Form 433-B from booklet 656 is necessary for those business owners that have businesses that are any other entity than sole proprietorships. This form is used to calculate the minimum offer you can make the IRS when seeking an offer in compromise, that is unless you’re able to provide evidence that would lead the IRS to think otherwise.
Completing form 433b
Section 1: This section requests basic information, for example your EIN, the identity of partners, officers, and LLC members.
Section 2: In section 2, you are to provide business asset information, including: bank accounts, investment accounts, and notes receivable. Also, here you’ll provide information regarding vehicles, equipment, and real estate.
Section 3: This section asks for your business income. The form requests your average gross monthly business income based on documentation from the most recent 6-12 months. However, if you also present a profit and loss report for the period, you can present an average amount of profit from these figures instead.
Section 4: This portion requests the company expenses. This section requests your average gross monthly business expenses established by documentation from the recent six — twelve months. Yet, again, if you also provide a profit and loss report for this time period, you can present an average expense amount derived from these figures instead.
When calculating an offer
If you claim you’ll be able to pay off the offer amount within a period of 5 months, follow the formula below to calculate the amount.
[ 48 x Business income in excess of expenses] Total available assets
The formula below is for calculating the offer when you do not plan to complete payment within a period of 5 months.
[60 x Business income in excess of expenses] Total assets available
The sixth section
Lastly, Form 433-B requests some miscellaneous information that it will consider in settling your IRS tax debt. For example, this section asks whether your enterprise has claimed bankruptcy. This inquiry is germane because your business is ineligible to gain an offer of compromise on its tax liability whilst in a bankruptcy proceeding. This sectionalso asks if the company has any variety of other affiliations, asks if any related entities are indebted to your company, and seeks to find out whether your company has been party to any litigation. Additionally, it seeks to find out whether the business has unloaded any assets in the last 10 years at a discounted rate.