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Installment Agreements

Establishing an installment agreement with the IRS is no simple task. Let us negotiate a payment plan you can live with.

Request an IRS Installment Agreement

When you owe significant back taxes, with interest and penalties, seeing the full number in a letter from the IRS can be a gut-wrenching experience. If you do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, the IRS will generally, at a minimum, require payments to be made over time, unless you qualify for a Not Collectable Status.

Though the IRS collects interest on these payment plans, an installment agreement is considered resolution, and if payments are timely made according to the agreement, you avoid getting your income levied and your assets seized. At Lothamer Tax Resolution, we’ll fight to negotiate a payment plan that you can live with, not one merely dictated by the IRS.

For anyone owing less than $50,000, a payment plan can be requested directly on line with the IRS. However, all required tax returns must be filed. Furthermore, the required payment must pay off the entire debt over the remaining statute of limitations, something you may not be able to accomplish.

A tax lien may be filed by the IRS in exchange for granting an Installment Agreement, unless you owe below a certain amount and elect to pay by direct debit.

How We Can Help You Negotiate an Installment Agreement

The IRS offers short-term payment plans for those who can pay back what they owe in 180 days or less. But for those who owe more than they can pay in 180 days, or who cannot full pay over the remaining statute of limitations for collections, successfully obtaining an installment agreement that you can live with can be a difficult process to negotiate. Payment plans for large balances due are not automatic. Some repayment plan requests get referred to a local Revenue Officer and require an investigation of the person’s assets and income. IRS may tell you a large monthly payment is required because of the limited remaining time left for IRS to collect, but you may be entitled to what is called a Partial Payment Plan, one that is based upon your collectability (ability to pay), yet does not full pay the IRS before the statute of limitations runs out. At Lothamer, we have negotiated hundreds, if not thousands, of Partial Payment Plans. In many instances, this is better than filing an Offer in Compromise since it is faster and less expensive. Let Lothamer represent you and negotiate a realistic payment plan on your behalf, whether it pays off your balance or not before the time-period runs out for the IRS

If you owe a large sum to the IRS, and do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, or want to know whether you qualify for an Offer in Compromise, get the experience of Lothamer to advise you, and if an Installment Agreement is required, Lothamer will help negotiate a realistic payment plan or even a Not-Collectable Status.

Tax Resolution Success Stories

I can’t say enough about this firm. They took care of that black cloud that was hanging over my head, and did so professionally and communicated with me every step of the way. Not only did they take care of my tax issues they saved me thousands of dollars. Easy to work with, worth every penny and I can’t thank them enough! If I could leave 10 stars I would!

Denny B. - Traverse City, MI

I have been trying for 8 yrs to help my daughter with her tax problem. Once we were in contact with Lothamer we were treated professionally and quickly. Our final outcome was very acceptable and even a little surprising. I couldn’t have asked for more to have this issue behind us.

Gerald - Kalamazoo, MI

Tax debt is overwhelming and Lothamer knows how to fix the problem. They walk their clients through the whole process! They are amazing.

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Tax Resolution Success Stories

When I contacted Lothamer I was at my wits end. I had no idea what to do. Lothamer guided me through the process. There were no false promises just real facts. Everyone I spoke with was very knowledgeable. Keep doing what you are doing being honest and straight forward with clients.

Willie - Redford, MI

During one of the most stressful times of my life Lothamer treated me with respect and kindness making a difficult process so much easier, I would and have recommended them to anyone.

Candi - Flint, MI

Very professional company. From the first phone consultation to the final results, which were outstanding, I was kept up to date on all issues. Andrew Campbell was very helpful with all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Lothamer Tax Resolution to anyone for all their tax needs.

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Within the first 24–72 hours, we can do more than what most other tax firms do in several weeks.


CALL OUR OFFICE To Learn More About Our Process For Getting Same Day Tax Help

For a reasonable fee we will call the IRS and Request a Stay on Collection, obtain transcripts as to years unfiled, balances due, and income reported to the IRS, and provide you with a consultation within three days with a licensed attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent.



Our meeting with you will be a virtual meeting, using our proprietary video conferencing software, performed in the privacy of your office, home, or vehicle, with a licensed attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent to learn about our findings, discuss your options, and provide you with a plan to resolve your tax problem. At this meeting, we will give you an estimated cost for the services to carry out the plan developed.


IMPLEMENT THE PLAN Developed in Step 2

Upon accepting the Terms & Conditions in our service agreement as outlined in Step 2, we will immediately go to work solving your tax problem. We will get you set up in our eResolution Client Portal, giving you access to critical deadlines and next steps to view the progress of your case.

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