I have an appointment with my pastor, but I realize there are many who can also point me in the right direction. A family member has rented a shop at the rear of my property for ten years, but for the last three, has refused to pay rent due to personal indebtedness to others. The kicker is that this person files taxes showing the rent was paid. In addition, workers are paid cash under the table, and many services are performed and paid for under the table. This money is not reported as income.
Would I be an accessory by my silence if I fail to report this to IRS? Is there an obligation to seek justice? I cannot force the rent payment, since I foolishly put the person on my deed, and he refuses to sign the property back to me, though I paid the entire price for it. My attorney says you cannot force rent from a part owner.