You will receive this letter from the Independent Office of Appeals (Appeals) as an acknowledgement that your Offer in Compromise (OIC) has met the standards for processing your OIC. The Appeals hearing officer who conducted your Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing will remain assigned to your CDP case.
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What does this letter mean to me?
This letter is sent to you when Appeals has decided your OIC meets the standards for processing. The OIC application fee and your partial payment to your taxes have been applied. Appeals will ask the Collection office to make a recommendation concerning the acceptability of your offer. The Collection office may contact you and may request supporting financial information or tax return information from you to assist Appeals in its determination.
See Publication 1660, Collection Appeal Rights, for a full explanation of the CDP process.
How did I get here?
You owe tax and did not pay the liability. You filed a CDP hearing and submitted an Offer in Compromise as an alternative to collection.
Most times, this will stop enforcement action from proceeding while a hearing or appeal is pending.
What are my next steps?
The letter will have instructions on what to expect and how to respond. If you have any questions, you can call the person listed at the top of your letter.
If you chose the Periodic Payment option on Form 656, Offer in Compromise, the remaining balance after your initial payment must be paid within 24 months, according to your proposed offer terms. Under the Periodic Payment option, you must continue to make all subsequent payments while the IRS is evaluating your offer, or the IRS will consider your offer withdrawn.
IRS Collection or Appeals may request additional supporting information. You must provide the additional information by the specified deadline or request additional time. If you do not provide the requested information timely, your offer maybe returned to you.