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IRS Tax Relief Strategies

Three Tax Resolution Strategies Offered by the IRS

Taxes are a fact of life, but tax problems aren’t. If you find yourself in tax trouble, the IRS has definitive guidelines for how to proceed in collecting what they believe you owe them. After sending you notices, the IRS can garnish your wages, levy your bank account, even put a lien on your property. 

However, the IRS also has tax relief options for taxpayers. In this blog, we will provide the three strategies offered by the IRS to resolve your tax debt.

Note, we always recommend getting in touch with a tax resolution specialist to help avoid the harsh penalties and interest that accrued on your back taxes. It’s far easier to navigate towards tax resolution if you have a professional working with you. If you’d like to schedule a no-cost confidential tax relief consultation, contact us at

Let’s review the three tax relief options:

1. Penalty Abatement (PA) – If I Can’t Afford to Pay My Taxes, Why do They Keep Adding Penalties?

The IRS doesn’t like being ignored, so adding penalties is a way for them to grab and keep your attention. They want to be sure you know they are not going away. If you don’t respond to the initial notice, they add penalties (and interest). Penalties are just the beginning of what they can do to your life. You should also be aware that there are several penalties which the IRS can assess at the same time.

The IRS may provide administrative relief from a penalty that would otherwise be applicable under its First Time Penalty Abatement policy. To see if you qualify, call our firm at 877.355.8010 at

2. Offer in Compromise (OIC) – Pay Less Than You Owe 

You’ve probably seen the tax relief firms advertising this on Radio and TV as a way to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount. 

Not everyone qualifies, however. It’s essential to get expert help, so your offer has a higher chance of being accepted. Before you submit an offer, you must make sure that you’re in compliance by filing delinquent tax returns. Then correctly structuring your offer in a way that the IRS will accept it. Having someone who’s negotiated these offers like our firm is indispensable. Think of it this way; would you go to court without a lawyer? Of course not. Well, it’s the same thing here. You need an experienced IRS tax problem solver to represent you before the IRS.

3. Get on A Properly Structured Payment Plan

Your specific tax situation will determine which payment options are available to you. Payment options include full payment, a short-term payment plan (paying in 120 days or less), or a long-term payment plan (installment agreement) (paying in more than 120 days).

It’s important to structure your payment plan properly. SFS. Tax Problem Solutions can help you set up an Installment Agreement (IA) or Partial Payment Installment Agreement (PPIA) depending on your situation

Here’s How We Help You Get Your Life Back

Some people don’t know what returns have to be filed or what they owe: their personal or business bookkeeping and recordkeeping is a mess or non-existent. After we register our Power of Attorney with the IRS and get you protected, the second step we take is to get all your IRS tax records from the IRS to see where you stand. 

After that, with your help, we prepare all your delinquent income tax returns and get them filed with IRS. And lastly, we negotiate the best possible resolution that permanently solves your IRS difficulties. That may mean negotiating an Offer in Compromise, a writing a properly structured Payment Plan, determining a Currently Not Collectible Status, effecting a Penalty Reduction, and more.

Most of this takes place without you ever coming to our offices. We live in a day and age where technology makes it easy for us to represent you no matter where you reside. Of course, you can always come to our offices if you prefer, whatever is more convenient for you.  

Believe it or not, some laws have gone into effect to help financially strapped taxpayers. The IRS announced its “Fresh Start Initiative,” which allows more taxpayers than ever before to settle with the agency. Now is the time to take advantage of these less-stringent, more flexible programs before the IRS changes its mind again.    

Schedule a no-obligation confidential consultation to explain your options to resolve your tax problem once and for all permanently. Contact us at Or schedule an appointment online,