Rocket Relief is a small tax resolution firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, that specializes in offering tax advice to individuals, small companies and non-profits nationwide. The company was launched in 2010 by tax attorney Kurt Avarell: Rocket Relief's CEO. Rocket Relief generally only has three full-time tax specialists on staff, but it includes a CPA and tax attorney. Rocket Relief is not an accredited business with the BBB.
Rocket Relief provides assistance filing state and federal tax returns and full IRS representation for individuals and small companies with tax debt.
Rocket Relief has a three-step process when dealing with new customers. First, it creates a free account for each customer and provides them with a free consultation. This consultation is with a licensed attorney or CPA not a sales person. Second, customers must sign an engagement letter that provides a list of the services and tasks Rocket Relief will perform. Finally, Rocket Relief start working on clients' cases until their tax debt is settled.
Rocket Relief's looks into a wide variety of negotiation options. These include offers in compromise, penalty abatement, partial-pay installment agreements, currently non-collectible status and liens removal.
Rocket Relief's charges flat fees for its tax debt resolution services. The price of the fee depends on the complexity and size of the case. Fees start at $1,395 for individual taxpayers and $1,895 for businesses. The flat fee includes all the services required to resolve the case. Rocket Relief offers the option of flexible payment plans
Rocket Relief operates in all 50 states.
Rocket Relief is only a small company but it employs tax attorneys and CPAs, which allows it to provide quality tax services. Rocket Relief is not pushy and doesn't oversell its services by creating unrealistic expectations. In fact, it prides itself in not employing sales representatives. This means that every time you call, you get to speak with a tax specialist not a sales agent. Rocket Relief charges a flat fee for all tax relief services, which takes the guessing work out of calculating the final cost of tax debt relief negotiation.
However, because Rocket Relief only employs a handful of tax specialists, it is limited in the number, size and complexity of the cases it can take on. Its flat fee pricing schedule is nice, but it's still pricey when you consider there isn't a refund policy. It's also concerning that the company isn't accredited by the BBB and isn't a member of any association of tax professionals.