833-346-6378
Honest Tax

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Honest Tax

833-346-6378
21215 Burbank Blvd., Suite 600
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Overview

The Good

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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.

Ratings

Customer Satisfaction

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Honest Tax prides itself on “Honest Answers” and “Honest Results.” With policies like open and honest communications, a free phone consultation, and a 10-day guarantee (for certain cases), it’s not surprising that Honest Tax has a high customer satisfaction rating.

Honest Tax garnered five stars at the Better Business Bureau website, with 8 completely positive consumer reviews. Searches of Yelp and TrustPilot also show five stars across the board for Honest Tax’s service, reliability and rock-solid results when it comes to tax relief.

Variety Of Services

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Honest Tax professionals are highly qualified to help individuals and businesses in a variety of situations. With a growing team of tax attorneys, CPAs, IRS enrolled agents, and tax accountants on staff, Honest Tax is equipped to provide almost any tax service, from audit representation to negotiations with the IRS.

Honest Tax offers a number of ways to gain tax debt relief, including penalty abatements, offers-in-compromise, innocent spouse relief, and obtaining “currently non-collectible” status. Honest Tax can also assist if you have been the victim of tax fraud or a stolen identity. The company has extensive expertise in stopping wage garnishments, subordination or release of tax liens, and negotiation partial pay installment agreements.

If you need assistance with small business taxes, Honest Tax can help you resolve 940/941 payroll tax issues.

Experience And Recognition

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Honest Tax experts have a combined 50 years experience serving taxpayers in the state of California. Senior Vice President Mitch Agnew has been with the company since its founding bringing his knowledge of tax laws and his professional credentials to the firm.
Honest Tax is known as one of the most reputable and recognizable tax debt relief firms on the West Coast. Signing celebrity economist Ben Stein as the official spokesperson for Honest Tax is sure to raise the company’s profile and visibility even further.

Licensing And Accreditations

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Honest Tax is accredited with an A + rating and five-star reviews from the Better Business Bureau. Honest Tax employees are licensed to provide tax services in California.

Expert Review

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If you owe money to the IRS or state tax agency and are looking for a company you can trust, the name “Honest Tax” says it all. Providing a variety of services to taxpayers in the state of California, Honest Tax can help stop wage garnishments, have liens released, and stop harassing and aggressive IRS calls so you can focus on tax debt solutions instead of living in fear.

Unlike many tax debt relief firms, Honest Tax does not make overexaggerated promises. Instead, the company provides taxpayers with a realistic assessment of their situation and will negotiate to settle tax debt for less than what is owed.

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Barry C.
Posted 02/03/2019

Like a lot of people i found myself owing the irs alot of money and i didn’t know where to turn for help. I saw an add for Honest Tax and phoned them and in a short time they explained how they could help me resolve my problem. The staff members i talked to were very professional and caring. In the end i was able to get my feet back on the ground. I would recommend anyone with a tax issue to reach out to Honest Tax. They are what they advertise, honest. Thank you honest tax! Barry C

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Judy O.
Posted 01/31/2019

Great job very helpful

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Justin U.
Posted 01/22/2019

I called Honest Tax after talking to a few places. I was shocked when they told me they couldn’t help me. Two other companies told me I could get an offer in compromise. They told me how the program works and why it wouldn’t work for me. I appreciate the honesty.

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Fite S.
Posted 01/22/2019

I called Honest Tax after talking to another company here locally in Encino. I spoke to a girl at the other company that was really rude when I asked about thier BBB grade. They have 100 complaints in a year. It was my right to ask. I called Honest Tax and so far they have been great. Better yet, I see whay they have an A+ rating. They truly are Honest.

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Kirsten A.
Posted 01/22/2019

Honest Tax did a great job on my case. I have a small business and got behind on payroll. They didn’t promise me the world and delivered on exactly what they said they would.

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Troy A.
Posted 01/22/2019

Holy Cow these guys know their stuff. My bankruptcy attorney referred them to me. I didn’t think anything could be done after talking to other places. I spoke to Steve. Steve broke things down and told me exactly what they can do and he did it. Thanks Steve

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Thomas Z.
Posted 01/22/2019

These guys were great. did what they said they would do.

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Sterlin Kuhlmann
Posted 01/16/2019

Steven was very professional and took care of problems and very concerning

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Trent P.
Posted 12/04/2018

I called them to help me. When I spoke to another company, they told me that they could eliminate my debt. I thought that was odd because i make good money. I called Honest Tax and they told me that I didn’t qualify. They gave me great advice on how to handle on my own. They are good people that are not looking to take you for a ride.

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Edwin
Posted 11/16/2018

I greatly appreciated the people of Honest Tax for helping straighten out my tax problem. I do recommend anyone who needs help with tax problem to come to Honest Tax. They know tax laws more than I do. Thank you so much and God bless you!

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Meryll L
Posted 11/15/2018

My ex-husband and I filed together for the last 15 years but unfortunately we split up last year, and he left me with his debt. They were taking all of my social security and had a lien on my property. I am a 65 year old lady and I am not getting any younger, so I finally reached out for help and got a free consultation. Steve was extremely attentive and straight with me from day one. After signing up I received protection and shortly after a resolution and was placed in a safe haven. I do not know what I would have done without Honest Tax. Who knows – maybe I would be homeless.

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Marcos C
Posted 11/14/2018

Sophie assisted me with every tax hardship along the way. Great tax mediation firm. Recommend to all.

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Sylvester P.
Posted 11/10/2018

Such great services and honest tax professionals.

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Will M.
Posted 11/10/2018

Found this place online and I am glad I did because they saved me from a nasty wage levy. They were persistent with getting me tax relief. Thanks guys.

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Tasha J.
Posted 11/10/2018

Called the phone number for a quote. They were so thorough. Honest group of tax experts. They gave me a free consultation and set me up for success. I’d recommend them to anybody struggling with the IRS.

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Hansen G.
Posted 11/10/2018

Not your average business. So much respect for this company.

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Layne H.
Posted 11/09/2018

Vincent was on it at all times. Kept it real.

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Lucas S.
Posted 11/09/2018

Found them on Solvable and figured – what the heck lets give it a go. I was irritable and damaged from the IRS taking my money. I had a sh***y installment with them that kept going and every time I would check the balance it was remaining stagnant. I basically was going around my elbow to get nowhere. I called Honest Tax and Stephen walked me through what I had to do. He was not pushy and very real about my situation. I signed up and they worked their magic. Now I am caught up thanks to them.

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Jerry F.
Posted 11/09/2018

Phenomenal company that delivers.

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Lisa S.
Posted 11/09/2018

Grateful for Honest Tax.

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Lara B.
Posted 11/08/2018

Glad I signed up. I was so tired of wasting my time trying to make arrangements with the IRS. They kept screwing me over time and again until I found Honest Tax. I can now live my life without worrying about tax issues.

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Jim D
Posted 11/08/2018

Integrity and morally full company. They hold your hand through the process. Put me at ease every time I had a question or concern.

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Marty G.
Posted 11/08/2018

Vince was so helpful with advice and everything I needed to settle my debt with the FTB.

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John L.
Posted 11/08/2018

This place is full of amazing people who genuinely care about helping you out.

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Edward M.
Posted 11/08/2018

I am so glad I chose Honest Tax. William assisted me and kept things clean and direct from beginning to the end.

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Michael R.
Posted 11/07/2018

I won’t beat around the bush – they were very responsive to all calls and email. They make you feel important AND most importantly get you compliant. Steve Lynch and Sophia are great!

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Alon B.
Posted 11/07/2018

Franchise tax board and IRS were both attacking me from every angle possible. I was out of ideas, gave it a shot and Honest Tax cleaned up my mess. I’m not worried about them taking my money anymore.

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James D.
Posted 11/07/2018

If you are tired of being cheated and need tax mediation, this is the place. Great team of professionals who truly give a sh**.

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Mary L.
Posted 11/06/2018

I am so happy with my experience. At first I was skeptical but I got the results I needed in just 3 months. They placed me in a non-collectible status so I could catch up with my bills and get back on track. Also managed to get some of the penalties removed from what I owed. Definitely will recommend to family and friends.

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Jordan S.
Posted 11/06/2018

Friendly and competent group of tax mediators. They walked me through all the steps and gave me the tax relief other companies could not. Grateful for this place. Saved me thousands.

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Sarah J.
Posted 11/06/2018

I did not file for a few years, had many deaths in the family and was unemployed. They got me an abatement on penalties and an incredible installment that I could afford. Sophie and Vince were always understanding when it came down to it and straight to the point.

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Jacob G.
Posted 11/06/2018

TWO words = negotiation experts
Very happy with my results.

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Steve
Posted 10/30/2018

Honest Tax is exactly what their name says. They are fast in their actions on your account and they do what they say. If you are looking for relief from the pressure of the IRS, you can not go to a better firm than Honest Tax. The sooner you contact them the faster you can eliminate the pressure that has been a constant bother and you can get on with your life.

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Richard
Posted 10/29/2018

have been dealing with a tax issue for 8 years and I have received all kind of advice one company even took $1600 dollars from me and did absolutely nothing I finally handled it myself then honest tax specifically ***** ***** and he helped me with my situation provided me with the best advice and got the job done I will absolutely recommend this company to anyone thank you so much for all of your help

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Rochelle
Posted 10/29/2018

This company is wonderful. The gentleman who helped me was so informed, patient and understanding, I was amazed. He went above and beyond to help me and explained everything in a simple clear language. He spent a very long time searcheing information for my situation knowing I would not be able to pay him or higher his company. I’d rate him more than 100%.

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Amanda
Posted 10/29/2018

I called honest tax to help me with a sales tax issue within 2 days it was all fixed and complete. Mitch is so nice and vwry understanding and explained everything in great detail and kept me well informed about everything. Best company ive dealt with.

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Bruce S.
Posted 10/29/2018

Bruce S. Long story short. For thirty years I was married to a woman that turned out to be a thief. She stole a bunch of money from my business. I was unable to pay my taxes. I got to,the point I did not care if I went to prison. I had not paid taxes in 30 years. I had called other company’s and they cost more then I thought I wanted to pay. I called Honest Tax and met *****. I sent what he requested. Within a week he had solved my problems. I am now out of collections. I thank you ***** and everyone else from Honest tax for getting this done so fast..

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Veronica
Posted 10/29/2018

I contacted Mitch ***** at Honest Tax in my hour of need. Crying and not sure about what to expect, he put me at ease right away. I was amazed because Mitch was so kind and listened to me as I rambled on with my issues. He is patient and took care of things immediately. In no time, he resolved all my issues. Mitch doesn’t stop there, he is still there for any questions I have. Another amazing thing, in this day of computerized phone service, Mitch actually answers his own phone. Yes, right away, without any answering machines or secretaries. Thanks again Mitch *****!

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Wayne T.
Posted 10/29/2018

Honest Tax has been great Mitch and Vince really helped me. When I very confused on what to do when it came to my tax problems . The communication was always there. I recommend doing business with them when it comes to taxes .

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Carmah L.
Posted 10/29/2018

I called nervously over owing 5times the amount of taxes that I usually owe due to a new accountant and other factors . Mitch listened to my issue and was extremely knowledgeable, gave amazing and solid advice and did not push me in any way to use this service , just let me know different options. Truly professional and so helpful. Thanks Mitch!

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Christine
Posted 10/29/2018

They were honest and very accommodating.
No pressure.
Which is rare.
Mitch was awesome!