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Tax Masters - Washington / They STOLE $4650.00 from me

Mar 5, 2013

I'll try to be brief. I contacted Tax Masters to assist me with a tax issue. They requested $4850.00 from me to get started & to get settle with the IRS. They did nothing except get themselves listed as my agent with the IRS, so I received no communication from them or the IRS. The IRS came calling at my bank account, my tax returns & my salary. They did NOTHING. Sure like to get some of my money back

Tax Masters - Texas, Houston / Representation Lacked Integrity

Aug 29, 2012

I too have been a victim of Tax Masters to the tune of $2, 800.00 to assist in an IRS audit. Since around April 2008, I have been hounded by IRS auditors, letters, threats, garnishments/levy, and ended up cashing in my retirement to pay off the blood sucking IRS. Cory McAlister was my point of contact with the company and Keith Cothroll appointed my case worker for most of the duration. Others were also working on my case in the beginning. I now see that Tax Masters, Inc. has filed bankruptcy in April 2012, and I have been notified that I may have a claim against Tax Masters, Inc. I know that...

Tax Masters - Texas, Houston / Taking money and doing nothing

Apr 4, 2012

They had me pay $3, 500.00 on t6he promiss that they would file past taxes and help me to enter an agreement sith the IRS. They began almost 8 months earlier taking money from my bank account without a signed agreement. I called them back and they had not even started to handle my case nor advise me of the next step. In mid 2011 they said they were going to be more expensive and when I reveived their new billing schedule, I had made one more payment and then cancelled my agreement with them. Since they did nothing, I asked for my money back via Certified Mail, Fax, and Phone. I later received...

Tax Masters / Stay far away from this company

Mar 12, 2012

I thought I would use Tax Masters service so I contacted them on 4/4/11 and talked with a woman about their services. She said the cost would be 2650 to start service with them. I then (big mistake!!) gave them my bank account info and they took out the 2650 + 350 to do 2011 taxes. After a week I didn't hear from anyone at the company so then I decided to do a complaint check and the complaints were a mile deep. After many calls and given the run around i contacted someone and told them I was cancelling my agreement which I sent in on 4/12/11 and cancelled on 4/13/11. I then called back...


Oct 21, 2011

Tax Masters led me to believe that for 5+ months they had been in contact with the IRS helping me to get my interested and penalties lowered. I paid them upwards of $3000. I had a hard time getting them to return my phones calls or emails, and the few times I was able to get in touch with someone, they assured me they were taking care of everything. Wasn’t I surprised when I had a knock at my door and found a man whom had a certified letter from the IRS stating they are going to take action, drain my accounts, come after my home, etc…everyone’s worst nightmare.

Tax Masters / Don't use

Jul 2, 2011

Completely unreliable and does NOT deliver the goods, one screwup after another..cannot bear to watch their ads..will promise you everything and NOT delivery on anything!!! GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING THEY ARE VERY CLEVER AND TRAINED IN TELLING YOU THINGS OVER THE PHONE (UNDOCUMENTED) AND NOT PROVIDING RESPONSES OR CONFIRMATIONS VIA EMAIL. They dropped the ball not once, not twice but three times. Your account will move from one manager to another or an employee who is helping you is gone and unless you call frequently you have no idea until it is too late!! Verify, Verify, Verify, Verify!!!

Tax Masters / Fraud/Scam

Apr 14, 2011

I saw last night on ABC Nightly News that Tax Masters is being investigated for decptive/fraudulant practise. This is only being investigated in 2 States, they who are investigating need to open there eyes to the full extent of which Tax Masters will go it is a lot more than merely 2 of the 52 states, I would imagine most all states have been lied and scamed by Tax Masters. Who do I file a complaint with? I live in Illinois and I as well as many have had the same treatment from Tax Masters, they are trained to lie, I was told I was being stupid for working with the IRS on my own Jeremy Long...

Tax Masters - North Carolina, Mount Holly / Did not help solve tax issue

Apr 14, 2011

Tax Masters was paid a $2500.00 between Jan 19, 2009 to June 20, 2009, to assist with a tax issue. After they received payment was told by a Nicki Sample (Tax Consultant- 281-497-4226) that we needed to gather all W-2's from previous employers, and previous tax filings and send them to their Texas office. Although we has some documentation, there was not anyway to obtain "all" documentation. We informed Nikki that we thought that was Tax Masters' responsibility. We repeatedly tried to contact Tax Masters using the ID number they assigned, because nothing was being resolved. We never...

Tax Masters / Sales department and untrained personal

Feb 3, 2011

Tax Masters is not a reputable company. Contacting them I was pressured into believeing that they would stop liens and resolve my issues. They did not! Investigate before you give them any money. They misrepresent what they advertise. Do not use them and seek out a local CPA in your area. This company wanted anothe $2, 600 from me for doing the Fed and then another $2, 600 for State. Why when the Fed has to be done first and then to be charged again is high powered robbery. Someone has got to stop TM from scamming people in stressed!!!

Tax Masters / Help

Jan 26, 2011

I had an appointment with a representative and was assured that my debt would be decreased to cents on the dollar from 70k. He said I had to sign the contract and pay there retainer fee of 8, 000(Wow!) before anything would take place. So, I called my wife and told her how they could help. I was so relieved and looked forward to letting the “professionals” represent us, and having the promise of being worry free. With all there commercials I was conditioned to think that they must be the best. The same thing happened to me that everyone is complaining about, endless paperwork, not...

Tax Masters - Texas, Dallas / Companies like Tax Masters are a Scam!


Honestly, when my hubby and I became aware we were in tax debt we were more scared about getting scammed by the organization assisting us then the IRS taking our money. How do you browse for one reputable tax relief company, like Tax Defense Network, in a sea of frauds? You go with the one which gives straightforward answers to the questions and doesn't hold a fraudulent record. That's why we didn't pick frauds like Tax Masters, and so relieved we did choose Tax Defense Network. From the very beginning we had an uneasy feeling about Tax Masters. We heard and read that a lot of...

Tax Masters - Texas, Houston / BREECH OF CONTRACT


Hired Tax Masters to help me with an issue regarding my watercraft and the Ohio Dept of Watercraft concerning a usage tax.They proceeded to delve into the State income tax and Federal tax which is not what they were hired to do.Only to find out months later, and after being turned over to the Ohio Attny Genaral, that they said they were not qualified to do such work.Now mind you, they proceeded to scam me for 1500.00 b4 I caught it.We have been arguing ever since .We finally came to an agreement, signed contract, stating that they would send me 1300.00 back stating the credit card company kept...

Tax Masters / Tax Help


Recently our firm (877-517-0067) has been receiving calls from consumers that have been complaining about Tax Masters and Jk Harris. It seems that these two companies are telling everyone that calls in that they qualify for an Offer in Compromise. If you want an OIC all you have to do is download form 656 off the IRS website and submit it. on the site they even tell you what qualifications are necessary to qualify for an Offer in Compromise. Let me be the first to tell you that if you qualify for an OIC you do not have any money to pay a tax preparer of any kind thousands of dollars to do thi...



I hired Tax Masters to file 3 yrs worth of returns and negotiate a settlement. After paying $4000.00 I got the returns filed, which had errors and my offer in compromise was rejected based on something a simpleton could figure out let alone "tax professionals" . So now not only do I owe the 54k I know spent another 4k for nothing. I ended up owing more than when I started. The false advertising and hope these people give you is almost criminal. I am handling the OIC appeals myself and will probably get better results. My advice is educate yourself and take care of tax matters yourself. It can be done.

Tax Masters - Oregon, Salem / DIDN'T HELP WITH TAX PROBLEM


I sow there at and fox news network. They even had a recomendation from Bill O'Reilly. I gave them a $1000.00 they wanted $3000 I told him that it would be no problem if they got the garnisments from IRS and Oregon Revinue (which are $1600.00) off my paycheck. We are unable to payoff my Medical Bills from my Heart condition or Dental bills. There line has been pay the $2000.00 and they will fix them. They have done nothing for me about the garnishments and nothing with dealing with oregon rev. DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY ANYTHING... DUANE HUNT

Tax Masters - California / Fraud


I am just another victim of fraud from Tax Masters! I rejected their services and didn't sign their contract. They stole $4000 from me. Tax Masters high pressures their victims like me into sending them money misleading the victim into thinking the IRS is going to levy their accounts and garnish their wages immediately if funds aren't sent to them. I rejected their business and did NOT sign any contracts and yet they won't return my $4000 they charged me! They then lie and say there was a verbal contract and a third party! If that wasn't the biggest lie I ever heard then...

Tax Masters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City OK / Fraud and Neglect


I contacted Tax Masters because I saw their ad on Fox News. The IRS had sent me a letter that they were going to levi everything I owned including my checking accounts. The IRS said that I owed them $12, 000. Tax Masters said no problem. Don't woory they can take care of it and help me. Tax Masters contacted the IRS and set up a "Collections Due Process Hearing" (CDP) to be conducted over the telephone. They then missed the date of the hearing and did not cantact the IRS. Oh, by the way, they would do nothing until they had collected $5000 from me over several mopnths of drafting money...

Tax Masters - Texas, Houston / Fraudulent representation and charges


I called Tax Masters and inquired about their services on the phone. I told them that I was inclined to retain their services so the representative said he will send me a retention contract by email to sign. I did not want to give them my credit card number on the phone and wanted to mail them a check for payment later. The representative insisted that i give him a credit card number for just the initial $1, 000 of the total $6, 500 fees and that he will send me the credit card authorization form to fill out before they put the charge through. Within an hour the rep sent me by email the...

Tax Masters - Texas, Houston / No services rendered, unauthorized withdrawl of funds


This is a copy of the letter that I sent to Tax Masters thinking that they were a reputable company and could help. Boy, was I wrong. I have since contacted the BBB of Houston, the Attorney Generals of Texas and Colorado, the Office of Consumer Fraud with the FTC, and an attorney. So far, everyone has taken my complaint but only the BBB has received any correspondence telling me that I have no case for a refund and that I am responsible for the remaining "installments" even though they do not have a signed Power of Attorney to represent me with the IRS. Anybody for filing a class action...

Tax Masters - Texas / Is anyone starting a class action suit?


I have made call after call after call. Read the other Blogs that is my story also. Paid them $5, 000 a year ago and they have done nothing. I think everyone starts with Mr McCallister and then he disappears and you are sent to someone else. It is never the same person handling your case. When you call in after being on hold for an hour they state "Your case has been passed to someone else" and they never return calls. What ever you do DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY. I called for 1 week straight just to do a test. I was told the same thing every day and not one return call. Horrible, horrible company. They should not be allowed to stay in business.