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7 Simple Ways to Spot Tax Relief Scams

Many unethical tax debt settlement companies and tax attorneys who swindle consumers using  fear mongering tactics and too good to be true tax resolution results such as abatement of all the late filing and late payment penalties the IRS imposes or promises that they qualify for  the IRS offer-in-compromise  program (which is never a given for acceptance). Inc. magazine lists tax relief services among its “7 Businesses To Watch Out For”.  Being in the industry for the past 10 years I can tell you as an Enrolled Agent (licensed through the Department of Treasury to Represent Taxpayers before the IRS) I’ve received countless calls from taxpayers who previously fell victim to scam tax debt relief companies who claimed they could resolve any tax problem through the IRS tax debt settlement program, the Offer-In-Compromise or obtain a full abatement of penalties.
Through my experience working in this industry for the past ten years here are some helpful tips to help you avoid these types of …