Tax Law

Tax Law covers the rules and regulations that cover the process of taxing individuals and entity for earnings and items of monetary value. Tax contributions are required to be made for earnings and income (such as salaries and investments), the transfer of property and estates, income from licensing rights and import taxes imposed upon goods transported from foreign countries. Disputes between the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and taxpayers are heard in the U.S. Tax Court. Tax attorneys represent parties not only in disputes with the IRS but also to incorporate appropriate and accurate tax planning concerning investments and expected future income and loss.

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William Hartsock
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Generally, the IRS can include returns filed within the last three years in an audit. According to information contained on the IRS website, the IRS tries to audit tax returns as soon as possible after they are filed. This means that most IRS audits will be of returns filed within the last two...
William Hartsock
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The Department of Justice Criminal Tax Division has the ultimate authority to review and prosecute criminal tax cases. If you are subject to a criminal tax investigation or prosecution, it will likely be headed by the DOJ. The department has the power to authorize or decline criminal...
William Hartsock
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Many taxpayers are unaware of the potentially serious criminal charges that may await them if they fail to file a tax return or pay taxes. Known as the Failure to File Returns or Pay Tax Statute, IRC § 7203 sets forth four possible offenses: willful failure to pay an estimated tax or other tax...
William Hartsock
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On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced new changes to the Streamlined Procedures that will allow more taxpayers to qualify as well as ease the process for qualifying applicants. One of the most significant changes brought about by the revised Streamlined Procedures announced in June 2014 is the...
Michael Wechsler
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New York State taxpayers can expect to find some new items on their 2013 state tax return, several of which will apply for future years. The following are noteworthy highlights from the New York State Department of Taxation Form IT-201, Full-Year Resident Income Tax Return, and Form IT-203...
Michael Wechsler
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When the costs of medical services are not covered under your health insurance plan, they still may be deductible on your federal income tax return. However, the Affordable Care Act has impacted the amount of medical expense deductions that may be available. Tax Deductible Medical and Dental...
Michael Wechsler
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It’s unusual that the IRS generates a tax refund check by mistake but it does happen. And when it does, you might want to consider the consequences of cashing in on your lucky day. Do you need to pay it back to the IRS? (The answer should be simple.) When might you need to return the money to...
Michael Wechsler
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Your child can bring some additional joy to your life during tax season. The federal government recognizes the significant costs involved with raising children. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) provides special tax benefits for parents. The following list of tax credits...
Michael Wechsler
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What happens if April 15th arrives and you realize that you won’t be able to file your income taxes on time? How about making a late tax payment? And what if you can file but cannot afford to pay what you owe to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) at the deadline? There is no need to panic...
Michael Wechsler
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Making a donation to a charity, whether it is old clothes or money, may come with an additional benefit - a deduction on your federal income tax return. However, not every charitable contribution may be deductible, which is why it’s important to understand the rules and conduct proper tax...
Michael Wechsler
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With these seven tips, anyone can learn how to effectively reduce their tax liability and maximize their deductions. But it is important to remember that you can't have good tax planning without the planning. Once you become familiar with the basics and how to spot opportunities, the process...
Michael Wechsler
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Bad investment advice, recent economic troubles and poor stock market performance have resulted in many people losing a great deal of money on their investments. However there is some hope for a taxpayer suffering such misfortune. The taxpayer may be able to recoup some of the losses with the...
Michael Wechsler
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People work hard to earn money at work. Fortunately, tax credits are available to certain taxpayers which can limit the amount paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It can be a difficult process to determine which tax credits are available from the IRS / federal tax code and there are...
Michael Wechsler
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In the past, the rich and wealthy could avoid paying most or all of their income taxes by taking advantage of tax loopholes in the tax code. However, in 1969 the federal government came up with the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) in order to put a stop to this tax practice. It was another way to...
Michael Wechsler
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With a growing frequency, taxpayers not only live, sleep and eat with their families in their home but they also work there too. Whether you spend a couple of hours a week at home for work or it’s a full time engagement, you should know whether you have the ability to file a tax deduction for a...
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