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Suzanne Alexandra Ascher

Suzanne Alexandra Ascher

Practice areas:

Tax, Probate

Suzanne Ascher

About Me

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 the Plaza Professional Building at 88 New Dorp Plaza South, Suite # 205, Staten Island, New York 10306-2902.  My telephone number is 718-490-3392.  My fax number is 718-668-3729.  My website is www.suzanneascher.com and email is sascher@suzanneascher.com.


 


I can represent individuals and businesses 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

* Voluntary Compliance & Voluntary Disclosure

* Wage Garnishment Seizure

* Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Estate Probate and Administration of Decedent's Estates


 


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.


 


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:


Current member on the board of directors of the Richmond County Bar Association (since 2007).


* 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
         1999.


*  IRS VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Volunteer
         Tax Assistant, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 (Trained and Certified by
         the Internal Revenue Service).


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Tax: 95%
    12 years
  2. Probate: 5%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($1-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Kevin B. Zazzera

    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.

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    Kevin Zazzera Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter J Weinman

    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.

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    Peter Weinman Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Office of Suzanne Alexandra Ascher, Esq., CPA, Tax LL.M.

88 New Dorp Plaza South, Suite 205
Plaza Professional Building
Staten Island, NY, 10306-2902

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Appreciation - Excellence in PartneringInternal Revenue Service (IRS) - Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SBSE) - Stakeholder Liaison2010
Valedictorian & Gold Medal Award for Highest GPASaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1996
Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in AccountingThe New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)1996
Presidential ScholarSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1996
Dean's ListSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1996
Dean's ListSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1995
Dean's ListSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1994
Dean's ListSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island Campus1993
Valedictorian & Highest Grades of the 1992 Graduating ClassSt. Peter's High School for Girls, Staten Island, New York1992
Beta Alpha Psi National Honor Society MembershipSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island CampusN/A
Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society MembershipSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island CampusN/A
Golden Key National Honor Society MembershipSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island CampusN/A
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society MembershipSaint John's University, College of Business Administration (now Tobin School of Business), Staten Island CampusN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Suzanne Alexandra Ascher2003 - Present
Certified Public AccountantCPA Office of Suzanne Alexandra Ascher2003 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Business Guild II of the Staten Island Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2012
The Staten Island Chamber of CommerceMember2003 - Present
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsMember2002 - Present
Richmond County Bar AssociationMember; Director (2007 to Present); Past Co-Chair of Tax Section1996 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A
The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten IslandCurrent Member and Past PresidentN/A
New York State Women's Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Offer in Compromise for the New York State Department of Taxation and FinanceSuccessful offer in compromise in which the amount due by my client to New York State Department of Taxation and Finance was substantially reduced.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Richmond County Bar Association JournalVarious Tax Articles in Richmond County Bar Association over the past yearsN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2007
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
St. John's University, College of Business Administration, Staten Island CampusAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science, SUMMA CUM LAUDE1996
St. Peter's High School for Girls, Staten Island, New YorkHigh School DegreeHigh School Degree - Valedictorian1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
What Every Enrolled Agent (EA) Should Know About United States Tax CourtWhat Every Enrolled Agent (EA) Should Know About United States Tax Court2011
What Every Accountant Should Know About United States Tax CourtWhat Every Accountant Should Know About United States Tax Court2011
Tax Workshops Partnered by the IRS with Local Organizations in Brooklyn and Staten IslandVolunteer Lecturer to Individual Taxpayers in Various Small Business Tax Workshops2010
Tax Workshops Partnered by the IRS with Local Organizations in Brooklyn and Staten IslandVolunteer Lecturer to Individual Taxpayers in Various Small Business Tax Workshops2009
The Seventh Annual NYSSCPA Brooklyn IRS Taxation ConferenceTax Impact of Debt Cancellation and Home Foreclosure2008
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for the Queens Chapter of the New York Society of Independent AccountantsLecture Concerning Taxpayers in Foreclosure2008
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten IslandEthics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax Practitioners2008
CLE at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar AssociationJanuary 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 ConferenceThe IRS Appeals Process2007
Roundtable Discussion at SIBOR - Staten Island Board of RealtorsLecture on How Tax Laws Affect Real Estate Brokers and Agents in Their Own Capacities as Taxpayers2007
Ethics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax PractitionersEthics Lecture for Tax Preparers and Tax Practitioners2007
Continuing Professional Education (CLE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) of Staten IslandOffer in Compromise (OIC) Lecture2007
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar AssociationLecture Concerning Expected Changes in Tax Basis Rules for Beneficiaries Who Inherit from Decedents Dying in Year 20102007
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for The Independent Association of Accountants (IAA) - Brooklyn ChapterOffer in Compromise (OIC) and Tax Audit Lecture2006
CPE at the Fifth Annual IRS Seminar for Tax Professionals by the NYSSCPA Brooklyn Chapter in coordination with the IRSFederal IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) - December 20052005
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) at The Fourth Annual NYSSCPA Brooklyn IRS Taxation ConferenceOffer in Compromise (OIC) - January 20052005
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at Wagner College for Richmond County Bar AssociationOffer in Compromise (OIC)2005
Several continuing legal education courses over the past years for the Richmond County Bar AssociationVarious 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 IslandVarious 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