Francetic Tax Resolution LLC - March 2020

FTR TAX TIP OF THE MONTH

If you owe the IRS a mounting sum, it can be easy to become paralyzed and depressed just looking at it. Maybe the number has grown so large that you worry you’ll never pay it back, so you’re burying your head in the sand to avoid facing the reality of the IRS letters piling up. If all of this sounds familiar, don’t give up yet — the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) program might be the solution that helps reduce your debt for good. A lot of people have never heard of the IRS OIC, but as a tax resolution specialist, I take advantage of the program regularly for clients who have run up large debts. There are three types of Offer in Compromises: Doubt as to Collectability, Doubt as to Liability, and Effective Tax Administration. Depending on your circumstances, any of those three could reduce what you owe. Doubt as to Collectability gives people with more debt than they would be able to pay in the next 10 years (the IRS’s usual collection period) a chance to reduce their debt, and it’s the most common form of OIC. Doubt as to Liability does the same for people who feel they don’t owe the IRS the money in question (e.g., after an audit), and Effective Tax Administration reduces debts for people who can pay their debt, but would face hardship doing so. In the past, I’ve been able to get my clients incredible results by taking advantage of this program. In particular, I’ve seen this system work over and over again in favor of people who went through an audit representing themselves (not recommended) or had poor representation from a professional, leaving them with much higher debts than they should have had. In those cases, a Doubt as to Liability OIC is just the solution they need. The process can be messy and time- consuming (I’ve had OIC claims take anywhere from six months to more than a year), but in my experience, the relief of having your debt reduced is always worth the effort. Not everyone will qualify for an Offer in Compromise, but if you’re facing massive or seemingly unfair IRS debt (or you know someone else who is), it could be the light at the end of the tunnel. Call me today, and I’ll take a look at your case for free to determine if an IRS OIC could be an option for you. AN OFFER IN COMPROMISE COULD SLASH YOUR IRS DEBT

PESTO CHICKEN WITH BLISTERED TOMATOES

Inspired by CookingLight.com

INGREDIENTS

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2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided

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1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, pounded to a 1-inch thickness

6 tbsp spinach pesto

2 cups cherry tomatoes

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

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Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp red wine vinegar

1/4 cup whole-wheat panko

2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add it to pan. Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side, then remove pan from heat. 3. In a bowl, combine panko, Parmesan cheese, and butter. 4. Spread pesto over chicken and top with panko mixture. 5. Broil chicken for 2 minutes on high heat until browned. 6. In a skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. 7. Add tomatoes and cook for 6 minutes. 8. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 9. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, and add red wine vinegar. 10. Serve tomatoes with broiled chicken.

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