Michael Raanan, MBA, EA
President, Landmark Tax Group
Licensed Enrolled Agent
Former IRS Agent
Landmark Tax Group
Honesty. Exceptional service. Proven results. These are the ingredients that make Landmark Tax Group a premier tax debt resolution firm.
At the helm is Landmark Tax Group founder and President, Michael Raanan, MBA, EA. With 15 years experience resolving IRS concerns, he has personally managed thousands of tax relief cases, while helping numerous taxpayers break free of IRS and State of California tax problems.
Along with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix (UofP) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Florida State University (FSU), Michael holds a federal license in good standing from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an Enrolled Agent.
The Enrolled Agent License is the highest credential the IRS awards to tax professionals. It gives Michael and Landmark Tax Group the authority to represent taxpayers nationwide. The IRS refers to an Enrolled Agent as having “Elite Status.” Those who earn this status “have unlimited practice rights”and “are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.” ( Source: IRS )
This gives our clients the upper hand when dealing with back taxes. It’s why they don’t have to worry about tax liens, wage garnishments, bank levies or losing their home. In fact, almost everyone who chooses Michael and Landmark Tax Group as their representative is rewarded with results like these.
For years Michael and his team have negotiated such beneficial settlements for their clients as:
- Settling a $137,000 IRS tax debt for just $864 (a 99.37% savings)
- Settling a $93,940 IRS tax debt for just $5,176 (a 95% savings)
- Removing 100% of penalties while forcing the IRS to pay interest to the taxpayer
Michael and Landmark Tax Group have not only resolved over $100 Million in tax liabilities but done so while maintaining the highest ethical standards of service.
Before starting Landmark Tax Group, Michael spent eight (8) years as a Senior Revenue Officer (IRS Collector) at the IRS, helping taxpayers resolve their back taxes while also managing, training, and coaching fellow IRS employees.
Actually working at the IRS provided Michael extensive knowledge and expertise in handling some of the most difficult tax cases in the often challenging world of tax resolution. It’s part of the reason he’s become a well-established authority; one of the nation’s leading IRS problem-solving experts, highly regarded by his peers, legal and accounting firms, and even the IRS itself.
Michael is an ardent advocate of ethics in the tax resolution industry and is dedicated to promoting and ensuring the protection of taxpayers from unfair and deceptive advertising claims from unscrupulous tax relief providers. Upon authoring his work on Common Tax Relief Scams, he has helped protect countless taxpayers who are seeking relief from their back taxes, while simultaneously exposing the ethically challenged tax relief companies trying to take advantage of them.
In 2014, Michael’s outreach efforts led to Landmark Tax Group’s receipt of the Excellence Award from the United States Trade and Commerce Institute (USTCI) which recognized his work as an expert in the Tax Resolution industry. For years, Landmark Tax Group has also been awarded and recognized by Yelp as one of “the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp”.
Michael also empowers people to know their rights as taxpayers. He believes knowledge is power and the key to gaining a new lease on your financial life. Michael shares insider tax relief tips and innovative IRS tax settlement strategies directly with taxpayers. He’s committed to ensuring Landmark Tax Group can answer your most pressing IRS tax questions and is a firm believer that you have a right to know your options when dealing with the IRS. To that end, Landmark Tax Group has made available plenty of Free Reports that do just that.
Michael and the Media
For years, Michael has been a guest expert, appearing on podcasts, in industry periodicals, and in print and online publications. He’s been a featured guest on the “Entrepreneur Next Door” show and his expert tax relief advice has been published numerous times in Inc. | Entrepreneur | Business News Daily | Nerd Wallet | INSIGHT Magazine and many more outlets. To fulfill his mission as an industry leader in empowering and educating consumers about their rights as taxpayers, Michael continues to take to the airwaves, the media, and taxpayers directly to share his knowledge.
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.
Great service! 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.
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!
Great service!!! Very diligent and most importantly high integrity. One of those rare occasions when someone is looking out for your best interest.
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.
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, 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.
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 getting my situation resolved. I’m very thankful for his advice and guidance.
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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.
Great place for tax [relief] 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.
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.