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January 8, 2013

Aaron Carbone Settles Deli’s Sales Tax Liability for less than 15% of Assessment

Category: Firm News — admin @ 11:21 am

Recently, Aaron Carbone was successful in obtaining a settlement for his client, the owner of a small delicatessen, significantly reducing the client’s sales tax liability. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an assessment against this deli and its owner for over $210,000 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties. This assessment was obtained by the department through an audit method used to estimate the deli’s tax liability. Aaron negotiated with the Office of Counsel and by revealing the mistakes and limitations of the methodology used to asses this deli he obtained a settlement reducing the total assessment against the deli and its owner as responsible person by over 85%. Aaron’s negotiation efforts with counsel for the tax department resulted in a significantly reduced liability for his client without the need for a hearing due to Aaron’s understanding of the laws regarding Sales Tax and applying the law to the facts of this case.

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