Good evening. The IRS has two options if you cannot afford to pay your taxes all at once. One, if you can pay it off over a period of up to 60 months, you can work out an installment payment arrangement with them. Two, if the foregoing is not possible, the IRS has an Offer in Compromise program where the IRS will actually forgive substantially all or some portion of the tax, interest and penalties due depending on your assets and future ability to pay over the next 60 months. You can find a step by step process for the Offer in Compromise program in the IRS Offer in Compromise booklet...this booklet can be found at the following website: www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f656b.pdf
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