After reading complaints by consumers through business dealings with JK Harris, my husband and I are confused with regard to pursuing with their services. Moreover, we are unable to afford a lawyer since we have exhausted our monies into our monthly payments for the required fees. We are now being haunted by their collections department with regard to the balance of the required fees before they could pursue the service - knowing that we could be loosing the monies we paid and will continue to pay. Help!!!
4901 Efthemia Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
I am pissed at JK Harris & Co.. LLC, because those *** stole $12, 500 from me 5 years ago.
They had stalled for time all these years and now they say they cannot do anything for me.
They also will not give me back any money, since they said they sent out two letters and never got a response from the IRS or the California State Tax Board, so they give up.
They said I had to contact them myself and if I ever call or mail them anything again they will have the FBI arrest me for asking anymore questions.
I just thought I am entitled to get my questions answered by them, but they told me, "no, it is against the law for me to talk to them anymore.
I think that was very rude of them and now I am out the $12, 500 when I need it the most, since the IRS and the CA State tax board wants their money.
They said if i do not pay soon they will put me in jail like Wesley Snipes.
Tax Defense Network Is no different than JK Harris or Tax Masters! I was Originally ripped off by Tax Master...
JK HARRIS charge over 5, 000, 00 for a solutions with IRS Tax matters
I paid to them around $3, 700.00 with no solution; instead IRS garnish and levy my BANK AACT
I take step and hire a lawyer for negociate Payment Agrement with the iRS. I paid to the
lawyer $1, 000.00 to help us with the AGREMENT with the IRS. JK Harris manager and Representatives are
not frienly and no anwer the phone calls. No orientation from them and doesnt explain clear the details,
When I walk to the first appoinment in JK Harris office in SCHUMBURG IL the saleperson make a contract
charge a downpayment ; explain in writing numbers for qualification for a reduction with the IRS
showing a good picture how JK Harris can help out with IRS Tax matter with a very good solution.Before JK HARRIS we hire TAX RELIEF from California that company was working in our Tax matter but the COURT
close the business reason (FRAUD) we lost more than $3, 000, 00 dollars with TAX RELIEF and we dont received
our money back. I dont trust any TAX Company we still big problem with the IRS the amount to paid to
the IRS is bigger no help, lost money the owner of those Tax Co take our money; we struglind with our
work because the economic crisis we been working hard in the road looking for work and those people make
easy money. I hope the goverment stop those COMPANYS. Please we need for get my money back.
We sacrifice no vacations my car is old and no solutions and HK Harris each day is richer.
My wife and I are engineers and worked as independent contractors in the early 2000's for the electric...
Recently our firm [protected]) 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 this for you (for most cases, some cases are much more complex). There is no miracle process to resolving a tax payers debt, each individuals case requires a different approach. And there is no way to determine what it will cost a financial firm to resolve your tax situation from one phone conversation. Which is why our firm will do a Tax Investigation first. we actually contact to IRS and determine why you owe the debts you do. Once that is determined it becomes possible to know how your tax situation can be resolved. Fillings as 1099, 1040, k1, 940 etc. have different ramifications, and the reasons you owe the taxes: sub returns filed for you, non payment, receiving lump sums of cash (401k, divorce settlement, lottery winnings, stock trading) all have different ways of being resolved and depending on your situation. you may be entitled to having your debt reduced dramatically, or you may not be qualified to have it reduced at all. I'm not even sure why Those two companies promote Offer In Compromise as the legitimate fix all for tax debt, according to the IRS over 90% of all OIC's submitted get denied. A huge marketing budget doesn't equate to actual help. if you want actual advice and help call [protected]. There is no miracle cure, but there are many ways to fix your tax problems.
I contacted JK Harris to help me resolve an old tax debt in February of 2009. They gave my case to a local representative by the name of Randall E. Franzen. I met with Mr. Franzen on 2/18/09. I told him that the IRS has put a levy against my paycheck and bank account, (approximately 65% of my net income was garnished), which only left me with about $500 per month to live on. After going over my expenses Mr. Franzen said, his company could remove the levy against my paycheck and get me debt reduced. He said the cost would be $3200, which included a $350 deposit. I told Mr. Franzen I do not have any money with the IRS taking so much money from me. Mr. Franzen said he would draw up the contract and start the process, with the first payment due on March 18th 2009. This will give his company more than enough time to get the levy released in order for me to start payments. I agreed and signed the contract. 1 week past nothing was done. I called week after week finally, I spoke to an account rep named Linda Hinn. She told me that my account has been filed and my levy release should take place soon. I informed her that I was getting late on all my bills so please hurry. She said she would. Another month past then another. I called to try to get in contact with Ms. Hinn all I got was her voice mail. The accounts billing department of JK Harris started calling me every week asking for money. When I told them about my situation I was told that was not their department's responsibility to work cases only to collect money, also that they do not have contact with other departments. I find it hard to believe that a company’s business is communication, their departments do not communicate with each other. I became homeless waiting on JK Harris to do what they said they were going to do. Finally, I called the IRS and explained that I became homeless, they released the levy, and I agreed to pay $77 per month. I called JK Harris to see if they could get the amount I owe reduced. I was told yes. I started sending $150 per month after 3 months still nothing had been done. I informed JK Harris that I refuse to send any more money until something is done. The billing department is still sending me payment notices. Billing is the only department at JK Harris that seems to do their job.
I had recieved a notice from the IRS that I had unfiled taxes for two years and owed about $20, 000 dollars in back taxes. I called JK Harris for help and after metting with thier "consultant" and paying them $1, 250 dollars to invetigate my situation, I was told the were going to be able to help me. I then had to pay them another $850.00 to file my two years of taxes. About two months later I received a call that the "consultant wanted to meet with me. At the meeting he gave me copies of the taxes that they had prepared, but not filed, and was told I had to file these myself. I was told that according to his calculations I don't make enough money for them to be able to work out a settlement for me with the IRS--yes I said that right--I did not make enough money. He then told me that for another $1, 800 dollars that they would be able to set up a payment schedule for me to pay the full amount I had started with. I not only did not get any help I am now out $2, 000 dollars that I could have better used to pay down my IRS debt. If you are having tax trouble do yourself a favor, DO NOT CALL THESE SCAMMERS!!! Call an IRS tax advocate and use the money that JK Harris will scam from you to pay down your IRS debt.
After filing taxes with Turbo Tax for years we were hit with an amount we spposedly owed the IRS. After...
JK Harris is one of the biggest scams going in America. I paid them $750 up front to have the services of their tax accountants and to represent me in my case against the IRS. For more than 2 years they never once responded to any of my requests for help.
For the life of me, I have no idea how this company stays in business, maybe it's those clever ads they run on all of the cable channels. I know that JK Harris is under investigation by the federal government, but those investigations usually take years. Be advised, never give them any money because you'll be left on your own just like me.
JK Harris is quoted as being a friend to the consumer dealing with the IRS - My husband and I find that to be false and have read many blogs of unhappy people as to the actions of this company. How do they get away with it??? I was audited by the IRS for undeclared taxes. Being on disability for severe chronic pain, this mistake was made by me - adding instead of subtracting a number.
In any case, a representative told me that JK Harris could help me get payments with the IRS for $50 a month. I was a little hesitant and so was my husband, about giving the rep a $950 fee to start the "procedure" with the IRS; but, we were cajoled into giving them the money. Mind you, $950 is a lot of money to give them for us. My husband has a severe heart problem and has to work part time to pay for all the medications that Medicare won't pay for.
I received a letter from Lytoya Stanley, on June 20, 2007, stating that she would be our "case worker". I e-mailed her several times to ask what the status of our case was - no reply. I finally called her and was told that she was "frankly baffled" by our case. She stated that she spoke to the IRS and was told we "didn't owe" anything - that the problem was an underestimate of taxes.
When I told her "why did we hire JK Harris" for, she said all I had to do was get in touch with the IRS and they would set up a payment plan, which I finallyt did. She also stated that we had to wait for 30 to 45 days for a refund. When I told her that the "rep" in New Port Richey told me about the $50 payment plan - she said "well I doubt she said that".
I sent a certified letter to JK Harris to return our money - I received a signed certified receipt - no reply and no money. Meanwhile, all the interest and penalties have piled up while we were waiting for a reply from JK Harris.
How in the world does this company get away with this fraud?
I sent letters to the Attorney General, Consumer Affairs, etc. All I get are letters that they are working on the case.
This company has to be revealed - there are many poor people like us being taken advantage of.
I hired JK Harris to submit an offer in compromise to the IRS. Paid them $2050.00 for services never rendered. Ended up having bank account levied and settling with Irs on my own. Had them cease all work on my behalf and submitted a refund agreement. The agreement was only for $1600.00. The agreement said I would see a refund in 90-120 days, that was almost a year ago and no refund. These people are a rip off and I advise not using their company. If you have tax problems with the IRS talk to them directly or find a local attorney for help.
This company took our money and did nothing for us. They will not speak with us or refund our money. What they offer is free at IRS. IRS will assist you in whatever you need. If you don't go to IRS NOW you will end up later going to them, because this company almost caused me to lose my home and my tax debt doubled.
Pay no attention to their advertisement!