Howard’s Articles

Howard Levy is a regular contributor to journals and newspapers regarding the IRS. With his experience and unique perspective, Howard’s articles provide information that you can use to help solve your IRS problems.

Going Beyond Form 433A: Protecting Assets in an Offer in Compromise

EA Journal, November/December 2014

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IRS Investigations of Employee Withholding Taxes: A Step-by-Step Guide

EA Journal, July/August 2014

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Ten Ways Bankruptcy Can Help Solve Tough IRS Problems

EA Journal, July/August 2013

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Collection Due Process Appeals: Right Place, Right Time for Successful Negotiations with the IRS

EA Journal, November/December 2012

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Winning an IRS Collection Case in Tax Court

EA Journal, September/October 2012

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When the IRS Strikes with a Wage or Bank Levy: How to Get Out of a Bind

EA Journal, September/October 2011

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Statute of Limitations on Collection: Are you Unwittingly Giving the IRS More Time to Collect?

EA Journal, July/August 2011

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Myth vs. Reality: IRS Collection Threats

EA Journal July/August 2010

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5 Things You Should Know About the IRS

Cincinnati Bar Report, March, 2010

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Other Published Articles

November 26, 2014

How does the IRS find my bank account and wages to send a levy?

Is the IRS getting ready to levy your bank accounts and wages? If they are, how do they know where you bank and work? In most cases, your bank or employer tells them. Sometimes, the information the IRS has to levy was supplied by you. If you have a bank account that pays you interest, […]

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November 20, 2014

If I have IRS representation, will they treat me differently?

Do you need IRS audit or collection help, or can you go at it alone with the IRS? You may currently be uncomfortable with what an IRS agent is telling you, or what your rights are, or if your case is proceeding the way it should. Or there may be IRS threats of enforcement against […]

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November 1, 2014

Can bankruptcy discharge your IRS tax debt?

Can bankruptcy get you out of a bind with the IRS and eliminate your tax debt? If this was a true or false law school exam, I would say that’s a trick question.  The answer is both – bankruptcy can discharge tax debt, and it can’t. Huh? There are many rules in the bankruptcy code that […]

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October 25, 2014

Internal Revenue Manual: IRS collection procedures at your fingertips

You do not have to be in the dark about internal IRS collection and audit procedures. The IRS makes its playbook, the Internal Revenue Manual, available to the public.  In fact, all you really wanted to know about the IRS can be found online in the IRM at the IRS’ website. Sometimes, though, the IRS […]

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