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March 2019 Archives

The statute of limitations for tax collections

Tax law can be complicated. This is often why individuals in New York and elsewhere rely on the assistance of tax professionals or tax programs to file their taxes. While individuals and businesses have a set duration to file taxes each year, the IRS is bound by different requirements. This means that they have much more time to assess a filing and determine whether or not errors were made. And if it is determined that there is a past due balance, the IRS is bound by a set of rules.

What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?

Whether you hand a stack of papers to your accountant or decide to handle them yourself, getting your taxes done is necessary each year. While there are some exceptions, if one is required to file taxes, he or she needs to do their due diligence to properly file them. This also means that the details included are honest, accurate and clear. Failing to properly fill out tax documents could have negative results. While certain filings can get confusing and complex, some situations cannot be brushed off as minor errors. In some cases, the state or federal government may assert that one is evading taxes based on the information provided.

Seeking tax penalty relief through reasonable cause

For some individuals in New York and elsewhere, tax time is just another day. For others, it is a dreaded times, as they are finding it difficult to pay the taxes they owe. When it becomes problematic and taxes are not paid, an individual could face penalties. Additionally, the collection process could initiate.

Helping you strategize a solution for tax debt

Although some individuals in New York are concerned about tax day approaching, others are still focused on tax issues they are dealing with from previous years. When tax debt exists, individuals and businesses will face collection. These can be trying times, causing them to be unsure about what can be done and how they can move forward.

What are the penalties for tax fraud?

Facing any type of criminal allegations is a serious matter; however, some do not realize how criminal charges could stem from a wide variety of situations. Take for example taxes. Residents in New York and elsewhere are expected to pay taxes if they are owed. Nonetheless, the IRS could determine that one did not pay what they owe or at all. Such a situation could result in tax fraud charges, which can carry with them harsh consequences.

How a civil audit can turn into a criminal tax case

It is without question that the U.S. tax system is complicated. This is why most Americans seek out the assistance of an accountant to complete their taxes. Despite the initiative to obtain professional help, if an individual is not forthcoming or takes steps to reduce their tax liabilities, this could result in significant penalties. While some may think he or she will face civil consequences, if it is determined that one took steps to obstruct or evade tax responsibilities, this could result in criminal penalties.

What is good about tax season?

Most Americans do not look forward to filing taxes. However, if you know what your options are, you may be able to use the law to your advantage to reduce your tax liability.

Changes to the STAR program to address tax fraud

New York residents are likely knowledgeable of the various tax benefits offered by the state. These programs are designed to help certain residents, and if they prove eligibility, these individuals can enjoy the benefits of these programs. This may address assistance for those with children, purchasing a home or obtaining food. However, if a person cheats the system and get approved of these programs when he or she is not actually eligible, this could result in tax penalties.

Estimated taxes in federal and state tax collections

As tax time rapidly approaches, many New Yorkers are still unaware of the details of certain issues that will inevitably affect them and their finances. While many people simply get their tax information from their workplace and follow the instructions when filling out their tax forms, some do not have it so simple. This can lead to mistakes that will cause legal problems that can spiral out of control. For those who are concerned about errors they might have made in paying their taxes, have not paid enough or did not pay at all, it is wise to have legal assistance in understanding federal and state tax collections.

What penalties and interest apply for filing taxes late?

The tax preparation process can be overwhelming. It is not only time consuming but can be nerve wrecking for some, as owing taxes is not good news to hear. While many are able to continually pay year after year, some may hit a roadblock. He or she is finding him or herself in financial ruin and knows that they cannot make these upcoming payments. Failing to make payments can trigger the tax collection process, which means addressing the penalties and interests that will likely ensue.

Guiding you through tax collection issues

If they have not already, most individuals in New York and elsewhere are preparing their taxes for this year. While this is a normal and routine task, some years can be more surprising than others. Owing taxes can be detrimental for some, as not paying these owed taxes could result in penalties. Additionally, this could prompt federal and state tax collection processes.

What are the options for repaying tax debt?

Many Americans dread tax season. This could be due to the necessity of gathering and organizing documents. And those who are self-employed may especially hesitate to file taxes if they anticipate that doing so may incur further debt. However, for those who owe taxes over and above what they can pay in one lump sum, there are repayment options available.

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