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Getting a second opinion on this question, as I have

Getting a second opinion on this question, as I have received conflicting information.I have a federal tax lien, and I am about to set up payment arrangements with the IRS. The tax lien is keeping me from getting additional capital for my business, so in order to run my business, if I do not get the lien released, it will cause me some difficulty obviously. Am I better to set up thepayment arrangements myself first, then file to get the lien released, or request the lien be released while I negotiate the payment terms at the same time. The amount of the lien is $17,000from tax year 2014. I would like the payments to be monthly, set for 72 months to keep the payment low, but I can pay double payments. Thanks for your response

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It is a business tax liability, We were audited years (2011,

Hi, it is a business tax liabilityJA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: We were audited for 3 years (2011, 2012, 2013). We appealed, everything denied. We incurred about $35000 in interest and penalties.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: Well we failed to file tax returns for the above mentioned years because our accountant dragged it and dragged itJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Accountant about your situation and then connect you two.

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Lane

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My husband works company that puts in a small amount of

My husband works for a company that puts in a small amount of moneyinto a 403b, when he was hired he rolled over his 401k, from previous employer.The accts are added together as total amt. But only the 403b is being invested.The 401K just sits there. Is he allowed to draw from the 401K with no liabilities.I'm sorry that's the only way I know how to explain it......thanks for your help....

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Robin D.

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I have taxes 13 14 15 that all need to be done, We dont owe

I have taxes for 2012 13 14 15 that all need to be done, We dont owe any money, we have so much write off every year we get back every dime my husband pays in. We have had 5 moves, New Jersy, florida, Nevada, Utah, back to Florida, back to nevada.. we Support a Non profit, my Husband has tons of travel expenses, home office epenses, supporting his Mother and father financially, theft of, storage unit, wave runner and trailor in Florida, Motorcycle trailer and golf cart in florida, lost over 80,000 dollars on a house purchace in New Jersey, Damages to our home in Florida, supporting our oldest grandaughter who lived with us 3 yrs. Loss of lots of tax documents from storage theft in Florida, Moving fees, storage fees, work related expenses etc.. Can we get ny money back for 2012 because of these circomstances? I know I can still file for 2013, 14 and 15. But we really need to get our 2012 refund as well, It's way over 28,000 dollars alone.

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What is the withholding rate non-resident alien from Belgium

What is the withholding rate for a non-resident alien from Belgium that a director of a U.S. company and attends a U.S. Board of Directors meeting in the U.S. Is it 30%, or is there an reduced rate.What happens if they do not have a U.S. Taxpayer ID? Are they required to obtain a number?If the meeting is in the State of New York, is there additional withholdings due the State of New York.

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I live in an owner-occupied duplex and rent out the second

I live in an owner-occupied duplex and rent out the second unit. I am considering installing solar panels on the property. I met with a solar energy consultant and we determined that my unit is not eligible to be hooked up to the solar system for low electricity usage, but the rental unit is.My question: Can I claim the solar investment tax credit given that the solar panels will be for the use of the rental unit only?

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I am a non resident non US citizen married to a US citizen,

I am a non resident non US citizen married to a US citizen, we live in London UKJA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Looking to buy a property in US, what is the most efficient way to do it from tax perspective?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: We both work and pay taxes in UK, my wife files tax returns in US but she pays enough tax in UK so that she does not need to pay any tax in USJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Accountant about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am in the beginning stages of divorce - My husband has

I am in the beginning stages of divorce - My husband has significant back tax debts plus has not filed for the last 2 years as far as I know. He does have a repayment arrangement in place for the prior tax debt. I know he also has other debts related to his business that he sold over a year ago. I have filed my taxes separately for the last 5 years because I knew he was not paying his taxes. My question is - will I be responsible for these debts in the divorce?

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I was approached by two taxpayers who filed their individual

I was approached by two taxpayers who filed their individual 2015 tax returns as single. However, they were married on 12/31/2015. Now they want to amend their returns as married. How do I do that? Amend each return from single to married filing separately?Thanks!Bill

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