Tax Attorney in Hillside, IL

Do You Need A Tax Attorney in Hillside, IL?

AlCaponemugshotCPD-2Al Capone is probably the most famous Hillside resident ever to face serious tax problems. The infamous gangster and bootlegger, who is buried in Hillside’s Mount Carmel Cemetery, was convicted of tax evasion and non-filing of tax returns in 1931. He was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison—the longest sentence for tax evasion up to that time—and served time in Alcatraz. The court also imposed heavy fines and tax liens on his property. Even his bullet-proof limousine was seized by the government, and was later used to protect President Franklin Roosevelt.

Like people all over the Chicagoland area, many Hillside residents are facing their own tax problems. You may not consider yourself a criminal like Al Capone, but tax problems can put you on the wrong side of the law. Fortunately, the experienced tax attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates are nearby and ready to help.

If you are facing any tax-related legal issues, contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates today for assistance. Just complete our online form or call us at (708) 598-5999 to schedule a free and confidential meeting with one of our qualified tax attorneys.

A Letter from the IRS Can Ruin Your Whole Day

The only “good news” that comes in an IRS envelope is a refund check.

You may get a letter from the IRS because of:

  • Unpaid taxes
  • Non-filed income tax returns
  • An IRS audit
  • IRS collections

Hearing from the Illinois Department of Revenue usually is not very pleasant either. The Department collects taxes for state and local governments and oversees local property tax assessments.

If you have been contacted by state or federal tax authorities, you might be facing a tax lien for unpaid property taxes, a tax levy, or even criminal charges for tax evasion or fraud. Whatever your tax problem, you need the help of an experienced Illinois tax attorney.

Contact our offices today to set up a free, one-on-one consultation with one of our knowledgeable tax lawyers. Simply complete our online form or give us a call at (708) 598-5999. A professional in our office will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

We Can Solve Your Tax Problems

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates have been solving tax problems for residents of Hillside and surrounding communities for more than 20 years. Our tax law team includes veterans of the Internal Revenue Service who have worked in audit, collections, and criminal enforcement positions. We also have tax lawyers who have worked in state tax enforcement for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Because of this distinctive experience, our tax attorneys know how to negotiate on your behalf when dealing with both state and federal tax authorities. In addition to our experienced tax attorneys, we also have litigation attorneys, criminal attorneys, and accountants with CPA experience who can help you.

If you want to take care of your tax issues and reduce your stress level, contact the Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates using our online form. Or call us at (708) 598-5999 to schedule a free consultation.

Employment Tax Issues

If you are a small-business owner or are self-employed, you need to deal with employment taxes known as trust fund taxes. These taxes are withheld from an employee’s wages for income tax, Social Security, and Medicare. Employers must forward these withheld taxes to the U.S. Treasury and remit their own share. Failure to make these tax payments on time is a serious offense.

If you have cash flow problems, you may be tempted to delay making these important tax payments. That would be a serious mistake. You cannot delay paying payroll taxes the way you might be able to put off paying a vendor or a utility company.

The longer you delay remitting payroll taxes, the more money you will end up owing.

Tax Liens and Levies

If you owe money to the State of Illinois, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or any other governmental entity, your property could become the target of aggressive collection tactics. Your business, your home, your paycheck, and your investment and bank accounts may all be subject to a tax levy.

Federal and state taxation authorities do not even need to have a judge verify that the amount they claim you owe is correct before they seize your assets!  This is why it is important to have an experienced Illinois tax attorney on your side, defending your interests.

If government authorities file a lien against your property, it can be difficult or impossible for you to sell it. Any kind of tax collection activity can also damage your credit history.

If you are facing tax liens or tax levies, you need a skilled local tax lawyer to help you. The sooner you contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, the more options we may have to help you get past this difficult time in your life.

IRS and Illinois State Tax Audits

Receiving a notice of a tax audit is extremely stressful. You may believe that you have done nothing wrong – but can you really be sure?  What if during the audit you say something incriminating, either mistakenly or out of nervousness?

When you are facing a tax audit, it can calm your nerves to have a veteran tax attorney at your side. Our lawyers understand how best to present your case and where your biggest risks are.

If your audit reveals that you are guilty of tax evasion, just like Al Capone, you could be facing civil and criminal penalties and even jail time. Our proficient tax attorneys may be able to get your penalties reduced and can negotiate payment plans to get you back on track.

IRS and Illinois Tax Appeals

Going through the audit process may result in your getting a large tax bill from the State of Illinois or the IRS. But you still have another chance to make your case. You may be able to initiate the State of Illinois Administrative Hearing Appeals process or appeal to the Federal Tax Court and get a second chance to avoid a large tax bill.

If you plan to appeal, you must act quickly. Delaying may cause you to lose your rights and remedies. You could be stuck with a tax bill that you could have avoided or had reduced. When you are ready to fight for your rights, having one of our tax litigators on your side will be a big help.

Contact Thomas W. Lynch & Associates Today

Living under a dark cloud of tax problems can ruin your quality of life. The stress can affect your health, your mental well-being, and your family relationships.

When you are ready to start solving your tax problems, the experienced tax attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch, P.C. can help you. We have offices in nearby Berwyn and Hickory Hills and we offer our clients convenient evening and weekend hours.

Complete and submit our convenient web form or call us at (708) 598-5999 today. Our qualified tax attorneys have been helping residents in the 60162 and 60163 ZIP codes and neighboring communities for 20 years. We look forward to solving your tax problems as well.