Offer in compromise

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 owe the IRS and would like to put past mistakes behind you and get a fresh start.  You may have heard a lot about the IRS offer in compromise program – popularized by those deep-voiced TV and radio advertisements that makes it sound like you just call the IRS, offer a number, they say […]

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Deciding whether it is best to submit an offer in compromise or file bankruptcy on your taxes involves thoughtful consideration of many factors.  Those factors include how long each can take, which option will have the lowest settlement payment, which is most likely to be successful, and post-settlement terms (like tax lien releases in bankruptcy […]

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As a general rule, count on IRS interest and penalties doubling the amount you owe every five years.   Interest is only part of the cause; it is the penalties that really hurt. Interest rates charged by the IRS are not unfair – the federal short-term  rate plus 3%.  This has left IRS interest hovering […]

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Making it through an IRS audit is stressful and anxiety ridden, but for many, it is not the end of the road in dealing with the IRS.  Many IRS audits result in balances due.  Here are my responses to great questions from a reader about dealing with IRS collections after the audit. I just finished […]

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The statute of limitations on collection will make most every IRS collection problem come to an end.  Internal Revenue Code 6502 puts a limit on how long the IRS can pursue the collection of a tax debt. The timeframe is 10 years from when the IRS puts a liability on its books. But knowing there […]

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