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New York Tax Payment Plan

June 22, 2023 | Payment Plans

New York State Tax Payment Plan You May Qualify to Pay Your Tax Debt in Monthly Installments If you can't afford to pay your New York state income or business taxes, you may be able to set up a payment plan. To help you figure out if you qualify, this post outlines the rules and application process. Then it explains what to expect when making payments on a state tax debt. To get... CONTINUE READING

Tax Identity Theft and the IRS IP PIN

June 11, 2023 | Tax Help Tax Issues

Tax ID Theft It has been become very common to hear news about identity theft where confidential information is being stolen and used to steal a person’s money by taking over the identity of that person. Most often the start of that process begins when sensitive data is stolen by a data breach. There are many forms of identity theft. For tax purposes, this occurs when a person or entity obtains your social security... CONTINUE READING

What Does IRS Notice CP501 Mean & What to Do?

June 3, 2023 | Tax Debt Tax Help

CP501 is one of the first notices that you will receive if you owe taxes to the IRS. Usually, the agency sends out CP501 notices to taxpayers whose accounts are in the automated collection system (ACS). In contrast, other notices, such as the CP14, may come from the ACS or a revenue officer. This notice is a demand for payment. It doesn't threaten any advanced collection... CONTINUE READING

What to Expect If You Receive IRS Notice CP14

June 3, 2023 | Tax Issues Tax Levy Tax Liens Tax Relief

If you don't pay your tax bill, you will eventually receive notice CP14. As of May 2023, the IRS has announced that it is going to be sending out millions of these notices. This is part of the agency's plan to ramp up collection activities after going relatively dormant during the COVID pandemic and its aftermath. The agency also plans to start sending more CP501 notices from its automated collection system. What does this m... CONTINUE READING

What Does IRS Notice CP2000 Mean? What to Do?

June 1, 2023 | Tax Issues Tax Laws Tax Notices

Taxpayer's Guide to IRS Notice CP2000 What to Expect if You Receive a Notice About Underreported Income The IRS sends out Notice CP2000 to taxpayers who have underreported their incomes. This notice makes changes to your tax return, and if you don't respond, you will incur a tax bill. Wondering what to expect? Not sure why you got this notice? Then, keep reading for an overview. To get help now, contact us at The Timothy S. Hart Law Group, P.C., toda... CONTINUE READING

Recordkeeping for Individual Taxpayers

May 20, 2023 | Tax Compliance

Recordkeeping for Individual Taxpayers Every month I am contacted by a new client who has a tax issue from the 1990's, or early or late 2000's. That makes having a tax records retention policy a very important issue since the tax issue can be very old.  You may wonder if it is even possible to have a tax issue going back that far in time. The answer is Yes. I hate to say this since if you did not a tax return, the IRS will not start the statute of limita... CONTINUE READING

Taxpayer’s Guide to IRS Notices and Letters

May 10, 2023 | Tax Notices

Help! What Does This IRS Notice Mean? Receiving a notice from the IRS can be stressful and confusing. These notices are often intimidating and hard to understand, but to help you out, we've put together resources on the most common IRS notices. To learn more, check out the following links or contact us directly. At the Timothy Hart Law Group, we are devoted to helping clients deal with their IRS and state tax issues. We can help you decipher your notice and deal with your tax proble... CONTINUE READING

IRS Tax Relief Forms and Instructions

April 26, 2023 | Tax Debt Tax Help

IRS Tax Relief Forms: Resources for Taxpayers The Internal Revenue Service has many different options for people who get behind on their taxes. But to request help, you need to file the right forms. This guide provides an overview of the relief forms you need to file based on the resolution option you want to pursue. Keep in mind that in some cases, you may need to apply for multiple programs. IRS Penalty Abatement If you file or pay late, the IRS will assess penalties on yo... CONTINUE READING

Tax Emergency? Guide to Form 911 for Taxpayer Advocate Help

April 2, 2023 | Tax Help

You can request help from the Taxpayer Advocates office by filing Form 911. This form allows you to get help from a neutral division of the IRS if you're unable to resolve your issue through normal channels. However, it's important to note that while the advocates can help with many issues, they aren't the right answer for every IRS problem and will not advocate for you in the same manner as an Attorney would. This guide is your introduction to the Taxpayer Advocate Serv... CONTINUE READING

What If You Don’t File Taxes for One to 20 Years?

March 22, 2023 | Tax Debt Unfiled Tax returns

Taxpayers Guide to Unfiled Taxes Based on Different Time Frames The consequences of not filing your taxes vary based on how much you owe and how long it's been since you filed. If you haven't filed taxes for several years and you're worried about what's going to happen, you are not alone. Many people are in the same situation. The good news is that there are ways to catch up on your unfiled returns, and... CONTINUE READING

Comprehensive Guide to New York Sales Tax for Businesses

Business Owner's Guide to New York Sales Tax Sales tax in New York is a consumption-based tax imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property and certain services. The state requires individuals and businesses to pay sales tax when purchasing taxable goods and services. For...