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

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

Tax Return Preparers Licensing

Do you think that tax return preparers should be licensed by the IRS? The IRS previously attempted to essentially license tax return preparers, and then the tax return preparers filed suit stating that the IRS did not have this authority….

March 13, 2014


Julie Miller Elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce

Sheehan Law’s very own, Julie Miller was elected as Chairman of the Board by the Elmhurst Board of Directors November 12. Miller approached the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce president, John Quigley for a referral to find an internship while she…

November 13, 2013


Did you receive an IRS Annual Installment Agreement Statement, a Form CP-89?

If you owe money to the IRS, you will get a Form CP-89, an Annual Installment Agreement Statement. Getting any mail from the IRS is always a little intimidating, especially when you can’t quite decipher it and when the numbers…

November 01, 2013

Trust Fund Recovery Penality or 100% Penalty

IRS Trust Fund Recovery Penalty or 100% Penalty

What happens when the IRS comes after you related to your business taxes? When a corporation has unpaid employment tax liability to the IRS and if that corporation can’t pay the taxes fast enough then the IRS might assert the…

October 23, 2013

The Government Shutdown Buys You Time to Get Your Taxes in Order

The government shutdown is on. If you are one of the 12 million taxpayers that filed for an automatic extension last spring and unsure if you’ll get your return due soon, we can’t help you. However, if you are one…

October 17, 2013

What Happens When A Business Doesn’t Pay IRS Payroll Taxes

My name is Patrick Sheehan and I am a former IRS Attorney. What Happens When Your Business Doesn’t Pay It’s Payroll Taxes. If you own a business, chances are that you have employees. And if you have employees, you are…

September 25, 2013

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