Thursday, October 22, 2020
SUFFERING FROM TAX PROBLEMS
In some cases, you can reach a tax resolution and settle for far less than the amount you owe. This is known as an Offer in Compromise.
Thus, it is advisable to seek services of professionals (like EAs, CPAs or tax attorneys) specializing in solving tax problems or negotiating a tax resolution. You should get in touch with these professionals if you are involved in tax disputes like un-filed tax returns, missing records, threat of tax levy, or, if you need a tax resolution like Installment Agreement or an Offer in Compromise or want to be declared Currently Not Collectible.
For taxpayers, who are not able to reach a tax resolution immediately, an installment agreement can be a reasonable payment alternative. Installment agreements permit the full payment of the tax debt in smaller, more manageable amounts for the taxpayer. Currently Not Collectible is another tax resolution strategy, which implies that an individual has no ability to repay his or her tax debts. The IRS can affirm a person as "currently not collectible" after the IRS receives concrete substantiation that the individual has no capacity to pay. Once the IRS proclaims an individual as "currently not collectible", the IRS discontinues its recovery or collection activities, including levies and garnishments. However, the IRS sends an annual statement to that taxpayer stating the amount of tax still owed.
While currently in not collectible status, the ten-year statute of limitations on tax debt collection remains in force. If the IRS cannot collect its tax dues within the ten-year statutory period, the tax debt expires. The IRS is perennially, under tremendous pressure to recover the billions of dollars, currently outstanding. Therefore, it will seriously consider all the reasonable offers to recover its debts and try to reach a tax resolution or close cases in all these areas.