James* Owed Over $118K to the IRS—But Not Anymore!

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by Harry Galstian

July 21, 2016

When he came to Direct Tax Relief, James* was in IRS debt to the tune of over $118,000 in back taxes, fees, and penalties. DTR immediately filed a settlement offer on James’ behalf. The IRS took nearly six months to assign an Offer Examiner to the case, and, despite repeated contact with DTR, the offer was rejected. Luckily, that didn’t stop them from continuing to pursue a tax resolution.

After the rejection, Direct Tax Relief filed an immediate request with the National Taxpayer Advocate’s office to reopen the unwarranted dismissed case. For nine months, Direct Tax Relief persistently worked with three separate advocates until the IRS finally agreed to re-examine the initial Offer in Compromise. After careful review, a newly assigned Offer Examiner approved the initial debt settlement proposal! In the end, James was able to settle his IRS debt for roughly $200.

That’s right—from $118,000 down to $200 via an IRS Offer in Compromise. That is cause for celebration!

Even when things didn’t look good, Direct Tax Relief never stopped pursuing (and yes, pestering) the IRS for the debt relief it knew James deserved. And, in the end, it was all worth it.

If you owe back taxes on your income, contact Direct Tax Relief and learn about the IRS tax relief programs including IRS payment programs and the Corona Virus Tax Relief.  For example, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 introduced tax relief for individuals and employers.

*Information on this website, including real-life case examples, is not intended to guarantee, warranty or predict the outcome of a particular case, and it should not be construed as a guarantee, warranty or prediction. Financial information including, but not limited to, income, assets, equity, and supporting documentation will affect the specific and unique resolution options available to each client. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.