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What is the difference in a levy and a lien?

  • December 1st, 2023
  • David Greene
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A tax lien is a document recorded at the county register of deeds office which simply states that the individual owes the IRS the amount of money stated on the lien.  If the person named sells real property, that lien…

Is an LLC automatically taxed as an S-Corporation?

  • November 29th, 2023
  • David Greene
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The answer to this question is no, you have a choice.  When the LLC is formed, you choose how the LLC is to be taxed.  A single member LLC can be taxed either as an S-Corporation or as a Sole…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

  • November 23rd, 2023
  • David Greene
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What does Thanksgiving mean?  It means different things to different people.  To kindergarten and grade school kids it means Pilgrims and Indians getting together for a feast.  To ladies (and many men) it means getting up in the middle of…

Can I be taxed in retirement? How?

  • November 21st, 2023
  • David Greene
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There are six primary ways you can be taxed in retirement: (1)  Traditional IRA or 401(k) withdrawals – this money is always taxed as ordinary income when taken out; (2) Social Security benefits – whether or not taxed depends on…

Does the donee of a gift ever have to pay gift tax?

  • November 13th, 2023
  • David Greene
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Unfortunately, the answer is sometimes yes. This happens if the donor does not pay the tax or properly file a gift tax return.  This usually happens when is deceased because that is usually the only situation where the IRS pursues…

Does refusing an IRS certified letter cancel it?

  • October 10th, 2023
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Does refusing an IRS certified letter cancel it?

Unfortunately, the tactic you propose will not work.  In state court, I must serve a defendant either in person or through certified mail restricted delivery.  If by mail, the defendant must sign the receipt or the service is not valid. …

What inheritance rights do unmarried couples have?

  • September 21st, 2023
  • David Greene
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Unmarried couples do not have any rights to the assets of their deceased partner and have no rights to intestate inheritance.There is no more Common Law Marriaage in South Carolina.  It was abolished in July 2019.  Common Law marriages established…

Tax tips for starting a new business.

  • September 14th, 2023
  • David Greene
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Everyone should be smart and think about preventing trouble instead of having to think about getting out of trouble.  Many owners of small businesses know how to make or sell their product, but do not know how to keep good…

Can tax payments be paid electronically?

  • August 31st, 2023
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Can tax payments be paid electronically?

Yes they can. I would like to state first though, that one should always use certified mail to send anything to the IRS.  That way you get the green card back, which is proof that they received it.  However, since…

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