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TaxConnections Tax Professionals – Can You Help With This Question Of The Week?

TaxConnections Tax Professionals – Can You Help With This Question Of The Week?

When making a PARTIAL sale of an MLP, can designating recently purchased unit Lots as the ones to be sold reduce income tax?

I have searched and searched but have been unable to find this answer. I am unfamiliar with the accounting for MLP sales, and have a situation with a PARTIAL sale of an MLP, where it was designated the most recently purchased unit Lot be sold, which is documented by the broker’s statement. The K-1 figured the Ordinary Income based on the FIFO method using the first Lots purchased which are about 18 yrs. old. Read more

TaxConnections Tax Professionals – Can You Help With This Question Of The Week?

TaxConnections Tax Professionals – Can You Help With This Question Of The Week?

Is future income from a promissory note all taxable in the year the note was issued?

When we sold our business we signed a promissory note with the buyers for a portion of the purchase price with a 15 year payback at 6% interest. Our accountant told us that we must pay taxes on the full amount of the note even though we will receive the income over 15 years. Seems unfair to have taxation BEFORE compensation. Is this right? Read more

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Tax Advisor’s – Your Thoughts On This Question Of The Week?

Could long term capital carryover loss eliminate or reduce depreciation recapture?
Sold during 2017 strip mall in 50% partnership after holding for 15 years.
Currently up against 4/17/2018 dead line with following tax issue.

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Do US citizens with U.K. personal pensions have to pay tax on the 25% portion that is not taxable in the U.K? The tax treaty suggests two different outcomes. Article 17.2 – yes and article 17.1 a and b – No.

I have seen some are now suggesting as these are periodic payments rather than the US definition of a lump sum then the relevant article is 17 1b and the US savings clause does also not apply and these payments are not taxable.

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I spoke with the IRS about a Letter 12C and they have my response. Knowing it was an error on Turbotax end, will it take 6-8 weeks to deposit into my account? Can anyone help me?

Every Friday, TaxConnections addresses a question submitted to our Ask Tax Questions Platform. We ask our members to offer their thoughts on this question for the week. We realize you may need more information which you can request in the comments section below, or reach taxpayer privately as a TaxConnections Member. 

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Tax Question: How Do I Handle My LLC With Early Retirement?

I am early retiring this year and own an LLC company that only makes about 30K a year but much more than the allotted 17K that I have to stay under for this year. My wife helps me with this work but we don’t pay each other a salary, we just put the money in our business account when it comes in and file 1 Schedule C for the business on our yearly tax forms. She owns 1 share in the LLC and I own 100.

How would I structure this so that my income is limited to 17K and the remainder over that goes into her income. Do I need to update the LLC agreement or put each other on the payroll or maybe just me on the payroll? Do I just transfer ownership (all shares) to her? How would you advise me? Read more

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A 62 year old exempt Catholic Priest has paid 44 quarters of social security and medicare payments with the past eleven years of income tax returns. He qualifies for medicare at age 65, reduced social security at age 62 and full social security at age 66.

Can the Catholic Priest stop paying social security and medicare payments on future earnings?

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Taxpayer Question: I invested about 250 hours on a project that did not pan out and this had a huge impact on my bottom line in 2015.

For a consultant who charges an hourly rate and working as a sole proprietor, can I take a loss for work done on a project that was rejected by the client?  Read more

Tax Advisors – Answer Tax Question

TaxConnections Members are able to connect with a steady stream of prospective clients by answering tax questions. Answering visitors’ tax questions is a great way to begin the conversation. Each Friday we post a question we ask our community members to comment in order to help our site visitors.

How would you advise a client given this scenario? 

We are a married couple and we both have W2 jobs from stable large corporations. Wife also has 1099 income (physician practice + moonlighting). How should we organize her business so that we can maximize tax avoidance while taking our combined situation into account? These numbers are for 2018.
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