Category: Tax Seizure

What Is a Notice of Intent to Offset?

Treasury Offset Program Debts (TOP)

What is a Notice of Intent to Offset? 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… Read more »

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 sent… 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 any… Read more »

What Property is Exempt from IRS Seizure?

irs seizures

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.

How to Prevent a Tax Seizure

How to Prevent 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 and how you can… Read more »