The Tax Resolution Institute has been making a point of addressing directly the scams of and the complaints against the tax resolution industry. With the closing of American Tax Relief in Beverly Hills by the FTC at the beginning of October and the $35 million dollar lawsuit brought on by the California Attorney General against Roni Deutch, the Tax Resolution Institute is attempting to help clean up the image of a necessary and effective, yet besieged business. A simple fact is that if an American taxpayer is in trouble with the IRS, the help of a tax professional to resolve a delinquent tax debt becomes an essential asset on their road to legitimate resolution.
Every week in the Sunday Business Section in in the Los Angeles Times, there is a part of the “Money & Company” section called “Your Weekly Scam Watch” that tracks dangerous and illegal trends that potentially can shape your finances. On October 24, 2010, the second entry in the weekly compilation is quoted below in its entirety:
Beware of tax scam — Taxpayers should beware of scammers who are attempting to fraudulently coerce people into paying past-due taxes that they do not know they owe, the California State Board of Equalization said. The Internal Revenue Service and California tax collectors do not send e-mail to notify taxpayers of overdue taxes, the board said in a news release. Taxpayers should discard such e-mails and not follow any of the links, the agency cautioned.
The troubled nature of the tax resolution industry has allowed these Internet vultures to swoop down and take advantage of American taxpayers in trouble, taking a bad situation and making it that much worse. These e-mail scammers are nothing less than criminals on the level of the Nigerian scam artists that dominated the Internet in the early to middle part of this past decade. The reason such scammers exist is because American Tax Relief and Roni Deutch opened the door wide to such abuse by perpetuating their own scams and damaging the integrity of an important American financial service.
Let’s be perfectly clear — taking your money before we examine your tax case and explain what we will attempt to accomplish will not happen with the Tax Resolution Institute. Unlike these scandalous competitors, the Tax Resolution Institute does not only do treatment, but diagnosis as well. We diagnose the problem and apply the correct tax strategies that will work in your individual case. Unlike these scammers who are just Internet criminals and most other tax resolution companies, TRI will not take your money until we have determined that we actually can help you. Contact TRI today at (877) 829-8370 and find out the truth for yourself.
About Peter Y. Stephan
Peter Y. Stephan, executive director of the Tax Resolution Institute, has been helping people resolve large, complex payroll tax problems and personal income tax problems for over 25 years. Peter has written a book "The Ultimate Tax Resolution Guide" and speaks on Tax Resolution topics frequently.