Student Victories Against the IRS


Freedom Law School Beats IRS for Attempting To Steal Home

Case # 1 - 1997 - Student's Home returned after IRS illegally seized and sold it to some one else. +

Case #1 - Dave Wellington, another one our DREAM TEAM members, who has also taught 2 classes with us as well, helped Kirk Bowring get his house back, after the IRS illegally  seized and sold it to some one else. Now, Kirk lives in his house, free of mortgage payments, since the “buyer” had paid off his loan with his new secured bank loan. Note that the Court ordered the County’s Recorders Office to the phony IRS Deed that the IRS had issued for Kirk’s house from it’s records. See the Court’s Judgment.

Case # 2 - 2004 - Stopped the IRS from stealing the Student's house that he lived in. +

Case #2 - Freedom Law School helped George to stop the IRS from stealing the house that he lived in. Prior to coming to Freedom Law School, the IRS had charged George with bogus criminal tax charges, convicted and jailed him. He tells us that his lawyers who were paid $15,000 were worthless. George’s victory cost him not more that $1,000 with Freedom Law School. See George’s letter to Freedom Law School begging for help. IRS’ withdrawal from attempting to take George’s home with our help.


Freedom Law School Beats IRS for Illegally Taking Money

Case # 1 - 2004 - Stopped the IRS from stealing money while Student was in the Collection Due Process (CDP) Hearing +

Case #1 - Even though we had helped Yolanda request a Collection Due Process (CDP) Hearing and even though the IRS, by law, is not supposed to take someone’s money when he or she is in CDP, the IRS attempted to cheat and take Yolanda’s money anyway. Needless to say, we stopped the IRS cold. IRS got nothing out of Yolanda. See the IRS’ Notice of Intent to Levy and Yolanda’s Request for a Collection Due Process Hearing. With Freedom Law School help, IRS releases the levy.

Case # 2 - 2008 - Court Ordered the return of money that was stolen while Student was in the Collection Due Process Hearing +

Case #2 - We helped our Student request for a Collection Due Process Hearing. Even though this Student was in the Collection Due Process (appeals) stage, the IRS attempted to take this Student’s money. By law, the IRS is not supposed to take a citizen’s money when the citizen is in Collection Due Process. We helped this Student take the IRS to Court for their unlawful levy and the IRS admitted that they were wrong in attempting to take this Student’s money and stopped their unlawful attempt to take his money. Read the IRS’ admission that the IRS had illegally attempted to steal (levy) the Student’s money. See the Court’s Order which recognized that the IRS had illegally attempted to take the Student’s money and that if the IRS did not refund the illegally taken money to immediately tell the Court about it.

Case # 3 - 2008 - The IRS sent the Final Notice of Intent to Levy and the Notice of Federal Tax Lien to the wrong address +

Case #3 - The IRS sent the Final Notice of Intent to Levy and the Notice of Federal Tax Lien to the wrong address which resulted in the IRS taking over $10,000 from our Student. After a battle in Court with the IRS, the IRS admitted that the Notices were mailed to the wrong address and were therefore invalid. The IRS refunded all of the money that was taken from our Student, as well as released the illegal tax lien that had been filed against our student’s property. See the IRS Attorney’s admission that the IRS had not properly issued a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and a Notice of Federal Tax Lien to our Student’s last known address. See copies of the refund checks that were sent to our Student by the IRS for a full refund of the amount that was illegally taken from our Student. Release of tax lien that was sent to the Student from the IRS.

Case # 4 - 2008 - IRS started taking 100% of our Student’s Social Security. +

Case #4 - Our Student was sent a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, as required by law, before the IRS started taking 100% of our Student’s Social Security. We helped our Student take the IRS to Court where the Judge ordered the IRS to prove that the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was mailed to our Student’s last known address. The IRS failed to provide any proof that the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was mailed to our Student’s last known address. The IRS refunded all of the money that was taken from our Student. See the Court’s Order ordering the IRS to prove that the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was properly mailed to our Student’s last known address. This document shows the IRS Attorney’s admission that the IRS could not provide proof that the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was mailed to our Student’s last known address and that the IRS had unlawfully taken the Student’s money. Release of Levy that was sent to our Student by the IRS. Copy of the refund check that was sent to our Student from the IRS for illegally taking our Student’s money.

Case # 5 - 2008 - IRS levied our Student Social Security Benefits without issuing a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. +

Case #5 - In this case, the IRS levied, our Student Ray’s Social Security Benefits without issuing a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. Freedom Law School helped Ray petition to Tax Court. The Tax Court ordered the IRS to show proof that a Final Notice of Intent to Levy had been mailed to Petitioner. The IRS had no proof they ever mailed a Final Notice of Intent to Levy to Ray. The Tax Court dismissed the case on the grounds that the IRS did not mail a Final Notice of Intent to Levy was mailed to Ray, this meant that the IRS illegally stole money from Ray’s Social Security payments. All the money that was taken from Ray, as a result of the IRS’ unlawful levy action, was refunded. Click here (RS1) to see the Tax Court’s Order of Dismissal, which states that the IRS did not properly mail a Final Notice of Intent to Levy to Ray.

Case # 6 - 2011 - IRS illegally issued a Notice of Levy against the Student when she was in an appeals process. +

Case #6 - In this case, the IRS illegally issued a Notice of Levy against the Student when she was in an appeals process. The IRS is forbidden by Internal Revenue Code 6330 to levy a person’s wages when they are in an active Collection Due Process Hearing. Freedom Law School assisted this Student by helping the Student write letters to the IRS arguing that the levy they had placed against the Student was illegal. The Student went to Tax Court and asked the Tax Court to stop the IRS’ illegal levy by filing a “Motion to Restrain Collection” The Tax Court agreed with our Student and Ordered the IRS to stop the levy.

Case # 7 - 2012 - While this student was still in a Collection Due Process Hearing, the IRS issued an illegal levy. +

Case #7 - In this case, the student was first being intimidated by the IRS with a Pre-Levy Warning Letter even though this student was active in a Collection Due Process Hearing. After, while this student was still in a Collection Due Process Hearing, the IRS issued the illegal levy. Click here to see a copy of the Levy. The IRS is forbidden by IRS Code Section 6330 to levy a person’s wages when they are in an “appeals process.” Freedom Law School assisted this Student by helping the Student write a letter to the IRS arguing that the levy the IRS had placed against the Student was illegal.  The IRS realized that they had made a boo-boo and immediately released the levy against the Student.

Case # 8 - 2012 - IRS is not allowed to levy if an individual is in an active appeals process. +

Case #8 - In this case, our Student had gone through a Collection Due Process Hearing and timely petitioned to the US Tax Court from the IRS’ Notice of Determination. While Jay was waiting for a response from the Tax Court in response to his petition the IRS’ sent Jay a letter stating that the IRS was planning to levy Jay’s money (P1). Freedom Law School assisted Jay in writing a letter to the IRS Agent who issued the letter and citing the laws that state that the IRS is not allowed to levy if an individual is in an active appeals process. The IRS ignored our Jay’s letter so we assisted Jay in filing a Motion to Restrain Collection in the United States Tax Court.  During the Tax Court proceedings the IRS Attorney assigned to the case admitted to the Tax Court that the IRS had prematurely attempted to steal Jay’s money. The Tax Court issued an Order stating that Jay should notify the Tax Court immediately if the IRS attempted to take any of Jay’s money (P2).

Case # 9 - 2012 - IRS sent the Notice of Intent to Levy to the wrong address. +

Case #9 - In this case, Richard had moved and sent a letter to the IRS giving them his new address. The IRS failed to update their computer system and issued a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing to Richard’s old address. Since the IRS sent the Notice of Intent to Levy to the wrong address it was not received by Richard so he could not request for a Collection Due Process Hearing. The IRS issued Notices of Levy to Richard’s employer and bank (RJ1-13) and stole over $14,000 from Richard. Freedom Law School assisted Richard in filing a Motion to Restrain Collection and to Order Refund of Amount Collected with the US Tax Court. During the Tax Court proceedings the IRS Attorney assigned to the case admitted that the IRS did not properly update their computer system when Richard sent them a letter providing the IRS with his new address (RJ2-13). The US Tax Court issued an Order of Dismissal ordering the IRS to release the levy against Richard and to refund any money that was taken from him as a result of the unlawful levy (RJ3-13). The IRS released the levies against Richard and refunded the entire $14,000 that was stolen from him.

Case #10 - 2012 - The IRS issued a Supplemental Notice of Determination and removed the $5,000 frivolous penalty against Student. +

Case #10 - In this case, Faythe, received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien from the IRS, which claimed that Faythe owed $5,000 to the IRS for filing a frivolous tax return (FP1). Freedom Law School Assisted Faythe in requesting for a Collection Due Process Hearing arguing that the IRS did not follow proper procedures when imposing the $5,000 penalty against Faythe. The IRS ignored Faythe’s arguments and issued a Notice of Determination. Freedom Law School assisted Faythe in petitioning to the US Tax Court to appeal the IRS’ Notice of Determination. During the Tax Court proceedings the IRS Attorney assigned to the case admitted that the IRS Agent at the Collection Due Process Hearing level failed to verify whether or not the proper procedures had been taken by the IRS when they imposed the $5,000 penalty against Faythe (FP2). The IRS Attorney asked that the case be sent back to the IRS Appeals Office to allow Faythe to challenge the $5,000. Once the case was sent back to the IRS Appeals Office the IRS could not verify that they had followed the proper procedures when imposing the $5,000 frivolous penalty against Faythe. The IRS issued a Supplemental Notice of Determination and removed the $5,000 frivolous penalty against Faythe (FP3 and FP4).

Case #11 - 2012 - IRS is not allowed to levy if an individual is in an active appeals process. +

Case #11 - In this case, our Student had gone through a Collection Due Process Hearing and timely petitioned to the US Tax Court from the IRS’ Notice of Determination. While Jay was waiting for a response from the Tax Court in response to his petition the IRS’ sent Jay a letter stating that the IRS was planning to levy Jay’s money (JP1-13). Freedom Law School assisted Jay in writing a letter to the IRS Agent who issued the letter and citing the laws that state that the IRS is not allowed to levy if an individual is in an active appeals process. The IRS ignored our Jay’s letter so we assisted Jay in filing a Motion to Restrain Collection in the United States Tax Court.  During the Tax Court proceedings the IRS Attorney assigned to the case admitted to the Tax Court that the IRS had prematurely attempted to steal Jay’s money. The Tax Court issued an Order stating that Jay should notify the Tax Court immediately if the IRS attempted to take any of Jay’s money (JP2-13).


Freedom Law School Beats IRS’ Illegal Tax Claims

Case #1 - 2006 - Tax Court ruled that the citizen owed the IRS a big, fat, ZERO! That is right ZERO!! +

Case #1 - This is a case where the Tax Court ruled that the citizen owed the IRS a big, fat, ZERO! That is right ZERO!! This case is proof that it does not matter that the IRS and the courts call you a “taxpayer”. You CAN go to the Tax Court and win; have the court that you owe the IRS nothing!!! YOU should go to the Tax Court to beat the IRS; you can do it too, if you do it right, or have the right kind of education and assistance or representation.

In this case, IRS came after Karen MacManus for $3,548 plus penalties and interest for year 2006. Freedom Law School had previously educated and guided our Dream Team Members, David Wellington and (now retired) attorney Philip Putman to handle a case such as this one. At the end, the Tax Court Ruled that Karen owes nothing to the IRS.

Case #2 - 2008 - IRS admitted that they had illegally denied the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing +

Case #2 - Freedom Law School helped this Student request a Collection Due Process Hearing. The IRS ruled against the Student and Freedom Law School helped the Student petition to Tax Court. The IRS admitted that they had illegally denied the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing and the IRS should give the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing. See the IRS Attorney’s request that the Student case be sent back down to the Collection Due Process Hearing stage so the IRS can properly give the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing.

Case #3 - 2008 - IRS did not properly create and mail the Notice of Deficiency +

Case #3 - In this case the IRS sent our Student, John, a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, which claimed that John owed $160,000 in taxes. Freedom Law School helped John request for a Collection Due Process Hearing, where we argued that John had never received a Notice of Deficiency, which the IRS is required to send to taxpayer’s last known address by Certified Mail. The IRS issued a Notice of Determination, in which the IRS admitted that the IRS had not sent a Notice of Deficiency to the John’s last known address. Click here to view the Final Notice of Intent to Levy, which claims John owed $160,000 to the IRS. Click here to see the IRS’ Determination letter, which states that the IRS did not properly create and mail the Notice of Deficiency to the John.

Case #4 - 2009 - Tax Court’s Decision, which states that the Student owed nothing to the IRS. +

Case #4 - In this case the IRS claimed that our Student, Kyle owed over $50,000 in taxes. The IRS admitted that the IRS was wrong and issued a Decision stating that  Kyle owed NOTHING to the IRS! Click here to see the Tax Court’s Decision, which states that the Student owed nothing to the IRS.

Case #5 - 2009 - Tax Court’s Decision, which states that the Student owed nothing to the IRS. +

Case #5 - In this case, the IRS claimed that our Student, Beverly, owed approximately $2000. Freedom Law School helped this Student Petition to Tax Court. The Tax Court issued a Decision stating that the Student owed NOTHING! Click here to see the Tax Court’s Decision, which states that the Student owed nothing to the IRS.

Case #6 - 2009 - $350,000 tax assessment would be abated in full. +

Case #6 - Freedom Law School helped this Student Request a Collection Due Process Hearing and argue that the IRS did not send the Student a Notice of Deficiency, which the IRS is required to send. See the Final Notice of Intent to Levy and IRS’ determination that no Notice of Deficiency was mailed to the Student and that the $350,000 tax assessment would be abated in full.

Case #7 - 2009 - Tax Court’s Decision that there was no tax (the Tax Court calls it “deficiency”) +

Case #7 - In this case the IRS claimed that our Student, Linda owed more than $130,000 in taxes. The IRS admitted they were wrong and Linda got a refund of $180.00. Click here to see the IRS’ letter to the Student stating that the Student was not responsible for any additional tax or penalties. Click here to see the Tax Court’s Decision that there was no tax (the Tax Court calls it “deficiency”) owed by Linda.

Case #8 - 2010 - The Tax Court ORDERED the IRS to send the case back down to the IRS Appeals Office +

Case#8 - In this case, Freedom Law School (FLS) assisted the student with correspondence to the IRS during the Collection Due Process Hearing. When the IRS issued a determination against the student, FLS assisted him in petitioning to the US Tax Court to appeal the IRS' erroneous determination. The IRS admitted that the student had not received the required Notice of Deficiency, and therefore should have been given the opportunity to challenge the tax liability. The Tax Court ORDERED the IRS to send the case back down to the IRS Appeals Office to give this student the opportunity to challenge the tax liability. Click here to see the Memorandum stating that the Student did not actually receive the Notice of Deficiency and should have been allowed to challenge the tax liability. Click here to see the Tax Court decision ordering the IRS to send the case back down to the IRS Appeals Office to give the student an opportunity to challenge the tax liability.


Freedom Law School Beats IRS for Not Following Proper Procedures

Case #1 - 2003 - Freedom Law School assisted in this case to stop the IRS from taking close to $20,000 +

Case #1 - Freedom Law School assisted in this case in which we helped Philip, from New Mexico, after 9 months of wrangling with the IRS in Collection Due Process, to stop the IRS from taking close to $20,000 that the IRS was about to take. See the IRS’ admission that they had not followed proper procedure. Copy of the Notice of Levy that the IRS sent to Phillip’s employer trying to steal Phillip’s wages. Release of Levy that the IRS sent to Philip’s employer.

Case # 2 - 2008 - Freedom Law School helped this Student request a Collection Due Process Hearing. +

Case #2 - Freedom Law School helped this Student request a Collection Due Process Hearing. The IRS ruled against the Student and Freedom Law School helped the Student petition to Tax Court. The IRS admitted that they had illegally denied the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing and that the IRS should give the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing. See the IRS Attorney’s request that the Students case be sent back down to the Collection Due Process Hearing stage so the IRS can properly give the Student a Collection Due Process Hearing.\

Case # 3 - 2009 - IRS attempted to levy our Student’s wages without issuing a Final Notice of Intent to Levy +

Case #3 - In this case, the IRS attempted to levy our Student, Judith’s wages without issuing a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing, which IRS is required to do before any collection action is taken. Freedom Law School helped Judith petition to Tax Court and argue that she had never received a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. The IRS was not able to produce any evidence whatsoever that the IRS had mailed the Student a Final Notice of Intent to Levy to Judith. The Tax Court dismissed the case on the grounds that the IRS had no proof the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was ever mailed by the IRS to Judith. This Court Decision had the effect of making the IRS’ levy illegal and stopped the IRS in their tracks. Fortunately, the IRS was never able to take Judith’s wages, but the Tax Court decision prevents the IRS from ever taking her wages in the future. Click here to see the Court’s Order which states that the IRS did not properly issue a Final Notice of Intent to Levy to the Student. Click here to see the Tax Courts Memorandum Opinion, which explains in detail why and how the Tax Court care to the conclusion that the IRS did not properly issue a Final Notice of Intent to Levy to the Student.

Case # 4 - 2010 - Leon contacted Peymon and Freedom Law School following an assessment of taxes for over $4.6 million +

Case #4 - Leon contacted Peymon and Freedom Law School following an assessment of taxes for the tax years 1996-1997 for over $4.6 million (Click here to see the IRS Notice). In September, the IRS issued Notices of Determination for both of the tax years in question. With the assistance of Peymon and the outstanding paralegals at Freedom Law School, Leon invoked his right to a Collection Due Process Hearing where Leon brought up the validity of the alleged tax. After the IRS arbitrarily denied his case at the Collection Due Process Hearing level, Leon then petitioned to the US Tax Court. With continued assistance from Peymon and Freedom Law School, the US Tax Court remanded the entirety of the amount the IRS claimed Leon owed (click here to see the US Tax Court Decision). Another victory not only for Freedom Law School, but for Leon who was saved from paying $4.6 million he should not have owed in the first place.

Case # 5 - 2010 - The IRS reduced the erroneous $555,000 assessment to $0! +

Case #5 - In this case, the IRS failed to send the student a required Notice of Deficiency for several tax years. We assisted this student with the correspondence throughout the Collection Due Process Hearing as well as writing with writing briefs during the Tax Court proceedings. In the end, the IRS admitted that they had not properly issued teh required Notice of Deficiency. The IRS reduced the erroneous $555,000 assessment to $0! Click here to see the Final Notice of Intent to Levy, which claims that this student owed the IRS over $600,000! Click here to see the IRS Motion for Summary Judgment, in this Motion, the IRS admits that they did not properly mail the Notice of Deficiency to the Student. Click here to see the Tax Court Decision.

Case # 6 - 2011 - This case is a DOUBLE victory for Freedom Law School!!! +

Case #6 - This case is a DOUBLE victory for Freedom Law School!!! In this case, Linda received a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing (LG1). Freedom Law School assisted Linda in requesting for a Collection Due Process Hearing and writing correspondence to the IRS. The IRS ignored Linda’s arguments and issued a Notice of Determination. Freedom Law School helped Linda petition to the US Tax Court to appeal the IRS’ decision. While Linda was waiting for a response from the Tax Court in response to her petition the IRS’ sent Linda a letter stating that the IRS was planning to levy Linda’s money (LG2). Freedom Law School assisted Linda in writing a letter to the IRS Agent who issued the letter and citing the laws that state that the IRS is not allowed to levy if an individual is in an active appeals process. The IRS Agent ignored Linda’s letter so we assisted Linda in filing a Motion to Restrain Collection in the United States Tax Court.  During the Tax Court proceedings the IRS Attorney assigned to the case admitted to the Tax Court that the IRS had prematurely attempted to steal Linda’s money (LG3). The Tax Court issued an Order stating that Linda should notify the Tax Court immediately if the IRS attempted to take any of Linda’s money (LG4).

Shortly after the Tax Court issued its Order stating the IRS could not collect any money from Linda while she was in an appeals process Linda received a letter from the IRS Attorney stating that the IRS had not followed proper procedures and did not issue Notices of Deficiency for the tax years at issue (LG5). Since the IRS did not properly issue any Notices of Deficiency the $34,000 tax was reduced to ZERO!!!  The IRS Attorney and Linda filed a Decision with the US Tax Court stating that Linda owed NOTHING for the tax years at issue (LG6). Click here (LG7) to see the letters from the IRS to Linda showing that the taxes the IRS was claiming she owed had been reduced to ZERO. Click here (LG8) to see the IRS’ letter withdrawing the Liens that had been placed against Linda’s property.

Case # 7 - 2012 - The IRS reduced the erroneous $53,000 tax assessment to ZERO!!! +

Case #7 - In this case, Freedom Law School assisted this student through a long 2 years of correspondence with the IRS during a Collection Due Process Hearing. When the IRS finally made a determination they admitted that they had not properly followed procedure and that they had not sent the Student a Notice of Deficiency, which the IRS is required to do. The IRS reduced the erroneous $53,000 tax assessment to ZERO!!! Click here to see the Notice of Federal Tax Lien which claims that the Student owed over $53,000. Click here to see the IRS Notice of Determination stating that they did not properly mail Notices of Deficiency to the Student.


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