Linda Simmons Campbell's answer Most personal items are not seized when a home is auctioned by the IRS. I strongly recommend that your father contact a tax attorney to see if there is any way to save his home. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on tv.
Michael David Siegel's answer As the year is over, it is too late for a wage payment as you did not withhold taxes. Therefore, issue a 1099. The tax issue is the same, as you will pay self employment tax on the 1099 income.
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer It depends on what the damages were awarded for. Mental and physical pain and suffering are not taxable, most other awards are taxable. Yours may be a combination of different award types. You'll need to consult a tax professional and let them review the court documents to get a definitive answer.
Michael David Siegel's answer You owe it, or there will be a tax foreclosure. The bank might pay it, but if they have not yet, the bank is not likely to do so in the future. The tax foreclosure goes like a regular foreclosure.
Jonathan David Warner's answer Consider sending her to a VITA or LITC Tax Clinic. They'll be able to review her tax returns and determine whether an Amended Return would be beneficial or appropriate - they provide services free of charge. Hiring a private practitioner would not be cost-effective for her purposes.
Jonathan David Warner's answer No, gifts are not taxable... for you. Depending upon a series of other factors, it could bear tax consequences for your Mom - she should consult with a tax attorney if she is in the habit of giving away larger amounts of money to friends and family members.
Jonathan David Warner's answer If she is falsely claiming you, yes, you can technically report her... but she’s your Mother! Doesn’t the thought of her being prosecuted bother you? Perhaps talking this over with her, as a first step, would be a more harmonious step towards resolving everything.
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