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Henry Daniel Lively

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  • I used to sell drugs and made a decent amount of money. now several years later IRS Special Agents want to talk to me about

    the taxes I haven't paid on my drug proceeds. Can I still get charged for tax evasion even though what I was selling is illegal? Should I go ahead and pay the taxes but not tell them the money is drug money?

    Henry’s Answer

    You need to hire a tax lawyer that specializes in criminal tax issues. Yes, it is still possible that they can charge you with a crime. When CID investigates criminal tax evasion they are very serious and have a very high conviction rate. This is something you need representation on immediately.

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  • I owe unemployment tax to irs from 9/11 incident.

    I used to own a company and during the 9/11 , I paid some of my employees their salary using the unemployment tax that I had in the bank thinking thugs were going to get back to normal and high it n get did. I closed the company back in 2002 but I...

    Henry’s Answer

    The IRS can assess the Trust Fund Recovery penalty against Responsible parties of a company if the tax is not paid. This is because the company holds the amounts in trust for the government. The first question is whether you qualify as a responsible party and whether you had the ability to direct funds elsewhere. If you qualify, the next thing is to make sure the assessment is not barred by the statute of limitations. If you make it past these two hurdles, then it is time to determine alternate methods of satisfying the debt. The IRS currently has a number of programs that can help you.

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  • I am living outside of the US and working for a US based tech company as a contractor. Do I need to pay taxes in the US?

    I'm an engineer who's living in Asia and working for a US based tech company as a contractor. I have been traveling to the US for business using a B1/B2 visa and stayed in the US for about 5 months in 2014. I have been paid by my compa...

    Henry’s Answer

    The U.S. taxes it citizens on a world wide basis. If you are not a U.S. citizen you could be taxed on the money you make in the United States depending on how much you made and where you are a citizen. The tax treaty with your country and the United States would be important to read and understand. That being said, nonresident aliens are not subject to U.S. taxation on their worldwide income. A nonresident alien individual is taxed like a U.S. taxpayer under IRC Section 1 on taxable income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business. Section 871(b) provides the definition for effectively connected and engaged in a trade or business. Section 871(a) imposes a flat rate of 30 percent on amounts that are received in the United States that are fixed or determinable annual or periodical ... income. Generally, a person present in the US for more than 183 days will be a U.S. Resident and will not be taxed under Section 871. As you can see, this gets complicated rather quickly and you should engage the services of a CPA familiar with these matters to prepare your tax return.

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  • I would like to know if i need to join any associations to drive a tow truck in Massachusetts.

    I am looking into starting a road service company with my uncle and am looking for all suggestions.

    Henry’s Answer

    This is not really a tax question. It may not even be a legal question. I suggest that you talk with other tow drivers and see how they do it.

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  • Can i claim someone on my taxes that i didnt claim last year ?

    Just wanted to know if i can be audited for Claiming my sister thqt i didnt claim the year before please help

    Henry’s Answer

    Yes, this is a year by year determination. If you qualify you get the deduction.

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  • How to be up -to-date with a new two non-resident members LLC in Florida?

    The LLC sells applications in internet and has to pay taxes. We would like to know the steps we have to follow to be up-to-date with all requirements. Do we have to declare to IRS and to Florida Deparment of Revenue? How often do we ...

    Henry’s Answer

    Attorney Erdmann gave you an excellent response. Based on the type of question, I believe you need to hire a tax professional for the entity as soon as possible. You should give attorney Erdmann a call - she is in your state and knowledgeable in this area.

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  • If I answer the Calif Franchise Tax Board Questions, would they try to "catch me" on something else?

    I got a letter of proposed assessment from the FTB. They claimed my dependent (my son) didn't live with me so I couldn't claim the head of household. I gathered several documents (apartment lease, my son's credit card statements, his driver'...

    Henry’s Answer

    If you have something else to worry about contact a tax attorney immediately. A tax attorney can review your entire situation and determine the best resolution for your particular situation.

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  • I own the irs back taxes and they took my income tax and my pfd that I get here in Alaska

    now they r taking my pay checks at lease little over half and I cant live without my pay checks is there any way they can stop taking them

    Henry’s Answer

    I believe you asked this question twice. Please refer to your other questions for the options you have with this situation.

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  • What will I be able to Claim my taxes to ensure the highest potential return? Single Mother, Full Time University Student?

    I'm a little puzzled as to the entire notion of filing my taxes this year. In March of 2014, I had my first and only child. At this point, I was still residing in my own home that I rented out. In July of this year, I moved in with my parents for ...

    Henry’s Answer

    You need a local tax professional to run the numbers for you. This is easy to do, but without specific numbers (which I suggest you do not post on a site like this) it is impossible to answer your question.

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  • Irs is taking little over half of my pay check is there any way to stop them from doing it I cant live like this

    also they took my income tax and my pfd that I get here in Alaska

    Henry’s Answer

    You are currently in enforced collections. This typically is done when the IRS is ignored. You need to get back in the system and work out the problem with the IRS. There are numerous options. You can enter into an installment agreement or an offer in compromise for instance. If the garnishment is under a year old, you may also be able to request an equivalent hearing for a Collection due Process Hearing. I would suggest that you retain a local tax professional to assist you through this process.

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