State of Illinois Dept of Revenue Complaint - In the business to put small business out of business

Review by Chef Tom on 2006-07-20
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS -- Small Business owners beware the Dept of Revenue is out to balance the budget and they will fund it by making up rules that will cost your company big time!
Following all the rules and exercising all of your rights to protest will get you no where. As a small business owner since 1988 I can honestly say this state agency is run to serve no other purpose except to collect imaginary taxes. The agency personel do not even follow the instructions of the hearing board.
After my audit was complete I filed a protest and asked for an informal hearing. This was granted and the Hearing Board agreed with me, in writing, but the Agent disrergarded the boards finding and completed the audit using her own rules. Then she filed her paperwork with an imaginary balance owed with the state. Now I spend hours of my time trying to correct and/or protest this. As you can imagine once the state thinks you owe it money it becomes a loan shark. Everything I've worked for for the last 18 years is in jeopardy and all because of 1 agent who can't seem to follow the states own rules.
I have no where to turn except complaint blogs like this.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-07-21
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2006-07-20:
And it would be nice if you provided enough information for people to know what you are talking about.
Posted by bill on 2006-07-20:
Was your accountant present during the audit? Has your accountant reviewed the audit? Why do you say the tax owed is imnaginary? Are ther penatlties and fines included? Hugh is right, you should provide more details on what happened.
Posted by Skye on 2006-07-20:
That's a pretty bold statement. Could you please provide more details??
Posted by tander on 2006-07-21:
My opinion is usually when the state says you owe them money, you are going to owe them and are going to end up paying, fees and all.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-07-21:
Tander is correct you are dealing with government and they don't care what you think, they just take what they want. Good luck

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