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Avoid These 5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes That Can Get You in Tax Trouble

Whether you file the simple 1040EZ or a complex 1040 and a raft of schedules, making a mistake on your tax form could lead to big tax trouble. Something as simple as a math error or unsigned form could invite…

October 09, 2020

IRS Halts Substitute for Return Program for Non-Filers

If you do not file a tax return, and if you are required to file a tax return, the IRS typically sends a series of letters asking you to file a tax return for the year in issue. If you…

November 06, 2017

Frivolous Tax Return Penalties against Protester Sustained by U.S. Tax Court

Mary Anne Valentine-Whitaker and her husband filed a tax return with the IRS for 2012 claiming a refund in the amount of $3,094.00 stemming from a distribution from her retirement plan in the amount of $15,469. Attached to the tax…

November 06, 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

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

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