While there are many choices to stop an IRS levy, the one you choose to use should be determined by your financial well-being and tax situation. It's important to find the best solution for your individual situation.
An IRS levy allows for the legal seizure of taxpayer property to satisfy a tax debt. It can seize or sell personal property, such as cars and real estate, garnish wages and take money from your bank account. While a lien is a legal claim against property to secure tax debt payment, an IRS levy actually takes the property.
The IRS will levy after these three requirements are met. It has sent you a Notice and Demand for Payment, you've neglected to pay the tax bill and it has sent a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing. This notice may be left at your home, place of business or in person. When taxes go unpaid or arrangements to settle the tax debt aren't made, an IRS levy is the next step the IRS takes. Not only can the IRS levy property that is yours, but property that is held by others, such as rental income, accounts receivables, wages, retirement accounts, cash value of life insurance policies and commissions.
There are several options to stop an IRS levy.
If you're at risk of an IRS levy, it's critical to take action immediately. An IRS levy is a harsh IRS collection mechanism that can severely impact anyone financially. The IRS will not impose a levy if you cooperate. It is highly recommended to hire a tax relief professional to help resolve the problem. These professionals can act quickly and have an in-depth knowledge of the ins and outs of the IRS.