The example is correspondence the IRS sent to a power of attorney indicating that the Offer in Compromise that was submitted should be accepted. Not all offer in compromises are accepted. This taxpayer was financially distressed for some time and their reasonable collection potential warranted a very low offer amount. The freedom that comes with an accepted offer in compromise is wonderful but the offer in compromise program must fit the circumstances.

When an Enrolled Agent is your representative he or she will receive copies of correspondence letters that are sent to you as the taxpayer. A common misconception about the resolution process is that the IRS will stop sending notices to you personally.

That is not the case. On the other hand in most circumstances, correspondence and verbal communication, should be conducted through your Enrolled Agent. The IRS will contact your representative.

At times when a resolution case is beginning the IRS is not fully aware that the form 2848 power of attorney has been filed. In that case should the IRS contact you personally, polity let the agent know that you have obtained representation and you would like them to speak to your representative. That is your right.

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