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Robert Scott Williams

Tallahassee Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. In florida can a truste of a trust pay a persons child support from the trust funds

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    It all depends on the terms of the trust agreement. The answer is maybe. However, I would not get my hopes up. Most trusts are written to benefit the individual and not his or her family members. There are ones that would benefit family members, but I would say they are in the minority. You need to review a copy of the trust agreement to see if it provides for family members.

  2. I have POA for my elderly aunt. She plans to leave her home in Florida to her brother in Penna. He wants me to sell for him.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. James Arthur Gorton
    2 lawyer answers

    It all depends on how the property is bequeathed to the brother. If its under a last will and testament, then maybe the personal representative (executor) can sell the property and distribute the cash proceeds. If the brother is a joint tenant on the property with rights of survivorship, then you could sell it for him by getting a power of attorney from his that specifically empowers you to sell the property. Sorry I could not provide a definitive answer. I would need to know more.

  3. Do I have a case against a trustee who oversees my ira account ?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    2 lawyer answers

    This question is best directed to a lawyer who deals with trustee and fiduciary liability.

  4. What do you do when you need a deed from PRIVATE OWNER you haven't seen in years after paying her off and taxes on the house

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to clear title to the property. A qualified real estate attorney in Tampa can assist you with this.

  5. Do I need a tax attorney

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, it is alright to barter for such things. You must properly report the payment on your income tax returns. I am not sure about your question as it relates to sales taxes. Most services in Florida are not subject to sales taxes, but if your services are, you will need to report and pay the appropriate level of sales taxes to the Department of Revenue.

  6. I am going to retire and cashing in my stock..I wish to give this to my daughter to open up her practice as a gift. How legally

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Scott Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    You can give the money to your daughter as a gift. There is generally nothing illegal about making a gift. If the amount is more than $10,000, you should file a federal gift tax return reporting the value of the gift. Depending on the value of the gift, and any prior taxable gifts you may have made, you may owe gift taxes on the transfer to your daughter.

  7. Heirs rights to IRS lien property when home was already sold at Tax Deed Sale with no redemption by owners or heirs for home

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shawn C Newman
    2. Robert Scott Williams
    2 lawyer answers

    I would have your attorney contact the IRS Lien unit in Jacksonville.

  8. Genreal

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shawn C Newman
    2. Robert Scott Williams
    2 lawyer answers

    Exempt organizations receive special treatment under our laws, and the rules are complicated. For example, a church is not taxed on its church related income and contributions to the church are tax deductible by the donor. Not all not for profits receive the benefit of the contributions being deductible. It all depends on the nature of the organization. There are a list of exempt orgainzations depending on their mission, and they each receive different treatment under the laws. There are state...

  9. Business investment tax consequences of LLC and s corporation, changing business name

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael Duane Cross Jr.
    2. Jon Mitchell Jackson
    3. Robert Scott Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Converting a business from one form (S corporation) to another form (LLC) can be a taxable event for tax purposes. You really need to check with a qualified attorney to assist you in any business conversion. Merely changing the name, but not the form of a business, on the other hand, is typically not a taxable event.

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  10. Can I discharge an imputed Federal Tax Debt for 941 taxes owed by a bankrupt corporation of which I was an officer?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kent Anderson
    2. Robert Scott Williams
    2 lawyer answers

    I am assuming that the IRS assessed a trust fund recovery penalty against you for the 941 taxes as a responsible officer. If this is the case, you can not discharge this debt in bankruptcy. Your best bet for dealing with this at this point in time is to work out some sort of deferred payment arrangement or to make an offer in compromise (assuming you cannot full pay the liability). A reputable tax attorney can assist you with this.

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