Category Archives: RETURNS

THERE ARE NO MAGIC TRICKS FOR RESOLVING TAX DEBTS OF THE NON-FILER: CAUTION NOT SPEED SHOULD BE THE WATCH WORD.

Booker T. Washington said, “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”  There is no easy solution to resolving tax debts.  Anyone who claims to be able to eliminate tax debts quickly … Continue reading

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PRECISE LANGUAGE IN TAX INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE COULD AVERT LATER DISPUTES – SPOUSE FOUND IN COMTEMPT OF COURT FOR VIOLATING TYPICAL CLAUSE WITH GENERAL LANGUAGE

In Brooks Lee v. Lee, 212 Ohio 373, Ohio Court of Appeals, 10th Appellate District (2012), the former husband appealed the decision of the trial court finding him in contempt on several grounds.  The case involved cross motions for contempt … Continue reading

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MORE ON STATE COURT ORDER THAT SPOUSE FILE A JOINT RETURN

Further regarding a Nebraska Appellate court decision in Bock v. Dalbey (see post of 10/5/11, “Can State Court Order Unwilling Spouse to File Joint Return”), upholding a lower court’s order that the wife join in filing joint returns with the husband, … Continue reading

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CAN STATE COURT ORDER UNWILLING SPOUSE TO FILE JOINT RETURN?

The Nebraska Court of Appeals in Bock V. Dalbey (19 Neb. App. 210, filed September 27, 2077) upheld a lower court divorce decision ordering the wife to file joint federal income tax returns with her husband for the years 2008 … Continue reading

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DONATION ALLOWED FOR “CAT HOUSE” UNREIMBURSED EXPENSES BUT SUBSTANTIATION RULES PROVE NETTLESOME

The Tax Court has put animal foster care volunteer expenses on the same plane as  foster child care expenses in deciding that volunteer unreimbursed expenses in performing services for a qualified charity are tax- deductible charitable contributions provided the required statutory documentation is provided and maintained.  The case … Continue reading

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INNOCENT SPOUSE: ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE UNDER SEC. 6015(c) WILL NOT BE INFERRED

Decisions of the Tax Court in cases filed under the Small Case procedures of Section 7463 are nonappealable and may not be cited as precedent but can be instructive of what the court thinks is non- controversial and settled law and … Continue reading

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YOUR TAX RETURN

Every winter just following the New Year’s arrival, Americans revisit a dreaded and tedious process – gathering together tax information.  The tax filing season, as tagged by tax professionals who from it earn a living, culminates for most with the … Continue reading

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