My son lives with me and goes to his fathers house every other weekend(Friday night and returns home Sundays) he has threaten to claim him as a dependent he also pays child support and we split child care expenses
He can claim him, but he will not be doing so legally. Your son does not live with him the requisite number of overnights per year to claim him; only you have the right. If you both claim him, the IRS will inquire as to these facts. Parties can, by agreement, split or alternate, by year,...Read more »
In Maryland, your driving privilege can be suspended for multiple reasons unrelated to traffic violations, among which are unpaid state taxes, unpaid child support, civil judgments from an automobile accident for which you did not have the required auto insurance required by law, etc. When the...Read more »
I am in the process of assuming my mortgage and will have the deed updated as well. Myself, my ex-husband and brother are on the deed. The deed will be transferred to only myself. I just want to make sure I'm reading the exemptions to the transfer tax correctly, stating that the tax... Read more »
Unfortunately the answer is very locale and fact specific.
There are 3 different taxes that come into play with a deed. Transfers to/from a spouse, where property is encumbered by a mortgage, are exempt from both state & county transfer/recordation tax. Transfers to/from a...Read more »
He intentionally avoids child support by not working, his mom lets him live Scott free in her house and buys him everything. He only works maybe Christmas time and summertime, maybe. His mom claims him on her taxes. Can I sue her? How can I get support from a man who is hardly ever employed but... Read more »
All of the support provided to him by his mother can be considered income. Also if he is physically capable of working but does not, the court can impute income to him. You will need an attorney to help you pursue him for child support.
As a real estate investor, I target tax delinquent properties. those who are behind on their property taxes. From what I know there is a default time where the home owner goes behind on the property taxes and then I believe it goes to auction and you have to bid for them? I want to pursue the... Read more »
You essentially ask about tax sales. Each county has different dates and specific process for the sales/bidding, but in Maryland if the taxes are ~6 months or so past due, the county holds an auction. The county will advertise the auction in advance. The property owner can pay up the taxes, in...Read more »
Apparently, the IRS is not equipped to answer "tax law" questions outside of the January 1 - April 18, 2018 window. Maybe someone here can help me. I recently sold several long-held shares in stocks and mutual funds, realizing a large capital gain. To avoid any penalties, do I HAVE to pay... Read more »
You don't have to pay estimated taxes on the large capital gains you incurred in 2018. It is a good idea to pay estimated taxes or have them withhold some of the gains to pay taxes, but it is not a requirement. If you did not owe taxes the prior year, then you are likely not required to make...Read more »
i was finally able to locate the lien and called comptroller collection to find out it was from 2007 individual tax return unpaid. we moved from maryland in 6/08 leaving a forwarding address. never received any notification from them. i had to research several days to locate this. can they place a... Read more »
If Maryland (I am not licensed in Maryland) is like every other state I am familiar with then they are only required to send you a notice at your last know address. This means the last address known to them so either the address on your last return or on the change of address form if you filled...Read more »
Generally, if you purchase the entire business, the business remains liable for its obligations incurred under prior ownership. I would have an attorney review the sale documents. There may be representations and warranties in the purchase agreement that the business taxes were paid. If so, you...Read more »
However, Maryland law enumerates about 26 or so different situations exempt from transfer/recordation tax, some of which may potentially apply when an LLC is involved. Each one is heavily fact dependent. You can find these in the...Read more »
I moved out of the US and file my own taxes and just realized I've been filing my taxes incorrectly the past couple of years and fear that if the IRS finds out, I'll be charged with a felony. I thought I had to file based on where I practice business (I still work remotely for US clients)... Read more »
Criminal or civil fraud requires knowledge of the fraud and intentional conduct to perpetrate the fraud, so honest mistake is a complete defense. Stop worrying. Hire a CPA to review your past returns and file any corrected or amended returns for the affected years, as necessary. Any penalties or...Read more »
I filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Last year BofA worked out cash for keys so I could move out of the house. This year I received a 1099 with a check mark in box 3. Do I have to claim this on my taxes? Are there any precedents that homeowners do not have to claim this as income?
Income is "Income from any source." If the income could be a settlement for a foreclosure, you might treat it was a return of equity. Consult your tax advisor. But, if this was the normal cash for keys, and you were a tenant, it is income.
Get a tax lawyer, and not one of those shady, dishonest fix-your-debt thieves who advertise on TV, and work out a payment plan with the IRS. The IRS tiger turns into a pussycat when you work out a plan for paying off back taxes. They will often eliminate crippling penalties and just leave the...Read more »
No more than 15% of social security income may be garnished at a time from all creditors who are legally allowed to garnish such income. So, that’s the limit. Both past due federal taxes and federal student loans can be collected in this way. Both debts are possible to be discharged in...Read more »
I received approval from MD state for Kinship care authorization after losing both our parents. Given that the surviving parent also passed at the beginning of May of the tax year, and I ended up caring for my minor siblings for greater than 50% of the tax year (with documented proof and receipts),... Read more »
Most estates do not need to file an estate tax return. An estate tax return is different than an individual tax return. The person who died does typically have a final 1040 income tax return filed in the year they died (which may or may not have...Read more »
I worked at a total of 3 jobs in 2017 at one job I filed exempt from withholding and when I enter only the information of the W-2 where I claimed exempt from withholding it says I will get a return, but when I enter all 3 jobs it says I owe money. My question is Can I legally only enter the W-2... Read more »
I would have an accountant prepare your returns for this tax year. They can determine the best way to file your taxes. If you end up owing taxes that you cannot pay, filing separately would make you solely responsible and your wife would not have to worry about the IRS coming after her for your...Read more »
How and why are they allowed to take more money? Each day I should make $280, with them taking out extra I only bring home $104 per day. That's alot of money to take. How can I support my family with them taking so much. I have a degree and it's basically for nothing now.
I'm a US citizen, but my wife is from the EU. We are moving back to the US, but she wants to keep her job from an EU company and work for them from home in the US. Does she have to pay US taxes? The money is going from a foreign company to a foreign bank, in €, and to a foreign citizen.... Read more »
If your wife is going to be in the US for enough of the year that she is treated as a US tax resident (which can be based solely on time spent in the country rather than citizenship) then she would need to declare her EU income on a US tax return. In addition, she would be subject to US income tax...Read more »
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