I guess the answer depends on your financial situation compared to the time it will take to resolve it wit the IRS. If it is for a relatively small amount of money then it does not make any financial sense to hire a tax expert or attorney to try and resolve it with them. I agree that their penalties are punitive and ridiculous and would be considered loan sharking if anyone else tried to charge that amount, but unfortunately you are attempting to argue with big brother and I have found the the IRS usually wins the argument. But if you feel that you paid them in full through your chapter 13 bankruptcy, on time as approved by the court, then you could consider bringing a motion for contempt of court for the IRS violating the order.
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i filed under chapter eleven. The first two payments to the irs, which were due in 11/18/2007 and 12/18/2007. were made on january 25 2008 i have proof of payments. Since i was late, that's why they want me to pay again. I filed bankruptcy on 9/26/2006. moved to Puerto Rico at the begining of 2007. is this right?
maybe the tax payer advocate might be able to negotiate with them
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