Q&A with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

What are the statistics regarding Offers in Compromise?

Sep 30, 2013
Q:

We understand the Board of Appeals is now considering Offers in Compromise if the basis for compromise is limited to (1) doubt as to liability or (2) promotion of effective tax administration. What are the statistics regarding Offers in Compromise i.e. how many submitted, how many accepted, how many rejected, and how many go on to BF&R?

A:

Between November 16, 2011 and September, 30, 2013, the Board has received 468 compromise requests. BOA has issued 273 compromise orders and declined 144 compromise offers. Please be aware that these statistics represent the total number of docketed appeals at BOA and a petitioner may have more than one docket number. 
 

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