Optima Tax Relief Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Optima Tax Relief, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Optima Tax Relief data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Optima Tax Relief is a tax resolution firm helping small businesses and individuals deal with tax debt. As a tax relief company, Optima Tax Relief specializes in tax negotiations and settlements, IRS audit defense, wage garnishment, and end penalties. Founded in 2011, Optima Tax Relief was started by two former students from the University of Pennsylvania. Optima Tax Relief is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and employs over 400 individuals in tax attorneys and licensed tax professional roles.


In early November 2022, Optima Tax Relief discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Optima Tax Relief determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on December 1, 2019. On May 2, 2023, Optima Tax Relief began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Address

If you received a breach notification letter from Optima Tax Relief:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Optima Tax Relief data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Optima Tax Relief, LLC;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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