IRS Hardship Letter

If you were unable to pay your taxes on time, here is a sample template you can use to write an IRS hardship letter.

[Recipients Name]

[Address line]

[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Hardship Letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am writing this letter to inform you about why I have not been able to pay off my tax debt. The reason for it is that I have experienced financial hardship in the past few months. 

On [Date], I [got injured, got fired, etc.], which is why my financial situation has not been at its best. I am looking to get back on track very soon, as soon as I [find a new job, get my health into order, etc.]

Please know that I don’t take my tax duties for granted and that I am very embarrassed to be in this situation in the first place. I hope this did not cause any inconvenience. If you need any further information, feel free to contact me. 


[Senders Name]

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