Offer in Compromise

Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is a special arrangement where the IRS agrees to settle a tax bill for less than a taxpayer owes. Of course, the IRS does not easily accept this type of offer. However, for taxpayers that feel the assessed amount of their tax bill was unfair or for those who may never be able to pay their entire tax bill due to a financial hardship, this is sometimes an attainable settlement option. If your case meets the requirements, a skilled tax attorney like Dale O'Neal knows how to construct an offer that the IRS may be willing to accept. He understands what kind of evidence is needed and how to present it to the IRS so they will agree to reduce your tax debt.

Qualifications for Offer in Compromise

Dale O'Neal can help you determine if you qualify for an Offer in Compromise under current IRS guidelines.To find out if your particular situation qualifies for this type of tax relief, review the information below then call 817-877-5995 or request a consultation online to discuss your case .

Doubt as to Liability

To qualify for this provision, a taxpayer must deliver ample evidence that the assessed tax liability is incorrect and consequently, they should not be liable for the full amount.

Doubt as to Ability to Pay

If a taxpayer can show that they don't currently have the ability to pay their tax debt and the IRS probably never will recover the full amount, then they may qualify for a reduced bill under this category.

Effective Tax Administration

This relatively new option was created for taxpayers who are unable to work to pay off their tax debt because they're elderly or are in very poor health and can't work.

Types of Offers in Compromise

There are a few main types of offers. The actual payment will be calculated based on your income, expenses and asset equity.

Lump Sum Cash Offer

This is the most common and least costly type of payment option. To establish the amount to be paid, the IRS calculates the taxpayer's future earning potential and determines a net available income by comparing gross income and allowable expenses.

Short Term Period Payment Offer

This payment option requires the taxpayer to pay the debt off through monthly payments over a 24 month period. Although they will have more time to pay off the debt, the total offer amount will be higher than the Lump Sum Cash Offer.

Deferred Payment Offer

This is the most costly type of offer and doesn’t always provide a significant benefit to the taxpayer. It allows the person to make monthly payments based on their calculated net available income over a longer period of time, but they will continue paying for as long as it takes to pay off the debt.

Is an Offer in Compromise right for you? Find out by calling tax attorney Dale O'Neal at 817-877-5995 now or request a consultation online.