Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Christmas

There was a hardworking couple that owned a small business selling everyone’s favorite item – widgets. Like most small business owners, they worked incredibly hard throughout the year, and were looking forward to the holidays.

It was that time of year when they were expecting an abundance of catalogs and cards in their mailbox. Unbeknown to them, there was a letter in their mailbox that was going to turn their holiday plans upside down. Their hearts sank as they saw it was from the New York State Tax Department. Their hearts pounding, they were shocked to see that it was a tax bill for $500,000.

It’s Not Just the Magic of the Holidays…

The couple was distraught, and unable to even think of all the holiday shopping they planned. They debated canceling their annual holiday party. Unsure of how to handle the situation, they reached out to their accountant. The accountant rightfully advised them to talk to Sales Tax Defense LLC for help.

The team at Sales Tax Defense listened to their story and agreed to take on their case. Sales Tax Defense went to work quickly. After carefully reviewing their books, we found the assessment to be incorrect, and were ready to fight and prove it.  We responded to the State auditor and sent hundreds of pages of documentation.

In a little more than a week, the couple received the phone call that they were hoping for. Sales Tax Defense was able to get the assessment cancelled, without ANY money being due. It was the best present ever! To keep the Grinch away a little longer, Sales Tax Defense even gave them tips on better bookkeeping practices to prevent this type of situation in the future.

The family was thrilled to hear this news. Their holiday plans were back on, and they were able to celebrate with family and friends.

Let Sales Tax Defense LLC help you with all of your sales and use tax needs. Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas!

Happy Holidays

The team at Sales Tax Defense is very proud to have participated in a toy drive this holiday season to benefit the John Theissen Foundation. Founded in 1992, they have helped sick and underprivileged children year-round across Long Island.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the toy drive. Thank you so much for your generosity! While our toy collection is over, the John Theissen Foundation continues to support families throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the foundation, or find other ways to contribute, visit their website at

We would also like to wish all of our friends, colleagues and associates a wonderful holiday season. While this year has had its’ own set of unique challenges, we are optimistic that in the upcoming year we will slowly see some kind of return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Wishing all of you lots of health, happiness, and prosperity in the upcoming year.