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What is the IRS Tax Amnesty Program?
In 2012, a tax amnesty program was introduced for taxpayers and businesses with offshore accounts and money in tax haven countries, inviting them to voluntarily disclose their finances in those accounts and pay the required amount of taxes without any additional civil or criminal penalties.
While the IRS does not have a specific program for amnesty for taxpayers with tax debt, you do have relief options available to you. You may qualify for programs such as an extended payment agreement, penalty abatement, and even Currently Not Collectible.
Taxpayers can apply for IRS programs to receive some forgiveness of their tax debt. However, these programs should not be confused with tax amnesty. Such programs include: