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About Fortress Tax Relief

Fortress Tax Relief was founded in 2003 in Bend, Oregon. It is a private company formed to help individuals and businesses with unpaid taxes and other tax problems negotiate settlements with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Fortress Tax Relief is not a government agency.

Fortress employs a team of tax attorneys who communicate with the IRS on the client’s behalf to resolve the client’s tax issues. There are no CPAs or Enrolled Agents on Fortress’ staff.









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Fortress Tax Relief works with individuals and businesses to resolve back tax issues. The company employs a team of tax attorneys who negotiate with the IRS on the client’s behalf.

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Pros & Cons

  • Excellent client reviews
  • Negotiations conducted by licensed tax attorneys
  • 24-hour money-back clause after paying the initial fee
  • $15,000 minimum tax liability is higher than average
  • No tax preparation services are offered

Tax Relief Service Types

  • Currently Not Collectible Cases
  • Installment Plans
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Tax Lien Removal

In-House Professionals

  • Tax Attorneys

Type of Fees

  • Flat rate
  • time-based

Associated Fees

Fortress Tax Relief does not charge a consultation fee when you speak with a company sales representative. A price is quoted after the consultation and must be paid to consult with an attorney.

Application & Handling Process

After filling out an online form or placing a call to Fortress, you are transferred to a sales representative who is not an attorney. They will, at no charge, ask questions about your case, quote you a fee, and e-mail you a proposal.

If you move forward with the company, you will then consult with an attorney. They will review your signed contract, review your case with you, and confirm that they can handle your case.

The online procedure to begin this process is straightforward:

Step 1

Tax owed question

Required Information

Fortress Tax Relief requires limited personal information to get started. They ask for basic information (name, address, phone, email) but do not ask for a Social Security number, the specific dollar amount of tax owed, or personal income information.

State Availability

Available in all states

Privacy & Security

Fortress Tax Relief provides a comprehensive privacy policy and security information on its website:

“We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via our online forms, email, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., contact state or federal taxing agencies.

We do not collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different websites when a consumer uses our website or service.

The website does not monitor “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Your online submission is protected behind a firewall and with monitoring software. For offline information, only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.”

Customer Support

Calls to the toll-free number on the Fortress Tax Relief website are answered by a live person who asks you how they can direct your call. Our call was answered on the second ring, and we were not put on hold.

Fortress has solid ratings on all of the online customer review sites.

Phone Support
(877) 777-7430
Mon - Fri
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific
Sat - Sun

In Conclusion

Fortress Tax Relief is a well-established tax relief firm. They employ six attorneys who work directly with clients. They do not employ CPAs or Enrolled Agents because they believe that attorneys possess the negotiating skills necessary to resolve tax issues.


Does Fortress Tax Relief also prepare tax returns?
Fortress does not employ CPAs and does not prepare or refile tax returns.
Which states does Fortress Tax Relief do business in?
The company does business in all 50 states
How much does Fortress Tax Relief charge?
Fortress’ fees start at $500, and they typically charge a flat fee for services. They may work on a retainer basis for more complex tax matters.

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Bob Phillips

Having spent over fifteen years helping people plan their lives financially, Bob has a vast amount of knowledge concerning personal finance. During his career, Bob mastered many different financial products to help people achieve their financial goals, including life insurance, disability insurance, mutual funds, and stocks and bonds. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and held numerous securities licenses. Bob is an internationally published poet and is now a freelance writer living in North Texas with his wife and Doberman puppy.