Taxation Solutions, Inc. is known primarily through their CEO, Barry Fowler, who has appeared numerous times on major networks, such as CBS, ABC and FOX, and has been featured in Inc. 500, discussing various issues tax-related issues. Since 2008, the company has provided tax resolution services through a team of highly qualified Enrolled Agents.
The Enrolled Agents at Taxation Solutions are members of numerous industry organizations, including the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, the National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Each of these organizations provides accountability and ongoing education for tax professionals.
List of Services
Taxation Solutions offers a fairly comprehensive list of services, covering most tax debt and negotiation needs. This includes help with tax liens and levies, wage garnishments and innocent spouse relief, offers in compromise and payroll tax relief. Their services cover both federal and state tax problems.
Better Business Bureau
They have received an impressive A+ from the Better Business Bureau for their low complaint volume and response to customer complaints. They have also been accredited with the BBB since 2011, which provides a higher degree of accountability.
Positive Taxation Solutions Reviews
On our website, there are currently two perfect 10 scores from customers. Both customers were impressed with their resolution results. For example, one customer was able to settle a $94,000 IRS debt for just $2400.
Only Enrolled Agents
There only seem to be Enrolled Agents on staff at Taxation Solutions. They don’t have any Tax Attorneys or CPAs, unlike many of their competitors. This will limit some of the services and expertise they are able to provide their customers.
No Money Back Guarantee
They have no refund policy spelled out on their website, which is always a troubling sign. A good money back guarantee is always something to promote up front, as it puts customers at ease who might otherwise worry about their final bill and resolution results.
Minimum Tax Debt of $10,000
They only help people with at least $10,000 in tax debt. While this is somewhat standard in the industry, people with a smaller debt amount might still need professional help. They will have to look elsewhere.
Only in Business since 2008
In general, tax debt relief is a young industry, so it is not surprising to find that Taxation Solutions has only been in business since 2008. However, for customers who prefer a company with a long, stable history, there are better options out there.
Help filing back taxes is priced around $400 per year. If consumers hold around $30,000 they charge $2750 to pull a settlement analysis which includes a master file, obtaining representation for Power of Attorney, and a financial analysis to determine your specific financial situation. An attorney at their office negotiates a settlement with the IRS and then they construct an affordable payment plan to meet the financial needs of clients. These are fixed payments that won’t increase.
Minimum Tax Debt Accepted
We were informed that you have to owe at least $10,000 for the IRS to do a settlement for you. However, if you owe less than $10,000 and want help from taxation solutions incorporated to setup a payment plan with the IRS for you, they charge a one-time fee of approximately $750. Doing this ensures that the IRS can’t come after you for collections in the meantime.
Time In Business
They have been in business since 2008.
Taxation Solutions, Inc has been accredited with the BBB since 2011 and has received an ‘A+’ rating. A total of 3 complaints have been closed in the past 3 years with 1 of them closed in the past 12 months. Complaints are spread across various types; no complaint details are viewable during the time of our review.
Types of Services Available
- Bank Levy
- Innocent Spouse
- IRS Audit
- IRS Seizures
- Non Filing
- Offers in Compromise
- Payroll Tax Relief
- Tax Preparation and Planning
- State Tax Problems
- IRS Representation for Tax Relief
- Stopping Wage Garnishments and Tax Liens
- Negotiating Settlements on Your Behalf with the IRS
- Solving Business Problems to Increase Profits
- Improving Business Operations and Accountability
- Maximizing Savings Overall
- Preserving and Protecting Valued Assets
- Structuring Taxes to Stay at Low Legal Levels
CPA on Staff
Tax Attorney on Staff
The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), The American Bar Association (ABA) and The Texas Society of Enrolled Agents (TxSEA).
Enrolled Agent on Staff
Yes, they offer a free consultation. Feel free to contact them to learn more about your tax help options.
There is no specific refund policy in place, however we were told that if any problem were to arise which would result in us not wanting to do business with them, they would be happy to work with us. Like many companies, if business is severed they would simply evaluate what work has been done so far and give you any applicable refunds.
There are no upfront fees for anything. They do require a retainer for the attorney, then will construct a 3 to 6 month payment plan for you.
17440 FM 529 Road Suite 115
Houston, TX 77095
9am to 5pm
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