Landmark Tax Group is pleased to be recognized and awarded by Yelp for being one of “the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp” for two years, and counting! We would like to thank each and every one of our clients for their patronage and trust in resolving their tax relief matter. Thanks to our clients, we have become known as one of the best tax relief companies in California (Irvine, Orange County) and a leading source for taxpayers in need of professional IRS and State tax relief.
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Michael Raanan is an angel! Michael went above and beyond for me. He was very knowledgeable, professional and very thorough! He is easy to talk to and amazing at what he does. I have a feeling that everyone at landmark tax group shares this way of professionalism! I highly recommend coming here for any and all of your tax help. They will help you and you will be more than pleased with them. 🙂
~ L. L., Irvine, CA
We were very pleased with the expert assistance we received from Michael Raanan at Landmark Tax Group. In a matter of months we had a resolution to our IRS tax issue. He was very knowledgeable, professional, explained things in easy to understand terminology & was very easy to discuss our tax issues with. We called around to other tax groups & just felt the most comfortable speaking & working with Michael. We are happy to recommend him & his firm.
~ Suanne P., Irvine, CA
I reached out to Landmark Tax Group for the following reasons:
1) Yelp showed 5/5 stars with positives reviews from clients
2) Yelp also showed “Replies in about 1 hour – 100% response rate”
3) They’re located in a local area
4) According to their website, there are former IRS agents who work there
Once I had reached out to Landmark Tax Group, all of my reasons for choosing them came to be true.
1) I did experience great service from Michael who is the Owner and President of Landmark Tax Group. He provided a thorough review of my situation and provided an honest feedback. I knew he was being honest because after reviewing my situation, he told me it was best to not get them involved because it would not be financially viable for me. Other companies can easily say to potential clients to come into the office and they could charge a lot for a simple service but the fact that Michael helped me via email and answered all of my questions was very generous of him.
2) Michael certainly responded in a timely manner. I was in a time sensitive situation to complete my tax situation so it was great to get feedback from him quickly.
3) Though I did not visit the office, location was important to me in case I had to drop off paperwork or what not. They’re close to the 405.
4) It was great to know that there were former IRS agents like Michael helping me out. Knowing they have that experience in their background made them more credible to reach out to.
~ Tina Y., Irvine, CA
Fast, dependable, reliable, full transparency. Michael Raanan of Landmark Tax Group allayed my fears spending the rest of my senior years paying my tax debt. As a result of his extensive knowledge of the tax code, the right questions to ask, and his dedication to my case, I had information, resolution and a plan of action within 24 hours, start to finish. Amazing! I highly recommend Landmark Tax Group!
~ Susan R., Middleburg, FL
Michael Raanan has successfully closed my case with the IRS and has reduced my tax liability by 90% in a highly favorable offer and compromise. He far exceeded my expectation and very quickly. I absolutely recommend Landmark Tax Group without question. Thank you Michael!
~ T T., Novato, CA
Again, we can’t thank you enough, not just for the result, but for the absolute professionalism you displayed through the entire process and for your wise and patient guidance through each step. Your knowledge and confidence were a source of comfort to us and we are truly grateful. Having our $93,490 tax balance settled for only $5,176 has improved our lives. Thank you Michael.
~ Ann & Larry V., San Francisco, CA
“Michael and the Landmark Tax Group settled my $137,000 IRS debt for $840. That’s a fact. I originally contacted Landmark Tax Group after getting burned by two other firms and as you can imagine, I was skeptical at best. My tax problem encompassed 10 years of back taxes, penalties and fees. The other two firms I had contracted with were unable to resolve my tax issues but were more than happy to take my money in return for yet more problems. Before meeting with Michael, he had already spent over an hour on the phone answering my questions. After our face to face meeting I decided to pin my last hopes on Michael and his group. His straightforward, factual approach made no promises but did offer hope in terms of a detailed plan and insight into the internal policies of the IRS. Throughout the process Michael gave me detailed updates of what Landmark was doing on my behalf and answered all my new questions along the way. I became confident that someone was finally advocating on my behalf. I highly and confidently recommend Landmark Tax Group and Michael Ranaan to anyone in need of an ethical, competent and thorough tax resolution specialist.”
– Jim B., Placentia, CA
Wow, just wow. I called Michael today to ask about some major tax issues I had with a defunct corporation I’d started years ago. Michael talked to me for about half an hour, walking me through options and generally helping me understand my options.
Because of him, I’m going to rest nicely tonight for the first time in weeks. It was great to hear that he used to work in IRS collections for 8 years too… which made me feel a lot more secure in his answer.
In all, I’m completely stunned by the level of service he gave to a random stranger who called in and wasn’t going to turn into any revenue for him. I have to imagine that his level of service for actual customers is unreal.
~ Garrett D., Dublin, OH
Michael and Landmark Tax Group were simply awesome. I like so many others had a year’s old tax issue arise with California FTB. I no longer live there which compounded the stress of the situation. The state had seized monies and filed a lien. After a call to an online tax relief place and some sketchy phone calls I was so happy to find Michael and immediately felt in good hands… at a time of considerable panic.
Fast forward to today and with his help I am totally debt free. He saved me $23,000. I highly recommend Michael and Landmark Tax Group.
~ Dave C., Richardson, TX
After a completely free phone consultation, a taxpayer felt they received so much value from the call that they sent us a thank you card, $100 cash, and the following thank you message!
Hello Michael. I would like to thank you for taking the time [to] discuss my taxes. Making the phone call and getting started on the process is not entirely the most comfortable task.
I am fortunate to have made the call to you. Thank you for promptly returning my call, listening and offering your expertise on the best way to start the process. That conversation / consultation was very important to me and very much appreciated.
All the superlatives and more, a true professional.
At this point in working with your advice I am able to get started on the process and may need to employ your services in the future.
Thank you again, and please accept this small token of appreciation for the conversation / consultation that I gladly regard as billable.
[In April] I received my tax return from the CPA and PANIC set in. I got that queasy feeling in my gut, broke into a sweat and felt light headed…….I owe how much ? OMG! You have got to be kidding me…..As I scoured the Web looking for Help I came across several Tax Help firms and after calling a few I thought I was really in trouble. All I was getting was Hype and sales talk and I was very concerned. I was about to give up when I saw a listing for Landmark Tax Group, read a short blurb and was inspired.
I called but it was after hours so I sent an email of desperation. To my surprise, Michael Raanan answered my email within just a few minutes and gave me a number to reach him directly. He was the calm voice of reason that I needed to hear, I was able to sleep that night just fine. Over the course of the next 4 months he took the time to educate me on the IRS, the tax code and the Law. He answered each and every question, calmed me down when I was upset and never once gave me the impression that he was anything but Professional and someone who truly cares.
I was not and am still am not happy about the Tax Bill that I have to pay, but Michael helped ease the pain by showing me how to use the Tax Laws to my benefit resulting me in saving money, time and frustration. I am able to pay my debt via the installment plan over a long period of time at a payment that I asked for and I personally never had to speak with anyone at the IRS. In the end I have the peace of mind knowing that I won’t have to worry anymore about this tax debt. This group is the Best of the Best, true professionals and folks I will keep on my Rolodex. If you need ANY tax help then do yourself a favor and put your trust in Michael and the Landmark Tax Group and you’ll sleep like a baby. Thanks Michael, You’re the Best!
~ Walt F., Charlotte, NC
I had an excellent experience with Landmark. My CPA recommended them to me when it was discovered that I had an IRS issue.
Michael took my case and rapidly began working on it, answering all of questions along the way. I received very quick response from him whether by phone or email. I highly recommend their service if you need help with the IRS. My case was resolved favorably within a couple months and I am very happy with the outcome.
~ Mykell C., Auburn, WA
This wasn’t my first IRS problem and 25 hears had passed and my tax consultant had retired. When I decided I needed help again with my IRS issues I could not believe how many firms I called that never responded to my inquiries for help. Landmark responded immediately and outlined the process and what I could expect. There was no hard sales pitch, just clear advice on what to expect.
Michael Raanan who is a former IRS agent handled my case in a very professional manner that included great communication on every step of the way. If it wasn’t for his knowledge of the inner workings of the IRS I would have been driven crazy on what to do and what not to do. He was always available to discuss issues and he always kept me informed on my case that lasted 8 months. Michael took charge of everything, all I had to do was be patient. Besides the 5 star results Michael achieved for me, Landmark Tax Group receives 5 stars for their professional handling of my case from beginning to end.
~Rik G., San Clemente, CA
After calling the other highly advertised tax assistant agency’s and being disappointed with how they responded to my tax matter, I feel fortunate to have found out about the Landmark Tax Group. Michael was very understanding of my situation, and I felt very comfortable dealing with him. He was very knowledgeable and professional in handling our tax issue in a timely manner. I would highly recommend The Landmark Tax Group to anyone who needs assistance in dealing with the IRS.
~ Chip P., Walnut, Irvine, CA
I received great advice in how to deal with the FTB, i don’t review often, but when someone is honest and legitimate, they do deserve a review. My questions were answered, and if i didn’t quite understand, Michael was more than willing to give me follow-up answers to better help me. I highly recommend Landmark Tax Group, just for the mere fact that they treat you as a human being, Not a cash cow.
~ J N., Santa Clara, CA
I had some returns from previous years to complete after receiving a hefty bill from the California Franchise Tax Board. Michael was prompt in answering my questions and very helpful and reassuring. We had several back and forth communications and this was all done for free since they do not prepare tax returns. He gave me some contacts and advice and now I’m on my way to get my situation resolved. I’m very thankful for his advice and guidance.
~ Johnny S., Brooklyn, NY
Great expertise and service on a past tax issue that I was attempting to dispute on my own, was able to resolve it quickly!
~ Rick R., Las Vegas, NV
I received 3 letters from the IRS assessing us a considerable amount of penalties. PANIC! After talking to Michael he put my mind at ease. His knowledge and quick response to my concerns was so important to me. I would recommend Landmark Tax Group to anyone. Thank you Michael, your awesome!!
~ Jennifer F., Huntington Beach, CA
I called for a specific tax service and Michael helped me to find the right CPA, thank you, great service.
~ Gabriel G., Irvine, CA
Michael R handled my husband’s dire situation with IRS and the Franchise Tax Board. We were frantic and in desperate need of help with a scary 6 figure tax bill.
Michael was always professional, responded quickly to email questions, was available by phone and answered our questions with care and patience.
His work resulted in drastically reduced IRS bill and while the FTB bill was not reduced, he reached out to them to help us clarify the balances.
~ A G., Huntington Beach, CA
One day I received the dreaded IRS letter and I didn’t know where to turn. I did some research online and I found some of the companies that claim toy settle tax for pennies on the dollar. I contacted couple of them and both refused to even talk to me without paying first. I am thinking now I owe the IRS and I have to pay more to someone else?????? Doesn’t make sense. A 3rd company agreed to talk to me but quickly I concluded they are not looking out for my interested. I talked to 5 companies included an arrogant CPA in Vista, Ca who refused to answer me back.
Finally I thought of giving Landmark Tax Group my final shot. First impression just based on the way the person answered my call put me at ease. The wonderful lady who answered the call was very respective and sounded concern. She made it clear that I will get contacted back and who would contact me. Shortly after, Michael rang me and to my surprise I couldn’t have found a nicer, respectful and more knowledgeable person in this field. My bad experience started to improve. I will recommend Landmark Tax Group and Michael to all my friends and relatives. Thanks Michael for all your help and as much as I hope I would use you again I wish I don’t have to.
This company is A+++ staff and experience. Don’t waste your time with the companies that claim they will settle your IRS problems for few dollars and certainly don’t waste your time on certain person in Vista, Ca.
~ Lizard J., San Diego, CA
Michael Raanan was so prompt and helpful to the questions I had regarding my taxes. Very reliable, and I would recommend anyone in need if his types of services. Thanks again Michael!
~ Robert Z., Anaheim, CA
While Michael’s scope of practice meant that we ultimately could not work directly to resolve the issue I was having, he was very prompt, professional, generous and kind in taking time out of his schedule to consult with me, refer me to his network of colleagues- not just once, but a second time even months after. Some professionals are just after services and compensations but Michael strikes me as someone who genuinely cares about your situation and wants to see to it that it gets resolved. These other reviews speak to that as well. You never want to be in a situation where you need to be looking up tax help, but God forbid you ever are, Michael is the person you want in your corner!
~ Nikki B., Los Angeles, CA
I had a very good experience using LTG and working with Michael. I had a few things to sort out and they helped me sort them out and gave me great advice with good communication right through to the end. my process took about a year but it was worth it! thanks!
~ Prem S., Venice, CA
Great place for tax advice. Even if they don’t see a need for you to use and pay for their service, they’ll still give you excellent advice and direction at no cost. They are worth a call.~ Tom And Kisha M., Laguna Beach, CA, 2015
Very good experience and glad I made the decision to use this company. Michael was professional and courteous in all of my dealings with him. My tax dilemma was quickly resolved and Michael even waived much of his normal fee. Where else have you heard of a business doing that? Without question, I would recommend Landmark Tax Group for anyone seeking a fair resolution for a tax problem.
~ Edward N., Santa Ana, CA
These guys are complete tax pros. I have total confidence in their knowledge and skill and would tell anybody that if they go to the Landmark Tax Group that will be serviced professionally and rapidly.~ Edwin D., Henderson, NV
Michael Raanan represents the highest level of professionalism, integrity, decency, and true concern for his clients. His advice every step of the way was right on target. The end result was a savings of $13,000 on my taxes.I have already referred him to the other members of my financial team and have complete confidence in referring any clients to him. He is a shining star in his field.Oh, did I mention how reasonable his fees are? Exceptional considering the amount of attention he provides.~ Marilyn J., Los Angeles, CA
I worked with Landmark Tax Group to help sort through my LLC, 501c(3) and personal finance questions. They were prompt, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This was the best experience I’ve had with a tax company. I would HIGHLY recommend them!~ Sara L., Los Angeles, CA
Michael was always fast to respond and worked diligently to close our case quickly. He was able to get us a payment settlement we could afford at only 23% of the overall amount due. I’ve dealt with a fraudulent company in the past. Michael was a breath of fresh air and put my mind at ease quickly. It was worth every penny. Oh! He managed to resolve everything in 3 months from start to finish. He doesn’t drag it out like some places.
~ Robyn K.
I have had a very positive experience with Michael Raanan and Landmark Tax Group. Michael is very knowledgeable and guided me through some very difficult times. My cases with both the IRS and the FTB were both concluded with Installment Payment plans that are far better for me than I ever could have hoped. I can recommend Landmark and Michael without reservation.~ William Lobel
I was very impressed in Michael’s amazing knowledge and his willingness to step up and look at our case. He made himself available to speak whenever I had any questions. Nice to know there are people out there not just looking to make money but looking to make sure you are a person first and foremost.
~ Tamara Sullivan
Great People, Michael was very helpful with the information that he gave to me over a cold call i had after i found so many good reviews, i figured i had to write one myself. If i have to higher someone to deal with the FTB, LandMark Tax Group would be my first choice.
~ Jared Null
Michael is a true professional and does excellent work. I recommend that everyone use him.
~ Tri Nguyen
I would like to thank Mr. Raanan and his firm for the service they provided. My matter was settled and he was very thorough with corresponding with me throughout the process. Thank you so much!
~ Marisa Simone
Michael was incredibly helpful in assisting me with both State and IRS tax issues. He was always available to discuss my questions as well as giving me a strategy that I could understand and feel was the best for my situation. I would highly recommend Michael & Landmark Tax Group.
~ Michael Malone
Michael was fantastic! He understood my case very quickly, got right to work and was super prompt with communications. His professionalism and his friendly demeanor immediately put me at ease. I whole heartedly recommend contacting them if you’re in need of advice and assistance.
~ Becks Heyhoe
This was my first experience with a tax consultant and I found not only the receptionist who answered the phone to be very polite and understanding of my situation, but the same is to be said of Michael. There was some confusion on my part as to when the phone interview was to take place, and I missed the scheduled time. But when I realized my mistake, I called and was put right through to Michael, who took the time to explain some things to me and then provided me with the form and the information needed to, hopefully, rectify my situation. THANK YOU LANDMARK!!
~ Ralph Carpenter
Michael Raanan and the LTG are my Heroes! If you want to solve your tax problem using someone you can trust then do yourself a favor and go with Landmark Tax Group. They operate from a place of Integrity and work to your best success. I like you had choices when selecting someone to help me with my tax burden and I thank God I went with Michael and his Firm, they took care of me better than I could have done myself. If you think you know the Laws, don’t kid yourself, there are so many things the Gov’t can do to you if you owe them money…..let the experts at LTG protect you. Let them find a workable solution for your problems, you’ll be grateful that you did.
~ Walt Folker
Thanks for the stress-free tax help!
~ Brenda Willis
Great company! Micheal Raanan is extremely knowledgeable and professional
~ Tony Capitelli
Very knowledgeable, professional and saved me a big hassle and a headache. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
~ Nate Gershfeld
Thanks for the stress-free tax help!
– Brenda Willis
“You appear to have moved mountains. I could not have done any of this without you. My sincere thanks. Your fee was the ‘best’ investment I have ever made.”
~ Patricia C.
“Great service! [Landmark Tax Group president] Michael really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond. They delivered more than they promised and helped me get an AWESOME resolution to my case. I highly recommend them.”
~ Laura C.
“Great place for tax advice. Even if they don’t see a need for you to use and pay for their service, they’ll still give you excellent advice and direction at no cost. They are worth a call.”
~ Tom M., Laguna Beach, California
“Michael and Landmark Tax Group were simply awesome. I like so many others had a year’s old tax issue arise with California FTB. I no longer live there which compounded the stress of the situation. The state had seized monies and filed a lien. After a call to an online tax relief place and some sketchy phone calls I was so happy to find Michael and immediately felt in good hands… at a time of considerable panic.
Fast forward to today and with his help I am totally debt free. He saved me $23,000! I highly recommend Michael and Landmark Tax Group.”
~ Dave C., Richardson, Texas
“Wow! Amazing news. We thank you deeply for bringing your expert insights, negotiating skills, and patience to bear on our problem–which to us seemed like some imminent doom–and for reaching such a good solution. Your personable professionalism gave us hope from the start. We felt very good in relying on you completely.”
~ Bruce B.
“Woooooohooooo!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have done such an amazing job and I appreciate it. You have helped me so much! I had searched online for an attorney to help us and I had read the reviews your previous clients had left and thats why I chose you. I went with my gut feeling and I’m so happy I did. I cant say thank you enough. ”
~ Fran L.
“After dealing with another tax company for over 10 months who accomplished nothing for me and actually made matters worse [President of Landmark Tax Group] Michael was a breath of fresh air!!! He was courteous, Prompt in answering all of my questions and helped me figure out the best solution for my particular case. I had to learn the hard way that a one size fits all solution for taxes pushed highly by certain tax companies is a bad idea!!! It is clear Michael has a lot of experience working with people that are in need of a simple and straight forward plan to get them through a very difficult financial and emotional time in their lives. I would highly recommend Michael and Landmark Tax Group to anyone!!!”
~ Tiffany M.
“My first ever dealing with a tax consultant firm, and all I can say is THANK YOU Michael Raanan and Landmark [Tax Group] for your knowledge, advise and help. If I ever need tax advise again, and hopefully I wont, Michael will be the person I seek out for help. Good on ya Landmark!!”
~ Ralph C., Modesto, California
“You are very kind, and should have a very successful business judging by the way you worked with me. I truly appreciate you.”
~ R.R., New Jersey
“Landmark Tax Group president, Michael Raanan, is as good as it gets. He is Kind. Professional. Understanding ,and Patient. He helped me, and I know he can help you. Please call him today!”
~ Ronald C.
“Landmark Tax Group easily gets 5 stars from my perspective. They said they would do what they could to help solve my case. They made no promises so I immediately trusted them. And bottom line, they delivered. On a side note, [President of Landmark Tax Group] Michael Raanan was always available to answer any of my concerns. The attention he gave me reflected a strong sense of caring. And furthermore the knowledge he gave me will help me prevent any further issues. I can not have been more satisfied.”
~ David K.
“I contacted Landmark Tax Group because I owed thousands in tax liabilities and was being hounded by the IRS and FTB [California Franchise Tax Board] with threats of wage garnishments. A wage garnishment was put in place which would have taken 25% of my income. I could not afford a wage garnishment because I am the main breadwinner and my family depends on my income to maintain the basics, such as rent and food. I had many sleepless nights and was overwhelmed with the thought of dealing with these agencies. From the very beginning, Landmark Tax Group (“LTG”) took control of the situation. I appointed LTG as my authorized representative, and from that moment forward LTG communicated with both agencies on my behalf. Not once, did I have to call LTG for an update as they kept me updated on the progress of all negotiations with both agencies. I could not have been more pleased with the results I achieved as a result of LTG’s efforts. I honestly felt LTG listened to me and understood my frustrations. Thanks to LTG I have peace of mind, and can move forward without constantly looking over my shoulder. On a scale from 1-10, 10 being highest, I give LTG a 10+.”
~ Pat N.
“Just a note to say thanks again for your help!!!”
– Debbie B.
“Michael was fantastic! He understood my case very quickly, got right to work and was super prompt with communications. His professionalism and his friendly demeanor immediately put me at ease. I whole heartedly recommend contacting them if you’re in need of advice and assistance.”
~ Rebecca M., Costa Mesa, California
“Thank you Michael. I am half relieved that we will be in good hands with you. Again I would like to express how grateful I am to have been able to contact you on the phone today.”
~ Agnes P.
“We got really lucky when we found Michael Raanan of Landmark Tax Group. We had heard of ‘Fresh Start’ on the radio and I ‘thought’ I could take on the IRS myself with filling out some forms. I was sadly mistaken. I couldn’t find any help online and then I got referred to Michael. We never met in person because he informed me we could do everything via phone and email but was fine to meet with me if I wanted to. He always answered my calls or returned them promptly. Everything was so seamless and easy. He was able to get some penalties and interest abated for us that I would have never been able to do. He was able to wipe away $4,000-$4,500 of what we owed the IRS. He has a way of explaining things so simply and is very patient in explaining even if he had to repeat himself!! The entire process took 1 1/2 years only because the IRS is way behind, but he was always on top of any pressing matter. A true professional in every sense of the word. Please feel safe with him for your taxes.”
~ Kasia M.
“Thanks Michael. You seem to be able to tackle our Mountain of problems like a true Himalayan guide!”
~ Ruby D.
“[President of Landmark Tax Group] Michael Raanan is an excellent professional in his field. I recommend him to anyone who is seeking a great deal of help with their tax issues.”
~ Hattan A., Irvine, California
“My experience with [President of Landmark Tax Group] Michael was one where I felt I was really getting helped by someone that was genuine and passionate about his profession and giving people the correct advice based on their unique situation. He went over and above what was necessary and I highly recommend speaking with him for your needs. Thank you Michael!”
~ Jacob H., Costa Mesa, California
“Great work on my case! I had an unexpected tax issue arise in California–where I lived a number of years ago but haven’t had any tax connection for several years. This was a shock and a bit scary given the amount of money they were saying I owed. Michael of Landmark Tax Group went right to work and was able to resolve my problem in a couple of weeks. He seemed very competent and I felt confident that even had the issue proven difficult to get to the bottom of, he would have been on top of it until it got resolved. I definitely recommend this firm for others with tax concerns.”
~ David A., Bellevue, Washington
“I received great advice in how to deal with the FTB [State of California Franchise Tax Board], i don’t review often, but when someone is honest and legitimate, they do deserve a review. My questions were answered, and if i didn’t quite understand, Micheal was more than willing to give me follow-up answers to better help me. I highly recommend Landmark Tax Group, just for the mere fact that they treat you as a human being, Not a cash cow.”
~ J.N., Santa Clara, California
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Disclaimer: The above testimonials from actual clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your tax matter. Although Landmark Tax Group’s intention is to achieve the best possible outcome allowed by law, we cannot, and therefore do not, guarantee particular results. Contact us at (949) 260-4770 to find out what we can do for you. Landmark Tax Group Reviews.