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Can You Cut a Deal with the IRS?

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

2020 has been a financially devastating year for many hard working Americans. Some of us have been faced with problems like losing employment or having to close a business. We saw different relief efforts made like the Payroll Protection Program also known as PPP Loans for businesses. Individual taxpayers under a certain income level received a stimulus check cut by the Treasury Department.

The struggle yet continues so President Trump gave orders for Payroll Tax Deferral on September 1st. Even with these relief efforts people's pockets are still hurting and that is why I wanted to share critical information with those of you that owe the IRS $20,000 or more. If you don't owe at least $20k there is information you should know as well. You can find that here: 4 Things You Should Know if You Owe the IRS.

Are you afraid you won't ever be able to open another bank account? The IRS has already issued a lien on what you do have? If they haven't they will soon if you don't take care of the problem. But here is the thing, even if you can't afford the amount you owe: the IRS DOES make deals on taxes owed, including all penalties and interest.

To qualify for the best deals with the IRS I would recommend you owe the IRS at least $20,000 and have little to no equity in assets. You also must be using your income to pay your necessary living expenses with only a small amount left over to pay back taxes.

The requirements are firm but if you qualify the results are incredible and can potentially see yourself only paying a small fraction of what you once owed. If you meet these requirements then you owe it to yourself to explore the possibilities of getting a reduction of up to 85%. This includes and penalties and interest that may have accrued on the original amount owed, if you qualify.

You may be asking yourself, why would the IRS cut me a deal? Well cutting a deal with you is a win for them as well. They want to get you back in the system as a current tax payer. Within the fine print of these deals of the IRS you also must file and pay your taxes on time for the following 5 years. Otherwise the IRS will revoke the deal they made with you and bills you for the original amount.

This is why it is so important to make sure that your deal is set up correctly.

Our team of professionals is here to help you through the process. You can schedule a call with us today by calling 502-632-3171 or at

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Timalyn S. Bowens EA is America's Favorite EA and Tax Expert who will work hard to find a customized legal solution for you! As an Enrolled Agent licensed through the Internal Revenue Service Timalyn is able to fight the IRS for taxpayers in all 50 states. As the host of Tax Relief with Timalyn Bowens and a YouTube content creator she empowers taxpayers to make educated decisions about their tax situation.

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