Who we are
Since 1989, Washington Tax Services has represented thousands of taxpayers with IRS and State tax issues.

Our History

Over 30 years ago, Washington Tax Services (WATAX) was created in 1989 to serve businesses and individuals with tax problems. Representing clients with tax liabilities to the IRS/State was our main focus: preventing levies, settling debts thru Offer in Compromise, negotiating livable payment agreements and penalty waivers.

Tax resolution has always been our core knowledge and from the get-go we have had a mission of educating consumers in the principles of tax resolution while also informing clients of the perils of the “tax relief” industry. For nearly 20 years, our blog, Tax Resolution Talk, is read by clients with tax problems and tax relief industry veterans. We are proud of its down-to-earth and deeply researched content. Thru the blog, we have touted licensed tax professionals like WATAX and conscientious competitors who are grounded in core ethical values, warning potential customers of tax relief scams.

Overtime, WATAX has evolved beyond tax resolution, adding multiple new skill-sets and staffing to serve non-filers, Expats, bookkeeping, and corporate/business tax consulting.

From our headquarters in Seattle, WATAX serves Americans all around the world get into US tax compliance, resolve their tax problems and assist their growing businesses. Our initial consultations are free! Email us a description of your tax issue or call 1-888-282-4697 and a tax compliance/resolution expert will engage with you.

Successful Offer in Compromise of $19,000 on $242,000 owed.

Through a dark time you were a beacon of light and helped me out so much!

Thanks so much!!!

Matt. H
“(...) this means far more to me than just the money.”

I was having a very crappy day at work and then I got home and saw this "release of federal tax lien" notice, it greatly brightened my day. I going to give them two weeks’ notice and leave this very stressful job. I already got another job lined up, pays less but gives me back control of my time. All my other debts are paid and this big millstone is off my neck.

This will allow me to finally complete my CCNA certification. I’ve been working on it for almost two years. Completed the first part, but because of the erratic demands on my time my present job requires I couldn’t go into a classroom/lab setting and complete the second part. Now I can make that change, thanks to your valuable assistance resolving my tax issues.

I just wanted you to know this means far more to me than just the money. Again, thank you Jay.

Lloyd D.

Our Approach


Thorough Research

Your record is researched to determine where you stand with the IRS, what you owe, what years are unfiled, what years are necessary to file and to acquire documentation to do those returns.


Careful Monitoring

Your case is monitored by a licensed tax professional from beginning to completion. Calls are scheduled and deadlines are watched carefully to prevent you from being levied.


Professional Tax Filing

Our team of experienced licensed professionals will prepare your personal and/or business returns at a competitive fee.


Successful Resolution

Your case is worked to resolution whether it’s a payment plan and penalty abatement, Offer in Compromise, and/or uncollectible status. If we don’t reach the desired outcome, we’ll work to appeal the case at no extra charge.

Why We’re Different
We don't create false urgency for people to hire us.
If you're being levied, you can be the judge of your own urgency.
We want the most informed clients.
Our frequently updated website lifts the veil on tax issues and strives to educate folks on how to best address their concerns.
We don't cold call people with tax liens.
We also don't send mailings to people or businesses with tax liens, even though we used to.
Clients pay us a reasonable flat fee in full or over a short-period of time.
We are consistently told that our fees are the most reasonable in the tax resolution industry (!).
We're truly here to help.
If we don't think we can provide value to solving your tax problem, we'll give you free advice to handle the situation yourself.
We stand by our work.

We don't charge extra to appeal your case if the IRS or State rejects our original submission.
We're not a marketing program searching for a company to send leads to. All of the tax representation work comes out of one office.
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