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    New York Tax Attorney

    New York
    Tax Attorney

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    • Resolving Complex Tax Problems

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    New York Tax Attorney

    Providing Tax Law Advocacy & Tax Relief

    Tax Attorney Tim Hart, New York

    as a tax lawyer and cpa, tim often finds innovative solutions that others miss.

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    Tim Hart has the skill and experience necessary to resolve complex tax issues. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York Bar Association. He is a graduate of Widener Law School, a cum laude graduate of the Masters in Taxation program at the University at Albany, and a cum laude graduate of New York’s Siena College. Tim will put his strong tax knowledge to work to protect your rights.

    Learn why you should choose Tim Hart.

    We know that tax problems are highly stressful, and they can also be financially, personally, and professionally devastating. When you have a complex tax problem, you need a New York tax attorney you can trust to work hard to protect your rights and interests. Our hardworking attorney, Timothy S. Hart, has the in-depth tax knowledge necessary to resolve even the most difficult federal and state tax issues. Whether you have unfiled tax returns, owe back taxes, need tax relief, are being audited, or have received a frightening notice that you are under criminal investigation for tax evasion, you can rely on Tim to provided strategic representation toward the goal of resolving your issue in the most beneficial way possible.

    Our tax attorney takes on serious tax problems that threaten serious consequences. You can trust our law firm to work hard toward getting you a satisfactory outcome and bringing you peace of mind.

    We represent individuals and businesses who are facing conflicts with the Internal Revenue Service or the New York State Department of Taxation. Contact our effective and experienced New York tax lawyer when you need help.

    Our Tax Attorney Pursues Beneficial Outcomes

    Sometimes people feel as if they are powerless to go up against the IRS or state tax agency. But you should know that you aren’t powerless and that, with the help of our attorney, you could achieve an effective resolution to your matter. What will we do to help? How we help you depends on your unique problem, but here are some examples:

    • If you owe back taxes you are unable to pay, we may be able to reduce your tax burden by negotiating an offer in compromise, or a part-pay installment agreement, so you do not have to pay the full balance originally owed.
    • If you have unfiled tax returns, we will prepare and file the tax returns and explain the best options to minimize the penalties owed by filing a voluntary disclosure or seeking penalty relief.
    • If you’re being audited, we’ll become your primary spokesman to the auditor, and we’ll make sure you understand the specific rights you have during an audit and will advise and represent you throughout the process.
    • If you are being accused of tax fraud or evasion, our tax lawyer will seek to prove your innocence at the lowest investigative level possible and before you are faced with criminal prosecution.

    Tim Hart is not only well-versed in tax law, he is also easy to talk to and sensitive to his clients’ anxieties and worries. He enjoys being your spokesman to the tax authorities, so you do not need to speak to them. When you work with Tim, you can trust that he will communicate compassionately and honestly with you about the possible options for resolution in your case.

    Delivering Personalized Attention for Full Range of Tax Problems

    Whether you need an installment agreement to pay back taxes, are under an IRS audit, have past due or unfiled tax returns, need to file a voluntary disclosure, are suffering from a wage garnishment or tax lien, or have another tax law issue, Tim has the needed federal and state tax knowledge to help you with your tax case. He represents clients in the full range of federal and state tax law matters. He also handles Foreign Bank Accounting Report (FBAR) cases. Once Tim understands your tax issue, he will carefully explain your options to you, and what the legal fees will be.

    Contact tax attorney Timothy S. Hart today to arrange a free consultation. As an experienced NYC tax lawyer, he has helped many people put their tax problems behind them. He will work hard to help you, too. Call us today at (518) 213-3445 or (917) 382-5142.

    Settlements

    Attorney Timothy S. Hart, who is also a CPA, has helped countless clients successfully resolve burdensome tax problems, enabling them to reestablish a firm financial footing.  A sample of these successful tax resolutions with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) include:

    • Brian C. owed $498,890 in Federal income tax. The IRS accepted an offer in compromise for $50,000.
    • Thomas B. owed $167,086 in Federal income tax and the IRS settled the account for $15,450.
    • Karen P. owed $430,000 in NYS payroll tax and they settled the account for $70,000.
    • A business, Nite M. owed $850,000 in NYS sales tax and they settled the account for $322,000, through an affordable 60-month payment plan.
    • John M. owed $128,500 to the IRS. Through filing an innocent spouse claim, we reduced his liability to zero.
    • J Gary G. owes $278,029 to the IRS, and they have agreed that he pay $100 a month toward the tax debt.
    • Klever O. owed $65,000 in NYS business sales tax and settled the account for $6,500.
    • Jeff K. owed $1,789,207 to the IRS and they settled the account for $351,746, through an offer in compromise.
    • Harold P. owed $32,172 to the IRS and they settled the account for $5,000.
    • Michael K. owed $41,479 to the IRS, and they settled for $7,500.
    • Gerald P. owes $122,900 to the IRS and they have agreed to a $150 monthly payment plan to pay off the debt.
    • Jim S. owed $64,455 to the IRS and they settled the account for $2,565.
    • Enes M. owed $26,570 to the IRS and they settled the account for $2,000.
    • Geoffrey M. owed the IRS $252,112 and they settled the account for $70,000.
    • A business under criminal investigation in the NY Capital District owed $500,000 in NYS sales tax and we negotiated a payment plan of $1,500 per month, and no criminal charges were filed.

    These are just a few examples of how an experienced New York tax attorney can negotiate with tax agencies to substantially reduce the amount you owe.  Attorney Timothy S. Hart is deeply skilled in matters involving revenue, taxation, and the law, and he has longstanding, collegial relationships throughout the legal system.  You can trust that he will always work diligently to achieve the optimal outcome in your case.

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    Unfiled Tax Returns

    Unfiled Tax Returns

    Don’t ignore unfiled tax returns. The IRS will catch up with you, and the consequences can be severe. We will pursue an effective solution if you can’t afford what you owe, such as an installment agreement or offer in compromise. With the help of our skillful attorney, you may also avoid paying penalties.

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    Offers in Compromise, Taxes

    Tax Relief: Offers
    in Compromise

    If you have outstanding tax debt you can’t pay, an offer in compromise tax relief program from the IRS and/or NY state may provide you with a manageable resolution. These programs allow taxpayers to settle their debt for less than the full amount they owe. We guide clients through the complex application process to successful outcomes.

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    New York Tax Fraud Attorney

    Tax Fraud & Evasion

    A conviction for tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to hefty fines and prison time. If you are being criminally investigated, don’t wait to get legal help. Tax authorities must prove that underpayment of taxes was intentional and not merely a mistake or negligence. Timothy S. Hart helps defend taxpayers in fraud and evasion cases.

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    New York Tax Audits

    Audits & Tax
    Investigations

    Our law firm has substantial experience representing individuals and businesses in audits and tax investigations. If you’ve been notified by the IRS or NY State tax officials that your return has been selected for an audit, we can help you respond to auditor questions and ensure your rights and interests are protected throughout the process.

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    Tax Settlements in NY State

    Tax Settlements

    There are several ways to settle tax obligations with tax authorities. Depending on your situation, one option may be a tax repayment plan. If you can’t afford to pay the taxes you owe in full, we can file for an offer in compromise or consider a part-pay installment agreement. Our attorney will advise you based on your circumstances.

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    A New York Tax Lawyer You Can Count On

    Reach Out for Knowledgeable Legal Help

    Tax issues are often complex and confusing. State and federal tax laws are constantly changing, making it even harder to understand your rights and what to do when you have a tax problem. When you work with Tim Hart, who is not only an experienced tax lawyer but is also a certified public accountant, you’ll get the full benefit of his tax law knowledge. In the following section, he answers some common questions. For answers to questions related to your specific tax issue, contact Timothy S. Hart at (518) 213-3445 or (917) 382-5142 today.

    Our New York Tax Lawyer Answers Common Questions

    In general, the statute of limitations for IRS audits is three years from the date of filing. However, there are exceptions to this timeline. As just one example, if you substantially understate your income on a return, either by mistake or for another reason, the IRS has six years to audit from the date of filing. If they believe your understatement was intentional, they could claim you acted fraudulently, and then they have an unlimited number of years to audit. To your benefit, however, if the IRS tries to audit you after the statute that applies to your return has passed, you may be able to use the statute to prevent an audit. The statute of limitations is generally three years for New York State tax audits.

    Yes—the IRS can garnish your wages to collect unpaid taxes. However, before they do, they must send several notices. They include a demand for payment notice, followed by an intent to levy notice, and finally a notice telling you of your right to a due process hearing to try and avoid garnishment. They can also levy money from bank accounts and credit unions to collect tax money. If you’ve been notified about a possible wage garnishment or other levy, get help from our experienced tax debt lawyer Timothy S. Hart right away. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can help you, and the outcome will most likely be better.

    Not everyone has to file income taxes. Whether you do or do not depends on your age, filing status and gross income. If your income is below a certain amount for your filing status (married, single, dependent), you may not have to file. These minimum income filing levels generally change each year as they are set before each tax filing season, so check to see what they are for the specific filing season. If you discover that you should have filed income taxes for one or more years and did not, you may wish to contact our law firm for advice and assistance.

    Our firm’s reputation for excellence is exemplified by our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can also read our testimonials to see what satisfied clients have to say about our New York tax lawyer. Tim is not only highly skilled in the practice of tax law, he is also a Certified Public Accountant. With his well-rounded education and knowledge of the tax code, he has the skills necessary to resolve even the most complex tax issues. Additionally, we provide free, no-obligation telephone consultations so you can decide if the Timothy S. Hart Law Group is the right tax law firm to handle your problem. Call us at (518) 213-3445 or (917) 382-5142 to arrange a consultation.

    What our tax attorney will do to help you depends upon your individual situation. If you are unable to pay the taxes you owe, we may be able to negotiate a beneficial payment plan with the IRS or state tax board that reduces your tax burden. If you’ve been notified of an audit of your personal or business returns, we can represent your interests before the auditing agency and potentially help you get a more desirable outcome. And if you are under investigation for fraud or tax evasion, we will staunchly work to build a strong defense for you. Whatever your tax problem, we will try to effectively resolve it. We offer a free consultation that allows us time to understand your tax issue in detail and explain how we can help you.

    While our offices are in New York State, our skillful tax attorney is licensed to deal with IRS matters in all 50 states and overseas. We can help you with IRS tax problems no matter where you live. Contact Timothy S. Hart today to arrange a free consultation about your tax law matter.

    When you have a lot at stake financially, and possibly even criminally if you are being accused of tax fraud or evasion, don’t wait to get help from a well-versed tax lawyer who will stand up strongly for your rights and interests. Even though the Federal or State representative may be friendly, or even helpful, their primary goal is to collect as much money as possible. You need a tax lawyer who can explain all your options, and especially the choices available that minimize the taxes owed.

    THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND NEW YORK STATE TAX DEPARTMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT AT STAKE, YOU NEED TIM HART ON YOUR SIDE.

    Our strategic tax law firm assists clients throughout the world with the full range of difficult tax problems. Don’t try to go it alone, let us take over your case and be your spokesman since we know the law. Contact New York tax attorney Timothy S. Hart today for a free consultation by calling our Albany office at (518) 213-3445 or NYC office at (917) 382-5142.

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