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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

Grand Jury Indicts Two Business Owners Related to Employment Taxes

Two business owners were recently indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to defraud the government, for failing to pay over employment taxes and for obstructing the internal revenue laws related to their operation of a temporary employment…

April 04, 2017

IRS’ Response to Government Report Both Good News and Bad News for Employment Tax Delinquents

According to a recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS should allocate more resources to combat the increase in egregious employment tax noncompliance. When a business has employees it is required to file employment…

April 04, 2017

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