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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #3540 on: January 16, 2019, 05:26:58 PM »
Been there. Well, not business wise, but the California "Franchise tax board" came after ME for my dad's back due taxes.

...which they calculated after he was dead. I STILL keep a copy of his death certificate in my current records box. We filed everything right, the state are just bless'ed vampires.

Another "Fun" bit, I was still a minor when they came at me with that poo. Dad died in 1997. Later on they tried filing liens on his boat and truck.


It's so funny how an error on THEIR end causes an obligation on YOUR end.

Also sucks when I need to pull something up for insurance, and yup, reminder dad's gone forever, again.

Tarascon is a gentleman, and I hope he escapes Michigan. I hope EVERYONE escapes Michigan. The people in New Jersey can stay there.


Smokes, I really hope good things come your way, and the metaphorical teeth kicks get redirected to those who need 'em.
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« Reply #3541 on: January 16, 2019, 07:52:41 PM »
I miss tarascon. He's such a civil chap. Wish him well from me when next you write.

I'm having a lot of poo in my life at the moment as I went over the VAT registration threshold possibly 2 years ago and now the gubmint wants a truckload of money from me. Can't see a way out other than give it to them and start from scratch again.

Not to worry. I'd just better get on with it.

I can't speak to the UK tax people, but the IRS can sometimes be persuaded to reduce tax liabilities or to extend payments.  Are they so hard hearted there?

My husband is self employed and works in shared space with other craftsmen.  One day the Board of Equalization guys came through and hit up everyone in the shop to make sure they were registered and paying taxes on what they made and sold.  Fun times.  So now he has to file quarterly returns regardless of whether he's sold something or not.  It sounds similar to what you are dealing with, smokes.

I'm sorry to hear about the tax problems after your father's death, 8ully.  Just what you need to deal with in addition to grief.

tarascon seems to like MI, although I think the weather is very harsh.  Now that his mother's gone, it's not clear why he wants to remain there.  CA is much warmer/milder, although I guess the cost of living is higher.  It would be great if he came back on here more regularly.

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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #3542 on: January 16, 2019, 08:40:31 PM »
Oh, they didn't come after it until a full ten years after he died, but yeah, every time I look at that paper, it's a quick little reminder.
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« Reply #3543 on: January 17, 2019, 01:25:00 AM »
I'm assuming they came after his estate for back taxes?  People are supposed to file taxes for individuals who earn income during a tax year but who do not live until the following April, so their estate is supposed to file a return.

I'm not sure about the circumstances surrounding his death vis a vis his finances, but the IRS likes to get paid.  They like it so much that you can be here illegally and earn income.  The IRS doesn't care.  They just want you to pay taxes.  That's why resident aliens have to file tax returns with TINs (Tax I.D. numbers).  I've done tax returns for such people.  It sounds like the whole business was traumatic for you, and I'm not surprised.  I'm sorry you had to go through that.

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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #3544 on: January 17, 2019, 04:18:54 PM »
The perils of success. Good luck.

I need good luck enough to find a savvy accountant.

Turns out, while they may stick for 20k in the short run, I can claim VAT back for the last 4 years apparently that could put me quids-in. Not only that, they asked me to retrospectively ask my clients to pay VAT on invoices I sent them to see if they'll cough up, and if they don't  (I wouldn't), I can claim back that 20k after their refusal to pay.

I'm going to try and plead exemption for the past and register now.

It's a long shot, Chuck, but it might just work.
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« Reply #3545 on: January 17, 2019, 08:01:01 PM »
We had a lawyer handle the probate and all that stuff, they wanted the taxes as if he had still been living but not paying. Not sure how that happened, but it did. I thought at the time maybe someone stole his social, but I've been told those are deactivated on death.
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« Reply #3546 on: January 18, 2019, 01:20:33 AM »
If your father had been self employed and required to make quarterly estimated payments, that would raise a red flag, if he had not been sending those payments in regularly.  If his employer did withholding for him but other income sources rendered that inadequate, that could have been a problem.  Sadly, tax liability doesn't end with death.

At any rate, it sounds like a terrible thing you had to go through, and I'm sorry for that.

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« Reply #3547 on: January 18, 2019, 03:04:09 AM »
Eh, they can't find my high school transcripts, so he should be safe now.
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« Reply #3548 on: February 03, 2019, 04:24:02 PM »
I have a tooth infection and 2.5 days into some antibiotics, there ain't much happening.

It never rains, eh..
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« Reply #3549 on: February 03, 2019, 08:02:42 PM »
Super Bowl, more like super bless'ed boring! The highlight so far has been Game of Thrones murdering Bud Light. The Mountain killed the Bud Knight, then Drogon flamethrowered everyone else.

Someone call drogon in, special teams.




Oh poo, I missed the slide play they didnt count.

Like I get it, it would disrupt football, but that was a John woo play. Two feet planted vs.BACKSLIDE = IGNORE IT. so the next play was TD.

Still dayum. Not as hardcore as pulling a glock, but that should scare traditionalists.

So three quarter snoozefest to a WTF 4th.

Team boil all foods wins against team California burrito.

Gronkowski and Edelman carried brady.
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« Reply #3550 on: February 04, 2019, 02:24:10 PM »
And windy. And the wind is chucking sharp bits of parking lot gravel.

The regular maintenance guy came out today, and he was gob smacked by the tarp, like he was shocked they did something that stupid.

But hey, it's keeping the rain out, so job 1 is done. He's hoping the glazier can just reseal it, but is pretty sure they're going to have to pull it, as their glazier doesn't like making house calls.

Which is weird, because he already did, and is a pretty nice guy. But then I thought about how much I "loved" going out to people's houses for PC repair.


At least glass work is a little bit less intrusive, no browser histories to ignore, or obscene wallpapers to try and scrub from the brain with local anesthesia.


I mean I just have a blanket I bought in mexico hung up with thumb tacks. Perhaps that's offensive to glass workers? I don't know poo about windows.

It's kinda weird having my room all clean, it looks like a rented office right now.
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« Reply #3551 on: February 07, 2019, 06:35:23 AM »
It's my birthday, I seem to always want to come here and tell everyone.  <3
Smokes, I really hope you find a way to keep your money.  I've never so much as had a taste of good income or ownership, but if I did, surely i would be sore over legalities.
8ully, sorry for the window dude, we cant seem to get a thing fixed in this place although mother now has a live in boyfriend, thank God she leaves every Feb and doesn't come back till November.  I dont think I could handle another month with her.
My daughter is 12 now, we are hitting obstacles that are bigger than ones of before.  Such as puberty, it can be scary for the parents of atypical people.  Any suggestions on reading materials?
My son is ten, each year his skills in illustration grow.  One day, I'll take the time to figure how to post pictures again.  I'll show you some of his work.
I'm 33 today :)
 

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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #3552 on: February 07, 2019, 11:51:38 AM »
I'm 33 today :)

Well Happy birthday you  :) :) hope you had a great day

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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #3553 on: February 07, 2019, 03:37:24 PM »
It's raining.

You did that.

It's my birthday, I seem to always want to come here and tell everyone.  <3
Smokes, I really hope you find a way to keep your money.  I've never so much as had a taste of good income or ownership, but if I did, surely i would be sore over legalities.
8ully, sorry for the window dude, we cant seem to get a thing fixed in this place although mother now has a live in boyfriend, thank God she leaves every Feb and doesn't come back till November.  I dont think I could handle another month with her.
My daughter is 12 now, we are hitting obstacles that are bigger than ones of before.  Such as puberty, it can be scary for the parents of atypical people.  Any suggestions on reading materials?
My son is ten, each year his skills in illustration grow.  One day, I'll take the time to figure how to post pictures again.  I'll show you some of his work.
I'm 33 today :)
 

Many happy returns, Bea.

My daughter is also 12 (until next monday that is) but I'm like a gazillion years old. I like to think I don't look a day older than half a gazillion, but that notion disappears after a day through the mill.

Money is such a vulgar thing.
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