Tax Law Attorney in Tampa, Florida

Tax Resolution Companies - Beware! by Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq.

Consumers should be cautious in their dealings with so-called "Tax Resolution" companies promising tax debt relief. To be more straightforward, these consumers are being misled by heavy advertising on the radio with unsubstantiated claims.

Many of these firms are collecting large fees upfront and taking little to no action on client cases outside of collecting documents. Oftentimes, consumers are dealing with sales professionals. When talking to these companies, consumers should ask about the education, experience, and licenses of who will directly handle their case.

It does not make sense to pay fees that are half of the tax debt. With competent and experienced counsel, and the right information oftentimes a taxpayers' tax resolution options can be evaluated and assessed within a few hours.

Unfortunately, I have received new clients as a result of these companies' failure to resolve the tax issues or at the very least provide an honest and ethical directive to the prospective client.

I recommend consumers contact a local tax attorney when dealing with IRS matters instead of a toll free number to California.

Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq., is Managing Principal of The Jefferson Firm, LLC. The taw law firm, provides comprehensive Tax Preparation, Tax Representation, Tax Litigation, and Tax Consultation services to individual and small business clients. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School (Atlanta). Attorney Jefferson is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, The District of Columbia, and is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar. He is also an IRS Enrolled Agent and may be reached at (813) 328-7322.