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

May 18, 2015

How much money will the IRS settle for in an offer in compromise?

The average amount the IRS settles for in an offer in compromise is $6,629.  Sounds good, doesn’t it? If only it was that easy – everyone would be doing it, right? The reality is that in 2014, the IRS received 68,000 offers in compromise from taxpayers. The IRS accepted 27,000 of those offers. That’s an […]

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May 3, 2015

An IRS auditor wants to interview me – do I have to go?

You just received a notice from the IRS that your tax return has been selected for audit. But the real kicker is the IRS auditor’s request to interview you, face-to-face, possibly at your home or office. IRS auditors like to move fast, and your letter probably has a date and selected for the interview.  There […]

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April 12, 2015

Offer in compromise: When do you make too money much to qualify?

An IRS offer in compromise is available to virtually anyone who owes the IRS back taxes.  But it is important to avoid confusing the program’s widespread availability with success in getting your offer accepted. After all, the last thing you want to do is waste time and money with the IRS on an offer that […]

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April 4, 2015

IRS partial pay installment agreements: Bringing an end to your tax problem

What if you can afford a monthly installment agreement with the IRS, but your payments will not ever repay what you owe? The good news is that the IRS will give you a payment plan – and leave you alone – even though you cannot pay them back. The IRS calls this partial pay installment […]

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