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... 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...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...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 »
Who is telling you to do that? If it is the company's attorney or accountant advising you to do this, get a second opinion if you are uncomfortable. As president, you have certain fiduciary duties under Ohio law, and so the company should have both an attorney and a tax adviser to provide...Read more »
If you owe taxes you will be assessed penalties including failure to file, late payment, and possibly underwithholding as well as the interest due. File the returns and then request a penalty abatement. The IRS usually will grant an abatement request for the first year or if you have a compelling...Read more »
My husband and I have agreed to a divorce and to file our taxes separately this year. He has obtained a lawyer(because he can afford one) and "per his lawyer, we have to file joint taxes otherwise he will sue me." According to his lawyer, because we have filed joint for the 2yrs of our... Read more »
What does it mean that you "agreed to a divorce." That sounds like there is no divorce filed, and your spouse is bullying you. If you have not yet filed for divorce, then use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain and attorney to proceed with filing for the divorce ASAP. The divorce process...Read more »
Your social security cannot be garnished more than 15% in total. With the exception of the IRS (who can always take 15% regardless of the amount you receive) a levy on your social security to repay a federal debt can not leave you with less than $750 a month.
I recently filed for my taxes for the first time . On the other hand I HAD to file as a dependent or I would have been 'rejected' due to my mom using me as a dependent. But, I haven't lived with or haven't been under my mom's care since before I was 18. I worked on my own,... Read more »
You need to talk to a tax advisor. Tax issues are complicated, and depend on your specific situation that your advisor will have to analyze to be able to give you any answers at all. The IRS has very specific criteria for claiming a dependent.
and graduated. The court sent me a document sating the termination of our child support and divorce. my ex says she still has rights to claim her. even though the irs says its the amount of time with the parent. Can I claim her?
Two different questions. If he has not paid child support, file for contempt with the court. If the parenting agreement says he claims them as dependents, and he does, but he has not provided sufficient support per IRS, then that's for the IRS to deal with. Talk to your attorney and your...Read more »
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