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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: Is it illegal for someone to put you on there payroll if you don’t work there and if you are 18 years old or under

I don’t work there and I work there when I was little they told me there doing it Bc the have no people to report back to the government

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 31, 2019

Whatever your former employer is doing it is not something that I would ever advise anyone to do. Depending upon what the company does--and knowing what arm of the government is requesting current employment information--it appears the company may be asking for enormous trouble.

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Q: I just recently verified my identity with the IRS for 2017 and 2018 will they send a check to me or to tax preparer

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 18, 2019

Unless you authorized the IRS to send the refunds to a preparer the IRS will send it to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Tax Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on

Q: How much will it cost to have an attorney look closed case up and determine if It can be thrown out? Or general info.

I've been put thru hell since last court case and divorce. I've reached out to law and or friends. I need a chance at successful life. Career advancement and i want to know about placement for witnesses for gov.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Unless you can get a lot more specific facts about your needs you will not be able to get the interest pf any lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: If a property. Is foreclosed on can you contact the lawyers


D. Mathew Blackburn answered on May 21, 2019

The lawyers for the party that foreclosed? Sure, but they're not going to do anything for you. I'm not sure what purpose that would serve.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: What do I do if my former employer never sends me my W2 information and tells me I just have to find it online?

My former employer never mailed me my W2. When January 31 passed, I went to my old job and asked about my W2 and was promptly told that they didn’t mail them and I had to go online to the store’s employee portal and get it myself. I tried to figure out what my old manager was talking about, and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 6, 2019

Your employer is required to file a copy of your W-2 (and that of all other employees) with the IRS; call the IRS consumer line and asked them either to give you the details over the phone or send you a copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: How long do I have to foreclose on a home that I bought the tax certificate on in Tn?

A friend has Six days to vacate his property and instead of it going to auction he wanted to see if we were interested. He is only behind $3,800. What do I need to do to buy this home and have it in my name and how long does he have to vacate the property and have no claim to it?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 23, 2019

You need a competent attorney for purchase at any Tax Sale. He needs to perform a Title Search and look at the value, prior to you making a bid at the auction. If it does not look good, walk away.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: What happen in 2026 to large gifts made in 2019?

So let’s say that in 2019 I gift $1,015,000 to my son. This gift is $1,000,000 over the annual gift exclusion. That means I will need to report it to the IRS. However, I won’t immediately have to pay tax on that gift. Instead, the IRS deducts that $1,000,000 from my lifetime gift tax exemption.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 16, 2019

No one on this planet could possibly answer this question. You are seeking a definitive answer to a question about death taxes, which are subject to legislative change day by day--at the whim of those in power in Washington. Why worry about things that may or may not happen between now and the year... Read more »

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Q: Does property in an irrevocable trust get a step up in value when the creator dies?

It is not in his estate and has a different EIN tax id number.

In reply to the answer about step up at time the trust is funded. What if the trust is funded with shares of mutual funds or company stock . That is a transfer in ownership -- Not Cash. Then there is no capital gain or... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 4, 2019

Consult a tax lawyer in your local community.

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Q: Cash "distribution" to beneficiary while grantor of living trust is still alive

Grantor of living trust want to give more than $15,000 in a single year to a beneficiary. Is this a gift subject to the annual gift tax exemption and the excess part of the lifetime estate tax exemption or an early distribution (since the principal will at some time belong to the beneficiary)... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Feb 21, 2019

Assuming it's revocable the gift occurs as if there was no trust. Reduced by $15k for annual exemption and then reduces lifetime exemption of grantor.

If it's irrevocable I'd need more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: 2010 earned income credit and child tax credit

In 2009 I filed a tax return I claim both my nephew's who I was supporting I was audited by the IRS it took me three years to resolve the matter in 2010 I filed my return and I claim them both again which was denied I filled out form 8862 and submit it to them I was refund 2009 return and only the... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Feb 12, 2019

Refunds are limited to three years from the return filed date or two years from the date paid.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on

Q: Can a leasee in a rent to own agreement be made to pay property taxes?

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Feb 7, 2019

What does the contract say?

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: over ten years ago I filed my friend and her daughter on my taxes.She was on disability and her daughter was 13.

They did live with me at the time. the next year i filed my taxes they were red flagged cause they had sent me audit papers but I didn't live at the address anymore. I told them I could send the documents they needed and they said it was too late.Over the years it has reached up to about ten... Read more »

John Martin Hilla answered on Jan 24, 2019

You need to speak privately with a bankruptcy attorney in your area. The discharge of tax debt in bankruptcy is highly complicated and very fact-specific. Yes, it is possible to discharge them, but there are many, many exceptions and the answer for you could differ from tax-year to tax-year. It is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: Need help filing Taxes for past 3 years, and best way to get help???

I work for the state of Tennessee and for 5 months no fed taxeswere being held out of my payroll. Due to my deductions being changed in the computer. I was told it was my fault and they weren’t liable. I have not filed taxes in 3 years. I also have had a part time job that has paid pretty well.... Read more »

Eric Steven Day answered on Aug 27, 2018

We can help you get your taxes filed and deal with some of the penalties depending on your filing history. Just give us a call.

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Q: Starting a business and not sure how to set my taxes. 2 mem LLC. Taxes as partnership or corporation better in Tennesse?

Our base projected income for year 1 is between 270,000 and 400,000

Bennett James Wills answered on May 4, 2018

Depends on how you want to structure your business. Depends on the type of business. There are pros and cons to each. If your projected income is that high for the first year, spend some money up front and hire an attorney to do the business and tax planning for you. That will save you money and... Read more »

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Q: What can I do if my past employer refuses to send the irs my w2 form?

Past employer refuses to talk to me. I have my last paycheck stub from the past employer. I spoke with the irs today and they still have not received it even tho they requested it. Past employer is in st. Louis, mo

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 26, 2018

If you have your final paystub and believe that the information is accurate on your paystub, you can use that to file your return. You will need to send a copy of the last paystub to the IRS along with a letter explaining why you are using this to file your return. The IRS will then investigate.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: bought a piece of property said it was 16 acres. After closing we got the survey. It was just less than 14 acres?

I feel like they stole from us. It was never mentioned at closing, that it was less. And the only reason we found out , was we asked for the survey. This happened in October 2017 , and now it's March 2018. I want the acres that they took . We need those acres to help with the taxes. and because... Read more »

Bennett James Wills answered on Mar 23, 2018

Consult with a local attorney. Your purchase and sale agreement will control the rights and obligations of the parties. You may need to file a lawsuit to correct a deed or pursue some other type of relief.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: I live in Tennessee but work in Kentucky. Can I claim mortgage interest and taxes paid on my Tennessee home on ky taxes

Marjorie A Bristol answered on Jan 31, 2018

You should post the question in KY so that someone who is familiar with the state tax law there can answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: My step mom will not let me see the will or give any info. It has not been probated. Do I have a right to see the will?

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Dec 11, 2017

This is not a tax question and you don't clearly specify your relationship to the deceased. However, if you are a relative of the deceased, you have a right to be notified of any probate proceedings. If a will is submitted for probate, it becomes a public record amd you can get a copy from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on

Q: Who can claim 1 year old child on income taxes, who has legal custody, and what rights does the custody parent have?

Never married to child's father. Lives with mother. Father's name on birth certificate. Child support being processed now. No court document or hearing for custody.

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Oct 25, 2017

This is a tax question that only the IRS can answer. If there is no child support being paid currently ( you say it is "being processed"?) it seems to me that is would be hard for the father to claim the child as I think you have to be able to demonstrate to the IRS that you are providing 51% (... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Child Support for Tennessee on

Q: Is my ex entitled to the child tax credit if he doesn't file taxes? He asks me to pay him and I have in the past.

He doesn't file taxes because he has non taxable income ( va benefit). I claim children every year, I have in the past given him the child credit part because he doesn't file. Is he entitled to it? The court papers just state alternate years

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Apr 28, 2017

The parenting plan forms refer to the deduction for dependents ( not a tax credit). If the signed divorce papers say he gets to claim the deduction in alternate years, then that is what he gets: the dependency deduction (only).

If the papers do not mention a tax credit, then you will need...
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