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Bruce Givner

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  • How do I go about finding a attorney that handels big corporations funded by both federal and state tax payers? Whistleblower.

    I'm an independent contractor hired to enroll low income residents in California Lifeline. I can prove that these companies are not only defrauding our government but the very citizen's they are supposedly trying to serve. I have no interest in ma...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should talk to a litigator who handles cases on a contingency. Even if you are not interested in money the litigator will be interested in money. You should also see if there is a government whistleblower office that will be interested in your allegations. If it involves a state of California program you should talk to the office of the Attorney General of the state of California.

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  • I owe $ 3000 to State of California and Federal tax for tax 2014 yea. currently, I am unemployed and can't afford this money,

    is there anyway I can reduce it or waive it? Can you please give me full advice; (I have 3 young children )?

    Bruce’s Answer

    If you are unemployed you should file for an installment agreement so that the governments will not pursue collection. However, that won't stop the running of penalties and interest. If you can stay on the installment agreement long enough and your employment situation does not improve you may, after a while, qualify for an offer in compromise.

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  • I went to the Dmv today and I was told I could not register a vehicle, one of the reasons were because I had unpaid taxes.

    I had a tax town receipt and have no unpaid taxes, can I sue the Dmv ? I showed the employee my receipt and still was denied

    Bruce’s Answer

    You are probably not going to be able to sue the DMV; the state has immunity in most cases. Why don't you call the DMV helpline?

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  • Community Pool no longer has enough membership to support the expenses of running it.

    I am on the board of a 501 (c)7 community pool that has been open since the 60's. The membership over the last 5-6 years has dropped drastically and we are very close to not being able to pay payroll expenses and basic power and water. What happe...

    Bruce’s Answer

    If you lock the doors the county may take the property back for failure to pay property taxes or for failure to maintain the property. There will be no problem with the IRS if the entity stops existing. You should talk to the attorney general for the state of North Carolina to see what problems there might be at the state level.

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  • Three Co-Executors exist on my dad's estate admin. Should all three sign all tax returns, Federal and State? Do IRS require it?

    Three Co-Execs were named in dad's will, two of whom are co-beneficiaries as well. What rules apply on signatures for all tax returns? Liabilities as Fiduciaries if any?

    Bruce’s Answer

    All three are liable. However, they can agree that only one of them has to sign a tax return. The IRS is only going to look to see that there is one signature.

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  • Changing J1 visa to F1 with unpaid taxes (less than $600) will I be denied?

    Au pair employers never gave me a W2 and advised me not to pay taxes (less than 600 dollars I think.) Looking to go home and change visa to F1 but terrified I will be denied. Will it come up in my interview? If so, how do I go about paying without...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should, of course, pay all taxes that you owe. However, I believe that you have already received advice from a competent family law attorney that this item will not impact your immigration status.

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  • My sons father owes me back pay he was order to pay me 8000, so when he filed his taxes the Irs wrote me and told me I would

    Get my back pay when he files but he didn't file because he knew they would take his money how do I get my back pay?

    Bruce’s Answer

    You need to talk to a family law attorney in Miami. This does not sound like a problem with which the IRS will help you.

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  • How to deal with an EA who threatens me because I didn't let him submit a wrong tax return?

    The tax preparer/EA found that my 2012 tax (done by another CPA) was wrong. I let him do an amended one. It turned out that 1) he made lots of errors (put wrong numbers), 2) he wouldn't look at original data. instead, he used the numbers on the am...

    Bruce’s Answer

    First, call the local taxpayer assistance office. Second, call the state attorney general to report the bad actions. Third, sue him in small claims court for anything you paid him.

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  • Will I be taxed if I receive an international gift?

    My grandfather owned a piece of land in a foreign country (Vietnam), which he recently sold and would like to give me the money as a gift. If he send me the money through an international wire transfer, will I have to pay income tax on it? are th...

    Bruce’s Answer

    A gift is not subject to income tax. If the gift is more than $100,000 you must file an IRS Form 3520.

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