Progressive Tax AKA Tax Group Center of Calabasas, Ca is a complete and utter scam system.
Please, please, please, take it from someone who has now lost over $2500 and has gained a Federal tax levy on my earnings, this company promises to help but fails miserably to assist in the smallest ways.
Originally signing with Progressive Tax almost 2 years ago, I paid in $2000 and filled out countless forms only to be transfered from one "Certified Tax Consultant" to another over the course of a few months.
No correspondence was initiated by Progressive Tax. I did all of the calling and following up.
A few months ago, I checked in again only to learn that they had changed the business name to Tax Group Center and that our assigned "Tax Consultants" were no longer with the company. But NOT TO WORRY..."You'll just need to fill out a few more forms, send them into us and pay another $500 to get the wheels turning again". [continued below]....
..... Mr. Chris Gummeson took over our case and proceeded to do absolutely nothing!
As of today, the only work that Progressive OR Tax Group Center has performed on our behalf is to file 1 tax return with the IRS. No settlements, negotiations, documentation or other work was performed. Unfortunately, due to their inability to perform the minimal requirements of the agreement set forth by our signed contract, we have now been slapped with a Federal tax levy, essentially garnishing most of my take home pay!
When we receive the notice of garnishment from the IRS, we IMMEDIATELY contacted Tax Group Center for an explanation. They told us to fill out a 5 page profit/loss statement and fax it to them so that they could get the levy released. More of an endless stream of meaningless papers! Mr. Gummeson could not tell me WHY they needed more of the SAME information previously submitted to them. He handed me off to Ms. Jennifer Shapiro so that she could "handle" me.
The OBVIOUS question here is....where the HELL were they all of these months when these negotiations with the IRS should have been taking place? I personally spoke to Ms. Jennifer Shapiro who proceeded to yell and scream and talk over me when I challenged her effectiveness and blatant disregard for her clients' needs. She performed as expected by using scare tactics, threats and rebutting all notions that Tax Group Center under performed. WE ARE DONE with these con artists and I hope you never have to make our same mistake!
Tax Group Center, it's been 5 days since you directed us to file the additional paperwork to stop the levy. I wonder why have you not made any effort to follow up with us? hmmmm!
What do you think?