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What specific type of tax relief are you seeking? IRS debt or local tax debt? I'm not certain from your question
There are several things you can do -- there is a status called currently not collectible status where if you are financially burdened the iRS agrees not to try to collect -- after 10 years they can no longer collect.
You can do an offer in compromise but those are rare especially if the IRS believes you can make payments.
You can also set up a payment plan.
You can call 1-***-***-**** and speak with someone. The key is being upfront with the IRS.
There are no 'special programs' for those in economically distressed communities, however
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