Which is better, an Offer in Compromise or Installment Agreement – Part 2
- June 21, 2016
- David Greene
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In my last blog I stated that if the taxpayer does not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, then we look at an Installment Agreement that is intended to pay the debt in full. However, sometimes the IRS will accept a monthly payment amount that will not pay in full by the time the Statute of Limitations for collection (ten years from date of filing) expires. If the taxpayer’s financial statement shows he can only pay a smaller amount that will not pay off the debt in time, the IRS has to accept it. Also, many times we can abate (i.e. convince the IRS to forgive) the penalties owed if the taxpayer has reasonable cause. You cannot, however, abate the interest charges, which compound daily.