Your marital Status is determined as of year end. If you're divorce was finalized by the issuance of a decree on 11.30.19 you would file Single for the year assuming no dependents and you did not remarry prior to the end of the year (yes, I've seen it).
I am a remainderman on my mom's life estate. She sold the house to my brother and I 17 years ago for $1 and kept a life estate. I have lived here for 5 years as her caregiver until she went into a nursing home. We have to sell the house prior to her passing because we can't keep it. So, if it... Read more »
I am disabled and collecting SSDI in Massachusetts. My spouse has offered an out of court divorce settlement of a TIAA in with four accounts totaling $110,000 (Qualified Retirement Plan, Tax sheltered annuity plan, Tax-deferred annuity Plan, Define Contribution retirement plan).
Federal would be ~24% depending on other income and deductions and 5.05% for Mass.
Because the transfer is pursuant to a divorce your spouse doesn't have any tax ramifications for withdrawing the funds and you only have to pay tax on taxable withdrawals, no early withdrawal penalty. You...Read more »
I don't work, have a CORI, no assets i.e. real estate, 401K or pension. Have an Autistic son and a wife. We live with our parents so they support us. My Net Worth is at ( -36,000 plus I'm on the hook for another $70K that company is suing me for equipment I bought and the machines all broke down... Read more »
An Offer in Compromise is not submitted via a letter. You have to fill out a financial statement and submit supporting documentation for your expenses, as well as Form 656. Without more details we cannot tell you if you are eligible or not. You can try submitting an Offer on your own, hire an...Read more »
My grandparents house was sold and it will be split 5 ways. After taxes and fees ill receive 42,800, will i have to pay taxes at the end of the year for it or can i gift it to my wife or use most of it as a down payment for my first house ?
If i do have to pay taxes how do i figure out... Read more »
The answer to your questions requires more time and expertise than an online forum like this can provide. You really need to consult with a tax professional like a CPA on this. It will be well worth the money you spend in fees to them.
If there are no Court Orders nor is there even a divorce complaint filed, there is no impediment to husband doing so. Your friend should file for Divorce and engage counsel to protect her rights as she seems to be in the dark on same.
I was sold a timeshare with false accusations. I have the ability to hire an atty to get the time share nullified and they are saying I will receive a 1099-A to declare the loss. Will this actually provide me any cash savings during the tax process? I have no cap. gains or stock - just basic... Read more »
I'd be wary of any attorney that tells you this. I've practiced law in Florida for many years and when I've helped clients get out of a timeshare, they will often receive a 1099 when the timeshare cancels the loan/mortgage. However, if the loan that was cancelled was $13k, the form will also report...Read more »
Massachusetts towns assess value annually. They calculate property values based on the market activity as well as certain property-specific attributes such as location, size, construction quality, style, and condition. These include the status of outbuildings. Factors may include the usefulness of...Read more »
If the awarded damages were the result of physical injury, then she will not have to pay any taxes related to the judgment award. The only time you will have to pay taxes on the judgment is if there is any part of the judgment that is related to non-physical type pain and suffering damages. (ie....Read more »
I became disabled in 2014. During which time I was already in a payment plan with both the IRS and Massachusetts DOR. I have since paid both in full. Can they continue to accrue both penalties and interest and make me pay those once my only income was ssdi?
Once you have paid your liability in full no more interest or penalties should accrue. If you still owe taxes and can no longer afford to pay your installment agreements due to your only source of income being SSDI, you may need the assistance of an attorney to help you set up a collection...Read more »
It's not illegal to file separate, if you file Married Filing Separately. You would just need to indicate who the spouse is on the return that is filed. There are some rules that you would also need to follow when filing separately, so make sure you file under the guidance of a tax professional.
Usually a creditor can only collect what it is owed, so if the tax offset paid your debt in full, they should not be able to further offset any more refunds. The Department of Education has a good website that is easy to navigate and has a lot of information on questions like these:...Read more »
regarding 433b-----during the period that the IRS is looking at---my business sales has increased significantly -but my business expense----marketing has increased also---dollar for dollar. The 433b is being used as part of a oic or possibly payment plan. Will the irs have an issue if in view of... Read more »
Above ? Is on real estate I purchased recently. Do I need to let assessor come into my home to inspect? All my years in buying and selling I never encountered this infringement on my privacy before or been threatened to be charged money if I don’t comply with the asssessor request.
Under the plain language of the law itself, they do have the authority to charge a $50 penalty if you do not provide them the information required for them to assess the residential property: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIX/Chapter59/Section38D
If the divorce agreement we split the tax exemption on the 2 kids. By getting full custody and the visitation up to me for the ex. Does that allow me to claim both kids on taxes for the exemption? I'm from mass and she pays no child support
You will either need to have a Modification Agreement on that issue which can be filed with the Court as an uncontested proceeding. otherwise you will need to have a Modification on that issue and also should have an appropriate Motion before the Court if this custodial change happened in 2017, to...Read more »
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