These companies and their salespeople -- many who are described here -- A Survey of 175 Tax Resolution Companies -- have a tendency to see DOLLAR SIGNS when talking to a person who owes this kind of money. My potential client was quoted fees of $12,000 and $24,000 to handle his case!!! My fee? $1500.00 Granted, my fee did NOT include tax preparation for him, but really, the amount that you owe really shouldn't add to the workload of the company. Unscrupulous salespeople are just salivating at a huge potential commission.
As always, when it comes to the tax resolution industry, BUYER BEWARE.