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Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements | Tax Tip of the Week | No. 160 August 22, 2012

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New IRS Collection Rules

The IRS announced an expansion of the “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and making installment agreements available to more people.

Wage earners (employees) who have been unemployed for 30 days or longer will be able to avoid failure-to-pay penalties during a six-month grace period (October 15, 2012 for 2011 taxes). In addition, the IRS is doubling the dollar threshold from $25,000 to $50,000 for taxpayers to be eligible for automatic installment agreements to help more people qualify for the program as well as extended the maximum payment period from 60 months to 72 months.

This initiative also changes the rules on getting an Offer in Compromise accepted.

For more information, review IR-2012-31

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