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 »
If you’re having tax problems
Category: Tax liens and levies
To get a levy released, you’ll need to contact the IRS and give them an acceptable reason for releasing the levy. Generally, you can request a levy release if you’ve worked out a payment arrangement, are experiencing an economic hardship due to the levy, or the IRS failed to follow the correct procedures.
IRS Seizures – What They Can’t Take The IRS can seize many different types of property, including bank accounts, wages, and retirement accounts. However, some items are specifically exempt from IRS seizure under federal law.
What is the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP)? The Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) gives the IRS the right to seize a portion of certain payments you receive from the government. If you are a federal employee, a government contractor, or receiving Social Security benefits, your payments could be offset under the FPLP.
When Will the IRS Levy Retirement Accounts? The IRS can levy the assets in a qualified retirement account, such as a 401(k) or an IRA. However, the IRS will only levy retirement funds as a last resort. They would rather levy other assets, such as a bank account. Before the IRS will levy a retirement… Read more »
Preventing a Tax Seizure If you refuse, ignore or fail to pay your federal income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service has the legal right to seize your property. Property levies are the most severe action taken by the IRS. In case you are behind on the tax debt, you should understand how tax seizures work… Read more »
What’s the difference between a federal tax lien and a Notice of Federal Tax Lien? There’s an important distinction between the federal tax lien and the Notice of Federal Tax Lien. The federal tax lien automatically applies to all of your property when you fail to pay taxes after a demand for payment. The Notice… Read more »
Losing Your Home By Not Paying Your Taxes What will happen to my home if I don’t pay my income taxes? This is a question you may be asking if you’re experiencing financial difficulty. And, as it turns out, the answer is not always that simple. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. There are,… Read more »
Looking to Remove IRS Lien: You are not Alone! The Internal Revenue Service frequently files tax liens (federal) against taxpayers with unpaid tax obligations. Federal tax liens are documents that are filed with county governments (often where the relevant taxpayer lives or conducts business) informing the public that the taxpayer owes money to the IRS. Liens are attached to… Read more »
The Difference Between a Tax Lien Discharge and a Tax Lien Subordination The blanket IRS tax lien applies to all of your property once you receive a Notice of Demand for Payment and fail to pay the balance in full. The lien encumbers your home and your personal property, even if you aren’t aware that… Read more »