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  • I am looking for a IRS whistle blower attorney representing me to report a Tax Fraud

    Can you suggest few in that category ?

    Robert’s Answer

    Before you search for an attorney to represent you, take a look at IRS Form 211, Application for Reward for Original Information . You can fill that form out and send it yourself without help from an attorney.

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  • Employee tax issues

    I was with my employer for 3 years (I was a server) for the past 2 years my taxes haven't been right...excemptions were added without my consent which cause to owe when filling time. I feel like something shady is going on with the company... Need...

    Robert’s Answer

    You signed and filed your tax return. How could exemptions be "added" without your consent. Your return can't be filed without your signature. You should never sign a return which is not accurate since you file under penalties of perjury. You should review your return before you sign to insure its accuracy.

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  • Evasion of taxes!?

    Hi! If somebody rent the basement of the house, and the owner colect every month 850$ (10.200$ per year), and it is not official, and owner don't pay taxes, what penalty he will be suppoused to pay...?

    Robert’s Answer

    The internal revenue code has many penalties ranging from failure to pay, negligence, civil fraud and criminal fraud. Filing an amended return does not automatically atone for the above, but its a good start.

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  • Could this be tax fraud

    my sister and her daughter lives with me she filed head of household using my brother address unauthorized he tried to file and the preparer told him he couldn't head of household he was in shock and my sister received money that she should NOT

    Robert’s Answer

    Fraud is generally defined as "the intentional violation of a known legal duty". The issue becomes whether what she did was both intentional and known to her as wrong when she filed her return under penalties of perjury. She may wish to consult with an attorney. Good luck. Bob

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  • Tax question: Can I claim insolvency on my taxes if I own a house?

    I lost my job, so I stopped paying my credit cards. I received a 1099-C from the credit card company, around $9K. I still don't have a job. I own a house, but my house is all I own. I have no income and no money in the bank. Can I claim insolvenc...

    Robert’s Answer

    Generally, cancellation of debt is income. There are exceptions. One exception is debt cancellation is not income to the extent you are insolvent. If you have a home, you may have equity in the house so you need to determine if the fair market value of the house is greater than the debt on the house. Many questions here can be answered without seeing a professional but I would suggest you consult with a tax attorney before you file your return to avoid an IRS audit.

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  • IRS |receiving money $3,000 worried about taxes. Money laundering

    Im a greencard holder from the philippines. Im married with a US citizen. I have no job. My sister is sending me $3,000 every other month. Is there gonna be a problem on IRS? What is the maximum amount i can receive? She's seding it through wester...

    Robert’s Answer

    Gifts are specifically excluded from income so you have no tax consequence on your receipt of same. So long as you deposit the full amount of what she sends you, you should have no problem and there is no reason to have your husband "receive" the funds.

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  • Which tax form(s) to file for a US citizen receiving inheritance from a Canadian Permanent Residence with US citizenship?

    Hello, I am a US citizen residing in Nevada (a state with no income or estate tax). In 2014 I received an inheritance from my uncle who was a US citizen living in Canada under a landed immigrant status, he resided solely in Canada for more tha...

    Robert’s Answer

    You received $35,000 but you have no financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account. Because that's the case, you need not file any forms.

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  • Married Filing Separately tax question

    My wife and I were separated all of 2014 in Texas. I still paid for the majority of her bills even though we had separate apartments. She wants to file 'Married Filing Separately' . When I asked for her W2's so I could account for 50% of her in...

    Robert’s Answer

    Although separated, you were still married in 2014 because you still call her your wife. In such case, you have no choice but to file married filing separately. You can't file single since you were married at 2014 year end. She refuses to sign a joint return and make her income known to you. In such case, all you can do is file married filing separate which is more costly than filing jointly. If you had a separation agreement, it might be a good idea to check to see what it provides. Good luck. Bob

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  • Can my Mother claim my two children on her Income Taxes??

    Me and my two children just recently moved in with my mom. Someone said that she is able to even though we haven't lived with her for more than six months. Can she still claim them?

    Robert’s Answer

    The children are "qualifying relatives" for their grandmother so long as during the taxable year, their gross income was less than the exemption amount, she provided more than half their support, and the grandchildren are NOT dependents of her children. Code Section 152 (d)

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  • I received a Form 1099-A for a foreclosure from my mortgage lender. Do I need to report this information on my return?

    I received a Form 1099-A for a foreclosure from my mortgage lender. The debt was discharged in bankruptcy (Chapter 7) and the property was surrendered back to the lender few years prior the foreclosure sale. Do I need to report this information on...

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    • Selected as best answer

    The following Debt qualifies for EXCLUSION from Gross Income:

    1.Debt canceled in a Title 11 bankruptcy case
    2.Debt canceled during insolvency
    3.Cancellation of qualified farm indebtedness
    4.Cancellation of qualified real property business indebtedness
    5.Cancellation of qualified principal residence indebtedness
    Generally, if you exclude canceled debt from income under one of the exclusions listed above, you must reduce certain tax attributes (certain credits, losses, basis of assets, etc.), within limits, by the amount excluded. You must file Form 982 (PDF), Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment), to report the amount qualifying for exclusion and any corresponding reduction of those tax attributes. For cancellation of qualified principal residence indebtedness that you exclude from income, you must only reduce your basis in your principal residence.

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