Why Choose Albany Tax Attorney Timothy S. Hart?
Strong experience counts when it comes to resolving complex tax problems and getting the IRS and state tax authorities off your back. Timothy S. Hart is both a skilled tax attorney with 20-plus years of experience and a respected certified public accountant who holds an advanced degree in taxation. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, is a member of the New York Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
While his tax knowledge and educational background are impressive, it is his record of results in helping many people rectify their tax problems and the positive feedback he consistently gets from legal clients of which he is most proud. When you need a tax attorney you can trust to stand up for you with tax authorities, look no further than our Albany tax attorney.
How Our Tax Attorney in New York Can Help You Reach a Better Outcome
Attorney and CPA, Timothy S. Hart has worked up close and personally with many, many clients grappling with massive tax problems. He understands the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty a person feels when they get that letter or phone call from the IRS or New York Department of Taxation and Finance demanding payment of overdue taxes. With a skilled attorney at your side, you can take a deep breath, create a strategy, and find a way through to the other side.
Settlements with the New York Department of Taxation
Our law firm has had tremendous success in negotiating on behalf of clients with the New York State Tax Department to settle old tax debts for a fraction of the amount due by utilizing their offer in compromise program. One client, Karen P. owed $430,000 in payroll taxes, and she settled the account for $70,000. Another client, Misha A. owed over $100,000 in unpaid sales tax from a failed business, and we were able to settle for $49,000 payable over 60 months. For another business client, Nite M. owed $850,000 in sales taxes and was able to settle the account for less than half that amount ($323,000 paid over 5 years) even though they are still in business and profitable. Lastly, in the case of another client, while married our client had a joint income tax debt of over $57,000. We convinced the New York State Tax Department she was an innocent spouse and lowered her liability to zero. Needless to say, these clients were pleased with these outcomes.
Don’t Take on Tax Problems Alone
If you’re like many people, you probably feel intimidated or even frightened if you’ve received an audit notice or learned that you are being investigated for non-payment of taxes. Our Albany tax attorney, who has helped many taxpayers like you resolve problems with the IRS and other agencies, has clear understanding of the emotions you may be experiencing and can help relieve your anxiety by providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal assistance.
When you’re facing an audit, he can answer your questions about the process and represent your interests throughout the proceedings. If you are being investigated for tax fraud or tax evasion, Timothy S. Hart will work hard to build a strong defense for you that asserts negligence rather than criminal intent.
If you have unfiled returns or owe back taxes you can’t pay, our tax attorney in New York may be able to negotiate a settlement through an offer-in-compromise. If your offer-in-compromise agreement is accepted, you could pay less than you owe in back taxes. You could also resolve your tax payment problems with the IRS through an installment plan that allows you to pay back taxes over time, although you will still have to pay penalties and interest until the liability is paid off, unless your New York tax attorney can negotiate otherwise for you.
In some cases, if the IRS determines that making you pay any taxes at this time would result in financial hardship, you could qualify for currently not collectible status, which delays collection efforts until when and if your economic situation improves.
Every person’s situation is different. When we learn about your unique circumstances, we will advise you about options for resolving your tax problem. Our law firm provides free phone consultations. Contact us today to get on the path to resolving your stressful tax concern.
Tax authorities are not on your side. If you have a serious tax issue, get help from an Albany tax attorney who will stand up for your rights. Call Timothy S. Hart in Albany at (518) 213-3445 or NYC at (917) 382-5142 to set up a free consultation.
No matter what your issue, when our tax attorney in Albany, NY takes on your case, he will give it the serious attention that it deserves. The tax code and tax regulations are very dynamic and complex. Get help from an attorney who not only understands the law, but has years of experience helping taxpayers get relief. Contact Timothy S. Hart today.
Our Tax Attorney in Albany, NY Answers Common Questions
Tax problems are confusing, and it is understandable that you may have many questions. Following are answers to common questions about tax concerns. To get answers and advice for your individual issue, contact our tax attorney in Albany, NY. Timothy S. Hart provides experienced representation for complex tax problems.
According to the IRS website, taxpayers with incomes over $10 million a year face a much higher chance of audit than those with lower incomes. On average, more than 8% of earners in that high-income category are audited. Audits of taxpayers with incomes between $1 million and $10 million face about a 2.5% chance of being audited, and the audit rate falls to generally less than 1% a year for people making under $1 million. So while audit rates are lower than many people might expect, the chance still exists for any taxpayer to be audited, whether as an individual or as a business.
If tax problems are found during your audit, you will have to repay any taxes you owe plus penalties, which can add up to a lot of money. Our tax attorney in Albany, NY, will ensure your interests are represented if you are audited.
Both federal and state tax representatives have the authority to negotiate relief solutions with taxpayers. But the charter of these agencies is to collect taxes owed so they will try to get as much money as they possibly can from people who owe unpaid taxes, meaning that negotiating will not necessarily be easy.
To have the best chance of getting an outcome that works for your financial situation, consider working with an experienced tax attorney who will represent you with tax authorities. Tax authorities are experts in intimidating taxpayers to collect back taxes owed. And even though most taxpayers want to get out from under their tax burdens, many are unable to do so without putting themselves in difficult financial straits.
You deserve a tax lawyer with equal negotiating prowess who will stand up to the IRS and the NYS tax department for you in order to get you a tax solution that works for your situation. Timothy S. Hart is that lawyer. Contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
The answer to this question is yes. You should always file your returns, even if you are unable to pay what you owe. When you file you are showing the IRS that you are acting in good faith rather than trying to hide your tax debt situation. Penalties for not filing returns are actually higher than for not paying taxes that you owe.
Once you file, you may be eligible for a tax payment installment plan or offer in compromise settlement agreement. If you have unfiled back taxes, it is in your interest to file them as soon as possible to avoid a potential investigation for fraud or evasion. Our Albany tax lawyer Timothy S. Hart can help you become current on your return filing.
Yes—tax fraud and tax evasion are very serious crimes. People who are found guilty often have to pay hefty civil and criminal fines and may be sentenced to prison time, among other penalties. In fact, information from the United States Sentencing Commission, which analyzes federal sentencing practices, showed that in a single recent year, almost two-thirds of tax fraud offenders were sentenced to prison time and the average sentence length was 16 months.
If you’re in trouble for tax fraud or tax evasion, speak with a dedicated tax lawyer in Albany, NY, right away. Tax fraud and evasion investigations involve many levels, and the earlier you get experienced legal help, the better the chance of resolving your case before it involves criminal prosecution.
Your wages can be garnished to collect unpaid taxes. But before they can garnish your wages, they must notify you in writing. If the IRS is seeking to garnish your wages, they will first send a demand for payment notice. If payment is not made, you will receive an intent to levy notice. The final notice is one informing you about your right to a due process hearing to try and resolve the issue and avoid garnishment. New York State can levy an income execution against your wages if you owe back taxes, as can other states.
If you’re facing a possible wage garnishment, don’t wait to get legal help. Reach out to Albany tax attorney Timothy S. Hart right away.
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Need Help With Business Taxes?
Turn to Our Corporation Tax Attorney in Albany, NY
Our corporation tax attorney in Albany, NY, helps businesses with the full range of tax concerns. We can help you with tax planning to potentially avoid audits and disputes with the IRS or state tax authorities. Our corporation tax attorney in Albany can also represent you if you are facing a sales tax audit, employment tax audit or other examination of your business taxes. We help small, medium-sized, and large businesses and corporations maintain federal and state tax compliance.
An audit of your business can cost you substantial money. Our tax attorney assists companies in avoiding and resolving tax issues.
Companies can run into a myriad of tax issues. As a tax lawyer licensed to handle IRS issues nationwide as well as New York State tax concerns, and as a certified public accountant, Timothy S. Hart has the knowledge necessary to assist your business. From advising you about ever-changing federal and state tax regulations to standing up for your company in tax disputes, you can trust our attorney to provide sound legal advocacy and exemplary representation.