The IRS Loophole Investment Guide (or Investment Guide for short) is a product that describes how to navigate the legal loopholes in the US federal tax code to your advantage.
What Is IRS Loophole Investment Guide?
The Investment Guide is a product of the Hartford Gold Group, that lists itself as having offices at the 11900 Olympic high rise in Los Angeles, CA.
The site features an image of the building with the Hartford Gold logo prominently displayed on the front of the building in 10-foot letters.
However, a Google Street View image of 11900 Olympic, taken in February of 2017, reveals the truth: the office building does not have massive branding for Hartford Gold.
In fact, the listed businesses that rent space in the office complex are clearly legible in the image on a sign outside the building, and Hartford Gold's name is not listed there.
Why Hartford Gold chose to misrepresent itself by Photo shopping its logo on the front of the building – where it certainly isn't in real life – is unknown, but it doesn't look good for the company's respectability factor.
If the company isn't truly located at 11900 Olympic, there's no knowing where it's really headquartered, especially since the site was registered anonymously.
IRS Loophole Investment Guide Product
The Investment Guide is a free digital product that purportedly shows you all sorts of tricks of the trade when it comes to safeguarding your investment income from the reach of the taxman.
However, the truth is that once you receive your “free guide,” Hartford Gold now has your name, your email address, and your phone number, as they are requirements for receiving the Investment Guide.
In other words, the free product is just a leads funnel that will put you in contact with a Hartford Gold representative, ostensibly to sell you a gold-backed IRA through the company.
IRS Loophole Investment Guide Opportunity
The only opportunity you'll be presented with by downloading the Investment Guide is to be cold-called and spam emailed incessantly by people looking to convince you to buy a gold IRA through Hartford Gold. That's it.
IRS Loophole Investment Guide Verdict
Ask yourself something: if you had foolproof insider information regarding how to beat the IRS at their own game safely and legally, would you give it away for free?
Well, maybe you would, but we wouldn't. We'd market that information aggressively at an affordable price, but we wouldn't just be giving it away.
It's the same reason you don't find too many tax accountants just doing your federal income taxes for free – because they are selling a service to you, not giving it away out of the goodness of their own hearts.
Sadly we don't think that Hartford Gold is giving anything away for free either.
Trading your personal information for a likely useless digital product will only get you put on Hartford Gold's sales list, and you'll be in for a flurry of hard-sell sales pitches to invest in gold-backed IRAs because the sky is falling.
Don't fall for it.
If you really are looking to diversify your investment portfolio in gold, silver, or other precious metals, find a reputable source of information and not one who's giving away “free products” to get you on their prospects list – and certainly not one who can't be bothered to Photoshop their logo properly onto an existing picture.
Likewise, if you are in need of tax advice, there are any number of accountants that are specifically trained and even certified to provide you with their expertise on how to solve any state or federal tax problems you might have.
Yes, this will cost you some money, but in this instance you get exactly what you pay for – tax advice you know you can trust and rely on.
Don't bother with this Investment Guide. You're only going to get your voicemail – and your email inbox – clogged with new spam as a result. Go to a reputable source of tax and investment information instead.