Civil Tax Controversies

The Bridge Between State and Federal: Reporting Changes to the New Jersey Division of Taxation
Listen Mistakes happen, and taxes are not exempt. From time to time, taxpayers make typos, misinterpret information, or simply misread instructions. When this happens, the IRS generally sends some sort of notice indicating the extent of an issue, alerting the taxpayer as to the problem and proposing an alternate settlement, whether resulting in additional money owed …
Fifth Amendment Privilege: The Balance Between Progress and Taxpayer Protection
Listen If you’ve ever heard someone “plead the Fifth” on a crime-related television show, you’re aware of the power of the Fifth Amendment. A key part of the United States Constitution, the Fifth Amendment protects Americans from self-incrimination, meaning that if you are arrested for a crime, you are under no obligation to reveal information …
Innocent Spouse Relief: The IRS’ Role in Supporting Healthy Relationships
Listen Getting married is a big deal. Outside of the expensive and onerous process of actually having a wedding, the marriage itself carries a lot of weight. Married couples are legally linked, sharing personal profit and loss relatively equally, and this includes at tax time. For most couples, taxes are just another laborious task required to live …