There are several ways to avoid an IRS levy without paying your full tax liability. You’ll need to request a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing before the appropriate deadline if you want to stop the bank levy, wage garnishment, or another type of IRS tax levy. The most common ways to stop a levy are:… Read more »
If you’re having tax problems
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If you owe the IRS a substantial amount, be sure not to ignore it. Review options such as installment agreements, extensions, or personal loans, and always seek legal advice from a professional tax attorney.
Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status can provide you with temporary relief from tax debt collection efforts by the IRS. However, if you applied for but were denied CNC status, all hope is not lost, as you have the option to appeal this ruling. A tax attorney can be a great ally during this process… Read more »
If your current financial situation does not allow you to pay your taxes, the IRS may place you in “Currently Not Collectible” (CNC) status. By demonstrating substantial financial hardship, the IRS will stop trying to collect from you, and will cease any levies on your assets and income. However, this status only lasts temporarily. Your… Read more »
Once you receive a Notice of Intent to Levy from the IRS, a bank levy or other enforced collection action is imminent. You need to take action immediately if you want to avoid having the money in your bank account seized and applied to your tax debt.
If you’re already having financial problems, IRS collection actions can make your situation even more difficult. Fortunately, the IRS will consider your financial issues if you ask for a collection alternative.
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.
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.
Temporary Inability to Pay IRS Debt In many cases, financial relief has at least something to do with merit. Bankruptcy is a good example, as debtors who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills are more likely to qualify than debtors who charged luxury items on credit cards and refused to pay… Read more »