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Can I file my own Offer in Compromise with the IRS?

If you owe the IRS past due taxes, you might be thinking about filing an Offer in Compromise. Sadly, significantly more than 65% of all Offers submitted end up being rejected. In 2019, out of 54,225 Offers submitted to the IRS, only 17,890 were accepted… only 33%! Our firm has a success rate of over 90% on the Offers we file.

It seems the IRS will do whatever they can to reject an Offer; whether you check a wrong box on the Form 656, don’t include a copy of a recently filed return, or even miss an IRS deadline by just one day. The IRS doesn’t make it easy for the average taxpayer to get through the Offer in Compromise process that so many taxpayers need to get their own fresh start.

In addition, there are times that it is not in the taxpayer’s best interest to file an Offer in Compromise. Sometimes, you’d pay less in an Installment Agreement. Other times, the Statute of Limitations will run, and the taxes will be written off by the IRS.

Our office can help you determine if you qualify for an Offer in Compromise and if it is the best solution for you. This is because we’re experts when it comes to the IRS. We’ve dealt with every scenario you can imagine, from too much income, too many assets, and additional reasons you may not qualify.

Contact our office for a no obligation consultation to see if an Offer might work for you!

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