TheTaxClub - The Tax Club Overcharged for Services
I initially signed up with The Tax Club based on an ad I saw at LegalZoom.com.I paid an initial one-time $1500 payment plus $20/month.
After I signed up, they said that they wanted to schedule phone calls with me to discuss my tax planning. I assumed this was to help with preparation of my tax records for the preparation of my tax return. It turned out that every call (there were about 6 calls scheduled) were to sell additional cost services to me. Plus the sales approach was combative.
Regardless, The Tax Club did prepare my 2008 tax return to my satisfaction. I received a call today (12/30/09) that was to discuss the status of preparing my 2009 tax return. I found out that I was going to have to spend an additional $850 to have the 2009 tax return prepared even though I had paid the initial $1500 fee plus I had been paying the monthly $20 fee that I thought was to go towards the preparation of my current year tax return. It turns out the $20/mth fee was only for access to tax consultants.
So I cancelled my account.
I can prepare my own business/personal tax return at much lower cost using TurboTax's business/home tax software.The Tax Club is a ripoff.