The Tax Lawyer Robert Wood says Roni Deutch surendered her law license and filed for bankruptcy protection after the California AG's $34 million lawsuit was filed. The lawsuit alleges her tax resolution service had swindled customers. Wood cautions consumers to do their homework before hiring such a service to help with tax problems.
The major product “sold” by tax resolution shops is the offer in compromise. IRS Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise Booklet, contains information, worksheets, and all forms necessary to file an offer in compromise. The IRS has good information on offers in compromise on its website.