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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Washington on
Q: I didn't file my taxes from 2008 and possibly 2007 due to the fact that I was both physically and mentally impaired

At this time. I was due a refund and was wondering if I am still eligible for it? I read somewhere that exceptions were made for such impairments. I haven't worked since till this year when I did file and will it effect this or the 1200 stimulus check I may receive?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 31, 2020

Sorry, but you are way too late to try to catch that gravy train--which left the station over 12 years ago. But who knows? If you did file a tax return for 2018 you might luck out and receive $1,200.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Covid-19 stimulus check and back child support.

My wife and I filed jointly in 2018 I made more than her that year. We also have two children 5, and 7. I own back child support. Will they not give my wife and children their Portion of the stimulus check? Also if it is offset will it go to my back support? I have read the 147 page bill signed... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 31, 2020

In light of the moment-by-moment changes being made to federal, state and local laws as all the governments try to handle all aspects of the Corona virus pandemic sweeping the world--and all the new financial tricks going out of Washington--I have decided not even to try to answer any of the scores... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: Under the covid stimulus package, will I be able to receive 2017 and 2018 tax refunds that would otherwise be garnished?

According to the covid stimulus package, those who are in default of their student loans will not have their tax refund garnished. My question is: Does this apply to only 2019 tax refunds, or will it also apply to 2017 and 2018 refunds? I am entitled to refunds for the past three years and never... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 31, 2020

The stimulus does not involve tax year 2019--because 2019 tax returns are not even due until July 15, 2020. Moreover, If you have never filed tax returns for tax years 2018 or 2017 you will probably not receive any stimulus check.

3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: I haven't paid taxes in a while and looking to clear everything up. How do you do that?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 31, 2020

Find any tax documents you have in your possession.

Order Wage & Income and account transcripts from the IRS.

Draft and file the missing returns. Ask for forgiveness on any penalties.

Setup a payment plan for the amounts owed, if any.

May want to hire a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: Can I be sued for emailing a company factual statements about about their future employee?

I emailed the company about this person’s character

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Mar 30, 2020

The essence of defamation is spreading untrue things about individuals that harm them. Truth is always a defense in any defamation action.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: Would the FTB process a wage garnishment during the Covid crisis?

owe a balance. working out an installment agreement (owe just over 25k, so the installment was for 600/month pending payment of the 2018 balance that I have not yet been able to pay).

Paul Martin Vargas
Paul Martin Vargas answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hi. Yes, they will process a wage garnishment

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: At which point does an executor take their payment(s)? At the beginning, during or end?

My uncle withdrew his entire fee and now the estate account is empty with property taxes, home insurance and utilities overdue and is looking into selling the house. Is my uncle or myself(beneficiary living in the home) responsible for the bills? Also, is there estate tax and inheritance tax due in... Read more »

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis answered on Mar 27, 2020

The fee should not be taken until the estate is settled. The house sounds like it is going to need to be sold to make the estate whole. The estate tax is based on who takes what and the relationship to the deceased. You are better off talking to a probate attorney to get direct answers to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I claim my retired mother on my taxes, will it affect her citizen application? I pay more than 50% of her expenses.
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 26, 2020

If you have named your resident mother as a dependent in your federal tax return, she is not disqualified and barred from applying for naturalization.

Good luck to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: I am a nanny that’s getting paid under the table & my boss is trying to claim childcare on their taxes.

I’ve been provided with a w2 form for every nanny job I’ve worked for but when this job didn’t give me one I assumed they were paying me under the table. Now that they want to claim childcare will be both get in trouble or just me?

Paul Martin Vargas
Paul Martin Vargas answered on Mar 26, 2020

Hi. If you have not been claiming this income, the IRS and FTB could inquire and you may have penalties and addition to tax. Your employer will be penalized as well if the IRS and FTB find out.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: Should I file my business taxes as a Partnership or as a Corporation, if i plan to file bankruptcy?

The business is listed as a 2-member LLC. I do not want the other member to be negatively affected by my bankruptcy.

Brian Aho
Brian Aho answered on Mar 26, 2020

The issue that affects your business partner is whether the bankruptcy trustee will want your interest in the business. That depends on the value of the business versus any exemption that might apply. You need to file your taxes based on what you elected at the time of formation or prior to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for California on
Q: Will I receive a check from the stimulus?

I am trustee of my deceased parents trust and estate, mom died in 2003 and dad in 2014. The assets of the trust are a supplemental investment plan my dad had that I now have and draw money from each year; the balance in the plan is now around $80,000 and I have been drawing $10,500 each year. I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 26, 2020

No.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for California on
Q: I file a fiduciary tax return for my deceased parents trust every year. The income is less than $75K.

Will I receive a stimulus check?

James Edward Berge
James Edward Berge answered on Mar 26, 2020

That’s not my understanding. Only individuals with limited income will be entitled to a stimulus check, not trusts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi i'm a singaporean i'm planing on giving my Boyfriend in Philly $23,000 in Cash like cash.. for his 23rd birthday.

Since i'm a non us citizen and that money wasn't earned in the US would any of us have to pay Tax?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 26, 2020

Not taxed. It is required to be reported.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: If I receive publicly-traded stock in lieu of cash for services rendered, how is that taxed?

I assume that I would have to pay short-term capital gains taxes based on the immediate market value, then if I immediately sold it, would I then pay capital gains taxes again based on the original owner's cost basis? Thank you in advance for your insights.

David Ostrove
David Ostrove answered on Mar 25, 2020

If you received it for services rendered. The value of the Stock is ordinary income to you. And, the value is, therefore, your tax basis. If you sell it at a gain, the difference between your selling price and the value when you received it for services rendered is your capital gain; short term or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: How much in average does it cost to draft up a two part buyer and assignment contract
James Alan Greer
James Alan Greer answered on Mar 25, 2020

Contract Request: if I understand your question, you need a Purchase Contract (?) for real estate (?) with two buyers, and then a subsequent assignment of that contract (?). We offer Fixed Fee for transactional work of this nature. It would be less than $1000.00. But I'd really need to get a full... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: I lived/worked in Louisiana in 2008. After I left I was told I owed for income tax ...I disputed but never heard back.

Today I got a letter from a collection agency saying I owed $8K and if they didnt hear back they would assume I acknowledged debt as valid. What should I do?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 24, 2020

Hire a tax attorney.

States often send out amount due notices with no substantiation. However, it's your responsibility to respond and show they're wrong. Complete bunk, but that's the way it is. Otherwise you find yourself in a situation where they just start taking your stuff; i.e. bank...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Maine on
Q: Does a Roth IRA conversion affect eligibility for Health care premium tax credit?

My spouse was not working in 2019, so we needed a premium tax credit to pay for health care coverage. I also converted an IRA to a Roth IRA (apx value: $80k). I understood I would have to pay taxes on this amount, but I did not expect this type of income would be counted towards my ability to pay... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 24, 2020

It's income.

Probably would have been a good idea to hire a professional to advise you before you made a big decision.

Nothing to be done at this point, you can't just put it back.

Call your representatives and tell them to change title 26 of the US code.

Next...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Im on house deed &title along with my BF & am being told that as part of the transfer to me only there are tax. True?

Hi, I'm in the process of remortgaging my house to put the loan in my name solely and to remove my boyfriend from the deed/title. The mortgage company is telling me that there is a transfer tax for the transfer of the deed, but I'm already on the existing deed; is it true that I also have to pay... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Mar 24, 2020

There is a realty transfer tax that will be assessed when you record the deed.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: If someone failed to report an entire source of income over 2 years. What’s the chance they will see prison time?

If they have been turned in via 3949a

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 22, 2020

It is impossible to say without additional information. This is also something that should not be discussed in an open forum. You need to stop looking for answers here and contact a tax attorney where attorney client privilege will apply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: Can a person go to prison for not reporting an entire source of income?
Timothy Canty
Timothy Canty answered on Mar 22, 2020

Yes

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