Civil Unions and Taxes

The Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, signed by Governor Quinn back in February, went into effect yesterday, June 1st.  Illinois has become the sixth state to offer civil unions.  A civil union offers many of the benefits of a marriage, including many of the tax benefits.  Currently, the federal government does not recognize…

Illinois Department of Labor Audits

The word audit has unrivaled power to inspire dread.  Something about the process of a scrutinizing review of our finances and other dealings causes us to feel nervous.  IRS and IDOR are the bureaucratic bodies we most expect to be the initializers of an audit, both for tax reasons.  But the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) conducts audits as well. IDOL…