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 Commissioner Koskinen Appears at his Impeachment Hearing

On September 21, 2016, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appeared at his impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Koskinen testified for almost three and one-half hours before a full audience that included most of the Judiciary Committee Democrats and nearly…

September 22, 2016

Emancipation Day 2016 Causes the IRS to Erroneously Assess Payroll Tax Deposit Penalties

The IRS recently announced that it erroneously assessed payroll tax penalties, even though the federal tax deposits were made by the April 18, 2016, deadline.  Because Emancipation Day in 2016 fell on April 18 instead of April 15, failure to…

June 01, 2016

IRS Backpedals on First Calling Taxpayers that are Subject to an Audit

We previously reported that the IRS has begun initiating some audits by telephone depending on the state in which you live. Previously, the IRS only contacted taxpayers for purpose of an audit by mail and not by telephone.  This has…

May 24, 2016

IRS Leaks Taxpayers Social Security Numbers in Publicly Available Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise allows a taxpayer to settle his or her tax debt with the IRS by paying less than what is due and owing. By law, after an Offer in Compromise is accepted, anybody is allowed to review…

May 12, 2016

Do You Think That People Who Fail to File Tax Returns Should be Punished by Somebody Other Than The IRS?

In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands disqualified a Senator from running for reelection because she did not file her federal income tax returns and had already been convicted of that crime.  The Supreme Court held…

September 09, 2014

Holders of Government Security Clearances Owe $730 million to the IRS

83,000 Department of Defense employees and contractors that hold security clearances from the federal government owe the IRS over $730 million dollars. Approximately half of the total tax debt is owed by 44,500 federal employees and the rest is owed…

September 05, 2014

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