Discussion:New Jersey Tax Extension

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Taxinca (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011

A client qualifies for an extension to file and pay NJ income tax based on military service in a combat zone.

The return has already been filed but they keep getting penalty notices saying the return and payment were late. I can't get any response from the NJ officials except to pay the penalty. In the meantime the penalty amounts keep going up. Any ideas on how to handle this?

Should they pay the penalty then apply for a refund?

Thanks in advance for any help with this.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011
You might write the governor's office....I am serious....the issue is too delicious not to see his office get involved. Here is his home page. http://www.state.nj.us/governor/

Mkrisk (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011
Couple ideas:
  1. Contact the NJ taxpayer advocacy service
  2. Get in touch with the Military Community Services on the Soldier's Base. At least with the Army (my husband is in the Army) they have resources to handle these type of situations to "protect" the Soldiers.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011
btw: did the return include the required statements listed in the instructions?

RJHCPA (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011
A long shot, but have you tried the NJ practitioner's hotline ?

Taxinca (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2011
The prior accountant did not include the statement. I've been trying to find out if this can be amended or is the omission a fatal error. He is still in combat so as I read it the return still isn't due even though the return was filed and the tax was paid in summer of 09.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

19 January 2011
I wouldn't have made my suggestion had I known this, but I would try the number listed by RJH


Is there anyone who can sign a Power of Attorney for him?

Taxinca (talk|edits) said:

7 February 2011

NJ accepted the explanation that he was in a combat zone even though the statement wasn't attached. So the late payment penalty was waived.

Thanks for your help with this. Sorry I wasn't clearer from the beginning.

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