How Much Does an Offer in
The IRS charges a $150 filing fee when submitting an Offer
in Compromise. This filing fee is non-refundable and it is not
applied towards any taxes that you owe.
If you fall below certain income limits, you may be exempt
from this filing fee. The income limits change each year so you
should check with the IRS to determine if you are eligible for
For 2009 a household of one with monthly income of $2,256 or
less was exempt from the filing fee and the down payment
requirements. In general, you add $779 to that number for each
additional person who is in the household.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire
Someone to Negotiate an Offer in Compromise for Me?
Many people use a tax resolution
company to negotiate an Offer in Compromise for them.
This can be beneficial both because of their expertise and
experience with the Offer in Compromise program.Every
company charges their clients in a different way -- hourly,
flat-fee, etc. and so it is hard to give a definitive answer on
how much a tax resolution company will charge you for an Offer
in Compromise. In general, you should expect to spend
at least $3,000 - $4,000. Of course, you must
consider how much money that company will save you to decide
whether or not it is worth this cost. We also highly
recommend that you thoroughly research any company that you
consider hiring to ensure that your investment is used
wisely. Even something simple like Googling a company's
name can reveal a lot about their reputation.