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Employee Retention Credit Updates

Employee Retention Credit Updates

By: Rebecca K. Wohltman The IRS continues to intensify its focus on improper Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) claims. The first ERC criminal cases are moving forward. The IRS is asking Congress for additional enforcement tools, such as expanding the time to challenge...

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Penalties for Non-Electronic Filing by Your Return Preparer

Penalties for Non-Electronic Filing by Your Return Preparer

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...

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HB3129 – Illinois’ Pay Transparency Law

HB3129 – Illinois’ Pay Transparency Law

By: Deanna L. Litzenburg | Contributions Made By: Connor L. Welby 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...

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Supreme Court Rules in Disabled Students ADA Case

Supreme Court Rules in Disabled Students ADA Case

By: Benjamin T. Davisson In seeking redress for discrimination suffered at school, disabled students and their parents would often find themselves stumbling into a maze of administrative proceedings with the school district and the state board of education. Typically,...

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Supreme Court Issues Decision in Favor of Property Owner

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Favor of Property Owner

By: Rebecca K. Wohltman | Contributions Made By: Sara E. Rutherford, Law Clerk On May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another taxpayer-friendly decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County, MN. In this case, the Petitioner, Ms. Tyler, owed $2,300 in...

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Expanded Application of Illinois Secure Choice Program

Expanded Application of Illinois Secure Choice Program

By: Rebecca K. Wohltman The Illinois Secure Choice program began in 2018, though many Illinois employers are still unaware of its requirements. Simplistically, Illinois Secure Choice requires most employers that do not sponsor a retirement plan to join Illinois Secure...

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Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers

Illinois Tax Credits for Teachers

By: Rebecca K. Wohltman 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. Beginning in 2023, teachers can claim up to $500 in tax credits for classroom materials...

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