They need to go after LBS Tax services next. We have MANY customers that had their returns filed with a last paystub while just getting an estimate. When filing with us, they came back as a duplicate to find out their return was filed by LBS and they found out they were being charged anywhere from $700 - $1200. IRS, GO GET LBS!!!
I am really surprised that there isnt anymore response to this message board than what we have had about Instant Tax. The only thing I can think of that there isnt that many Instant tax offices located around the country. I know that where they are located tax company,s have complained about them for years, or no one cares about a tax company that does this kind of crap. Maybe that is why they got away with it for so many years. For me I am glad they got busted and put or going to be put out of business.
Well said. And when I see the high figures they are usually not "simple" returns. Simple are 1040EZ and 1040A, and even a 1040 with Schedule A is "simple" and not at the fees the "complaints" are saying.
I live in Indianapolis and I dont know how many times clients came into our office to file a tax return with a w2 to find out the next day that their tax,s had already been filed by Instant Tax from a check stub that they used to try to get a loan in early January. We used to give those facts to our DM I think that it was H&R Block here in Indy passing the word to the IRS that may have helped out in shutting down those crooks. I am glad they are shut down and hope to get what they deserve.
Wonder what takes them so long> Legitimate tax businesses have known all about the things that are done at this franchisor's offices for years. Absolute horror stories, but usually the defrauded party is the federal government so nobody really cares.