Offer in Compromise – Affordable IRS Settlement | Flat Fee Tax Service

An Offer in Compromise is an tax settlement with the IRS that allows a financially struggling taxpayer to settle an income tax debt for less than the full amount owed. An Offer in Compromise may be a legitimate option if the taxpayer cannot pay the full income tax liability, or doing so creates a financial hardship. The IRS must consider a taxpayer’s unique set of facts and circumstances:

  • Ability to pay;
  • Income;
  • Expenses; and
  • Asset equity.

The IRS will generally approve an offer in compromise settlement when the amount offered represents the most that the IRS can expect to collect within a reasonable period of time. The IRS will try and discourage a taxpayer. Explore all other payment options before submitting an offer in compromise. The Offer in Compromise program is not for everyone. If you hire a tax professional to help you file an offer, be sure to check his or her qualifications.

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Make sure you are eligible to settle with the IRS:

Before the IRS will consider a taxpayer’s settlement offer, the taxpayer must be current with all filing and payment requirements. You are not eligible if you are in an open bankruptcy proceeding. Call the IRS tax relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. for your free and confidential consultation. A consultation call to our team will be the quickest way for a taxpayer to find out their qualifications for an IRS settlement.

SubmitTING an Offer in Compromise:

A taxpayer can submit an Offer in Compromise (IRS settlement) on their own. It is not recommended. Presently, at the time of this writing, the IRS is accepting 40% of the settlement offers that are submitted. Most of the 40% used a tax professional.

The clients who use Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. have had a 95% success rate. 

If you are stubborn and want to do your own settlement, you will find step-by-step instructions and all the forms for submitting an offer in the Offer in Compromise Booklet, Form 656-B.  A taxpayer’s completed offer package must include:

  • Form 433-A (OIC) (individuals) or 433-B (OIC) (businesses) and all required documentation as specified on the forms;
  • Form 656(s) – individual and business tax debt (Corporation/ LLC/ Partnership) must be submitted on separate Form 656;
  • $186 application fee (non-refundable); and
  • Initial payment (non-refundable) for each Form 656.

Select payment option:

The taxpayer’s initial payment will vary based on the offer and the payment option chosen:

  • Lump Sum Cash: Submit an initial payment of 20 percent of the total offer amount with the application. Wait for written acceptance, then pay the remaining balance of the offer in five or fewer payments.
  • Periodic Payment: Submit an initial payment with the application. Continue to pay the remaining balance in monthly installments while the IRS considers the settlement offer. If accepted, continue to pay monthly until it is paid in full.

Should a financially distressed taxpayer meet the Low-Income Certification guidelines, the taxpayer does not have to send the application fee or the initial payment and the taxpayer will not need to make monthly installments during the evaluation of the offer. Check the application package for details.

You Need to Understand the Entire Process:

While an IRS settlement offer is being evaluated:

  • The taxpayer’s non-refundable payments and fees will be applied to the income tax liability (payments can be designated to a specific tax year and tax debt);
  • A Notice of Federal Tax Lien may be filed;
  • Other collection activities  (levies) are suspended;
  • The legal assessment and collection period is extended;
  • Make all required payments associated with the settlement offer;
  • The taxpayer is not required to make payments on an existing installment agreement; and
  • The settlement offer is automatically accepted if the IRS does not make a determination within two years of the IRS receipt date.


If a taxpayer decides to do their own Offer in Compromise, the settlement offer had better be done correctly the VERY 1st TIME. The reason is this: the IRS suspends the Statute of Limitations during the Offer in Compromise submission process. That means if the settlement offer is rejected for any reason, the IRS has extended the time to enforce collection.



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How Much Money will the IRS Settle For | Flat Fee Tax Service

The average amount that the IRS settles for in an offer in compromise is currently $6,629.  Sounds good, does it not? If only an IRS settlement was that easy, every taxpayer would be submitting IRS settlements, right?

These are the facts. In 2014, the IRS received 68,000 offers in compromise from taxpayers. The IRS accepted 27,000 of those settlement offers. The IRS accepted 40% of the settlement offers submitted.


The total amount accepted in all Offers in Compromise in 2014 was $179 million which is an average income tax settlement of $6,629.

The above statistics do not mean that a financially struggling taxpayer will settle with the IRS for that amount, or that there is a 40% chance your IRS settlement offer will be accepted.

The IRS uses a very specific and complicated formula in determining the settlement value of an Offer in Compromise and whether or not to accept or reject it.  Your success depends on how a taxpayer fits into the IRS formula.

The Offer in Compromise program formula works like this:

  1. The IRS will figure out how much they think that a taxpayer can pay them every month in an installment agreement. They do this by asking for your pay stubs or, if you are self-employed, a recent profit and loss statement from your business.
  2. The IRS wants to know about your monthly living expenses.  Some of those expenses such as your housing and utilities, car payment(s) and food/clothing will subject to IRS limitations. The IRS calls these limitations Collection Financial Standards, often referred to as allowable living expenses. The IRS is trying to create more cash flow than the struggling taxpayer will actually have by limiting the expenses to amounts the IRS thinks are reasonable.

The taxpayer’s monthly income, minus the allowable living expenses, equals the taxpayer’s monthly cash flow.  The IRS is going to put a value on the cash flow for purposes of determining the Offer in Compromise settlement value.

If the taxpayer can pay the IRS the offered settlement within five months after acceptance, the IRS values your monthly cash flow by multiplying it by a factor of 12. $200 of monthly cash flow will equate to an offered settlement valuation of $2,400.

If the taxpayer is unable to pay the settlement in full within five months, the IRS will grant you 24 months payment terms. However, your monthly cash flow ($200/month in our example) would be multiplied by a factor of 24, increasing the settlement offer to $4,800. The IRS will give the taxpayer a discount for paying the IRS the offered settlement sooner rather than later.

After determining the value of the settlement offer, the IRS will then turn to a valuation of the taxpayer’s assets, and add that to the value of your cash flow.  How much is your “stuff” worth?  Your car, house, retirement plan?  Subtract any loans to arrive at equity, and in most cases, reduce that by 20% to get to your IRS valuation.

Add your cash flow (multiplied by a factor of 12 or 24) to your asset value, and you have your proposed IRS settlement amount.

The taxpayer’s success with an offer in compromise is based on a full understanding of the IRS investigative process into the income, living expenses and assets of the taxpayer. It is not a one size fits all situation. The amount of one taxpayer’s settlement has no bearing on the success of another taxpayer.  The IRS does not have a set percentage of settlement to the amount owed.  

The taxpayer’s settlement offer depends on convincing the IRS that your financial situation is dismal and that the IRS will never get paid after applying their internal guidelines.





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IRS Tax Debt Help | San Antonio | Flat Fee Tax Service

Flat Fee Tax Service has provided many taxpayers in the San Antonio, Texas area struggling with an IRS tax debt for more than a decade. Should it look like it’ll be difficult for you, a financially struggling taxpayer, to pay all the federal income taxes you owe, here are your options, along with some key facts you need to know.

There are two distinct aspects involved in paying taxes: filing your return and paying it. Not filing your return on time and not paying what you owe come with different ramifications. It may surprise you to know that if you don’t file your return on time, even if you can’t pay all that you owe by April 15, you will be facing the largest penalty.

Failure to file your tax returns on time and not paying all of the income tax that you owe by the due date will cost you a monthly penalty of 5 percent of your tax bill plus interest. However, if you do file on time, or request an extension by midnight on April 15, the penalty drops to half of 1 percent plus interest. So, at the very least, file your income tax return or request an extension by April 15. Paying as much as you can by the filing deadline will lower your costs as well since the late payment penalty is based on a percentage of what you haven’t paid.

A Taxpayer Has Several Options

A distressed, financially struggling taxpayer will have to come to an agreement on how to pay the income tax owed. Don’t expect this to be “forgotten.” The picture of Uncle Sam may look friendly, but the IRS has some enforcement/collection tactics available to them that other creditors do not. The IRS could be garnishing your wages, taking money from your bank accounts, or slapping a lien on your property.

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Don’t let things get to “go haywire.” Instead, explore the following tax relief options:

  • Short-term extension: If you think you can pay all of the income tax that you owe within 120 days of April 15, a taxpayer can apply online for an installment agreement You can also call the IRS at 800-829-1040 (maybe the IRS will answer the phone – probably won’t) for more information. There is no up-front fee for a short-term payment extension. However, a late-pay penalty (half of 1 percent of the balance owed per month) and interest will be charged. Still, that should amount to less than what you’d be charged with a longer-term payment agreement.
  • Long-term extension: If you can’t pay the income tax you owe within 120 days, you may be eligible to pay your income tax bill in monthly installments over the course of up to 72 months. There is a fee of $120 to establish an installment agreement, or $52 if you agree to have your payments automatically deducted from your bank account. While you’ll still have to pay interest, if you filed your return on time, the monthly late-pay penalty will be half of 1 percent of what you owe. If you owe the IRS $50,000 or less (including penalties and interest), you should be able to set up the online payment agreement. If you owe more than $50,000, you’ll need to complete IRS Form 9465 and supply the IRS with a Full Financial (IRS Form 433-F). Also, should a taxpayer owe $50,000 or more, the IRS will file a Tax Lien regardless whether you have an Installment Agreement or not.
  • Temporary delay: If your circumstances are such that you can’t pay any of what you owe, and you’re not sure when you’ll be able to, the IRS may temporarily delay enforcement/collection until your financial condition improves. However, your income tax debt will grow because penalties and interest will accrue until you come up with the full amount. During the temporary delay, the IRS will continue to review your ability to pay. The government may also place a tax lien on real estate or other property you own. Contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 (maybe the IRS will pick up the phone) for more information about requesting a temporary delay.
  • Offer in Compromise: To be eligible and qualified for an IRS settlement through the Offer in compromise program, you must owe the IRS $10,000 or more. If you can’t afford an installment agreement, you could offer to settle your tax debt in one lump sum (you can also make monthly installments on the settlement) totaling less than what you owe. Whether you’ll qualify depends, in part, on your income, expenses, assets and the IRS’ assessment of your ability to pay. As of the date of this writing, the IRS has been accepting 42% of the settlement offers submitted. The clients at Flat Fee Tax Service have had a 95% success rate. There is also a non-refundable $186 application fee, and most applicants have to make an up-front, non-refundable partial payment when they apply. So, make sure you feel confident about meeting the requirements. You’ll need to demonstrate that situation is such that you will never be able to pay back everything you owe.
  • Currently not Collectible:  If a financially struggling taxpayer cannot pay their income tax debt and owes any amount to the IRS and cannot pay, the taxpayer may be declared “Currently not Collectible.” The IRS will file a Tax Lien but will cease all active enforcement action and the Statute of Limitations will continue to run out on your income tax debt.

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IRS Tax Help | Los Angeles | Flat Fee Tax Service

Owing the IRS back income taxes can feel like you’re in the path of a severe storm, with no shelter in sight. When a distressed, financially struggling taxpayer is drowning in IRS income tax debt, that harsh reality that can be settled with proper income tax relief. Flat Fee Tax Service provides IRS income tax help to financially struggling taxpayers in Los Angeles, throughout California and nationwide at very affordable fees.

The IRS will be aggressive when it comes to the enforcement of collecting back income tax debt, The IRS must cooperate with you if your IRS tax relief team seeks an IRS back taxes settlement through the proper programs and methods. Hiring an experienced IRS Tax Attorney may seem very confusing and intimidating, but it is crucial if you want the very best outcome. A IRS Tax Attorney at Flat Fee Tax Service has the experience, knowledge, and skills to interpret the complex IRS regulation and protect your rights. Our team of tax professionals are all led by an IRS Tax Attorney who knows the ins-and-outs of the IRS, and also have years of real-life experience applying our knowledge to each of our client’s unique needs.

Flat Fee Tax Service will settle IRS income taxes using the following methods:

IRS Back Income Taxes Payment Plans: Full or Partial Installment Agreements

Payment plans, or installment agreements, allow you to pay off all or most of your IRS back taxes through manageable, monthly installments. You are eligible for a full payment plan, which satisfies the complete debt amount if you owe less than $25,000. Though, our tax debt attorneys have experience in achieving full payment plans for some clients who owe more than $25,000. A partial payment plan is generally the next option if you are not eligible for the full payment plan. Though this plan does not satisfy all of the back tax debt, it certainly allows you to pay off most of it.

Offer in Compromise (OIC) – The IRS Fresh Start Initiative

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is the most desirable tax resolution settlement as it allows you to pay off your entire back tax balance for significantly less than you owe. Currently, the IRS is approving 42% of all the settlement offers submitted. 95% of the clients of Flat Fee Tax Service have been settling their back income tax debts. The IRS must be shown that you do not have the ability to pay your income tax debt or you will not be granted an IRS settlement (OIC). Fortunately for you, the qualifying guidelines were recently broadened and more taxpayers are now eligible. Our tax debt attorneys will be able to quickly review your case to determine if an Offer in Compromise (OIC) could be granted to you. During our initial consultation, our IRS tax relief team can normally determine if you are eligible and qualified to settle with the IRS.

Currently Not Collectible Status (CNC)

Being declared Currently not Collectible (CNC) is another attractive option that our IRS tax attorneys are frequently able to achieve for our clients. This puts a temporary hold on all IRS back tax collections and enforcement that may become permanent if there is no change to your income or assets. To be eligible, you must be able to show that repaying the IRS through installments or in full would restrict you from paying for necessities, such as food, shelter, auto payments, utilities, health insurance, etc.

How Do You Settle Your Back Income Tax Problems?

You can start by calling the IRS tax relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. When you have IRS income tax debt, the IRS will virtually consume your life and finances. The first and most important step are to TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. Contact our IRS tax relief team today and we will immediately begin to shoulder the burden of your IRS back tax problems and work immediately and diligently to get your life back on track!

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Flat Fee Tax Service | Affordable IRS Tax Debt Help

Every IRS tax resolution company wants to pretend to be Flat Fee Tax Service. Our IRS tax relief team (tax professionals) invented the “one vert affordable fee” so that financially struggling, distressed taxpayers can afford the IRS tax debt help that they need and deserve.

Years ago, we decided to post our fees on our websites for all of the world to see and view. Of course, our competitors took notice. They didn’t like the fact that Flat Fee Tax Service has been providing low affordable fees that taxpayers can afford. If a taxpayer called both our tax professionals and other tax resolution companies they came away with two findings. One, we provided a complete, understandable consultation and, second, we have the most services at the lowest fee.

Our team of IRS tax professionals will evaluate your situation during our free and confidential consultation. Our IRS tax relief team will tirelessly work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We will custom build an IRS tax resolution strategy that will best fit your needs. If you are qualified eligible, our team will prepare, submit and negotiate an Offer in Compromise with the IRS, and work to get the best settlement available to save your hard-earned dollars. We will pretty much know if you qualify for an IRS settlement through the IRS Offer in Compromise program after we have our consultation with you.

For most of our clients, they come to us in need of some serious help because they are experiencing an IRS levy. Our clients need the IRS levy stopped and avoided as well need to get their lives and their businesses back on track. Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. specializes in stopping and avoiding an IRS Levy. Our team of IRS tax professionals also prepare to miss, unfiled tax returns as well as Penalty Abatement’s, Installment Agreements and placing taxpayers into Currently Uncollectable status.



Flat Fee Tax Service guarantees to stop an IRS levy on your wages in one day. Our IRS tax resolution team will evaluate and put a plan in place and execute on our plan so that you can be free of IRS interference. Our team of IRS tax professionals has seen every conceivable IRS problem. Most of our clients have come close to losing everything from their life savings to their families. We’re here to help you get your life back on the right tax track quickly and efficiently.

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IRS Fresh Start | Offer in Compromise | Flat Fee Tax Service

Are you, a financially struggling taxpayer, at loggerheads with the IRS over a tax return(s) from years ago? Your delinquent tax debt may be weighing on your mind, causing you anxiety and sleepless nights, but there’s a way you can put the matter to rest for good.

Your Fresh Start Strategy: Make the IRS an offer it can’t refuse.

The technical name given by the IRS for such a settlement arrangement is an “offer in compromise” (OIC).

The IRS is willing to go along with a settlement deal, but it won’t budge on the procedures. You must submit a formal settlement which is called an Offer in Compromise.

The tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service has a 95% success rate because we do not lie to our clients and give them false hope. Our IRS Tax Attorneys know what the IRS will accept as a settlement of your back tax debt.

Here’s the whole story: An Offer in Compromise settlement is an agreement between a financially struggling taxpayer and the IRS. A successful Offer in Compromise will settle for less than the full amount of back tax owed. If the liability can be fully paid through a normal installment agreement or other means, the taxpayer generally isn’t eligible for an Offer in Compromise.

You must be qualified and eligible. You, the struggling taxpayer, must have filed all tax returns, made all required estimated tax payments for the current year and deposited payroll taxes for the current quarter if he or she is a business owner.

An Offer in Compromise Settlement Is A Financial Formula.

The IRS will accept an Offer in Compromise settlement if the amount offered by the taxpayer is equal to or greater than what is termed, the “reasonable collection potential” (RCP).

The RCP includes the value that may be realized from the tax­­­­payer’s assets—such as real property, automobiles, bank accounts and other property—as well as anticipated future income (less certain amounts allowed for basic living expenses).

There Are Three (3) Reasons For An Offer In Compromise.

The IRS says it may accept an OIC based on three grounds.

1. Doubt as to Liability: This ground is only met when there is a genuine dispute as to the existence or amount of the correct tax debt under the law.

2. Doubt as to Collectibility: Doubt that the amount owed is fully collectible: Such doubt exists where the taxpayer’s assets and income are less than the full amount of the tax liability.

3. Effective Tax Administration: This occurs when there’s no doubt that the tax is legally owed and that the full amount owed may be collected, but requiring payment in full would create an economic hardship or be “unfair and inequitable” under the circumstances.



When submitting your Offer in Compromise (OIC) based on doubt of collectability, you must use the most current version of Form 656, Offer in Compromise.

Financial Statements: You will need to submit Form 433-A (OIC), Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners and Self-Employed Individuals, and/or Form 433-B (OIC), Collection Information Statement for Businesses.

When the IRS accepts your settlement offer, the IRS expects that you, the taxpayer, will have no further delinquencies and will fully comply with the tax laws. You will be required to file your taxes on time for five (5) straight years. If you owe the IRS any money ($), you will have to pay it with your tax return.

If you, the struggling taxpayer, doesn’t abide by all the terms and conditions of your successful Offer in Compromise settlement, the IRS may determine that your OIC is in default. If the IRS rejects your OIC, the taxpayer will be notified by mail.

Tip: The letter will explain the reason for the rejection and provide detailed instructions on how to appeal.

What does an Offer in Compromise cost?

Generally, a taxpayer must submit a $186 application fee for an OIC. Don’t combine this fee with any other tax payments. However, there are two exceptions to this requirement.

1. No application fee is required if the OIC is based on doubt as to liability.

2. The fee is not required if the taxpayer is an individual (not a corporation, partnership, or other entity) who qualifies for the low-income exception.

The latter exception applies if the taxpayer’s total monthly income falls at or below 250% of the poverty guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tip: You may choose to pay the offer amount in a lump sum or through installment payments.



The IRS, in the past two (2) years, has expanded the Offer in Compromise program and has been accepting more settlements than ever before. The new rules for a successful Offer in Compromise are contained in the IRS Fresh Start Initiative.




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2. 09 Monthly Fee Payments of $190.00
3. Total For Work: $1900.00



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Successful Offer in Compromise | Flat Fee Tax Service

Flat Fee Tax Service has a record of excellence regarding our IRS Offer in Compromise submissions. Currently, our IRS tax professionals have a 95% success rate because we only submit IRS settlement offers that are qualified and eligible for an IRS Fresh Start.

Although the IRS Offer in Compromise program has been around for decades, the IRS Fresh Start Initiative is relatively new. The IRS Offer in Compromise program serves the best interests of all concerned, enabling the government collect what it can from a financially struggling taxpayer and relieving the taxpayer of a tax burden he/she cannot pay. Previously, the offer in compromise program had become nothing better than a “drop dead department.”

In years past, the minimum offer the IRS would accept was the sum of the net realizable equity of the taxpayer’s assets (NRE) and the taxpayer’s reasonable collection potential (RCP). The starting point for determining RCP was the excess of the taxpayer’s monthly income over expenses. In the case of an individual taxpayer, the expenses were not the taxpayer’s actual expenses, but allowable expenses determined by applying collection financial standards. The difference was then multiplied by sixty (60). Sixty (60) was the number of months used by the IRS for payment agreements.

Collection financial standards consist of national standards for food, clothing, and other items; national standards for out-of-pocket health care items; local standards for housing and utilities; and local standards for transportation (comprised of public transportation costs, vehicle ownership costs, and vehicle operating costs).


Flat Fee Tax Service has clients who have settled their IRS tax debt for as little as $100.00. We have had clients who settled their IRS income tax debt with $50 per month payments stretched out for 24 months. During our initial consultation, we can determine whether or not you are eligible and qualified for the IRS Fresh Start Offer in Compromise program.


The Internal Revenue Manual now specifically provides, “Consideration should be given to the taxpayer’s overall general situation including such facts as age, health, marital status, number and age of dependents, level of education or occupational training, and work experience.”

The new IRS fresh start offer in compromise program is much more realistic and in keeping with the purposes of the program.

The new IRS Fresh Start initiative is advantageous for taxpayers in other ways, including:

Net realizable equity (NRE) in assets is defined as quick sale value (QSV), fewer amounts owed to secured lien holders with priority over the federal tax lien, if any, and applicable exemption amounts. QSV is defined as an estimate of the price a seller could get for the asset in a situation where financial pressures motivate the owner to sell in a short period of time, usually 90 calendar days or less. QSV is normally calculated at 80% of fair market value (FMV).

Funds held in your retirement or profit sharing plan are considered an asset and must be valued for settlement offer purposes. But if the plan may not be borrowed on or liquidated until separation from employment and the taxpayer has no ability to access the funds within the period of the offer, and the taxpayer is not eligible to retire until after the period being used to calculate future income (either 12 months or 24 months, under the new settlement program), then the taxpayer is considered to have no equity in the plan.

If the taxpayer uses a car for work, then $3,450 should be deducted from its QSV otherwise determined.

If the taxpayer is self-employed, i.e., not a wage earner, and the taxpayer’s income fluctuates, then the taxpayer may income average over the last three years in determining reasonable collection potential (RCP), if that is less than the taxpayer’s income for the most recent year.

If the taxpayer’s vehicle is more than six years old or has more than 75,000 miles on it, $200 should be added to the taxpayer’s monthly vehicle operating expense otherwise allowable.

The taxpayer may deduct expenses in excess of those allowed by the collection financial standards, by proving that they necessary for the health or welfare of the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s family, or for the production of income.



The IRS will now accept an offer in compromise from an operating business which was once unheard of. The IRS cannot accept an offer in compromise from a business entity if there are trust fund taxes which need to be personally assessed against “responsible persons” with respect to the entity those who control the entity’s available cash, i.e. have the ability to prefer other creditors over the United States. “Trust fund taxes” are Social Security tax, Medicare tax, and federal income tax withheld from employees’ wages but not remitted to the IRS. An assessment of trust fund taxes against a responsible person is called a trust fund recovery penalty.

Before making an offer in compromise, a business entity should ascertain whether it has unpaid trust fund taxes. If your business does have unpaid trust fund taxes, it can still make a settlement offer, provided the amount it is offering is at least as much as its unpaid trust fund taxes, and it designates payments on the offer as against its unpaid trust fund taxes. This way, payments on the offer will also discharge the trust fund obligation with respect to the entity.

The new IRS Fresh Start Initiative offer in compromise program is of undetermined duration. What the IRS gives, the IRS can take away.

If you qualify for an IRS Fresh Start settlement, you should take advantage of the IRS program now.

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Understand IRS Offer in Compromise | Flat Fee Tax Service

If you are a financially struggling taxpayer, one of the most stressful financial situations you may face is lacking the funds to pay their outstanding tax bills. Many people, who have a back tax debt with the IRS, understand that tax liabilities supersede all other types of debt and that the federal government (IRS) has the ability to levy and garnish your wages and impose tax liens on those who let their back tax bill go unpaid.


An offer in compromise is a settlement agreement between the IRS and a financially struggling taxpayer (that would be you) that allows you to pay a lesser amount than what you truly owe. For example, Flat Fee Tax Service has clients that paid as little as $100 on tax debts of $25,000.



The IRS Offer in Compromise program is based on a complicated financial formula. Your financial data will not be exactly as it is for someone else, but, the formula is the same.

The IRS Offer in Compromise program is as close to ideal as you, the financially struggling taxpayer will get. It’s important to know how the IRS assesses an individual’s ability to qualify for the settlement plan and what the taxpayer’s responsibilities will be after acceptance of your Offered settlement.

Generally, the IRS will only extend these Offer in Compromise plans to those who are deemed unable to make a full lump sum payment or carry a liability that is too high to enroll in a payment plan. Therefore, those who owe small amounts (less than $10,000) are unlikely to qualify. Recently, the IRS relaxed its standards to offer more flexibility to taxpayers. The expanded Offer in Compromise program is called the IRS Fresh Start Initiative. The Fresh Start Initiative has made it easier for struggling taxpayers to be accepted.

The IRS, typically, only accepts 34 percent of applications for the program.


The IRS wants and needs to collect money. Therefore, the IRS will look for any reason to reject an Offer in Compromise. Taxpayers who try and save a few dollars, rather than have a proven tax resolution company prepare the documents, will usually make an error. When you submit a flawed Offer in Compromise, the IRS will return it to you and label it as “unprocessable.” The IRS will not tell you why they rejected your settlement offer.




The IRS Tax Relief Team at Flat Fee Tax Service will only submit settlement offers that we feel will be accepted by the IRS.

We can determine whether or not you are qualified and eligible to settle with the IRS for less during our initial consultation. Although the tax agency may accept a smaller amount than what is owed, they will never accept zero dollars. Our clients have paid as little as $100. The IRS will also consider mitigating circumstances that may affect how much you can feasibly pay. For example, if a couple has a child with special needs who cut into a large portion of their income, the IRS may take these costs into consideration when negotiating a payoff amount. The same is true if taxpayers themselves have chronic illnesses or health issues that may hinder their finances or ability to make payments.


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How To Settle With The IRS | Flat Fee Tax Service

Every client of Flat Fee Tax Service comes to us because they are struggling financially and have an IRS tax debt that is impossible to pay back. Usually, our clients, before becoming our client, have had a period of procrastination and, most likely, find themselves suffering from an IRS wage levy.


You need to take a positive step forward and decide that “enough is enough.”


90% of the clients at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., who submit an Offer in Compromise, have had their settlement offers accepted by the IRS.


1. Stop the IRS wage levy.
2. Stop enforcement action by the IRS.
3. Flat Fee Tax Service will get you compliant if you need to have unfiled taxes prepared.
4. Settle with the IRS for less if you are qualified and eligible for an IRS Offer in Compromise.



Under 26 U.S.C. § 7122, the IRS can settle what they, the IRS, a claim is owed by you for less than the full amount according to IRS guidelines.

You are eligible for the offer in compromise under 3 conditions:

1) Doubt as to liability: There is a reason for doubt that the assessed tax liability is correct.

2) Doubt as to collectibility: You can show that it is unlikely that the IRS will ever be able to collect the debt in full.

3) Effective Tax Administration: Liability or collectibility doubt do not exist (situations 1 and/or 2 do not apply), but debtor has extenuating or special circumstances which mean that collection of the debt would create an economic hardship or would be unfair and inequitable.



Doubt as to Collectibility is the one Offer in Compromise condition that will get you a settlement of your back tax debt.

To make the case for an Offer in Compromise (OIC) by doubt as to collectibility, a financially struggling taxpayer must establish that it is unlikely that you will ever be able to pay the debt in full. The taxpayer’s reasonable collection potential is based on a complicated financial formula which includes: monthly disposable income, net realizable equity in the taxpayer’s assets and future income. That’s right, the IRS wants you to bring everything you have today and will have tomorrow to the table.



As stated above, 95% of the Offer in Compromise prepared by our IRS tax relief team has been successfully accepted by the IRS.

IRS Statistics Have 42% Offer in Compromise Acceptance Nationwide





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The IRS Levy | Flat Fee Tax Service

You’re on your way to meet friends for dinner and you need some cash. You think, “I’ll stop at the ATM machine on the way.” There is an ATM on your way to the restaurant. You put your ATM card in the slot. After typing in your password and the amount of your withdrawal you begin tapping your fingers on the machine. You are in a hurry and left yourself with no time to spare. You are waiting. You’re ready to take the twenties.

What comes out of the machine is NOTHING. ZERO. NADA.


There are no twenties but rather a slip of paper that has a big zero next to the word balance. You stand there. You try it again. You are filled with terror, believing that some despicable character has stolen your identity and absconded with your money.


It’s late and the bank is closed, so after calling your friends and expressing your regrets you head home. The fear of not knowing what has happened to your money feels crushing. Once home you pass by the unopened stack of IRS notices. Just the sight of them compounds the fear you are feeling.


Morning finally arrives and you rush to the bank. You are very succinct in your story. Someone has stolen your money and you want it back! While pulling up your information on the computer screen you sense empathy from the bank official and are hopeful. “Your money has not been stolen from your account. The IRS has placed a levy on your bank account.” The words don’t quite sink in but then in an instant the images of all those unopened IRS notices provide an unmistakable clarity to the situation.



What Happened Is This:

The IRS is authorized to collect past due taxes by levy. An IRS levy is a legal seizure of your property to satisfy a your tax debt. Real, personal, tangible and intangible property is all subject to an IRS levy. The IRS can seize and sell property that you hold and commonly levy property that is yours but held by someone else such as your wages, retirement accounts and bank accounts. The IRS will proceed with a levy when the following three requirements have been met: (1) the IRS has assessed the tax and sent you a notice and demand for payment (2) you neglected or refused to pay the tax and (3) a final notice of intent to levy and notice of your right to a hearing was sent to you at least 30 days before the levy. The notice may be given in person or by mail.



If your employer has been served with an IRS levy, they generally have one full pay period before they are required to send any funds from their employees’ wages. As an employee you can exempt a portion of your wages from an IRS levy. This amount is your standard deduction plus personal exemptions divided by the weeks related to your applicable pay schedule. For example, a single person paid biweekly would be able to exempt $ 384.62.

Social security benefits and disability benefits received under the Social Security Administration are subject to an automatic 15% levy per the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP). Retirement accounts including an individual retirement account are also subject to an IRS levy. Your principal residence is however exempt from levy.

GREAT NEWS: The IRS Levy Release team at Flat Fee Tax Service will have your IRS Wage Levy stopped and released in 1 (one) day.

If You Own Rental Property:

If you are the holder of property and have received an IRS levy order for that property, ignoring the request can have dire consequences to you. If you fail or refuse to surrender the property subject to the levy you become personally liable for payment of an amount equal in value to the property levied upon or the taxpayer’s liability. Additionally, a penalty can be imposed if you fail or refuse in the amount of 50% equal to the value of the property or the tax liability.

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The head in the sand approach is not an effective strategy to use in situations where a levy is pending or is in place. The hardship that accompanies a levy is not lost on the IRS and immediate contact with the agency is the first step in working towards a resolution.

Contact your tax professional at Flat Fee Tax Service for assistance if you are facing an IRS Levy.

Your friends are waiting for you.

To stop and release your IRS levy, call your “friends” at Flat Fee Tax Service

Our IRS Levy Hotline: 1-866-747-7435

Flat Fee Tax Service has never failed to have an IRS levy stopped and released.


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2. Fully Accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
3. Maintain an A-Rating with the better Business Bureau.
4. No client complaints.
5. Battle tested, experienced IRS Tax Attorneys.
6. Most IRS Levies stopped and released in one (1) day.
7. 95% success rate for Offers in Compromise submissions.
8. Very affordable fees. fees paid in monthly installments.
9. Our IRS tax professionals are honest, dependable and thorough.

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