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Posts tagged "Tax Controversies"

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As previous posts here have discussed, many people in White Plains and the other New York suburbs may find themselves the target of an IRS audit or other collection action. Following an audit, even a well-meaning person may find himself faced with a large tax bill that would be hard to afford. After all, New Yorkers can and do make honest mistakes on their taxes. Moreover, tax laws and regulations, and even the legal positions of the IRS about the same laws and regulations, change over time. Sometimes, the IRS or even an individual examiner takes an aggressive position on which there is plenty of room for disagreement.

New York taxpayers should be aware of new regulations

One of the most popular deductions that White Plains residents may prefer to take on their taxes is the charitable deduction. This deduction allows those who contribute to qualified not-for-profits, often a 501(c)(3) corporation, to strike that amount from their adjusted gross income as an itemized deduction.

Understanding negligence and tax fraud

When facing tax problems, it is important for tax payers to understand how tax fraud is looked at and treated by the IRS. Any tax controversy can be overwhelming to the tax payer so it is helpful to understand what is considered negligence and what might be considered fraud.

Addressing a tax controversy

Tax problems can be overwhelming for most people who are facing them. When everyday people are facing a tax controversy or tax dispute, it is important to know what can be done and where those facing tax issues can turn. The possible consequences associated with tax controversies should not be taken lightly. Tax payers who find themselves caught up in them may face the challenges associated with tax issues on a daily basis.

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.

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.

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