Tax Audit and IRS Defense Attorney
Ellsworth Law Group115 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONEllsworth Law Group is a tax law firm offering services nationwide. As a trial attorney with 40 years of experience, John Ellsworth, founder of Ellsworth Law Group, has dedicated his firm to serving the public good by preventing the IRS from running over people, sometimes by good old fashioned accountability in court. Mr. Ellsworth knows from experience that imposing tax rules against IRS agents improves society by making it difficult for the IRS to violate the rules that are meant to protect us. Those Tax Court case results constitute consequences for unreasonable and sometimes flagrant conduct.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and went on to earn a Juris Doctor with advanced study in Taxation.
With over 35 years practical experience in complex IRS audits and controversies, John has handled 1000s of personal, business and corporate audits, negotiated many successful offers in compromise and has had experience in international taxation including offshore entities and controlled foreign corporations.
John Ellsworth is licensed to practice law in several states and before the U.S. Court of Appeals as well as the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the State Bars of several states, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). John serves as a Military attorney and assists U.S. service members and their families in need of legal assistance.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Wage Garnishment; Installment Agreements; Tax Crimes; Business Audit Defense; Tax Court; Tax Fraud Defense; Past Due Returns; Tax Debt Relief.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice areas include:
- IRS Debt Relief
The IRS is well-known for its horrendous collection tactics. Without court order they can take your entire pay check and seize your bank account. They can take your car and sell your home. Well, here’s relief. Tax attorney John Ellsworth can stop them cold in just a matter of days. You’ll be able to get 100% of your next paycheck. You’ll get back the money in your bank account. Yes, these things are possible but only if you act now. If you delay you will only lose more and more. So call John now. Relief is just a few short days away if you act now and call (800) 946-8122.
- Wage Garnishment
We will get any IRS wage levy released so you have your wages to live on. Usually we get this done for you before your next paycheck once you give us the necessary information. As you probably know, IRS wage garnishments ruin any budget you have. IRS wage levy barely leaves you enough to buy gas for the car, much less anything left over to live on. That’s why you should never delay before you hire us. Hire us today to have the wage garnishment released. Compare our prices to what the IRS is withholding from your wages and then decide: who is offering you the best path to recovery: the IRS or us?
- Tax Audits
Do you understand why you need a tax audit attorney as soon as an IRS audit begins? For example, do you have to let the IRS come to your office or let them in your house? Does the IRS have the right to talk to your customers, clients, or patients? Can they force you to turn over records, even those you don’t want to turn over? You can relax about all these things once you hire our law firm. We have defended literally thousands of IRS tax audits. John Ellsworth has the answers you need.
- Installment Agreements
IRS Installment Agreements are one of the key methods you have by law to settle back taxes. Installment Agreements with the IRS settle your IRS problems by letting you make monthly payments on your tax bill. There is a good deal of work that goes into determining how much those monthly payments should be. That’s where we come in because our experienced attorneys can help you through this maze. What’s required for installment agreement relief? For one, you must have all your missing tax returns filed before the agreement becomes effective.
- Business Audit Defense
Business audits differ. A business audit exposes many more areas of inquiry than a personal audit. This is because business tax returns are much broader than personal returns. Business tax audits include Schedule C businesses, S Corporations and C Corporations. My name is John Ellsworth of Ellsworth Law Group and I have defended business tax audits since 1972. In that time I have helped thousands of businesses with their tax cases.
- Settle Tax Debt
Offer in Compromise is a special IRS program that allows you to settle your IRS tax debt for a percentage of what you owe. Owe $12,000? Settle for $1500. Numbers like these are possible through the IRS Offer in Compromise solution. But this is a field of tax law practice that is filled with dangers for the ordinary taxpayer. Why? Because there are literally dozens of so-called “companies” offering you their Offer in Compromise service… if you’re willing to pay thousands up front for their fees. Why is this dangerous? Because you don’t find if you even qualify until after they have filed the Offer in Compromise. These unscrupulous companies want you to pay them money first, find out later.
But we’re different because we’re professional tax lawyers. We do it the right way: we qualify you first before you spend money to try the Offer in Compromise program. We qualify you first and this step doesn’t cost you a dime. We see if you qualify at absolutely no charge to you.
- Tax Crimes
My name is John Ellsworth of Ellsworth Law Group, and I am a tax audit attorney that has successfully helped thousands of clients with their tax problems, including criminal tax offenses. Contact my office at once if you are facing tax crime charges for immediate assistance with your case.
- Tax Court
In my tax lawyer practice I file many Tax Court petitions for my clients. Most often they are filed before the running of the 90 day cutoff following receipt by the client of Notice of Deficiency. Filing a Tax Court petition is simpler than filing a protest with Appeals. A tax practitioner who can prepare a protest can surely prepare a Tax Court petition. Going to Tax Court, however, is a requisite skill for any attorney who is going to practice tax law. Navigating the murky waters of Tax Court requires the greatest care and highest level of experience. Only the foolhardy novice would take it on without careful consideration. For aggressive and thoroughly prepared legal representation call tax audit lawyer John Ellsworth at the Ellsworth Law Group.
- Tax Fraud Defense
Has the IRS found out about it, or is the IRS about to discover the fraud? If so, you need professional legal help and you need it without delay. There are many people just like you, who have negligently or intentionally falsified information on their income tax returns. Every one of them has this one thing in common: they are in trouble with the IRS and looking for experienced, caring, professional help. To speak to an experienced tax audit lawyer call John Ellsworth at the Ellsworth Law Group and learn what can be done to help you.
- Innocent Spouse Relief
Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on the joint return even if they later divorce. This is true even if a divorce decree states that a former spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns. One spouse may be held responsible for all the tax due even if all the income was earned by the other spouse.
- Past Due Returns
Are you afraid to file past-due tax returns? Do you think that if you file the IRS might find out you’re so late and try to put you in jail? You should know that very rarely does the IRS try to jail taxpayers who are working to file all tax returns. The secret? Get your returns filed before the IRS comes after you. Call and speak to experienced tax audit attorney John Ellsworth today at the Ellsworth Law Group for help filing your late returns.
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