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Missouri Will Collect Child Support for Another State

March 22nd, 2017

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Simply moving to another state will not get you out of paying your child support obligations.  If you live in Missouri and Missouri receives notice that you owe child support pursuant to a court order in another state, Missouri will assist that state in collecting the owed child support.

If you are having child support issues and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Things To Do with Your Income Tax Refund

March 21st, 2017

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Each year, around this time, you may be getting a tax refund.  Instead of spending it on a big screen TV or a new IPhone, here are a few other things to spend your refund on:

  1. Start a savings account
  2. Pay down or settle some of your debt
  3. Invest the money into a retirement account
  4. Buy life insurance
  5. Take care of some outstanding legal issues.

If you have any tax problems and would like some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Unclaimed Tax Refunds Reaches $1 Billion

March 20th, 2017

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The IRS has recently announced that the amount of unclaimed income tax refunds now totals more than $1 billion.  The IRS estimates that 11,100 people in Kansas are due a refund with the average refund being $746.  The IRS estimates that 22,400 people in Missouri are due a refund with the average refund being $705.

If you need tax assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

J.C. Penney to Close 100 Stores

March 15th, 2017

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J.C. Penney may be shutting down two of its distribution centers and 130 stores as its retails sales continue to decline.

If you are having financial issues, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

IRS Accepting Returns that Skip the Obamacare Health Tax

March 13th, 2017

tax season again

Pursuant to President Trump’s executive order, the IRS will be accepting income tax returns that do not complete the requirement to report your health insurance on your income tax return.  However, the IRS has stated that it can, and may, follow-up on income tax returns that leave the information blank.

If you would like assistance filing an income tax return, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy Again

March 10th, 2017

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General Wireless Operations, Inc., the company that took over RadioShack after it filed bankruptcy the first time, has filed for bankruptcy.  After failed attempts to revive RadioShack, including attempting to strike up deals with Sprint, the company has gone under once more.

If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Amazon May Be Collecting Taxes Soon

March 8th, 2017

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The state of Mississippi is now requiring that any company that sells items through the mail above $250,000 per year will be subject to collecting the state’s sales tax.  This means that companies such as Amazon and Quill will be required to collect sales taxes on their sales in the state of Mississippi.  While this does not affect Missouri or Kansas just yet, it may soon.

If you are facing tax issues, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Don’t Run at Someone with a Stick

March 7th, 2017

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Don’t Run at Someone with a Stick

A Missouri man who ran at another person holding a long stick was found guilty of attempting to cause harm to a person with a dangerous instrument.

If you have been charged with a crime and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Cannot Claim Ineffective Assistance of Counsel when You Represent Yourself

March 6th, 2017

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A Missouri defendant represented himself in his criminal trial.  After he lost, he attempted to appeal his guilty verdict citing ineffective assistance of counsel.  Missouri courts have ruled that, when you represent yourself voluntarily, you cannot claim ineffective assistance of counsel.

If you have been charged with a crime and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

It’s a Girl

March 2nd, 2017

egg donors

Egg donors have to go through a barrage of tests and hormone therapies and as such are compensated rather well. The payout for enduring the process generally runs around $50,000 for those who make it through. In Perez v. Commissioner the tax court finally made a definitive ruling that this money is taxable. Perez tried to argue that the payment was for pain and suffering and thus excludable under Internal Revenue Code Section 104 as a payment for physical injury.

For all you tax buffs it is important to note what the case was not about. It was not a case to determine the tax treatment of selling her eggs. Perez was compensated for her time and would have been paid regardless of whether there was a successful donation. Though income from donating other items such as plasma is taxable.

If you need help with your taxes, contact us at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

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