An IRS Offer-in-Compromise – What Is It?
An OIC is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that allows for the settlement of outstanding tax liabilities for less than what is owed. This type of agreement can be a great option for taxpayers who are unable to pay their full tax debt, as it allows them to make one lump sum payment (or series of payments) in exchange for settling their debt. When submitting an OIC, taxpayers must provide proof of their financial situation and demonstrate that they cannot afford to pay the entire balance of tax owed. Taxpayers must prove to the IRS that the Reasonable Collection Potential (RCP) – the total amount of tax the IRS can reasonably expect to collect over the remaining time on the tax collection statute – is less than the tax owed. Taxpayers will need to provide documents to prove that their RCP is less than the tax owed and … Continued