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Tax Relief 101: Exploring Different Forms of Tax Relief and Who Qualifies

by | Nov 2, 2023

Taxation, while a civic duty that keeps our country running, can sometimes become a hefty burden for individuals and businesses, especially during challenging economic times.  Now that tax season is over, many taxpayers are finding that they owed the IRS money.  How do you deal with your tax debt.  As someone who deals with these issues every day, I can tell you that the process to best resolve your tax issues can be complex and you need to consider many factors including what is your personal financial situation, what do you owe, do you agree that you owe it, are you at risk of levies, what type of tax do you owe, how old is the tax debt, as well as many other factors.

Fortunately, the tax code provides several forms of tax relief to help people who might find themselves unable to pay the IRS. Understanding the different forms of tax relief and the qualification criteria can empower taxpayers to take control of their financial obligations to the IRS and seek the necessary assistance.

This article explores the tax relief options available and who can qualify.  If the IRS is claiming you owe $15,000 or more, contact our firm immediately for a consultation and learn about your tax debt relief options  https://jablonskyandassociates.com/contactc/

Installment Agreements:

An installment agreement allows taxpayers to pay their tax debts in manageable monthly installments. This is particularly beneficial for those who can’t pay their taxes in a lump sum.

Offer in Compromise (OIC):

An OIC is a provision that enables taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed, provided they meet certain eligibility criteria. This form of relief is ideal for individuals facing financial hardship. Not everyone qualifies, but if you do, this can help you settle with the IRS for a fraction of what you originally owed. Reach out to our firm to see if you qualify.

Penalty Abatement:

Penalties for unpaid taxes are hefty and often sink the taxpayer in deeper debt. That’s why a penalty abatement can provide substantial relief by waiving certain penalties accrued on a tax debt. Individuals may qualify for penalty abatement if they have a reasonable cause for not complying with tax obligations, such as facing a serious illness or a natural disaster.

Innocent Spouse Relief:

Taxpayers who filed joint returns and were unaware of their spouse’s erroneous or fraudulent tax reporting may qualify for innocent spouse relief. This provision can shield individuals from being held responsible for the tax liabilities arising from their spouse’s actions.

Currently Not Collectible (CNC) Status:

The CNC status temporarily halts IRS collection activities for individuals facing financial hardship. To qualify, taxpayers must prove that paying the tax debt would result in severe financial hardship.

Understanding your eligibility for these tax relief options can be the first step towards alleviating your tax burden.  It’s advisable to consult with tax relief professionals who can provide personalized advice based on your unique financial situation. If you’re facing a daunting tax bill or dealing with IRS issues, reaching out to a tax relief professional like us can provide clarity and help you navigate the complex tax landscape towards a resolution. If you owe over $15,000 to the IRS, or have unfiled tax returns give us a call (954) 715-7285 for a free, no-obligation consultation to see which of the above programs you qualify for.

Here’s our contact info to set up an appointment today – https://jablonskyandassociates.com/contact/

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Bob Jablonsky is the founder of Bob Jablonsky & Associates. He has spent his career helping taxpayers resolve tax issues and get back on track with the IRS. In addition to tax resolution his firm also prepares hundreds of tax returns every year for both individuals and small to mid-sized businesses.

Bob is an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA), which is an elite credential issued by the Internal Revenue Service to professionals who demonstrate special competence in federal tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, and representation matters. An Enrolled Agent license is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is recognized across all 50 states. Additionally he is a CMA, or Certified Management Accountant, a designation for financial controllers and CFOs (Chief Financial Officers), as well as an Advanced Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

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