ALG Tax is a tax debt relief service with high-quality customer support and a very competent staff that includes three types of tax professionals to help represent you before the IRS.
This tax relief program can help with federal and state tax problems. It also handles all negotiations with the IRS for which you qualify. These may include innocent spouse relief or an offer in compromise, which can help prove you innocent if your spouse is the one that made a mistake on your taxes, or can help you settle your debt for a lower amount, respectively. Other negotiations may include installment agreements and currently not collectible negotiations, which can help you break up your debt into smaller, payable amounts over time or can help prove to the IRS that you cannot pay your tax debt due to economic hardships. Other negotiations may be available depending on your situation.
If the IRS is garnishing your wages, freezing your bank accounts, or levying any of your property or assets, ALG Tax can work with the IRS to have these levies lifted. This means that you'll have full access to all of your wages, accounts and property. If a lien has been placed on your credit, this tax resolution service can help remove it, as well.
We reached out to ALG Tax multiple times on different days with questions about various IRS notices. We combined our interactions with ALG Tax representatives into a competency score, which considered how well our questions were answered, the thoroughness and knowledge of each agent we spoke with, if the representative told us how to fix the problems, and if they didn't require sensitive personal information to answer our questions. ALG Tax earned full marks in every category, with especially thorough and knowledgeable tax professionals that were able to answer our questions and provide us options on how to fix the problems we presented to them.
One thing our testers found especially impressive with this service is the IRS letter decoder on ALG Tax's website. If you have questions about an IRS notice, you can enter the IRS notice number in the website decoder and learn more about that notice, so that you can get a feel for what action you need to take to resolve your tax debt problems. While not every possible IRS notice is available on this site, many of the common notices are.
There is not a minimum amount of tax debt you need to have to be able to work with ALG Tax. However, it is wise to consider the cost of this service versus the cost of paying off your tax debt yourself. ALG Tax charges a flat fee. The fee it quoted us is the highest in our review, though it may vary depending on the work that needs to be done for your case. ALG Tax does charge a retainer upfront, though it is the lowest retainer among the companies we reviewed that charge retainers.
During our testers' interactions with ALG Tax, we calculated a reliability score based professionalism, whether the company was responsive to email and whether or not the service followed up with us. ALG was highly professional in our interactions, and was responsive to email. However, this service never followed up with us after our initial contacts to be sure we didn't have other questions.
In our review, companies that offered multiple types of tax professionals scored higher than companies that only offered one. Legally, only tax attorneys, certified public accountants and enrolled agents are permitted to represent you before the IRS. ALG Tax has all three types of these tax professionals available on staff to help you with your tax debt problem.
ALG Tax is one of the few companies in our review to earn full marks in our competency score, having especially thorough and knowledgeable tax professionals. It offers all three types of authorized tax professionals on staff to assist you with your tax problems, and it has quality customer support. Its flat fee is higher than others in our review, but its retainer is the cheapest out of the services we reviewed that require a retainer.
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