Checks and Balances is a place you can turn to for tax problem solving in Chicago, IL. We are well versed in all forms of tax assistance, whether you are faced with the need of tax debt relief, tax delinquency issues, or other tax issues. Payroll taxes are often a source of problems for small businesses, and businesses and individuals alike are often faced with having to deal with back taxes.

Katherine Gilbert, President of Checks & Balances, is member of American Society of Tax Problems Solver with more than 30 year experienced as a federally-authorized Enrolled Agent who can represent you before the IRS regarding all your important tax matters with the knowledge and experience you deserve.
If you are overwhelmed with a tax bill that you don't know how to handle by yourself, I can help you get your life back with a fee you can afford

Please fax form to 312 329 2473 and call Kathy for your free consultation appointment! 

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Hotline: 312 329 9258

Many businesses and individuals have tax problems.  Maybe they have been unable to deposit or pay taxes or file tax returns on time.  Perhaps they owe the IRS and want to negotiate or settle.  Perhaps the IRS has decided to audit their tax returns.  Perhaps they want to appeal an IRS decision.  Perhaps they want to recover a penalty they feel was unfair.  The list goes on…
Since many taxpayers may seek your advice when they must face the IRS, you should be aware of our professional taxpayer representation services.  I know how to resolve IRS problems.  As a federally authorized tax practitioner, I can offer your associates complete understanding of IRS internal operating procedures and unparalleled IRS representation backed up by years of experience.

I am prepared to help your customers or associates file past due returns, submit installment payment proposals or offers to compromise liabilities, and recover penalties.  I appear before the IRS in behalf of taxpayers who are being audited and negotiate settlements with IRS Appeals.  I am here to resolve IRS problems for business and individual taxpayers who need help.  In addition, I prepare complex income tax returns for taxpayers who want to avoid problems with the IRS.  Tell them to call me at 312.329.9244

Tax solutions can take many forms. A tax problem is not always the fault of the taxpayer. The IRS and state tax agencies are quite capable of making errors, some of which favor the taxpayer and some of which do not. It can at times be virtually impossible for an individual or a business to determine if an error has been made or the extent of the error without outside assistance. Checks and Balances can offer that assistance, and we usually arrive at a solution in short order.

Another area in which the tax solutions Checks and Balances can offer help is when a taxpayer is simply unable to pay or when the burden of back taxes has become too great. This is an area in which we have the expertise to work with the taxing agency to seek a measure of relief, relief that can at times be significant.

We can assist you if you are faced with the possibility of wage garnishment or property seizure. We can help you with collecting due process repeals or conducting a statute of limitations analysis on taxes that have been delinquent for a long period of time. There are in fact very few tax problems you might face for which we cannot find a suitable and workable solution.If your tax problems are making you feel as if you are on a sinking ship, schedule an appointment with us today. Initial consultations are free.


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1050 N State Street, Ste 301
Chicago, IL 60610

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(312) 329-9244

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​​Tax Relief Program

  • OFFER IN COMPROMISE: Did you know it’s possible to settle your debt with the Internal Revenue Service for less than the IRS says you owe? If you owe a substantial amount in back taxes to the government, you may be eligible to participate in the Offer in Compromise program. I can represent you to make an offer to the IRS that could settle your tax debt for significantly less than you owe.

  • LEVY RELEASE: When the IRS has attached your bank account or paycheck, it will create an economic hardship. I can help you as you pay your taxes by releasing the levy.

  • INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS:  Are you earning a good living but are just unable to pay the back taxes? The Installment Agreement may be an option. The Installment Agreement can put you back in control of your financial future.

  • HARDSHIP DEFERRAL: If paying anything now would cause a hardship, your account can be put on the back burner until your situation improves. The IRS wants proof. 

  • PAYROLL TAX DELINQUENCY: The top priority for IRS Collection employees. You have to make a strong case to convince the IRS that your business should stay open.

  • UNFILLED RETURNS: The IRS will not negotiate with you until everything is filed.

  • TAX LIEN STRANGLEHOLD: Your property is tied up, your credit rating is ruined. I can get it lifted to allow you to sell or refinance. 

  • PENALTY REDUCTION: If you have a reasonable cause, penalties may be forgiven.

  • UNDOING THAT AUDIT: If you didn't respond to an audit letter but have your documentation now I can get the excess tax and penalties eliminated.