About Us

Tax problems can happen to good people. Jim knows first-hand the emotional and financial stress of falling behind with the IRS. Years ago, during the mortgage crises, he saw his business income drop substantially. He learned how brutal the IRS can be when they think you have ‘their’ money and resolved to take the experience and expertise he had gained in fixing his own tax matter and put it to work helping others put their IRS problem behind them. In the years that have followed, he has helped rescue many taxpayers in trouble with the IRS and has gotten them a fresh start.

Anchor Tax Relief LLC provides IRS Representation for taxpayers looking to resolve tax problems, end IRS stress, and settle for less. We empower clients by helping them remove chaos, confusion, and fear around their tax situation, and replace them with clarity, control, and peace of mind.

James M. Flauaus – Enrolled Agent

Jim Flauaus is an Enrolled Agent, representing taxpayers before the IRS with authority, integrity, and tenacity. He has received extensive training in the field of IRS Problem Resolution, with over 20 years of experience as a tax professional, and specializing in resolving IRS tax debt problems.

He received BA in Business Management from the University of Notre Dame and MS in Accounting from Old Dominion University. Jim lives in Chesapeake, Virginia along with his wife Elaine, and has 2 daughters. He enjoys college football, walking/running and spending time with his grandchildren when he is not in the office

Let Us Help:


‘Closers’ have run their numbers, and they know that certain IRS problems can net them big fees. Sure, they’ll quote you a smaller fee during the so-called “financial analysis” in the beginning stages of the process – but they also know that there are lots of different ways that they can tack on additional fees during the process so that no matter what, they will get paid.

My team and I would like to invite you into a different kind of process.

Mind you – we are BULLDOGS when it comes to negotiating on behalf of our clients in front of the IRS. We have plenty of stories to prove it.

We want to fight for you – and you will never have to speak with the IRS yourself.

Click on the button below to take your first step. Feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in Chesapeake.”

PS — If you are discussing your tax situation over the telephone with other firms, be sure to ask them one important question:

“Are you a licensed tax professional that is legally eligible to offer me tax advice, or are you a salesman?”

This is by far the single most important question you should ask anybody trying to offer you tax advice. If they are a salesperson, I highly encourage you to run quickly in the opposite direction.

PPS – Already ready to come in?

I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Our schedule is very full…but if you call us at 757-346-1040 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away! We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!

Talk again soon,

Jim Flauaus, Enrolled Agent

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Customer Stories

James Meis Sr, Business Owner

Jim saved me over $300,000 in taxes via Offer in Compromise that was worked out State and Federal agencies’. I was five or so years behind and on the brink of bankruptcy, and his ability to work things out was a life saver. I am now clear and stable and back in good stanting credit wise. Great job Jim.

Richard Brewer, Sr, retired HVAC Contractor, Chesapeake

Jim helped resolve an old trailing problem with the Virginia Dept of Taxation for $1.00 ! Very happy with his professional service to resolve this for me.

Matt Shafer, Senior Property Manager

Jim has always done superior work. Very lucky to have Jim to help me with all of my tax service needs.

Karen Gaskins, Realtor / Broker

Jim has helped many of my agents save a ton of money in taxes by making a few changes.