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Q: Inheritance rights where estate wrongly dealt with by intestate succession

Substantial estate passed by intestate succession after named beneficiary in a will could not be located. Named beneficiary located 10-years later. Do they have rights to claim?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 25, 2019

Probably not--unless there is clear evidence of some kind of fraudulent behavior on the part of other heirs.

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Q: in Rhode island who is responsible for taxes on homes set up in a trust?

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jun 24, 2019

It depends on how the trust is drafted but generally it is either the trust that pays and the Trustee is responsible for making the payment from trust funds or the Grantor (sometimes called the Settlor, this is the person/s that initially put the assets into the trust) for a Grantor retained trust.... Read more »

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Q: I in herited a home with a lien on the property for my father from not paying sales tax to ri division of taxation .

will the tax lien expire . does the state of ri have to renew the lien .

Neville Bedford answered on Feb 16, 2019

Talk with the attorney handing the probate case.

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Q: In order to file for tax exempt number and go forth 501c3 status do we have to be a corporation on State of RI level ?

Kas DeCarvalho answered on Jul 6, 2017

Yes. The State-registered non-profit corporation is essentially the "trunk" upon which you then add various "branches," including your Employer ID number, related 501(c)3 or other non-profit/exempt status, etc.

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Q: Does RI impose a RE coveyance tax if the real property is transferring the controlling interest only?

Marc A. Lewin answered on Oct 2, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Rhode Island now imposes a realty conveyance tax on the transfer of controlling interests in a “real estate company,” in addition to any other state taxes. Please see an article that I just co-authored on the topic:... Read more »

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Q: is there any way to give sibling a portion of the money i received & only be taxed on what I kept?

My recently deceased father was due a social security disability payment of $44,000 at time of death. all together his 3 children each received apprx $14,666. but 2 of us want to give $5,900 each to our sister that paid his expenses & took care of him Is there any way to give her this money without... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Sep 7, 2015

Yes, there are provisions for gifts in the tax code that speak to this. I think the amounts are enumerated in IRS §2503

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title26/pdf/USCODE-2011-title26-subtitleB-chap12-subchapA-sec2503.pdf

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Q: In reference to General LawsTitle 44 - TaxationChapter 44-30.1 - Setoff of Refund of Personal Income Tax

In reference to

General Laws

Title 44 - Taxation

Chapter 44-30.1 - Setoff of Refund of Personal Income Tax

Chapter 44-30.1-1 - Definitions. It says anything over 500 can be taken so does that mean if I owed 750 for example they would only take the 250 about it or... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a tax attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: Both children have been adopted and I am on disability. Both are over 21 why are they taking my taxes?

Neville Bedford answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. They will be able to advise you of the particulars of your case after investigation with the court. It is possible that some monies may have accrued before they were adopted but only a good... Read more »

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Q: Off set of taxes

In reference to

General Laws

Title 44 - Taxation

Chapter 44-30.1 - Setoff of Refund of Personal Income Tax

Chapter 44-30.1-1 - Definitions. It says anything over 500 can be taken so does that mean if I owed 750 for example they would only take the 250 about it or... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a tax attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: I work in Massachusetts and live in Rhode Island. Do I have to pay Rhode Island state taxes?

Jennifer Long answered on Mar 2, 2014

In Rhode Island, every resident who is required to file a federal income tax return must file a Rhode Island individual income tax return (RI-1040). However, the RI-1040 allows you to take a credit for taxes paid to another state. I would encourage you to seek a tax preparer to ensure that you take... Read more »

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