Contact the authorities. (police)
These guys days are drawing to an end with the new PTIN rules which require people to be licensed before doing taxes.
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I would inform both the IRS, as they can revoke the company's PTINs. Also, this is a state consumer law issue as well by the way you are describing it. I would get the local authorities involved as well. The reality is, states do pull the ability of companies to do business in their state when their practices are this egregious. You usually see it with towing companies, etc.
Report them to the local police, district attorney and your local IRS office.
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Contact the IRS Director of Practice, Karen Hawkins, in Washington, DC. Contact information is on the IRS website:
Internal Revenue Service
Office of Professional Responsibility
SE:OPR, Room 7238/IR
1111 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20224
Phone Number: (202) 927-3397
Fax Number: (202) 622-2207
They will take the information. Give them all the details, fax it over, and make sure they receive it.
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