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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law and Banking for Illinois on
Q: Is there federal laws for a trust
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Tax laws and ERISA Qualification laws come to mind. Banking Statutes also cover Trust Regulation. Securities Law may often be indirectly determinative. There are probably many others. Obviously Anti-Trust Statutes. State Laws control most disputes, but Trusts often involve several possible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there state and federal laws for a trust/ estate. I have found the state laws but I can't find federal laws on it
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Oh my, yes, there are a TON of federal statutes that impact trust planning, too many to list. You will find a great deal in the Internal Revenue Code and also Title 42. That is not necessarily a complete list, but it is where a great many exist, and it is a good start.

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Not allowing a w2 earning cannabis employee to use a fed. Grant is taxation without representation, correct?

I've been trying to recieve a federal grant/loan for buying a home. Down payment assistance is something my family needed, so we decided to try a USDA or FHA loan. We have been told by multiple loan officers that because of my place of employment, I cannot recieve these funds. I pay federal... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Jun 3, 2022

No. Taxation without representation means that a group of people has a tax imposed on them by a government in which they had no right to elect a representative (such as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, a state senator, a Congressman or US Senator) who could participate on behalf... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a commercial lease which I pay a portion of the real estate taxes. Do I get to see the actual bill.

The building owner just creates an invoice of his own on quickbooks and never shows the actual tax bill, and then bills me again for a revised tax bill. Should I be allowed to see the bill and then the revised bill?

Robert Shipley
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Robert Shipley
answered on Mar 11, 2022

You should review the lease which should have a clause which describes how your proportionate share of the real estate taxes are calculated as well as language which provides you with the opportunity to review the tax bill as well as any other documents relied upon by landlord to pass through your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I got hit from a semi truck from behind . I called the police and he give me the ticket . Developed dvt,head injury back
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 13, 2022

The only way that YOU could be ticketed on a rear-end accident is if your disabled car was in the roadway. If this is not the case, you should NOT have received a ticket AND you should be able to recover. Please contact my office and I am happy to answer any questions you may have without any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Can I be forced to pay back the money my soon to be ex husband gave by court order when he filed joint tax return?

We are going through a nasty divorce which entails financial abuse, psychological abuse, mental abuse and sexual abuse. I told him and his then attorney (now fired or she quit, not sure which) that I was not going to file a joint tax return. I found out that he filed a joint return without my... Read more »

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
answered on Apr 14, 2021

Your question is difficult to answer because your husband could not have filed a joint return properly without obtaining your signature on the joint return.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: How should I process. Pertaining to this case. About suing H&R Block.
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Nov 16, 2020

It would depend on the cause and amount of the suit. If you plan to sue them for under $10,000 you should consider suing them yourself in small claims court. There is a good possibility that once you file the suit in small claims and serve them with notice of the suit, they may work with you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Everytime i file my taxes, I always have had a problem with the irs, telling me i need an Identity theft number.

Everytime i get in contact with the irs they cannot help me. Over the phone they tell me to go online and verify my identity online. When i go online its asking me for a credit account, mortgage account, auto loan account, Student loan account and which i have neither. I have a secured CC but that... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Sep 16, 2020

Call your local taxpayer advocate. Here is a link to look up the number for your local office. https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: My grandfather passed away yer ago and now is his home is for sale. Can I purchase through FHA?

My grandfather passed a year ago. His home is now for sale through his estate. As his grandchild, am I able to purchase the home through FHA?

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
answered on Aug 3, 2020

Yes. You can contact the administrator and make an offer. You will not get a special, family deal. The administrator can only take a fair market offer. You might ask the administrator to get an appraisal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: What options do I have?

Older brother claimed me on his taxes last year. I did not agree to it. Now I won't get my first stimulus or even second a friend said. I'm 41 and not even a dependent

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
answered on Jul 20, 2020

If you filed your own taxes as a non-dependent, then you will get a stimulus check and he could be charged with tax fraud. If you claimed on your taxes that you were claimed as a dependent on his return, then you agreed to it and will not get a stimulus check. If you did not file taxes, you may not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: i a have a tax lien on my home from my ex husband that he owes the IRS for $35000 and i cant get it off and he wont pay

i was divorced in 2014 and tried to refinance my home in 2015 and this is when i was told about the liens on my home. i have been trying to get him to pay for them or make arrangements but he refuses. i had tried to get my divorce lawyer to have him held in contempt of the court order but, she was... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on May 10, 2020

Unfortunately this is a problem that will likely require the assistance of an attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Dear sir I have submitted gradually a lot of money to my friend account in USA. Now i want to transfer this money to

Out of USA.But they say i should pay tax.

How can i transfer this money?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Feb 20, 2020

If your "friends" has the money you may be out of luck. This is why no one should "submit" money to anyone withou some assurances about how to get it back.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Daughter was classified as IC, but paid hourly & treated as an employee. No W-2 or withholdings. Do we get lawyer?

Daughter was hired to work in a salon (eyebrows, eyelashes, makeup). Signed a "contract" and it said she was an independent contractor. Yet, she was paid an hourly wage, under complete control of her boss for hours, etc. My daughter did not pay any rent. She used the owners supplies.... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 12, 2020

Contact your state department of labor and open a complaint.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Should I claim innocent spouse?

My husband and I were married in May 2019. When filing for our 2019 taxes I learned that my spouse has claimed “exempt“ on his payroll tax for the entire 2019. The result is over $13,000 in tax liability, when otherwise I would have been due a refund for my portion of overpayment of about $3500... Read more »

Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
answered on Feb 12, 2020

Based on the limited facts, it sounds like you would not qualify. You are not required to file a joint return, so carefully think your situation through before you file your 2019 return and seek professional advice if you want to reduce or eliminate the risk of being stuck with your spouse’s... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Vacant lot next door shares my postal address and that lot is being sold for back taxes.

The vacant lot is delinquent on its property taxes for many years and is being sold by Lake County, Illinois. Because the postal address is the same as my house in which my daughter and grand children reside, the sheriff arrived at 4:30 AM at my house to serve papers and dozens of certified... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Aug 16, 2019

Hire an attorney. It's probably an issue with the deed or the filings.

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: hello, i made 1mil in trading, but havent paid taxes yet I want to buy a house for 500 can i do that? because i dont wat

to wait. basically i want to know can i buy now, and then pay the 500k tax later. i am buying in cash no mortgage, i couldnt find any topics in my situation :) dont mind my typos this site only lets me use few words

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Aug 12, 2019

If you have the money still just buy the house and submit an installment agreement. They'll lien it but until you plan to sell or refi it won't matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: work 5 1/2 mos in CA, keep home family and ties in IL do I pay tax just on the 5 1/2 mos income

Currently a resident of IL. Considering taking a job that will involve travel to various sites and offices on the W Coast and states adjacent – basically CA, NE, AZ and OR. Will have latitude on where to spend my time, but the main office is in LA. Will get a cheap apartment there. My... Read more »

Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
answered on Aug 3, 2019

Your biggest problem may be California. Check it’s residency rules versus part year resident and non resident and document accordingly. California is notorious for its aggressive pursuit of tax dollars. You likely have to file a non resident return for states where you are physically located... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Immigration Law, Tax Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Illinois on
Q: What steps do I need to take to become of majority status and correctly use the name? Indiana and internationally.
Tom Evans
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Tom Evans
answered on Jun 24, 2019

Sorry, but this does not sound like a maritime question. Also, the naming in issue did not come through. Please try trademark and copy write experts. Thank you and best regards. Tom Evans Maritime Lawyer Please see Justia disclaimer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: If an accountant has delayed (4 months and counting) a tax return because of an admitted mistake...

can they send a check from their firm to cover that amount (~$3,000) until the IRS sends the money to us?

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Jun 17, 2019

They can, but they won't.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: Traveling for work often in multiple states income tax?

Hello - as a Field Application Engineer with my company I often travel to any of the 50 states for up to 3 weeks at a time to work on various projects.

When I do this am I considered to be earning income in that state that I am working in? Or am I simply considered to be earning a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 20, 2019

It sounds to me like you are making up problems for yourself. Concentrate on paying Uncle Sam and Illinois whatever income taxes owed and forget about the other 49 states. If there ever is a problem they will contact you.

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