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Anybody had any experience with tax relief services SM

Posted By: question on 2006-06-29
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for back taxes owed, specifically state tax? I owe some back taxes to the state (2005), not much, $1200. Need to come up with it pronto. I saw an ad on TV about tax relief and was wondering if anyone has done this. Thanks.

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My kiddos start school next Wed and I'm not ashamed to say it will be a relief. My teenaged son

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I highly doubt my son's feelings are hurt when I say "Just think, you won't be bored when school starts."

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I didn't say they tried other services after

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