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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Do I need a real estate lawyer when I'm forced to pay taxes that should have been prorated since my wife is totally disa

Disabled and just recently had a major heart attack 20 days ago then 4 days ago last week sometime

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on May 21, 2023

You may wish to do so. In order to receive a disability you will likely need to file a DTE Form 105A

You may find Ohio Tax forms here

https://tax.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/tax/business/ohio-business-taxes/sales-and-use/information-releases/st200502

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Property lien purchased for 532.00.

A Lien was purchased for forgotten half a year of property taxes. Rookie mistake. Taxes are now current and will stay that way. The Lien expires in 3yrs. We don't plan on moving for 5+yrs. Have no mortgage and own home outright. Should I go ahead and pay lien in full? Can third party llc... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Apr 8, 2023

Tax lien expires in 15 years. Interest rate negotiated on the tax certificate was probably 18%. In 15 years with interest the lien will be approximately $2100.00 and they will require you to pay Court costs and attorney fees to avoid the property going to Sheriff's Sale. It is not something... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning for Ohio on
Q: My mom is wanting to put her house in mine and my sisters house name, what would that do yo our taxes?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Mar 7, 2023

I recommend sitting down with an estate planning professional to discuss. If your mother makes such a transfer it could be subject to gift taxes. Additionally, if she were to need benefits under a needs based assistance program like Medicaid, such a gift would impact her eligibility and may mean... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning for Ohio on
Q: My mom is wanting to put her house in mine and my sisters house name, what would that do yo our taxes?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Mar 8, 2023

If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Cash business only for over 30 years. Am I in trouble with myself or the law?

Earnings: 50k

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 4, 2023

If you have been operating a cash-only business and not reporting your income, you could potentially face legal consequences for tax evasion. It is important to report all income earned, regardless of whether it is cash or not. Failing to report income could result in fines, penalties, and even... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Banking for Ohio on
Q: Can I hold Russian stocks with a non-sanctioned Russian bank being physically in the US on an F-1 visa?

Close the question please, there's a mistake in it

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

There are no specific US laws or regulations that prohibit individuals on an F-1 visa from holding Russian stocks with a non-sanctioned Russian bank. However, you should consult with a financial advisor and ensure that you are complying with all relevant laws and regulations regarding foreign... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Just took a walk on my property (OH). My neighbor chopped down a bunch of my trees and destroyed the boundary line fence
Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Jun 25, 2022

I agree with Attorney Jaap, but would add that a boundary line dispute if it goes to litigation will result in your neighbor paying some of the costs, and ornamental trees damages are trebled.

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Q: Just took a walk on my property (OH). My neighbor chopped down a bunch of my trees and destroyed the boundary line fence
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 25, 2022

Take photos, get a surveyor to mark the boundary, get an arborist to determine the value of trees lost and cost of replacement, and cost to replace fence. Contact your insurance agent, ask your neighbor to pay your monetary damages, and use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: I.ve been erroneously garnished by the tax dept I am looking for the best course of action after....

They think I am running a business that has been defunct for 9 years. I produced evidence that this was not the case and proof I made them aware of this years ago. I sent this to the tax office, Attorney General and the courts. They were dragging their feet so I contacted Ohio Senate and got them... Read more »

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answered on May 25, 2023

Keep om writing to the authorities not less often then every three weeks. Explain everything, in detail. Do not give up. Eventually you will indeed get their attention and they will respond in a correct positive manner. Don't give up!

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: How long can the irs withhold a tax return legally? I have been trying to contact them for over a year now...

I have been trying to contact them to resolve an issue to get my tax return back and can't get ahold of anyone from the irs when is it illegal to not get your tax return when it isn't on me to get them to pick up their phone?

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Hi. You might want to reword your question. It does not quite make sense when you say the IRS is withholding a tax return. Are you saying you requested a tax return transcript and they haven't provided it? Are you asking how long it is taking them to process a tax return? Are you asking how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I need a lawyer for criminal cases and expungement of felony.
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You should contact an attorney privately to discuss your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: My employer gives me $65/mth for my cellphone, is this taxable income?
Edmond Mack
Edmond Mack
answered on Mar 29, 2022

Generally speaking, the IRS has answered this question in the negative- In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service issued an internal field memorandum generally advising that employers will be allowed to reimburse an employee’s cell phone expenses if the employer has substantial business reasons,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: More than half of my property taxes go to City Schools which allow illegal immigrant's children an education without a

US birth certificate. Isn't this city overreach and illegal to use taxpayer money on children (or the children of parents who are here illegally) who are not born in this country and do not speak English (putting other children behind) and do not have legal status?

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Would you rather they don’t have a safe place to go and get an education? They’re here and I’d you force desperate people out into the streets or will certainly cause more desperation and crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I was placed a lawsuit on me for back city taxes. I Wasnt notified of this action, and

They put a offset on my federal taxes and Wasnt aware no action, filed bankruptcy and it should of been discharged

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 1, 2022

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: How far back can a municipality go to collect taxes? Is there a cap on penalty & int. or can they clean you out?

I have unfiled city taxes for 14,15 ,16 and 17 for which they took me to court in 2019.

Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
answered on Oct 13, 2021

Indefinitely. You did not file your tax returns. The statute of limitations for collections does not apply when a taxpayer does not file the tax return. You need to become compliant by filing the tax returns and then set up a payment plan after they calculate penalties and interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Wtf does this mean

So I quit claim deed was given to me 7 years ago and I've been going through a divorce for almost that amount of time and it was just finalized a week ago Thursday and I went to file and paid the convenience fees and the recording fees but something wasn't on the deed a number I... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Oct 4, 2021

You need to sit down with an attorney in your area so he or she can take a detailed look at your situation. This issue is going to be to involved for an answer on this forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Tax Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Ohio on
Q: Can an employer be pursued for monies incorrectly withheld and paid to a municipality due to an acknowledged error?

Hired in 2005, I moved to a virtual role during 2012. Following a bankruptcy discharge in 2018 I was notified of a municipal income tax deficiency owed to my residence city. Upon receipt of the notification I worked with the tax authority to attempt to reconcile. This included providing copies of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 1, 2021

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Landlord - Tenant, Sexual Harassment and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I have a few questions about eviction and sexual harassment in the workplace and my right to get my taxes back from the

I have a few questions about eviction and the right to get my taxes back from the hotel I was residing in. I think it will be a very easy case , and I was residing at the hotel when I was confronted by the general manager for allegedly soliciting, but I was told to be smart and not to have any... Read more »

James J. Hux
James J. Hux
answered on Aug 3, 2021

This doesn’t really sound like an easy case and is complicated. Make sure you contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss this in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm LLC

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I opened a vendor’s license in Ohio, but have not started and have zero sales. I received a sales tax bill?

I have no sales at all, and the bill is for over $3k, unsure what they’re billing for.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 23, 2021

As the holder of a vendor's license, you are required by law to file returns even if no sales occur and no taxes are owed. If you have failed to do so, it's likely you are looking at fines, not taxes. You should review the document you received with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: Is there a statue of limitation on how far back state of Ohio to collect state income tax?
Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
answered on Jun 10, 2021

ODT has 7 years from the date of assessment to file a suit against the taxpayer. Once the judgment is rendered then the ODT/OAG has 15 years to collect. If no tax return was ever filed, then there is no statute of limitation to collect.

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