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Are Changes Coming? Part I: Taxing Times for Drivers

Recently, the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance introduced a new Commissioner, Jerry Boone. As the leadership changes, the time could be right for a fresh look at Department policies or procedures. One welcome development would be a modification of the driver’s license suspension program. In 2013, the legislature gave the Department the ability to authorize the

2021-04-30T05:17:13+00:00July 22, 2015|Categories: IRS, New York State|

Less than 2 Weeks Left! Tips for Hiring a Tax Preparer

With April 15th just around the corner, New York State published a press release on March 31, 2015 providing tips from the Acting New York State Tax Commissioner, Nonie Manion, for hiring an ethical and qualified tax preparer.  Commissioner Manion recommends asking a potential preparer these four questions: Are you registered with the IRS and New York State? Most

2021-04-30T05:24:14+00:00April 3, 2015|Categories: New York State|

Stay Compliant! New York State is Cracking Down on Sales Tax Evasion

AGAIN, someone was arrested for not paying New York State sales tax.  The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that the owner of two furniture stores in Rochester, NY was arrested for sales tax evasion on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  If convicted for the top charge of Grand Larceny, the maximum sentence could carry

2021-04-29T16:13:27+00:00March 4, 2015|Categories: New York State|

New York State Agrees to Domicile Change Overseas

New York State has recently reviewed the issue of residency, this time looking at a change of domicile to a foreign country.  Once again, as in the Taylor case, a business executive has moved to London to work in the financial industry.  Unlike Taylor, however, the Administrative Law Judge held that Irenee D. May was

2021-04-30T03:53:23+00:00February 23, 2015|Categories: New York State|

Court Puts Brakes on Challenge of NYS Driver’s License Suspension for Back Taxes

New York State continues to suspend driver’s licenses of taxpayers who owe more than $10,000 in back taxes and do not have a resolution in place. Some taxpayers who reach out to our office wonder whether a legal action challenging the State’s authority to impose the suspension could be successful. One taxpayer recently went to

2021-04-30T04:35:47+00:00January 29, 2015|Categories: New York State|

NYS Tax Law Update: Suspension of Statute of Limitations to Claim Refund for Financially Disabled Individuals

Typically, a New York State personal income tax refund must be claimed within three years of the date the return was filed, or within two years of when the tax was paid, whichever period expires the latest. Last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law bill number A05959-2013, which amends section 687 of

2021-04-29T16:48:25+00:00September 18, 2014|Categories: IRS, New York State|

Highlights From the Recently Revised NYS Nonresident Audit Guidelines

Following the recent ruling in Gaied by the highest state court in New York, the Department of Taxation and Finance has issued revised Nonresident Audit Guidelines, dated June 2014.  The guidelines incorporate the NYS Court of Appeals’ determination in Gaied that a taxpayer must have a residential relationship to a dwelling for it to constitute “maintaining a permanent place

2021-08-26T20:58:35+00:00July 22, 2014|Categories: New York State|

NYS Offers in Compromise: A Real Solution for Real Problems

By: The Attorneys of Tenenbaum Law, P.C. As published in the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Newsletter – Volume 11, Issue 1 (April 2014), available here. For taxpayers who owe large sums of money to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the problems can seem insurmountable. Liabilities continue to grow as penalties and

2021-08-26T21:05:52+00:00April 17, 2014|Categories: IRS, New York State|

A New World of Evidence for Residency Issues: The Selfie

The word “selfies” usually conjures up images of self-absorbed celebrities or pictures taken for pure fun and then shared on social networking websites such as Instagram. You wouldn’t expect someone to use selfies in a tax related matter. But that is exactly what one man did to prove he did not meet the residency requirements

2021-04-30T05:05:35+00:00March 28, 2014|Categories: New York State|
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