I am illustrating this example to show that tax resolution companies sprout regionally from the seeds of larger companies. Ex-employees see dollar signs and start up their own businesses to sell tax resolution services. Unfortunately, as our example above shows, these companies are often fly-by-night in nature and out for a quick buck -- NOT dedicated to long term customer service. Check them out carefully before hiring them.
Here's a brief description of some regions and companies that were seeded from the original companies:
Original company: Strategic Tax Resolution or Tax Relief (deceased in 2008).
Sprouts: Titan Tax Relief, Progressive Tax Relief, Tax Group Center, Innovative Tax Relief (closed in 2009?) now Progressive Tax,
Original company: Omni Financial -- still in business
Sprouts: 20/20 Financial, Berkshire Capital, Summit Tax Resolution (closed in 2010), Colonial Tax Consultants, Larson Financial, Union Tax Consulting/New Century, for example.
Original company: California Tax Advisors -- closed in 1999 (?)
Sprouts: American Tax Relief (shutdown in 2010 by FTC), Capitol Tax Relief (closed in 2004) , Preferred Tax Relief (closed in 2011), Nationwide Tax Relief (closed in 2011), Advantage Tax Resolution (closed in 2011), Traveller's Tax (closed in 2005), Associated Tax Relief, 411 Tax Relief , Power Tax Relief, Tax Incorporated, Blue Tax, for example.