When I contacted Clean Slate Taxes, I owed the IRS over $40k and I had already paid 2 other scam companies over $3500 each to protect my house from IRS TAX LEINS, penalty abatement, and to do an “Offer in Compromise” which I was told would protect my assets, wipe out penalties and fees that were racking up, and would save me thousands. Neither company did anything to help, I was getting stressful letters from the IRS, and I was dealing with mounting medical bills. That all changed when I contacted Clean Slate Taxes. They provided me with a fantastic case manager who collected information from me to get a real understanding of my case, they did a complete tax analysis for the past ten years, they were honest, responsive, and most importantly very good at what they do. My case manager didn’t make any empty promises to get me hooked, he worked hard and diligently on my case and gave me real expectations about what my options were and what to expect. They provided correction of my last three tax returns, got me in compliance so all the stress and worry of getting IRS letters in the mail would stop, and most importantly because of their relationship and hard work with the IRS, I now have a manageable payment plan that fits in my budget, I no longer feel the IRS is out to get me, and I don’t loose anymore sleep because I know that “Joe” and their team of attorneys and tax specialists” Have my back and from my first free evaluation call until now, They have provided excellent Customer Service, great Technical support, very fair prices (considerably less than the $4k dollars I paid two other companies who were listed on several websites as one of the top ten). Do your research, read your service contract closely and carefully, and don’t allow yourself to get ripped off like I did, because there are companies that have no problem taking your hard earned money, promising you they can get all these fees and penalties erased and wiped out and most of the time, that’s not the case. Do yourself a favor, call Clean Slate Taxes, they are the real deal and you will get your IRS problems behind you.
Review by Smokahontas2 months ago
I called Clean Slate Tax when my Social Security was garnished in 2019 by the IRS for taxes due in 2006. JOE followed-up on my situation by timely e-mail. His kindness gave me the equilibrium to handle the situation. After 2 long years taking care of family through life-threatening medicals, I was so tired, I did not know if I could do it -- but, with Joe's help, it is HANDLED. Thank you, Joe and Clean Slate Tax.
Review by Itoski2 months ago
I called Clean Slate Tax when my Social Security was garnished in 2019 by the IRS for taxes due in 2006. JOE responded to my urgent situation immediately with a detailed course of action and helped me "settle down" to handle the situation. After 2 long years taking care of family through life-threatening medicals, I was so tired, I did not know if I could do it -- but, with Joe's guidance, it is HANDLED. Thank you, Joe and Clean Slate Tax.
Review by Windelle2 months ago
I called Clean Slate Tax when my Social Security was garnished in 2019 by the IRS for taxes due in 2006. I admitted that I am not in a position to afford professional assistance but that did not deter JOE from proffering Good Faith advice on how to stop the garnishment. Joe also followed-up on my situation by timely e-mail. His kindness gave me the equilibrium to handle the situation. After 2 long years taking care of family through life-threatening medicals, I was so tired, I did not know if I could do it -- but, with Joe's help, it is HANDLED. Thank you, Joe and Clean Slate Tax.
Review by Othnielle4 months ago
Everyone at CST is amazingly professional, highly knowledgeable and genuinely helpful. They dealt with all of my different federal tax problems in a truly thoughtful and warmhearted fashion, with the result that I have now completely resolved all of my outstanding issues with the IRS. As an expat filer, I have a few additional and unusual complications, but Joe, Diane, and Sean walked me through all of the necessary steps, and made sure that I fully understood everything before they acted on my behalf. These people are all five-star folks, so I can wholeheartedly recommend their services, as well as their fundamental desire to help out their clients, even in somewhat complex circumstances, by using the full range of their expertise, experience, and collective goodwill. Thank you so much, my friends; you are all amazing! : )
Review by Milaflor5 months ago
The best news that I have received in over 10 years. Clean Slate tax has help me clean the Slate of all my tax problems that I have been going through over the years. They were very quick professional and courteous to me. I recommend anyone with tax issues to utilize Clean Slate tax for all their tax problems I would like to thank Joe for all the help the contact communication that he has stayed on top of his game throughout this whole process I just want to say thank you.
Review by Chops Purcaru5 months ago
Love LOVE LOVE ❤ how well they took.care of my tax issues. Joe is the most awesome person he goes above and beyond to make sure I understand completely everything that's going on, he is so very patient, kind and down to earth person. He's a definite asset to CS. The lawyer always responded in a timely manner. CS took very good care of me. Big sigh of relief my tax issues are resolved. 🙌🏾🙏🏾
Review by Itsanti6 months ago
Joe Pirrotta and his team are amazing. They helped me with a $10,000+ tax issue that I have battled unsuccessfully for year. They handled the entire negotiation and even filed my needed returns. If you have any IRS issues, Call him today.
Review by CBSposh1 year ago
Surprised that this company gets good reviews. My own experience is that of a company with no scruples, selling me their services on lies and taking money from a person who is in dire need of it. I had sold some retirement assets to be able to purchase an expensive San Francisco condo and got hit hard with some serious consequences come tax-filing-time….$80,000 of it. I was so sad and desperate: I was not advised by either my real estate agent or my mortgage banker of the extent of penalty. I looked online for help and was led to Clean Slate Tax. They seemed like a legitimate company based on sone reviews so I gave them a try. I got in contact with an agent by the name of Gabriel who told me he could either eliminate/reduce my tax burden or at least bring-down my monthly repayment amount to the low hundreds – something that I could easily digest. I pit down the phone with a sense of relief, that things would be ok. All lies I soon found-out. I couldnt help but sense something smelled fishy, given how hard Gabriel tried to sell me the CleanSlateTax services and how overconfident he was with his polyannish reassurances. Another tax-relief company contacted me and told me that they couldn’t help me out given I had money in my IRA – a company that, looking back, had a moral backbone.
I plopped-down the $5+K for the CleanSlateTax services and was handed over to their execution assistant agent by the name of Allison. That is when things turned from bad to worse; the first thing Allison did was tell me that all the scenarios that Gabriel had initially sold me on were not going to happen because – you guessed it – I had some remaining IRA assets. She then went-on to offer me the same deal that I would have gotten had I applied for the high monthly IRS payment plan myself via TurboTax– which basically meant that the thousands I had just spent on CleanSlateTax was for nothing. Not only that, she was about to pull the trigger and let the IRS place a lean on my house! The moment she emailed me that she was about to do that I tried calling her and emailing her frantically to NOT do that (I would have lost my job if there was a lean, my banking job takeing personal credit and leans very seriously.) It would have ruined my credit permanently because I would always have to answer “yes” on the question they always ask on whether the IRS has even placed a lean on my house – not just a 7 year wait-out scenario like other credit dings, this was a ding FOR LIFE. That day, Allison did not return any of my calls and I almost died of a heart attack – the tax situation was not only making me bankrupt, but I was about to lose my job. Luckily I was able to get in-contact with her boss, Sean, and we stopped the process before the lean was placed. In the end, after going back-and-forth-forever, I was finally placed on an unaffordable high monthly payment option ($1,300/month)with the IRS that eventually led me to have to sell my remaining retirement assets and pay penalties for the next 2 years until my balance was zero.
I recently reached back out to Clean Slate Tax, to their lead attorney Sean again, to help me out, telling him that I had paid them a lot of money for services that didn’t help me; I asked him to right this wrong and help me renegotiate my taxes now that I have nothing left. Needless to say, he never responded. What a shady outfit, hardselling me on lies, bait-and-switching me, then taking money from me that I desperately needed. Buyer beware – these positive reviews belie the true nature of this scam of a company.
Review by Khangelani1 year ago
The entire staff there were very helpful and knowledgeable would you them again
Review by Jamesfazza1 year ago
This company took care of my long term IRS Debt. I ended up with an Offer from the IRS for about 1% of my stated tax obligation. Joe Pirotta and Joshua Kronick were in constant communication with me throughout. Even though it took a significant period of time to resolve, it was well worth the wait. Thank you Clean Slate Tax
Review by Nuestro Derrow1 year ago
Although, they did not help me in the way I anticipated, they have helped.
Review by Mraine1 year ago
I rarely write reviews, but after my experience with CST, I realized that this is the least I could do to express my gratitude to Alexa and the rest of the team at CST for their amazing service, and also assure them that they will have my business from now on.
I highly recommend this company to anyone having tax issues.
Believe me...You won't be disappointed!
Review by Asteway Rydzenski2 years ago
The best company I have ever worked with. Great positive results
Review by Raydene2 years ago
Very helpful! Thank you Clean Slate!
Review by Chondrika2 years ago
I wanted to give credit where credit is due. I owed more than $150k in tax debt. I contacted Clean Slate and they agreed to help. We agreed that going for the OIC would be the best route. We submitted the OIC and then played the waiting game. It took some months for the IRS to give a response but once they did, we were sooooo relieved. The IRS had accepted the $395 offer!!! YES, $395. I was beyond thankful for the team at Clean Slate. Sean was very professional and knew what he was doing even though our calls were quick(they have a lot of work):). The fee they charged was literally pennies on the dollar for what I owed the IRS. Just know that even though they might take a little to respond to your calls, emails, etc..they ARE working on your case. I will always recommend them without a doubt to anyone who has IRS debt. And of course they will be doing my taxes from now on as I am self employed. HANDS DOWN THE BEST FOR TAX RELIEF!! Thank You Guys!
Review by Chanaa Heasty2 years ago
Clean Slate Tax is a legitimate, professional tax service. They are affordable and will act quickly on your behalf. I highly recommend their services, they saved me thousands in federal taxes I owed.
Review by Thirlwells2 years ago
To begin with, I have rarely been treated with this much actual care and concern, as I have had with Clean Slate Tax as a whole, as well as individually. I researched a few tax services and decided on Clean Slate. They ended up being the only call I made. In my first call, I was connected with Joe Pirrotta. You just can't ever ask for a better man. Once I explained what was going on, Joe made me the promise that he would take care of me and that promise has never been broken. Hell, he even too the time to call me on my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years 2016/2017. Who does that anymore? This is just a guess, but I have called and/or been called by Joe, at least 70-80 times in the last year. He never is in a rush to get off the phone with me. He listens. He cares. He takes care of whatever is going on.
The other person I have had the pleasure of dealing with, is Bianca. She is my personal tax attorney. Also very cordial, very caring and extremely competent. Sure, I have had slightly fewer interactions with Bianca, but she also made me a promise. She also has never faltered on that promise. While this case was being "dealt with", the NC Dept of Rev, cleared my bank account. Bianca got them to reverse that action and return every last penny, to my account. How freaking cool is that? She was also able to get my IRS issue, completely wiped....well....CLEAN. Again, how freaking cool is that?
Now I don't know just how many employees there are at Clean Slate Tax, but if the rest of them are just half as good as these 2 that I got hooked up with, this should be your only stop, for all of your tax problems. I was looking at well over $40,000 in taxes and fees. I could have faced federal and state tax charges. I thought about just going into hiding at one point. Then these guys stepped in. I could type for hours, but that would still not be enough time, to tell you all the great things about them. Just call them. You will see exactly what I mean.
Douglas W. Rice (USArmy) (USMC Ret.)
Review by Pasqui3 years ago
We are having a great experience with Clean Slate Tax, LLC, and our Case Mgr Joe Pirrotta! They are up front with you as to what they can do or not do, will not waste your time or resources to work IRS knowing you have no solution!! I would recommend Joe and Clean Slate Tax, LLC, for you when needing to defer or remove any tax liability!
They are excellent in listening to your needs and providing a satisfactory resolution so you and move on with your life! Contact them, today!
Review by Subhashish3 years ago
Clean Slate Tax handled my over 20 year IRS problem in a couple of weeks. Forest Hamilton along with his exceptional team of attorneys, gathered the data, set a plan and completed all necessary research to solve my tax liens. They went to work immediately to resolve over $530 thousand in liens. Every step of the process was done with outstanding communication and follow up. Timelines were explained and I knew my case was being done in a professional way. I am excited to have worked with a dedicated group of people who know how to navigate toward positive solutions
Review by Janki3 years ago
Very friendly, caring, knowledgeable staff. Made dealing with the IRS a whole lot easier. They negotiated affordable payment plans for me and set the scheduled payments up according to my needs. I would strongly recommend this company to anyone in need of their services. You won't be disappointed!!
Review by Haddersman3 years ago
I have over 100k in tax debt and set up an agreement on my own which left me and my wife with no money to pay taxes due annually to the IRS so I defaulted on my agreement several times. The IRS sent certified letters and threatened to levy us, so I contacted a company based in Florida called United Tax Group. They started working on my case and 5 months after paying them more than 5k they went out of business. I was frustrate, broke, and scared so I contacted another company which has since became Clean Slate Tax over 2 years ago and they understood my dilemma and gave me a great affordable price to take over my case. They were able to get me on a payment plan with the IRS where I can now afford to make my payment for past due taxes and keep any taxes owed, current starting in 2016!! I am very happy with what Sean Chi and the rest of the staff did for me. I highly recommend them!!! I plan on hiring them to handle my state taxes and help my get them cleaned up next year and I plan on hiring them to do my tax returns annually.
Review by Lynnessa4 years ago
Was being harassed by State tax people daily. Upon contact with Forrest from Clean Slate they immediately went to work on case and stopped the harassment. They researched my problem, filed the back taxes and arranged a payment plan. All this without leaving my home and no problems from the State every again
Review by Haroldas4 years ago
A high enough rating cannot be bestowed to Clean Slate Tax. From the beginning of my case, the professionals handled my situation with the utmost of care. Any member of the team, from tax attorney to case manager, treated me as more than a paying customer. Each person explained my situation and options every step of the way. They alleviated my confusion and anxiety with their patience and knowledge. Not only was my situation completely resolved, but these folks are so honest and dedicated to the client that I received money back. That may not seem extraordinary until you understand this was money already believed to be necessary to see my case through the process. Clean Slate Tax was able to resolve my situation so swiftly and efficiently that they returned money to me that they would have earned: they found a way to do it for less! Please don't just take my word for it; call them. See what your gut response is when speaking to this staff. You will not be disappointed!
Review by Shanaia4 years ago
Clean Slate was found on the Internet. I just took a risk, and e-mailed them. Gabriel answered my inquiry in less than five minutes, and I felt anyone with an angel's name could not be half bad. Then I discovered he was located in Mamaronek, New York. I used to live there. This seemed to be my cue to proceed.
I honestly cannot say whether I got the best deal available as I'm not in that business and I didn't do comparative shopping as I had a time issue and needed to act as soon as possible. I also know my situation is not, exactly, normal.
I can say I was treated with respect, and in a timely and professional fashion. I enjoyed working with the people, and the resolution moved along quickly. My inquiries about the status were answered quickly, and I was kept informed as my situation progressed.
I know I would never have done this on my own, and I feel I bought my freedom. Clean Slate made it as pleasant as an unpleasant situation can be. I definitely can recommend them.