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Optima Tax Relief Debuts at #3 on 2015 Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

A+ Rated Tax Resolution Leader Also Named #1 Fastest-Growing Company in Financial Services

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) - Optima Tax Relief, a national leader in tax resolution, announced today that it was ranked #3 overall and #1 in the Financial Services category as part of Inc. Magazine's 34th annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

Optima's three-year growth rate of 26,006% was exceptional even among a hyper-competitive landscape where the median growth rate of ranking companies was 1,775%. The company also increased its workforce from just a handful of staff in 2011 to over 300 this year, creating hundreds of new jobs at its headquarters in Orange County, California. Optima will also be featured in the September issue of Inc. as a result of its ranking.

"We are honored to be included amongst such great names at the top of this year's fastest-growing private companies list," said David King, CEO of Optima. "This is a tremendous validation of our commitment to customer service and a reflection of our success resolving complex issues with the IRS. Our focus on positive customer experiences in a challenging vertical has helped Optima achieve one of the country's highest corporate growth rates."

Optima Tax Relief was founded with a mission to bring transparent, customer-focused tax resolution services to an industry beset by bad actors and a tarnished reputation. Optima pioneered a two-phase business model which starts with an initial investigation and planning phase that empowers each customer to determine their own best path forward. Since its launch in 2011, Optima has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, achieved exponential growth in support of this Inc. 500 ranking, and has been named one of the best places to work for four straight years by the Orange County Business Journal.

"This ranking reflects all the hard work and dedication of our entire, incredible team," said Optima co-founder Harry Langenberg. "Every one of our departments is filled with 'A' players who make our clients' satisfaction their first priority. I cannot say enough about the integral role our amazing staff contributes to our success."

For Langenberg and his career-long business partner, Jesse Stockwell, this is their second company to make the prestigious Inc. 500 list. Debtmerica, a professional debt negotiation firm and sister company to Optima, was ranked in 2009 and 2010 for its impressive growth.

Stockwell added: "We are very proud to be back on the Inc. 500 list, and it's taken a team effort with lots of hard work to get there. Our company growth is exciting but even more important is our adherence to quality assurance and making sure that we get the job done right. We are committed to becoming the gold standard in providing concierge-style tax relief to independent contractors, freelancers and small business owners in the rapidly expanding 1099 economy of tomorrow."

About Optima Tax Relief

Optima Tax Relief, LLC, headquartered in Orange County, CA, is a nationwide tax resolution firm which provides assistance to those individuals struggling with unmanageable IRS or state tax burdens. The company's unique two-phase approach to tax relief is revolutionary in the industry and provides consumers unparalleled clarity into their options to resolve tax issues. Fully accredited and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, Optima currently employs over 300 professionals, including over 25 Tax Attorneys and Enrolled Agents. Optima offers full service tax resolution for almost any IRS or state tax issue, and the company's mission is to obtain the best possible result for each client's specific situation, providing a better financial future by making their tax issues a thing of the past.