Sometimes, despite your most optimistic assumptions and your accountant’s tax plans, you end up owing the IRS when you file your taxes. Managing your tax payments can be easy if you can simply write a check to cover the amount. But if your money’s tied up or you’re experiencing cash flow issues, you may not be able to pay it all off at once. Therefore you might need to setup an IRS payment plan.
If you’re looking at a large tax bill wondering how to pay it, you can get help directly from the IRS in the form of a payment plan. Miller & Company LLP, NY Certified Public Accountants, a top rated CPA New York firm.
Don’t worry; you can get help in the form of tax resolution services, which can lead to positive outcomes, such as:
For more information about the best way to handle a tax balance with the IRS and how to set up an IRS Payment Plan, contact the tax accountants at Miller & Company with locations in NYC and Queens.
Before you can file an application to request a payment plan with the IRS, you have to make sure all your other tax returns are complete and current. Having past due tax returns automatically disqualifies you from setting up a monthly installment plan. You must satisfy other conditions as well. For instance:
Requesting an online agreement with the IRS is the simplest and fastest way to get the ball rolling. The IRS has put the forms you need —Form 9465 and Form 433-F — on their website. All you do is present your current financial situation on the forms, and the IRS decides if the monthly payment amount you’ve requested is acceptable.
If you owe more than $50,000, you may find it more challenging to get an installment plan accepted. You have to have a complete financial statement, as well as submit supporting documents, to account for all of your income, expenses and assets. Call the phone number on your IRS bill or contact the top NYC CPA, Miller & Company to lead you through the maze of paperwork and requirements to get your IRS monthly installment plan set up. Some additional advice includes:
To pay the IRS on a monthly basis, you have several options:
Whichever payment system you use, make sure the IRS gets those payments every month and don’t miss a payment setup by IRS payment plan. If you do, the IRS may come asking you to pay the remaining balance in full immediately. You won’t be able to go back on the IRS payment plan.
An IRS installment agreement to pay your taxes over time may not be the perfect solution for you or your business. You can have up to 72 months to pay the money you owe, but you have to pay about 10 percent interest over the life of the plan in fees and penalties, which continue to accrue while you’re making payments. The interest alone can really add up in six years.
Additionally, the IRS charges you for setting up the IRS payment plan. The fee ranges from $31 to $225, depending on the amount of your debt, whether you’re an individual or a business and where your financial circumstances currently stand.
If your application for the IRS installment agreement is rejected, your options for paying off the taxes you owe shrinks. You can ask the IRS to put their collection activities on hold or you can file for bankruptcy. Before you resort to either of these alternatives, try one of the following strategies. Each of these options relies on a specific set of conditions, so not all of them may apply to you or your business:
For more information about the best way to handle a tax balance with the IRS and how to set up an IRS installment agreement, contact the tax accountants at Miller & Company.
Do you have questions about services we offer including IRS Payment Plan in NYC and Long Island? Would you like to receive a personal IRS Payment Plan consultation customized to your specific needs? To schedule an appointment with a nationally recognized, top NYC CPA, Paul Miller of Miller & Company LLP firm, please contact our Long Island or NYC tax accountants for a FREE CPA consultation.
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