We are attorneys licensed and insured in the State of Connecticut. We are not a tax relief company. We are not sales people who sign you up and refer you to another company. We are legitimate legal counsel who specialize in tax relief.
Why Tax Relief Companies Are The Worst
Have I mentioned we are not a tax relief company? I hope I have gotten my point across that we are not. That’s because tax relief companies are the worst and the FTC seems to agree with our opinion. You may be asking yourself, why is it better to hire a tax attorney than a tax relief company?
I think the best way to answer that is to show you why tax relief companies are terrible. The bottom line is that many of the people working for a tax relief company to help relieve you of your tax debt are in absolutely no way more qualified to handle your tax problem than you are. Further, some of the agencies are straight up thieves and make unauthorized charges on their clients cards (according to an FTC memo). Many of these companies do not offer refunds, not even partial ones. So it turns out the only thing some tax relief companies are going to relieve you of is more of your hard earned money.
In fact some tax relief companies are so bad and the FTC received so many complaints that they wrote a memorandum on how bad tax relief companies are. Here’s a quote:
“….these companies claim they can reduce or even eliminate your tax debts and stop back-taxes by applying for legitimate IRS hardship programs. The truth is that most taxpayers don’t qualify for the programs these fraudsters hawk, their companies don’t settle the tax debt, and in many cases don’t even send the necessary paperwork to the IRS.”
Why Hire A Tax Attorney To Handle Your Tax Relief
At this point you may be thinking “wait a minute, aren’t you guys offering to eliminate my tax debts and stop back taxes through IRS programs?”. Why yes, yes we are. The only difference is we are attorneys; trained professionals who spent 7 years in school (each) and passed Bar exams to be able to represent our clients.
We don’t charge massive fees up front before we make determinations on what we can do for you and only then do we charge you a fee based on what we can actually do. There is a small fee to have us pull and review your paperwork (after all, we can’t work for free). However, even if our determination is that we can’t help you, at least you didn’t waste your time or pay a tax relief company more to not do anything.