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Bruce Givner

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  • How to avoid losing your tax refund. Anticipating dental costs for much needed dental care.

    Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment Tax refund Is there anyway to prevent seizure of your tax refund to the Chapter 13 trustee? If you are able to rollover your tax refund to the IRS will that help?

    Bruce’s Answer

    The Chapter 13 Trustee has the right to seize your refund if, based on the plan you submitted, you do not need it for your proposed lifestyle. Hire a bankruptcy lawyer: try David Tilem 818-507-6000.

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  • On a 1099 tax form, is the total sale of real estate sale proper or does gross proceeds refer to each owner's individual profit?

    Basically, I sold a house with three other individuals and there was dispute of who should receive what portion or if it should be equal. Suffice to say, we all signed an agreed allocation of the funds that had different amounts per owner. Now, in...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Mr. Fallahi, whom I know to be a fine and thoughtful practitioner, has given you a detailed and thoughtful response. If you need help you should hire him.

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  • Can California state board of equalization ask me to hand over all the other states sales taxes? what rights do I have?

    I got a ca sales tax audit (BOE) according to my calculations I had overpaid on sales tax. Its a week ago I submitted my last paperwork to the auditor and now the auditor is now asking for all my spreadsheets for all the other states i do busine...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should contact Joseph Broyles, Esq. 310-338-0001. He is an expert in this type of audit.

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  • What will I do if my US CITIZEN WIFE refuses to file our income tax return together & even file it married separately

    Conditional greencard holder.

    Bruce’s Answer

    As Mr. Klasing has wisely advised, married filing separate is the correct way to file in your situation (where your wife refuses to file jointly with you).

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  • How do I report illegal at a 501 3c clients must endorse entire pay checks for back fees. no money for hygiene tp tampons etc.

    How do I report a 501 3c? Clients with back fees must endorse entire paycheck no money given for hygiene tp etc.

    Bruce’s Answer

    Mr. Yamachika has given you superb advice. You might also talk to the police and the state department of labor.

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  • What do we do about a business that treats a CNA as an employee but makes her pay taxes as a subcontractor?

    Business paying CNA worker as a Subcontractor but they completely control her schedule, completely control what days she works, won't allow time off, and require weeks if not months notice for a single sick day.

    Bruce’s Answer

    Contact the state department of labor (whatever that is in Florida).

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  • How can I get the ex's name off my car title when I was the only one paying for any expenses, loan, taxes, insurance, repairs?

    My ex co signed a loan for my car. I have paid for everything on the car, he has not paid one penny. I am about to pay it off and want his name off the title. However I cannot find him or talk to him due to something that has gotten him in a lo...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Sue him for the amount he has not paid. When you get a judgment execute on his interest in the car.

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  • Is a Delaware bank obligated to collect a California tax lien?

    My Delaware bank charged my account to pay a California tax lien.

    Bruce’s Answer

    Apparently the state of California perfected its lien in Delaware. As a result, the bank was required to collect the tax on behalf of the state of California.

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  • Does the receiver of cash in a divorce need today tax on the money ?

    a $20,000 settlement was reached in a divorce instead of splitting the 401K . Is the settlement received and given subject to tax obligation to the receiver or deduction from the giver ?

    Bruce’s Answer

    No. Internal Revenue Code Section 1041 provides that transfers pursuant to a divorce are not taxable to the recipient.

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  • How/or if can i avoid tax legally if my mother wants to help me with buying a house?

    I am a permanent residence. I want to purchase a house and my mother wants to help me financially. I want to know what the tax law is to send money from oversea (from Vietnam) to buy a house in the states. If i want further help with this, what ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Look at IRS Form 3520. If your mother sends you more than $100,000 you have to file the form. But that does not make it a taxable gift or taxable income. So I do not think that you will have a problem. If it is a very large amount then you should consult a tax attorney in Houston to make sure that your mother does not make a taxable gift of U.S. situs property.

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