• Car sales tax - can I deduct sales tax paid on a car purchased in NJ on my state inc tax return in CT?

    Hi - I live in CT, but am considering buying a car in NJ based on the car I want being available there. If I buy in NJ, and pay NJ sales tax can I deduct the sales tax paid in NJ on my state income tax return in CT or is that a no-go since the sales tax was paid in NJ, not in CT. Thanks.
    Hi - I live in CT, but am considering buying a car in NJ based on the car I want being available there. If I buy in NJ, and pay NJ sales tax can I deduct the sales tax paid in NJ on my state income tax return in CT or is that a no-go since the sales tax was paid in NJ, not in CT. Thanks.
    4 answers · United States · 7 years ago
  • Can the BOD of my condo HOA have my tenant sign a form stating they are renting from me?

    In January 2009, I sent my winter tenants of my condo down in FL a guest occupancy form to sign along with a stamped, addressed envelope to return it to the condo management company. Six weeks later I received a nasty letter from the condo management company stating that I was violating rules by not having my tenants sign a form. I asked my... show more
    In January 2009, I sent my winter tenants of my condo down in FL a guest occupancy form to sign along with a stamped, addressed envelope to return it to the condo management company. Six weeks later I received a nasty letter from the condo management company stating that I was violating rules by not having my tenants sign a form. I asked my tenants if they mailed the form and they said they had. I have no reason not to believe them, as they are family friends. They also told me that 3 weeks ago, a member of the BOD came to the condo and asked them to sign a form. My question is, does a Board of Directors member have the right to ask my tenants to sign the form? I feel that they should have called me, if they are stating that they did not receive the original form and that they overstepped their grounds by going to my tenant directly. What rights in FL do I have as a homeowner in an overzealous condo community? Thanks very much.
    3 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 9 years ago
  • I have a high debt to income ratio. Are there any mortgage lenders that I could refinance with?

    I currently have a $258k mortgage at 6.5%. My place is worth approximately $350k, so I have about $92k in equity. My debt to income ratio is around 63%. With rates around 5%, I think it would be worthwhile to refinance; however, I was told that my debt to income ratio is too high. My credit score is around 760 and I have never missed any... show more
    I currently have a $258k mortgage at 6.5%. My place is worth approximately $350k, so I have about $92k in equity. My debt to income ratio is around 63%. With rates around 5%, I think it would be worthwhile to refinance; however, I was told that my debt to income ratio is too high. My credit score is around 760 and I have never missed any mortgage or bill payments. My debt is largely due to student loans, car payments, credit cards, and depreciation on a rental property that I have. I am actively paying down my debts, but am disappointed that I have not found a lender to refinance with despite good credit, and no missed payments. Are there any lenders that anyone knows of that might work with someone with high debt to income, but good credit? If I get the opportunity to refinance, it will allow me to pay down my debts that much quicker. Thanks for any advice.
    5 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 10 years ago
  • I gave my 2 weeks notice and my boss asked me to stay 2 extra days b/c of extenuating circumstances in their?

    I gave my 2 week notice & was asked by my boss to stay an extra 2 days bc of a personal circumstance (non work related) in her life. I felt guilted into saying yes. I have since reconsidered, as I would like the extra 2 days off before starting my new job to take care of personal things. I explained this to my boss today, which is day 8 of my 12... show more
    I gave my 2 week notice & was asked by my boss to stay an extra 2 days bc of a personal circumstance (non work related) in her life. I felt guilted into saying yes. I have since reconsidered, as I would like the extra 2 days off before starting my new job to take care of personal things. I explained this to my boss today, which is day 8 of my 12 day notice. She got rather short with me, saying I was requesting this on such short notice. I explained I had only taken 5 vacation days in the past 12 months and was willing to stay late the next few days to get work done, and needed to take care of personal things by having those 2 extra days. I am still given 10 full work days notice. She obliged, but given her attitude I felt like saying the only reason I obliged the 2 extra days was so she could take care of personal things in her own life. I feel it was selfish of her to ask me for the 2 extra days in the first place. I'm sure I burnt a bridge, but am I wrong to reneg the 2 days?
    5 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 decade ago
  • I gave my notice at work. I have e-mails from my boss where he makes fun of coworkers. Is it illegal to send?

    I have a slimeball boss, who in the past has sent demeaning e-mails making fun of overweight coworkers, calling others the "land of misfits", and one where he offered to pay me to lie and fill out an employee survey with positive remarks that would rank our company as a best place to work. I've had enough, and found a new job. My 2... show more
    I have a slimeball boss, who in the past has sent demeaning e-mails making fun of overweight coworkers, calling others the "land of misfits", and one where he offered to pay me to lie and fill out an employee survey with positive remarks that would rank our company as a best place to work. I've had enough, and found a new job. My 2 week notice ends Friday. My question is, is it illegal to forward those e-mails from my work e-mail to home e-mail? I know that I should report him to HR, but given it is a small company and my bosses relationship with HR I have little faith that anything would be done. I do not want to dwell on the e-mails, as I am beyond excited to move on, but I want to keep a record of them. I've printed copies, but am I being over paranoid to keep an electronic copy and is it illegal to send them from my work e-mail to home e-mail? Another guy I work with quit too, and has even worse e-mails. I'd appreciate any thoughts on what to do. Thank you!
    9 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 decade ago
  • I plan to quit my job & forfeit my employer's match to my 401k bc I am not vested. Am I responsible for loss..

    I plan to quit my job and thus forfeit my employer's match to my 401k because I am not vested. If my 401k is currently not in a gain position, meaning that both myself and my employer have contributed more than my current balance (given to current market conditions), will my employer's match be taken back dollar for dollar or adjusted for my... show more
    I plan to quit my job and thus forfeit my employer's match to my 401k because I am not vested. If my 401k is currently not in a gain position, meaning that both myself and my employer have contributed more than my current balance (given to current market conditions), will my employer's match be taken back dollar for dollar or adjusted for my current negative position? If dollar for dollar, I'm assuming I'm responsible for the loss on the match?
    5 answers · Personal Finance · 1 decade ago
  • I received a speeding ticket tonight in Mass. The officer wrote the wrong address down. Can I get out of it?

    An officer driving ahead of me tonight in Massmoved into the middle lane & then pulled behind me as I passed and put his lights on and pulled me over. He stated I was driving 90mph in a 65mph zone. I gave him my CT license and registration. He then wrote me out a $250 ticket. My questions is this: He wrote the address that was on the front of... show more
    An officer driving ahead of me tonight in Massmoved into the middle lane & then pulled behind me as I passed and put his lights on and pulled me over. He stated I was driving 90mph in a 65mph zone. I gave him my CT license and registration. He then wrote me out a $250 ticket. My questions is this: He wrote the address that was on the front of both my license and registration on the ticket; however, on both of these documents on their back sides I filled out a change of address since I had moved 9 months ago. I can prove this was done as I have copies that I mailed to the CT DMV and have my car tax bill with my new address. Since he overlooked both documents and wrote my old address, can I get out of the ticket on his technicality? Further he checked that he used both radar & clocked me on the ticket; however, I know that he pulled over a car 3 min before me as I was driving down a hill on the highway & saw him pulling away. Is it possible he recalibrated in 3 minutes?
    8 answers · Safety · 1 decade ago