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Shiv Jhawar

Be Wise About Your Taxes

Welcome to SRJ Consulting!

Have a tax problem? Failed to file your US income tax return on time? Want to get your taxes done right? Tax laws are constantly changing. The lengthy U.S. tax code and regulations are extremely complex and are open to differing interpretation. Let SRJ Consulting help you take advantage of the tax laws instead of letting the tax laws take advantage of you.

Over three decades of practical experience gives me the expertise to get to the root cause of a tax problem and resolve it with the IRS. Let my experience work for you!

According to the IRS, "Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards." I received my Enrolled Agent (EA) status in 1979, when I began my own tax practice under the firm name, SRJ Consulting.

As an EA, I can represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in audits, collections, and appeals in all 50 states with the same rights and privileges as CPAs and Attorneys.

My credentials include a Master of Accounting Science (MAS) degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Chartered Accountant (CA) certificate.  I am a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CA).

Dedicated to excellence in tax solutions, SRJ Consulting has been providing competent tax services to individuals, sole proprietors, LLCs, S-Corps, and C-Corps. Each tax return is prepared with great care, as if you were a family member. Please check out what clients say about SRJ Consulting on Yelp and Google+.

Based in Chicago, SRJ Consulting specializes in:

  • tax return preparation
  • IRS audit defense
  • IRS Appeals
  • penalty abatement
  • tax return amendment
  • non-resident tax returns
  • business accounting
  • payroll
  • consulting services

If you have unfiled prior years’ tax returns, SRJ Consulting can help you with tax compliance.

SRJ Consulting offers FBAR and FATCA filing services. Taxpayers with foreign accounts may have to file an FBAR and/or FATCA. Failing to file FBAR or FATCA can result in severe penalties.

Want to move your business to the cloud? Let SRJ Consulting show you how technology can help you grow your business.

Save money and time
Good professionals don't cost you money; they save you money!  SRJ Consulting stays up-to-date on the changes to current tax laws and puts in hours of research to minimize your taxes.

SRJ Consulting can find extra deductions and credits. Just one idea from SRJ Consulting can save you potentially countless dollars, as well as sleepless nights!

Sleep Easy
Let SRJ Consulting take the stress and worry off your mind. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, no matter where you live in the United States or in the world, SRJ Consulting can help you maximize your tax saving, minimize your IRS audit risk, and provide you with peace of mind.

Schedule a free appointment today! For your convenience, in-office, phone, and Skype appointments are available. Contact SRJ Consulting now by clicking  Contact. This is the first step toward ending your tax problem.

Before your tax appointment, you can easily and securely send your tax documents anytime by clicking on Send File (no login or registration required).

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day! 

Shiv R. Jhawar, MAS, CA, EA
Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS


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Why SRJ Consulting

  • ✔ Licensed by United States Treasury
  • ✔ Rated #1 in client satisfaction
  • ✔ Personalized Attention
  • ✔ Top Quality Service
  • ✔ Ethical
  • ✔ High credentials
  • ✔ Innovative Solution
  • ✔ Careful Research
  • ✔ Confidentiality
  • ✔ Trustworthy
  • ✔ Reduce IRS Audit Risk
  • ✔ Save Money
  • ✔ Avoid Mistakes
  • ✔ Get Peace of Mind
  • ✔ Excellent Reputation

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Many Happy [Tax] Returns!

  •    If you find yourself with some complex tax questions and need to find a reputable place with good people who care about your financial well being, make an appointment with SRJ! They are some of the best!

    Calin Day 5/11/2017
  •    Shiv and Anvi at SRJ Consulting are both true professionals, and honest to goodness good people. They took my late paperwork at the 11th hour, and not only did they make time to consult, they made me feel like an old friend who had stopped by to visit. I cannot recommend SRJ highly enough. I need a 6th star! If you are seeking an accountant or someone to help you through your tax questions, look no further! Plan ahead for next year, as they might not have room because they really are that good at what they do!

    Calin D. 5/11/2017
  •    Shiv is one of the best accountants out there. I had very complex taxes this past year, and Shiv was an essential part of helping us get through tax season. I had several 1099s, and my husband had filed an SS-8 form to change his status from a contractor to an employee. Since my husband's previous employer did not issue him a W2, we would have been lost without Shiv. Shiv and his staff helped us through the process of finding things to write off, as well as filling out the correct forms to make up for the W2 that we never received. Thank you SRJ Consulting!

    Rachel S. 5/09/2017
  •    I needed to have my 2015 taxes amended and my 2016 completed.  Both were very complicated given my company had issued me several W2s for nonresident states I worked in during both years.  It was a daunting and stressful idea to me, having to sort through what appeared to be a seemingly complex mess of taxes.  Shiv assured me he'd take care of everything and not to worry.  He was right.  Both he and his staff, especially, Anvi, were incredibly helpful.  They made the process easy, and they were flexible with my schedule when it came to appointments and signing documents.  In between appointments, they kept me up to date on the progress they were making.  I never worried or wondered what was happening.  I'll definitely continue to rely on SRJ consulting going forward!

    Jessica C. 5/07/2017
  •    I got my 2016 tax returns prepared today and it couldn't have been easier signing the forms electronically. With the new improvements SRJ Consulting has made in 2017, I was able to upload my tax documents securely on their website and when the tax returns were prepared, I was able to e-sign my returns. The back and forth of sending tax returns and having to print, manually sign, then scan or fax or mail them back for tax filing was eliminated. How easy and efficient the entire tax filing process using SRJ Consulting!

    Tom G. 2/06/2017
  •    Always a pleasure when working with Shiv.Shiv did a fantastic job on clearing up 3 years of tax audits. The end result was fantastic. Shiv is one of the very rare people that understand complex situations and helped me in our time of need. Thank you Shiv, I recommend you highly and you are a dear associate.

    Bhavani Abe 11/11/2016
  •    Finding SRJ consulting was an absolute godsend. Taxes and finance management in general I've never been subjects that I approach with great enthusiasm, but Shiv has an amazing ability to bring clarity and a sense of calm to even the worst of situations. I will be going to Shiv as long as I am living in the city. I am also quite thankful for his very helpful staff as well.

    Brian J. 8/11/2016
  •    I had my best tax season experience by working with Shiv and Anvi. They made my life incredibly easy with their experience and sincere service throughout the process. I will definitely stay with them after experiencing such an easy tax filing process this time around.  And, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them for those who are looking for making the tax season a breeze!!!

    Volkan Y. 7/26/2016
  •    SRJ Consulting provides excellent service, and always works rigorously in the service of customers. I've been a client of SRJC for over 10 years, and have nothing but the best things to say about my experience. SRJ provides hands-on support and many lessons to be learned, so that you can be a more mindful and responsible citizen and manage your taxes with best practices. SRJ is highly recommended all-around-the-board.

    Mark S. 6/25/2016
  •    What a great team full of enthusiasm and hard work. The universe brought us to SRJ and we will never forget it! They go above and beyond in their work. They will work diligently to make sure that you get the best results. Great customer service, even better energy. They took us when no other tax consultant would give us the time of day. We did procrastinate a bit.... We look forward to working with SRJ for our personal and business taxes as long as possible!

    Neale B. 4/18/2016
  •    Very helpful. As a foreigner, I needed some guidance for my taxes, and they took the required time to understand my (rather complicated) situation. Would recommend it to other expatriates in need for a good accountant.

    Julien F. 3/13/2016
  •    SRJ is the most caring, thoughtful, and professional accountants I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They have been taking care of several complex matters with a dedication, passion and grace that I never thought possible of a tax service. I could not recommend their services more and will be sending friends and family their way. Thanks SRJ!

    Shawn C. 12/16/2015
  •    Shiv and his great assistants have been taking care of my accounting needs since 1979. During that time he has saved me much more money than I could have ever imagined. Shiv has a gift for find absolutely ever way within the law of saving his clients money on their tax returns. Remarkably he gives every client big and small the same exacting attention to detail. I tend to believe this is very rare. Anyone and everyone would be very lucky to have Shiv and his crew take care of your accounting needs.

    Tom Pappalardo 6/23/2015
  •    For the many years I have known Shiv Jhawar, he has been helping me with my taxes. I have had many situations through the years that have required me to seek his professional help. Always, Mr. Jhawar has been able to assist me with my various tax issues and help to resolve any personal, self-employment or business-related tax issue.

    Taxes seem to be getting more and more complicated each year. That is why I have come to depend more and more on Shiv Jhawar to keep my tax season simple and stress-free. It is a great comfort to know that he takes each years' taxes and carefully and reliably addresses each issue.

    I would like to recommend SRJ Consulting and tax services to anyone who would like to remain worry- and stress-free throughout the complex tax... read more

    James A. 4/06/2015
  •    My husband and I recently moved back to Chicago and needed to get our taxes done. As we needed a Saturday appointment ( we both work all week ) we needed to find an office that would be open on the weekend.
    I thought this would be an easy task, however trying to find an office that could accommodate our needs proved to be very difficult. Our previous accountant did not have an appointment until the first week of April, and after having asked our friends for some recommendations, I decided to check out Yelp.

    I found SRJ Consulting after a few clicks, liked their website and their great reviews, so my husband placed a call and spoke to Anvi, who was extremely helpful and got us a Saturday appointment for the following week.

    We found the... read more

    Ace R. 2/18/2015
  •    Outstanding is getting to be the norm for SRJ Consulting.  I am a little embarrassed to admit, but for the third year in a row I left my taxes for the last minute.  I called Shiv: I felt bad that pressure was put on him to file on such short notice but he was  calm, professional and reassuring.  He filed on time and the outcome was better than I had hoped.  Things could not have been better.

    Rita R. 10/15/2014
  •    Shiv and Anvi were always extremely helpful and friendly. I have been filing my taxes with them for two years now and had no problems whatsoever. Great work.

    Bruno A. 8/17/2014
  •    Shiv and Anvi were always extremely helpful and friendly. I have been filing my taxes with them for two years now and had no problems whatsoever. Great work. Also, I am an international student, which makes tax filing more complicated; however, SRJ made it very simple and took care of everything.

    Bruno A. 8/17/2014
  •    I had reached the point where my taxes had become too complicated for me and I needed professional help.  I called SRJ Consulting and could not have been happier.  From Shiv, you immediately know your taxes are in the hands of a very steady, experienced, knowledgable professional.  He explained what he could and could not do - and there is no doubt he did everything he could for me.  Shiv and Anvi answered every question, returned every call and, in a timely manner,  did everything they promised.  In addition, the time they spent with me will provide benefits next year.  I highly recommend SRJ Consulting.

    steve r. 10/26/2012
  •    My experience with SRJ Consulting could not have been better.

    I filed an extension for my 2011 taxes - and was even near the deadline for completing them. My taxes are not too complex - but too complex for me. I had read reviews and was impressed with SRJ but because they are so qualified, was afraid my taxes would be 'beneath them'.

    I called, was given an appointment for the next day, and immediately knew I had made the right choice. Shiv and Anvi were friendly, yet professional. They returned every call, answered every question, and explained all of what they could and could not do.

    Shiv filed my taxes timely and accurately - and there is no doubt SRJ did everything possible for me they could.

    I was given... read more

    Steve Regal 10/22/2012