August 25, 2009 by Jay Freeborne

So, you got ripped off. The tax relief company you hired doesn't answer your calls anymore. Or they closed your case demanding an excessive reopening fee. Or you got tired talking to your seventh representative on your case. The list goes on and on.

Is there a prayer of getting your money back?

When a potential client calls us and has had a bad experience with a previous tax relief company, here is the advice we provide regarding getting a refund:

1. Find out to whom you signed the Power of Attorney - form 2848. This is absolutely essential. You need to identify what LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL you hired. Licensed tax professionals -- Enrolled Agents, CPAs and Tax Attorneys - have an ethical standard to uphold.

2. Write a refund request letter, and be sure to identify the licensed tax professional as one of the CC's.

3. In your refund request letter, be sure to indicate that you will be reporting the TAX PROFESSIONAL to the Office of Professional Responsibility - Internal Revenue Service -- IRS - OPR Address if you don't get your money back. Also indicate you will go to both the BBB and to the Attorney General of the state in which the company is based.

4. Establish a deadline in which you plan to hear back from them. Mention that if you don't hear back from them, you will report their professional(s) to the authorities.

5. Be sure to send a letter and a copy of the letter to each tax professional listed on the 2848 form.

You ultimately want to trigger the licensed tax professional to walk into the manager's office AND tell the manager to refund your money. If their licensed tax professionals are like me, they don't want to lose their license.

If people in this situation hire our company, Washington Tax Services, We will automatically assist our client at generating this letter at no extra charge. Last year, we got one of my clients a $10,000 refund of his $15,000 fee to a tax relief company in Florida.  Feel free to call us at 1-888-282-4697 for further info.

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