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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.

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Utah Consumer Advocate
#218196

Liony, contact me if you haven't been successful in getting this resolved with the tax club. I can help.

www.utahconsumeradvocate.com

Anonymous
#134256

They will keep charging you until you cancel your account.

Yes, tell your credit card to stop paying them.

What I did was call the tax club to cancel my account and also my credit card.

they did not help in any special way. HR Block or do-it-yourself taxes is a MUCH better deal. Don't pay their rent at Empire State Building!!

Anonymous
#108393

The monthly charge is for "tax consulting services." It does not go towards the cost of preparing your annual return. That will be an additional charge.

Anonymous
#108365

I signed up with the tax club in Nov.I have received a business plan, tax plan, my EIN number, and some other sales tax forms for the state.

But they told me I would be making about $5000 within 2 months. They said they would build my website, They haven't started that yet. As much money I have spent.

I think they scammed me.Now I'm in debt up to my eyebrows and trying to figure out a way to get my money back.

Liony
#105732

What can I do now? I am on Tax Club payment plan - can I just tell my credit card company not cancel any more payments to Tax Club?

I am paying $99 plus $49.95 per month as from February. I still don't know what the $49.95 is for, and I have been told I will have to pay for my tax returns to gbe filed if I want them to do it for me.

Any advice would be greatfully received.

So far, I have had some calls from them, but that's it, not any business advice at all as yet.

It is the business plan call tonight, so I will post tonight about this one.

Liony

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