Thursday, December 22, 2016

Has the New York Tax Department Gone Rogue? Are Enforcement Agents Going to Far?





Agents at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance have left the reservation. Sweeping bank accounts, levying wages and leaving families destitute for Christmas, says David Selig of Selig &Associates. Selig just got off the telephone with an unrelenting Enforcement Agent, who glibly took a family's last $4100 and left them unable to purchase groceries or anything for their four young children. Selig says the State is deliberately “bringing the pain” to as many people as possible.  In a nutshell, New York State is on a mission to close businesses, seize bank accounts and take personal property hand over fist.

If you’re in Trouble with New York State  
Call the good folks at Selig & Associates

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Mission Statement Our mission is to win every tax case; to bring all of our tax, advocacy and legal expertise to every fight, and serve our clients with integrity, honesty and perseverance.

Effective We settle contested tax audits, compromise tax debts and can resolve all marital tax issues including innocent spouse relief and separation of liability. 

Reasonable-Rates All tax representation is provided by a Federal Tax Practitioner and Licensed Attorney. To schedule a FREE face-to-face consultation, contact Selig & Associates today. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2016


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Share this Video with a Friend: Tax Problems Solved & Mortgages Approved



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

One Man’s Intentional Failure to Pay Property Taxes and the Consequences of his Folly (a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing)


Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

JOHN ARTHUR GOODFRIEND, Appellant, v. VILLAGE OF JEFFERSONVILLE et al., Respondents, et al., Defendants.

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    Decided: November 26, 2014

Before:  Peters, P.J., Stein, Garry, Egan Jr. and Devine, JJ.Michael D. Altman, South Fallsburg, for appellant. Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, PLLC, New Windsor (Nicholas A. Pascale of counsel), for Village of Jeffersonville, respondent. Thomas J. Cawley, County Attorney, Monticello, for County of Sullivan, respondent.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Calendar Date:  October 15, 2014
Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court (Melkonian, J.), entered March 6, 2013 in Sullivan County, which granted motions by defendants Village of Jeffersonville and County of Sullivan to, among other things, dismiss the complaint against them.
Defendant County of Sullivan commenced a real property tax foreclosure proceeding on behalf of defendant Village of Jeffersonville in December 2011 and served plaintiff with a petition and notice of foreclosure in January 2012.   The petition stated, among other things, that the date for service of a verified answer in opposition to the petition or to redeem plaintiff's properties was April 3, 2012.   
Despite receiving stacks of foreclosure notices, plaintiff neglected to serve an answer or otherwise appear, and a default judgment was entered against him on April 27, 2012.   
After plaintiff's efforts to redeem and repurchase the properties proved unsuccessful, plaintiff presented County Court with a proposed order to show cause seeking to vacate the judgment of foreclosure and temporarily stay the impending auction of the properties, challenging, among other things, the imposition of the “confiscatory” rate of interest and penalties that had accrued on the tax liens.   County Court (McGuire, J.) held a hearing on plaintiff's application for a temporary restraining order and issued a written order on June 20, 2012 denying plaintiff's application.1  That same day, plaintiff's properties were sold at public auction.
In September 2012, plaintiff commenced the instant action
for a judgment declaring that the foreclosure proceeding was a legal nullity inasmuch as the County lacked the requisite legal authority to conduct it on behalf of the Village, that the Village was required to accept plaintiff's tender of back tax payments and, finally, that a hearing on the amount of damages that plaintiff had sustained as a result of the alleged illegal actions by the County and Village was necessary.   The County and the Village made separate motions to dismiss the complaint and vacate the notices of pendency that plaintiff had filed.   Supreme Court (Melkonian, J.), determining that plaintiff's claims were barred by the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel, granted the motions to dismiss.   Plaintiff appeals and we affirm Supreme Court's order dismissing the complaint, albeit on different grounds.
“A tax debtor's motion to reopen a default judgment of tax foreclosure ‘may not be brought more than one month after entry of the judgment’ ” (Matter of County of Clinton [Bouchard], 29 AD3d 79, 81 [2006], quoting RPTL 1131;  see Matter of County of Sullivan [Fay], 79 AD3d 1409, 1410 [2010], lv dismissed 17 NY3d 787 [2011] ).   Although the complaint seeks a judgment declaring that the foreclosure is a nullity and does not expressly seek an order vacating the default judgment, it is apparent that the relief that plaintiff now seeks is analogous to that which is demanded in an application to reopen a judgment entered on default and it is, therefore, subject to the timing requirements of RPTL 1131.   As the action was commenced more than one month after the default judgment of foreclosure was entered and plaintiff has not demonstrated “either a reasonable excuse for his default or a meritorious defense,” dismissal of the complaint was warranted (Matter of County of Sullivan [Yong Tuk Yun], 82 AD3d 1560, 1561 [2011];  see Matter of County of Sullivan [Dunne–Town of Bethel], 111 AD3d 1232, 1234 [2013];  Matter of County of Sullivan [Matejkowski], 105 AD3d 1170, 1171 [2013], appeal dismissed 21 NY3d 1062 [2013] ).   In light of this disposition, we need not consider plaintiff's challenges to the manner in which in rem foreclosure proceedings are conducted by the County and the Village (see Matter of County of Schuyler [Solomon Fin. Ctr., Inc.], 83 AD3d 1243, 1247 [2011], lv dismissed 17 NY3d 850 [2011];  Matter of County of Sullivan [Fay], 79 AD3d at 1412).
Peters, P.J., Stein, Garry and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs.
ENTER:
Robert D. Mayberger
Clerk of the Court
FOOTNOTES
FN1. Plaintiff subsequently filed a notice of appeal from County Court's order in July 2012, but failed to perfect the appeal, thereby abandoning it (see 22 NYCRR 800.12;  Gaudette v. Gaudette, 283 A.D.2d 698, 699 [2001] )..  FN1. Plaintiff subsequently filed a notice of appeal from County Court's order in July 2012, but failed to perfect the appeal, thereby abandoning it (see 22 NYCRR 800.12;  Gaudette v. Gaudette, 283 A.D.2d 698, 699 [2001] ).

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How to solve a tax problem . . . .

"How to Solve a Tax Problem in 3 EasySteps"

1.     Hire a good Tax Attorney and Accountant

2.     Stay current

3.     File your tax returns on time


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Aggressive Selig & Associates provides the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. Specializing in payroll, income and sales tax controversies for individuals, contractors, restaurants, bodegas and professional practices. 

Mission Statement Our mission is to win every tax case; to bring all of our tax, advocacy and legal expertise to every fight, and serve our clients with integrity, honesty and perseverance.

Effective We settle contested tax audits, compromise tax debts and can resolve all marital tax issues including innocent spouse relief and separation of liability. 

Reasonable-Rates All tax representation is provided by a Federal Tax Practitioner and Licensed Attorney. To schedule a FREE face-to-face consultation, contact Selig & Associates today. 

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