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In JG TaxGroup the other day I wrote about an employee that had to sue Jeffery Galante and David Connell to get her overtime. She won the case and the court forced Jeff Galante and the others to pay her back.

While I was doing the initial research I stumbled on this too Galante Tax Group. Jeff Galante seems to just close one business and start another in the same profession whenever he needs to.

Why would someone do this?

I can understand closing a company if you are no longer going to be doing anything in the same profession, but to close one and then open a VERY similar business (JG Taxgroup) is a technique that is often used by very dishonest people.

Did he have too many complaints and he figured that he would just start over with a new name and a new address even though the two businesses are right NEXT to each other?

JG Taxgroup is registered at: 4699 N. Federal Highway, Suite 112, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 - http://goo.gl/maps/8x5D1
Galante Tax Group has its address as: 4701 N. Federal Highway #400 B15, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 - http://goo.gl/maps/ar5jg

Did he have too many of his JG TaxGroup employees quit because he also treated them like Sara Vanegas?
Why would honest businessmen do something like this?

Another strange thing is that the website www.galantetaxgroup.com is still up… Why would an honest business file "Articles of Dissolution" and then continue to use the site and a phone number that is associated with JG Taxgroup?
The website even shows the site as being copyrighted in 2008 and it is still listed under Galante Tax Group.

I see how they are always touting their A+ rating. ABC news did a piece on the BBB and how if you are willing to pay you can just "buy" a good rating http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/better-business-bureau-under-fire%3A-are-grades-for-sale and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo8kfV9kONw .
I'm not saying they are, but, maybe they are one of those companies that just "bought" a good rating with the BBB.

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    JeffGalante Aug 09, 2012

    The article above was written by Tax Defense Network in an attempt to deceive the public once again. Galante Tax Group LLC has never had a complaint against them. The reason for dissolving that corporation was strictly a business decision.

    I have worked for the IRS for over 32 years, and during that time I have seen companies like Tax Defense Network who, I believe, have deceived the public in many ways.

    When I retired from the IRS, I started a company to represent taxpayers before the IRS, but also to educate the public about deceitful companies like, I believe, Tax Defense Network. I have previously educated the public about companies like Taxmasters, JK Harris, and Roni Deutch… all of whom have been closed down by Attorney Generals across the United States.

    Tax Defense Network, I believe, will be closed down by the Attorney General in a very short period of time. I have filed a complaint with the Attorney General of Florida, instituted a lawsuit against Tax Defense Network, and have reported Tax Defense Network to the Florida Bar. This is all in an effort to make sure taxpayers are not again deceived as they have been for many years by unscrupulous companies. Below is an article that I wrote regarding who, I believe, Tax Defense Network really is.

    I have recently participated in the creation of the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies. This association was started to clean up the tax resolution industry in response to the many tax resolution companies out there that have been deceiving the public. The National Association of Tax Resolution Companies will educate the public and, I believe, will expose unscrupulous tax resolution companies. As Vice President of the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies, I will recommend that companies like Tax Defense Network not be allowed to maintain active membership in the association. I believe that a company, and its owner’s past reputations along with their ongoing attempts to deceive the public should be factors in rejecting their membership in the association.

    If you feel that you have been deceived by Tax Defense Network, you should file a complaint with:
    Office of Attorney General
    State of Florida
    The Capitol PL-01
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
    1-866-966-7226

    The Florida Bar
    651 E. Jefferson Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
    1-850-561-5600

    Who Is Tax Defense Network?

    The Real Review

    Tax Defense Network was founded in 2007, by brothers Franklin and Joseph Vailnho. Neither of whom is an Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney. The company was established after both brothers and their prior business, Emergency
    Debt Relief, were sued by Attorney General Charlie Crist on behalf of the State of Florida pursuant to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Chapter 501, Florida Statutes. To read more here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/tax-defense-article-1. For the settlement document on this matter read more http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/images/stories/AG.jpg.

    Dwayne Harmon, while Vice President of Marketing at Tax Defense Network, was charged with 1.7 million dollars in Internet fraud. Harmon was accused of selling the personal information of hundreds of Tax Defense Networks’ clients, putting their identities at risk of being abused. To read more here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/[redacted]s/tax-defense-article-2. To read Harmon’s lengthy criminal history, read more here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/images/stories/criminal_record.jpg and to see his present incarceration http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/images/stories/Inmate.jpg.

    Additionally, Tax Defense Network has set up a website called www.consumertaxreports.org. This
    website claims to deliver “Real Reviews”, “Honest Ratings”, and “Reliable Results”. The website dishonestly poses as an outside, third party who has “done background checks” on each tax company and “rated their performance from A-F”. It attempts to mimic the Better Business Bureau, better known as the BBB. The truth is that Tax Defense Network owns consumertaxreports.org. and lists itself as the “Number 1” tax company on the website. Meanwhile, Tax Defense Network is hard at work posting pretend, made up “ratings” on other companies.

    Any company with a trustworthy reputation need not rely on deceptive websites to falsely promote themselves. Read here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/images/stories/lawsuit1.jpg for a copy of a lawsuit that JG Tax Group filed against the Valinho brothers, Tax Defense Network and its other website, consumertaxreports.org. After the lawsuit was filed, they immediately withdrew JG Tax Group from their website. We dismissed our lawsuit because Tax Defense Network removed our name and approximately 40 other names from the website. Several weeks later, Tax Defense Network was back up to their old tricks as they’d reposted JG Tax Group on their website in a less provocative way. We still believed it was libel so we notified Tax Defense Network that we were filing a second lawsuit. Read here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/images/stories/lawsuit2.jpg to see the copy of the lawsuit. Again, they immediately withdrew JG Tax Group's name from their website. As a taxpayer, it is vitally important that you do your research before hiring a firm to defend your rights. Do not leave your IRS tax problems
    in the hands of possibly deceptive or untrustworthy individuals. If you are facing IRS tax problems, read here http://www.jgtaxgroup.com/enrolled-agent-tax-attorney.php to
    learn more about JG Tax Group.

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    Conrad Whitney Sr. Aug 13, 2012

    Wow this is interesting. I do have a question. Why is JG Tax Group calling out Tax Defense Network? I am not taking sides by any means. I am an old codger who has nothing better to do than read about companies and their business practices. JT Tax Group sure looks upset about something. From what I read and the links provided. JG Tax Group has skeletons in their closets as well. After all no company is spot free with complaints now a days if you do any sort of volume. When I read that post it sounded like an ex, disgruntled employee(s) of JG Tax Group posted this little "Secret" about their work practices. I do have a question though. If this was a non issue with JG Tax Group then why did it reach all the way to Federal Court? That is a pretty serious charge and the appearance is that there is some truth for it to go that far. hmmmm SMH.

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    Conrad Whitney Sr. Aug 13, 2012

    I noticed that JG Tax Group never addresses the closing of a business either. What did tax Defense Network do what warrants them being shut down? If you do your research you don;t really read anything out of the ordinary IMO. This sounds like nothing more than a slap fight by JG Tax Group. I haven't read one thing about Tax Defense Network bashing JG Tax Group so what gives? It sounds to me that JG Tax Group is upset because their labor practices and possibly their business practices are being exposed by an ex employee and now they are just trying to throw stones. It's a sad state of affairs when you see companies resort to tactics like this. Sheeze JG Tax Group you would think you would have enough work to do taking care of your clients instead of wasting time slinging mud.

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