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Optima Tax Relief has tax professionals who can handle most IRS and state tax issues. They help clients resolve and reduce tax debt while also bringing them into compliance with laws. Furthermore, they will provide protection for those whom are being threatened by collection agencies.

Optima Tax Relief provides tax consultations tax resolution, tax preparation and compliance and tax negotiation and settlement. Their team will go over your case with you, analyze your situation and propose a customized course of action for you.

They have created a two phase process to ensure you understand what options are available prior to moving forward and paying fees. The process from the initial phone call to the final results takes approximately two to six months. During this time they will help to ensure that the IRS does not contact your bank, work or garnish your wages.

Optima Tax Relief fees are not finalized until the results are revealed because they will reflect the amount of time you will be paying off the debt and the amount of debt that you are working with. Additional processing fees may also be required as you move through the steps toward a desired outcome. If you choose to cancel their services, you may do so within 15 days of your initial sign up date. They will refund any money you have paid during that time frame.

Through their website you will find valuable resources including articles, tip, advice, scam warnings, and much more. In addition to due diligence using these resources and other resources located on your own, a tax attorney is another helpful way to resolve your tax debt issues.

Optima Tax Relief has online reviews that show a majority of their clients were happy with the outcome of their debt resolution.

Many tax relief companies have been accused of running scams to earn money without providing any help in return. They use scare tactics and illegal methods to convince individuals to contact them for help. Not all of these tax resolution companies are bad; there are legitimate companies who can provide relief to those in need of assistance. It is important to be aware of such practices so you do not fall into their traps.

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Very satisfied with Optima Tax Relief

Reviewed By Gerald on July 27, 2016

After four years of personal, unsuccessful, and frustrating negotiations with the IRS, I turned to Optima Tax Relief for my representation. As one of the many individuals with IRS problems, I had heard Optima Tax Relief commercial advertisements and was skeptical. Thankfully, selecting Optima Tax Relief resulted as one of the best decisions of my adult life.

After four years of my unsuccessful IRS discussions, Optima resolved my IRS issue in less than one year. My problem with the IRS has been resolved with an Offer in Comprise at a savings to me of $23,495.

While one year may sound like a long time, it’s significantly shorter than the four previous years I had hopelessly spent dealing with the IRS. And, I did not have any inter action with the IRS – Optima Tax Relief did it all. They kept me up to date with the negotiations from beginning to the final resolution.

If you have an IRS problem that you cannot resolve, I would emphatically refer Optima Tax Relief as your representative. They do what they say they will do. They did for me- I no longer have an IRS problem!

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Outstanding

Reviewed By Gerald Steinkraus on July 27, 2016, 49128

This company helped me tremendously with my taxes. Everything was done quickly, efficiently and on time. I can't thank them enough for saving me so much money!

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Optima Tax Relief

Reviewed By Craig Allen on July 25, 2016

I was naturally scared after receiving a letter from the IRS due to an error in filing from a previous year. I immediately contacted Optima Tax Relief, and during the initial contact I felt a sense of relief. I was notified every step of the way while they fought on my behalf. When I was notified about the offer to settle my tax debt, I was shocked about how they resolved it. I couldn't believe the results they achieved and had the debt resolved for pennies on what I owed. Thank you Optima Tax Relief

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Life saver

Reviewed By Christina  on July 23, 2016

I had 7 years of back taxes I needed to have filed and paid. I called Optima after I started receiving certified letters from the IRS. They not only took care of everything, they got my tax debt that was $21,000 reduced to $100. It took over a year but they always keep in contact with you. They are by far the best company for tax problems.

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Outstanding help

Reviewed By Chuck M on July 21, 2016

I had some past Federal tax situations that I needed help with. I had heard about Optima Tax Relief on the Mark Levin radio broadcast. I gave them a call and was immediately talking with a gentleman that was very business like, but also I felt that he cared about making sure I felt at ease, and that I was in good hands. He asked me a series of questions for a basic check to make sure they could help me. After it was determined Optima could help with my situations the process started.

During the time it took to go through the many steps to insure that every “T” was crossed and “i” dotted I talked with several different people at Optima that handled different parts of my situations. Dealing with the IRS on behalf of anyone like myself that needs help can not be easy, but these people did an outstanding, professional job. Every time a question came to my mind or I wanted to check on the status of one of the steps the process was going through the people at Optima were very quick to return my phone call, or email, but the majority of the time I was immediately put in touch with my case worker. At times when my case worker wasn’t available at the time the person I was talking with was extremely helpful and took care of my inquiries, if they could, or insure my case worker would get back to me by the next day, which they always did.

Everyone I talked with at Optima was always very pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful, and put me at ease during that very trying time. During the whole process it took for Optima to work with me, and the IRS to bring to a finalized solution, I really felt that they totally cared about getting the best outcome for me, and that they were diligently working towards that end. When I got the word from my case worker on what the IRS agreed to I was overjoyed, and I felt that a huge burden was lifted from off my shoulders thanks to these hard working people. Optima did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend them to anyone that is dealing with IRS problems.

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Optima Tax Relief

Reviewed By Michelle Johnson on July 21, 2016

I was recently widowed, with three little kids and a surprise from the IRS. My husband drained his 401K and I never knew about it so it was never filed for taxes. I called Optima and they explained how they could help me and the many different directions it could go from the start. It was a VERY long process and sure there were some frustrations with the staff (asking me to get my husbands signature on documents even after explaining a few dozen times on that one phone call the he was deceased). BUT I am very happy with the results. They never promised to make it all go away, but they did ease my mind when I panicked from paperwork that appeared in the mail from the IRS and they did get me a great settlement that I could afford. They communicated with me in the last few months of waiting often to make sure I knew what was happening and if I had questions. I do recommend using Optima when you have surprises you didn't expect.

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July 21, 2016

I also see that there are many comments on the positive reviews that they are fake. Mine isn't fake, I don't know what I could say to prove that this all happened. Optima doesn't promise to make what you owe go away, but if there was a mistake made on your behalf or if there are life changes that affect your income - they can use that to assist in a lesser settlement. You don't get to just stop paying your taxes and think... oh someone will get me out of it. There are so many pieces that you leave out when you write your bad reviews. They don't try to settle your one letter you get - they research to make sure there aren't other years of issues that haven't been processed yet. If you owe more for future years that haven't processed yet they make sure everything is covered. I don't know your stories and I don't know if you had a bad representative from the beginning, nor do I know if you actually listened to the reality of what they could do for you before you sent your payment expecting everything to go away. They flat out tell you from the beginning they can't promise anything because they don't know the whole story until they research everything. Be fair in your reviews to others. If you weren't happy - I'm sorry. Perhaps there is more to the story you aren't telling on your side of why you didn't get the slate wiped clean.

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Extremely helpful and very appreciated!

Reviewed By Keath Hartley on July 9, 2016

From the start they were very helpful, informative, and available. I knew it would take some time to resolve, yet it was much quicker than expected, and they eventually were able to reduce my debt of over $25,000.00 to a final payment of $100.00 that resolved everything. My experience with Optima was fantastic, and I'd recommend them fully!

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Best help I've ever received!

Reviewed By Patrick on July 8, 2016

Optima Tax Relief saved my financial life in a really big way! After accruing over $30000 in tax liability from several years of being self employed / 1099, and not being able to keep up with the increase in my annual returns from the added self employment tax, I had no idea how to dig myself out of the hole. I started receiving collection letters from the IRS, and had a tax lien filed against me. I finally decided to call Optima Tax Relief after hearing commercials about them on the radio. They handled my case expertly, pulling my records from the IRS, invoking power of attorney to protect me, and working with the IRS to create a settlement that worked for me. When all was said and done, I ended up with a total settlement of approximately 10% of my total liability, which included my payment to Optima for their services. I absolutely couldn't be happier, and feel like an immense weight has been lifted from my shoulders!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone needing help with tax issues.

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optima helped

Reviewed By fashionmiasucker on July 7, 2016

Optima helped me out, the IRS was starting to freeze my accounts for the over 12,000 I owed. optima stopped them and eventually settled with a payment I can afford and after all is said and done I will have paid the IRS near 3,000. I am very happy with them.

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Total Scam

Reviewed By JS  on May 13, 2016

Paid them 12K to settle my 80K tax problem. They settled it for 187 K after 3 years. They lost paperwork. They don't return calls. Scam. Scam. Scam. Oh and they hire people to do good reviews on BBB to up their score.

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June 22, 2016

This is all true SCAMMERS

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Optima Tax Relief is a scam.

Reviewed By Truth Hurts on January 23, 2016

I'm sorry but I cannot sit by while Optima commercials come on television telling people how they can help you.When I got with Optima I owed $7000 to the IRS.A year later I now owe almost 10,000 and they set me up with a payment plan that I could've did myself instead of paying them $2,000 dollars they did nothing but waste my time oh and because I complained they were nice enough to refund me $250 back.I was basically told that because my retirement had more than I owed they could'nt help me.I NOW PAY $125 a month plus the IRS is going to take anything I get back until the 10,000 is paid off.If I had listened to my wife that 2,000 would've went to paying off my taxes and right now i would be owing a little less than $4,000.Basically I was screwed by Optima they also lied when they said they can stop penalties and fees.If we were kids and the IRS was the school yard bully the only thing Optima would've done was tell them to wait until after school to beat me up all while charging me for my lunch money.Bottom line don't let them screw you over like they did me.

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Scam artists!

Reviewed By Dave Ferreira on March 23, 2015

they try to scare you with threats from the IRS, you can simply call your own tax preparer or the IRS yourself, save lots of time and lots of money, handle the situation yourself, its simple, even the IRS will take payments.

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June 22, 2016

All true, the did nothing for me after charging me almost $4000.

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Optima is an Outstanding Company Every Step of the Way!

Reviewed By HHL on February 18, 2015

Everyone I spoke to was very professional and eager to help me. I typically demand a lot of attention, and service is what I got! They took a huge burden off my shoulders. I can't thank them enough! Thanks Optima!

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January 23, 2016

What department you work in

June 22, 2016

HHL must work for Optima

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what a rip off

Reviewed By Anthony Pimentel on February 3, 2015, Tulare, California

2000.00 dollars just to look up your situation. Your tax guy can do it for 100.00 dollars. They wanted 15,000.00 more to go forward with of course no Guaranty.

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The most trusted & reliable I have experienced. I am satisied and glad to contact them.

Reviewed By Bernard on February 3, 2015

I would like to recommend all my friends and relatives to contact Optima Tax Relief. They were able to assist me in obtaining and help to negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. Please do NOT hesitate to contact Optima Tax and you will be satisfied.

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January 23, 2016

No you won't beenard probably works for Optima.

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I can breathe again!

Reviewed By Megan on January 29, 2015

Optima Tax Relief saved me. The IRS sent me notices stating that I owed them almost $100,000. I felt like I exhausted all of my options - I went to a well known tax service in my county and they pretty much told me "I was in big trouble" without helping me resolve this or give me any advice on what to do. I lost sleep, I was so stressed, it was just a really rough time for me. When I was driving, I heard an ad on the radio from Optima Tax Relief so I decided to give them a call. At this point, I really didn't have a lot of hope. The gal I spoke with, Brooke, was awesome. She seemed to really care about what was happening to me. I was so thankful at this point that I found someone not only to listen to me, but to actually relay empathy to my situation. In addition, Optima Tax Relief made sure the IRS wouldn't come to my work, bank , or garnish my pay checks to collect funds from me, like their letters were threatening to do. I feel an overwhelming sense of protection and gratitude to Brooke and this company. I'm now on a manageable payment plan and in the end they will be taking 50% of my tax debt away. I am so thankful for them and will recommend Optima Tax Relief to all of my friends and family. I feel like I can actually breathe and sleep again.

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January 23, 2016

Yeah right Megan i call BS on this story

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January 27, 2016

I agree...this is bullshit....ive been dealing with them for a year now...all that time and 2500 dollars later and I got nothing....they havnt contacted me on anything...unless I was late with there payment.....this company sucks!!!!

June 22, 2016

This is total bullshit! Optima is a bunch of scammers!
Do the work your self with IRS! It is better, and cheaper!

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Optima's Name Truly Fit What They Did For Me..RELIEF!

Reviewed By Jane G. on January 28, 2015

I got my family's taxes in a complete mess. I owed so much I didn't know what to do. I was scared, embarrassed and depressed. I needed help, but I was afraid to let anyone know. I kept hear Optima Tax Relief's commercials on my radio and finally decided to call. Boy am I glad I did. The staff and attorneys couldn't have been more helpful. They were professional, well trained and PATIENT, more then patient. When you have the IRS at your door, it is not something I'd wish on any one. Optima stopped the garnishment, worked out a settlement and it's just great now. They truly are the light at the end of the dark, dark tunnel guiding you all the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you

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January 23, 2016

Another fake review

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My experience with Optima's no releif but grief.

Reviewed By Roger on January 3, 2015

In a nutshell. After quickly taking my $1000.00 dollars within 3 days called me to tell me I owed $65000.00 and they wanted $15000.00 to represent me.After I got up off the floor I went online and took advantage of the cancellation period. Optima told me that if i represent myself it would be a nightmare what they would do to me. So I decided to represent myself. I settled with the IRS on 2 years worth of tax expense audits for $7000.00. They use scare tactics and they think everyone is dumb. Nothing but a bunch of bullies.

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January 23, 2015

i had problems with this company to,and they don't mind arguing with you after they recieve your money.

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THIS IS A JOKE!!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

Reviewed By BARBARA WYATT on December 4, 2014

MY HUSBAND AND I STARTED WITH THIS COMPANY AND WE GOT NO HELP FROM THEM AT ALL. THE ONLY THING GUARANTEED ABOUT THEM IS THE MONTHLY WITHDRAWALS FROM OUR BANK ACCOUNT. WE ARE THE ONES THAT CALLED THE IRS WEEKLY. ANYTIME SOMETHING HAPPENED WE WOULD CALL OPTIMA TAX AND THE ONLY ANSWER WE EVER GOT WAS "OH, THEY ARENT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. WE WILL CALL THEM". THEY NEVER CALLED US BACK WHEN THEY SAID THEY WOULD. WE WOULD END UP HAVING TO CALL THE IRS OURSELVES AND WE JUST NOW HAVE REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH THE IRS AND IT WAS ALL DONE ON OUR TIME AND WITH OUR PHONE CALLS. YET THE MONTHLY DISBURSEMENT IS STILL BEING TAKEN OUT OF OUR ACCOUNT AND FOR NOTHING!!! WE HAVENT HEARD FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN A MONTH!!! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!

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January 23, 2015

i agree it was A waste of time and more money at the end, I believed they file my tax and the IRS kept my refund,and then they told me they reduce it,but I know better.

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scammed

Reviewed By J.Mazzone on May 10, 2014

"Anastasia" called us constantly until we forked over the $1000. After a month we were informed that they could set up a payment plan for us. We already had a payment plan with the IRS and it didn't cost us $1000. She said "according to the information you gave us" where she was referring to the original estimates I had given her over the phone and not the actual documents I had sent her. I knew then that it was all bull. She was trying to get another $2000 to see how "further" they could go with this. You know when someone is selling something and they use a lot of words and don't really say anything? That's Optima Tax Relief and Anastasia. Don't waste your money. I'm willing to bet most of these reviews are generated by OTR itself.

BTW, our tax problems stemmed form the Real Estate collapse back in 06. My husband built 10 houses and lost money on all of them, but we still ended up with a big tax bill because we lost so much money we couldn't stay current with taxes. I also lost my part time job that I made $11,000 on last year because the company closed. I still have my full time job though. Gotta pay those taxes.

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January 23, 2015

i also didn't like when they ask for my 401k pass word,I didn't give it.

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