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My step dad was offered a payoff amount thru the irs he paid

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My step dad was offered a payoff amount thru the irs he paid it and they are charging him a fee $150 for that payoff offer. They advised he needs to write a letter to have it waived.Is there anything specific he needs to say because he did not agree to $150 fee to do the payoff
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

Can you clarify if that the IRS or a third party who offered a payoff amount and charging a fee $150 for that ?
What is the reason for the payoff?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's and its because he filed his taxes late
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

Filing late is not an issue on most situations.
But whether your father has any tax liability which is unpaid or paid after the due date?
If yes - he might be subject to the late payment penalty and interest charges?

What that $150 fee for?
Did your father receive any letter from the IRS?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He doesn't know the IRS gave him a payoff amount he paid it the same day and they said he had a zero balance then a few weeks later he got a bill for $150
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

It sound as mistake.

Most likely that new bill is send by a different department and it was issued before his record was updated.

I might suggest to contact the IRS directly and verify.

The Contact number is ***** please be prepared to wait some time.