Berkheimer Tax Associates, WTF?

Berkheimer Tax Associates, WTF?

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Bob

Palmyra, VA

#1 Sep 19, 2013
Anyone else being harassed by this criminal organization? How can this tax collection contractor legally require people to disprove their erroneous conclusion that you didn't file with the government? Also, if taxes were filed and paid with the government, then how can Berkheimer charge escalating fees for not responding to their bogus claims? This is fraud, and requires a class-action lawsuit from the citizens of PA to stop it.

Please write or e-mail State Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, if you are being stalked, harassed, and wrongly accused and billed for "tax evasion" by Berkheimer in Pennsylvania.
Berkheimer

Hazleton, PA

#2 Sep 21, 2013
STFU and give us your $$$ punk!
Walt

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jan 24, 2014
Berkheimer have gone from demanding a fee 2 years ago that they were never due ( I have their receipts showing I paid the fee they requested) to adding more fees and placing it on a payment plan they claim I agreed to, to now claiming the fees as EARNED INCOME TAX! This has to be illegal. I have the paper trail but they count on people just coughing up the money to avoid the effort. Thieves.
Scott Corsello

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Feb 14, 2014
They can suck it. They're sending me invoices with "collection fees" for an 11 dollar bill I didn't pay. I never received their alleged bill, and I I'll be damned if I'm paying their usurious collection fees for a bill I never got. So I sent them a check for 11 bucks to shut them up, but guess what ? They continue to send ever escalating invoices with late fees as well as collection fees. They can piss up a rope.
berkheimer sucks again

Wayne, PA

#5 Jul 31, 2014
head tax sucks in norristown! this is a bunch of sh!t stinking 10 dollar tax and no envelope to return. it will cost them more than 10 dollars to process the check. not helpful, wait for 1/2 hour for them to finally answer the phone, then they don't talk when you ask questions leaving dead air on the phone. customer service sucks
kydaba

Detroit, MI

#6 May 29, 2015
Know it's an old post, but it's worth mentioning they lost a class-action lawsuit in 2007. Okay, they didn't lose per se, but they settled quick as hell - scared much? The fees are completely illegal under current laws, and I'm considering filing my own suit against them for these alleged "fees". "Fees" in quotes since it's more of "give me your money". Also they can't put a lien on your property, only the gov't can, so Berk-the-Jerk will have to take you to court, and lose. But let's face it, they have no case anyway.

I'm calling them today and telling them I'll gladly pay my $16.50 (5.50 local, 11 school) and they can shove their well laid fees up their well laid ass.
Embi

Rochester, PA

#7 Jul 17, 2015
kydaba wrote:
Know it's an old post, but it's worth mentioning they lost a class-action lawsuit in 2007. Okay, they didn't lose per se, but they settled quick as hell - scared much? The fees are completely illegal under current laws, and I'm considering filing my own suit against them for these alleged "fees". "Fees" in quotes since it's more of "give me your money". Also they can't put a lien on your property, only the gov't can, so Berk-the-Jerk will have to take you to court, and lose. But let's face it, they have no case anyway.
I'm calling them today and telling them I'll gladly pay my $16.50 (5.50 local, 11 school) and they can shove their well laid fees up their well laid ass.
I got a bill from Berkheimer from back 2012 charging penalty and interest 21.42 $ and Failure to pay cost 25 $ on top of the amount they claim I did not pay. How can they charge failure to pay when they never send me a bill??? I give the whole thing to my lawyer and see what he will do with it.
local guy

Grove City, PA

#8 Sep 23, 2015
Bob wrote:
Anyone else being harassed by this criminal organization? How can this tax collection contractor legally require people to disprove their erroneous conclusion that you didn't file with the government? Also, if taxes were filed and paid with the government, then how can Berkheimer charge escalating fees for not responding to their bogus claims? This is fraud, and requires a class-action lawsuit from the citizens of PA to stop it.
Please write or e-mail State Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, if you are being stalked, harassed, and wrongly accused and billed for "tax evasion" by Berkheimer in Pennsylvania.
Some people make the mistake that they assume all taxes are filed when they file a federal and a state tax return. YOU ALSO HAVE TO FILE A LOCAL TAX RETURN WITH WHOEVER THE LOCAL COLLECTOR IS. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR PROBLEM HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR UNWILLINGNESS TO FILE A LOCAL TAX RETURN AS REQUIRED BY LAW.
local guy

Grove City, PA

#9 Sep 23, 2015
Embi wrote:
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I got a bill from Berkheimer from back 2012 charging penalty and interest 21.42 $ and Failure to pay cost 25 $ on top of the amount they claim I did not pay. How can they charge failure to pay when they never send me a bill??? I give the whole thing to my lawyer and see what he will do with it.
Whatever monies you send them might first be applied towards their costs of collection, then the tax paid. So if you do not pay them everything in full, there will always be a tax liability. As with all income taxes (federal, state, local) you are charged as if you received notice, even if you actually did not receive notice. You should know that you have to file your income tax returns with all three government entities (federal, state, local). Welcome to adulthood.
local guy

Grove City, PA

#10 Sep 23, 2015
Bob wrote:
Anyone else being harassed by this criminal organization? How can this tax collection contractor legally require people to disprove their erroneous conclusion that you didn't file with the government? Also, if taxes were filed and paid with the government, then how can Berkheimer charge escalating fees for not responding to their bogus claims? This is fraud, and requires a class-action lawsuit from the citizens of PA to stop it.
Please write or e-mail State Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, if you are being stalked, harassed, and wrongly accused and billed for "tax evasion" by Berkheimer in Pennsylvania.
You cannot avoid their fees if you are late with filing or making payment. But if you are having trouble trying to get ahold of them, try contacting someone higher up in the Berkheimer Pyramid, such as one of these people:

http://www.hab-inc.com/contact-us/find-a-repr...

Filing and paying taxes are part of life in PA, whether you understand that or not, you are still required to be in full compliance of local income tax laws.
Informed Taxpayer

New Castle, PA

#11 Dec 29, 2015
This company seems to try to dig up old tax forms, doesn't properly read them, refuses to return calls and continues to send bills for taxes that were not due. How can you charge a penalty for a tax that was not due? If all taxes were paid and they decided that my 1040 doesn't match my local form, but wont accept the fact that they are trying to charge me taxes on s-corp income which is expect from local taxes.... Now i get a wage attachment form? Guess it's time to call my lawyer.
Irs

Greensburg, PA

#12 Mar 27, 2016
Berkheimer can eat a dick it's just away for the state to get more money out of every1. If they owe any1 money for a return berkheimer won't give u refund but god for bid u don't pay them they will garnish ur wages hit ya with ridiculous fees . Feed up with allowing our shit bag of a government take our hard earn money
Irs

Greensburg, PA

#13 Mar 27, 2016
May wipe my ass with tax forms be4 I send them. Too let them know how I really feel
Cwalt925

Pottstown, PA

#14 Jul 7, 2016
I have not lived in Pottstown since 2013. 2014 I got billed by Berheimer for percapita tax. I fought it, and though it took a few months, me sending 2 forms of proof of residence, I was able to get this squared away.

2015, I again get charged with Pottstown percapita tax. I fight it again but this time nothing comes of it as they don't respond to my calls or emails. Then this criminal enterprise GARNISHES MY WAGES in 2016 to pay for 2015's percapita. So I write Nydia Han and explain. She responds back. Then I cal these crooks every other minute and leave long voice messages just to force them to listen to it. Must have left the same message at least 20 times within a half hour or so. Figured if I'm being illegally charged for services I never received (or area I wasn't residing in) the. The least I can do is inconvenience the crooks that are responsible. Finally after dropping the "I'm talking to Nydia Han" on them (which truthfully I really was) then a supervisor reimburse the money they took and promised me this wouldn't happen again.

July 2016, guess who just got another percapita for Pottstown from Berkheimer &#128545;. Anyone know a pro-Bono lawyer that would help write a strongly worded letter of cease and desist?!?!
zionist sponges

Bradenton, FL

#15 Jul 14, 2016
the cost of israel includes a zionist occupied govt., devoted to apartheid likud treachery
FedupwithBerkthe Jerk

Slippery Rock, PA

#16 Aug 31, 2016
local guy wrote:
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Some people make the mistake that they assume all taxes are filed when they file a federal and a state tax return. YOU ALSO HAVE TO FILE A LOCAL TAX RETURN WITH WHOEVER THE LOCAL COLLECTOR IS. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR PROBLEM HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR UNWILLINGNESS TO FILE A LOCAL TAX RETURN AS REQUIRED BY LAW.
Im tired of sh!theads like you muddling the situation. Ive jointly filed LOCAL taxes for the past 8 years, and somehow these dimwhits can never properly account for only 1/2 of the total tax. Ive sent CERTIFIED proof of cancelled checks and yet the next year the still ask for the same monies. Talk about a racquet! Stealing, bullying, threatening, unlawful activites....sounds more like MOB than a business.
Archy

Wilkes Barre, PA

#17 Sep 12, 2016
Contact the postal inspector and file a criminal complaint for mail fraud.
Joshua

Pottsville, PA

#18 Sep 18, 2016
So im not sure why they are sending me letters asking for money from 2007 when i was 12? Is that legal, they are asking for more than $200 which I cant figure out what for. Any help would be appreciated, im now 21 and started getting these, can they charge me for something when i was a minor under 18?
abe

Tobyhanna, PA

#19 Nov 10, 2016
bruce beemer is the attorney general youd want to contact, kathleen is no longer in office.

if enough people contact them, they might want to start another class action suit. whether or not the original amount owed is valid, the fees that they add are in fact illegal.
Concerned citizen

Jenkintown, PA

#20 Nov 18, 2016
Abe, that is good advice. The people that are responding with "PAY YOUR TAXES" and "Welcome to adulthood ", seem like either paid shills, or people that are so naive that they believe Berkheimer to be not only infallible, but beyond incompetence and even intentional misrepresentation. I personally am currently engaged in my 2nd battle with Berkheimer..similar to a previous poster, Berkheimer claimed I owed them money and after sending them my paperwork proving I didn't owe, 3 different time, they threaten me with wage garnishment. I was then able to talk to a supervisor, after being on hold for 3 hours, and magically they suddenly DVD have my paperwork. Only to be contacted a year later to say that said paperwork was missing. Wether Berkheimer is willfully defrauding people or are jump insanely incompetent, never pay them anything without checking up on it first or having someone you trust do so. And always get a receipt, invoice, etc so you have a paper trail to prove your case. Good luck

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