IRS officers are basically collection experts. They can send notices, make collection calls, issue levies and even come to your home. They may also seize your property.
IRS collections officers are locally stationed and if you do owe or have owed money on your taxes, you’ll likely know the officer who is in your area.
The IRS officers’ job is to push you to comply with paying all kinds of debts that are in arrears—this includes penalties, back taxes, and current taxes. They may turn to intimidation tactics that can be humiliating.
They may pressure you to pay the full amount of money that you owe, even though that may feel impossible. This is why you need a skilled professional on your side to help with negotiations.
The IRS will start sending collections notices if a taxpayer owes taxes typically for one of three reasons:
Have you received an IRS notice? If so, you probably either (1) opened it immediately as you had to know what the problem was or (2) refused to open it as you were hoping that the problem would go away on its own.
Once you finally read the notice, you may be left wondering what the notice actually means. Here are a few examples:
(Read more about IRS notices here.)
If the taxpayer does not acknowledge and acquiesce to the collections, the IRS is allowed to move onto the next steps, which includes levying or seizing the taxpayer’s property, garnishing their wages, or filing an IRS tax lien.
There are a number of ways to stop IRS collections, including:
These are just a few examples.
We are former IRS attorneys, appeals officers, and auditors who help taxpayers with unpaid tax debts. We offer compassionate, individualized service at manageable rates.
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