Cases We Have Handled

Fighting for the Financial Welfare of Our Clients

For nearly 20 years, Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm has helped client after client to deal with the IRS successfully. Our commitment is to getting you back on your feet. Read below to find out more about how our Oklahoma City Tax lawyers have helped people avoid the devastating consequences of tax debt.
    • IRS Releases Levies Of Prominent Oklahoma City Lawyer
      IRS Releases Levies Of Prominent Oklahoma City Lawyer

      The IRS has released a wrongful levy of a high profile OKC lawyer, who is our client. The Revenue Officer assigned to the case performed "research" of public court filings on the Oklahoma Supreme Court Network ("OSCN") and determined some of the lawyer's corporate clients from court filings. Also available to the R.O. in her search of these public filings were the courthouses in which lawyer practiced.

      The R.O. then sent levies to 22 potential clients of lawyer to attempt to obtain monies that these clients might owe the lawyer, as attorney's fees. The IRS may levy third parties who hold money on behalf of a delinquent taxpayer. The problem here was, these clients had a contractual relationship with the corporate law office of the lawyer, not the lawyer individually. The lawyer individually owes the tax, not his law office. The IRS knows better, or it should.

      To add insult to injury, the R.O. sent levies to the courthouses in which lawyer routinely practiced. Imagine my client's awe and surprise when a Court of Appeals Justice handed him a levy. I remain puzzled as to the theory whereby a court might be holding funds for an individual lawyer. Needless to say, relations between the lawyer and his clients and the courts he practices in have become strained. Of course, the R.O.'s response was essentially no-harm, no-foul, your client owes alot of taxes.

    • Self-Employed Taxpayer Saves Over $100,000 With IRS Offer In Compromise Program.
      Self-Employed Taxpayer Saves Over $100,000 With IRS Offer In Compromise Program. Self-Employed Taxpayer Saves Over $100,000 With

      $4,680.00 Offer Accepted on $142,042.64 IRS Debt!

      Our self-employed client fell behind on estimated payments for several years. The liability started out relatively small and soon ballooned into something much larger. She became more and more concerned about the ever-mounting debt she accumulated. She then, got herself into a payment plan she really couldn't afford and came to us to look at possible penalty abatement. After the investigation, it was determined that we should file an Offer in Compromise for her as she had minimal assets and just enough income to cover necessary living expenses.

    • IRS Waives $3,249.85 In Penalties!
      IRS Waives $3,249.85 In Penalties!

      A taxpayer was going through a hard time when his hours were being shortened from his employer. In order to keep his head above water financially, he began his own small business. Sadly, he ran into self-employment tax issues and was unsure on how to tackle this burden. Fortunately, he came to Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm and we were able to waive his penalties from the IRS for the amount of $3,249.85!

    • Watkins Saves Oklahoma Commercial Airline $120,000
      Watkins Saves Oklahoma Commercial Airline $120,000

      On a technicality, the Oklahoma Tax Commission stuck an Oklahoma commercial airline with a massive excise tax on a newly acquired Cessna Citation XLS aircraft.

      The airline fought the assessment for 2 years, while exorbitant penalties and interest accrued. They hired us and we went before the Commissioners and successfully argued abatement of penalties to the tune of $120,000!

    • IRS Waives $2,495.36 In Penalties!
      IRS Waives $2,495.36 In Penalties!

      A recent taxpayer came to our office in despair with nowhere to turn. His wages were being levied and he was struggling to stay afloat financially. Upon hiring Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm we were able to release the levy the day of! Soon after, we had the IRS waive all of his penalties accrued totaling $2,495.36!

    • Travis Watkins Negotiates Currently Not Collectible Status For Disabled Woman
      Travis Watkins Negotiates Currently Not Collectible Status For Disabled Woman

      We recently had success getting another client in a collection hold (status 53)! Our client, a former Tinker Air Force Base employee, can no longer work because of her bi-polar condition and severe diabetes. Her diabetes resulted in a leg amputation.

      Our client had previously been in uncollectible status, but for some reason, the IRS bumped her back out of it. We successfully argued to the IRS that she should go back into uncollectible status based on her disabilities.

    • Travis Watkins Fights IRS Attempt To Force Aged Veteran To Pay Someone Else's Taxes
      Travis Watkins Fights IRS Attempt To Force Aged Veteran To Pay Someone Else's Taxes

      Nothing gives you a sense of powerlessness like a Federal Tax Lien. Just ask my client, Robert Sprinkle. It’s the IRS’ not so gentle way of securing its interest in your real and personal property when you have back taxes. However, Mr. Sprinkle didn’t have back taxes. In fact, he was/is a model citizen. This 85 year old hero fought for our country in the Korea and Vietnam Wars, he is 100% service disabled and was generally enjoying his well-deserved retirement when the country he fought hard defending came knocking. The IRS wanted him to pay the taxes of someone else!

      In 2008, Mr. Sprinkle sold some property to an acquaintance. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. Jones signed a Promissory Note with amortized monthly installments and gave Sprinkle a mortgage on the property. Sprinkle properly recorded the mortgage with the County. Over the course of some time, Jones paid Sprinkle about $6,000 toward his note. Unfortunately, in the meantime, Jones failed to pay his taxes for 2 years and the IRS filed 2 liens on the property in the combined amount of about $40,000.00.

      After the tax liens were filed, Jones could not pay Sprinkle per the note. To save Sprinkle the effort and expense of a judicial foreclosure proceeding, Jones gave Sprinkle the property back and quitclaimed a deed to Sprinkle. (Bank of America, Countrywide and other big banks do this all the time. Their tall building lawyers call it a “deed in lieu of foreclosure”). Sounds reasonable and pragmatic, right? Sprinkle took superior title to the property. The county appraiser’s records show that the property was worth significantly less than Jones owed Sprinkle on the note. Sprinkle did not know about the liens.

      Fast forward to April, 2012. Sprinkle performed a title search on the property and found the liens. He called the IRS several times and got the runaround. He hired us to handle the problem. We requested a lien withdrawal from the IRS’ lien advisory group for this area, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lien advisory requested a certified appraisal of the property before it denied our request. Interestingly, the certified appraisal we requested showed that the property was worth less than it was worth when Jones gave Sprinkle the property back.

      The Internal Revenue Manual talks about non-judicial foreclosure (i.e. deed in lieu of foreclosure proceedings). It says that the IRS will do a lien valuation (value of the property, less 20%, less competing property interests and administrative costs). Sprinkle took the property back, subject to the IRS’ liens, but, as stated, Jones owed Sprinkle significantly more than the property was worth when he took it back from Jones. In fact, it was worth less years later when Sprinkle asked for the liens to be removed, as shown by the certified appraisal Sprinkle paid for on the property at the IRS’ request. In other words, the IRS liens were valueless any way you cut it, and they should have been released. Easy right? Wrong.

      Tulsa lien advisory told us they were getting a legal opinion on this from IRS legal. Weeks later they came back, threw around some case names (with irrelevant points) and told us we lose. There were different, outlandish theories of why we lose, but they would not put any in writing (one higher up even said that the IRS owned the property outright now, since Sprinkle released the mortgage when Jones gave him the property back!). They did say that Sprinkle could pay the IRS $6,000 of Jones’ tax bill to have the liens removed. When pressured, the IRS told us the $6,000 was the amount that Sprinkle had been enriched at the expense of the government. What?

      We then embarked on a sea of bureaucracy appealing the decision up the chain of command, for several months, until we ultimately got to the chief of all appeals. He agreed within minutes that the IRS’ lien was valueless at the time Sprinkle took back title to the property. After jumping through some more red tape, IRS lien advisory Tulsa begrudgingly issued the releases nearly 9 months later. There are few, if any, real estate transactions that could wait for this type of runaround.

    • IRS Releases Million Dollar Lien Filed In Error Against Our Clients
      IRS Releases Million Dollar Lien Filed In Error Against Our Clients

      Let me say it again: the IRS makes mistakes. This one could have been costly, as it was for more than $1 million.

    • Social Security Levy Waived!
      Social Security Levy Waived!

      A retired government worker who was making ends meet through Social Security benefits ran into a difficult financial situation. The IRS planted a levy on his Social Security for the tax liability of over $24,000. In order to pay off his tax burden, each check had a deduction of roughly $400 a month! Luckily, this gentleman quickly came to our office and we were able to instantly stop the garnishments. Now our firm is in a position to negotiate with the IRS for a resolution on our client's behalf.

    • Taxpayer Saves 89% Of $135,280.10 Tax Liability!
      Taxpayer Saves 89% Of $135,280.10 Tax Liability!

      A recent client was unable to pay off his tax debt and he didn't know where to turn for help. On top of the insurmountable tax obligation, he was unable to work because of his disability. In order to keep their head above water financially, his wife ran a beauty shop from their home. Fortunately, they came to us and we were able to successfully negotiate an Offer in Compromise and save them 89% of his $135,280.10 tax liability.

    • IRS Waives $209,650 In Penalties!
      IRS Waives $209,650 In Penalties!

      A recent taxpayer decided to go into business with a “reliable” partner. Once their business was established, our client discovered that his business partner was embezzling company funds and had not paid their payroll tax. After working with authorities the criminal business partner went to prison and the court ordered he pay $400,000 in restitution. Since the payroll tax was never paid during this time, the business itself is liable for almost $1 million in tax liability! We were able to quickly establish a customized plan and negotiate with the IRS to waive all penalties for a total savings of $209,650! Now our office is in position to resolve the remainder of his tax debt.

    • Offer Accepted For $50 On A $1,800,000 Liability!
      Offer Accepted For $50 On A $1,800,000 Liability!

      A recent client was going through struggles that no one hopes for as a business owner--a levy on their Accounts Receivable. Instead of receiving payments from his clients, the funds were intercepted and paid directly to the IRS. This was a devastating blow financially and to the business' reputation. To further complicate the situation, English was his second language and speaking with the revenue officer proved to be impossible. We were able to negotiate the release of the levies AND successfully settled for $50 on a $1,800,000 liability!

    • Client Saves Over 99.99% Tax Liability!
      Client Saves Over 99.99% Tax Liability!

      A recent client of ours ran into trouble with his retirement fund when he decided to cash out money. The IRS distinguishes this as income, in which you are liable to pay your taxes. With his disability, he desperately needed the compensation and didn't know how he was ever going to pay the tax debt. Once the IRS got wind of his tax liability they issued him a tax burden of an outstanding amount of $25,569.62. We were able to successfully negotiate an Offer in Compromise and lower his insurmountable tax debt to just $5.00! That's 99.99% of the total tax liability! Way to Go!

    • Tax Liability Of $69,487.18 Settled For $3,000!
      Tax Liability Of $69,487.18 Settled For $3,000!

      A local small business owner was struggling to make ends meet and could not pay his estimated tax payments to the IRS. This accumulated quickly into an insurmountable tax liability of $69,487.18, with penalties and interest accruing. The stress and sleepless nights on this issue were unbearable and he knew he had to find a solution. The decision to come into Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm made it possible for him to settle his tax debt for just $3,000!

    • Watkins Saves Mom And Pop Trucking Company From Full Effect Of Existing IRS Levy
      Watkins Saves Mom And Pop Trucking Company From Full Effect Of Existing IRS Levy

      Mr. Watkins negotiated a partial levy release for a small family-owned trucking company in far northwestern Oklahoma this week. The trucking company is deeply in debt for payroll taxes. The company retained our office to stop an existing IRS bank levy and negotiate collection alternatives with an IRS Revenue Officer assigned to the case. The trucking company had about $51,000 frozen in the account on the day the levy hit.

      The day after we were retained, we successfully negotiated a release of all but $16,000 of the levy (i.e. a $35,000 savings) with the assigned Revenue Officer. The company had outstanding checks to vendors that would have been returned for insufficient funds, thus effectively killing the company, had the partial release not issued.

    • OKC Retired Pastor Gets Offer In Compromise Acceptance!
      OKC Retired Pastor Gets Offer In Compromise Acceptance!

      This just in: Oklahoma City retired pastor gets preliminary Offer In Compromise acceptance! Legal counsel Travis Watkins received an exciting call from the IRS Offer Examiner assigned to the case. "I am recommending this offer for acceptance," she said. Once approved, Travis Watkins will have gotten his client out of 75% of his income tax debt- paying only .25 on the dollar!

      We will keep you posted as this finalizes.

      Update: As of January 27th, Travis Watkins received the final acceptance letter from the IRS! It is official, this retired pastor just got out of 75% of his income tax debt. "This is a huge success," says Travis Watkins. "Just as soon as the settled upon amount is paid, the IRS will release their liens. And if they don't...I'll be on their tail," he adds.

      It is true that the IRS is backing off due to the turndown in the economy. But the IRS going a little bit easier, is simply not enough. You need an experienced team to handle the IRS who knows exactly what to do. Call the Law Offices of Travis W. Watkins, PC today.The content of this website has been prepared by The Law Offices of Travis W. Watkins, PC for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The material posted on this website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship, and readers should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel.

    • Claremore, OK Resident Settles IRS Debt For $60!!
      Claremore, OK Resident Settles IRS Debt For $60!!

      Times were hard for TaxHelpOK client, J.L. in Claremore, Oklahoma. He had over $15,000 in IRS debt and had not filed the last 9 years of tax returns. He also had court ordered payments and his new family was living on very little money.

      TaxHelpOK submitted an IRS Offer in Compromise on January 18, 2016 and received news from the IRS offer examination department in Memphis on June 16, 2016 that the IRS was accepting J.L.'s offer of $60.00!!

      This offer processed with lightning speed and for 0.004% of the tax debt owed based on J.L's unique situation. We are very pleased that J.L. and his family can get a fresh start with the IRS!

    • $3,000,000 Tax Liability Settled For $60,000!
      $3,000,000 Tax Liability Settled For $60,000!

      An independent contractor was being audited by the IRS regarding his business expenses. He attempted to work with the IRS regarding his tax burden, but was running into a continuous dead end. This taxpayer enlisted the help of Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm after becoming desperate to put an end to his IRS nightmare. The IRS was even on the verge of pursuing criminal charges. Luckily, we were able to halt the threats to his livelihood and negotiate a successful resolution. His tax debt of nearly $3,000,000 was settled for $60,000! 98% SAVINGS!

    • 86% Saved On $576,877.17 Liability!
      86% Saved On $576,877.17 Liability!

      A recent client attempted an Offer in Compromise on his own, but gained no ground on resolving the insurmountable debt. His tax burden kept accumulating penalties and interest during the lengthy convoluted process and just became too much to deal with alone. Once coming to Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm we were able to successfully negotiate an Offer in Compromise and save him 86% of his $576,877.17 tax liability.

    • Oklahoma City Fireman Receives Federal And State Tax Relief
      Oklahoma City Fireman Receives Federal And State Tax Relief

      With child support payments, 4 dependents, judgment garnishments and federal and state tax levies in force, an Oklahoma City firefighter was going home on payday with a meager $100 in his pocket every month. Matters got worse when he was injured on the job.

      Due to our efforts, the IRS released its ongoing levies and agreed to place our client in a collection hardship status. The Oklahoma Tax Commission indicated that it would likely follow suit and remove its garnishment. However, the City of Oklahoma City continued to send part of our client's paycheck on to the State. We pointed out that this should not happen because his pay was now exempt disability benefits. The City disagreed. The City ultimately stopped paying the State and paid our client his money because their own previous paystubs read "payment on disability," as we advised them it had when it paid the State.

    • $50.00 Offer Accepted On $118,289.19 Liability!
      $50.00 Offer Accepted On $118,289.19 Liability!

      A client of ours was down on his luck and ran into financial hardship. He didn’t know how he was ever going to get out of the hole that he was in. He ran into financial turmoil after he was paying for his (at the time) wife’s advanced education. Once the IRS got wind of his tax liability they issued him a tax burden of an outstanding amount of $118,289.19. We were able to successfully negotiate an Offer in Compromise and lower his insurmountable debt to just $50!

    • Taxpayer Saves Over $250,000!
      Taxpayer Saves Over $250,000!

      A self-employed husband and wife came to us in much despair on how to tackle the overmounting tax debt of $297,768. They didn’t know where to turn and were tired of sleepless nights. They made the right decision in coming to our office. We quickly created a customized action plan and were able to come to an agreement with the IRS. After tirelessly advocating for our clients, the debt was resolved with a $20,410 Offer in Compromise!

    • Single Mom Gets IRS Relief
      Single Mom Gets IRS Relief

      We did it again! Another client got good news today from our office...just in time for Thanksgiving. The IRS has preliminarily approved our proposal that the IRS place her in hardship status! This means that while in this status she is granted relief from all collection activity! As a mother, and a hard-working woman with two jobs, she truly deserves this relief! To find out more about this collection alternative otherwise known as CNC.

      Update: As of December 6, 2011, the IRS issued confirmation that she is in Currently Not Collectible Status. Our client is very happy that we got the IRS off her back!

    • $32,386 Tax Liability Settled For $475!
      $32,386 Tax Liability Settled For $475!

      A client retained our office a very short time ago with several years of unfiled tax returns. also, the IRS had filed some returns for him which resulted in a tax liability of $32,386! The IRS then took action and started garnishing his wages. He was unable to provide for his family, due to the financial burden he was handed over. Upon investigation, we were able to quickly negotiate with the IRS and stop the wage garnishment. Our client now owes the IRS only $475, because of the outstanding professional service we were able to provide!

    • $238,723.26 Tax Liability Settled For $3,588!
      $238,723.26 Tax Liability Settled For $3,588!

      A hard-working oil and gas man moved to Oklahoma from Wyoming to pursue a better job opportunity to help fund his wife's health complications. Since he was a 1099 earner, taxes were not withheld. To make matters worse, he wasn't able to file or pay his quarterly taxes to the IRS. After a full investigation conducted by our office, we found his unpaid tax debt accumulated to an insurmountable amount of $238,723.26. We quickly filed for an Offer in Compromise and were able to successfully establish a settlement amount of $3,588!

    • Tax Levy Released! Over $170,000 Saved!
      Tax Levy Released! Over $170,000 Saved!

      A local business owner who was struggling to keep his company afloat, ran into tax trouble by not fulfilling his payroll responsibilities. His tax debt quickly rose to an outstanding balance of over $200,000. Since he decided to not take immediate action, a revenue officer was then assigned to him and they quickly levied his bank account of $2,000 a month. This was devastating for him and his family. After realizing he needed proper representation, he made the decision to contact Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm. Once retaining our office, we quickly stepped in and negotiated with the IRS to release his levy and place him into a PPIA (Partial Pay Installment Agreement) totaling a savings of over $170,000!

    • Taxpayers Business Almost Takes Home.
      Taxpayers Business Almost Takes Home.

      A husband and wife, with 4 kids, owned a local business that was struggling to stay alive. When this business started to go under they got behind on payroll taxes. This was a struggle for the mother of 4, because her husband was required to travel for months at a time for his career. This left the once flexible mother in turmoil. The family then took out a 2nd mortgage to keep their business afloat. The business still did not survive and was forced to close. The financial instituion with the 2nd mortgage started foreclosure proceedings on the home that forced them into an aggressive payment plan on that mortgage to save their house. As owners of the business, both husband and wife were determined by the IRS to be responsible parties and were each assessed a civil penalty of $35,737. Shortly after the taxpayers hired us, the husband was issued a wage garnishment that could have cost his job. We entered them into a direct debit installment agreement, released the wage levy, and then determined an Offer in Compromise was their best course of action. Because the civil penalty liability was joint and several, it was important that we get an Offer in Compromise for both parties and they ultimately paid $3,686 on a $34,737 civil penalty assessment!

    • Another Client Gets Levy Release Negotiated By Travis Watkins
      Another Client Gets Levy Release Negotiated By Travis Watkins

      Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

      We did it again! We are holding in our hands a Release of Levy from the IRS. Actually we are waving it around in excitement. Another case gets IRS relief! A Tulsa, Oklahoma couple just got news today that our efforts to negotiate Currently Not Collectible Status for them were successful. This relief allows the taxpayers to get on with their lives without the IRS breathing down their neck for payments, and it keeps them safe from future collection actions. In addition, the IRS has to release any existing levies.

    • Travis Watkins Relieves OKC Business From Payroll Tax Debt
      Travis Watkins Relieves OKC Business From Payroll Tax Debt

      My most recent case story is a HUGE success. Just last week I heard back from the OKC Revenue Officer that my proposal for settling payroll tax debt and paying out the remainder of tax was accepted! My clients can keep their doors open, have a lowered tax liability, and are now on a payout plan they can afford. In addition, they get to live comfortable life-styles without the fear of the IRS knocking on their door and breathing down their necks. We are so happy for them!

    • Travis Watkins Negotiates Currently Not Collectible Status For Oklahoma City Therapist
      Travis Watkins Negotiates Currently Not Collectible Status For Oklahoma City Therapist

      Friday, March 2, 2012 about 5:00 p.m. we received word from an IRS supervisor that they had accepted our proposal to place a woman in her 60's, a local self-employed therapist, into Status 53 (currently not collectible status). With a levy on the horizon, we were forced to immediately deal with the IRS' Automated Collection Services (ACS). This wing is nasty!

      ACS wanted to use our client's gross income, divide it by 12 and put her on an unconscionable 1 year installment plan. By the way, this ain't how it's done. All IRS collection alternatives run off of net income. Most importantly, when our client's allowable expenses were properly subtracted from the gross income, there was $4 per month left over on which she had to live! When challenged, the IRS agent would not budge on his mistake, and threatened to levy.

      We appealed the methodology internally several times before a managerial supervisor took over and agreed that the proper protocol in the IRS collection manual is, in fact, to use net income (gross income minus allowable expenses) as the method for determining collectibility. This is the right result. The IRS must refrain from collection against her until her income shows an ability to pay.

      Fist bumps, high fives all around at quitting time on a Friday. Man, I love this job!

    • Offer In Compromise Accepted For Mother Of Five!
      Offer In Compromise Accepted For Mother Of Five!

      Mother of five who got stuck with a tax bill created by her ex-husband and his business. Their divorce decree stated that he would take care of the taxes but after a couple years he had not done so. She was very anxious and had recently remarried. She wanted to free herself of the tax debt so she could move on with the new phase of her life. She came to us to seek innocent spouse but after talking to her and becoming familiar with her situation, we decided to give the offer in compromise a try. The offer was accepted for $4250 on a liability of $66,367.60. That’s approximately a 94% reduction!

    • Travis Watkins Gets Local Business' Bank Levy Released
      Travis Watkins Gets Local Business' Bank Levy Released

      January 10, 2012. This just in! Travis Watkins gets client's bank levy released! After filing appeals left and right, speaking with supervisors and exhausting all options within the IRS system (everything short of filing a law suit) success came over the fax machine today.

      The official Release of Levy in hand is a huge success. Bank levies are typically hard to release as they are one-time levies, and the bank holds all funds in the account for 21 days, and then remits those funds over to the IRS. In this particular instance, the IRS imposed both an improper and unlawful levy and Travis Watkins took the IRS on head-to-head and succeeded in getting the IRS to release the improper bank levy.

    • Offer In Compromise Accepted For $5.00!
      Offer In Compromise Accepted For $5.00!

      A local insurance agent came to our office, because he had no where to turn after being levied and was unable to renew his professional license. This quickly became an overwhelming amount of stress for him and his family with the accumulating tax liability of $473,000. After being levied, a revenue officer was assigned to his case and arrived at his front doorstep with a summons to appear. Once we were able to establish a full investigation we were quickly able to resolve his tax debt with an Offer in Compromise for only $5.00!

    • IRS Waives $6,081.15 In Penalties!
      IRS Waives $6,081.15 In Penalties!

      A client came to us who hasn't filed her tax returns in years. She thought her husband at the time, was filing for her. After her life was heading in a downwards spiral she split ties with her husband. This is when she found out about her tax liability and didn't know where to turn. Once we were able to get her in compliance, we were able to have the IRS waive her penalties totaling $6,081.15!

    • Retired Taxpayers Receive 93% Reduction Of IRS Bill
      Retired Taxpayers Receive 93% Reduction Of IRS Bill

      Both taxpayers are retired and their only income is social security.

      They had been in a $500/month installment agreement and got a notice their tax liability had increased. They came to us to see if they could make an offer in compromise. They had recently inherited a home with no encumbrances. The equity in the home would full pay the debt so a "garden variety" Doubt As To Collectibility Offer In Compromise was not their best option.

      We submitted a lesser-known (and rarely granted) Effective Tax Administration (ETA) Offer In Compromise and argued that making the taxpayer take out a mortgage on the home would cause a devastating economic hardship. It would prevent them from being able to pay basic, necessary living expenses.

      The IRS agreed and offered to settle for $950 on a $13,196.59 liability. That’s approximately a 93% reduction!