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Mark Douglas Kimball

Bellevue Business Attorney.

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  1. Sales tax

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Frank A Selden
    2. Mark Douglas Kimball
    3. John Thomas Gosselin
    4. Nancy Baum Delain
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question draws upon nuances in the law that are very old (about a state's ability to tax an out of state transaction), and relatively new (laws designed to promote and, more recently rein in, internet-based business activity. As a general rule, one state cannot compel a business in another state to collect sales taxes on transactions made by businesses in the first state to a resident of the latter state unless that business has some sort of presence in both states. This is why a small...

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  2. Single Member LLC Tax Legal Advice

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Mark Douglas Kimball
    3. Donald Erich Lowrey
    4. Henry Daniel Lively
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with most of the comments posted so far. As a pass-through entity the general rule is that you are taxed on income (in this case profit) whether or not you take it out of the LLC's bank account. I am unsure why you would report this income on a 1099-- most single-member LLC's can report on Schedule C unless there is a different tax ID number. There are too many unknowns to offer any more of a response. As just one example, if you have elected to be taxed as a C-Corporation, the...

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  3. Ex-husband and IRS debt

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Mark Douglas Kimball
    2. Justin Dain Hein
    3 lawyer answers

    Although as a general rule a husband and wife are liable jointly and individually for the entire tax obligation on a joint tax return, under some circumstances relief from the general rule is available to an "innocent spouse". In order to claim the relief, the innocent spouse must file Form 8857 no later than two years after the IRS commences collection of a tax deficiency or assessment. There are three general bases for relif, including what is called "innocent spouse", separate liability...

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  4. I didn't file a tax return, now what?

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Mark Douglas Kimball
    2. Frank A Selden
    3. Justin Dain Hein
    4. Bruce Givner
    4 lawyer answers

    All United States citizens and residents are required to file tax returns if they meet certain income threshhold levels. Although these have changed over the years, and although the income levels vary slightly depending on the age of the citizen or resident, each year's requirement can be found on IRS' website (www.irs.gov), or in Section 6012 of the Tax Code. Failure to file can be a criminal or non-criminal violation, and can subject the taxpayer to penalties and interest. In cases where...

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  5. Trade secret theft

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Douglas Jay Lineberry
    2. Mark Douglas Kimball
    2 lawyer answers

    Washington's Trade Secrets Act provides protection for confidential and proprietary business information even in cases where employees and former employees did not sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements. The courts often focus on the steps that the employer took to protect (or attempt to protect) the information. Where the information is protectable to the employer and where either the Trade Secrets Act or a Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Agreement applies, obtaining injunctive...

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