Offer in Compromise (Fresh Start)

What is Offer in Compromise?

An Offer in Compromise is an offer from a taxpayer to settle a tax debt, usually for less than what is owed. This form of IRS tax relief may be based on (1) Doubt as to Collectability; (2) Doubt as to Liability; or (3) Effective Tax Administration. The most common Offer in Compromise is for Doubt as to Collectability.

Offers in Compromise (also referred to as the ‘Fresh Start Program’ or ‘Initiative by national companies’) are the most advertised and least accepted IRS solution. On October 25, 2004, the IRS issued a consumer alert advising taxpayers to beware of anyone claiming settlement of tax debts for “pennies on the dollar” through what is called the Offer in Compromise Program. Because most Offers in Compromise are filed by companies who make these promises, more than 90% of all Offers in Compromise filed in the U.S. are rejected by the IRS.


It is possible that your tax debt can be settled for less than what you owe. Sometimes the settlement is dramatically less.  The IRS has set very strict guidelines for the Offer in Compromise Program. To determine whether you qualify for an Offer in Compromise, we must review and evaluate the specific facts of your case and your financial circumstances. This is why we offer a free consultation where we can meet face to face and discuss the nature of your specific problem. Only then will I be in a position to tell you what options may be available to you.

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