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I need some information on Real Estate law. Oklahoma, Tulsa

I need some information on Real Estate law.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Oklahoma, Tulsa areaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am helping a friend pay her mortgage. We are trying to figure out a way that I can get the tax benefits. I am not on the mortgage note.

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LegalKnowledge

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I am an Japanese foreign student on F1 visa, I am on

I am an Japanese foreign student on F1 visa, I am on optional practical training with a private company,and this year is my 6th years in the US on F1 visa, currently no FICA and Medicare tax is withheld from my payroll check , but someone told me that I need to withheld FICA and Medicare tax since I am in the US more than 5 Years. Is that correct?How to determine if an F1 visa holder on OPT need to pay FICA tax. I would return to Japan this year.Thank you

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KJL LAW

Juris Doctorate

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I'm the personal representative of my deceased father's

I'm the personal representative of my deceased father's estate in SC. I live in CA. I'm trying to settle the debts of his estate, which currently exceed his assets of his estate, which is a $6,000 bank account and a $1,000 car. I'm looking to find out if SC has a family allowance statute so my sister and I might have something left over for his estate. Alternatively, what may I be able to deduct for being the estate representative before the rest gets taken by his creditors?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South CarolinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, I've been appointed the personal representative of my father's estateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have been ordained online by the United National Ministry

Hello. I have been ordained online by the United National Ministry of Atlanta, GA, to perform weddings, baptisms, and funerals. My (plastic) wallet sized card says Christian National Church, and there is a license number on it. I also have paperwork from them that says I am ordained by them. I have already checked with my county clerks office, and was told I don't need to register to perform a marriage. After reading some info about MI taxes, I was so completely confused as to weather or not I owe taxes if I get paid for performing a wedding, ect.. I read online that if I start a church I have to file a charter, and I don't want to start a church. I DO want to have Christian fellowship, one on one or in small groups. I want to do what is right, and pay taxes if I owe. Do I pay taxes for any payment for performing weddings , baptisms? thank you for your reply

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I own a house with my husband and father. The three of

Hi, I own a house with my husband and father. The three of us are on title. My father and father-in-law took the mortgage out on our house so we are not on the mortgage, but we have notarized documents from them that the house is ours, we put all moniesinto the house (down payment, insurance, mortgage payments, improvements etc). My father-in-law passed and now my dad's the only one on the title. He has been taking the IRS write off's on the house for the last 5 years but never actually paid a cent on thehouse. We've never taken the write-off because from our understanding it's illegal since we're not actually listed on the mortgage. Is it legal for my father to take the write-off?

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Richard

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I AM FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY AND WISH TO PAY DOWN MY BALANCE

I AM FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY AND WISH TO PAY DOWN MY BALANCE IN MY CHECKING ACCOUNT BEFORE THE FILING TOMORROW. CAN I PAY FIRST AND MAYBE SECOND ESTIMATED TAX FOR NEXT YEAR, 2015, RIGHT NOW?

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LEV

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Hello! I am planning on marrying my military fiancé on 12/12/14.

Hello! I am planning on marrying my military fiancé on 12/12/14. But prior to doing so we have a few questions that we are hoping you can help us out with. I have tried IRS.GOV but there is no contact # ***** the options for email help doesn't even cover anything like we are experiencing.1) I am currently going thru some financial difficulties, I am working on cleaning it up. I am currently in the rehabilitation program for a school loan debt.2) My credit score is a whopping 590 :(3) We are really concerned if they will take his refund to pay off my debt if we file jointly.4) Should we file married/separate? (Obviously we are looking for the best return possible, You know, Military salary!5) And lastly, should we wait to marry until after the end of the tax year? PLEASE SAY NO!!!! PLEASE SAY NO!!!! LOL!!!!Thank you in advance for any help you can give!Angie

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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For several years I have been doing my own taxes using turbo

For several years I have been doing my own taxes using turbo tax and it have always went through fine with no issues, Recently i noticed that my social security number is ***** digit off in my tax reports for several past years, The question is how big ofa problem is it with IRS and how would i go about getting this corrected. I am in the state of Colorado if that matters. Thank you

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Ray

Lawyer

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I am a CPA with a client question. client sued a local school

I am a CPA with a client question. client sued a local school district in an age discrimination case and won an award for a total of $240,000.00 In a letter he received from his attorney, it indicated that in the express terms of the settlement that the sum of $64,800.00 was categorized as a payment for "TAXABLE LOST WAGES."From the total award, the attorney deducted a legal fee of $24,000.00 OR 10% of the settlement. The remaining sum of $151,200.00 was categorized as "A PAYMENT FOR PERSONAL PHYSICAL SICKNESS OR INJURY SUFFERED BY HIM."QUESTION:He received a form 1099M which showed only the sum of $64,800. in box 3-Other Income. In preparing and filing his return we included that sum as miscellaneous other income but showed it as NOT BEING SUBJECT TO SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX which now, the IRS is diagreeing with and is assessing the tax (also giving hime the SE Adjustment of 1/2 on page 1). The form he received was prepared by the attorney himself. We do not know whether the school district ever reported to the IRS any of this information.Since the attorney's letter to the taxpayer is not even signed by the attorney which could also indicated that someone at the IRS was copied or anything else. Is it, in your opinion, since it is referenced as taxable lost wages-IS THE IRS CORRECT IN ASSESSING THEY SE TAX??? Also, if these were actually ttue wages paid the to the employee, wouldn't he have limited to a tax rate of %5.65 FICA TAX since that was the rate deducted from employees on any type of wages paid in 2012 irregardless of whether they were from work, sick pay, vacation pay etc???Also, since the legal fees paid ($24,000.00) from the law suit was for the purpose of age discrimination, shouldn't we be entitled to amend the return, file a schedule "C" for that year and deduct in full against the wage portion of the settlement (27% of the total settlement?)

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