IRS collection notices

If you money to the IRS, you have taxpayer rights. Your rights are in the the Internal Revenue Code, which has laws that limit the power of the IRS collection division to collect, levy and destroy. An IRS collection agent cannot always do what he wants, when he wants. These laws protect you from the collection […]

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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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You were brave enough to pick-up and open your certified mail, and there it was – an IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy. The law is intended to avoid surprises from the IRS and protect you, and the Final Notice of Intent to Levy does just that, giving you notice in advance that they are considering […]

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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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