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.

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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IRS Trust Fund Investigations: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

EA Journal, July/August 2009

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Eliminating Taxes in Bankruptcy

EA Journal, July/August 2008

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Other Published Articles

March 29, 2014

IRS auditor does not believe you? 5 reasons to go to Tax Court

What do you do when you disagree with an IRS auditor? A common misperception of IRS audits is that whatever the auditor says, stands. The reality is far different – an IRS auditor’s findings are not final.  It’s okay to disagree. You have options.  The audit is not the end of the road. First, the […]

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March 9, 2014

Negotiating with the IRS: Tips to remember

Negotiating with the IRS can be frustrating for the uninitiated.  Intimidating.  Overwhelming. Stressful.  Not the best way to feel when entering into a negotiation, much less when the party on the other side has the power of the IRS. When I was an IRS trial attorney, I negotiated on behalf of the IRS.   Since […]

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February 23, 2014

IRS account transcript: What’s on it, and how can it help you?

Proceeding blindly is something that you rarely want to do with the IRS. If you owe back taxes, or have unfiled returns, or are in any way concerned about an IRS problem, it’s best to first find out what the IRS knows about you. What is the IRS doing on your account?  What can they […]

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February 4, 2014

IRS installment agreements: Future compliance and steps to prevent default

You’ve made it – reached account resolution with the IRS by entering into an installment agreement to repay your taxes.  You may have had to negotiate with a local IRS Revenue Officer, or over the phone with the IRS automated collection service.  Maybe, you had minimal negotiations, made possible by qualifying for a streamlined installment […]

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