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 »
Mother in law wants to sell us a home, the cost of the home would be $50K, she has owned the home for 27 years and has used the home as a rental for about 20 years. She owes $21K on the mortgage, if we get a mortgage against the home for $50K, would she have to pay taxes on the $29K she will get... Read more »
You should consult a tax advisor and not a lawyer for this question, but the answer you will probably get is that: "If you have a capital gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that gain from your income, or up to $500,000 of that gain if you file a...Read more »
It depends on the nature of the business and what type of "business taxes."
A sole proprietor who files on a Schedule C and has no employees may elect to use their own social security number for their estimated tax payments, but most small businesses would benefit from forming an...Read more »
A donor may need to get a qualified appraisal of the property. The instructions to Form 8283 give more details. Determining entitlement to a deduction in a particular case will be quite fact-specific and is best raised with your accountant or tax professional.
Capital gain is calculated and paid when a home is sold for profit, not when it is transferred without consideration. To figure out your potential capital gains liability you would need to talk to an accountant or tax professional and know the basis in the property and the anticipated future sale...Read more »
Monies in escrow should have absolutely no bearing on an attorney's tax liability. A retainer should be held in a lawyer's escrow account and not be withdrawn until earned. Once money is earned, it becomes income subject to tax. Any unearned portion should be refunded when the...Read more »
First, businesses should be very sure that any independent contractors are truly independent. This is an area where the IRS seeks verification that the independent contractors are not mis-classified employees. If they are correctly classified, then they would receive a 1099 at the end of the tax...Read more »
My mother passed away last week. There is a bank account with about $150,000 that is in my mothers name and my name. Can I write checks to my 2 siblings for 1/3 of that amount and will they/we have to pay any tax?
Generally speaking, how a bank account will be disbursed will depend on how the account was titled. If, for instance, an account is titled as tenants in common, then a portion (typically 1/2) will need to go through an estate while the remaining portion would not. On the other hand, bank accounts...Read more »
as one of the grandkids what can i do if i want to pay off debt? more importantly would the city leave the house in my grandfathers name even knowing hes deceased. i dont want to put so much money into the property and it not be mine or for my uncle to than make an issue or try to claim it
I read on the Internet that you do not have to claim the money if you live in the house for at least two years and that you don't have to pay capital gains taxes on as much as $250,000 for a single sale or up to $500,000 for a couple as long as the home was your primary residence and you lived... Read more »
Your question asks about capital gains. Generally speaking, under IRS rules, if you live in a home as your principal residence for 2 of the 5 years before you sold it, the first $250,000 of gain may be excluded from income. The IRS' website has a detailed publication on the topic of capital...Read more »
Potentially yes, but this can be complex as there are more factors involved than what you included. You should see an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your area. You may need to obtain the tax transcripts for any years that taxes are owed for your attorney to analyze it.
We are married; both my wife and I work, we have three children both from different relationships. I have two daughters, 21 and 19, she has a son who resides in our household, age 14. The girls live in two different states. We are not wealthy. We have a mortgage and we both have vehicles.... Read more »
Reputation matters as do experience and expertise. Get suggestions from friends that can describe a good experience with their lawyer. It is also a good idea to talk to several and get a feel for what they would want to do for you and a ballpark for fees and costs. You don't need an elaborate...Read more »
You don't really provide enough information for a lawyer to answer this. When were the IRS lien and judgment entered compared to the date the bankruptcy petition was filed? I assume the lien and judgment were pre-bankruptcy? What is the lien on? Real estate, tangible personal property? When I...Read more »
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