Category: Tax Help

Mastering Tax Filing: A Comprehensive Guide to Correcting Errors in Your Tax Return

27 January, 2024 | Tax Help Tax Issues

Introduction: Filing taxes annually is an inevitable task that often induces anxiety, compounded by the fear of making errors that can add an extra layer of stress. Despite one's diligent efforts, mistakes can manifest on a tax return, ranging from simple math miscalculations to more intricate issues. Swiftly addressing these errors is paramount to avoid potential repercussions. This article delves into the nuanced impact of tax errors and provides a co... CONTINUE READING

Tax Identity Theft and the IRS IP PIN

11 June, 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?

3 June, 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

IRS Tax Relief Forms and Instructions

26 April, 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

2 April, 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

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

4 December, 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

1 December, 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 p... CONTINUE READING

IRS Financial Criteria for IRS Payment Plans

10 November, 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

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

5 November, 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

NYS Sales Tax Audits

1 October, 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 alik... 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...