Toph Sheldon, CPA for the Self-Employed April 2019

APRIL/MAY 2019 VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2

T O P H ’ S TAX RESOLUT ION T I M E S

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THE SPREADING PROBLEM OF TAX RESOLUTION

Taking a Second Look at These Corporate Cons

“These false prophets lead their clients astray, even though they sit there knowing full well that their customers are in an extremely vulnerable position.”

During my career representing self-employed clients, I’ve come across countless people who have been misled in every way imaginable. I’ve seen it all, from scams and con artists to relatives dead-set on sabotaging their family’s finances. On this road of trying to right the tax wrongs, I’ve seen one thing grow more and more prevalent: tax resolution services. While not all of them are terrible, it seems that the bad apples truly have no regard for their victims. These false prophets lead their clients astray, even though they sit there knowing full well that their customers are in an extremely

vulnerable position. That’s why you need to hire someone who specializes in your situation and has your best interest in mind when dealing with your potential financial difficulties. Among all the other bones I have to pick with these services, I think the main problem is that these resolution services don’t specialize in the self- employed. They consist of practitioners who are simply using their customer’s financial woes to make a quick buck by charging exorbitant fees. By the time their client gets around to having their problems resolved, they are worse off than when they started because they’ve got a whole new stack of bills. The work is done lazily, without a thought to the unique set of circumstances surrounding each client’s financial standing. Unfortunately, it’s only getting worse. Anybody with access to TV or radio knows just how much airtime these companies eat up. They shell out for ad-spots that their target demographics will be most likely to be exposed to, and they chip away at their vulnerabilities with the simple tactic of always being on the airwaves. It’s criminal — or at least it should be. With flashy, misleading, and repetitive advertisements, their potential clients eventually begin convincing themselves that this will finally be their saving grace, still not understanding the trouble they’re bound to get themselves in if they fall for these corporate traps.

The truth of the matter is that most of the time, these companies simply cannot make your problems go away. They are not specialized in tax resolution

for the self-employed, and it will only become apparent to you when it’s too late. Oftentimes the only areas where they truly have any worthwhile experience are the fields of litigation, which will only get you so far if you want to sue the IRS or litigate your tax matter in tax court! They aren’t trained in the complexities of being self-employed and don’t have the expertise to look at a case from an analytical perspective. That’s why you need to go with a trusted and branded CPA for the Self-Employed®. We are highly specialized in the field of tax resolution and protecting our self-employed clients. With years of experience helping entrepreneurs with their tax problems, you can trust that we’ll have the know-how to get you back on your feet and away from the prying arms of these corporate crooks.

-Toph Sheldon

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