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Noonan’s Notes Blog is written by a team of Hodgson Russ tax attorneys led by the blog’s namesake, Tim Noonan. Noonan’s Notes Blog regularly provides analysis of and commentary on developments in the world of New York and multistate tax law. Noonan's Notes Blog is a winner of CreditDonkey's Best Tax Blogs Award 2017.

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Showing 2 posts from December 2015.

What About New York State’s Federal Tax Audits?

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federal tax form 1040A noteworthy determination was issued earlier this month by one of the Division of Tax Appeals’ administrative law judges. Judge Bennett found in Matter of Chery that the Division of Taxation improperly denied the petitioning taxpayer’s status as a real estate professional, as reported on his federal income tax return. Consequently, the taxpayer was entitled to claim Schedule E rental losses from two rental properties – not only on his federal return, but on his New York State return as well.

This case highlights some of the hazards of a trend we’re seeing with increasing frequency: the New York State Tax Department conducting audits focused on taxpayers’ federal income tax returns. This case and others beg the question: to what extent, if any, should New York State auditors be auditing federal tax returns?

Owe Federal Taxes? Your U.S. Passport Could Get Yanked

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U.S. PassportIf you have fallen behind with the Internal Revenue Service, you now have a new concern to keep you up at night. In addition to penalties, interest, liens, and levies, under a new federal act just signed into law on December 4, 2015, the State Department could soon revoke your U.S. passport.

Congress enacted the “Fix America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) in order to provide funds for roads, bridges, railroads, and transit systems. Buried within the FAST Act’s 490 pages, available here, though, is a provision amending the Internal Revenue Code to add a new Section 7345, authorizing the revocation or denial of a passport for “seriously delinquent” unpaid taxes.

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