Byron Pederson Discusses Tax Resolution and the Need for Change in the Industry

Byron Pederson

Byron Pederson

Instant Tax Solutions co-founder Byron Pederson tells A Gathering of Experts readers that recent bad publicity has marred the image of the tax relief industry.

A Gathering of Experts: Welcome, Byron Pederson. Thank you for joining us today.

Byron Pederson: My pleasure.

A Gathering of Experts: As one of the leading tax resolution agencies, could you explain to our readers what the Telemarketing Sales Rule is about?

Byron Pederson: Basically it was a law that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) was trying to pass that would prohibit tax resolution agencies like Instant Tax Solutions from collecting any form of payment until all of the work had been complete.

A Gathering of Experts: Since the FTC has delayed this bill, does that mean that it is dead?

Byron Pederson: No, of course not. The FTC has simply made a ruling for the time-being. They have the authority to change their minds later.

A Gathering of Experts: Can you Explain California Senate Bill 708?

Byron Pederson: It was very similar to the Telemarketing Sales Rule, except that it was specific to California.

A Gathering of Experts: How has the release of Tax Masters bankruptcy records affected the tax debt resolution industry?

Byron Pederson: Not good, that is for sure. Like any industry, one bad seed can cause black marks for us all.

A Gathering of Experts: What can a firm in your industry do to soften the blow?

Byron Pederson: We have to confront it head on. Those of us that have nothing to hide must face the media scrutiny.

A Gathering of Experts: So you admit there are problems in the industry?

Byron Pederson: Of course. As with any type of service, there will be those looking to make a quick buck. Unfortunately, one of the biggest issues with consumers, as well as the FTC, is that many firms charge a high up front fee.

A Gathering of Experts: But really, since the client is the one who benefits once the leg work is done, doesn’t it make sense to charge something up front?

Byron Pederson: Yes, it does, to protect the individuals that put forth extensive efforts to help the consumer.

A Gathering of Experts: What do you see as the best way to make sure that all parties are treated fairly?

Byron Pederson: A big part of Instant Tax Solutions is consumer education; I think across the board this is a way to eliminate a great deal of deceptive practices.

A Gathering of Experts: Do you think that the IRS should involve itself in matters such as these?

Byron Pederson: Yes, they should have a little more visibility when it comes to resolving issues of fraudulent tax resolution agencies.

A Gathering of Experts: You have been outspoken about how you believe there should be more regulation in the industry. Who should be demanding the change?

Byron Pederson: Both the public as well as the “good” tax agencies. I also believe the governing bodies of the industry should take a larger role in oversight.

A Gathering of Experts: Well, Byron Pederson, thank you for your time and input today. May we speak with you again sometime?

Byron Pederson: Yes of course.

A Gathering of Experts: Before we go, for our reader’s benefit, can you tell us what you do and who you are?

Byron Pederson: I am the cofounder of Instant Tax Solutions. We are an expert tax resolution agency that specializes in helping consumers regain control of their lives financially.

For more information on Post Falls, Idaho’s Instant Tax Solutions please call them directly at 888.387.4071 or visit them on the web at www.Instanttaxsolutions.com

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  1. Randy O'Greene says:

    Thank you for the information, Byron Pederson. Taxes and tax laws can be difficult to understand. And now, I do not have to worry because I have you guys to help and guide me what to do. It is about time that we are informed of the tax rules that usually, keep on changing.

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    • @Randy O’Greene – I am glad you were able to gain some insight about the current tax laws and changes. Yes, they do keep changing. That’s why you can rely on us to make sure you all stay up to date on this type of information. – Byron Pederson

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  2. Leslie Turner says:

    Thank you so much for sparing some time on your busy day to explain to us about tax laws. The government keeps on changing, and it’s hard to keep up. Please continue to share about tax changes – gotta watch out for that IRS!

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    • @Leslie Turner – That IS my job – taking time for inform the public about the in’s and out’s of tax laws. We find that people can prevent coming to us if they are more educated. We don’t mind helpful people in their tax issues, but we are sure that each and every person out there would like to prevent having to come to us. And we agree – the IRS is a huge entity – very intimidating – that’s why we’re here to “spell-it-out” for you. Thanks for reading! – Byron Pederson

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  3. Cassandra O'Bryan says:

    Simple mistakes can make everything fall apart. That is what Byron Pederson explains in this article that is so helpful. This article really is the best sources of information in regards to tax changes.

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    • @Cassandra O’Bryan – You hit it right on the head! Mistakes are the cause that people come to us – most of the time. We are here to provide tips and info so that you do not have to come to us for help. But we’re here if you need it! Stay tuned for more info regarding tax changes. – Byron Pederson

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  4. Cassidy Thomas says:

    When it comes to taxes, we really need more education. I am so glad that Byron Pederson is there to help teach us about taxes and tax resolution. I really appreciate the information you provided. Very helpful!

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    • @Cassidy Thomas – I agree with you 100% Education is the key to the general public not having tax stress. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to read this article. Your loyalty is greatly appreciated! – Byron Pederson

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  5. Henry Piler says:

    It is about time that we have some changes! The Internal Revenue Service is charging us too high on the penalties, which makes it harder for us to resolve our tax issues. Thank God that Instant Tax Solutions is there to help us! You all are a great group of guys!

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    • @Henry Piler – We agree that the IRS tends to act as a cold entity – not caring about people’s issues or feelings. Contact us to help you deal with them. We will help solve your tax issues. We would love to work with you. – Byron Pederson

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