About Optima Tax Relief
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.
16 ‘Optima Tax Relief’ Reviews
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.
Optima Tax Relief is a scam.
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.
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.
Optima is an Outstanding Company Every Step of the Way!
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!
what a rip off
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.
The most trusted & reliable I have experienced. I am satisied and glad to contact them.
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.
I can breathe again!
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.
Optima's Name Truly Fit What They Did For Me..RELIEF!
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
My experience with Optima's no releif but grief.
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.
THIS IS A JOKE!!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
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!!
"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.
First Class Team at Optima
I can't say enough about the team at Optima Tax. They helped me get out of a real hole I had dug for myself. Not only did they save me a ton of money, but they went the extra mile to refer me to some great advisors that made a big difference in my life. I really appreciated the attention and care they gave to my situation, and the extra efforts they made to help me get back on my feet. Thanks Optima Team!
My experience with the team at Optima
Brooke I wanted to send you this short note to let you know how happy I have been you and your team at Optima Tax Relief. I am impressed with your businesslike approach which has moved the process along at a consistent pace but has not pressured me into moving forward until I have been fully informed and comfortable moving to the next step. It is reassuring to know that I have Optima tax relief on my side as I clear up my tax situation.
I would recommend Optima to my friends and family
The people at Optima tax certainly got things under control fast with IRS, they have stopped all collections and give me peace of mind by staying between myself and IRS , this is huge and very comforting, they answer my questions fast and in a way I can understand , good company , would recommend them to anyone have tax problems that needs IRS issues resolved
Save me from drowning in debt
I have been self-employed, doing taxes with tax professionals, and have been doing fine up until now! I received a letter from the IRS stating I owed more than $15,000! I started to call tax prep services all over the city who couldn't tell me anything or even how to start. I asked tax forums and I found Optima Tax Relief. They were able to stop the IRS from coming after me within a few weeks, and stopped them from taking my savings. Optima was able to talk directly to the IRS for me, get my paper work straight, and give me peace of mind. We were able to lower my taxes to a reasonable amount, and I keep Optima on speed dial just in case.
Optima Tax Relief (Scammers)
Optima sales rep told me a bunch of lies to get me to sign with them about 30 days later and $1000.00 dollars they told me what I already knew that's after the 15 day money back guarantee had run out . And I found out that the sales rep had lied to me to get me to sign . Now they want another 4000.00 dollars to do what they were hired to do get me a settlement with the IRS . I've tried calling them to see if they have begun that process but have not herd back from them I feel my only course of action to get my money back is to sue them witch I will and by the way when confronted about what the sales rep told me they told me he was no longer with them which I thought that was quite convenient for them . They suck do not use this company.