Whew, tax time has passed! Or has it? While taxes are a fact of life, tax problems shouldn’t be. If you find yourself in hot water with the IRS, they’ll come to collect what you owe by any means possible — from garnishing your wages to putting a lien on your property. Luckily, there are valuable tax relief options out there to help resolve your tax debt and get you back in good standing with Uncle Sam.
#1 First time Penalty Abatement policy
The IRS doesn’t like being ignored, and if you don’t respond to their initial notices, pricey penalties will keep accruing. But under its First-time Penalty Abatement policy, the IRS may provide administrative relief from a penalty that would otherwise be applicable.
#2 Offer in Compromise (OIC)
You’ve probably seen or heard advertisements from tax relief firms that claim they can settle your tax debt for less than the full amount. An Offer in Compromise can help get your debt down to a manageable payment. To even be considered, you must ensure you’re in compliance and file any unfiled tax returns.
#3 Structured payment plan
Can’t pay the lump sum you owe in full? Your specific tax situation will determine which payment options are available to you, including a short-term payment plan (120 days or less) or a long-term payment plan (an installment agreement that’s longer than 120 days).
Ready for a fresh start?
Effective since 2011, the IRS’s Fresh Start Initiative aims to help more individuals and small businesses take advantage of the flexible programs available to settle tax debt. For details, contact Magone & Company at (973) 301-2300 to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn more about your options.