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    Category: Tax Issues

    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

    NY Tax Lawyer- 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

    How Far Back Can the IRS Go for Unfiled Taxes?

    Title: How Far Back Can the IRS Go for Unfiled Taxes? Meta description: The IRS can go back an unlimited amount of time for unfiled tax returns. Don't wait for the agency to find you. Be proactive about dealing with back taxes. How Far Back Can the IRS Go for Unfi...