They usually advertise on Cable Stations such as Sports and Home Shows. "If you owe more than $10,000 in taxes we can help." Or they inundate you with letters and calls after a Federal Tax Lien is filed. They promise relief and give glowing testimonials of clients paying "pennies on the dollar." Unfortunately, these companies frequently victimize the taxpayers who can least afford it. Whether it was "American Tax Relief, Roni Deutch, J.K. Harris, and now Tax Masters, each company has taken client money and left them in a lurch.
Tax lawyers cannot advertise and make false promises like these fraudsters. Tax lawyers are not going to chase you for your business. New phony companies are popping-up all the time. Beware!