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Defense Tax Partners

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Founded in 2013 and based in Los Angeles, California, Defense Tax Partners is a tax relief advocate firm that utilizes lawyers and attorneys to help clients with tax issues. Clients can come to the company for help ending wage garnishments, averting asset seizures, removing bank levies, and more. Defense Tax Partners is a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).

Continue reading for more information, as well as Defense Tax Partners reviews.

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  • Comprehensive Tax Services
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  • Three-Step Process
  • Professional Team Affiliations

Comprehensive Tax Services

Defense Tax Partners uses a team of tax attorneys to help clients resolve tax problems and settle tax debt for less than what is originally owed to the IRS. Clients can come to the company for help with the following: 

  • Removing tax liens
  • Preventing wage garnishments
  • Stopping bank levies
  • Averting property seizure
  • Settling payroll and sales tax debts
  • Reducing and removing interest charges and penalties

The company website also clarifies that its team can help with installment agreements, not currently collectible status, offer in compromise agreements, partial payment installment agreements, bankruptcy help, and innocent spouse relief to name a few. 

For clients who need representation for a tax issue but can't afford it, Defense Tax Group provides financing for tax debt attorney retainers. Every client automatically qualifies for financing.

Defense Tax Partners Reviews

Defense Tax Partners has more than 100 verified reviews. With an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars, it's clear from this happy customer base that the company lives up to its promises. 

Three-Step Process

The company works with a three-step process to achieve tax relief for clients. First, clients request a free consultation. A consultant will contact the client back and go over the tax problem. An IRS tax attorney will then customize a tax debt solution plan to most efficiently solve the client's tax issue.

Professional Team Affiliations

Defense Tax Partners employs a highly trained team of IRS tax attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents (EAs), and federal tax lawyers. Experts such as these are familiar with both state and federal tax law, can negotiate with the IRS, and can help you eliminate interest charges and penalties.

Defense Tax Partners is a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) and employs enrolled agents who are certified by the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), and trained tax attorneys with law degrees.

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Customer Review: Mackenzie King

"Everyone I worked with at Defense Tax was kind and understanding of my situation. They saved me a lot of money, time, and stress. I couldn’t be happier with their service and the outcome."

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The Bad

  • Unknown Minimum Debt Requirement and Costs 
  • Potential for Marketing Calls

Unknown Minimum Debt Requirement and Costs

You'll need to contact the company to determine eligibility requirements regarding minimum debt and other factors. 

The company offers free consultations in order to establish accurate pricing information. In the meantime, it's difficult to gauge costs for Defense Tax Partners' investigation and resolution fees. 

Potential for Marketing Calls 

Per the terms of the company's website, those who fill out the discovery form indicate that they are open to calls and text messages from Defense Tax and other tax service partners. While these calls are presumably limited to tax-related topics, prospective customers should nonetheless be prepared for communications about relieving their tax debt. 

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The Bottom Line

Clients of Defense Tax Partners can utilize a free consultation, resolution plans customized to their unique tax situation, and access educational tax information via the company's tax help blog. The company does not disclose a minimum debt requirement on its website, but interested individuals may contact the company for more information.

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Berkeley Neimann Santa Monica, CA

*THE ONLY REVIEW YOU NEED TO READ* I cannot say enough about Chris S, Rob S, the team at Defense Tax Group. I had been diagnosed with late stage cancer, had no choice but to immediately stop working so I could start treatment and had a past tax bill I had been trying to pay down. I then started to incur enormous medical and financial debt faster than I thought possible and to say I felt like I was drowning is an understatement. I really had no idea how I was going to take care of all of these things and then I was hit again and had to take my accumulative work bonus in one lump (rather then paid out over time) which made my new tax bill completely unmanageable, unrealistic and I now I felt like I was actually drowning. Someone recommended Defense Was Group and they completely changed the course of my life. Not only did they help me by putting together an offer and compromise but they were kind and patient with me when I really wasn't feeling well and made me feel comfortable and supported during this process. Their service was worth every single penny and in the end their fee and what they worked out with the IRS cost me less then half of what I would have had to pay the bureau, I no longer had this hanging over my head and believe that I may not have beat my cancer if I someone reputable had not helped completely resolve this which took a great deal of unneeded stress off me. Lastly, and I don't think the general public knows this, but when someone negotiates a payment plan with the IRS (for their full tax bill) on their own, it only has a bandaid effect and not only will they still owe their original amount but will only be paying the interest and will never get out from under this while the amount they have to pay only grows larger each year.

1 year ago

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Mark Venice, CA

I had an incredible experience with Defense Tax Group! I had procrastinated and neglected several years of personal income tax filings and this was looming over my head like a black cloud. I had 6 years of unfiled returns, I fealt helpless and the task of completing just one year...let alone 6 years, was daunting and seemed impossible to complete at the time. I was very fortunate to be referred to Defense Tax Group by someone that I respected and I made the most important call I’ve made in quite a few years! Defense Tax Group immediately put a team of experts on my case. I was sssured that I wouldn’t be victim to exhorbitant late fees, IRS harassment and that my tax situation would be brought up to date in a timely fashion. They were incredibly easy to work with and they got me organized and were even able to get me a refund! If I hadn’t called Defense Tax Group I would still have years of unfiled taxes and I’d be living in fear of the IRS and mounting unsettled tax issues. Tax Defense fixed my problem and even got me money back! It was a phenomenal experience and they’ll be handling my taxes for many years to come. Thank you Defense Tax Team!!!

6 years ago Edited September 14, 2021

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Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you took to make the review. It was a pleasure being of service.

Nov. 13th, 2019

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Jason G Newport News, VA

Bottom line, they saved me a lot of money. Very clear and upfront about the cost and breadth of their services.

6 months ago

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Wendy Romijn Spring, TX

They were always there to help me with any question or part of the paper work. They were also very kind and understanding of what I was going through.Wendy Ukin was awesome!

3 years ago

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Mona Akter San Jose, CA

Was losing sleep and worried for years. I took the time to find a good company and found a great one. Defense helped me fix all of my back tax issues.

4 years ago

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Thank you for taking the time to make a review. We enjoyed being able to assist you.

Oct. 22nd, 2019

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alex sturm Sherman Oaks, CA

Their team is exceptional starting from their customer service team up to their audit negotiation specialists. All are professional, courteous and care about their clients. Every client i refer to Rob S and their team have been rewarded with a great outcome and significant savings

10 months ago

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Gerard Dorsainval Lake Worth, FL

They are very professional and definitely know their duty I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Defense Tax Group , best regards to Sarah, Michael ,I am very please with the results that I got with them , I want to thank everybody at defense tax group ,I will not hesitate to recommend Defense Tax group to every one Great Job! GERARD DORSAINVAL

4 years ago

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A C Martinez, CA

I have worked with Defense Tax Group on two occasions now. Before working with them, The I.R.S. had me very frustrated and confused with absolutely no idea how to work my way through the situation I was in. When Defense Tax Group stepped in to help, they were able to completely relieve the frustration and anxiety caused by the situation. On both occasions, they were quick to handle my case, and were successful with the goals we had set. The staff is great, very friendly and understanding. 10 out of 5 stars, I'd highly recommend them. Thank you Defense Tax Group!

4 years ago

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Thank you for your review. We are glad we were able to help you. Thanks again for putting your trust in Defense Tax Group.

Oct. 3rd, 2019

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Rodney901 Salt Lake City, UT

I hired this firm and it was the best decision I have made. Of course I was very skeptical at first but my case manager Sarah was able to guide me through this with clarity and respect. She eased my fears and showed me kindness and respect. I am amazed how knowledgeable everyone I dealt with at Defense was. I was called immediately when I had them and was updated all along the way of my process. They really helped me and I no longer have any issue with the IRS.

4 years ago

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Louethel Boyd Campbell Mobile, AL

This Company was an answer to my prayers. I had been to stressed out with IRS for years. I found this company. I am now so at ease. Defense Tax has shown nothing but Professionalism. When I needed questions answered Karen and Wendy were the best. Im finally sleeping @ night with peace. I have nothing but the BEST from them. I advise anyone. If u Need assistance with IRS Defense Tax are the BEST!!

5 years ago

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Adam Carl Encinitas, CA

Only thing I can say is , they lived up to everything I was promised and more. Living out of the area of Defense I worried, but i really should not have. I saved over $17,500 and now have the IRS off my back. I would with Mr S directly and he was kind understanding and very helpful. I have been worried and stressed for three years, not any more I would give them a 1,000 stars if possible.

5 years ago

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What a great review, thank you for taking the time to express yourself. We truly enjoyed helping you.

Oct. 3rd, 2019

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Eric Venice, CA

So, 8 years of back taxes piled up from a company that illegally 1099'ed me......Couldn't maintain a bank account, never got any current refunds......A real pain. I was referred to Defense Tax by my mail man. I was a bit skeptical but extremely satisfied in the end. Defense Tax settles my $56,000 debt with the IRS for $5,000 and got a very reasonable payment plan to the FTB. I was relieved an actual attorney over saw my "case". Everyone was 100% professional. Thank you!!!!!

5 years ago

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Mark Hughes Woodland Hills, CA

I reached out to them after attempting to resolve an IRS tax matter on my own. After my consultation I felt confident that I would be well represented. I most appreciated the honest evaluation of my situation and their willingness to go the extra mile to provide my case with the absolute best results available considering I had an ability to pay off these taxes. I would recommend them to anyone that wants a no BS approach to their situation.

5 years ago

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Glen Vogel Santa Monica, CA

I was at my wits end with taxes and the government at my door. I didn’t know what to do. Thank god I found the Defense tax guys to help me out . They navigated me through the process and helped me out every step of the way. My anxiety was sky high until I really learned how these guys could help me. I was lost until they showed my what my options are, and once I saw my options and how they could solve my tax problems my anxiety was back to normal. Thank you for the great service.

5 years ago

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Eric Venice, CA

I was 65k in arrears to the IRS. They had a garnishment in place. The money they were taking was basically covering interest and penalty fees. I finally decided to look into tax relief. After calling around to a few companies I decided to go with Defense Tax. The main reason was an actual attorney was handling my “case”. Defense Tax represented me in an Offer In Compromise. When all was done and said they settled my 65k debt for 5k. Needless to say I was / am estatic with the results.

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Rob Mahl Los Angeles, CA

Stumbled upon Defense Tax by coincidence. Had called around to a slew of firms but Defense Tax seemed more legit. I hired them because they guaranteed to have my case handled by an actual tax attorney as opposed to just an Enrolled agent like all the other firms. Communication was great and results better than I had expected. Highly recommend Rob and his team.

6 years ago Edited August 28, 2023

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Lisa

They acted fast, answered all my questions. They put me at ease and let me know that everything was okay and they were going to help me!

3 years ago

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Larry

They were great and easy to work with. I saved over $20,000 by using their services. They met and exceeded my expectations .

3 years ago

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Steve Anthony Los Angeles, CA

Defense Tax Partners were very professional and understanding of my tax needs and came up with the best and most effective plan to fix my tax problem Thank you Defense Tax Partners

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Caroline Lindqvist Los Angeles, CA

I had a great experience working with Rob S and Jennifer from Defense Tax Partners. They were very professional and I’m grateful to them for helping me with my tax debt, which was causing me a lot of stress. They made arrangements with the IRS that I was unable to do on my own. I can highly recommend them.

3 years ago Edited August 28, 2023

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Chase Stonebridge Los Angeles, CA

I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my taxes and other financial matters. Defense Tax Group has some of the smartest knowledge thinkers I have ever hired and they went above and beyond for me. If I could rate 6 stars I would.

4 years ago

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Jonathan Vink Santa Monica, CA

Chris S and his team are extremely efficient. They took care of all of my needs and made the entire process easy. They did not miss a thing! I was able to meet my deadline. Huge weight off my shoulders... I will be a life long client.

4 years ago

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Sherri Londono San Diego, CA

I was scared to call and take care of unresolved tax issues. So happy I found these guys! Orson, made me feel comfortable and was very professional. They will work with you on payment plans and schedule to get things resolved quickly and affordably. Thanks Orson and Defense Tax Group!

4 years ago

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Debra Duncan Mansfield, LA

These Guys are the best. I was kinda scared at first with so many scammers these days. But I PROMISE YOU THEY ARE NOT SCAMMERS. They keep you up to date on everything going on with your case Step by Step. My tax issues are settled an I get to keep my income. I only pay what I can. Thanks DTG for helping me with my issues

4 years ago

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Christy Gallot Santa Monica, CA

Great experience from start to finish! They were very understanding of my situation and worked diligently to get it resolved. Knowledgeable and transparent - I knew exactly what to expect from the process which helped put me at ease. Extremely positive end result.

4 years ago

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Rage stewart Los Angeles, CA

I had 7 years of taxes that stacked up. My nightmare is now over thank you Chris. You and you’re company we’re truly amazing. I can’t tell you how great my experience was I even got a refund. And You educated me as well and I’m sincerely grateful. Rage. S

4 years ago

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Debra Duncan Mansfield, LA

At first I was scared because I seen a advertisement on the internet. But this was the best choice I made. They seem like family. Always keeping you up with the latest update. I Love These Guys. If I need them I will definitely call again

4 years ago

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Megan Harris Los Angeles, CA

Look no further! I hired them to help me with my back taxes. Defense tax really took the time to listen to me and come up with a personalized solution to my problem. They saved me a lot of money, and I’d recommend them to anyone look for any kind of tax help.

4 years ago

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Andrew Der Ohannesin Eugene, OR

The Defense Tax Group team was very friendly and willing to help me out anyway that they could. They were very professional and made me feel heard at every point of the process. I loved working with them and would recommend them to anyone.

4 years ago

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Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you took to make the review. It was a pleasure being of service.

Nov. 13th, 2019

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Rob Granada Hills, CA

The professionals at Defense Tax Group were beyond helpful. I was guided through the process and given invaluable information that assisted me in settling with the FTB. I would definitely recommend Defense Tax Group for all of your tax settlement needs.

4 years ago

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Thank you Rob, we appreciate your trust in Defense Tax Group as well as you taking the time to make a review.

Oct. 15th, 2019

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Lura Lsan New York, NY

The most amazing service and people I have ever worked with. I owed $77,000 and had 5 returns that needed to be filed. After doing my returns Defense Tax Group negotiated a settlement with the IRS saving me over 95% of what I originally owed. Chris was so helpful made the entire process painless.

4 years ago

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Steve Call Seattle, WA

The most amazing service and people I have ever worked with. I owed $77,000 and had 5 returns that needed to be filed. After doing my returns Defense Tax Group negotiated a settlement with the IRS saving me over 95% of what I originally owed. Chris was so helpful made the entire process painless.

5 years ago

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Thank you Steve for your review, we appreciate yo taking time at of your day. It was a pleasure to assist you.
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Nov. 4th, 2019

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Mr. DeClue Indianapolis, IN

The people at defense tax took my case and represented me until an acceptable offer in compromise was accepted by the IRS!! Thanks to all of the professional representatives, accountants and lawyers my case has been settled satisfactorily!!

5 years ago

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Thank youMr DeClue, we appreciate your trust in Defense Tax Group as well as you taking the time to make a review.

Oct. 15th, 2019

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Walter Wilkes Los Angeles, CA

Defense Tax Group in July after getting a letter from the IRS, They worked fast and showed compassion that made the daunting process easy and painless. They did 6 years of tax returns for me and ended up saving me over $14,000 dollars. What a relief and a complete 100% satisfied with Defense tax Group.

5 years ago

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Thank you Walter, you were a pleasure to work with. Thanks for the kind words.

Oct. 3rd, 2019

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Miguel Rosario Brooklyn, NY

My name is Miguel Rosario. I was very satified with their services. They were very professional and they solved my case very fast...i will definitely recommend this company to anyone that has finacial debt...they are responsible and trusworthy.

5 years ago

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Sarah Bachez San Pedro, CA

Great friendly service. Quick response for updates. Amazing results for my case. Staff is very knowledgeable. When I was contacted about Defense Tax about taking my case the sales representative was very patient of explaining my many option of how they work with me.

5 years ago

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JLBlack Sherwood, OR

My tax situation was so out of control I was at a complete loss as to what to do. I am so glad I choose Defense Tax Group. They are so professional and reassuring. DTG was available to answer questions any time I needed. I highly recommend Defense Tax Group.

5 years ago

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Danielle Ferraro Playa del Rey, CA

Defense tax group helped my husband and I immensely. They were professional yet empathetic to our situation and saved us thousand of dollars. I would refer them to any family or close friend. I could not thank them enough for their services.

5 years ago

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Mike Begovich Santa Monica, CA

I would give more stars if I could! The team at DTG was incredibly prompt in their response, and really took the time to answer my questions. On top of being thorough and knowledgeable, the handled my situation and correspondence with incredible understanding and kindness. I highly recommend!

5 years ago

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Hilary manners Venice, CA

This is great company that I can not recommend enough. They saved me tens of thousands of dollars. They were very professional, attentive and patient. I Do not know what I would have done without them. You will not be disappointed.

6 years ago

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Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you took to make the review. It was a pleasure being of service.

Nov. 13th, 2019

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Nicolas Los Angeles, CA

Found out I had a tax lien that I was unaware of. Defense Tax Group helped me settle the debt and remove the lien. Took all the weight off my shoulders and made the process as painless as possible. Couldn’t have done this on my own.

6 years ago

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John Lydon

I hadn't filed my taxes in over eight years and owed over $70k in taxes and penalties. Defense Tax Group was able to wipe out around $60k and put me on payment plans for state and federal. The pressure of not having to worry about the government garnishing my wages was a game changer. Thanks guys!

6 years ago

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Scott Connelly

Walked me through the whole process. Ultimately it took 25 months but they were supportive the entire time.

3 years ago

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gregory mazzola Santa Monica, CA

Defense saved me so much money, but even better, made a stressful situation manageable. They’re beyond professional and definitely have knowledge in their field. I highly recommend

3 years ago

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Lucy Papazyan South Pasadena, CA

I’m extremely satisfied I found these guys to do my taxes. They’re on top of their game. My taxes are kind of complicated, but they were able to dive right in and get it done!

3 years ago

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Martin Salt Oakland, CA

Over the last six months they have saved my life. First call until the closing of my file they have been there every step of the way. If you are looking for tax help, give them a call.

4 years ago

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Antonio Jackson Cibolo, TX

Defense tax group was very diligent in assisting me with all of my tax needs and accomplished all of my tax goals. I would definitely recommend defense tax group to anyone needing tax representation in any form.

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Daniel A Wloch Jr Phoenix, AZ

Defense Tax Group did an incredible job on working with the IRS on past due taxes. They helped tremendously working with the IRS on the tax lien on my house that sold as a short sale & setting up a payment plan on the remainder owed. Thank you again for all of your help...

4 years ago

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Mackenzie King Eugene, OR

Everyone I worked with at Defense Tax was kind and understanding of my situation. They saved me a lot of money, time, and stress. I couldn’t be happier with their service and the outcome.

4 years ago