I was referred to Mike Wallen with Highland Tax Group through my tax advisor, who assured me that Mike would be the solution to my compounding tax problem. IRS problems can be very daunting and I was literally losing sleep over the constant worry of how I was going to deal with this nightmare. I was on a payment plan with the IRS trying to pay off back taxes, which seemed like a never ending battle because of penalties and interest accruing on the account. To make matters worse, I lost my job in 2012, so my 401K loan defaulted. When I filed my taxes for 2012, I was penalized heavily for my defaulted 401K loan and the unpaid loan amount was considered ordinary income, pushing me into a higher tax bracket, so the amount of taxes I ended up owing for 2012 was astronomical. After I lost my job, I returned to school to reinvent myself, so I was making very little money and was faced with a tax bill I knew I could not pay back anytime soon. With much trepidation, because of shame and embarrassment, I finally contacted HTG to schedule my initial consultation. My first meeting with Mike Wallen and his associate, Kim Wallen, gave me some sense of hope and I felt a little more at ease because I knew my problem was something that HTG could handle. Mike and Kim were respectful, polite, professional and very knowledgeable, and I knew I was in good hands. After some work on my part gathering documentation and filling out the necessary paperwork, HTG worked their magic, and within less than a year, I received my offer from the IRS, one that I could definitely rest easy with. I would highly recommend Mike of Highland Tax Group to anyone that is in need of such services. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing some sense of peace back to my life.