Effective January 1, 2014, the application fee charged by IRS to apply for an Offer In Compromise has been increased from $150.00 to $186.00.
Established by the Internal Revenue Service, the Offer in Compromise Program is a formal application to the IRS requesting that it accept less than full payment for what you owe in taxes, interest, and penalties.
An offer in compromise may allow you to settle back taxes or IRS liability at a substantial discount on the basis of doubt as to collectability, liability, or effective tax administration. In addition, while your offer is under consideration, the Internal Revenue Service is prohibited from instituting any levies of your assets and wages.
Most people do not have the necessary skills or knowledge of the IRS collection process to make an offer in compromise that is in their best interest and can be processed by the IRS. Government figures show that 75% of offers are returned at the beginning due to forms being filled out incorrectly, and of the 25% that are processed, approximately 50% are rejected.
The tax attorneys of the Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. have extensive experience with getting Offers processed by the IRS for the lowest possible amount and secure a final acceptance with IRS.