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Dartmouth Financial Group

Tax Attorneys and Enrolled Agents on staff

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4.5
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10.0

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Our Score
4.5
User Score
10.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2007

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
6/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
No

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?
No

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
2

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Review Last Updated: October 26, 2016

Dartmouth Financial Group Overview

Dartmouth Financial Group has professional certifications from the National Association for Tax Professionals, a good grade from the Better Business Bureau, and the National Association of Enrolled Agents are all excellent places to start.

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

#21
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Undisclosed
2007

The Good

These former Tax Attorneys are more than capable of providing assistance with all facets of tax debt. The IRS will only be interested in collections, Dartmouth has way more to offer. They can prevent Wage garnishment, write up an offer in compromise, negotiate an installment agreement and even get your tax debt total reduced by dropping late payments and other penalties. Dartmouth Financial offers:

Coverage Area:

Providing assistance nationwide in a virtual setting is available through their online structure. There is no need to meet face-to-face in a traditional office. Rather clients can get started and track their case progress all online.

Education Opportunities:

Dartmouth gives clients online access to learning centers to help you better understand the situation. This will not only help clients see exactly what work is being done, but it will also help them better understand the tax code and prepare them for financial freedom.

Custom Budget:

Each client will received a tailor made budgeting plan for businesses and individuals. This will help clients stay on track financially and keep them from running into tax problems in the future.

Client Support:

Throughout the process, all clients will receive constant support and advice throughout the process. They will not be left out at any point and can track and manage their case every step of the way.

The Bad

While there are a number of advantages to using the Dartmouth Financial Group for tax relief services, there are limitations that need to be considered as well. Prior to enrolling in their program, prospective clients should consider the following items:

Pricing Structure:

Dartmouth Financial Group does not offer a flat fee. That means, the more you owe, the more they charge. Your final payment plan will be reviewed with you before you sign but once you sign, you are locked in. You will be signing for not only a Dartmouth Tax Management Plan but also for an escrow account that Dartmouth controls to makes payments out of. This represents a significant loss of control. You will also need to have at least $10,000 in tax debt for Dartmouth Financial Group to take action on your behalf. It’s also going to cost you $39.99 just to see if Dartmouth can help you save on tax interest and fees. There is no guarantee that when you see the plan they create for you that you will want to sign on.

No Free Consultation:

Most tax relief companies offer a free consultation to get the case started. Typically in this consultation, it is determined what work can actually be done on behalf of the client. However, with Dartmouth Financial Group there is no free consultation.

Money-back Guarantee:

Many prospective clients are skeptical of the tax relief industry in general. To combat this issue, most agencies offer a money-back or satisfaction guarantee. However, with this company there is no savings guarantee.

Limited Payment Options:

Clients will not be able to pay for services in any of the typical fashions. Clients must make payments through a Dartmouth controlled escrow account.

The Bottom Line

Dartmouth Financial Group has been in business since 2007 and has a track record of helping their clients obtain financial freedom. While they offer a myriad of tax resolution services, we are concerned about their lack of a free consultation and overall lack of transparency. We suggest looking at our top recommended tax relief companies for your needs.

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    October 20th, 2016
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    These guys really helped me and my company at a terrible time. I was able to stop a payroll levy and didn’t have to lay anyone off. That was a big concern for me because i have 25 families counting on make the right decisions. Thank you Danny,Jason and Justin. You guys really came through for me.
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    October 20th, 2016
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    Definately had a free consultation. A month later i hired them. And the stopped a payroll levy. Charged me a flat fee. And i basically love these guys. Danny and Jason… Thankyou
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Our Score
4.5
User Score
10.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
Undisclosed

Time in Business

total # of years
2007

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
6/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
No

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?
No

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