LLCs and S Corporations are often considered advantageous for real estate ventures due to potential benefits like pass-through taxation and liability protection. You should consult a tax advisor to analyze which structure is most advantageous for your specific situation.
In Virginia, the inclusion of trust assets in a decedent's gross estate largely depends on the nature of the trust and the powers retained by the decedent. If the deceased was the grantor of a revocable trust, meaning they retained the ability to alter or revoke the trust during their...View More
In Virginia, if you are operating a business, you may need to obtain a business license from your local city or county government. This is typically done at the city or county treasurer's office. The requirements for a business license may vary depending on the location and type of business....View More
EE bonds that are > 30 years old. Since the bonds were paper they had to be mailed to Michigan to be redeemed which they were last October. The bonds have in the last few days been redeemed. The beneficiaries are my wife and her two sisters. How should the bonds be handled? Should they be... View More
If you performed work for a client while your business was not in good standing, you may still be entitled to payment for the work you performed. However, the specific procedures and requirements for payment may depend on the terms of your contract with the client and any applicable state or local...View More
We owed lots in taxes and spoke with TaxRise. They advised us to stop making our tax payments and instead we have been paying them. We found out a lien was placed on our home! After much discussion with TaxRise, they were not able to do anything with the Tax Fees or reduction of what was owed.... View More
You can search for tax attorneys in your area through online legal directories, such as Avvo or Martindale-Hubbell. When selecting a lawyer, it is important to look for someone with experience in tax law and a track record of successfully representing clients in cases similar to yours.
It depends on your level of responsibility for the failure to pay the money and the type of tax. For instance, if your company collected a county tax from others and then used those collected taxes for something else, you in a deep mess. I refer these cases to Guy C Crowgey, Esq. in Richmond,...View More
We have 3 kids and agree to swap every other year 2 kids one parent and the other parent with the third child. Separated 3 years living in different homes. Virginia law does not recognize legal separation while federal tax law would consider us unmarried. Can we each file head of house some how
The Virginia Court of Appeals has recognized a divorce from bed and board as a legal separation, so Virginia does have a legal separation. This is an intermediate form of divorce based on fault grounds only, that does not allow one to remarry, but recognizes you are no longer sharing the same bed...View More
I sold a house to family and trying to change the deed from my name to theirs. I was told by the record's office that a General Warranty Deed would charge me taxes and that I needed to add an exemption code and use the correct title.
The phrasing of your question is a bit confusing. An estate does not usually have a trustee, the personal representative of an estate is either an executor or an administrator. It is possible for a pour over will to automatically transfer assets into an existing trust, such that the trustee of...View More
My mother inherited two vacant lots when a friend passed away. They were sold recently in a tax sale. A lady from a Recovery company contacted me saying that they would get a third , I would get a third and my nephew's would get a third to split three ways from the tax sale. Now my mother... View More
If a Virginia resident dies intestate, without a will, the state essentially writes a will for that person - the law of intestate succession. Virginia's law of intestate succession appears in Chapter 2 of Title 64.2 of the Code of Virginia, specifically Sections 200 and 201 describe the...View More
I am a US resident and have been mistakenly filing taxes under Single, I know now that I should have been using the Married status eventhough my then husband lived abroad and had NEVER been to the US and had no income tied to the US. He never got an ITIN and I saw that I could have used the mention... View More
You coulda mend prit tax returns with your CPA or accountant. In terms of discussing your foreign national spouse ssn and other issues a comprehensive legal review is necessary with an attorney of your selection.
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... View 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...View 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...View 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...View 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... View 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...View 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...View More
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