Am honest mistake was made on our 2003 taxes. Was our first year using Tax Cut. The IRS caught it and said we would have to pay $17,000. Since we didn't have the money, we saw the add on Fox 5 news. A man named Joe Benfatti answered. He said he would fix this in 9 weeks. All we had to do was to pay a small retainer of $3500. I didn't have it. He asked me to get it from my widowed mother. He got her on a 3 way conversation. He talked to fast and all she was hoping for was that this man was going to help us get that huge amount of money down to $5000 AS HE PROMISED!!!.. My Mom reluctantly gave him her credit card. They took her money so fast it was unbelievable. He then assigned the case to someone else.
After we sent them mounds and mounds of paperwork, they never got back to us. 9 weeks passed and I called. They were still working on it. Long story short, after 1.5 years, they said there is nothing they can do. I had had a very small retirement plan which I wasn't supposed to touch until I was 59.5 years old. I was 45 at the time. This would be more money I'd have to pay. That money was to be when I retired. It's all I had. They said I had to take that money out and pay for entire amount, which, by now, since so much time went by without them working on it, I had to pay $28,000. I was furious.
Now they were supposed to be helping me get back the penalties and interest. This has been another nightmare. I call someone name Kay Tse. She never calls me back. I call her co-worker Nayri, and then Kay will answer me with 'no worries Sherri', we are working on it. You'll get back the penalties and interest. Nobody knows who Joe Benfatti is and he's the one that started this whole mess. I think they need someone to shut them down and stop ripping off people who aren't going to be able to make ends meet all because of how they are saving us from the IRS.
Who are they kidding? I am one step away from getting my own lawyer which may happen this week. The Better Business Bureau has already been notifed once and I'll do it again. I've asked to speak to the CEO but nobody knows who that is. how is that? I'm sure this company is done in the back room of a warehouse where they think they won't be uncovered. judgement day is coming for them and all the people they have hurt. Their testimonials are lies also. Just try to e-mail any of those people and they don't even exist. How's that for a scam. Unbelievable. My advice to anyone. use a real tax lawyer and someone you can trust. Definitely NOT Power Tax Relief. The biggest scam going!
Hyde Park, New York