IRS Collection Problems

When all of your efforts at resolution with the IRS have failed, and your frustrations have reached a boiling point, intervention from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate can help. The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service is just that – an independent operation inside the IRS charged with solving taxpayer problems and advocating on their behalf to the […]

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If you have a tax dispute with the IRS, expect negotiations to be different than what you may be accustomed to. In most negotiations, both sides have something at stake, something to gain and lose. In other words, an element of risk. That dynamic can change when you have to step up to the plate […]

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The average amount the IRS settles for in an offer in compromise is $6,629.  Sounds good, doesn’t it? If only it was that easy – everyone would be doing it, right? The reality is that in 2014, the IRS received 68,000 offers in compromise from taxpayers. The IRS accepted 27,000 of those offers. That’s an […]

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Do you need IRS audit or collection help, or can you go at it alone with the IRS? You may currently be uncomfortable with what an IRS agent is telling you, or what your rights are, or if your case is proceeding the way it should. Or there may be IRS threats of enforcement against […]

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When the IRS Comes Calling: Settling with the Tax Man

by Howard S. Levy, Esq. on September 28, 2014

in IRS Collection Problems

What do you do when the IRS knocks on your door?  Fear, anxiety, jail time – many different ideas pop into mind about what the government will do because of a failure to pay taxes.  A knock on the door from the IRS is extremely important, but most of what you fear is more myth […]

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Teaching about solutions to IRS problems

by Howard S. Levy, Esq. on July 27, 2014

in IRS Collection Problems

It is always an honor to be invited to speak at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.  Over the past 20 years of working with enrolled agents, I have seen firsthand their strong commitment to education, to learning and staying at the forefront of IRS representation.  In addition to the education, […]

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