Owing back taxes to the federal government or the Comptroller of New York, both city and state is not a good situation. New York, especially New York City, has the added burden of local income taxes. All three entities access fines and interest that can quickly rise to an uncontrollable level. The agents are relentless and will use every means necessary to collect what you owe. Often there is a discrepancy between their amount they think you owe and what you owe. This discrepancy needs to be sorted out and you cannot go at this alone. We do not recommend self-representation when dealing with tax entities. You may be one of the cases that is eligible to have the tax bill reduced or eliminated entirely. Several programs exist for tax relief, which may be a feasible option depending on the circumstances.
Penalty Abatement in cases of a major illness, unemployment or the loss of tax records in a natural disaster, the IRS will consider waiving all or some of the fees. The fees, fines, and penalties can increase your overall tax bill by 25% or more. If this is the case, you will still be responsible for paying the underlying taxes.
Offer in Compromise If the IRS believes it will be unable to collect the entire amount it is owed. Or, there is a doubt as to the accuracy of your tax bill. Or, full payment of your back taxes will cause a serious financial hardship, then you may have the unique option of settling for less than the full amount of taxes you owe.
Innocent Spouse Relief this is a special circumstance of which your IRS issue is the result of erroneous tax returns filed by your spouse or ex-spouse. In this circumstance the government will consider what is known as innocent spouse relief, which relieves you of the responsibility of paying back taxes owed as a result of your spouse’s fraud or deception. However, you may still owe unrelated back taxes.
Financial Hardship In cases of serious financial hardship, the IRS will consider a variety of solutions to ease your situation. You may be able to skip a monthly payment, reduce your monthly payments, for example, or the IRS may suspend collection efforts.
New York is feeling the same increase in tax related problems. Tax Relief Systems, LLC has experienced firsthand the burden tax issues weigh on families and individuals. The stress is amazing. You do not have to go through this alone. This view has refocused our dedication to assisting individuals and businesses find a solution to IRS and New York Tax problems. Our staff of professionals has seen almost all possible tax situations and are able to confidently provide solutions. If you’re not sure where to start, our New York office is just a phone call away.
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