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IRS Fresh Start Initiative Program, resolving IRS tax debts.
Do You Need a Fresh Start on your IRS tax debt?
You’ve no doubt heard the words “fresh start” a lot recently. Many of our competitors hype it as the silver bullet that will solve all of your tax problems. But, what do they mean by fresh start tax relief program? Will it really bring you the solutions you need?
Can the IRS’s Fresh Start Initiative help you?
The short answer is YES
What is the Fresh Start Initiative?
The Fresh Start Initiative was introduced by the IRS to expand the options eligible taxpayers have to pay back taxes and avoid tax liens. Some of the areas that the Fresh Start program impacts:
Tax Liens
The Fresh Start program increased the amount that taxpayers can owe before the IRS generally will file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien. That amount is now $10,000. However, in some cases, the IRS may still file a lien notice on amounts less than $10,000.
GET HELP: There are parameters and certain qualifications that a skilled law firm can help you navigate.
Installment Agreements
The Fresh Start program expanded access to streamlined installment agreements. Now, individual taxpayers who owe up to $50,000 COULD QUALIFY to pay through monthly direct debit payments for up to 72 months (six years).
GET HELP: Installment agreements may require financial statements and other supporting documentation, historical tax information and applicable completion of IRS forms such as a Collection Information Statement, Form 433-A or Form 433-F.
Offers in Compromise
An Offer in Compromise is an agreement that MAY allow taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount. Fresh Start expanded and streamlined the OIC program.

GET HELP: For eligible taxpayers, an Offer in Compromise can significantly reduce the amount that they owe the IRS. Not all taxpayers will qualify for an Offer in Compromise and the difference between those that qualify and those that don’t is often the quality of the offer that they submit. The IRS has voluminous rules regarding the requirements of an acceptable offer. If you don’t meet these requirements, your offer will be summarily rejected. Accurately completing the offer paperwork and correctly reporting your assets and income can have a dramatic effect on the likelihood that your offer will be accepted. The right help in this situation can be a game changer.
Can we help you? YES. Our law firm regularly assist taxpayers with Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements and the removal of IRS liens and levies. To find out if the Fresh Start Initiative is for you, contact our offices. We will talk openly and honestly about your financial situation and provide you with the best possible strategy for dealing with your tax debt.

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