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A friend of mine is getting a divorce, and he always allowed

Good Morning,A friend of mine is getting a divorce, and he always allowed his former spouse to handle all of their finances. Foolishly. After looking at his tax returns to submit to divorce attorney, we discovered the last several years she has been filing their Federal and State Income taxes as Head of Household or Single, alternating years between them. They have never been legally separated to justify a Head of Household or Single status. She claimed tax credits (Home Energy 5375 and HSA 6350 on his taxes, which were completely fictitious. And now, his 2016 return has been rejected several times by IRS.She has been receiving EITC credits and several thousand of dollars in tax refund $$ directly deposited into a separate account from his. Meanwhile, he has been owing the IRS, that thankfully she did pay those. He is petrified.He wasnt he paying attention to what she was doing b/c he trusted her with their money after 20 years of marriage. Not a good excuse, but that is the case. Any possibility he could get Innocent Spouse relief or something like that?Any advice would be appreciated. thanks for your time.

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emc011075

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I'm starting a new job in two weeks. The way I'll get paid

I'm starting a new job in two weeks. The way I'll get paid is commission only if I make sales quota. If I don't make quota I will get paid minimum wage. My question is what percentage of my commission will be withheld from my paycheck? And do I get that back when I file my tax return at the end of the year? I am single with a baby on the way and due before the end of the year if that helps with figuring out my tax. I also live in Washington state.

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Lev

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I have received the CP2000 and I found out that one of my

I have received the CP2000 and I found out that one of my brokerage taxable dividend was missing in 2015 and I have to pay for $2000. There are some mistakes and If I disagree, the amount will be less.1) Can we just pay what they charge $2000? I do not want to disagree to contact with them back and forth even thought the proposal amount will be less. Will it be trouble in the future?2) Once I pay the proposal amount, should I wait for the approval letter? Or should I just file an amended state return now?3) I tried to make amended tax form, adding the missing dividend, but the total number will not be going to the exact same as what they said, $5 different what they charge us.I do not mind, but it will be issue when I file the amended tax for the state?

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Brian Michels

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I have a tax question. In 2014 I filed a 1040 and on

I have a tax question. In 2014 I filed a 1040 and on schedule A I listed my state taxes from my husband's W-2 and my W-2 as well as my real estate taxes. I also filed a Louisiana state return that year where I indicated that I owed 257 in consumer tax. The following year LA sent a 1099G stating that I had received a 775 refund. When I completed my 2015 1040 I included the 775 state tax refund as income. Yesterday LA sent an amended 2015 1099G for $1032 which they say includes my tax refund of 775 and the consumer use tax I paid of 257. They have suggested that I now have to amend my 2015 1040 to declare 1032 in income not 775. Do I really have to declare a tax I paid as federal income (the $257) if I did not include it in my schedule A as a deduction the year before?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: No

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Lane

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This is a business tax question. I have a corporation and am

This is a business tax question. I have a corporation and am filling out form 1120 for 2016. We had one employee and their gross wages were 4835.00 (as reported on their w-2). The employee share of medicare withheld was 70.11, social security withheld was 299.77 and withholding withheld was 313.25. The employer share of medicare was 70.11 and social security was 299.77. We use the cash accounting method and did not pay anything in to the IRS yet (did not do federal deposit for the 941 yet so will pay in 2017. What are the amounts that need to be entered on the 1120 to account for all of this. What goes on line 13 salaries and wages? And then what do I enter elsewhere to account for that I have not given the IRS the employee and employer shares yet. I use the cash accounting method and was not sure how to do. I need it to where my assets and liabilities will equal eachother in the balance sheet correctly.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no

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Brian Michels

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Trying to finishe up my tax return and I can't figure out

Trying to finishe up my tax return and I can't figure out where to enter two tax payments I made last year-- I paid quarterly tax payments and entered those, but I have two other payments I can't figure out where to enter them:1) I had a balance owed when I did my taxes last year, and I made a payment when I filed my actual return - do you know where I enter that?2) For some reason, the tax department "burped" last year and sent me back a refund for a prior payment I had made for the 2014 year, but then they turned around and sent me another bill for it (with penalties for "late" payments? added in (sigh) so I just paid it again. So it's a tax payment I paid in 2016 for a 2014 return,"Payment type 1040 1040A 1040EZ" is on the "Payment Type" Do you know where that is to be entered on my Federal Return for taxes paid in 2016?

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Brian Michels

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If I accept a job in California from out of state with a 90

If I accept a job in California from out of state with a 90 day probation can I delay being a resident for state income taxes until I pass the probation period. I would not get calif drivers licens, rent an apt, etc, until after passing probation.

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Robin D.

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I have a question about an employer's requirement to

Hi,I have a question about an employer's requirement to withhold income State tax.A VA employer (Corporation) which has a sales person employee who travels all over the USA? The employee lives in FL but during the week travels all over the USA. The employee doesn't stay in one place and keeps on traveling to conduct sales. My question, which State should the VA employer deduct the State income tax?

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My spouse worked in another state for the entire year. His

My spouse worked in another state for the entire year. His W-4 and state tax forms have an address for the state.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Should we file separately or can we still file joint?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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