also known as Suzanne Alexandra Ascher, Esq., CPA, Tax LL.M., Suzanne A. Ascher, Attorney, CPA, Tax LL.M.
This section is about me, Suzanne Alexandra Ascher, Esq., CPA, Tax LL.M.
I am a solo practitioner in Staten Island with both law and accounting practices. I am admitted to practice as an attorney at law before all New York State Courts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. I am also a licensed certified public accountant in New York State. As an attorney and certified public accountant, I am qualified to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
I am a native of Staten Island, New York, Richmond County. My office is located at 169 Nugent Street, Staten Island, New York 10306-1243. My telephone number is 718-490-3392. My fax number is 718-668-3729.
LAW OFFICE OF SUZANNE ALEXANDRA ASCHER, ESQ., CPA, TAX LL.M.
Office Address (by appointment only):
169 Nugent Street
Staten Island, NY 10306-1243
P.O. Box 141287
Staten Island, NY 10314-1287
Website Address: www.suzanneascherlaw.com
Google Plus Address: https://plus.google.com/104131399576747227780
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/suzanne.ascher
Facebook Law Office (Professional Page) Address:
Justia Website Address:
Cornell University Law School Website Address:
IRS AND NEW YORK STATE TAX REPRESENTATION AND TAX PREPARATION:
I represent individual and business taxpayers with IRS & New York State tax problems in the the areas of:
* Audits - IRS Audits, NYS Audits
* Audit Reconsideration
* Bank Levy Seizure
* Collection Due Process Hearings - CDP - for Lien & Levy
* Corporate Taxes
* Currently Not Collectible (CNC) Status
* Delinquent Back Taxes, Including Multiple Outstanding Years
* Estate & Gift Taxes
* Income Taxes
* Installment Payment Plan Agreements for Balances Due
* Innocent Spouse Relief
* IRS Appeals
* Late Filing for Non-filers of Prior Year Tax Returns
* Liens, Levies, & Garnishments
* Offers in Compromise - OIC: Doubt as to Collectibility, Effective Tax Administration (ETA) & Doubt as to Liability
* Payroll & Business Taxes
* Penalty Abatements
* Tax Planning for Individuals, Estates & Businesses
* Tax Return Preparation & Amendment of Filed Returns
* Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) Under IRC Section 6672
* United States (US) Tax Court Petitions for IRS Notices of Deficiency
* Wage Garnishment Seizure
ESTATE PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION/SURROGATE'S COURT PRACTICE:
Suzanne Alexandra Ascher, Esq., CPA, Tax LL.M. is also an experienced attorney representing Executors and Administrators of decedents' estates in Estate Probate (decedent dying with a will) and Administration (decedent dying intestate without a will) in Surrogate's Court in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County.
Here is a listing of my education from high school onward:
High School: St. Peter's High School for Girls (Staten Island). Valedictorian & Graduated First in Class. 1992.
College: B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude. St. John's University, College of Business Administration (now the Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus. 1996.
Law School: J.D. (Juris Doctor). New York Law School. 1999.
Post-Graduate Law School: LL.M. (Master of Laws in Taxation). New York Law School. 2007.
ACADEMIC HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
Here are the academic honors and activities I had back when I was a student:
* Justice (President), Phi Alpha Delta International, Tilden Chapter,
New York Law School.
* Valedictorian & Gold Medal Award for Highest Grade Point Average,
1996 Graduating Class, College of Business Administration, St.
John’s University (Staten Island Campus).
* Presidential Scholar, St. John’s University.
* Dean’s List, St. John’s University, 1992 to 1996 (every semester).
* Beta Alpha Psi National.
* Beta Gamma Sigma National.
* Golden Key National.
* Omicron Delta Epsilon.
I have also contributed time with the Richmond County Bar Association:
* Member on the board of directors of the Richmond County Bar Association (6 years from 2007 through 2013).
* Past Co-Chair of the Tax Section of the Richmond County Bar Association.
I am also a Past President of the Independent Accountants Association of Staten Island.
I have also volunteered my time in tax activities in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (both as an attorney/CPA and also before as a student):
* Volunteer Lecturer to Individual Taxpayers in Various Small Business
Tax Workshops Partnered by the IRS with Local Organizations in
Brooklyn & Staten Island, 2009 and 2010.
* Student Extern, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,
Office of the Chief Counsel: Manhattan District, January 1999 to April
* IRS VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Volunteer
Tax Assistant, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 (Trained and Certified by
the Internal Revenue Service).
Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
I endorse this lawyer. Suzanne is an excellent tax attorney and I refer any clients of mine who have issues with the IRS to her without hesitation. She is also a very nice person and truly empathizes with her clients. She will go out of her way to help you if she can and she is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise.
Kevin Zazzera Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
When it comes to taxes and the legal issues surrounding them, I don't know another attorney with more knowledge than Suzanne Ascher. Over the years, I have recommended Suzanne to several clients - and some family members - and the feedback has always been positive.
Peter Weinman Real Estate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation - Excellence in Partnering||Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SBSE) - Stakeholder Liaison||2010|
|Valedictorian & Gold Medal Award for Highest GPA||Saint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus||1996|
|Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Accounting||The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)||1996|
|Presidential Scholar||Saint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus||1996|
|Dean's List||Saint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus||1996|
|Valedictorian & Highest Grades of the 1992 Graduating Class||St. Peter's High School for Girls, Staten Island, New York||1992|
|Beta Alpha Psi National Honor Society Membership||N/A|
|Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society Membership||N/A|
|Golden Key National Honor Society Membership||N/A|
|Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society Membership||N/A|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Suzanne Alexandra Ascher||2003 - Present|
|Certified Public Accountant||CPA Office of Suzanne Alexandra Ascher||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Business Guild II of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce||Member||2010 - 2012|
|The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants||Member||2002 - Present|
|Richmond County Bar Association||Member; Director (2007 to Present); Past Co-Chair of Tax Section||1996 - Present|
|Association of the Bar of the City of New York||Member||N/A|
|The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten Island||Current Member and Past President||N/A|
|New York State Women's Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)||Member||N/A|
|Offer in Compromise for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance||Successful offer in compromise in which the amount due by my client to New York State Department of Taxation and Finance was substantially reduced.|
|New York Law School||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||2007|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|St. John's University, College of Business Administration, Staten Island Campus||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science, SUMMA CUM LAUDE||1996|
|St. Peter's High School for Girls, Staten Island, New York||High School Degree||High School Degree - Valedictorian||1992|
|What Every Enrolled Agent (EA) Should Know About United States Tax Court||What Every Enrolled Agent (EA) Should Know About United States Tax Court||2011|
|What Every Accountant Should Know About United States Tax Court||What Every Accountant Should Know About United States Tax Court||2011|
|Tax Workshops Partnered by the IRS with Local Organizations in Brooklyn and Staten Island||Volunteer Lecturer to Individual Taxpayers in Various Small Business Tax Workshops||2010|
|Tax Workshops Partnered by the IRS with Local Organizations in Brooklyn and Staten Island||Volunteer Lecturer to Individual Taxpayers in Various Small Business Tax Workshops||2009|
|The Seventh Annual NYSSCPA Brooklyn IRS Taxation Conference||Tax Impact of Debt Cancellation and Home Foreclosure||2008|
|Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for the Queens Chapter of the New York Society of Independent Accountants||Lecture Concerning Taxpayers in Foreclosure||2008|
|Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten Island||Ethics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax Practitioners||2008|
|CLE at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar Association||January 2008 and July 2008 - Revisit and Update on IRC Section 6672 Trust Fund Tax Penalty (aka Civil Tax Penalty)||2008|
|The Sixth Annual NYSSCPA Brooklyn IRS Taxation Conference||The IRS Appeals Process||2007|
|Roundtable Discussion at SIBOR - Staten Island Board of Realtors||Lecture on How Tax Laws Affect Real Estate Brokers and Agents in Their Own Capacities as Taxpayers||2007|
|Ethics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax Practitioners||Ethics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax Practitioners||2007|
|Continuing Professional Education (CLE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten Island||Offer in Compromise (OIC) Lecture||2007|
|Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar Association||Lecture Concerning Expected Changes in Tax Basis Rules for Beneficiaries Who Inherit from Decedents Dying in Year 2010||2007|
|Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) - Brooklyn Chapter||Offer in Compromise (OIC) and Tax Audit Lecture||2006|
|CPE at the Fifth Annual IRS Seminar for Tax Professionals by the NYSSCPA Brooklyn Chapter in coordination with the IRS||Federal IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) - December 2005||2005|
|Continuing Professional Education (CPE) at The Fourth Annual NYSSCPA Brooklyn IRS Taxation Conference||Offer in Compromise (OIC) - January 2005||2005|
|Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar Association||Offer in Compromise (OIC)||2005|
|Several continuing legal education courses over the past years for the Richmond County Bar Association||Various Taxation Topics - IRS and New York State - including but not limited to Offer in Compromise (OIC), IRC Section 6672 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, etc.||N/A|
|Several continuing education seminars for the IAA - Independent Association of Accountants of Staten Island||Various Taxation Topics - IRS and New York State - including but not limited to Offer in Compromise (OIC), IRC Section 6672 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, United States Tax Court, etc.||N/A|