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The Freedom from Religion Foundation Files Suit Against Trump Regarding Executive Order

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump regarding his May 4, 2017, Executive Order that requires the IRS to not pursue churches or religious organizations that engage in political speech. The prohibition against churches or…

June 22, 2017

Court Holds $2.3 Million Tax Shelter Penalty Assessment Not Barred by Statute of Limitation

In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that a $2.3 million penalty assessed against a tax shelter promoter was not barred by the 3-year statute of limitation for assessing and collecting…

June 22, 2017

Wife Entitled to Innocent Spouse Relief and Tax Refund

In a recent case, the United States Tax Court found that a wife is entitled to innocent spouse relief and a refund of her taxes that were applied to a joint tax liability with her ex-husband. In the case of…

June 22, 2017

Discrimination Lawsuits to take Taxes on Back Pay Awards into Account

If you are successful in a discrimination suit, back pay may be awarded to you.  Like virtually any source of income, back pay is subject to income taxes. However, when someone receives a back pay award, it usually comes in…

June 20, 2017

Louisiana Attorney Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

Criminal defense attorney Michael Thiel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion. From 2003 through 2013, Thiel evaded paying approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, plus penalties and interest, by concealing…

June 12, 2017

President Trump Pulls Back on Church Political Speech Enforcement

On May 4, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the Treasury Department to not take any adverse action against any house of worship or religious organization that speaks out on “political issues of religious perspective.” If you are…

June 06, 2017

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Hops for Humanity Surpasses $100,000 with Latest Donation

Elmhurst tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan is excited to announce the charity he founded three years ago, Hops for Humanity, has now donated over $100,000 to local worthy charities. Hops for Humanity recently donated $10,000 to the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry…

May 31, 2017

IRS Announces New Help Center for Vacation Rental Property Tax Requirement

If you are like millions of travelers worldwide who have used home sharing sites like Airbnb or VRBO, you know that these services are an affordable way to travel to some very expensive parts of the world. If you are…

May 12, 2017

What to do if You Missed the 2016 Tax Filing Deadline

In 2017 we were lucky enough to have three extra days to file our tax returns for 2016. This year’s deadline of April 18 gave procrastinators a full 72 additional hours to file their tax returns with the IRS. Despite…

April 20, 2017

Tax Court Confirms that Economic Hardship Relief from an IRS Levy Applies Only to Individuals

The IRS is the most powerful creditor on the planet.  It can walk into your bank and take all of the money out of your bank account.  It can go to your employer and take virtually all of your W-2…

April 04, 2017

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