Newsletter March 2013

As the owner of Arnold Law Firm, LLC, I appreciate the business relationships and friendships that have been developed over the last 20 years of practicing law.  From time to time, I’d like to stay in contact with you to let you know new developments in the law, and with Arnold Law Firm, LLC through my Newsletter.
James Arnold
Arnold Law Firm, LLC

IRS Offer In Compromise

Taxman The IRS Fresh Start Initiatives Program At Arnold Law Firm, LLC we can assist you in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Offer In Compromise Program to settle your tax liabilities for less than their face amount.   The IRS defines “Offer In Compromise” as an agreement settling the tax liability at less than face amount. The IRS’s policy is to collect the most at the earliest possible time, and at the least cost to the Government.  The IRS recently introduced its Fresh Start Initiatives Program, designed to give relief to more taxpayers struggling with past-due tax liabilities, which is designed to qualify more tax payers for relief.   We would assist you in filing the offer with the IRS.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Offer In Compromise.Taxback



1)  Paying less than the full tax liability;

2)  Levies and asset seizures are stayed while IRS evaluates;

3)  Finality;

4)  Tax Liens are released if IRS accepts the offer; and

5)  IRS must accept offer if not rejected within 24 months.



1)  Taxpayer must disclose all financial information to the IRS;

2)  Offer stays collection and assessment statutes of limitations;

3)  Nonrefundability of payments made with offer.


1)  If taxpayer is in bankruptcy;

2)  Taxpayer resists compliance with tax laws, continues to file delinquent tax returns, or makes no or delinquent tax payments;

3)  When 10-year collection statute is about to expire.

Under the new Offer In Compromise Program, more taxpayers will qualify for relief, the offers are more affordable, and the IRS will be inundated with offers, which can result in the IRS not rejecting the offer within 24 months, and thus accepting it. The advantages to filing an offer far outweigh the disadvantages, especially where the taxpayer is struggling and the IRS is levying.   At Arnold Law Firm, LLC we assist the taxpayer in getting the available relief.

About Our Law Firm At Arnold Law Firm LLC, we are representing clients in both Ohio and Kentucky on various matters.

Recently we have added an additional office location in Batavia, Ohio.  If you would like to schedule an appointment for that location or at our Loveland-Madeira location, let us know.  We also will make arrangements to meet with you in downtown Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky if that is more convenient.
In addition to our DUI and Criminal Defense practice, we have expanded our areas of practice and are currently representing clients in the areas of Domestic Relations, including divorce, dissolution, custody, visitation and child support matters;  Juvenile Court, including traffic offenses, criminal, custody, visitation and child support; Debt Relief, including assisting in credit repair, debt negotiations, foreclosure defense and negotiations, and bankruptcy;  Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases as well as other areas of law.

Arnold Law Firm, LLC