In our many blogs, we often repeat the necessity of someone seeking tax preparation and IRS representation, to hire a professionally licensed company. The company itself must be professionally licensed. That’s how you know you are dealing with professionals operating under the ethics of the state. There are many non-professional “debt relief” companies that employ attorneys and CPAs and thereby mislead consumers into thinking that they have a professional reputation. The truth is that when the company goes bad, the professionals go untouched. For example, when Tax Masters had to go out of business for their massive theft of money from consumers under false pretenses, the CPAs and attorneys who worked for them continued to operate (often under other names), without any blemish on their license! The “offshoots” of Tax Masters, Ronnie Deutch, and J.K. Harris (the three largest IRS representation companies) continue to operate today under many names. Some are in Houston Texas and show up at the top when you search in Google for IRS tax help.