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Helping you resolve tax controversies

The last thing a person wants to hear is that they are being audited. However, because tax issues can present themselves, individuals in New York could face penalties if the IRS believes that one failed to pay taxes owed, attempted to evade tax liabilities or committed tax fraud. Thus, it is important for individuals to understand how they could resolve these matters.

What are some examples of tax fraud?

When individual sin New York and elsewhere get a job, he or she is likely to owe taxes. This can be overwhelming for some, as one is not always prepared to pay what they owe come tax time. Thus, some individuals take steps to avoid having to owe so much. While there are legal ways to reduce tax liabilities, if an individual does not do this legally, this could result in a tax fraud charge.

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.

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.

Can back taxes lead to a passport application denial?

Yes, is the general answer. To collect seriously delinquent tax debt, currently $51,000 or more including penalties and interest, the IRS now has the power to revoke or deny passports. It took several years to coordinate rules between the IRS and State Department, but last summer the IRS started certifying taxpayers.

Helping you resolve tax controversies

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.

What is an eggshell audit?

Paying taxes may not be enjoyable or glamorous. However, it is something that individuals in New York and elsewhere must do. While filing tax returns seems like a routine process, mistakes can be made. These mistakes can look like intentional actions to evade paying taxes or to pay less than what one might owe. When the IRS is under the impression that a taxpayer is not in compliance with a tax law, an audit could ensue. This could evolve into a tax controversy.

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