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Failure to File Penalties Upheld Against a Corporate Taxpayer

In a recent case, a corporation learned that it did not file its federal Form 941 employment tax returns for 2010 through 2013 or paid the related liability. The corporation said that it first learned of this issue when it…

May 06, 2019

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Business Meals for Entertainment Purposes are Still Deductible Under the New Law

The IRS recently clarified that the new tax law does allow you to deduct business meals for entertaining clients under the new tax law provided that certain rules are met. Before this clarification, most businesses believed that the 50% deduction…

March 18, 2019

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Court Grants Partial Innocent Spouse Relief to Ex-Wife

In a recent case, the ex-wife brought suit against the IRS claiming that she was an innocent spouse related to her tax liability for 2009.  During that year, the husband operated an air conditioning business.  Although the wife was listed…

December 02, 2018

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Restaurant Owners Charged With Hiding Cash Receipts

Owners of a popular River Grove, Illinois Italian restaurant were recently charged with tax evasion after not reporting hundreds of thousands in cash receipts. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the father and son owners of Da Luciano…

January 10, 2018

Can I Avoid Paying Back Taxes by Declaring Bankruptcy?

There are several different types of bankruptcies, including a Chapter 13 (repayment plan for individuals), a Chapter 11 (repayment plan for businesses) or a Chapter 7 (liquidation). In a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 11, the taxes are typically paid…

November 21, 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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IRS Cracks Down on Unpaid Employment Tax

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware that the IRS and the United States Department of Justice are now vigorously pursuing employment tax violations and are taking a much stricter position on civil and criminal…

January 13, 2017

Chicago Tax Lawyer Patrick T. Sheehan Scores Double Win at the IRS

A recent business client of Chicago Tax Attorney Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates had not filed its Forms W-2 or W-3 with the Social Security Administration for one year.  As a result, the IRS assessed a Civil Penalty against our client…

January 13, 2017

IRS Launches New Professional Employer Organization Certification Program

Does your business use a professional employer organization (PEO)? If yes, we suggest that you inquire as to whether your PEO is certified by the IRS.  A professional employer organization (PEO) leases its employees to your business.  The PEO is…

September 12, 2016

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