Tax Law in Minnesota
Facing a taxing authority is a scary thing – and while you may feel all alone, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have stressful tax issues annually and there is always a Minnesota tax attorney who is willing to help.
In addition, this article will help you know:
- When a MN tax lawyer can help you
- The types of taxes a MN tax attorney deals with
- How to find free non-legal tax help
- How to find legal tax help
A Minnesota Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems
Here is a list of example tax issues your fellow citizens have experienced. Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive – just examples and if you’re wondering whether a tax attorney could help in your situation, it’s okay to call and ask. (Visit www.attorneys.org and call the tax lawyer of your choice.)
Betty’s county has upped her real estate tax by $5,000. She thinks there has been a valuation error and wants to appeal the new assessment.
Barney has been assessed a $65,000 federal income tax bill. He thinks they have the wrong guy and that he is a victim of identity theft.
Allie forgot to pay her self-employment taxes and the IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue are assessing penalties and interest.
Shannon and the Minnesota Department of Revenue don’t agree on what she owes in income taxes and withholding taxes. She would like help negotiating a settlement.
Harry is concerned that the federal estate tax and gift tax exemptions may be reduced and he wants to know if he should take action now while the exemptions are higher.
Alice saw a show about the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley, who spent 19 months in jail for tax evasion. Alice is afraid she may be arrested for tax evasion and needs good advice.
Rose saw that one of the Facebook guys expatriated to avoid income taxes on the Facebook IPO. She wants to know if expatriation is right for her.
A Minnesota Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes
Tax lawyers help to ensure that you’re paying enough – but not too much in taxes – and they keep you out of jail. They provide guidance in 5 taxing events (and in all tax controversies and criminal defense which revolve around these 5 tax events).
- INCOME TAX – capital gains – self-employment – withholding – Medicare – Social Security – income taxes – business income taxes.
- PROPERTY TAX – real estate taxes.
- TRANSFER TAX – gift – mergers and acquisition – estate taxes.
- SALES TAX and USE TAX – purchase and use taxes.
- DEATH TAX – federal estate and generation skipping taxes.
Where do I Find Minnesota and Federal Tax Laws?
Here are places to look for additional information; hopefully, these sites will answer your questions, help you to ask the right questions, and create more important questions. However, to learn how the tax law applies to your individual case, consult with a qualified Minnesota tax attorney.
- Federal Tax Code, Regulations, and Guidance(federal tax laws).
- Minnesota Statutes, Laws, and Rules (state tax laws).
- Examples of Minnesota taxes:
- Minnesota income tax is graduated and ranges from 5.35% up to 7.85%, depending on your income and filing status.
- Minnesota sales tax has a maximum of 7.875%.
- Currently, Minnesota does NOT collect an inheritance tax but it DOES have a Minnesota estate tax on estates over $1 million.
- Google your own Local Municipal Laws and Regulations for your county, township, city, borough, village, etc.(local tax laws).
How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?
For educational tax information, use the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue websites for non-legal tax help. The websites are very helpful and have tax information, forms, rates, and the like. But for legal tax advice, you need an attorney.
How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?
To find a Minnesota tax attorney, search our free site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a friend for a referral. You are not alone.