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What If You Can’t Make the Minimum Monthly Installment Payment?

IRS installment agreement payments

  If you find yourself unable to make the minimum monthly installment payment, you can negotiate a monthly payment amount that fits your budget by completing Form 433-F and working with the IRS employee assigned to your case. However, you’ll need to show that your financial situation justifies a payment below the typical IRS standards.

How Long Does It Take to Pay Off IRS Tax Debt?

Tax Debt

  Several factors will influence how long it takes to pay off your tax debt, including the amount of your balance, how old the tax debt is, and your overall financial situation. You may be able to settle your tax debt relatively quickly if you have low income and few assets. In other cases, you… Read more »

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Installment Agreement Faster

How to pay off installment agreement quicker

If you want to pay off your installment agreement faster, you have a few different options. The flexibility offered by IRS payment plans allows you to pay more if you are able to, which allows you to cut down your balance and minimize penalties and interest.

What Is a Notice of Intent to Offset?

Treasury Offset Program Debts (TOP)

  If you receive a Notice of Intent to Offset, your tax refund is going to be seized and put towards debt you owe to the IRS or another government agency. As part of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), your tax refund checks are matched against any outstanding debts you owe a federal or state… Read more »

How Bankruptcy Affects IRS Collections

bankruptcy and the IRS

  Bankruptcy and the IRS Bankruptcy may temporarily delay collection activities by the IRS. However, some types of tax debt are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so the IRS may be able to resume their collection efforts once the automatic stay is lifted.

5 Ways to Stop an IRS Levy

How to Stop an IRS Levy

  How to Stop an IRS Levy When the IRS is about to levy your assets, you should look for any possible opportunities to stop or delay the levy. Once the levy happens, it’s very difficult to get that property back, but there are several ways to stop a levy before it takes place.

When Can the IRS Levy Property Without a Hearing?

IRS Property Levy Procedures

  IRS Levy Procedures The IRS must follow certain procedures before seizing your property. Typically, that process goes something like this: You receive a notice stating that tax has been assessed and asking you to pay it. You don’t pay or resolve the matter by the deadline. A Final Notice of Intent to Levy is… Read more »

When to Make an Administrative Wrongful Levy Claim

IRS tax lien

  What is an Administrative Wrongful Levy Claim? You can file an administrative wrongful levy claim when the IRS seizes property to collect tax revenue owed by another person and you have a superior right to this property. This typically means you either own the property or have a security interest that was filed before… Read more »

Can You Still Face Penalties If You Get a Tax Filing Extension?

tax return extension

Reasons for Requesting an Extension There are two major reasons taxpayers request a six-month extension to file their tax returns: • They waited until the last minute, and now they don’t have enough time to file their return. • They can’t afford to pay their tax bill. While the IRS will give all taxpayers an… Read more »