IRS collection notices

You just received a batch of IRS collection letters stating that your tax problem is “Urgent,” that the IRS might levy your wages, and, finally, that you should call the IRS immediately. You consider doing what the IRS asked – picking up the phone and calling the IRS Automated Collection System (commonly known as “ACS”). […]

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Will my IRS debt ever just go away?  Will there ever be a time that the IRS will just leave me alone? Yes, and yes. The collection of most every IRS debt eventually ends, and that would include yours.  This is called the statute of limitations on IRS collections.  The Internal Revenue Code gives the […]

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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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