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From $60,000 in Back Taxes to Zero - A True Tax Resolution Story

Posted by HB Duran, EA on February 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Robert Brenner is one of those clients you never forget - a sweet, but no-nonsense man originally from New York, Bob owed $60,000 in back taxes between the IRS and the State when he first contacted me. With both a Social Security and Pension levy in place, he felt that he was in "debtors' prison" and was especially heart-broken about losing his hard-earned credit score. I had both levies released, reduced the liability by 72% percent, then settled the remainder through an Offer in Compromise. Bob is now tax debt-free and can finally get back to more important things, like playing the piano! (Which he plays BEAUTIFULLY.)

Today I received this heart-warming thanks:

This letter is long overdue, and needs to be publicized for the benefit of those who are seeking help with IRS and State tax resolution problems. My recommendation is ACHIEVABLE DREAM TAX RESOLUTION under the leadership of Heidi Duran who is an Enrolled Agent and licensed by the United States government.

Heidi Duran decided to go into business for herself in order to assist taxpayers like me. I was in trouble with the IRS, and needed the help of a professional. I selected ACHIEVABLE DREAM TAX RESOLUTION when I was 78 years old and today I am 80 years old. I am happy to say that my Federal and State tax issues are resolved, and I am a free man again! My credit score is now 727.

My sincere thanks go to Heidi Duran of ACHIEVABLE DREAM TAX RESOLUTION! She is my hero! She is the consummate tax professional who knows how to navigate the inner sanctums that are buried in the worlds of the Federal and State governments of this country.

Heidi told me what her fee would be and what the results would include (her fee never increased from beginning to end).  She took me by the hand, developed a plan and set it in motion, and aggressively pursued it until it was completed.

I could go on and on but you'll stop reading. There are many companies out there on the Internet who want your tax resolution business and some of the large ones are no longer in business. I am lucky to have selected ACHIEVABLE DREAM TAX RESOLUTION!

Robert Brenner

Feb 22, 2014

It was my pleasure to help Bob in his time of need. How can I help you today?

IRS Levies Man, Then Denies It

Posted by HB Duran, EA on February 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When you've been negotiating with the IRS as long as I have, you start to think you've heard everything. Well, leave it to the least-loved Government Agency to throw me a curve ball last week; and leave it to pure stubbornness to set things right.

A local gentleman received his paycheck only to find that the IRS left him a little over $300 to live on; the obsurd amount they deemed acceptable when calculating how much to take out. Needless to say, the man needed help, and fast. His payroll department said that the levy came from the IRS, but were consistently unavailable to provide any sort of details on the matter.

With my Power of Attorney on file, the IRS is required to send me a copy of any correspondences, and my mail box was suspiciously missing a certain Notice of Levy. So when I called them immediately upon hearing the bad news, it didn't surprise me when they said that the IRS DIDN'T issue the levy at all.

Mind you, this wouldn't be the first time a bank account or paycheck came up short and a client assumed it was the IRS who took their money.  It usually turns out to be for State taxes they forgot about or another, unrelated debt. I checked the usual suspects; State, medical bills, other creditors, etc., but without luck - WHO was taking my client's money?!

I placed call after call to the Internal Revenue Service to get details on a levy that they claimed didn't exist. Without a copy of the levy, we were unable to force them to release it. It wasn't until I spoke with a Taxpayer Advocate that I learned it WAS the IRS, and they had broken a number of procedures in issuing this levy.

This morning, I confirmed that my client's paycheck was returned to normal - but what should you do if the IRS garnishes your paycheck?

  1. Don't panic - contact your Payroll Dept and request a copy of the levy. They will receive a copy before you do.
  2. Contact Heidi Duran at Achievable Dream Tax Resolution immediately to learn your options - 855-694-7743.
  3. If you're missing returns, file them immediately. Borrow the money if you have to, but the IRS will not release levies if you are not current with all filings.
  4. Be prepared to furnish proof that the levy is causing you a hardship. This may seem like common sense, but believe it or not the IRS has to SEE that hardship in writing. Gather regular monthly bills, bank statements and pay stubs so that you're ready to answer a number of financial questions.

I negotiate the release all types of levy each month, from bank levies to Social Security, wages, pension and more. If you're suffering from ANY  levy, you don't have to take it - call or email today and empower yourself by taking action. I never did get my copy of the levy, OR its release; just proving that the IRS makes mistakes - but I'm here to set things right!

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