Victims of the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams Can Be Left Holding the Bag
While the Justice Department goes after the criminals, the IRS penalizes the duped. Tax Resolution Services, Co. Founder and CEO Michael Rozbruch shares his perspective.
Encino, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
The IRS has announced its list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the year”””the worst of the worst,” according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. The list includes hiding income offshore, filing false or misleading tax returns, abusing charitable deductions and retirement plans, reducing taxable income to zero, and preparing returns in a dishonest or fraudulent manner. Such scams “may look tempting,” Shulman noted, “but these fraudulent deals end up hurting people who participate in them.”
While some consumers seeking tax help may knowingly engage in illicit or duplicitous activity to avoid paying taxes, others may simply fall prey to scam artists who pose as legitimate tax preparers who might even inflate and then skim part of an unsuspecting client’s return. While the IRS and the Justice Department go after the criminals who perpetrate these scams, the duped consumer is left owing all back taxes due plus the interest and penalties that have accrued.
“It’s an unfortunate situation that otherwise honest taxpayers end up being penalized so harshly for falling victim to these scams,” notes Michael Rozbruch, founder and CEO of Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS). “The best way out is to come forward and be honest with the IRS and try to negotiate the best possible deal for tax debt relief. But that isn’t a negotiation the average taxpayer should attempt on his or her own.”
An experienced tax resolution specialist such as Rozbruch and his team at Tax Resolution Services, Co. including skilled IRS tax attorneys have seen and heard it all before. They are in a superior position to provide tax help, unraveling the IRS tax problems inherent in any tax scam and presenting the best possible case to obtain tax debt relief. Tax resolution services can range from establishing an IRS installment payment plan to resolving back taxes or other tax debt owed to seeking a waiver of the accrued penalties.
“Don’t fall prey to these tax scams,” IRS Commissioner Shulman cautions on the IRS website. Those consumers who have may want to seek the help of professional tax-resolution specialists to mitigate the damage to their tax standing as well as their pocketbooks.”
Tax Resolution Services, Co. ® is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our tax attorneys, CPAs, and tax relief professionals have successfully resolved thousands of cases since 1998 and are committed to making sure our clients’ experiences exceed their expectations. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit TaxResolution.com or call 888-851-5894.
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