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IRS Innocent Spouse Relief – A $1,200,000 Tax Settlement Success Story

Mrs. M. was referred to us by a local attorney. Her husband had recently passed away and, shortly after his death, she became aware of an outstanding IRS tax liability in the amount of an astonishing $1,200,000. Mrs. M. had had no knowledge of this tax debt before her husband’s death.  A few months later in our initial meeting with her, we learned that her personal tragedy was even worse than the death of her husband and realization of this massive IRS debt.  She informed us that she had hired a very large tax settlement firm to resolve the issue and had already paid them a whopping $25,000.  She came to us after six months, when she had no indication that the tax settlement company … Continue reading

He Owed the IRS $80,000 in Back Taxes. We Reduced His Tax Debt to Zero!

Steve H. came to Professional Tax Resolution after receiving notice of a wage garnishment from his largest customer.  Steve, a technology consultant, had failed to file tax returns for six years and, according to IRS calculations, owed over $80,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest.  Tax settlement plans for taxpayers with numerous un-filed tax returns always begin with gathering the records necessary to prepare the un-filed tax returns. In this case, the taxpayer was able to gather some information from banking records and some from customers for which he had provided services. Fortunately for this taxpayer, his wife had worked for several years and had had federal and state taxes deducted from her paycheck. We were able to obtain and verify additional tax information by … Continue reading

Amazing Tax Settlement – $1,600,000 Tax Debt Reduced to Zero!

Karen M. was recently divorced and owed the IRS over $1,600,000 for a joint IRS liability she had incurred with her ex-husband.  The debt had accumulated over many years and, as is usually the case, included a significant dollar amount of assessed penalties and interest. The taxpayer was newly single, lived on a modest income and had no possibility of settling the debt owed to the IRS. After looking at the taxpayer’s situation and all of the available tax settlement alternatives, we determined that filing for Innocent Spouse Relief gave the taxpayer the most realistic chance of one day being free of the tax debt. Innocent Spouse Relief provides a taxpayer relief from tax debt if their spouse or former spouse failed to report income, … Continue reading

Complicated Tax Settlements and Returns Are Our Specialty. We Found This Client $75,000!

There are many types of accounting, tax and tax settlement service providers. CPAs and accounting firms typically provide tax preparation services to businesses and individuals but rarely devote much effort to actual tax settlements. On the other hand, tax resolution and tax settlement firms focus mostly on settling outstanding tax debt without ensuring that all available tax code benefits have been used on the original tax filings. Professional Tax Resolution combines the expertise of tax settlement professionals and experienced, licensed tax preparers. The first step in any tax settlement case should be to confirm that the reported tax liability is correct and that all available tax code benefits have been utilized. Following that, a tax debt resolution plan can be mapped out. Jeff F. came … Continue reading

An Audit Reconsideration Success Story – A $26,000 Mistake Corrected Results in Zero Tax Liability

Professional Tax Resolution has successfully helped many clients find tax relief. Here is the story of a client who came to us in March of 2011. Mr. and Mrs. M lived, worked and paid taxes in the United States from 2008-2010. In early 2010 both Mr. and Mrs. M moved out of the country and despite leaving a forwarding address, never received a notice from the IRS asking for supplemental documentation related to a 2008 tax return. Unfortunately more than a year passed before the taxpayers became aware of the problem and once they were informed, the IRS had moved on from their initial request for supplemental information and had both audited their return and disallowed more than $26,000 in deductions taken on their 2008 … Continue reading

A Successful Offer In Compromise – $74,000 IRS Problem Settled at a 95% Discount.

The IRS does not accept offers in compromise to everyone. However for those that meet the qualifications, this tax settlement program can be life changing. Here is the story of one Professional Tax Resolution Client’s journey to tax relief. Continue reading

How We Reduced One Client’s Tax Debt from $40,000 to less than $1,000

We were hired by the owner of a small mortgage company to resolve his tax debt. Our client had received a notice that his wages from a related company had been garnished by the state tax board and the federal government had issued an IRS notice of the intent to pursue a tax levy and tax lien. Both the state and the IRS were taking serious action and the client was understandably worried. At the time of the initial meeting the state tax board had already collected approximately $3,000 through wage garnishment which of course was a huge financial burden for his family. What had gone wrong? The owner of the company admitted that he had actually not filed either his corporate or individual tax … Continue reading

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