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Category: Tax Seizure

When Can the IRS Seize Your Assets?

IRS Asset Seizure

The IRS can generally seize your assets when you fail to pay your tax debt and the IRS has sent you the proper notices in the mail.  Even if you owe tax debt and have received these notices, you can still protect assets if you negotiate a resolution to your tax problems.

Tax Debt: 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Why you shouldn’t ignore tax debt

What We Are Going to Cover: – Ignoring your tax debt won’t make it go away.  In fact, it will only get worse. – The IRS is willing to work with taxpayers who have tax debts they cannot pay – 10 Reasons you shouldn’t ignore your tax debt: IRS notices Automated Collections Tax refund seizure… Read more »

Why Is Your Tax Refund Being Offset?

tax refund offset

  Instead of receiving the nice tax refund check you’ve been expecting, you get a notice in the mail. It says your tax refund has been offset. What does this mean? A refund offset means the government has determined that you owe a debt and has applied your tax refund towards this debt. Tax refunds… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »