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I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer?

Tax_questionQ) I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer?

A) According to the IRS: You may qualify for an Offer in Compromise if you are unable to pay your taxes in full or if you are facing economic hardship or other special circumstances.

Note: Offer in Compromise Application Fee – Your offer must include the $186 application fee. If you are requesting a low-income exception of the fee, you must complete section 4 of the Form 656, Offer in Compromise. Form 656 can be found in Form 656-B(PDF), Offer in Compromise Booklet.

Offers received without the $186 fee or a completed section 4 of the Form 656 will not be accepted for processing.  Please see Step 6 on Page 4 of the Form 656-B (PDF), for more information on the required initial payment and application fee, and section 4 of the Form 656 to determine if you qualify for the low-income exception.  Please also see Steps 2 and 3 on Page 4 of the Form 656-B to determine whether your application must include either a completed Form 433-A (OIC) (PDF), Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners and Self-Employed Individuals, or Form 433-B (OIC) (PDF), Collection Information Statement for Businesses.

  • If you are not granted an Offer-in-Compromise and you are unable to pay your delinquent taxes in full at this time, you still may be eligible for an installment agreement.  For example, you can file Form 433-D (PDF), Installment Agreement, which is a request for a direct debit installment agreement.  The user fee for that is $52.  Refer to Tax Topic 202 – Tax Payment Options, for more information on paying in installments.
  • If you default on your installment agreement, you must pay a $50 reinstatement fee if we reinstate the agreement.
  • Refer to Tax Topic 204 – Offers in Compromise, for additional information.




 

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  1. According to the IRS website you can review your current tax repayment plan:

    Reviewing a Payment Plan
    You can view details of your current payment plan (type of agreement, due dates, and amount you need to pay) by logging into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

    What You Can Change Using the Online Payment Agreement Tool
    If your existing payment plan is not paid through a Direct Debit, you can use the Online Payment Agreement tool to make the following changes:

    Change your monthly payment amount
    Change your monthly payment due date
    Convert an existing agreement to a Direct Debit agreement
    Reinstate after default
    You can log into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

    If your payment plan is paid through Direct Debit, you must contact us to make a change.

    How To Revise an Online Payment Plan
    Log in to the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below. On the first page, you can revise your current plan type, payment date, and amount. Then submit your changes.

    If your new monthly payment amount does not meet the requirements, you will be prompted to revise the payment amount. If you are unable to make the minimum required payment amount, you will receive directions for completing a Form 433-F Collection Information Statement (PDF) and how to submit it.

    If your plan has lapsed through default and is being reinstated, you may incur a reinstatement fee.
    https://www.irs.gov/payments/online-payment-agreement-application

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