Here at Larson Financial, Inc. we dedicate ourselves to assisting those with their tax issues, whether they are actual or substituted debts. I recently worked with a taxpayer to reduce two balance dues with the IRS and the State of New York to refunds.
We had been working with the taxpayer since April of 2009. At that point in time he had an outstanding debt with the IRS in the amount of $25,000 with several missing returns (2003 through 2008 Personal Income Tax Returns). We were able to successfully keep the Internal Revenue Service from taking any aggressive collection action while we allowed the taxpayer time (6 months or so) to work with his CPA to get the returns completed. Once the returns were completed, his balance due with the IRS was processed to zero and he received a refund of $2,000 last month. The refund was attributed to the fact he had been levied in the past and the monies were applied to the Substituted balance due. Therefore, he was entitled to receive this money back.
With regard to the State of New York, he had actually paid his assessed balance due for the 2003 and 2004 tax years. Meanwhile, he filed all of the State of New York returns to allow for processing. Once the returns processed we began our follow up for refund. Now here is the tricky part, because the modules were old, he was not entitled to a tax refund of what monies were withheld for that year, or any credits. However, he paid approximately $25,000 on the assessed balance in January of 2009, therefore, he was entitled to receive this money back, with interest. Finally, between January of 2010 and February of 2010 the refunds were processed and he was issued two checks.
We were informed today that all checks have been received totaling just over $27,000. Further, this particular client agreed to be a reference as well.