Review: K & N Tax Pros Inc - Kristine...

Review: K & N Tax Pros Inc - Kristine Valdez CPA

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KNsucks

Blackstone, IL

#1 Nov 7, 2008
SCAMMERS - AVOID

They do your taxes for cheap, but cost you so much more in IRS penalties.
M and Js Cooling

Bourbonnais, IL

#2 Dec 22, 2009
Kristine has been taking care of my taxes for a while and I like many others got audited for 2005. She closed the doors and reopened and now is helping me get my money back from the evil IRS. Just so everyone knows this did not only happen at k&N Tax pros but at other offices to. It happened to my brother in law with a guy that he had been using for over 10 years and that guy basicaly did the same as she did and closed his doors because the IRS made his life and the lives of his clients miserable.By the way I hear the reason for all these audits which just so happen to be on hard working americans was the result of our former retarted President G.W.Bush's fireing of over 200 Irs agents that dealt with people making over$250K and hiring the same for those making less. So guess who had to prove the legitamacy of that move. It was all a bunch of bull I had documents for everything and gave it all to the IRS but they did not want to hear it and tokk the money out of my bank account while I was laid off of work. So I guess you are right Kristine is the bad guy right she audited you she gave you all the receipts and docs so you can get those returns you were getting. Suck it up butter cup if you got audited it is because of what you gave her to work with and I am sure you did not complain when the money went into your account.
Avoid KNutJobs

Hebron, IN

#3 Jan 4, 2010
Scammers.
Joke

Wayne, IL

#4 Jan 27, 2010
http://www.justice.gov/tax/NBradford_Complain...

looks like it finally caught up with them.

Sorry M and J you're wrong, legitimate tax preparers don't get hassled by the IRS.
Smellyelephants

Calumet City, IL

#5 Jan 30, 2010
According to the IRS complaint, "As of July 31, 2009, the IRS has determined that K&N prepared 23,823 individual federal income tax returns for calendar years 2005 through 2009. The IRS has examined 100 of those 23,823 returns prepared by K&N and has determined that 94 (or 94.0%) of those returns contained misstatements. The examinations of these returns have resulted in the assessment of additional taxes totaling $830,147."

Im guessing the IRS will probably go after all 23,823 tax returns, considering the amount of money K&N cost them. I sure am glad I didnt go to K&N!
Mee

Downers Grove, IL

#6 Feb 6, 2010
Anyone that says K&N is a good company either works for them or is family. I started going there in 94 when their office was in Northlake. I stopped going 4 years ago. Kristine,the owner, was the only one who did my taxes. Never had a problem,until 2002. From 2002 til 2006 (I finally wised up) my husband and I got audited 4 times( our first one we received was from taxes she did for us in 2000) and had to pay huge penalties and fines because Kristine was falsifying our forms!!! Yes, shame on me in the long run for not looking at what I was signing but I trusted her due to the 8 years prior that she did my taxes. We have had to pay well over $20,000 in that 4 year period because of how many times she screwed us! If you search for reviews you will see MANY bad claims against her and her company. If you can look up past addresses and phone numbers you will notice repetative changes because she keeps moving offices and switching phone numbers because what she is doing is ILLEGAL and shes trying to run but she cant hide forever. Please, do not go to her or recommend her or her business to anyone you care about. She will ruin your life!
Mee

Downers Grove, IL

#7 Feb 6, 2010
Joke wrote:
http://www.justice.gov/tax/NBr adford_Complaint.pdf
looks like it finally caught up with them.
Sorry M and J you're wrong, legitimate tax preparers don't get hassled by the IRS.
EXCELLENT!!
Milos

Hinsdale, IL

#8 Feb 8, 2010
K&N tax pros are awful..expenssive, unprofessional ,never keep apointed time.I waited 1hour ,just to be told that they took someone with no appointment infront of me...avoiddddddddddd
CARMA 02

Bellwood, IL

#9 Feb 19, 2010
went to them for years and got aduit and had to pay IRS because there were steeling from their clients. Kristen was always coked up and she had a worker there by the name of Ricky he was also steeling I hope they all rot in JAIL. SCUMS avoid them the family or liars and they love to steel from anyone they can.
Joker

Lombard, IL

#10 Feb 21, 2010
Hey guess what check this out.
Nataile Bradford (owner of K&N tax pros)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php... #!!/profile.php?v=info&ref =search&id=1560251085

Ken Burkland (one of Nataile's useful idiots, and son in law)
http://www.facebook.com/ #!/profile.php?id=100000236746 640&ref=search&sid=546 717824.1134246507..1
Jokers worst nightmare
#11 May 25, 2010
Hey Joker! Do you not have anything better to do than mess with people you're obviously afraid of? Otherwise you would post your real name
MICHAEL CUMMINGS

Chicago, IL

#12 May 31, 2010
dont waste your time with this place,you'll end up owing the irs in the long run.....that's why they keep changing there name.....
joker

Lombard, IL

#13 Jun 11, 2010
Jokers worst nightmare wrote:
Hey Joker! Do you not have anything better to do than mess with people you're obviously afraid of? Otherwise you would post your real name
What should I do, thank them?
kpl

Elmwood Park, IL

#15 Jul 25, 2010
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story... what goes around comes around!!!!!!!!!!
Customer of 10 years

Bloomingdale, IL

#16 May 21, 2011
Just received my letter from IRS yesterday. My boyfriend was auditted to and owes almost 10,000 for 3 years, my brother owes about 2. I have a meeting with a CPA to help with mine! But is there anything that we can do to TaxPros???? They are not suppose to be doing taxes according to IRS! They are getting away with too much and I wish something could get done to stop this!
ilp

Brookfield, IL

#17 May 21, 2011
we had similar problem, we got a letter from IRS, trying to get in touch , but the message on their answering service said they are closed due to unforseen circumstances, which is kind of strange.

it is very stresfull because we haven't done anyhting wrong but trusted wrong people, and now we have to take the fall. It just seem so WORNG !!!!!!!!!!
Missy1

Chicago, IL

#18 May 23, 2011
ilp wrote:
we had similar problem, we got a letter from IRS, trying to get in touch , but the message on their answering service said they are closed due to unforseen circumstances, which is kind of strange.
it is very stresfull because we haven't done anyhting wrong but trusted wrong people, and now we have to take the fall. It just seem so WORNG !!!!!!!!!!
We also trusted this SOB with our taxes and followed her adivce. She now just cost us an Audit and $11,000.00 I would love to make her pay us all back. There has got to be some kind of civil suit we can file against her to try and make her pay. Not only is she dishonest about our taxes, telling us to write off things that we shouldn't be but she is dishonest with college scholarships. She tolds us back in 2009/2010 that her daughter got a full ride the the University of Illinois because she said that she was of another heritage when she is only half. She even went as far as to tell us to do the same for our child, which of course we didn't! She needs to be put behind bars!
Missy1

Chicago, IL

#19 May 23, 2011
Customer of 10 years wrote:
Just received my letter from IRS yesterday. My boyfriend was auditted to and owes almost 10,000 for 3 years, my brother owes about 2. I have a meeting with a CPA to help with mine! But is there anything that we can do to TaxPros???? They are not suppose to be doing taxes according to IRS! They are getting away with too much and I wish something could get done to stop this!
We feel your pain, but I can't believe that there is nothing we can do about it and we are responsible for paying this back. She told us we could write off milage for having two jobs and I didn't know the tax laws and said, "wow, never knew that" Well, big lesson learned. That is why we got audited, No you CAN'T write off milage. Only under certain circumstances can you do that, but that's not what she told us! She needs to reimburse all of us the money and aggravation she cost us all!
So sorry

Chicago, IL

#20 May 24, 2011
To all of those posting here, so sorry to hear about all the problems K & N is causing you. We went to K & N and realized something wasn't right so we went elsewhere. Let this be a lesson to ALL of us. Always double check your tax returns regardless of who does them for you. Isn't Wesley Snipes doing time in jail for tax fraud because his accountant was falsifying tax returns without his consent or knowledge?
ilp

Brookfield, IL

#21 May 24, 2011
We all learned a leason, for some too late, because we are not accountants , we do not know anything about taxes if we knew we would have done it on our own.
that is the whole thing, she wrote off miles without even telling us, we were shocked to discover that "minor" detail that put us know in a lot of trouble.

Missy1, there is a law suit pending against them, but I highly doubt it will change anything for us, because bottom line IRS do not care about us, they just want their money.

our new CPA was astonished to discover what she did to us, he haven't seen anything like this in about 40 years of his experience.

IRS knows all about legal suit, but again, bottom line is they don't care.

Hope we all learned a lesson, and hopefully the justice will be served, and she will get a punishment she deserves.

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