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IRS Tax Negotiation

You’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle to pay their taxes. IRS tax negotiation can help you get your life back on track and restore your peace of mind.

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Can You Negotiate Taxes Owed With the IRS?

Yes, IRS tax negotiation is possible, but you must act quickly. Ignoring your tax debt will only lead to more problems. Penalties and interest will increase the amount owed, and the IRS will take action to secure the debt by any means available to them. This may include tax levies and/or liens, as well as wage garnishment, which can also ruin your credit score. Depending on your financial situation, however, the type of tax settlement you receive will differ. Here are some of the most commonly requested by taxpayers.

  • Penalty Abatement

    In some cases, it is possible to negotiate with the IRS to reduce or eliminate penalties and interest that has accrued on your unpaid taxes.

  • Payment Extension

    If your tax debt is fairly recent, and you think you can pay in full fairly soon, you may be granted a short extension by the IRS.

  • Payment Plans

    If you’re unable to pay your taxes in full, may be able to pay the debt over time with small monthly payments. 

  • Partial Payment Agreement

    Similar to a regular payment plan, except that the IRS agrees to accept less than the full amount owed.

  • Offer in Compromise (OIC)

    If you want to negotiate with the IRS to pay substantially less than you currently owe, it is typically done through an Offer in Compromise.

  • Currently Not Collectible

    In cases of extreme financial hardship, the IRS may deem you as currently not collectible, which will temporarily halt all collection efforts against you.

Although you can negotiate with the IRS on your own behalf, we highly recommend working with a tax negotiation company, such as Tax Defense Network. Our experienced tax professionals can take the stress off your shoulders and find the best resolution for your specific situation. We have settled thousands of cases with the IRS, and can quickly identify which options are best for you.

IRS Tax Negotiation Tips

When it comes to IRS tax negotiation, you have options for reducing or settling your tax debt, as well as making payments over time.  Here are some tips to ensure you get the best outcome possible.

Get Organized

Before you attempt to negotiate with the IRS, be sure to organize all your paperwork. This should include, but is not limited to, your tax records, banking statements, monthly expenses, pay stubs, and any notices you have received from the IRS.

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Seek Professional Tax Negotiation Help

If you are unable to pay your taxes and owe more than $10,000, you should definitely hire a tax professional. There are several tax relief companies available, but not all are the same. Before hiring anyone, do your research. Look for a company with a proven track record, like Tax Defense Network, and make sure all fees are disclosed up front.

Take Action Now

When it comes to paying your taxes, time is not your friend. The longer you wait, the more penalties and interest will accrue. Take action now to find the best resolution, and to keep your tax debt from getting out of control.

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“TDN has been extremely helpful to us in every way. They have been straight up with us about what’s possible (and not). Their negotiating a strong and reasonable settlement with the IRS has, among other things, bought us valuable time and a very manageable monthly payment, without a lot of rigmarole.”
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Common Questions About Tax Negotiation