I hired Tax Defense Network to handle my case of back taxes owed. About $60,000 including penalties.
It was explained to me that their attorneys would negotiate a resolution and assured me that I would be paying back a portion of what was due. (they would probably deny that they told me this because the person who originally handled my case apparently quit and it was given to another person who did not get a through "turn-over" on the specifics of my case. I ended up submitting paperwork all over again.
I was led to believe that their attorneys were working hard on my case and that all was going well and progress was being made. I have the emails to attest to this. (I had to insist on them updating me).
After about seven months, they contact me by phone to tell me that my case has come to a resolution and approved by the IRS. I was excited because finally - I thought - my tax problems will come to an end.
What really happened was that the IRS simply approved a four year repayment plan for all taxes due including penalties. During that four years I even have to pay interest until the back taxes are paid.
So there was no reduction in taxes or no waiving of penalties. I still owe the entire amount. The IRS letter even threatens that if I miss a payment or if the payment is not on time, I risk property seizure and/or garnishment.
None of this puts my mind at ease.
I paid tax Defense network up front over $4200 to handle my case.
The worst part is that I could have done this myself for $43.
"If you simply can't come up with the money to pay the taxes when due, you may be able to negotiate an installment payment plan with the IRS. Complete Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request, and attach it to the front of your income tax return. Include the amount you propose to pay each month and the day of the month you'd like to make your payments. The IRS will notify you if you're approved. There's a $43 fee for setting up the installment agreement, and you'll incur interest on the balance due."
I simply don't understand how people/business can do this sort of thing and have a clear conscience about it.
I can understand Tax Defense Network charging a reasonable fee to handle the paperwork for you and filing them in your behalf because you do not now who to do it or do not have time. but to charge someone over $4000 with the false hope that you tax problems are solved is a real shame.
My tax problem is still there. Again, what they did, I could have done for $43.
I was told that an attorney was handling my case. What did he do?
I wrote Tax Defense a letter explain much of what I wrote here and have not received a response.
I personally would like most of my hard earned money back.
I am less trusting today that I was yesterday.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- I called up to discuss my case with the Tax Defense Network. Not only had they spent 10 minutes with me on the call to understand the problem, they asked for time for my case review. After some time, they rang me back. Within 30 minutes they told me the current status of my case and further proceedings. When I asked how much I owed them, they simply said nothing. I will recommend Tax Defense Network to all the people who are dealing with The IRS for Taxes. You can get a free consultation on your tax situation from them. For more details on tax tips you can go to their blog section.
Do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY. This company scammed me. They speak consolingly and understandably assuring you that they can help to resolve your Tax problems. Their sales people will never speak to you again once you are are signed up and none of their promises will be fulfilled. Once you have submitted all the required paperwork and pay them (over $4000), they lead you to believe that their team of attorneys are hard at work on your case. They also let a span of time to go by giving you the impression that your case is in arbitration and negotiations with the IRS, again assuring you that their attorneys are working hard for you. After many months, they contact you (claiming it is good news) to tell you that your Tax case is out of the IRS and that the IRS will send a letter. The letter you will receive from the IRS is not a reduction of my owed Tax nor a reduction or waiving of penalties. It is simply a repayment plan for the whole tax PLUS penalties !!! This was not good news !!! I could have done - and know how to do - what Tax Defense Network did for only $43. All that this company does is prepare a form requesting a repayment plan for the owed tax. You don't need an attorney for that, anyone can do this and the form and instructions are on the IRS website. I paid them over $4000 to do what I could have done myself for $43. They led me to believe that their attorneys were negotiating a favorable deal with the IRS. This was not the case. Plus, during the many months of this supposed negotiation, I was still being penalized. This company is a scam. I am extremely upset because I work very hard for my money and Tax Defense Network has no conscience about doing business in this manner. They monitor their internet presence and pay people to remove any truth. Employees of this organization post misleading, favorable reviews. Do not fall for them
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- They helped me a lot in resolving my Tax Debt Issue with the IRS. Tax Defense Network has very experienced, supportive, and polite employees. They have a team of smart and dedicated people who continuously updated us about our tax Debt case. I highly recommend them to everyone who ever is facing a problem with the taxes.
With your team who provided me every possible information about my tax case, and your efforts created better results for me in case with the IRS. So I thank your complete team for helping me in my case and brought positive results.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- I have had a good experience with Tax Defense Network. I had my tax dues and penalties. Tax Defense Network minimized it at most and helped me get my returns. I am very much satisfied with this organization
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- Thanks! Tax Defense Network you have a really efficient, expertise and helpful team. Starting from the consultations I was told about all corn and pros and what all can happen in my case. I particularly thank my attorney who handled my case efficiently and provided me best possible results.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- Tax Defense Network helped me with my case with IRS. I will definitely recommend this organization to all my friends and family.
You folks are amazing. I call up and discussed my case. Not only had they spent 10 minutes with me over call to understand the problem. They asked for time for my case review, after some time they ring me back. Within 30 minutes they told current status of my case and further proceedings, when I asked how much I owed him, he simply said nothing. I will recommend to all who are dealing with The IRS.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- Tax Defense Network help really comes at the correct time when we required it most, we were facing a crisis, and this IRS notice all made it worse. With the help of your flexible payment plan help it make handling things easy for us. From the Heart, I thank you so much.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- STAY AWAY.
I Just got ripped off,
They promised that if I sign up with them and they couldn't help me I will get all my money back.
Out of the $4,500 they were asking I was able to give them $900.00 upfront and would pay they rest at $600.00 per month installments.
After a month I was tooled that they could not help me because of my financial satiation. and that they will not be refunding my $900. After a good 20 minutes argument they agreed to pay me $300.
Don't believe anything they tell you. These people have no morals.
JACKSONVILLE,, FLORIDA -- I worked at Tax Defense Network for over a year and the only reason I left was because I was offered a more lucrative job in a management position. The time I spent at TDN was fulfilling and challenging. And I am sick of seeing exemployees whinning about the company on these review sites. Its unfair TDN has to suffer because a few people can't move on.
It is true that a lot of people do not make the cut after training, but it's unfair to assume everyone hired will perform the duties of the job equally. Would you do business with a company that kept employees knowing they weren't fully capable of performing the job? TDN is NOT a hiring scam, as some exemployees like to post.
The fact is, Tax Defense Network's management is not unfair and it does everything it can to try to retain employees by moving them to different departments, having them retrain, and giving them constant guidance. It is still a business though, and management can't hold your hand the entire time. That would be unfair to them.
During the training process we were explicitly told not to give the client unrealistic expectations. If an ex-employee was told to do any of those things, the person who said it is probably not employed by TDN anymore. And it's unfair to blame TDN if they took that advice.
Why would TDN want its new hires to fail? It would be in their best interest to have them succeed and bring in business. Hiring scams do not pay for training, and they have low commission rates. Not once has any ex-employee said they didn't get paid for all their time with TDN. That doesn't seem like a hiring scam to me. Its a few people who thought they could just come into Tax Defense Network and be superstars without trying. Now they are screaming "unfair!" and bashing the company as a hiring scam? That is unfair.
It is hard work, but rewarding work, because you are helping people with their problems. I would still be working there if I didn't receive an offer elsewhere. If you get a chance to work at Tax Defense Network, go for it.