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My spouse has not filed taxes for several yrs. When I discovered this in early 2000's I had a talk with him, he promised to send in the returns. I paid 3 yrs worth of taxes with my unemployment benefits. I discovered again he had not sent returns in 2008, so I filed by myself.
As a result the IRS is coming after me for the whole amount of 2yrs, over 10,000.00. I don't have a job, living on social security. Cant afford this, living on a little over 1,000.00 per month. Is there anything I can do to stop the threats from the IRS?
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago
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Hi Marie,

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You have a couple of options here; (1) File an offer in Compromise (OIC)

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Here's IRS' description:

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"An offer in compromise allows you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount you owe. It may be a legitimate option if you can't pay your full tax liability, or doing so creates a financial hardship. We consider your unique set of facts and circumstances:

We generally approve an offer in compromise when the amount offered represents the most we can expect to collect within a reasonable period of time. ..."

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Another option is to set up a payment agreement - If you owe less than $50,000, you can do this online: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Online-Payment-Agreement-Application

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago

Yet another option is to provide them with the financial information to show that this would cause financial hardship and ask to be placed in what's called Non-Collectible Status

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago

If you'd like I can make what's called an additional Services offer here (I can do this for the smallest Amount JustAnswer will allow -$5)

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which would allow us to discuss ALL of your options

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Let me know

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago

Hi,

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I’m just checking back in to see how things are going.

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Did my answer help?

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Let me know…

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Thanks

Lane

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