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Student Tardiness does not Warrant a Search

July 25th, 2017

Too late - conceptual alarm clock showing that you are too late

A Missouri court has ruled that if a student is tardy or late, the student should not be subjected to a search of their body or property.  A school should only search a student if there is some neutral policy or individualized suspicion to warrant the search.

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

Eddie Bauer May File for Bankruptcy

July 21st, 2017

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The retailer Eddie Bauer has hired investment banks in order to explore strategies to avoid bankruptcy.

If you have a store that is closing and need some guidance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Asking for a Change of Judge before Trial

July 20th, 2017

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When in a Missouri associate circuit court, Missouri Statute 517.061 allows a party to request a change of judge as long as the request is made five (5) days or more before the date of the trial.

If you are being sued and need legal representation, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Drugs and Alcohol Can Be a Thing of Your Past

July 19th, 2017

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A Missouri man was recently granted a license to be a real estate salesperson despite having previous convictions for a DUI, possession of marijuana, and an unlawful use of a firearm.

If you need help clearing up your criminal past, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Floyd Mayweather owes Taxes

July 17th, 2017

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The IRS has recently filed a tax lien against Floyd Mayweather for over $22 million.  This just proves that no on escapes the tax man, not even celebrities.

If you are in tax trouble and need some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

It’s the End of the World

July 12th, 2017

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During the cold war, a forerunner in the preparation movement decided to build himself a nuclear fallout shelter. He then tried to offset the expense with a tax deduction, claiming the cost as a deduction for preventative medicine. The IRS denied his deduction and so far World War 3 hasn’t happened so his attempted foresight didn’t really pan out for him; a lucky break for the rest of the world.

It may not be the end of the world, but having tax issues can feel like it. If you are having trouble with your taxes give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Bubble Family

July 10th, 2017

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Not all family expenses are deductible. One gentleman in New Jersey discovered this when he tried to deduct “a bubble of pure air”. He was fed up with the poor quality of the northern New Jersey air and tried to claim a deduction for enclosing his family in a bubble as a medical expense. The deduction was denied but the revenue agent found the whole situation so silly that they waived all penalties.

If you are having tax issues, give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Honey, Did You Pay the Babysitter

July 7th, 2017

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Wouldn’t it be nice if the IRS allowed a deduction so that you and your spouse can go on a date night? Well they don’t. But one woman, in Kingsley v Commissioner, was allowed a deduction for paying a babysitter while she performed charity work. Babysitting fees were deductible when the baby sitter was hired so that the taxpayer could do volunteer work for a charity. This is contrary to the IRS position on the issue which states that such a deduction is now allowable. If you are going to try, the services must have been for a qualified charitable organization and you can’t be reimbursed for your expenses.

If you are having tax issues you can contact us by phone at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Circus Camp

July 6th, 2017

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As any parent knows, kids are expensive especially once they can walk, talk, and play sports or other extracurricular activities. To help with these expenses, the government offers the Child and Dependent Care Credit. This credit is up to $1,050 for one qualifying person or $2,100 for two kids. It is important to know that you don’t have to spend money on both kids to get the full credit. so if one kid spends summer with grandma (free!) and the other spends it at that pricey circus camp they have been dying to go to, you may be able to get the full $2,100 credit.

To qualify, the expense must be incurred for a dependent under age 13, or in some limited instances, a disabled person. the care must have been incurred so that you and your spouse (if married) can work or look for work. Lucky for those parents looking to raise the next superstar athlete, sports camps count if those requirements are met.

If you have any questions about the Child and Dependent Care Credit give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Home from Colorado

July 5th, 2017

kansas drug tax stamp

 

Kansas, like several others, actually imposes a tax on the purchase or possession of a controlled substance within the state of Kansas. When the drug dealer pays the tax, they are given a special stamp to attach to the drugs. the stamps are valid for three months. The stamps can be purchased in advance.

If the dealer is found with any drugs that don’t have a valid stamp, they can be subject to penalties for failing to have a valid stamp. These penalties can include fines, seizure of property, or liens against real estate, and, here’s the real kicker, possession of valid stamps don’t make possession of the drugs legal so the dealer can be prosecuted for possession or sale of the drugs even if they have the proper stamps.

If you are having tax issues you can contact us by phone at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

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