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Illinois State Tax Disputes

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Most of our clients that have IRS issues also have related disputes with the Illinois Department of Revenue, or another local taxing agency. In Illinois, neglected tax debts can result in business or professional license revocation, publication of delinquency on the internet, and tax lien filings. The Department of Revenue almost always engages private collection firms to collect its debts, resulting in strong-arm tactics and increased transaction fees to resolve the matter. Moreover, the statute of limitations on collection is generally twice the length of the federal period – 20 years!

Illinois has no "currently not collectible" status based on extreme hardship, though it has an offer in compromise program and installment payment options. The offer program is certainly less formula-driven than the IRS', and typically requires a greater presentation of special circumstances and mutually-beneficial justifications for acceptance.

Installment arrangements are less flexible than the IRS, though there is certainly some room for negotiation and deviation from the established criteria.

Contact a Chicago Tax Lawyer

If you have a dispute with the Illinois Department of Revenue or your other local taxing agency, contact us for some insight into the process. We have extensive experience dealing with the Department, by challenging the underlying liabilities through administrative and judicial processes.

Our proven success is based on immediate intervention, a personalized resolution plan, strong and long-standing professional relationships with agency employees, and a thorough knowledge of what the government can and cannot do. At the Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, you can rely on aggressive, ethical, and personalized representation – I encourage you to make your problem our problem to solve.


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