“We set the bar very high for ourselves this weekend,” said founder and CEO of Tax Resolution Services, Co., Michael Rozbruch, who was also elected President and Chairman of the Board for the NATRC, “and I’m proud to report that we achieved everything we had set out to do over these 2 days. I am honored to have been selected to serve in a leadership position among my esteemed colleagues in a collaborative effort to salvage all the hard work we have put in as individuals in the past. However, we have much to accomplish in the days and months ahead.”
A total of 40 professionals representing 30 tax resolution firms attended the conference and elected a four-member executive board that includes Rozbruch (President and Chairman of the Board), Jeffrey Galante of JG Tax Group (Vice President), Lawrence Levy of Levy & Associates, Inc. Tax Consultants (Secretary), and Lawrence Lawler of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (Treasurer). Conference participants selected an additional five members to serve on the Board, which will work to craft federal and state legislation, with the help of National Policy Group’s Mark Guimond. National Policy Group will help manage the Association’s legislative efforts. NATRC’s mission, in addition in helping regulate the tax resolution industry, including the regulation of tax lead aggregators, is to protect consumers from companies that utilize dubious business practices: such as mass advertising of false and misleading promises to obtain IRS settlements of “pennies on the dollar”; allowing unsuspecting customers to make installment payments, to firms, but failing to inform consumers that their cases were not being “worked” until payments were made in full; and agreeing to take on clients who did not qualify for tax resolution in the first place. Not only did these practices harm the consumers who were lured in, they also caused unnecessary damage to the credible companies that employ best practices in their business models and provide an honest, professional service.
“We accomplished a lot at the conference, but there is still a lot of hard work ahead of us,” said Rozbruch. “But we have assembled a group of tax resolution pros who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done, and done right.”
The National Association of Tax Resolution Companies (NATRC) represents the efforts of a broad spectrum of the industry located throughout the United States. Its mission is to see the fair and reasonable regulation of the tax resolution industry and to create a favorable public image of the industry by promoting and ensuring the protection of taxpayers from unfair and deceptive advertising claims by unscrupulous delinquent tax debt representation providers. The association welcomes additional members that support this mission. The association’s work will be reported through its web page at taxproblemresolutionservicescoalition.com and through its newsletter.