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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: As a freelance Graphic designer working with a few small businesses would it benefit me to get a LLC for taxes?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Feb 6, 2022

It might benefit you to create an LLC for limiting personal liability.

For the answer to your specific tax question, I suggest you query "LLC" and "pass-through" or contact a CPA or tax attorney if you still have questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Is there a way to protect property from medicaid?

Parents are still alive, Mom was placed in a nursing home, dad, I think signed papers medicaid papers which turns over assets. I am the only child but live out of state. Could we deed or put into a trust? Options?

I have verified no Liens on the property other than a bank note.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 10, 2021

Hire a competent MO attorney for advice. This is a public forum. There are many different ways to protect assets, but none are perfect.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: My wife and I filed joint and married on our taxes. We have been separated and she wants to keep all of refund

I have been employed full-time where she has only worked last few months of 2020 as she took custody of my step grandson. I thought 50/50 was fair

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 3, 2021

You would be entitled to a division of that return, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Can I sell my house with unpaid property taxes? It is not up for tax sale, but is 2 years delinquent.

I have a buyer, and will be selling the house for the remainder of the mortgage, walking away from the closing table with nothing.

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Jun 29, 2020

You can sell your house but the unpaid property tax will have to be paid at closing.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Does one pay estate tax on home inherited thru a transfer deed?

My husband and I have been married 5 years. After marriage, I moved into his home and we subsequently completed a transfer beneficiary deed on the home. If he were to pass, would I be obligated to pay some sort if estate tax on the home?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on May 23, 2020

There is no estate tax in Missouri.

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Is getting paid under the table illegal

I didn't agree to getting paid under the table also they only paid me $100 for 50hours

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Apr 20, 2020

Being paid or paying a contractor in cash is not illegal.

Failure to report income is illegal.

Failure to classify a worker properly is illegal (not in the criminal sense per se but it is a violation of the tax code).

If you were misclassified as a contractor when you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Never received wages that my W-2 says I earned. Is this something I take to a legal department or the company itself?

I never received a paycheck from a place I worked for only one day and I assumed it was because I was still training. I just received a W-2 from them saying I did earn wages but I never received them despite setting up direct deposit. Who would I contact about this, some legal department or the... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jan 26, 2020

A business’s legal department is the business itself. I suggest contacting the HR or payroll person at the business.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: 3 years ago i accidently pulled out money from my ira retirement account and moved it to a savings account.

irs is demanding that i pay taxes on this amount---is there any way i can make this a distrubution for this tax year ?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Sep 11, 2019

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: What do I do if I want a piece of land to put a camper on for the best price I plan on putting a garden on it and living

On it as a forever residence could there be a way to pay an owners unpaid property tax and gain a title to the land that way

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Jul 31, 2019

You can purchase property at a tax sale. But you will need to consult an attorney familiar with the process of getting the deed to the land in your name.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: What should I do if I am not notified of my inheritance within the 60 day time frame period ...

Family is not close greed appears to motivate wondering if am in need of lawyer to insure protection of inheritance or does said trust document do that and chips basically fall as they may based on the scum at hand ?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 2, 2019

You appear to be looking in the right direction: Hire a lawyer experienced in trust law and probate law.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: my brother has his trailer on my property he stopped paying his personal property taxes now they said i haveto paythetax

am i responsible for this??

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jun 6, 2019

Unless someone pays the personal property taxes the state or county will place tax liens on the trailer.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: If I lived in a house for 13 years and it was three years behind on taxes and the owner decided he didn't want it and it

If it Sold for back taxes do I as a tennant since I've been there for 13 years have more rights than anybody on the purchase

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 21, 2019

No. Unless the new owner wants to rent to their house to you, you have no rights to continue living in their house.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: If one spouse filed chapter 13 is there a way for the other to keep their tax return if filing jointly?

Would I just file normally? Or would I have to file an innocent or injured spouse form?

Most of the deductions comes from the spouse not in bankruptcy.

John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla
answered on Feb 1, 2019

This is a question that may be a matter of local practice. You'll want to consult a bankruptcy attorney in your geographic area.

Where I practice, in Detroit, a non-filing spouse filing a tax return jointly with a filing Chapter 13 debtor will be allowed to retain their 50% of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Trying to get divorced, but neither of us has filed taxes for several years. Can we estimate debt on the forms?

We are amicable and want to work together to get this done. We're not sure what we owe in taxes, so we're not sure what to put down for debts on the dissolution of marriage form. Also, will she have any trouble changing her name because of this? We don't have much property (basically... Read more »

Jennifer L. Rench
Jennifer L. Rench
answered on Sep 7, 2018

One way to go about this would be to talk to a CPA about filing for the years you missed before you divorce. You may owe or you may be due a refund, but it could be easier to figure out how that should be handled with more information. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) of IRA?

I took my required minimum distribution (RMD)from my qualified retirement account (simple IRA) early in April the year before the RMD was required. The next year (year it is required to start withdrawing) can I wait until December 31st?

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Eric Day
answered on Jul 8, 2018

Your required minimum distributions are determined on an annual basis. Therefore, if you took the distribution last year and are trying to include that distribution as part of your required minimum distribution for the following year, it won’t work. There is a different equation that is used... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: Wife of 1 year of marriage. Husband not paid Federal or State taxes for 3 or more years. I did not know. Am I liable?

My husband owns and operates his own jewelry store in Rolla Mo. Sells consignment jewelry, custom makes own jewelry and sells, repairs jewelry. My husband has not paid Federal or State taxes for over 3 years. I didn’t know until this tax year. Has had business for 37 years. He told me that for... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on May 2, 2018

Never file a joint return with your husband and do not participate in his business in any way. You are going to have to be very careful about having any joint assets with your husband as his half will be subject to seizure if/when the IRS or State catches up with him. I think it would be to your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: If the receiving parent refuses to work (legally) & doesn't file taxes, what can the paying parent do ?

My husband makes good money, but his ex wife refuses to hold down a real job. She hasn't filed her taxes either, claiming "She doesn't work". This of course throws the income levels off balance and she is fighting for more child support. One child has aged out and it is time to... Read more »

Janet Sanders
Janet Sanders
answered on Apr 25, 2018

Father may introduce proof the Mother is employed. He may also request the Court impute an income to her based upon her earning capacity. This is not the amount she earns; it is the amount she could earn if she did work. This determination takes into consideration her education, licenses,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Q: I pay child support monthly no back arrearage, and I have no parental rights can I write it off as a charitable donatin

I have paid Child Support for about 4 years now. I have no access to my child as i was backed in to a corner to give up rights. I still pay Child Support! can I start writing the donations off as a tax deduction or what can I do about that its starting to feel like I am giving a charitable... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner
answered on Feb 12, 2018

You cannot right it off as a charitable donation, because it is a court ordered obligation, not something you elect to pay. However, you can include it into your taxes as part of your expenses. It is not possible to actually give up rights to your child without someone else taking your place;... Read more »

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