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LAST UPDATED: September 17th, 2023

Alleviate Tax is an Irvine, California-based tax relief company that was founded in 2018. The company offers a variety of services for those suffering from tax debt, whether you need help with unfiled tax returns, wage garnishment, a bank levy, an offer in compromise, penalty abatement, an installment agreement, innocent spouse relief, or currently not collectible status.

Alleviate Tax has a three-step tax resolution process. The process begins with a free discovery call where a tax professional gathers information about the client’s tax situation. Then Alleviate Tax spends one to two weeks on the investigation phase, initiating protection for the client, opening up communication with the IRS, and reviewing options with the client. Finally, Alleviate Tax works to negotiate the lowest possible resolution for the client and close their case, which takes two to ten months.

Alleviate Tax is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, holding an A- rating.


The Good

  • Free Discovery Call
  • Flat Fee Pricing
  • Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Industry Memberships

Free Discovery Call

Alleviate Tax offers a free discovery call, allowing potential clients to experience working with the tax relief company and discover their options before being charged any money.

Flat Fee Pricing

After the free discovery call, the next two steps in Alleviate Tax’s resolution process are each priced with one flat fee. Although the tax relief company doesn’t disclose what the fee is on its website, it does explain that there’s no obligation to continue onto the resolution phase after the investigation phase if clients aren’t satisfied with their options.

Alleviate Tax also offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the company's services.

Lowest Price Guarantee

Alleviate Tax offers an impressive lowest price guarantee that we haven't seen with other tax relief companies. Alleviate Tax will beat any quoted competitor's price by $500. We recommend researching pricing and then taking your best offer from another company to your consultation with Alleviate Tax to see what it can do to save you money.

Industry Memberships

Alleviate Tax is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, an organization that provides ongoing tax education and updates to its membership of 23,000 industry leaders. The company is also a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, an organization of almost 10,000 members in more than 30 states. Members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents must adhere to a code of ethics meant to establish trust between its members and their clients. 

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The Bad

  • Undisclosed Minimum Debt Requirement

Undisclosed Minimum Debt Requirement

The company does not disclose its minimum debt requirement on its website, which could be a problem for potential clients who are trying to decide whether to work with Alleviate Tax. 


The Bottom Line

Alleviate Tax is a Better Business Bureau-accredited tax relief company that can help its clients resolve their tax debt within about 10 months. Alleviate Tax offers a free discovery call and one flat fee rate for each of the subsequent two stages of its tax relief process, as well as an impressive lowest price guarantee.

Additionally, the company is a member of several important industry organizations, including the National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Its membership in these two organizations speaks to a commitment to high ethical and professional standards.

Alleviate Tax’s flat rate pricing may make the company a good option for clients who have a large amount of tax debt to resolve. Other customers may want to look into other tax relief companies first before giving Alleviate Tax a call.

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Deborah Holden Boston, MA

Cody C has been extremely patient explaining the process and informing me about getting my colossal tax debt resolved. He is working hard and understands the nuances of repairing tax debt and timing of Offer in Compromise, Forgiveness, etc. Cody has been top notch at building rapport with me....... I hope he's not taking too many Tylenol for the headaches he probably gets after speaking with me. It does make me comfortable, though. Still have to iron some things out......Cody C is the best!!

1 week ago

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Reply from Alleviate Tax

Although you only gave us one star, it's great to see the glowing review! Cody will be so happy to hear that he was able to make the experience better for you.

Sep. 18th, 2023

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Sharon Hutchinson

After reading a these great reviews I am a bit confused. I have been passed around to a couple of reps and now it seems as if I am ghosted. AL requested documents and then sat on them for one and a half months. When questioned him, he simply said that he had them now. I am not sure what the real story is because they have yet to return a call.

5 months ago

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Reply from Alleviate Tax

Sharon, I am very displeased to hear about this negative experience and I want to begin by sincerely apologizing. When we receive documents, it can take us time to review them and build your financial statement; however, there is no excuse for any lack of communication. I do see that the Client Services Supervisor spoke with you right after you posted this review, and she will now be handling your case until we get your services completed. I hope you feel this issue has been resolved, and if not I can be contacted at [email protected]. Your feedback is appreciated and valued, and we are committed to providing a better client experience for you moving forward.

May. 3rd, 2023

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Donna Romero New Iberia, LA

Gina is a wonderful person to speak with thru this process. I am highly disappointed with the outcome of our taxes. We owe more now since hiring them . I'm deeply disappointed

2 years ago

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Reply from Alleviate Tax

Thank you for providing your feedback. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met. I know it is very disappointing when the outcome of a case does not match your expectation. In dealing with the IRS it is our job to submit the facts and circumstances and present you with the best possible option for your case based on your current financial situation. In making sure that was done, I will have an attorney review your case to see if anything was missed, and will follow up with a phone call thereafter. Again, I would like to offer my apologies for your disappointment, and I want to reassure Alleviate Tax's commitment to ensure you are in the best possible resolution with the IRS. I would also like to offer you a free 2020 tax preparation service. I look forward to speaking with you offline regarding this matter. You can also contact me directly at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Erin Peacock, Director of Operations (949)239-6583

Jan. 22nd, 2021