Do I need to have all of my tax returns filed to receive an Installment Agreement?

You are going to need to have all of your tax returns filed before the IRS will grant you an Installment Agreement.

The IRS is going to take all of the years in which you owe tax and tie it up into one neat little package and they’re going to put a bow on it.

If you’ve got five years of taxes that you owe for, the IRS is going to include all five of those years on the Installment Agreement. So the IRS is going to take care of all of the back problems and, on a going forward basis, they’re going to require that you stay current with your filings and when you do file your tax return, that you don’t owe any money.

So the answer to the question ‘do I need to have all of my tax returns filed to get an Installment Agreement’ is absolutely. The IRS will not enter into an Installment Agreement with you until you are current in all of your tax filings.