To submit an Offer In Compromise (OIC) with the Internal Revenue Service in order to pay pennies on the dollar, a nonrefundable 20% downpayment is required. Combined with a very low acceptance rate by the Internal Revenue Service of OICs, the downpayment has the effect of discouraging people from applying for an Offer.
A Congressional bill was recently introduced the title to which tells it all: “Repeal of the Partial Payment Requirement on Submissions of Offers in Compromise”. If this is enacted into law, the struggle with your tax debts may be a bit easier.
If you have a tax problem and need a tax lawyer, call Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.