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Tax Amnesty Is Back in Arizona

The State of Arizona’s 2016 amnesty program offers significant benefits to most individuals and corporations with past-due taxes. Once again, Arizona taxpayers with many types of past-due state and local taxes will have...more

How a Tax Levy Can Cripple Your Finances

If you owe back taxes to the IRS, you may eventually receive a tax levy. A tax levy is where the “rubber meets the road.” A tax levy can and will cripple your finances. Here is the usual scenario: You just got a dreadful...more

Are You Eligible for an IRS Offer in Compromise?

IRS has a program called Offer in Compromise (OIC) which allows eligible Taxpayers to settle a tax debt with IRS for less than the full amount owed. Not all Taxpayers are eligible. The OIC is not available to partnerships,...more

IRS Wage Garnishment Help & FAQs

An IRS wage garnishment can cripple your finances. Whether you live in New York or some other high cost of living state, you depend on your paycheck being there like clockwork. You've owed back taxes to the IRS but you've...more

Florida: Sun, Fun, and Sand or Back Taxes, Penalties, and Interest?

Do you own residential property in Florida? Do you also own residential property in another state? Some Florida counties have been cracking down on Florida Homestead exemption fraud, and you might be surprised to find you owe...more

13 IRS Tax Problem Solutions & Tips

As a New York tax attorney that handles IRS problems on a daily basis, here are the 14 most common IRS tax problem situations and questions that I hear from concerned taxpayers and some helpful tips to put your tax problems...more

Playing With Fire: No Liability Coverage For Tax Preparers Who Took Deductions for Illegal Tax Shelters

“Gimme Shelter” is one of the greatest of a lot of great Rolling Stones songs (made greater by Merry Clayton’s gut-wrenching contribution). And, of course, “Gimme Shelter” is a cliché often trotted out in discussions of tax...more

How Far Back Can a Back Tax Go? Petition for Certiorari in Hambleton Asks Supreme Court to Right Unjust Retroactivity

Retroactivity is an endemic problem in the state tax world. In this year alone, we have seen retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) in Michigan, as well as significant retroactivity issues in New York, New...more

“Breaking Bad” And Tax Evasion

I love the TV Series “Breaking Bad” on AMC. In a nutshell, it is about a tough luck high school chemistry teacher named Walter White who turns into a major drug dealer and murderer. ...more

Pitfalls in the Redemption of Property by Lenders

In Alabama, when a property owner fails to pay his ad valorem property taxes, his property may be sold at a public auction to the highest bidder (the “tax purchaser”). Statutory law in Alabama provides that the owner of the...more

July 1, 2013, Taxes Become Due & Recording Deeds Becomes Difficult – Get Deeds Recorded Well In Advance

This is intended to be advance notice that annual real property taxes become due on July 1, 2013. At any time, the Land Records will not record deeds for properties for which there are outstanding taxes. The annual taxes...more

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