Many people find themselves owing an IRS tax debt — so don’t feel bad if you’re one of them. However, there are several tax resolution methods you can do to help ease your burden.
Let’s go over some of the most common methods:
1. Installment Agreement
With an installment agreement, the taxpayer agrees to pay off their debt in monthly installments for up to six years. This way, the taxpayer is not overwhelmed by the full amount of their debt at once. Once it is paid off, the federal tax lien that was imposed is lifted.
2. Offer in Compromise
An offer in compromise allows the taxpayer to pay a lesser amount to satisfy the full debt. The IRS will assess the taxpayer’s financial situation in comparison to their debt. If they are accepted into an offer in compromise agreement, their financial status will be under constant review to assure that they cannot pay more.
3. File Returns
More often than not, the tax debt can be resolved by filing past due returns. You will likely still have to pay penalties and interest for filing late, as imposed by the IRS, but it is a viable option.
Whether you owe money to the IRS or you have a State tax debt, our staff of Enrolled Agents and Tax Professionals can help you! We have over 50 years of experience negotiating with the IRS in all 50 States.
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