An effective tax administration is a hard deal to reach with the IRS. When you file for an effective tax administration, you are admitting that you owe the tax debt to the government and you are not disputing your ability to pay that debt. Instead, you are arguing that you should not have to pay your taxes either because of an extreme hardship or because to do so would be inequitable or violate public policy. Since the vast majority of wage-earners are required to pay taxes (or file tax returns showing they owe no income tax), it is very difficult to reach an agreement with the IRS based on an effective tax administration claim.
What to Know if You Plan to File for Effective Tax Administration
Before you file for an effective tax administration, it is important to know that;
- You are going to have to share a lot of details about your life with the IRS. The IRS will not accept vague details about why you need this relief. Even if the reasons are painful, you will have to share them with the IRS.
- You are going to have to prove that you are in a “life or death situation.” You may have a terminal illness, been the victim of an extreme natural disaster, or emergency, for example.
- You are going to have to provide documentation. The IRS isn’t going to simply take your word for it. The agency is going to want documentation that backs up your claims.
Additionally, you are going to have to prove that the approval of your tax administration will not deter other tax payers from paying their tax debts.
Don’t Do It Alone – Call an Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer for Help
An experienced Oklahoma City tax attorney can explain your rights and your legal options to you. You may be able to file a convincing, effective tax administration or you may have other legal options available to you. It is important to file the right Offer in Compromise to maximize your chances of getting the tax relief that you seek.
For more information, we encourage you to contact one of our Oklahoma tax lawyers today at 800-721-7054 and to download our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, from our website.