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 30, 2016

How to stop an IRS trust fund recovery penalty interview

Your business owes the IRS employment taxes, and an IRS Revenue Officer has just called you and requested that you come down to his office for a meeting to discuss the debt. Chances are, the meeting will include the IRS agent requesting to interview you using IRS Form 4180, Report of Interview with Individual Relative […]

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January 17, 2016

Offer in compromise while you are unemployed: Is it as easy as it seems?

It makes sense on the surface:  You are unemployed, owe the IRS money, and are considering an offer in compromise to settle your tax debt. Before you jump in, it is important to know that being unemployed is not always enough for success in an OIC. You are correct that the starting point is that […]

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November 28, 2015

The benefits of using Form 433F: Shorter, simpler disclosures to IRS collections

If you owe the IRS money, chances are they are going to want a collection information statement from you to determine how they can be repaid. The IRS does not make completing the collection information statement easy on you.  For starters, there are five different financial statements that the IRS collection division uses. How do you […]

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November 15, 2015

Internal Revenue Code laws that limit the power of the IRS to levy and destroy

If you money to the IRS, you have taxpayer rights. Your rights are in the the Internal Revenue Code, which has laws that limit the power of the IRS collection division to collect, levy and destroy. An IRS collection agent cannot always do what he wants, when he wants. These laws protect you from the collection […]

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