The vultures are circling the dying prey. While JK Harris et. al. is begging to be put out of their self-inflicted misery, the lead aggregators are posting blogs about the poor taxpayers who are now without representation. It may be the best thing that could have happened to those taxpayers. At least they are not going to waste any more money with JKH, but if they fall for the aggregator’s ploy they will waste even more money. The aggregators don’t do tax problem resolution, they try to find people with a tax problem and then sell that lead to a tax practitioner. The practitioner may be capable or not. Capability is inconsequential to most aggregators, they simply want to be paid for the “leads” they uncover. Those abandoned by JKH appear to be easy targets for the scavengers.
Taxpayers who thought they were represented only to learn that JKH would not be around to do the job they were paid to do should contact the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). ASTPS will refer them – free of charge – to a member of ASTPS. There is no need for a middleman to secure competent representation.
Members of ASTPS are licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Many have earned the additional qualification of Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. They subscribe to the ASTPS Code of Ethics and are subject to decisions of the Disciplinary Committee. ASTPS membership is like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval in tax problem resolution. As a non-profit professional organization, reputation and credibility are paramount concerns.