They are not in open bankruptcy proceedings. Have a valid extension for a current year return (if you apply for the current year). The purpose of the compromise offer is to reach an agreement that benefits both the government and the taxpayer. The taxpayer has a fresh start and the opportunity to voluntarily fulfill any future obligations.
If you make a mistake with an offer or don't declare assets that could help you pay your back taxes, the IRS could invalidate your agreement and all your tax debt will have to be paid immediately. IRS public inspection files on transaction offers include the taxpayer's name, city, state, zip code, amount of liability, and terms of the taxpayer's offer. While the IRS reviews your offer, this will affect the effective date of the collection law and will cause your “statute of limitations” to extend beyond 10 years. Once your offer is accepted, no additional tax balances can be added to the offer and must be paid in full; otherwise, the offer will become default.
You can provide additional verification or documentation to support a different assessment to the employee researching your offer. This is how an IRS compromise offer works, what is needed to qualify, and what you should know about the program. However, if you have a tax debt that you think you can't pay, it's worth evaluating whether a transaction offer is a good solution for you, especially if you don't have any assets, live modestly, and struggle to get ahead each month. We may be able to remove the tax if it was deposited in your account after the IRS received the date of receipt of the transaction offer.
The IRS can file or maintain current tax liens until it accepts your offer and you have fulfilled your end of the deal. This amount is called the offer amount and represents an estimate of how much the IRS will accept to settle a tax bill. If you qualify, you are not required to make any payment of the application fee at the time of submission or during consideration of your offer. People who receive a transaction offer also have to meet other conditions to comply with the agreement, such as letting the IRS keep their refund the following year and committing to file and pay all their taxes for the next five years.
Taxpayers who don't meet these estimates may find that they don't qualify or that they're being offered a higher offer amount that they can't afford in the future. You can designate in writing which tax debt you would like to apply the payments for your offer to when the offer is submitted or when the payment is made. If you don't make the payment, the offer will be withdrawn and returned to you without the right to appeal.