Jack Trachtenberg, an attorney in the Hodgson Russ LLP State & Local Tax Practice Group, and a client, were interviewed by Eyewitness News for the New York City-area station WABC-TV. Jack was contacted by the station about his successful representation of the client, who had a very old tax liability that ballooned over the years due to penalties and interest. Jack was able to obtain a cancellation of the liability as well as a refund, with interest, of money New York State seized from his client a refund that, after more than a year, had not been paid. In the interview, Jack discussed New York State’s newly aggressive pursuit of old tax liabilities and how taxpayers can protect themselves. Since the broadcast, our client has been assured by the Tax Department that his refund is on the way. Click here to see the a clip of the interview on WABC’s Web site.