Fighting for a fair payment plan
Challenge: I wanted to give the IRS the taxes that I owed. But some large medical expenses made it impossible for me to pay. At first, the IRS said it would accept an installment agreement with low payments I could afford. Then suddenly, the IRS changed its mind. They refused to consider my medical expenses and demanded much higher payments.
Solution: The Schlichting Group appealed the decision, asking that the IRS once again take my medical expenses into account when calculating my payment agreement. The IRS did not respond for six months. The Schlichting Group then filed a Taxpayer Assistance Order. Through the Taxpayer Advocate’s office, The Schlichting Group reached an IRS regional director.
Results: The regional director overturned the IRS rejection. As a result, they accepted my original payment agreement. Since it spans seven years, I can afford my monthly payments.