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Roni Deutch in San Francisco, California - Roni "Rip Off" Duetch

The irony...Roni "RIP OFF" Duetch is taking money which is actually due the IRS. Considering the millions she is taking from the unsuspecting public (funds actually due the IRS) shouldn't IRS or Feds pursue this? It's not only a loss and disservice to the public. but a loss and disservice to the IRS...while Roni "RIP OFF" Duetch laughs all the way to the bank. IRS wants to collect, cash strapped consumers dip into their savings to pay for a fraudulant tax service to reduce liability and Roni "Rip Off" Duetch laughs all the way to the bank with the money...Money which should be given to the IRS. Who is Roni "RIP OFF" Duetch really RIPPING OFF?
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Roni Deutch in San Francisco, California - Ronnie Duetch Sued once...now twice

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has brought a lawsuit charging Deutch with misleading advertisements that allegedly fail to include key eligibility requirements in order to resolve back taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under its Offer in Compromise program. The Offer in Compromise program enables taxpayers to resolve debts by entering into an agreement with the IRS for reduced payments, in which a majority of people do not qualify – a fact allegedly not evident in the Deutch advert. In 2006, she agreed to pay $300,000 to settle the lawsuit for deceptive advertising practices. A total of $200,000 was apportioned to affected victims of her deceptive practices, and $100,000 in fines.[13] On August 23, 2010, the office of the Attorney General of California announced that it would be filing a $34 million lawsuit against Deutch for allegedly "orchestrating a 'heartless scheme' that swindled thousands of people facing serious and expensive tax collection problems with the IRS."[14][15][16][17] Roni Deutch responded to the charges by stating California Attorney General Jerry Brown is "engaging in election year politics" (Brown is running for governor in the November 2010 election) and that she intends to fight the lawsuit.[18]
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$500

Roni Deutch in San Francisco, California - SCAM...Ronnie Duetch Tax Lady

Roni Deutch, television's "Tax Lady," was sued Monday for perpetrating a"heartless scheme" that swindled thousands of people across the nation into paying huge fees to stop the IRS from collecting back taxes. "Tax Lady Roni Deutch…promises to significantly reduce [client's] IRS tax debts, but instead preys on their vulnerability, taking large up-front payments but providing little or no help in lowering their tax bills," said California Attorney General Jerry Brown when announcing the suit. Brown is attempting to permanently stop Deutch's allegedly misleading advertisements and force her to pay $34 million in restitution to thousands of former clients. Deutch failed to return phone calls prior to press time. Brown says that Deutch "manufactures credibility" by spending $3 million annually on late-night television ads and by offering tax advice on credible news shows, such as NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and FoxNews. She also claims, in an advertisement titled "It's Your Turn," to have "saved" numerous clients from having to pay thousands to the IRS. But the Attorney General says that all three clients in this advertisement still owe the IRS the full amount of their tax bills, plus interest and penalties. In reality Deutch put these clients on "currently not collectible" status with the IRS. That's what Brown's office refers to as "tax collection purgatory" because the government stops trying to collect but continues to accrue fines and interest. Hundreds of Deutch's clients have complained to the attorney general's office and other agencies, Brown said in a news release. Web sites proclaiming that Deutch's services are a scam are almost as ubiquitous as her advertisements, showing up at the Complaints Board, PissedConsumer and Rip-Off Report. Jennifer Geronimo, a San Francisco small business owner, counts herself among Deutch's victims. In an interview Monday, Geronimo said she paid Deutch's California law firm just shy of $2,000 to settle her $30,000 tax debt last July. By October, she was getting nasty notices from the IRS, saying that they were about to levy her assets. Geronimo said she called the IRS herself and was able to get on a payment plan, with no help from Deutch. After complaining to the Better Business Bureau, Geronimo got a partial refund from Deutch's office, but she says she's still out the better part of $1,000 and claims she got nothing in return. Brown, who is running for Governor of California, issued a press advisory earlier this year warning consumers to beware tax relief scams that charge up-front fees. If you think you've been victimized by Deutch or other tax relief services, you can contact Brown's office at 1-800-952-5225 or file a complaint online.
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Roni Deutch in San Francisco, California - Ronnie Duetch Sued by CA AG Jerry Brown

Tax attorney Ronnie Deutch spends $3M a year advertising her firm's ability to assist clients with IRS tax troubles, but Jerry Brown, Attorney General for the State of California (and Democratic candidate for governor) says Deutch's claims are fraudulent and is seeking $34M in client restitution in court. Brown says, "Tax Lady Roni Deutch is engaged in a heartless scheme that swindled people with tax problems. She promises to significantly reduce their IRS tax debts, but instead preys on their vulnerability, taking large up-front payments but providing little or no help in lowering their tax bills." The suit cites one commercial featuring three clients who claim a combined tax payment reduction of $86K. According to Brown, the reality is that all three still owe the IRS – all they got from Deutch's representation was a delay on IRS collection. The suit says that Deutch claims a 99% success rate in getting IRS debt reductions, but claims that the real success rate is more like 10%. Retainers paid by clients can go as high as $4.7K, money that might better be spent paying the IRS, which actually tends to increase a client's debt load by piling on interest and penalties while the case is stalled. Deutch is said to be a frequent guest on broadcast and cable talk shows. The commercials are often broadcast after hours, and RBR-TVBR editors have seen them during daytime during syndicated reality courtroom programming.
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Roni Deutch in San Francisco, California - Roni Lynn Duetch put me in a further jam w/IRS

What a scam... FRAUDULANT PREDATOR, preying on broke, vulnerable and mostly desperate individuals who are seeking some financial relief from the pressures of IRS. The only hope is that MS DEUTCH and her entire INCOMPETENT and COWARDLY TEAM, hiding behind 800 numbers and Internet web sites, should endure the same financial hardships. How TRULY embarrassing for the associates of this money ring, who ENDURED many years of college and most likely in debt with student loans, are now paid MINIMALLY to do the devils work (RONI'S DIRTY DEED). Presumably, may be incapable of getting real work with a reputable firm and certainly not capable of having a successful practice. HOW EMBARRASSING TO HAVE TO ADMIT, NOT ONLY TO YOUR FAMILY, BUT TO FRIENDS, COLLEGUES AND CLASSMATES, THAT AFTER YEARS OF STUDY AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR EDUCATION, THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO. For the sad individuals who sit and wait for Internet and phone leads, which MS DUETCH gladly pays 3m per year to bait, BAD KARMA! You people are the front line for an immoral individual who makes millions, pays you minimal and has set you up to take the brunt of all the disgruntled, duped clients.
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Roni Deutch is a rip off,rip off,rip off and they are rude. You take my info and tell me I qualify for offer of compromise to lure me in then you debit my account then inform me after a couple of payments that I don't qualify. Ok I submit for refund and 35 days wait...
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I won\'t go into our ordeal because, after reading dozens of blogs on this site, I can see that her M.O. is about the same with every client;have clients fill out a financial ...

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I am so angry. I was trying to help my mom by looking for an attorney because of the IRS was harrassing my mom. I found Roni Deutch online. They told my mom they can stop the levy on her check. They were charging her 237 a month. She could not afford this but she went...
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I forgot to mention, there never was a reprieve from collections. When I asked about that, Roni Deutch reps said, well, it doesn\'t happen for everyone, read the fine print. W...

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$1875

Roni Deutch Rip-off: Tax Scam

Beware! Halloween doesn't only come once a year .. talk about nightmares! Yeah, take a visit to the haunted house of Roni-Deutchland where it's all smoke and mirrors. I recently called the Roni Deutch company to see if they could help me with some of the tax penalties from some mistakes I made in the past on my taxes. After seeing repeated ads on tv, I thought they must be pretty good to be in business so long, and to be big enough to give nationwide services. Wrrroonnngggg! How can the government let a company continue to deceptively advertise? From reading the web, there have literally been hundreds of complaints against them, in many states, to every agency possible. I didn't retain them, because I realized that they were telling me so many contradictory things, but they had even me walking down the path for a bit. Don't be a fool and fall for these chumps. If you think about calling Ronnie Deutch, do yourself a favor, don't call them because they won't help you. They're scam artists. I agree with everybody above. They're not out to help you, they're out to get your money.
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Roni Deutch is a rip-off artist.

August 2010, my husband and I were facing a tax levy that we knew we could not afford. I told him to look into tax attorneys and he decided to retain the Roni Deutch firm. Not only did they advertise falsely but they continue to lie to us on a daily basis. They told my husband that they would stop wage garnishments while we went through the process of working with the IRS. They never contacted the IRS or either of our employers payroll depts. On 09/24/10 about 75% of my bi-weekly paycheck was garnished by the IRS. He immediately called the Deutch office and was told, oh give us the payroll dept. info (which they had because they had 3 of my pay stubs) and we will contact them right away to stop further garnishments. My payroll dept was never contacted. They also told my husband that he did not have to worry about the IRS garnishing his pay because they only take from 1 spouse per month and it is the spouse with the lesser pay. Well, low and behold, 6 days later the IRS garnished over half of my husband's paycheck. He only gets paid once per month so the remaing amount was only enough to pay our rent for the month of October. He contacted Deutch's office again and was told oh well, there are no guarantees, just make sure you pay your $279 payment by 10/08/10. Not only did they not contact the IRS or our payroll depts but the information they were going to present to the IRS was incorrect. They showed us having a large positive cash flow, had our income too high and left out several of our monthly payments. They said no this is correct so why don't you give us a verbal authorization to make a monthly payment arrangement with the IRS. It should be $100 or less per month. They then told my husband if we didn't have the $279 payment, we need to pay them at least $200 by 10/08/10. The IRS was not contacted until 10/01/10 after my husband complained to Deutch's office again about their failure to follow through with our contract with them. I have filed with the BBB and the California Attorney General's Office. Deutch will not get one more penny from us!!
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CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL SUIT RONI DEUTCH

California Attorney General's office filed action alleging that Roni Deutch, A professional Tax Corporation and Roni Lynn Deutch have engaged in and continue to engage in acts making or causing to be made untrue or misleading statements with intent to induce members of the public to purchase defendants' services. These acts include representing that they can, among other things, promise clients that the qualify for one of the IRS's tax debt resolution programs, promise to eliminate or reduce interest and penalties that have accrued on the consumers' tax debt, and promise clients that retaining defendants will stop or prevent IRS efforts to collect on the consumers' back tax liability, including promising to stop or prevent wage garnishments and bank levies. Only the IRS, not the defendants, can effect these results.
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