Thank you Eric. If you look at his client today (with the alimony and my fee factored in) he looks like an OIC candidate. If you look at him next year, he looks like full pay.
I have two concerns:
1) I want to use the alimony ($50K a year) as an explanation for why the client got into this situation to head off the (slight?) possibility of a criminal referral – $150K delinquency.
2) I’m sure the IRS won’t approve an OIC when they realize the client will have an extra $50K a year once the alimony ends in 2021. I plan on being upfront about this with them because I don’t want to be accused of not disclosing material facts.