" I must admit Darrin T. Mish and his You Tube videos were the major influence on my tactics and the results."
Darrin took time to advise me on how to resolve my tax problem on my own.
I consulted two of the major tax relief companies which changed the amounts of the retainer just before I was about to sign a contract for them to represent me.
I thought that the retainer amount should not have changed but I do understand the fees for service will vary greatly based on the complexity of the case.
Because I didn't feel comfortable with the way they did business I declined and began researching the internet. I learned of Darrin T. MIsh on You Tube and by watching his videos I contacted him about my individual tax debt of $41,588.35 from 1998 to 2008.
Since a levy to garnish wages at $1,107.98 p/mo had already been enforced he said I should get transcripts of my record of account, verify the CSED (collection statute expiration date), and try to negotiate with the IRS on my own.
On Thursday, 9/17/15 at 8:30am I went to the IRS office in Phoenix and initially the revenue agent said I owed the full amount. When I asked about CSED he acted like he didn't know what I was talking about so I asked to speak with a supervisor.
The supervisor knew exactly what CSED was and after about 40 minutes of reviewing my case she called a individual taxpayer advisor to come to her office and instructed her to prepare a Form 688-D to release the levy on my wages.
Then the supervisor told me that because the 10 year statute of limitations passed on tax years 2002 and older, I was not liable to pay the tax as it is unenforceable.
She did say that I owed $6,308.39 and asked how much can I afford to pay each month, I said $600 and she agreed and prepared the Form 9465 for me to sign.
The supervisor gave me copies of the Levy Release, Installment Agreement and transcripts to verify all CSED years 1998 to 2002 were unenforceable.
The individual taxpayer advisor came back with a fax confirmation from my employer to verify they received the levy release and gave me a copy.
I left the IRS office at 12:00 pm and called my employer and HR verified they received the levy release and will stop the wage garnishment immediately.
I NEVER could have accomplished this without watching the You Tube videos from Darrin T. Mish and some additional research of my own.
Darrin, you rock! and thank you for urging me to give this a try. I was totally prepared to ask you to represent me and send you a retainer if I was on the hook for the entire $41k.
The main reason for my post is because even though I did not pay you for any advice or hire you to represent me, you were willing to take valuable time from your schedule to communicate with me and help me solve my tax problem on my own.
That is a sign of integrity, honesty, professionalism and compassion. If I ever need your services or know of someone who does, I would be confident to refer them to you!
By the way, I even sent Darrin a copy of the Form 688-D Release of Levy/Release of Property from Levy to show him the results. The only advice I can offer is the national tax relief companies don't compare to Darrin, do your research, gather your documentation, be polite and respectful when dealing with the IRS, be reasonable when agreeing to a solution, but stand your ground and make your position known. The entire experience with the IRS was friendly and courteous even if the revenue agent did act as if he didn't know about the 10 year statute of limitations on collecting tax debt. The supervisor was the key to the solution in my case. After 4 hours I reduced my tax debt from $41,588.35 to $6308.39 and stopped the wage garnishment of $1,107.98 p/mo and set up a $600 p/mo payment plan. I must admit Darrin T. Mish and his You Tube videos were the major influence on my tactics and the results. I could have posted about 1,400 more words (which) I sent to Darrin, but there is not enough space. If you need tax help, contact Darrin T. Mish!