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Showing posts from January, 2011

All Bank Account Levies Lifted in less than 24 hours from Hiring!

 This taxpayer hired me on January 10, 2011, the next day I had all four of his accounts (joint personal checking for himself and his wife, and three accounts that were used by his children) released! 

Internal Revenue Service Bank levies are not always easy or possible to release.  It is always, of course, easier to be proactive and hire someone prior to the IRS levying your account-it makes the world a whole lot easier for both yourself and your representative.  But for those who for whatever reason delayed in seeking help it is still possible to have bank levies released in the right situation (or hiring someone who is skilled in knowing how to talk and negotiate with the collection agents at ACS and Revenue Officers).

Often times having a federal bank levy released can be an all day endeavor (as was the case with this client)-going back and forth with Automated Collection Services [ACS] through several phone calls throughout the day-often times you will be hold waiting to speak t…

Tax Masters-TV Commerical Scammers

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued TaxMasters Inc., last month claiming the Houston-based company engaged in consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices. Earlier in 2010 the Texas Attorney General sued them for the same sales scam shenanigans that I speak about throughout this blog. 

Here is a news clip from a station in Austin, Texas talking about Scam Masters:

According to the lawsuit filed by Minnesota, TaxMasters uses deceptive ads to lure in clients. (Similar to tax telemarketing companies that I reveal here). Once clients contact the company, high pressure telemarketers push and manipulate taxpayers into paying anywhere from $2000 to $10,000 + in up front fees. As with telemarketing companies who cold call people on federal and state tax liens, taxpayers are promised that former IRS professionals and attorneys (any attorney worth a damn will not be caught working for one of these companies) will work on their case. According to the lawsuit, virtually no one works on …