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Question from Girish July 17, 2013 at 8:07am Richard, I am insurance agent. I filled return from 2003/ 2004.but from 2009/2010 I hadnot filled reurn. My tds amount is about 1lac rupees. Could I fill return from 2009/2010.and get refund?...

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Question from Sunil July 11, 2013 at 9:44am Richard, What is income-tax act. and sir i want to be many information about Tax. Answer: Sunil - Thank you for the question.  Information on U.S. income tax can be found at...

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Question from Aaron May 22, 2013 at 6:08pm Richard, Can a private business deduct from their taxes donated rental space? If they lease their space out during non-business hours, what is the standard deduction? Answer: Aaron - Thank you for...

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Question from Lenora May 20, 2013 at 8:20am Richard,  I defaulted on a loan from my 403 b accout. I paid the taxes on the distribution. I am 64 years old & still working. Do I still have to pay...

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Question from Michael May 16, 2013 at 6:32am Richard, I am retired,with my pension and Social Security , I will bring in $25,341.00 for 2013..My wife is still working and her's should be about $16,000.00---This is already Taxed,Marreied filing jointly,Bringing...

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Question from Carol May 13, 2013 at 10:03am Richard, Can the energy efficient windows that I purchased in 2004 for approximately $9K be taken as a tax credit this year? No credit was allowed at that time. Thank you for...

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Question from Helen May 12, 2013 at 5:50pm Richard,  My son just graduated college and my family gave him good sized monetary gifts---they are aware of the gift giving amount and gave that amount to him every year while he...

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Question from Natasha April 30, 2013 at 6:31pm Richard, My daughter died of SIDS and only lived two months. Can I claim her on taxes? Answer: Natasha - I am sorry for your loss and the difficult circumstances that raise...

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Question from Kelli April 25, 2013 at 5:23pm Richard, Person has a farm in Oregon that she wishes to create an LLC so that both farm and husband's business can be combined and filed on 1065 return. Issue is that...

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Question from Maya April 23, 2013 at 11:42am Richard, My sister (18) is moving to live with me (from overseas) to go to college. I plan to get her a part-time job to make some money for some of her...

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Question from Meryn April 17, 2013 at 9:22am Richard, I work for the Department of State in the U.S. Foreign Service. I have been posted overseas for the last 3 years. Oregon is my state of residence and my home...

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Question from HT April 16, 2013 at 9:46am Richard, my deceased father's ssn was entered in error on my 1040 form. IRS has identified this as an issue and sent me a letter to verify. Question 1: Should I have...

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I will not be available to answer additional questions today.  If you are looking for information to help you file your 2012 federal income tax return, try the IRS web site, www.irs.gov. If you cannot complete your federal return return today,...

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Question from Ruby April 15, 2013 at 10:15am Richard, I received unemployment for 2012 and now cannot locate the 1099 G for tax filing. Is there a way to get those figures on line today so I can complete my...

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Question from Blake April 15, 2013 at 8:22am Richard, I am a full time resident of New Hampshire. I own a rental property in Oregon. In 2012, I received an ESOP dispersement from an Oregon business. I also took an...

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Question from Jill April 14, 2013 at 7:29pm Richard, Do You prorate alimony if divorce was finalized on february 20,2012? Filing as head of household this year Answer: Jill - Thank you for your question. I am not sure what...

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Question from Dale April 14, 2013 at 2:06pm Richard, We are Married couple One spouse is a us citizen and one is a Canadian with out a social security number. the Canadian tax return has already been filed do we...

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Question from Debbie April 14, 2013 at 10:30am Richard,  Just got rejection of 2012 return. My 29 yo son drew $440/month from SSI and always lived with me. He died 8/2012. IRS says SSA notified them that theSS# was that...

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Question from Bill April 14, 2013 at 9:01am Richard, Is your pension income used in the calculation for the taxation of your Social Security? This link from the IRS on page 15 seems to state that pensions are not used...

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Question from Angelo April 13, 2013 at 1:56pm Richard, I pay over $3800 a year for child support the mother of the child do not work, And has not worked in the last five years, the child do not live...

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Question from Jaquiline April 12, 2013 at 7:29pm Richard,  I received the City of Portland Arts Tax bill/letter that lists child support as an example of income. Is this accurate information? Answer: Jaquiline - Thank you for your question. I...

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Question from Olga April 10, 2013 at 3:55pm Richard, Can employer deduct monthly fees he pays to employees or to gym directly for off-site gym membership in CA? Will it be taxed to employer? employee? independent contractor? Answer: Olga -...

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Question from Noel April 9, 2013 at 4:18pm Richard, a f/u question to your Jan 18 reply to Laurel: Our son, age 22 yrs, was a full time college student in 2012 until he graduated in mid-May - so this...

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Question from Meraida April 9, 2013 at 4:08pm Richard, recently I filed income tax return n received a refund,I claimed all my children under 25 year old as dependents,then the school that my son applied demanded an income tax return...

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Question from Marlene April 8, 2013 at 2:14pm Richard,  For some reason this year Turbo Tax does not calculate the City of Portland Business Tax? I have downloaded the form from the city, my question is: Form SP-2012 Why are...

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Question from Tom April 8, 2013 at 11:32am Richard, I was notified by my investment manager that they must withhold an additional 4 per cent for Oregon state taxes due to a change in Oregon law (or regulation). This is...

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Question from Ron April 8, 2013 at 10:33am Richard,  My Situation • Both, Wife and I, work. Two kids under age of 10. We live at primary home. We file jointly every year.• I bought 3 single family investment houses...

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Question from Najela April 8, 2013 at 9:57am Richard, re: line 39a. on form 1040 if one was born before Jan.2, 1948 what good is this x in the box - it doesn't give us an extra credit does it?...

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Question from Sharon April 7, 2013 at 11:19am Richard,  Can we deduct Home owners association fees on our taxes? Answer: Sharon - Thank you for your question. Generally these fees are used to maintain the common areas and other amenities...

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