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Bob Phillips


Bob Phillips

A free consultation & money back guarantee
A free consultation & money back guarantee
About Tax Hardship Center

Tax Hardship Center is a well-known tax relief company that has been in business for over twenty years and maintains offices in Westlake Village, CA. The company does business nationwide and has very favorable online reviews.

In addition to providing tax relief services to individuals, Tax Hardship Center also caters to businesses needing tax relief assistance.









Tax Hardship Center Tax Relief Review

Tax Hardship Center helps individuals and businesses resolve their federal and state tax issues. They are located in Westlake Village, CA, and conduct business nationwide.

Tax Hardship Center Tax Relief Highlights











Pros & Cons

  • Free consultation
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
  • Installment payment plan available
  • $495 fee for investigation
  • The website is vague on the minimum debt required and fees charged

Tax Relief Service Types

  • Currently Not Collectible Cases
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • IRS Tax Discharge
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Stop Wage Garnishment

In-House Professionals

  • Tax Attorneys
  • CPAs
  • Enrolled Agents

Brand Certifications & Organizational Memberships

  • N/A

Type of Fees

  • Flat rate

Associated Fees

Tax Defense Network does not publish its fees online. To learn their fees, interested individuals need to have a free consultation phone call with a company tax professional.

Application & Handling Process

There are two ways to begin the process of working with Tax Hardship Center.

First, interested individuals can call the company’s toll-free number and speak with a representative who will provide essential information, qualify the inquirer to see if they meet the company’s minimum requirements, and schedule a consultation with a tax professional.

Second, a form can be submitted on their website. The online procedure to begin their tax relief process consists of one screen:

Screen 1

Form submission

Required Information

Tax Defense Network requires limited personal information to get started. They ask only for basic information (name, phone, state of residence, email) and relevant tax questions.

State Availability

Available in all states

Privacy & Security

The Tax Hardship Center may collect non-personal information, such as IP address and browser type, when a user visits their website. They may also collect information the user provides if they contact the center regarding the website or services. The center may contact the user in the future to inform them of new deals, services, or changes to the privacy policy. They use industry-standard methods to protect the information submitted by the users, both during transmission and once they receive it. Sensitive information, such as credit card data, is encrypted and transmitted securely. They also protect user information offline, and only employees who need it to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Customer Support

Our call to the toll-free customer support number on the Tax Hardship Center website was answered by a live person who was helpful and courteous.  They seemed sincerely interested in answering our questions and, when we quoted a low amount of tax owed, told us that it wouldn’t be worth it to use their company and that we should deal directly with the IRS.

Phone Support
8am-5pm PST

In Conclusion

Tax Hardship Center is a California-based tax relief firm that conducts business nationwide. It has top ratings from the BBB and has favorable online reviews, with an average rating of 4.9/5 stars based on over 150 Google customer reviews.


Does Tax Hardship Center do business in all 50 states?
Yes, the company works nationwide.
Does Tax Hardship Center offer free consultations?
Yes, initial consultations are conducted at no charge.
How much does Tax Hardship Center charge?
Tax Hardship Center charges a $495 investigation fee, and additional fees are quoted following the investigation. The amount will vary depending on the complexity of each individual’s situation.

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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.