I've been paying local tax for 2016. I paid for 6 months @$138 a month. I received a certified letter that I owe more than the original amount. They're suing me in court. The original amount was $1700. In just 3 months it's over $2600!
I missed one payment and tried working with them.... Read more »
I have 7k premarital debt from an unpaid medical bill that's been transferred to the attorney general's office. They try to offset my husband's state taxes every year but can't because it's premarital debt.
Your name can be put on the deed as an owner, but then the state can put a lien on your interest in the home. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local estate planning attorney who can review the financial situation of you and your spouse. The attorney can then assist with preparing wills,...Read more »
Say someone had a full-time job that they could work remotely that was based in America and then a part-time job that they worked based in Japan while they are living in Japan. Would that person be taxed in America for their income and then in Japan for income earned there?
You can exclude a certain amount of foreign earned income from your US return if you meet eligibility requirements. There are special rules if your employer provides housing. The rules are different if you are self employed. There are also FBAR and FATCA issues to possibly...Read more »
If the two of you get married and if you file your tax return married filing jointly the IRS may or may not look to see if your spouse ever filed. There was a time when the chances of that happening were remote--compared to today. With the advent of high-tech data systems now being used everywhere,...Read more »
I am studying phd at case western reserve university, ohio. I and my husband who are from Iran , have F1 and F2 visa respectively. last year my husband received ITIN. we filled our recent federal tax return as joint. my income was 23100.00 and 2500.00 federal tax withheld. we used standard... Read more »
This question involves too many very important interrelated questions to expect definitive answers from lawyers on this forum. You should consult an immigration lawyer and a tax lawyer because either area of law could affect the outcome in the other area.
There is no rule about that. Coming over the boundary line is technically a trespass. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review a survey and all the facts, and advise you with specifics.
We have a situation that our neighbor mows our property even though we have asked him not to and have shown him the property stakes but he still continues and has mental problems, schizophrenia, we don't want to upset him but he has put out a garden and logs to claim it. They unknowingly put up a... Read more »
You could send them a letter giving them "permission" to keep it there, but advising you retain the right to have it removed at any time. Send the letter by certified mail with return receipt, to defend against any claim by them for "adverse possession." Or you could demand that they remove it,...Read more »
Portion that wasn’t taxed with the understanding that I have to Pay the taxes myself on this portion. However, I also received a 1099Misc for the portion that was sent directly to my attorney for their fees. This money never touched my hands and I assume my attorney also received the same... Read more »
I worked for a logistics company which I wrote off more money then I made which I made a nice living. So In the governments eyes I made absolutely nothing is it legal to receive food stamps and Medicare even though I make more then the average?
File an amended return. The IRS does not criminally prosecute for honest mistakes. They are looking for cases of fraud or tax evasion. If you file and amend your return, you can request a one-time penalty abatement if you end up owing. It is a one-time abatement so I would not use it for a...Read more »
To resolve that encroachment, you will need to retain an attorney to assist you, and the neighbor would have to cooperate. You also will need a boundary survey, and there could be issues with zoning setbacks. Building a house over a property boundary is very rare. Many things had to go wrong to...Read more »
Whether there is a capital gain, and whether she pays tax on it, depends on all the facts and her financial circumstances. She should consult a tax professional who can review the facts and advise her.
If you distribute from your IRA to pay medical bills, the distribution would be considered taxable income and be subject to income taxes at your normal income tax rate. You don't have to pay a 10% penalty for the early withdrawal once you have reached the age of 59 1/2. However, even if you were...Read more »
You cannot deduct child support payments. You can only deduct alimony, which is in turn taxable to the person receiving the alimony. I have seen some divorce agreements set up as unallocated alimony and child support. That means that you may be able to deduct almost all of the payments as...Read more »
I am not sure what deductions you would be allowed with an inherited IRA. However, you can roll the 401K into an inherited 401K that will allow you to stretch the distributions from the plan based on your life expectancy. Sometimes, the inherited 401k requires that the whole amount is distributed...Read more »
It seems that if you paid her (a deduction) so that she could pay you rent (income), there would be some sort of wash there with the income offsetting the deductions. The way this might benefit you, is this could then be treated as a rental and you would be able to depreciate the property....Read more »
I got audit this year on the EIC and sent all the information they needed. I had to have it sent in by March 12, 2018 which I did. On March 26 I got another letter that says they are auditing my 2017 form 1040 and proposed changes to it. I either have to agree to it and sign the page and send it... Read more »
You should respond to the March 26th letter and provide the information again. Even though the inquiries are being handled by the same department at the IRS, it is quite likely that they have not associated the two years in their system and if you do not respond to the March 26th letter, they will...Read more »
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