1. Exclusion of Tort Damages from Taxation

    As a tax lawyer, personal injury attorneys ask me whether the non-economic damages from a tort claim are excludable from taxable income, under 26 USC § 104. The most recent inquiry came regarding an award from a hospital near both Orland Park IL and Joliet IL. Internal Revenue Code Sec. 104(a)(2) allows an exclusion for the amount of any damages received on account of personal injuries, whether b…Read More

  2. Surprise Visits from IRS?!

    Surprise Visits from IRS!! IRS Revenue Officers, whose responsibility is the collection function, may sometimes make visits completely unannounced to both individuals and businesses that owe back or unpaid taxes. Also, they may also call on businesses that have stopped making their federal tax deposits. How Does One Validate an IRS Official? A few years back, we had a person in Schaumburg IL that …Read More