There are basically three types of audit methods the IRS will use: Correspondence (by mail), Office (you go to the IRS Office), or Field (the IRS makes a surprise visit to you).
Setting up an installment agreement with the IRS allows you to pay off your back taxes over time while remaining in good standing with the taxing authority.
Offer in Compromise
An offer in compromise (OIC) is a unique settlement option where the IRS agrees to accept less than a taxpayer actually owes. For taxpayers that feel the assessed amount of their tax bill was unfair