What is the IRS Fresh Start Initiative?

There is a huge number of taxpayers who owe a large sum of money to the IRS in the form of taxes. The amount they owe becomes continuously more with the addition of interest and tax penalties. The main source of tax-paying is through a steady job and this becomes quite hard to find when a person does not have a good tax credit.

The situation becomes quite critical for some people. Even those taxpayers are greatly affected by it who genuinely want to pay taxes. To help fight this, the government announced the Fresh Start Tax Settlement Plan in 2011.

Fresh start tax settlement

How the IRS Fresh Start Tax Settlement

In case you are burdened with tax debt, the IRS Fresh Start tax settlement offers two different tax debt settlement solutions to help you get rid of back taxes and penalties. These include:

1. Offer in Compromise (OIC)

Tax payers who can’t pay their tax debt in full debt might qualify for the IRS offer in Compromise. This way you can reduce the amount of tax liability owned by individual through concession with IRS. Many tax payers may also qualify for tax debt settlement solution, but negotiating with OIC can be very tricky. By hiring My tax settlement experts, you can get the more chances of approval.

2. Installment Agreement

This solution allows taxpayers to pay their tax debt using monthly payment plans over a longer period. This agreement helps to make it easy for those taxpayers you can’t pay pay tax in one time. It will help to pay off their tax debt gradually without any penalties or tax levy.

Fresh Start Tax Settlement Plans

This plan helps the taxpayers who owe an amount of 50,000 USD or less in the form of tax including the penalties. They can choose one of the three payment options to get their fresh start tax settlement.

1. First Payment Option 

The first option is through an extended installment agreement method. In this method, the taxpayer is given six years to pay off their owed taxes. If the taxpayer can successfully pay off their tax during this time, they can successfully avoid the interest and tax panelists. During these six years, the IRS is also instructed to abstain from any action against your assets.

2. Second Payment Option

The second option which is quite rare is payment through Offer in Compromise or OIC. The OIC helps the taxpayer to pay a smaller amount than they owe. This amount can help save a lot in some cases. But, the proposed amount by the taxpayer should reflect their financial background because it can also be rejected by the IRS in case they see that you do not appear to be as low on your financial status. 

3.Third Payment Option

The last option is through a tax lien withdrawal feature. This is only valid for the taxpayers who can pay the sum of the tax they owe through direct debit. Once you are accepted by the IRS for this plan, you can write an application to the IRS requesting the withdrawal of lien from your assets.


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