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Complaint Review: JK Harris & Co.

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  • Submitted: Wed, May 21, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, May 22, 2008

  • Reported By:Hawthorne California
JK Harris & Co.
4975 LaCrosse Ave Charleston, South Carolina U.S.A.

JK Harris & Co. JK Harris & Co is just like Enron and ZZZZ Best Charleston South Carolina

*Consumer Suggestion: if you really are a tax professional

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Mehtab is right on the money again

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JK Harris & Co. is fraudlent just like Enron and ZZZZ Best were. ZZZZ Best was completely fraudlent as everything they did was illegimitate. ZZZZ Best was a carpet cleaning company in the 1980's that faked the work they were doing. The company would clean carpets for buildings it leased and that was sole purpose of leasing the buildings. ZZZZ Best did this for about 3 years before getting caught. I mean they did not have a single legiitimate contract to clean carpets. THe company had to lease office buildings and than had to clean the carpets in those buildings to support the financial statements. Enron was just as bad as ZZZZ Best as it falsified earnings and accounts payables.

JK Harris & Co. is more legitimate than Enron and ZZZZ Best but not by much. JK Harris & Co. does some legimitate work as a front for testimonials (advertising). If I was take a percentage, I would say that JK Harris & Co does 10-20% of work for its clients. I am talking about those clients where it is very probable that the IRS is going the accept the OIC. JK Harris & Co is than going to use the testimonials from those cases. The other 80-90% where the IRS is going to reject the OIC's, JK Harris does nothing for those clients. It was easier for salespeople of JK Harris to scam everyone and let those people walk without make money off of them. If the salespeople had told the taxpayers the truth about wage garnishments and property liens, JK Harris & Co would not make much money. JK Harris & Co did not want to tell taxpayers how easy it is to lift a wage garnishment that the IRS has imposed. Instead, the salespeople focused on scaring the taxpayer and making it seem like their situation with the IRS is completely hopeless. I call this the "get rich quick scheme" for these traveling salespeople.

I am tax profesional myself and I have problems with how JK Harris & Co is structured. If I was going to start a legimitate tax resolution company, I would have real tax professionals, preferably EA's or CPA's working in the nationwide offices, to sell its services. THe clients would be better served by a local person that would also represent the taxpayer before the IRS. Taxpayers need an EA or CPA that is local and not thousands of miles away. A taxpayer would feel much better if they were getting a local CPA/EA and someone whom they ask questions. JK Harris & Co decided to hire many case workers and very few CPA's/EA's. I never got the chance to talk to an CPA or to an EA even though I paid $3000 to JK Harris & Co. I feel like I was offered very little service for the $3000. This company could have been very successful if they did things legit but instead got caught up with greed.

JK Harris & CO says that not everyone is going to be satisfied with the results of their services. If your customer is not happy with your company, why not just give them a full refund. From what I see JK Harris & Co does not like giving refunds unless they are taken to small claims court. I think JK harris & CO is fraudlent and it has too many disatisfied customers. Giving refunds will start a chain reaction that would be bad news for JK Harris & Co.

It was better for JK Harris & Co to lose the class action lawsuit. It settled its legal problems pennies on the dollars instead of giving over 50,000 taxpayers a full refund. I was rather disappointed with the judgement and a as a result stayed out of the class action lawsuit. I am taking JK Harris to smalls claim court to teach these scums a lesson.

Hawthorne, California

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

if you really are a tax professional

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

If you really are a tax professional yourself, then WHY did you go to JK HArris? and WHY did you have a tax problem in the first place. That $3000 you spent would have been better served by seinding it to tHE irs YOURSELF. I do think all tax companies are scams.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Mehtab is right on the money again

AUTHOR: Knowsbetter - (U.S.A.)

As a former sales rep (by no means a tax expert) I can affirm that mehtab is correct again.

The sales people that they hire don't even have to know how to spell IRS. The training that they receive consists of learning how to fill out a client questionairre. Ask the client a list of financial questions, fill in the numbers that they give you (usually off the top of their heads), add everything up and if the result falls within a certain range then, presto, the client magically qualifies for an Offer In Compromise and the pressure is applied to get the contract signed, collect the down payment and "get the process started before the IRS starts siezing assets and garnishing wages".

Total scare tactics. The salespeople, most of whom are initially gullible (myself included) believe that they are doing a noble thing for the client. After all, that is what they are told in training. Why do you think that they are constantly recruiting and running training classes? It is because the average jk harris salesperson lasts about 3 months because so many of them finally figure out what is going on and either leave on their own or stop selling the bill of goods and get fired for non-performance.

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