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

January 25, 2015

Fresh start with the IRS? Learn how it really works

An offer in compromise can put IRS troubles behind you and bring a fresh start on your taxes. But the road to a fresh start with the IRS is not necessarily as simple as it may sound. The IRS has very strict criteria that they use to determine if a tax debt should be compromised. […]

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January 11, 2015

Why was my offer in compromise rejected by the IRS?

You just received a letter from the IRS notifying you that they are rejecting your offer in compromise.  Enclosed with your letter are the IRS calculations, detailing why your offer was rejected. The IRS might as well be speaking a foreign language – what do all their calculations mean? And do you have a good […]

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January 4, 2015

How far back should I go on my unfiled tax returns?

You have not filed your tax returns with the IRS in years, and want to put that behind you and make amends with the IRS. But how many years of nonfiled returns do you need to prepare to become compliant with the IRS? It seems so overwhelming – where do you start? 5 years? 10 […]

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December 29, 2014

Thinking of calling IRS Automated Collection System? Here’s what to expect.

You just received a batch of IRS collection letters stating that your tax problem is “Urgent,” that the IRS might levy your wages, and, finally, that you should call the IRS immediately. You consider doing what the IRS asked – picking up the phone and calling the IRS Automated Collection System (commonly known as “ACS”). […]

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