Form 433-A provides information necessary for determining how a wage earner or self-employed individual can satisfy an outstanding tax liability.
More from H&R Block
If you have an unpaid tax balance and do not qualify for a streamlined installment agreement (owe $50,000 or less that can be paid in six years) or you think you can’t pay anything at this time, you will need to complete Form 433-A or Form 433-F. Both forms are collection information statements that require you to list your income and expenses. In most cases, you can file Form 433-F, but in certain circumstances, the IRS may request that you complete Form 433-A which asks for more detailed information than the 433-F.
The IRS will use the information you provide to determine your ability to pay. The information you provide will show if you can make a monthly payment or if your expenses exceed your income and you have no ability to make a payment at this time. The IRS may request that you provide proof of your income and expenses such as pay stubs, bank account statements, or credit card statements.
Get help from an IRS expert
H&R Block’s experts can solve any IRS problem, no matter how complex.
Learn about the different options when you can't pay or still owe money from a past return from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Learn the three main benefits of engaging a power of attorney to research your IRS account and resolve your tax problems. Get the facts from the experts at H&R Block.
Get the facts from H&R Block about the four types of IRS penalty relief, and which IRS penalty relief option may be best for your situation.
Learn about the IRS option to "settle" tax debt, called the offer in compromise. Get the facts from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Learn what to do when you can’t pay your taxes – to avoid these 10 consequences of tax debt. Get the facts from the tax experts at H&R Block.