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Robert Scott Williams

Tallahassee Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Taxes disibility

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
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    I would need additional information to answer your question. There is a gross income threshold that changes each year before you are required to file a tax return. The threshold depends on several things, such as your age and filing status - single, married, head of household, etc. It is always best to have tax returns prepared and filed each year so that you do not wonder about whether or not you should have filed. The good news is that most disability income is not taxable. The best solution...

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  2. Income Tax

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
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    The purchase of a special reclining chair upon advice of a physician in order to alleviate or mitigate a physical infirmity is a deductible medical expense. The deduction for medical expenses is only allowed to the extent you itemize, and all medical expenditures exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. There are phase out limitations that may also come into play. You should discuss this with your tax return preparer to see how it would affect your specific circumstances.

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  3. Past Debt/ New marriage

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Robert Scott Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally you are not responsible for the old IRS debts. However, if you comingle your assets, you can end up getting stuck for some of these debts. For example, if you purchase a home together or have a joint bank account, the creditor can lay claim to these assets. Until the debts are worked out, you should keep your assets separate.

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  4. Is it possible to arrange an installment plan with the IRS for owed back taxes

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Michael Zachary Mandale
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    The statue of limitations on collections begins to run from the date of filing of the original tax return. So if you timely filed your 2000 tax return by April 15, 2001, the Service has until April 15, 2011 to collect the taxes. Depending on your particular financial circumstances, you cen either request an installment agreement designed to full pay the debt by the time the collection statute runs, or you can make an offer in compromise. The offer in compromise may allow you to pay the Service...

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  5. Copy of Trust Document

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    You should be able to get a copy from the trustee as a beneficiary. Plus, you are entitled to accountings from the trustee as a beneficiary. Are there any other beneficiaries of the trust? You may need to engage a trust attorney who can help you with this matter.

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  6. Irrevocable Trust compensation for services in FL.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Carl G. Archer
    2 lawyer answers

    It is true that you can be paid resonable compensation for your time and effort as the trustee. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances. You should address your specific question to the lawyer who prepared the trust agreement as he or she will know the "circumstances."

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  7. Do I need a lawyer to file legal guardianship papers for a minor ?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Jeffrey Allen Cramer
    3. David Michael Goldman
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes. You need to locate a lawyer who has experience in guardianship matters near where you live.

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  8. First contact with a potential new attorney

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. April Denise Hill
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
    4. Marc Jeremy Soss
    4 lawyer answers

    Getting a referral to a qualified lawyer is usually the best way to reach the right professional. Check with others who you trust, and see if they can help you find a reputable senior lawyer to help you with your trust amendment. Maybe try a smaller law firm that is less likely to have junior associates. Many of us in smaller firms have large firm experience.

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  9. How can my son's father be forced to file his federal tax return. He owes me $20,000 in back child support.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Richard H. Breit
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, a taxpayer is required to voluntarily file his or her tax return each year. There are some exceptions for folks who earn below a certain level of income for the year. It is the IRS' responsibility to oversee this voluntary tax system, and they are the only ones who can force a taxpayer to deal with their annual tax filing responsibilities.

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  10. Florida transfer of title

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    Your question seems straight forward, but in fact is much more complicated, especially in Florida. Your in-law needs to see a tax lawyer and put together his or her entire estate plan. You can't pick and choose what to do about one single asset, you must consider the entire estate. This is even more true should the condominium represent your in law's homestead property. The transfer of the condominium to your husband will probably be a taxable gift that will need to be reported to the IRS....

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