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Homebuyer Credit and Taxes. Do We Have to Pay the IRS? – Theresia

“Dear Jim, We bought a house in 2008 and got the first time homebuyer credit of 7500$. We sold the house in 2009 due to expected military orders. (We ended up NOT getting military orders) We took a 14,000$ loss on the sale of the house. Last year we made an “installment” payment on the credit of 500$. This year ... Read More »

    I Got a 1099-C On My House in Miami. How Do I Handle This? – Bill

    “Dear Jim, Paid $200,000 for second home in miami in 2006. Got a 1099c for $80,000. This is for 2010, and i have not filed 2010 taxes. Just an extension. still can’t figure out how to handle 2010 taxes which i have not yet filed. I think i am too old for all of this. I don’t have the short ... Read More »

      Can My Father Sell His Home Without Paying Taxes? – Eva

      “Dear Jim, I am in charge of my dad’s property. My father 82 urs old, lives in Mexico and owns a 2 flat that he rents out here in the US , he has asked me to sell it. In order to take advantage of the 1 time tax free sale of a property for people over 65 does the ... Read More »

        Can I Get Rid of Back Taxes in My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? – Jacquelyn

        “Dear Jim, I am converting from chapter 13 to a chapter 7 and I have owed federal taxes in it they will work with me on it won’t they? Will they work with me to pay back my taxes? Jacquelyn” Dear Jacquelyn, Thanks for the question. Although bankruptcy is filed in federal US Bankruptcy Court, state laws still apply (means ... Read More »

          My Mother-In-Law Moved From Puerto Rico to the U.S. Does She Need to File a U.S. Tax Return? – Amy

          “Dear Jim, My mother-in-law moved from Puerto Rico to the US and the only income she has is from a pension that she receives from a lifetime of teaching in PR. Even though she lives in the US, does she need to file a US tax return if she does not receive any US income? Amy” Dear Amy: Thanks for ... Read More »

            How Does My Husband Get Back His Tax Refund as an Injured Spouse? – Regina

            “Dear Jim, I have lived in Phoenix arizona since 2003. Attended college in 2003 took a LOA went back in 2005. Have not had any income since 2003. I Was not able to complete course (I know has no bearing). I have been married for four years and I do not work and have no intention of working. I do ... Read More »

              The Virginia Department of Taxation is Taking All of My Pay. – Leslie

              “Dear Jim, I owe back taxes to the state of Virginia for ’06 and ’07. I neglected to pay only because I was dealing with a brain tumor. The VA Dept. of Taxation levied a garnishment of 100% of net. VA Dept. of Taxation uses federal tax exemptions not federal limits for garnishment. At least, that is what I am ... Read More »

                The IRS is Taking Money Out of My SSI Payments. – Barbara

                “Dear Jim, The IRS is taking money out of my SSI after I sent in the form to the collection agency that is is “supposedely” handling this case. They are G.C. Services out of TN. and I have another case with case citibannk but fortunately they are are still processing it. What can I do about G.C and the IRS? ... Read More »

                  I Owe the IRS. Will They Settle for a Lesser Amount in an Offer in Compromise or Do I Need an Attorney? – Diana

                  “Dear Jim, I owe the IRS $26,000. There were some years I failed to file taxes and some years I filed and owed, but they said I never filed, I have the copies. I have all the information except one year. My question is will the IRS settle with me for a lesser amount or do I need to hire ... Read More »

                    I Did Not File My Taxes and Now I Have an Outstanding Back Balance. I’m So Depressed. – Dan

                    “Dear Jim, I have aquired a huge mess by not filing my taxes and need advise. I am very depressed about my situation. I have an outstanding balance for back pay child support and now I have back taxes I owe. I have a wife and a six year old beautiful child. I am a contractor who is only maing ... Read More »

                      We Did Not Pay Our Payroll Tax and Now Owe the IRS. What Should We Do? – Annitra

                      “Dear Jim, My husband and I have a small business. He did not pay our payroll taxes. He used the tax money to run the business. The IRS has our account on hold at this time because technically he does not have a job. He says he is looking for a job and the IRS agent that we deal with ... Read More »

                        Are the Monthly Fees I Paid for Debt Settlement Tax Deductible? – Susan

                        “Dear Jim, I engaged Greensheild FS after loosing my job5/2009, due to @ 50, 000 in debt. I started paying their fee 7 2009. I was not able to get a copy of the the contract on line until two months before I found my account had been transferred to davenport law (@12 2010). Each month I was charged 330 ... Read More »

                          I’m Freaking Out About Owing the IRS after Settling My Debt. – Jerry

                          Ready to Collapse

                          “Dear Steve, I completed a debt settlement in 2010 where I retired 160,000 in debt for about 60,000. I had to liquidate my 401k of 38k to help. I knew about the 1099-c thing but calculated I could claim insolvency. I am still working making good Money but my expenses where high and instill own my home I procrastinated with ... Read More »

                            I Didn’t File Tax Returns for the Last Five Years But I Live on Very Little. What Do I Do? – Barb

                            “Dear Jim, I am in my late 70’s and I have gotten neglectful and ill the last five years and did not file a return. I know I do not owe money since I usually owe them nothing(it is taken out) or very very little for many years. I am retired and live on about 10,000 a year. Do you ... Read More »

                              I Got Behind on My Bills Because I Had to Pay the IRS. – Crystal

                              Ready to Collapse

                              “Dear Steve, I got behind because IRS was garnishing my wages and I got behind. How can I ever get debt free if no one would give me a chance to pay my debt down and get back on track. I been at my job going on 7 years and have steady income. I just need a chance to get ... Read More »

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