I have a mortgage on property that includes parcels in two towns in upstate NY. The mortgage servicing was recently transferred to a new company and they paid the taxes on one parcel but failed to pay on the second. The county has taken sealed bids and is scheduled to approve the sale at their... Read more »
New York Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) Sections 1110 and 1111 allow you a “right of redemption”, which requires you to pay all back taxes and penalties on the property, usually within 2 years of the lien, to stop a lien foreclosure sale.
If the county has already filed a petition to...Read more »
I was wondering about the legality of buying one's own products. I was thinking of buying some discounted gift cards for Etsy/Ebay where I sell products, and using them to buy some of my own products, picking up a little profit and boosting my store activity and seller profile. Are there any... Read more »
You have to review the Etsy and EBay terms of service you agreed to when opening your sellers account to determine whether this is a violation of any of their policies which could get you suspended. Legally speaking, apart from terms of service, the only issue I could see is if you are presenting...Read more »
I started working 3 years ago in a registered 501c3 (school) in New York. I am a school leader and requested to see a copy of the school bylaws so I could understand as much as possible about how the school works. I was told it was an inappropriate request. I have concerns about board governance... Read more »
You can almost certainly get a copy directly (and anonymously) from the New York Attorney General's office website. Go to the AG's office's Charities Bureau online. (https://www.charitiesnys.com/home.html) Enter the name of the 501(c)(3) in the "Search Charities Registry"...Read more »
I applied for ssn on April 2021. i wasnt able to apply for stimulus on 2021 because of covid i never received my number? I was told by someone that i still can apply for the check. If so, am i supposed to file for last year's tax return as well?
Most eligible people have already received all three of their Economic Impact Payments. However, you may still be able to file your 2020, 2021 taxes and claim a Recovery Rebate Credit. For more information, see https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.
We are in NY State. Brother (executor) wants to distribute over 4 years (tax reasons): I prefer lump sum or 2 years. Can the cash be distributed in different ways to different beneficiaries? If not, does this require a legal intervention?
My husband and I can get gifted $16,000 each and from each parent without triggering any gift tax. The total gifted equity amounts to $100,000. If we can include our son as well then we could have $96,000 untaxed.
You are missing a key concept. There is a unified credit. There is no gift tax on any amount in this range. You are mixing lifetime giving with annual giving. If you have no idea what I am talking about, get a good lawyer or accountant for whatever you are doing.
If you make any income from your rental activity, per US Tax law, you must include it in your annual tax return. The way you organize or register your activity abroad is a matter of applicable local or international law abroad.
The person looking to buy is my uncle, he offered 90,000 between my two brothers and I. Would be pay taxes on the 30,000 each. The stocks still in the estate and the offer is to give money to the lawyer who would then write the checks to us and the stocks would never technically be ours. Is there... Read more »
Only the owner of the shares can sell them. If the shares are estate assets then the executor or administrator can sell them on behalf of the estate. Depending on the circumstances the estate might have a taxable gain, but if the cash after taxes is distributed to you and your brothers as heirs of...Read more »
If your parent intends to make a gift of his or her interest in the property, depending on the value of the gift it may be subject to gift tax. However, New York does not impose a transfer tax on gifts of real property that are made without the payment of consideration.
If an estate entering probate has substantially appreciated assets and also has debts, such that some assets must be sold to settle the debts, are the proceeds from the sale subject to capital gains against their original basis or their stepped-up basis from the date of death?
There is estate tax (above a certain value) on the value of the estate. There is income tax to the fiduciary for income realized during the administration of the estate. If assets are sold at a profit, the gain is on the difference between the date of death value and the sale price, which is...Read more »
Assume I'm the owner of the restaurant and separately am an Executive Director of the nonprofit. I would not charge a rental fee to the nonprofit, but I would be profiting off food and beverage sales. Does this violate Section 4941 of the IRC?
No. You would have to submit an offer. The only other way to pay less without submitting an offer is to request a penalty abatement, however, most taxpayers do not qualify for a full penalty abatement. Most people can usually only get penalties abated for the first year. I recommend at least...Read more »
Yes. A trust can be a beneficiary of an IRA. It is most common for the trust to pay the tax before distributing to the beneficiaries. The trust document should guide the trustee. Depending on whether or not the trust is a see-through trust inherited IRAs must be used up within either 5 or 10 years.
This is something that only the tax attorneys here are qualified to answer, but you await a response for five weeks. If you haven't already resolved this, you could reach out to tax attorneys (Find-a-Lawyer above, or search on your own) or check with your accountant for meaningful direction....Read more »
Natural parent moving out of district. Signing over guardianship to the person still living in district. District is asking who will claim child on this years tax return. Does the district have the right to view either parent or guardians tax returns?
No, it doesn't sound like it. What it sounds like is happening is that you are paying him something and relieving his obligation. So in other words, if you are paying him cash that you received that was already taxable, you are just investing the cash in an increased interest in the project....Read more »
She has been doing my taxes for a few years now i call and text her about my situation ,but she doesn’t answer me , she move her office out east in Long Island New York , I’m trying to buy a house and I need my taxes information from her to get my Mortgage qualify
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