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How a Tax Attorney Can Help Get a Bank Levy Released

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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 »

What is a Bank Levy?

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  When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, you are expected to pay it back either in one lump sum or by setting up a payment plan.  Failure to pay the taxes – or to follow through with the agreed-upon payment arrangement – can cause the IRS to take action. One type of… 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 »

How to Handle a Notice of Substitute Return Filing

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Letter 2566, Notice of Proposed Tax Assessment The first notice you’ll receive about a Substitute for Return (SFR) is typically a Letter 2566, Notice of Proposed Tax Assessment. When you receive this notice, the IRS is telling you, “You were supposed to file a tax return but didn’t, and here’s how much we think you… Read more »

How to Stop an IRS Levy Before It Begins

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Prelude To Levy: How The IRS Begins The Seizure Process In 1942, the U.S. government asked noted director Frank Capra to make a propaganda film that convinced a skeptical American public that waging war against both Japan and Germany was a good idea. Prelude to War: Why We Fight was one of several such movies… Read more »