Washington Tax Services is a tax relief firm based in Seattle, Washington. The business was started in 1998 and incorporated as a limited liability company in 2008. Washington Tax Services is led by Matthew Woare, the President, and Jay Freeborne, the Vice President, who are also two of the three enrolled agents working for the company. It does not have any tax attorneys on staff but it does list the names and qualifications of its tax professionals. Washington Tax Services is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.
Washington Tax Services provides services for a wide variety of tax problems. These include unfiled federal and state tax returns, tax audit examination and support, IRS penalties and interest abatement, payroll tax resolution, state taxes and lifting levies, liens and wage garnishments.
As with most tax relief companies, Washington Tax Services offers clients a free initial consultation with a tax expert. It then researches tax records and financial documents to determine what is owed, what documents need to be filed, and which is the best settlement available. Washington Tax Services assigns four employees to every case it handles: two licensed tax professionals, a staff researcher and a case analyst. Washington Tax Services can also help with preparing unfiled returns for an additional fee.
Washington Tax Services looks uses a long list of negotiation strategies when assessing tax debt cases. These strategies include payment plans, requests for penalty and interest abatement, innocent spouse relief, filing delinquent tax returns, and stopping liens, levies and wage garnishments.
Washington Tax Services is one of the few tax relief companies that publishes a pricing schedule of its services. It has a base fee of $1,500, to which it adds or subtracts fees depending on the details of a case. To illustrate, a case involving individual back taxes will cost between $1,550 and $3,750, while an income tax audit will range between $1,500 and $5,500. Washington Tax Services charges a flat fee for its work, which includes any necessary appeals. It also offers a 50 percent refund to clients who request one within 15 days.
Washington Tax Services is licensed to operate in all 50 states.
Washington Tax Services is an accredited business with the BBB with A+ rating and 17 years' experience. It has enrolled agents on its staff and includes their names and qualifications, something few tax relief firms do. Washington Tax Services has a clear flat-fee pricing schedule, another rare feature among tax relief firms, and a 50 percent refund policy when clients request it within 15 days.
However, Washington Tax Services is a small firm that seems to only have four tax specialists on staff, which includes the president and vice-president of the corporation, and doesn't employ tax attorneys. Its small staff and lack of tax attorneys may limit the size and complexity of the cases it can handle. Another concern is that it doesn't seem to be accredited by any professional associations of tax specialists.
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