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Next Steps

If Rejected

the taxpayer and/or third-party representative will be notified that:

  • their offer was rejected by way of a Notice of Rejected Offer in Compromise, detailing the reasons why Treasury rejected the offer;
  • their initial payment made with the application will not be refunded but applied to the debt and collection activity will begin; and
  • an independent administrative review (IAR) can be submitted.
A rejected OIC cannot be amended. Please consult the guidelines if you are planning to reapply.
OIC determinations can not be appealed by any tribunal or court.
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Independent Administrative Review (IAR)

Taxpayers who disagree with Treasury's rejection may request an Independent Administrative Review within 30 days of the date of the rejection letter.

Request an IAR