Freedom Tax Relief is tax consulting firm with headquarters in San Mateo, California. The company was founded in 2003 and is part of the Freedom Financial Network. Freedom Tax Relief employs both tax attorneys and enrolled agents. It is accredited by the BBB and has an A+ rating.
Freedom Tax Relief provides comprehensive tax services to businesses and individuals. These services include filing back taxes and negotiating tax debt with the IRS. Customers have access to tax attorneys and enrolled agents. Freedom Tax does not, however, provide assistance with preparing unfiled state taxes.
Freedom Tax Relief provides taxpayers with a free initial consultation that assesses their eligibility for tax relief programs. Eligible taxpayers must sign a power of attorney and pay an initial fee in order to retain Freedom Tax Relief's services. Freedom Tax Relief then performs and in-depth evaluation of the client's finances and tax records to determine what options are available. Once the investigative stage is completed, Freedom Tax Relief presents a plan of action. At this stage, clients must pay an additional payment before the plan is acted upon. Freedom Tax Relief only accepts cases with at least $10,000 in tax liability.
Freedom Tax Relief looks into all the main negotiation options available to taxpayers. These include offers in compromise, installment agreements, innocent spouse relief, currently not collectible, penalty and interest abatements, levy and garnishment releases, bankruptcy and expiration.
Freedom Tax Relief requires customers to call in and provide their case particulars before it provides a firm quote. When we called, Freedom Tax Relief quoted a $4,100 initial fee to get the evaluation stage started. Once a plan of action was decided upon, Freedom Tax Relief would require an additional $1,000 fee before it would act upon the tax attorneys' recommendations. Freedom Tax Relief does offer an installment payment option with an average client paying $400 – $700 a month. Once the first payment clears Freedom Tax Relief starts dealing with the IRS.
Freedom Tax Relief operates in all states except for Colorado.
Freedom Tax has the backing of a large financial conglomerate that has been in business since 2003. It employs both tax attorneys and enrolled agents. It is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating. In the last 3 years, only 13 complaints have been filed with the BBB against Freedom Tax Relief. However, it is not affiliated with any of the leading tax professional associations and does not have any CPAs on staff. Freedom Tax Relief charges a $4,100 initial fee just to look at a case and no refund policy. It does offer a 3-day "cool off" period for customers who change their mind about hiring a tax relief company.