The Mission Statement of the Tax Resolution Blog?

We created the Tax Problem Resolution Blog to aid the average person to become more discerning buyers of tax resolution and tax representation services. Please read the index of articles below to learn more about the tax resolution industry and to assist you in solving your specific tax problem.

Jay Freeborne, Enrolled Agent at Washington Tax Services, open for business since 1989

New Companies - Since 2008 - The Verdict is Out! --110 Companies Listed


The greatest growth in "tax resolution" companies has been from 2008 to today. This list is constantly being updated with new companies. On the list below:  there are a couple of TAGS that we have for certain companies:

*LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED. Has a licensed tax professional - CPA, EA or Attorney prominently listed on website or in materials about company.
*TAX LIEN MAILER - Mails to people/businesses with tax liens.
*TAX LIEN CALLER - Calls people/businesses with tax liens.

DATE OF OPERATION:  we are listing companies by the DATE that they started their Better Business Bureau record as there is no way to fudge this date. 

When one of these companies goes out of business, we move them to the Dead Company list.  When their BBB record goes to C minus to F rating, they get moved to the Not Recommended List.

The last section is the Curiousities list - the companies on this list are Lead Generators or unusual websites related to tax representation or tax resolution issues.

Companies Started Between 1998 to 2006 that are still operating.  My recommendation on them is neutral.

1. Ameritax or Fix Your Tax Problem, Inc., Novato, CA. February 1998. Heard their ad on Sirius radio.  Their BBB record claims they have been since 1998:  BBB- Ameritax In 2012: their company name seems to have switched to Fix your Tax Problem, Inc. Their website:

2. Tax Crisis Institute, Bakersfield, CA 2002 - Incorporation date. Has been advertising to ex-clients of Roni Deutch, and who can blame them...that's a lot of clients that might need tax help. From the look of their webpage: Victim of the Roni Deutch Lawsuit?/  my first instinct is they were conducting a class lawsuit against Deutch, but they're not: as I said, they're offering tax help. Their website: Tax Crisis Institute--Website  Their BBB record

3. Premier Tax Solutions, Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2005. Their BBB Record:   BBB record  Their website:  For what it's worth:  Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor. For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

4. M and M Financial, Illinois, December 2005. TAX LIEN CALLER. This firm cold calls people with tax liens.  Decent BBB record:  BBB record  Phone # (773) 969- 5800. I have previously posted on whether cold calling tax liens is legal or not here:  The Legal Case Against Cold Calling Tax Liens

5. Phoenix Financial Group. Denver, CO, October 6, 2006. TAX LIEN CALLER.
This is another firm in Colorado that cold calls people with tax liens. The phone # of one of their caller's is (866) 672-1067 or 1.888.572.2179. Their website is : You might want to read this:  The Legal Case Against Cold Calling Tax Lien or to learn about Colorado cold calling phenomenon -- check out this:  Cold Calling Tax Liens: A Mountain Time Phenomenon I also have to say that they have 9 complaints at the BBB in 2012 - this isn't great - but they do respond their complaints which is good. Their BBB record: BBB record

6. Barclay Capital, Boulder, CO, Since 2004
This is one of two companies in Boulder Colorado in the tax resolution industry that goes by "Capital" - as if they were holding companies on Wall Street? - An interesting choice of name for a "tax resolution" company. But I guess you could counter-argue and say...well..."intellectual" capital to resolve one's tax problem - that might justify it. The other company - also in Boulder is "Berkshire Capital Partners."  You would have to guess - that either - 1. Barclay is the same company as Berkshire. OR 2. People who worked for Berkshire or Barclay ran with the "Capital" name and thought it was worth using twice.  Adding "Capital" to your name is like wearing a tie - it can give you the appearance of looking like big time professionals. Nonetheless,  Barclay's solid BBB record: BBB record  In September 2014, one of their telemarketers: Matt Houston called one of our clients from 1-888-283-6541. Their website:

7. National Tax Relief, Inc.  Riverside, CA since 2006

National Tax Relief or  was originally a company that started as an alternative name back in 1997. This website still exists of course and draws traffic to . In the 2000's, a company in Tustin, California  took the name National Tax Relief and ran that company into the ground (See Dead List) . And then finally, NTR was chosen as a name by this listed company in Riverside, CA. Apparently they now have several years of operation. Their BBB listing is here:   BBB record 

Class of 2007

8. Tax Resolution Center, Boulder, CO, October 25, 2007.  TAX LIEN CALLER
According to an employee who emailed me, they have 20 employees (I stand corrected) and have been in operation since 2005 - but their BBB listing started in 2007. Their website:  Here's their  BBB record   I have previously posted on whether cold calling tax liens is legal or not here:   The Legal Case Against Cold Calling Tax Liens

9. Priority Tax Relief, San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2007  I stumbled upon this website in 2012 - I had not heard of them.  Here's their site: Claims to be "Attorney's but I couldn't see any names. I got to admit it bugs me when they list media companies like CNN on their site when odds are they never advertised on them. Solid BBB record is here: BBB record

Class of 2008

10. Yarborough - Professional IRS Debt Solutions -- BBB record start - June 2008

I just learned about Yarborough in 2014...According to their website Yarborough website: they have offices all around the southern U.S.. Visible licensed professionals with names is always a good sign. Their BBB record is solid too:  BBB record

In early 2014, they did quote an individual $2500 to research his IRS account and represent him on a "potential" tax problem. My firm quoted a $250.00 retainer to research his IRS record as we weren't certain that the client had a big tax problem to worry about. Or least a problem that warranted a large up-front fee.

11. NFA Tax Help -- Houston, TX , March 2008. The company still has a good rating at the BBB: BBB record/  Their website is: I have seen many internet advertisements from these folks.
12. The Core Consulting Group, Longmont, CO Sept. 2008  TAX LIEN CALLER.
One of many Colorado companies that "cold calls" people who have tax liens against them.  I spoke recently with a person who had a 941 issue who was called by them. Their website:  CORE CONSULTING WEBSITE   Their BBB record:  Colorado BBB record, You might also want to check out my post on the Colorado cold calling industry here:  Cold Calling Tax Liens: A Mountain Time Phenomenon

13. Sound Tax Consulting, Bellevue, WA, September 9, 2008.  Sound Tax Consulting has great Google ads. They also happen to be a neighbor of ours in the Puget Sound.   They were previously called:  IRS/State Tax Relief Associates. They have a solid website but no licensed professionals are listed: and their BBB record

14. K & K Tax Group, 2008, Miami, Florida  Exchanged emails with the owner of this firm. They have been in business since 2008. BBB record:  BBB record and Website/

15.  Front Range Tax Resolution, Colorado, 2008, E.A. in Colorado - Judd Kalush -- his website: LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

Class of 2009

16. Blue Tax -- Los Angeles, California.  Started in January 2009.
You might have seen their advertisement on TV:  it's animated!  Blue Tax's Website.  I have been exchanging emails with one of their executives and I think they are trying to develop a decent infrastructure to serve their numerous clients: including six attorneys, an Enrolled Agent and a CPA. Nonetheless, this is a organization led by strong and aggressive sales people.

My usual qualms with company's like Blue Tax is in the area of fees. I have found many instances where I believe they overcharge. They hold second place for the largest fee quoted to someone that I know $40,000!!! (Wall and Associates broke that record with a $100,000 plus fee (see NOT recommended list) and Certified Tax (above) did too)).  I quoted a fee of $5500.00 to the same client.UPDATE: October 3, 2012  One of their salespeople quoted a fee of $8500 for someone who pretty much had already negotiated an installment agreement on his own and didn't qualify for an Offer in Compromise --  When a Tax Resolution Company Botches an Interview then Charges an Abusive Fee

Nonetheless, I believe this company is trying to learn from the mistakes of previous sales-driven tax resolution companies that are now out of business. By looking at their pretty active BBB record, you can see that they are responsive to complaints yet one would hope for fewer complaints.  Still -- their responsiveness is a good indication that they are in this for the long haul.  Above all: I am jealous of their marketing.  It's clear they know how to make their phones ring.  Here's their BBB record:  BBB record

Finally for what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

17. Nationwide Tax Group, Parkland or Boca Raton, Florida, Feb. 2009. Their website:  There's no there...there. No licensed tax professional is listed.  However, it has lots of pictures of people in business attire.  =I just spoke with someone who interviewed with them.  =They were going to charge $1800 and $3000 if they did a settlement for him that totals $4800.00.  My fee is a flat $1200.00 to do everything on the same case.   BBB record   There also was a company called Nationwide Tax Relief in Los Angeles who is now deceased. Don't be confused.

18. Tax DRx Roselle Park, NJ , February 2009. Only BBB record I could find was in Florida:  BBB record  Company claims to have several offices in NY, NJ area:

19. or Tax Resources, Inc., Citrus Heights, California, September 2009.
Good looking website specifically for people who are being audited. Website:  Their BBB record: BBB record

20. Guidance Tax Relief, Beverly Hills, CA, December 2009. TAX LIEN MAILER.  

Another L.A. company new to the game:  Their Website. They send out a scary little mailing saying "Wage Garnishment Pending" -- which was actually UNTRUE for someone I spoke to recently...very very misleading. Nonetheless,  they did quote a customer of mine $6800.00 to handle a case that we're handling for $1750.00. AS of March of 2013 - Guidance Tax Relief - was still sending out these mailings.  Their BBB record:  BBB record.  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds. You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

21.  Tax Resolution Professionals, Las Vegas, 2009.
Another cockroach from American Tax Relief's L.A. perimeter of tax relief scams? Not sure. Here's their website:  In late 2013- I spoke to someone at the company at they said they do not have a record at the BBB - because they don't agree with the concept of the BBB (as you have to "pay for a rating.") Their phone # 888-515-4829 - they have very good "hold-music"!

22. Top Tax Defenders, February 2009, Houston TX -Looks like tax attorneys in the Houston area: Their BBB record - a handful of complaints worth reading - but low volume is a good thing:  BBB record 

23. Direct Tax Relief , Sherman Oaks, CA , Feb. 2009.  Their BBB record is here :  BBB record  Their website is I have exchanged emails with one of their principals and they are alive and well.  I think they are dedicated to good practices. I am wish them the very best!

24. Safe Harbor Financial -- Chicago , 2009,  TAX LIEN CALLER.Their website according to BBB record started in September 2009:  BBB record These folks cold call people and/or businesses with tax  liens. One of their person's sales pitch was that they are the private "Taxpayer Advocate." More on that  here:  Cold Calling Tax liens  2013: someone relayed to me that this firm has a A TAX LIEN against it for unpaid payroll taxes of $31,000 (est.) filed in November 2012. Better sell some tax relief soon!

25.  Insight Financial Services, Sebastian, FL, February 2009  TAX LIEN CALLER.
They have a "B" rating at the BBB:  BBB record  A couple years ago: I met a lady who was sold an Offer in Compromise(OIC) who was already in uncollectible status (She also owned a usually OIC-killing home - free and clear). But we'll chalk this up as an overly eagerly salesperson who briefly slipped thru quality-control. They have maintained an Aish rating for over 3 years so we can surmise that sales pitches like this were a dramatic exception to the rule. In early 2013 - a gentleman I spoke to who owed the IRS 65k and whose case was in Automated Collection Systems was quoted a fee of $5000 by Insight to represent him. I offered to take on the case for $1050.00. Their website:

26. National Tax Experts  -Los Angeles, Wilshire Blvd., CA,  2009 TAX LIEN MAILER

I am fairly confident "NTE" sends out a mailing that says "you have been pre-qualified to participate in a pilot Williamson County (or another county) based program to help people who have fallen behind and have a Federal Tax Lien."  The phone # they list is 800-381-8163. Well - just to critique this mailer -- there is no "county" based program for Federal tax resolution it comes thru the Federal government.  Nonetheless -- I think this firm has decent bearings in the tax resolution world as one of the owners is Nick Johnson - who has ten plus years in the industry. There are a total of six licensed tax professionals including E.A.s and attorneys. My bet is they are in this for the long haul. Do not confuse them with "National Tax Debt" - which is a new tax lien mailing group -- mentioned further below.  Their website: Their BBB record:  BBB record. 

27.  Perfect Tax Relief, Los Angeles, CA - Jan 2009 - TAX LIEN MAILER

"PTR" sends out a mailer:  "You Must Respond by : February 9, 2014 or another date."  

" Why are you getting this notice?"

Phone # 888-591-6212 or 1-888-715-2373, 888-667-5620

What if they don't respond!? LOL. 

One of many tax resolution companies in Southern California. As of 2012 -- they still seem to be operating:   Perfect Tax Relief Website.  They are showing some good faith with their BCA record:  BBB record?  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

28. Ellis Penn, Philadelphia, PA, August 2009 - TAX LIEN CALLER
Apparently these folks are formally Mackinaw Consultants based out of Denver Colorado.  Like many companies originating in Colorado - they get clients from cold calling tax liens. Here's their BBB record: BBB record 

29., Sacramento, CA , April 2009

Stumbled upon their website: upon a search of the internet.  Lead generator? Actual company that does cases? Not sure. Their BBB record is:  BBB record 

30. IRS Medic or  or Parent & Parent, LLP , Connecticut, 2009

Connecticut based tax representation firm but definitely a nationally focused company full of a long list of tax professionals with lots of experience. Pretty informative website too. And a good BBB record. LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

31. Victory Tax Solutions, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2010

Judging from their video on their website: these guys clearly dress better than our office...
Victory Tax Solutions Website  I see many words on licensed tax professionals BUT no actual names of them on the site: not what I like to see. Victory Tax Solution's BBB record: BBB record

32.  Berkshire Capital Partners, Boulder, CO , August 2009.   TAX LIEN CALLER
If you received a tax lien - Berkshire is one of the first companies you are going to hear from via PHONE. In fact -- in a world of more and more tax lien telemarketers - Berkshire is often the FIRST to call.  I have written about some legal issues with cold calling tax liens:  The Legal Case Against Cold Calling Tax Liens

One of their sales pitches I heard was that they specialize in 941 cases due to the office that handles 941's being in Colorado.  Unfortunately, this is not a true claim as IRS offices handling 941's are usually assigned locally to individual agents around the country. But it is quite possible that the company has abandoned these claims.

Their website is here: Their BBB rating is a surprising "A plus" in spite of 22 complaints(this corroborates with a Colorado BBB tendency to grad inflate) -  BBB rating 

33. Tax Relief USA, Sunnyvale, CA , June 2009 start date

BBB record is: HERE.  Nice pics on their website: They do have five years under the belt and an A rating at the BBB. I guess it is a matter if you like their price $$?

Class of 2010

34. Accelerated Tax Solutions, Jacksonville area --- but list BBB record North Miami Beach, FL, Feb 2010.  My understanding is that this company was created by ex-employees of Tax Defense Network also of Jacksonville. One odd fact: Accelerated is situated in Northern Florida but they have a BBB listing in Miami? Why's this?  I have been told that these folks have hired and continue to hire employees that were fired by Tax Defense Network - for failure to adhere to their ethical standards.   Their website is here: :   No licensed tax professionals listed on their website: not too my liking. They charged $6000 for someone who has a case with the IRS - Automated Collection Systems and that's WAY too much money in my opinion. They also advertise on this website: Their BBB record is still pristine - is that because it is in Miami Beach?  :  BBB record

35. Professional Tax Resolution, Irvine, CA, February 2010.
A CPA (or CPA's) claiming to specialize in Tax Resolution. Their BBB record:  HERE  There are no "account managers" - you deal directly with tax professional. I like the ring of that:  Press Release  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor   For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

36. Fresh Start Tax LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL February 2010.
Company claims that they have been helping people since 1982.  Hmm. Nope.  Unless you count professional previous practice. They have added to their website an ad to help JK Harris clients:  Decent website actually. Their BBB record shows their start date of February 2010:  BBB record

37. The Loyal Tax Group, Los Angeles, CA. March 2010.
These guys are located on the same street where American Tax Relief (R.I.P.) used to ply their "trade."  Their website is NOW A DEAD LINK  CPA listed on the door at the end of the video.  Their BBB record is SUPER DORMANT:  HERE  In 2014 - we called them to see if they were alive - and they answered "Tax Office."  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

38. Advocate Tax Solutions, Inc.  October, 2010, Schiller Park , Illinois.  TAX LIEN MAILER
These folks reach their intended audience by sending out letters to taxpayers with tax liens. ..."A recent search of public records indicates a State Tax lien was filed against you..." These folks have a decent record at the BBB BBB record and based on a conversation I had with their owner -- I think they are dedicated to good practices. Their website: You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

39. , Tustin, CA November 2010.
Snazzy website and great company name:   BBB record is a B rating:  BBB/BCA record  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

40. True Tax Solutions, Pasadena, CA, December 2010.  Another So Cal company.  Just heard about them:  December of 2010 was a big month for tax resolution company start-ups!!!! No licensed tax professionals are listed -- the usual scenario. Why won't a licensed tax professional -- Enrolled Agent, CPA, Tax Attorney -- stick their neck out, and put their license on the line? It would do so much to validate the company!!!  Without this assurance, you have to be careful.  Their new BBB record is here -- BBB record  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

41. Taxation Solutions, Inc. Austin, TX, March 2010, TAX LIEN MAILER.
Taxation Solutions sends out mailings to people with tax liens.
The mailings say:

Federal Tax Lien Notification: Form 1040-ST, Taxation Solutions

Urgent Notification for


The phone # they list is 888 931 1079.  Taxation Solution has a BBB record at BBB record - Taxation Solutions
You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

42.  911 Tax Relief, Glendale, CA, April 2010

I can't believe I missed this guys-- just put them on list in 2013:  but here's their F rated - (!) BBB record I do like how their blog is pretty informative and seems to be updated frequently: Their website is here:

43. Professional Tax Resolution / BCH Consulting, Inc., Irvine, CA, February 2010.
Newish company started by C.P.A. in Sunny So Cal:  BBB record.  Website: LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

44. Impact Tax Resolution, Thornton, Colorado, BBB record started July 2010

Another tax resolution company in Colorado - I am not sure if they market themselves by cold calling tax liens as their fellow state competitors do. Their BBB record is HERE. And their website is:

45. Certified Tax Group, Westlake Village, CA April 2010

BBB record looks good:  BBB record and website is here:
It should be noted that these guys are NOT - "Certified Tax, Inc." - that is a closed entity.

46. U.S. Tax Shield,  Woodland Hills, CA - July 2010

There were rumours of US Tax Shield closing in early 2014 from around the industry but apparently they have reduced staff and are running a leaner operation.  US Tax Shield, generally speaking, has a decent customer service reputation and a solid BBB record:  US Tax Shield BBB record  Their website is: We have written several blog posts comparing Washington Tax's fees vs. US Tax shield (you can guess who was lower) : HEREand HERE

Very recently, one of their key marketing people went and started Signature Tax:   "Finally, for what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds"

47., Fort Lee , NJ, November 2010

Good ad and lead generating style web-site:  Judging from BBB record -  BBB record - they seem real. But not totally sure.   

48.  Ideal Tax Solution, LLC, Costa Mesa, CA, May 6, 2010.

In 2014 - they still look they are in business - "A" rating at the BBB. Their website:  BBB record:  BBB record

49. Achievable Dream Tax Resolution, Colorado, 2010

Like that this site advertises a connection to NAEA - Natl Assoc of Enrolled Agents - but don't like that we can't see "Who They Are" - who is the tax professional here?  Their site:

BBB record: BBB record

Class of 2011

50.  Front Street Tax Resolution, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2011.  TAX LIEN MAILER
This company got off on the wrong foot with me, based on an interview they did here: Selling Offer in Compromises for $3750.00  But the owner/manager indicated to me that the contracted person who did the interview is no longer with the company.  I think it is awesome that owner took effort to contact me on this. Their website: : Their:  BBB record  You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

51. First Class Tax Relief or Gator Tax Relief, Houston, TX, May 2011, TAX LIEN MAILER
I make no claims that these guys will be anything like Taxmasters. But it is pretty common for ex employees of very large companies to start tax resolution companies of their own. First Class Tax Relief does send mailers to people with tax liens:


Call Toll - Free 800 304-6206

Look at the surge in tax relief companies that started in Southern California from seeds planted by American Tax Relief.  Nonetheless, anyone new in this business deserves the benefit of the doubt.  Good luck First Class Tax Relief -- do your customers right! Their website:  Their BBB Record  You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

52. Fidelity Tax Relief formerly known asApex Tax Resolution (dissolved), Irvine or Tustin, CA, June 2011  TAX LIEN MAILER
Company sends out mailers to individuals and business with tax liens -- mailing could be mistaken as an actual tax lien.  Here's their BBB record:  BBB RECORD and their website is  If you are going to hire this firm:  ask their salesperson :  "who are your licensed tax professionals on the Power of Attorney?" For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds. You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

53. OMG Tax, North Highlands, California, July 2011.

I have seen OMG Tax advertise on cable TV.  Here's a link to their TV ad: OMG Tax - TV ad.   Their BBB record has them listed as the Juceam Group as one of the owners: Scott Juceam had a differently named tax resolution company that was folded into OMG Tax. Their A rated BBB record is HERE.  And their website is:

At one time, Mr. Juceam was entangled in some issues stemming from the closure of his sister's company: the once massively popular : Roni Deutch - the TV Tax Attorney, but according to the BBB, in late  2011 -- Mr. Juceam resolved all claims connected to Deutch. Good for them and good luck: OMG Tax...keep up the decent BBB record.

54. Internal Tax Resolution, Brookfield, WI, Minneapolis, MN,St. Louis, MO, Miramar Beach, FL, Atlanta, GA, Mission, KS, Nashville, TN, Naperville, IL, Dallas, TX or Kansas City, MO August 2011.

This company is somewhat of a mystery. However I am told it was opened by an ex-employee of Levy and Associates (on my Tax Industry Stalwart List). Their BBB record is eerily devoid of activity.  Hate to say it: but what is up with the name? Kind of goofy - don't you think? Internal? As in your emotional state or the buried records of your audit?  Internal organs or Internal Revenue Service? Website:  Same company? Illinois website.  They might also be in Kansas City too? Kansas City Website  I think there is probably just one office and they are trying to give the impression they are all around the country? If you are an Internal person, give me a call to clear this up.

56. Assurance Tax Advisors, Houston, TX , October 27, 2011.  Nothing too original here. I am not a big fan of tax resolution websites that don't list any names of tax professionals. Good luck to you guys. Here's the link to website: Website. Their BBB record:  BBB record

57. Precision Tax Relief, Coeur D' Alene, ID October 2011. These are ex-employees of Instant Tax Solutions also of Idaho. My understanding is that they have noble intentions and have a system to serve their customers. Good! However: they did quote someone a $15,000 fee for representation and tax preparation whereas WATAX , my company is charging only $3000.00.  Website: BBB record: BBB record

58. Flat Fee Tax Resolution ad/or Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., San Diego,  October 2011. Hey this company is using my blog template!  LOL. Nonetheless here's their website:  Flat Fee Tax Resolution Website   Fresh BBB record here:  BBB record  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

59. Classic Tax Resolution, Houston, TX  2011(?)  I truly, truly love the name. If you like classic rock, maybe you'll like classic tax resolution? There is no BBB listing, yet. And as of January 2013 - no BBB listing -- not a good sign. What's up guys? Is it under another name? 

60. Tax Relief Center of America, Valley Stream, NY 2011.  Not an original name, but add America and you've got an original name. Hmm. Their website is clearly not original: Best of luck folks.  No BBB record as of yet.

61. South Coast Tax or South Coast Tax Resolution, August 2011, Westlake Village, CA
Another player in the Southern California tax resolution market. Nice website. Actors? Or real people?  BBB record: BBB record For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

62. Tax Relief Providers, July 2011 , Clifton , NJ
Another new player based in New Jersey trying to reach national marketplace of tax representation clients. Got to admit: they have website which is a slight variation on about 90 of the companies that you will find on this list, i.e. not very original. Nonetheless - their BBB record is untainted: BBB record

63. Stop IRS debt or, Santa Monica, CA , October 2011
My understanding is this firm was started by a veteran tax resolution person who was previously associated with the now defunct Tax Incorporated. I have spoke with this person and I truly sense from him that this new organization is dedicated to good customer service. Good luck. BBB record: BBB RECORD and website: For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

64. Rapid Resolution Tax Group, San Mateo, CA March 2011

I have exchanged emails with the folks at this company and I think they aspire to good service. You can check out their BBB record:  HERE and their website is:  HERE

65. National Tax Network, Irvine, California,  April 2011

Their website advertises the services of Enrolled Agents and claims to have done major advertising on TV (maybe?): record is pretty dormant: BBB record  Maybe they're a lead generator for other companies? Possible. Websites like National Tax Network's are frustrating because it is hard to pinpoint any live and licensed tax professionals there.  No names, etc. But if they are a lead generator that makes sense. But if they really do cases there - they would benefit from sharing with the public the actual names of Enrolled Agents they might have on staff.

66. Orange County Tax Relief, Orange County, CA, 2011.  Run by Jacques Gendreau, an Enrolled Agent. I love when companies prominently show their licensed tax professional. That is a good thing. They emphasize local representation in Orange County. NO BBB record yet.  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

67. GSA Tax Law Advocates / Alana Tax Group, Southern California, July 2011. Spoke to Svetlana who is an ex IRS attorney about her new business:  Looks like she has extensive experience in IRS representation. BBB listing is here: BBB Listing  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

68. Platinum Tax Defenders, Thousand Oaks, CA , February 2011
After multiple emails exchanged with Platinum, I can sense a dedication there to good service. Their website is : and their BBB record  Platinum Tax was founded by a Sherri Gastelum who previously was associated with the now closed Summit Tax. My understanding is she left that now closed organization (Summit) due to her wish to start a well-run organization dedicated to good customer service.  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

69.  Tax Help HQ, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City - 2011.
 More informative and original website than you will find out there: This company is run by Jassen Bowman, an Enrolled Agent. Here's a good explanation of his approach and himself:   For good reasons, he does NOT have a Better Business Bureau record.  And the fact that he is licensed to practice pretty much has you covered.  He operates and represents people from around the country.  His office is mobile.  He's a pretty interesting fellow and someone who seems to be in the tax representation game for the long haul. AND:  he is one of the few people you'll find on this blog list who is teaching other tax professionals about adding tax resolution to their skill set:  Tax Marketing Headquarters    LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

The IRS Hitman, 2011. Florida, South Carolina and/or North Carolina
These guys are lawyers affiliated with Tax Defense Network which is a company I strongly recommend. They have come up with a fun blog -- with tidbits on celebrity tax delinquents and other fun tax-related stuff like the popular SNL spoof of Taxmasters. Here's their blog with a hilarious page on Taxmasters: LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

70. Strategic Tax Lawyers, Santa Monica, August 2011

So Strategic Tax Lawyer's website is  Morris Behboud is the main staff attorney - he's a former IRS attorney. This company is a law firm. There are five licensed tax professionals on staff.  They also do estate planning and FBAR / offshore issues. Their BBB record

71. or, October 2011

Looks like this website was set up by an Enrolled Agent(!): Zvi Shapiro. Not a bad marketing idea.  Looks like the BBB record is still solid:  BBB record and Two Step Tax, Inc. BBB record LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

72. The Law Office of Elizabeth Gonsalves., Southern California, 2011. Attorney with solid website.  She is also interested in keeping the tax representation industry clean. I really like her website:  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

73. Five Star Tax Resolution Services, Glendale, CA, July 2011
Tax Attorney's website: BBB record: Five Star BBB record LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

74. Tax Champions, January 2011, Valencia, CA
A new player in LA area in tax resolution game:  You do have to like the CPA clearly stating his name for the world to see. That is huge sign of credibility in this business.  BBB record solid: BBB record  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

75. Guardian Tax Resolutions, Cerritos, CA

Their website is :  I have spoken to a Don Barnes at Guardian. And I think this is a company dedicated to good practices. However I can't seem to locate a Better Business Bureau or Business Consumer Aliance record for them.

76.  Tax Law Advocates, Costa Mesa, CA December 2010,  TAX LIEN MAILER

Tax Law Advocates has been up and down at the BBB since we have been following them. But recently - in 2014 - looks like they are handling their customer service more positively - an A plus rating (!).

Their  BBB listingTheir website. The market themselves by sending out a TAX LIEN official mailer as described here:  Tax Lien Mailers: An Overview  A client sent us a recent mailer from them that says:


You need to contact us immediately upon receipt of this notice.

(Kind of implies that they are a government agency themselves?) The phone # listed on this mailer is 1-877-960-4861

For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor   For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds. You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.


77. Optima Tax Relief, Santa Ana, CA, April 2012.  In almost two years, thanks to a massive investment in marketing, Optima Tax Relief might very well be the largest tax resolution company in the United States.  Optima's website is here:  They are also affiliated with Optima has grown fast enough to have 11 licensed tax professionals on staff including E.A's. and attorneys but maybe many more in 2014. That's a respectable number of professionals considering their start date. Their decent BBB record is here: Their A rated -- BBB record  In 2013 - Optima has been running intelligent well-produced radio ads with Alan Thicke, the entertainer.

While their BBB record does indicate a solid quality of service, Optima does charge a premium for their services which we discuss in a blog post:  HERE

IN 2013, Optima is also advertising as  which claims to give IRS tax relief solutions within 30 days with a phone # of 1-800-372-7519

ALSO IN 2013 - Optima has been advertising on Google as:


For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

78. National Tax Relief Center, Florida, 2012  Looks like a new company:  I am not able to locate a Better Business Bureau record for the company - which is concerning. Could this be their website too: ?

79. FTB Tax Services, February 2012, San Marcos, CA
Another new tax resolution company, the BBB record:  BBB record. Their website is  I have nothing to report on them for now.

80. Tax Monkey, May 2012, Newport Beach, CA
Clever marketing:   We'll see...reminds me of Blue Tax's marketing .BBB record for Tax Monkey: pretty mint:  BBB record.  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

81. New Life Tax Relief, February 2012, Los Angeles , CA

I would wager that this company has NEVER advertised nor had been mentioned on any of the TV stations listed on it's website:  Website. If your advertising is that deceptive - why should we believe you are going to provide services in an honest manner? New Life Tax is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles - let's hope that this company doesn't meet the fate of American Tax Relief and numerous other now deceased tax resolution companies that were also located at Wilshire!     Nonetheless:   their BBB record is here: BBB record. For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.  For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

82. Global Tax Services, Houston, TX, October 2011, TAX LIEN MAILER.

From the den of tax resolution sin - Houston TX - home of the defunct Taxmasters comes Global Tax Services who sends out mailings to people with Federal and State tax liens. The letter I am looking at says:

State Tax Warrant Notification  Important Message Regarding your Tax Debt

Wage Garnishment Pending
Bank Accounts and Asset Seizure Pending

(is it illegal to make a fake notice like this purporting to be the State? My client was freaked out when he got the letter). Phone 866 460 9601

I have seen this game a million times. Do they really have top notch professionals or they really a boiler room like Taxmasters? We'll see. Their deceptive mailing has me erring on the latter.  Global Tax Services' brand new BBB record - BBB record     You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

83. Key Tax Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013

Just spoke with Kelly Gibson - a Tax Attorney with a Masters in Accounting -- who is the founder of Key Tax Group.  As we have said throughout this blog - it is excellent when the licensed tax professionals are prominent in a tax resolution company.  Their website is here:  BBB record should be up fairly soon.  

84. National Tax Relief Center of America,  Plainview, NY, February 2012

Ex-employee(s) of JK Harris enter the national tax resolution game.  JK Harris went out of business in December/January 2011/2012.  Haven't seen the website, yet.

85. Tax Help Associates or, Seattle, WA,  Just stumbled upon their website:    I would wager that these folks are NOT in Seattle but more likely a lead generator. 

86. Community Tax Team, Dallas, TX, 2011
 I don't see any tax professionals or names listed on this site - maybe it's a lead generation site? I will say it is an above average website.  I couldn't find a BBB record for them.  Good luck folks. 866-693-8293 or (855) 866-1399

87. Taxpayer Resolution Services, Florida,  2012

Looks like they have a great name if S.E.O. is the name of game. Don't they have a toll free # in  Florida? I would wager they don't exist in 3 years. Website:  Also :  No Better Business Bureau record that I could find.

88. Insight Law Firm, Seattle, WA, July 2012
Welcome neighbor to the tax representation game. I like the website: Their BBB record. I really think this might be a lead generation site for tax attorneys? 

89. National Tax, National Tax Debt or National Tax Group , Los Angeles, California, 2011, TAX LIEN MAILER.

National Tax Debt or "Tax Group" as their office sometimes answers the phone is a new company that has made a substantial investment in mailings to people with tax liens. My research is that this company was started by a gentleman named Patrick Oakes. My understanding is that he was the previous owner of Traveler's Tax - another company that relied on tax lien mailings for its marketing. That company expired in the early to mid 2000's and is in the Graveyard of Tax Relief Companies

Before I go too in depth with guys - a simple phone call to them from their mailer -- can be an interesting experience. They usually answer as "Tax Group." The people answering the phones will HANG UP ON YOU - in a heartbeat. You can almost create a game - how fast will they hang up on you! If you ask their credentials or challenge them in any way even when being polite - CLICK.  This bad behavior is never a good sign for a company's long term prospects and kind of leaves a "boiler room" bad taste in one's mouth. Nonetheless, National Tax Debt is still rolling 2014 from what we can see from their mailers. 

Their website is here: They say that they have CPA's, EA's and Attorneys on staff in the big building picture on their site. But I wish they'd list some names of them? They have multiple # is 1-888-780-9892 or 1-800-657-0840 or 1-800-656-1732 or 1-800-409-7968 or 1-866-362-5842. AS their name is  so universal - I think National Tax Experts bears the brunt of some of their complaints as their BBB record is a pristine A plus:  BBB record

I think these guys also market themselves as IRS Tax Doctors -- but I could very well  be wrong.

For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor.   For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

Here's the language in a couple of their mailers:


Tax Processing Center
Tax Lien Division


The address they indicate is

Tax Processing Center
4133 Avenida de la Plata
Oceanside, CA 92056 

They also have a mailer that says

Notice of Tax Lien Investigation

Tax Lien Verification Unit
Phone 866-362-5842  


Tax Lien Notification. Please Read Carefully.
Phone 800-713-5783

and another:

Form 009-S Tax Lien Reduction Notification
Info for the Federal Affordability Stability Plan
Phone 800-913-7965

I am not aware of this form # - form 009-S - bogus. And the Federal Affordability Stability plan - WTF is that? You can also read MORE about the Tax Lien Mailing Phenomenon -- HERE.

As recently as 2014 - National Tax has been sending mailers stating "Notice of Wage Garnishment and Lien Investigation," with the phone number 800-780-8415.  Their company name is NOT listed on the mailing.

90. 800 TAX or Clear Choice Tax Solutions, Costa Mesa, CA, April 2012
Marketing pretty heavily on the internet -- they certainly have nice websites: and and a brand new BBB record: BBB record  For what it's worth: Southern California tax relief companies have an abysmal survival record -- only one company out of 20 is still alive  that were started in 2006 or earlier!  Old Tax Relief Firms Survival Rate - Very Poor   For their customer's sake, let's hope these guys buck these odds.

91.  NTC Financial, LLC or National Tax Consultants, West Palm Beach, FL, November 2012

New player in the tax resolution game:  BBB record. Their website is here: . They quoted a fee of $3500 to help a taxpayer who owed $22,000 to the IRS whose case was in Automated Collection Systems. I offered the same service for $900.00.

92 . Landmark Tax Group, South Coast Metro/Southern California, CA 2012  An ex-IRS agent now in the business of representing taxpayers emailed me to announce that he is in business. Sounds good to me.  Good luck to you: LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

93. ALG Tax Solutions, Michigan, 2012
E.A. and C.P.A. Akono Gross has opened up his new practice after being in the industry for a while.  Two licenses to practice? Impressive: Website:   LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED. 

94. A Better Way Tax Consulting, Broomfield, Colorado, October 2012

Broomfield is a town that spawned both Omni and 20/20 - two of the biggest tax resolution companies we've known...and naturally ex-employees try to jump into the game: And their BBB record: BBB record 

95. LH Financial Resolution, San Francisco, March 2012       TAX LIEN COLD CALLER
These folks contact people with tax liens by phone offering their services. Website:  BBB: F rated (!) BBB record

96. Tax Resolutions, LLC, Southampton, PA, November, 2012 TAX LIEN COLD CALLER 

Stumbled upon "Tax Resolutions" recently- - I believe that they cold call tax liens. Their BBB record is  HERE


97. Tax Relief Central, Miami, FL and/or
Looks like a new website staffed by Attorneys including Hubert Johnson, Sr.  Brand new company without a BBB listing yet. But - the fact there are attorneys named on the website is a good thing for sure.

98. IRS Tax Pros,  Longwood, FL
Our tax preparation department was contacted by this firm to send tax resolution cases to them.  I don't see a Better Business Bureau record for them yet. Phone (855) 829-4475, website:

99. JL Tax Group, Vero Beach, Florida , 2013 -- TAX LIEN MAILER
Stumbled up on this company in a websearch.  JL Tax Group includes two Enrolled Agents: Chris Higgins and Steven Musick.  I have great respect for companies who have E.A.'s visible in the organization and even more appreciation for companies that email us to update our blog (!).  Good luck - JL...Their website is BBB record hasn't been set up yet. 

100. Cool Tax Services, Orange County, California, 2013
Exchanged emails with Matthew Cooling, E.A., who is relatively new to the practice but has extensive experience in the audit division of the California FTB and is now representing clients on the other side. He prepares returns and is expanding his tax representation and resolution business.   His website is  LICENSED TAX PROFESSIONAL LISTED.

101.  BBC Tax, Boulder, Colorado, 2013  TAX LIEN CALLER
I had to google these guy's phone number 888-282-6541.  And came across this link to find who they were:  Call Center - link  I couldn't find a BBB record or website for these guys.  I did call them, however, apparently "BBC" doesn't stand for anything. Interesting but - this company BBC Tax - shares a distinction with the tax resolution companies: Barclay Capital and Berkshire Capital - 1. There company name has nothing to do with what they do. 2. All three companies telemarket to tax lien people/businesses  3. All three companies are in Colorado. Interesting stuff.

102. Signature Tax Services, Southern California, July 2013

Somebody previously employed in the tax relief industry (previously with US Tax Shield) went "all-in" with their marketing with Signature Tax. Signature's website is: But -- hate to nitpick BUT - were you really seen on CNBC and Fox Business News? Advertise there? Or is it made up? You also list addresses in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, etc. Now come on - those are all mail boxes --- right? And local numbers that go to your office in Los Angeles?  Prove me wrong? OK. I give up. Their BBB listing is here:  BBB record

103. E. Cohen and CPAs, Maryland, 2013

These folks have long pedigrees in tax/tax resolution practice including Nicholas Preusch who very recently was an attorney at the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility. It appears they have recently started to advertise their tax resolution help credentials. Their Web Site Looks like a very solid practice to me.  A new BBB record

104. Taxes 321, Woodland Hills, CA, 2013

Couldn't find a BBB record for these folks.  Maybe they are ex employees of Tax Resolution Services in nearby Encino?  BBB records are pretty essential these days.  Here's their website:


105.   2014?

Great website. Lots of licensed tax professionals on staff probably with lots of experience. 

106. Ultimate Tax Defenders or Ultimate Tax Group, Los Angeles, CA 2014

Just stumbled upon Ultimate. I have spoken to the owner -- Eric -- and I think these guys aspire to good service and have very good intentions.   Their website is HERE:  They advertise on the radio. As of April 2014 - here's the BBB rating:  BBB rating

107.  - 2014

This is a nice website that connects you to Enrolled Agents around the country? I think. So more of a lead generator than a company by nicely done.

108. Tax Representation, Inc., Gardena, CA February 2014

Our understanding is this company was set up by the people who started Certified Tax (Lisa Wong)  a company in L.A that recently closed:  BCA record . Besides it being a much catchier name than Certified, we're not clear why they started a new company - to escape the other company's bad reputation? Here is their website with that enviable website address: Looking at the site - it would be an easy wager that they have NEVER BEEN ON CNN, ESPN OR CNBC.  I just called 800-586-2001 to this company to determine if they were formerly Certified Tax and they had no knowledge of them. There is no BBB record on these guys yet - either. So stay tuned.

109. People's Tax Relief, Boca Raton, FL, June 2014

Welcome to the game PTR - I hope your service is more unique and original than the photo stock of business people you have on your website: Their BBB record

110. National Tax Aid, Long Beach, CA (1988) but more likely 2014

Cool site: Business claims to have been open since 1988:  BBB record which problem means their is a licensed tax professional who has been doing it since 1988, but hasn't started marketing for tax resolution clients until recently.

Curiousities -- Clever, marketing related sites - directly or indirectly related to the tax representation industry.

a. Rocket Tax Relief, 2010. is an interesting website which seems to aspire to list-making of tax resolution companies like someone else I know :) I have spoken with the owner: an ex-New Yorker: he is trying to start a new referral service of sorts with the website. Interesting idea.   In 2013 - I poked around on the website and it didn't look much had happened on it since 2010.  Here's their template for reviews of other companies: They also have a website at

b. Consumer Tax Reports, 2012

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery and clearly or   which were created in 2012 were conceived by someone who has read our blog. Who are we to complain? Consumer Tax Reviews has us - Washington Tax - ranked at #5!

c. The Tax Relief Company or, 2013

Yet another imitator of the blog like Consumer Tax Reports and this blog - to an extent. This site seems to have been created by Optima Tax Relief above - a company who started in 2012. Come on guys - you got to show people that you are making the site. I do. See my name and my company name over to the right? Furthermore - this website seems to be a shell - there are numerous closed companies on it -Titan Tax, Limon Whitaker -- the reviews look entirely fake.

d. , 2012

Want to avoid the high fees of tax representation and sometimes dubious people involved in the tax resolution industry?  is a low-cost alternative to tax resolution representation. Created by a tax attorney - it offers a system for resolving your own tax problem. Worth a look.

Lead Generators- What Does This Mean?  Lead Generators are Marketers for Tax Resolution/Representation Companies -- they Generate Leads or New Clients via TV, Radio and/or Internet.  They are NOT "actual" tax representation companies.

e. Back Taxes Help or,  Stamford, CT, April, 2009.  Company's BBB record says they are internet marketing company (?):  BBB record  Their website:

g. Clear Tax Relief , 2009-- Address: unknown. This website is a "lead generator" that routes "leads" to prospective tax resolution companies. We aren't one of the companies getting the leads.   

j. Taxation Law Firms or, ? 2012

I think this is a lead generation site for attorneys in the tax representation field? It's not too bad of a site:

o. Business Tax News - ROBOCALL or,

Company sends out robocalls leaving the phone 1-888-814-4411 asking if you are being levied or you have unfiled tax returns. 

p. Tax 10000 Network or -- 2012

This company which advertises on cable TV appears to be a lead generator for other companies.  But I could be wrong.  They have phone #'s 1-800-549-2544 or 1-800-671-8366. I hope they route the calls to good legitimate companies. But I wouldn't count on it. I could NOT find a Better Business Bureau listing for them.

q. Tax Debt Relief Center or Tax Freedom Insitute? 

Heard an internet radio ad -- listening to Pandora -- I don't think they are tax firm-- just a lead generator -- the phone # to call is  1-800-989-1782.

r. Tax Resolvers, 2013

They have a lead generation site and appear to advertise on Radio.  Community Tax Relief of Chicago (on stalwart list) is the recipient of leads from them.

s.  IRS Tax Leads or, Sacramento, CA

It's rare for the tax blog to endorse a lead generator. But our company has worked directly with IRS Tax Leads and we can attest that they are a very efficient and professionally-run company. We have been very pleased with the reasonably priced tax help leads they have forwarded to us. If you are in the tax representation business and are looking for a way to get new clients -- you might want to give them a call at 1-877-318-7997 or check out their site:

u. US Tax Professionals or - 2013

Another lead generator.

v. Maximum Tax Resolution or Calls Direct, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2012

Stumbled upon their site via Google Adwords:  Maybe their a lead generator? Maybe they're real company. Not sure. Their BBB record says they are "Calls Direct" so probably a lead generator.:  BBB record

w. The Tax Eliminator, 2013

Not sure who it is - but another website to get new customers for someone:

x. Tax Advice Today or, 2013

Lead generator for who knows - sends spam to your email: 

y. First Choice Tax Relief, 2013

Although this website publicizes itself for it's excellent BBB rating - I couldn't find a BBB record for them. I am fairly confident that this is a lead generator site for another tax resolution company:

z.  Approved Tax Solutions, 2013

Another clever rating site done by same folks who did but who are we at Washington Tax Services to complain - were #2! Their website

aa. Tax Support USA, 2013
Run of the mill lead generator: They say they were on "CBS Moneywatch." I would wager pretty heavily they were NOT. 1-888-646-1613.

bb. Tax Relief Advisor,  2013
Another lead generator for Tax Defense Network in Florida:

cc. Tax Relief Partners, 2013, Santa Ana, CA

Tax Relief Partners or is probably the best lead generation site I have ever seen aesthetically.  Fantastic. But you know what really sucks? When the list a BBB accreditation - that doesn't exist .....There isn't a BBB in Orange County - it's now the Business Consumer Alliance.

dd.  , Fort Lee, NJ 2013

Phone number 1-888-603-3094. Looks like a lead generator and not a real company? Found them advertising on

dd. Defense Tax Group, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

If you were in the tax resolution marketing laboratory and you were brewing up the best tax resolution company name with the most Search Engine Optimization (SEO) power - you might come up with "Defense Tax Group" - a clever play on "Tax Defense Network" or "Tax Defense Partners." In April 2014, I called their number (800) 913-9292 and it seemed disconnected.   Located on Wilshire Boulevard in L.A. -- THE SITE OF AT LEAST 4 TAX RESOLUTION COMPANIES DEATH IN THE LAST 10 YEARS.  Website There's no BBB record for these guys - which means they might be a "lead generator" after all.

ee. Reliance Tax Group, 2014, Florida

At least at the bottom - they say - that they are a lead generator - refreshing.

When any of these new companies die they go to a place I call the Graveyard of Tax Resolution Companies.

Do really want to take a chance with a tax representation company with 4 years or less of existence? Why don't you call the experts at a company with 24 years of experience?  1-888-282-4697 or visit


Anonymous said...

The Juceam Group, aka OMG tax, is owned and operated by the Deutch family from the shut down Roni Deutch Law Firm.

jeff fouts said...

Great writeup Jay, it looks like you have a very trustworthy tax resolution service. is located in Ellijay GA

maryann said...

Hi! Just wondering if you have ever heard of Certified Tax Group and if they are a scam?

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

Hi Mary Ann - they are listed up above #22 - started business in 2008.

Brandon said...

Jay, Check out Resolute Tax Services in Tempe. The RTS in SC copied the name s a lot of JK Harris employees were very interested in the one in Tempe. I would love to talk to let you know more about our company. It was started in 2009.

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

HI Brandon -- feel free to email me about your company at and I will get you on the blog.

Anna V. said...

Does anyone know anything about Tax Monkey? I wanted to know who owned it or which group is it a part of? I'm thinking of using them and want to get more information.

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

HI Anna - thanks for reading the blog. I am just skeptical of "tax" companies that have very little time in the business - who rely on gimmick marketing like a "monkey." Keep shopping :)

Roger Zelaya said...

Can you comment on tax Result and their guarantee money back?

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

Hi Roger: Well Tax Results of Michigan has a C minus rating with less than 3 years of business. Make your own judgement from that.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at the national tax relief center of america. It looks like they also registered as national tax services of america (

National tax services cold called my parents stating they could get my parents tax bill to zero for a nominal fee.

Only two of the employees to contact have linked in accounts and interesting enough for the employee contact list ( the only two you can contact via form are the first two whom also have the linked in accounts. Seems very interesting to me...

Anthony E. Parent, Esq said...

Hey thanks for the words about my firm and website! has actually been around since 2006. Still going strong and getting better. We have 5 attorneys, an ex-IRS auditor, 2 accountants and 5 support staff now.

The thing that we are doing different is that we warranty our work. This is a big thing. Getting an IRS resolution is just part of it. The IRS ROUTINELY fails to code cases correctly, fails to put all periods into a collection alternative --- even when they say they did!

Obviously, if you are a client who paid for resolution, you want resolution. And it isn't really going to matter whose fault it is.

That's why if the IRS mucks something up, we take care of it, no additional fee. And sometimes it has taken us years (serious) to finally get the IRS to reverse something stupid it should not have done.

My staff is a lot less stressed with this policy and our clients are happier too.

Again, thanks for the words and helping people figure out who is real.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Can you comment on Optima Tax Relief. WhatWhot they told me vs the Alan Think commercial are to totally different things. Can I trust a company that can't immediately tell me what my tax outcome could possibly be? Thewy're askfor a lotta money up front. Then...?

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

RE: Optima Tax -- I think this is a company with good intentions. However, I am inclined, knowing the complexity of some tax resolution cases to endorse businesses that have been doing this for 10 years or more. My company and others on the stalwart list might be safer bets.

Shane Worth said...

From what I gather, The Juceam Group, aka OMG tax, is not owned and operated by the Deutch family. I may be wrong.

Anonymous said...

OMG Tax is operated by Scott Juceam- RONI DEUTCHS BROTHER!! Mr. Juceam worked at his sisters Roni Deutch Law Firm for over 10 years until they got closed down. Then he opened up 'The Juceam Group' along with his and Roni Deutchs brother Russel Deutch and they were since sued for fraud in their connections with their sis Roni Deutch. Now they just changed their name to 'OMG Tax' THE SAME FAMILY from Roni Deutch Law Firm

Elizabeth Johnsen said...

The IRS Hitman site is an advertisement for the Tax Defense Network. It says so in small print on the right-hand side of the "Contact the Team" page. It's a clever marketing idea and I'm sure the attorneys had fun doing the photo-shoot.

Anonymous said...

Can you give me info on National Tax Experts in Woodland Hills California?

Anonymous said...

I'm so confused about this industry. Who is the largest? I read it was Tax Relief Services, who is now apparently Tax Defense Partners? Why the name change.

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

Anonymous - the company you are referencing is actually " Tax Resolution Services" and they changed their name to "Tax Defense Partners" - I think they did this because their previous name - which was pretty generic -- "tax resolution" attracted an audience that overlapped with other companies.

Anonymous said...

consumertaxreports i believe is owned and managed by the tax defense network. They were sued by another tax company in florida called jg taxgroup because they had their name on the website. The site advertises in google too so the ratings are flawed in some way but also with research u can come to this conclusion. also dont believe bbb ratings are not flawed as each office operates independently.

Anonymous said...

Re: #62, "Rapid Resolution Tax Group"- seriously, Jay? They "aspire to good service"? That may be true, but I am highly suspicious of any organization that does not list their professionals- w/full names, bios, qualifications & licensure- prominently on their website. Wasn't it you yourself, elsewhere in this article- who said as much? How can you then endorse this group, who has NO such listing on their website. Even their domain name is registered anonymously. Anyone considering doing business with this "group"- I suggest you ask your fast-talking consultant to provide you with FULL NAMES and qualification of the "Attorneys" who will be working on your case & listen to just what happens. You'll be surprised at how quickly your consultant (aka "salesperson") becomes irate, defensive and hostile. Call me crazy, but I'm not doing business with anyone who hides behind a website and an 800 number.

Anonymous said...

On SC Tax Resolution all they did was take our money and get us in more trouble with the IRS paid for my 2013 taxes and never received them neither did the IRS. Then they said my power of attorney ran out and wanted another 7500.00 out of not knowing any better sent them 500 more to start paying the 7500.00 then said what the hell am I doing and dropped them still can't even collect the 500.00. That all I want back.