What to Do If IRS Issues a Tax Levy

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:16 by David Yarborough

We talk to many good people who are experiencing tax levies - wage garnishments, income levies, or bank levies.   Obviously they feel overwhelmed, unsure of what to do next, and fear there is no way out.  The IRS is powerful, and the uncertainty of their next move can create a tremendous amount of anxiety. 

A tax levy is a powerful tool for the IRS to collect delinquent back taxes owed.  Remember, the IRS is an unwilling lender.  The IRS and State Department Revenue agencies are creditors who have the authority to forcibly seize assets to clear up back tax debts.  Generally, the IRS will levy bank accounts and income sources. 

The taxpayer must be proactive to correct and avoid any tax levies.  The IRS will use different levy options because the taxpayer is unresponsive, or the taxpayer is not complying with what’s been asked of them.  It helps to know the IRS system, and collection process of the IRS and State to avoid any levy actions.   Important factors – taxpayer must be compliant with any required tax return filings, must be current with any required tax deposits, taxpayer needs to be proactive in addressing the tax debts… but cautious to best position themselves to successfully manage the IRS collection actions and avoid any IRS levies.

For over 33 years, our firm has built a reputation as a strong, reliable resource for people with tough IRS tax problems.  We act as an experienced advocate to proactively seek protection for our clients’ hard earned income and assets.  If you have received and Intent to Levy call us today at (800) 270-8616 and together we will figure out a solution that is right for you and those involved (family members and others).  

 

Find out more by reading IRS Levy Testimonials from Yarborough Professional IRS Debt Solutions.

 

Avoid Tax Scams

Friday, 6 July 2012 23:51 by David Yarborough

Participating in an illegeal scheme to avoid paying taxes can result in imprisonment and fines, as well as the repayment of taxes owed with penalties and interest.

Common abusive tax scams include anti-tax law, home-based business, trust and off-shore schemes.  Read IRS:  Beware of 'dirty dozen' tax scams by CNN Money for more details. 

 

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