“If you owe the IRS lots of money, forget about it. We’ll take care of it. We’ll get them off your back. You won’t have to pay all of what you owe. So, why should you pay what you really owe when our expert former IRS agents can negotiate a low settlement for you?”
The above is a paraphrase of the many commercials that I’ve been seeing on television lately. The premise is that through no fault of your own, you have failed to pay the taxes that you owe, and the mean and nasty IRS wants its money. There is no reason for you to despair, because there are companies who can help you negotiate a settlement with the government.