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Federal Tax Relief

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LAST UPDATED: October 9th, 2019

Federal Tax Relief started in 2010 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. The company was initially created to help thousands of U.S. taxpayers through stressful IRS and state tax agency problems. Federal Tax Relief offers a variety of tax solutions to help clients resolve debt and get back on track with the IRS. The company lacks many accreditations and is not a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), or the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

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The Good

  • Tax Programs
  • Federal Tax Relief's Process
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Business Taxes

Tax Programs

Federal Tax Relief's tax specialists help clients with $0 to $1 million in owed taxes; however, some of the company's programs don't operate with a minimum tax debt requirement. If clients decide to sign up with Federal Tax Relief the company will provide clients with a resolution proposal within 24-48 hours. Tax programs include:

  • Offer in compromise
  • Currently not collectible status
  • IRS wage levy/IRS wage garnishment release
  • Back tax solutions
  • Installment agreement
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • IRS audit defense

Federal Tax Relief also works to end IRS harassment and stop IRS levy action and wage garnishment.

Federal Tax Relief's Process

To start Federal Tax Relief's process, clients engage in a free consultation with a tax resolution officer. This is followed by the IRS investigation phase. Clients sign the IRS Tax Information Authorization Agreement to grant Federal Tax Relief communication with the IRS on their behalf. The investigation is conducted either by an IRS enrolled agent or a tax accountant, and is followed with resolution.

No Hidden Fees

There are no hidden fees, and the company aims to provide high-quality services at a low cost. Federal Tax Relief is more transparent about its fees than other companies. When the tax amount is determined, clients pay 10 percent of the back due tax. The 10 percent is used to pay the representation and potential resolution fees. W-2 and 1099 filing tax prep work is billed hourly. Compared to other companies in the industry, these fees are on the lower end. Clients are not required to pay Federal Tax Relief anything until they are confident the company can solve their tax problem.

Business Taxes

Businesses experiencing problems with their 941 payroll taxes, IDES Unemployment taxes, or unfiled corporate 1120 returns can come to Federal Tax Relief for help. Federal Tax Relief can help resolve multiple business tax problems and prevent further IRS harassment.

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The Bad

  • Services Not Explained
  • Investigation Fee
  • Lacking Accreditations
  • Lacking Services
  • No Money-Back Guarantee

Services Not Explained

Federal Tax Relief lists its offered services, but does not provide a detailed description of any of the advertised services. Not only that, but pricing is not explained in detail. Many top companies in the industry offer educational resources and articles, or a blog to inform clients about financial services. Federal Tax Relief does not offer any helpful resources to help educate clients.

Investigation Fee

Federal Tax Relief bills each applicant's account with a $499 fee for the tax investigation with the IRS.

Lacking Accreditations

Federal Tax Relief deeply lacks accreditation, and memberships to professional associations. It is not a member of leading professional associations in the industry, including the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), or the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

Lacking Services

Though Federal Tax Relief offers a wide variety of tax services, it is unclear whether the company provides services for penalty abatements or IRS appeals.

No Money-Back Guarantee

Many top companies in the industry offer a full refund, money-back guarantee for unsatisfied customers. Federal Tax Relief does not advertise any kind of satisfaction guarantee with its tax relief programs.

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The Bottom Line

Federal Tax Relief specializes in helping clients resolve tax issues with the IRS and State Tax Offices. Fees are affordable and the company offers a variety of tax programs. A few provided programs include back tax solutions, installment agreement, and innocent spouse relief. However, the company majorly lacks accreditation and membership with professional organizations. Not only that, but tax services are not explained, and programs are not backed by any kind of satisfaction guarantee. When exploring tax relief services, we recommend looking into a more transparent and upfront company.

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joseph Walsh Bayport, NY

I was told by Fed Tax Relief that if i paid them a total of 7,899 they would be able to reduce my taxes owed to the IRS well i paid them 2,399 deposit and all of the advice i have been given so far would have landed me in Jail for fraud i requested a refund and was told i would receive a check in the mail well you know how that goes I have filed a Dispute with my bank to try and recover my money but they are waiting for the merchant to respond its been over 3 weeks all I can say is don't TRUST Mr D or Ken H. the only one with any sense there seems to be the tax attorney who told me straight out to ignore the instructions from the owner KEN H. that he will tell the client anything to get their money

3 years ago

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Arthur R Timmins Diamond Bar, CA

Success first time. Failure 2nd time I used them. Paid $1,000 and no service for 1 year. Seems Fraud with this company as one owner took the money and ran leaving the 2nd owner with the bag. So they changed the name to LAW AND ORDER TAX.COM and now NUMBERS DISCONNECTED. Very incompetent people. Everyone needs to call the Illinois states attorney office and local PD. I will be doing that in the next two days and filing a complaint with the CFPD and Better Business bureau.

2 years ago

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Elizabeth Hinton Bolingbrook, IL

Federal Tax Relief is not a trust worthy company. I paid them $1250 for nothing. When I went to them I advised them that I was already in an installment agreement with the IRS. All they did was to get me an lower payment plain the money I was already paying was okay. I paid them for nothing. By reducing my payment I still owe the IRS the same I did before going to them The office I was dealing with is no longer operational . I have called the main office left messages to date no return call. i would like to know what I paid for . The overall rating is zero.

3 years ago

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Leo motta

Federal tax relief said give me 950.00 and will take care of your federal tax issue .Well I'm paying my 5000.00 still no relief this company is a bait and switch takes your money and then turns around and said you make to much a year really why was this not known before you take my money .I absolutely belief this is wrong they gave me back half my money said the rest was used for there work . what work got me in a program where my tax owe will be paid in 5 years this is not what they told me when they took my money I'm very. Angry and feel this is a bad company

4 years ago

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Sam Addison, IL

NEVER EVER go to this SCAM company. They have different names FDATR, federal tax relief, student loan relief etc. they will rip you off from every angle. Kenneth H (i think he is the boss) is the biggest SCAM ARTIST. stay away from them

2 years ago

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Salvador Rodriguez Liberal, KS

This company is a total joke I advise you to stay away from them !! I had a case with this people and honestly they are so unprofessional over all👎🏻👎🏻

3 years ago

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