Five Star Tax Resolution has been working with clients with tax issues since 2007. The company provides a number of tax settlement services and can help clients deal with harassing tactics imposed by the IRS. Clients have access to an experienced tax attorney that understands the tax code and can provide both protection and relief from oppressive tax penalties.
- Areas of expertise
- Service features
- Efficient process
- Free consultation
- Offer in compromise
Areas of Expertise
Five Star Tax Resolution helps to resolve domestic and foreign services to individual taxpayers and business owners. Areas of expertise include corporations, partnerships, non-profits, payroll, estate, trust, and gift taxation. A complete listing of tax resolution services are viewable via the company website and include offer in compromise, innocent spouse relief, IRS bank levy, and tax prep, which are also offered under its umbrella of services.
Five Star Tax Resolution offers the following services:
- Free consultation
- Free debt analysis
- Professional staff representatives
- Competitive industry rates
FSTR employs a staff of tax attorneys dedicated to successfully resolving cases of clients in a timely and efficient manner, as they are entirely familiar with every aspect of the Internal Revenue Codes.
A free consultation is offered to help consumers saddled with tax debt find solutions to penalties and accruing interest. The company claims to put clients through a rigorous and in-depth interview process to ensure taxpayers are solid candidates before services are retained.
Offer in Compromise
There is a potentially lengthy process involved with getting an offer in compromise. Even if Five Star Tax Resolution isn’t able to get a complete offer in compromise, it may be able to get a percentage taken off the tax bill and have it spread out over a payment installment plan. This is an important piece of information for clients who might get discouraged if their initial offer in compromise to the IRS gets rejected, which is typical due to strict regulations set forth by the IRS. In order to be granted an OIC, taxpayers must demonstrate extreme economic hardship where paying back the taxes would only increase hardship.
- Staff information
- Lack of education
First and foremost, Five Star Tax Resolution Services would do well to gain memberships with some of the industry’s leading organizations, such as the American Bar Association (ABA), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), or American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). Holding these memberships serves as a way to extend a peace of mind to consumers, proving the company is capable of practicing with the utmost knowledge, ethics, and integrity.
Consumers appreciate when companies include short bios on the team servicing their case. It offers a sense of familiarity, and while this company has some information on their lead tax attorney, we’d like to see pictures and short descriptive bios on other team members, including the CEO.
Lack of Education
In addition to these set of drawbacks, this company does not offer any educational resources or tools on its website. Several of the industry leaders and other companies we’ve reviewed serve consumers and client well in their offering of downloadable documents, blogs, and even FAQs.
Time in Business
The company has been in existence since 2007.
FSTRS has not disclosed pricing information on its corporate website.
Five Star Tax Resolution offers its clients the following services:
- RS payment plans
- IRS tax lien subordination/discharge
- Payroll tax debt problems
- IRS wage garnishment release
- Delinquent tax returns preparation
- SFR (Substitute For Return) reconsideration returns
- Expiration of Statute of Limitations investigation
- Tax court petitions and representation
Tax Attorney on Staff
The company does have tax attorneys on staff.
CPA on Staff
The company does not have CPAs on staff
Five Star Tax Resolution Services is not a part of any professional associations.
The company does have enrolled agents on staff.
Five Star Tax Resolution Services does not have a money back guarantee.
Minimum Tax Debt Accepted
The company has not disclosed this information on its corporate website.
Email: [email protected]
Address: 300 S Raymond Ave #17, Pasadena, CA 91105-2624
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