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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My mortgage company (with escrow) did not pay my property taxes and property was sold at tax sale. What is my recourse?

My original loan provided paid taxes on both lots listed on the deed. A third party then bought my loan and in the escrow account they only paid taxes on one of the lots on my property. The other lot went unpaid for a year and then was sold at a tax sale.

I understand I have a redemption... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Nov 23, 2022

Speak to a real estate attorney to discuss what action you might pursue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: is a lien holder responsible to pay abandoned property fees on a property they currently hold a lien on?

if not, can the town put the fees on the account as special charges

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Aug 20, 2022

There is no clear cut answer to your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: If I claim my deceased father's property & he's in debt, will I become responsible? Or is it just taxable income?

If it is a debt will I become required to pay his debt if I am heir? If not a debt & income how can this effect my tax liability?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Aug 9, 2022

I suggest you setup a consultation with a lawyer. You have more than a simple question here and a lot will depend on who you are in the will. For example are you executor or just a beneficiary. As for tax liability that should be asked to a CPA

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Foreclosure and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a town lien in New Jersey add charges after they sold a lien to an investor that certified there were no charges?

Essex County, Township Of Irvington

I owed a lien purchased in December 2016 which certifies that there were no charges before or pending after attached to this lien or property. After paying the taxes for 4 years the city said in 2020 said they "forgot" to add cleaning charges... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Aug 3, 2022

It depends whether or not a Municipal Tax Search was ordered and received and the information contained. Speak to the title company you used to check title before actually purchasing the lien and the insured the transaction.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Potential outcome for breaking & entering by breaking a door, simple assault on adult, breaking TRO, IRS tax fraud

I am looking for information on the potential outcome for the above. There was harm done to a child and involvement of DCPP, the assault done to the child has not been established in court due to postponement. I am curious about this outcome as it will severely affect parental time and the... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on May 30, 2022

Jail time certainly looks like it is almost certain for the above offender as this person has multiple charges that could lead to that. That being said everything depends on the facts of the case and how good of a lawyer the defendant hires and lastly never under estimate luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: LLC sales tax question

I have just opened my LLC online. as a Ltd. Liability Co. - Single Member.

I am confused. When I am supposed to pay my sales tax? every quarterly online? Do I pay under my EIN number? I was told two different things- pay using EIN quarterly- 2: use your SSN and on Form 1040. so i dont know... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Any LLC that is not at least a 3-member LLC is not worth the paper it is printed on. Sales tax must be paid quarterly. Your question is the least of your worries. If you do not have a properly custom drafted LLC by an experienced New Jersey attorney and have your intellectual property properly... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: If a small business owner dies in NJ with several year's business taxes unfiled, is spouse liable?

Will spouse need to file back business tax reports, etc.?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Mar 5, 2022

There are far too many variables and unknown facts to provide you with a meaningful answer. You best way of proceeding is speaking with an experienced business and/or probate attorney. With the current economic environment, the IRS is not an agency you want to take any chances with. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: What do I have to pay in Capital Gains taxes in NJ on a home sold as part of an estate - $310k

Sold my inlaws home after death for $310k. What taxes need to be paid on it to NJ?

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Sep 17, 2021

The question is incomplete. You failed to give the basis. In any event this is a question best asked of a CPA.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My father passed away in July 2018 with a will, leaving my mother as executor. My mother then passed away in December…

She had a will which left me, as their only child, to be executor and recipient of everything she and my father owned. I have taken care of everything including taxes. My father had a pending court case of sorts and it appears he will receive funds as a result which I am told will go to his estate.... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Aug 15, 2021

Speak to a CPA!

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My mother wants to transfer her real estate deed to me, her son. What would be the best options and procedures.

Property is located in Bayamon PR. I currently live in New Jersey USA. What would be, if any, the tax liabilities.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jul 27, 2021

Retain the services of an attorney admitted to the PR bar!

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: How to source a contract termination payout signed in state 1 but terminated after biz relocated to state 2?

I run a single-person LLC consulting business. My business had a substantial contract recently terminated. I signed the contract in 2020 while working in NJ, and it had a "soft lock" where the customer could break the contract in exchange for material penalty payment.

I moved to... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jul 21, 2021

No matter where the payment is received, it needs to be reported on your Federal Income Tax return. The implications for State or Commonwealth tax reporting is best answered by an accountant.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: How are property taxes handled if I sell my home before the end of the tax quarter?
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jun 6, 2021

The property taxes are adjusted at time of settlement. The adjustment is based on a calendar year not on the the quarters are billed.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Tax Law, Estate Planning and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: My ex wife has recently passed away. Am I or my daughter responsible for any or all of her bills?

My ex-wife passed away last week. She was rushed to the hospital and had no medical insurance. Our daughter is a full time college student, and has just turned 21. Is my daughter responsible for her mother's medical bills? Or any other bills? Such as back taxes her mother owed?

Am I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 30, 2020

I'm very sorry for your family's loss. If you wanted to try reposting and adding Probate and Estate Planning as categories, you could have better chances of a response. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but it sounds like something where an attorney could give more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Judgement lien for cigarette tax for NJ for online ordering.

Years ago I ordered cigarettes online without realizing they were so cheap because tax wasn't charged. My housemate and I are both on deed and both listed as single with right of survivorship. We have never been married and are not in romantic relationship. It is my understanding we both are... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Oct 16, 2020

The rule is that a judgment is valid for a period of 20 years. However, a judgment creditor may apply to the court to have the judgment extended for an additional 20 year period. When a judgment is docketed, it becomes a lien against all property the judgment debtor owns at the time the the... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the effects on a Municipal tax lien, When property owner subsequent files for bankruptcy protection.

Lien is bought and held by private investor. State of New Jersey.

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
answered on Sep 16, 2020

The lein stays attached to the property and continues to gather interest. If a foreclosure has been initiated, that will be stayed pending the bankruptcy. If chapter 13 is filed, then the lien can be paid off in the chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: My son was divorced about 2 years ago. Part of the settlement was for his wife to pay their then due federal income tax

She has not paid and they are billing him. Is there anything that he can do?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Jul 20, 2020

Unfortunately other than taking her back to court he will need to set up his own collection alternative with the IRS. This can include currently not collectible status, an Offer in Compromise, or Innocent Spouse Relief. Most of us offer a free consultation so it would not hurt to speak with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: I filed my taxes this year , and someone claimed me on their taxes . I don’t Know how to go about this ?

Last year, I was in a government program from September 2018-May 2019. Afterwards i worked two jobs. I want to know how to go about this situation.

James Daloisio
James Daloisio
answered on Jun 17, 2020

Hello,

Your situation is not uncommon.

You said you filed your taxes, so I'm assuming you mailed your tax return because if you e-filed it'd have been rejected.

If your paper return was rejected and returned to you or if you received a rejection notice, re-file...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hi question about my tax

Hi,

I did my tax a month ago and filed by mail.

I am not sure if my taxes has been accepted.

I have my I140 and I need to submit it for immigration case.

My question is it okay to send my tax return as it is even though there is a chance it gets rejected or should I wait?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on May 18, 2020

From a tax perspective the return has been filed when it's placed in the mail. If something happens in the future with the IRS that will be an adjustment of that return. There's nothing that can unfile it.

I would also check with an immigration attorney to make sure the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: At which point does an executor take their payment(s)? At the beginning, during or end?

My uncle withdrew his entire fee and now the estate account is empty with property taxes, home insurance and utilities overdue and is looking into selling the house. Is my uncle or myself(beneficiary living in the home) responsible for the bills? Also, is there estate tax and inheritance tax due in... Read more »

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
answered on Mar 27, 2020

The fee should not be taken until the estate is settled. The house sounds like it is going to need to be sold to make the estate whole. The estate tax is based on who takes what and the relationship to the deceased. You are better off talking to a probate attorney to get direct answers to your... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Please see the below for details

Hello,

there were recently loans taken out with me as a co-signer listed. My signature was forged by my husband. I do not want to press charges, but is there any legal action I can take against this company since i was never contacted? My credit is now bad because my husband defaulted on... Read more »

Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston
answered on Mar 13, 2020

You should contact a bankruptcy lawyer to see what options you have available. You should definitely file a police report if someone stole your identity and took loans out fraudulently

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