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Estate Planning, Tax Law, Business Law ...
California, U.S. TAX COURT
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Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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 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)
Non-Profits (formations; reinstatements; taxation; governance)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. TAX COURT
Southwest Inns of Court
California State Bar
Professional Women's Roundtable
California Society of Enrolled Agents
National Assoc of Enrolled Agents
Dept of Treasury
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3 Questions Answered
Q. if I marry will my wife pick up any responsibility for my IRS debt?
October 15, 2016
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
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 ..?
October 15, 2016
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?
October 15, 2016
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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