• Report: #1025635

Complaint Review: National Tax Experts TRUSTED | Ripoff Report Verified Safe™ …businesses you can trust. National Tax Experts working all 50 states with IRS & State taxing agencies. National Tax Experts dedicated to providing real solutions, affordable answers for all tax problems. National Tax Experts experienced caring tax professionals assist taxpayers resolving personal & business tax problems.

  • Submitted: Fri, March 08, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, January 20, 2015

  • Reported By: pmarquez — Grain Valley Missouri United States of America
National Tax Experts/IRStaxdoctors
225 Bush Street FL16 San Fransisco, CA 94104 Internet United States of America

National Tax Experts TRUSTED EXPERTS REVIEW: National Tax Experts’ executive team, employees dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. National Tax Experts is focused on providing highest customer satisfaction in the industry
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service. National Tax Experts pledges to always resolve any issues: feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with National Tax Experts, recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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..... As a successful businessman, Mr. Johnson feels it is critical to listen to his clients and respond properly. By always putting his customers first, Mr, Johnson hopes to maintain National Tax Experts as a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come. Another top executive, Bill Gimble told us that Mr. Johnsons personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in service, understanding that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care."

One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that typical customer feedback reads, "National Tax Experts truly communicate all aspects of the service in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that the employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on their promises.”

National Tax Experts is Ripoff Report Verified
Ripoff Report Verified™ .. part of Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Jason Ferrone during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward National Tax Experts.

National Tax Experts is a tax consulting agency that help people through various tax issues, "our basic vision is resolution. Resolving tax issues in a rapid manner. As you may or may not know, dealing with the IRS can be kind of lengthy. We are just trying to cut that time as much as we can. We do tax preparation through audit reconsiderations, we do offer a compromise, which is basically, you offer a sum of money to the IRS to wipe out the debt in exchange for that. It is all tax related, we have an tax accounting team, booking team, and attorney enrolled agents who basically are here in the office to do that sort of work."

The client base for National Tax Experts is based both off of web based inquiries as well as public record, "when a client falls behind on their tax issue, it becomes public record. The IRS releases these names, and through different companies that sell these sort of lists, we purchase our leads through them." Mr. Ferrone went on to explain the typical experience a potential customer night receive with their buisness, "from the minute they come on board...we try to make the best estimate possible so that were bringing on people that actually do qualify for this service. We go through their finances, and we try to get as many questions answered with regards to their financial picture prior to bringing them onboard. Once we've determined through our software that their a candidate, or there might be a bit of a grey area that we might be able to go with. Then we will determine the fee, and we send out power of attorney and a contract. They get that back to us and we initiate conversation with the state the IRS whether they paid us in full or they only paid us one of a multi payment plan. So that’s the initial steps."

National Tax Experts Customer Care & Complaint Resolution

During the onsite interview, Jason Ferrone was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. Ferrone explained that anytime you are working with something as important and varying as taxes you are bound to run into issues. Mr. Ferrone believes that most of these issues arise from lack of communication, "we have had some clients who might have felt that they were eligible to have a lot more wiped out of their debt...some of that stuff gets lost in communication I think in the initial interview." He then went on to give an example of a more common complaint against National Tax Experts, "we have different types of complaints...it can take a long time to submit your offer and compromise. The other sort of complaint is 'Oh, I haven’t heard from you guys in six months', but the IRS is actively reviewing it. It can take the IRS five months. They’ll send out letter in the mail to them. That is one complaint we do get." When asked if there was any type of follow-up after a complaint is made know Mr. Ferrone explained that a severance agreement is issued, however no follow-up is made after the agreement is signed.

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Ferrone described the care and attention to detail that their contracts involve, as most complaints were directed toward a breach of contract, "our contract is to represent people with their tax debt. We get on board with the state, we get onboard with the IRS, and in some cases the EDD, whatever tax boards are out there that are chasing our clients down. We try our best to get onboard with them as quickly as we can and we always had good results, as well as unhappy people sometimes. For the most part we’ve had good results, we have a track record to prove it. I think last year we have over 12 no 14 million dollars saved for some of our clients. If that’s not a measurement of us being able to do stuff and stay within our contract, then I don’t know what is. We have enrolled agents and attorneys that have licenses on the line, they don’t want to lose their livelihood so that’s why we stay within our guidelines. We have people with a lot to lose." Mr. Ferrone went on to further assure future clients by stating that each employee who prepares taxes for clients has obtained a CTEC license (California Tax Education Certification). As a rebuttal for the complaints on Rippoff Report's website Mr. Ferrone stated, "if you are having a tough time, we are more than willing to refund any type of money that has been paid to us if you don’t feel like we're not doing our job. Our reimbursement process has been very good."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the customer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. Ferrone stated that they have focused more of their customer service practices on the explanation of services, "being proactive with our outbound communication especially in the first few months. We are trying to open those lines up whether it’s written, e-mail, or voicemail."

National Tax Experts is pleased to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. Mr. Ferrone further explains by showing his passion for his company, "there is nothing more fulfilling to me to know we are saving them some money."

National Tax Experts / Statement from the President Nicholas Johnson

"We are the top tax resolution company in the country and we built this on people. People in the company(employees) and People outside the company(clients) , they are by far our most valuable resource. We love our clients, we love the tax business and that will show when our client sign up with our business. Our consultants and staff work night and day to make your experience the best!!! National Tax Experts's We are confident ours is the best company and the client experience will also be the best."

National Tax Experts takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "National Tax Experts provides a very positive environment to work. Opportunities for suggestions and improvements are encouraged. Mr.Way is truly concerned about our contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. He takes the time to listen and communicate with employees and customers."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that National Tax Experts's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.

National Tax Experts – Who They Are & What They Do

"National Tax Experts is dedicated to providing real solutions and affordable answers of all of your tax problems. National Tax Experts works together with experienced and caring tax professionals to assist taxpayers with resolving their personal and business tax problems. We work together in all 50 states with the IRS and State taxing agencies to help our clients find affordable ways to manage, resolve, and even reduce their tax liabilities for less than they owed in some cases.

National Tax Experts was founded with your satisfaction in mind; that is why we only work with tax professionals who have proven track records, strong records with the Better Business Bureau, and the professional experience necessary to help our clients resolve their taxes from start to finish. National Tax Experts.com works together with IRS tax attorneys, CPA's, Enrolled Agents, and other knowledgeable tax consultants.

Take action today, and be protect yourself from the IRS and state collection agencies by speaking with a tax consultant for a free case review. Our office is open 24 hours a day to set up your appointment, because we know that your tax problems are important and should not have to wait. Your free consultation will help you better understand the problem you are dealing with, answer questions you may have about tax relief, and provide you with a road map for resolving your tax problems."


National Tax Experts recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Brandefined has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.


In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Mr.Way and Mr.Clancy, Ripoff Report is convinced that National Tax Experts is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it's a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.


Ripoff Report would like to let readers know that Ripoff Report emailed this customer so the member business could make things right with them. When a business joins the Corporate Advocacy Program, Ripoff Report emails everyone from the past so the member business can make things right with them. Of course, everything within reason. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer. Sadly, the author of the complaint below never responded to our request so National Tax Experts could have the opportunity to make things right with them.


This company is not connected with the IRS TAX DOCTOR commercial this is a separate entity that is NOT connected to us in any way.



Complaint Review: National Tax Experts/IRStaxdoctors | Notice: Ripoff Report VIP Arbitration Decision: A neutral and independent Arbitrator has determined that the following Report contained one or more false statements of facts. The false statements have been redacted as ((Statement REDACTED as false pursuant to Ripoff Report VIP Arbitration)). | ((Statement REDACTED as false pursuant to Ripoff Report VIP Arbitration)) los Angeles, Internet



Nicolas Johnson, Complainant


Author of Ripoff Report #1025635


The Complainant challenged the truthfulness of 9 specific statements posted on www.ripoffreport.com by the Author pmarquez (the “Author”). The Author did not provide any contact information. Therefore, in accordance with the Ripoff Report VIP Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”), the Author waived the right to participate in this Arbitration.

In accordance with the Ripoff Report VIP Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) the Arbitrator was asked to decide whether each of the challenged Statements is an opinion or a statement of fact. If, and only if, the Statement is determined to be a statement of fact, the Arbitrator was asked to go further and decide if, by a preponderance of the evidence, the statement is true of not.

Each Statement challenged by the Complainant has been considered, together with any Witness Statements and Documents provided by the Complainant for the determination of the truth or falsity of the Statement.

In this case, the Arbitrator was has only the evidence submitted by the Complainant to consider. The evidence submitted included several Witness Statements, along with two different Articles of Incorporation showing that the Complainant is the Owner of National Tax Experts and IRS Tax Doctors.

The Arbitrator determined that certain Statements in the challenged Report were false. Therefore, according to the Rules, those statements have been redacted.

Sandra J. Franklin, Arbitrator

Decided June 3,, 2013

* A copy of the full Arbitrator’s Decision is available upon request. Please email this request to arbitration@ripoffreport.com with the name of the Complainant and Report Number.


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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/08/2013 12:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/National-Tax-ExpertsIRStaxdoctors/internet/Complaint-Review-National-Tax-ExpertsIRStaxdoctors-Notice-Ripoff-Report-VIP-Arbitrati-1025635. 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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AUTHOR: Nicholas Martin Johnson - ()

Hello.  My name is Nicholas Martin Johnson and I own these companies.  Patrick Oakes does not own nor does he control either one of these companies.  We work hard to have a good reputation.  

Mr. M**** if you wrote this email PLEASE contact me immediately so I can find out who gave you this incorrect information.  We are actively looking to sue for libel and slander.  Mr. M**** you are not liable we will also be to renumerate  you for any information leading to the originator of these lies.

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