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Get a Fresh Start with the IRS

If paying off your back tax debt seems impossible, the IRS Fresh Start Program may be your key to financial freedom.

Your Guide to the IRS Fresh Start Program

When you owe thousands of dollars in back taxes, paying off your debt can seem like an insurmountable challenge. It’s easy to put off tackling the problem, waiting instead for some better day when it all feels manageable. But with recent expansions to the IRS Fresh Start initiative, that day can be today. The IRS Fresh Start program is an attainable way for struggling taxpayers and businesses to get relief and get on with their lives.

The Fresh Start Program was established to loosen the rules and it offers three major options:

  • Extended Installment Agreements with streamlined processes for individuals
  • Avoidance of a tax lien for Installment Agreements, as long as payments are made through direct debit installments and less than $25,000 is owed
  • Expanded Offer in Compromise rules by excluding certain assets in the calculation for the amount required for a settlement

These new rules may not be around forever. IRS can change them on their own. Get tax help TODAY with Lothamer.

How We Can Help You Get a Fresh Start

Taking advantage of the Fresh Start Initiative requires careful attention to detail. Many taxpayers are denied a settlement on what they owe because they, or their representatives, don’t know what’s acceptable to the IRS. For example, IRS allows different methods to determine the fair market value of your assets. Not knowing what valuation methods are acceptable can cost you thousands of dollars. After all, you are the one that has to make an offer, not the IRS. From there, it’s a question of whether the IRS will accept your offer. They will not tell you if they would accept a lower offer. IRS has never been known to turn down an otherwise high offer. At Lothamer, our CPAs, tax attorneys and Enrolled Agents have successfully negotiated hundreds, if not thousands, of Offer in Compromises, and if we don’t get what we think we are entitled to, we are generally successful filing an Appeal. We’ll do everything in our power to get you a Fresh Start.

With Lothamer’s 40+ years of experience on your side, we’ll tell you what your options are under the Fresh Start Program.

Tax Resolution Success Stories

First time I have been able to get an honest, straightforward answer to my tax issue. Thank you!

Janet F. - Fort Wayne, IN

I appreciated the dedication and professionalism of all the Lothamer members that assisted in resolving my tax issues with the IRS. We were able to achieve a good compromise settlement.

Larry - Livonia, MI

I have been dealing with IRS issues on my own for months by myself feeling a little lost and unsure so I called Lothamer. They gave me the advice I needed – so kind and respectful. If I need any sort of help in the future I will be calling them first. Thank You Again Lothamer!

Shelia - Flint, MI
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Tax Resolution Success Stories

Lothamer was awesome in holding our hand through the entire process and great communication with and to us. Given the circumstances he made the process as painless as possible Thank you Lothamer.

Daryl - Saginaw, MI

Lothamer’s work and dedication to his clients is outstanding. He is the consummate professional; he is well informed and stayed on top of my case with excellent communication the entire time.

Tim - Grand Blanc, MI

I contacted Lothamer Tax Resolution in August 2020 with regards to an outstanding tax liability issue related to 2013 income tax return. Andrew Campbell handled my case and I found him to be very thorough. Lothamer kept me informed monthly with regards to the status of my case. After a period of 6 months, I was notified that the IRS had agreed to eradicate the tax liability , and I was quite relieved to have this significant tax burden finally lifted. Undoubtedly, I am extremely pleased with the representation that I received from Lothamer Tax Resolution with regards to this matter.

Melanie M. - South Bend, IN
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Your Roadmap to Resolution Starts Here

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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