I filed single with no dependents, only worked half of last year, and my school credits. After finding out that the total to file my taxes was $732, I immediately decided to withdraw my services and go elsewhere. The tax preparer would NOT give my W2, information and school credits information back. Because of a lot of illegal stuff I seen with my own two eyes taking place, I contacted the IRS. I was told because I was filing school credits, they could not file my tax refund until 2/14, so if I wanted my papers back they should give them to me. If not, I was told to go to another tax preparer to file just my W2 that way my social would already be in the system and when they try to file, it would come back rejected. I filed on a Saturday near closing (2/9). I requested my information back, 2/9 and 2/10. I contacted the IRS 2/11.
I filed with Jackson Hewitt and they nice lady told me she would call me if they came back rejected. [continued below]....
..... SHE CALLED! After thinking about it for a few minutes. I realized that the only way for TAX NATION to file my taxes were if they separated my W2 from my school credits. <<<RED FLAG!
I spoke with the CEO of TAX NATION. He could not answer any of my questions, was very rude and very unprofessional. When he called me (notice I said he called me) I started asking questions, his response, "Its late". And hurried me off the phone. He called the preparer who lied and said I came and told her to split my taxes up. WHY IN THE HELL WOULD I PAY $732 FOR YOU TO FILE MY W2 WHERE I PROBABLY WASN'T GETTING $300 OFF OF...THEN TURN AROUND AND PAY PROBABLY $732 AGAIN FOR THEM TO AMEND THEM?? I contacted the IRS AGAIN!
This time, I filed a legal complaint against them and is currently waiting for them to launched the investigation.
This isn't nearly all of the story! I'm currently searching for TAX lawyers to speak with. After talking to a police, he told me I just might have a good case in civil court. So yes, I'm pursuing a lawsuit.