Service more balance due clients
Offer tax debt resolution & IRS representation services1
Expand your market
Expand the services you offer
Fully bilingual experience
Staffed by EAs, CPAs & Tax Attorneys
Offer more than just tax preparation
Don't send clients to a competitor when they need services you don't currently offer. Refer clients to Community Tax, so you keep the client and a share of the revenue. Partner with their tax specialists to offer:
Tax lien help
Negotiate payroll taxes
Tax penalties & interest
Custom tax solutions
Stop wage garnishment
Prevent levy & seizure
Offer in compromise
Say "Yes" to more clients
More services without more staff
Refer clients to Community Tax specialists and you can earn 10% of the fee paid for tax resolution services.
- Track client progress - Submit your taxpayer referral and get updates to monitor progress
- Revenue sharing opportunity - Earn 10% of the tax resolution fee paid to Community Tax2
- Earn $150 per tax year - If tax debt resolution requires preparing and filing past due tax returns, you can earn $150 per tax year.2
Your partner, not your competitor
When you refer clients to Community Tax through TPG, our agreement with Community Tax ensures the referral is limited to tax debt resolution services only. Tax preparation or other financial services are not offered to your clients.
In cases where tax debt resolution requires filing prior year tax returns you are paid $150 per return.2 In every situation, Community Tax reminds clients to return to your office at tax time to file their return.
Expand the services you offer while continuing to serve as your client’s tax professional.
How it works
Submit referrals using the links below to refer clients that need tax debt resolution, and they will be contacted by a specialist within minutes with a free tax analysis.
A data analysis will be conducted, and a plan of action to address the problem will be provided to your client.
Data and financial documents will be gathered and submitted to the IRS and/or state revenue department on your client’s behalf.
We understand you have built relationships with your clients, and you don't want to lose clients that are looking for services you aren't currently offering.
Referring clients that need tax debt resolution to Community Tax reduces your workload as Community Tax works with clients directly. As the referrer, you will have the same dedicated support channels to use at your discretion.
Community Tax will work to get you transcripts in the event you have a client with multiple unfiled back tax returns.
Earn 10% of the total tax investigation fee that your client paid to Community Tax.2
Generally taxpayers that owe at least $7,000+ in tax debt find the greatest value in tax debt resolution services, but taxpayers with any balance due may be referred to Community Tax. The $7,000+ can be a combination of years or a single year.
No. While Community Tax provides a transparent experience, carefully managing expectations, and while they look for tax debt reductions on every case, not all clients' balances will be reduced. This is explained to taxpayers during the initial call.
Each client is charged a tax investigation fee of $295 (business clients pay an additional $500).
After that, the investigation determines what programs your client qualifies for based on their financial situation and they will then be presented with a flat cost to resolve their tax liability. At that point the client decides whether or not to move forward to resolve their tax problems. Approximately 80% of all clients will elect to move forward towards resolution. There are discounts and payment plans available.
Community Tax offers a money back “Service Guarantee”, which states, once the Investigation is complete if they cannot offer the taxpayer client any tax debt reduction services, Community Tax will refund their Investigation fee. Note – this is not to be confused with a satisfaction guarantee.
As soon as you submit your client’s information using the referral website, your client will be contacted within minutes during normal business hours.
The initial Tax Investigation takes an average of 1-7 days. An estimated resolution time is available once the Tax Investigation is complete and the program(s) required for resolution are identified.
The resolution process can vary and is dependent upon the program(s) the client qualifies for. Some agreements require as little as 7-10 days and others can take up to 18 months, such as the Offer In Compromise.
Federal tax debt resolution services are available in every state except Minnesota and North Dakota.
State tax debt resolution is available in California and New York exclusively at this time.
The programs and guidelines to qualify are based on a business’ or individual’s income, assets and expenses. The programs range from negotiated payment plans to settlements. The sole purpose of the Tax Investigation is to explore all programs and prequalify the client or business for the best possible and most affordable outcome, while taking their personal financial goals into account.
"Fresh Start Program" and "People's First Initiative"
These programs were adjustments to the IRS’ internal guidelines to add flexibility to the qualifications for their programs, speed up the approval processing times, and encourage taxpayers to resolve their tax matters.
In cases where the team hasn’t reached your referral to discuss the partnership to resolve back tax issues an update may not be available. In other cases, an active resolution may be in process.
In both cases for updated information please email TPGsupport@communitytax.com and include the client’s name and phone number submitted with the referral.
Note: in cases where the tax debt resolution team cannot reach your referral, you may be able to assist in putting them in touch with the tax debt resolution team directly.
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Tax Debt Resolution services provided through a partnership with Community Tax, LLC.
1 Tax debt resolution services provided by Community Tax, LLC which is not an affiliate of Santa Barbara Tax Products Group or Green Dot Corporation. Taxpayer pays a separate fee for this service.
2 Referral fee paid monthly to qualified tax professionals by Santa Barbara TPG. Referral fee is 10% of the service fee paid by the taxpayer to Community Tax for tax resolution services. TPG may be paid for your referral. Neither Santa Barbara Tax Products Group or Green Dot Corporation, nor any of their respective affiliates are responsible for the products or services provided by Community Tax, LLC. Fees, terms and conditions apply.