Posts Tagged ‘Offer in Compromise’

Is there a fee to set up an Installment Agreement with the IRS?

  • August 16th, 2022
  • David Greene
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Yes, there is an application fee for an Installment Agreement.  The IRS used to charge a user fee of $43.00 to set up the account for the Installment Agreement.  However, several years ago, this fee was increased to $105.00.  Unlike…

Does the IRS ever forgive interest and penalties?

  • August 2nd, 2022
  • David Greene
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Many people who owe taxes more than five or six years old find that the interest and penalties are more than the original tax.  This is because penalties keep being added for several years.  In fact, there are more than…

What is the “Effective Tax Administration” doctrine?

  • May 13th, 2022
  • David Greene
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There are three methods under which an Offer In Compromise is considered.  The first two are Doubt as to Collectability and Doubt as to Liability.  The third (and newest) method under which you can submit an Offer is Effective Tax…

What are the most important factors to consider in an Offer in Compromise?

  • October 7th, 2021
  • David Greene
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Recently I promised to further discuss requirements for having an Offer accepted and not later revoked.  We assume the technical requirements discussed last time have neem met.           To accept an Offer In Compromise, the IRS must be convinced that your…

What is the IRS program Currently Not Collectible?

  • September 29th, 2021
  • David Greene
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You may qualify for  Currently Not Collectible Status.  To qualify for that status you do not have to be destitute with no assets and no job.  However, you do need to be in such a financial position that all or…

When can an Offer in Compromise be returned without considering the merits?

  • September 14th, 2021
  • David Greene
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An Offer can be “returned,” i.e. not even considered, for technical reasons. This does not mean it was denied.  When an Offer is first received, it must pass several tests to be considered.  If it fails these technical requirements, it…

Is the Offer In Compromise program a tax scam?

  • May 25th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The Offer in Compromise program is not a scam.  However, scammers use the promise of an Offer to scam you.  There are a lot of scams being run today, one of which states that the promoter can settle your back…

I would like to set up an Installment Agreement to pay my delinquent taxes. Does the IRS have to accept my Agreement at whatever amount I am willing to pay per month?

  • April 28th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The IRS will accept your Installment Agreement request without your furnishing your financial information only if the following conditions are met: 1) the total owed is less than $50,000.00; 2) the taxpayer has filed all required returns for the past…

Can a taxpayer submit more than one Offer in Compromise?

  • February 9th, 2021
  • David Greene
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Yes, one can certainly file a second Offer after a rejection, especially when there is a change in your circumstances.  However, we should look at another possibility first.  When an Offer is rejected, you have 30 days from the date of…

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