Chicago Tax Lawyer and CPA

Chicago Tax Attorney Chicago CPA

Chicago Tax Attorney Chicago CPA

As a Chicago tax attorney and Chicago CPA, I prepare tax returns, settle IRS tax debts and provide IRS tax debt relief help to my clients.  First, I will investigate your tax debts and evaluate your alternatives.  Second, I file all past due tax returns. Third, I guide clients through the IRS Fresh Start Program tax relief process and prepare the necessary forms.

Chicago CPA IRS tax debts
IRS tax debts


IRS Tax Liens and Notice of Intent to Levy

The IRS has 10 years from the date of tax assessment (usually, close to the filing date) to collect taxes, penalties and interest from you. The IRS will file a notice of federal tax lien, levy on bank accounts and/or garnish wages to collect tax debts.

IRS Tax Relief and IRS Tax Debt Settlement

IRS tax relief help usually takes the form of an installment agreement or an offer in compromise (OIC).  The 10-year collection period is suspended while the IRS considers your application for an installment agreement or offer in compromise.  Contact me now at for tax resolution help and resolve your tax problems.

Chicago tax attorney
Chicago tax attorney and CPA Brian J. Thompson

IRS Installment Agreement

Chicago CPA Brian J. Thompson: An IRS tax relief agreement or IRS installment agreement permits the taxpayer to pay his full federal tax debt plus interest in installments.  The installment agreement can be as long as 72 months.

Offer in Compromise

The IRS Fresh Start Program allows taxpayers relief from tax debt. An offer in compromise allows a taxpayer to settle tax debt for less than the full amount owed.  The three types of offers in compromise include:  (1) doubt as to collectability, (2) doubt as to liability, and (3) an exceptional circumstance.

Chicago CPA Brian J. Thompson:  When evaluating doubt as to collectability, the IRS considers the taxpayer’s Ability to Pay, Income, Expenses, and Asset Equity.

Generally, the IRS approves an OIC when the amount offered represents the most the IRS expects to collect within a reasonable time.

Offer in Compromise Fees

Effective January 1, 2014, the IRS increased the offer in compromise fee from $150 to $186.

Unfiled Tax Returns

Starting March, 2017, the IRS will not consider offer in compromise applications if the taxpayer has unfiled tax returns.  However, Chicago CPA Brian J. Thompson prepares all your unfiled personal income tax returns and business income tax returns.

Tax debt resolution and tax relief issues are complex.  Therefore, retain a Chicago tax attorney and Chicago CPA to represent you.

Brian J. Thompson, CPA & Attorney