No one particularly likes paying taxes, but it is a part of living in this country. To say filing taxes is confusing is an understatement. There are different forms, deductions and you need to know the right things to claim. A mistake may show up years later.
Each year, tax filings can change. For some, it stays fairly set, as not much changes from year to year. However, if something has changed with real property ownership or there was a gambling win, changes in taxes due will likely occur. And because life changes can increase the amount owed, life changes can also impact one's ability to pay these taxes as well.
Paying taxes seems like a simple and straightforward process in New York and elsewhere, as tax time happens each and every year. However, it can be a very complex matter, causing some to file incomplete returns or improperly filing them. Whether an individual had the assistance of an accountant or not, it is important to become fully informed of their options if he or she is facing penalties for tax fraud or tax evasion.