Law Office of Steven A Leahy January 2018

JANUARY 2018

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MY INVOLVEMENTWITH FREEDOM SUMMIT 2017

On Nov. 11, AM 560 The Answer hosted the Freedom Summit 2017. The Summit’s purpose was to encourage conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, and tea partyers to come together for one day to explore what it will take to move America forward in our current political environment. The election of Donald Trump altered the political landscape, and all parties were stunned by the outcome of the election. President Trump and his administration have set a bold agenda for the country, but at every turn, President Trump faces opposition. The media remains obsessed with the potential of Russian collusion, and Democrats seem satisfied to obstruct any and all legislation. Some Republicans remain skeptical of President Trump’s course of action, and regardless of the gridlock in Washington, Americans want change.

"I was also able to speak about tax reform in a breakout session, which 200 people attended!"

Many prestigious people were invited to speak at the Summit, including Dinesh D’Souza, Lt., Col. Oliver North, Buck Sexton, Joe Walsh, Dan Profit, Amy Jacobson, Jay Caruso, and Emily Zanotti. Each speaker presented excellent, thoughtful, and informative speeches, and all of the attendees were left with something to chew on for a few days afterward.

Opem Tax Resolution was able to sponsor the event and man a booth. I was also able to speak about tax reform in a breakout session, which 200 people attended! My nephew, Jimmy, son, Jake, and mom attended the event and my presentation. It was an honor and a lot of fun to have them there. I met a ton of great people, and I also had about 100 people sign up for the newsletter! It was an honor to be invited to speak alongside some amazing presenters, and I look forward to the possibility of speaking at the next summit. I hope you had a wonderful New Year's. We will see you soon.

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Opem Tax Resolutions and The Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC celebrated Christmas with a lunch from Da Lobsta restaurant. Da Lobsta is a River North eatery famous for their lobster rolls and hush puppies — our favorite lunch. Our team, (pictured left to right) Mike, Ida, Suzanna, Bonnie, Teresa, and Attorney Leahy, enjoyed the lobster and camaraderie. We are rested and ready to take on the IRS on your behalf.

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Stop IRSCollectionAgencyCallsWith a Simple Letter Recently, a client came to me because he had received a notice from the IRS stating that they were sending him to a collection agency for his unpaid debt. The debt itself was old (most debts that are sent to a collection agency are), and he had started to receive phone calls from the agency about payment. This was the second time in 18 years that my client had been sent to collections, but this time, the phone calls and notices he was receiving were getting to be more than inconvenient.

My client began getting daily calls and, after a while, he was sick of the threats and sought out legal help. As a side note, if you have been sent to a collection agency and have started to get calls, you should be aware that the collector may say things like, “If you don’t pay in full today, we will file a lawsuit against you,” or “If you don’t pay in full today, we will alert the police right away.” However, these statements are false , and collection agencies cannot do either of those things. So, don’t fall for it. Thankfully, there is a way to get a collection agency to stop harassing you. Congress still subjects IRS collection agencies to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which is a law that outlines what these agencies can and can’t do to get you to pay. For instance, if a collection agency is harassing you with daily phone calls, all you have to do is send a written statement to the agency that they need to stop contacting

you, and they have to abide! And that’s exactly what I did for my client. I sent a notice right away, so the agency had to wrap up their case and send it back to the IRS. The Fair Debt Collection Practice Act gives you an out, and if you’ve been contacted, it’s an out you may want to take. If you have been sent to an IRS collection agency, contact The Law Office of Steven A. Leahy at (312) 664-6649 for a free consultation. We will put an end to the harassment.

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