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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: Hello, I have had a Levy placed on my check in SC. levy was released not sure why.

I make 200 gross after tax its 185.61 HR at my telework job says one thing. SC dept. of Revenue says different I thought I was paying since Aug of this year.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Nov 19, 2019

You may have paid off the amount owed. You'll need to call in and see what's going on with your account, or hire a professional to do it for you.

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Q: Shall a company registered in Nevada pay any taxes in South Carolina, where it manufactures the goods and sells them?

Is the Company going to pay income tax from the products manufactured in SC, or merely for sale in SC (Sales and Use Tax) ?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Oct 29, 2019

Yes.

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Q: The taxable value of my home on 1/1/17 was 158,000. I purchased the home in November of 2017 for $180,000. The County

Raised the taxable value to $220,000 on 1/1/18, just 7 weeks after I purchased it. Now, one year later, they are increasing it again to $237,000. That's a 50% increase in taxable value in two years, from 1/1/17 to 1/1/19. I had the home appraised in January, 2019, and was told the market value was... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Aug 6, 2019

Go to the county tax assessor's / recorder's website. Look for something about appealing or challenging the assessment of property tax. Follow the instructions. Or hire a professional.

Best of luck.

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Q: South Carolina IRS audit - IRS requesting Medical receipts and records that i don't have ( have some but not all)

Tax audit - 2 years item being reviewed (high deductible medical and pharmacy). don't have all the receipts. i do have the bills (30K plus) to substantiate and can account for atleast some ( approx half or so) of the deductible in year 1..and maybe 1/3 in year 2 of the returns being audited.... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jul 27, 2019

I recommend that you hire a tax attorney to represent you. They may be able to help you reconstruct your records.

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Q: Do I have to pay state taxes on a partner buyout distribution and which I was considered 10% owner of my concept

I previously worked for Bloomin’ brands and had a five-year contract in which I had to put $25,000 in and then received 10% of the bottom line every month. At the end of my contract, I was bought out of my 10 percent share, which ended up being about $72,000. This occurred back in 2012 and now my... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jul 18, 2019

Income on receipt reduced by capital contribution of $25k taxed by federal and state.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: WalMart refused my mom that is 93 years old the 1% sales tax exclusion as per law. what action can I take?

Tax code that pertains to retailers given senior citizens 85 years and older a 1% sales exclusion from purchasing tangible personal sales for his own personal use. Code 12 - 36 - 2646 pertains to retailers responsibilities. A store like Walmart in West Columbia 2401 Augusta Rd 29169 Phone... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 15, 2019

Nice work. Sounds like you may be getting Walmart's attention soon.

Regarding you lamentation about the difficulty of enforcement, you are correct: Unless the elderly are informed about this benefit they cannot avail themselves of it. One way to inform them is by class action litigation....
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Q: I want to give 1/2 of my vacation condo to my son, I don’t want any money from him. It is in gratitude for care. Possibl
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 7, 2019

Contact a California lawyer experienced in condo law--before you make a big mistake.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Banking and Business Law for South Carolina on
Q: If I'm an authorized signer on a corporate account, am I liable for any tax debt to the state or IRS?

I work in the accounting departing. My duties include payroll, accounts payable, paying taxes. The corporation I work for is not in any tax debt right now. Due to some changes with the bank I may need to be added as an authorized signer to move money around the company accounts, Payroll, payable... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 4, 2019

Although it is impossible to predict what your future has in store for you, it is safe to say that merely being the bookkeeper and having signing authority on the company account--in and of itself--is not enough to tag you for some possible taxes due in the future. However, it is just as safe to... Read more »

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Q: only way for me to have access to taxes paid to my husband that should rightfully be split betus is to file for div?

My husband is incarcerated and was tje sole provider for tax yr 2018. He filed head of household and claimed our 4 children but dodnt put me on the taxes at all so he could keep the money..what do i do

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

There probably are many good reasons for you to consider filing for divorce--but doing it just to try to get 50% of his tax refund is not one of them.

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Q: Is it illegal for my children's father to file them on his taxes without a signed 8332 form from me, the mom?

My children's father has forged my name on 3 years of tax returns and for the last 2 years, he has filed our children, without my permission. I have asked him repeatedly not to do this. So my question is, can the non custodial parent be penalized for not having a signed form 8332 from the custodial... Read more »

Frank Huerta Jr
Frank Huerta Jr answered on Feb 11, 2019

If your husband forged your name that is illegal. Unfortunately many non-custodial parents do not fill out the 8332 when they file. If you are entitled to claim the children you will likely have to paper file since the children's social security numbers have been used and you will not be able to... Read more »

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Q: Can my estranged husband force me to file 2017 joint taxes with him through the courts? He committed tax fraud in 2016.

We've been separated since 2015. Separate maintenance was put in place. He moved out abandoning our children and I. He filled a fraudulent tax return in 2016. His attorney has filed a motion against me to force me to file joint taxes with him in 2017. Is this legal? What are my rights? Our... Read more »

Frank Huerta Jr
Frank Huerta Jr answered on Sep 8, 2018

Considering you are divorcing and you do not have faith in the ability of your soon to be ex to file an accurate return, you can file married filing separately. You could file head of household if you are separated, lived in separate households for the last 6 months (or more) of the year and... Read more »

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Q: In a tax audit by SC Dept of Revenue, under what circumstances can you request an extension?

I recieved notification of being audited for 2 seperate years, and need more time to put together the information.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Aug 2, 2018

I am not licensed in South Carolina but most tax authorities will grant a reasonable extension. Just explain why you need it and it is likley it will be granted.

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Q: Can I live in a foreclosure house jointly bought by me and my checkbook self-directed IRA during renovation?

I am retiring soon, and plan to roll my government 401K-type plan into a self-directed checkbook IRA, with me as administrator and possibly also custodian.. The principal investment will be flipping foreclosure homes. I plan to buy the houses jointly with my IRA, to maximize the funds I have... Read more »

Eric Steven Day
Eric Steven Day answered on Jun 16, 2018

You cannot live in the house. Anything that you use IRA money to buy cannot be for the benefit of the IRA member. You can manage the LLC that you set up, but you cannot work on the house yourself nor live in it during renovation. That is a prohibited transaction and will cause the IRS to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are we required to pay rent if the sales tax on a house has not been paid

Delinquent tax notice came on door

Eric Steven Day
Eric Steven Day answered on May 23, 2018

You are required to pay rent because your rent obligation is determined through the contract you have with the landlord. The past taxes are the responsibility of the landlord, but this will not relieve you of your obligation to perform under your rental agreement as contracted with the landlord.... Read more »

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Q: My husband and I have separated. Would I be getting a better refund filing married/joint or single? 1 dependent age 18

We filed married/joint in the past and with 2 dependents resulting in receiving EIC. Now both children are over age 17 which lessens the refund, I know. Which way would I get a better return, especially being currently unemployed?

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 24, 2018

If you are still married you cannot file as single. You can file married filing jointly or married filing separately. It is impossible to tell you which way you would get a bigger refund so I can only speak in general terms. There are certain deductions that you will not be allowed to take if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: I am facing an audit for 3 years and I do not have records and cannot find receipts. I padded deductions.

I have no criminal history. I been very stupid.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Jan 1, 2018

This is not something you should be posting on a public forum. You need to contact a tax attorney and discuss your options. Most of us offer a free consultation. A good tax attorney should be able to help you reconstruct your records and seek to minimize your penalties.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: What does nullo bono mean on my tax bill?
D. Nathan Davis
D. Nathan Davis answered on Apr 27, 2017

I am assuming that you are referring to a property tax bill. nullo bono means many things, however, it is likely that the County realized that the tax bill was improperly issued. If this occurs, the County can issue a new bill that is correct. If you sold a car, for instance, the bill may be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for South Carolina on
Q: Who is liable when it comes to employers not withholding enough federal income taxes?

I work as a tipped employee in a restaurant and rarely see a paycheck due to the money I make. I received my w2 and due to the lack of federal withholdings I owe a large amount of taxes. Is there any liability on the employer's end?

Matthew M Montoya
Matthew M Montoya answered on Apr 11, 2017

The withholding is governed by the Form W-4 you (the taxpayer) fill out when you start working somewhere. Here's a W-4 for 2017 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf Based on your entries on the Form, the withholding will be adjusted. Often, people will put so many exemptions on the Form that... Read more »

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Q: The state of south carolina retained my income tax refund for unpaid student loans my wife incurred before we married.

She has no income. I do claim her as a dependent. Is it legal for them to retain my refund?

Michelle D. Wynn
Michelle D. Wynn answered on Feb 20, 2017

Typically if you claimed her as a dependent, the state would not keep your refund to apply it to her tax debt. However, you can only claim your spouse as a dependent if you file as Married Filing Separately and meet other qualifications.

If you filed as "Married Filing Jointly" and she...
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Q: Who is liable to for taxes owed if an employer withholds taxes but does not pay the IRS?

Recieved a letter form the IRS for adjusted tax $$$ received and a bill that exactly matches my wife's taxes withheld by her previous employer for 2013. We have pay stubs and W2s showing taxes withheld from her pay.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 8, 2015

I would respond to the IRS letter with your proof of taxes having been withheld by your employer.

In answer to your question, while you are liable, the employer is liable too.

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