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The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law


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Chicago Tax Controversy Attorneys

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Experienced and Affordable Illinois Tax Representation

A growing number of middle class individuals and small businesses are being targeted by the IRS for audit each year. When you are facing an audit or any other IRS tax issue, it is important to have an aggressive advocate on your side that understands the tax laws and just as importantly understands how the IRS operates.

For 25 years, Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has represented both the IRS and taxpayers in tax controversy cases. Decatorsmith worked with the IRS for 11 years before becoming professor and supervisor of the Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Since 2000, Professor Decatorsmith has been battling his former bosses at the IRS on behalf of indigents and low income taxpayers. In 2012, we became a fee-based practice with expanded services and a broader client base. Through the years, we have earned a reputation for aggressively depending taxpayers and negotiating creative and favorable resolutions to their cases.

Tax Controversy Services in Illinois

The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is a full service tax controversy and transactions practice, offering a wide range of services. These include:

IRS and State Tax Debt Relief: If you are faced with a levy notice or a notice of a federal or state tax lien, you may be able to reach a settlement for significantly less than the full balance due. We negotiate Offers in Compromise, manageable installment agreements and submit requests for Currently Not Collectible status.

Examination and Audit Representation: An IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue audit can be a very scary event, but you do not have to face the government tax authorities alone. We have vast experience helping clients that are being audited in connection with their individual or business income or employment tax liabilities.

Civil Penalty Abatements and Innocent Spouse Relief: There are times when you are stuck holding the bag because you signed a joint tax return with a spouse or former spouse. If you did not incur and/or are not liable for these tax debts, it is possible to receive tax and penalty abatement relief under the Innocent Spouse Relief provision.

U.S. Tax Court and State Litigation: There are times when you cannot avoid going to tax court against the state or federal taxing agencies. If your case reaches this point, we will provide you the experienced representation you need to successfully argue your case.

Return Preparer and Criminal Tax Defense/Representation: There are times when the taxpayer and/or their tax preparer are charged with criminal fraud in connection with their tax return. Our practice has vast experience with criminal cases involving fraud, income reconstructions, return preparer liability and international money transfers.

Get the Skilled Legal Assistance You Deserve Today

For guidance on a full range of tax controversy issues in Illinois, the Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law provides an affordable solution without sacrificing the high quality representation you deserve. Contact our office today at 312-906-5041 for a free consultation. Our practice represents clients for IRS tax issues and commercial disputes.

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