The IRS has gradually revealed some important changes to its tax collection procedures over the last several months under the “Fresh Start” program. What began as a patchwork of provisions scattered here and there, has now been organized under its own tab on the homepage of the IRS website. Most of the changes are now in effect, even though they have not made their way into the Internal Revenue Manual yet (see Interim Guidance Memo on changes to Offer in Compromise process).
In an effort to provide further guidance regarding the IRS Fresh Start program, the IRS is offering a free webinar on September 12th. The webinar is entitled “Payment Alternatives – When You Owe the IRS,” so it is not 100% focused on Fresh Start. It is supposed to cover Installment Agreements, Currently Not Collectible Status, and Offers in Compromise, hopefully presented through the lense of the Fresh Start program. One of the bullet points is “Fresh Start enhancements.”
The presenter for this webinar will be Traci Suiter, Lead Public Affairs Specialist of the Small Business / Self-Employed division of the IRS. Other IRS representatives will participate in a Q&A segment.