Anthem Tax Services
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Anthem Tax Services

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Anthem Tax Services

About Anthem Tax Services

Anthem Tax Services was started by licensed tax professionals that have over 30 years of experience in Tax Preparation and Tax Law. Every tax professional is licensed in all 50 states to represent our clients, and as such we are able to provide the tailored experience that you expect from your tax litigation and tax preparation professionals. We also operate remotely so you never need to leave your home or office!

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  • Numerous accreditations
  • Transparent results
  • Free consultation
  • Money-back guarantee

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  • Limited details on website
  • No upfront pricing

Bottom Line

Anthem Tax Services offers a variety of tax help including resolution, preparation and protection. While details are limited online, Anthem is an accredited firm with a money-back guarantee, helping those with at least $10,000 in tax debt.

What is Anthem Tax Services?

Anthem Tax Services offers tax preparation services tailored specifically to the needs of each client. Its tax specialists are experienced, accredited and well-versed in the skills needed to work with the IRS and state authorities.

With service available in all 50 states, ample accreditations and tax-related memberships, Anthem Tax Services continues to provide reputable and effective tax preparation and resolution services. Anthem is registered with the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and all Anthem tax preparers are registered CTEC preparers and licensed by the IRS.

Anthem Tax Services services

One of Anthem Tax Services’ biggest selling points is its wide variety of services. All of Anthem’s services have one goal in mind: to reduce client tax debt as much as possible. Anthem Tax Services can perform the following.

  • Tax debt resolution: Whether you owe back taxes or have been audited, Anthem Tax offers tax debt resolution services to help lower the amount you owe the state or federal government. Anthem works on your behalf to negotiate a better settlement. Anthem has saved customers millions of dollars in back taxes through installment agreements, Offers In Compromise (OIC), penalty abatement, and representation.
  • Tax preparation: Preparing income tax returns is a complicated and often messy process, involving many forms and strict guidelines. Anthem will put your taxes together for you in order to avoid penalties and find you the best return possible. Anthem preparers have experience with preparing taxes for individuals and large corporations alike.
  • Audit protection: Dealing with the IRS is notoriously challenging. Audit protection is a supplemental service to tax preparation that helps simplify dealing with the IRS. It does not prevent you from being audited, but it does guarantee that a professional will be able to help you through the process if it occurs.
  • General tax help: Whatever help you need regarding your taxes — such as bookkeeping, consultations, or just generalized help — Anthem offers many tax services to keep you prepared all year. Anthem specifically offers assistance for truck drivers and other non-filers who have a hard time staying up-to-date with notices and IRS requirements.

How does Anthem Tax Services work?

Tax situations can vary widely from customer to customer. That’s why Anthem professionals complete a free consultation before service begins in order to decide a specific plan of attack for each customer.

With over 30 years of experience dealing with all types of situations, Anthem professionals can find a resolution for nearly all cases. Some tax debt resolution services include the following.

  • Installment agreement: This is the most common form of tax debt resolution. It involves paying back your taxes in smaller chunks, including penalties and interest.
  • Offer In Compromise (OIC): Anthem will work directly with the IRS to negotiate a one-time settlement in an amount lower than what you currently owe.
  • Penalty Abatement: As your back taxes grow, so do your penalties. This option challenges those penalties and interest accrued to help you pay a lower amount.

On its website, Anthem Tax Services shows real client results. This transparency helps potential customers see what tax preparers have been able to settle for other clients. One client said that Anthem settled their tax debt of $44,000 for $100.

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How much does Anthem Tax Services cost?

Anthem does not offer up-front pricing on its website for cost. Other third-party sites have said services start around $250. During the free consultation, customers can figure out exactly how much their services will cost. Mostly it depends on the complexity of the case and how long it will take to remedy. On average, Anthem’s tax resolution services last between 30-120 days.

Does Anthem Tax Services offer any type of guarantee?

Because it’s difficult to promise results when dealing with the IRS, Anthem offers a 100% money back guarantee. This guarantee states that if customers are not in a better position after using Anthem’s services, they will refund the entire cost of service.

Do we recommend Anthem Tax Services?

Anthem Tax Services is trustworthy and transparent. Its tax preparers are certified and experienced, plus it holds numerous accreditations. With its money-back guarantee, customers can feel confident that their preparers are working for them at all times. Anthem’s many positive online reviews help back its claim that it offers effective resolution services.

Anthem does not offer upfront pricing, but this is likely due to the individuality of each case, which can alter overall costs. But because it offers free consultations, potential customers can easily learn what Anthem can offer them without having to commit to any contracts. This makes it a great option for anyone curious about tax resolution services.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 23, 2022

Dealing with tax issues is frustrating. I felt like I was caught in a revolving door trying to negotiate with the IRS. Calling Anthem and having Barrie ** assigned to my case made my life much easier. Anthem does not eliminate your tax debt, because if owed, a debt should be paid. However, Barrie worked out a plan for us and when IRS made a mistake and wanted to penalize us, Barrie fought for us. It’s sad that we have to hire a private company to deal with a public government agency, but at times we do. The Best thing about Barrie ** is that he actually cares about his clients. Thank you, Anthem, for employing Barrie. He is a great representative for your company!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 29, 2021

    I was very impressed with a very quick response to my online request and the time spent by a highly qualified representative (David **) to listen and understand my complicated situation and provide me with various options to deal with and follow up with IRS. All this without expecting any paid service with the company. The advice I received was very helpful and comforting. Thank you so much David for your time and help! I will not hesitate for a moment to seek out services from David in future.

    Anthem Tax Services response

    Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 15, 2021

    David ** of Anthem Tax Service was fantastic. He spoke to me for about an hour late one Friday night and said he would do some research before charging me anything. He sent me a form to sign and 2 business later he got back to me with good news. He didn't charge me any fee.

    Anthem Tax Services response

    Thank you, Bob. We appreciate you!

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Nov. 1, 2021

    Josh and His Team has been Helping My wife and me for a Good many years. We Are blessed to have Anthem Tax Services / AKA Having Our Back Services, taking care of Business the way all Tax services should be. We thought we had the right Tax service until We Met Josh ---OMG -- Thanks Josh :} If You experience a change in agents with them -- rest assure, They are picking the Right agent for Your Needs. WE 100 + have Nothing to worry about being in their hands. I have Never felt better in tax time -- And That Just Don't seem Right -- But True it is :} ROCKSTAR STATUS!

    Anthem Tax Services response

    Thank you for the wonderful review Mr. Harold. We appreciate you!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 17, 2021

    I am extremely grateful to Anthem Tax Services for their kind assistance; David * was helpful, supportive, and knowledgeable. He resolved my situation/query quickly and efficiently, and provided updates/followups throughout. David was personable and professional, polite and extremely skilled at his job. I recommend Anthem Tax Service unreservedly, and by all means, please ask for David **; He knows what he is doing, and he does it very well.

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    Thank you for the 5-star review!!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 6, 2022

    I couldn’t be more happier with Anthem Tax. They did An amazing job assisting me with my issue with the IRS. I was in over my head and a coworker of mine referred me to the company and it was the best decision. Thank you so much for helping me get my life in the right track. I highly recommend.

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    Resolution response: Sept. 9, 2022

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    Original review: Aug. 30, 2022

    If I could give zero stars I would. Scam! Anthem Tax Service made a promise to reduce or solve my tax problem at the beginning before signing up. My case has been going on for a year now and now in a worse situation than I was before signing up with them. Anthem kept my case in the dark and not informing me and updating me. Had to call them to find the status. Been in contact with “human relations “ department and continue to get lead on with scheduling “1 min calls“ days out to prolong my situation. I’ve simply asked for a refund for what I’ve paid on this payment plan and continue to get the run around. 100% money back guaranteed? That’s a lie. I feel completely fooled at this point. You're better off going through the IRS alone than with anthem.

    Off website: Not only is their pricing more affordable than many of their competitors, but Anthem Tax is also one of the few companies that stand behind their services with a 100% money back guarantee. They promise that by the time you finish working with them you will be in a better place than when you started, and if you aren't, then you will be eligible for a refund. Assurances like this make it easy to understand why clients continuously choose Anthem Tax for their tax needs.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 7, 2022

    Four years later, My IRS tax debt has more than doubled. I have attached my original post is below: After I wrote this review I was promised by both Jake Shulman and Josh Kahn - Partner owners of Anthem tax Service that my case was being resolved. I have several emails from Josh Kahn, complaining about how the IRS is incompetent and asking me to take my review down, which I did. I was told “I will have this knocked out ASAP.” from Josh several times. Currently I have tried to contact Josh and copied him on most of my emails - He has not responded.

    To date my IRS case has not been resolved. Over the last four years my home has increased in value, now the IRS has threatened to put a lien on my home. Which would not be happening if Anthem Tax Service did what they promised to do 4 years ago. Also, They have not “ Negotiated “ one dime on my behalf. My current IRS debt has gone from $24K to $61K. Using Anthem Tax Service has been one of the worst decisions of my life

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    I paid Anthem Tax Service $3,950.00 for a $24,000.00 tax bill. I was told it would only take a few months to complete the paperwork and send a reasonable offer to the IRS. That was far from the truth. They never followed up on anything. When I would contact them for an update, my response would be they needed me to send additional paperwork, I would fulfill their request immediately, again no follow up. I would check 2 weeks later and again they would ask for something else they were missing in order to send the file.

    After a few months of unacceptable service I requested an itemized bill, my request took several weeks before I finally got one. There were bogus charges throughout the list. One charge for a one hour phone call that never happened! Along with several random 15 minute charges for voice mails that also never happened. 6 months later, I just got the "Offer in Compromise" for $800.00 a month! I do not have $800.00 a month to send the IRS. I could of done better on my own. I would not suggest Anthem Tax Service to Anyone

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 3, 2022

    They asked for a good review before I agreed to use their service. So I did. I signed a contract for their service and had to pay in full before they would do anything. I am very embarrassed to admit that I was taken as a fool by this company and if you haven't signed on the dotted line, don't, you'll save yourself from having to file a review like this.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 1, 2022

    On 9/1/21, I hired Anthem Tax Services (ATS) based on the presentation by the company’s salesperson. He promised that ATS would negotiate and obtain a significant reduction in my tax debts with the IRS. He demanded a fee of $6,5K and collected $1.5K upfront. The balance was to be paid off with monthly payment of $671. I had paid close to $3k to ATS and received zero service, except for the computer calculated installment agreement to the IRS. The amount of the monthly payment to the IRS as “negotiated” by ATS is the same computer calculated amount that I obtained from IRS website prior to my engagement with ATS. Most important, it was not until 1/26/22, that l was made aware unless the full $6.5K is paid, not only that ATS “Resolution Department” would not work on my reasonable cause penalty, but Anthem “cannot guarantee success.”

    Lastly, on 2/4/22, I received an email from Anthem that simply affirmed that ATS would keep my $3K, because [my] case is not eligible for a money-back guarantee request, since Anthem was not “given the opportunity to complete [my] case and explore all possible resolution options with all applicable taxing authorities.”

    ATS added yet another reason – a lie, of course - to keep my $3K; thus “Since you are advising that you have contracted another tax firm to move forward contacting the IRS on your behalf and the other company is now tasked with the resolution of your tax liability, we will move forward with the cancellation of your service. This is due to you breaching our agreement and initiating services with another tax firm to contact the IRS for the same service we were contracted for.” False. I did no such thing. It is a stupid lie that could be disproved easily with a single telephone call to the IRS. To this day, ATS remains my tax rep of record with the IRS. Hence, ATS would not have a problem with IRS to verify whether ATS has been replaced by another firm as my tax rep. So, yes, I have been swindled out of $3K by ATS.

    Anthem Tax Services response

    Dear Kolapo,

    Thank you for this review you had published. We take this information very seriously and it allows for us to take this data and information to improve our client experiences and internal processes going forward. Unfortunately, only part of the information you published is being shared in your review. Let me clarify and add some additional information so your review is more accurate. 1- we were able to lower your balance by $4,238.37 by enforcing a first time penalty abatement. We are not able to "guarantee success" of a reasonable cause penalty abatement because we can't forecast what the IRS's decision will be. The reasonable cause for a penalty abatement will only be accepted based on the information you provide us and we can't provide you a guarantee if the information you provide us isn't enough substantiation for the IRS or if it's not a legitimate reason for the IRS to abate your penalties. You had paid us a total of $3,513 of the $6,500.00 that you had agreed to paying. We are not going to finish your case until we are paid in full which It says that in your service agreement that you had signed. This is partially why we have not continued servicing your case further because more fees must be paid. Lastly, the salesperson you spoke with didn't "demand" 6.5k. He provided you the cost of our service and you made the decision to hire us. I don’t want your review to make it seem like you were forced into hiring us when it was a decision you made after you did your due-diligence.

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    Anthem Tax Services
    State/Province:
    CA
    Country:
    United States
    Website:
    www.anthemtaxservices.com

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