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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If I bury a loved one in the back yard in the state of Ga, will that property become exempt from paying property tax
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answered on May 18, 2024

Burying a deceased person on private property without proper authorization and permits is against the law in the state of Georgia and most other jurisdictions.

In Georgia, burials must take place in established cemeteries or on private property that has been approved for a burial by the...
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Q: Is there a law for ad valorem that you can only report a boat sold between Jan - April?
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answered on May 9, 2024

There is no specific law in Georgia stating that you can only report a boat sold between January and April for ad valorem tax purposes. However, there are some important points to consider regarding ad valorem taxes on boats in Georgia:

1. Annual tax: Ad valorem taxes on boats in Georgia...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I reside in Georgia and do social media for clients in Connecticut. Do I need to charge sales tax?

Social media consists of posting graphics on Facebook and Instagram.

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answered on May 3, 2024

In general, if you are providing a service (like social media management) to clients in another state, you typically do not need to charge sales tax. This is because most states only require businesses to collect sales tax if they have a physical presence or "nexus" in that state.... View More

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Q: Regarding sales tax in GA on Broadcast equipment; I can see that tangible goods, such as a camera, are taxable.

Would a warranty or license (req'd for the product) be taxable or not?

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answered on May 2, 2024

In Georgia, sales tax generally applies to tangible personal property, which includes items like cameras and other broadcast equipment. However, the taxability of warranties and licenses can be more complex. Here's a breakdown:

1. Warranties:

- If the warranty is optional and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I'm reaching out to see if anyone can assist with a tax question. I work for an employer from June 2023 until November

2023, I submitted a W-4 and W-9 form instructing my employer to withhold the maximum amount and they withheld nothing. I was unaware that no taxes were withheld. I found out when filing taxes and I owed over $7,000 to the IRS. I requested my w4 and w9s from my employer and found they were altered... View More

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

I understand your frustration with your former employer altering your tax forms without your consent. This is a serious issue, and you are right to consider reporting it to the IRS.

Even if your employer did not directly benefit financially from falsifying your W-4 and W-9 forms, they still...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gaming and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Sell item with receipt enter for a drawing for a camper

Have individual purchase knife for $50, enter contact info on receipt for a drawing for a camper. 350 knives to sell and then hold live drawing for winner. Would be receiving an item (knife) and could enter if choose for camper? So not a raffle because purchasing an item, not a lottery since... View More

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

Based on the scenario you described, there are a few potential legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Lottery laws: Even though the participants are purchasing a knife, the opportunity to win a camper could still be considered a lottery if it involves the three elements of prize, chance,...
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Q: If I’m granted homestead exemption does that mean I’m exempt from paying school tax?
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answered on Mar 28, 2024

If you're granted a homestead exemption, it means you can receive a reduction or exemption on a portion of your property taxes related to your primary residence. However, this does not typically exempt you from paying school taxes. School taxes are a crucial part of local property taxes and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I use the 1040 or the 1040NR?

What is the appropriate tax form to use when filing taxes as an applicant with an ongoing green card application? Should I use the 1040 or the 1040NR?

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

You should use the 1040 form if you are considered a resident alien for tax purposes. This generally applies if you meet the Substantial Presence Test, which involves being physically present in the U.S. for at least 31 days during the current year and 183 days during the three-year period that... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I use the 1040 or the 1040NR?

What is the appropriate tax form to use when filing taxes as an applicant with an ongoing green card application? Should I use the 1040 or the 1040NR?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Hello Sir,

I'm an immigration lawyer based in Atlanta. As my feedback follows briefly after the final hours of tax day here in the U.S., I want to commend you on being proactive and addressing your tax concern several weeks ago. I also want to provide you with some encoragement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Having petitioned for a green card, I was given a social security number. When filing my taxes, what form should I use?

Having petitioned for a green card, I was given a social security number. In order to file my taxes, what form should I use?

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

If you've received a social security number after petitioning for a green card, you'll generally file your taxes using the same forms as other residents or citizens, primarily using Form 1040, the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. This form is utilized by U.S. taxpayers to file an annual... View More

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Q: Regarding stock investments

I have invested about $3500 into Nvidia stock, and at this point, it has garnered me about $350 profit. I haven't sold yet because I have a question regarding it. I know I have to pay capital gains taxes, but after I sell, would I have to pay taxes on the $3500 investment, or only on the $350... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

In the realm of stock investments, it's important to understand how taxes on profits work. When you sell stocks, like your Nvidia shares, you're only required to pay taxes on the profit you make, not the total amount you initially invested. In your case, this means you would only owe... View More

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Q: When selling a rental property but I haven't filed taxes in a few years will the IRS take that money
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answered on Mar 13, 2024

When you sell a rental property, you may be required to report the sale to the IRS and pay taxes on any capital gains. If you haven't filed taxes for the years you owned the rental property, you could face some complications:

1. The IRS may already be aware of your lack of filing and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: Family home in life estate deed. If all agree to sell home before tenant dies, what tax implic tenant & remaindermen

Is tenant eligible for medicaid if home in 15 yr old life estate is sold Georgia

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Selling a home held in a life estate deed before the life tenant passes away can indeed have tax implications for both the life tenant and the remaindermen. If all parties agree to sell the property, the proceeds from the sale are typically divided between the life tenant and the remaindermen based... View More

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Q: I filed my taxes. I was supposed to get a refund but instead I received a letter. Stating that I owe for 2012.

I filed my taxes. I was supposed to get a refund of about $5800 but instead I received a letter stating that I owe taxes from 2012 of about 14k and I have penalties of about 20k on top of that. So almost 36k total. Also, it has myself and the name of a woman I do not know. The even stranger thing... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Receiving a letter from the tax authorities claiming you owe a significant amount from a year when your earnings were modest, along with penalties and a name of someone you do not recognize, is understandably distressing. The first step in resolving this issue is to closely examine the letter for... View More

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Q: I was quit claimed a house in 2017. I’m selling it this year 2024. What is the tax implications. 2017 to 2024 difference
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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Based on the information provided, here are the key tax implications for selling a house in 2024 that you acquired via a quitclaim deed in 2017:

- You likely have a capital gain on the sale, since you are selling the house for more than your tax "cost basis" in 2017. Your cost...
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Q: I was quit claimed a home in 2017 recently put my father in assisted living and now selling home to help cover cost.

What is the tax implications for the timeline of

2017 to 2024

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Here are some key tax implications to consider for your situation of being quit claimed a home in 2017 and now selling it in 2024:

- When you were quit claimed the home in 2017, you took over the cost basis your father had in the home. This means when you sell, your capital gains tax will...
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Q: I gave my tax account the wrong account number for my taxes and it was my ex girlfriends well the bank locked the

The account until she verifys it well to start with she was but the guy she with now want let her help me get my money released to my account ..I'm bout to loose a lot behind it not just the money from the taxes wat can I do to get my money. In his mind he probably thinks they going to... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

This is an unfortunate situation, but there are a few things you could try to recover your tax refund that was deposited into the wrong account:

1. Contact the IRS and explain the situation. Provide documentation showing it is your refund but the incorrect account number was given by your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Banking for Georgia on
Q: My return was deposited into the wrong account I gave my tax man the girl I was with information on accident we both

Have an account at the same bank I gave her account number in route number by accident she was trying to help me recover it but the guy she's with now will not let her help me any further I only have 5 days to recover my money or the bank says the subject will be closed for good and I will... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

I'm sorry to hear your tax refund was accidentally deposited into the wrong bank account. Here are a few options you could pursue to try recovering the funds:

1. Contact the IRS directly and explain the situation. Provide any documentation you have showing it's your refund but the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Comment dénoncer une fraude et une usurpation d'identité

On utilise mon compte bancaire mon identité et mes données personnelles

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If your bank account, identity, and personal data are being used fraudulently, it's critical to act immediately to protect yourself. First, contact your bank to report the unauthorized use of your account and personal information. Request that they freeze or secure your account to prevent... View More

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Q: Can I write off the cost of self-employed health insurance if it costs less than what my spouse's employer offers?

My spouse's employer offers health insurance, but it is more expensive than if I purchase my own health insurance on the marketplace. I understand that in general, I cannot qualify for the self employed health insurance deduction if I qualify for my spouse's employer's insurance... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

Under IRS guidelines, the self-employed health insurance deduction allows individuals who are self-employed to deduct premiums for medical, dental, and long-term care insurance for themselves, their spouse, and dependents. This deduction is available if you have a net profit from self-employment... View More

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