Alleviate Tax is not like many other tax debt relief companies that make insincere promises. The “small print” on the Alleviate website is not so small. It is easy to understand what you can expect. If you qualify for any number of IRS programs, Alleviate Tax representatives will stand by your side to help you reduce, or even eliminate, your tax debt. This can occur in as little as two to 10 months, depending on the amount of tax you owe and what programs you qualify for. Simply put, Alleviate doesn’t make empty promises it can’t keep, but has provided solid results and substantially reduced – or eliminated – tax debt for many customers.
Every client begins the process with a free phone consultation. Designed to set the client’s mind at ease, as the call progresses a tax professional will guide you through the confusing and frustrating world of IRS expectations and options for tax debt resolution.
After your free consultation, there is no mystery to how much you’ll spend with Alleviate Tax. Rather than hourly pricing, Alleviate charges a flat rate for each phase of its two-phase process. Upon your go-ahead, Alleviate Tax begins the Investigation phase. A tax professional investigates your current status with the IRS and discovers which tax programs you may qualify for. There is a flat fee associated with this process.
Only if you choose to proceed with Phase 2, Active Resolution, will you have to pay the second fee, which is, again, a flat rate. The caveat? These rates aren’t published on the website, and, presumably, vary based on your individual tax situation.
Since you are billed a flat rate in two phases, you can decide to opt out after the free consultation or before Phase 2 begins, cutting your losses if you would prefer to seek other avenues to resolve your tax debt.
While results vary, clients can have their tax debt resolved in as little as two months, and usually in fewer than 10 months.
If you fail to file your taxes in a timely manner, the IRS may file a “substitute return,” which doesn’t factor in any deductions or exemptions, resulting in a higher than necessary tax bill. Alleviate Tax professionals will review your adjusted gross income, taxable income, total tax, number of exemptions, and filing status and file an amended return that could reduce your tax bill or even result in a tax refund.
Individuals facing federal tax debt may benefit from a number of programs designed to reduce the amount they owe. The professionals at Alleviate Tax understand the programs and tactics to help you reduce your tax debt. Alleviate Tax experts can help you establish a partial pay or regular installment agreement, present an offer-in-compromise to the IRS, help change your status to “currently not collectible,” assist in filing for innocent spouse relief, stop wage garnishment, or get bank levies released. These proven strategies for working with the IRS often require professional knowledge, expertise, and tenacity to ensure paperwork is filed correctly, deadlines are met, and an equitable agreement is reached. Alleviate Tax experts will guide you through every step of these processes toward a satisfactory resolution.
Founded in February 2018 by CEO George Samuel Baseluos, an adjunct law professor and managing partner of Paraclete Law, Alleviate strives to be different than many other tax resolution firms. Baseluous left his former Wall Street career to pursue a vocation what would permit him to focus on helping people. He founded Paraclete Law to provide “affordable, aggressive, and effective legal representation,” according to his LinkedIn profile.
Launching Alleviate Tax seemed a logical progression, because of the number of people in need of fair and honest tax assistance. Baseluos strives to be an advocate, helper, and counselor, offering uncompromising customer service for those with tax debt.
The company uses proven tactics and tax strategies to help individuals reduce their tax debt and find their way to financial freedom.
Alleviate Tax prides itself on its exemplary customer service, transparency, flat rate pricing, and – most importantly – exemplary results. However, reviews about the company are scarce, perhaps because the company was only recently founded (February 2018).
The company lacks Better Business Bureau accreditation or even a profile on the BBB website, and is not listed on any major consumer review sites. One Facebook review gives the company 3 stars, while another gives it 5 stars.
If the company stays true to its philosophy of “Service first, service always,” it should not be long before it begins garnering positive reviews all over the Web.
Alleviate Tax is solely focused on its mission: to help alleviate tax debt, offering people relief from the stress of IRS collections. Within those parameters, it offers several services, including helping taxpayers file for an offer-in-compromise, installment agreement or partial pay installment agreement, penalty abatement, or innocent spouse relief. Alleviate Tax can also help you file late tax returns, and it can assist in stopping wage garnishment or bank levies. However, it does not operate in all 50 states and does not offer legal representation, bankruptcy filing, or any other tax and accounting services. By limiting its offerings, Alleviate Tax can focus on providing the best tax debt relief possible without distraction.
Founded in February 2018, Alleviate Tax has not been around long enough to earn points for “experience.” But the team of tax professionals and enrolled agents that make up the company have decades of combined experience assisting businesses and individuals with tax debt relief.
In such a short time, Alleviate Tax has built a strong social media following, with a presence on all major social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and YouTube. The company also has a blog that is frequently updated, providing tax tips and guidance to its website visitors. With these continued marketing efforts, Alleviate Tax is certain to build a name for itself, building recognition as the company as a whole gains experience in the tax debt relief industry. We give the company 3 out of 5 stars for recognition, because many established tax resolution firms do not have such a comprehensive and engaging social presence.
As a new company, Alleviate Tax does not yet have a Better Business Bureau file and is not accredited by the association. It does not have any other licensing or accreditations to its name, either, although it employs an IRS Enrolled Agent and other tax professionals. The founder and CEO, George Samuel Baseluos is an adjunct law professor and Juris Doctor (J.D.), who graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top 3% of his class before founding Paraclete Law and, most recently, Alleviate Tax.
If you are looking for a small tax debt relief firm that provides personalized service, Alleviate Tax could be the answer to your tax problems. With a team of five tax experts including the founder, an IRS Enrolled Agent, and other tax and finance professionals, Alleviate Tax has the answers you need and the service you deserve.
Owing back taxes is incredibly stressful. Alleviate Tax works to eliminate that stress while reducing your unpaid tax debt so you can keep more of the money you earn.