Judi Smith is an attorney licensed in Illinois since 1995. She’s been in private practice since 2011.
Prior to attending college and law school, Judi served six years in the United States Marine Corps.
Judi served as the In-House General Counsel and Director of Strategic Services for a multinational corporation. While there, she was responsible for domestic and international tax compliance. Just prior to leaving, Judi successfully defended an IRS employment tax (941) audit. The audit was concluded with the IRS having no issues.
In 2013, Judi was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates forum for winning a $1.98 million dollar settlement for one of her clients.
Judi is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois.
As a licensed attorney, Judi is authorized to practice before the IRS in all states and territories of the United States.
Judi has represented clients with tax issues residing in many countries including Russia, Sweden, India, and China (Hong Kong).
Judi was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from North Central College in Naperville, her Masters in Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence (law degree) from Northern Illinois University.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1995||11/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2014|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Navy Achievement Medal||United States Marine Corps||N/A|
|Attorney||Law Office of Judi Smith||2011 - Present|
|General Counsel||Awana||2009 - 2011|
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|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Assessment of Sales Tax on Licensed Computer Software||We filed a motion for summary judgment. In response the State withdrew all Notices of Tax Liability.|
|Company defaulted on an installment agreement for employment taxes||A new installment agreement was implemented with no levies.|
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|The 2014 Guide to Illinois Gift and Estate Tax||The 2014 Guide to Illinois Gift and Estate Tax||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Overseas Freelancer – W-8BEN or W-8ECI||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||FBAR Streamlined Procedures||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||IRS Makes FBAR Compliance Easier||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||$40,000 FBAR Penalty for Failure to Report Online Gambling Accounts||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Reimburse Employee Heath Care Premiums? IRS Says Not So Fast.||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Do you know your taxpayer rights?||2014|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Five Ways To Eliminate Your IRS Penalties||2013|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Not Eligible for Innocent Spouse Relief? Try Separation of Liability.||2013|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Tax Consequences of Gifting Real Estate with a Mortgage||2013|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Withdrawal of Notice of Federal Tax Lien under IRS Fresh Start Program||2013|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Deductibility of a Charitable Contribution of Intellectual Property||2011|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Deductibility of Off-Shore Contract Labor||2011|
|Judi Smith Law Website||Characterization of Income from Angel Investments||2011|
|Northern Illinois University||Business Administration||MBA||2007|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|