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Coast One Financial Group

Customers must have at least $10k in tax debt

Our Score
3.5
User Score
5.0

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Our Score
3.5
User Score
5.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

monthly price range
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2008

Services

Variety of services offered
2/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
Yes

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
None

Enrolled Agent

Certified by U.S Government
Yes

Refund Policy

Is there a refund policy?
No

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
2

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Review Last Updated: February 15, 2017

Coast One Financial Group is a tax relief company based out of California that offers services to customers across the country. The company specializes in relieving tax debt, and can therefore help their customers navigate all of the intricacies that come with this complicated process. With a commitment to providing the highest satisfaction for each customer, Coast One Financial Group explains the tax codes and laws in simple terms and moves the customer easily through their resolution process.

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

#1

$2,500-3,000
1997

#2

$999+
2010

#3

$1,500-2,500+
2001

#32
Coast_One

Undisclosed
2008

The Good

  • Services
  • Staff
  • Set processes
  • Free consultation

Services

The tax professionals that work with Coast One Financial Group help clients see a stoppage of collection efforts, removal of liens the IRS or state has placed, help with back tax reduction, and ultimately, financial freedom.

Staff

Coast One Financial Group employees a skilled team of tax attorneys, enrolled agents, and CPAs in order to give its customers the most complete, comprehensive service possible.

Set Processes

Each customer who works with this company will follow a four-step process that moves them through the resolution process and beyond to continued tax success.

Free Consultation

While most tax relief businesses offer a free consultation during business hours only, Coast One offers this consultation at any time of any day. This gives the customers the freedom to take advantage of a consultation whenever they get the time.

The Bad

  • Minimum required debt
  • No money back guarantee
  • Lack of online information
  • No accreditations

Minimum Required Debt

If a customer wants to use Coast One’s resolution services, they must have at least $10,000 in tax debt. This is a relatively high amount and may exclude several individuals from receiving access to the company’s services.

No Money Back Guarantee

There is no mention of a money back guarantee for customers who are not satisfied with their experience. This means that if an individual is unhappy with the service they receive, they will not be able to get a refund.

Lack of Online Information

Customers who are interested in working with Coast One Financial Group will have to work hard to find out more about the company and its offerings. Coast One Financial Group is not entirely transparent on its corporate website and has not disclosed pricing information.

No Accreditations

Coast One Financial Group is not accredited by any of the major industry organizations, such as the ASTPS, the NATP, or the NAEA, to ensure quality of service.

The Bottom Line

Coast One Financial Group offers free consultations. Consumers who decide to go forward with its services will have access to an experience team of experts and a comprehensive resolution process. However, the company requires that individuals have at least $10,000 in tax debt and does not offer a money back guarantee. Further, Coast One Financial Group has not disclosed prices on its corporate website, making it difficult for potential customers to have an idea of if or how the company’s services will fit into their budget.

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    10
    June 21st, 2017
    5 people found this review helpful!
    When I first hired Coast One I was kind of worried because the process was taking some time. IRS took their own sweet time to review my settelmet case. I was getting worried and impatient but at the end result were great. IRS accepted my case and reduced my balance. My case attorney walked me through the whole process and even made sure I make my offer amount payment to IRS and got lien release documents before closing my case. I will for sure recommend their services to anyone who has been suffering from back tax problem.
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  2. User Score
    0
    March 5th, 2017
    4 people found this review helpful!
    I hired this company over a year ago. They do an excellent job in selling you their services and ask for payment almost immediately. I sent almost $8,000 in to this company and a year later have none of my issues resolved with the IRS.

    I had been working for 5 years with the IRS trying to get my debt resolved. I felt I was at my wits end and couldn’t get anywhere else after audit reconsideration so I went to this company. I wish I would have done my homework and checked into more of these type of companies b/c I am so dissatisfied with Coast One Financial.

    I was working with an Attorney and after I didn’t hear from her for months, I found out she no longer works there. I tried calling another gentleman back that I was working with and he won’t return my calls. When he does, it’s weeks later.

    Right now, I am waiting to see what happens with my case but so far, it is not looking very promising. Look into these companies before you hire them. Too much time has gone by and I think something should have been done by now on my case.

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Our Score
3.5
User Score
5.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

monthly price range
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2008

Services

Variety of services offered
2/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
Yes

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
None

Enrolled Agent

Certified by U.S Government
Yes

Refund Policy

Is there a refund policy?
No

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
2
Our Score
9.4
User Score
9.1
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

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

Time in Business

total # of years
1997

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
181