IRS FRESH START PROGRAM
When the assets and income of a taxpayer are not enough to pay off a tax debt in full, the IRS has the authority to settle for less than the full amount owed. This is called an Offer in Compromise, or what is commonly called the IRS FRESH START PROGRAM. Most Offers in Compromise’s are rejected because they are reviewed for proper format, yet are not processed due to being formatted wrong. Offers that make it past this point at the IRS must choose the proper type of Offer.
The most common type of IRS Fresh Start Program is the Doubt as to Collectability. Because of your income and assets, a real Doubt exists that you could ever pay the tax debt in full. Doubt as to Liability is the second type of Offer. It is only used for incorrect assessments of tax. If the tax assessment can be proven to be wrong, this might be a solution to the tax debt. The third type of Offer is Effective Tax Administration. This type of Offer has been around the shortest period of time. This is used for cases of economic hardship.
Whenever a taxpayer looks at an Offer in Compromise as a solution to a tax debt, the first question should be, Is another solution available? Because of TV Commercials, many past TV commercials were done by companies put out of business by Regulatory Agencies; too many taxpayers get “tunnel vision” thinking that an Offer is the only way to go. We had a client in Georgia who believed, based on a conversation with another company that a IRS Fresh Start Program was the way to go. Turns out, he didn’t qualify for an Offer. Yet, by re-filing his returns, we were able to save him nearly $38,000 on a tax debt of $78,000!!!
After looking over a taxpayer’s situation, if the IRS Fresh Start Program is the way to go, the first thing we do is to file a 2848 Power of Attorney. This allows us to obtain copies of all IRS Notices the IRS sends to our client. Since Federal Tax Resolution works with clients in all 50 States, we have obtained a knowledge of nationwide practices, which allows us to monitor the Offer process for any errors. Many differences of opinion of the valuation of assets in Offer negotiations happen. We use precedent to our advantage, which serves our clients well. This way your IRS FRESH START PROGRAM proceeds forward with no hitches.
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IRS FRESH START PROGRAM EXPERIENCED TAX PROFESSIONALS. FED TAX RESOLUTION HAS OVER 125 YEARS OF COMBINED TAX EXPERIENCE TO BRING TO BEAR ON YOUR TAX ISSUES.
WE ARE THE OLDEST TAX RESOLUTION SERVICES FIRM IN THE STATE OF OREGON AND THE FOURTH OLDEST IN THE UNITED STATES. USE OUR EXPERIENCE TO SOLVE YOUR TAX PROBLEM !
WE ARE THE ONLY TAX RESOLUTION COMPANY IN OREGON THAT CAN REPRESENT A TAXPAYER IN ANY TAX COURT IN THE UNITED STATES, SOMETHING MANY BUSINESSES THAT DO BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE STATE THEY PHYSICALLY RESIDE IN, MAY NEED.
WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO REPRESENT TAXPAYERS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
WE HAVE CONTACTS WITH IRS OFFICIALS IN THE UPPER ECHELON OF DECISION MAKING AT THE IRS, WHICH HAS MEANT THE DIFFERENCE IN NUMEROUS CASE FOR OUR CLIENTS.
WE HAVE A HIGHER GRADE OF TAX PROFESSIONAL THAN NINETY PERCENT OF THE TAX RESOLUTION COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED A OFFER IN COMPROMISE FOR $3009.88 ON A TAX DEBT OF $2,500,000 BACK IN 1988.
WE SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED A OFFER IN COMPROMISE FOR A MAN WHO OWED $9,000,000 CIVIL PENALTY ON PAYROLL TAXES AND PAID THE IRS $0 ZERO. THAT WAS IN 2011.
OUR IRS FRESH START PROGRAM SAVINGS FOR OUR CLIENTS RUN INTO THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER 34 YEARS.
IF YOU TRULY WANT A IRS FRESH START PROGRAM, YOU NEED AN OUTSTANDING TAX PROFESSIONAL THAT HAS EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA OF THE TAX CODE. WE ARE THE FOURTH OLDEST TAX RESOLUTION SERVICES COMPANY IN AMERICA.
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If you need to position yourself for a better result, be glad you are reading this. 98 percent of the companies that advertise on the internet or on TV, will try to get you into “Uncollectible Status” as its the least amount of work for them. We understand that taking our time with clients produces a better result. Case example :
We had a client that presented his financials to us and he did not qualify for a IRS Fresh Start Program, but after looking the Financial over, we realized he did not have health insurance, an allowable expense. We discussed this with him, as he could afford it and it would cut down on the amount he would have to pay the IRS in a Offer in Compromise. He said “I think your reading my mind as I was worried that if I did this and got sick I might not be able to follow through. Now I can get health insurance and pursue the IRS Fresh Start Program”, which we completed to a successful conclusion for him. It took longer than a normal case, as we had to wait for him to obtain six months of health insurance receipts, but we waited as we knew it would be the difference for him, which it was. That is what we call Superior Tax Resolution Services.
IN THE ABOVE EXAMPLE 95% OF THE TAX RESOLUTION FIRMS IN AMERICA WOULD TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT AND PUT THE CLIENT ON UNCOLLECTIBLE STATUS, WHICH IS A BAND AID, PART TIME SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM, AS THE IRS WILL REVIEW THE TAXPAYERS FINANCIAL DOWN THE LINE, AND EVENTUALLY THEY WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER. WHICH MEANS THAT YOUR IRS FRESH START PROGRAM GOES DOWN THE DRAIN.
WHEN WE PURSUE A IRS FRESH START PROGRAM, WE DO IT AND WILL APPEAL IF NEEDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE TO OUR CLIENT. WHY ? BECAUSE IF WE START A IRS FRESH START PROGRAM WE KNOW THEY QUALIFY FOR IT TO BEGIN WITH.
Submission of a IRS Fresh Start Program to the Internal Revenue Service will not guarantee acceptance by the IRS. This is only the first step in a process that usually takes 7 to 12 months, maybe longer due to Covid. We had a client in the mid-west who had a partnership, insurance sales. He didn’t want us to notify his partner of the tax debt, which came about because he had a son with a severe disability and had to retrofit his house for wheel chair access, and to hire a full time nurse while he worked.
His wife had left him because she couldn’t handle caring for the child. He was making really good money at the time, over $138,00, this was about six years ago. but due to the increased expenses, he had a tax debt, as he made the decision that he had to care for his child and that came prior to paying his taxes. How could anyone argue the point ? Well we stayed focused on solving his problem. When he contacted us, he was discouraged about his financial situation and quite worried that the IRS would garnish his wages from the partnership, which would cause friction with his business partner and maybe dissolution of the partnership.
After filing the Power of Attorney and looking his financials over, we submitted an Offer to the IRS for $44,000. After examination the IRS came back and said they wanted closer to $80,000. Our client came back and told us he could never afford the $44,000, let alone the $80,000. It was impossible he said. SO we Appealed his IRS Fresh Start Program, which took nearly six additional months added to his case.
By the end the IRS lowered our original amount, which he said he could afford. This story not only was a happy ending for our client and ourselves, but the icing on the cake was that he married the nurse who was caring for his child. That was the “Feel Good Story of the Year”, that particular year. But to get there it took us an additional 6 months, with no additional fees to the client. That is what we call Superior Tax Resolution Services.
Now to get to this happy ending, taxpayers have to go through the process of paying a $205 application fee. They need to be compliant in filing of all due tax returns, they must submit the appropriate financial documentation to the IRS and provide the IRS with all requested documents on time. An exception for those with insufficient income levels is made in paying the $205 application fee. To be eligible for this, you would have to go through the IRS guidelines and once met, the fee would be waived.
If you are in a Bankruptcy proceeding, the IRS will not look your IRS Fresh Start Program over, until you come out of a Bankruptcy. If you are considering doing one or the other, make sure you speak with someone who understands the process of going thru an Offer for people considering a Bankruptcy, prior to doing either. You will want to know the options involved in the IRS Fresh Start Program and how it may impact a potential Bankruptcy.
If you have any audit’s underway or have filed under the Innocent Spouse provision of the IRS Innocent Spouse program, you cannot submit a Offer in Compromise while you are in either of those. That is why we say, prior to deciding on any avenue for dealing with a past tax debt, you need a Qualified Tax Professional to go through the process and determine every avenue for dealing with your tax debt, prior to deciding on the best path moving forward. Once you know what your options are, then and only then will you be able to determine if the IRS Fresh Start Program is right for you. What if you qualify for more than one avenue of Tax Relief ? What do you do ? Which do you choose ? This is what good Tax Resolution Services will do for you, help you make the right choice.
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This is often an over looked factor in Tax Resolution Companies that are so set on maximizing profits over customer service, that they forward the IRS Fresh Start Program to the client, and then the client is not able to finish it off, by making the required back end payments. We have fielded hundreds of calls form those who tried to submit a IRS Fresh Start Program themselves, or used an unreputable company and found out they were hung out to dry. An Offer in Compromise is a good solution, if and only if, you can make it work by making the required payments.
Don’t count on Tax Refunds during the year the IRS Fresh Start Program is accepted, as the IRS will keep those, and your refund also cannot be calculated into determining the payment to the IRS. You will have several choices in paying your IRS Fresh Start Program. A Lump Sum payment is one way. But if your financial statement doesn’t list the amount in a bank account, the IRS will want to know where the money is coming from. You would also have to pay the IRS twenty percent of the total IRS Offer amount right upfront. That money will be kept by the IRS, even if you cannot pay the rest of the Offer, or miss a tax filing deadline, which would cancel the Offer entirely.
The IRS also accepts payments of the IRS Fresh Start Program. If you decide on this method of payment, the first payment would be due with the Offer, and the balance of what is owed to the IRS would be paid in installments over a six and up to a twenty four month period, depending upon the IRS Fresh Start Program outline and terms at submission of the IRS Fresh Start Program. And that is why we say, if you want to look at the Offer in Compromise as an alternative to your past tax debt, lets make sure you can make the payments. That’s what good Tax Resolution does, yet not all companies go that extra mile, we do !
Many businesses with which we have dealt with, who had lackluster accounting practices in place, have used us to ensure they remain compliant, having all tax returns filed on time, to make sure the IRS Fresh Start Program goes thru. You should know that interest and penalties will continue while the tax debt is being settled. You will be required to file and pay your taxes, whether you are a business owner, self employed, or an individual for a period of time, after the Offer is submitted and or accepted.
Several exceptions exist in the IRS Fresh Start Program. If you have a Court ordered payment for any restitution, the IRS cannot accept an Offer in Compromise while the Court order is in place. You must also have received a notice from the IRS stating you owe taxes for at least one tax year, which you can put on the Offer. Otherwise your Offer will be returned, the paperwork and the payment you sent in to the IRS. An Offer for a tax debt under Internal Revenue Code Section 965 (h)(3) and no portion of the tax debt going into the Offer Plan happened form a transfer agreement that was agreed to under Internal Revenue Code Section 965(h)(3).
WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH IRS LEVY DURING THE OFFER PROCESS ?
Having a Bank or Wage Levy during the IRS Fresh Start Program process can be quite stressful. The IRS will do this under certain circumstances, and they will also take the Levy off under certain circumstances. We know what those conditions are, and if you don’t meet them, will guide you so you do. We have certain procedures that we can apply for, prior to a Levy or Garnishment, to delay both of those. We know the exceptions and have gone over the head of many an overzealous IRS Agent in the last 35 years. Trying this on yourself is virtually impossible if you don’t know the IRS Regulations, the right people to talk to and whether you fit into the IRS Regulations, allowing an exception to a Levy or Garnishment.
WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH IRS LIEN DURING THE OFFER ?
Prior to the IRS going after assets or putting a Tax Lien on your Social Security number, the IRS will send out a number of letters, called CP notices. These start off by telling you, that you have back taxes that need to filed or an unpaid tax debt. They will then get more aggressive with each letter that follows. At some point the IRS will put a Tax Lien on your Social Security number, attaching to anything you want to buy, credit ratings or the pursuit of credit, or the selling of large assets (boats, houses, etc.) The Offer in Compromise solution has a method for dealing with an IRS tax Lien, but as with a Levy, certain conditions must be met to achieve this. If you want a IRS Tax Lien removed, and want to consider the IRS Fresh Start Program, call Fed Tax Resolution at 1-888-689-7861.
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In 1989 we had a client in California who owed the IRS a tad over $2,500,000. He had two Tax Attorney’s work on it for nearly four years, with no success. We submitted a IRS Fresh Start Program for $3009.88 and still have the hand written note he sent us.
In 2012 we eliminated a Civil Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, on a payroll tax debt that ran into the tens of millions. The Trust Fund Penalty alone was over $9,000,000. The client paid the IRS $0 Zero Nothing. These are two of the largest amounts owed, to having a Offer in Compromise acceptance by the IRS ever. If we can do that, imagine what we can do for you . 1-888-689-7861
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