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I hired an attorney to help with my mothers tax issues. She

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I hired an attorney to help with my mother's tax issues. She owes approximately $5000 in federal taxes. Due to a new diagnosis of congestive heart failure and another health issue that has left her with an open incision, we have moved to where my father's family lives because I needed help with her. Yesterday, we received a notice from the IRS that gives us until the seventh of July to contact them or they will levy. The notice was forwarded on from Virginia to where we are now living. Is it still possible that they would be willing to make payment arrangements with the IRS for the five thousand? I couldn't even contact them yesterday because it is a weekend and with the holiday, won't be able to do so until Tuesday.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Good morning. Yes, you still have time....that is simply a form notice. It is simply sent to cause you to contact them and work out a payment plan of some sort. You need simply call them before the 7th and get an extension. They have two plans for folks who cannot afford to pay in full...i) an installment agreement arrangement if it can be paid in up to 60 monthly installments; or ii) an Offer in Compromise program to provide for a settlement if the taxes, penalties and interest cannot be paid over a 60 month period.....if you choose this route, once you file an application, it will put all collection efforts on hold while the Offer is being worked out. You can see the full step by step process to filing the application for an Offer in Compromise in the IRS booklet provided at the following website:




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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Even if it is a CP504? I'm scared to death. We live off her federal pension because I can't leave her alone any longer.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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I had another question and accidently hit the accept button instead of reply.
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.
Yes, even if it's a CP504. I would take the next couple of days to file an Application for your Offer in Compromise. If you file this on the 6th, it will stop everything.
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