I just got through my tax nightmare! I avoided this company by doing research before deciding on someone to represent me. The problem is they take your money before getting a clear picture on your situation with the IRS. Companies like Tax Relief Foundation conduct an investigation first. This is the only honest way to conduct business in this arena. Both you and your representation have realistic expectations.
This is the way this company works. /name removed/ brings a background of Marketing to the table and attempts to manage the sales force. More often than not it seems the sales team manages him. His tax relief back ground was as a failed salesman in most of the tax relief companies in and around LA.
The money behind the company comes from a guy named Michael Cardone who according to XBIZ.com was the Vivid Entertainment Group affiliate manager, at least in 2006. That means that he was involved in internet porn before he financed a tax relief company.
The company largely consists of a sales office manned by three to five “consultants”. Their job is to take inbound calls and “close”
deals for the company. The staff in the sales office use names that are different from their actual ones. For purposes of example only, one guys name on the phone might be Dave X and in reality his name may be John Y, Bob Y or Steve Y. They only exist in the office
to gather clients and their method of payment. “Clients” pay by Credit Card, Direct Deposit, Wire Transfer and the preferred
method, Check by Phone. The sales dept. knows next to nothing about taxes.
The rest of the company is contained in the back office. Last I knew they had 1 attorney, two cpa’s, one enrolled agent, and 2
clerks. That’s it. That’s all I know.
Titan Tax Relief 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. TITAN TAX RELIEF DID NOTHING BUT ROB ME OF $3000 AND GET ME INTO MORE TROUBLE AND DEBT THAN I WAS ALREADY IN. PLEASE DO NOT FALL VICTIM AS I DID.
We are in more trouble now than when we started. They took $4000. from of after we were both laid off and we didnt want to have this hanging over our head, from something that it seems is an inexcapable nightmare. It originally started out as me getting scammed by someone who did the taxes originally, we went to them to finally take care of it but now we're in even deeper.
AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!! THEY ARE USELESS. I would have enjoyed getting hit over the head and robbed by a thug than get taken advantage of by someone who wears a suit. At least I would have expected it.
They took $1550 out of my checking account, and I never hired them. I don't know how they got my banking information, but it was not from me. I had to close my account, and all my checks are bouncing. My check to the IRS bounced. I spoke to Michael Cardone. He says I hired them and refuses to return my money. They never did a thing about my taxes. JK Harris handled my taxes. All they have done is take my money.
After settling all of my IRS tax issues I am truly grateful. When I originally called I was getting garnished and levied. My employer said for me to call Titan Tax Relief and that was the best thing I could have done. As a subcontractor 1099 I was completely unaware of a lot of tax laws and felt I had no way to get this resolved. I was a stress case for a few weeks, but these guys were so patient and took all of my calls regardless if I was calling to many times a day. Sorry about that. Overall, Titan Tax Relief stopped the aggressive action and got my case settled out. I have a payment I can live with and an end date to have the IRS out of my hair. I give you an A+. Thanks again.