Honest Tax
  • I finally have peace of mind that I will not have to struggle with tax issues again. They helped me see the main problem and showed me how to avoid future issues with the state and federal.

    Susie M. |
  • They’ve been very helpful. I already have recommended them to my niece. Whatever they say they’ll do, they do!

    Darnell J. |
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  • Free Consultation with No Obligation
  • Employs CPAs, EAs and tax attorney
  • 10-Day Refund Policy Available
  • Experience Releasing Tax Liens
  • Resolve State & Federal Tax Debt
  • Specializes in Stopping Wage Garnishments
  • Representation for Personal & Business IRS Audits
  • Knowledgeable About Small Business Tax Laws

50 Years of Tax Relief Expertise
Honest Tax of Woodland Hills, California, promises “Honest Answers” and “Honest Results.” The team of tax attorneys, IRS enrolled agents, tax accountants, and CPAs boast a combined 50 years of experience in helping California residents eliminate their tax debt legally and with a minimum amount of stress.

A Trusted and Recognizable Name in Tax Relief

In business since 2005, the company recently signed renowned actor, celebrity, and economist Ben Stein as its official spokesperson. Stein now appears on the website and is the public face of Honest Tax, even providing the voiceover for the company mascot, “Ben” the wise owl.
Honest Tax has been Better Business Bureau-accredited since 2017, with no customer complaints and overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Honest Employees Who Care About You

Honest Tax prides itself on hiring honest employees who really care about their customers and work hard to provide a realistic assessment of a client’s financial situation and the expected outcome when it comes to IRS tax negotiations.

Honest Tax does not take on every customer. If the organization’s tax experts feel they can help, they will give it their all, staying in constant communication until the resolution of your case. Honest Tax professionals will immediately seek to stop collections actions and then take the steps necessary to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf. They schedule weekly calls with clients to keep you up to date on the progress of your situation.

Qualified Tax Experts Will Review Prior Returns

The Honest Tax team of tax professionals will review prior tax filings and federal and state tax returns to ensure you did not miss a deduction and that you reported all expenses to ensure the taxes you paid are correct and your tax returns are accurate. They will set you up to potentially reduce future your tax liability so you can eliminate tax debt once and for all.

Free Consultation

Honest Tax offers a free 30-minute consultation to prospective customers. Find out if you qualify for tax debt relief and how much money you may be able to save with a no-risk phone call.

10-Day Refund Policy for Many Cases

Honest Tax offers the Honest Tax Guarantee, a 10-day refund policy for many customers. If you call Honest Tax for tax debt relief and do not have immediate collection notices against you, wage garnishments, bank levies, or tax liens, you may qualify for a refund within 10 days for any reason. The refund policy does not apply to audit representation and cases requiring immediate action.

Honest Tax Provides a Variety of Services

One of the most impressive aspects of Honest Tax is the depth and breadth of services the tax relief agency provides. Unlike some tax debt relief firms that only specialize in a few solutions and may not have a full team of experts on staff, Honest Tax employs attorneys, CPAs, and IRS enrolled agents to assist with every aspect of tax relief.

Whether you need representation during an audit or someone to stop collection calls and negotiate a settlement on your behalf, Honest Tax can help. No matter how much or how little you owe in state or federal taxes, Honest Tax may be able to work on your behalf to eliminate your tax debt and help you build a stronger financial future.

Release Liens or Levies and Stop Wage Garnishment with Help from the Pros

Honest Tax specializes in taking the proper steps to stop wage garnishment and have liens or levies released. Honest Tax can also file for lien subordination on your behalf, giving you an opportunity to pay off your IRS tax debt through a third-party loan.

Get Help with an IRS Audit from Professional Tax Attorneys

Honest Tax has represented countless businesses and individuals during IRS audits. With a keen knowledge of IRS tax laws and the savvy to spot allowable deductions and expenses, Honest Tax professionals can keep you out of trouble with the IRS and potentially reduce your tax burden for future filings without raising IRS red flags.

Honest Tax Helps Stop Aggressive Collections Calls

As soon as you agree to work with Honest Tax, the team of tax experts works diligently to stop aggressive collections calls that may cause you added stress, so you can focus on realistic tax relief solutions.

Save Your Small Business

If you are facing collections of unpaid payroll taxes, you could be in danger of losing your savings, your business, and even your freedom. The IRS can and will send business owners who are delinquent on payroll taxes to prison. Honest Tax works with business owners to help stop collections of unpaid payroll taxes, negotiate an affordable agreement, and keep your business running so you can get out of debt.

About Honest Tax

Founded in 2005, Honest Tax is made up of a team of carefully selected IRS enrolled agents, tax attorneys, tax preparers, and CPAs devoted to providing stellar customer service and total transparency to taxpayers.
Honest Tax offers a variety of tax-related services, including negotiations with the IRS, submission of overdue tax filings, audit representation and more. Honest Tax offers a number of tax debt relief programs, which can help taxpayers negotiate an agreement to settle for less than they owe, set up a plan to pay off their debt in installments, and catch up on late tax filings.

The Bottom Line
Honest Tax isn’t just a clever company name. The tax debt relief firm really does emphasize honesty and transparency in every situation. Stellar consumer reviews, a longstanding reputation and, now, Ben Stein as a celebrity spokesperson all speak to Honest Tax’s trustworthiness and dependability. If you have unpaid business or personal tax debt, it’s worth 30 minutes of your time to see if the pros at Honest Tax can help.


  • Julie S. | 10/08/2019

    I’m in the process of a bankruptcy and needed help sorting out a tax lien. I called Honest Tax fully expecting and prepared to pay a reasonable fee to deal with the IRS and related issues.

    They responded to my email immediately. The agent I was connected with got me on a conference call with the IRS within 24 hours of contacting them. Before the call, they prepared me for the questions the IRS agent would ask of me. They requested copies of relevant documents, and I had those within an hour of the call. All of this before we had even discussed a fee.

    Turns out that my tax issues weren’t as complex as I had feared, and once they’d realized this, they suggested I take the documents they’d procured for me to a low-cost tax prep company like HR Block. When I asked them why they were passing me off to another unrelated company after spending some 2 hours doing work to sort out my issues, they told me that they wanted to make sure that I really needed their particular services before contracting with me.

    Yes, you read that right. Honest Tax didn’t want to contract with me if my problems could be handled easily and less expensively with a generic tax prep company. I’ve never heard of such a thing. “Honest” Tax is an appropriate moniker, but if they ever have need or desire of changing their name, I suggest “Ethical” Tax. Both are 100% appropriate.

    I hope I never need the services of a tax firm such as Honest Tax again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to go back to them for help. I will also confidently refer them to anyone who ever needs such assistance. There is no doubt in my mind that they would be the best tax advocate I could ask for.

  • Rosa T. | 08/08/2019

    Have not heard from them in a while. I do not know where I stand. My recommendation would depend on the outcome, the process is not complete yet.

  • Anonymous | 08/17/2019

    There is a lack of communication. I should not be the one reaching out, they should be updating me. I would not recommend them at this time. It still has not resolved, maybe then.

  • Paula C. | 07/26/2019

    Dan Wagner was so helpful to me. He answered my questions , explained things I did not understand and most of all made me feel at ease talking to him. He is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

  • Sarah R. | 07/09/2019

    There wasn’t anything that I really liked or disliked, but I would recommend them.

  • Moises A. | 07/09/2019

    They started out really good, but as it progressed I didn’t hear from them as much. I’d still recommend them.

  • Darnell J. |

    They’ve been very helpful. I already have recommended them to my niece. Whatever they say they’ll do, they do!

  • Jack Sams | 07/21/2019

    Pomises never kept. Not a penny’ saved,only money I paid to a farce
    outfet of promises never delivered. still owe the IRS, less money i paid????

  • Angela S. | 07/17/2019

    I had over $10000.00 owed to the IRS HONEST TAX HELP ME RESOLVE THE ISSUE FOR $200!!! SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

  • Lisa N. | 07/11/2019

    I haven’t heard from them in a long time, but communication was good at the beginning.

  • Todd L. | 06/30/2019

    Owner Todd Lewis uses fake identity “Mitchell Agnew” who is not a real person. Avoid at all costs.

  • Robert D. | 07/11/2019

    I’m just starting out with them, but it’s been great so far. They’re treating me good! They’ve been very straightforward with me and have answered all of my questions. I would recommend them!

  • Terry J. | 07/10/2019

    When I asked them to do something they helped me out and did it for me. I would recommend them to a friend.

  • Linda K. | 06/19/2019

    Do not know how they managed to handle my case with such short notice but I am glad I hired them on time.

  • Lino R. | 06/11/2019

    Where do I begin… I owed a lot of money to both state and Fed and admittedly I was not the nicest to work with. Overall I was impressed with the integrity and higher ground this company took with me. They were always polite and moved my case along smoothly till the end. Impressed and glad I stuck it through.

  • Artur K. | 06/11/2019

    Spoke to Steve for a few weeks before I retained him, he was straight with me and sincerely cared about helping me with my tax issue.
    I ended up trusting him and he did not fail me. After a short two months he delivered results.

  • Mina G. | 06/11/2019

    Struggled and jumped from one firm to the next. Honest tax addressed my problem from the start and told me what to do to avoid having to come back to a firm for help.
    What three others could not honest tax achieved. Glad its over now.

  • Leslie B. | 06/11/2019

    I am grateful for what this company did for me and my family. My wages were getting garnished and I had no idea what to do, I reached out on my own and got no where. Thanks Honest Tax team.

  • Millison K. | 06/10/2019

    Steven Lynch is a pleasure to work with, he will engage with you through every obstacle and make sure you are headed in the right direction for future years.

  • Lorenzo R. | 06/09/2019

    Steven was very prompt with my case and reached out to me often. This company genuinely cares about their clients which separates them from the rest.

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    Honest Tax
    21215 Burbank Blvd., Suite 600
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367


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