In a Nutshell
- Free initial consultation
- Unlimited access to a dedicated case manager
- Limited refunds available if the IRS denies your case
- Expensive compared to other tax relief services
- Case manager is not necessarily a CPA
Community Tax at a Glance
|Tax types||State and federal tax debt, audits, payroll taxes, IRS liens, back taxes|
|Repayment terms||Specified by the tax agency|
|Installment agreements||$900 to $3,000|
Why Go with Community Tax
Community Tax can help you reduce your tax debt with the IRS or negotiate a payment plan on your behalf. The company sets you up with a free consultation to start, enabling Community Tax’s CPAs and tax attorneys to get a fuller picture of your tax situation. Based on this assessment, the company will present options for lowering your tax burden or establishing a payment plan, and you can decide if the cost is worthwhile.
Once you sign up with Community Tax, you’re assigned a dedicated case manager who serves as your go-to contact at the company. Your case is brought before the IRS by a licensed CPA or tax attorney. While the process is remote, you can easily reach Community Tax by phone, email, or live chat.
One of the most prominent things about Community Tax is that the company follows through on its work. Many of the settlements reached with the IRS requires a lot of follow-up work, and Community Tax stands by you throughout that process. The company can also help with bookkeeping and accounting to ensure that you don’t run into tax trouble again in the future.
Community Tax deals with a variety of different tax issues, including:
- State and Federal Tax Debt: If you underpaid state or federal taxes, Community Tax can help you negotiate a payment plan, an offer in compromise, or a Currently Not Collectible status for your tax debt.
- Audits: Community Tax can help you prepare for and respond to an IRS audit.
- Payroll Taxes: If you owe payroll taxes from your employment or business, Community Tax can help you figure out how much you owe and potentially reduce your debt.
- Garnished Wages or Liens: If the IRS has garnished your wages or put a levy on your bank account, Community Tax can negotiate to have those measures lifted.
Community Tax is expensive, although it’s generally in line with what similar tax relief companies charge. The initial consultation is free, but the discovery process - during which Community Tax gets access to your tax records and assesses your options - costs $250.
After that, the amount you’ll pay for Community Tax’s services varies widely depending on your specific tax issue. For most matters related to unpaid taxes, Community Tax estimates your cost at between $900 and $3,000.
Community Tax does offer limited refunds in the event that the IRS completely rejects your case with no settlement. However, there is no guarantee, and all refunds are at the company’s discretion.
Community Tax can help with a wide variety of tax problems and help you through the process with a dedicated case manager. The service is recommended if you don’t mind working remotely with a case manager, as Community Tax doesn’t offer in-person services. It’s also good if you expect to have ongoing tax settlement or accounting needs, as Community Tax also provides bookkeeping services for individuals and businesses.
Help & Support
One of the things we like most about Community Tax is that you are assigned a dedicated case manager who you can contact at any time. While your case manager may not be an attorney or CPA, every case has an accredited tax advisor who directly works with the IRS.
Your case manager is available by phone or email from 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, from 8 am to 6 pm Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday. You can also get in touch with Community Tax’s public support team through live chat.
17 N. State St. Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (844) 360-9451
Fax: (888) 616-8851