Payment with No Agreement There are some advantages to simply paying the IRS without a payment agreement, i.e, “Voluntary Payment”. For one, you can designate which year to apply the payments. This is helpful if you owe for multiple years & need to favor a particular year. But, the IRS will keep pestering you […]
Trust Fund Recovery Issues
This topic explores the initiation, investigation, & resolution of issues concerning business employment taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty imposed on owners & Responsible Persons for business employment tax debt.
Process of an Offer in Compromise
There are 2 reasons you can make an Offer in Compromise: Doubt as to Collectibility & Doubt as to Liability, or both. To start the process of an Offer in Compromise for Doubt as to Collectibility you must complete Form 656, which is included in the Form 656-B booklet. To start the process of an […]
What is the Definition of an Assessment?
An assessment is the formal recording of a taxpayer’s tax liability. However, this simple definition fails to alert you to the vast division between not owing and owing the IRS, which will bring a myriad of procedural rules to follow. Once the IRS places your debt into their system it is an “assessment” and they […]
Proving a Financial Hardship
Essentially, you will prove your financial hardship with the documentation which supports the entries you provide on the Form 433A which the IRS will request of you. This information can be used for a Penalty Abatement Request, to prove Uncollectible Status or to induce acceptance of an Offer in Compromise. For starters, you must diligently […]
Investigate to reduce your IRS debt!
To investigate the facts is the key to winning any IRS case. If you are diligent and persistent you may uncover facts and evidence that prove you don’t owe any taxes or you may find problems you didn’t know existed. You need to build your case before you can make your arguments. So, follow these […]