In 1968, Les and Mary Brill sold the house just south of Chicago, packed the car and drove to their new home in Panama City, Florida. They moved in and a year and a half later, Les passed away from a series of heart attacks. Mary lived in her house for another seven years. Tired of being alone, she sold her home and moved into an independent living center downtown. Two years later, she got a notice from the IRS. They told her they were taxing the sale of her home. What they didn't tell her was there was a credit for the gain on the sale available to her. She faced them alone since there was no one to help her. She gave them over $10,000 from her savings. Les and Mary were my grandparents. They were the ones that gave my mom, two brothers and I a home after my parents split up. Mary Brill is the reason I do what I do to help as many people as I can fix their IRS problems or even avoid them altogether.