IRS Form 13844 "Application for Reduced User Fee for Installment Agreements"

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Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
13844
Form
Application For Reduced User Fee For Installment Agreements
(February 2020)
For low income taxpayers, the user fee for entering into an installment agreement (payment plan) is reduced to $43 and
this $43 may be waived or reimbursed if certain conditions are met. Low-income taxpayers, for installment agreement
purposes, are individuals with adjusted gross incomes, as determined for the most recent year for which such information
is available, at or below 250% of the criteria established by the poverty guidelines updated annually by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
If you are a low-income taxpayer and you agree to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a
direct debit installment agreement, then the IRS will waive the user fees for the installment agreement. If you are a low-
income taxpayer and you are unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a direct
debit installment agreement, then the IRS will reimburse the user fees that you paid for the installment agreement upon
completion of the installment agreement.
The reduced user fee for individuals does not apply to corporations or partnerships. Use this form to apply for low-income
taxpayer status for installment agreement purposes. If your application for low-income taxpayer status for installment
agreement purposes is granted, the IRS will waive or reimburse your installment agreement user fees if certain conditions
are met. To request the reduced user fee, which may be waived or reimbursed if certain conditions apply, mail this form
to: IRS, P.O. Box 219236, Stop 5050, Kansas City, MO 64121-9236.
If you are an individual, follow the steps below to determine if you qualify for a reduced installment agreement
user fee.
1. If you are unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a direct debit installment
agreement (DDIA) please check the box below:
I am unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a DDIA.
Note: Not checking this box indicates that you are able but choosing not to make electronic payments
through a debit instrument. The reduced user fee will not be reimbursed upon completion of your
installment agreement.
2. Family Unit Size
Enter the total number of dependents (including yourself and your spouse) claimed on
your most recent income tax return.
3. Adjusted Gross Income
Enter the amount of adjusted gross income from the most recent year for
which such information is available. (Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR, Line 8b).
4. Compare the information you entered in items 2 and 3, above, to the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross
Income Guidance table below. Find the “Size of Family Unit” equal to the number you entered in item 2. Next, find
the column, which represents where you reside (48 Contiguous States and DC and U.S. Territories…, Alaska or
Hawaii). Compare the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 to the number in the row and column that
corresponds to your family unit size and residence. For example, if you reside in one of the 48 contiguous states,
and your family unit size from item 2 above is 4, and your adjusted gross income from item 3 above is $50,000,
then you are a low-income taxpayer because your income is less than the $64,375 guideline amount.
5. If the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 is more than the amount shown for your family unit size and
residence in the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross Income Guidance table below, you are not a low-income
taxpayer.
6. If the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 is equal to or less than the amount shown for your family unit
size and residence in the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross Income Guidance table below, you are a low-
income taxpayer. If you are a low-income taxpayer based on your income level, you must sign and date the
certification portion of this form and submit it to the IRS within 30 days from the date of the Installment Agreement
acceptance letter that you received. Applications for low income taxpayer status, for installment agreement
purposes, will not be considered if submitted 30 days after the date on the installment agreement
acceptance letter you received.
13844
Catalog Number 49443R
www.irs.gov
Form
(Rev. 2-2020)
Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
13844
Form
Application For Reduced User Fee For Installment Agreements
(February 2020)
For low income taxpayers, the user fee for entering into an installment agreement (payment plan) is reduced to $43 and
this $43 may be waived or reimbursed if certain conditions are met. Low-income taxpayers, for installment agreement
purposes, are individuals with adjusted gross incomes, as determined for the most recent year for which such information
is available, at or below 250% of the criteria established by the poverty guidelines updated annually by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
If you are a low-income taxpayer and you agree to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a
direct debit installment agreement, then the IRS will waive the user fees for the installment agreement. If you are a low-
income taxpayer and you are unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a direct
debit installment agreement, then the IRS will reimburse the user fees that you paid for the installment agreement upon
completion of the installment agreement.
The reduced user fee for individuals does not apply to corporations or partnerships. Use this form to apply for low-income
taxpayer status for installment agreement purposes. If your application for low-income taxpayer status for installment
agreement purposes is granted, the IRS will waive or reimburse your installment agreement user fees if certain conditions
are met. To request the reduced user fee, which may be waived or reimbursed if certain conditions apply, mail this form
to: IRS, P.O. Box 219236, Stop 5050, Kansas City, MO 64121-9236.
If you are an individual, follow the steps below to determine if you qualify for a reduced installment agreement
user fee.
1. If you are unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a direct debit installment
agreement (DDIA) please check the box below:
I am unable to make electronic payments through a debit instrument by entering into a DDIA.
Note: Not checking this box indicates that you are able but choosing not to make electronic payments
through a debit instrument. The reduced user fee will not be reimbursed upon completion of your
installment agreement.
2. Family Unit Size
Enter the total number of dependents (including yourself and your spouse) claimed on
your most recent income tax return.
3. Adjusted Gross Income
Enter the amount of adjusted gross income from the most recent year for
which such information is available. (Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR, Line 8b).
4. Compare the information you entered in items 2 and 3, above, to the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross
Income Guidance table below. Find the “Size of Family Unit” equal to the number you entered in item 2. Next, find
the column, which represents where you reside (48 Contiguous States and DC and U.S. Territories…, Alaska or
Hawaii). Compare the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 to the number in the row and column that
corresponds to your family unit size and residence. For example, if you reside in one of the 48 contiguous states,
and your family unit size from item 2 above is 4, and your adjusted gross income from item 3 above is $50,000,
then you are a low-income taxpayer because your income is less than the $64,375 guideline amount.
5. If the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 is more than the amount shown for your family unit size and
residence in the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross Income Guidance table below, you are not a low-income
taxpayer.
6. If the adjusted gross income you entered in item 3 is equal to or less than the amount shown for your family unit
size and residence in the Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross Income Guidance table below, you are a low-
income taxpayer. If you are a low-income taxpayer based on your income level, you must sign and date the
certification portion of this form and submit it to the IRS within 30 days from the date of the Installment Agreement
acceptance letter that you received. Applications for low income taxpayer status, for installment agreement
purposes, will not be considered if submitted 30 days after the date on the installment agreement
acceptance letter you received.
13844
Catalog Number 49443R
www.irs.gov
Form
(Rev. 2-2020)
Low-Income Taxpayer Adjusted Gross Income Guidance
48 Contiguous States and
Size of Family Unit
Alaska
Hawaii
D.C., and U.S. Territories
1
$31,225
$39,000
$35,950
2
$42,275
$52,825
$48,650
3
$53,325
$66,650
$61,350
4
$64,375
$80,475
$74,050
5
$75,425
$94,300
$86,750
6
$86,475
$108,125
$99,450
7
$97,525
$121,950
$112,150
8
$108,575
$135,775
$124,850
For each additional person, add
$11,050
$13,825
$12,700
Source: Based on 2019 US Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines, February 2, 2019.
Your name (Last, First, Middle Initial) (print)
Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
Spouse's name (Last, First, Middle Initial) (print)
Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
Certification: I certify under penalty of perjury that I am eligible for status as a low-income taxpayer for installment
agreement purposes based on my family unit size and adjusted gross income.
Your signature
Date
Spouse's signature (if it is a joint liability)
Date
13844
Catalog Number 49443R
www.irs.gov
Form
(Rev. 2-2020)
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