Tax Negotiation Services

There are many avenues for settling debt with the IRS, but they do not make it easy. The longer you wait, the more you will owe the IRS in penalties, therefore, it is best to pursue tax settlements as soon as possible.  We are a team of experienced tax negotiators to help you get the most favorable solution to your tax situation. 

Tax Negotiation Services

If you owe money to the IRS on the tax deadline, the collection process begins with a notice to pay the balance in full. The Failure-to-Pay penalty is imposed and interest on the overdue tax debt accrues immediately.

The tax debt compounds as each day passes, making a payment-in-full increasingly difficult to achieve. Many taxpayers feel discouraged and disheartened as their balance grows.

The IRS offers programs to select taxpayers who qualify for tax relief, however; their eternal objective is to obtain as much of the total, including penalties and interest, as possible from the taxpayer.

Considering the applicable conditions for each case, a successful negotiation allows the debt to be reduced to a total that’s fair and affordable for the taxpayer.

Tax relief professionals are skillful in these negotiations, as their acquaintance with IRS procedure is an important asset.

Negotiating a Lower Balance

Several years ago, ads touting tax settlements for “pennies on the dollar” seemed to be everywhere.

What they didn’t advertise is that although these settlements are possible for a select few taxpayers who meet the strict qualifications of this kind of settlement, the vast majority of delinquent taxpayers would not receive this level of relief.

Today, these bold and misleading ads are far and few between, but options for repayment at a lower balance may be available in the right circumstances. This tax settlement program is called an Offer in Compromise.

The IRS is likely to approve an Offer in Compromise if there is “doubt as to liability,” “doubt as to collectability,” or an “effective tax administration.

Doubt as to liability specifies that the IRS acknowledges that the assessed tax amount is incorrect.

Doubt as to collectability indicates that the taxpayer is unable to pay the full debt and will likely be unable to do so at any time within his or her lifetime.

An approval, for this reason, is most common. An effective tax administration approval recognizes that the tax assessed is accurate, although collecting on it would be an injustice.

Elderly taxpayers and those with disabilities are often approved for this reason.

Framing your offer in compromise should be an acknowledgment of one of these approval categories and must be supported with documentation that verifies the taxpayer’s claims.

Taxpayers’ negotiations with the IRS rarely result in an approval, especially without the help of a reputable tax relief professional.

Negotiating a Payment Plan With The IRS

It’s much more common for the IRS to approve a request for an installment agreement.

The IRS requests information regarding your income, assets, and expenses, including such income streams as partnerships, gambling, oil credits, rent subsidies, and agricultural subsidies.

The taxpayer is then required to complete Form 433-F with this information and send it to them. The revenue agent will refer to it when determining the taxpayer’s ability to satisfy the debt.

This information is also used to help the revenue agent decide which payment arrangement he or she will demand from the taxpayer.


This may be one of the following:

Short-term installment agreement

A short-term installment agreement is for debt that totals less than $10,000 and payment in full is due within 120 days.

Individual installment agreement

This installment agreement extends the payment term from 120 days to 72 months and is appropriate for debt over $10,000.

Small business agreement

This installment agreement is designed for small businesses with debt less than $25.000.

Undue hardship extension

This payment arrangement is only appropriate for taxpayers who are unable to afford the above payment plans without extraordinary action, such as selling a piece of property.

Professional Tax Negotiation Services

Negotiations with the IRS isn’t limited to payment agreements or decreasing debt. Other negotiation occasions include:

Bank Levies
• Wage garnishments
• Tax Liens
• Penalty Abatements
Trust Fund Recovery Penalties

At Tax Champions, we’ve been negotiating terms and agreements with the IRS for over 35 years. Our clients never need to speak to the IRS, as our professional staff will handle all direct communications while keeping you abreast of our progress. We specialize in getting our clients back into compliance with the IRS while immediately halting their continued collection efforts.

We’re proficient in protecting your over-all financial well-being.

Give us a call today for your free consultation or send us your contact information in the blue box on the right side of this page and one of our qualified professionals will reach out to you.

With no obligation to hire our firm, our free consultation will outline your best options and what needs to be done next in your best interest.
Our A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints, is a testament to our consistent client satisfaction.

If you determine that our firm is a good fit for your needs, we’ll get started immediately to protect you from further collection efforts and begin the resolution of your matter.

We’re ready to get started. Call or click today.


[1] IRS Explains How Offer in Compromise Works. (2019, March 7). Retrieved from //www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-explains-how-offer-in-compromise-works

[2] Levy. (2019, February 20). Retrieved from //www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/levy

[3] Employment Taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty TFRP. (2019, March 2). Retrieved from //www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/employment-taxes-and-the-trust-fund-recovery-penalty-tfrp

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Walter Wotman, CPA

Founder & Managing Partner

Walter Wotman, CPA is the author of "Tax Champions Guide to Tax Resolution." Amazon #1 Best Seller in the Personal Finance category. He is one of America's most experienced tax negotiators with over 35 years of experience helping thousands of clients settle difficult back tax issues.
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