Tax Attorney in River Grove, IL

Are Tax Collectors Intimidating You in River Grove, IL?

Get Help from an Experienced Tax Attorney

Debt Collector ChicagoRiver Grove takes its name from the Des Plaines River and the scenic grove of American Ash trees along its banks. With one of the most famous hot dog stands in the nation, residents of the 60171 ZIP code can always enjoy a tasty snack before joining their friends for tropical refreshments at the local tiki bar.

As pleasant as life can be in River Grove, the recent recession left many people struggling to pay their taxes. Business owners caught in a crunch didn’t always have the money they needed when the time came to send in payroll taxes. Self-employed individuals who had to choose between paying their bills and making quarterly estimated tax payments often found themselves in debt to the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue. Finally, some individuals simply neglected to prepare and file their tax returns or made honest mistakes when filing and underpaid their taxes.

Non-filing of tax returns and non-payment of taxes can lead to audits, drastic penalties and interest charges, or even criminal prosecutions. Fortunately, residents of River Grove can turn to a local qualified tax attorney for assistance.

If you are in trouble with the IRS or Illinois state-tax collectors, get help from a skilled tax attorney today. Call the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates at (708) 598-5999 or fill out our online form to make an appointment with one of our tax lawyers.

Get Professional Advice about Your Tax Problems

The tax attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates understand how frustrating it is to receive an intimidating letter or telephone call from the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue. You cannot take on the government alone. You need experienced tax lawyers at your side.

Our staff is comprised of caring and sympathetic professionals who understand the pressure you may feel when tax authorities contact you. The federal and state tax codes are complex and they change every year. Our team of dedicated tax attorneys include former employees of the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Our attorneys not only understand tax law, they understand how state and federal tax agents will handle your case.

Together with our support staff of accounting professionals, we can walk you through every step of the process of rectifying your problem, explaining the law and your options in clear and simple terms. We can also often negotiate with the government to lower your tax debts.

We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments at our nearby offices in Hickory Hills and Berwyn. To make an appointment for a free confidential consultation with a tax attorney, call us at (708) 598-5999. Or, if you prefer, you can simply fill out our online request form and we will contact you.

Our Tax Attorneys Offer a Full Range of Services

No matter what your tax problem, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates are here to help. Our experienced tax lawyers have represented hundreds of individuals and businesses with similar issues in River Grove and surrounding Chicagoland communities.

Non-Filing of Tax Returns

There are many reasons people fail to file tax returns. Some mistakenly believe they are not required to file. Some are overwhelmed by health or personal problems. Some believe they cannot pay their taxes so they have no reason to file. However, failure to file can lead to higher tax debts, penalties and legal issues.

The tax lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates will review your situation and work with you to reduce your tax liabilities and penalties. In some instances, you may not owe any taxes at all. In other cases, penalties can be forgiven. Stop worrying about unfiled tax returns. Let our attorneys bring you into compliance with the law while negotiating with tax authorities on your behalf.

Unpaid Payroll or Employment Taxes

If you have employees, you know about trust fund taxes. You need to withhold state and federal taxes as well as FICA (social security) from paychecks. You must then send the withheld amounts, as well as your own contribution to FICA, to the government on a regular basis. Sometimes businesses with cash flow problems fail to send in their trust fund taxes. The government takes that failure seriously.

Penalties for nonpayment of employment taxes are stiff, and enforcement is strict. In some instances, you can be held personally responsible, even if your business is a corporation. Tax authorities can shut down your business for nonpayment of payroll taxes. To maximize your chances of avoiding major consequences, contact a tax attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates.

Tax Audits

If you receive notice of a tax audit by the IRS, you have reason to be concerned. The auditor is not your friend, and you can expect the audit to be an extensive and adversarial process. You need representation by an experienced tax advocate to help you navigate through the minefield of a tax audit.

As soon as you receive notice of a tax audit, gather your tax paperwork and contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates to get advice from one of our many tax attorneys.

Tax Appeals

If the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue has already ruled against you, you have the option to file a tax appeal. The procedures, however, are complex. You cannot expect to prevail in a tax appeal if you try to represent yourself.

Our knowledgeable, tax attorneys can represent your interests in the Federal Tax Court or the State of Illinois Administrative Hearing Appeals Process. We can also appeal adverse rulings to the United States District Court or to the Circuit Court of Cook County. There are strict time limits for appealing tax rulings, so be sure to contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates promptly.

Criminal Prosecutions

In some cases, failing to file tax returns or making inaccurate statements on tax returns can lead to a criminal prosecution for tax fraud or tax evasion. Our team of dedicated attorneys includes criminal defense practitioners who can represent you in state or federal court if you are charged with, or investigated for, a tax crime.

When being investigated on criminal charges, remember that anything you say, even if it is misunderstood, can be used against you. Do not make a bad problem worse by speaking to criminal investigators without first consulting a lawyer.

Tax problems are serious. Do not delay working out a solution. Contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Lynch & Associates today by calling (708) 598-5999 or you can fill out our online contact form and our staff will get in touch with you.