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Alabama State Tax Rate Structure

If your income range is between $ 0 and $ 500, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 2%.

If your income range is between $ 501 and $ 3,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 4%.

If your income range is $ 3,000 and over, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 5%.

Information about Alabama State Tax Forms

Form 40X – Amended Return & Instructions (For 2007 and prior)

Form IT: 489 – Refund Information

Form 2848A – Power of Attorney

Form 8821A – Tax Information Authorization

Form 4506A – Request for Copy of Tax Form or Individual Income Tax Account Information

Form 40 with Calculations 2013 Alabama Individual Income Tax Return (Includes Form 4952A, Schedules A, B, CR, D, E and OC)

Form 40 2013 Alabama Individual Income Tax Return

Form 40 Instructions Instructions for 2013 Individual Income Tax Return

Schedule A, B, CR & DC Itemized Deductions, Interest and Dividend Income,Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States and Donation Checkoffs (Form 40)

Schedule CR Worksheet Additional Worksheet for Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States (Form 40)

Schedule D & E Profit from Sale of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, etc. and Income from Pensions, Annuities, Rents, Royalties, Partnerships, S Corporations, Estates & Trusts  (Form 40)

Form 4952A Investment Interest Expense Deduction

Schedule OC Other Available Credits

Form 40A Alabama Individual Income Tax Return (Short Form)

Form 40NR Alabama Individual Income Tax Return Form (Nonresidents Only)

Schedules A, B, D&E Schedules A, B, D, & E for Form 40NR

Form 4952A Investment Interest Expense Deduction

Form 2210AL Estimated Tax Penalties for Individuals

2010 Form 40ES 2013 Individual Estimated Tax Form

Form 40-V Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher

Electronic tax return preparation 2013 is now widely available in the form of tax preparation software which gives you a copy of the tax forms that you need to fill out and actually helps you accomplish them.

As you would probably think, these programs are very helpful because they answer most taxpayers’ questions as well as provide all the necessary resources to help the average Joes deal with all their tax forms 2013 and tax preparation obligations.

(PRWEB) July 16, 2013

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Important Note From The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center: “We want to hear from a victim of mesothelioma, or lung cancer victim who was exposed to asbestos in any state, including California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and Alabama. We also need family members, or friends to help us get these victims identified and the victim, or their family members are encouraged to call us anytime at 866-714-6466.” http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “Veterans of the US Navy probably had the highest exposure to asbestos because asbestos was in all US Navy ships until recently. Other high risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include shipyards, power plants, manufacturing factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, mines, smelters, aerospace manufacturing facilities, demolition construction work sites, railroad repair yards, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake shops. With mesothelioma, or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure the cancer may not show up until decades after the exposure, so we are talking about exposure that took place in the 1950′s, 1960′s, 1970′s, or 1980′s. As long as the victim, or their family members can prove the exposure to asbestos, we will do everything possible to help them get what might be significant financial compensation.” For more information please call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com








I understand how one proves the existance of a common law marraige in alabama for the purposes of achieving a divorce. However, how does one go about being considered married by governments and business (for legal purposes)?

ie I explained the common law thing to a woman in a government office and she replied that without a marraige certificate we were not married in the eyes of that government office

Answer by wizjp
The requirements for a common-law marriage are: (1) capacity; (2) an agreement to be husband and wife; and (3) consummation of the marital relationship.

I’d contact the county clerk’s office about what is needed to have such a union formally recgnized

Here is a pretty detailed discussion of the legalities

Living together (cohabitation) without marriage can be a reasonable option to marriage, and in the case of same-sex (gay, transgender, bisexual, lesbian) relationships where marriage is not yet sanctioned by the State, it may be the only option a couple wishing to live together has. Because everyone that lives together shares part of their property with another person, we recommend that certain legal agreements be executed between partners living together in Alabama. The following list of documents are just some of the most common documents used by couples who are living together. Of course, every situation is different and particular legal advise can address problems and concerns before they become onerous. We hope this list helps couples begin a dialogue that will be useful to them in protecting their relationship and the property they share.
1. Living Will—A living will allows you to set out what life-prolonging treatments will be withheld or provided in the event that you cannot communicate these wishes. Once a doctor receives a properly signed and witnessed living will he or she must honor its instructions or transfer you to the care of another doctor who will.

2. Durable Power of Attorney—A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare gives another person the authority to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you cannot communicate your wishes. It is common to name the person you live with as the one who will make these decisions.

3. Short Form Property Agreements–These two contracts, although brief are legally enforceable. One of them keeps property separate and the other shares most of the property after living together.

4. Joint Ownership Agreement–Although you and the person you live with may want to keep things separate at first, you may later decide to purchase an item jointly. You will want a document showing you both own the property together.

5. Homemaker Services Agreement–While living together, if one of you is responsible for housework and childcare you may want a contract that would provide fair compensation for these responsibilities.

6. Dividing Expenses Based on Income—When it comes to paying the bills you and the person you’re living with may want to divide the costs. If one of you makes more money than the other an unequal payment agreement may be in order. If you make 30% more than your partner you may pay 30% more of the bills.

7. Starving Artist Agreement–In the event that one or both of you are artist an agreement may be made where you take turns supporting each other. This allows one of you to pursue their artistic talent full-time.

8. Agreement for People in School—In your relationship, if one of you is going through school while the other is paying the tuition it is wise to make an agreement ensuring the fair compensation of the person paying the tuition.

9. Sharing Rent–Pay attention to the fine print. Many rental or lease agreements are highly restrictive or downright illegal. Particularly look for language prohibiting “immoral behavior”. If living together is illegal where you live, this language could possibly be used to evict you.

10. If you are living in rented or leased property only the person signing the rent or lease has a right to live in the property. If that person leaves, dies, etc. the other person has no rights to remain in the property. This can be changed, however, by signing a new lease, making and oral agreement with the landlord, or by paying the rent owed to the landlord on a regular basis.

11. Buying Realty–Even if you hate contracts, when buying a house it’s foolish not to have one. Contracts can be made for nearly any joint ownership, be it equal or unequal ownership.

12. If an unmarried couple has a child they should have the father sign a paper stating he’s the father as quickly as possible. This reduces the likelihood of a later court battle over paternity and also ensures that the child is eligible for ll the benefits (health, survivor’s, disability, and life insurance) he or she is entitled to.

13. Separation Agreements—If an unmarried couple with a child decides to separate they can make their on child support, custody and visitation arrangements. This requires both parents to put their own desires aside in the best interest of the child. No agreement is permanent so approach it with a spirit of flexibility.

14. Death and Property—Many unmarried couples who live together do not have wills prepared to divide up their property. If a will is not prepared one’s property may be distributed amongst the deceased’s blood relatives with their partner receiving nothing. A contract or will should be prepared regarding the distribution of property.

15. Wills—A will is a document in which you leave your property to anyone you choose. Wills are easy to change.

16. Codicil—This is used to make minor changes to your will after it has been signed. It comes at the end of the will and should be signed and witnessed in the same manner as the will.

You can inadvertently end up married to someone by living with them in the State of Alabama. That is called common law marriage.

There are several requirements for the formation of a common law marriage in Alabama. The first is the express mutual consent and intent to be married. In addition, parties must hold themselves out to the world as being married or “must openly and professedly live as husband and wife”. While the intention of the parties may certainly be proven by their words to others, the incidence of “swearing contests” between parties who dispute whether or not there was an intent to be married have induced the courts to rely on parties actions and conduct to determine their intentions in resolving this issue. Courts may ask if there was a joint bank account? If such an account was held in the name of “Mr. & Mrs.”? If the parties jointly execute a lease as “Mr. & Mrs.”? Determining whether the parties intended a common law marriage involves examining documents such as these to determine the actual legal intent of the parties. There is no specific length of time recognized generally as a requirement for the formation of the common law marriage, but the parties must actually live together for some period of time while they are “holding out” as husband and wife.

Even states that do not recognize common law marriages will usually recognize one that was formed in a state which does recognize common law marriages. This means that if you live with someone and hold yourselves out as a married couple in Alabama, separate and move to another state that does not recognize common law marriages, you are most likely still going to be considered married to your common-law spouse. In addition, most states will recognize a common law marriage if the parties at some time during their period of living together resided in a state that allows the formation of common law marriages. Even if the parties begin living together in a state that does not allow the formation of common law marriages, they can inadvertently form a common law marriage, so long as the requisite “holding out,” intent and cohabitation are present, if they move to a state that allows common law marriages. On the other hand, a temporary visit to a state that allows the formation of a common law marriage, so long as the parties are domiciled in another state which does not recognize them, usually will not result in a valid common law marriage.

Because a common-law marriage is not formally recorded, the couple, if challenged, may have to prove the existence of their marriage contract. They may have to prove that they live together as man and wife and present themselves to the public as a married couple. Where recognized, a common-law marriage is as valid as a typical marriage. Ascertain if the state/country you are living in recognizes common law marriages.

There are four requirements for a valid common law marriage. Just living together isn’t enough to validate a common law marriage:

1. You must live together.

2. You must present yourselves to others as a married couple. Some ways of doing this are by using the same last name, referring to one another as husband or wife, and filing a joint tax return.

3. Although not defined, you have to be together for a significant period of time.

4. You must intend to be married.

5. You must consummate the marital relationship.

In the United States, every state is Constitutionally required and obliged to recognize as valid a common-law marriage that was recognized in another state. However, recent DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) statutes have legally changed the nature of marriage in America, and may prevent common-law marriage recognition in other states. It is fair to say that in defending marriage, these statutes have made it less likely that a couple that lives together will find recognition of their common-law marriages in neighboring states. In today’s age, the definition of marriage is subject to considerable debate and uncertainty based on the new DOMA statutes.

It is easy to see why if you are living together as a man and woman in Alabama, you would want to execute certain documents to protect your interests. If you intend to remain single but cohabitate, a proper living together agreement can protect your property, visitation with children, and even your right to marry in the future.

Alabama State Tax Rate Structure

If your income range is between $ 0 and $ 500, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 2%.

If your income range is between $ 501 and $ 3,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 4%.

If your income range is $ 3,000 and over, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 5%.

Information about Alabama State Tax Forms

Form 40X – Amended Return & Instructions (For 2007 and prior)

Form IT: 489 – Refund Information

Form 2848A – Power of Attorney

Form 8821A – Tax Information Authorization

Form 4506A – Request for Copy of Tax Form or Individual Income Tax Account Information

Form 40 with Calculations 2013 Alabama Individual Income Tax Return (Includes Form 4952A, Schedules A, B, CR, D, E and OC)

Form 40 2013 Alabama Individual Income Tax Return

Form 40 Instructions Instructions for 2013 Individual Income Tax Return

Schedule A, B, CR & DC Itemized Deductions, Interest and Dividend Income,Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States and Donation Checkoffs (Form 40)

Schedule CR Worksheet Additional Worksheet for Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States (Form 40)

Schedule D & E Profit from Sale of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, etc. and Income from Pensions, Annuities, Rents, Royalties, Partnerships, S Corporations, Estates & Trusts  (Form 40)

Form 4952A Investment Interest Expense Deduction

Schedule OC Other Available Credits

Form 40A Alabama Individual Income Tax Return (Short Form)

Form 40NR Alabama Individual Income Tax Return Form (Nonresidents Only)

Schedules A, B, D&E Schedules A, B, D, & E for Form 40NR

Form 4952A Investment Interest Expense Deduction

Form 2210AL Estimated Tax Penalties for Individuals

2010 Form 40ES 2013 Individual Estimated Tax Form

Form 40-V Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher

Electronic tax return preparation 2013 is now widely available in the form of tax preparation software which gives you a copy of the tax forms that you need to fill out and actually helps you accomplish them.

As you would probably think, these programs are very helpful because they answer most taxpayers’ questions as well as provide all the necessary resources to help the average Joes deal with all their tax forms 2013 and tax preparation obligations.
A power of attorney is a legal document wherein one person (the Granter/Principal) appoints another person or organization to act as an agent on his or her behalf. The granter delegates his authority to the agent to perform certain acts or functions on his behalf. The person or organization you appoint is referred to as an “Attorney-in-Fact” or “Agent.” Legal will and power of attorney has a close relationship. Whenever a testator creates a Will, he definitely requires a person to enforce his Will according to his wishes. Therefore, executor works in the same way as an agent work in power of attorney.

Purpose of Power of Attorney
Coming to power of attorney, it enables a principal’s affairs to be managed by a person of their choice when they are unable to conduct them personally, such as if they are ill, travelling overseas or become mentally incapacitated.
A power of attorney will usually end either at a specified time or upon the request of the principal at any time using a deed of revocation and will automatically be revoked if the donor loses mental capacity. We will come to revocation shortly.

Types of Powers of Attorney
General Power of Attorney: This is where you appoint someone, usually for a specific period of time, to make financial or legal decisions for you.

Health Care Power of Attorney: A Health Care Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to designate a person (an “Agent”) who will have the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unconscious, mentally incompetent, or otherwise unable to make such decisions

Special Power of Attorney: A special power of attorney allows you to give only specific powers to the person or organization you appoint as your Agent. For example, you could authorize someone to sell a car or a house for you.

The Pros and Cons of the Power Of Attorney

Why the document is useful
The general power of attorney would be useful if, for example, you are selling your home and the exchange of contracts is due to take place around the time when you will be away on holiday. Then, if there are problems while you are away on holiday – e.g. a last minute amendment to what is included within the fixtures and fittings of the property – these amendments can be signed off by your ‘attorney’ under your general power of attorney. Failure to have a power of attorney in place may mean that, in this scenario, you cannot complete the paperwork in the proper form accepted by solicitors and Land Registry for a property sale even if you fully know and have agreed to all the amendments.

Problem lies with power of attorney
Remember that in giving a power of attorney to someone, you are basically giving up all your powers in favour of your attorney. For instance, your agent has full right to agree or refuse to sign a contract on your behalf. If the agent turns out to be corrupt, then any transaction that he handles is at risk for fraud. Thus, giving that kind of power to one person can be very risky even if you plan to monitor all the transaction made in your name.

Deciding Who to Appoint
You need to make this decision for yourself. You can choose any adult to be your agent. You should try to appoint someone who you have grounds for believing is trustworthy and who both knows you well enough, and is objective enough, to make the decisions that are best for you.
Powers of Agent/Attorney
These powers usually include:
Handling banking transactions
Entering safety deposit boxes
Handling transactions involving U.S. securities
Buying and selling property
Purchasing life insurance
Settling claims
Entering into contracts
Exercising stock rights
Buying, managing or selling real estate
Filing tax returns
Handling matters related to government benefits
You also have the option to grant the following additional powers to your Agent:
Maintaining and operating business interests
Employing professional assistance
Making gifts
Making transfers to revocable (“living”) trusts
Disclaiming interests (this has to do with estate planning strategies to avoid estate taxes)
A principal can also limit or place conditions on how he wants his attorney/s to carry out their responsibilities.

What are the Public Guardian’s responsibilities?
All continuing and welfare powers of attorney must be registered with the OPG who will maintain a Public Register. The Public Guardian also has a statutory obligation to notify the appropriate local authority and Mental Welfare Commission of any welfare powers of attorney which have been registered.
Once a power of attorney has been registered with this office, the Public Guardian will return the signed power of attorney and issue a Certificate of Registration to the sender. The Certificate can then be used by the Attorney immediately in the case of a continuing power of attorney if this is the Granter’s wish, or it can be kept safe until such times as the Granter has lost capacity or wishes the Attorney to act on his/her behalf. A welfare Attorney however cannot exercise any of the welfare powers granted until the Granter has lost capacity.

Can the Power of Attorney be Revoked?
The Granter can revoke a continuing or welfare power of attorney or any of the powers granted in it once it has been registered with the Public Guardian. The granter must give notice of the revocation in writing.

Why Revoke a Power of Attorney
Some reasons include:
The power of attorney is no longer necessary as you are now able to act on your own behalf;
You no longer trust your attorney;
You have found a more suitable candidate to act as your attorney;
It is no longer practical to have your attorney acting on your behalf (e.g. your attorney no longer resides in the same jurisdiction as you do); and
The purpose of the power of attorney has been fulfilled and you no longer need an attorney to act for you.

Deed of Revocation of Power of Attorney
A revocation of a power of attorney is not effective against the attorney or any third party (e.g. bank) until notice of the revocation has been received by that party. Consequently, it is a good idea to have a written document as evidence of your revocation to make sure there is no doubt as to your intention to revoke the power. A power of attorney can be revoked at any time. And you are not required to explain why you are revoking your power of attorney.

Effective Revocation of Power of Attorney
Upon the signing of the Deed of Revocation, a witness shall be required to counter sign the Deed to confirm that you are the correct person and that you have chosen to revoke the power of attorney that is in place. The Deed of Revocation document and copies of such must be given to the attorney and any third parties who are involved in the matter. We recommend that you make copies for this purpose to ensure the original is kept safe and cannot be misplaced.

Net Lawmans Power of Attorney and Legal Will Forms
Net Lawman has various templates of power of attorney and legal will. We also have forms to revoke a power of attorney whereby you will have ease of mind and can simply use our template to revoke an existing power of attorney. The Deed of Revocation document is a template that can be easily and fully edited to ensure it meets your requirements. The template has been drafted by our team of Solicitors and Barrister for reliability.

Our templates have been designed to protect your legal rights when you need to hand over power of attorney to another or to create a legal will. You can customize the template according to your own wishes. The document available for download is written by expert team of Solicitors and Barristers to ensure your rights are being protected. Our templates have been designed to be used in Scotland, and are regularly updated to comply with domestic legislation.

(PRWEB) July 03, 2013

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center is now urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or asbestos exposure forms of lung cancer who worked at a shipyard, typically decades ago to contact them for on the spot access to the nations leading mesothelioma attorneys, or asbestos exposure law firms, because these extremely skilled legal specialists consistently get the best possible financial compensation for their clients. The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “Over the years we have talked to hundreds of former shipyard workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or lung cancer, and many of them describe being covered in asbestos everyday, for weeks, or months on end. When they would blow their nose, asbestos fibers would come out. We want to do our best to make certain every shipyard worker who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or asbestos forms of lung cancer call us so we can instantly provide them, or their family members instant access to the nations leading mesothelioma, or asbestos related lung cancer attorneys, because these extremely skilled legal specialists typically get the best possible compensation results for their clients.” For more information diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, lung cancer victims who were exposed to asbestos at work, or their family members are urged to contact the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466.

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