IRS Tax Relief - What is an IRS Levy?


An IRS Levy is a legal seizure of your property to satisfy a back tax debt. Levies are different from a tax lien. A tax lien is a claim used as security for the tax debt, while a tax levy actually takes the property to satisfy the back tax liability.

If you do not pay the taxes owed to the IRS (or make arrangements to settle your back tax debt), the IRS may seize and sell any type of real or personal property that you own or have an interest in. For instance,
  • The IRS could seize and sell property that you hold (such as your car, boat, house, paintings, collectibles, etc), or
  • The IRS could levy property that is yours but is held by someone else [such as your wages, Social Security, Social Security Disability , retirement accounts, dividends, bank accounts, licenses (medical, law, etc), rental income, accounts receivables, the cash loan value of your life insurance, or commissions].

The IRS will usually levy only after these three requirements are met:
  • The IRS must have assessed the tax and sent you a Notice and Demand for Payment;
  • You have neglected or you have refused to pay the back tax liability; and
  • The IRS sent you a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (IRS Notice CP 90) at least 30 days before the levy. The IRS can give you this notice in person, leave it at your home or your usual place of business, or the IRS could send it to your last known address by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. Please note: the IRS can levy your state tax refund.  In that case, you may receive a Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund, Notice of Your Right to Hearing after the levy.


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The 2nd choice is to handle it yourself. If you choose to do this, then continue reading and hope for the best.

You can ask an IRS manager to review your case, or you may request a Collection Due Process hearing with the Office of Appeals by filing a request for a Collection Due Process hearing with the IRS office listed on your notice. You must file your request within 30 days of the date on your notice. Some of the issues you may discuss include:
  • You paid all you owed before we sent the levy notice,
  • The IRS assessed the tax and sent the levy notice when you were in bankruptcy, and subject to the automatic stay during bankruptcy,
  • The IRS made a procedural error in an assessment,
  • The time to collect the tax (called the statute of limitations) expired before we sent the levy notice,
  • You did not have an opportunity to dispute the assessed liability,
  • You wish to discuss the collection options, or
  • You wish to make a spousal defense.

At the conclusion of your hearing, the Office of Appeals will issue a determination (most likely, it will not be in your favor). You will have 30 days after the determination date to bring a suit to contest the determination. Refer to IRS Publication 1160, Collection Appeal Rights, for more information. If your property is levied or seized, contact the IRS Agent who took the action. You also may ask a manager at the IRS to review your case. If the matter is still unresolved, the manager at the IRS can explain your rights to appeal to the Office of Appeals. If you go this route, we wish you much good luck.

Q. What if the IRS Levies my Wages, Social Security, Federal Payments, State Refunds or your Bank Account?

Once again, you could contact Flat Fee Tax Service and have the Wage Levy stopped and released in a matter of hours or you could "go it alone". 

If the IRS executes a levy on your wages, salary, Social Security or federal payments, the levy will end when:
  • The levy is released,
  • You pay your tax debt, or
  • The time expires for legally collecting the tax.

If the IRS executes a levy your bank account, your bank must hold funds you have on deposit, up to the amount you owe, for 21 days. This holding period allows time to resolve any issues about account ownership. After 21 days, the bank must send the money plus interest, if it applies, to the IRS. To discuss your case, call the IRS employee whose name is shown on the Notice of Levy.

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Now there is more to an IRS Levy than what we can write in this space. After reading this, we don't expect you to be an "expert" at having an IRS Levy stopped and released. The process of removing the Levy is only the 1st step. After that, we need to determine the best course of action to reduce your back tax liability. 

Flat Fee Tax Relief may be able to reduce your penalties and interest by a Penalty Abatement. You may be Currently Uncollectible. You may be qualified and eligible for an IRS Settlement of your entire tax debt through the Offer in Compromise program.

The IRS has recently made the Offer in Compromise program easier to obtain. Although the IRS is making it easier, you still must meet the criteria and follow the procedure meticulously. You can "go it alone", or you can "do it right".


Well, needless to say, we believe that the best IRS help team can, at Flat Fee Tax Service, will provide you with the quality IRS representation needed to navigate you to a successful tax resolution.

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  1. The IRS will Levy you should you have an IRS back tax liability. This article will give your options.


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