payment plans

IRS won't let me set up a payment plan for my 2009 taxes that I just got done, when I have a payment plan set up already for the taxes I do owe, Why is this? They want a 2,000 lump sum at once and I don't have that what can I do?

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The guidelines for installment plans for the IRS state that you can't qualify for another installment plan if you have another installment plan in the last five years.

Unfortunately, we are not experts in resolving tax debt. We recommend you talk with a tax professional who can help you figure out what your options are to try to avoid a tax lien or other negative consequences.

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Oct 03, 2011
IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service
by: Anonymous

I owed the IRS until this past year, when I was finally able to pay them off. I went on disability 8 years ago, but before that, I had to take alot of unpaid sick leave from the Federal gov't, so that's how I ended up owing them.

Anyway, I contacted the Taxpayer Advocate's office and they put what I owed them into "non-collectable" status. Interest continued to accrue on the debt, and I got a letter from them every year verifying how much I owed them (it was basically FYI, not a demand letter).

Here's the link to their website:,,id=212313,00.html

Their phone number is 1-877-777-4778.

I hope this helps. Please keep us posted. Thanks.

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