CAN I SETTLE MY TAX LIABILITY EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ENOUGH INCOME AND ASSETS TO FULL PAY?

Effective Tax Administration | Offer In Compromise | Taxfortress.com

Laws often appear to be very black or white. But, real life can feel more like one big gray area. As a governmental entity, the IRS is required to treat all taxpayers equally. With regard to evaluating Offers in Compromise (tax settlements), this means that the IRS has set standards […]

HOW BOOKKEEPING AND THE CHOICE BETWEEN CASH AND ACCRUAL METHODS OF ACCOUNTING CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPACT THE OUTCOME OF A SMALL BUSINESS TAX COLLECTION CASE

Accrual of Tax Liability | Installment Agreement | TaxFortress.com

To some business owners, the accounting part of their business is the last thing they want to deal with.  “Leave that to the accountant or bookkeeper and let me get to work” is the sentiment I get from a lot of small business owners. Poor Bookkeeping Can Lead to the […]

Can My Business Settle its IRS Tax Liability with an In-Business Offer in Compromise?

Business Offer in Compromise | Payroll Tax Settlement | 941 Employment

When the Internal Revenue Service created the Offer in Compromise program, the candidates they probably had in mind were those people who were struggling to keep the lights on, feed and clothe themselves and their children, and keep a roof over their heads.  The ideal candidate, they most likely surmised, […]

I am Told I Qualify for an Offer in Compromise—Is it a Scam?

Net Realizable Equity | NRE | IRS Offer formula | TaxFortress.com

As soon as the IRS files a Federal Tax Lien against a delinquent taxpayer, it becomes public record that the person or business has a balance due to the IRS.  The lien is filed very soon after a liability is assessed.  The fact that the lien is public record means […]

TOP 5 WAYS TO REDUCE AN IRS TAX LIABILITY

How to Reduce Your IRS Tax Liability | OIC | TaxFortress.com

So, something in life or business didn’t go according to plan, and now you’re faced with an IRS tax debt. While few people relish being a collection target of America’s most formidable creditor, there may be a silver lining. You may have options which could significantly reduce the amount that […]

How to Get a Tax Pro to Settle Your Tax Liability via a “Free” Offer in Compromise

OIC | IRS Offer in Compromise | Free Tax Help | TaxFortress

If you or your business have gotten behind with the IRS, a tax settlement, also known as an Offer in Compromise (OIC), might be the best way to get rid of your tax liability—if you qualify. There are three general categories of OICs: Doubt as to Liability (I don’t actually […]