The duration of a marriage can impact entitlement to Social Security benefits, particularly in the context of a divorce. Generally, for an ex-spouse to claim Social Security benefits based on their former spouse's record, the marriage must have lasted at least 10 years. This is a federal...View More
A chapter 13 filing will stop the sale of your property immediately (the automatic stay). In order to continue with the sale, the taxing agency will need to ask the Bankruptcy Court to lift the automatic stay to proceed with the foreclosure. If you have significant equity in the property, it is...View More
Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Colorado can provide immediate relief from debt collection efforts through what's known as an "automatic stay." This legal provision goes into effect as soon as your bankruptcy case is filed, and it halts most collection actions against you and...View More
For the real estate transaction, hire a real estate lawyer. If you still need to set up your business entity for the farm, hire a lawyer handling business formation. You might be able to find a lawyer/law firm that does both. Another issue is whether your land is already zoned for everything you...View More
I'm a F1 visa holder and i am currently outide US for winter break. I came a week ago to my home country and will go back next month to US. Can I work on my college's web development project. I will get paid based on hours for this project, but this project is a part of my college's... View More
Regarding your F1 visa status, the key aspect is whether the work qualifies as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT). Since the project is part of your graduation requirements, it might be considered as CPT. However, you must have authorization from your...View More
I plan to petition for default divorce since my spouse is in agreement and we do not have any major assets or properties to settle. If we choose to not have a marital agreement, how does our tax liability settle after the divorce? Would we still be equally liable for the joint taxes on our incomes... View More
In a default divorce in California, without a specific marital agreement addressing tax liabilities, the court does not automatically settle issues related to joint tax liability. If your divorce petition does not address tax matters, the court typically won't make specific orders about them....View More
I have this letter from an attorney that I contract on this cort case because I took a loan (signature) and it seems that was some illigalities or not outhorize on my state. The company agree not to persue any collections but they will issue a 1099 C
When you receive a 1099-C form for canceled debt, such as the $27,000 in your case, the amount is generally treated as taxable income by the IRS. The exact amount of tax you'll owe depends on your overall income, tax bracket, and other factors in your tax situation for that year....View More
IRS regulations 1.6050P-1(b)(2)(i)(F) and (G) are very clear that if a debt has reached the statute of limitations it is one of the trigger items (Identifiable event) that require a 1099-C Cancellation of Debt be sent out. It further states that this section applies whether or not an an actual... View More
The IRS regulation 1.6050P-1(b)(2)(i)(F) and (G) does stipulate that certain identifiable events, such as the expiration of the statute of limitations on a debt, can trigger the requirement for a creditor to issue a 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt form. However, the application of this regulation can...View More
In considering distributing retained earnings as loans from your Delaware corporation, it's essential to be aware of the IRS rules and potential pitfalls. The IRS allows corporations to issue loans to shareholders, but these loans must be structured and documented properly to avoid being...View More
How do you renounce inheritance in Puerto Rico and find out property tax status (have the taxes been paid)? Also, if we renounce inheritance, can we shift the property to a relative who lives there? We live in the United States.
To renounce an inheritance in Puerto Rico, you must formally declare your intention to do so within a specific timeframe, usually within nine months of the decedent's death. This declaration is made before a notary in Puerto Rico. It's a definitive decision, meaning once you renounce, you...View More
My husband and I are independent contractors ourselves working in Chicago app b week developers (we both have green cards) and started hiring independent contractors to help with some projects(a little over $2k/year). There are a couple of projects that are coming and will make us have a lot of... View More
Hiring a non-resident independent contractor from countries like Costa Rica, Ecuador, or Colombia involves understanding both U.S. tax implications and the legalities of international contract work. When hiring international contractors, one key form is the W-8BEN, which is used by foreign...View More
In cases where your property has been sold at an auction due to delinquent taxes, the immediate need to move out isn't always a given. The specific rules and timelines can vary based on local laws and the terms of the tax sale. Generally, there is a redemption period after the sale during...View More
I recently immigrated to the US this year and have only had a part-time job so far. I've never filed taxes yet. In sharing my financial information with my spouse for the divorce process, is it okay if I don't have any tax returns to provide?
In California, during a divorce, both parties are required to disclose all financial information, including income, regardless of whether they have filed taxes. If you haven't filed taxes due to recent immigration or limited income, you should still provide any relevant financial documentation...View More
As an international student in the United States, engaging in cryptocurrency trading generally won't affect your visa status, provided you comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Your primary concern should be maintaining your full-time student status and adhering to the terms of your...View More
Under California law, sales tax is generally applicable to retail sales of tangible personal property, which includes baked goods. As the operator of an e-commerce platform connecting buyers and sellers, your responsibility to collect sales tax depends on whether your business is considered a...View More
e.g., An estate is established, no will exists. Probate (and some non-probate) items will be included on the Inheritance Tax Return filed for the estate. There also exist some non-probate items with beneficiaries named (e.g. IRA, annuities). Can the beneficiary file their own Inheritance tax... View More
In PA, the "estate tax" is levied upon the fair market value of the benefit distributed. Usually, the Will provides that the Estate will pay all debts, and that includes the tax on bequests. Once paid, the distributed benefit gets the "stepped up basis" to its fair market...View More
The manufacture bought my car back, but did not include my sales tax in the buyback documents. I tried to get my sales tax back myself, and they denied me said it’s always included in the manufacture buyback, but in this case it wasn’t. Can I still get my taxes back if I appeal this decision?... View More
In Arkansas, if a manufacturer buys back your used car but does not include the sales tax in the buyback amount, you may have grounds to appeal for the return of those taxes. The fact that the car was used does not inherently affect your ability to seek a sales tax refund in a buyback situation....View More
Ok so I'm currently on an F2 visa (dependent visa in the US) I opened my business which is an LLC but as im applying for a tax application in florida for the business i'm not sure whether to file it for a S-Corp or a C-Corp. Due to the fact that technically I'm not allowed to work in the US.
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