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Selina Steele

  • Estate Planning, Tax Law, Business Law ...
  • California, U.S. TAX COURT
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust and Will Administration - (incl. tax filings)
  • Business Formations/Agreements
  • Non-Profits (formations; reinstatements; taxation; governance)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Associations
Southwest Inns of Court
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California State Bar
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Professional Women's Roundtable
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California Society of Enrolled Agents
- Current
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National Assoc of Enrolled Agents
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Enrolled Agent
Dept of Treasury
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. if I marry will my wife pick up any responsibility for my IRS debt?
A: Depending on the nature of the tax liability and when assessed, it is possible the ten year

statute of limitation has run on collection rights. You would need to have the timing reviewed

to confirm if the right to collect has expired.

If the statute is still open, the only certain way in a community property state is to file as

"married filing separate". A pre-nup clearly addressing the debt would also be required.

However, there are other considerations to be aware of...such as whether the addition of

her income into the household changes your apparent "currently non-collectible" status.

Speaking with your tax advisor is highly advisable (enrolled agent or CPA).

DISCLAIMER: any information provided is intended as general in nature and not as advice

to which may be relied upon nor shall any attorney/client relationship be inferred or created.
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Q. In California. If an out of state LLC buys a mobile home in California, does the LLC have any obligation to ..?
A: Depends. More information is required. As a very generalized response...If the manager is domiciled in CA

and is conducting the business of the LLC then the LLC would be required to register, file returns

and be subject to the fees.

It is highly recommended you contact a CA tax attorney to have your specific situation evaluated.

DISCLAIMER: information provided is general in nature and not intended as advice nor shall it

imply or create any type of attorney/client relationship.
Q. I filed my taxes in march and paid the fee online, but I haven't received a confirmation of receipt. Is that normal?
A: Your payment would serve as a quasi form of confirmation. Check your bank

account for the withdrawal. It would have occurred within 24 hours unless you

specified a later date.

If you e-filed, you can also obtain an electronic postmark from your software

or tax professional.

You may alternately contact the IRS and request your account transcript for

the relevant tax year. This transcript will evidence the return receipt and summary of

tax return information.

Dsiclaimer: Information provided is intended as general in nature and not to be

relied upon as individual advice nor shall it create an attorney client relationship.
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PO Box 890339
Temecula, CA 92589-0339
Telephone: (951) 676-3443