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Howard Aaron Lazarus

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  • Can I claim my younger sister on my tax return?

    My mother doesn't work and I supply the income for my little sister. Am I allowed to claim her on my taxes to increase my refund amount? Thank you.

    Howard’s Answer

    Attorneys Lee and Larson have given you the answer you are searching for.

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  • How do I resign from a board of directors position (secretary/vice president) if I am unable to reach the president or treasurer

    I am on the board of directors for a new small non profit. I was brought on as the secretary. I receivced a phone call 2 months ago from the vice president saying the president was going through some personal issues, and had mailed a letter of r...

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    I agree with Mr. Smith and Mr. Martin.

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  • Which court is better for fraudulent forclosure law suit in chapter 13--NYC area

    My mortgage bank & servicer kept on submitting more & more forged documents to state & federal court & now I have solid written evidence--they had no standing to start & they planned to deceive both judges with more & more altrered documents as t...

    Howard’s Answer

    Ms Bunce is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys on Avvo. I would certainly listen to her.

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  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy when self employed is much more complex, I filed a motion for an extension of time to perfect the SOFA.

    I am a first time Chpt7 filer after a Pro Se 13 dismissal will I be denied based on prior filing copability ?

    Howard’s Answer

    I believe Ms Bunce and Mr Merrill have given you great advice here.

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  • My Chapter 7 BK was discharged. I unintentinally failed to list a debtor.

    The debt was a personal loan of $720.00 obtained 4 years prior my filing fo protection. The debtor would not have been harmed in any. 3 months after my discharge I received a notice that she was suing me for the money in small calims court. I did ...

    Howard’s Answer

    Each state has some attorneys who can answer questions of this type, whether Kansas follows the rule my colleague cites. I suggest you contact your local bar association. Even with that answer, however, it may behoove you to hire a local attorney to reverse the judgment against you.

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  • Can my husbands taxes be garnished?

    I am unemployed and I owe 2500 dollars to a school and it was sent to collections due to fail of payment. If I do not pay them, or start a payment plan before the tax season can they take my husbands taxes? Also I had a job in early 2012 so if I ...

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    There are several things you can do. First, you may be able to defer your student loans. Second, if you cannot do that there is a chance that you may discharge your student loans through bankruptcy. Third, it may be a good idea for your husband to file "innocent spouse." This may include you two filing separately. It's an excellent idea for you to talk to someone who is both a tax attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. You're in luck, I am that. I am also in Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. Feel free to call me at 651-434-7590 or email me at halazlaw@gmail.com.

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  • I havent filed my taxes in 3 orr 4 years how can i file all those at once to begin paying back for those years

    i was audited and havent filed since. i want to correct this problem with zero expenses(out of pocket). what can i do to easily resolve this situation?

    Howard’s Answer

    Sad news for you. There is no "zero expenses" way to "easily resolve" your situation. You are in trouble right now since you did not file for 3, 4 years. You definitely need the help of a local C.P.A. to file all of your missing tax returns.

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  • When should an organization consider incorporating/filing for non profit status?

    I started thedandeliononline.com, a social network for survivors of abuse.

    Howard’s Answer

    I suggest that you should file as soon as you can or as soon as you have funds, whichever comes first. Contact a local tax attorney. Or you could contact me if you wish.

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  • My Ch 7 CA. was discharged 4 months ago. Filed emergency BK 13 but missed the 14 days deadline to complete schedules/petition

    My CH7 was discharged July 2012, then I filed emergency 13 on Oct, 2012 for the purpose of: 1) postpone trustee sale on my SECOND PROPERTY. 2) Rescind the sale of Oct. 2012 and prevent UD on my PRIMARY RESIDENCE. After filing 13, the sale...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. You can file Chapter 13. Whether that will succeed in doing what you want is another question all together. You need the advice of a local attorney.

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  • Hello. I recieved 43k last may from the death of my Father.l It came out of his IRA.....Do I need to pay taxes on this money

    I was told I would have to pay 25% on this money.....uncertain. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

    Howard’s Answer

    The amount of reportable income from the inheritance of an IRA is connected to how much the I.R.A. was worth at the time of death, whether the IRA was reinvested and how much, if any, was sold. I suggest you obtain the help of a local C.P.A. or tax attorney in this matter.

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