Looking for the Best Tax Relief Firm?

Know what to look for and what to avoid.

Here’s How to Choose a Tax Relief Company You Can Trust

Choosing the right tax relief company to help you through this very stressful time can be confusing.

There are many companies to choose from and it’s hard to tell the good firms from the bad.

Our advice is to be wary of firms that apply pressure tactics to get you to sign up with them. While that approach works for them, it can lead to marginal results for you.

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Relief Firm

You should always check a tax relief firm’s reviews and search for any past client complaints online before signing up for services. But the work of vetting a company to represent you with the IRS goes beyond screening their reputation. You should also ask these three critical questions.

How do they charge for their tax relief services?

There are four primary methods, and you need to understand the difference as many companies’ methods are not transparent and often very misleading.

Flat Fees – All-Inclusive: A flat fee that includes all required services to complete your case is the most reliable way to immediately know the full cost of your case before committing to work with any tax relief company. It also assures that you are working with a company that has professionals on staff that can handle all services associated with your case.

Flat fees – Non-Inclusive: Many firms will quote a low fee, but downplay or outright neglect to tell you that they don’t provide some critical services. Ask if your “flat” fee covers all of the services required to resolve your tax issue. Bookkeeping, audit representation and filing your back tax returns are common services that some tax relief companies exclude. Failure to include these services can cause delays and unexpected costs to your case, not to mention the inconvenience of having to find additional professionals to get the work done.

Teaser Fees: Some tax relief firms take advantage of price shoppers by selling them on what appears to be a reasonable upfront “investigation fee,” but then follow up days or weeks into the process to inform them that the remainder of the case is going to be additional $$$$.

Ongoing Fees: Other companies just bill you by the hour, which is by nature a conflict of interest leading to unpredictable, ever-growing costs and slow progress of your case.

How long has the tax relief company been in business?

The time a tax relief company has been in business is important because it is a way to measure their credibility and experience. Tax resolution is a specialized professional service that requires understanding of a dedicated part of tax law and IRS procedures. Companies that can demonstrate an extended track record of strong client service and results can truly be considered credible sources of tax resolution services.

Companies that can demonstrate an extended track record of strong client service and results can truly be considered credible sources of tax resolution services.

Will you really be working with a tax attorney?

Most firms claim to have tax attorneys available to represent clients with the IRS. If you ask, you may find that they don’t have attorneys on staff at all. Some even use the excuse that they have experienced “temporary staffing variances.”

Others technically have attorneys, but won’t tell you that these individuals often are right out of law school, have not passed any state bar exams and have little or no practical experience dealing with the IRS.

Be sure to ask if all attorneys on staff have passed a state bar and how much tax resolution experience they have.

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Precision Tax Relief has a 98% satisfaction rating in over 600 reviews—more than any other tax relief agency.

We only charge transparent, flat-rate fees and always offer affordable payment plans.

Our team has been in the tax business since 1991 and our in-house staff includes tax professionals averaging 20 years of experience as IRS Enrolled Agents, CPAs and as an attorney.

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FAQs about Tax Relief Companies

Yes. Tax relief firms come in all sizes, some with hundreds of employees and others as simple as a single practitioner. Each will tell you why they are positioned better to resolve your tax problem.

However, the large companies will avoid disclosing information about the impact to fees associated with huge operational and advertising costs, as well as the lack of individual attention to clients resulting from the pure volume of cases managed by each employee.

At the other end of the spectrum, very small firms may be generalized law firms or tax practices that lack the specialized expertise required to effectively resolve an IRS tax debt issue.

Unfortunately, no. The other comparison sites that do exist are fee based advertising sites. Although many of them have an objective component to rating the companies, the top rated companies have paid a fee to be listed as the “Editor’s Pick” or the “Gold Seal Winner.”

Other companies listed on these sites, but that have not paid a fee, are often rated down due to subjective assessment from the editor.

Our approach uses only objective and verifiable data from the companies’ own websites, and other public sources.

Absolutely, these are the most reputable online consumer review sites, and only individuals who have actually used that company’s service can provide a review. Many of the top tax relief companies are listed here.

However, don’t stop there… There are many open resources such as Ripoffreport.com and Complaintsboard.com that can provide insight into whether a company has had a just a few mishaps, or a more extensive pattern of customer satisfaction issues.

A reputable tax relief company will have done a good job of assessing your situation before you ever spend a penny. If they do, then the tax relief company should have no problem backing their services with a guarantee.

Our approach starts with a complete and free assessment of your case so that we are able to determine what can be done. If your situation requires professional assistance, then we will offer to take on your case. We guarantee our services and will not take on a case that we cannot resolve.

Our ability to accurately assess our client’s situation and pursue the resolution that is applicable to them is a primary reason for our success. For example, when we submit an Offer in Compromise to settle tax debt for our clients for less than they owe, we are successful 94% of the time and save them an average of 97%.

Avoid companies that want to charge you before they investigate your situation or won’t provide you with a contract or guarantee that outlines the total fee or scope of services.

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