Individuals and businesses with outstanding tax balances due can face severe penalties from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), including the eventual seizure of personal or business assets in some cases. To handle this dilemma—which can trigger a significant financial crisis—a new type of business has sprung up to help delinquent taxpayers cope with their tax debts.
Known commonly as tax settlement firms, these entities claim they can either drastically reduce or completely eliminate whatever the client owes the IRS. But can these firms really deliver what they promise or is it buyer beware? This article examines how tax settlement firms work and their success rate