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Clear Creek Consulting

Clear Creek does not have CPA's or Enrolled Agents on site; works with all tax problems and services.

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3.5
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Our Score
3.5
User Score
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2004

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
7/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
No

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
Some

Enrolled Agent

Certified by U.S Government
Yes

Refund Policy

Is there a refund policy?
Yes

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
2

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Review Last Updated: June 29, 2016

Clear Creek Consulting describes itself as a “results-driven tax resolution firm.” Since 2004, they have helped people with everything from tax levies and asset protection to business restructuring and abatements. In fact, it’s hard to think of a tax-related service they don’t offer either for businesses or individuals. The company has limited staff credentials and it is unknown which states they provide services in.

Rank Chart
Price (flat-fee)
Time in Business
Review

#1

$2,500-3,000
1997

#2

$2,000-5,000
2010

#3

$1,500-2,500+
2001

#34
clear_creek

Undisclosed
2004

The Good

Full Array of Services

The most impressive thing about Clear Creek is the sheer number of services they offer, including a full array of tax debt and negotiation help. In fact, they work with all tax problems and offer every negotiation service that we rank companies on.

Businesses and Individuals

They also offer some rare services like asset seizures and business restructuring. Their services are available in all 50 states, and they help both businesses and individuals. In fact, their website contains numerous success stories, in which they claim to have saved clients upwards of $178,000 in tax liability.

Great BBB Rating

Clear Creek has received a solid A+ from the Better Business Bureau. They have responded to 51 customer complaints and resolved them all. As of this writing, there are no outstanding complaints.

The Bad

Lack of Accreditations and Accolades

Unlike many of their competitors, Clear Creek doesn’t boast of any real accreditations or accolades, such as membership in prestigious industry associations. Their website states that they have been broadcast on various news stations, but the nature of these broadcasts is unclear.

No Refund Policy

There doesn’t seem to be any sort of refund policy, at least not one that is stated up front. While other tax relief companies have refund windows of days or weeks, Clear Creek either doesn’t have one or doesn’t like to mention it. This might discourage wary customers.

Negative Clear Creek Reviews

On our website, the company has received one customer review, giving them a 4 out of 10. The nature of the complaint centers around a failure to resolve an offer in compromise as a result of submitting paperwork too late. Apparently, the customer’s account was transferred to numerous people within the company over a 6-month period, which led to missed deadlines and a failed resolution.

The Bottom Line

Clear Creek Consulting certainly provides an impressive array of service options, covering pretty much any tax debt relief or negotiation service an individual or business might need. One unfortunate customer experience is noted, and the lack of a clear refund policy, accreditations, and state availability is troubling. Consequently, we do not recommend Clear Creek for debt relief.

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Price

When it came time to find out how this company breaks down pricing, the company claimed it was on a case-by-case basis. When inquiring about flat fees, register fees or any other payment method they allow, they refused to answer our questions. The best way to determine what pricing will be, is to get in touch with a lawyer at this firm.

Minimum Tax Debt Accepted

The company website lists $10,000 as the minimum, and this is typically industry standard, although they claim to work with anyone under the burden of debt. The best way to decipher whether or not they can take your specific case on, regardless of debt amount, is to contact a lawyer at this firm directly.

Time In Business

They opened for business in 2004.

BBB Rating

A+ rating with the BBB.  They have 80+ complaints that have been closed with the BBB in the last three years.

Types of Services Available

  • Tax Debt Reduction
  • Remove Wage Garnishments
  • Remove Tax Liens
  • Remove Tax Levies
  • Provide Penalty and Interest Relief
  • Provide Installment Agreements
  • Asset Protection
  • Help with Back Taxes

CPA on Staff

No

Tax Attorney on Staff

Yes

Professional Associations

They have members of the American Bar association on staff (ABA).

Enrolled Agent on Staff

Yes

Free Consultation

Yes, they offer a free consultation to help you better understand your tax situation and your options for getting relief.

Refund Policy

They are willing to assess your case and determine what work has been done that you need to pay them for and can refund you the rest, although not everyone will be entitled to refunds. It’s important to ensure information is defined in writing before signing any contracts.

Up-Front Fees

None

Contact Information

E-Mail:

You can reach them via email through the message system on their website.

Address:

285 Century Pl STE 200
Louisville, CO 80027

Business Hours:

8am to 6pm

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    September 6th, 2016 Roslyn, NY
    0 people found this review helpful!
    These guys are armature rip off artists.
    They are just criminals tiring to take advantage of unsuspecting good people.
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    September 4th, 2015 Park Forest, IL
    3 people found this review helpful!
    I attempted to utilize Clear Creek to resolve my tax matters with both the IRS and the State of IL. We discussed a rate and the services/resolution that they would provide in exchange for the fees to be charged. Within the next 6months my account was transferred from person to person (because people kept quitting); I literally had four different people that were supposed to manage my account.

    In the end, they filed an Offer-in-Compromise but the IRS rejected it stating that the additional information requested was submitted too late by Clear Creek. Before this could be resolved yet another Clear Creek employee had left (allegedly because Clear Creek repeatedly asked her to do things she considered to be unethical and that would place her law license at risk)

    When I asked the newest person (#5) to give me a status on my account I was told that I’d have to pay more money; even though they NEVER completed the tasks they were already paid to do. Thus far I all have to show for the money that I’ve paid them is a rejection from the IRS and absolutely nothing was done for the State of IL.

    I’ve left more than 15 messages with Clear Creek leadership and have not received even one returned phone call.

    This firm is EXTREMELY unethical and a ripoff.

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Our Score
3.5
User Score
0.5
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2004

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
7/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
No

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
Some

Enrolled Agent

Certified by U.S Government
Yes

Refund Policy

Is there a refund policy?
Yes

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
2
Our Score
9.4
User Score
8.9
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

flat fee, paid monthly
$2,500-3,000

Time in Business

total # of years
1997

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
10/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
Yes

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
Yes

Enrolled Agent

Certified by U.S Government
Yes

Refund Policy

Is there a refund policy?
Yes

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
257