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  • Can we, as a non profit, register a DBA?

    We are a Chicago-based non for profit with a rather "bland" name... One of our upcoming projects , is rather big in nature and will take up most of our resources. 1/ Can we register a DBA with a more attractive/appealing name and proceed with it?...

    John’s Answer

    You need to consult a non-profit attorney to get help with this.

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  • Pay state income tax based on the state where you are Living or Client location or Employer location?

    I currently live in CA and work for a client located in CA and my employer is NY based but thinking to move to NV and work remotely with the same client and employer. In the above scenario of working remotely, Will i pay the state income tax f...

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    Withholding should occur in the state the income is earned. If you are working remotely, it should be the state the work is done and not where the employer is located.

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  • Can a business with a business tax id certificate in one name operate online from websites with different names?

    Maryland Can a business with a business tax id certificate in one name ie. Cocoscom (for example), operate online from ONE website with a different names, ie. JoesWebsite.com (for example)? Can a business with a business tax id...

    John’s Answer

    The short answer is yes. You can get a Tax ID Number in each state or use DBAs to do this.

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  • Can my I-485 be denied if I did not pay taxes in the past?

    I came to US on a F-1 which expired a few years back. I have been working in the past but did not pay taxes (I was illegal). Now, i am adjusting my status after getting married to my Girl Friend. She is a CU6 category Cuban. We have applied, did t...

    John’s Answer

    You have a serious IRS problem and should consult with a local tax attorney. This will also help with USCIS.

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  • I was a dependent of my mother until july 2015, do i have to provide her taxes and a letter explaining why i havent filed taxes?

    I am filing out an affidavit of support form i864 for my husband, i am unemployed and have no income, my mom declared me in her taxes up to now, which means i have not declared taxes on my own because i'm a full time student. What documents should...

    John’s Answer

    Provide proof of residence with your mother and proof of any other bills or expenses (food, heat, electric) she pays on your behalf.

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  • Should I sue H&R Block over tax owed amounting to $1,300?

    My husband and I had our taxes prepared by H&R Block. We paid extra for "Piece of Mind." They say on their website: "File Your Taxes With Confidence: No one wants any unpleasant surprises after filing. For $40...We’ll pay up to $6,000 in addition...

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    Even if you can make the case, the cost of mounting the lawsuit and collecting the judgment will be more than $1,300, so it probably doesn't make practical sense to pursue it.

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  • I bought a tax lien certificate. Now what?

    I bought a tax lien certificate from another person and it was "transfered" over to me. All I have is a computarized online statement or record with my name on it as a lien holder from the county webaite. I did not receive any paper documents, rec...

    John’s Answer

    You will follow the laws in Florida for redemption or repayment with interest or be able to assert your lien.

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  • Need help to calculate 1099 income for Health Insurance

    I am self employed truck driver. My 2014 annual income before any deductions was $68,075. Federal adjusted gross income $14,701. Federal taxable income $4,551. Question: What exactly should I put as an income when applying for health insurance? I ...

    John’s Answer

    Follow the instructions on the health insurance forms. They will usually want your annual gross income or $68,075.

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  • Immigration: Are mailing in the first two pages of our jointly filed taxes enough? Or I need to include my school tuition forms?

    I am sending my file to USCIS to get my permanent green card. Regarding our taxes, we filed online and there was no date on the forms after we printed them out. Should I sign them and date them, like what date should I put? And is it just the firs...

    John’s Answer

    You will need to provide the full tax return, and all the forms included with your original filing.

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