Pretty much the same as the other RIP OFF reports filed here about Power Tax. They got me for $25,000! I knew something was wrong almost immediately, but I couldn't get anything back out of it, so I was forced to ride their little scam.
I called them ( Power Tax ) back in Dec-06 after receiving several threatening letters from the IRS stating they were going to levy my bank accounts, assets, etc. I owe the IRS a significant amount of money that wasn't that much to begin with, but s****. />
I sent the proverbial mountain of paperwork, they didn't get this page or that page, but the rest came through fine. (all within the same fax transmission)
They promised they would and could stop all actions against me, and not even 30 days after retaining the scammers, the IRS did levy my account to the tune of $12,000, give or take. I called them immediately after being notified of the levy, they said they'd take care of it, they didn't. The first of MANY MANY LIES!
After numerous calls/emails to find out the status of my case, they gave this or that excuse and things were being worked on. After a couple of months, asked again, same response. Kay Tse had talked to my wife a couple of times during this time about this or that and the one day she had my wife in tears from yelling and talking to her like an idiot with absolutely no regard from anyone.
After several months of getting absolutely no where with them or the IRS and my bank accounts being levied for the 2nd time in a few short months, I requested a conference call with the revenue officer and Kay Tse/Power Tax Relief, she said sure. never heard back for a few weeks. So I called them on one Friday out of the blue and asked about the conference call again, "sure, let's try it now" Kay Tse said. I wasn't prepared for it as I was at my Dad's house and just called out of the blue, so we got on the phone with the revenue officer and I was asked for various info, which I didn't have with me and the revenue officer asked me if I was aware of the call, I said no, Kay began stating she had told me/my wife about and I said no, you didn't. And she sat there and lied to me and the revenue officer and made me look like a complete fool, certainly not helping the case at all. I was given 30 days for some various info to be submitted to the revenue officer, one of the docs requested was a list of assets that needed to be prepared and submitted within 30 days. Kay had said she would prepare this for us and send it over for us to complete. Several pages ofr things that needed to be filled out, not just a page that can be completed in a few minutes or a few hours for that matter, but days of work.
A week went by, we still hadn't received the info from Kay Tse, I called and emailed over a dozen times, I have read receipts from emails, full headers, etc and finally just before the due date, I get this doc from Kay. I immediately replied to her asking for some assistance with it, I wasn't sure if they needed personal or business assets, again my calls/emails go unanswered, I finally left a message for her and stated that Power Tax hasn't done a thing for us and the $25,000 we paid them.
I talked to someone who stated they were in charge, he started getting a little pissy with me and accused/stated I had called them out in front of a revenue officer, and I told him how it was and what had actually happened and why, and also stated that their "star" Kay Tse had my wife in tears from yelling, and treating her like crap and the other issues that Kay Tse has put us through with the lies, and the zero communication we've had with Power Tax in general.
We received a letter from the IRS a month or so later stating that Power Tax Relief had pulled their Power of Attorney and they were no longer representing us in the matter. I immediately called Kay Tse, one of maybe 3 of 4 times where I got through to her on the first attempt, amazing aye? Anyway, i asked her what that was all about, she says that we're not cooperating or doing what she tells us to do, I said that yes we were and here's the proof.
The only thing we didn't do that we were supposed to was submit the docs they prepared and didn't send us until the day or day before the package was due, and this was directly due to her negligence. I asked for a refund, she said no, they weren't refunding anything to us. I even gave them the benefit of the doubt and asked for $20,000 and the answer was no.
So here we are today, over a year later and I've gotten farther with the IRS in 60 days than they could in 9 months or so.
These people are a SCAM in the truest sense of the word, they will lie, cheat and steal your money and not do a d**n thing for you. Waste your time, beat you down and wear you out mentally.
I will be putting up a few websites about the real Power Tax Relief and I invite any of you that have been scammed by these crooks to post accordingly.
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I will also be filing a report with the BBB, along with the others and a fraud report with the Attorney General of the State of California. I would have done this months ago, but I just haven't had the time, but I've got some time now... :)
Thanks for reading!
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Glen Carbon, Illinois