Testimonials

Early in 2019, I received a notice that our 2017 tax return was not correct and was being selected for an exam. The IRS proposed an assessment of $8,000 in tax and $2,000 in penalty. Knowing the IRS was wrong I challenged the IRS but got nowhere on my own. So I decided we needed representation and found Highland Tax Group, Inc. After nearly 7 months of back and forth, Mike J. Wallen, EA with Highland Tax Group, Inc. reached a settlement of zero dollars owed. Bottom line, hire a professional if you want to get the attention of the IRS, and moreover, get your case resolved. 


I met first met Mike Wallen a couple of years ago at a business networking group. Besides, being a personable and great guy, I could tell right away he was well-versed in tax resolution issues. Then, I hired Mike to help fix an IRS debacle from 2016. If anyone has tried to do this on their own, they know what a tangled web of bureaucracy the IRS is. Mike resolved in a few short communications what I had been trying to resolve with the IRS for 18 months. He also kept me updated in writing and by phone the entire time. He is a true professional. recommend Mike and his team to anyone who comes across an IRS or other tax resolution issue.


“Mike and his staff at Highland Tax Group, Inc. were great communicators throughout the process, which ended with an amazingly successful outcome! I was very impressed with their ability to explain all the options concerning the problem and keep us informed throughout. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.” James M., Colorado


Highland Tax Group saved me over $40K and my case actually resulted in a refund. They are absolute professionals with excellent service and a personal touch that is rare these days. They gave me total confidence that everything was handled from the start. I loved working with them and highly recommend them.


I have nothing but the highest of praise for Mike Wallen at Highland Tax Group. I came to Mike at a most difficult time with an IRS tax situation that was overwhelming and seemed hopeless. Mike took immediate action to assist me. He was kind, understanding, non-judgmental, patient, persistent and thorough. Mike has taken care to surround himself with like-minded support staff, as well as through an Offer In Compromise, Mike was able to negotiate a remarkable deal for me with the IRS. He restored my peace of mind and helped me get my head out of the sand. Thank you, Mike and Megan!


Thank you, Mike Wallen! We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your help with solving our very significant tax issue. Your customer service is above and beyond what we’ve experienced in the past. Every phone message/call was returned and you never left us wondering the status of our case. Communication standards were always maintained! Again, THANK YOU! M&M


Mike helped us through a lengthy and trying tax situation for a friend of ours from Mexico who comes to the states on a VISA and pays taxes here.  Even though it was extra work for them Highland handled it calmly and efficiently.  We definitely recommend them!


Highland Tax Group is a group of professionals who take the high road and know their business. They, like all Pros, know the ins and more importantly know the outs of your dilemmas. Entrepreneurs move into self-employment to separate ourselves from the rest in our profession. We do this because we know our jobs and our abilities, and have proven that by way of our service to our customers. However, sometimes we so caught up in our commitment to our customers with the quality of what we do, OUR JOBS, we fall short in our obligations, “to the business” thinking we can handle it all. We then push aside our obligations, and, THEN LIFE HAPPENS, and it’s difficult to get caught up afterward. In my circumstance, I fell short to tragedies… 3 floods, 1 fire, and losing my 28-year-old only son to an automobile accident. If not for Highland Tax Group and their expertise, asking the right questions and helping me to get the information organized in a way for them to help me, I would have surely lost everything to the IRS. Highland Tax Group, Inc. asked the right questions and hold you responsible and accountable for your own sake…. my father once told me if you’re in a position where you need a prizefighter, hire the best, and don’t tie their hands behind their backs, let them do their job. Mike Wallen with Highland Tax Group, Inc. was referred to me by my accountant, Troy Coon who for many years gained my trust and had my back, saw me in trouble, and couldn’t have given me better advice, than to talk with Mike.  I couldn’t have received better advice. It’s a process that will at times seem impossible… but have faith in Mike and Megan they are truly the pros that I will never again be without! I know we rate our engagement with people and business with stars, but there are not enough Stars I can give to the debt I owe these people. They truly care and will with your help (accountability), make the biggest difference in your dilemma.  In short, Mike and Megan helped me to be forgiven for 57,000 dollars of tax debt!

1. It didn’t start out that way, I truly only owed a fraction of that, but with interest and penalties and not knowing what to do….just like you…I needed to do something.
2. It became a mountain that I couldn’t climb.
3. Hire the professionals and put that mountain behind you!!! With their help, you can climb it!!
4. Thank you Mike..  and thank you, Megan, for helping me get my life back.
5.  A short note, what we like to think we have is “integrity”, it’s something we think we have but our follow through is the most overlooked part of integrity’s definition. This group of professionals has integrity in abundance.

Thank you again Highland Tax Group!

Don D., Tennessee.


Is there any IRS matter too challenging for Highland Tax Group?”  One might ask.  I am here to answer that question with a resounding NO! My circumstances were unique:  after years of audits, added interest and payment plans for thousands of dollars, I made the decision to work with Mike Wallen and Megan Scott of Highland Tax Group in Denver.  I do not like financial reports, tax inquiries, and statements.  After a decade struggling with the IRS, I submitted all these issues to the expertise of Mike Wallen, Enrolled Agent, and my woes were handled in a professional, courteous and caring manner. I have already recommended Highland Tax Group and will continue to do so without hesitation.  I thank God for professional tax experts such as Mike and Megan at Highland.


I have been working with Mike Wallen at Highland Tax Group for the last couple of years. Although we haven’t gotten to a final settlement, working with Mike has greatly reduced the amount of stress for me in dealing with my particular situation. Resolving tax issues is not for the faint of heart and blissfully, Mike has shouldered that responsibility for me. Communication is prompt and clear and he always allows me the time to vent and get detailed explanations from him. I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone dealing with tax issues – great people and a great value.