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Illinois Tax Amnesty Opportunity

We know changes are coming to Illinois Tax but this opportunity is not to be missed if you are behind in filing or paying Illinois tax – Illinois Tax Amnesty Program. Illinois is waiving the penalties and interest for taxes that are paid late and will not pursue any civil or criminal prosecution related to those taxes.

Here are some details:

  • Must pay tax in full (and file if needed) between 10-1-2019 and 11-15-2019
  • Good for 2011 – 2017 tax years

There is also a similar program for unpaid business franchise tax.

If you think you could take advantage of this please give us a call and we can confirm you qualify and talk more on how to proceed.

An Invitation to the Fox Valley Tax Solutions Open House

Please join us to celebrate the new home of Fox Valley Tax Solutions at 605 West Main Street in Saint Charles. The open house will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 and will be attended by Mayor Ray Rogina who will officiate the ribbon cutting. Drinks and light snacks will be served following the ceremony.

We would like to express sincere appreciation to our valued clients for helping our business grow. It is always a pleasure serving your tax needs.

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Tax Savings Opportunity – Prepaying your property tax

gears Tax Savings Opportunity – Prepaying your property tax tax preparation 60174We are contacting selected clients regarding a tax saving opportunity that is now available as a result of tax reform (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) that was passed today.

You may benefit from prepaying your property taxes.

This legislation has limited the deductibility of property taxes for 2018 and beyond. In certain scenarios, it will be beneficial to pay your 2018 property tax bill before the end of 2017 and capture the deduction before it is lost.

The following must all be true to benefit on your 2017 tax return:

  • Itemize deductions
  • Pay Property tax
  • Do not pay AMT tax
  • Have the funds available to make a payment before the end of the year

Every county has different rules for prepaying your property taxes. For example, here are instructions for Kane County, Illinois:

Please contact us if you would like us to analyze your specific situation to determine if prepaying your property taxes will be beneficial.

New Addition to Your Formidable Tax Team

Harry and Todd are extremely fortunate that Carol Bly-Julian has joined Fox Valley Tax Solutions as a new partner.  A well-respected Enrolled Agent, her considerable talents are an invaluable addition to our team.

Carol1final-235x300 New Addition to Your Formidable Tax Team tax preparation 60174Carol is a Graduate of DePaul University with a BA degree in Economics. While her early career was focused on Human Resources and Office Management, she soon started her own business and ultimately focused her attention on tax preparation. Carol has been doing tax work since 1999 and became an Enrolled agent in 2012. She has vast experience in business, payroll and sales tax and is skilled in bookkeeping issues. Carol is on the board of several not-for-profit organizations including Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois Society of Enrolled Agents and her Snowmobile Club. When she is not doing tax work you can find Carol in her cabin up north churning up snow in her snowmobile.

Quite frankly, Carol takes the Fox Valley Tax Solutions emphasis on client service, depth of tax knowledge and continual improvement to a whole new level for us. Her experience in business tax and attention to detail are a perfect fit for the firm as we take the next step in providing clients with unmatched tax services.