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Once an installment agreement is in place, you have to keep up with the payments or call IRS immediately to discuss your options. Unfortunately there's no time for filing/mailing letters or forms and there are no forms to fill out and mail since processing time can take up to 8 - 10 weeks. You will have to talk to an agent. And you definitely don't want to miss the payment or your agreement will be canceled.
The best time is usually early in the morning between 7a and 8.30am, Tuesdays and Fridays tend to be very busy, Mondays mornings before 9am are very good. Waiting time could be between 15 - 30 minutes on average, but it could be up an hour.
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Yes, you can do offer in compromise but it takes 6 - 9 month to process it. In meantime if you cannot make the payments you have to notify IRS as soon as possible. You only have 2-3 weeks maybe before your next payment is due.
If you miss the payment IRS will cancel your installment agreement and if your offer in compromise is not already under review at that time, IRS will restart the collection process, which could be placing lien on your property, garnishing your wages or funds in your bank(s)...
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