Tax Advice Chicago IL

Preparing and filing tax forms often requires the knowledge of a tax professional or CPA in order to find tax advantages and benefits, as well as to make certain of the accuracy and completion of the proper forms. Taxes are applied to a wide variety of things including income, property, sales and much more, and the laws governing these taxes vary between states. Aside from financial professionals, tax software have been developed to help those struggling to understand tax forms and filing procedures. For individuals, or more commonly, companies, with more complex tax issues, advisory services are usually necessary to avoid audits by the IRS.

Mr. Marc J. Lane (RFC®), JD, LLM, RFP
(312) 372-1040
180 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL
Company
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C.
Qualifications
Education: JDPost-Doctoral Studies in TaxationMaster Registered Financial Planner
Years of Experience: 40
Membership
Bar
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover,

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Robert Field
8440 Callie Ave. Unit 111
Morton Grove, IL
Company
Title: President
Company: ACCI Financial Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Indiana University - BS Accounting
Years Experience
Years Experience: 37
Service
Medicaid,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Medicare Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission

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Timothy Feldheim
688 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL
Company
Title: Wealth Advisor
Company: Athena Investment Group
Education
SIU-C Political Science 1978
Years Experience
Years Experience: 25
Service
Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,Wealth Management,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,IRA, 401k,

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Hon. Richard F. Rekash (RFC®), CEP, CFP, LUTCF
(630) 241-1161
6169 So. Chase Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
Company
Genworth Financial Securities
Qualifications
Education: Continuing education 40 plus hours
Years of Experience: 40
Membership
IARFC, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Accounting and Tax Network Inc.
(312) 432-0000
913 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL
 
Phillip Zaczek
70 W. Madison Ave
Chicago, IL
Company
Title: Vice President Financial Advisor
Company: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
BS Telecommunications / Computer Science
Masters in Financial and Accounting Management
Years Experience
Years Experience: 12
Service
Alternative Investments,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Wealth Engineering,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Di

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Mr. Anatoliy Shir (RFC®), CFP
(847) 583-7809
7557 West Oakton St
Niles, IL
Company
MB Financial Investments
Qualifications
Education: BS:Internantional Business and Marketing
Years of Experience: 6
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CommOptions, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySe

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Gregory M. Honcharevich (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, RFP
(630) 572-0723
125 55th Street, Suite 203
Clarendon Hills, IL
Company
GMH Investment Advisory Services, Inc.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 37
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Jerry Thielmann (RFC®), CSA
(773) 837-9695
6420 W. 127th St
Palos Heights, IL
Company
Legacy Capital Resources, Inc.
Qualifications
Education: -Bachelors degree, Mgmt, Elmhurst College, 1988.-CFP Certificant, Loyola Univ, 1999.
Years of Experience: 19
Membership
IARFC, MDRT, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Collectable Coins , Precious Metals, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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H&R Block
(312) 563-0947
1437 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL

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Tax Advice

Taxes

H&R Block a Cent Ahead, Revs Fall
By: Zacks Equity Research
March 09, 2010

H&R Block Inc. (HRB - Analyst Report) reported fiscal third quarter 2010 (ended Jan 31, 2010) net income of $50.6 million or 15 cents, up from $47.4 million or 14 cents in the year-ago period. However, income from continuing operations was 16 cents, down 4 cents from the prior-year period. Results were slightly ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 cents, primarily driven by cost cuts.

However, revenues were down 5.9% from the prior-year period to $934.9 million as the company prepared fewer tax returns. This was partially offset by a 5.9% decrease in operating expenses from the prior-year period to $840.4 million. The decrease reflects the benefits from the company’s cost cutting initiatives.

Revenue from the Tax Service decreased 6.2% year-over-year to $747.7 million. The decrease stemmed from a 7.1% decrease in total retail tax returns prepared. Pre-tax income was $131.2 million compared with $133.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

RSM McGladrey (RSM) reported a 3.6% year-over-year drop in revenues to $6.7 million. The decrease reflects the weak economic environment. However, the company posted a pre-tax loss of $11.2 million compared with a pre-tax income of $10.7 million a year ago, primarily due to a $15.0 million goodwill impairment related to RSM's capital markets business.

RSM and McGladrey & Pullen LLP entered into new definitive agreements in February concerning their alternative practice structure. As a result, RSM incurred $3.3 million of legal and consulting expenses related to these negotiations in the reported quarter.

Corporate operations reported a pre-tax loss of $22.5 million compared with a loss of $42.4 million in the prior-year quarter. The decrease in loss reflects a decrease in expenses. This stemmed from reductions in self-insured liabilities, lower interest expense on corporate borrowings and a decrease in loss provisions on mortgage loans held for investment.

Interim Tax Results....

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Know Your IRS Tax Levy Rights

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), all taxpayers have rights with regard to tax levies:

1. If an agreement is made between the IRS and the taxpayer that a back tax liability is not collectible, then the IRS is required to release an IRS wage levy.
2. The IRS may not place a lien on the taxpayer’s residence in situations when the amount of the IRS tax levy is less than $5,000.
3. Once the collection statute of limitation expires the IRS is required to stop all collection efforts and cancel the IRS tax levy.
4. 30 days before issuing a tax levy the IRS is required to send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (levy notice).
5. Taxpayers have a right to a hearing and must be notified of this at least 30 days before the levy is filed.
6. A taxpayer may request to have an appeals officer hear the case, but may not challenge the actual tax unless there was no previous opportunity to do so.
7. Taxpayers have 30 days to appeal unsatisfactory outcomes to the U.S. Tax Court or Federal Court.

The IRS asserts that it does not typically release levies on a bank accounts once issued. However an aggressive tax professional may be able to get a partial or full release if the monies in the account are needed for medical expenses, housing expenses, transportation expenses, payroll, etc. There is a small window of 21 days to do this ... just enough time for a taxpayer to contact a competent tax professional.

Attribution: Victoria J. Burns has over 25 years of experience preparing Federal, state, and payroll tax returns. She’s helped thousands to resolve their tax problems and settled millions of dollars in tax debt. Victoria is an active member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers and National Association of Tax Professionals. She leads the team of professionals at AmeriPride Tax Group helping clients through tax audits, offers in compromise, levy/lien releases, penalty abatements and other tax issues. AmeriPride Tax Group

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