Automated Collection Service

You negotiated a payment plan with the IRS, and they have been leaving you alone.  As long as you make that payment, IRS letters and calls are on hold, and things are OK. But what if you have a sudden, unexpected expense.  Or an unexpected reduction in income? What if you simply get to the point […]

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Negotiating with the IRS can be frustrating for the uninitiated.  Intimidating.  Overwhelming. Stressful.  Not the best way to feel when entering into a negotiation, much less when the party on the other side has the power of the IRS. When I was an IRS trial attorney, I negotiated on behalf of the IRS.   Since […]

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You’ve made it – reached account resolution with the IRS by entering into an installment agreement to repay your taxes.  You may have had to negotiate with a local IRS Revenue Officer, or over the phone with the IRS automated collection service.  Maybe, you had minimal negotiations, made possible by qualifying for a streamlined installment […]

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The IRS has two main sources of carrying out its work in collecting taxes:  local Revenue Officers and its Automated Collection Service. When you get that call or letter from IRS collections, it’s important to know who you are dealing with – and what to expect. The IRS Automated Collection Service – commonly known as […]

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If you owe the IRS money and are dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer, or even IRS Automated Collection Service, expect deadlines.  Deadlines to provide financial information, deadlines to provide unfiled returns, and deadlines for a plan for account resolution. These deadlines are serious – failure to timely comply is usually reason enough for the […]

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There are many options to resolve an unpaid tax liability – you can agree with the IRS to make monthly installment payments, reach a settlement with an offer in compromise, eliminate the taxes in bankruptcy, or have the IRS place your account in currently not collectible status. Let’s focus on currently not collectible. Currently not […]

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