IRS Launching Online Payment Agreement Application
The IRS is implementing the new OPA application through national partnerships with the tax professional community. Members of tax professional organizations are using OPA to apply for payment agreements for clients who owe taxes. This application will eliminate the need to write or call the IRS toll-free number for assistance. When fully implemented, OPA will provide an easier way for taxpayers, on their own or with the help of tax professionals, to voluntarily resolve tax liabilities.
“This new system reduces taxpayer burden by providing the convenience of online service during extended hours and on weekends,” IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said in a prepared statement announcing OPA. “Taxpayers can set up an agreement and arrange for payment options including automatic payments through direct debit or payroll deduction.”