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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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Construction Companies - We Specialize in Hard to Place Insurance Protection

Liability Insurance If your Business is having difficulty obtaining mandatory Insurance Coverage, please contact David Selig, CPCU of Selig & Associates directly. We currently have markets for Workers Compensation, General Liability, Excess Liability, Commercial Auto, Trucking, Hazardous Materials, Waste Transporters, Pollution, Bonds and other risks. Free consultation. 


Insurance Audit Representation Selig & Associates provides Business Owners with aggressive representation at Workers Compensation, Liability and NYSIF Audits. Specializing in Premium Disputes, Employee Misclassification, Unreported Income, Experience, Rating and other violations. Free consultation


Hard to Place Insurance Protection 
Call us directly if your Business is having difficulty obtaining mandatory insurance coverage. We currently have insurance markets for Workers Compensation, General Liability, Excess Liability, Commercial Auto, Trucking, Hazardous Materials, Waste Transporters, Pollution, Bonds and many other risks.

Insurance Audit Representation 
Call us directly if your Business is being audited. We provide effective representation at Workers Compensation, General Liability and NYSIF Audits. Specializing in Premium Disputes, Employee Misclassification, Unreported Income, Experience, Rating and other violations. Free consultation

Insurance Claims 
We successfully resolve insured property damage claims in the shortest amount of time and at the least cost to the policyholder and insurance company. We provide policyholders with a cost effective alternative to litigation. Claims representation includes: Environmental Damage, Mold (removal & remediation) Fire, Business Interruption, Burglary, Vandalism, Windstorm and Water Damage. To schedule a free legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner CPCU and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. 



Friday, June 19, 2020

RED PILL Tax Implications of ALIMONY & SUPPORT Payments



Divorce or separation instruments after 2018 Amounts paid as alimony or separate maintenance payments under a divorce or separation instrument executed after 2018 won't be deductible by the payer. Such amounts also won't be includible in the income of the recipient. The same is true of alimony paid under a divorce or separation instrument executed before 2019 and modified after 2018, if the modification expressly states that the alimony isn't deductible to the payer or includible in the income of the recipient.

Just the Facts Depending on the length of your miserable marriage [which crashed, burned, and ended in divorce] you may be required to make Alimony or Separate Maintenance payments to your Ex-spouse for a long and unpleasant period following your “not so amicable divorce”. On the lighter side, if you had a short-term marriage, viz. the fabled “starter marriage” the period for which you’ll be ponying over these payments is usually nonexistent or alternatively,  reasonably short (and a very good indication of your divorce attorneys skill or serious lack thereof). Conversely, after suffering the indignity that comes from dissolving a "long-term marriage" you may be required to fork over alimony payments for as long as your Ex-spouse lives [or remarries] but don’t count on the latter happening because the marriage market for post-wall 2 and 3 time losers is worse than abysmal, that is to say, it's nonexistent. 

Dealing with today’s Tax Law: The old rules were reasonable inasmuch as they allowed the “Payor” a/k/a Big Daddy Warbucks, to deduct his/her alimony payments from his/her Gross Income. But that’s all over Rover. In fact, the amounts you'll be paying in alimony or separate maintenance payments under a divorce or separation agreement (executed after 2018) are no longer deductible by the Payer (that's you) or taxable to the recipient (that's her). It's just like the tax treatment of child support. And given the exponential proliferation of unwed and single mommies, and the importance of their vote, child support payments are not [and will never be] deductible by the Payer (you) or taxable to the recipient (her). 

Without Effective Tax Representation 
The Deck is Stacked Against You

3 Points the IRS Considers

1.    History of noncompliance: Have you been flouting our tax laws? It’s never to late to get into compliance. Unfortunately, getting right with the law can be complicated. Word to the Wise, make the right move and speak with a licensed tax attorney and tax accountant at Selig & Associates.  

2.    Effect enforcement has on others: The IRS is cracking down on non-filers, under-reporters, tax evaders and cheats. Accordingly, if you’re caught breaking the rules, the IRS will make a serious example out of you (regardless of your ability to pay). 

3.   Anticipated revenue. How much money can the IRS actually get out of you? Don’t even go there. If pushed far enough, the IRS will take practically everything you own (including your freedom).  




Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Will Workers Compensation Premiums Drop?




Workers compensation premiums will likely drop as employment declines, according to a report released Monday by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. In the past month, more than 22 million unemployment claims have been filed due to the coronavirus, and this significant drop in payroll will have an impact on the workers compensation industry’s premiums, as well as injury rates and claim frequency, reported Boca Raton, Florida-based NCCI in its Economic Impacts of Coronavirus on Workers Compensation quarterly briefing.


The hospitality, entertainment, travel and retail industries have suffered the most severe economic impacts. However, these businesses tend to have lower premium rates per employee. Although some businesses, such as grocery, medical supply and home delivery are seeing their demand surge, any new hires are insignificant compared with employment losses in other sectors, according to the report.

For current claims, the diversion of medical resources may extend the length of a claim, increasing indemnity and medical costs. If an injured worker is furloughed, that may also impact indemnity severity for active comp claims. Workers may also defer claims for nonacute injuries, or if they fear permanent job loss be more likely to report these types of injuries, the NCCI report said.

Another potential effect for workers comp is whether coronavirus will be considered compensable — an issue “likely to be interpreted differently in different states,” according to the report.

Construction Companies - We Specialize in Hard to Place Insurance Protection

Liability Insurance  If your Business is having difficulty obtaining mandatory Insurance Coverage, please contact David Selig, CPCU  of Se...