How much do tax relief companies charge?
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. You can hear Optima everywhere on the radio and we've even seen some of their stuff on TV.
Optima is a very big company now and their BBB record reflects that (1000 plus complaints). Optima does charge a premium for the services. They usually take a $495-$1,000 down payment to research their client's case, then charge a much larger fee to continue with their work. A large fee gives the expectation of excellent service and outcomes (as it should). When that doesn't turn out, complaints ensue.
Many of our customers prefer our lower fees, experienced staff on the front lines of their case, and a highly efficient system to resolve their tax case..
If you've spoken to Optima and been quoted a fee, you might be impressed with a general outline of our fee structure.