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    Category: Tax Issues

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

    1 October, 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. Resident alien or a Non-resident alien The first step in resolving this tax problem is to understand if you are a resident alien or a no... CONTINUE READING

    Know Your Fundamental Rights As the IRS Tax Payers

    21 November, 2020 | Tax Issues

    Know Your Fundamental Rights As the IRS Taxpayers Obligations are obvious for the IRS taxpayers but at the same, every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they must be aware of. A very few taxpayers in the United States know all of their fundamental rights for dealing with tax returns and tax audits with the IRS. While th... CONTINUE READING

    All You Need to Know About Economic Impact Payment

    14 August, 2020 | Tax Issues

    All You Need to Know About Economic Impact Payment The ongoing outbreak of COVID 19 has badly affected each and every person all over the world. Despite the passing of dark days of five months, it has continued to do damages. As of now, the world has nothing to prevent and eliminate it. That means there is uncertainty about how long it will last. The individuals have been struggling for jobs, businesses and organizations are in a huge loss, and government bo... CONTINUE READING

    The Effect of COVID 19 on IRS Tax-Related Operations

    3 July, 2020 | Tax Issues

    The Effect of COVID 19 on IRS Tax-Related Operations COVID 19 has badly affected the whole world. It posed the danger for both the health and economic factors of all countries. As of current status, the United States of America is the biggest victim of Coronavirus. This pandemic affected the daily legal operations of the United States. The Internal Revenue Service’s operations are also affected due to the threat of the spread of COVID 19. If you are a t... CONTINUE READING

    The IRS OIC Program

    26 December, 2019 | Tax Issues

    The IRS OIC Program When you read advertisements, such as "Settle your Bank Taxes for pennies, Free Tax Evaluation Now!", you need to pause and consider whether the services will be helpful to you, or will they just cost you money with no relief to the bank taxes you owe. While it's true the IRS has a program that allows taxpayers to settle their tax debts for less than the to... CONTINUE READING

    Back Taxes Help in NYC & Albany, NY

    29 March, 2018 | Tax Issues

    Tax Lawyer - Albany NY and NYC - Back Taxes Help There are many reasons why people fail to file their income tax returns and need back taxed help in the Albany Capital region to NYC area. In some instances, the taxpayer just forgets to file, is too busy, can’t afford the resultant tax bill, or some even thought they did not owe anything, so there was no reason to file the return. Form the viewpoint of the IRS, and typical state tax authorities, the reas... CONTINUE READING

    Is using Tax Preparation Software a good idea?

    10 December, 2017 | Tax Issues

    Is using Tax Preparation Software a good idea? The ability to prepare and file your own income tax return can be a very convenient experience.  There are many tax software programs available, and most do a good job of helping you prepare and file the income tax returns for a small fee. For the average taxpayer, these programs cover the main issues, and produce an accurate tax return after a few hours of data entry. Most taxpayers take paying their taxes... CONTINUE READING

    How Can the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Help!

    10 July, 2016 | Tax Issues

    How Can the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Help! A recent client came to me with a unique problem. He and his wife owed the IRS about $80,000. He was a NYS Judge and if the IRS filed a notice of federal tax lien (NFTL), it would be very embarrassing to him and since he handles business law cases, the Chief Judge may ask him to resign since the tax liens would effect his credibility in the court system. The IRS wanted to file the NFTL to protect its interes... CONTINUE READING

    IRS First-Time Abatement

    15 February, 2014 | Tax Issues

    IRS First-Time Abatement The IRS First-Time Abatement Policy can be a very useful tool to lower an outstanding tax bill. It is most helpful when someone made a one-time mistake (late filing of return, late payment of tax, etc.) and the IRS penalized the taxpayer for this lateness. If you have filed all of your tax returns, and have made arrangements (such as an installment agreement) to pay whatever tax is owed, you can ask the IRS to abate the pe... CONTINUE READING

    Amending Same Sex Couple’s Tax Returns

    11 January, 2014 | Tax Issues

    Amending Same Sex Couple's Tax Returns In 2011 we represented a client who had unfiled tax returns, and we created for him a tax payment plan. The client was a spouse in a same sex marriage. We prepared and filed the income federal income tax returns as single for the Internal Revenue Service,... 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...