So that was supposed to offset arrearges courts said i owed but it was never applied to arrearges now i owe even more arrearges due to loss of job a few times over pass few years for a few months but had the original refund been applied to arrearges the arrerges would have been paid off and i would... Read more »
property taxes that are being assessed for the past 3 years since the state denied his homestead exemption on his residence. He is married and his wife and he have lived in separate homes the past 3 years. He claims that I should have known to file them each "married filing separately" in order... Read more »
Doubtful, but you should really check with your insurance carrier and any ethics or licensing board to whom you have reporting obligations. Now if the client told you he specifically wanted to file married filing separately, and you didn't do that, that may lead to a different outcome.
Employer accidently sent first half of 2017 taxes to IL and IL demanded I pay second half. Had house in Cook county IL but lived and worked in MI entire year. What legal resources are best to use for recourse or simply a CPA issue? Ended up paying full year state taxes for both Michigan and IL.
You owe personal income tax to the state of your residence. Request a refund from the other state. Michigan and Illinois have a reciprocity agreement based on residence, so once you establish this a refund should follow.
Unless you (or a lawyer hired by you) can convince the lender to give you a second chance, the next best option is to gather up all the money needed to purchase you home at the upcoming public auction. (Cash only)
I know that I have read that you can make payments up to 6 years, however when calculating these I cannot afford to make payments like this, at all I am 55 years old, and have nothing. It was all bad tax advice in the day.
You need to hire a good tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. A tax attorney can frequently do better for you then you can do on your own. If you cannot pay monthly towards your debt they can get you put into currently not...Read more »
The IRS publishes general criminal case statistics at its website - https://www.irs.gov/compliance/criminal-investigation/criminal-investigation-statistical-data. Once the IRS recommends that someone be prosecuted, chances are very high that an indictment (formal charges) will follow. For...Read more »
I run a lan center in Michigan, my customers purchase time on my equipment. There are no physical products being bought or sold, Do I owe sales tax to the state on those purchases? I've been paying the standard 6% sales tax on every transaction at my business for 2 years now and am wondering if I... Read more »
She says to find a house within $65k budget. We did, and there was cash to spare. So she gave us the rest of the money. During the process she kept saying she didn’t want to be part of it because it’s our house and as long as we stay within budget it’s not her business.
Your question is more tax than law related. I can see where you're going with this, and it might work. I just think at the very least, you are opening yourself up to an audit, which very quickly will zap any money saved in fees to a CPA or tax attorney to work through it with you. You would have to...Read more »
If you don't agree file an appeal and then go to court if you don't win on appeal.
The problem with these cases is that it's rarely worth pursuing because of the low dollar amounts involved and the high cost of challenging the assessment. The city tax department. knows that so you see a lot...Read more »
They’ve sent me a notice letter and 2 letters following that to submit all these documents for verification. This was completed during the first week of March and I called today and told me to wait. Help ! I have no money for rent. And the so-called advocate service are no help.
I am now married, as of December 2018. My wife works a full time salary job so is has always filed her taxes. Should she file married/joint? Will this raise a flag to the IRS since I haven’t filed any taxes for this long?
If you were required to file taxes in any of those 17 years you should have. You can voluntarily file your returns to get compliant if that is the case. If you did not make enough money to meet the filing requirement for those years, you are not responsible to file the returns.
Filed MFJ 4/2018 per decree. I have my taxes taken out of my payck. He is self employed and owner of business and doesn't have them come out. We owed State and city taxes which were paid. Now he is saying we owe more and because we were married when they were incurred I should be responsible... Read more »
What does your Judgment provide? If they were joint returns and not addressed in the Judgment, you may have to go back to court in an attempt to get clarification. The government is not a party to your divorce. Therefore, both taxpayers are liable if not addressed in the Judgment.
I filed taxes for my business and informed the IRS my business made 11k profit in 2016 and 13k in 2017. I informed them that the gross revenue for my business was 90k in 2016 and 138k in 2017. I dont have expenses to show them as I didnt keep receipts but I did a rough estimate of my expenses to be... Read more »
Estimates without documentation are not good enough for the IRS. You need to work with a tax accountant or CPA to reconstruct some sort of paper trail for your expenses. Otherwise, your eligibility for a student loan is going to be the least of your problems. If the IRS denies your deductions for...Read more »
By paying "state or county tax" I am going to assume that you mean 'transfer" tax. Assumption of a mortgage should not be a taxable event since you state that you are already a partner / member of organization. You also can check with your CPA since he will know your tax status best.
I plead guilty to an OWI charge. I've paid over $2000 to the court and will be paying over $2000 in accumulated costs associated with mandatory drug and alcohol testing ordered by my probation officer. Having kept receipts, are those costs able to be deducted when doing taxes? Can I write off... Read more »
You'll need to consult with a tax attorney or other tax professional, particularly about whether mileage is deductible. It will all obviously depend on your overall tax situation; with the raised standard deduction starting with this tax year, a lot of people who used to itemize may no longer be...Read more »
You can avoid paying any tax, but you will be required to file a gift tax return, Form 709, along with your normal 1040 tax return you file annually. When you pay more than the 15K allotted for individuals to gift on an annual basis, you have to file the Form 709 to record the excess gift....Read more »
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