Tax Problem Resolution Industry Urges State AGs to Protect Consumers from Deceptive Practices
The Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition proposes state and federal legislation to outlaw deceptive tax relief practices, create more and better disclosures, cause greater transparency of services and provide redress for aggrieved taxpayers.
DC? In its effort to protect consumers and eliminate deceptive business practices,
the Tax Problem
Resolution Services Coalition (TPRSC) has crafted proposed legislation titled the "Delinquent
Tax Debt Representation and Service Act".
The TPRSC is comprised of leading providers of tax resolution services, including enrolled agents, tax lawyers, CPAs and tax resolution firms. As part of its mandate, the TPRSC has identified many of the problems with the unscrupulous elements of the tax resolution industry and crafted the Act to outlaw these specific practices, reign in questionable practices, create more and better disclosures, cause greater transparency of services and provide redress for aggrieved taxpayers.
?We are asking state AGs to publicly support and seek the introduction of the legislation to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive advertising claims by unscrupulous delinquent tax debt representation providers,? said Lawrence M. Lawler, a TPRSC member and the national director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, a national not-for-profit organization of attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents specializing in representing taxpayers before the IRS. ?Additionally, the TPRSC would welcome the opportunity to be an active part in the crafting and enactment of any legislation to help in the effort to rid the delinquent tax debt representation industry of unprincipled and deceitful companies and individuals.?
The Act declares more than 35 separate practices as unfair and deceptive and provides civil liability for negligent or willful noncompliance. Further, the "Delinquent Tax Debt Representation and Service Act" would also:
To read the full "Delinquent Tax Debt Representation and Service Act", visit:
The Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition (TPRSC) represents the efforts of a broad spectrum of the industry located throughout the United States. Its mission is to promote and ensure the protection of taxpayers from unfair and deceptive advertising claims by unscrupulous delinquent tax debt representation providers. The coalition welcomes additional members that support this mission. The coalition?s work will be reported through its new web page at www.taxproblemresolutionservicescoalition.com and through its newsletter. To sign up for the Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition?s newsletter, send an email to: email@example.com with the words ?Subscribe to Tax Newsletter? in the subject line.