Generally, what I tell my clients is "throw whatever the IRS wants out the window and let us focus on you and your situation. There is a certain amount that you are going to need to provide for yourself, to provide for your family, and to live the life that you're accustomed to living. And once we figure out a way to sustain that or sustain that as much as reasonably possible, then we can worry about massaging the IRS into the equation. Ultimately, IRS Collection cases come down to two basic decisions.
Are we gonna pay them as quickly as possible? And what are we going to do to maximize the client's financial situation in the long term so that they can get through this hurdle and meet their goals? In some cases that has us writing out the ten year collection statute and slow-playing the IRS over time. In other cases that involves an offer and compromise or potentially a bankruptcy.
It is difficult to say, but the goal of Brotman Law is to focus on the client first and put the government position secondary to whatever the client needs. And so in a lot of collection cases we work with clients for multiple years in defending the IRS in some cases we work with them rather quickly and in a month they're gone but neither case we want to do what's in the best interest of the client. We have a very client first approach to IRS Collections and will continue to stay that way for the benefit of our clients and to protect them in the future.