Waxhaw, NC (PRWEB) September 22, 2009
When a self-employed carpenter from Pittsfield, MA was up to his neck with the IRS, he had no idea what tax relief was. After the initial shock of a tax bill of over $147,000, things only got worse. He soon found that his bank account had been seized by the IRS and he had no prospects of work. After sleepless nights and thoughts of losing his home, the father of 3 found a tax relief agency through the national tax relief hotline (877) 283-8580. Managed by CareConnect USA, the hotline connects taxpayers directly to relief centers specific to their state.
The relief agency gathered his information and proposed an Offer in Compromise to the IRS, based upon his net worth and future income potential. After it was initially declined, they appealed the decision and settled at a reduced amount of $3754.00, a reduction of almost $144,000.
This type of drastic tax relief is not uncommon under hardship circumstances. A single mom from Sterling, VA owed over $52,000 to the IRS. She was connected with another tax relief center in her local area. Since she desperately needed a fresh start, the agency submitted the necessary forms to the IRS emphasizing her recent job loss, and lack of ability to pay. The IRS reluctantly accepted $10 to settle all of her back taxes.
The Tax Relief Help line is just one of several hotlines managed by CareConnect USA. The group initially created the helplines for America's social workers to assist their clients with money troubles. As of September 2009, over 80,000 workplace break rooms feature the CareConnect USA poster with free help lines for employees and their families. According to spokesperson David Moakler, CareConnect USA plans to distribute the free posters to 500,000 businesses in the next year. Other hotlines assist with debt relief, collection complaints, foreclosure assistance, free bankruptcy advice, discount prescriptions, and ID theft recovery. Many non-profit and civic organizations find the hotlines a useful resource for their troubled families. For more information on all the help lines visit http://www.careconnectusa.org