Over the last several years, a number of tax relief scams have popped up on the Internet. These “companies” are known for their misleading advertisements that prey on those who are already in dire circumstances due to problems with tax debt.
It’s an unfortunate situation for multiple reasons:
- People who already owe significant back taxes get conned into spending thousands of dollars on “relief” that actually does nothing to fix their situation.
- Because of the increasing prevalence of these scams, more and more people are becoming skeptical of all forms of tax relief, including the legitimate solutions provided by experienced tax professionals who truly can help.
As a taxpayer and consumer, you need to understand that you do have real options that could help you turn your situation around. But you have to be very careful about which companies you partner with.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), many taxpayers have reported that “after signing up with some of these companies and paying thousands of dollars in upfront fees, the companies took even more of their money by making unauthorized charges to their credit cards or withdrawals from their bank accounts.”
Before “signing up” for anything or hiring anyone, it’s your job to make sure you’re dealing with professionals, rather than one of the many tax relief scams out there.
How to Identify Tax Relief Scams
Tax relief scams can be very clever in their deceptiveness, but there are some sure-fire ways to tell that they’re not real. Here are some quick tips to help you spot them.
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