Tax Resolution Attorney John P. Willis Talks About How The IRS Treats Willful Mistakes Versus Those Considered Innocent Negligent

Tax resolution attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR tells readers the IRS is likely to be more lenient when someone makes a mistake on their tax return that they consider to be innocent though they will try to make every mistake look as though it were willful.

Fairhope, AL, October 3, 2019: Tax Attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of, recently published an article on his website entitled “Tax Mistakes That Are Willful Or Innocently Negligent.” Mr. Willis tells readers that ignorance does not validate mistakes on tax returns.

Willis writes, “Most people in their right mind are familiar with the concept of “ignorance of the law excuses no one.” But of course, there are always people who are going to test that in every area of life — especially when it comes to taxes.”

“We often describe a person who deliberately behaves badly as being “willful,” says Willis, elaborating, “Meaning they are purposely doing whatever it is they do to take advantage, annoy, disrupt or otherwise perpetrate something unpleasant.” He goes on to add, “Often, though, people do make mistakes innocently. It’s not that they could be described as willful, but perhaps flaky or unconscious, distracted or frightened, ad infinitum.”

Willis acknowledges, “We humans are truly complex. And we have different ways of dealing with people who are willfully behaving badly. We reprimand, discipline and make every effort to correct our children and teach them the difference between right and wrong.” He continues adding, “Adults are expected to behave lawfully and when they willfully break the law there are consequences.”

As Willis points out, “When it comes to taxes, which are getting more complicated every year, they are so complex most people hire an attorney, professional tax preparer or a CPA to prepare their taxes.” It’s no wonder then as Willis explains, “Many people put their trust fully in the hands of their tax preparers and they really don’t have a clue if or when a mistake might be made.” Though he goes on to emphasize, “But some people willingly collude with preparers to take illegal deductions or declare bogus contributions, lower income and other actions they hope will be overlooked by the IRS.”

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Mr. Willis believes strongly in supporting and representing the “underdog” and has devoted his entire professional life to protecting and defending those who need it most. As an attorney, Mr. Willis takes his role as “counselor” seriously. His knowledge, creativity and persistence are valuable assets that provide substantial benefits to his clients. He has represented individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast for over 19 years and, he brings together an abundance of skills and experience that can be of assistance to almost anyone.


The IRSALLSTAR team has developed a winning formula to ensure that each client’s individual needs are specifically met. Upon becoming a client of Mr. Willis’ law firm, that client’s immediate needs are assessed, and long-term goals are defined. Experienced professionals on the IRSALLSTAR team then assist each client in developing and implementing a custom-tailored game plan to provide both short-term and long-term relief from his or her serious tax problems. All firm clients are continually coached toward successful tax resolution and final victory over their challenges with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

To learn more about Mr. Willis and his law firm please visit or call toll-free 877-254-4254.

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