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Tax Relief Advocates (TRA) Reviews


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Written by Bob Phillips

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Tax Relief Advocates Tax Relief Review

Tax Relief Advocates is responsible for helping individuals and small businesses resolve their federal and state tax issues. They have an in-house team that includes attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, and tax consultants.

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Pros & Cons

  • con-icon Provides personal and business tax relief in as little as 6 weeks
  • con-icon Free consultation with tax resolution experts who review each tax case and create custom solutions for immediate support
  • con-icon Advocates and negotiates on clients’ behalf to reduce tax liability at the local, state, and federal level
  • con-icon Guaranteed tax relief or your money back
  • con-icon Easy three-step process to tax debt resolution
  • con-icon Limited information online regarding fees and eligibility
  • con-icon More complicated cases can take 3+ months to resolve

Tax Relief Service Types

  • IRS Tax Discharge
  • IRS Tax Expiration
  • Levy Release
  • Payroll Tax Debt Relief
  • Tax Lien Removal
  • Unfiled Tax Returns
  • Audit Representation
  • Federal tax
  • State tax

Type of Fees

  • Flat rate

In-House Professionals

  • Tax Attorneys
  • CPAs
  • Enrolled Agents

Associated Fees

Tax Relief Advocates does not publish its fees online. You’ll need to have a phone consultation with a company tax professional to learn their fees.

Process & Time Frame

Tax Relief Advocates’ process is similar to most tax relief firms, but they use more of a team approach than many other firms:

Free consultation: a tax professional inquires about your tax problem and advises you whether they can help you.

Investigation: a tax consultant and the professional assigned to your case check into and verify your tax liability and what action the IRS has taken or is prepared to take.

Resolution: a tax professional negotiates a settlement with the IRS or state on your behalf.

TRA states that less complex cases can be resolved in as few as six weeks, while more complex issues can take three months or longer to resolve.

Application & Handling Process

There are three ways to begin the process of working with Tax Relief Advocates.

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, by clicking on the “Free, Confidential Tax Consultation” button on their website, potential clients will have the video player on their device (i.e., FaceTime on a MacBook) open up automatically to connect them with a tax professional.

Third, a form can be submitted on their website. The online procedure to begin their tax relief process consists of seven screens.

Required Information

Tax Relief Advocates requires the submission of personal information to get started. They ask for basic information (name, phone, email, state of residence, and amount owed).

State Availability

- Available in all states

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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.



Who will I receive help from at Tax Relief Advocates?

Tax Relief Advocates will have a tax attorney, CPA, Enrolled Agent or tax consultant represent you to the IRS.

How much does Tax Relief Advocates charge for a consultation to see if they can help me?

Initial consultations with Tax Relief Advocates are free.

How much does Tax Relief Advocates charge?

Tax Relief Advocates charges a set fee that will vary depending on the complexity of your situation. They will quote you a fee during your consultation.

Customer Support

An automated attendant answered our call to the toll-free customer support number and promptly transferred us to a live person.

The representative we spoke with was not a tax professional. However, they were helpful, answered questions, and qualified us as potential clients.

Privacy & Security

Tax Relief Advocates provides a detailed privacy statement on its website but does not address how security is enforced digitally.

In Conclusion

Tax Relief Advocates is an Irvine, California-based tax relief firm that conducts online business nationwide and has fifteen offices scattered throughout the country. It has top ratings from the BBB and favorable online reviews. TRA helps small businesses, as well as individuals, with IRS and state tax problems.