Guaranteed Installment Agreements
Fresh Start Tax can get you a “Guaranteed Installment Agreement” from the IRS on your back taxes! Call us today 866.280.4384
How we handle your case:
- We obtain all the information from our clients and get an accurate description of the problem.
- We immediately send a power of attorney to the IRS so you never have to speak to them.
- We immediately have the IRS stop all of their enforcement action with that first call.
- We make sure the tax liability is correct by pulling tax transcripts and documents from the IRS’ computer.
- We file any returns that the IRS needs to get you current. All tax returns must be filed before the IRS will consider any agreements.
- We make sure your case is settled for the lowest possible amount allowed by law by going over all the different options that are available to you.
- We call or visit the IRS office and obtain a Guaranteed Installment Agreement.
So what does it take to get a guaranteed installment agreement from IRS?
You should always know it is best to pay the tax in full at any and all times. However, there are situations in your life in which it becomes impossible to do just that. The IRS offers a guaranteed installment agreement in some situations. The following are the facts and circumstances that the IRS must make a guaranteed agreement.
The Guaranteed Installment Agreements from the Internal Revenue Service
- Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires the Service to accept proposals of installment agreements under certain circumstances.In accordance with Internal Revenue Code, the IRS must accept proposals to pay in installments if taxpayers:
- owe income tax only of $10,000 or less (excluding penalties and interest);
- have not failed to file any income tax returns or to pay any tax shown on such returns during any of the preceding five taxable years;
- cannot pay the tax immediately (see (2) below);
- agree to fully pay the tax liability within 3 years;
- agree to file and pay all tax returns during the agreement; and
- have not entered into an installment agreement during any of the preceding five taxable years.
- As a matter of policy, the IRS grants guaranteed agreements even if taxpayers are able to fully pay their accounts.
- Unlike the criteria for streamlined agreements, the dollar limit for guaranteed agreements of $10,000 only applies to tax. The taxpayer may owe additional amounts in penalty and interest (both assessed and accrued) and qualify for a guaranteed agreement, so long as the tax liability alone is not greater than $10,000.
- Guaranteed installment agreements may be granted by Revenue Officers and other contact employees. Managerial approval is not required for these agreements.
- These agreements are quick, fast and require very little time and effort
- A transcript should be pulled to ensure all other taxes have been paid in full.
- The IRS will be used to determine if the tax, including statutory additions, can be fully paid within three years by checking their computer system.
- If taxpayers do not qualify for guaranteed agreements, consider streamlined agreements prior to considering other alternatives. Process guaranteed agreements as streamlined agreements. These agreements are addressed other places on our website.
- Penalty and interest continue to accrue during these tax periods during the installment agreements, though they are guaranteed by law. If taxpayers are notified of this they may decide it is in their best interest to fully pay balance due accounts. Some agreements that require CSED or statue extensions may not be processed as “guaranteed” installment agreements.
Remember, everyone’s situation is different.
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