The IRS warns about Offer in Compromise (OIC) “mills” that often mislead taxpayers into believing they can settle a tax debt for pennies on the dollar.

These scammers mislead people who don’t meet the qualifications into paying excessive fees. While it is true that those that can’t pay may be able to reduce what they owe, it’s also true that those with the ability to pay, with income and or assets that could be used to pay the tax due.