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Eric P Rothenberg

Needham Tax Lawyer.

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  1. Am I in contempt if we didn't file a joint return for 2013 and our agreement said we would

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Robb Adam Longman
    3 lawyer answers

    You raise both tax and non-tax issues. You need to see a tax lawyer to advise your divorce lawyer of what to do. You cannot sign a return with false information in it. In addition, you need protections from any balances that are due. A couple can file a joint return, after separate returns are filed, but not the other way around (i.e. you cannot file separately after filing a joint return for the same year). Please see a tax lawyer as soon as possible.

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  2. How to locate individual spouse income on a joint tax return?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. John James Morrison
    3. Brad Howell
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to order a Wage & Income transcript from the IRS for just the one person.

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  3. Will I have to pay taxes on the inheritance from my polish mother

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Bruce Givner
    3. Herbert Warren Cooper IV
    3 lawyer answers

    No. Inheriting money from overseas is not subject to any inheritance or estate tax here. One you receive it you will have to pay on any income earned after you receive it.

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  4. Is it against the law for a small business to change his "books' for tax purposes and to take cash and not report it to the irs

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Eric P Rothenberg
    3. Linda Simmons Campbell
    4. Richard Gordon Stack
    5. Dmitry N Feofanov
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, it's a criminal offense and a civil crime as well. [removed] IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS in Circular 230, we inform you that, unless we expressly state otherwise in this communication (including any attachments), any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or...

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  5. Do I need an income tax Lawyer

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Alan N Walter
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Kevin Matthew Sayed
    5 lawyer answers

    I have dealt with this many times for clients. First you need to get a hold of your transcript to see the return was received and what date it was posted (two different dates). Then you will know they received your return. Then we can contact the IRS to see what the real issue is and if they made a mistake they will pay you interest. Eric Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS in Circular 230, we inform you that,...

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  6. Since we married, my husband has purchased two businesses. Some with our joint income.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Talia N. Simonds
    3. Oscar Javier Ornelas
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question raises many issues that need a lawyer to help you with. In addition, there is certainly missing information here. For example, there were two businesses purchased, one with a loan and the other with savings and the nature of how the businesses were titled (jointly, separate entity etc.) is critically important. I highly recommend you seek legal help to go over all your options. I'd be happy to assist you. Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. ORSI ARONE ROTHENBERG 160 Gould Street-Suite...

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  7. I filled out an "Offer in Compromise" form and sent it to the IRS. What's the likely response to expect from the IRS?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Michael L Raff
    3. Alex R. Hess
    3 lawyer answers

    Offers in Compromise are very complex and require the preparer to have extensive knowledge of how they work....I highly recommend your getting legal counsel for yourself as proper presentaion is critical. They take from 6 months to a year as well to complete. Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. ORSI ARONE ROTHENBERG 160 Gould Street-Suite 320 Needham, MA 02494-2300 Tel: 781-239-8900 Fax: 781-658-2203 www.oarlawyers.com Follow my Tweets at http://twitter.com/Tax_Esq IRS Circular 230...

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  8. If income taxes were owed to the MA DOR before the collections period law changed are they now subject to the 10 year period?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    2 lawyer answers

    Without looking this up, so off the top of my head, unless the 6 year statute had expired [or the period expired for any reason] when the new law passed, then it extended all periods to the 10 year rule. SO in effect, any period open when the law was passed is open for the 10 year period instead of the 6. Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. ORSI ARONE ROTHENBERG 160 Gould Street-Suite 320 Needham, MA 02494-2300 Tel: 781-239-8900 Fax: 781-658-2203 www.oarlawyers.com Follow my Tweets at...

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  9. How do I protect myself financially from my fiance's ex girlfriend & child support duties once we are married? Massachusetts

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Rao
    2. Eric P Rothenberg
    3. Alan J Pransky
    3 lawyer answers

    There are several ways to protect your assets. There are asset protection vehicles such as placing the home in another enity that you alone control and also pre-nuptial agreements which can protect your assets as well. All of these strategies should be fully discussed with a good tax and divoirce attorney. I highly recommend you find one and we cna provide that service to you if you wish. Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. ORSI ARONE ROTHENBERG 160 Gould Street-Suite 320 Needham, MA 02494-2300...

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  10. Should I have filed my income tax return

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric P Rothenberg
    2. Ronald J Cappuccio
    3. Evan A Nielsen
    4. Christopher Michael Larson
    4 lawyer answers

    First, any unemployment income is taxable income. So if that is zero and the amount of earned income is low, there is no federal income taxes due BUT there will be self-employment taxes due. Finally, there is no statute of limitations on assessment of taxes UNLESS a tax return is filed and signed. I highly recommend preparing a filing a tax return for everyone even where no income is recognized just to have the statute run its course. Eric P. Rothenberg, P.C. ORSI ARONE ROTHENBERG 160...

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