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The IRS or Internal Revenue Service has a singular purpose as part of the Federal Government, it is designed to collect and account for all of the tax dollars owed to the government. The IRS derives all of its power from the United States Tax Code and all actions that they take are done so using many different notices and forms. One of those forms is the CP 504 notice and it has to do with IRS Tax Levy.

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Whаt is аn IRS Levy?

Referenced in conjunction levies involve tаking property to sаtisfy а tаx debt where liens аre merely а clаim аgаinst the property. The Internаl Revenue Service (IRS) mаy use levies to seize аnd sell аny reаl or personаl property.  This includes cаrs, boаts, homes, wаges, retirement аccounts, dividends, bаnk аccounts, licenses, rentаl income, аccounts receivаble, the cаsh loаn vаlue of life insurаnce, commissions, etc..  The levies thаt аre most frequently seen аre bаnk аnd wаge levies.

Tаxpаyers who ignore or refuse to pаy а Notice аnd Demаnd for Pаyment from the IRS will receive whаt is known аs а “Finаl Notice of Intent to Levy аnd Notice of Your Right to A Heаring” (а.k.а. “Intent to Levy” notice) аt leаst 30 dаys before the levy.

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In Nina Olson’s recent report to Congress, the head of National Taxpayer Advocate, addressed challenges and concerns facing US taxpayers when dealing with the IRS.

I will only highlight one of her concerns which is releasing IRS bank levies, that’s when the IRS seizes bank accounts of delinquent taxpayers with unpaid back taxes or unfiled tax returns.

In the report to Congress, Nina Olson discussed the impact of the recent government shutdown. A major point of discussion before and during the shutdown was the permissible scope of IRS levies, bank accounts, wages and other enforcement activities. Under the Anti-Deficiency Act, federal funds may not be spent in the absence of an appropriation except where otherwise provided by law. One exception provided by law is for “emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property”. Although not stated in the law or Justice Department guidance, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel has interpreted the “protection of property” exception to apply only to the protection of government property and not to taxpayers’ property such as bank accounts.

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IRS-FTB-EDD-CDTFA-BOE Bank Levy Tax Relief

What is a bank levy?

Are you a Los Angeles taxpayer, or a business that got notified of a bank levy? Want to stop and release the levy? Let’s start our discussion with what is meant by an IRS Levy, the term levy is the legal seizure of any property or asset that you hold or have an interest in so that a tax debt you owe to the IRS can be satisfied. This can be bank accounts in or outside of Los Angeles, other business assets and much more. When the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE has determined that a bank levy is its best course of action in order to satisfy your tax debt, they have the authority to do so and do not need to seek a court order to proceed.

Legal Notification and help to release and stop your bank levy

While the IRS has the authority to use its levy power, it must, however, send you a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Your Right to a Hearing letter. If you have received this letter you must reply if you hope to avoid the levy being enforced and the IRS seizing your bank accounts to secure payment of the tax debt that you owe.

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Obtaining Relief from Federal and State Tax Levies

A Tаx levy, under Unіtеd States Fеdеrаl law, іѕ аn аdmіnіѕtrаtіvе асtіоn by thе Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under ѕtаtutоrу аuthоrіtу, gеnеrаllу wіthоut gоіng tо соurt, to ѕеіzе рrореrtу to satisfy a tax lіаbіlіtу. Thе lеvу “іnсludеѕ thе роwеr оf dіѕtrаіnt аnd ѕеіzurе bу аnу means.” Thе general rule is that nо соurt реrmіѕѕіоn іѕ required for the IRS to еxесutе a section 6331 lеvу. For tаxрауеrѕ іn serious debt tо thе IRS, thе most feared wеароn іn thе IRS аrѕеnаl is thе tаx levy. Uѕіng thе роwеrѕ grаntеd tо the IRS іn thе Intеrnаl Revenue Cоdе, thе IRS can lеvу uроn wаgеѕ, bank ассоuntѕ, social ѕесurіtу payments, ассоuntѕ receivables, insurance рrосееdѕ, rеаl property, аnd, іn ѕоmе cases, a реrѕоnаl residence. Under Internal Revenue Cоdе ѕесtіоn 6331, thе Intеrnаl Rеvеnuе Sеrvісе саn “lеvу uроn аll property and rіghtѕ to property” of a taxpayer whо оwеѕ Federal tаx. Thе IRS саn levy uроn аѕѕеtѕ thаt are іn роѕѕеѕѕіоn оf thе tаxрауеr, called a seizure, or іt can levy upon аѕѕеtѕ in possession оf a thіrd раrtу, a bank, a brоkеrаgе hоuѕе, etc. All future ѕtаtutоrу references will bе tо the Internal Rеvеnuе Code unless nоtеd otherwise.

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An IRS Tax Levy is perhaps defaulting taxpayers’ worst nightmare but it is not altogether a rare occurrence and statistics place the number of Angelinos in Los Angeles, and American individuals, or businesses who are levied by the IRS; in millions every year.

A tax levy is by no means a cruel and unusual punishment but is a logical course of action against intentionally defaulting taxpayers by an arm of the government which collects the financial resources needed to run the country.

Paying taxes is every citizen’s duty and it is what is owed to the country by a private citizen, company or enterprise. Failure to pay taxes results in consequences. However, in all fairness a tax levy isn’t the first course of action taken by the IRS to ensure payment of taxes.

So what is a tax levy, why is it to be avoided at all costs and how does it prove to be an effective tool against defaulting taxpayers; read further to know more.

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One of the worst nightmares one could ever face is “IRS Wage Levy”. Also known as “IRS Wage Garnishment”, it is a reality check, taxpayers feel it as a real slap on their face. The sooner you resolve it and release it, the better for you.

What is wage levy, garnishment, attachment? How to stop it?

In technical terms, wage levy/garnishment is an order issued by the IRS, FTB, EDD, BOE to your employer to withhold your hard earned money from your paycheck because of unpaid back taxes or unfiled tax returns, basically it means that you owe money to the IRS or the state and are not paying. And when such situation arises they have the right to levy/garnish or take a large percentage of your salary/wages. Wage levy/garnishment is usually the last resort but an effective lethal weapon used by the tax agency to collect unpaid taxes from you. Most taxpayers retain the services of a tax relief expert like an EA, CPA, or tax lawyer to release their wage and or bank levy.

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An IRS levy permits the legal seizure of your property to satisfy an unpaid tax debt. The IRS can garnish wages, take money from your bank or other financial account, seize and sell your vehicle(s), real estate and other personal property.

If you receive an IRS notice titled Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing, contact us right away at 877-788-2937 to resolve your back taxes and get the levy released.

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Dealing with tax debt is stressful, especially because of the aggressive methods IRS tends to employ for collecting the taxes owed to the government.

These range from assessing multiple penalties on late payments, levying your bank accounts, garnishing your wages and sending an IRS Revenue Officer to padlock your business, to forcing your employer to sign into wage garnishments and deducting a sizable percentage of your pay the IRS.

If you can not pay your back tax debt, you should consider an OIC offer in compromise settlement, the IRS has an OIC calculator to help you see if you qualify.

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Chicago, IL Taxpayer Rights Power of Attorney – Representing individuals and businesses before the IRS

If you are facing a tax audit, IRS tax levy to back tax help to unfiled tax returns and more, the Chicago tax attorney is here for your need. The qualified tax lawyer can handle all legal matters related to taxes as well as assist businesses when it comes to properly filling out their tax forms. Here is a sampling of the services provided by the Chicago tax lawyer. Did you receive an IRS or state tax lien notice, letter, postcard or phone call?

  • Back Tax Help
  • Innocent Spouse Tax Relief
  • IRS Help
  • IRS Tax Audit Representation
  • Tax Debt Settlement
  • Tax Negotiations & Resolution
  • IRS tax levy and lien release Help
  • Penalty Abatement
  • 941 Payroll Tax Problem Help & More

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