Neil Johnson (aka The Tax Dude®) brings over 25 years of tax planning and compliance experience to The Dolins Group (TDG). Neil’s background in taxation coupled with his experience in personal financial planning gives him a base of knowledge truly appreciated by his clients.
A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and a CPA since 1988, Neil joined TDG in January 2010, merging his accounting practice 360 Tax & Financial Advisors, Ltd. with TDG. Over the years, Neil has gained extensive knowledge on what he calls “The Three D’s” (divorce, debt and death). Each of these situations provides unusual and often complicated challenges for many people.
Neil has helped numerous clients deal with IRS and state taxing authorities. He has successfully negotiated IRS penalty abatements totaling over hundreds of thousands of dollars. Neil has also helped his clients obtain installment plans, offers in compromise and innocent spouse relief. He gets a real chuckle watching “tax relief companies” on television and radio pitching these services as if they are truly advocates for the taxpayer.
An expert in Federal income tax law, Neil has been quoted by various media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, CBS San Francisco, Business Insider and The Street. He has also presented on various tax topics at Northwestern University, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, the Green Bay Packers, The Lilac Tree and the National Cannabis Summit. Neil has also been selected as one of the Top 10 Tweeting Experts You Need to Follow Now. You can follow him on Twitter. https://twitter.com/thetaxdude.
Neil lives in Crystal Lake with his wife Victoria. Outside the office, it’s likely you will find Neil playing golf at Bull Valley Golf Club or supporting his wife in her equestrian hobby. Rumor has it, Neil is excellent in the kitchen and don’t be surprised to find him someday on the Food Network!