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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!


What to Do When You Forget to File Taxes

What to Do When You Forget to File Taxes

As soon as people realize that they forgot to file their taxes, the first thing they often do is panic. Mistakes can happen in many ways for a person or small business owner regarding their tax filing and obligations. Some taxpayers might stress over how they could have possibly made this simple error. Some may be concerned about the IRS penalties and fines they will be liable for over and above the amount of tax already due and owning.

What Penalties Would I Be Liable for If I Forget to File My Tax Return?

Some may be shocked to find that nearly all Americans are under an obligation to file and pay taxes. While there are those who may protest that they can’t possibly make enough income to have to file, the reality is that the levels of income a person can earn before a tax filing obligation is triggered is extremely low. For example, in the case of a sole filer in the 2014 tax year, an obligation to file taxes started at a mere $10,150 in income. Although married couples filing jointly and senior citizens can earn more and still not file, it is not significantly greater. A taxpayer with income at this level or above has to file their taxes every year by the April 15 tax filing deadline.

Any taxpayer who fails to file their taxes by the annual deadline, or one who do not file a request for an automatic filing extension in a timely fashion, is subject to failure to file penalties. If the taxpayer had a tax bill that was due and neglected to make payment, a failure to pay penalty could also be imposed on them. The penalty for failing to file is assessed at a 5% penalty on the amount due for each month or part of a month in which the obligation remains unsatisfied. For example, if you fail to file taxes until June 15, you would be assessed penalties for the months of April, May, and June because June is a partial month.

Every individual tax issue is unique and subject to its own concerns and circumstances. That said, while a taxpayer should proceed with his or her investigation of any issues in a diligent manner, consulting with a tax professional who has the capability to assess the situation and its risks is highly recommended.

What to Do If You Forget to File Your Taxes

Pursuant to legislation, a person’s failure to file tax returns or pay necessary taxes can expose them to serious penalties.  These can include criminal charges if the issue is not resolved. For the most part, you can be successfully brought back into compliance and not face any criminal tax charges if you quickly reach out to a skilled Tax Lawyer. Moreover, if you reach out to our experienced dual licensed Tax Attorneys and CPAs before filing your domestic or international entity or personal taxes, we can conduct a thorough accounting of your books and records to make certain that you file complete, accurate and true returns.  We can also assist you if you need to file for an extension because you are not going to be prepared to file on the return due date.

In cases where you have already failed to file or request an extension, our lawyers are well versed in how to deal with things in a manner that will minimize any potential civil and criminal penalties. In certain scenarios, we might be able to convince the IRS to waive any civil penalties and simply allow you to file your returns late.  This is especially true if your facts are related to COVID-19. As stated above, sometimes people have serious events in their lives such as a medical emergency that could provide a valid explanation of their failure to file on time. IRS agents have the discretion to waive all penalties and simply collect any back taxes owed.

In some cases, a taxpayer may also find him or herself in a situation where they are simply unable to pay the amount owed in back taxes. Our skilled Tax Attorneys and CPAs are well aware that life sometimes throws you curveballs.  We can speak about your situation to the IRS agents on your case. In most cases, we have been able to get you on a reasonable payment plan that won’t overly impoverish you.

In cases where you have already been charged  or are under investigation for this offense, or we are unable to talk the IRS or state taxing authority out of a criminal tax referral, our well seasoned tax lawyers at are prepared to defend you against these federal or state. Because the IRS has a very high (90%+) conviction rate in the cases that they refer for a criminal investigation, we can attempt to work out a deal for your charges to be dismissed or reduced in exchange for you dutifully fulfilling your filing obligations and making a faithful effort to start paying your back tax bill. In the event that a deal is not possible, we will leave no stone unturned to put together the best defense possible.  The goal will be either to earn a declination, win a not guilty verdict at trial, or provide a cooperation-based defense in an effort to control the damage if the government is intent upon prosecuting you to the fullest extent of the law.

Get Yourself a Skilled Tax Attorney for Non-Filed Tax Issues

When you have not filed your tax returns, this can result in serious consequences for the taxpayer. That said, any taxpayer who works to fix their IRS tax problems before receiving a notice from the IRS, will typically find more favorable outcomes. So in answer to the question “What to do when you forget to file taxes,”  you should call us to schedule your first consultation with an experienced tax attorney and CPA by phone or online right away.


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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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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