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Lawsuit Against IRS Fails Because of Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine carried over from the time of Kings in which the King and his court were immune from claims by his subjects because “the King can do no wrong.” Even though we do not have…

January 13, 2017

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Hops for Humanity Enters Its Third Year of Giving Back to Our Local Communities!

Good Beer. Doing Good. That’s our slogan for Hops for Humanity—the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by Elmhurst Tax Attorney Patrick T. Sheehan in 2014. Three years later, and we’re still going strong! How Hops for Humanity works is actually pretty simple. Members…

January 09, 2017

Trump to Face Complicated Tax Consequences of Assuming the Presidency

Presidents-elect typically have to divest themselves of certain assets or investments prior to assuming the Presidency in order to avoid any conflicts of interest while President. Federal employees are subject to various ethics rules and are prohibited from holding financial…

January 03, 2017

‘Tax Zapper’ Software Salesman Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime

The “Tax Zapper” software program allows a business to underreport their sales to illegally lower their tax bills.  The Tax Zapper program is sold by Profitek, a Canadian company selling point of sale systems for hospitality and retail industries. The…

January 03, 2017

Online Sales Tax Case Rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, Cost of Online Purchases May Go Up

When you purchase something at a local brick and mortar store, you are required to pay sales tax on that item.  Although most people are not aware of this, if you purchase an item online from an out of state…

December 22, 2016

Proposed Legislation to Expand Refunds to Combat Injured Veterans

Both the U.S. House and Senate unanimously approved legislation to refund withholding taxes improperly taken from severance pay made to wounded military veterans. The Combat-Injured Veterans Fairness Act of 2016 requires the Defense Department to identify combat-injured veterans that received…

December 22, 2016

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23, 2017

The IRS recently announced that the upcoming filing season for 2016 tax returns will begin on January 23, 2017. The filing deadline to file tax returns for 2016 is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  The traditional April 15 date was extended…

December 19, 2016

IRS Warns of These Most Prevalent Tax Scams

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware of the many ways scam artists use to separate a taxpayer from his money by pretending to be the IRS.  Hardly a day goes by that we do…

December 19, 2016

What Changes are Coming for Tax Law in 2017?

With a new year inevitably comes a whole new crop of tax laws. 2017 is no exception, and there are some pretty noteworthy changes this year that could impact you come tax time. Moreover, with President Elect Donald Trump promising many more…

December 19, 2016

Actor Alec Baldwin Offers to Stop Impersonating Donald Trump if Trump Releases his Tax Returns

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware that President-Elect Trump has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns, bucking a 40-year trend of Presidents and Presidential candidates that have released their tax returns to the…

December 14, 2016

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