Unfortunately, there are many dishonest tax debt resolution companies
North Highlands, CA (Vocus) June 29, 2010
In her ongoing effort to educate Americans on tax issues, famed tax expert Roni Deutch is offering free advice to taxpayers on the dishonest tactics used by some tax relief businesses.
“Unfortunately, there are many dishonest tax debt resolution companies,” explains Deutch. “Over the years, my law firm has heard hundreds of horror stories about these dishonest companies and their practices. To help consumers avoid being taken advantage of, my Tax Relief Blog has published a new entry explaining the alarming tactics employed by some of these companies.
Listed below is a section of the blog entry titled Five Alarming Tactics Used by Dishonest Tax Relief Companies.
1. Cold Calling Solicitation
Because of high sales demands, some tax debt resolution companies have turned to cold calling in order to solicit new clients. This is alarming because unpaid taxes are not something most people want to freely disclose. Having a stranger leave you an unwelcomed message regarding your tax debts can be intrusive and discomforting. These companies may also use half-truths to try and scare you into believing that immediate action is required by you to resolve your tax debt.
Some tax debt resolution companies represent that they can obtain a settlement offer with the IRS for significantly less than what a taxpayer may owe to try and convince taxpayers to retain their services. However, don’t be fooled. No one can guarantee that the IRS will accept your settlement offer. Whether the IRS will accept a settlement offer, otherwise known as an Offer in Compromise, or another tax debt resolution depends on each taxpayer’s unique financial situation, tax liability, and tax filing compliance. The IRS has strict guidelines for some types of tax debt resolutions and the IRS will not accept a particular tax debt resolution if a taxpayer’s financial situation does not meet the established guidelines.
3. No Pre-Analysis, No Attorney Review
Many tax debt resolution companies will sign up new clients without knowing anything about their financial situation. We refuse to sign up any new clients prior to performing a free and confidential tax analysis. In order to perform the tax analysis, our law firm asks a series of questions to obtain an understanding of a taxpayer’s unique financial situation. The tax analysis is performed by a tax attorney. After reviewing a taxpayer’s financial information, a tax attorney will recommend which particular tax debt resolution would be the most appropriate for the taxpayer. Unfortunately, performing a tax analysis for a taxpayer and providing the taxpayer with tax resolution options prior to enrolling the taxpayer does not appear to be a common practice with many of the tax debt resolution companies.
You can read the rest of the blog entry at Roni Deutch Tax Relief Blog.
Millions of people recognize tax attorney Roni Deutch as The Tax Lady®. She has been helping taxpayers nationwide resolve their tax liabilities for over 19 years. As an industry leader, she has saved her clients tens of millions of dollars and has helped thousands of families settle their back taxes. To learn more about The Tax Lady Roni Deutch, you can visit her blog or YouTube profile.
About Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation is a nationally recognized law firm that has been helping clients find solutions to their back tax liabilities for over 19 years. To find out more about the law firm or its IRS tax relief services, visit their website at RoniDeutch.com or call 1-888-TAX-LADY.
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