An offer in compromise is a great way to get a fresh start and out from under a large tax liability. The IRS does look at assets available and ability to pay in order to come to a reasonable offer amount to settle past liabilities. While this seems simple, there are nuances along the road and professional guidance is a good idea. Below are good preliminary steps to be aware of during the initial stages of the process.
Divorce changes everything. Not only will your living situation change, assets you own, but the tax treatment of monies you pay or receive from your ex-spouse. Don't wait till tax time to find out about your Agreement with your ex. Surprises are rarely good.
The Taxpayer Advocate was created as a safe guard for taxpayers that run into a problem with the IRS and need assitance for a independent third party assess the situation and come to a quick resolution.