by Jay Freeborne , Enrolled Agent
May 6, 2012

Just got off the phone with a lady in Maryland. She and her husband owe $50,000 to the IRS. Their case is with Automated Collection Systems -- a much easier division to deal with than if the case was assigned to a Revenue Officer.

They have already paid $3000 to the now defunct JK Harris to resolve their tax problem (JK Harris' new home: Graveyard of Tax Resolution Companies)

They called Tax Defenders and Chicago and paid them $950.00 to resolve this. Not a bad fee - except - after they did the initial research -- they are asking for ANOTHER $6900.00 to handle the case! Utterly ridiculous.

Tax Defense Network in Florida charged them $4500.00 to handle the case.

My company, Washington Tax Services, charged her $1375.00 in sympathy to the money she has already paid Tax Defenders and JK Harris.

Folks, if your case is in Automated Collection Systems -- which means you owe less than $100,000 in personal taxes -- you really don't need to pay anyone more than $2550.00 for representation as long as most of your tax returns are filed.

I have illustrated other fee comparisons in previous posts :

Appropriate Fees for Tax Representation

Fee Comparison Example: WATAX vs. US Tax Shield

Four Different Tax Companies, Four Different Answers and Fees $

You can see Tax Defenders and Tax Defense Network and other good and bad companies on my survey of tax resolution companies:

A list of 166 Tax Resolution Companies

For 30 years, WATAX has been solving every kind of tax problem. Call us at 1-888-282-4697 or email a description of your tax issue and we’ll contact you.

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