Problem with Your Taxes? Don't Call an Accountant—Call a NJ/NY Tax Attorney
Did you receive a letter from the IRS or state government about “Final Notice of Intent to Levy”? Were you given notice that you are under audit and now you must provide information about your recent tax returns? Or maybe you're under scrutiny for something more serious like willful evasion of tax or underreporting sales taxes?
Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." Unfortunately, many people learn the hard way that the portion about taxes in this quote is definitely no joke. Dealing with taxes and understanding the laws behind them can be incredibly complex. It's not uncommon for people who are normally quite responsible to give up and hope the IRS doesn't catch up to them.
Letters from the IRS or state can seem very intimidating, but they do not mean that you are going to be tossed in jail and they are going to throw away the key. Taxpayers almost always have options when it comes to settling a tax issue, and Fazzio Law Offices can help get you back on track.
Winning NY Tax Attorneys for New Jersey, New York County, and Kings County
At Fazzio Law Offices, our team of tax lawyers handles a variety of different tax cases across New York and New Jersey. We help individuals who need assistance with:
You don't have to have a "Final Notice of Intent to Levy" in-hand to start working with a tax attorney (though if you do, it's time to act quickly). Fazzio Law can also help if you have years of unfiled returns and are ready to take care of business before the IRS contacts you. We can also be of assistance if you've had a change in financial circumstances and either want to pay off a tax debt with your newly increased income, or need to negotiate a deal with the IRS because of an unfavorable reduction in income.
No one thinks the IRS is going to audit him until that dreaded notice appears in the mail. You may be nervous, especially because you've never been known for your bookkeeping skills or you estimated a lot of deductions on your returns. The idea of backing up everything on your tax return seems daunting and next to impossible; luckily, Fazzio tax lawyers have a successful track record of representing individuals during an audit. We establish rapport with the auditor and then work to secure all of the necessary documentation to support your case. Many times, we even find a goldmine of unclaimed expenses—these can be claimed by you during the audit to offset any deficiency due to additional income.
UNDERREPORTED SALES TAXES
If you have received notice of a pending sales tax audit along with a request for copies of sales tax returns and federal tax returns from the corporation, you need to contact a tax attorney right away. These notices generally arrive from the New York Division of Taxation and Enforcement or the New Jersey Division of Revenue and will include forms that need to be filled out very carefully. Bring these forms to your sales tax lawyer and they will be able to help you build your case.
Sales tax cases are very serious because the proprietor or business owner is on the hook personally for any unpaid tax. These cases can quickly transition from civil to criminal if the tax authority finds that the violation was "willful" and that the "responsible person" intentionally withheld sales tax or converted it to their personal use.
TRUST FUND RECOVERY (EMPLOYMENT TAXES)
As an employer, you are required to pay a portion of the Employment Tax for each employee. If you have not been handling this properly, a Revenue Office may submit a summons to get bank records for your business. If you receive any kind of communication from a Revenue Officer about unpaid Employment Tax, you need to consult an attorney right away. This is a cue that the Revenue Officer is developing a case against you and you need legal representation immediately.
CRIMINAL TAX CASES
If you suspect you've done something that could result in a criminal tax conviction, it's time to speak to an attorney. Some of our clients come to us before hearing from the IRS because they want to take care of matters ahead of time in an effort to prevent prosecution. However, if two federal agents come to interview you, you can be almost certain that a criminal prosecution is about to take place. Two agents are sent so that one can be a witness to whatever is said in the event your case goes to trial.
Don't wait for those two agents to show up on your doorstep. Call our offices now to settle your tax issues.
Contact the New Jersey and New York Tax Lawyers at Fazzio Law Offices
When you're having tax troubles, certain things go beyond an accountant or bookkeeper's professional capabilities, but a New Jersey tax attorney knows just what to do. John Fazzio, founder of Fazzio Law offices, has an LLM in Taxation from the premier doctoral tax program in the world, the New York University LLM in Taxation Program. He takes a unique approach to tax cases because he understands how the government looks at them and what they find to be persuasive. Rather than treating the case like a cold, numerical puzzle and reducing it to a math equation, Fazzio uses his personable, persuasive style of presentation to package your preferred options to the IRS or state government representatives in a compelling way.
At Fazzio Law Offices, our New Jersey and New York tax and finance lawyers believe in your tax case and will do everything in our power to obtain the best possible outcome so that you are able to stop worrying and can move forward in a positive way. Call us today at 855-743-0262 or click here to book a free consultation.
Fazzio Law services the following New Jersey areas: Alpine, Colts Neck, Englewood Cliffs, Bernardsville, Ho-Ho-Kus, Hoboken, Jersey City, Paramus, Ramsey, Saddle River, and Short Hills, as well as the entire New York metropolitan area.