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New York Sales Tax Helper LLC

Your Partner in State Sales Tax Services

Whether you have been notified of a pending sales tax audit by the New York Department of Taxation and Finance or you wish to contest the state auditor’s findings after the audit, you can obtain professional assistance from New York Sales Tax Helper LLC. Rather than spend hundreds of dollars an hour on a sales tax lawyer, we provide our clients with an upfront, fixed-fee business model, so they obtain the sales tax services they need for the price of a sales tax consultant.

Our Team is By Your Side

Our team is made up of former auditors, seasoned sales tax consultants, and even lawyers who knows what it takes to help business owners obtain the most favorable outcome in their audit or protest. Let us be a part of your team immediately!

Here to Help With All of Your Sales Tax Issues

New York Sales Tax Helper LLC provides the following sales tax audit services:

  • Sales Tax Audit Defense – If you have received a notice about a pending sales tax audit, you have the right to hire a sales tax representative to defend you throughout the process. We can ensure which documents auditors can and cannot review and be present during all meetings with the Department.
  • Challenge Assessment – If you wish to contest or protest the auditor’s findings, our team can appeal the final assessment on your behalf.
  • Sales Tax Litigation – We can help you through each legal step of your sales tax issue in New York tax or administrative court.
  • Sales Tax Consulting – Whether you wish to avoid future exposure to audits or take advantage of tax savings, we provide consulting services for business owners.

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Sales Tax Audits in the State of New York

The New York sales tax audit process begins by after you receive a notice from the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. The next step is attending an initial meeting with state auditors to discuss the nature of the audit.

Once the Department devises an audit plan, the auditor will conduct a thorough examination by reviewing three to four years’ worth of your books and records to identify any discrepancies in your New York Sales tax return. In the end, the auditor will issue a report of all sales and use tax adjustments.

If you are not satisfied with the final assessment, you have the right to appeal or protest the auditor’s findings. It is important to understand that you have a sales tax professional on your side throughout the entire process.

At New York Sales Tax Helper LLC, we know how to work with auditors to help local business owners obtain the best possible outcome in their case. Our team has decades of experience handling state sales tax matters.

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Our professionals are experts in New York State sales tax laws and sales tax issues. We are ready to resolve your sales tax disputes immediately!

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Sales Tax Audit FAQ

  • Q:What triggers a tax audit?

    A:You inadvertently waived a red flag or your company landed in the small percentage selected for a random sales tax audit. These red flags include: Cash-based businesses, prior audits that resulted in owed sales tax, your sales reported to the state didn’t match what you reported to the IRS, a high volume of exempt sales, filing a refund claim, or a high number of credits. There’s also a possibility that your business happens to be in an industry that your state suspects rampant under-reporting. Often times, they will target industries effected by complex sales tax laws.

  • Q:How do I prepare for a sales tax audit?

    A:1. RESPOND to the notice; 2. Get organized; 3. Identify/hire your audit manager; 4. Notify your auditor of who they will be corresponding with; 5. Compare your sales tax returns against the federal tax return; 6. Test at least 1 month of exempt sales; 7. Reconcile your sales tax payable account versus your sales tax payments; 8. Review your fixed assets purchased — did you pay sales tax on them?; 9. Review your purchases on your key expense accounts to ensure tax was paid on your purchases.

  • Q:How long do sales tax audits last?

    A:Audit duration can vary dramatically from state to state and from business to business. Waiver issues aside, an audit generally takes 3-7 months to complete. Surprisingly, some audits can drag on for a few years. Time factors usually swing on the size of the company, the ability to produce reliable and organized documentation, and the level of sophistication of the business.

  • Q:Can I do this myself or should I hire a sales tax lawyer or a sales tax consultant?

    A:We all enjoy the occasional DIY project, especially when it saves us money. Before opting to go that route, consider the risk vs. rewards involved. Avalara recently conducted a study and found that the average sales tax audit costs around $115,000. When facing a sales tax audit, it is beneficial to have someone with knowledge of the financial implications on your side. That is where sales tax professionals, such as those at Sales Tax Helper LLC, can save you a lot of heartache and money by avoiding a few missteps. 

  • Q:What accounting software and services do you work with?

    A:TaxJar, Vertex O Series, Avalara, Vertex Cloud, Quickbooks, Proconnect Tax Online, Canopy, ONESOURCE, Sovo Intelligent Compliance Cloud, Intuit Lacerte, CCH SureTax, SS&C Advent Axys, Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series, Bloomberg Tax Advantage, VATBox, CSC Corptax Compliant, Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud, TaxCloud, Fast Enterprises, GenTax, Fast Enterprises FastUI, SAP Tax Compliance, Taxify, and ESKORT Compliance Solution.

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