For over 16 years we’ve helped thousands of taxpayers and businesses tackle IRS collections and negotiate millions
in tax debt. We are honest and straight forward, and will help map out the best option to get you tax relief!
We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved since opening our doors over sixteen years ago. We’ve helped many individuals and businesses resolve their tax debt, and we can help you too. Whether you have a wage garnishment, bank levy, un-filed tax returns, have business payroll issues, or need to restructure a payment plan, we are confident our team of tax attorneys and tax professionals can help.
Once you decide to take advantage of our services, collection action will usually stop, and most correspondence is directed through our office, freeing your time. Phone calls and emails are all returned quickly, and communication with our staff is immediate and seamless. When your case is resolved, tax liens, IRS debt and impending collection action will no longer be a part of your life. So if you’re one of the millions suffering from a tax debt issue, we’d be honored to help you get this fresh start.
We’ve been serving taxpayers and businesses nationwide since 2001, and loving every minute of it.
Here’s a list of some of our greatest hits.
We’ve always wanted to be the top choice for tax relief, and that’s exactly what we are. We’ve earned the highest marks possible on review sites like the Better Business Bureau, Best Company, Super Money, Trustlink, Solvable and more, making us one of the top tax relief firms in the nation.
From the beginning, we knew that developing our own technology would help us serve our clients better than our competition. Version five of our software was a true breakthrough, providing us seamless interaction and incredible transparency. What did that mean for our clients? Faster service, better results, and quicker response time. How’s that for an upgrade?
Who remembers turning 13? Growing pains are always a little awkward, as we grew into some big shoes with more employees, more clients and a brand new 20,000 SF headquarters.
He had eight sides. He was lush red. His name was SID. He was a stop sign. And he was our company mascot, dedicated to the good fight with the IRS. Sadly, it was a short lived run. His career in entertainment was never green lit.
These types of cases are rare, but sometimes our success stories come supercharged. So was the case of Penny S. She had years of un-filed returns, and after we filed them her liability was reduced by over $7.4M. Not everyone will qualify for this remarkable type of relief, but when they do, they deserve a spot on our company timeline.
Our charitable giving has always been something we’ve been committed to as a company, so in 2009 we decided to dedicate our holiday efforts to help kids in need at Children’s Hospital right here in Los Angeles. The drive was so successful, it became a hallmark of our holiday giving each and every year.
As milestones go, this one was pretty fun. Our very first commercial. It wasn’t very memorable, it was all text, an announcer read a few lines, and it only aired on a few small local stations, but it was pretty neat watching our company appear on the small screen. No, you cannot Netflix it. This was before ‘streaming’ was even a word.
When we started, we thought we would just be doing settlement cases and negotiating installment plans. Boy were we wrong. We discovered that most of our clients needed their tax returns prepared, so we started offering this as a service. Years later, it’s the most in-demand service we offer, as we’re able to prepare simple to complex returns at a fraction of the cost of most competing firms.
Excited to be a positive influence in what we thought was a promising sector, we launched our company with high hopes. This was before Google was even a thing yet, AOL was how most people sent email, and our first advertisement was a simple postcard through, yes, the mail. Times have certainly changed, but we are as committed now as we were back then to our wonderful and always diverse client base.
As a trusted, accredited member for over fifteen years, we’ve earned the highest letter grade given out by the prestigious Better Business Bureau, and have made a commitment to uphold their high ethical practices.
There are a lot of tax relief options out there to choose from, and getting recognized as ‘Best in class’ by Best Company is an honor we appreciate and have worked hard to achieve.
Over 92 reviews and an average 5 star rating!? Our high approval rating is testament to our focused resolve to hire the best to deliver the best customer experience in town.
Top review site Supermoney, dedicated towards bringing transparency and clarity towards financial decisions for consumers, has given our firm a ‘top 2 in the nation’ ranking. Look out number one, we’re coming for you!
For those looking to solve their toughest financial issues, Solvable’s reviews have helped guide many consumers in the right direction. Thankfully, they suggest going in our direction when you owe the IRS.
Who hasn’t heard of TrustPilot by now? The review platform is now a staple for many consumers when researching a company, and so far most of our reviews are 5 star, showing the trust clients put in us is not only respected, but rewarded.
CLICK HERE or call 888-978-6747 to speak to a tax associate today. They will outline the specifics of your case and help map out your options moving forward. If you’ve received any certified mail or other threatening correspondence recently, make sure and tell them so they can take the necessary steps to intervene with immediate action. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Relief is just a simple phone call or click away.
Prices will vary considerably depending on the scope of work needed to be done and complexity to your general liability issue. We have been in business for over sixteen years, and find that it benefits the consumer to pay a fair fee for a fair service. There are simply no cutting corners. In many cases we offer interest free financing of our fee, allowing you to make payments over time. A general range for our services is as follows: simple tax returns can cost a few hundred dollars each, simple tax resolution cases can be between fifteen hundred and twenty five hundred each, and more complex cases can cost in the thousands. As fees vary based on work, such as returns needing to be filed and garnishments needing to be lifted, please contact one of our tax associates for a free evaluation of your options and to better price your tax issues.
For most cases involving a tax liability, we begin representation by having you sign and remit to us several IRS forms. The first is an 8821, which allows us to order your master tax file and see how much is owed and for what years. The second form is a 2848 which allows us to speak directly to the IRS on your behalf so that we can request a hold against collection action and negotiate directly with your assigned revenue officer. We then send you a financial questionnaire which must be filled in and sent back to us. At that point, there will be some back and forth between you and our firm as we work to prepare your resolution matter and/or negotiate directly with an assigned revenue officer. Depending on the resolution matter, cases will vary moving forward, but these are the basic steps to getting represented.
StopIRSDebt.com is a tax resolution firm, not a law firm. Our sole area of focus is on mediating and resolving difficult tax liability matters before the IRS and State taxing authorities. We are a team of dedicated tax professionals with one singular goal in mind: to get you the best tax relief results possible. That means rolling up our sleeves and tackling wage garnishments, bank levies, un-filed tax returns, settlements and calming aggressive revenue officers. Our staff is comprised of tax preparers, attorneys, and enrolled agents. Note: Due to normal staffing variances, we may or may not have all forms of representation available at all times during the year.
Yes, but ask questions. Tax mediation and collection work is a niche service, and is one the requires years of experience and knowledge. While your local CPA or Attorney may have a general understanding of your liability issue, the difference between our specialties is similar to hiring a general physician to perform open heart surgery; education and experience are dramatically different.
Liability issues is all our firm does, and we have become an expert in the field, consulting both individual taxpayers and corporations across the nation for the past fifteen years. As our volume of cases is so high, we are able to offer our services at affordable rates relative to some attorneys or CPA’s who charge by the hour with limited knowledge of tax law.
Yes! Our hard working team includes attorneys, seasoned in all aspects of IRS collections and settlement proceedings. Some tax providers claim to use attorneys when they really don’t. You can verify this by requesting them to send you a 2848 power of attorney form. On this form, you will be able to see who is representing you. If the representative is not an attorney, you do not have an attorney representing you. It’s as simple as that. Besides attorneys, we also have Enrolled Agents on staff. It is our belief that different educational backgrounds bring a unique perspective to each case, and help to better service the many different areas of tax resolution for our clients. What is a ‘Tax Relief Attorney’? It’s a general term used to describe an attorney with experience in tax relief matters, such as negotiating an IRS installment agreement or preparing settlements, and does not imply that the attorney has a specialized tax law degree. Note: Due to normal staffing variances, we may or may not have both forms of representation available at all times during the year.
If you have a tax debt, and the IRS or state collection agencies are in the process of collecting, both individuals and businesses can qualify for certain tax relief measures. These could be a reprieve against collections wherein all notices and threats of asset seizure are suspended, an agreement to waive accrued penalties on the initial tax liability, or in certain cases a suspension of collection altogether and a mediation of the tax liability. As qualifications for these measures vary from case to case, understanding your options and getting current with an accurate road-map are important considerations our associates will sit with you and go over in depth.
Many taxpayers will accumulate tax debt at an alarming rate when their returns are not filed because the IRS submits the return for them on their behalf, commonly referred to as an SFR (Substitute for Return). This is the worst form of taxation as it allows for zero deductions and maximizes the IRS’s revenue. We assist many clients who haven’t filed their tax returns in years, and in many cases, we can reduce the liability that has accrued, bring the taxpayer legally current, and maintain their returns with our year-over-year tax planning and preparation service.
For the most part, we are generally able to stop most forms of collections against our clients quickly. When you decide to take advantage of our services, we will assume tax power of attorney (IRS form 2848, which you can review on our forms page) which allows us to do several very important things for you. First, it gives us authority to speak to the IRS on your behalf, letting us contact the IRS and request either a 30, 60, or 90 day hold on collections, and when appropriate, we can even place an account into what’s called CNC – Currently Non Collectible, wherein the IRS will cease collection action indefinitely. The second thing the 2848 allows us to do is get your mail and notices, which keeps us current with your case and directs correspondence through our office instead of your mailbox. From here, we will work with you to tailor a program or relief option best suited to your needs.
StopIRSDebt.com is a full service tax consulting and mediation provider, offering a suite of solutions including individual and corporate tax return planning, IRS audit and appeals representation, garnishment and levy removal, and IRS negotiations.