How A Business Owner Owed $7 Million in Payroll Tax Debt – But Enlisted Expert Tax Help and Paid Nothing to the IRS!

When I appeared on the Wealth TV’s The Big Biz Show recently, I was asked to share a story about one of the biggest IRS problems we’ve helped resolve. I like sharing stories from our client files, not just to brag about Tax Defense Partner’s success rate, but more because it helps reinforce my message to people who are in trouble or behind in their taxes: There’s a solution to every problem. But you have to do something about it — you can’t just stick your head in the sand and not open the audit letters.

We even helped a client who had payroll tax debt that amounted to close to about $7 million by the time he walked into our office. This gentleman was a business owner who owed employment taxes, and the IRS went ahead and accessed what’s called the trust fund recovery penalty against him. That’s what they do to pierce the corporate veil and access the shareholder. This is a scary situation because the IRS actually had his account on a computer called the non master file–which is actually a legacy IBM computer, 10 stories underground that the IRS puts old accounts on.

But we were still able to help him because when he came to us, he still had about 2.5 years left on a 10 year collection statute, and we basically played “hide the salami” with the IRS for the next 2.5 years.

And when the 10 years was up, he was home free for $7 million bucks. He ended up paying nothing.

But he had to make the initial decision to get professional tax help. The moral of the story is, even if you are in big trouble with the IRS, there is still hope if you enlist professional tax resolution help !

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6 Responses to “How A Business Owner Owed $7 Million in Payroll Tax Debt – But Enlisted Expert Tax Help and Paid Nothing to the IRS!”

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    [...] We also helped a business owner whose payroll tax debt amounted to close to about $7 million. The IRS had accessed what’s called the trust fund recovery penalty against him.

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  3. Business Collection Help Says:

    Yea it’s really crazy what a tax guy can do to get you out of tax debt

  4. Nellie Young Says:

    We closed our business Aug of 2008….we are in debt approx 60,000.00 in unpaid taxes to the government…..My husband is retired and I am unemployed…..the interest that we are being charged, we will never be able to pay it off….
    Please point me in the right direction…

    Thank You
    Nellie

  5. TRS Says:

    Hi Nellie,

    Depending on your present financial situation you may qualify for IRS’s Offer in Compromise Program. That’s the program, that if you are eligible, the IRS may forgive up to 85% of what you owe including penalties and interest.

    In any event, even if you do not qualify for that option, there are many more available, you require professional expert representation to be to the “go-between” between you and the IRS. That’s where we come in.

    Please call toll free 1-866- IRS-PROBLEMS (477-7762) and ask to speak to one of our Tax Consultants who will interview you over the phone to see just exactly how we can help.

  6. Delinquent Payroll Taxes: Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses with Payroll Tax Problems Make | Tax Relief Tips from the Experts at Tax Resolution University Says:

    [...] payroll tax penalties, you can find a way out, sometimes for a small fraction of what you owe, sometimes without paying a dime. The key is contacting a tax resolution professional as soon as you can. A consultation with a good [...]

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