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You may qualify for relief from penalties if you made an effort to comply with the requirements of the law, but were unable to meet your tax obligations because of circumstances beyond your control — due to “reasonable cause.”...

Spousal refusal is a legal Medicaid planning strategy in New York. Spousal refusal, also known as “just say no,” is when a non-applicant, or “community” spouse of a long-term care Medicaid applicant refuses to assist with the cost of long-term care for their spouse....

Starting June 13, 2021, changes to the New York Power of Attorney (POA) form go into effect. Among these changes, discussed in detail here, is the major switch that the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney no longer must contain the exact wording set forth within the law....

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that provides a trusted individual (known as the agent or attorney-in-fact) with the authority to act for another person (the principal). ...

If you own property along with someone else, there may be a "right of survivorship," where the surviving owner automatically takes ownership of the entire property when the other owner dies, by operation of law....

The FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) is a form that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires U.S. taxpayers with certain foreign bank accounts to file, wherever they may live—at home or abroad (“expatriates” or “Expats”)....

Probate is a process conducted by the surrogate’s court in New York to authenticate a decedent’s (the person who died) last will and testament....

It’s a common myth that only the rich need a will or estate planning. Whether you’re a millionaire or a regular Joe, you should have a last will and testament....

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