Are you saddled with an insurmountable bill for your back taxes? Installment agreements may offer a way out.
What Are Installment Agreements?
Installment agreements provide a way to pay what you owe to the IRS through monthly payments. For many taxpayers with large back tax bills, paying what is owed at one time is simply not possible. Installment agreements make payments more manageable and can be a viable alternative if you do not qualify for an offer in compromise or other tax liability relief.
Working With Installment Agreements
In order to qualify for an IRS payment plan, taxpayers must have filed all tax returns that are due. If you failed to file in a previous year, you must do so before you can enter into an agreement.
The IRS may still be able to file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien against you while your installment agreement request is pending or in effect. However, they cannot take your property or wages during this time or for the first 30 days after a request was rejected.
When you make the request, you may also need to disclose your assets, including cash and bank accounts. If your request is accepted, you will continue making your monthly payments until your entire tax liability is paid.
Much of the process of installment agreements is driven by the policies and procedures of the IRS, but there is room for interpretation and negotiation. New Jersey tax attorney Todd S. Unger has the negotiating experience and in depth knowledge of IRS policies and tax laws to help you walk away with an installment agreement you can afford.
If you are struggling under the weight of a large tax bill, contact tax lawyer Todd Unger at (877) 544-4743 today to schedule a no-obligation FREE confidential consultation. Let us show you how payment plans can help you get rid of your back taxes in a feasible manner.