1. How Was Rep. Mel Reynolds Convicted for Tax?

    Melvin Reynolds Many of you may remember Melvin Reynolds who represented the Chicago area in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995. We often see tax news about congressmen. He resigned from his position due to his conviction on criminal sexual abuse involving a 16-year-old campaign staffer. Mr. Reynold’s has also, since then, spent several years in jail for federal bank and campaig…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

  3. Am I Going to be Arrested? (Scam-Alert)

    I have an interesting story below. It’s a short 2-3 minute read, but it’s worth the time. I am a tax lawyer that provides various types of IRS Representation. I receive phone calls every week, for all types of IRS problems: collections, audits (examinations), and criminal matters. And sometimes other matters too. Actual Phone Call Today My very first call this morning, from someone in a comp…Read More