If a beneficiary accepts his or her inheritance and then donates it to charity then the beneficiary gets the tax deduction. If the estate distributes money to charity because that’s what the decedent’s will specified then the estate gets the deduction.
This year my husband and I sold our house and bought another single-story house with the plan to move my parents in with us. My parents now live with us. They plan to sell their house that now sits empty. My parents have agreed to either give us money towards our remaining mortgage or pay us... Read more »
A lump sum would definitely raise red flags as a gift and would have to be justified, documented and argued. Reasonable rent is easy to justify and document. It would be good to have a written lease and have them pay you rent, you can always apply it toward extra principal payments on your...Read more »
I called the IRS and get a recording saying they don’t have any information. I called the hardship line to talk to a person and he said they are still processing income taxes but it has been six months. What can I do? We really need our refund.
If you mailed in your return then unfortunately it will likely be a long wait. I spoke with someone at the IRS recently regarding a client's return that was mailed in February and was told that they do not have any idea how long the wait will be. They also told me that only 5% of IRS staff is...Read more »
You will have to pay taxes on the land that you sell if the value that you get for selling the property is larger than the value that you inherited the property at. When you inherit property, the estate tax takes care of the taxes due on the difference in value that the deceased individual holds...Read more »
All assets were liquidated into a POD account years ago, all current income taxes, funeral costs, and debts have already been paid. Only final taxes on bank interest, a modest Social Security income, final IRA distribution costs and the POD account will remain when Mom passes. Does the estate have... Read more »
Money that is deducted from your paycheck to pay taxes is held in trust by your employer. If they do not send the money in to the IRS they will be assessed a trust fund recovery penalty. There is no need to report them. If they took the money out of your paycheck and never reported it to the...Read more »
Ask him to correct it in writing by email or certified letter. Give him a reasonable time to fix it (2 weeks) or you will file an SS8 form so you can report the error. Amend your previous returns with the SS8 if he does not respond.
You have given almost no facts on which a good answer can be based. Even if you had, however, I'd probably refer you to a real estate lawyer to help walk you through the law affecting the property. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the...Read more »
If you are referring to the agent under a power of attorney, then the answer is no, the power of attorney automatically terminates upon the death of the principal. Also, agents under powers of attorney do not automatically inherit. Inheritance is determined by the decedent's will or, if the...Read more »
If it helps you to feel better, there are thousands of small cities all across America where affluent people live or own property that end up paying more in all kinds of taxes than do the poorer people living in less-affluent areas of the same county. This is a political issue between the town of...Read more »
The IRS has a motto: "We've got what it takes to take what you've got".
Practical response: IRS has filed a lien on property; the Owner sells it to Buyer and Buyer pays Owner cash. IRS isn't paid. The lien remains on the property and IRS can file a suit to take...Read more »
Based on the statute you cited, this timing may be correct. The statute 58.1-3965 also states that you may be able to work out a deal with the local treasurer to pay off the delinquent tax balance over a period of up to 36 months. You should contact the local treasurer ASAP to try to work out a...Read more »
My daughter lives with me she only sees her dad on his days off from work however he's claimed her on taxes the last 4 years. He refuses to let me claim her. He doesnt give me any of the money for her expenses. How can I keep him from being able to claim her!!
The IRS does not allow both parents to claim an exemption for the same child. Your child custody agreement should tell both of you who is entitled to claim your daughter; some parents rotate each year; others allow one or the other to claim the child. If you have some written proof that you earned...Read more »
My student loans were in default but through the department of education I was placed into a rehabilitation program. I made every single payment each month, I never missed a single one. I am out of default and made all required payments to the program. My tax refund was taken in full by the... Read more »
The Department of Education did not violate any laws by taking your IRS refund check as partial payment on your federally insured student loan. Regardless of whether or not your rehab program is up-to-date, the fact remains that you are still in arrears on the student loan debt. Additionally, since...Read more »
What are the tax consequences of adding an adult child as a Joint Account owner to an elderly parent’s existing savings account? Would a withdrawal from the Joint account by the adult child fall under the gift tax, or would it be considered a shared asset?
Yes. Try looking at it this way: If an elderly parent gives the adult child $30,000 in cash, that gift would have to be reported as a gift--on both returns. The same rules apply to savings accounts, or any other gifts.
I have a home in NC and VA and do not rent either of them. I travel between the two houses. I am a NC resident and pay vehicle personal property tax to my county in NC. I received notice from the county in VA that I'm being treated as a tax evader because my vehicle was reported as garaged... Read more »
As in all states, there is an administrative appeal process available in Virginia to allow you to challenge the Virginia assessment; it does not require a lawyer. However, it is usually best to pay small tax assessments rather than try to challenge or litigate them. The law even has ancient advice...Read more »
My wife is in the process of making a business investment, however I as the husband can't be party to the the business and I need to make a disclaimer to that effect. Essentially a disclaimer of marital interest.
Spouses in Virginia can enter into enforceable marital agreements under Virginia Code Section 20-155 of the Virginia Premarital Agreement Act. These agreements take different forms, including prenuptial agreements or antenuptial agreements, marital agreements, separation agreements, stipulations...Read more »
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