All of the tax media outlets (and even some non-tax ones) were shouting about a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that showed that (gasp) millions of taxpayers are underwithholding, and that they will face a tax bill come 2019. Apparently, there was an increase of 3% of those who will owe the IRS due… Read More


It’s helpful to have a financial target at which to aim. But the problem is that there is just SO MUCH financial advice to be had on ye olde World Wide Web that cutting through the noise and finding simple targets is difficult. So, that’s what I’m here to provide today. For those of my… Read More


If you pay close attention to the news media (which I don’t advise, but in our digital world, it can be unavoidable), you might be feeling a weight, almost as if there is a sense of impending doom. I saw a recent survey that indicated that almost one third of respondents felt that we could… Read More


It’s been a great pleasure to reconnect with some clients this past week, as we have had the opportunity to conspire together about building their financial fortress, with the “new” tax law in mind. There are still plenty of provisions within these new tax regulations for which the IRS has not yet issued clear guidance,… Read More


Now that we’re into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter … and, if you’re like me, “focus” becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn’t just “happen” — especially when the days are hot. It might be simply because tax season… Read More


Did you see Google’s demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed … and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that machines and robots can engage in regular human interaction… Read More


We are cranking along with tax return preparation here at Hoboken Tax, and there are some interesting things that you should know about from Tax Land (that wild, scintillating world that it is). Look — it is our J-O-B to handle this junk so you don’t have to, which is why I make it a… Read More


Question: I owe a lot in back taxes. I’m constantly getting threatening letters from the IRS. This has become a big problem that I have no idea how to solve. Can you help me? Answer: For what it’s worth, take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. There are millions of Americans in… Read More


Question: I received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien via Certified mail for unpaid back taxes. I’m scared and don’t know what to do. Can you help? Answer: Yes. A Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is public record and is generally filed with the County Recorder where you reside. A federal tax lien will… Read More