Taxation is a means of raising money to finance government.
All governments require payments of money (taxes) from people. Governments use tax revenues to pay soldiers and police, to build dams and roads, to operate schools and hospitals, to provide food to the poor and medical care to the elderly, and for hundreds of other purposes. Without taxes to fund its activities, government could not exist.
Taxation is the most important source of revenues for modern governments.
Tax law involves all issues concerning Personal (Individual Income Tax) and Corporate Income Tax, Payroll Tax, Property Tax (individual and commercial), Sales Tax, Estate Tax and Gift Tax.
Taxes can be very complicated and an experienced New York Tax attorney is essential when dealing with these issues.