IRS Tax Liens & Levies
Counsel from a Proven Brevard County Tax Law Attorney
When the IRS believes that a taxpayer is able to pay their tax debt but
refuses to do so, it may take aggressive measures to satisfy that debt.
The most common of these measures are issuing tax liens and levies. These
actions can greatly disrupt the lives of taxpayers and can ultimately
leave a black mark on their standing with the IRS.
If the IRS has issued you and your estate a tax lien or levy, then it is
time to speak with legal representation. At
The Buchalter Law Group, we understand that not every taxpayer knows their options and rights
when facing an adverse action from the IRS, but believe that each and
every one of us should have an informed and capable advocate when dealing
with one. We've helped countless clients navigate and resolve their
tax levy and lien issues, protected their estate, and put them back in
the best standing possible.
It is possible to face your tax lien or levy with confidence.
Contact us to speak with an experienced Brevard County tax lawyer today.
How Liens & Levies Work
A tax lien is a type of restrictive hold that the IRS can place on a taxpayer's
assets. This happens when the agency believes you have assets to pay your
debts but continue to fail to do so. In this case, the lien prevents the
taxpayer from selling the property in order to protect the government's
interest in recovering the back taxes which are owed. Essentially, it
is the IRS claiming its own rights to your property.
Tax liens can only be issued when:
- The IRS has made an assessment of a taxpayer's assets
- The taxpayer is then notified that they have 60 days to pay their debt
- The taxpayer still fails to pay the debt
Conversely, a tax levy is an IRS seizure or garnishment of a taxpayer's
assets or property. These levies can also be used to garnish wages or
freeze bank accounts. While there are exemptions to what the IRS can seize,
this is an aggressive and invasive IRS measure that is only taken when
it believes that a taxpayer is actively avoiding paying a debt.
Don't hesitate—act now!
If you have been notified that either of these actions are being taken
against you, the time to act is now. There are limited windows of time
to file administrative appeals and retaining informed and insightful counsel
is the best way to secure a swift and favorable resolution.
Start today with a
free case evaluation. Our dedicated team is standing by.