How To Choose A Tax Relief Company

How To Choose A Tax Relief Company

By Mike Habib, EA at 877-788-2937

Choosing a reliable and reputable tax relief company is a daunting task. The reality is that many tax problems are better handled and resolved with a tax professional who knows what he is doing. Many tax relief and tax resolution companies advertise that they can wipe out all your penalties, interest and settle your tax debt for few pennies!

Buyer beware! The reality is very different than what these unscrupulous companies are promising! And as the saying goes: when it’s too good to be true, it is not true. But of course, you must know how to choose a tax relief company. Here are some guidelines that will help you on how to choose a tax relief company.

First and foremost, you must be sure that they have the specialized tax knowledge and experience in dealing with different kinds of tax problems. If you want to be sure that you are choosing a tax relief company that is right for you and will be able to help you with your tax matters, it is also important to know the background of the principals of the firm and the character of the different persons involved in the tax relief company. So how to choose a tax relief company depends mostly on the person or persons involved and working therein. These people must be licensed (only Enrolled Agents, CPAs and Attorneys are licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS), trustworthy, honest and open or that the company itself is transparent in all its dealings.

It is a must for you to check the company and the persons therein and their BBB, Better Business Bureau, rating and record. It’s not just the amount of clients or the number of tax problems and cases they handled, but most importantly, a very helpful tip on how to choose a tax relief company is that particular company’s principal representative, the person who will actually be your power of attorney and negotiate with the IRS on your behalf. So in choosing a tax relief company, they should also have an extensive experience in the tax controversy field and know the ins and outs of the complicated IRS tax matters.

When choosing a tax relief company, you’ll notice from day one when you call them, if they let you speak to a sales person, an unlicensed tax consultant, then you should just hang up and save your time & money. Only experienced and licensed tax professionals can effectively analyze your particular tax situation and recommend a remedy accordingly. If this is the case, they can and should also help you understand all possible settlement options available to you and most of all, they can and should help you understand the best settlement option from among the available options.

I hope that I shed some light on how to choose a tax relief company, and prevented you from falling into unscrupulous tax relief scams.

About Mike Habib, EA

Mike Habib is an IRS licensed Enrolled Agent who concentrates his tax practice on helping individuals and businesses solve their IRS tax problems. Mike has over 20 years experience in taxation and financial advisory to individuals, small businesses and fortune 500 companies.

IRS problems do not go away unless you take some action! Get IRS Tax Relief today by calling me at 877-788-2937. You can reach me from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week.

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