I had a 2003 federal income tax bill of 35K. I'm not sure how I owed so much when my home based business has never been able to pay me a salary. At any rate, after a personal chapter 7 bankruptcy was discharged in 2011, I received an abatement for some of the taxes. I now owe 20K. I am operating the same business, but the business only earns approximately 30K a year. I have to live off of that as well cover business expenses. I'm afraid to file taxes because the business is earning something. I think they will take the little I have before the business has legs. I don't know how I would ever pay the 20K if fear keeps me from earning revenue. Also, I am denied resources that would help me grow the business because the lien on my credit is scaring off bankers. I feel stuck and unprotected.The IRS has temporarily granted me "non collectible status" to give me an opportunity to amend my return. I have reason to believe there were errors with the preparation. They also told me about the OIC program. I just have reason to believe that the entire thing should have been abated in the bankruptcy. The IRS does not agree. By the way, I want to file and will be doing so immediately. I just want direction so that I don't make an incorrect situation worse.