Terrified Couple Avoids Date With U.S. Marshall

Don and Alicia knew they were in serious trouble. They had not filed tax returns for several years and owed the IRS over $240,000. Unfortunately, they had ignored an IRS Summons demanding their appearance before IRS Revenue Officers with records relating to both their personal finances and Don’s business. As a result, IRS Revenue Officers referred the case to IRS attorneys who demanded Don and Alicia’s appearance and the production of their financial records or they would refer the case to the U.S. Department of Justice for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. At this point they knew they were in BIG trouble. Fear set in and so did procrastination. Like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car, Don and Alicia froze and did nothing. It was only a matter of time before things would erupt into an ugly situation. The case was soon referred to the Department of Justice to be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for failure to comply with the IRS Summons. The next step for failure to comply with the Summons would be a date with the U.S. Marshall’s Office. Don and Alicia called our office just two weeks before their scheduled court appearance in U.S. District Court. They met with our firm visibly shaken and extremely upset. Reality set in and they knew it was time to resolve their problem but were terrified of the possibility of a U.S. Marshall arriving at their home with a warrant for their arrest at an ungodly hour. Our firm helped Don and Alicia prepare the tax returns and financial information necessary to get to the negotiating table with the IRS. We then contacted the IRS and the U.S. Department of Justice and negotiated withdrawal of their suit to enforce the Summons, thus avoiding a date with the U.S. Marshall’s Office. With the imminent threat of danger gone, our firm could focus on resolving their overall tax problem.