Tax Relief Help

IRS Tax Relief Help

IRS tax relief help from a Chicago tax attorney and CPA.  I will investigate your tax matters, evaluate your alternatives, file your unfiled tax returns, and guide you the resolution process.  Tax relief help usually takes the form of an installment agreement or an offer in compromise.

IRS Installment Agreement

An IRS tax relief agreement or installment agreement permits the taxpayer to pay his full federal tax debt in installments.  Tax relief agreements generally require equal monthly payments. The amount and number of  installment payments depend on the amount of federal tax debts. The IRS also considers your ability to pay.  However, an installment agreement is more costly than immediately paying all your unpaid federal income tax debts. The IRS charges interest and penalties on the unpaid portion of the federal tax debt.

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In addition, the IRS charges a setup fee for installment agreements. If you owe the IRS more than $50,000, the IRS may also ask for financial information to determine your ability to pay. Even if you set up an installment agreement, the IRS may still file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien to secure the government’s interest until you make your final payment. However, the IRS can’t take any collection actions affecting your property while the IRS considers a taxpayer’s request for an installment agreement, while the installment agreement is in effect, for 30 days after the IRS rejects your request for an installment agreement, or for any period while the taxpayer appeals the rejection.  Chicago tax lawyer and Chicago CPA Brian J. Thompson will protect you from adverse IRS collection actions.

Installment Agreement Fees

The IRS raised its fees for installment agreements and offers in compromise. Effective January 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service increased the processing fees for standard installment agreements from $105 to $120 and doubt as to collectability offers in compromise from $150 to $186.  The fees for a direct debit installment agreement remains unchanged at $52.

Offer in Compromise

The IRS Fresh Start Program allows taxpayers relief from tax debt. An offer in compromise allows a taxpayer to settle tax debt for less than the full amount owed.

If you need IRS tax relief help, contact Chicago tax attorney and CPA Brian J. Thompson.

Brian J. Thompson, CPA & Attorney