IRS collection notices

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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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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The IRS has two main sources of carrying out its work in collecting taxes:  local Revenue Officers and its Automated Collection Service. When you get that call or letter from IRS collections, it’s important to know who you are dealing with – and what to expect. The IRS Automated Collection Service – commonly known as […]

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When working with an IRS Revenue Officer, there are two warning signs that levy action is imminent. The first sign is the IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy.  This notice is required by law (Internal Revenue Code 6331) and provides a 30 day right to stop levy action by filing an administrative appeal.  The […]

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There are many options to resolve an unpaid tax liability – you can agree with the IRS to make monthly installment payments, reach a settlement with an offer in compromise, eliminate the taxes in bankruptcy, or have the IRS place your account in currently not collectible status. Let’s focus on currently not collectible. Currently not […]

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The Internal Revenue Code does not make it easy to understand how Federal tax liens work.  Hopefully, that is what I am here for. The starting point to understanding your tax lien is to know that it lasts for the amount of time the IRS has to collect from you – 10 years.  After the […]

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