The IRS made changes in April 2022 that will positively impact taxpayers who are submitting an Offer in Compromise to resolve their outstanding tax liabilities.
Collection Financial Standards
The Collection Financial Standards set by the IRS are used to determine an individual taxpayer's necessary monthly expenses, based on the taxpayer's age, geographic location, and family size. These necessary expenses include food, clothing, housing and utilities, out-of-pocket healthcare, transportation, and other miscellaneous items.
This is great news for taxpayers with an outstanding tax liability with the IRS! These increases will help taxpayers who are seeking to enter into a Payment Arrangement or Offer in Compromise, with the IRS to resolve an outstanding tax liability.
The IRS also uses these Collection Financial Standards by comparing them to a taxpayer's household income and expenses, with the remaining amount considered as what the IRS will wants the taxpayer to remit each month.
Offer in Compromise
There are two big changes to the program:
Previously, if a taxpayer had an ownership interest in a business but the taxpayer's tax debt was strictly personal (e.g., 1040 Income), the taxpayer need only submit Form 433-A (OIC), Form 656, and all relevant documentation. Now, that same taxpayer with the same personal tax liability must submit Form 433-B in addition to the other forms. This would require the taxpayer to provide the profit and loss information of the business for 6 to 12 months prior to submitting the Offer in Compromise, as well as the business's bank statements, loan statements, notes and accounts receivable, and other pertinent documentation.
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