As if you weren’t already paying enough to the US government in your federal taxes, the Internal Revenue Service now wants to hike the fees associated with paying those tax bills over time rather than all at once. Last week, the agency announced plans to begin offering additional tax installment plans at a bit of an increase – that “little bit” up to an 87.5% increase! The current maximum fee of $120 for a “Regular Installment Agreement” is slated to increase to $225 under the proposed plan. The proposed changes were published in the Federal Register this past Monday (August 22), triggering a public comment period that expires in October. Written comments must be received by October 6, but a public hearing is also scheduled for October 19 at IRS Headquarters in Washington, DC.