US Tax Shield is a medium-sized tax resolution firm based in Encino, California. The business was started in 2000 and is structured as a corporation. US Tax Shield has a staff of approximately 75 employees, which includes tax attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents. The firm is an accredited business with the BBB and has an A+ rating.
US Tax Shield offers its customers full tax consulting services. These include state and federal tax preparation, tax debt, tax liability investigation, tax settlement, tax mediation and assistance with tax audits.
US Tax Shield provides clients with a free initial consultation. Eligible taxpayers are put on a conference call with the IRS to determine the details of their case. If US Tax Shield decides to take on a case they quote a price for the required services, which must be paid upfront. Note that US Tax Shield does not have a refund policy.
US Tax Shield's team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents look into a wide variety of negotiation options. These include offers in compromise, the release of wages and bank levies, tax settlement, penalty abatements, installment agreements, and payroll tax resolution.
After the initial free consultation, US Tax Shield determines a fee for the services clients require. Prices vary widely depending on the type of case and the size of the tax debt. To illustrate, US Tax Shield quoted a fee starting at $3,000 for basic services on a $50,000 tax liability case. However, complex cases can get much more expensive. One customer representative quoted a fee range of $2,300 to $60,000, depending on the amount of work involved. Payments must be made before work starts on a case. Although not stated on their website, customer representatives did say the fees could be paid in two monthly installments
US Tax Shield operates in all 50 states.
US Tax Shield has been in business for over 15 years and employs a team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents. Many tax relief firms claim to have tax attorneys and CPAs on staff but fail to provide their names and qualifications. US Tax Shield publishes the names and bios of the tax attorneys on its staff so clients can confirm their licenses and status with their respective state bars. US Tax Shield has an A+ rating and only 25 complaints in the last three years with the BBB.
However, US Tax Shield's fees are on the expensive side and it doesn't have a refund policy. It doesn't seem to be a member of any of the leading national associations for tax professions either. Although it employs tax attorneys, it is not a law firm, so it can only represent clients before the IRS not in bankruptcy or criminal proceedings.