NYC Tax Advocates

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Specializing in IRS and NYS Tax Representation. Workers Compensation Audits, Payroll, Sales and Income Tax representation for Businesses, Individuals, Restaurants and Construction Companies. Civil and Criminal Workers Comp Audit representation includes: NYSIF Examinations, Premium Disputes, Employee Misclassification, Underreporting, Unreported Income, and Failure to Keep Accurate Payroll Records.

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Sovereign Citizen Movement (is coming back like a bad penny)



Individuals and groups who identify with the Sovereign Citizen Movement claim that the Federal Government is operating outside its jurisdiction. They generally do not recognize the authority of Federal, State or local governments, and renounce their obligation to adhere to the laws, policies or regulations created by those governments. Since the 1990s, the IRS and Treasury Inspector General have been investigating illegal activities that pose direct threats to the IRS and its operations by individuals who identify themselves as Sovereign Citizens. Sovereign citizens often utilize fictitious financial instruments in attempts to satisfy legitimate debts. Sovereign citizens will often file liens against the real or personal property of Federal employees - tax officials or law enforcement officers, for example - in retaliation for those individuals’ performance of their official duties. Liens have also been filed against federal judges when those judges. 

 

Tax Representation

 

We represent individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Negotiating reasonable tax settlements and payment plans since 2006. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are available upon request. To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 


Insurance Audits

 

Workers Compensation, NYSIF and General Liability Audit Representation. We successfully challenge large dollar premium assessments, employee misclassification, experience and other rating issues. Most premium disputes are settled within 60 days of our being retained. Assistance with insurance coverage, loss reduction and risk management services. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

New Yorker Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to File False Returns (He should have hired SELIG & Associates)


 

Another New Yorker pled guilty on [20 October 2020] to conspiracy to defraud the United States, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to the indictment, the New Yorker filed false tax returns with the assistance of a return preparer. From 2011 through 2019, the New Yorker and others prepared and filed false returns through two tax preparation firms that reported significant tax withholdings based on fictitious Forms 1099-OID, in an effort to fraudulently obtain refunds from the IRS. The Forms 1099-OID falsely reported that financial institutions, creditors, and other entities had withheld federal income tax, when in reality no such taxes had been withheld. The New Yorker also filed false returns for himself and others, claiming more than $2,125,872 in refunds from the IRS. U.S. District Judge Eric R. Komitee scheduled sentencing for Feb. 24, 2021. The New Yorker faces up to five years in prison, as well as monetary penalties. As part of his plea agreement, the New Yorker has agreed to pay restitution to the IRS.

 

Tax Representation


 

We represent individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Negotiating reasonable tax settlements and payment plans since 2006. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are available upon request. To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

 

Insurance Audits

 

Workers Compensation, NYSIF and General Liability Audit Representation. We successfully challenge large dollar premium assessments, employee misclassification, experience and other rating issues. Most premium disputes are settled within 60 days of our being retained. Assistance with insurance coverage, loss reduction and risk management services. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Businessman Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion (He should have hired SELIG & Associates)


He owed more than $1.3 million to the IRS

 

On 14 October 2020 a businessman pleaded guilty to income tax evasion announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to court-filed documents, the businessman filed a 2006 individual income tax return reporting adjusted gross income of $1,502,749 and total tax due of $486,438. He did not pay all of the tax due and was assessed penalties and interest. In an effort to continue receiving income but to make it appear as if he did not have income or assets, the businessman used three nominee corporations to conduct his business and purchase assets. Between approximately 2010 and 2016, in an effort to further evade paying money owed on his taxes, the businessman filed four false bankruptcy petitions. Each of these petitions listed the IRS as a creditor. During the course of his bankruptcies, the businessman made false statements and filed fraudulent documents in which he concealed his ownership interests in the nominee corporations. As a result of the businessman actions, he caused a tax loss of approximately $1,360,682 to the IRS.

New York City Tax Advocates

 

If your business owes sales tax you need to take immediate action

 

Selig & Associates zealously represents individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. *We specialize in Sales Tax Audits, unpaid Income Taxes; unpaid Sales Taxes [and] Payroll Tax Problems. Negotiating reasonable tax settlements and affordable repayment plans for small business owners since 2006. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. Unfiled Tax Returns? We can prepare and file up to 10 years of missing Federal and State Tax Returns (within 48 hours of being retained). To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 



Friday, October 9, 2020

On October 8th 2020 A Federal Grand Jury Indicted NY Donut Shop Operators For Tax Evasion (Better call SELIG & Associates)

 


A Husband, Wife and Son “Allegedly” Concealed More Than $1 Million in Cash Sales and Paid Employees “Off the Books” A federal grand jury in New York, returned an indictment charging the operators of three donut shops with conspiracy to defraud the IRS, tax evasion, and aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon for the Northern District of New York.According to the indictment, The Owner, his wife, and their son, all of Rome, New York, operated three Dippin Donuts stores with locations in Rome and New Hartford. From 2013 to 2017, the defendants allegedly concealed more than $1 million in cash sales from the IRS by depositing cash directly into their personal bank accounts instead of business bank accounts, providing incomplete information to their accountant, and causing their accountant to file false individual and corporate tax returns with the IRS. The indictment further alleges that the defendants committed employment tax fraud by paying employees some wages “off the books” in cash.If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of five years in prison for the conspiracy charge and each count of tax evasion, and three years in prison for each false return charge. The defendants also face a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

New York City Tax Advocates

 

If your business was adversely affected by COVID-19

you need to take immediate action

 

Selig & Associates zealously represents individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. *We specialize in Sales Tax Audits, unpaid Income Taxes; unpaid Sales Taxes [and] Payroll Tax Problems. Negotiating reasonable tax settlements and affordable repayment plans for small business owners since 2006. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. Unfiled Tax Returns? We can prepare and file up to 10 years of missing Federal and State Tax Returns (within 48 hours of being retained). To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Owner of Medical Laboratory Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns (He should have hired SELIG & Associates)


On September 29, 2020 an unhappy business owner was sentenced to 40 months (3 years, 4 months) in prison a/k/a (the "SLAMMER") for filing false tax returns, announced Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to documents and information provided to the court, the Defendant was part owner of a medical laboratory. From 2011 through 2015, he filed false tax returns that underreported gross receipts earned from his business. The Defendant concealed from his tax return preparers at least two bank accounts reflecting income earned, and falsely characterized business receipts as non-taxable loans. As a result of these actions, he caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. ordered him to one year of supervised release and to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477.

Are you in trouble with the IRS?

New York City Tax Advocates

 

If your business was adversely affected by COVID-19

you need to take immediate action


Selig & Associates zealously represents individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. *We specialize in sales tax audits, unpaid income taxes; unpaid sales taxes [and] payroll tax problems. Negotiating reasonable tax settlements and affordable repayment plans for small business owners since 2006. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.


Insurance Audits & Premium Disputes

 

If your business is having difficulty with its insurance carrier

you need to take immediate action

 

Selig & Associates. Specializing in Workers Comp, NYSIF and General Liability audit representation, including: risk management, loss reduction and insurance placement, large dollar premium assessments, employee misclassification, unreported income, experience and other rating issues. *Most premium disputes are settled and resolved within 60 days of our being retained. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. Call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing the IRS

 


Provided IRS with False Information and Materials to Conceal Client’s Tax Fraud

An attorney was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney David DeVillers for the Southern District. According to documents and information provided to the court, from 2007 until his client died, the attorney advised and assisted his client in legal matters relating to the operation of his medical clinics. At the time, the attorney specialized in tax law. Around 2010, the IRS audited the doctor’s medical entities. In response to an IRS revenue officer’s request for documentation supporting the entities’ claimed clinical equipment depreciation deductions, the attorney provided false “bills of sale” purporting to support the deductions, but which in fact falsely inflated the value of the equipment. At the same time that the attorney provided these inflated values to the IRS, he provided contradictory valuation information to third parties. In 2011, the lawyer filed petitions in U.S. Tax Court challenging the IRS’s determination that some of the audited entities owed additional taxes. The case was ultimately settled with an agreement that approximately $608,583 was due. When the IRS revenue officer attempted to collect the settlement amount in 2014, the attorney  frustrated the IRS’s collection efforts by falsely representing that the relevant entities were defunct with no assets. In all, the lawyer caused a tax loss of $513,960 to the United States. Ultimately, he pled guilty to corruptly endeavoring to impede and obstruct the IRS and the Supreme Court suspended license to practice law.  As for the client, he pled guilty to drug, tax, and fraud charges, but died before sentencing in that case. In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson ordered the former lawyer to serve 3 years of supervised release. Restitution to the government has already been paid using funds seized from the deceased client/doctor. 

 

Are you in trouble with the IRS? 


Selig & Associates zealously represents individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Specializing in sales tax audit representation and unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. We negotiate reasonable tax settlements and affordable repayment plans. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.




Insurance Audits & Premium Disputes

 

Workers Comp. NYSIF and General Liability representation includes: insurance and risk management services, large dollar premium assessments, employee misclassification, unreported income, experience and other rating issues. *Most premium disputes are settled and resolved within 60 days of our being retained. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. Call (212) 974-3435 directly or contact us Online.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

President of Consulting Firm Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud (He should have hired SELIG & Associates)


Did Not Pay Over to the IRS Nearly $1 Million in Employment Taxes


On September 3, 2020 a businessman (who didn’t hire Selig & Associates) pleaded guilty to failing to collect, truthfully account for, and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District. According to documents and information provided to the court, the president and director of a technology consulting services firm in was responsible for collecting, truthfully accounting for, and paying over to the IRS Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes withheld from his employees’ wages. Beginning as early as 2007 and through 2015, he did not pay over more than $980,000 in employment taxes to the IRS. During this time, he entered into three separate installment agreements with the IRS committing to make the payments, but defaulted each time. U.S. District Judge David Novak scheduled the sentencing for Feb. 10, 2021. At sentencing, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison as well as a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Terwilliger thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant Chief Todd Ellinwood and Trial Attorney William Montague of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney David McGuire, who are prosecuting the case.



New York City Tax Advocates   

 

Civil and criminal tax representation. Selig & Associates zealously represents individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Specializing in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. We negotiate reasonable tax settlements and affordable repayment plans. Consultations are available in person or by telephone and emergency appointments are always available. To speak with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

 


The Sovereign Citizen Movement (is coming back like a bad penny)

Individuals and groups who identify with the Sovereign Citizen Movement claim that the Federal Government is operating outside its jurisdict...