How to Choose the Right Professional Tax Relief Consultant
1. Find a consultant who has a team.
In the tax profession, there are many accountants, tax preparers, CPA’s and lawyers who work independently. As a taxpayer looking for a tax relief consultant, you will most likely get the most out of your money if you hire a consultant who has a team of professional tax experts working alongside him or her. You’ll not only have the confidence in knowing that you have a team of experts on hand to alleviate your tax situation, you can rest assure that all of your information is secure.
If you’ve hired an independent contractor, then chances are he or she may have to outsource your case to someone who is more qualified to handle a certain kind of situation that may present itself. This means that your private information will be disclosed to a business that you did not originally hire. This is the risk you take when you don’t hire a team of tax professionals.
2. Make sure that the consultant has proven success.
Even if you manage to find a team of tax professionals, make sure that you do your research and find out more about the company. For starters, visit their website and look for any testimonials. If they are a reputable firm, they will proudly post their client’s testimonials. You can also ask around and interview any former clients of theirs. Ask them how they handled their case and were they pleased at their level of professionalism. Nothing speaks louder about a company’s success than satisfied clients.
3. Be sure that your consultant has enough experience.
It is possible to find a team of tax consultants who only have a handful of happy clients. This is something you would need to carefully consider because although the firm may have happy clients, you’ll have to ask yourself exactly what kind of cases were resolved, and how complicated were they? A tax firm might have only helped prepared a taxpayer’s tax return. Anything else like handling an audit or an Offer in Compromise may not be in their line of experience or expertise. Choosing this type of tax relief consultant may cost you more money in fees and penalties with the Internal Revenue Service.
4. Will they offer a free consultation?
A good tax relief firm will not nickel and dime you for every little thing. At Success Tax Relief, we’re confident that we can alleviate your tax debt situation. We’re willing to offer a free first-time consultation meeting just so you can get a better understanding of what we can do for you. You’ll be able to schedule a free consultation in person or online. All you have to do is make sure you have all of your questions prepared. We’ll answer them all!
5. What is their availability?
Success Tax Relief has an open door policy. Our caseworkers are available 7 days of the week, 24 hours. We understand that your tax situation isn’t confined to a 9 to 5 kind of work week.