D. Mathew Blackburn

D. Mathew Blackburn

The Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn
  • Tax Law, Business Law
  • Colorado
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Summary

The Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn is a client focused firm that provides legal and tax advice in easy to understand terms. We advise business owners and individuals in tax and business law. Whether you’re an owner looking for someone that speaks the language of business, or you’ve received an IRS or state revenue agency notice that is full of dense technical language, we are here to help.

Practice Areas
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn
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Attorney
Robinson and Henry P.C.
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Partner
BMB Law, LLC
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Owner
Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn
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Education
University of Denver
LL.M. (2014) | Tax
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Activities: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
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Valparaiso University
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Activities: Civil Clinic, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Coordinator
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Mississippi State University
B.B.A. (2007) | Management, Accounting, and Business Law
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Awards
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Coalbed Methane Property Rights
Indiana Farm Bureau
Speaking Engagements
Colorado Dissolution Basics, Second Saturday Divorce Workshop, Parker, CO
Second Saturday Divorce Workshop
Colorado Fiduciary Access Act, Lone Tree
Colorado Professionals Network
Certifications
Lead Counsel Certified Business, Family, & Tax Law
Lead Counsel
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
274 Questions Answered

Q. Hi, I wanted to know how true this is post?https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/commercial-leasing-for-companies/11701/16
A: No. First of all it doesn't matter what sort of agreement you have the IRS will look at what actually happened This is called form over function. Second, your personal use of the vehicle is taxable as a wage or a guaranteed payment depending on the entity. The correct method is to track mileage and reduce the business use by the personal use percentage, or add the personal usage to the owner's compensation. Unfortunately that plan would be unwound relatively quickly in an audit.
Q. How would I determine the tax basis for a beach cottage that I inherited 20 years ago?
A: Historical appraisals and comps from the date of death.
Q. I received an under reporting notice for my 2017 taxes. I was never paid a dime by the company that issued it.
A: They should issue a corrected 1099. If they won't you'll have to appeal and then file in US tax court and subponea them.
Q. can breeder require me to purchase a specific brand of food for a 2-4 year period?
A: Probably not, most breeder contracts are not enforceable. The problem is that you may have to spend 4 or 5 months in litigation to find out. I would suggest not dealing with a breeder that wants you to sign a contract they pulled off some fly by night website or who is running an MLM. If you do and you breach they'll sue and you have to argue the contract is not enforceable. Even if you win it'll cost you time and money. At a minimum you should have an attorney review it. This is why they usually wait until you've already picked out an animal before they hand you the contract. Good luck.
Q. My dad has property in Puerto Rico. He is now in a nursing home in NJ. Will we lose the property? What can I do to claim
A: No, a notarized letter is not sufficient to transfer real property. You need a properly drafted deed signed and notarized by your father. First you'll need to determine the ramifications of a transfer. Will this effect medicaid /medicare, will it be a taxable gift, does he have an estate plan, would you receive the property under the plan or if no plan under intestate law. These are a few of the questions that need to be answered before transfer. I highly suggest retaining a local attorney prior to any generational transfer of significant assets, especially real property where the grantor is elderly. There are really large estate, gov. benefit, and tax issues to review.
Q. Why is it unlawful to travel at (60 mph) on Expressways...in A School Bus.. When tansporting Students to & from Activity
A: Prohibitum per se laws make things illegal for no reason other than the dictates of the state.
Q. How are real estate taxes claimed as a deductible in regard to a sold inherited rental property?
A: Property taxes related to a business are deducted in the year paid.
Q. Do I have to allow the father of my child the right to file our daughter on his taxes?
A: Just don't sign the 8832. The IRS requires the form for a non-custodial parent to claim a child. The IRS uses different rules than the state to determine custody. If he claims her anyway the IRS will send both of you letters requesting the form and evidence that you are entitled to the deductions. Be ready for him to file a contempt action in domestic court if you have an agreement that states he can claim her and you don't allow him to, or if you have no current agreements he may file with the court for orders on such matters.
Q. In 2011 and 2012 I earned no money in the state of Alabama. I worked in Nevada both years. Do I owe back taxes?
A: You're going to have to challenge the assessment and provide evidence of your status. The state is going to take the position you did not properly sever your ties to the state and you'll argue you did.
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Telephone: (720) 213-6204