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IRS Liens and Levies

Think of an IRS levy like the IRS lifting your assets and taking them. A levy on your bank account will take the funds on account. A levy on your wages will take those wages. A levy on your wife’s paycheck will take her pay. My services can remove IRS levies and prevent them from happening again

IRS Liens And Levies – The Problems With Them And How To Resolve Them

A lien is a legal claim against real property filed in a county court house. A levy is the action of taking an asset (wages, bank account, etc.) to satisfy payment of a debt. If you have received an intent to levy letter, we can help. A subordination is getting the IRS to allow another creditor a higher collateral security position in your assets. If you get a levy notice, follow the procedures for contacting the issuer and resolving the matter. The IRS will file a lien to protect their interests against you selling the property to a third party. For the most part there isn’t much you can do about it. The IRS maintains that it has a right to protect their interests. I can be of great help resolving lien, levy, and subordination problems. Call me now at 713-774-4467! Most of the time a CPA is your best defender against the IRS, as opposed to a lawyer, Enrolled Agent (EA) or a large firm. You should be aware that selecting a low cost service or consultants may result in adverse financial consequences if your return sets off audit triggers because of being inaccurate. Some of these types of firms are targeted by the IRS. If that firm makes a high number of errors on clients returns, all of their client’s are audited. Also, be wary of firms or attorney’s that claim to be “leaders” in the industry or make promises that sound too good to be true (such as, we can get our clients a settlement that is pennies on the dollar).

Removing IRS Liens

A good source for detailed information for a lien subordination is IRS Pub 764. Do a Google search and download a copy. It has a great section on how to prepare the application and what to do afterward. Reasons the IRS will give you a subordination:

a) You can offer approximately 3 times the value of your liability as collateral, or you can buy an insurance bond for approx. 3 times the liability.
b) You can show that it will be easier for the IRS to collect more money by doing the subordination, like getting all the proceeds on the sale of your house, for example.

I have received approval for several subordination’s depending on the circumstances. The following points should be helpful for your success. You should acknowledge that you could and probably should have stopped this much earlier in the collection process. Timing is very critical. Understand that the IRS is not going to be sympathetic to your concerns about how tough it will be to successfully conduct your business. The IRS puts a lien on to protect against 3rd party creditors getting your assets before they do. So why would they be willing to give up their creditor protection? Their general policy is not to remove or subordinate IRS tax liens (or levies) unless you fit one of their acceptable categories. First consider the question of whether or not you can live with the lien. It’s usually not as bad as you initially thought. Is it hurting your credit? By the way, the IRS does not file the lien with the credit bureaus, so don’t ask the credit bureaus to take it off.

The credit bureaus pick up the lien on their own from court house records. You can remove it for a short time by sending a letter to the credit bureau explaining how this is not yours, (assuming that it isn’t), or that it is grossly overstated. If there is no confirming response within 30 days, the credit bureau must remove it until they receive a confirming response. But this is the subject for a manual on credit repair. Anyway, you can use someone else’s credit or don’t use any credit till the liability is paid or resolved. Many times people you buy from will be sympathetic and help you work around it. I want you to consider living with the lien and focusing on paying off the liability as soon as possible. It’s better than throwing your money away paying some misleading representative that promises to remove the lien using some type of trick or exceptional experience!

If You Really Need A Lien Subordination

1. Liens really hurt companies when sales and financing are inhibited. A business could be ruined without a subordination. A subordination may be needed so a bank or accounts receivable financing company may become a first position creditor. 2. Make sure you answer all items on the application for a Certificate of Subordination of Federal Tax Lien, and include all documents that explain what you are trying to show them. Then when finished, sit back and ask yourself, “If you were an IRS employee and got your application, would you understand and approve it?” Would you be convinced that it was in the IRS’s best interest to let you continue your business without the lien, and pay them back the money you owe? If not go back and make any necessary changes. 3. We will take it from there to advise and/or defend, if it’s a good solution for you. I can get you a release to obtain a bank loan. I can also help find other arrangements for the best resolution. I have gotten releases to pay off accounts receivable factors in the past. Currently the IRS claims that they won’t do this anymore. If this will cause you to go out of business, I would file an appeal or get the Taxpayer Advocate involved, depending on the circumstances of your situation.

IRS Liens – Removals

Once the liability is fully paid, the lien is no longer valid and should be removed. We sometimes contact the Taxpayer Advocate’s office for help. If you want a lien released because of hardship reasons, then you need to file an appeal. We usually file appeals directly with the collection officer or ACS. If no one is assigned you can file directly with your local appeals office. Sometimes I’ve had appeals secretaries tell me that they can’t accept an appeal unless it comes to them from collections. Don’t believe it. If you are about to suffer a hardship, and you have no one in collections assigned to your case, an appeals officer will take it. I have never failed at doing this.

Removing IRS Levies

IRS levies will be removed if you can convince the collection employee that you are taking steps to be in full compliance. This means that tax returns and collection statement information are being prepared and will be given to them by the agreed upon due date. Sometimes you need to file returns and/or collection statement info before a release of levy. In a more extreme case the IRS employee might want to review the financial statement information and set up an agreement first. If that will take too much time and checks will bounce, or you are about to lose a paycheck, then proving hardship to speed up the removal of levy will be necessary. That is why I recommend hiring a tax resolution professional to deal with your IRS situation before they become more serious. If you don’t, your problem will require more work and cost more to resolve. It can result in significant financial trouble such as wage and bank levies or even seizure of your property.

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These are common terms and our thoughts about them used us in our business.

notice of levee – on paycheck.
levied by the irs – My bank account was levied by the IRS?
irs final notice – of levy 30 days to appeal.
public record tax lien – search county records.
removing federal tax liens – not filed correctly. Wrong social security number.
no notice received by taxpayer – can IRS still levy?
irs property tax lien – Removal from courthouse.
cp 504 – the IRS will seize (levy) your state income tax refund and apply it to pay the amount you owe.
intent to lien notice – write a letter to IRS to ger lien off.
levy exemptions – dependency, spouse, grandparents, kids, children.
letter LP 59 – please contact us about the taxpayer levy.
intent to levy – notice from IRS.
tax lien statute of limitations – when does a tax lien expire?
letter 668D (LP68) – we released the taxpayers levy.
wages frozen – need paycheck released.
wages levied – need immediate lift off.
levy against bank account – Protection from tax levy.
irs seizure of bank accounts – IRS levy on bank assets
final notice before levy – What do I do with an IRS final notice of levy?
bank levy release – The way to remove the IRS freeze of your account, usually with an agreement.
letter 2603c – installment agreement accepted – notice of federal tax lien will be filed.
irs release of lien – quickest way to get tax lien off.
irs just levied my paycheck – How do I get my paycheck back?
intend to levy – contact us now to resolve liability.
debt garnishment – paycheck garnish, bank account, will my paycheck be levied?
judgment wage garnishment – Can IRS reduce my taxes to a judgment?
what is a notice of lien – or levy?
irs levy advisor – Legal advice to remove levy.
notice of federal tax – lien sent to my bank.
public record tax levy – where to find and remove.
garnished – wages garnished for nonpayment of taxes.
cp 504B – the IRS will seize (levy) certain property or rights to property and apply it to pay the amount you owe.
paycheck lien paycheck garnished – attorney to fight IRS.
bank account lien – The legal freeze of funds on my account when I don’t pay my taxes.
levy emergency – file emergency appeal.
contact-must contact IRS in 10 days, or 30 days to avoid levy of assets.
eliminate tax liens – How do I remove a tax lien? Eliminate federal tax lien.
stay of seizure – what type of bankruptcy?
payroll tax levy – Who to call to get release?
seizure of bank accounts – release checks bounced.
file – How to file form to release levy?
irs seizure settlement – release of property seized by IRS.
priority federal tax lien – in bankruptcy claim.
letter 1058 – final notice prior to levy; your right to a hearing.
business tax lien-IRS lien on bank account for payroll taxes.
wage garnishments – of salary.
release of federal tax lien – ways to release my tax lien.
what is a notice of levy – or lien?
tax collection notice – of lien, levy, 30 days appeal, tax court.
final notice of intent to levy – How do I handle a final notice of intent to levy?
irs seizure notice – can the IRS seize my house?
release irs tax lien – reasons for lien release of U.S.A. federal.
tax lien removal – who at IRS do I call?
federal tax lien – How to remove IRS tax lien?
removing notice of tax lien – spelled my name wrong.
file an irs lien – find out if IRS filed a lien on me.
bank levy by IRS collections – The government dept. that freezes your account.
bank seizure – The taking and freezing of funds on the day the bank gets the IRS levy notice.
irs collection – action taken that levied my bank account.
lien subordination – What form to fill out to get a lien subordination?
irs seizure of property – remove property lien.
irs paycheck levie – Why did IRS levy my paycheck?
bank account – Your account at a bank will have held for 21 business days all money on account when the IRS levy hits.
federal irs leins – on house or social security or paycheck wages to remove.
unlawful irs wage levy – IRS never mailed noticed.
wage freeze release – who to send to?
irs lien release – How do I get an IRS lien released?
subordination of federal tax lien – to refinance bank loan, A/R loan.
levy against wages – CPA to get my paycheck back.
intent to levy notice – response letter.
payroll tax lien – lien department removal.
tax lien filing – in what counties?
release of notice of tax lien – at county courthouse.
real property tax lien – capitalized improvements.
credit report – stop IRS from putting lien on my credit report.
payroll garnishment for tax lien – removal lien division unit.
bank levy – The hold on my bank from not paying my taxes.
irs collection threats – IRS threatened to levy my bank and paycheck.
child support wage garnishment- IRS must allow child support court ordered payments when levying on your wages.
stop a wage garnishment – in one day. Levy release department.
non wage garnishment – from broker investment account.
bank – What will be levied with a bank levy if you do not make arrangements for paying overdue taxes?
received a notice of levy – at my home office.
tax lien credit – for money paid. Reduce lien amount.
federal wage garnishment – salary levied from IRS.
instant relief – from IRS wage levy, bank levy.
bank account freeze – The 21 one hold on your bank account from an IRS levy for back taxes.
intend to lien help – Notice of intent to lien letter.
tax liens on property – where to send lien release?
federal tax lien search – Where do I find if I have an IRS lien?
tax lein removal – how fast does it take?
how to stop an irs levy – Ways to remove IRS levy.
irs seizures – How to avoid without filing bankruptcy?
paycheck levy – removal service.
irs lien information – where do I find out if IRS filed a lien on me?
bank account levy – The freeze the IRS puts on your account for not resolving your tax issues.
can irs garnish my wages- yes a/r levy, wage levy, bank levy, most all stock and retirement accounts.
levy release – so I can get my paycheck back.
bank lien – The general property county lien that covers all property or mistakenly called the levy.
tax leens – to file removal with county records.
federal irs liens – remove tax liens on assets from government.
how to stop wage garnishment- Ways to prevent wage garnishment.
irs tax levy table – chart to compute wage levy account.
release of wage levy – by taxpayer advocate office.
cp 523 – to terminate your installment agreement and seize (levy) your assets. You have defaulted on your agreement.