Report: #921327

Complaint Review: JG Taxgroup, Galante Tax Group

  • Submitted: Thu, August 02, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, August 13, 2012
  • Reported By: Keith b. — Malta, Illinois USA
  • JG Taxgroup, Galante Tax Group
    4699 N. Federal Highway, Suite 112
    Pompano Beach, Florida
    United States of America

JG Taxgroup, Galante Tax Group JG Taxgroup & the Dissolution of Galante Tax Group by Jeffery Galante of Pompano Beach, Florida

*General Comment: Once Again, You Fail to Respond to the Report

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: In response to the article above

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In JG TaxGroup the other day I wrote about an employee that had to sue Jeffery Galante and David Connell to get her overtime. She won the case and the court forced Jeff Galante and the others to pay her back.

While I was doing the initial research I stumbled on this too Galante Tax Group. Jeff Galante seems to just close one business and start another in the same profession whenever he needs to. Why would someone do this?

I can understand closing a company if you are no longer going to be doing anything in the same profession, but to close one and then open a VERY similar business (JG Taxgroup) is a technique that is often used by very dishonest people.

Did he have too many complaints and he figured that he would just start over with a new name and a new address even though the two businesses are right NEXT to each other?

JG Taxgroup is registered at: 4699 N. Federal Highway, Suite 112, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 -

Galante Tax Group has its address as: 4701 N. Federal Highway #400 B15, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 -

Did he have too many of his JG TaxGroup employees quit because he also treated them like Sara Vanegas? Why would honest businessmen do something like this?

Another strange thing is that the website is still up  Why would an honest business file "Articles of Dissolution" and then continue to use the site and a phone number that is associated with JG Taxgroup?

The website even shows the site as being copyrighted in 2008 and it is still listed under Galante Tax Group.

I see how they are always touting their A+ rating. ABC news did a piece on the BBB and how if you are willing to pay you can just "buy" a good rating and

I'm not saying they are, but, maybe they are one of those companies that just "bought" a good rating with the BBB. Be careful and make sure you do all of your research on this business before you do business with them!
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#1 General Comment

Once Again, You Fail to Respond to the Report

AUTHOR: william20moon - (United States of America)

I ran across the last review of Galante Group or JG Tax Group (whichever the grievance is toward) and as the owner, you responded by blaming a company, which I assume is your competition rather than fully responding to the review. 

Whether your accusation is true or not, you aren't somehow absolved from the review because of your response. That is just like Coke saying all negative press about the company is from Pepsi, or vice versa. Okay? Does that make this review or the last review any less true? I thought your last response was horrible, and now that JG Tax Group or Galante Group seems to have made this their review response strategy, it makes the entire company look really sleazy. It is almost like saying, "Yea, that's an enemy of ours, though it is true, let us explain" and then you fail to provide an explanation. l look forward to seeing the response for your next review. Let me guess, it was the other guys! 
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

In response to the article above

AUTHOR: Jeffrey Galante - (United States of America)

The article above was written by Tax Defense Network in an attempt to deceive the public once again.  Galante Tax Group LLC has never had a complaint against them.  The reason for dissolving that corporation was strictly a business decision. 

I have worked for the IRS for over 32 years, and during that time I have seen companies like Tax Defense Network who, I
believe, have deceived the public in many ways.

When I retired from the IRS, I started a company to represent taxpayers before the IRS, but also to educate the public
about deceitful companies like, I believe, Tax Defense Network.  I have previously educated the public about companies like Taxmasters, JK Harris, and Roni Deutch all of whom have been closed down by Attorney Generals across the United States.

Tax Defense Network, I believe, will be closed down by the Attorney General in a very short period of time.  I have filed a complaint with the Attorney General of Florida,  instituted a lawsuit against Tax Defense Network, and have reported Tax Defense Network to the Florida Bar.   This is all in an effort to make sure taxpayers are not again deceived as they have been for many years by unscrupulous companies.  Below is an article that I wrote regarding who, I believe, Tax Defense Network really is.

I have recently participated in the creation of the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies.   This association was started to clean up the tax resolution industry in response to the many tax resolution companies out there that have been deceiving the public.   The National Association of Tax Resolution Companies will educate the public and, I believe, will expose unscrupulous tax resolution companies.  As Vice President of the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies, I will recommend that companies like Tax Defense Network not be allowed to maintain active membership in the association.  I believe that a company, and its owners past reputations along with their ongoing attempts to deceive the public should be factors in rejecting their membership in the association.

If you feel that you have been deceived by Tax Defense Network, you should file a complaint with:

Office of Attorney General

State of Florida

The Capitol PL-01

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050



The Florida Bar

651 E. Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300


Who Is Tax Defense Network?

The Real Review

Tax Defense Network was founded in 2007, by brothers Franklin and Joseph Vailnho. Neither of whom is an Enrolled Agent,
CPA, or Attorney. The company was established after both brothers and their prior business, Emergency

Debt Relief, were sued by Attorney General Charlie Crist on behalf of the State of Florida pursuant to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Chapter 501, Florida Statutes. To read more here
For the settlement document on this matter read more

Dwayne Harmon, while Vice President of Marketing at Tax Defense Network, was charged with 1.7 million dollars in Internet fraud.  Harmon was accused of selling the personal information of hundreds of Tax Defense Networks clients, putting their identities at risk of being abused. To read more here To read Harmons lengthy criminal history, read more here and to see his present incarceration

Additionally, Tax Defense Network has set up a website called

This website claims to deliver Real Reviews, Honest Ratings, and Reliable Results. The website dishonestly poses as an outside, third party who has done background checks on each tax company and rated their performance from A-F. It attempts to mimic the Better Business Bureau, better known as the BBB. The truth is that Tax Defense Network owns and lists itself as the Number 1 tax company on the website.  Meanwhile, Tax Defense Network is hard at work posting pretend, made up ratings on other companies.

Any company with a trustworthy reputation need not rely on deceptive websites to falsely promote themselves.  Read here for a copy of a lawsuit that JG Tax Group filed against the Valinho brothers, Tax Defense Network and its other website, After the lawsuit was filed, they immediately withdrew JG Tax Group from their website. We dismissed our lawsuit because Tax Defense Network removed our name and approximately 40 other names from the website. Several weeks later, Tax Defense Network was back up to their old tricks as theyd reposted JG Tax Group on their website in a less provocative way. We still believed it was libel so we notified Tax Defense Network that we were filing a second lawsuit. Read here to see the copy of the lawsuit. Again, they immediately withdrew JG Tax Group's name from their website. As a taxpayer, it is vitally important that you do your research before hiring a firm to defend your rights. Do not leave your IRS tax problems in the hands of possibly deceptive or untrustworthy individuals. If you are facing IRS tax problems, read here to learn more about JG Tax Group. 
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