If you owe the IRS money in back taxes, you must resolve the debt to avoid having the federal agency take action against you. Some assessments they can enforce include: placing a lien on your home or garnishing your wages.
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When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, the federal agency can use a variety of ways to obtain the debt, including assessing a bank levy. This means the IRS can place a freeze on your accounts and seize the money until your tax debt us satisfied. To try to have the bank levy… Read more »
Every year you are required to file a tax return with the IRS. Failing to do so can have numerous consequences, from penalties to criminal charges. Learn more about what you can expect if you have unfiled taxes, what options you have, and how a tax attorney can help. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Key Insights We Will Discuss What… Read more »
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.
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 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.