Accelerated Tax Solutions Overview
Since 2004, Accelerated Tax Solution has helped thousands of individuals, couples, and families resolve tough tax issues. Based in North Miami Beach, FL, their tax resolution team consists of 45 professionals, who are authorized to provide service across all 50 states, claiming to specialize in services for the Truck Drivers of America.
Accelerated Tax Solutions have been in business for over a decade, and what stands out among other tax providers is their specialty in defending the nation’s truck drivers who have a unique set of needs and deductions come tax time, which can get rather complex. For example, driver earnings can be allotted per diem or hourly. In addition to the variations in salary, truck drivers have to file various pieces of information on 2290 forms, including various deductions, resulting in a touchy case. ATS claims to know the ins and outs concerning the IRS and trucking. Other benefits of the service include:
ATS provides a tax debt solution for individual taxpayers and business owners, encouraging consumers to take advantage of a free consultation to determine which plan of action will be most beneficial in tax resolution. A broad spectrum of individualized tax services are offered to help clients release liens, levies, and stop the IRS from garnishing wages. This team of tax attorney’s is well equipped to handle any and all tax related concerns in any state that they occur.
Pricing is assessed on a flat fee basis, which we found surprising because they strictly offer services provided by tax attorneys who usually require retainers and then charge hourly.
Highlights to Accelerated Tax Solutions include:
- Free consultation
- Members of the ABA and NATRC
- Payment plans available
- Truck Driver Specialization
Accelerated Tax Solutions has a team of 14 attorneys working on cases, and while it’s great to have such powerhouse team, it’s important to keep in mind fees can be pricey, even through a flat-rate and almost guaranteed resolution. Enrolled Agents, who offer solid solutions to tax issues, are another way to go; however, this company does not staff any, nor do they staff CPA’s who are less expensive and assist on lighter cases, such as filing tax returns. This fact negates the possibility of being certified by a nationally recognized community called the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), or the American Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Although these associations carry with it a promise of great service at fair prices, it is not necessary for a successful business endeavor. Other limitations of the service include:
Another concern is clients have to have a combined total of at least $10k in tax debt. While this can be viewed as industry standard, ATS’s fees are quite high as opposed to competitors who are willing to offer the same service. We wouldn’t recommend signing with this company with such a small amount.
Another concern worth mention is the company and employee’s history. We discovered that it’s possible several former employees of Tax Defense Network are employed by ATS, but what really left us concerned is they may have been fired for failure to adhere to ethical standards, and ATS may have been established by this group of individuals.
Limited Educational Opportunities:
Finally, this company does nothing to help education taxpayers via their company website. Many businesses and corporations we’ve reviewed have done well to go above and beyond to educate the general public to all things tax related, and often times will extend resources and tools for general finance literacy. We would like to see this company offer some sort of resources. Even their FAQ page is sorely under par.
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