The Ultimate Consumer Guide to Checking Out a Debt Relief Company Before You Sign On the Line

It’s probably a bad idea to start off with a negative but here it is, people in the debt relief industry are going to hate this article. Even friends of mine in the industry will be bummed. And why, because this article will tell you everything you need to look for when checking out a … Read more

Tax Investigation Corporation Sells Affiliates on Bypassing FTC With Tax Relief

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the following presentation from Tax Investigation Corporation. The cover email said, “Our programs allow you to maintain control of the client and set your own fees while our Tax Resolution affiliates handle the case work.” That certainly seems like a big invitation for consumers to pay … Read more

TaxMasters Slams “Unethical” Debt Settlement Companies Getting Into Tax Relief Services

photo © 2008 woodley wonderworks | more info (via: Wylio)TaxMasters, a tax relief service provider has come out in support of the new FTC telemarketing sales rules and has said they will follow them, even though the FTC has put a temporary hold on enforcement of those rules for now. Though the new Telemarketing Sales … Read more

Roni Deutch Tax Relief – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: Roni Deutch Tax Relief Record Date: 11-8-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: 1-800-516-8079. Overwhelmed by IRS tax debt. Don’t lose another nights sleep. Includes client testimonials. Promoting business and individual tax relief help. [quicktime]https://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/RoniDeutch-20101108.mov[/quicktime] The debt relief commercial above is presented only as an example and archive of debt relief marketing and NOT AS … Read more

Tax Relief Providers Get Temporary Pass Under FTC TSR Effective Today

Enforcement Deferred for Tax Debt Relief Services, but Most Companies Are Now Prohibited From Collecting Advance Fees The Federal Trade Commission has issued an enforcement policy statement on a new FTC rule that protects consumers by barring debt relief firms from collecting up-front fees. In its statement, the FTC says that while most companies that … Read more

Tax Relief Providers Want to Avoid New FTC Telemarketing Sales Rules

Here is a press release from Tax Resolution Services. With two days left before the new telemarketing sales rules go into force it seems very last minute to make the pitch, but nice try. Anyone want to try to help clarify it for them? Post your clarification in the comments below. Press Release Tax Relief … Read more

Day of Reckoning is Coming for Tax Relief

Halloween is coming four days early for the tax debt relief industry-and the result will not be a treat for firms who make false promises to distressed taxpayers, according to independent Web site easyIRS.com. On Oct. 27, debt resolution companies covered under new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legislation won’t be allowed to collect advance fees-a … Read more

It’s Official, Tax Relief Providers Not Happy Campers. It’s Their Turn, Turn, Turn.

I don’t quite know where the tax relief industry was during the whole process to regulate the debt settlement industry. A process that took a couple of years by the way. But all of a sudden, with new regulations that will apply to the tax relief industry going into effect on October 27, 2010, the … Read more

Promoters of Debt Elimination and Tax Relief Scheme Get Hard Jail Time

A federal court in Pensacola, Fla., has sentenced three of nine promoters of a fraudulent tax-and-debt-elimination scheme to prison terms for their roles in tax fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. Four others were sentenced in July to prison terms ranging from 5 to 12 … Read more

FTC Warns Consumers to Stay Away From Tax Relief Companies

The Federal Trade Commission has issued the following warning to consumers. It’s good advice. Owe Back Taxes? Tax Relief Companies Can Result in More Pain than Gain We’ve helped thousands of people settle their tax debts for a fraction of the amount owed. We can stop wage garnishments, bank levies, tax levies, property seizures, and … Read more

Is Tax Relief the Next Debt Relief Scam to Watch Out For? American Tax Relief Under Fire.

In the news again is yet another tax relief company to find itself in hot water. American Tax Relief of Beverly Hills, California made claims that they could settle tax debt for pennies on the dollar. As big and scary as the Internal Revenue Service is, many jumped at the opportunity to make their debt … Read more