Offer in compromise

If you have a tax dispute with the IRS, expect negotiations to be different than what you may be accustomed to. In most negotiations, both sides have something at stake, something to gain and lose. In other words, an element of risk. That dynamic can change when you have to step up to the plate […]

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You have tried and failed at settling your tax debt with the IRS – your offer in compromise was rejected – and are now considering bankruptcy for relief from the taxman. But before you jump in with the bankruptcy filing, it is important to understand how your offer in compromise could have complicated success with […]

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The average amount the IRS settles for in an offer in compromise is $6,629.  Sounds good, doesn’t it? If only it was that easy – everyone would be doing it, right? The reality is that in 2014, the IRS received 68,000 offers in compromise from taxpayers. The IRS accepted 27,000 of those offers. That’s an […]

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An IRS offer in compromise is available to virtually anyone who owes the IRS back taxes.  But it is important to avoid confusing the program’s widespread availability with success in getting your offer accepted. After all, the last thing you want to do is waste time and money with the IRS on an offer that […]

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What if you can afford a monthly installment agreement with the IRS, but your payments will not ever repay what you owe? The good news is that the IRS will give you a payment plan – and leave you alone – even though you cannot pay them back. The IRS calls this partial pay installment […]

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An offer in compromise can put IRS troubles behind you and bring a fresh start on your taxes. But the road to a fresh start with the IRS is not necessarily as simple as it may sound. The IRS has very strict criteria that they use to determine if a tax debt should be compromised. […]

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