Will an Offer in Compromise Stop a Tax Levy | Flat Fee Tax Service

An Offer in Compromise is an IRS tax Settlement: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

There are many positives and negatives to deciding whether an Offer in Compromise is the right next-step in resolving your IRS debt.

One thing is for sure:  An Offer in Compromise (a/k/a OIC) is not a one-size-fits-all affair.  There are many factors to think about before attempting to settle with the IRS.

A successful tax settlement can put a smile on your face and have you jumping for joy (the IRS said yes and your tax debts are over!).

Or, like “all things IRS” the IRS, an Offer in Compromise (OIC) can leave you a little frustrated as it requires an understanding of how to navigate though the IRS settlement guidelines that often have no fairness or reason.

What you want, though, is to know what to expect, and to make a fully informed decision about whether the IRS compromise process is right for you.

Here, then, are the good, the bad, and the ugly of an Offer in Compromise:

The Good:

  • An OIC can be as advertised – a fresh start from your IRS debt.
  • No more looking over your shoulder with fear of an IRS seizure of your wages or bank accounts.
  • Improved credit score – after an offer in compromise is complete, the IRS will release all tax liens filed against you.
  • IRS collections are put on hold while the Offer in Compromise is investigated. After acceptance, you will have peace from IRS certified mail letters, visits from IRS Revenue Officers and wondering what’s around the corner.
  • You have put the IRS behind you and can buy a house, a car, and save for retirement.

    The Bad or not so good:
  • The IRS will do a comprehensive investigation of your finances before settling, requiring completion of their Form 433A or 433B to disclose your income, expenses and assets.
  • You will have to tell the IRS where you work and bank, and list your assets, including your house, cars, valuables and retirement accounts.
  • Verification will be required, including an IRS review of your paystubs, tax returns, bank statements, business profit and loss, and proof of payment of your monthly bills.
  • While an Offer in Compromise is being reviewed, the IRS timeline to collect from you (10 years), stops running. In that regard, it can be a bad idea to try to settle when only a few years remaining for the IRS to collect.
  • After acceptance, the IRS will put you on a five year probation, requiring full compliance in filing and payment of all taxes.  Not performing to IRS expectations going forward will default the settlement.

    The Ugly (Not all that ugly)
  • An Offer in Compromise is not a quick fix – a settlement offer can take the IRS a minimum of 9-12 months to investigate, with another 6 months if appeal is needed; the IRS then allows 5-24 months to pay the tax settlement.
  • The IRS has guidelines that can impose their will over yours on budgeting matters. Making credit card payments, or have a high monthly mortgage or car loan?  Forget it, the IRS may want that money in their settlement calculations.
  • If the IRS determines they can collect the amount you owe, your settlement offer will be turned down (with appeal rights).
  • The IRS does not have an open door policy on offers.  It is not a handshake deal – the settlement amount is not based on fairness but collectibility of the debt.
  • The IRS most recently rejected 60% of the offers it received, consisting of 41,000 rejections out of 68,000 submissions.

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It is easy to be lead to believe how simple it all is.  And make no mistake, an Offer in Compromise can be a wonderful way to rid yourself for good of the IRS.  But like the Clint Eastwood film, you need to know the good, the bad and the ugly to make sure that an OIC is the right move for you.

And keep in mind that there are other tax relief options – a settlement compromise is not the only way to clear the IRS out of your life.  The IRS can agree that you owe the tax debt but not force you to repay it (known as being Currently not Collectible, where the IRS puts you in their bad debt category and leave you alone). The IRS has 10 years to collect taxes – maybe you let the time frame expire (Statute of Limitations) rather than compromising.

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At the end of our conversation, you will have a complete understanding how you tax problem can be relieved.

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IRS Tax Settlement | IRS Problem | Los Angeles | Flat Fee Tax Service

IRS Problem – IRS Tax Settlement – Los Angeles – California

The tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service specializes in IRS tax problem resolution for businesses and individuals. If you have received a notice please call us today at 866-747-7435. We understand tax laws, tax rules and are experts at representing taxpayers before the IRS. We can also help with IRS problems.

Flat Fee Tax Service provides valuable IRS tax debt help and is committed to helping you find a fair solution to your tax debt issue. We will work with you to file back taxes, end an IRS garnishment, avoid property seizure, stop a tax levy and tax liens. An IRS Tax Attorney will resolve your IRS problem. When you work with our IRS tax problem specialists we will, during our consultation, analyze your situation and outline your tax relief options for you. We can help solve your IRS problems and end the harassing phone calls.

IRS PROBLEM – IRS TAX DEBT HELP include:

Failure to File – UNFILED TAX RETURNS

(Filing Back Taxes)

Not filing your taxes can happen for many reasons. The most important first step is to get up to date (IRS compliant) and file your back returns. The tax professionals at Flat fee Tax Service will work with the IRS on your behalf to resolve any past tax return issues, file your back taxes and do all we can to minimize your back tax debt and any penalties associated with your failure to file.

The IRS will not allow you to use other tax debt relief options like an Offer in Compromise or Installment Agreement until your back taxes are filed. Once the back tax returns are filed we can work with the IRS to arrange tax settlement methods if you are unable to pay the balance due.

IRS TAX LIENS – IRS LEVY – TAX GARNISHMENT

Never ignore a notice from the IRS, especially a “Notice of Intent to Levy” – it can have very serious consequences. The IRS can place a tax lien on your property, house, car or wages or even go as far as seizing your property in order to collect the back taxes. Contact our tax professionals immediately so we can stop a tax levy and begin to negotiate a tax settlement on your behalf. When you work through the tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service, we can show the IRS that you are trying to resolve the issue quickly.

IRS Garnishment – Wage Garnishment

An IRS Garnishment – Wage Garnishment is one of the ways the IRS uses to collect the taxes you owe. If they contact your employer they will demand that your employer send at least part of your wages (maybe all of it) to the IRS to cover your tax debt. If your wages and paycheck have been garnished, contact our tax professionals immediately if you want to save your paycheck in one day. We will contact the IRS to stop te IRS Garnishment and work out an arrangement to settle your tax debt.

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Tax Settlement Options – IRS TAX DEBT HELP

Offer in Compromise – Tax Settlement

Not everyone will qualify for an Offer in Compromise (OIC), an IRS settlement agreement, A successful Offer in Compromise can help you settle your tax debt for less than what you owe. We are experienced tax professionals who have experience negotiating Offers in Compromise with the IRS. Contact us today so we can determine if your situation qualifies for this special program.

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Installment Agreement

When you cannot afford to pay your tax debt immediately, tax professionals can help you negotiate lowest possible Installment Agreement with the IRS. This type of payment plan option is good for those who cannot afford a lump sum payment to cover their tax debt but have to many assets to settle.

Currently not Collectible

When your account is placed into a Currently Not Collectible status, that means that your tax debt is removed from the IRS’ active collection status. You may owe less than $10,000 (the minimum for an Offer in Compromise) or you have some assets that may not be accessible to you. The Statute of Limitations will continue to run out on the collectibilty of your tax debt. Contact us today so we can help you determine if you qualify.

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What is an Offer in Compromise? | Flat Fee Tax Service

Offer in Compromise – Tax Settlement – Settle with the IRS for Less

The IRS has a tax settlement program known as an Offer in Compromise (OIC) which provides financially distressed taxpayers an opportunity to settle their tax debts, including interest and penalties, for a lump sum which is less than the total amount of your tax debt. Some tax debt companies advertise (usually on late night cable tv) this as if it is a brand new or limited time program. In fact an Offer in Compromise has been around since the 1954 version of the Internal Revenue Code. It is true, however, that over the years the IRS has, at least based upon its official guidelines, become more lenient. Nevertheless, except for cases where the taxpayer is truly and irreparably broke, it will require expertise and hard work to convince the IRS that an Offer in Compromise is the appropriate tax settlement solution.

The amount of the Offer in Compromise will vary depending upon your income, assets, liabilities, and future income prospects. Current IRS guidelines allow for the tax settlement to be paid in several installments over a period as long as two years, however, the total payments are higher for a lump sum Offer in Compromise. Many Flat Fee Tax Service clients have paid $100 to $500 to settle with the IRS.

A TAXPAYER DOES NOT NEED TO BE “DESTITUTE” TO QUALIFY TO ACHIEVE A SUCCESSFUL OFFER IN COMPROMISE.

One fact which some tax resolution companies fail to properly explain to new clients it that if the entire amount of the tax, plus accrued interest and penalties can be paid over the remaining life of the collection statute of limitations, the IRS will not consider accepting the Offer in Compromise. This results in a very strange phenomenon. In some situations, the more you owe, the more likely it is that the IRS will accept an Offer in Compromise.

CURRENTLY THE IRS HAS BEEN APPROVING APPROXIMATELY 42% OF THE

OFFER IN COMPROMISE SUBMISSIONS.

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Our tax lawyers have found that the negotiation of an Offer in Compromise (OIC) is a lengthy process usually takes 10 to 12 month to complete. While the IRS is processing the Offer in Compromise submission, the IRS must leave you alone. If the IRS fails to reject or accept the Offer in Compromise during a two-year period, the tax settlement will be deemed to be accepted. During the time the OIC is pending, the IRS will not require any payments on old taxes. However, during the time an OIC is pending, you must pay all of your current taxes as they become due, including any quarterly estimated income tax payments and federal payroll tax deposits. If you fail to do so, the IRS will immediately reject your OIC and you will not be entitled to any appeal rights. Furthermore, your deposit, discussed below, will be applied to your taxes and if you wish to make a new Offer in Compromise, you will need to make an additional deposit.

At the time the Offer in Compromise is filed, a deposit must be submitted. The amount of the deposit is 20% of the amount offered for a “lump sum” Offer in Compromise. For a “periodic payment” Offer in Compromise, you must include the first proposed installment with the IRS settlement offer. While a periodic payment OIC is being evaluated by the agency, you must make subsequent proposed installment payments as they become due. If the OIC is rejected, withdrawn, or returned, the IRS keeps any deposits made and applies them to the back taxes you owe. There is also a filing fee for an Offer in Compromise. As of 2016, the filing fee was $186.

If the Offer in Compromise is accepted, you must file and pay all taxes (including any estimated taxes and federal tax deposits) for a period of five years following the acceptance of the OIC. You are going to be required to “be good” for five (5) straight years. If you fail to file your If you breach this or any other term of the OIC, the IRS may immediately proceed against you to collect the entire amount of the original tax liability including interest and penalties, less any payments already received under the terms of the Offer in Compromise, with interest on the unpaid balance accruing from the date of default. An accepted IRS settlement may also be revoked if the IRS determines that there has been a falsification of concealment of assets, or a mutual mistake of a material fact sufficient to cause a contract to be reformed or set aside. In the event your OIC is accepted, a record of the amount of the taxes due and the amount accepted will be available for public inspection for a period of one year at the local IRS office.

The mere act of submitting the Offer in Compromise will extend the time the IRS has to collect the overdue taxes from you for a period of one year, plus the time that the IRS is considering your OIC. This means that if your Offer in Compromise is rejected, the time it took from beginning to to rejection will be added to the Statute of Limitations. Submitting the offer may also delay the earliest time in which you could discharge your taxes bankruptcy. Until the OIC is accepted, interest and penalties continue to accrue on the outstanding balance due. Any refunds owed to you by the Internal Revenue Service for tax years before the end of the calendar year during which the OIC is accepted will be kept by the IRS. Upon acceptance of the OIC, you will give up all rights to dispute the correctness of the tax for any of the years compromised.

THE IRS WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH TWO (2) THINGS: COLLECT MONEY AND CLOSE FILES. AN OFFER IN COMPROMISE ACCOMPLISHES BOTH OF THESE GOALS. THE IRS WILL HAVE COLLECTED “SOMETHING” AND THE FILE IS CLOSED. SO, IF IT CAN BE SHOWN THAT YOU CANNOT PAY YOUR TAX DEBT WITHIN THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, THE IRS HAS AN INCENTIVE TO APPROVE THE TAX SETTLEMENT.

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IRS Notice Of Levy Help | Flat Fee Tax Service

IRS Levy – What is a Notice of Levy?

An IRS Notice of Levy is a letter sent to taxpayers who have not paid their back taxes and have an IRS lien placed against them. The IRS is notifying the delinquent taxpayer that the agency will begin enforcing collection of the tax debt using levy actions such as wage garnishment, property seizure, and bank account seizure. A notice of levy causes many problems for taxpayers. It means that the taxpayers’ accounts and assets may be frozen by the tax lien, which may prevent the possibilities of selling them or changing ownership of the items. The taxpayer only has 30 days in which to take care of the tax debt before tax levy enforcement action is taken. Failing to pay back the full amount of your tax debt after receiving an IRS notice of levy will mean that levy enforcement will start unless the necessary steps have been taken.

It’s important to note here that an IRS levy is a legal seizure of your assets to use towards a taxpayer’s outstanding tax debt. They’re different from a tax lien, as an IRS lien is a hold on assets, while a tax levy will actually take them away from the taxpayer.

What Actions Does the IRS First Take Before a Notice of Levy is Issued?

Typically, there are procedures the IRS will follow before resorting to sending a notice of levy. They go as follows. First the IRS has assessed your account, decided that you have a certain amount owed, and then they will send you a notice that demands immediate payment. This is a tax bill the agency expects to be paid upon being received. If the taxpayer neglects to pay the amount demanded, then the IRS will send a final notice of intent to levy accompanied by a notice of your right to hearing. The IRS must also include an explanation for the issuing of the tax levy, the process in which the levy happens, and the alternatives the taxpayer has when dealing with enforcement. These documents are released thirty days prior to the tax levy being ordered, allowing the taxpayer a month to respond promptly. These ‘before’ notices will be sent via certified mail and or delivered at the address the IRS has on file. In some cases, the IRS will hand deliver the notice to the taxpayer.

IRS Wage Garnishment

When Will a Levy Be Issued?

To put it simply, when the IRS computer (ACS) has enough noncompliance information, the Automated Collection System (ACS). This means that the taxpayer has not paid their taxes nor have they taken the proper steps to make arrangements in doing so. The IRS will then take enforcement action and issue a tax levy against assets you own or that others do (for instance your wages given by your employer).

What Can a Levy Be Issued Against?

There are quite a few of things the IRS can levy once the notice has been delivered and there has been no correspondence within thirty days. In terms of what the government can legally take from a delinquent taxpayer, our tax professionals list them here:

Garnish Wages – IRS Wage Garnishment

An IRS Wage Garnishment – the IRS will demand that your employer garnish your wages and send them to the IRS to be applied to your tax debt rather than to you personally. An IRS Wage Garnishment is continuous which means unless it is stopped and released, the tax levy will go on and on until the entire tax debt is paid in full.

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Independent Contractor or Vendor Payments – 1099

The IRS has all your information. When an agent is on the case, they can reach out to third parties who owe the levied taxpayer money and demand these payments are sent to the IRS instead. The IRS will seize 100% of the the money due you.

OPM Retirement Benefits, SSA Benefits, Employee Travel Advances

The IRS also has the power to take these perks from you and use them towards the entirety of your tax debt owed. Regarding Social Security Benefits and Veteran’s Pensions, the IRS can take an automatic 15% from your check. This seizure is called The Federal Payment Levy program (FPLP). Try living on what’s left.

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Bank Accounts – IRS Bank Levy

In the worst case scenario, the IRS can put a tax lien on your bank account and lock it from you. After forty five days, they can then demand that whatever money in your account is transferred directly to the IRS. You have 21 days to get your money released back into your account. The 21 days includes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, so you have no time to lose. You are at a disadvantage if you try to have the IRS bank levy released on your own.

Commissions – Independent Contractors (Insurance Agents, Real Estate Agents, etc.)

Depending on the situation, if the taxpayer is going to be receiving commission from a certain project or legal endeavor, then the IRS will take action and claim the commission to help satisfy tax debt. The IRS will keep it all.

Property (Includes Rental Property)

Any piece of property that the taxpayer owns which could help satisfy their tax debt. This starts with a home and can go all the way to toy vehicles that could be used to satisfy tax debt. Any piece of property that the taxpayer owns which the IRS considers valuable, they can levy and use towards the outstanding amount owed. If you own rentals, the IRS can seize the tenants payments.

Anything of Value

Truthfully, when the IRS has decided to take enforcement action, it’s possible that they can levy anything the taxpayer owns and use it towards the tax debt. Even possessions or holdings that are not considered assets to the taxpayer could be levied and used to resolve the amount owed.

What to Do Once You Receive the Intent to Levy Notice?

To state it simply, the obvious way to avoid having your assets taken and penalties added to your account is to pay off the debt owed. This will resolve matters with the IRS and dismiss the investigation issued for your account. However, if the taxpayer cannot pay the amount owed, then there are alternative programs which they might be eligible for. These are payment programs tailored towards taxpayers that are not in the financial situation to pay off their debts. The two main alternatives being an installment agreement and an offer in compromise.

Installment Agreement

This is basically a payment plan similar to the way one would pay off a loan. Depending on what is agreed between the taxpayer and the IRS, the taxpayer will then be put on a monthly installment plan and pay off their debt in increments. These terms usually last anywhere from 3-6 years. Again, depending on what is agreed, it is possible that through this payment plan the taxpayer will end up paying a larger amount in interest.

Offer in Compromise – Tax Settlement

Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise is a tax settlement between the IRS and the taxpayer for an amount drastically less than the tax debt. Due to the IRS not wanting to implement a forgiveness policy for all those who cannot pay their taxes, eligibility for this plan is limited to those who lack the ability to pay after deducting their allowable expenses. The taxpayer needs to meet very specific criterion and must prove to the IRS that there is no possibility that they could pay the tax owed. The IRS, usually coordinating with a tax professional representing the delinquent taxpayer, will come to an agreement on how much is owed and will settle with one lump sum payment.

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The Different Types of IRS Levy Notices.

The short is answer is no. There are different notices for different types of situations. For instance, a CP297 and CP90 act as notifications to taxpayers that they have an outstanding balance the IRS has tried to collect, and because they’ve been noncompliant the IRS will now take action against them. This action being that they will levy their assets, bank accounts, wages, and more. However, a CP523 is sent to those who entered an installment agreement but did not fulfill the terms. This type of notice will explain why the account defaulted, the conditions of the levy, and the options thereafter to avoid having assets seized.

An L-1058 and L-T11 usually succeeds the final notice balance due letter. This type of levy notice states that a taxpayer has an overdue balance and they have failed to address or resolve the account with the IRS. Due to this negligence and the notices that were sent prior, the IRS will issue a levy on the taxpayer’s assets after a thirty day period.

Then a CP91 and CP298 are notices sent to taxpayers who still owe money to the IRS despite the letters sent warning them of a 15% levy that is going to be placed against their social security benefits (FPLP). These notices typically arrive after a CP297 or CP90.

As you can see, there are multiple different types of levy notices. It’s important that if a taxpayer received a notice, they do the proper research in understanding what sort of notice they have received. Being that levy notices are indicative of a serious tax problem, it’s recommended the taxpayer seeks professional help in formulating a plan of action to ensure their assets are not seized.

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IRS Wage and Bank Levy in San Diego | Flat Fee Tax Service

SAN DIEGO WAGE AND BANK LEVY TAX RELIEF

What to Know About Tax Levies and Garnishment in San Diego

If you owe back taxes to the IRS or Franchise Tax Board (FTB), your income,your wages and assets (bank account), including real and personal property, can be pursued by the taxing authorities as a means of collecting the tax liability.

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What is a Bank Levy and Wage Garnishment?

The IRS has the authority to collect unpaid taxes by issuing a wage garnishment to your employer or a bank levy to one or more of a taxpayer’s bank accounts. The tax levy can attach to money within a savings account, checking account, retirement account, and other accounts, such as brokerage accounts. The IRS or state taxing authority may also issue a tax levy notice to your employer, resulting in an ongoing wage garnishment until the levy is either satisfied or released. Wage levies and bank levies are legal orders that recipients must comply with.

This can easily happen: the IRS is levying my bank account and issued a wage garnishment to my employer. What can I do?

Most bank and wage levy actions are taken by the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to grab the attention of the debtor taxpayer. If you receive a wage garnishment on your income or a tax levy at your financial institution, be sure to contact an experienced tax professional to prevent further enforcement actions.

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If you have a tax levy and/or wage garnishment in the San Diego, California area, give our team of tax professionals. Flat Fee Tax Service routinely has bank levy and wage garnishment stopped and released in as little as one day.

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IRS Notices | Flat Fee Tax Service

Receiving a notice from the IRS is not something most people look forward to. You may be confused as to what the notice is saying, and afraid of the possible consequences, such as owing substantial back taxes, interest, and penalties.

However, there are two important things to know about most IRS notices:

You may have the right to challenge or appeal the action the IRS is taking:

1. You usually have a limited time to do so.

2. If you toss the IRS notice aside and forget about it, you may lose out on your chance to appeal an incorrect tax assessment or to stop an IRS collection action. The IRS is also much easier to deal with when you are proactive about solving your tax problems, rather than failing to respond to IRS notices and hoping for the best.

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There are many different types of IRS notices, but the Notice of Deficiency and the various collection notices are two common ones that you should be aware of.

The Notice of Deficiency

The Notice of Deficiency, also known as a 90-day letter, is the last best chance to disagree with the IRS determination of additional tax due. Don’t ignore it! If you do, you will be very unhappy later.

Once you receive this notice, you have 90 days to file a petition in Tax Court. If you have any reason to believe that the IRS has made an error in computing the tax, you should contact a tax litigation attorney immediately, so you can argue your case in Tax Court.

After filing your petition, you may not need to go to court at all. Your tax attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement that eliminates some or all of the assessed tax. Even if you and your attorney decide that the IRS is likely to win their case, you can negotiate an installment plan or Offer in Compromise in order to avoid any IRS collection actions.

IRS Collection Notices

There are many different types of notices to inform you that the IRS is about to use its broad collection powers to take your assets. Some of these notices include:

Notice of Intent to Levy
Notice of Federal Tax Lien
Notice of Jeopardy Levy
Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund
Post Levy Collection Due Process Notice

If you receive any of these IRS notices, it means that the IRS is about to—or already has—seized your paycheck, your bank account and/or property,  IRS will aggressively go after the funds in your bank account, a portion of your wages, or something else.

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A taxpayer has a right to challenge these collection actions (if you know how and what to do), whether they have already happened or not. In most cases you can request a Collection Due Process hearing, but you only have 30 days to make such a request.

You may or may not be able to dispute the tax assessment at this point, but you can challenge the specific collection action being taken, and either agree to a payment plan or Offer in Compromise, either of which is preferable to having the IRS drain your bank account or garnish your wages.

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IRS Tax Lawyer Secrets | Offer in Compromise | Flat Fee Tax Service

OFFER IN COMPROMISETAX SETTLEMENT

An Offer in Compromise is an option that you have with the IRS to settle your back income taxes. If you owe a substantial amount of money in federal taxes ($10,000 or more), you can submit an IRS settlement agreement through the Offer in Compromise program for less than your total outstanding balance and see if the IRS accepts it. Generally considered the “nuclear option” if you have a tax bill you doubt you’ll ever be able to pay off, filing an offer in compromise is a long and daunting process (an Offered settlement can take 12 months) with many confusing and seemingly contradictory requirements.

Even though the Offer in Compromise program was simplified through the Fresh Start Initiative, gathering all the necessary paperwork for an offer in compromise is incredibly time to consume as is staying on top of communications from the IRS regarding your settlement offer. However, if your income tax debt is significant and/or you are in poor shape financially, it may be worth it to take the time to submit an Offer in Compromise.

Offer in Compromise

Offer in Compromise Types

First, you, the financially struggling taxpayer, need to know what type of offer in compromise you should file. There are two chief types of offers: doubt as to collectibility and doubt as to liability. Doubt of collectibility offers are made if it doesn’t look like the IRS will have any chance of collecting all or most of your outstanding balance right now or in the near future because your assets and income are outweighed by your outstanding balance. If you are filing a doubt as to liability offer in compromise, the premise for settling your back taxes is that there have been tax administration errors, and you don’t actually owe as much as the IRS says you do. Your liability isn’t supposed to exist under the current tax law, or ministerial errors were made.

An Offer in Compromise can also be made in the name of effective tax administration, where you are not arguing that tax law was correctly applied (and your balance is collectible to an extent) but that paying your outstanding taxes would cause a significant financial hardship, and the IRS isn’t going to get any money out of you as a result. For example, the value of your home could determine that your tax liability is collectible but losing your home would result in hardship.

THE ONLY TYPE OF OFFER IN COMPROMISE THAT YOU NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH IS: DOUBT AS TO COLLECTIBILITY

Fees and Low-Income Certification

Generally, there is a $186 nonrefundable application fee when you apply for an offer in compromise. It is totally separate from any tax payments and doesn’t count toward your outstanding balance. The only exception to this is if you are submitting an offer based on doubt as to liability. The fee is also waived if you qualify for the low-income exception. If your monthly income falls at or below 250% of the poverty guidelines set by the Department of Health and Human Services, you can check off the low-income certification section of the offer in compromise form (Form 656).

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Eligibility and Taking Care of Unfiled Tax Returns

The IRS Tax Lawyer at Flat Fee Tax Service who is handling your IRS tax problem, will ensure that you’re eligible for an offer in compromise. If you are in open bankruptcy proceedings, you can’t make an offer.

Flat Fee Tax Service can determine if you are eligible and qualified to settle with the IRS during our initial consultation.

Next, you need to make sure that you’ve filed all outstanding tax returns. The alternative is to wait for the IRS to file substitute returns on your behalf, but this frequently doesn’t have the best outcome. Substitute returns only account for the bare minimum of tax benefits and rely on data already in the system, such as W-2 and 1099’s on file, opposed to what your actual tax situation could look like. Because of this, your total outstanding tax debt could look a lot larger than it really is and make it harder for your offer to be accepted as a result.

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Compiling a Personal Financial Statement

You need to prove that your income and assets are insufficient to pay your entire outstanding tax balance. IRS Form 656 has two different financial statement forms, one for individuals and businesses, with an extra section for self-employed taxpayers. This statement is incredibly exhaustive as you must provide information about your and your spouse’s employment, whether your dependents and other people living in your household contribute to the household income, household expenses, vehicles and other assets, and virtually anything else related to your ability to pay down your tax debt. You must include copies of documents such as pay stubs, car notes, student loan payments, and other proof of your expenses, income, assets, and debts to substantiate what you entered on the financial statement. If you are self-employed, you need to provide an extensive breakdown of assets used in your business as well as where your income comes from and the type of expenses you have.

The purpose of collecting so much financial information is so that the IRS can determine if you can pay your balance in a reasonably short time frame and that it doesn’t merit the other resolution options available to you such as going on a payment plan or making your account temporarily uncollectible.

Making the Offer in Compromise and Choosing a Payment Plan

Once you’ve compiled your financial statement, which should support your Offer in Compromise amount and how much you are able to pay, you then make the actual offer. The offer price should be as close to the original tax liability as possible, within reason.

You also will specify if you will make the offer in five payments or less with a lump-sum payment plan or periodic plan (typically monthly). If you are opting for the lump-sum option, your package must include a payment for 20% of the total offer amount. For periodic plans, including the first period’s payment in your package. You then need to stay current on these payment plans while waiting for the IRS to make a decision.

Waiting for the IRS to Respond

Once you submit the settlement offer and your initial payment, you must honor the payment arrangement proposed in your offer even though it will take time for you to get a response. While the IRS is processing your offer, you need to keep making these payments or else your offer will be voided. The only exception to this rule is if you meet the low-income certification guidelines.

Another important factor to consider is that while you wait for the IRS to accept or reject your offer in compromise, penalties and interest will still mount on your outstanding balance. Collection actions will be suspended, but you may still receive a federal tax lien that won’t be released until the terms of the offer have been satisfied. Because of this, if you have any outstanding installment agreements, then you don’t need to make payments on them.

If you received a notice that your offer was accepted, or two years passed from the date that the IRS received your offer, and they still didn’t respond with a decision, then your offer has been deemed acceptable. You still must keep up with the payments that you were making while waiting for a response, except that now your outstanding balance has been reduced to your offer amount. If you have any federal tax refunds for future tax years, they will also be applied to your outstanding balance.

A Returned Offer in Compromise and Rejections

A common mistake people make when submitting an offer in compromise that comes back to them is confusing it for a rejection. The IRS will sometimes send back an offer in compromise package if the information is missing. Other reasons for returning the offer package include failure to enclose the application fee or make the first payment, didn’t file the required tax returns, or didn’t pay current tax liabilities while the offer was being considered. While being in open bankruptcy proceedings generally deems you ineligible, you can still try to submit an offer in compromise, and it will just get returned instead of outright rejected.

This distinction is important because having an offer package returned to you doesn’t give you a right to an appeal. Your submission date completely resets once you’ve gathered all the missing information and/or payments and can resend your offer, starting the entire process all over again. This means that you will need to update your financial statement as well as provide new and current supporting documents.

If your Offer in Compromise is rejected, however, you will receive a formal rejection notice in the mail with detailed instructions on how to elevate your case to the IRS Office of Appeals. Your request for an appeal has to be made within 30 days from the date on this letter, or else you’ll have to start an entirely new offer from scratch. You will usually be given reasons for rejection and have the opportunity to dispute them as well as make a counteroffer for the amount you will pay over time.

Potential Consequences of Submitting an Offer in Compromise

If the IRS accepts your Offer in Compromise, you will never be able to dispute the amount in court or anywhere else. If you wind up having to file for bankruptcy after the offer has been accepted, the amount of federal taxes you owe now can’t be disputed.

If you suspect that you are going to default on a payment plan once they IRS has accepted an offer in compromise, you should contact the IRS immediately so your offer isn’t voided in the event of an emergency such as job loss, domestic violence, or health problems.

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What is an Offer in Compromise?

It is a legal settlement with the IRS

What You Must Know Before You File an Offer in Compromise
* Do You Qualify for an Offer in Compromise?

The Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise Booklet (PDF) contains information about filing an Offer in Compromise, worksheets, and all forms necessary to file an Offer in Compromise.

When submitting an Offer in Compromise (OIC), taxpayers must use the most current version of Form 656, Offer in Compromise (PDF), or Form 656-L, Offer in Compromise (Doubt as to Liability) (PDF), depending on the basis of the offer in compromise. Taxpayers should file Form 656 when there is a doubt that the liability could be collected in full through a lump sum or an installment agreement and file Form 656-L when it is believed that the tax liability is incorrect. Taxpayers may not file offers concurrently claiming both that the tax liability is incorrect along with an inability to pay the liability.

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In most cases, taxpayers must submit Form 433-A, Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners and Self-Employed Individuals, and/or Form 433-B, Collection Information Statement for Businesses. Neither the Form 433-A nor Form 433-B is required when a taxpayer submits an Offer in Compromise (OIC) based solely as to doubt as to liability.

How Many Forms 656 and Application Fees are Required?

The general rule when determining how many settlements offers and application fees are necessary is “one fee and form per entity”. The Form 656-B contains an Offer in Compromise Application Fee and Payments matrix to assist you in determining the number of Forms 656 and application fees required.

Examples:

A married couple owing the same joint income tax liability may file only one Form 656 listing the joint liability. One fee of $150 should be attached to the Form 656. A married couple opting to file separate offers to compromise the same joint liability may do so, but two $150 application fees will be required.

When a married couple owes a joint liability and one spouse also owes an individual (non-joint) liability, two OICs and two application fees are needed.

A divorced, separated or married couple living apart may still file one From 656 listing their joint liability and pay only one $150 fee as long as all the taxes owed are joint liabilities. Taxpayers in these situations that opt to file separate offers must pay a $150 application fee for each offer that is submitted for consideration.

Note: These examples assume that the taxpayers do not meet one of the exceptions for paying the application fee: your Offer in Compromise (OIC) is filed under doubt as to liability or the taxpayer has completed and attached Form 656-A to Form 656.

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Keys to Success in the Offer in Compromise Program:

1. Explore all collection options before submitting an offer in compromise

2. Complete the “Is Your Offer in Compromise Processable?” checklist located in the Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise Booklet. (If you make any ‘kind of mistake” on your paperwork, the IRS will return your Offer in Compromise and tell you its is “un-processable”. The IRS won’t tell you what the mistake is. The IRS will immediately resume enforcement action against you. You will have to start out “all over again”.)

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3. Submit all required documentation

4. Complete all items on Form 656, Offer in Compromise

5. Include all required fees and payments

6. Be current with all filing and paying requirements (estimated taxes and federal tax deposits) and remain current

7. Respond promptly to all requests for additional information

8. Complete all items on Form 433-A or Form 433-B

Where to File Form 656

Residents of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming:

If you are a wage earner, retiree, or a self-employed individual without employees; then mail Form 656 and all attachments to:

Memphis Internal Revenue Service
Center COIC Unit
PO Box 30803 AMC
Memphis, TN 38130-0804

If you are other than a wage earner, retiree, or self-employed individual without employees; then mail Form 656 and all attachments to:

Memphis Internal Revenue Service
Center COIC Unit
PO Box 30804, AMC
Memphis, TN 38130-0804

Residents of: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or have a foreign address:

If you are a wage earner, retiree, or a self-employed individual without employees; then mail Form 656 and all attachments to:

Brookhaven Internal Revenue Service
Center COIC Unit
PO Box 9007
Holtsville, NY 11742-9007

If you are other than a wage earner, retiree, or a self-employed individual without employees; then mail form 656 and all attachments to:

Brookhaven Internal Revenue Service
Center COIC Unit
PO Box 9008
Holtsville, NY 11742-9008

Where to File Form 656-L (Doubt as to Liability)

Brookhaven Internal Revenue Service
COIC Unit
PO Box 9008
Holtsville, NY 11742-9008

All this information is taken from the IRS website and is vital information to have. For any questions please call our office.

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What To Do When You Receive an IRS Notice | Flat Fee Tax Service

What should you do when you receive an IRS Notice well the short answer is to call the IRS tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service. Why is that? Our IRS Tax attorneys have been successfully defending taxpayers and having their tax levies stopped and tax debt settled. That’s why.

Receiving a notice from the IRS is not something most people look forward to. You may be confused as to what the notice is saying, and afraid of the possible consequences, such as owing substantial back taxes, interest, and penalties.I

There are two important things to know about most IRS notices:

1. You may have the right to challenge or appeal the action the IRS is taking, and You usually have a limited time to do so.

2. If you toss the IRS notice aside and forget about it, you may lose out on your chance to appeal an incorrect tax assessment or to stop an IRS collection action. The IRS is also much easier to deal with when you are proactive about solving your tax problems, rather than failing to respond to IRS notices and hoping for the best.

There are many different types of IRS notices, but the Notice of Deficiency and the various collection notices are two common ones that you should be aware of.

The Notice of Deficiency

The Notice of Deficiency, also known as a 90-day letter, is the last best chance to disagree with the IRS determination of additional tax due. Don’t ignore it! If you do, you will be very unhappy later.

Once you receive this notice, you have 90 days to file a petition in Tax Court. If you have any reason to believe that the IRS has made an error in computing the tax, you should contact a tax litigation attorney immediately, so you can argue your case in Tax Court.

After filing your petition, you may not need to go to court at all. Your tax attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement that eliminates some or all of the assessed tax. Even if you and your attorney decide that the IRS is likely to win their case, you can negotiate an installment plan or Offer in Compromise in order to avoid any IRS collection actions.

IRS Collection Notices

There are many different types of notices to inform you that the IRS is about to use its broad collection powers to take your assets. Some of these notices include:

Notice of Intent to Levy
Notice of Federal Tax Lien
Notice of Jeopardy Levy
Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund
Post Levy Collection Due Process Notice

If you receive any of these IRS notices, you need an IRS Tax Attorney. When the IRS sends out one of the above notices, it means that the IRS is about to—or already has—seized your property, whether it was the funds in your bank account, a portion of your wages, or something else.

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY OF THESE IRS NOTICES, YOU NEED AN IRS TAX ATTORNEY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.

You have a right to challenge these collection actions, whether they have already happened or not. In most cases, you can request a Collection Due Process hearing, but you only have 30 days to make such a request.

You may or may not be able to dispute the INCOME tax assessment at this point, but you can challenge the specific collection action being taken, and either agree to a payment plan or Offer in Compromise, either of which is preferable to having the IRS drain your bank account or garnish your wages.

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If a taxpayer does not take action to remedy back tax problems, the IRS issue a levy order and an employer will be legally obligated to garnish and seize a taxpayer’s paycheck until such time that either the income tax debt is paid off or the struggling taxpayer resolves the tax debt problem in some other way.

Unlike an IRS bank levy, an IRS wage garnishment is continuous. In other words, an IRS income tax wage levy (garnishment) will not be stopped, released and removed by the IRS until such time that the tax debt is satisfied or resolved in some way.

Also, please note that states, like California, will also issue a wage garnishment to collect tax debt. In fact, the State of California Franchise Tax Board has a very proactive and aggressive program to collect any back taxes that the State of California is owed.

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An IRS wage levy (also called garnishment) is the inevitable result of underlying back income tax problems. The purpose and goal of Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. are to solve a struggling taxpayer’s income tax problem, once and for all. Our team of IRS tax professionals will stop the IRS wage garnishment in one (1) day.

The big picture solution will involve the resolution of the entire income tax problem. After the IRS levy is released, stopped and removed, our client will have a tax debt that still needs to be remedied.

Many taxpayers with an income tax problem, will have unfiled missing tax returns. Our team will make sure to get the taxpayer’s back tax returns are prepared and filed right away so that the taxpayer becomes compliant (rights are restored) with the income tax laws.  Our IRS Tax Attorneys will protect our client’s interests. Our clients will have reached a reasonable payment plan, be placed into Currently not Collectible status with IRS or, better yet, will reduce the income tax debt through an Offer in Compromise (IRS settlement).

If a taxpayer receives an enforcement letter from the IRS or the taxpayer’s employer informs he/she regarding a wage garnishment, it is important that Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. be contacted immediately. You have a very short time frame (when is the next payday?) to take action to stop, release and remove aggressive IRS collection seizure. The experienced IRS tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service will take charge and have the IRS wage garnishment (tax levy) stopped, released and removed in 1 day.

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