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Q: Eugene OR - payroll tax passed by City Council. Non-residents (can't vote for or against) subject to tax. Is that legal?

Seems like taxation without representation to this layperson.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Aug 14, 2019

It certainly can feel that way, the problem is that there is no right to representation before being taxed. That was a revolutionary slogan. If you drive through a random city and get gas you're paying gas tax without representation or sales tax or excise tax, etc... Washington DC has been taxed... Read more »

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Q: Oregon Elks Lodge, contacted by telecom company, offer is 300k lump sum, Elks concerned about paying taxes on this.

Oregon Elks Lodge, contacted by telecom company, offer is 300k lump sum, Elks concerned about paying taxes on this income as it would be other business income "or whatever the term is." We are a non profit, not sure how a one time payment would implicate taxes due. If the income is taxable, can... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jul 22, 2019

If you're receiving $300,000 you can afford a professional tax advisor. Hire one yesterday.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: Why is the Poortland Oregoon ARTS TAX legal?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 16, 2019

Because it is not illegal?

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Q: According to State of Oregon my son owes 60,000 and is being garnished due to not filing his taxes. He needs help.

How much will it cost him for a lawyer

Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger answered on Jun 17, 2019

If it is an Oregon state tax issue, the best thing to do is call a few tax attorneys in Oregon and get some price quotes. You can expect some to quote a flat fee and some to quote hourly. You can also ask attorneys you know to refer you to a trusted colleague.

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Q: My wife is illegal. She gets paid around $800 a week under the table. What can happen to her if she gets caught?

She has another job ckeaning Les Schwabs. She gets paid a certain amount by check, to report taxes but another thousand under the table. So basically, there are a few grand a month she doesn't report. She reports enough to get Oregon insurance. What are the penalties if she gets found out?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2019

Since you felt a need to ask this question twice--this time disclosing more than enough information to allow Oregon law enforcement authorities to start looking for your wife--I will answer it again:

Surely your wife must know by now--after all the national news stories about "illegal...
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Q: My wife's here illegally. She gets paid around $800 under the table. What can happen to her if she gets caught?

She works another job but she gets paid by cash and reports that. She doesn't report the under the table money because she doesn't want to lose Oregon health insurance.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2019

I am not sure what you mean about your wife losing her Oregon health insurance if she reports all her income; but you should know that lawyers do not advise people on how to do anything illegal--for reasons too obvious to mention here.

That said, here is my answer: Surely your wife must...
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Q: On 3/1/18 I moved to Oregon from Washington State. In January 2018 I took LT capital gains. Report on Oregon state taxes

I read about doing 2 state returns when income is split. But in 2018 had no income in Washington or Oregon. I am hoping to only file the capital gains on my Federal return. But wondering if Federal return or 1099s will trigger something for Oregon revenue.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 3, 2019

Hire an experienced Oregon lawyer who practices tax law there.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: how much money can I legally without declaring bring back to the usa from Europe
Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 7, 2019

You may bring up to $10,000 in currency, coin and specific monetary instruments without reporting it to customs.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: Disabled & recieved a 1099, do I need to file

I have not been required to file taxes on my SDDI, but I did a little work in December & have recieved a 1099 in the amount of $620 do I need to file taxes on that?

Michelle D. Wynn
Michelle D. Wynn answered on Jan 31, 2018

Because your self-employment earnings are more than $400, you will need to file a tax return for the year. You may have to pay some self-employment taxes when you file your return if you are not eligible for credits that could offset the taxes owed.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: My husband and I have been separated for a yr and I have the kids. Can I file married filing sep. And claim the kids

We are in the process of divorce. And he abandoned me and the kids has not been part of their life for a year

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Jan 15, 2018

Is this a question about your how to file your tax return? Assuming it is, the courts generally prefer that a couple that haven't gotten divorced yet look at the way to save the most taxes. You and your husband should agree to have an accountant or CPA prepare your return both ways - married... Read more »

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Q: I did my sons taxes, he was audited I didn't handle it correctly, can it be fixed?

Filed on software on phone it told me he was head of household (not single) , claimed niece nephew, permission granted by sister, with whom he lived. first owed $2000ish now over$7000,threatening to take his possessions

Stanley H Block
Stanley H Block answered on Nov 16, 2017

If you disagree with the results of the audit you may be able to file an audit reconsideration.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: Are damages awrded in a settlement for unpaid wages garnishable/taxable?
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Sep 30, 2017

Potentially. Taxable as income, almost always and often they are run through as payroll and subject to withholding. Garnishment if the person paying knows it is to be garnished.

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Q: Are there any lawyers in Oregon who postulate Pete Hendrickson's "Cracking the Code" view on Income Taxes?

Secondarily, have any lawyers successfully handled a case involving a "Cracking the Code" position?

Matthew M Montoya
Matthew M Montoya answered on Mar 30, 2017

A competent lawyer, accountant, or tax preparer will not take that position. It is considered a "tax protester position" and is considered by courts to be a frivolous position to take. Making an argument like that will land you in trouble with the IRS and possibly the Department of Justice. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: Hi I wanted to see if you can give me some free legal advice about my taxs
Michelle D. Wynn
Michelle D. Wynn answered on Mar 2, 2017

If you are able to ask your question without incriminating yourself in this Q&A forum, you might have a better chance by actually asking the question directly in this forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: My mother put her children's names on the deed to her house 20 years ago, thinking it would make passing it on to

us easier when she died. But she ended up having to move into semi-assisted living, and now we are looking at huge capital gains taxes when we sell. She will need all the money for her housing, so is there any way to take our names back off the deed so she can keep all the money?

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Feb 27, 2017

You should contact an attorney with experience in estate planning. Your mother may be eligible for Medicaid if she hasn't owned the home for 20 years. Capital gains taxes can be reduced if the home is one's primary residence. Before transferring the home back into your mother's name, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: I have joint custody and 50/50 time of my son. My ex claimed him on taxes when it was my turn. What can I do?

We had a verbal agreement that we would trade every other year to claim him, but now she decided to claim him before I could. What can I do if anything to get this reversed?

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Feb 27, 2017

You can do nothing or you can claim your child as a dependent for tax purposes. If you claim him as a dependent, the IRS will audit you and your former spouse. You will need to prove to the IRS that your child resided with you at least 50% of the year and that you paid more than 50% of his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Civil Litigation for Oregon on
Q: oregon - just found in contempt this year..how can i reverse judge's decision without filing an appeal..no money.

decree had typo or evil X snuck in he gets 2015 exemptions for kids but i took 2015 exemptions on my taxes since i had kids entire year and the federal irs law said i could and IRS was never going to allow X to take it since he didn't have kids in 2015..so X filed contempt and stupid judge found... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Oct 8, 2016

This has already been asked and answered: https://answers.justia.com/question/2016/10/07/oregon-i-am-poor-where-can-i-file-a-form-212395

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: oregon - i am poor. where can i file a formal complaint about a Judge that made an unfair decision against me?

this judge made crazy unfair decision against me and any normal person would be blown away at the judge's decision. There was a typo or Xspouse snuck in decree he gets 2015 exemptions for kids when I had the kids entire 2015. I took 2015 anyways on my taxes. Stupid Judge found me in contempt. IRS... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Oct 8, 2016

Actually, there is a form you can sign that will give your spouse the dependency exemption for any given year, if other requirements are met. (There is also a form that does a complete transfer of all future exemptions so be careful you don't sign that one.) Normally the IRS rule is that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: I settled law suit for disability accommodation. Received accommodation + $20,000 (minus lawyer costs). is it taxable?

My only source of income is my Social Security of $12036/yr. My lawyer said the money was for pain and suffering.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Feb 26, 2016

Assuming your lawyer was correct that it was for pain and suffering, then it is not taxable income. See the IRS' info on this: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4345.pdf

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Oregon on
Q: do i have to pay taxes for what i had earned before i become a permanent resident of the states?

paying taxes for assets before i become a US resident.

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Apr 5, 2015

The stated facts are insufficient to answer your question. Complete contact form at http://aba-us.com/contact/?lang=en for primary consultation. Good luck.

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