Why doesn’t the IRS agent seem interested in working out a plan with me? He seems to want a check for the full amount ASAP without any concern about what that would do to my life!

You are correct that the IRS agent would like a check for the full amount of back taxes, interest, and penalties owed as soon as possible. The IRS agent does not care what impact paying your IRS bill has on your life for a couple of reasons. First, it is the position of the government that you have benefited financially from failing to pay your taxes when they are due and that money should have been paid on time. Second, it is the IRS agent’s job to get the most amount of money from you as quickly as possible. 

The IRS agent might be reluctant to work out a repayment plan with you because of the reasons described above, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. You may be able to work out a solution to your tax problems if the IRS believes that you are doing the best that you can to pay them and that you are taking your tax debt seriously.

You may be able to convince the IRS that working out a plan is the best that you can do with the help of an experienced Norman tax lawyer. For more information about how to negotiate with the IRS and how a Norman tax attorney can help you achieve your goals, please call our lawyers today at 800-721-7054 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.