Myth #1: All tax professionals have basically the same training.
The Truth: Not all tax professionals have the same training. A Tax Resolution Specialist, for example, undergoes a rigorous comprehensive training and participates in annual continuing education courses specifically dealing with IRS problems. They have access to up to date material on an ongoing basis.
Myth #2: Former IRS employees have special connections that give them an inside edge that other tax professionals do not have.
The Truth: All IRS problems are resolved based on the facts of the case, the applicable law and the skill of the Tax Resolution Professional. Personal connections with the IRS can pose biases and make the former IRS employee uncomfortable with properly representing your case.
Myth #3: The large national tax resolution firms have an advantage over a local Tax Resolution Professional.
The Truth: National firms have no advantage over local Tax Resolution Professionals and often are at a disadvantage. A local Tax Resolution Professional is in a unique position of understanding not only the local economy but also any other issues that may affect taxpayers living in their area. Smaller firms have a 23.6% higher resolution satisfaction rating vs. national firms due to their willingness to spend more quality time on each case.
Myth #4: Tax professionals paying for ads on Google are a better option than a local tax resolution firm that doesn’t.
The Truth: Search engines are nothing more than a company who places a business at the top for money. The only qualification required to be listed at the top of the first page of any search engine is the ability to pay big bucks; skills and reputation have nothing to do with it.
Myth #5: A tax professional who can guarantee results must be better than those who do not guarantee results.
The Truth: No legitimate Tax Resolution Professional can guarantee results. It is the IRS who ultimately decides the outcome of your case. It is only by choosing a skilled and experienced Tax Resolution Professional that you can enhance your chances of a positive result.