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The original IRS Fresh Start Program was put into place in 2008 to help citizens resolve their tax problems and aid those in dire straits, and it underwent some growth back in 2012. When they re-tooled the system, the IRS made things easier for those struggling with unemployment or hard financial times. For example, the penalties for failure to pay taxes on time may be waived for those that have been unemployed for a period greater than 30 days under the guidelines of the IRS Fresh Start Program. Qualified individuals who apply can seek a six month extension to pay, with no fear of penalties.
The two major tax debt payment plans that were simplified under the Fresh Start Initiative include the Installment Agreement and the Offer in Compromise program.