Kelly's Case Study

This Grandma Saved her Granddaughter and Beat a Wage Garnishment

TaxRise settles debt for 98.8%

| February 22, 2021

San Bernardino, California –TaxRise successfully negotiates a government employee out of a wage garnishment, allowing her to focus on saving her 8-month-old granddaughter.

Kelly*, a government employee living in Southern California, never made enough to pay her taxes. She owed from 2008 up until 2018.

Kelly lives by herself and rents to a nonfamily member who is on social security. Before employing TaxRise, she was made so little money that she needed to borrow from friends and family to pay monthly bills.

The State of California wanted their money - so they garnished Kelly's wages.

Her hard times would hit their lowest when the State of California issued a wage garnishment in 2019. It was at this point, while sitting at $40,502,74 in tax debt – that Kelly realized how dire her situation was.

TaxRise's Resolution Strategy

Once Kelly became our client, we performed a tax investigation to determine the best strategy to resolve her tax debt.

During the tax investigation, we discovered that Kelly had just adopted her 8-month-old granddaughter. She planned to take legal action to achieve full custody.

At that moment, the TaxRise team realized what was at stake – failure was not an option.

TaxRise wasn't just fighting for Kelly, but for her granddaughter too.

Our tax experts had two goals: release Kelly from the wage garnishment and settle her tax debt with an IRS offer in compromise.

TaxRise accomplished both of our goals.  

The State of California lifted the wage garnishment and agreed to our offer in compromise.

The End Result

In the end, California lifted the wage garnishment, and the IRS reduced Kelly’s $40,502,74 tax debt to $500 – a saving of over 98.8%!

See Kelly’s signed Offer in Compromise Below!

* Client’s name changed for privacy.

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