• Report: #917537

Complaint Review: Eric Yankwitt , advisory tax services

  • Submitted: Wed, July 25, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, May 09, 2014

  • Reported By: This is someone that knows the guy for 12 years — Florida United States of America
Eric Yankwitt , advisory tax services
wilton manors wilton manors, Florida United States of America

Eric Yankwitt , advisory tax services My tax Guru He is nowhere to be found and he has filed wrong returns for years. IRS is chasing me and I am working on it personally with IRS now. He is not even releasing my tax returns of the past years. He is n wilton manors, Florida

*Consumer Comment: Better Business Bureau

*Author of original report: And by the way

*Author of original report: and a respond to his first paragraph

*Author of original report: False Statements`

*General Comment: my 2 cents

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: My side of the issue

*Consumer Comment: I'd like to hear how this was resolved for your case if anything happened

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He filed my taxes with the wrong tax ID for 10 years at least.

My company has no credit what so ever and I am working and spending money to correct his mistakes

He neglect my file with IRS with result IRS not even knowning that we are trying to talk to them

He did not file my 2011 and he got and extension, without my knowledge and then sent me an email asking me to sent him my info for 2011 because supposedly I had not sent him my accounting info.

He still hasn't done it and he is not going to do so.

He never is at the office or any of his stuff. You call his cell phone and is transferred to his office, you call his office and is transferred to his cell phone, his email works or not.

I think that guy is going down big time. I knew him from when he was in 17th street and when on oakland park, divorces, mariages if 4 months only and such. Too bad it had to end this way. If I can sue this guy I would sue him for damages big time. I don't even know if I can do so. He is a lawyer, and CPA. With what he had done to me he should not be practicing at least accounting.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/25/2012 06:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Eric-Yankwitt-advisory-tax-services/wilton-manors-Florida-/Eric-Yankwitt-advisory-tax-services-My-tax-Guru-He-is-nowhere-to-be-found-and-he-has-fil-917537. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Better Business Bureau

AUTHOR: The Truth Will Set You Free - ()

Yankwitt claims he's in excellent standing with the BBB for 25 years. This link proves he is not BBB acredited and he has 2 complaints filed against him with the BBB. This man is blatantly lying.

He also tries to worm his way into local politics and charities, most probably to make up for the immense guilt he has seeing as he cheats people and also it's a way for him to earn some respectability, new clients, more money.

He should be ashamed and the Lauderdale By the Sea Chamber of Commerce, local charities and businesses in Fort Lauderdale should be very careful when dealing with him. He's very charming, quiet and has an air of humility about him that makes him the perfect con artist.

He ran for a seat on the county commission this year; probably the worst thing that could possibly happen. Good thing he wasn't elected. He presently sits on the planning and zoning board.

If anyone from the Chamber of Commerce or local government would ever confront him with these allegations he would no doubt use his "quiet/nice guy" persona to brush it off as disgruntled, cheating clients. 

Let's remember; if someone does their job well, you can find accolades somewhere on line. If they're rip off artists, that's what you'll find on line as well. Do the math.

Tread carefully, this man is a predator.

I cannot copy/paste the BBB link in this box. If you would like to see his Better Business Bureau report on line please go to the BBB website and search for Advisory Tax Service Inc. in South Florida. This is the name he's registered under. It lists his office phone which proves it's Eric Yankwitt. 


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#2 Author of original report

And by the way

AUTHOR: deepseagr - ()

He never decided not to work for me.

When I called him and told him that IRS had seized funds from my account and that I am going with other people to do the work for me he told me at the phone : Why you will pay 2500 dollars to someone for somethhing that I can do for free for you! you know why free??? I know and he knows, the rest is for you that read that to understand!

Jesus do you remember anything from what happen? That is ok , others are happy with you,  me I am not.

Your ex client

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#3 Author of original report

and a respond to his first paragraph

AUTHOR: deepseagr - ()

Which I forgot to respond.

HE IS LYING, he never never never never told anything about collections that is a joke. These are statements to make an impression. Why he did not kept quiet I don't understand but so be it.

So A collection for what 500 for corp or another 500 for personal? Really Eric do  you think that you have any power on me,

Show me your records or you haven't gone through them yet. I have what I have paid you since 2000, do you?

You threaten me with collection! now that is entertaining! The only reason I went to the RIPOFF report is because you neglect to follow up, and again if you had so much of complain about my paying habits to you, why you just didn't fire me?? just say, no I am not doing anything! You are fired mister for non payment! But no you like those 200 dollars in your account every month for nothing didn you.  

People mature and people know how to find back with the same weapons that you have.  I have no problem to go in a legal battle with you. Get your records straing and prove me wrong and I will recall everything back.

And by the way I never asked for money back! Not that I recal but I am pretty sure. If you recall, which you don't the payment was for the 2009 and 2010 bill not for the 11, I never paid you for 11. Why I will ask for money back when you had filled the 09 and 10?

Anyway no reason for a lost case, I am done...

your ex client!

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False Statements`

AUTHOR: deepseagr - ()

1. Empty promises statement:

You have been paid approximately 9000 dollars for filling me taxes corp and personal for 10 years.

You were on payrol of 200 even if I had paid you off. Look at your records (whcih probably you have none in a mess that you have for an office,). Anyway if that makes you feel better so be it,

2. You had said repeatedly that you have called IRS but you couldnt reach anyone, That is a lie.

My new accountants (the first ones and my current) that I paid 2500 (the first ones) to speak with IRS told me that you had never called IRS and the IRS agent told them that nobody had contacted her. There fore they put a lien and empty my account.

Why? because for four months that I was calling you and asking you to call them you were saying yes I am (as a friend that you stated that you were) but you never did. You just hang me. To busy with the law, too busy with you politics, who knows definitely had nothing to do with empty promises and you being tired of it.

And if you were tired of my bull... why you just didn't tell me so. just tell me, I don;t want to represent you, not just say that you are and then you don't, which costed me about 6000 in fees and penalties till I short it out. Any person that read your respond I am sure that he thought the same. Why he didn't let go the guy? Something doesn't click right here!!!

All is paid and IRS if fine with me and my company. My new accountant short out everything with me, got paid on flat fee according the time she puts on not because you think that here in Florida we are all idiots and crookness is part of life!!!!

IRS is not a monster they just want someone to come in contact with them and you never did!

3. Bankruptsy: You should know better not to mention that. Why because you know the reason. You know about the illegal loans taken on my behalf and me not having the financial power to fight a bank. Paul the laywer that was in your building handle it and I have all the records and depositions. It was a tactical move not that I had trouble. Shame on you, desperate measures for desperate people.

4. IRS had no record that you even called them. The solution was so easy. Make a payment plan the first time I called you and I told you that the bill that they sent me made no sense. You had advice me that I pay ADP a certain amount every month plus their fee (and that you will drop your fee down if so, which you didn't) which I was doing and IRS couldn't find the payments that I was paying to ADP. I had to get involved personally to find out where my money were going for a year and a half from ADP.

6. You formed my corp, you applied for my tax ID number you had the records of everything. So you were the one that were placing the numbers on the tax returns. But I have to be honest. The TAX ID number at the end didn't make any difference. the first number 551 or 651 don't change where funds are applied or what IRS is working with so at the end on that no harm done.

But again, you stated that I gave you the numbers when you were actually the one that had give everything to me. You had the power of attorney to do so. 

I am really sorry but I have moved on, mistakes are done, people fail, life is too short to keep on going with grudges.

And I don't have time to spent for something that happened 2 years ago and that I have taken care off, 

I am ok with your service provided it up to 2011 cause till then one way or another the job was done, but when you cost me money don't expect me to be nice.


Your ex (Thank GOD!)  client


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#5 General Comment

my 2 cents

AUTHOR: Chris Stevenson - ()

I have used Eric's services the last few years and have never had any kind of issue with him. He was very courteous and handled everything in a timley maner...never had any kind of issue with him and will continue to use his services.

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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

My side of the issue

AUTHOR: Eric Yankwitt - ()

 - There are two rip offs

1. The first one is correct i did not provide him his tax return.  


The client gave a deposit of approximately half the expected fee as is required by all new clients.  He simply decided not to pay for the remainder as he did not agree with the results.  He wanted his money back, I refused as clients pay for my time not expected results.  At the time when I warned him that I was going to send him to collections ( a new approach for me, prior I never ever sent anyone to collections) he countered with this rip off report


2. The other one with Yanny is a one sided rant and somewhat incoherent. 


I knew this client quite well for approximately 13 years. I grew close with him and his wife over the years.  They were both friends and clients.. He is self employed and did not file his tax return on time for many years because he did not have the money to pay his obligation.  In fact he fell upon hard times and filed bankruptcy a few years back.  He could not afford to pay the irs or my regular fees over the time that I knew him.  Since we knew each other for years and were friends I gave him time to pay me. He did try to pay when things got financially better for him but never paid in full.


Eventually the IRs caught up with him and as a result started collection procedures.  My fee for negotiation with the irs are separate from preparation and must be paid in retainer form as we get paid by the hour. At this time the client owed several thousands of dollars for accounting fees and was facing several thousand more between the additional need to file his tax return and the negotiation fee.   This would have put his total fee balance close to $12,000.  This would be  too much of a balance for me to carry.  I insisted on getting paid, he delayed and made empty promises so I decided to stop working for him until I received a sizable portion of the amount to be paid and he reported to rip off and stopped returning my calls. In fact I tried reaching him three months ago and no response 


As far as the allegation of making a mistake on his tax returns. I may have made a mistake on his federal id #.  This did not cost him a penalty or any increase in tax.  He supplied the Id # to me almost 13 years ago.  I never received notification that it was wrong nor did he ever mention it in 13 years

Each time when we completed his tax return he had the chance to review it with me and to ask questions. Never during the time that I knew him  did he ever point out that his tax id number was wrong on his tax returns.  


The challenge with rip off .com is that you are guilty until you are proven innocent. My rating with the better business bureau is great and has been so for over 25 years.    


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#7 Consumer Comment

I'd like to hear how this was resolved for your case if anything happened

AUTHOR: Bwind - (United States of America)

He stole my deposit money for work he never performed, I'd love to know if you ever tracked him down or if this was resolved for you.  I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau on him for my own issue with Eric Yankwitt, but that does not get me back the money he stole
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