You'll be organizing your paperwork for tax season soon, so now is the time to consider your situation. Contrary to popular belief, you can appeal IRS decisions, but you better have a serious case. Don't pursue tax cases on frivolous grounds! You should know that the courts often decline "to refute arguments with somber reasoning and copious citation of precedent" for a variety of reasons, according to Crain v. Commissioner, 1984.
An offer in compromise allows you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount you owe. It's an option if you can't pay your full tax liability or if doing so would cause you financial hardship. What's considered by the IRS in allowing an offer in compromise?
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