Tax Defense Network Review

By Business.com Editorial StaffLast Modified: December 18, 2017

Tax Defense Network's tax debt relief service is one of the best tax debt relief services in our review, with flexible payment options, guidance for federal and state tax problems, highly competent tax professionals and more. All of these features and other factors helped Tax Defense Network earn our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award.

This tax relief program can provide assistance with federal and state tax debt. It can facilitate any of the negotiations that you qualify for with the IRS, including an installment agreement or an offer in compromise. An installment agreement means that you can take the total sum that you owe to the IRS and break it up into smaller, manageable payments over time. With an offer in compromise, you and the IRS settle on a lesser amount that you owe to the government. Other negotiations might include innocent spouse relief – which means that if you were innocent while your spouse made tax mistakes, you aren't held accountable – and currently not collectible – which involves proving that you cannot pay the debt due to economic hardships. Other negotiations may be available to you. You should know that you might not qualify for all negotiation options, in which case Tax Defense Network cannot negotiate for them on your behalf to the IRS.

Tax Defense Network
Tax Defense Network
Tax Debt Relief Services
The Verdict
Tax Defense Network offers everything we looked for in a tax debt relief service, with knowledgeable tax professionals that can negotiate on your behalf for federal and state tax problems.
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Tax Defense Network can also lift liens or levies that have been placed on your credit and your property. This includes wage garnishments or the freezing of your bank account.

We contacted Tax Defense Network many times on different days with questions about different IRS notices and tax debt scenarios. We evaluated our interactions and created a competency score, which is based on the transparency and knowledge of each agent, whether or not we were told how to fix the problem, if the representatives were able to answer our questions, and if the company did not require sensitive information in order to answer basic questions. Tax Defense Network earned a high competency score, thanks in part to especially knowledgeable and thorough representatives who spent a good amount of time with us to make sure that they understood our situation. While this tax relief service answered most of our questions, representatives would not (or could not) answer all of them until after we hired Tax Defense Network to help us with our tester's hypothetical tax problems.

During our interactions with Tax Defense Network, we also calculated a reliability score, which was based on the company's communication and professionalism, including its responsiveness to email and whether or not agents followed up with us. Tax Defense Network was especially professional in our interactions, but this service never followed up with us and required some sensitive information in order to answer some of our questions.

Only tax attorneys, certified public accountants or enrolled agents are legally allowed to represent you before the IRS if you choose not to do it yourself. In our review, companies that offered more than one type of these tax professionals ranked higher. Tax Defense Network offers all three types of tax professionals on staff to help you with your tax debt.

Tax Defense Network charges a flat fee for its services, though that fee varies depending on what work needs to be done for your case. A plus with this company is that it offers flexible payment plans and works with you to separate the flat fee into payments that are manageable for your financial situation. If need be, you can still be paying for the work done on your case even after the case is over. This tax relief service does not charge a retainer, so you don't have to worry about paying a large lump sum all at once for tax debt help.

There is not a minimum amount of debt you must owe to the IRS in order to work with Tax Defense Network. However, you should weigh the cost of your debt against the cost of hiring this or any tax debt relief service. For example, it might cost you less to simply pay the IRS than to hire a service. Keep in mind that each situation is different, however.

Tax Defense Network has highly-competent representatives that are especially thorough and knowledgeable. It can help you negotiate with the IRS on your behalf and has three types of tax professionals available to assist you with your tax debt problem. Representatives from Tax Defense Network never followed up with our testers to see if we had more questions, however, and couldn't answer all of our questions upfront.

Tax Defense Network
Tax Defense Network
Tax Debt Relief Services
The Verdict
Tax Defense Network offers everything we looked for in a tax debt relief service, with knowledgeable tax professionals that can negotiate on your behalf for federal and state tax problems.
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