As any reader of our blog knows, we keep a close eye on the competition in the world of tax resolution and representation services. Unequivocally the biggest player, as far as the spending of the marketing dollar, is Optima Tax Relief in Southern California. Optima began in early 2012, but in very little time has become one of, if not the largest, "tax relief" firms in the country. They also market themselves as Tax Relief Partners and Tax Debt Helper for two. But we can hear Optima everywhere on the radio and have even seen some of their stuff on TV.
To Optima's credit, their BBB record is still solid and that's no easy task considering their volume of clients. Nonetheless, Optima does charge a premium for the services. They usually take a $900 to $1,000 down-payment to research their client's case first and then after researching your case, they usually charge a much larger fee to continue with their work.
Many of our customers prefer that our firm charges much less, that we have highly experienced people on the front lines of your case, and a highly efficient system to resolve your case. Optima certainly can counter-argue that "you get what you pay for"; they have Attorneys, CPA's and Enrolled Agents while we have only Accountants/Enrolled Agents (all are qualified to represent you fully before the IRS). And we don't begrudge them that opinion. But simply, our fees are so much lower with no loss in quality service that you want might to reconsider who you entrust to solve your tax problem.
If you have spoken to Optima and been quoted a fee, you might be impressed with a general outline of our fee structure.
Looking for an honest analysis of your tax problem? A reasonable fee? Call us at 1-888-282-4697 or email us a description of your tax problem and we'll contact you ASAP.