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Clean Slate Tax Review

By Business.com Editorial StaffLast Modified: December 15, 2017

Clean Slate Tax has been in business for over 25 years working to represent clients before the IRS for tax debt relief. This company charges competitive fees for the industry and has three different types of authorized tax professionals available on staff to help you with your tax problem.

This tax debt relief service offers assistance for both federal and state tax problems. It also works with the IRS on your behalf to negotiate things like innocent spouse relief, offers in compromise, installment agreements and other programs you may qualify for that may help mitigate your tax debt. This service can also help lift any liens that may be placed on your credit, can help release your wages if they're being garnished, and can help remove any levies on your property or other assets.

Clean Slate Tax
Clean Slate Tax
Tax Debt Relief Services
The Verdict
Clean Slate Tax has all of the features we look for and offers competitive pricing, but it was unresponsive to email and less transparent about its practices than other services we contacted.
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We reached out to Clean Slate Tax with different scenarios and questions regarding IRS notices. We evaluated the interactions and created a competency score based on agents' thoroughness and, knowledge, as well as if it they our questions and advised us on how to fix the problem. Clean Slate Tax was thorough with us and spent a good amount of time helping our testers understand the complexity of each situation and the options available.

In evaluating our interactions with this company, we also calculated a customer support score based on communication, transparency, consistency, and whether or not the company followed up with us and replied to email. Clean Slate followed up with us and was consistent with all of its information. However, this service did not respond to our email inquiries, so if you need to ask questions, we suggest you contact Clean Slate Tax via telephone. It was also not as transparent about its practices as other companies in our review, requiring us to provide personal information prior to giving out information about its service.

Clean Slate Tax has tax attorneys, certified public accountants and enrolled agents available to assist you with your tax debt. These three types of tax professionals are the only third parties legally permitted to represent you before the IRS.

In order to work with Clean Slate Tax for tax debt help, you must owe the IRS at least $7,500. Clean Slate Tax requires a competitive fee upfront to complete an investigation with the IRS so that you and your team of tax professionals evaluate the causes of your tax problem. This company also charges a competitive flat fee for its services beyond the initial investigation.

Clean Slate Tax has competitive prices, offers every type of qualified tax professional that can represent you before the IRS, and works with you on both federal and state tax issues. However, it didn't rank highly in our competency and customer support scores since it was unresponsive to emails and required personal information to answer some of the questions we asked of its phone agents in our testing.

Clean Slate Tax
Clean Slate Tax
Tax Debt Relief Services
The Verdict
Clean Slate Tax has all of the features we look for and offers competitive pricing, but it was unresponsive to email and less transparent about its practices than other services we contacted.
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