Lorraine Ann Smith’s Answers

Lorraine Ann Smith

Pittsburgh Tax Lawyer.

Contributor Level 6
  1. Is there a statute of limitations on local taxes from 14 years ago?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lorraine Ann Smith
    2. Christopher Michael Larson
    2 lawyer answers

    Depends on whether you actually filed a return for those years, and when. If not, it's likely that the statute keeps running. But this sort of thing is negotiable with the right attorney.

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  2. PA. Is estate entitled to rent and utilities from other sibling?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lorraine Ann Smith
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    Well, I am curious about your relationship with the estate attorney. He or she is representing your interests in attempting to regroup these expenses. Do you question the advice of your attorney on this point? Your relative was essentially a tenant in the house until such time as he bought it, and a tenant normally pays their own utilities unless there is an agreement to the contrary. So it sounds like a claim I'd press if I were the estate attorney.

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  3. My uncle is executor.can .he is holding all monies from property sold to wait for some work on another property .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lorraine Ann Smith
    2. Robert E. Millsap III
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    There may be other unpaid expenses, past and future out there. Giving out money to the beneficiaries before the estate is settled is formally known as an "at-risk" distribution, and could cause the executor to incur personal liability if not all claims and expenses can ultimately be paid as a result of the premature distributions, Consider retaining counsel to discuss with your uncle and/or his counsel about the possibility or feasibility of a small, partial distribution.

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