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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.

 


Monday, September 21, 2020

Owner of Long Island Diner Hires Someone Else [then] Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Employment Tax (He should have hired SELIG & Associates)


 


Some Diner Employees Paid Cash to Conceal the Full Payroll from the IRSOn September 16, 2020 a Long Island diner owner pleaded guilty to failing to pay employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.According to court documents and statements made in court, Nikolaos Avgoustidis, the owner and operator of the Rocky Point Town House Diner, did not pay employment taxes for all of the diner’s employees. From 2011 to 2013, Avgoustidis paid certain employees in cash, without reporting it to the IRS, and further, without paying the social security and Medicare taxes that must be withheld from the employees’ wages. In total, Avgoustidis caused a tax loss to the IRS of approximately $130,000.U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown scheduled the sentencing for Jan. 15, 2021. At sentencing, Avgoustidis faces a maximum sentence of 5 years. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorneys Sean Green and Mark Kotila of the Tax Division, 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.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Criminal Tax Fraud – He should have hired SELIG & Associates


On August 21st 2020, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that the owner of a New York BBQ Restaurant pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges.  Between September 1, 2013 and May 31, 2017 he collected $199,491 in sales tax from his customers and failed to file sales tax returns and ultimately remit that money, as required by law, to New York State. “Sales tax dollars fund vital public services. When that money is diverted instead for personal gain, it hurts the communities that need it most — especially in the midst of a global pandemic,” said New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Mike Schmidt. “We will continue to work with all levels of law enforcement to hold those accountable for tax crimes against New Yorkers”.  On September 18th 2020, David Selig [of Selig & Associates] said that had he been representing the BBQ Restaurant, the matter may have been resolved differently. 




Friday, September 11, 2020

Married Couple Sentenced to 33 Months Prison for Falsifying Tax Returns


A business owner and his wife have been sentenced for federal tax violations in the Eastern District, announced the U.S. Attorney.  In February 2020, Dick Brocato, Jr., 68, and his wife, Judith L. Brocato, 65, were convicted by a jury of conspiracy to defraud the United States for purposes of impeding the government functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the collection of income tax and six counts of making and submitting false tax returns on both their personal and business for 2012-2014.  The Brocatos were each sentenced to 33 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.  They were also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $617,762 to the IRS and fines of $15,000 each.

According to information presented in court, the Brocatos owned a lawn service company, which was operated as an S Corporation for tax purposes.  The Brocatos were the sole shareholders of the company, and Judith Brocato served as corporate president, maintaining the books and records of the corporation, and signing the corporate tax returns in that capacity.  The Brocatos conspired to defraud the United States for the purpose of impeding, impairing, and obstructing, the lawful government functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the ascertainment, computation, assessment, and collection of federal income and other taxes for years 2012, 2013, and 2014. 


As part of that conspiracy, they filed false corporate and personal income tax returns for years 2012, 2013, and 2014.  To facilitate the scheme, the Brocatos cashed numerous checks from customers instead of depositing them into the company accounts.  They then underreported the income by failing to report the cash income amount on the various tax returns. According to the indictment, the underreported income amounted to $503,281 in 2012, $687,534 in 2013, and $513,498 in 2014. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sep. 4, 2019 charging Dick and Judith Brocato with tax violations.




Civil & Criminal Tax Representation

 

Selig & Associates represents individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs before the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Specializing in difficult income, sales and payroll tax issues including: unpaid taxes, failure to file tax returns and other tax crimes. We negotiate reasonable tax settlements, offers in compromise, penalty abatements and installment agreements. We offer prospective clients a free legally privileged consultation, and emergency appointments are always available. Discuss your case with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU and Attorney today (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The IRS’s Heavy Hand Just Got Heavier


The Internal Revenue Service announced that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1 2020. Lee, currently CI's deputy chief and a 25-year veteran of the organization, will succeed current Chief Don Fort, who announced last month he will retire on September 30 2020. "Jim brings a quarter-century of Criminal Investigation management and field experience into this key enforcement role," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Jim is highly respected throughout the IRS and will continue long-standing working relationships with the civil enforcement functions of the IRS as well as with the Department of Justice's Tax Division and tax prosecutors throughout the country. He understands the need to support compliant taxpayers by maintaining a strong, robust enforcement effort focused on those who are compliance challenged." As Chief, CI, Lee will lead the IRS's criminal enforcement efforts to investigate tax code violations and other related financial crimes such as money laundering, public corruption, cybercrimes, identity theft, narcotics and terrorist-financing. Prior to serving as Deputy Chief of CI, he served as the Director of Field Operations, Northern Area where he oversaw CI enforcement programs in the Boston, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Philadelphia Field Offices. He also previously served in executive roles as the Director of Field Operations, Southern Area and the Director, Strategy. Lee began his IRS CI career in 1995 as a special agent in Detroit. He moved into the CI leadership ranks and has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career including Supervisory Special Agent in the New Orleans Field Office; Headquarters Senior Analyst in the International and Financial Crimes Sections; Assistant Special Agent in Charge within the Boston Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office and later the Chicago Field Office.

 

Experienced Tax Advocates  

 

Selig & Associates provides New Yorkers with the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. Successfully defending Individuals and Businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance since 2006. When you’re in trouble with the IRS, Selig & Associates is your best line of defense. Free telephone consultation with licensed Tax Accountant and Attorney. For more information call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

 

Free Consultation 

 

Selig & Associates consistently solves the most challenging tax problems, including unpaid income, sales and payroll withholding issues. We negotiate successful tax settlements, offers in compromise, penalty abatements and affordable payment plans. Free telephone consultation with licensed Tax Accountant and Attorney. For more information call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

 

Immediate Action

 

Selig & Associates helps New Yorkers avoid criminal prosecution by proactively addressing tax problems. For example, we can prepare and file up to 10 years of missing Federal and State tax returns within 48 hours of being retained guaranteed. Results you can count on. Free telephone consultation with licensed Tax Accountant and Attorney. For more information call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

CRAPPY TAX RESOLUTION FIRMS and COLD HARD FACTS


Don’t be fooled by out of state companies that promise to “Settle Your Tax Debts for Pennies on the Dollar”. These companies are commonly called “Tax Resolution Firms” and in all likelihood, the person you spoke with is not an Accountant or Attorney, but rather, is a commissioned salesperson who found your name on a tax lien list. Federal Tax Liens are published and sold to the publicCommissioned salespeople are not bound by the regulations that govern practice before the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Treasury Department Circular No. 230, Title 31 Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A, Part 10. (Rev. 6-2014)  Meaning, the silver-tongued charlatan that just told you everything you wanted to hear is full of malarkey (and you know what that means). Now here’s where things get difficult – in order to successfully reduce your tax debts and penalties, you must have legal standing. Moreover, you must simultaneously satisfy the burden of proof and burden of persuasion requirement. Said plainly, “hard luck stories may be good for your friends and family, but they won’t cut it with the IRS”. In reality, Tax Representation is deceptively complex, and a little knowledge is extremely dangerous. For example, an Offer in Compromise is easy to say – but difficult to achieve. That’s why smart people hire experienced Accountants and Attorneys.  But what about those grandiose claims that every Tax Resolution Firm makes, like: Joe Blow owed the IRS $100,000 and settled for $500 – well Sunshine, poor Joe Blow probably lives in a homeless shelter and has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. What you should have taken away from this article:  
1.    The IRS is not altruistic and tax law [and the applicable rules of civil procedure] maybe more complicated than you think.  
2.    The best accountant and attorney isn’t always the most likable person you’ll meet (winning isn’t a popularity contest).

3.   If you don’t know what you’re doing, find someone that does.

IRS or NYS Offer in Compromise Prepared and Filed within 48 Hours  

Selig & Associates provides New Yorkers with the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. Successfully defending individuals and businesses before the IRS and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance since 2006. When you’re in trouble with the IRS, Selig & Associates is your best line of defense. For more information call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Income, Sales and Payroll Taxes   

We negotiate successful tax settlements, penalty abatements and affordable re-payment plans. Consistently solving the most challenging tax problems, including unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. To discuss your case in confidence, call us directly.   

Free Legally Privileged Consultation  

We offer same day and emergency appointments in our New York City office (or by telephone). To schedule a Free Legally Privileged Consultation with a licensed Tax Accountant and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Unfiled Tax Returns Prepared and Filed within 48 Hours 

Selig & Associates helps New Yorkers avoid criminal prosecution by preparing and filing up to 10 years of missing Federal and State tax returns within 48 hours of our being retained. For immediate assistance call or contact us now.  

Thursday, July 30, 2020

All the [TAX] News Fit to Print


IRS or NYS Offer in Compromise Prepared and Filed within 48 Hours  

Selig & Associates provides New Yorkers with the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. Successfully defending individuals and businesses before the IRS and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance since 2006. When you’re in trouble with the IRS, Selig & Associates is your best line of defense. For more information call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Income, Sales and Payroll Taxes   

We negotiate successful tax settlements, penalty abatements and affordable re-payment plans. Consistently solving the most challenging tax problems, including unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. To discuss your case in confidence, call us directly.   

Free Legally Privileged Consultation  

We offer same day and emergency appointments in our New York City office (or by telephone). To schedule a Free Legally Privileged Consultation with a licensed Tax Accountant and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Unfiled Tax Returns Prepared and Filed within 48 Hours 

Selig & Associates helps New Yorkers avoid criminal prosecution by preparing and filing up to 10 years of missing Federal and State tax returns within 48 hours of our being retained. For immediate assistance call or contact us now.  

IR-2020-174, July 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations proposed regulations updating various tax accounting regulations to adopt the simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
IR-2020-173, July 30, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on taxpayers claiming the rehabilitation credit, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-58 that provides additional relief to taxpayers in satisfying the substantial rehabilitation test.
IR-2020-172, July 29, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options.
IR-2020-171, July 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deduction for business interest expense, including basic statutory amendments made by the CARES Act.
IR-2020-170, July 28, 2020 — With heightened threats during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to select multi-factor authentication options whenever possible to prevent identity thieves from gaining access to client accounts.
IR-2020-169, July 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a temporary regulation and a proposed regulation to reconcile advance payments of refundable employment tax credits and recapture the benefit of these credits when necessary.
IR-2020-168, July 22, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds businesses required to file reports of large cash transactions that e-filing is a fast, easy and secure option for filing their reports.
IR-2020-167, July 21, 2020 — With cyberthieves active during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.
IR-2020-166, July 21, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the creation of the new Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management office, which will spearhead IRS efforts to empower taxpayers and IRS employees to rapidly resolve issues in a simplified digital environment.
IR-2020-165, July 20, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a final regulation addressing the treatment of income earned by certain foreign corporations that is subject to a high rate of foreign tax.
IR-2020-164, July 20, 2020 — For those who missed the July 15 tax deadline and didn’t request an extension, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some important tips, including filing electronically as soon as possible to reduce potential penalties.
IR-2020-163, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals this summer to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.
IR-2020-162, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds seniors and retirees that they are not required to take money out of their IRAs and workplace retirement plans this year.
IR-2020-161, July 16, 2020 ― With the July 15 tax deadline now past, the Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers that there is no secret way to find out when a refund will be issued.
IR-2020-160, July 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments.
IR-2020-159, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the annual fee for 2021 that tax return preparers must pay to apply for or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
IR-2020-158, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers who have experienced a delay in the processing of their Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due To COVID-19.
IR-2020-157, July 15, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that one of the best ways to check on their refund is the Where’s My Refund? tool on the IRS website and the IRS2Go app.
IR-2020-156, July 14, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals, the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional relief to hospital organizations that must meet the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) requirements.
IR-2020-155, July 14, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released a proposed redesigned partnership form for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022).
IR-2020-154, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15.
IR-2020-153, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that they have until the postponed due date of July 15, 2020, to file an extension for their 2019 federal tax return.
IR-2020-152, July 13, 2020 — On July 9, the U.S. Tax Court struck down four more abusive syndicated conservation easement transactions.
IR-2020-151, July 13, 2020 — Leaders from five international tax organizations are marking the two-year anniversary of the formation of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) this week.
IR-2020-150, July 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers with a filing requirement to file an accurate tax return on time even if a balance due can’t be paid in full.
IR-2020-149, July 10, 2020 — The IRS  is reminding taxpayers that using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to do a Paycheck Checkup can help them have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year.
IR-2020-148, July 10, 2020 — With the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 – only a few days away, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that IRS.gov has tools and services to help them meet their tax obligations.
IR-2020-147, July 9, 2020 — The IRS issued final regulations final regulations that provide guidance on deductions for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income allowed to domestic corporations under the Internal Revenue Code.
IR-2020-146, July 9, 2020 — The IRS today reminded people that contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) made by the postponed tax return due date of July 15, 2020, are deductible on a 2019 tax return.
IR-2020-145, July 9, 2020 — As the July due date for filing a tax return draws closer, the IRS reminds taxpayers about the many resources available on IRS.gov. Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayers visiting IRS.gov continues to grow year after year.
IR-2020-144, July 8, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Form W-2.
IR-2020-143, July 8, 2020 — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.
IR-2020-142, July 8, 2020 — The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments.
IR-2020-141, July 7, 2020 — The IRS  today reminds tax-exempt organizations that certain forms they file with the IRS are due on July 15, 2020.
IR-20-140, July 7, 2020 ― The IRS today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.
IR-2020-139, July 6, 2020 — With the federal income tax deadline just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers that IRS.gov offers tips on finding a qualified tax professional.
IR-2020-138, July 2, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations and temporary regulations that provide guidance for consolidated groups regarding net operating losses (NOLs).
IR-2020-137, July 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced additional retail partners are accepting cash payments for federal taxes.
IR-2020-136, July 1, 2020 — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-53 to provide tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects.
IR-2020-135, July 1, 2020 — Unclaimed income tax refunds worth more than $1.5 billion await an estimated 1.4 million individual taxpayers who did not file a 2016 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2020-134, June 29, 2020 ― The Department of the Treasury and IRS today announced the tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.
IR-2020-133, June 29, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled the 2019 IRS Data Book, featuring a redesigned format that provides a different and expanded look at IRS accomplishments during the past year.
IR-2020-132, June 29, 2020 ― National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her first report to Congress, identifying taxpayer challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the IRS’s implementation of the Taxpayer First Act as priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) plans to focus on in the coming year.
IR-2020-131, June 26, 2020 ― As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers and businesses that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020.
IR-2020-130, June 25, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel announced today a time-limited settlement offer to certain taxpayers with pending docketed Tax Court cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions.
IR-2020-129, June 24, 2020 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations that focus on the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.
IR-2020-128, June 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations permitting a regulated investment company (RIC) that receives qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) dividends to report dividends the RIC pays to its shareholders as section 199A dividends.
IR-2020-127, June 23, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account following the CARES Act RMD waiver for 2020.
IR-2020-126, June 23, 2020 — Victims of the April tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that took place in parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina will have until October 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
IR-2020-125, June 19, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for the deduction of qualified transportation fringe and commuting expenses.
IR-2020-124, June 19, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 2020-50 to help retirement plan participants affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus take advantage of the CARES Act provisions providing enhanced access to plan distributions and plan loans. 
IR-2020-123, June 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the seminar schedule for the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and reminded interested tax professionals that registration information is available.
IR-2020-122, June 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has advised that new rules under the CARES Act provide flexibility for health care spending that may be helpful in the current environment where more people may need at-home services due to measures to fight the coronavirus.
IR-2020-121, June 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today alerted nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care.
IR-2020-120, June 12, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided tax relief for certain taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic involved in new markets tax credit transactions.
IR-2020-119, June 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IR-2020-118, June 11, 2020 — As the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 − draws near, the IRS is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct deposit for their refund, or pay any tax owed electronically.
IR-2020-117, June 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that estimated tax payments for tax year 2020, originally due April 15 and June 15, are now due July 15.
IR-2020-116, June 8, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released proposed regulations addressing the treatment of certain medical care arrangements under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code.
IR-2020-115, June 8, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to guard against tax fraud and other related financial scams related to COVID-19.
IR-2020-114, June 4, 2020 — The IRS today provided guidance for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and their investors in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
IR-2020-113, June 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will decrease for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2020.
IR-2020-112, June 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is expanding its Virtual Settlement Days program after the tremendous success achieved by three offices that took Settlement Days events virtual in May 2020.
IR-2020-111, June 3, 2020 — With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by October 15.
IR-2020-110, June 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided temporary administrative relief to help certain retirement plan participants or beneficiaries who need to make participant elections by allowing flexibility for remote signatures.
IR-2020-109, June 2, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.
IR-2020-108, May 28, 2020 –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations to help businesses understand how legislation passed in 2018 may benefit those claiming carbon capture credits.
IR-2020-107, May 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.
IR-2020-106, May 27, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided tax relief for taxpayers that develop renewable energy projects that produce electricity from sources such as wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, and hydropower, and use technologies such as solar panels, fuel cells, microturbines, and combined heat and power systems.
 
IR-2020-105, May 27, 2020 — As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card.
IR-2020-104, May 27, 2020 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a proposed regulation updating the federal income tax withholding rules for periodic retirement and annuity payments made after December 31, 2020.
IR-2020-103, May 26, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations clarifying the reporting requirements generally applicable to tax-exempt organizations.
IR-2020-102, May 26, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has named attorney Carolyn Schenck as the National Fraud Counsel serving the agency’s new Fraud Enforcement Program.
IR-2020-101, May 22, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program.
IR-2020-100, May 21, 2020 — The IRS today announced the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be held virtually in 2020 with a series of live-streamed webinars beginning this July.
IR-2020-99, May 21, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.
IR-2020-98, May 20, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Andy Keyso has been selected to serve as the Chief of the IRS Independent Office of Appeals.
IR-2020-97, May 18, 2020 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.
IR-2020-96, May 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of additional material for partner groups sharing information related to Economic Impact Payments, including a new toolkit in Spanish and a variety of other print and visual items available.
IR-2020-95, May 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans.
IR-2020-94, May 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that provide guidance to taxpayers and governments with respect to fines, penalties and certain other amounts.
IR-2020-93, May 11, 2020 — The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way.
IR-2020-92, May 8, 2020 — With a variety of steps underway to speed Economic Impact Payments, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged people to use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery.
IR-2020-91, May 8, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with approximately 130 million individuals receiving payments worth more than $200 billion in the program’s first four weeks.
IR-2020-90, May 7, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for estates and trusts clarifying that certain deductions of estates and non-grantor trusts are not miscellaneous itemized deductions.
IR-2020-89, May 7, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers affected by COVID-19 about three important new credits available to them.
IR-2020-88, May 6, 2020 — The IRS is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.
IR-2020-87, May 5, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel today announced the Settlement Days program will continue remotely enabling unrepresented taxpayers to work towards resolving their pending United States Tax Court case despite "stay-at-home" orders in many jurisdictions.
IR-2020-86, May 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by Tuesday, May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

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