Tag: state taxation

Sales Tax Audit

NY Sales Tax Audit Terms

In a recent post, we discussed the sales tax audit procedure here in the State of New York. As we saw, the NY sales tax audit process is complex. If you find yourself saddled with an audit, you will almost certainly need to obtain a qualified tax attorney. Navigating the audit process by yourself is […]

Pennsylvania 1031

Pennsylvania’s Odd Sec. 1031 Treatment

IRC Section 1031 applies to federal income taxation of capital gains. This means that an investor’s federal capital gains receive deferral treatment regardless of where he or she resides. However, the nonrecognition treatment of Section 1031 doesn’t necessarily apply to state taxation. We’ve discussed this on our blog before: state taxation is an additional layer […]

New York Debt Collection

NY State Law on Debt Collection

In the past, we’ve covered the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, in considerable detail. We’ve discussed the basic provisions of this federal law. We’ve also covered some specific examples of behavior which would be violations of this law. The FDCPA applies to third-party debt collectors, not creditors, and because it is a federal law it covers all […]

Tax Warrants

Understanding New York Tax Warrants 

Falling behind on tax obligations is a very common phenomenon.  It can happen for a whole variety of reasons. As New Yorkers, we understand, perhaps better than anybody, the difficulty of balancing life with past and current tax obligations. It’s very common for New York taxpayers to get caught up with their many other responsibilities.  […]

NYC Tax Returns

A Guide to Filing NYC Tax Returns

The tax system here in the State of New York is a complex, layered system involving various kinds of taxes, forms, credits and exemptions. A survey of this vast system shows that it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed by its complexity. Most New York taxpayers have precious little time to devote to mastering the […]

Seattle Head Tax

Amazon’s New York HQ2 & the Seattle Head Tax

As we’ve seen time and time again, cities and states always find new ways to generate additional revenue. No matter what else, governments always try to impose new taxes on their citizens.  That’s because they largely seek to provide public services and create a more equitable society.  With Long Island City a leading contender for Amazon’s […]

California's Soda Tax

Why California’s Soda Tax Matters to New York

By now, our readers should be quite familiar with the basic concept, purpose and distribution of soda taxes. As we’ve discussed, soda taxes are a specific example of sin taxes.  As we’ve discussed, sin taxes are designed to both deter harmful consumption and also fill the coffers of state treasuries. State and local governments throughout the country […]

Soda Taxes

States with Soda Taxes 

In the past, we’ve devoted a bit of time to discussing “sin taxes” as a general concept.  We’ve identified and discussed several specific sin taxes from around the nation. Sin taxes serve multiple purposes.  For one, they are an additional source of revenue for state coffers.  They also offset some of the costs placed on […]

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