Q: What should someone do who owes taxes from 2019 but has no income and is on state funded health plan?
My sister-in law owes taxes from 2019. She is currently on MassHealth (since 2020) and in a nursing home where all her income goes too. She is also dying of stage 4 cancer and is only expected to last another month or two. She has no income to pay the taxes. She has no assets, husband, or children. She submitted a payment plan/installment agreement request at the very end of 2020, but truthfully even if they give her a plan she has no money to pay. She received a notice from the IRS that if she doesn't pay they will put a lien on her assets, but as I said she has none. Any advice? I am her POA and her health care proxy. Her health care proxy was invoked.
A: If your sister does not have any assets then there is nothing for the IRS to get. She should be eligible to be marked currently not collectible. Contact your local taxpayer advocate and ask for help. Here is the link to find your local taxpayer advocate https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us/
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