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In business since 2009; Free E-Book

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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
$3,000-7,000

Time in Business

total # of years
2009

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
9/10

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?
No

Number of Reviews

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Review Last Updated: June 29, 2016

Top Tax Defenders has a goal to resolve your tax issues as quickly as they possibly can. Their staff has experience working on the frontline of the IRS.

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

#23
top_tax_defenders

$3,000-7,000
2009

The Good

Top Tax Defenders has set out on a mission to protect the rights of taxpayers, as they understand full well the IRS is operated like “one giant bureaucratic machine.” They know the ins and outs of the business and know how to get though the red tape set in place by the Internal Revenue Service. This can potentially provide a little more leverage when negotiating cases on client’s behalf before the IRS. The company aims to strictly handle tax resolution and will work for nothing less than what is deserved.

Free consultations are offered where a tax professional will address any taxpayer concerns and go over qualification. After which, legal documents are drawn up and sent to the addressee in order to read and understand the contract fully. Once the documents are signed and returned, TTD will perform a financial evaluation to determine the amount which can be afforded to pay the IRS monthly.

Like most companies in this industry, payment is expected upon retaining services, as they go to work on cases immediately. Taxpayers may appreciate the firm working around the budget of clients and are willing to work out an affordable payment arrangement in order to secure continued representation.

TTD has done well in providing client care and proved it by becoming accredited with the BBB in which they have received the highest score and have an exceptionally low complaint volume. In addition, they are members of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) giving clients the sense they are practicing ethically and with integrity.

This company aims to please and get taxpayers out of the financial hole they’ve wound up in. Resources and educational materials can be found on the company website, including FAQ’s, downloadable legal documents, active articles via their blog and social media outlets, along with several informative downloadable guides including:

  • Keep the IRS from Taking Your Paycheck: Guide to Wage Garnishment and How to Stop it
  • Don’t Panic: Your Complete Guide to Understanding IRS Audit Letters
  • Help! I Got a Letter From the IRS
  • Get the Credit You Deserve: The Complete Guide to ITS Tax Credits
  • The Ultimate List of Tax Deductions
  • A Comprehensive Guide to the IRS Collection Process
  • A Complete Guide to the IRS Audit Process
  • The Top Tax Defenders Case Study

Typically tax relief companies don’t offer such valuable information; however, this company certainly goes above and beyond when attempting to educate the public on all things tax related, proving they have a desire to get clients out of debt and keep them out of debt and safe from the IRS.

Top Tax Defenders highlights include:

  • Free Consultation
  • Tax law firm providing legal assistance
  • A+ accredited member of the BBB
  • Members of the ABA and ASTPS
  • Payment plans
  • Array of educational resources and tools

The Bad

Like many companies who will cease working on cases until payment is received, Top Tax Defenders is no different. If clients are unable to make the obligatory and prearranged payments, their team of professionals will cease working on the case until payments are received. Although they understand people go through hardship, they put the payment plans in place in accordance with a budget allowing clients to make payments on time. While this isn’t necessary an issue posing as a con, we simply feel it’s important to be fully ready to tackle all aspects of tax resolution by any company hired, and being compliant with terms and conditions set forth.

We would also like to see the company hold more professional memberships such as those with the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The Bottom Line

Top Tax Defenders boasts an A+ BBB rating and variety of services which could meet your unique set of tax relief needs. They offer a broad spectrum of relief services at fair industry pricing. As with any company, we advise to log all calls and copy all documentation to protect yourself and to ensure they hold up to their end of the deal. We appreciate their offering of educational resources and tools, which are free to the general public. Overall, we recommend taking advantage of their free consultation to determine if they are able to resolve your IRS tax issue. We also suggested comparing their services to our top recommended companies as well.

Pricing

For a situation requiring filing for a few years, expecting to owe $25,000 or more, their price is around $5500 and is dependent on the nature of each unique situation. Removing garnishments and liens are can cost taxpayers anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. In order to attain the most accurate quote, a thorough tax analysis must be requested via consultation.

Services

Top Tax Defenders offers the following services:

  • Unfiled Tax Returns
  • Settle Back Taxes
  • Stop Wage Garnishments
  • Remove Tax Liens
  • Asset Seizure
  • Remove Tax Levy
  • Audit Representation
  • IRS Revenue Officer Help
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Setup Payment Plan
  • Tax Preparation
  • Customized Tax Planning
  • Criminal Tax Defense
  • Payroll Taxes
  • State Sales Tax Issues

Minimum Debt

TTD required the industry standard of $10,000 to $15,000 in tax debt in order to retain their tax relief services. If taxpayers owe less, they claim to make exceptions and will adjust their fees accordingly so affordable representation can be extended to everyone.

About

Top Tax Defenders is a tax resolution firm that specializes in IRS tax problems. Its mission is to protect the rights of its clients and to work hard to exceed clients’ expectations. TTD also offers IRS insider knowledge to know what the IRS will accept or reject, as many of TTD’s employees have worked for the IRS as tax examiners and counsels.

States Available

Top Tax Defenders’ services are available in all 50 states.

Contact Info

Phone: 866-866-1555
Website: toptaxdefenders.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Address:
7324 Southwest Freeway, Suite 870
Houston, TX 77074
Business Hours:
9am to 5pm with after hours numbers given to clients

Time In Business

6 years. they have been in business since 2009.

BBB Rating

They have an A rating with the BBB. Top Tax Defenders is an accredited business with BBB. They have had several complaints closed within the last three years. There are extensive notes and conversations detailing one complaint of which you can read on the BBB website.

CPA on Staff

Yes

Tax Attorney on Staff

Yes

Professional Associations

The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) and The American Bar Association (ABA).

Enrolled Agent on Staff

Yes

Free Consultation

Yes, they offer a free, helpful consultation to help you understand your best tax options.

Refund Policy

Unknown

Up-Front Fees

None

Additional Notes:

We were informed that Top Tax Defenders created a tax resolution coalition to separate them from other firms that do not include legal services.  The reason for this is because Top Tax Defenders wants their clients to know that they are a tax law firm, not just an accounting firm.

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    January 9th, 2016 Hockley, TX
    2 people found this review helpful!
    Please do not place your trust in this company. They have worked on my case for 15 months with No results. Since they started I have had more liens placed on me and my spouse has had wage garnishments. As stated by another clients all that Top Tax Defenders did was pass on messages to the IRS. They will Not defend you just try to maintain a friendly relationship with the IRS. Do Not Do it.
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Our Score
4.4
User Score
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Case by case basis
$3,000-7,000

Time in Business

total # of years
2009

A+

Services

Variety of services offered
9/10

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?
No

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BDC
1
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