Posts Tagged ‘seizure’

HAVE YOU MADE YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS?

  • January 13th, 2021
  • David Greene
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Well, Christmas is over and we have rung in the New Year.  During this past week many people made New Year resolutions.  Did you make any?  Most of these deal with either working on a healthier and better body or…

How is a levy different from a lien?

  • September 9th, 2020
  • David Greene
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I answered this question about the lien last week.  This week I want to discuss how a levy differs from a lien.  While a lien is simply recorded at the courthouse and is therefore a “passive” collection action (nothing happens…

Can the IRS seize real property based on filing a lien?

  • September 1st, 2020
  • David Greene
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No, the IRS will not seize a taxpayer’s home as a result of filing a Lien. They would have to start a legal proceeding to reduce the lien to a judgment.  However, this lien does affect your property.  You can…

The PEOPLE FIRST INITIATIVE from the IRS

  • April 3rd, 2020
  • David Greene
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In conjunction with the CARES Act and other directives from the President, the IRS has begun a new initiative called the People First Initiative.  The highlights are as follows: If you are in an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between…

Can the IRS seize property in a non-liable taxpayer’s name?

  • August 15th, 2019
  • David Greene
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Yes they can for two reasons.  First the Statute of Frauds states that when one transfers property after he has notice of a potential lawsuit or debt, the Court can reverse the transfer as being done to avoid the debt. …

Is there any remedy if the IRS threatens to seize a taxpayer’s home?

  • July 11th, 2019
  • David Greene
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The IRS may foreclose on and seize a taxpayer’s home when settlement negotiations break down.  However, there may still be hope.  The situation usually is that an Offer In Compromise has been denied and the taxpayer feels that he owes…

Alternatives to the Seizure of your Home for Delinquent Taxes.

  • July 9th, 2019
  • David Greene
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There are several collection alternatives to seizure that are available to taxpayers.  In fact, seizure of your home or other property is the last avenue the IRS will pursue.  I am not discussing levies on wages or bank accounts here….

Can VA disability payments be levied by the IRS?

  • January 29th, 2019
  • David Greene
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There is a federal statute that generally protects VA disability income from attachment, levy or seizure.  However, in a recent federal case from Colorado, the judge ruled that this statute does not apply to levies issued by the IRS so…

Can a Family Court Order stop the IRS from collecting delinquent taxes?

  • January 8th, 2019
  • David Greene
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Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no.  Since the IRS is a federal agency, it is not bound by a state Family Court order.  I assume you and he filed joint returns for the years in question. Therefore, you are…

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