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

July 20, 2014

IRS installment agreement vs. statute of limitations on collection: What’s the impact?

A concern frequently voiced by my clients is whether entering into an installment agreement with the IRS automatically extends the time the IRS has to collect. The perception is that if you agree to an installment agreement with the IRS, you are in it forever. Quite simply, you aren’t.  IRS installment agreements have end dates. […]

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July 13, 2014

IRS wage levy – can you get fired for it?

Owing money to the IRS comes with fear – fear of losing your house, your property, your bank accounts, even going to jail.  And the fear of your employer finding out you have a tax problem. Your employer would discover your IRS problem if the IRS sent a wage levy to your job in an […]

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July 5, 2014

Desperate measures with the IRS: Do you need to take them?

It can be overwhelming when the IRS demands payment, considering the power the IRS has to levy your wages, bank accounts, house, and business.  When you have an IRS problem, it is natural – and easy – to feel not only overwhelmed, but desperate. I like to help my clients better understand their situation and […]

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June 21, 2014

I can’t make this month’s IRS installment payment – what should I do?

You negotiated a payment plan with the IRS, and they have been leaving you alone.  As long as you make that payment, IRS letters and calls are on hold, and things are OK. But what if you have a sudden, unexpected expense.  Or an unexpected reduction in income? What if you simply get to the point […]

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