First Class Tax Relief Overview
National Tax Relief is an affiliate of Washington Tax Services headquartered in Seattle, Washington and specializes in a wide range of tax debt solutions for individual taxpayers and businesses across the nation and overseas.
First Class Tax Relief employs Tax Attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents with over 70 years of combined experience in order to help increase the efficacy of the tax relief process. The company also has its origins in a CPA firm, suggesting they know how to work with taxes and can help with audit defense and tax court situations as well. Benefits of the First Class Tax Relief service include:
First Class Tax Relief highlights include:
- Free consultation
- A BBB rating
- CPA’s, Tax Attorney’s, and Federally Enrolled agents assisting cases
Free consultations are offered to determine the best plan of action to solve tax burden in accordance with IRS regulation, and taxpayers may find relief in this company’s long hours of operation, including weekend hours.
FCTR provide an extensive list of services sure to help anyone, or any small business, in search of tax related relief. They are able to tackle anything from unfiled tax returns, tax prep help, settling back taxes, to small business tax relief and corporate taxes and issues.
While Offers in Compromise are difficult to attain, due to strict regulations set forth by the IRS, this company demonstrates how they can assist in having an OIC granted. Upon calling for the free consultation, they analyze the financial situation thoroughly in order to determine if this plan is worth approaching. In a lengthy list found on the company website, they have illustrated each of the OIC’s their company has helped tax payers attain.
Pricing for their services is based on a flat-fee and strictly dependent on which services are required to solve tax debt, which is industry standard.
The First Class Tax Relief system has helped numerous taxpayers fight off the IRS and save money on tax penalties. That being said, there are some drawbacks to their service as well. These limitations include the following items:
Consumers can appreciate a company holding memberships with professional organizations such as the American Bar Association or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, yet this company does not hold these. While they do hold some memberships, we would like to see a tax relief company go above and beyond as a way of gaining client trust.
In addition, FCTR does not offer a clear pricing structure. As researchers, we understand pricing for various services differ; however, in many cases companies assess an initial flat fee for investigative services, then apply an additional flat fee for the service required to resolve the tax issue – this company was not transparent when approached with this concern. We would also like to see more transparency regarding their refund policy. In many instances, taxpayers discover an alternative method by working directly with the IRS after enrolled with a company, and a refund policy set in place would give an additional boost toward client trust.
Questions Regarding Staff:
A beneficial offering for clients would be to include attorney, CPA, and EA bios on their website as it allows visitors to see who will be assisting them with their cases and, again, builds trust while assuring taxpayers they are in good hands.
First Class Tax Relief has an A with the Better Business Bureau. Has been accredited since 07/2012
Time in Business
First Class Tax Relief has been in business since 2001.
The amount due depends upon the complexity of the case and the amount owed to the IRS, which seems to be industry standard. Each case is different and requires a different plan of action to resolve. In order to determine the best pricing for your situation, we suggest calling in for a free consultation.
First Class Tax Relief offers the following services, with an emphasis on tax settlement:
- Unfiled Tax Returns
- Setting up payment plans for back taxes
- State tax debt
- State sales tax issues
- Offers in Compromise
- Asset Seizure
- Small business tax help
- IRS tax lien
- Settle back taxes
- Corporate taxes
- Revenue Officer help
- Tax preparation
- Wage Garnishment and Lien Release
- Business Tax Issues
- Tax Collection Appeals
- Filing for Innocent Spouse relief
- Payroll taxes
- Customized tax planning
Tax Attorney on Staff
First Class Tax Relief has tax attorneys.
CPA on Staff
Yes. They started as a CPA firm.
They are not members of any professional organizations.
First Class Tax Relief has been based in different states and can operate nationally, meaning that some of their employees are likely EAs.
Minimum Tax Debt Accepted
Because FCTR offers a broad spectrum of services for taxpayers with small to large amounts of debt, there is no minimum debt amount required to be enrolled; however, some services may require a minimum amount which can be further discussed and determined via a free financial assessment.
Email form on website.
2656 South Loop West Suite #430
Houston, TX 77054
Sunday-Monday, 8 am to 7 pm.
Any Additional Notes
This company has been doing tax consultations and other services for over ten years.
On their website, they list some of the wage levy and garnishment relief services that they offer, the small business tax prep services that they offer and the customizable tax relief consultations and other services that they can provide for businesses.
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