When you owe substantial tax funds, an installment agreement can help you settle your debt with the IRS. Here’s some insight into how the agreement works.

IRS installment agreementHow do you enter an Installment Agreement? You must first file all your required tax returns and supporting documents. From there, you can apply online to enter an installment agreement through the IRS Online Payment Agreement tool.

How do the payments work? If the IRS approves your installment agreement, you will make a required payment each month until you settle your debt.

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals and businesses can both enter an Installment Agreement, if approved.
  • Individuals: Owe $50,000 or less, including combined taxes, penalties, and interest.
  • Businesses: Owe $25,000 or less in the current or previous filing year, including combined taxes, penalties, and interest.

Other details may apply, and you can find more information on the IRS website.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor. Tip courtesy of IRS.gov