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

July 18, 2015

Qualifying for the IRS direct debit installment agreement: Calculating assessed balances

It is possible to get an IRS installment agreement to repay your taxes without ever disclosing where you work, what car you drive, what your house is worth, or even what you can actually pay. No IRS Form 433A, Form 433B or 433F.  No application of the IRS Collection Financial Standards that can put a […]

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June 28, 2015

IRS compromise failed and now considering bankruptcy? Calculating your discharge date

You have tried and failed at settling your tax debt with the IRS – your offer in compromise was rejected – and are now considering bankruptcy for relief from the taxman. But before you jump in with the bankruptcy filing, it is important to understand how your offer in compromise could have complicated success with […]

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June 7, 2015

Responding to an IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy: Completing Form 12153

A certified mail slip comes in the mail, with a notation a letter awaits from you from the IRS, likely from the IRS Automated Collection Service. Or maybe an IRS Revenue Officer makes an unannounced visit to your home or work, and after introductions, hands a letter to you. This, you tell yourself, is serious. […]

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May 31, 2015

Behind on credit cards and have IRS tax debt: When there’s not enough to go around

Owing just credit cards or just the IRS is a heavy load. But what if you are strugglng with credit card debt and have fallen behind on your taxes, and are understandably sinking under their combined weight? For a while, it may be manageable – the IRS sometimes takes a while to rear its ugly […]

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