IRS/State: Personal & business income tax, payroll taxes
Six months with in-house financing
Up to 36 months with third-party financing
$2250 to $6500 depending on case length and complexity
Tax Hardship Center is a tax relief company that helps individuals with a variety of tax-related problems. It can work with the IRS and/or state tax authorities on your behalf, and help you decide the best plan to deal with your tax debt. The process of working with the company begins with sharing your situation with an expert.
Next, the company will establish a line of communication with the IRS or state tax authority, gather important information, and come up with the best plan to get you tax compliant. Lastly, it will put this resolution plan into action, and then help you stay on track going forward. The company offers plenty of helpful tax services.
Tax Hardship Center can help you settle your debt for less than the total amount, design an installment plan for you to pay over time, help you file returns, and more. It has multiple financing options and provides tax relief guides and detailed information about its services. The company claims to have had hundreds of satisfied customers over its 20+ years in business, and offers a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Tax Hardship Center deals with both state and federal taxes, and can help both individuals and businesses with their tax issues. It offers a variety of tax services, including:
Filing tax returns:Tax Hardship Center can help you file previously unfiled taxes and make sure things are done correctly.
Release wage garnishes and bank levies: The IRS can garnish wages and levy bank accounts in order to collect unpaid taxes. This involves the IRS taking a portion of your income before it reaches you, or taking it directly from your bank to pay what you owe. The company will help work towards getting money released from your accounts and wages.
Audit defense: If you get audited, the company can help prepare and defend you through the process.
Deal with tax penalties: The IRS can penalize individuals for failing to file, failing to pay, or filing inaccurately. The company will try to lessen or eliminate these penalties.
Request currently not collectible status: The company can help make a request to the IRS to put your account in currently not collectible status (CNC), which means the IRS won’t try to collect what you owe. The IRS may agree to this request if you can prove that you cannot realistically pay off your tax debt while also covering basic living expenses.
Create an offer in compromise: Tax Hardship Center can help you create an offer in compromise, which is a way to settle your tax debt without having to pay the entire amount. You would agree to pay a portion of the debt, and then have the rest forgiven.
Come up with an installment agreement: It can help you come up with an installment agreement to pay your tax debt over time, instead of all at once.
Deal with payroll taxes: Falling behind on payroll taxes is possible, and the company can aid in helping you catch up.
Tax Hardship Center offers a free case evaluation, where an expert looks at your total debt owed and the type of debt you have.
If you decide to move forward there is a $495 investigation fee. This fee lets the company contact the IRS to gather information on your account, stop the IRS from trying to collect your back taxes (if needed), conduct a financial analysis, and come up with a resolution strategy.
As for the total cost of the services, it varies depending on your case length and how complex it is. Most individuals will have fees in the range of $2250 to $6500.
The company provides flexible repayment terms. If you’re able to pay your fees within six months, you can use its in-house financing with no interest. Third-party financing is an option for those who need up to 36 months to pay back the service fee.
If you don’t qualify for the third-party financing, the billing department will review the case and may make an exception and allow for in-house financing with a longer term.
I believe the Tax Hardship Center is best for anyone who has over $10,000 in tax debt and needs assistance to get compliant. The high fees charged don’t make sense for someone with less debt.
Tax Hardship Center is also suitable for people who want flexibility in their repayment terms, due to its multiple financing options, and is good for customers who want to handle the entire process online. All correspondence will take place through the phone or computer, and there is an online contact form to get started. The company can serve customers from all 50 states.
Tax Hardship Center follows industry standards and ensures that all information it collects is encrypted and transmitted securely. In addition to using encryption to protect information online, the company protects information offline by controlling who has access to sensitive data and keeping the devices that store personally identifiable information in secure locations.
If you have any questions or concerns about its services, Tax Hardship Center can be reached by phone, email, fax, or social media. I heard back within 5 minutes when I reached out to it on social media, and the agent was able to effectively answer all of my questions.
The website is a helpful resource, as it includes tax relief guides and detailed information about each service offered. It also features a blog where a variety of tax-related topics are covered.
30700 Russell Ranch Rd. Suite 250 Westlake Village, CA 91362