NYS Tax Department Stops Issuing Guidance

As you are probably aware, the New York State sales tax law can be very confusing and hard to interpret.  Previously, if a Taxpayer was struggling to determine if the products or services that they offer are subject to sales tax, they were able to write into the Tax Department and ask for written guidance. The Advisory Opinion will state if what they are selling is subject to New York State sales tax.

However, over the years, Office of Counsel has become increasingly more backed up and Advisory Opinions are taking years to be issued.  When this started to happen, the Tax Department began allowing Information & Interpretation Requests. This still gave Taxpayers answers to their questions, but were nor precedent setting.

Well, now (except in limited circumstances) the Tax Department is no longer accepting Information & Interpretation requests. They will only respond to Advisory Opinion requests.  However, some Advisory Opinion are sitting with the Tax Department for over 5 years without being answered.  This is just another instance showing that the Tax Department would rather throw more money into auditing the Taxpayers, than helping the Taxpayers do it correctly.

Since the Tax Department is too backed up to help you tax things correctly, we are here to help.  We can research the tax law and give you a written memorandum outlining what is taxable and what is not.  And of course, we are always here to represent you on audit when the Tax Department ultimately comes knocking on your door.

Call Sales Tax Defense if you need any sales tax help for the past, present, or future!

Sales Tax Defense LLC Has Moved Locations!

This month, we’ve had a different success.  Sales Tax Defense LLC has been searching for the perfect location for a new office building and we finally found it. But the location needed a lot of work to become the space that we need.

After endless searching and months of renovating, Sales Tax Defense LLC has finally moved into its new space in what should be our forever home located at 2000 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729! We look forward to spending many years here and helping all of you with your sales tax problems from our new home.

Please join us on Friday October 7, 2022, at 4pm for a Champagne Toast and tour of our new office.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here. Also, we have a little extra space. So, if you are looking to share some space with us, please give us a call.