In Indiana, the property owner generally has a one-year redemption period during which they can pay the delinquent taxes and associated costs to reclaim their property. During this period, the owner typically retains the right to sell the property, but any sale would need to address the outstanding...View More
I work as a bar manager (as a paid employee) for a nonprofit 501c3 organization that hosts a theatre festival every summer. During the festival we have a handful of volunteer bartenders. We have run into an issue where the jars put out in the past have always been claimed by the organization as... View More
You have an interesting question, and a full answer would require looking at individualized details of your organization and the people who are both working and volunteering for it. But here are some things that you might consider.
As you point out, the general rule is that tips left for an...View More
when my ex-wife and I got divorced many years ago, we had joint custody and alternated years claiming him on our taxes. Now that he is older, he never stays at her house. I ask her if I could claim him again this year because he always stays and she says no. What happens if I claim him and... View More
If your son lives with you full time and you provide over half of his support, you may be able to claim him as a dependent on your tax return. However, if your ex-wife also claims him, the IRS will likely flag the returns and investigate the situation.
If you and your ex-wife cannot come to...View More
It will be sourced through print on demand, so I will not personally be fulfilling the orders, except at the occasional booth set up at a local fair/farmers market. The sales goal is greater than the threshold for collecting tax. It is a sole proprietorship. A trademark application will be... View More
The business (whether a sole proprietor, LLC, corporation, however the business is organized and operated) needs to obtain a Registered Retail Merchant's Certificate to collect and remit sales tax. You will first need a tax ID for the business. If...View More
Divorce final in May 2021. Decree states that the petitioner can claim in 2021 and odd years. Respondent can claim in 2022 and even years. My ex husband is fighting me on this even though I’ve tried explaining that I claim this year.
The tax year is the year the taxes are due for and not the year they are filed in. So if the mother is awarded the odd years then they would be 2021, 2023, 2025 etc. In other words in 2022 you file for 2021 which is an odd year. You may have to get the lawyers or courts involved again if there...View More
Generally, time deadlines for tax assessment appeals are hard deadlines. So if you have missed this deadline you probably cannot contest an assessment for that closed year. However, you could contest for the next year. Finally, I am not a Indiana attorney, so to be sure of your rights to contest...View More
I received a settlement in 2017 for a personal injury suit. In June of this year the IRS advised that I owe tax on this. I never received a 1099 for the settlement. The IRS stated I need to go through a tax attorney. I have very limited income at this time and not sure how to proceed.
There are only two requirements for anyone to receive the stimulus check: Filing an income tax return for 2018 or 2019 (2019 tax returns can be filed anytime, but--because of the pandemic--they are not due until August of September, 2020); and still be alive and breathing.
It was my last joint return after a divorce filed through a preparer in Indianapolis, IN. The preparer has claimed that for "privacy reasons" she can't give me a copy, though she did give my ex a copy. I did pay half the fees for the prep but paid them directly to my ex. This is... View More
If you filed a joint return with your ex husband you are entitled to a copy of the joint return. However, if you intend to give your copy to another tax preparer, then your ex husband will have to consent to the release of HIS confidential information.
He has refused to let me have any of the $750 rapid refund we were approved for. He then took every bit of the remaining funds off of the card. Due to his abusive alcoholism we are not staying together as of 2/13/20.
My husband was involved in a rear end collision that caused damage to his spine. He will soon lose his physically demanding job due to his injury. We need to withdraw from his 401k - would this situation exempt us from paying the 10% penalty for early withdrawal? Thank you!
A tax attorney or officer at your bank should be able to advise you on the tax aspects of such a withdrawal. But the more important question here is why you and your husband are contemplating the withdrawal. If your husband is represented by an attorney in this accident, it's possible that...View More
my ex has not seen our child in 4+ year and has not carried insurance on her for 2+ years..i also have not had an address or phone for him for 3+ years..can he still claim her on his taxes..he is currently current his child support
DCS is saying that to foster parents are allowed to clean my kids on their taxes but I don't think that is right but they won't tell me the rules on why they can my kids were only in DCS care for maybe 5 months
Actually my cousin in Canada wants to register a business in US so that he could provide consulting services in US. He needs me to be the 1% partner so he could register a business in US since I am a resident and soon would be a citizen. I am doing MBA at Kelley School of Business and a have hefty... View More
It depends on the corporate structure and jurisdiction. It'll also depend on your other income. You'll most likely have additional reporting requirements personally. You're best off finding a tax expert to advise you on this.
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