To succeed in an IRS tax debt forgiveness program you need to know what you’re up against. Let me tell you about Steve. In 2011, Steve was in a really bad place. He had just gone through a prolonged, nasty divorce, and his one-man landscaping business had recently gone under. That would be bad enough, but we also have to throw in that his business had run up a six-figure tax liability. Like so many of our clients, Steve’s IRS tax problem stemmed from striking out on his own in hopes of building a fruitful and independent life.