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Taxation Solutions, Inc.

Since 2008, A BBB Rating

Our Score
5.3
User Score
10.0

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Our Score
5.3
User Score
10.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
$2,750-4,000

Time in Business

total # of years
2008

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
8/10

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
2

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Review Last Updated: June 29, 2016

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.

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

#1

$2,500-3,000
1997

#2

$2,000-5,000
2010

#3

$1,500-2,500+
2001

#11
Taxation Solutions Reviews

$2,750-4,000
2008

The Good

Associations

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.

The Bad

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.

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The Bottom Line

Taxation Solutions has received some impressive customer feedback and has a great BBB rating. They are a fairly young company, though this is not unusual for their industry. A lack of a clear refund policy is troubling, and people who have less than $10,000 in tax debt will simply have to look elsewhere for help. Still, they offer a nice array of tax debt and negotiation help, though adding attorneys and CPAs to their staff would certainly increase the kinds of services they provide.

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Price

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.

BBB Rating

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

Yes

Tax Attorney on Staff

Yes

Professional Associations

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

Free Consultation

Yes, they offer a free consultation. Feel free to contact them to learn more about your tax help options.

Refund Policy

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.

Up-Front Fees

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.

Contact Information

E-Mail:

[email protected]

Address:

17440 FM 529 Road Suite 115
Houston, TX 77095

Business Hours:

9am to 5pm

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    10
    June 24th, 2015 Houston, TX
    2 people found this review helpful!
    At first I was concerned about Taxation Solutions, they were moving slower than I wanted them too. However, they came up a solution to my IRS problem that I never thought possible. We just settled my $94,000 debt for only 2400. Yes, there were bumps in the road because I didn’t believe them when they said we could get things done and I wasn’t always willing to help or give information. But once we overcame the hurdles it all worked out. I truely believe this is the best company they did everything they can to help me. Christy was awesome help all along the way!
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  2. User Score
    10
    October 3rd, 2014 Katy, TX
    3 people found this review helpful!
    They help Settle my tax debt. I’m a retired teacher and the IRS said I owed $102,000 and Taxation Solutions, told me they could settle my debt for less. Didn’t know how low they could get it but they settle my debt with the IRS for $392. Wow just couldn’t believe it.
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Our Score
5.3
User Score
10.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
$2,750-4,000

Time in Business

total # of years
2008

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
8/10

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
2
Our Score
9.4
User Score
8.9
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

flat fee, paid monthly
$2,500-3,000

Time in Business

total # of years
1997

A+

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
257