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TaxMasters of Houston / Fraud and Misrepresentation

1 900 Town & Country LaneHouston, TX, United States Review updated:
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I had several thousand dollars in tax debt. While this doesn't seem like much, I am a single mother who barely makes ends meet. TaxMasters promised to intervene with the IRS and reduce my debt to "nothing, or at least pennies on the dollar." I began getting suspicious when I could not get through to speak to anyone in person. I got the same old tired message about being number so&so in line with a wait time of four minutes. It was always four minutes, no matter how far I had advanced in the call waiting line. On the occasions that I could hold for 30 minutes, I had to leave a voicemail. NONE of my calls were returned. I had been told during my initial "free consultation" who my "personal" case manager would be. I was able to wait for at least 30 minutes one day trying to contact TaxMasters by phone, when to my surprise my case manager answered the phone. She knew NOTHING of me or my case. I was put on hold for another 10 minutes while she found out what she should have already known. The ONLY time I received a phone call from TaxMasters was to make sure the payment options I had chosen were correct and they would be getting my money. This fraudulent company has now debited my account for two pay periods and done absolutely NOTHING to help reduce my debt. The IRS was not notified that my case was being handled, as I was promised, creating more penalty and interest fees. I was naive and trusting, and was lied to under the guise that "we are here to help you." TaxMasters is disgusting and immoral. Please do not let them make anyone else a sucker.

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  • Tx
      15th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Apparently there is a US Treasury investigation into TaxMasters.
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    US Treasury Department
    Attention: Agent Farwell
    1919 Smith Street
    Suite 2270
    Houston, TX 77002

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    And a potential class-action suit:

    Pam Mitchell
    (504) 234-5202


    Additionally:

    If you've been a victim of TaxMasters, below is a good starting list of everyone you should send a letter to, detailing your experience. Signed and mailed letters are often still taken more seriously than an emailed or faxed one. You should also include any/all supporting documentation/evidence.

    This really is needed. The sooner these agencies receive more complaints about this company, the more they will investigate.

    1. Your state's Attorney General
    2. All of your state's Senators and Representatives (Federal and State)
    3. All of the following:

    U.S. Treasury Department
    ATTN: Special Agent Farwell
    1919 Smith St.
    Suite 2270
    Houston, TX 77002

    Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
    333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 900
    Austin, TX 78701-3900

    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
    Hotline
    P.O. Box 589
    Ben Franklin Station
    Washington, DC 20044-0589

    Office of the Attorney General of Texas
    PO Box 12548
    Austin, TX 78711-2548

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Attorney General
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20530

    Internal Revenue Service
    Office of Professional Responsibility
    SE: OPR, Room 7238/IR
    1111 Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20224

    Better Business Bureau of Houston
    http://houston.bbb.org/

    Federal Trade Commission
    Consumer Response Center
    600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20580

    Mayor Annise D. Parker
    City of Houston
    P.O. Box 1562
    Houston, TX 77251

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