Tax Tiger was founded in 2002 after CEO and founder Kathy Hill decided that she was uncomfortable working for another company in the industry. She decided to start her own company where the focus was on staying true to ethical principles and practices. Tax Tiger is now a thriving company with several franchises. They have saved clients more than $120 million with their tax relief services.
- Tax services
Tax Tiger can resolve a full spectrum of tax-related issues, including wage garnishments, which can usually be lifted the day they are hired. They have found particular success in helping clients with the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC). This method is used when the taxpayer’s liability is high and ability to pay is low – meaning they have lower income or minimal assets to liquidate.
Since the company’s launch in 2002, they have helped thousands of Americans save over $119.7 million in back taxes, penalties, and accrued interest on accounts. The claim the actual amount clients have paid collectively is over $5.2 million. These figures represent a saves of 96 percent, or four cents on the dollar.
Tax Tiger is licensed to work in all 50 states and with expertise as enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys. Several of their attorneys hold LLMs in Taxation Law and some of their CPAs hold Master’s degrees in Taxation, giving clients peace of mind that their tax burden is being handled by representatives specially trained to perform and negotiate in the tax arena.
They offer interested consumers a blog dedicated to getting anyone up to par on all aspects tax related. Articles range from comparing billionaires to the middle class when it comes to taxes, tax resolution by state, and methods to avoid wage garnishment, among several others.
- Offer in compromise
- Lack of transparency
Offer in Compromise
Among a few concerns we have with Tax Tiger, this company claims to specialize in offer in compromise (OIC). It is very difficult to obtain an offer in compromise. We advise customers to be prepared if Tax Tiger can’t provide an OIC, since it is not common that the IRS grants one. Requirements to obtain an OIC are no delinquent returns, and no open bankruptcies, on top of all previous estimated tax payments and deposits must have been made in a timely manner. This method allows taxpayers to potentially see a reduction in overall debt via settlement, but keep in mind, not only will assets most likely lead to liquidation, but this process could take a couple of years to complete – even with an experienced professional.
While the company employs a staff of qualified and certified tax attorney’s, CPA’s, and Enrolled Agents, we would like to see the company hold memberships and accreditations with the industries top regulators and firms, such as the NAEA and AICPA.
Lack of Transparency
On top of their overall lack of transparency regarding their fee structure, this company does not provide prospective clients the peace of mind of a refund policy. We like to see the individual profiles listed of staff members that actually do the work on tax relief cases, not just the company leadership. We know the company is operating with several franchises, which means lots of employees, but potential clients like to be familiar with the whole tax relief team, not just the CEO.
The price varies and is based on a flat fee matrix. When inquiring about specific pricing, we were informed that this aspect is impossible to assess without a full evaluation of each specific tax burden. They claim they can save clients 35 percent more than industry leaders; however this leaves the pricing door wide open, as all companies charge based on their own terms. Additionally, tax return preparation is priced separately from settlement and is based upon the complexity of the client’s situation.
This company offers a number of services to clients including:
- Offer in Compromise
- Currently Non-Collectible Status
- IRS Payment Plans
- Property Tax Reduction
- Unfiled Tax Returns and Back Tax Help
- Penalty Abatement
- IRS Audit Representation
- Tax Lien Release
- Tax Issue Research
- Wage Garnishments Release
- Bank Levy Release
- Preventing Asset Seizure
- Payroll and Trust Fund Recovery Penalties
Tax Tiger began as a faith based business in 2002 with the mission to help individuals and businesses find relief from IRS pressures and problems. Over the years, the company has helped save its clients more than $120 million in back taxes, penalties, and interest. The Tiger Tax team features tax attorneys, enrolled agents and CPAs to deal with the constant changes in the tax law field.
This company services the entire United States with locations in several states.
Time In Business
Tax Tiger was founded in 2002
CPA on Staff
Tax Attorney on Staff
The American Bar Association (ABA) & The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).
Enrolled Agent on Staff
Yes, they offer a free consultation so they can get to know your personal tax situation and help you to better understand your options.
The technical details of policies and conditions are provided to clients before they sign on, but the company makes no promises of risk-free success. Where the ultimate outcome is determined by the IRS, there are no guarantees that the payment and effort of the client and the company will resolve each situation. However, there have been rare circumstances where full refunds have been granted.
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