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Suzanne has answered 17 questions

  • I am a "off the books" employee. Can my employer make me work weekends?

    Asked by a user in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - almost 3 years ago.

    In addition to the question you raised, I would ask that you consider another issue: whether you are indeed an "employee" or an "independent contractor"? There are facts and circumstances which...

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  • I have inherited business property. Several years of back taxes are due. Should I hire a tax attorney or a real estate attorney?

    Asked by a user in Houston, TX - almost 3 years ago.

    I agree with the attorneys above. When you do consult with an attorney, it is a good idea to also ask him or her whether you may be entitled to some sort of reduction in the bill that is owed,...

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  • Is my house subject to a franchise tax warrant?

    Asked by a user in Levittown, NY - almost 3 years ago.

    I agree with the other two attorneys who answered this question. I would like to add to the discussion. You mention that you set up the corporation out of your home. I am assuming that you...

  • Federal income tax laws

    Asked by a user in Somerset, KY - almost 3 years ago.

    On the IRS website, there is a publication you may want to refer to: IRS Publication 501 "Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information (for Use in Preparing 2010 Returns)" which addresses...

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  • I own 10% of my families estate If I want to can I give my 10% to my mother by just writing it out on a regular paper .

    Asked by a user in 01915 - almost 3 years ago.

    You should definitely hire your own separate lawyer to advise you. You asked if you could prepare something in writing ("living will" "wish") and "get it notarized without a lawyer". Please...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • How much will it cost to have a lawyer take a look at my non-compete?

    Asked by a user in Jersey City, NJ - almost 3 years ago.

    In trying to obtain a sense of how much this non-compete issue may cost you, you should consider speaking to a few attorneys. There are various ways of trying to find an attorney who is suitable for...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Am I responsible for my deceased husbands unpaid taxes?

    Asked by a user in Newark, NJ - almost 3 years ago.

    My condolences to you on the loss of your spouse. In addition to the answers given to you by the other attorneys above, I understand that the federal and state/local government to who his...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Do I need to pay decedent’s income tax?

    Asked by a user in Walnut Creek, CA - almost 3 years ago.

    I concur and agree with my fellow attorneys. Provided that the conversation from the IRA (assuming traditional IRA or the like) to ROTH IRA is upheld, expect income taxes to be owed. Please...

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  • Do I need to pay decedent’s income tax?

    Asked by a user in Walnut Creek, CA - almost 3 years ago.

    I concur and agree with my fellow attorneys. Provided that the conversation from the IRA (assuming traditional IRA or the like) to ROTH IRA is upheld, expect income taxes to be owed. Please...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Tax deductions for home improvements to sell house

    Asked by a user in West Chester, PA - almost 3 years ago.

    I agree with the above. Also, I assume that your home has been used by you and your spouse entirely as a primary residence and would meet the criteria for the primary residence exclusions of $...