Tax Resolution Discovery/Investigation

Do you owe the IRS a significant amount in back taxes or face wage garnishment or other penalties for not paying your federal or state taxes?  If so, an MKG Tax Consultants Enrolled Agent may be able to help. 


Use our tax resolution guide to get an idea of what you might pay for tax relief services.

The costs for tax relief services generally vary based on how much debt you have, what kind of assistance you’re needing, and the complexity of your tax problems.


Discovery/investigation fee

The discovery fee is what you’ll pay for the company and its tax professionals to do an initial investigation into your tax debts. It usually runs between $250 and $750, depending on the provider.

Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise is a way of settling your tax debts with a payment lower than your owed balance. You’ll typically pay anywhere from $2,000 to $7,500 to pursue this option.

Installment agreements

An installment agreement lets you pay your unpaid taxes out over time, via monthly payments. You can expect to pay between $1,500 and $5,000 for this service.

Penalty Abatement

Penalty abatement can help you stop wage garnishment or avoid other penalties you might be charged due to your tax debts. In order to stop wage garnishment, you’ll have to prove that such an action would create a financial hardship. This service typically costs between $250 and $1,000.

Innocent spouse relief

Innocent spouse relief is a way for former partners to avoid tax penalties due to their ex’s tax return mistakes. Seeking this type of tax assistance usually runs from $3,500 to $5,000.

Currently not collectible

This service designates that you’re currently unable to afford your taxes and cannot face penalties or collections due to your overdue balance. You will typically pay between $1,500 and $4,000 for CNC status.


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