It is a taxpayer’s worst nightmare. Faced with sizable back taxes and the IRS on the chase, a taxpayer signs on with a big-promise tax relief firm, only to be saddled with onerous escalating retainer fees and no tax relief at all.
Not surprisingly, tough economic times have given rise to any number of tax resolution scam artists eager to take advantage of distressed taxpayers panicked by their IRS debt and too willing to believe there is a tax-relief quick fix.
With tax relief firms getting sued by state authorities or making headlines for cheating distressed taxpayers out of thousands of dollars in upfront retainer fees, it is more important than ever for Americans to know how to protect themselves from firms that misrepresent their ability to solve IRS problems.
There are over 650,000 CPAs in this country, and less than one-tenth of one percent are qualified as Certified Tax Resolution Specialists to provide expert tax help. Over half our TRS clientele has started out with their own CPA or tax attorney only to find themselves hung out to dry.
I highly recommend that taxpayers exercise “due diligence” when choosing a tax attorney or tax-relief professional. A credible firm will carefully analyze a taxpayer’s case to determine what, if any, tax relief can be achieved in negotiations with the IRS. In addition to explaining the process and fees for solving a specific case, an ethical firm will not allow taxpayers to retain its services in the event the taxpayer is not a legitimate candidate for a tax resolution settlement.
Check out this video on how to do your homework before hiring a tax relief expert:
For more tips on protecting yourself from tax relief scams, visit http://www.taxresolution.com/how-to-avoid-tax-settlement-and-irs-debt-relief-scams.asp
Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% – second to none in the industry – and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call (888) 699-7630.
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