Federal and State of Illinois Employment Tax Audit Defense (Form 941)

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 Piccony & Patankar, P.C.
630-820-8877

Aurora IL Federal and State of Illinois Employment Tax Audit Defense Lawyers

DuPage County Federal and State of Illinois Employment Tax Audit Defense Attorneys

Kane County Tax Law Attorneys for IRS and State Employment Tax Issues

The IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue are notorious for auditing small, mid-size, and large businesses, particularly for delinquent payroll taxes. Each employer is responsible to deduct income taxes and F.I.C.A. (i.e., Social Security and Medicare) from the paychecks of their employees and submit them four times a year. When one of these agencies decides to audit your business, it can be a scary experience. If this has happened to you, it is important to have a federal and state of Illinois employment tax audit defense attorney at your side to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

At Piccony & Patankar, P.C., we have in-depth knowledge of federal and state tax law. Our attorneys have an extensive education and background in this area of the law, and we have helped numerous businesses skillfully navigate the complexities of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). When a business is facing a Form 941 employment tax audit, we go to work immediately to thoroughly assess the circumstances and ensure that our clients are fully prepared for what lies ahead.

IRS and Illinois State Employment Tax Audit Defense

Businesses with employees in Illinois must file a Form 941 by the last day of the month that follows the end of each quarter. Many employers make innocent errors by reporting an incorrect wage amount, misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor, or missing one of the payment deadlines. If the business outsources employment tax filing and payment to an outside payroll service, there is also the risk that this service will make a filing or payment error. If this occurs, the employer is still held responsible.

Penalties for federal and state of Illinois employment tax errors can be severe. For example, if you fail to pay employment taxes within 16 days of filing your Form 941, you are subject to penalties of up to 33% of the amount owed plus interest. The IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue may also come after you individually for business employment taxes owed, even if your business is incorporated. If the IRS suspects that you are guilty of tax fraud or another financial crime, you could be referred to the Department of Justice for criminal charges.

Speak with a Kane County Federal and State of Illinois Employment Tax Audit Defense Attorney

If you receive an audit notice from the IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue about an employment tax matter, you do not need to face the audit alone. Before answering any questions, let them know that you want to speak to a tax attorney first. At Piccony & Patankar, P.C., we understand what is at stake, and we put our experience to work to aggressively defend your legal rights. Contact our office today at 630-820-8877. From our office in Aurora, Illinois we serve clients throughout Kane County including Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn, Elgin, North Aurora, Naperville, Lisle, Oswego, Yorkville, and Montgomery.

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