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Are surrogacy expenses deductible? Silversmith, CPA, seems

Are surrogacy expenses deductible? David Silversmith, CPA, seems to think the issue has already been decided in favor of the taxpayer (http://davidsilversmithcpa.blogspot.com/2016/03/lbgt-and-irs.html).

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My situation is that my significant other and I started a

Hello - my situation is that my significant other and I started a business in 2013. She formed an LLC where she is sole member. We had a verbal agreement as to the terms of the partnership (we both mutually agreed to NOT have me in the LLC to start with, for personal financial reasons). She recently "sold" the business to two of our employees, without my consent. It is my understanding that while she is able to "unilaterally transfer" her interest in the partnership, the new party has a financial interest only to any future profits/losses, and is not automatically a partner nor are they able to make any management decisions as to the operation of the business. They have already formed their company and are acting as if they own the business while the Bulk Sale Transfer (involves CA ABC liquor license) escrow is in process. Can I file suit to enforce my partnership interest in the business, and prevent them from making any business decisions? I have more questions, but let's start with this. Also, I have ROCK SOLID evidence of our verbal agreement/partnership, at least in my opinion - I can provide examples later. Thank you for your time!JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: They have formed their company, obtained their EIN, opened escrow for Bulk Sale Transfer. My partner has not yet closed the LLC. Her plan was to do so after the escrow closed, but she will still have outstanding debts and intends then to file both business an personal bankruptcy. The main reason I am considering this path is to get them to renegotiate so she doesn't have to do this, as she "sold" them the business for less than she paid for it 3-1/2 years ago, for for well less than the current value of the assets if liquidated.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's all for now....

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I currently give my ex-spouse 100% of my retired military

I currently give my ex-spouse 100% of my retired military pay. Do I count the extra 50% as alimony? I read that the tax court is now calling it alimony.JA: Is this a criminal or civil case?Customer: civilJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nope, that's it.

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I have questions about the possibility of being scammed with

I have questions about the possibility of being scammed with an international bank accountThis person speaks with broken English with me but , but perfect English when they were talking with some else in my presence but didn't know it at the time because I'm trying to find out the truth it has to do with precious metals and Money that's already been sent and documents that I'm not sure if the they are actually legal documents. I can't find any information on Federal High Court of Justice New York,NY United States of AmericaSpelled just like that i have three documents that I'm not sure are legal I can't find information on them if you could shed some light on this I would be grateful for your inputAnd I'm willing to pay a small fee

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I am currently filling out form 8857 and 200 spousal

I am currently filling out form 8857 and 200 for innocent spousal relief. My wages are being garnished at this time. Will these forms once filed stop collections and garnishments?

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I have two cases going forward in Appeals Court. Both are

I have two cases going forward in Appeals Court. Both are based on judicial error. Both deal with a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. The Respondent is the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The DOJ wants to combine both cases. I do not want to be combined, because of different judges. In the first case the DOJ missed the date for filing a reply. I believe this is a move for a second chance to file a reply of the first case. How do I stop combining both cases? What statutes or citations work in my favor. Do I have to fie a motion with the Court for a judicial ruling in the first case?

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Does a Financial Hardship with the IRS effect my Statue of

Does a Financial Hardship with the IRS effect my Statue of Limitation? I owe for Tax years 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The highest amounts are 2004, 2006 and 2009. The Statues per IRS today will expire on 1.29.17, 7.7.18 and 11.8.2020. I had applied for a hardship back in 2010/2011 and they are telling me that I am still considered in a hardship. It sounded as if they were asking me to extend the hardship but I am afraid it will extend the dates above even more. The dates above were extended due to filing late and re-assessment. I asked this to the IRS agent and she said it SHOULD NOT extend it but that could not give me a solid answer nor would she transfer me to a supervisor to answer the question.

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This question deal with a Writ of Mandamus. Does the Federal

This question deal with a Writ of Mandamus. Does the Federal District Court have the authority to tell the IRS Whistleblower Office. which is a department of the IRS, to perform its duties and collect taxes.28 U.S. Code § 1361 - Action to compel an officer of the United States to perform his duty28 U.S. Code § 1331- Federal question"The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all civil actions arising under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States”I also need the case where a whistleblower went to the Supreme Court to make the tax court perform its responsibilities and was denied a hearing. I need case law showing the district court has ordered Federal employees to do their job.

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Sold a mobile home in Dallas co tx buyers did not transfer

Sold a mobile home in Dallas co tx buyers did not transfer ownership . home was moved to Ellis co tx. Ellis co is seeking judgement against me for unpaid property tax. Court date is in 2 days. What are my legal options? Thank you.

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