Is the Price Right? We at Washington Tax tend to be on the lower $$$ side of things as you can see HERE. If you are being quoted north of $2000.00 for representation on your case, you might ask rigorously what you are getting for the fee.
Is the Tax Professional/Organization Sound? Tax relief businesses have a horrible track record of staying open as you can see HERE. Is the company you are hiring rated well at the BBB? More importantly- have they been in business for over ten years? Even better.
Are they Asking the Right Questions? The key components of a tax relief interview are 1. What do you owe? 2. What years do you owe for? 3. What years are un-filed? 4. Where do you stand in the IRS / State collection's process? Determining your financial condition while important going forward is impossible to accurately assess in 10 minutes. We at Washington Tax discourage qualifying someone for an Offer in Compromise in just one interview.
Who is Really Going to help you There? It is the best scenario if the person who does your initial interview is ALSO the person who will be handling the customer service on your case like one of these people.