In May of 2012, the IRS expanded its Fresh Start Initiative with the goal of making it easier for delinquent taxpayers to reach an Offer in Compromise (OIC) and repay tax debt.
In unrelated cases two businessmen were recently sentenced to prison for evading Federal Income Taxes.
A New Hampshire business owner plead guilty to evading almost $470,000 in federal income taxes from 2004 to 2007 and received a sentence of 18 months in prison and was fined $50,000.
A Farmington Hills Michigan man was sentenced this week to 6 years imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. The sentence was imposed as the result of a 2010 conviction by a federal jury on tax evasion and three counts of failing to file tax returns.