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A True Story about Paulina’s Back and Unfiled Taxes

A True Story about Paulina’s Back and Unfiled Taxes


Years ago a client, Paulina*, was diagnosed with an incurable illness that forced her to live with chronic pain, huge medical bills, and the inability to work. She emptied her retirement accounts to supplement her lost income. During this difficult time, Paulina was unable to take care of her tax filing requirements.

The IRS filed tax returns on her behalf. Unfortunately, while this sounds like a good idea for the IRS to take care of your back and unfiled taxes, it is not good for you in the long run. (When the IRS files your taxes, called  “Substitute For Returns,’ they do not take any deductions, credits, or other tax breaks into consideration. This results in huge federal and state tax bills.)

Eventually, Paulina’s total amount owed was $48,000. The IRS began to levy her disability payments and she even received a personal visit from a state tax agent who demanded full payment.

Paulina was horrified – and rightfully so. She contacted Tax Help Center and am so glad she did. Using our tried and true methods, our team reduced the combined tax bills, including penalties and interest, down to $4,900. Paulina was ecstatic.

Stories like Paulina happen every day because #lifehappens. If you are struggling with any of the following, it’s time to get help:

  • Divorce
  • Death in the Family
  • Suffering a medical condition
  • Have not filed taxes in years
  • Received an IRS notice but are afraid to deal with the IRS
  • Think you owe too much money
  • Are too busy

Call us today at 404-600-1040 or fill out a free tax evaluation on our website! Our tax experts understand that, like Paulina’s story, taxes can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you!

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