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Robert Jan Suhajda

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  • Are my parents in fult eventhought they tured 2015 w4? Can the employer refuses a copy of their w4 for 2015?

    My parents turned their w4 to their employer in the beginning of 2015. My parents tax preparer filed the 2015 w4 out for them so it was filled out correctly. My parents received their 2015 w2 in which was clear their w4 they turned in got ignored....

    Robert’s Answer

    Every American is responsible for telling his or her employer how many exemptions he or she is entitled to on a Form W-4 -- and for seeing that the employer follows those instructions. Any attempts to pin the consequences of tax underwithholding on the employer will probably fall
    The IRS just might listen to a penalty abatement argument based on the excuse that your employer did you wrong. See a Tax Pro.

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  • How should I answer these job app questions?

    I received a court expungement for a misdemeanor petty theft a few years ago. On an application for a job it is asking if I've ever committed theft and if I've ever shoplifted as an adult. I am so confused on these questions, but I don't want to s...

    Robert’s Answer

    This is a judgment call. If the employer is small and the job is not highly sensitive, you could take a chance, like a warehouse man. If the job is sensitive and you are handling cash or something like that I would list it.
    You can also try to get a background check on yourself to see what comes up. Perhaps hire a PI. I just offer practical advice on this inquiry.

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  • How do I setup my accounts and or taxes to make sure I am being treated fairly?

    I am an older man looking to retire soon. However, I would like to start a business with a younger partner. I may or may not put money down. It will be in the automotive industry. I don't have the physical facilities and I want to make sure I'm...

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    The short answer based on the above facts is form an LLC and install accounting internal controls and issue weekly reports. Monitor operations tightly, such as be physically present for a couple of months, until you get a feel for the business. Don't risk more than you can lose and above all have a short term budget and a long term budget.

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  • What should i do now, the only papers i have is a copy of my birth certificate, and copy of my passport.

    My name is Nikita Belach i am 21 years old living in Los Angeles California but was born in Russia. I was brought over here by my parents from Russia when i was around the age of 3. I have been living without any papers all of my life. We got depo...

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    Hello to my Slavic cousin:
    Follow the good advice of attorneys Spirtos and Boogard. I would also consult with someone in the Russian embassy to see if they can help you. Maybe you can work for the Russian embassy or they can put you in contact with some friendly Russians or help you get a visa or green card so you can work. I would be interested to hear if this helped. I hope you can speak Russian. I am not an immigration attorney but try to make lemonade out of lemons. удачи

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  • File form 1099 seperately

    I have no job, my husband and I file joint tax return every year. This year I received a form 1099 from my own bank. Can I file tax return for this form 1099 separately while all others file jointly with my husband? Thanks!

    Robert’s Answer

    I appreciate your concern but the answer is unfortunately no,

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  • If a seperated married couple filed the same child credit could they still get audited. It was not fraudulent no under reporting

    seperated now divorced parents who haven't had contact in 5 years May have claimed same tax credit 5 years ago

    Robert’s Answer

    Generally, the IRS can include returns filed within the last three years in an audit. Additional years can be added if a substantial error is identified. Generally, if a substantial error is identified, the IRS will not go back more than the last six years.
    The IRS tries to audit tax returns as soon as possible after they are filed. Accordingly most audits will be of returns filed within the last two years.

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  • Does the trust or the beneficiary (or both) pay taxes on the proceeds? How is the tax calculated? (Thank you for your help)

    Before his death in 2009, my dad set up a trust with my step mom as the trustee and myself as the beneficiary. The trust property included a condo in Hawaii. He intended that this condo be used by his wife during her lifetime and then for me to re...

    Robert’s Answer

    I have to read the trust to answer the question because there are too many unknowns. If your father lived in Illinois with your mother then the property is likely in his name. Thus the trust may have become irrevocable on his death. Whether there is a capital gain or not is a legal question. You have to see an attorney.

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  • Can a real estate title get cleared if a transfer on death deed was used? Can the property be recorded?

    My family member died, and this house is on the market. A transfer-on-death (TOD) deed, or beneficiary deed I believe was used to sell place. If there were 2 beneficiaries, and 1 of them uses this deed to sell property is this legal? Can it clear ...

    Robert’s Answer

    The will is supposed to be filed in the county courthouse where the family member died. Look it up. Next if there are two beneficiaries on the TOD deed they would own the property as tenants in common and the
    property should not have been sold without both tenants authorization. Go the the county recorders office to check the title to the property. The real estate agent cannot update the system to show a sale without some type of fraud. Last, see a real estate attorney ASAP after you have discovered the facts.

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  • How will the irs process my ss8 form?

    I have a unique situation. I cared for an elderly lady for about 9 months in 2014 (made about $9000). I cared for her in her home, she dictated the job to be done and hours I worked. She supplied the tools necessary to complete the job and paid me...

    Robert’s Answer

    File the SS-8 with the IRS because you have nothing to lose. Claims against the estate can be limited to 3-4
    months from the date of administration. Trusts law usually follows estate law at to time limits., You need to see the department in Milwaukee where the will is deposited to see the will and if probate has been opened. As for a trust, mail certified a copy of the claim to the address where you worked and to the surviving children. You may need to see an attorney for this one ASAP, Also you have to determine if she had a will or a trust.

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  • What should I owe taxes

    My home was foreclosed on and was sold in auction for around $195.000.00 and I owed $200.500.00 I got a 1099A form with fair market value of $167.700.00 On my online statement remaining balance due to the Lender is 9.000.00 I maintained the h...

    Robert’s Answer

    This answer may not fully comply with AZ law.
    If the debt was $200,500 and the auction was $195000, you would have $5500 of cancellation of debt income but the exclusion was extended until 12/31/2016 so no federal taxes owed.
    If the FMV was 167700 then subtract the cost i.e. adjusted basis, to determine your capital gain from the foreclosure. Arizona likely complies. This is your gain.
    The $9000 deficiency probably would not affect the cancellation of debt part of the question.
    This is probably the answer but I cannot guarantee it without spending alot of time verifying it. You need to see a Tax Pro.

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