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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


Late Tax Filing Legal Help

Getting Caught Up on Tax Filings

Figuring out that you made an error on your taxes can be a nerve racking experience. As soon as you realize that your mistake was simply forgetting to file your taxes, the anxiety may be accompanied by a bit of embarrassment.  Now you need help getting caught up on tax filings that you missed. Nevertheless, your biggest concern is two-pronged. On the one hand, you are concerned about how much this filing error will end up costing you in fines and penalties. On the other hand, you just want to know how to go about fixing this filing error in a manner that mitigates or at least doesn’t exacerbate the tax consequences you are probably already going to face.

The IRS reports that up to 20 percent of the tax gap is attributed to the non-filing of taxes. Because of this, the identification and prosecution of taxpayers who fail to file when they are obligated to do so is a priority for the IRS and U.S. government.  For example, the state of California is far more likely to criminally prosecute simple non filing that the Federal Government is. Taxpayers who fail to file may be looking at significant penalties for their noncompliance. On the other hand, those taxpayers who act proactively and make good-faith efforts to fix their past filing errors may be able to lower or eliminate the penalties due and any potential criminal tax exposure connected to non-filing.

 

The Consequences Connected to Failure to File

When taxpayers do not file their taxes, they become ineligible to receive any tax refund they may be entitled to receive. Furthermore, taxpayers who don’t file their return within three years of its original due date forfeit any right to claim a tax refund that was otherwise due them. Before considering the potential penalties and other negative consequences that can be imposed for non-filing of taxes, there is already a big incentive for U.S. taxpayers to make their annual filings and work towards getting caught up on tax filings.

Taxpayers who fail to file an income tax return in a timely fashion can face a failure to file penalty. The penalty gets assessed at five percent of an unpaid tax bill for every month or part of a month where the obligation remains unpaid. This fee maxes out at 25% after being late 5 months.  Failure to pay penalties may also apply. On top of that, taxpayers who fail to make their own tax filing have the option to have their taxes filed on their behalf through a substitute return (IRS) or proposed assessment (FTB). Although the prospect of having the IRS or FTB deal with your taxes for you can sound tempting, the fact is the taxing authorities will not work out your taxes to your benefit. In fact, taxpayers who face this kind of situation are often served a hefty tax bill because the IRS will prepare your taxes in their favor and not yours by ignoring numerous available deductions. Combined with the penalties that can be imposed, a small mistake of falling out of the system can rapidly add up to a major tax liability.

 

Steps You can Take to Correct a Missed Tax Filing Obligation

When a taxpayer is noncompliant with tax obligations, they should strive to correct the problem as soon as is practicable.  Each tax situation is different and most taxpayers would be prudent to meet with a tax professional prior to filing. Meeting with a tax professional can help you get a better understanding of your level of risk in coming back into compliance with the U.S. and state Tax Code. For taxpayers who simply forgot a filing deadline, filing quickly thereafter may be sufficient. On the other hand, those taxpayers who may have additional offshore tax concerns under FBAR or FATCA, simply filing the missing tax returns may not be nough and thus potentially exposing the taxpayer to significant civil and or criminal liability. When there is an additional offshore disclosure issue, a taxpayer is likely better off engaging in the full blown or streamlined Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) or one of the other programs that provide greater insulation and protection than there would be with a quiet disclosure.

If there are no additional tax issues, it behooves the taxpayer to file his or her missing return or returns as quickly as they can. It is critical that the returns filed are true, accurate and complete.  This is because non-filers are subject to increased odds of getting hit with an audit.  One must be careful not to compound the pressure from non-filing with the exposure to possible income tax evasion charges while they are attempting to become compliant. Furthermore, should the taxpayer owe any money to the government, he or she should pay as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Because non-filing and non-payment penalties are calculated on the basis of the amount of tax due and owing, lowering the outstanding balance will also reduce the penalties that can be imposed. An additional point to consider, with the assistance of a tax attorney, is whether the taxpayer’s failure to file or pay was connect to a reasonable cause. Reasonable cause for delay could possibly result in the waiver of fines and penalties.

 

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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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