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Erica Good Pless

Saint Petersburg Tax Lawyer.

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  1. Taxes owed to the IRS from 2011 from my ex spouse and I were married came out of my tax refund after he set up a payment plan

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Donna Christine Sirois
    2. Erica Good Pless
    3. Mansoor Hussain Ansari
    3 lawyer answers

    If a joint tax return is filed, both spouses are jointly and severally liable for the tax liability. This means that the IRS can collect the entire amount from either spouse. However, you may qualify for spousal relief depending upon various factors. In order to request innocent spouse relief, you will need to file Form 8857. You can find this form and the instructions by searching on the Internet. You may want to consult with a qualified tax attorney but the legal fees may exceed the amount of...

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  2. Need to know tax question regarding LLC.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    2. Stephen Ross Verbit
    3. Daniel Lee O'Neil
    3 lawyer answers

    A lot more information is needed to properly answer your question (how your LLC is taxed, other business expenses, capital expenses, cost of goods sold, filing status, dependents, etc.). I highly recommend you meet with a competent certified public accountant to review your situation and have him or her prepare your tax returns.

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  3. I have a Irs lien. My wife is a innocent spouse. Is she able to secure a loan and be alone on the deed No commingled funds..

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    2. Judi J. Smith
    3. Linda Simmons Campbell
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question does not provide all of the information necessary to give a complete response. As indicated by the previous attorneys if you and your wife filed a joint income tax return than your wife would need to be granted innocent spouse relief by the IRS in order for her to be relieved of the liability on the joint income tax return. If you filed separate tax returns and you are the only one with a tax liability than your wife can purchase property solely in her name and not be affected by...

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  4. My 18 year old daughter used my as,# in 2010 and now irs have billed me $1700, I had a work visa back then.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    2. Evan A Nielsen
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question was not very clear but I'm assuming that your daughter used your tax identification number as her own and filed a tax return. Disputing it with the IRS may cause problems for your daughter if she fraudulently filed a return. Therefore, it might be best to ask your daughter to pay it without alerting the IRS. You can request a payment plan to pay the balance over several years. But if you want to dispute it, I would suggest contacting the Taxpayer Advocate Service at 1-877-7777-...

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  5. Can you help me with irs debts under 10,000

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    1 lawyer answer

    Have you contacted the Taxpayer Advocate Service? They offer free help to taxpayers who owe smaller tax liabilities. Toll free number is 1-877-777-4778 or you can fill out a Form 911 and fax it to their office.

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  6. We were in the process of an installment agreement, and IRS put a wage levy.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven M Zelinger
    2. Erica Good Pless
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    As the other attorneys have stated, you should contact your current representative. I would not recommend that you handle this by yourself. It is best to hire a qualified tax attorney in these types of cases. The IRS has the right to levy your wages unless you have timely filed for a Collection Due Process Hearing or have taken some other action to prevent the IRS from taking enforced collection. Also, if an installment agreement is pending, most IRS Revenue Officers will place a code in the...

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  7. Tax filing - form 1099-R, early distribution IRA from my ex

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    2. Alicia Simone James
    3. Daniel Boyd Waters
    3 lawyer answers

    Distributions from an IRA account must be properly reported as IRA distributions on your tax return, not as miscellaneous income because IRA distributions are subject to special tax rules. Specifically, early IRA distributions are subject to a 10% penalty. There are also special rules related to IRA distributions received in divorce settlements. I highly recommend you consult with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a qualified tax attorney before filing your tax return.

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  8. My husband is starting the naturalization process and our attorney has advised us we need our tax papers...and transcripts.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Louis Brown
    2. Jeffrey Adam Devore
    3. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    4. Wendy Rebecca Barlow
    5. Erica Good Pless
    5 lawyer answers

    As the previous attorneys noted, you can obtain your tax return transcripts from the IRS. Also, if the balance owed to the IRS is under $25,000 you may qualify for a streamlined installment agreement. A taxpayer can request this type of agreement over the phone without providing extensive financial information. The payments are usually spread out over 5 years and require direct debit payments. You may want to consult with a qualified tax attorney to help you through the process.

  9. We could not pay our taxes since 2007, due to illnesses, money went to Drs. and Hospitals instead.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Radha Rothrock
    2. Erica Good Pless
    3. George John Dezenberg Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    You have several options available to you. As the previous attorneys have suggested you may be eligible to file bankruptcy and discharge your income tax liabilities. You may also qualify for an Offer in Compromise or Currently Not Collectible status. Additionally, it may be worthwhile to submit a request for penalty abatement due to your illnesses. I highly recommend that you meet with a qualified tax attorney to discuss your options.

  10. How do I find the s/section of the IRS code 503(c) a FL non profit is organized under? Are all 503(c)'s required to disclose?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erica Good Pless
    2. Raphael Samuel Moore
    3. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3 lawyer answers

    I think the two Internal Revenue Code sections you are asking about are Sections 501(c)(3) and 170. Pursuant to Florida Statutes chapter 496, charitable organizations that solicit contributions in Florida are required to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and annually report their financial information to the Department with the exception of educational, governmental and religious organizations. You can search for Florida charitable organizations and...

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