October 24, 2006
We have started our 2007 fiscal year this month, and will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary in September of 2007 (more on this in a later post).
After receiving a testimonial from clients in Fort Myers, FL, recently, it is crystal clear that one thing is as true today as it was nearly 10 years ago — hearing our customers tell us about the relief that we provide them makes all the hassles of dealing with the bureaucracy of a federal governmental agency like the IRS worth the fight.
After piling up a debt of $253,187 with the IRS, and realizing they were only getting deeper in debt, they decided to put their trust in us. By utilizing the IRS’ Offer in Compromise program, we settled their debt for $4,000, saving them thousands of dollars — $249,187.22 to be exact!
“…They have instructed, supported and comforted us in our time of need. Because of JK Harris, we are at rest for the first time in over 15 years.”
That quote is just part of a testimonial they sent in to one of our Case Specialists today. It’s comments like these that make what we do so worthwhile. Will be talking with you soon!
October 9, 2006
You’ve probably heard the saying that “Behind every good man is an even better woman!” Well, one of our clients would probably vouch for that.
Our client, who is self-employed and lives in New Milford, Pa., had a tax problem that was only getting worse by the minute. It turns out that he hadn’t paid his quarterly estimated tax payments for an extended period of time, and he didn’t have the money to full pay the tax liability that ensued. He didn’t understand the seriousness of the problem until the IRS levied his bank account. That’s when his current spouse, who he was dating at the time, stepped in and helped him work with us in getting an Offer-in-Compromise submitted to the IRS.
Armed with the necessary ammunition, we submitted his offer of $1,500 to the IRS. They accepted and a $74,000 balance vanished.
The lessons in this story are many: (1) don’t get behind in paying your taxes to the IRS — they will find you, (2) once you have a tax problem, don’t let it go on — it’ll only get worse, (3) keep all of your records — this way a tax professional can help you present your case to the IRS and you’ll have a much better chance of working out a settlement with the government, and last but not least, (4) if you have tax problems, get help and listen to loved ones who want to help you.