How and When to Pay Estimated Taxes

Taxpayers generally pay at least 90 percent of their taxes throughout the year through withholding, estimated tax payments or a combination of the two. If they don’t, they may owe an estimated tax penalty.

For tax-year 2018, the remaining estimated tax payment due dates are Sept. 17, 2018 and Jan. 15, 2019.

Estimated tax payments are the methods used to pay taxes on income that is not subject to withholding.Image result for taxes This income includes earnings from self-employment, interest, dividends, rents, and alimony. Taxpayers who do not choose to have taxes withheld from other taxable income should also make estimated tax payments.

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Wells Fargo Lays Off More Than 600 Mortgage Workers Nationwide

Wells Fargo will be laying off over 600 mortgage employees across the country. This layoff will be the largest for Wells Fargo this year.

The layoffs have been concentrated to the areas of Orlando, Florida; Ranch Cordova California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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SEC Goes After Marijuana Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Greenview Investment Partners L.P and its founder, Michael E. Cone, yesterday with defrauding investors by promising 24% annual returns from cannabis related investments. Cone has also been criminally charged and has had approximately $1.4 million worth of cash and assets seized. Image result for fraud

According to the SEC complaint, Cone concealed his prior criminal convictions by using an alias and lied about having a former agent from the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration on staff, and falsely claimed to have a long record of profitably investing millions into cannabis-related businesses.

Cone allegedly spent investors money on designer clothes and luxury cars.

Cone settled the SEC’s charges by agreeing to an officer-and-director bar and a permanent injunction.

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Bankruptcy Report for 2017

Consumers filing for bankruptcy in 2017 reported assets of $80 billion and total liabilities of $105 billion, according to an annual report filed by the Judiciary with Congress.

The report describes the activities of individuals with predominately consumer debt. Other Image result for bankruptcyhighlights of the report include:

  • 62% of assets were real property.
  • The median average income reported by debtors was $2,701 a month, and the median monthly expenses were $2,645.
  • A total of 742,323 consumer bankruptcy petitions were filed in 2017, 1% fewer than in 2016.
  • 61% of the petitions were filed under Chapter 7.

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Self-Defense as a Matter of Law Discussed

It is possible to establish self-defense as a matter of law, but “only when the evidence…[of] the necessary elements of self-defense is clear and undisputed should our courts order acquittal,”.

When the prosecutor offers evidence that, if believed, negates an element of self-defense, Image result for defendant lawthe defendant must then carry the burden of persuasion.

Evidence of the defendants conduct before, during, and after a shooting was relevant to show defendant’s mental state during the shooting.

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Contraband Isn’t Safe, Even in a Safe

Evidence of the contraband – some of it in a locked safe – in the Defendant’s room, supported a finding that Defendant possessed that contraband. Just because some of the AMSEC MS1414C B-Rated Burglary Security Safecontraband was the roommate’s doesn’t mean that it wasn’t your contraband because it was in your safe.

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Rapper Da Brat Files for Bankruptcy

Rapper Da Brat has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy revealing her assets are worth $108,700.65 but her liabilities total to over $7.7 million.

Her liabilities include $6.4 million owed to former cheerleader Shayla Stevens who won a judgement after the rapper hit her with a bottle in a nightclub.

The rapper owes another $1.2 million to Sony Music, and 12K to Ally Bank. She also has $2,284 in credit card debt and $2,284 owed to the Georgia Department of Revenue. As well as an unknown amount owed to the IRS.

The bankruptcy is still pending.

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U.S Household Debt Jumps to $13.3 Trillion While Student Loan Delinquencies Dip

U.S household debt continued to increase in the second quarter, propelled by an advance in mortgage borrowing, according to a Federal Reserve Back of New York report that also noted a decline in seriously delinquent student loans, Bloomberg News reported.

Total household debt rose 3.5 percent from a year earlier to a record $13.3 trillion, and mortgage debt rose 3.5 percent to $9 trillion. The majority of newly originated mortgages shutterstock_92874538.jpg (4500×4500)correlated to people with the highest credit scores, (760 or higher).

However loans slipping into delinquency fell to 4.52 percent. which is the lowest data since 2003. The drop was primarily due to student loans.

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Kenmore to be Bought

Reuter’s recently reported that a hedge fund owned by Sears CEO Eddie Lampert has offered to buy the Kenmore brand for $400M in cash.

The offer was made in a letter to Sears’ board last week on August 14th.

ESL Investments has also made an offer to by the appliances brand for as much as $80M, Image result for sears ceoalso in cash.

Lampert stated in April that Sears should sell its Kenmore brand, home improvement businesses and real estate, and that ESL Investments would bid in any sale.

Sears formed a special committee in May to explore the proposal.

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IRS Methods of Contact

The IRS communicates with taxpayers in several different ways. In order to avoid becoming a victim of a scam, take the time to review how they can contact you.

The IRS does NOT normally contact taxpayers by email, and they do not engage with taxpayers via social media or text.

When reaching a taxpayer, the IRS typically sends letters via the U.S. Postal Service before anything else. Watch out for fraudulent mail claiming the IRS has already contacted you.

The IRS frequently makes visits to personal homes to discuss tax delinquencies, but they will never request payment to anywhere other than the U.S. Treasury. Always ask IRS representatives to present two forms of ID; this will include a pocket commission and a personal identity verification credential.

If you require tax help or are struggling with debt, do not hesitate to contact our offices at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

 

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