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How I Fulfilled My Passion for Helping Others With IRS Problems ‘The Go-To IRS Problem Solver’ IRSProb.com︱ (833) IRS-PROB︱(214) 214-3000
When I was in high school, I already knew three things I wanted to do in the future. First, I wanted to do something that helped people. That was most important, but I also wanted to open my own business. On top of that, I discovered my love for math and realized I was good at accounting. So how could I combine my passion for helping others with accounting and business? I didn’t want to work for a stuffy corporation behind the walls of a cubicle for eight hours a day without ever knowing who — or what — I was helping. I realized that working in tax accounting was probably the best way to support others with my own business. It was personal, involved math, and I could open my own company. This realization invigorated me, and if you’re wondering how tax accounting could be exciting to a senior in high school, I should tell you that I made it to the state finals of the University Interscholastic League Accounting Competition that year. To me, it was as thrilling as Friday night football. Well, maybe not football, but it felt incredible to finally find a career that embodied my interests. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business and an accounting major in 1997. Soon after, I passed my Texas CPA exam, obtained an MBA with high honors, and became certified by ASTPS as a Tax Resolution Specialist. All that is to say, I was all in. If I was going to help people with their tax issues, I wanted all the resources I could possibly need at my disposal. In 2001, my passions and skills came to a head when my friend walked into my accounting practice. He was an attorney who knew my desire to help people and my aptitude as an accountant. You see, at the time, my business was a small operation in downtown Garland, Texas. If you’ve never been, it’s a blue-collar town that knows
hard work and how to provide for a family. During the early 2000s, I had become known in town as the go-to IRS resolution guy, and people often sent their friends to me when they needed help with their taxes. So when my friend walked into my practice that day, I saw he had someone with him. He told me that the man was a pool cleaner and a father to nine children. “You have to help him. He hasn’t filed taxes in six years, and there’s a revenue officer after him.” I started working on the case immediately and quickly discovered this man owed over $120,000 to the IRS. The first order of business was to get him up to date with his tax return filing, and after helping him file, I was able to begin negotiating with the revenue officer. We settled that he would pay back the IRS $200 a month, which resulted in him shaving off a large portion of what he originally owed. This case with the pool cleaner left a lasting impression on me. After I was able to help this man find relief from a debt that threatened to ruin his family financially, I decided that I needed to focus on helping other people, and their families, with IRS problems. The one issue, was that there weren’t many resources for dealing with IRS problems or how to help those who had them. I registered for as many continuing education courses as possible and spent a lot of time learning from any experts I could find. I used my free time to understand the ins and outs of the IRS. I started taking more cases that specifically involved issues with the IRS and found great joy, and success, in helping people this way. And in
2018, after my fourth child was born, my wife Norma and I decided to expand our reach to focus on supporting more people in the Dallas- Fort Worth area. We moved back to Rockwall, my hometown, and my wife departed her career in teaching to join the business officially. Today, we’re the top-ranked IRS tax resolution firm in the state. My business has fulfilled my dreams. It allows me to help people using accounting. To me, nothing beats watching the stress melt away from people’s faces as they realize they’ll be able to own a home or leave their children assets in the future. Ultimately, I love bringing people hope and a new outlook on their lives. When I’m not solving IRS problems, I spend time with my fantastic family. My wife and I have four children, two in college studying business, one in high school, and one in elementary school. We’re avid Rockwall High School football fans and regulars at our local church. I’m excited to continue relieving individuals’ IRS issues and delivering hope to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. If anyone you know is struggling with an IRS-related issue, I’d love to hear from you.
Another Chance to Get It Right WITH FOCUS AND SUPPORT! New Year’s resolutions and goals seem to be on everyone’s radar, but they cannot be achieved without action! Resolutions tend to get a bad rap because of how many people fail to get past January before they give up altogether. So, it may be time to take a new approach! Start with a specific goal. Millions of people resolve to lose weight, be more productive, or give up bad habits for the new year. But instead of choosing a general, ambiguous goal, focus on something more concrete you can realistically measure and achieve! What about that new promotion, career opportunity, or even an advanced degree? Getting specific on how the goal is essential to your career will get you past the inevitable obstacles and failures. It will be worth the time, energy, and heart you invest in a career enhancement. Commit to developing your networks. Your professional network influences your career potential. You don’t have to attend every event and mixer, but choosing a few opportunities to connect with others or meet new people can be a building block of your resolution. Get those events on your calendar for a greater chance of sticking with the plan! Create an accountability system. Consider choosing a trusted person — personally or professionally — to check in periodically to see how you are progressing on your goals. This way, they can offer encouragement, brainstorm ideas, and hold you accountable for sticking with it. Putting thoughts on paper is also a great way to hold yourself accountable! In a journal, you can write down everything you want to accomplish within a set time frame and continuously check off the things you finish! Strive for progress, not perfection. Striving for perfection can derail your progress in the long run, so it’s important to frame your goals in terms of knowledge, networks, and experiences you collect along the path to success. No one is perfect, and everyone has setbacks along their road to success. Still, if you set your sights on the goals and take it one step at a time, you are that much closer to achievement. With the right tools, focus, and support, you can stick with your New Year’s resolutions and make this year the best!
We Don’t Just Treat IRS Problems, We Cure Them How We Helped a Client Delete Her Debt A woman came into our office one day, obviously shaken up about something. She said she was referred to us because of her situation and desperately needed our help. We learned that woman had just received a notice of a federal tax lien in the mail due to back taxes. The woman was frightened and didn’t know what to do because these notices could negatively affect people’s credit scores. Not only that, the notice alerts all creditors that the IRS has an interest in a property the taxpayer controls. While this situation would seem alarming to anyone, this woman was troubled for two reasons. First, the tax debt she acquired was actually due to her ex-husband. He had passed his tax debt on to her, but she didn’t qualify for the innocent spouse rule with the IRS. So, even though she was innocent, she was responsible for the back taxes he owed. Second, this woman wanted to buy a house. She was in her 50s and had rented her entire life. Her rent was skyrocketing, and she wanted to figure out how to buy a home, but she was losing hope fast with the federal tax lien attached to her name. We knew we had to help her, and there were two ways to resolve a federal tax lien. The first is to pay the debt back in full. Our client couldn’t afford a rent increase, so paying back her ex-husband’s taxes wasn’t possible for her. The second way is an offer of compromise. An offer in compromise is what we call a cure, versus a treatment, for IRS problems. The IRS will agree to delete a debt if a client qualifies for it. We began compiling every possible document the IRS would need to settle her debt, and we sent it to them as an enormous book. We filled it with credible evidence that showed she was unaware of her ex-husband’s wrongdoing and couldn’t financially repay the debt.
The IRS approved the offer, no questions asked.
Today, our client is a homeowner with peace of mind for her future. Once her home is paid off, she can live comfortably in her retirement and leave a valuable asset for her grandchildren. We’d love to help anyone you may know struggling with an IRS issue, just like we did with this client. Give us a call at 214-214-3000 , so we can start problem-solving today.
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New Year, New Resolutions! What IRSProb.Com Has Planned for 2023
Give back to others in our community. While Randy and Norma Martin give back to the community in their personal time, IRSProb.com aims to give back as a business this year. Our goal is always to help people, and while our expertise is in solving their IRS issues, it’s not the only way we’re
As we begin a new year, we wanted to take a moment to talk about the resolutions IRSProb.com has for 2023.
Setting new goals helps remind us of what we’ve accomplished each year and why it’s essential to keep moving forward. We’ve come a long way from a small office in Garland, and we’re excited to continue doing what we love into the future. Here are the resolutions we’re setting for 2023!
trying to support others in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This year, IRSProb.com is resolving to lift the members of our community who need a helping hand. Build our referral network. While we want to help every person who reaches out to us, we know that sometimes there are other experts out there who would be better suited to support them. In 2023, we want to build a community of other firms and businesses that we can send these clients to so that they can still receive the assistance they need from the people who will do it the best. If you’re interested in joining our network, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Help more families get out of IRS problems.
For us, this resolution is timeless, and it’s always at the top of our list. More than anything, it’s why we’re in business. We solve IRS tax problems so families can have hope for the future and not worry about owing unpayable sums of money to the government. In 2023, we want to help even more families find relief and prosper.
Clients with IRS issues?
Do you have clients with IRS problems and don’t know how to lead them? We’d love to hear from you! Handling the IRS bureaucracy is something that most legal and tax professionals themselves don’t want to deal with, and the taxpayer trying to go at it alone can hurt themselves just by saying the wrong thing or failing to speak up at the right time. That’s where we come in. At IRSProb.com, we specialize in helping people resolve their issues with the IRS so they can start new and have hope for their future. If you know anyone struggling with an IRS-related issue, we’d love to help. Send us an email at email@example.com or call 214.214.3000 so we can get started. Se Habla Español!
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Inside this Issue Meet Randy Martin, the Go-To IRS Resolution CPA page 1 Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions page 2 We Helped Our Client Become a First-Time Homeowner! page 2 Our 2023 New Year’s Resolutions page 3 Clients with IRS issues? page 3 How Fantasy Sports Became Popular page 4
When Did Fantasy Sports Become So Popular? A Game With 60 Years of Progress
Fantasy sports continue to grow in popularity every year. It’s rare to meet someone who has never heard of or played in a fantasy sports league. For those unfamiliar, fantasy sports are games where participants build imaginary teams using real-life players. Scores are generated on individual performances from players on your team, so if Tom Brady is on your fantasy team and throws a touchdown in real life, your team also earns points. While it might seem like fantasy sports are a product of the internet, their history actually spans over five decades. Fantasy sports began in 1962 when Wilfred Winkenbach and other members of the Oakland Raiders organization created the initial rules for what would eventually develop into fantasy football. In 1963, the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League held the first fantasy football draft; George Blanda was the first pick. Six years later, the first public fantasy football league opened to Kings X Sports Bar patrons in Oakland.
1980 saw the beginning of fantasy baseball and the Rotisserie scoring system still used today in fantasy baseball, hockey, and basketball. The following year, the MLB went on strike, which caused many sports journalists to write about fantasy baseball in its place, catapulting
its popularity. By 1989, over a million people were playing fantasy football. Then the internet became mainstream, allowing even more people to familiarize themselves with fantasy sports. Yahoo launched the first free-to-play fantasy sports platform in 1999, giving more people the opportunity to join a league and learn how to play. ESPN and other sites soon followed suit; by 2006, more than 12 million people were playing fantasy football. When Facebook and Twitter launched in the early 2000s, people had more platforms to share their opinions, which helped
the industry grow. In 2009, FanDuel launched a pay-to-play daily fantasy sports platform that allowed fans to choose players for a specific day or game and place a bet on their lineup. Now, 59 million fantasy sports players participate across the globe, and that number continues to grow. The current global fantasy sports market is estimated to be worth around $22.3 billion and is predicted to rise to $38.6 billion by 2025. If you haven’t played fantasy sports before, now is the time to start. You may just discover a new favorite hobby.
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