TULSA – The IRS urges people not to hire an individual or company claiming you can pay to have back taxes or associated fees wiped away. Instead turn to the IRS for free help.
Brad owes back taxes and hired a company that promised to reduce his bill. He said, “I was told they could reduce the interest and penalties on the back taxes I owe the IRS. I sent in my $2,000 only to be told they were unable to do anything for me. Now they’re not honoring their money-back guarantee.”
Brad eventually got part of his money back and is now turning to the IRS for help. The agency just announced more help for people who owe back taxes through it’s fresh start initiative; including penalty relief and a new installment agreement.
You can call the IRS for help. The number is 1-800-829-1040 and lines are open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.