A compromise offer (OIC) is an agreement between a subject and the Internal Revenue Service that pays a taxpayer`s tax burden for less than the full amount owed. As a general rule, taxpayers who can pay all of their debts through a temperate agreement or other means are not entitled to an OIC. For more information on tax payment options, including missed contracts, please see theme 202. In order to qualify for an OIC, the taxpayer must have filed all tax returns, made all estimated payments necessary for the current year, and made all necessary federal tax filings for the current quarter if the taxpayer is a business contractor with employees. The review of your offer cannot be completed as long as there is a pending claim or an open review of a tax year for which you are responsible. If you are applying for discharge under the provisions of innocent spouses, if you have been informed that a tax year is under review, or if you are currently reviewing a tax year, we recommend that you wait for the resolution before making an offer. If we cannot complete the review of your offer due to an ongoing review or claim, the offer may be returned and all payments and registration fees will not be refunded. In most cases, the IRS does not accept the OIC unless the amount offered by a subject is equal to or greater than the appropriate recovery potential (PCP). The CPR is, as the IRS measures, the taxpayer`s ability to pay. The CPR contains the value that can be realized from the taxpayer`s wealth, for example. B real estate, automobiles, bank accounts and other real estate.

In addition to real estate, the CPR also includes future expected income, net of certain amounts eligible for the basic cost of living. If a triggering event occurs and you correctly enter into a transfer contract pursuant to Section 965 (i) (2), your net tax debt related to the transfer contract is not assessed as part of the transfer agreement. If you do not enter into a Section 965 (i) (2) transfer contract, you must pay the net tax debt under Section 965 (i) in full or in a timely manner if you correctly make a section 965 (h) choice with respect to section 965 (i) net tax debt or if the offer is late. Your subsequent refunds can be applied to your balance with a signed written request. You cannot specify the taxable period at which the payment must apply. Both signatures are filed upon request if the tax return has been filed jointly. Applications can be sent to the following relevant monitoring site, depending on where you made your initial offer: an OIC is traditionally much harder to approve, but offers more closure. Once the agreement is reached and the invoice is paid, the tax debt will be paid, regardless of the amount of money the taxpayer will make after the deed. In some cases, the OIC is returned to the subject and is not rejected because the subject did not provide necessary information, went bankrupt, did not include in the offer a necessary application fee or a non-refundable payment, did not provide necessary tax returns or did not pay current tax debts at the time of the IRS review of the offer. A returned offer differs from a refusal, as there is no right to appeal if the IRS makes the offer. However, after the hardening, the offer may be submitted again.

A Form 656 with an application fee and a payment of the offer, if you are either liable for your individual tax debt or only two taxpayers. Note: These include divorced, separated or married couples who live separately when all commitments are common and decide to make a joint offer.