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Dartmouth Financial Group

Customers must have at least $10k in tax debt

Our Score
4.5
User Score
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

Services

Variety of services offered
4/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
Yes

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
NATP, NAEA

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 6, 2017

Dartmouth Financial Group has professional certifications from the National Association for Tax Professionals and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

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

#1

$2,500-3,000
1997

#2

$999+
2010

#3

$1,500-2,500+
2001

#23
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Undisclosed
2007

The Good

  • Services
  • Coverage area
  • Education opportunities
  • Custom budget
  • Client support

Services

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, but Dartmouth has way more to offer. The company 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.

Coverage Area

Providing assistance nationwide in a virtual setting is available through the company’s online structure. There is no need to meet face-to-face in a traditional office. Rather, clients in all 50 states can get started and track their case progress online.

Education Opportunities

Dartmouth Financial Group gives clients online access to learning centers to help them 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. They will not be left out at any point and can track and manage their case every step of the way.

The Bad

  • Transparency
  • No free consultation
  • Lack of money back guarantee
  • Limited payment options

Transparency

Dartmouth Financial Group has not disclosed how much its services cost on its corporate website. This lack of transparency can be frustrating for potential customers who are wondering if the company’s services will fit into their budget.

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.

Lack of 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 refund policy.

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 its clients obtain financial freedom. While it does offer a myriad of tax resolution services, we are concerned about the lack of a free consultation and overall lack of transparency. We suggest looking into our other top recommended tax relief companies.

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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

Services

Variety of services offered
4/10

CPA

CPA on staff?
Yes

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney on staff?
Yes

Associations

Professional Association Members
NATP, NAEA

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
9.0
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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
252