Yvonne R. Cort
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Yvonne R. Cort is a Partner in the firm, where she focuses her practice on resolving Federal and New York State tax controversies. Whether audits, collection issues or other tax concerns, Yvonne brings a fresh perspective to tax solutions.
For over sixteen years, Yvonne has assisted clients with tax matters including New York State and New York City residency audits, unfiled returns, income tax, sales tax, withholding tax, responsible person assessments, liens and levies, innocent spouse, voluntary disclosure, installment agreements and offers in compromise. She identifies the tax problems facing individuals and businesses, and vigorously represents their interests before the Internal Revenue Service and the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.
Yvonne has been selected to New York Metro SuperLawyers, a designation given to only 5% of the lawyers in the state. She also has an AV Pre-eminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has served as Chair of the Tax Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and is currently Chair of the IRS Long Island Practitioner Liaison Group. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, where she has contributed to policy papers.
Yvonne is an accomplished author and her articles on tax topics have been featured in numerous accounting and legal publications. She is a regular speaker for many professional groups in New York and Florida, including each year at the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (Nassau/Suffolk Chapter). Yvonne has been interviewed by Channel 12 and been a guest on several radio shows. She has been quoted by Bloomberg BNA with respect to New York State tax issues, by Long Island Business News regarding New York residency matters, and by Newsday regarding negotiations with the IRS.
Ms. Cort was selected as a Long Island Power Women in Business Honoree in 2018.
Yvonne received her B. A. magna cum laude from the University of Rochester, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Yvonne is admitted to the Bar in New York and Pennsylvania, and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.
- November 16, 2018: Long Island Tax Symposium: IRS Collections Updates: Passports at Risk
- August 16, 2018: Long Island University Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Forum
- July 12, 2018: Collateral Consequences of Not Paying Taxes: Passports, Driver’s Licenses at Risk
- June 20, 2018: NYU School of Professional Studies 10th Annual Tax Controversy Forum
- June 5, 2018: Long Island University Post School of Professional Accountancy Tax & Accounting Institute. The discussion focused on Federal & State Tax Controversy.
- June 15, 2017: Losing Your Drivers’ License, Passport or Worse: Collateral Sanctions for Tax Non-Compliance, New York University 9th Annual Tax Controversy Forum
- September 7, 2017: Tax Examination Protests & Appeals: What To Do When You Disagree in a Tax Audit
- September 19, 2017: Federal Tax Update
- September 28, 2017: Attorneys and You: Working Together for Your Clients
- November 16, 2017: Two Views From Audit to BCMS: Tips for a NYS Residency Audit, Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium
- December 2, 2017: IRS Collection Update
Awards & Recognition
- New York Metro Super Lawyers
- 2018 Power Woman of Long Island Honoree
- Installment Agreements: The Eight Top Tips You Need to Know, NCCPAP Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Newsletter, Volume 63, Issue 2 (October 2018)
- Bipartisan bill would overhaul IRS for first time since 1998, Ms. Cort was quoted in “The Trusted Professional” June/July 2018
- Clients Want to Move Out of New York? Make Sure Your Clients Know What To Do, NCCPAP Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 2 (April 2018)
- IRS Administrative Appeals Update, NCCPAP Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Newsletter, Volume 63, Issue 2 (October 2017)
- Responsible Person Assessment in New York State: What You Don’t Realize Might Hurt You, NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol 61/Issue 2 (October 2016)
- “License to Overkill: New York State Seeks to Tax Nonresident Lawyer on Florida Income”, NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol. 60/ Issue 1 (September 2015).
- “More than Just Day Counts: Changing Your Domicile Means Changing Your Life, Not Just Your Physical Location”, Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Vol 24/No. 6 (Co-author, September 2014).
- “Maintaining a Permanent Place of Abode: Still Strictly Viewed by the Department?” NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol 59/Issue 1 (September 2014)
- “There’s No Place Like Home, Says the Taxman: A Residency Primer”, New York State Bar Association, The Senior Lawyer, Vol. 6/No. 2 (Fall 2014).
- “Seizing the (183) Day in NYS Residency Audits”, New York State Society of CPA’s Tax Stringer (February 2014).
- “Baby You Can Drive My Car….. If You’ve Paid Your Taxes NYS May Suspend Driving Privileges for Delinquent Taxpayers”, NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol. 58/ Issue 1 (September 2013).
November 16, 2018: Long Island Tax Symposium: IRS Collections Updates: Passports at Risk
August 16, 2018: Long Island University Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Forum
July 12, 2018: Collateral Consequences of Not Paying Taxes: Passports, Driver’s Licenses at Risk
June 20, 2018: NYU School of Professional Studies 10th Annual Tax Controversy Forum
June 5, 2018: Long Island University Post School of Professional Accountancy Tax & Accounting Institute. The discussion focused on Federal & State Tax Controversy.
September 19, 2017: Federal Tax Update
September 28, 2017: Attorneys and You: Working Together for Your Clients
December 2, 2017: IRS Collection Update
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