The right to claim dependents depends on the following:
1) Age Test
2) Relationship Test: The child must be your own child, a stepchild, or a foster child placed with you by a court or authorized agency. An adopted child is always treated as your own child.
3) Support Test
4) Dependent Test
5) Citizenship Test
6) Residence Test
7) Family Income Test
Using the above criteria, if the child remains in the home of your ex-husband's widow and she is fully taking care of the child, then...
Winning a lawsuit against H&R Block is highly unlikely. You would have to prove negligence which may or may not be the case. If you are certain about their software problem, then there should be thousands of other people with the same problem. In that case, H&R Block would most likely amend your return with the correct information.
You can file as "married but filing separate." A spouse cannot be listed as a dependent on your tax return. It is up to the Trustee whether or not to withhold your tax refund. To be on the safe side, you may want to file married but filing separate so you do not run the risk of losing your refund.
No. Income is acsession to wealth. By borrowing money, you have increased your liability by the exact same amount of money that you have received as a loan. However, I would properly document the loan on a loan agreement with an interest rate and terms of repayment.
Simply put, more money equates to more taxes. When you earn money via 1099, you have an added issue of self-employment tax. That is a tax paid on income that is earned through being a private contractor or another type of non W-2 income stream. Therefore, factor in extra tax for the extra $8000; then, factor in a little more tax for self-employment tax.
It sounds like your tenant breached a triple net lease. The most efficient thing to do is to pay the property tax yourself and then seek damages from the tenant under the existing triple net lease contract. This will give you the most security and protect you from the property tax Department while giving you the freedom to sue your ex tenant.
I would argue this issue In Tax Court. Under Section 1 of the tax code, income is defined as an acsession too wealth. Since you did not reap any benefits, you may be able to argue that you did not experience the definition of income as mentioned above. However, this may only be successful if the tickets are something that you never really wanted in the first place and you can prove that you never went on the trip . It will be a tough uphill battle, but if you succeed it may be worth your time.
The first step is to see what kind of transactions are subject to sales tax in your state. However, as you don't have a presence in states that you're selling to ( apart from New York) you are only subject to collecting and remitting sales tax from New York residents to the New York Department of Revenue.
If you are filing your own tax return and claiming 1 exemption for yourself, then she cannot take you as an exemption as well. However, if you are not filing a tax return, she may be able to take you as an exemption. There's tax, then, there is real life - need to have a good relationship with your mom. Best of luck.