Community Tax is a tax consultancy firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The company, which was launched in 2010 by Jacob Dayan and Matthew DiRaimondo, is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. Community Tax employs tax attorneys, CPAs, and tax specialists and is, therefore, able to deal with complex personal and business tax issues.
Community Tax Relief is a full-service tax mediation firm that provides consulting services for all types of tax issues. The company can help with income tax preparation, tax extensions, IRS audit defense, delinquent payroll taxes, bank levies, wage garnishments and tax penalties.
Community Tax Relief uses a two-stage process when dealing with clients' cases. First, it investigates clients' finances and compares them to their tax records. Once it is clear a client qualifies for tax debt mitigation, Community Tax Relief designs a tax preparation and resolution plan to minimize tax liability. Unlike many companies, Community Tax Relief does not have a $10,000 minimum tax liability threshold. Taxpayers with all types of tax liability are considered.
Community Tax Relief claims to look into all possible negotiation options and tax relief programs. These include debt settlements, offers in compromise, penalty, abatement, and customized tax solutions.
As with most tax relief companies, Community Tax Relief does not advertise a fee schedule for its services. It only quotes hard figures once clients call and provide details on their specific tax issues and circumstances. However, their billing procedure mirrors their two-stage resolution process. Community Tax relief requires a $499 flat fee before it will evaluate a client's tax debt and will then charge an additional flat fee based on the complexity of the case. The customer representatives we spoke to told us the initial flat fee is refundable in cases where tax mitigation is not an option, but this claim is not in writing. Fees can be paid in interest-free installments.
Community Tax Relief operates in all 50 states.
Community Tax employs tax attorneys and CPAs, as well as tax specialists. It's accredited by the BBB, has an A+ rating and only four complaints – all closed – in the last 12 months. It is affiliated with the Illinois CPA Society, the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies, the National Association of Tax Professionals and the American Association of Tax Problem Solvers. It also considers the cases of taxpayers with smaller tax debt amounts, instead of precluding taxpayers with tax liabilities of less than $10,000.
However, Community Tax Relief charges an upfront fee of $495 to evaluate a tax liability case and it doesn't have a written return policy for its upfront fees.