Independent contractors and self-employed taxpayers may not have to worry about wage garnishments, but that doesn’t mean they entirely free from IRS collection actions. The IRS has many other collection powers at its disposal, so you’re better off resolving your tax problems through negotiation or settlement. How Wage Garnishments Work Employers handle the following tax… [Read More]
The IRS generally only levies retirement account funds when there are no other alternatives. If you don’t have other valuable assets and have failed to cooperate with the IRS, it’s possible that the money in your retirement account will be seized. However, there are many ways to avoid a retirement account levy, and there are… [Read More]
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.
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 sent… [Read More]
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 any… [Read More]