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  • Will my public record for a property tax lien go away on its own after 7 years? Or come off of my credit report ever?

    I recently signed up for credit karma to check out my credit score and it shows I have a tax lien due to bankruptcy and foreclosure on my report. I filed for chapter 13 and all was discharged in the state of PA. This happened back in December of ...

    John’s Answer

    The tax lien stays for 7 years since it was discharged and released or if unpaid, 10 years from filing.

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  • I have a question about filling taxes and claiming my son

    I'm claiming my son this year and I wanted to know up to how long does me and my son need to have the same address for me to be able to claim him I live ii nn the state of New Jersey

    John’s Answer

    The rules of dependency require that your son is not an independent taxpayer with his own earnings, etc., and that he lives with you at least 50% of the time and that you support him to the extent of at least 50% of his income.

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  • Is it possible to prove employment misclassification without IRS SS-8 determination?

    I submitted form SS-8 to the IRS, but was unable to receive assistance on determination because I am working under an EIN number, which the employer told me to use. Instead of listening and guiding me on what to do, the IRS representative from th...

    John’s Answer

    You should higher a local tax attorney to assist you. Filing an SS-8 with an EIN doesn't make any sense. It takes about 6 months for the IRS to make a determination on this form and so you may have to wait quite some time before you can correct it now that it is filed. The SS-8 group probably can't do much until your file comes up for review.

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  • Purchased a property at foreclosure auction but the IRS has not been notified. My options?

    I purchased a property at foreclosure auction. There were 3 IRS liens on the property, however the foreclosure bank sent only one notice about one lien to the IRS. When I try to sell it the title company wants to see 3 notices. What are my options...

    John’s Answer

    If there are 3 different liens, the title company is looking to see that the IRS was aware of its right as to each separate lien---being that each lien represents a different debt.

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  • A foreclosure on my deceased father's home (I occupy it solely) is about to occur. I am the executor of the estate.

    But title has not passed to myself, brother and sister because of disputes. I have very little money, pretty much keeping the utilities on. According to the Washington Law Help website, normally a TENANT has 60 days minimum to vacate, where a form...

    John’s Answer

    If you will not contest the foreclosure and want to get the maximum amount of time in the property post-sale, but don't have funds for an attorney -- request time from the lender early. There is no reason why they wouldn't workout a 60 or 90 day workout if they are encouraged that you will go without a fight.

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  • Can I take one of my in-laws as a dependent on my taxes even though I live with both?

    My husband, two sons and I have been living with my in laws, in their house, for over 10 years. We have taken on the responsibility of their total care and lifestyle. We pay for EVERYTHING (all food, utilities, transportation, home improvement, ...

    John’s Answer

    The test is if they live with you more than 50% of the time and you pay more than 50% of their expenses you can claim then, so long as they are dependent and do not support themselves.

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  • Can we, as a non profit, register a DBA?

    We are a Chicago-based non for profit with a rather "bland" name... One of our upcoming projects , is rather big in nature and will take up most of our resources. 1/ Can we register a DBA with a more attractive/appealing name and proceed with it?...

    John’s Answer

    You need to consult a non-profit attorney to get help with this.

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  • Pay state income tax based on the state where you are Living or Client location or Employer location?

    I currently live in CA and work for a client located in CA and my employer is NY based but thinking to move to NV and work remotely with the same client and employer. In the above scenario of working remotely, Will i pay the state income tax f...

    John’s Answer

    Withholding should occur in the state the income is earned. If you are working remotely, it should be the state the work is done and not where the employer is located.

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  • Can a business with a business tax id certificate in one name operate online from websites with different names?

    Maryland Can a business with a business tax id certificate in one name ie. Cocoscom (for example), operate online from ONE website with a different names, ie. JoesWebsite.com (for example)? Can a business with a business tax id...

    John’s Answer

    The short answer is yes. You can get a Tax ID Number in each state or use DBAs to do this.

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  • Can my I-485 be denied if I did not pay taxes in the past?

    I came to US on a F-1 which expired a few years back. I have been working in the past but did not pay taxes (I was illegal). Now, i am adjusting my status after getting married to my Girl Friend. She is a CU6 category Cuban. We have applied, did t...

    John’s Answer

    You have a serious IRS problem and should consult with a local tax attorney. This will also help with USCIS.

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