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Other (Alternative Minimum Tax, Estates, Trusts, Tax Shelters, State Tax Inquiries) - Other (Alternative Minimum Tax, Estates, Trusts, Tax Shelters, State Tax Inquiries)


Rev. date: 1/2010


How do I deduct the administration expenses of my father's estate?

Estate
Survivors, Executors and Administrators
United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return

 
 

Rev. date: 1/2010


How can I recognize an abusive tax shelter?

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The IRS allows taxpayers to minimize their tax liability through legitimate investment, but will not allow a shelter which is "abusive."
Tax shelters reduce current tax liability by offsetting income from one source with losses or deductions from another source.
An abusive tax shelter:
There is current information on irs.gov covering abusive tax shelters including:

Rev. date: 1/2010


The IRS corrected my return and sent me an additional refund. Does this mean I am also entitled to an additional refund on my state tax return?

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Whether you are entitled to an additional state tax refund depends on the change that was made to your federal return. For example, if you used the wrong line on the tax tables to figure your tax on your Federal tax return, this may not have an impact on your state tax return.  If, however, the change was made to the amount of your taxable income, it may have an impact on your state tax return.
Contact your state tax office for additional information. It is helpful to have a copy of your tax returns (federal and state) and a copy of the IRS notice when you call.  For contact information for the tax office of the state you need to contact, please go to our Alphabetical State Index.