Tax Law

Depending upon the circumstances, it may not be recommended that there be direct contacts between the taxing agency and the taxpayer, at least initially, until there is some control over the case and potential consequences are properly evaluated.

We have represented clients over the years in regard to installment payment arrangements, including breach of installment payment arrangements, or situations where promises have not been kept that have been made to the taxing agencies.  These situations often involve the taxing agency making demand for immediate payment, or proceeding with wage garnishment (employee) non-wage garnishment (bank accounts) etc.

We have represented taxpayers over the years in regard to criminal tax prosecutions, both at the state and federal level.  With respect to criminal text cases, the prosecutor has to show a taxpayer is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to sustain the burden of proof.  Therefore, the initial actions by the taxpayer, as well as decisions being made regarding whether or not there is going to be cooperation, can be critical for the client, including analyzing matters that may not be of apparent immediate importance. Criminal tax cases at the state level often have to do with income tax, sales tax, and use tax, and/or withholding tax.  In many instances, taxpayers have had issues that extend over a number of years.  Criminal tax cases at the federal level in many instances involve income taxes or employment taxes.  In some situations, there are both federal and state tax issues for the same years, depending on the tax payer and the circumstances.

As Tax Relief Attorneys, we can facilitate tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service and state tax problems.  Blake Law Group, P.C., as Tax Relief Attorneys, can assess your case and determine the best feasible course of action to diminish your tax problem in a timely and cost efficient manner.

As Central Illinois Tax Relief Lawyers, clients have come to us for years in regard to removal of wage garnishments and levies.

As Offer in Compromise Attorneys, we have worked out agreements which offers a payment to the Internal Revenue Service that is less than the full amount of tax debts owed.

As Tax Relief Attorneys, we have experience and knowledge to not only deal with Offers in Compromise (OIC), but in regard to handling repeal Offers in Compromise that have been revoked.

As Offer in Compromise Attorneys, we have represented tax- payers before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies in regard to (1) doubt as to collectibility, (2) doubt as to liability, (3) tax administration and (4) identity theft.

We have represented taxpayers over a period of many years in regard to Internal Revenue Service audits.  When you are audited for one (1) year and consistencies are found, you may be audited for more years.

If you are getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service, we have attorneys assigned to your case that will go through all of your audit documentation, represent you before the Internal Revenue Service, and make sure you get the best possible result.

As Illinois Department of Revenue Attorneys, we have years of experience dealing with various issues, including aggressive collection efforts.

As Sangamon County, Illinois Tax Penalty Abatement Attorneys, we have successfully been involved in representing clients with respect to removal of penalties and interest.  Penalties are added to your tax debt as well as the interest due for delinquent accounts.

In regard to removal of Internal Revenue Service penalties, we take into consideration whether or not you can fully pay off your tax debt, whether or not you have reasonable cause or a good faith argument that is documented, whether you have an isolated incident and whether or not you self-complied or forced to comply.

We have been involved in various legal matters in numerous counties throughout Illinois, including Bond County, Clay County, Clinton County, Effingham County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Green County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jersey County, Johnson County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Marion County, Monroe County, Perry County, Randolph County, St. Clair County, Salem County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, Edwards County and including cities such as Belleville, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Alton, Carlyle, Greenville, Vandalia, Bloomington, Springfield, Vienna, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Jerseyville, Carrollton, McLeansboro, Carmi, Marion and Carbondale.