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Q: My mother has been taking care of some rental property for a man who is now deceased. What can she do to take ownership?

She lives in Maine, has been paying the taxes on the property and isn't sure if the deceased man has any family.

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Nov 27, 2020

I am sorry, but I do not think your mother has any right to take ownership based on her paying the taxes on the property. If she is interested in finding out who owns the property now, then she should check the local registry of deeds records to see if the deceased man owned the property in only... Read more »

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Q: I was paid under the table for seven months when I was 16-17yo and didn’t know I had to file taxes. what can I do?

When I was 16 my mother passed away and I took work on a local farm (Maine). They paid me under the table for 7 months and I made less than 4000$. I didn’t know until this morning I had to report this and file taxes. I’m scared I broke the law here and need help. I want to work in law... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 10, 2020

Really? Let me get this straight: Just after you learned that the federal government was getting ready to send out $1,200 checks to everyone who filed their 2018 tax return and paid their taxes you suddenly felt a need to "come clean" about not reporting some $4,000 that you admittedly... Read more »

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Q: Does a Roth IRA conversion affect eligibility for Health care premium tax credit?

My spouse was not working in 2019, so we needed a premium tax credit to pay for health care coverage. I also converted an IRA to a Roth IRA (apx value: $80k). I understood I would have to pay taxes on this amount, but I did not expect this type of income would be counted towards my ability to pay... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 24, 2020

It's income.

Probably would have been a good idea to hire a professional to advise you before you made a big decision.

Nothing to be done at this point, you can't just put it back.

Call your representatives and tell them to change title 26 of the US code....
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