All tax resultion firms, including JK Harris & Co, are here to scam Americans just like credit repair firms. JK Harris uses false advertising to lure taxpayers being in debt to the IRS. They offer a free anaylsis on what taxpayers can do to resolve their tax issues. They say that common results are pennies on the dollar settlements.
JK Harris makes it seems like that taxpayer's problems with the IRS are a nightmare that will not go away. This company promises to stop wage garnishments and property liens if you sign an agreement with them. You will give them a power of attorney. After you do this, JK Harris will do nothing for you to stop wage garnishments and property liens.
JK Harris will not do anything unless you pay them in full which is about $3000 before they will even send you a completed OIC. THe OIC that they send you is erroneous with out of date bank statements, bills and receipts. This company will do nothing for you except to extend out your nightmare with the IRS.
They got me really good in 2004 as I paid them $500 down and set up a monthly payment plan of $219 a month. JK Harris files tax returns and OICs and that is it.
When you schedule an appointment at their local office, it is with a salesperson and not a tax professional. This sales person will try to beat you up for $3000. JK Harris rents out an office space for one day for this sales person at one of their nationwide offices. The truth is that they do not have nationwide offices. JK Harris can only schedule an appointment on that particular day in that particular location. THis sales person will use scare tactics such as the IRS will garnish your wages and do property liens if you do get help from JK Harris & Co. The truth is that if the IRS does garnish your wages, you can file a form to lift this garnishment of wages. JK Harris & Co will not tell you that.
After 2 years dealing with JK Harris & Co, I got fed up and dealt with the IRS on my own in 2007. I submitted my own OIC and reduced my tax liability from 25,000 to 3,000. The IRS is not that evil as JK Harris & Co puts it out to be. The IRS will work with you even if you have to file an OIC. I reccomend that taxpayers learn how to file an OIC on their own or getting a local accountant, preferably a CPA, to submit the OIC. JK Harris company will put you in worst off situation. I have been looking online and have seen so many taxpayers being scammed by tax resolution firms like JK Harris.
There is need to put a stop to these tax resolution firms out of business. JK Harris has ruined many taxpayers lives by ripping them off and doing nothing for them. Currently their are many class action lawsuits against tax resolution firms. I suggest that we schedule fictitous appointments with the local offices so that they cannot scam real taxpayers.