Obviously you could call them up and try to handle it yourself, but I would not recommend it. You should contact an experienced tax attorney to help you with this. $60,000 is not chump change and the IRS has a full array of collection tools if you don't do something about this debt. There are options available to you if you cannot pay the IRS in full right now. An attorney will be able to go through all the options with you and then fight to get you the best possible deal.
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Like anything else, you can negotiate with the IRS yourself. But I would recommend you seek out an experienced attorney to help you resolve this matter in the fairest way possible. The IRS has a way of bullying taxpayers into an agreement they can't really afford. If that happens to you, you are only putting off the inevitable collection actions by the IRS - bank levy, social security levys, tax liens, etc.
These matters can be resolved. Seek professional help. You will be glad you did.
I hope this helps.
Steven A. Leahy
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The lein is just the first step. The IRS will take more aggressive steps to collect the tax from you. You should consult with an Attorney/CPA to represent you in this matter. First, how the 60,000 figure was calcuated is important. Just because the IRS says you owe that, does not mean it is true. If you do in fact owe that amount, a professional can help you deal with amount owed in a way to do the least harm to you financially. I am a licensed attorney in Georigia, but I also hold an active CPA license in SC. If you would like, I can either assist you or find someone in your area that will give you competent representation.
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Yeah, of course. Many options are available to you, but you need to pursue them. I agree with the other attorney responses - a competent professional can navigate this with you, for a reasonable cost.
Please note that this is not legal advice, and should not be relied upon as such. Always consult with a competent tax professional to discuss your specific situation!
Yes. You should look into an Offer in Compromise. If you cannot get one under Doubt As To Collectible, you should maybe seek the advice of a very savvy attorney in your area. Because of your age, factors may support an Offer in Compromise under Effective Tax Administration, but these are tough to get and I wouldn't trust any person to do one.
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