Louisiana Tax Law Questions & Answers

Q: What are my rights to get half the tax money recieved by my husband? We lived together all year and have 4 kids he claim

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
This very unfair situation is only one of many that go along with being married.

There is no law or rule requiring your spouse to file jointly; and even if you and your spouse did file jointly, there is no law or rule requiring him (or you) to split any refund.

Q: How do I File taxes when I live in texas and my wife lives in louisiana where I come home to on the weekends

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
Put your TX address on your Federal return.

Get a TX driver's license.

Intend to reside in TX indefinitely.

For any LA source income you would need to file a non-resident return.

You'll have to file a part year resident return for the year you move away from LA to TX.

Spend less than 6 months out of the year in LA.

If you don't have any income produced in LA and you don't reside in the state then you don't have to file a return.


Q: I received $100,000 car accident.34000 to attorney36000 hospital15000 to mom 15000 to me. Owe fed state tax

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Why is your Mom receiving $15,000? You don't give enough information to answer your question.

Q: If I sell a condo for a $40,000.00 loss, how much of that can I write off on my taxes & over what time span?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Jon Dowat's answer
The amount of the "write off" depends on the nature of the Condo. Was the Condo you personal residence or was it an investment property.

If it was a personal residence you will not be able to claim the loss. If it was an investment property you will have generated an ordinary loss. One can use this loss ($40K) up to 100% of your taxable income.

For example if it was an investment property your $40,000 loss can be used to offset up to $40,000 of taxable income regardless...

Q: In Livingston Parish, if I paid the property taxes on family owned land, can I claim that land and put in my name?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Christie Tournet's answer
No. Under Louisiana law, property is conveyed only in 1 of 3 ways: by a deed (if someone is still alive), by succession (either by Will, or default state law for distribution of one's estate), or by adverse possession (owning as owner for a certain time period). If you are talking about "family land," most often people use that phrase when there are multiple owners, some of which cannot be found. Those situations make a succession or an adverse possession suit almost impossible, as you must...

Q: Israeli on a longterm visa in the US, how are taxes calculated?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 20, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
I suggest that you see a CPA. Good luck!

Q: In 2015 my son was on S/S through my retirement. On 12/10/2015 he turned 18 and was enrolled in high school 12th grade.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for Louisiana on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
The SSA allows you to ask for them to forgive an overpayment IF (1) the overpayment is not your fault and (2) making you reimburse the overpayment would create a financial hardship. They are generally fair at granting this relief from my experience. Your son needs to contact the office listed on the letter he received ASAP to request this relief. He has a strict deadline within which he has to make his request. Good luck.

Q: My uncle passed away without a will. AllNieces and nephews except one who cannot be found agreed to give home and

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Christie Tournet's answer
Yes. There are a lot of other factors at play, however. Was the Uncle married? If not, did the Uncle have only separate property? No children? If the uncle's siblings are the only heirs, they may be able to take the property via succession - depends upon solvency of the estate, but a hearing can be had, if all other, located heirs are in agreement. Otherwise, a curator may need to be appointed. Addressing these factors with counsel well versed in probate will assist in your obtaining a...

Q: Can probation and parole garish my federal and state income taxes for fees im behind on?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Ever heard of of probation and parole being able to garnish and don't know of any statute allowing it.

Q: Can Probation and Parole garnish my State and Federal taxes if i have overdue fines and fees to them??

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your fines are part of your sentence so yes they are still due.

Q: Can a co owner who had exclusive use of the property stop paying the taxes on it let it sell in tax deed sale

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017
Ben F Meek III's answer
As co-owner you are jointly responsible for the taxes. Your agreement with your co-owner is not something the taxing authorities are a party to and they don't care about it. They can look to either of you or both of you to pay the taxes. And if you don't, they can attach and sell the property. Your remedy will probably only be with your co-owner - not the taxing authorities. So the short answer to your question is probably "yes" your co-owner can let it get sold in a tax sale. For a real answer...

Q: I live in Texas, must I pay louisian tax because of $19.00 received from gas well?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 2, 2014
Jennifer Long's answer
Determine if you have a filing requirement in Louisiana: "Louisiana residents, part-year residents of Louisiana, and nonresidents with income from Louisiana sources who are required to file a FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN must file a Louisiana Individual Income Tax Return." ------

Determine what is taxed: "Nonresident and part-year resident taxpayers who are required to file a federal individual income tax return are required to file a Louisiana income tax return, IT-540B reporting all...

Q: Can I carry my child on my taxes without being audited if my child support payments are up to date?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 30, 2014
Jennifer Long's answer
It depends. The following information was taken from the IRS website:

"The payer of child support may be able to claim the child as a dependent::

-The parent with whom the child lived for the greater part of the year is the custodial parent for income tax purposes.

-Generally, the child is the qualifying child of the custodial parent, and the custodial parent is allowed an exemption for the child if the other dependency tests are met.

-The noncustodial parent may...

Q: How do I go about setting up an installment plan to pay my delinquent property tax for 2013

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 8, 2013
Zaher Fallahi's answer
Give the county assessor's office a call, explain your financial situation, your prior defaults in making tax payments, and ability to may installment payments, and they may consider your installment plan. Good luck.

Q: Can the parent who is paying child support file the child as a dependent on his/her tax return?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2013
Zaher Fallahi's answer
Yes, if both parents agree, and the other one doesn't claim the child.

Q: Does an account that is payable on death subject to inherance taxes?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 5, 2011
Mr Jeffrey D Heck's answer
Each state differs. For states that rely on the federal rules for estate taxes to determine taxability, yes, POD accounts are taxable.

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