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    NY State Tax Warrant: What to Expect and How to Resolve

    December 4, 2022 | Tax Debt Tax Help

    What Is a Tax Warrant in NY? How to Resolve New York Tax Liens The New York Department of Taxation and Finance (NYS DTF) can file a tax warrant against you if you have delinquent income tax, sales tax, or other New York State taxes. This is the first collection action taken by the state, and it creates the legal pathway for the NYS DTF to seize your wages, bank accounts, and property. If New... CONTINUE READING

    What Is IRS Form 433-F Used for? Tips and Instructions

    December 1, 2022 | Tax Debt Tax Help

    IRS Form 433-F Instructions and When to File The Internal Revenue Service uses IRS Form 433-F to gather detailed financial information about taxpayers who apply for certain tax relief programs. This form requires a financial information statement, and it helps the IRS decide if you qualify for non-traditional types of payment plans such as partial payment installment agreements and payment plans on... CONTINUE READING

    How Your Unfiled Taxes Won’t Let You Sleep Soundly?

    November 23, 2022 | Late Filed Returns Tax Debt

    No one likes to carry any kind of debt on them, especially when it is the debt of unfiled taxes for which you might have to pay huge penalties and even go to jail (in very limited cases). So, it is never too late to correct your mistakes and speedily file the tax returns and get the situation under control. Often, you might need the help of a tax lawyer to reduce penalties and make the process go smoothly and reach a solution you can afford to pay... CONTINUE READING

    New York State offer in compromise program

    October 30, 2022 | Offer in Compromise

    The New York State offer in compromise program allows taxpayers to lower the amount of tax debt they owe the State when they can't afford to pay it all. The program was developed to help insolvent New York taxpayers in need of tax debt relief because paying the full tax debt would create an undue economic hardship. With the tax debt resolved through this program, you typically have a settlement by paying a reasonable amount of the debt owed with a sixty (60) month payment... CONTINUE READING

    Penalty Abatement Policies- First Time and Recurring

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Penalties Tax Relief

    NYS and IRS Penalty Reduction Penalty relief can be successfully sought by negotiating penalty reduction with the IRS, and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. In order to achieve penalty relief from either agency it may require being able to prove reasonable cause. Penalty reduction is important since the amount of overall tax debt attributable to penalties can be close to 50% of the total tax bill owed before penalties are added in. If this is your first time with a tax pen... CONTINUE READING

    How to Determine whether You are Resident Alien or Not for Taxes

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Issues

    The United States is known as an inclusive country. People from all over the world study, work and live in this country. As an international student or foreign worker, you may ask the question, what is my US tax status when I have income. Below I will give you a starting point when you ask this question or struggle with this issue. The first step in resolving this tax problem is to understand if you are a resident alien or a non-resident alien. As for tax purposes, an alien refers t... CONTINUE READING

    How to Avoid The IRS Tax Penalties?

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Penalties

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a government agency that deals with the collection of taxes and regulates tax law in the United States of America. They are responsible for every type of tax operations. They operate under the Department of Treasury which is also a government agency. As a taxpayer of the United States of America, it is your obligation to pay your annual taxes to the IRS by filing your returns on time. We know it is a headache for most taxpayers, but as a true citize... CONTINUE READING

    Can’t afford to pay my taxes in full? Tax Resolution Services

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Help

    If you know you won’t be able to afford to pay the income taxes you owe in full for this year, you might be starting to panic as tax season approaches and realize that you need tax resolution services. As we all know, failing to pay taxes can result in significant fines as well as potential criminal charges, so it’s smart to get a plan in place. The good news is that there are options available for people in your situation to allow for payments over time and reducing the... CONTINUE READING

    IRS Financial Criteria for IRS Payment Plans

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Help

    Once you owe taxes to the IRS, they have very specific IRS financial criteria of what expenses they will allow over the long term when they determine how much they will ask you to pay back per month to repay the debt through a IRS payment Plan. To understand the process the IRS uses, it is important to realize they are trying to collect as mush as possible from you, and it does not always matter how much you can afford to pay. From the taxpayers perspective, the goal is to reach a... CONTINUE READING

    NYS Sales Tax Audits

    October 1, 2022 | Tax Help

    If a business collects New York sales tax, it is inevitable that it will face a sales tax audit at some point. NYS sales tax audits have been increasing in recent years as NYS tries to obtain more revenue from businesses who collect sales tax. NY state is not alone; there has been a general increase in the number of income and sales tax audits nationwide for small and large businesses alike. According to the US Census Bureau in 2018, over 5 million Americans were audited by f... CONTINUE READING

    NY State Tax Warrant: What to Expect and How to Resolve

    What Is a Tax Warrant in NY? How to Resolve New York Tax Liens The New York Department of Taxation and Finance (NYS DTF) can file a tax warrant against you if you have delinquent income tax, sales tax, or other N...