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In-Business Trust Fund Express Installment Agreement

Small businesses who currently have employees can qualify for an In-Business Trust Fund Express Installment Agreement (IBTF-Express IA). These installment agreements generally do not require a financial statement or financial verification as part of the application process.

The criteria to qualify for an IBTF-Express IA are:

  • You owe $25,000 or less at the time the agreement is established. If you owe more than $25,000, you may pay down the liability before entering into the agreement in order to qualify.
  • The debt must be full paid within 24-months or prior to the Collection Statute Expiration Date (CSED), whichever is earlier.
  • You must enroll in a Direct Debit installment agreement (DDIA) if the amount you owe is between $10,000 and $25,000.
  • You must be compliant with all filing and payment requirements.

To apply:

  • Apply online if you owe $25,000 or less in payroll taxes;
  • Call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax assistance line 800-829-4933;
  • Call the number on your bill or notice.

Businesses that do not qualify for an IBTF-Express IA should prepare Form 433-B, CIS for Businesses, and contact the IRS immediately. Call 800-829-4933 or the Field Collection Revenue Officer assigned to your case.


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Oct-2014