Tax Relief Systems is a small tax consulting and mediation firm based in San Pedro, California. The business started in 2009 and is owned by Joe Benfatti, the former head of sales at American Tax Relief. A firm that was brought down by the FTC for fraud charges. Tax Relief Systems is structured as a limited liability corporation and has a staff of eight. Tax Relief Systems does not specifically claim to have tax attorneys on staff but implies it on its homepage when it says: “Contact us for a tax lawyer in Orange County, CA.” However, it does not publish the names or qualifications of the tax professionals it employs. Tax Resolutions Services is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.
Tax Relief Systems provides tax consulting and representation services to businesses and individuals. These services include help with bank levies, IRS audit representation, payroll tax, IRS liens, late tax returns, state taxes and wage garnishments.
Tax Relief Systems offers a free consultation to determine tax relief eligibility. Eligible taxpayers are provided with the strategy Tax Resolution Services plans to follow and a quote for the services involved. Neither its website or the customer representatives we spoke to provided more information of how Tax Relief Systems deals with cases, aside from a list of the negotiations strategies it pursues.
Tax Resolution Services' team of tax specialists follow a wide variety of tax resolution strategies. These include offers in compromise, installment agreements, penalty abatement, innocent spouse recourse, the filing of late returns, and the lifting of wage garnishments and bank levies.
As is the case with most tax relief companies, Tax Relief Systems does not provide a pricing list or fee schedule for its services. Fees are based on the size and difficulty of a case. When we requested a price for dealing with a $50,000 tax liability case for three unfiled tax returns, we were quoted a fee of $3,900, which could be paid over 6 to 9 months.
Tax Relief Systems operates in all 50 states.
Tax Relief Systems has an A+ rating with the BBB and only two complaints with them in the last three years, all of which were resolved. The company has been in business for six years and, although its fees are not inexpensive, it does offer flexible payments.
However, Tax Relief Systems is a very small company that does not provide the names or qualifications of the tax professional it employs. The company is run by a sales expert whose previous employer was closed down for fraud and it doesn't have a refund policy.