A Top Choice For
Business And Taxation
At JRB Law, LLC, I work with small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. I am Jennifer Brugh, an attorney and tax professional. My focus is to assist my clients in preventing problems with strategic business planning and meeting their tax filing, paying and record-keeping requirements.
Serving Businesses in the Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, and Albany Park Neighborhoods
An Experienced Local Attorney For Solid Business Strategies
Business owners are subject to a constellation of federal, state and municipal regulations with serious legal and financial implications if not met. While many business owners are well aware of income tax, payroll tax and at a state level, sales tax, they may overlook basics such as business planning, forming the most beneficial entity structure – such as a partnership, limited liability company, s-corporation among others – or carefully wording business or employment contracts in their haste to get up and running.
For more than a decade, I have been working with a wide range of small to midsize companies across the country. Many have come to my firm initially because they were delinquent in their income taxes or payroll taxes. Can they settle? Can they do a payment plan? Are they subject to trust fund repayment penalties? I work with them to answer these questions. In addition to helping clients plan a route to tax compliance and working out their tax debt, I have successfully helped my clients explore their business options, address potential liability and negotiate contracts for vendors, business leases, employees and more so they can concentrate on their own clients and products.
How I Help Small And Medium-Size Businesses
Business Tax Planning And Savvy Tax Resolutions
There are distinct tax benefits to the various types of business entities. Whether you choose to start your business or restructure your existing business as a sole proprietor, s-corporation, corporation, partnership or limited liability company will depend on many factors. As a business attorney and tax professional, I can leverage your success with an analysis to help you make informed decisions about how to approach your taxes and about the future growth of your business.
New entrepreneurs do not always understand the full scope of federal and state tax requirements and may not withhold or deposit the correct amounts with each entity by the required due dates. This can result in substantial penalties and interest. I have helped business owners who are dealing with these and other issues, such as misclassifying their employees as independent contractors.
Suppose your small business is contending with an IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue audit, missing tax returns or has past due tax issues. In that case, I can evaluate your current circumstances, uncover the root of the problem and help you develop an optimal tax resolution.