Civil Tax Penalty Attorney in Long Island
Helping You Avoid Civil Penalties for Tax Issues in Nassau County
“What’s a civil penalty?” Is a question you may be wondering. A civil tax penalty is a government-imposed penalty for failing to properly file or pay taxes in accordance with tax laws. Civil penalties can be issued by the state or by the IRS. Though less severe than a criminal tax penalty, civil penalties should still be taken seriously and addressed right away.
If you are facing a civil tax penalty, let me help you find a solution to your problem. I am a skilled Long Island tax attorney who has helped numerous individuals and businesses avoid the stress and the financial burden of a civil penalty. I understand how hard it can be to face a penalty, especially if you are already in a tight spot financially. Wynne Law, P.C. is here to help.
IRS Civil Penalties
If the IRS has reason to believe that you strayed from its strict tax code, it may issue a civil penalty against you.
Civil penalties are often issued for:
- Failing to file
- Late payments
- Accuracy issues on tax returns
Civil penalties are always in the form of a fine – you cannot go to jail or face criminal charges if you receive a civil penalty.
That said, civil penalties can add up and wreak havoc on your finances. It is important that you seek legal representation to mitigate the impact of a penalty or to have the penalty reversed entirely. I can present a strong case to the IRS on your behalf.
Did you Forget to File Your Taxes?
Tax season is a busy time for everyone. Did you forget to file your taxes by the April 15th deadline? Not sure of what happens next? According to the IRS if your return wasn’t filed by the due date or your given extension of time to file; the following steps may happen:
- Unless you have good reason for your late file, you may have to pay the failure-to-file penalty
- Unless the IRS approved your extension application, tax that is not paid in full by the original due date of the return (April 15th) you may have to pay the IRS failure to file penalty.
- You will be charged interest on taxes not paid by the original due date, regardless of your approved extension application
- There’s no penalty for failure to file if you’re due a refund. However, you will risk losing your refund completely if you miss the filing deadline
We understand this is a stressful time. Wynne Law, P.C. is here to help you figure out your next steps and give you options! Give us a call today to set up a consultation for your case!
New York State Responsible Person Assessments
If you are a business owner in New York, you should know that any sales or withholding tax money is not your own revenue. You are responsible for collecting all sales and withholding tax money and handing it over to the state. Failure to do so could result in a penalty if New York State (NYS) deems you to be a responsible person.
A responsible person is someone who:
- Is actively involved in daily business operations
- Is involved in paying financial obligations
- Has the authority to sign checks
- Is able to hire/fire employees
- Prepares tax returns
- Has jurisdiction over business decisions
- Is a tax manager or general manager
If you are a responsible person, you will be held liable for the business’s tax obligations. As a knowledgeable and experienced Long Island tax lawyer, I can represent you if you are facing a responsible person assessment or if the state is pursuing you for your business’s tax obligations. Each case is unique, requiring a personalized approach. I offer one-on-one attention and client-focused representation for individuals facing difficult tax liability. Make sure to check out our client testimonials as well as our client results and see what everyone is saying.
To learn more about civil penalties, call me at (516) 217-6164. I look forward to discussing your case.
Sales Tax Attorney in Long Island
Comprehensive Guidance During Sales Tax Audits in Nassau County
Even diligent and compliant taxpayers struggle to navigate New York state sales and use tax laws. With so many potential pitfalls and opportunities to misinterpret the laws, handling sales tax matters requires the assistance of a skilled professional.
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate, and a lot of better things to be doing than spending your time trying to decode complex sales tax laws. Consult with me, a local Long Island attorney, for guidance through your sales tax issue. Whether you need advice to help you remain compliant or you are facing a penalty related to sales and use taxes, I am ready to help.
Your Sales Tax Responsibilities
If you own a business that sells products or services, chances are you are required to collect sales tax from your customers. You are also responsible for handing that money over to the government. Aside from a few exceptions – such as cigarettes and gasoline – sales are taxed at the state level.
My Sales Tax Services
Over the years, I have helped all types of businesses, from sole proprietorships to LLCs and everything in between, navigate the complexities of sales taxes.
At Wynne Law, P.C., I offer:
- Legal counsel during sales tax audits
- Sales tax audit defense and appeals
- Assistance with claims for refunds or reverse audits
- Sales tax compliance and exposure analysis
My goal is to help you find a favorable resolution to your problem or to help you stay on track with your sales tax obligations. Regardless of the circumstances of your situation, you can rest assured that your business’s success and compliance are my priorities. I work closely with my clients to understand their unique needs so I can provide the personalized service they deserve.