Gas Station Owners Need a Good Accountant: When Is Your Accountant Too Good?

In January 2013 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced guilty pleas by two Chicago area accountants who engaged in a scheme to falsify sales figures on Illinois sales tax returns resulting in under reporting $5,000,000.00 in sales tax from various Chicago area gas station owners. The Illinois Attorney General has been active in recent years…

Illinois Gas Station Sales Tax Audits

Horowitz and Weinstein represents numerous taxpayers before the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding Sales Tax, Use Tax, Motor Fuels Tax and other taxes on almost a daily basis.  In the course of handing Illinois tax matters regarding boats, vehicles, fast food establishments, ancillary auto service companies and others we have noticed a significant number of…