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Governmental Entities Must File IRS Form 1098-F to Report Fines and Penalties
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You take your tax information to your return preparer. He or she prepares your return. You review the return and sign Form 8879, which authorizes your return preparer to file your return electronically. For some reason, your return preparer never files your return (or your return preparer files your return, the IRS rejects it, and your return preparer doesn’t fix the issue in a timely manner). The IRS assesses penalties against you for failing to file your return. Can the IRS do so?

Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers
Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers
Supreme Court Rules that Disabled Students Suing for Damages Under the ADA Can Proceed Directly in Federal Court Without First Participating in State Administrative Proceedings.
Tax Credit
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If you have a child in Kindergarten through 12th grade who is under age 21, you may be eligible for the Illinois Education Expense Credit.

US Supreme Court
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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Favor of Property Owner

On May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another taxpayer-friendly decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County, MN.

Expanded Application of Illinois Secure Choice Program
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Expanded Application of Illinois Secure Choice Program

The Illinois Secure Choice program began in 2018, though many Illinois employers are still unaware of its requirements.

Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers
Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers
Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers

For many years, Illinois teachers have been able to claim a tax credit for supplies they purchase out of their own pockets. In 2023, this credit doubled.

HB3129 – Illinois’ Pay Transparency Law
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In an attempt to close wage gaps, Illinois has joined a growing list of states with wage transparency laws on their books. Illinois House Bill (HB) 3129 was passed by both houses of the Illinois legislature and was signed by Governor Pritzker on August 11, 2023. The bill amends Illinois’ Equal Pay Act of 2003 and will go into effect on January 1, 2025.

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Whether you are just getting started or your business has been in your family for generations, we are here to assist you in growing, strengthening and protecting your business.

Personal Injury
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MM&R litigation attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle your serious personal injury claim and achieve the results you are entitled to under the law.

Broad Experience. Regional Focus.

With Offices in Belleville and Edwardsville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri.

Since the firm’s founding in 1984, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. has proudly served hundreds of Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan area clients seeking effective legal solutions.

You want more than just an experienced attorney. You want an attorney you can trust.

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We pride ourselves on our individualized approach to the practice of law, working closely with our clients and their advisors to address their specific legal needs.


Our History

Since our founding in 1984, MM&R has emerged as one of the most respected and trusted law firms in the Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas.


Our Community

At MM&R, we take pride in our clients and in our communities, which is why we love to give back to the Southern Illinois and St. Louis regions.


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Our lawyers bring a broad range of educational backgrounds in addition to their law degrees, including undergraduate and graduate business degrees as well as advanced tax degrees and CPA certifications.



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