Tupper Lake Office

Jeffrey Silman

30 Park Street
PO Box 760
Tupper Lake NY 12986-0080

Fax: (518)557-1040

Keene Valley Office

Jodi Downs
PO Box 63
Keene Valley NY 12943


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High-Tech, Low-Priced Accounting Services

Are you looking for reasonably priced tax and financial advice and complete accounting services? Welcome to I Do Taxes, your neighborhood experts in all areas of accounting, taxation and small business consulting, provided with the personal touch lacking in larger firms. Our website offers a full range of services, contact information, and a company profile, so click around and stay for a while. Don't hesitate to call us or e-mail us.

We have the resources, experience and depth of knowledge to offer the following services to both individuals and businesses.  We can deliver the services you need in a professional, fast and cost-efficient manner.

The IRS Is Seeing Everything You Do Online

The IRS may be watching your online activities — including what you post on social media sites, what you sell online, even what you write in emails and text messages.

Some tax experts and civil liberties groups are disturbed by what they call the agency's secretive practices. Taxpayers know little about how it uses big data and "robo-audits," said Edward Zelinsky, a tax expert at Cardozo Law School and Yale Law School, speaking to U.S. News & World Report.

Anything you do or say on the Internet can be used against you in IRS enforcement actions, he stressed.

The IRS spent about $1 billion in its recent data-mining modernization, and is collecting massive amounts of data, tracking Internet users' online movements, and using Social Security numbers, health records, credit card transactions and other information that private companies cannot obtain, according to U.S. News.

The IRS Criminal Tax Division has long believed that it can read your emails without a warrant, said American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Nathan Freed Wessler, citing IRS documents.

Recent news from the IRS

Relief Available To Many Extension Requesters Claiming Tax Benefits

IR-2013-31, March 20, 2013

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today provided late-payment penalty relief to individuals and businesses requesting a tax-filing extension because they are attaching to their returns any of the forms that couldn’t be filed until after January.

The relief applies to the late-payment penalty, normally 0.5 percent per month, charged on tax payments made after the regular filing deadline. This relief applies to any of the forms delayed until February or March, primarily due to the January enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.

Taxpayers using forms claiming such tax benefits as depreciation deductions and a variety of business credits qualify for this relief. A complete list of eligible forms can be found in Notice 2013-24, posted today on IRS.gov.

Individuals and businesses qualify for this relief if they properly request an extension to file their 2012 returns. Eligible taxpayers need not make any special notation on their extension request, but as usual, they must properly estimate their expected tax liability and pay the estimated amount by the original due date of the return.

The return must be filed and payment for any additional amount due must be made by the extended due date. Interest still applies to any tax payment made after the original deadline.

Further details on this relief, including instructions for responding to penalty notices, is available in

Notice 2013-24.

Accounting Services

Our firm offers a complete range of accounting services, including receivables, payables and payroll management.

Payroll Services

Our firm offers complete payroll preparation and payroll tax reporting services.  We prepare all federal and state returns.

Retirement Planning

It is never too early to start planning for retirement.  If you want to live the same lifestyle - or an even better one - than you do now, you need to start planning for retirement ... NOW.  We can analyze your projected income and expenses and suggest investment funding techniques to help you make sure that your golden years 10, 20 and even 50 years from now live up to your expectations.

Sales Tax Services

Our firm prepares all sales tax filings and offers full sales tax audit representation.

Tax Planning

Our firm continuously monitors federal, state and local tax law changes to allow its clients to minimize current and future tax liabilities.  If necessary, we can implement tailor-made due-date tax compliance monitoring systems to prevent costly interest and penalty assessments attributable to late filing.  Of course, we offer full tax preparation and filing services.

Tax Preparation

Our firm offers professional preparation of all federal, state and local tax returns at competitive, affordable rates.  We represent small business taxpayers in front of the IRS to remove the stress and anxiety of audits, seizures, levies, and other collections action. I deal with the IRS for you, so you can continue doing what you do best, which is running your business.

Tax Services

Our firm offers a full range of tax planning and compliance services.  We will work with you year-round if necessary in order to minimize your total tax burden.  Our firm also prepares all federal, state and local tax returns for individuals and businesses.

Computer Consulting

You are ready to move into the computer age, but you have fears of expensive, unsuitable software, fourteen year-olds hacking into your server, and systems crashing.  We understand your fears and we will work with you to set up an efficient, user-friendly computer system.  Our business-savvy computer technicians and programmers can explain even the most advanced high-tech concepts in plain English.  Whether you want to set up a computerized accounting system, a computer network, or even an on-line web store, our firm can help.

Consulting Services

Our company offers a wide range of consulting services to help you improve business operations, boost efficiency and increase the bottom line.

Estate, Gift and Trust Tax Return Preparation

Our firm provides expert preparation of federal and state estate, gift and trust tax returns.

Latest additions ...

Got questions on your 2012 tax return?  Check out our 2012 year-end letter.

Curious about the differences between a traditional and Roth IRA.  Check it out here!

What is AMT?  Find out more here.

If you want to be more efficient in 2013, read this.

Jeff is an IRS registered tax return preparer ...

You can clean up your financial and tax life by reviewing your tax return.  Check out our "Clean Sweep Letter".

The health care reform legislation will affect you.  Find out how here.

The following checklist will help you collect the documents you'll need to file your tax return.

If you have a home office, you will want to read this.

What is the "fiscal cliff"?  Learn more here ... and here.

What to keep and what to throw away.  Refer to our "Record Retention Guide".

Our fall 2013 newsletter is now on-line.

If you are considering an LLC, read this.

Get organized with our year-end tips for the sole proprietor.

If you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, there are certain records you need to keep for three years.

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