Besides the “Offer in Compromise” the IRS offers an alternative program for reducing delinquent tax debt. Clients seeking tax relief from their IRS liability can still be helped. We can work with you and make payment arrangements that the IRS will allow. If there were circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from paying your tax debt and led to delinquency, we are able to challenge the penalties and interest ( Penalty Abatement ) that have built up. Relief from penalties falls into four separate categories. They are:
- Reasonable Cause – mistake made by the taxpayer, ignorance of law, death, serious illness, unavoidable absence or divorce.
- Statutory Exceptions – simple or complex legislative tax code changes.
- Administrative Waivers – undue hardship, fire, flood, natural disaster, bad legal/tax advice.
- Correction of Service Error – mistakes made by the IRS.
If an offer in compromised is not the best solution in resolving your IRS Tax Debt, then a Penalty Abatement is generally be a better alternative.