But we still have a few months left before 2017 - as your tax professional representing you, we will try to "kick the can" into 2017 by timing our contact with IRS collections correctly. We'll better be able to estimate how to time this by reviewing the LT11, CP504 letters from the IRS collection branch that you might have received.
By holding off IRS collections, we file your Offer in Compromise (or other form of resolution) at the end of December or early next year. By the time it's accepted in the Spring, you will be current on 2017 taxes. At least - this is how it should work in theory :)