Experts In Income Tax Audits And IRS

Audit Representation

Veteran Owned – 21 Years in business

ChicagoIRS & State Tax Attorneys

Looking for experienced, top-rated help to fix a tax audit? You’re in the right place.

The Tax Defenders is here to assess your tax resolution actions, provide audit protection and put life back on track.

Tell Us Your Tax Story So We Can Help

Receiving a notice from the IRS with their intent to audit your tax return can be unnerving. It is a reality thousands of Americans will deal with this year.

Our team is highly experienced at handling tax audits with the IRS, with many already successful completed in 2023. We are ready to help you with yours.

What you need is honest answers and straight-forward guidance from your first call.

“… incredibly responsive, helpful and honest about his recommendations moving forward!
Kelsey B – Woman Owned Business Contractor

“…very transparent and upfront about the process. If you have horrendous tax problems and need real solutions my suggestion would be have a talk with The Tax Defenders.” — Jeffery B – Naperville, IL

Many also need a personalized plan and experienced team to execute that plan. That is who we are and what we do.

Our founder, Joe Hanley, brings two life experiences to the spirit and operation of The Tax Defenders.

1: He had his own tax debt. While working at a homeless shelter and seven years before starting TTD, he made a withholding error. What was a small tax debt ballooned into owing the IRS just over $10,000. It took him four years to pay that off. It was a tough financial chapter but infuses our practice with a great deal of empathy for people fighting through tax problems.

2: Joe is a veteran of five years of service in the United States Marine Corps including combat in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. We get our no-hype, straight-talk as well as our sense of duty from the Marines.

All of this translates into a group that cares about your outcomes.

Give us a call to get started.

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You came here to fix your tax problem. My job is to make sure you have all the information necessary to make a good decision about how best to do that.

Kelly Hanley
Jillian Thompson
Shanna Marcus
Megan Beseth

Meet the Attorneys who will handle your case.

You will speak with them directly, no outsourcing, no call center.

What will happen when I call you today?


Call and immediately speak to a licensed tax professional. Not a salesperson.

You’ll be directly connected with an Attorney, CPA or EA with at least five years’ experience. We do not employ commissioned salespeople or “screeners.”


Assess and Educate

As you go through the history and current situation, your professional will explain what is happening, why it is happening and what your options and chances are. Our goal with every call is to make informed taxpayers. Smarter taxpayers make better choices.


Receive a personalized recommendation

Many times, your specific circumstances will put a wrinkle in the case even at intake. Through experience and education, your licensed professional will adopt the recommendations to your situation. On the first call.

Our Services

We offer a variety of services tailored to client needs.

IRS Representation

Stopping Enforcement

Filing Past Due Returns

Tax Settlements

Income Tax Audits

Tax Reduction

IRS Tax Levy & Liens

Thinking Of Calling Us?

  • “Honest helpful information” –- Barbara W. Registered Nurse
  • “Realistic about my financial situation” –– L. Rogers Chicago, IL
  • “Gave me more information in 10 minutes than I got in 6 months from another firm” –– Bill H. Retiree

Tell us about your tax problem. We will give you our best professional opinion Today!