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Use These Tips to Avoid Hurricane Charity Scams

Americans are known for charitable giving.  In 2016 alone, Americans donated nearly $390 billion to charitable causes — an amazing 4.2 percent increase over 2015.  We are especially giving in times of national tragedy, like the devastating recent hurricanes that…

September 18, 2017

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Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates Also Now Known as IRS Trouble Solvers

Local tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan is pleased to announce that the law firm he founded in 1991, Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates, will also now be known as IRS Trouble Solvers. This new co-branding effort “allows us to better…

September 07, 2017

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Hops for Humanity Makes Donation to the Ray Graham Association

Chicago tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan and his charity, Hops for Humanity, is proud to announce our latest donation to a local worthy nonprofit. At our quarterly summer meeting in July 2017, we awarded a donation to the Ray Graham…

July 25, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Seeking Installment Agreement on 2015 Taxes

As Floyd “Money” Mayweather prepares for his epic battle against UFC superstar Conor McGregor in August 2017, he’s also got something else on his mind — namely some unpaid tax liabilities. According to a petition filed with the US Tax…

July 20, 2017

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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