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  • Do I need to contact a tax return attorney?

    My husband and I filed our federal income taxes on February 4, 2015 and it has taken 6 months to get us our refund. The tax preparation was done at Jackson Hewitt. The IRS told us via phone the withholdings were incorrect and they fixed them resul...

    John’s Answer

    Again--this is a consumer law issue. You need to see if a violation has taken place with respect to your consumer rights and whether a refund fraud occurred. The Office of Professional Responsibility of the IRS investigates issues like this, but not to get you back you money, but to penalize incompetent or unethical preparers. Again, get a litigator.

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  • Request for documents and redaction of tax returns

    My ex-girlfriend and i have a 15 month old daughter and we both live in Florida. we are in a custody battle, i filed a petition to determine paternity and custody. She is still facing charges by the state. the state maybe offering her a pretrial d...

    John’s Answer

    You should consult a local tax attorney to make sure returns were properly filed to begin with. As to providing them, that is up to your divorce attorney and he can advise you on local discovery rules or seek a protective order to alleviate any identity theft concerns.

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  • Letter from IRS closing Estate

    I was Personal Rep from mom's Estate. The Estate was held up in Probate for near 3 years due to sibling conflicts. It has now closed, I have my closing papers from the Court. Distribution has been made, and I completed and sent the K-1 forms ...

    John’s Answer

    As Steven queries -- is this a Federally Taxable Estate? It sounds like it was not. You should consult a local tax attorney to prepare the Estate Return for Fed/State, if that was not done; if it was done, yes, you should receive a letter that the return was accepted and no additional tax is due and owing on assessment.

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  • How long will I be paid without SSN, but using Temporary identification number?

    Hi, I am a new HIRE for a US company. I do not have SSN. I applied for it. But I expect delay in SSN may be more than 4 months, due to USCIS delay. But my company already started processing my payroll. I read in intranet that th...

    John’s Answer

    You are going to need authorization to work under immigration law. You are also going to need one consistent SSN for all of your income to be reported under. You cannot use an ITIN.

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  • Do I need to seek advice from an attorney?

    My husband and I filed our income taxes with Jackson Hewitt and the refund has taken 6 months to get released. The amount we are receiving from the IRS is more than they had anticipated. They advertise that if you get more back than they had calcu...

    John’s Answer

    You should consult a local consumer rights attorney who specializes in litigation and maybe in accounting malpractice.

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  • Should I get an attorney ? And what kind of attorney do I get ?

    Just found out that someone has been using my ss# for over a year working at an IHOP. I filed a police report but the detective told me that they probably wouldn't spend the money to find the person or extradite them. So now it looks like I've mad...

    John’s Answer

    You should speak to a local litigator. You may have a claim. The problem here is really identifying who the perpetrator is. That may prove to be difficult.

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  • How do I make my house a church?

    So I hear churches don't pay property tax. How do I make my home an official church so I can avoid property taxes like them?

    John’s Answer

    James outlines the basic federal law under 501(c)(3), and there are local corollaries in different jurisdictions. You really need to consult a Non-Profit Attorney. The fact of the matter is that you are walking on a precarious tightrope if you take this position and cannot back it up. Also, getting 501(c)(3) approval may take over a year to do, so before you embark on that road.

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  • I'm H1B holder. How important to update W_4 Form once we have dependents in family.

    I got dependent wife, child and would my Tax will be exempted from any exemptions on W-4 Form as H1B. Do I really need this info into W-4 Form to get any tax deductions.

    John’s Answer

    You should update the W-4 as this forms the basis for how much money is withheld from your paycheck for federal tax purposes.

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  • Charitable Organizations Use of Vehicles

    Is it unlawful for the owner of a vehicle, who lends its use to a charitable organization, to selectively choose who may or may not ride in that vehicle? For example, the charity takes its members on outings. One of those members donates the use o...

    John’s Answer

    The selection should be based on the furthering of the charitable purpose.

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  • Tax Certificates

    Is a tax certificate a lien against ones property? How are they redeemed? Does it matter where you live?

    John’s Answer

    Yes a tax certificate is a lien against property, that if not paid within two years, entitles the lien holder priority and the ability to gain title, on notice to all other lienholders.

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