine (a) when the sale took place; (b) the exact period of redemption you have; (c) the... Read more »

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Q: Upon hire my then manager left my w4 form blank. no dependents claimed nor federal tax withheld. what can i do?

I started working in may at arbys. my manager whom has now left didnt fill out my w4 . i had no dependents claimed and no federal tax withheld. i was depending on my refund is there anything i can do?

Jennifer Long
Jennifer Long answered on Jan 30, 2014

Did you confirm that federal taxes were not being withheld. Normally, unless otherwise specified, the default for a W4 is Single 0. So, first check your paystub just to be certain that taxes were not being withheld.

If no taxes were withheld, you may not receive a refund. And worst case...
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Q: My Mother's house was transferred on death to me. What kind of taxes will I have to pay when I sell it?
Terrence Jay Moore
Terrence Jay Moore answered on Oct 20, 2013

Under Federal law should be entitled to a step up in basis. That means that you will be deemed receiving the house valued at the date of death not at the date when your mother purchased the home. Thus, you will only be responsible for tax on the increased value since the date of death.

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