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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Company makes us file as independent contractor but we’re employees. Is there an anonymous way to report them?

We’ve researched definitions of what makes an employee. We know they’re not in stone but we feel they meet enough we should be employees. It’s for a Trivia game nationwide company & we host trivia games at bars. So: they tell us when & where to work. They supply the items needed to... Read more »

Reece B. Morrel Jr
Reece B. Morrel Jr answered on Aug 20, 2018

Welcome to the murky waters of employee vs. independent contractor.

Part of the problem is that you have several agencies - both federal and state - with overlapping jurisdiction.

In Oklahoma, you have the IRS, the OTC and the OESC just to name a few.

Not only that, but a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I live in Oklahoma and am trying to give someone power of attorney for me. How can I do this?

I have found many online forms, but have no idea how to make them legally binding. How do I do this? Should I use an online form? Does it have to be notarized or something else? Thank you in advance!!

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Jul 10, 2018

Be very careful. I have lots of folks who walk in with an online power of attorney. I estimate that about 20% have serious errors. These may be drafting, witnessing, signing, and creating unworkable situations. Most attorneys will provide service on a flat fee basis or may provide you with the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How were medical deductions changed with the most recent tax laws?
Eric Steven Day
Eric Steven Day answered on Jul 3, 2018

Qualified medical expenses that are part of the deduction will remain the same under the new law. For 2018, you will be able to deduct expenses exceeding 7.5% of your AGI. Therefore, if your AGI is $100,000 you will be able to deduct all medical expenses that exceed $7,500. Anything under that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Jun 25, 2018

If someone tells you that you won a lottery then demand cash it is a scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Contracts, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on

The 25,000 is the amount the person carried so they automatically said the taxes take half which left me with 12,500 is this tax deal true

Reece B. Morrel Jr
Reece B. Morrel Jr answered on Jun 25, 2018

With the limited facts you have given, it is hard to determine what is going on - but, I am suspicious.

First of all, it is common to have taxes "withheld" in a variety of transactions. These can include withdrawals from retirement accounts, winnings from slot machines, etc. And...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Divorce and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My divorce lawyer told me the adultry law had been repealed in the state of Oklahoma so is this accurate?

My ex wife was witnessed stealing my mail to file a joint tax return in which the money was not deposited into an account under my name as well as hacking my checking account to transfer money from accounts she was not on so how do I have her prosecuted for these 3 felonies since these issues were... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 9, 2018

Sorry, but adultery is still a felony in Oklahoma, punishable by up to a $500 fine and/or 5 years. See 21 OK Statutes § 871. Most District Attorneys are not interested in prosecuting these cases however. They're already overloaded with more serious crimes.

You should see your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma, how many cars can I sell as a private seller before I need to have a business license?
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Feb 13, 2018

This might help:

Oklahoma Statutes

Title 47. Motor Vehicles Chapter 62A - Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers

Section 581 - Definitions

19. a. "Used motor vehicle dealer" means any person who, for a commission or with intent to make a profit or gain of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I inherited 40,000.00 in a life insurance policy... do I have to pay taxes on it?
Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 31, 2018

Generally if you are the beneficiary of a life insurance poicy the funds are nontaxable. You do need to pay taxes on any interest that you receive.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex has been claiming my son on taxes but he is no longer paying child support and he is 19. Can I claim him now?

My divorce papers do not specify a time limit on claiming the children and he lives with me.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 12, 2018

Yes, you should, if you contribute over 50% of his support. But in an abundance of caution, check with a tax professional

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a $105000 federal tax lien on my credit report that is non collectible , how can I go about getting this removed
Michelle D. Wynn
Michelle D. Wynn answered on Jan 12, 2018

It depends on why you are saying the lien is non-collectible. If it is past the statute of limitations for collection, the lien will usually have expired and it will remain on your credit report as a historical bad debt item until it ages off. If you are referring to the more likely reason, that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have paid for years of delinquent taxes on property can I get the property
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Dec 19, 2017

That depends. You might have a claim for adverse possession if you have occupied it for 15 years. Paying taxes, in itself, does not bestow title upon you. I'm guessing that the property belonged to a family member. You may need to file probate to clear the title.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Claiming another child on my taxes will Dhs take the money I get for him/her for back child support for my other kids?

Last year Dhs took all of my tax return for back child support, if I claim my new child, I had with someone else that I am taking care of and living with, on my taxes, will Dhs take the money I should get for him/her along with the rest of my return?

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Aug 7, 2017

Claiming an additional child will lower your taxes, and create greater refund, helping get more back support paid.

Not claiming means you pay more taxes. Best bet is to claim the child. Good Luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much power does a state have to regulate and tax and/or collect revenue from Tribal Casino's?

By tribal casino, I mean a casino on tribal lands and run by a tribal corportation.

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Mar 25, 2017

The general rule is none, however each tribe enters into a "compact" with the state and the details of that compact govern any monies paid to state coffers.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I verify the validity of alleged IRS criminal lawsuits?

I received a call I returned and case #R7416 and claim of errors on my tax returns was all they would tell. No details

Matthew M Montoya
Matthew M Montoya answered on Mar 4, 2017

Contact a tax attorney that handles criminal matters. Do not delay.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Where can i find irs rules/laws concerning employee pre tax purchasing of vacation time to be used during the year
Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Nov 11, 2013

You can always check the IRS website at However, it can be difficult to navigate the complex rules or find the right document without guidance. You should consult with a certified public accountant (CPA) or an attorney who practices tax law.

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