IRS Tax Settlement – Offer in Compromise

An Offer In Compromise (OIC) is an agreement between you and the IRS to pay less than what you owe in taxes. In many cases, it can be a valid settlement option if you are unable to pay your owed taxes in full, or if doing so will cause financial hardship. Both individuals and businesses may qualify for an OIC, but you're not guaranteed to qualify.

That’s where we come in. The ALG Group has a historic track record of helping people in Michigan and across the country take back their lives from tax debt. We’re here for you every step of the way as we negotiate a settlement with the IRS and complete all the steps necessary to settle your tax debt for less than what you owe.



4 Steps to Calculating an Offer in Compromise

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Learn step-by-step how to calculate an offer in compromise and whether a tax settlement is possible for your situation.

    5 Real Life Examples of Offer in Compromise Resolution

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    Relate to 5 different real-life examples of tax settlement submissions.

      Other Considerations when Calculating an Offer in Compromise

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      Understand some of the factors that can positively and negatively impact your tax settlement offer.

        Are IRS Tax Settlements Real?

        The words 'tax settlement' might make you think of those aggressive commercials advertising tax debt relief for 'pennies on the dollar' or that show people who owed a substantial amount in taxes but only paid a fraction of it. Are they scams? Actually, not at all. It is entirely possible to settle your tax debt for less, BUT it's not as simple, straightforward, or guaranteed as those commercials make it seem.

        An Offer In Compromise is based strictly on numbers; your financial ability to pay the balance in full. Other tax relief companies may promise you a settlement upfront before they've even taken your actual numbers into account, only to have it potentially denied by the IRS, and you left still paying a sizeable fee.

        Will You Qualify? We Can Review, Prepare & Submit Your IRS Offer In Compromise

        Tax problems can be intimidating, but you don't have to deal with them alone! We're here to help and to support our clients throughout the tax resolution process while formulating the best strategy possible for success. You can also take advantage of our free resources for more information on calculating an Offer In Compromise, how the IRS reviews each submission, real life examples, and more.


        3 Types of Offer In Compromise Tax Settlements

        An IRS Offer In Compromise can be granted in one of three ways:

        Doubt as to Collectability
        You are unable to pay the full amount of back taxes owed. You would like an IRS settlement based on what you can afford. Learn more about Doubt as to Collectability Offer in Compromise.

        Doubt as to Liability
        You believe the taxes the IRS say you owe are incorrect. This could be due to an error made by the IRS, your accountant, or you. If the error is corrected, you will owe fewer taxes. You would like an IRS Settlement equal to the corrected amount of taxes owed. Learn more about Doubt as to Liability Offer in Compromise.

        Effective Tax Administration
        You do not qualify for Doubt as to Liability or Doubt as to Collectability. However, due to exceptional circumstances, you would like an IRS settlement. Click here to learn more about Effective Tax Administration Offer in Compromise.


        Tax issues should not force someone to postpone their life, ambitions, or dreams. At ALG, we don't believe that your circumstances should define you. We are dedicated to assisting you in taking back your life from tax debt, regardless of your situation. Contact us today to get started!